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House Burning Down*** 7b+

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[Rhoslyn Frugniet, House Burning down 7B+, Pride Evans Cave, Cheddar, 3 kb]Start at the left arete of the cave entrance. Climb up for a few metres and move right above the cave to a good hole. Move up to a hand-rail and get stood on it. Continue to finish via a tiny groove. An 8a variation climbs directly from the hand-rail to the lower-off, keeping left of the HBD bolts.

Ticklists: Cheddar Sevens, Classic UK F7s.

Photo: Rhoslyn Frugniet, House Burning down 7B+, Pride Evans Cave, Cheddar © simon rawlinson
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This climb is in 167 logbooks, and on 35 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Aug/14

retro flash for training
Ramon Marin - Lead β - 17/Aug/14 with dave pickford

At last!
just one more - Lead RP - 07/Aug/14 with lucas

account opened
Jim Brooke - Lead dog - 03/Aug/14

Great route! No stopper moves, just sustained. Managed to get a lot back on the rail (wouldn't be able to if I was much shorter). 3rd go.
Nick Russell - Lead RP - 29/Jul/14 with Stu

Oliver Tilbury - Lead RP - 27/Jul/14 with Stu Lugger

just one more - Lead dog - 17/Jul/14 with lucas

Dan0Me - Lead dnf - 10/Jul/14 with Jack G, Tom P

TommityP - Lead rpt - 10/Jul/14

1st RP after checking out moves on TR. Great route..
cornishben - Lead RP - 09/Jul/14 with Gareth Pratt

gave it a quick go at the end of the day, didnt go great but feels perfectly do-able more fresh, wonderful moves!
James S - Lead dnf - 09/Jul/14 with jack g

LucasHarazin - Lead RP - 06/Jul/14

just one more - Lead dog - 06/Jul/14 with lucas

Went right & up from juggy rail.
DorsetGareth - Lead RP - 03/Jul/14 with Andy Wiseman

LucasHarazin - Lead dog - 02/Jul/14

just one more - Lead dog - 02/Jul/14 with lucas

Climbed clean on first attempt but i've been on it before years ago and had people shouting beta at me. Good route!
jackgriffiths - Lead - Jul/14

Great route,nice face climbing up top!
Llinos C - Lead RP - 10/Jun/14 with Simon Brice

Hidden - Lead RP - 03/Jun/14

TommityP - Lead rpt - 25/May/14

EmilyElouise - 2nd dog - 25/May/14

Retro flash putting draws in
brices - Lead rpt - 20/May/14 with Llinos

tobydunford - Lead RP - 08/May/14 with Tomar

Good to finish this off, felt easy in the end.
thedoctorisin - Lead RP - 03/May/14 with anthony, chris scutt

TommityP - Lead dog - 01/Apr/14

EmilyElouise - 2nd dog - 01/Apr/14

oliverpcain - Lead RP - 2014

Fourth go. Felt quite straight forward in the end.
anthony henry - Lead RP - 03/Aug/13

I thunderstorm! Got through the crux but fell off on wet holds in the wall above. Super fun moves going over the roof
Glyn - Lead dog - 27/Jul/13 with Amy

Third session today, got all the moves and clips on lead, led clean up to the big ledge.
BeccaSnowden - Lead dog - 24/Jul/13 with Tom

Really good climb, well worth 3*.
thomasadixon - Lead RP - 24/Jul/13 with Becca

Fell at halfway crux on onsight, sent a couple of goes later. Good route!
Joe Innes - Lead RP - 16/Jul/13 with Tomar

thedoctorisin - Lead dnf - 14/Jul/13 with anthony

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Jun/13

Jeronimo - Lead β - 27/Jun/13

chrisscutt - Lead RP - 24/Jun/13 with ro

Doable, need to go back for the RP
ian d f - Lead dog - 18/Jun/13 with Mark

_m.cox_ - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/13 with no_need_for_lube_yan

yan hawkins - Lead RP - 12/Jun/13 with _m.cox_

Linked to the rail, rest, then from rail to top.
paultaylor - Lead dog - 10/Jun/13 with Grant

marcduhig - Lead RP - 02/Jun/13 with Wayne

waynem1985 - Lead RP - 02/Jun/13 with Marc

Pippa - Lead RP - 01/Jun/13 with Gareth

Lead to jugs. Need to get back on it.
DorsetGareth - Lead dog - 01/Jun/13 with Pip

lukehodson - Lead RP - 28/Apr/13 with Charlotte

Will be back soon. Will go next time. Promise
marcduhig - TR dnf - 28/Apr/13 with Andrew

