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Circus, Circus*** 7c

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Smash up to the roof of Shadow Walker on big undercuts and small crimps, move right and shake out as best you can on a couple of greasy undercut pockets. Clip the peg and pull around a small arete to reach positive holds and udge up into the groove. Crap your pants at the run out above and lower off the rusty peg to return the next day with a trad rack. Sew up said groove only to discover it's barely even a scramble and top out. Lovely jubbly.

Ticklists: Classic UK F7s.

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This climb is in 26 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

Did it first circa 1996'been trying to repeat it again for the past two years !
sharpie - Lead rpt - 14/Sep/13 with Martyn

2nd redpoint today, felt pretty solid, managed a bit of a rest on the undercuts too, awesome route, top end for 7c I think
BenNorman - Lead RP - 11/Aug/13

Great route, got to the good undercuts but totally boxed and getting rained on. Really tires so should go alright next time, groove on top is really easy but a pain in the ass to strip. Do enough people really do the E4 to warrant not putting a ab station in?
BenNorman - Lead dnf - 06/Aug/13

Have climbed the bottom before, so not flash but did the independent bit of Circus first go in the rain. Quality move into the groove.
Cailean Harker - Lead RP - 06/Aug/13 with Ben Norman

Brilliant! Keeps you working all the way up to the top groove! Had a play on it a couple of months ago, felt ok, tried it today, felt hard, proper 7c! Crux in the groove is a proper snatch, so good!
Mike Goldthorp - Lead RP - 01/Aug/13 with Cailean Harker, Alex Harper, Ben Norman

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/May/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Sep/12

Adjusted the sequence for the groove so many times! Very enjoyable climb...
AJM - Lead RP - 19/Sep/12 with Ross A, Crispin Cooper

Hidden - Lead dnf - 17/Sep/12

dannyboy83 - Lead RP - 22/Aug/12

pezzerrr - Lead RP - 16/Aug/12

Total classic, and the trad finish (altough very easy) just keeps it spicy until the end
Tomar - Lead RP - 08/Aug/12 with Andy

Did all the moves
Chubbard - Lead dog - 23/Jul/12 with AJM

Chubbard - TR dog - 24/Jun/12 with Tomar

brices - Lead RP - 08/Mar/12 with Tom H

Spacetourist - Lead RP - 08/Mar/12 with Sash, Si Brice, Tris

mikeshewring - TR dog - 26/Nov/11

Cool route. Could do with a belay to save having to down climb
billb - Jun/11

James Marshall - Lead RP - May/11

Awesome. The trad finish really makes it.
Richard Hall - Lead RP - 18/Apr/11

2nd go, great route, really nice to top out. i love cheddar.
Rick hard Rock - Lead RP - 18/Apr/11 with rupert, richard hall, james marshall

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Sep/10

gazhbo - Lead - Jul/10

Ace climbing up steep ground. Fairly steady 7c. Needs a bolt above the roof and a belay
Ged Desforges - 2010

guy xavier percival - Lead RP - 24/Mar/09 with paul

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Style of ascent

Lead22 of 26 (84.6%)
Toproped2 of 26 (7.7%)
Unknown2 of 26 (7.7%)

'Climbed'3 of 26 (11.5%)
clean rpt1 of 26 (3.8%)
clean RP17 of 26 (65.4%)
dogged3 of 26 (11.5%)
dnf2 of 26 (7.7%)