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Smooth Operator** 6a

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AndThenIWasFlying - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14

sideshow84 - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14

Gaz of Bath - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/14

ape1980 - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/14 with Garth

5210Hill - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14 with James Law

Lee_Meaden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/14

hutchay - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/14 with Miriam Billig

paul reah - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/14 with Colin Sharp

Jim Brooke - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Dan Webber

Hidden - Lead β - 14/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/14

TomJ - Lead β - 21/May/14 with Jimmy

Polished start seemed more like Trad 6a.
The Ivanator - TR - 17/May/14 with Stewart

jacobjohncharles - Lead O/S - 16/May/14

Dawlish - Lead - 06/May/14 with Bristoldave

Rich153 - Lead dog - 30/Apr/14 with Benjumin Tyekiff

MarkRoe - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/14 with Luke Edwards

BicycleBradley - Lead rpt - 14/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/14

twem - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Nicholas Eaton

Hidden - Lead - 01/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Apr/14

Gibbo - Lead - 30/Mar/14 with Claire Chipperfield, Tom Gibbison

Lead it clean sport, then seeing it gets E1 5b in an old guidebook, lead it again on trad. My first E1! Honestly, its over after the first boulder problem.
GeneralFifi - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/14 with Joe Hanson

Trad led at E1 6a according to Cheddar Gorge Climbers Club guide.
joe1joe1joe2 - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/14

Rupey - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14 with alan

Luke Davies - Lead - 09/Mar/14

markfromstoke - 08/Mar/14 with Ian

ian d f - Lead rpt - 08/Mar/14 with Norman, Mark

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/14 with Kerry Mellor, Tor Nockles

damp
palmer.jody - 2nd dog - 02/Feb/14

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Feb/14

Lazytraveller - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/13 with Tom Luff

hipyhop - Lead β - 11/Oct/13 with Jordan

Hidden - Lead - 27/Sep/13

SamStokes - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/13 with Toby Jebb

Pulled on metal for the final bolt, then went back and repeated the final sequence.
Penfold Merton - Lead dog - 02/Sep/13 with Tilly

tillym - TR - 02/Sep/13 with Oliver

Bates - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/13 with Pete swaine, Andy Brice

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/13 with Kirsty Kerr

Pete Dangerous - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13

Lead in a rather bad style as it was getting dark, used a foothold from another route.
bluesharper - Lead - 30/Apr/13 with Rick

awkward starting moves but then nice smooth climbing
P Rogers - TR dog - 23/Apr/13 with Max, Dave Bonner

bonelessivar - Lead β - 21/Apr/13 with Alan

Tom Brierley Gore - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/13 with Shijing Hu

1st bolt pre-clipped. Came in from left, contrary to topo. Start wildly hard & polished for the grade now. Not recommended.
Phil Murray - Lead dog - 20/Apr/13 with Lynne Williams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/13

Lauren Davies - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/13 with Ian Dovey

Danny_boulders - Lead O/S - 2013

1st moves really slippery the rest was easy...
Dan_F - Lead - 18/Nov/12 with philipb

jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Gavin Oliver

HarryB - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Al

beetleb00 - Lead RP - 30/Sep/12

just one more - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/12 with john smith

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Sep/12

carl_123 - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/12

jorge1983 - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/12

elliptic - Lead rpt - 16/Sep/12 with Sarah

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/12

DJ Nelson - Lead RP - 10/Sep/12 with Micaela Langellotti

will7 - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with techno gek

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Sep/12

Dogged on first bolt again. Will get it clean next time!
timstyles - Lead rpt - 07/Sep/12 with Jon Bradley

dogged the first bolt, start was a lot harder than british summer time.
LukeP LCC - Lead dog - 05/Sep/12 with rachael wragg

TomGudgeon - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/12

Gibbo - Lead - 28/Jun/12 with Maddy moore, Ollie Keynes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jun/12