Bailed the onsight low and dogged to the top which completely destroyed me. Rested up and did it first redpoint. Nice little route!
Jack_F - Lead RP - 18/Apr/13 with Simon

Dan_Carroll - Lead RP - 14/Sep/12 with caspian

2nd go missed a hold near the bottom on onsight. really good route
brices - Lead RP - 13/Sep/12 with Jamie

One try before it rained - then made it clean to the last bolt but was too wet to actually finish.
thomasadixon - Lead dog - 16/Aug/12 with Becca

Dan_Carroll - Lead dog - 10/Aug/12 with Eric Herring

Got mega flash pump on flash attempt, appropriately. Did it 4th go with Andy's beta, arms starting to get tired but v. pleased to get it in a day. Top route, nice moves.
Quiddity - Lead RP - 28/Jul/12 with AJM, Curious Yellow

Hidden - TR dog - 28/Jul/12

Done. Great Climb. No hard moves, quite pumpy!
Jon_Warner - Lead RP - 29/May/12 with Jenni

Tried to have a go after Jon & Jenny, made it up to cave arch onto large right pocket, couldnt get further though
danh86 - TR dnf - 29/May/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/May/12

must get back on this!
Jon_Warner - Lead dog - 27/May/12 with Jenni

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/May/12

pezzerrr - Lead RP - 23/May/12

Blew the onsight, then fluffed the start 2nd go. Got mind-numbingly pumped on 3rd go but somehow managed to stay on. V good.
quiffhanger - Lead RP - 05/May/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/May/12

brilliant but soft for the grade
richiebongo - Lead β - 15/Apr/12 with Jon Didymus

Few sessions over past 18 months, came back to it, got second go today
tommytuffa - Lead RP - 26/Mar/12 with Rich

Spacetourist - Lead rpt - 19/Mar/12 with Ed Heslam

Hidden - 2nd dog - 16/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd dog - 14/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd dog - 12/Mar/12

Dobby - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 2012

3rd attempt today after phaffing around at the top!!
willbatho - Lead RP - 25/Oct/11

So good!
JKinsella - Lead RP - 22/Oct/11

Finally Done!
TommityP - Lead RP - 20/Oct/11

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/11

TommityP - Lead dog - 22/Aug/11

Ramon Marin - Lead RP - 25/Jul/11 with ciaran tracey

First 7b+ to go in a single day - so probably soft in the grade but a great fun line
Ciro - Lead RP - 23/Jul/11 with Ramon

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Jul/11

Amazing route, uberpsyched! Rubbish weather conditions didn't stop the send train
Tomar - Lead RP - 20/Jul/11 with Harry

4th session. Nice climb, sheltered from the rain!
adlamixion - Lead RP - 18/Jul/11 with eric herring

So psyched I forgot to clip at the crux and had to reach down to get it!
ericinbristol - Lead RP - 15/Jul/11 with Adam

3rd go. Very cool route. Pumpy bottom, balancy middle and a very droppable top
mark_wellin - Lead RP - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/11

Did all the moves,
Chubbard - Lead dog - 25/Jun/11 with AJM

Pippa - 2nd dog - 25/Jun/11 with Jon

Pippa - TR dog - 16/Jun/11 with Eleri

Chubbard - Lead dnf - 14/Jun/11 with AJM

2 dogging goes Saturday, 2 today, then got it next go. Shocked it went down so quick. First 7b+. Awesome route, awesome moves. So pumped by the top though!
AJM - Lead RP - 14/Jun/11 with Charles Hubbard

didn't think it was that good
PeterDawson - Lead RP - 29/May/11

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 29/May/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 06/May/11

Hidden - Lead - 22/Apr/11

Dogged it for the clips, had a rest and then got on the lead. Arm pumpingly good.
archiecb - Lead RP - 23/Mar/11

1st attempt, almost made the jugs. This should go easily next time.
archiecb - Lead dog - 20/Mar/11 with Tris West

Rick hard Rock - Lead rpt - 13/Mar/11 with rich smith

7a+? A LOT easier than the one to the right. Excellent route
Ged Desforges - 2011

2 falls. Very close, will get it next time.
TommityP - Lead dog - 06/Nov/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Oct/10

Greg Pittam - 2nd dog - 24/Oct/10 with Raff

3rd go. 1st 7b+
Bristoldave - Lead RP - 09/Oct/10 with douglas

willbatho - Lead dog - Oct/10

First 7b+. Got it second go, didn't feel that hard but not really in a position to comment on the grade.
felixthelion - Lead RP - 19/Sep/10

