The Keel*** f7C / V9
[The Keel, 3 kb] Mega-classic. From the well chalked block at the back of the roof gain the chipped hold on the lip via the keel hold and some cunning footwork; slap to the obvious pocket and wobble up the slab to glory.

Ticklists: Cliff bouldering hero, Very good routes in the UK, Escaping Norfolk.

Photo: The Keel © A Nidderdale boulderer.
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This climb is in 91 logbooks, and on 22 wishlists.

innes - Sent x - 01/May/15

Greasy. Found hard as far from my best climbing style.
akhughes - Sent - 10/Apr/15 with Rose, Emma Hughes

birdie1989 - Sent - 18/Feb/15

Hidden - Sent x - 30/Dec/14

First 7c!
James Oakes - Sent x - 30/Nov/14 with Tom Martin

Sam Lawson - Sent - 09/Nov/14 with Joe Lawson

Hidden - Sent x - 02/Oct/14

mantle87 - Sent - 27/Sep/14

Newham - Sent x - 14/Sep/14

Hidden - Sent rpt - 01/Mar/14

Hidden - Sent x - 22/Feb/14

PeteH - Sent rpt - 22/Feb/14

CosmicHobo - Sent x - 21/Jan/14

loonyclimber - Sent x - 21/Jan/14

bfreeman - Sent x - 19/Jan/14 with Dan Turner

Will Hunt - Sent rpt - 19/Jan/14 with Bojan Stretovic, Sam Houlker, Ben Finley

monkeymyster - 19/Jan/14

C coldwell-storry - Sent x - 05/Jan/14 with rob lay

Went quickly once the optimal beta was discovered.
Joe Lawson - Sent x - 2014

Hidden - 2014

First 7C. Isn't it everyone's? Happily no siege was needed.
Will Hunt - Sent x - 29/Dec/13 with Dan Matthewman

In a session, well chuffed! Great problem.
joe.91 - Sent x - 09/Dec/13

Dave Mayes - Sent - 01/Dec/13

CragDog - Sent x - 10/Nov/13

AshWH - Sent x - 03/Nov/13

5 mins today after some tries 2 years ago, delighted
jakk - Sent - 26/Oct/13

Pretty surprised this went but happy it did!
AlistairB - Sent x - 24/Oct/13

Early morning session with a bit of wind. Cut loose matched on chip. First 7C!
gregcourtney - Sent x - 05/Oct/13

1st go! 2nd time ever?
dunnyg - Sent rpt - 23/Sep/13 with ben finley

TRFrost - Sent x - 16/May/13

Hidden - Sent - 31/Mar/13

Hidden - Sent dnf - 03/Mar/13

No real progress but no surprise. Move past the lip feels doable if I can get into the right foot into the correct position.
jkarran - Sent dnf - 03/Mar/13 with Smith

andy jennings - Sent x - 16/Dec/12 with Mr. Lovatt

So happy to get this! Such an enticing problem, keeps letting you feel like you've almost got it wired, then throws you another difficulty to deal with. Probably V8 if you can pop for the pocket without having to cut loose first?
PeteH - Sent x - 10/Dec/12

brilliant problem can't believe i got it
munch88 - Sent x - 19/Oct/12

munch88 - Sent dnf - 17/Oct/12

peewee2008 - Sent x - 06/Oct/12 with Caleb

Hidden - Sent x - 29/Sep/12

Hidden - Sent x - 21/Jul/12

Surprisingly this one seems to be worth a bit of work, I always assumed it impossible
jkarran - Sent dnf - 06/May/12

About 20 minutes, magic beta by will, cool line!
BenNorman - Sent x - 29/Feb/12 with Will Buck

GPN - Sent - 28/Jan/12 with Hebson, Mike Binks

Hidden - Sent dnf - 06/Jan/12

Stewart B - Sent x - 06/Jan/12 with Dave Redpath

uptown - Sent - 12/Nov/11

Hidden - Sent rpt - 12/Nov/11

i_a_coops - Sent x - 31/Oct/11

dunnyg - Sent x - 30/Oct/11 with harry, anna gilyeat

pauljc - Sent - 15/Oct/11

DRHolmes - Sent - 14/Oct/11

jacobjacob - Sent x - 13/Oct/11

Dirk Uhlig - Sent - 04/Oct/11

Sketchy. Found the cut loose hard.
willackers - Sent x - 03/Sep/11

Fell off a few times. Swing half decent. Did laps on virgin after crucufix, DBS +DWR
dunnyg - Sent dnf - 17/Jul/11 with bojan, ralph burden

To lip not too bad. next bit is hard. Can do campus from chip though.. Also did DBS and DWR
dunnyg - Sent dnf - 27/Feb/11 with gareth uglow, dave warburton

Psyched to get this done. I think 7b+ just because never done 7c and doubt i'd do it in a session
BobbyG - Sent - 24/Feb/11 with dave barret, james gowdy

So so close!
whistler - Sent dnf - 12/Feb/11 with Gordon Lennox, Tim Rankin

PaulOgden - Sent β - 07/Nov/10

Boj S - Sent x - 25/Sep/10

Rowansb - Sent x - 22/Sep/10 with Bojan

Hidden - Sent rpt - 04/Apr/10

kippa - Sent - 02/Apr/10

RossG - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 10/Dec/09

Glad to ascend a climb on this day of epic shutdowns! Love the slap.
Richard Hession - Sent x - 18/Oct/09

Hidden - Sent x - 07/Oct/09

Hidden - Sent dnf - 10/Sep/09

thebigfriendlymoose - 19/Jul/09

Hidden - Sent rpt - 19/Mar/09

Hidden - Sent dnf - 31/Jan/09

Nik Jennings - Sent x - 17/Oct/08

Finally, cheers for the watson for the beta, its all in the heel, no footjam needed!!!!
Toby - Sent - 23/Aug/08 with Adam Watson

Hidden - Sent rpt - 08/May/08

Hidden - Sent x - 19/Jan/08

A week's training paid off! grade consensus for the beta i used is Font7B+/7C. brilliant problem either way.
Ram MkiV - Sent - 06/Jan/08

Arisdad - Sent - 2008

spencer01 - Sent - 28/Sep/07 with mathew gibbiings

lx - Sent - 04/Dec/06 with rupert

Boy - 2006

Hidden - Sent x - 05/May/05

Chris Reid - Sent x - 2005

Hidden - Sent x - Mar/04

jamesrhindle - 2004

Smith42 - Sent x - Apr/03

Hidden - Sent - 04/Sep/02

Hidden - Sent x - 15/May/02

whispering nic - Sent x - Mar/02

Hidden - Sent x - 27/Nov/00

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2000

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
jacobjd, will black, Andy Myers, Peter Reynolds, Joe Lawson, HVSJames, Keith Swainson, stefelafel, ant.edwards, Tom Bristow, CosmicHobo, David Bulley, Jack00

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