Paul Bowen - Lead β - 01/Jun/12 with Laura Jones

danieleaston - Lead O/S - Jun/12

WestcountryTom - TR O/S - 29/May/12 with Alex Hebden

Polished start but the rest is easy
katherinesydney - Lead RP - 27/May/12 with caleb kemics

Kemics - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Katherine

elliptic - Lead rpt - 25/May/12 with Lisa

KitRabbette - Lead O/S - 22/May/12

MikeC59 - Lead - 22/May/12

evilweed - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Sara Currie

mallardhealhook - Lead O/S - 20/May/12

drewish - Lead O/S - 18/May/12

ElvisLeg - 2nd O/S - 13/May/12 with Charlie Burbridge

Tim M - Lead rpt - May/12 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - May/12 with cheesesarnie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12

riddle - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead - 01/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/12

beetleb00 - Lead dog - 31/Mar/12

nikolai17 - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/12

RossT - Lead - 25/Mar/12 with Ian Hellier

Hidden - Lead - 25/Mar/12

shazza65 - Lead rpt - 25/Mar/12 with annie rowley

Dave 88 - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/12 with Patrick Ward

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Feb/12

jiggerypokery - Lead O/S - 29/Feb/12 with Rosea Day

bobtheclimber - Lead O/S - 29/Feb/12

SamStokes - Lead rpt - 19/Feb/12 with Emily Stokes

T ny - Lead O/S - Dec/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Nov/11

mol - Lead - 26/Nov/11 with Si Brown, Jesse

jonleighton - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/11

jelaby - Lead β - 22/Oct/11 with notgnarly

Slick - Lead - 22/Oct/11 with Kevin Vans-Colina

Hidden - Lead β - 22/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead - 15/Oct/11

Vincej - 2nd - 15/Oct/11 with Nevil

stvredmond - Lead - 14/Oct/11 with Helen Norris, Sean mercer

Hidden - Lead - 14/Oct/11

Helnorris - 2nd - 14/Oct/11 with Sean Mercer, Steve Redmond

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/11

Phil Belcher - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Dad

reece.robinson - TR dog - 02/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Oct/11

Kevster - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Oct/11

Hidden - TR RP - 01/Oct/11

JezzaCat - 2nd - Oct/11 with Vincent, Nevil

brian watson - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/11 with Hobbsey

mol - Lead - 24/Sep/11 with Si Brown, Jesse

Dave Ing - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Dylan

Hidden - TR dog - 11/Sep/11

falls at start
sameer.a.bhat - 2nd - 11/Sep/11

timstyles - 2nd rpt - 29/Jun/11 with Brian Vaughan

MikeC59 - 29/Jun/11

shazza65 - Lead β - 26/Jun/11 with johncorber

Bates - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11

timreynolds - Lead - 25/Jun/11 with Sean Corbett

elliptic - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/11 with Lisa

MikeC59 - 21/Jun/11

worked sequence at start - will go next time
shazza65 - Lead dog - 19/Jun/11

The start is the hardest bit. Julia belayed only.
Neil Rigiani - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Julia Wherrell

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jun/11

richiebongo - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/11 with Tanya Scully

mol - Lead - 24/May/11 with Jesse

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 22/May/11 with Carol

tricky first section then path. nice
virgil - Lead O/S - 21/May/11

lojant - Lead O/S - 15/May/11

nickstephens - Lead O/S - 14/May/11 with Nancy Jones

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/11

Hidden - TR dog - 19/Apr/11

Kayan - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/11 with David Brock

Hard start as for most on the section, much easier above. enjoyable
Takacs - 2nd - 17/Apr/11 with Laurence Everitt

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Rachel Takacs

bouldery start to easy ground above - fun :)
Ant Mace - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Mike Mace

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead β - 02/Apr/11

ian d f - Lead rpt - 23/Mar/11 with Jenni S

jominator - Lead - Mar/11 with realchardarmy

Stretched for the slotted hole near the start.
marcduhig - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11 with Andrew