Soft 7b+, but enjoyable climbing
Tris.w - Lead RP - 18/Sep/10 with Jo stunt

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Sep/10

jacobjacob - Lead β - 11/Sep/10

Super nice route. Agree with other soft comments, at least after having found all the rests
jgustafsson - Lead RP - 04/Sep/10 with Christian

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Sep/10

JPGR - Lead - 01/Sep/10

Spacetourist - Lead RP - Sep/10 with Rosea

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Aug/10

Best route in Cheddar at the grade? 5th rp.
Stefan Kruger - Lead RP - 01/Aug/10 with Sarah Kruger

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Aug/10

James Marshall - Lead rpt - Aug/10

Hidden - Lead β - 31/Jul/10

i_a_coops - Lead RP - 29/Jul/10 with Joe

Fuck yea first 7b+ o/s. Felt ok but also felt like i was climbing real well.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/10 with Laura Perry, Mikey G

Moves are fine. Will try on lead when on full form!
Jon_Warner - 2nd dog - 21/Jul/10 with Duncan

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Jul/10

2nd go, keeps going to the end. quality.
Dan Jenkin - Lead RP - 20/Jul/10 with James Marshall

tombeasley - 2nd dog - 04/Jul/10 with Elliot

3rd go, should have been second, flows very well and felt ok on the lead. Maybe my style but felt easy for 7b+
BenNorman - Lead RP - 04/Jul/10

gb05 - 2nd dog - 28/Jun/10 with James Davies

Fell off the last hard move to the ledge on 1st redpoint, so so physched! The best route ive ever climbed in my life! Back tomorrow!
BenNorman - Lead dog - 28/Jun/10

2nd time back there - got it on 3rd go today!
Wendy - Lead RP - 19/Jun/10 with Mike Coles

dale1968 - 2nd - 18/Jun/10 with Tom

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Jun/10

Awesome! Best 7b+ in Cheddar and one of the harder ones. EDIT: Did it again first go. Not that hard actually.
Richard Hall - Lead RP - 01/Jun/10 with Anais

Hidden - Lead dnf - 30/May/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/May/10

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead β - 24/Apr/10 with max

With Wendy
colesy - Lead RP - 22/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 2010

An ongoing project. All the moves have been done, many linked. Hope to get it clean by autumn. I don't know about the grade but definitely 3 stars.
TommityP - Lead dog - 2010

Hidden - Lead RP - 2010

Garrouli - Lead RP - 2010

tom harrison - 2010

gejones - Lead RP - 18/Oct/09 with DafSWMC

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Oct/09

Jake Shaw - TR rpt - 30/Aug/09 with Iain

steve_yo - Lead RP - Aug/09 with Rick hard Rock

Billg - Lead RP - 18/Jul/09 with James Kauntze

Hidden - Lead dog - 04/Jul/09

ashwah - Lead O/S - 12/May/09

billb - Lead - May/09 with Jake S

First red point project.
James Marshall - Lead RP - 09/Apr/09 with Tom Ball

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Mar/09

Marti999 - Lead RP - 01/Mar/09

_m.cox_ - Lead β - Jul/08 with Tom Harrison

Quality route, but very soft for 7b+
Jake Shaw - Lead RP - 22/Jun/08 with Martin

westyb3 - Lead O/S - Jun/07

2nd attempt.
Paz - Lead RP - 25/May/07 with AS

Paz - Lead dog - 23/May/07 with FM

Paul Robertson - Lead dog - 08/May/07 with Peter Shepherd

guy xavier percival - Lead RP - 02/May/07 with paul

Paul Robertson - Lead dog - 01/May/07 with Guy Percival

The best here?
Paz - Lead dog - 03/Oct/06 with AS, FM

lx - Lead β - 22/Sep/06 with rob

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/06

Hidden - Lead dog - May/06

marric - Lead O/S - 2006 with Andy Sharp

direct finish in June 2006
eddieclimb - Lead RP - 02/Aug/05 with Jason Parker

John Southworth - Lead RP - Jul/05

Hidden - Lead RP - May/05

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/Mar/05

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Style of ascent

Lead147 of 167 (88.0%)
Followed12 of 167 (7.2%)
Toproped5 of 167 (3.0%)
Unknown3 of 167 (1.8%)

'Climbed'10 of 167 (6.0%)
clean O/S6 of 167 (3.6%)
clean β8 of 167 (4.8%)
clean rpt13 of 167 (7.8%)
clean RP79 of 167 (47.3%)
dogged44 of 167 (26.3%)
dnf7 of 167 (4.2%)