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Smooth Operator** 6a

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This climb is in 294 logbooks, and on 14 wishlists.

brad8563 - 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

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14

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

Caspian Johnson - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/12 with Dan carrol

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

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

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

specialboy - 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

omniscient_penguin - TR β - 02/Jun/09 with Jimbo

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

Lead245 of 294 (83.3%)
Followed20 of 294 (6.8%)
Toproped13 of 294 (4.4%)
Alt Leads1 of 294 (0.3%)
Unknown15 of 294 (5.1%)

'Climbed'74 of 294 (25.2%)
clean O/S136 of 294 (46.3%)
clean β14 of 294 (4.8%)
clean rpt41 of 294 (13.9%)
clean RP14 of 294 (4.8%)
dogged14 of 294 (4.8%)
dnf1 of 294 (0.3%)