JonHarvey - Lead RP - 23/Jan/11 with Michael Maben

Steve Winslow - Jan/11

Nick Allan - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

hutchay - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Dec/10

stevorobs3 - Lead rpt - 12/Dec/10

benkelsey - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/10 with Jack Baker

rowanrs - Lead β - 16/Oct/10 with Ali Graham

rockcrimper - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Rowan Scott

Start was interesting .. trust those boots. Big holds and nice climbing above.
Dax - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/10 with Nick Harms

Hidden - TR O/S - 26/Sep/10

wildrover220 - Lead dog - 25/Sep/10 with Niall Lusby

Polished start
Ade7 - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Liz

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10

Georgina Brooke - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/10

tommytuffa - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/10 with Ahna

dmaldonado - 2nd rpt - 22/Jun/10 with Tom Grant, Eva van der Marel

A slip on the polished start would have blown this except for the jug which was easy to hold. Easy and enjoyable above the polish.
Gareth Bowen - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with andyvineer

Si dH - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Jim R

sweenyt - Lead - 16/Jun/10 with UBMC

Jonathan Emett - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/10 with james

Hidden - Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/10

timstyles - TR rpt - 27/May/10 with Brian Vaughan, Huw Howells

lovely climb. Tricky start, but well worth it!
rwong9 - 26/May/10 with nadja byrne

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Max P

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 22/May/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/May/10

hard start!!
Lee.M - Lead β - 13/May/10 with Sash

found getting off the ground hard but once i had worked it easy enjoyable climb
Campbell.D - Lead RP - 13/May/10 with sash, Lee

Bulls Crack - Lead O/S - May/10 with Ian C

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Apr/10

gknyus - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Tom 'Segwin' Skelhorn

tskelhon - Lead β - 17/Apr/10 with Bez

ian caton - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Andy

Difficult first moves (took a rest on the first bolt), but then good holds and enjoyable climbing to the top.
timstyles - Lead - 14/Apr/10 with Brian Vaughan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/10

petegunn - Lead - 02/Jan/10 with Davina

hard to start, easy after
Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/09 with Nick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 04/Oct/09 with Yann Monks, Tim Monks, Mike Dawes, Thomas Renshaw

I had to try the bottom a few times.
matthewjames - Lead rpt - 02/Oct/09 with Chris Davis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/09

Luke d - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Sep/09

andy dunn - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/09 with J

jon bradley - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/09 with Huw Howells, Matt Pearcey

goood climb
Peterjuliandawson - Lead RP - 15/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09

jlgoddard - 13/Sep/09 with chrisgoddard

Tim M - Lead rpt - 10/Sep/09 with Chris Sims

chris sm - Lead rpt - 10/Sep/09 with Cheesesarnie

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 09/Sep/09 with Ollie

DafSWMC - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Eefu

Stefan Kruger - Lead - 25/Jun/09 with Sarah Porter

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/09

Stefan Kruger - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Sarah Porter

Tim M - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/09 with Steve W

JimR - 13/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/09

Hidden - TR β - 02/Jun/09

Hidden - TR - 02/Jun/09

andy dunn - Lead O/S - 11/May/09 with Big Ben

Paz - Lead rpt - 11/May/09 with TS2

Evil Start - good thereafter
benjaminevans - 2nd β - 11/May/09 with Wall Monkey

timharrison - Lead dog - 09/May/09 with Trevor Macalonan

cliffy - TR - 26/Apr/09 with Pilar Martinez

Jack R-N - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/09

SamStokes - Lead rpt - 03/Apr/09 with Emily Stokes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09

PhilR - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/09 with Kylie

kylieo - Lead - 18/Mar/09 with Phil

Annoyingly fell of start first attempt
poey50 - Lead RP - 15/Mar/09 with Rowan15

Rowan15 - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with DP

johanspun - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/09 with Jez

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Feb/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Feb/09

