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Dinosaur Beach* 6b+

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Climb the VERY polished jugs/ledges to the right of 'bitter and twisted' to finish at the same lower off. The top bolt has now been replaced, but one of the lower-off bolts is still slightly wobbly, so take care.
M Ward, G A Jenkin 05/Mar/1989
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This climb is in 143 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

tombeasley - Lead rpt - 24/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14

badgerjockey - Lead dog - 07/Aug/14 with Rich/Kuang

Hard crux. Polished but climbable.
pheotleyr - Lead dog - 30/Jul/14 with Peter Milner

lots of polish, one hard move o/w straightforward.
Flyswatter100 - Lead dog - 28/Jul/14 with Guy

guy xavier percival - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Aaron

R2B - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Justin

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Jul/14

Couple of rests and a big fall off the top :p
sideshow84 - Lead dog - 24/Jul/14

Didnt commit to the pull over the bulge
sideshow84 - Lead dog - 24/Jul/14

Super stoked managed it on 3rd try :)
sideshow84 - Lead RP - 24/Jul/14

AndThenIWasFlying - Lead RP - 24/Jul/14

BoHeMlo - 2nd dog - 21/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Jul/14

TomJ - Lead RP - 11/Jul/14 with Pete

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

DaveX - Lead rpt - 10/Jul/14 with Afrosam

LucasHarazin - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/14

I could see my face in some of those holds. Hard for the grade, but I did something a bit weird at the top - went all the way out to the left then back again.
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/14 with Andrew

twem - Lead dog - 06/Jul/14 with Nick Russell

TomJ - Lead dog - 29/Jun/14 with derico

V.hard crux, bit of a one move climb though.
George Frisby - TR dog - 23/Jun/14

mossrug - 11/Jun/14 with Rob

Hidden - Lead dog - 08/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Jun/14

DaveX - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/14

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

brices - Lead O/S - 13/May/14 with Llinos

Llinos C - Lead - 13/May/14 with Simon Brice

Polished but great
Jonny Raines - Lead dog - 04/May/14 with Tom Svejstrup

TDSvejstrup - Lead β - 03/May/14

No warm up
Lazytraveller - Lead dog - 24/Apr/14

Gibbo - Lead - 15/Apr/14 with Jimbo Latimer

k_k - Lead RP - 23/Mar/14

Alex Winter - Lead rpt - 20/Mar/14 with Joe

TOUGH! Slightly wet at the time.
Deary65 - Lead dog - 04/Feb/14

James Jackson - 2014

One fall at the crux because I missed a hold. Clean second attempt. Actually, I fell clipping the second of the anchor quick draws but it was getting dark and 3 degrees..first hot aches of the winter while stripping the anchor.
Kemics - Lead RP - 19/Nov/13 with Marta

Alex Winter - Lead rpt - 28/Sep/13 with Jonathan

Justin T - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Nancy

polished out of existence as we all know. Nice moves, look for essential hold out right.
MikeC59 - TR - 16/Aug/13 with Ian L

Good for a polished horror.
Chubbard - Lead β - 31/Jul/13 with Derek

A shocking performance
Cheese Monkey - Lead dog - 11/Jul/13 with Ian M

First atempt on a sports route, far to hard for me.
Ian Miller - TR dnf - 11/Jul/13

squicky - 2nd rpt - 04/Jul/13 with Neil

Rosea Day - Lead RP - Jul/13

Damn.. hard! Fell quite a few times. 2nd RP.
DaveFidler - Lead RP - 23/Jun/13 with Tom Sauter

Sweaty and horrible!
Garrouli - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Ioanna

hideous, truly hideous
Tim M - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/13 with Steve W

Gibbo - Lead - 13/Jun/13 with Ollie Keynes

hankyc - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/13

Second go. Worthwhile, despite the polish.
Alex Winter - Lead RP - 22/May/13 with George

gg4419 - Lead RP - May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/13

Will be back, rested at 3rd bolt to work out sequence on wet footholds
Cheese Monkey - Lead dog - 07/Feb/13 with Alan

A bit wet
lukehodson - Lead RP - 02/Feb/13 with Alan Sage

steve_gibbs - Lead dog - 2013

stretch323i - TR dog - 2013

mkonca - TR dog - 2013

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/Dec/12

tombeasley - Lead RP - 08/Dec/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Dec/12

I could open a puppy farm after that much dogging. Was expecting to breeze up it but no sport climbing for a year means what little strength I had has gone.
squicky - Lead dog - 27/Oct/12 with George

tommytuffa - 06/Sep/12 with ollie b

bold moves round the 3rd clip for the crux did have a rest, didn't warm up properly shame felt like i could of on-sighted it next time
mallardhealhook - Lead dog - 23/Aug/12

ericinbristol - Lead RP - 23/May/12 with Ali

nope.. still can't do it in one
jon_ridley - Lead dog - 31/Mar/12 with Tom Glendinning, Geoff Pyatt