Still found the initial moves perplexing! Above this, nice easy climbing.
northerngreg - Lead rpt - 14/Feb/09 with Jo Lee

brices - Lead - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

trevor macalonan - Lead O/S - 29/Nov/08 with Richy

Hidden - Lead dnf - 29/Nov/08

Chubbard - Lead rpt - 22/Nov/08 with J Robinson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/08

Paz - Lead rpt - 18/Oct/08 with WG

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08

Really good climbing!
SamStokes - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/08 with Sam Clarke

Harphead - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Gary Spicer

Matt Tranter - Lead - 22/Sep/08 with Jen Edwards

Hidden - Lead β - 14/Sep/08

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/08 with Clare

chockstone - Lead O/S - Sep/08 with Nick Hawkins

great fun
django - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/08 with John Rowe

The Pylon King - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/08 with Mark Stevenson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/08

jimjimmyjimjim - Lead O/S - 11/May/08

Slightly cheeky early Bank Holiday climb, but finished before the tourists arrived...
Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 05/May/08 with Jon Thompson

Hidden - Lead RP - May/08

petegunn - Lead - 03/Apr/08 with Davina

Hidden - Lead - 03/Apr/08

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/08

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Apr/08

Freak - 02/Apr/08

mattf77 - Lead rpt - 01/Apr/08 with ben

Tempest - TR - Apr/08 with mike kann

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/08 with Mark

The Pylon King - Lead - 27/Feb/08 with Brian (bpm climb)

Lev - Lead rpt - 24/Feb/08 with Emma Ross

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/08

nugski - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/08 with sash

Hard start!
Jon_Warner - Lead RP - 09/Feb/08 with Ahmed

Ghosty - Lead β - 09/Feb/08 with John Warner

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - Feb/08 with Robyn Nelson

northerngreg - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/08 with Jo Lee

JimR - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

ian d f - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Nov/07

Chubbard - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/07 with J Robinson

A tough start, but lovely climibing above
Julia Chatterton - 2nd - 04/Nov/07 with Will

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/07

lukehodson - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/07

JPGR - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/07 with Daniel

Oh dear. Resting again on climbs I should be doing clean. So lazy.
maresia - Lead dog - 10/Oct/07 with Iain Afshar

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/07

Shone - 23/Sep/07 with Ian Butterworth

Really good climb after the tricky start
Eoinparker - Lead - Jul/07 with Gaby Amiel

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/07 with Kate

noelj - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07

Paz - Lead rpt - 20/May/07 with AM

Tricky little bouldering problem to start but after that a gem of a climb.
deanster01 - Lead O/S - 19/May/07 with Steph Attwood

Ybot Htulk - Lead - May/07 with Sonya

MikeC59 - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/Apr/07

ericinbristol - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with Barry Durston

steve taylor - Lead - 11/Mar/07 with marti hallett

Hidden - Lead - Mar/07

Billg - Lead O/S - Mar/07 with Paul Bowen

maresia - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/07 with Ian Shone

eley1 - Lead - Jan/07 with graham

Hidden - 2007

Dan Jenkin - Lead - 2007

Paul Robertson - Lead rpt - 09/Dec/06 with Mark Courtiour

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Oct/06

Hidden - 11/Sep/06

Feeling bold - 11/Sep/06 with Neil, Cheddar John

chris sm - Lead O/S - Aug/06 with Pippa Froggatt

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 2006 with Ed Heslam

JamieAyres - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/05 with Ben Brinnand

guy xavier percival - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/05 with nick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/05

Mark Kemball - Lead O/S - Jan/05 with Stu Bradbury

Hidden - 2005

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/04

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Style of ascent

Lead265 of 316 (83.9%)
Followed21 of 316 (6.6%)
Toproped14 of 316 (4.4%)
Alt Leads1 of 316 (0.3%)
Unknown15 of 316 (4.7%)

'Climbed'78 of 316 (24.7%)
clean O/S150 of 316 (47.5%)
clean β16 of 316 (5.1%)
clean rpt42 of 316 (13.3%)
clean RP14 of 316 (4.4%)
dogged15 of 316 (4.7%)
dnf1 of 316 (0.3%)