Easy with good conditions, last bolt is somewhat dubious.
Quarryboy - Lead rpt - 18/Mar/12 with James Rich, Rob Stanfield

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/12

Full cheating mode. Pulled on gear & rested. Not climbing well at present!
Chris Sansum - TR dog - 19/Feb/12 with James Miller

j miller - Lead - 2012

Would have onsighted if not for conditions. Was climbing really smoothly until I reached the crux where I found that the two crucial holds where absolutely goping wet to the point where they were simply unusable. Was there for ages trying to work out some kind of alternative sequence but I came to the conclusion pretty quickly that there wasn't one. So In the end I decided to recover the draws and call it quits. Will return for this as well as Bitter and Twisted as soon as conditions are better.
Quarryboy - Lead dnf - 02/Nov/11 with Rob Stanfield

Didn't feel that bad for 6b+. Shame that top bolt is a little dubious. Definitely worth a star though despite the polish.
Stanners - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Aaron Lines

Aaron Lines - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/11 with frank ramsay

Hidden - TR rpt - 29/Jun/11

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead β - 19/Jun/11 with max

Dan Jenkin - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Tom Heslam

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Dan Jenkin

Monk - Lead O/S - 02/May/11 with PerrinT

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/May/11

31770 - 2011

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Oct/10

chiverstom - Lead dog - 03/Sep/10 with Alice

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/Aug/10

JKinsella - Lead RP - 08/Jul/10

Really polished and bolt near the top is quite badly rusted
Jay C - Lead dog - 25/Jun/10 with Sam W

wildrover220 - Lead dnf - 15/Jun/10 with Ali Dixon

Hidden - TR dog - 14/May/10

koalapie - Lead RP - May/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/10

Hidden - TR dog - 23/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Mar/10

Bit bold at top after 3rd bolt, just where it gets strenuous, so I used extra long runner on the old peg above right of 3rd bolt.
Jon Didymus - Lead RP - 10/Mar/10 with Rich

Hidden - 2nd RP - 07/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Mar/10

Hidden - TR - Mar/10

T ny - 2010

fatfingerz - 2010

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/09

briar4012 - TR dog - 03/Sep/09 with Marti

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/09

thomasadixon - TR O/S - 14/Jul/09 with shunt

jh5638 - Lead rpt - 24/May/09 with Will Bellamy

EmmanuelF - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Simon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/May/09

V polished but gr8 fun will get it next time :P
bsavage - Lead dnf - 28/Apr/09 with Dave

Hidden - Lead dnf - 13/Apr/09

Bristoldave - Lead rpt - 03/Apr/09 with Joe

Paz - Lead rpt - 23/Nov/08 with BJ

One or two damp footholds and not that keen on flat polished holds. Felt it is over-rated.
KRB - Lead O/S - 08/Nov/08 with Martin Bridges

Hidden - TR dog - 12/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/Jun/08

Paz - Lead rpt - 25/May/08 with WG

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/May/08

First Climb after 2 month malnutrition in India...
Greg Pittam - Lead dog - 06/Oct/07 with Sam Howel

Hidden - 2nd dog - 08/Jun/07

Paz - Lead rpt - 19/Apr/07 with TE2

Paz - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/07 with TE2

mrtom - Lead dog - 2007 with Dominik

IceMonkey1982 - 28/Aug/06

tom.e - Lead RP - Aug/06 with Charlie Everett

maresia - 2nd dnf - 04/Feb/06 with Mike Kann

Bern - 2006

Hidden - Lead RP - 2006

phsharpy - Lead RP - 2005 with Ben Warburton

Hidden - 06/Jul/04

furry - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/04 with Neil

Paz - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/03 with TS

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - Jul/03 with Adam Mulholland

Digger - 2nd dnf - 10/Jun/03 with James Latham

gimmer - 2001

Hidden - 2000

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/99

AndySL - Lead RP - 24/Jun/93 with Mark

Roget - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/92 with jon

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Apr/89

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Style of ascent

Lead111 of 143 (77.6%)
Followed7 of 143 (4.9%)
Toproped13 of 143 (9.1%)
Alt Leads1 of 143 (0.7%)
Unknown11 of 143 (7.7%)

'Climbed'19 of 143 (13.3%)
clean O/S33 of 143 (23.1%)
clean β3 of 143 (2.1%)
clean rpt20 of 143 (14.0%)
clean RP24 of 143 (16.8%)
dogged37 of 143 (25.9%)
dnf7 of 143 (4.9%)