The Pinch (Pinch Block P6)** V7 / f7A+
[Feeling 'The Pinch', Sheep Pen Boulders., 2 kb]the obvious photogenic problem on the last block, two small edges and the PINCH mark the way.

Ticklists: North Wales Bouldering 7 & 8's.

Photo: Feeling 'The Pinch', Sheep Pen Boulders. © Charlie Noakes
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This climb is in 106 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

bobska - Sent - 19/Sep/15 with Luke, Stu, kyle steadman

2nd try, basic power.
Ed morris - Sent x - 08/Sep/15 with Jade

Nemesis dispatched, by improving my beta-brain! Did both the static and dynamic ways.
cjsheps - Sent x - 13/Aug/15

nia - Sent x - 02/Jul/15

ksteadman88 - Sent - Jul/15 with Ed mills dilkes

MorganPreece - Sent - 30/May/15

Hidden - Sent x - 23/May/15

andy south devon - Sent x - 23/May/15

Hidden - Sent x - 23/May/15

Hidden - Sent - 14/Apr/15

Hidden - Sent x - 21/Mar/15

pezzerrr - Sent x - 02/Jan/15

Luke Fletcher - Sent x - 2015

Luke Fletcher - Sent x - 2015

For the photos
dswansonlow - Sent rpt - 29/Nov/14 with Rodger Kirk, Dan Barbour

Hidden - Sent x - 20/Nov/14

amazingly situated.
grey wolf - Sent x - 16/Nov/14

Took a few goes, one of the most scenic boulders I've climbed!
Beastly Squirrel - Sent x - 16/Nov/14 with Crowd, Ed Gow-Smith, Hamish Potokar

Went quick, wish I flashed :( awesome problem
joshcullen95 - 11/Oct/14 with dan cook, Ryan cullen

Hidden - Sent x - 12/Sep/14

fennerz - Sent x - 06/Sep/14 with Tom and Marcus

eazyclimbing - Sent - 16/Aug/14 with henry

Glyn - Sent rpt - 27/Jul/14 with Amy

Repeated with heel beta. Nice rockover.
EdGS - Sent x - 17/Jul/14 with Rory

Rory Bascombe - Sent dnf - 17/Jul/14 with Ed Gow-Smith

jamestaylor92 - Sent x - 14/Jun/14

Jack Shorten - Sent x - 01/Jun/14 with Josh Nelson

2nd go, awesome setting
stevedude888 - Sent x - 01/Jun/14 with Dave, Will, Elliot, howie

So good I did it 3 times!
GPN - Sent - 18/May/14 with Claire, Annette

cliffrad - Sent - 19/Apr/14 with Charlotte Garden

barni - Sent β - 25/Mar/14

dale 42 - Sent x - 01/Mar/14

Hidden - Sent - 02/Jan/14

oliverpcain - Sent β - 2014

Felt hard for me, but might just be I'm weak on pinches! Such a sick move!
EdGS - Sent x - 29/Dec/13 with Elliott Worsey

2nd go. No dyno just a heel and slap. Made up!
LRob - Sent β - 29/Dec/13

Very close with the dyno method. Tried rocking it out too but didn't get close.
shed_hed - Sent dnf - 24/Nov/13

luke384 - Sent x - 24/Nov/13 with Boosh crew

james.f.williamson - Sent - 24/Nov/13

couple of goes to weigh up the jump then got it. fun move. quite specific very tiny feet
Ed Booth - Sent x - 04/Nov/13 with Angus Kille

great move, great holds!
anguskille - Sent x - 04/Nov/13 with Ed Booth

fyfee8a - Oct/13 with gazza

AshWH - Sent x - 27/Aug/13 with Eliot, Roz F

highrepute - Sent β - 11/Aug/13

Hidden - Sent x - 04/Jul/13

Hidden - Sent x - 29/Jun/13

Hidden - Sent - 29/Jun/13

Hidden - Sent - 25/Jun/13

3rd go. great move.
EliotStephens - Sent - 25/May/13

C coldwell-storry - Sent x - 25/May/13 with J Freeman, rob lay

bfreeman - Sent β - 25/May/13 with Callum Coldwell-Storry, Jon Freeman

Hidden - Sent - 23/May/13

peewee2008 - Sent x - 16/Apr/13 with jay, Caleb

dswansonlow - Sent x - 16/Apr/13 with Darren McMaster

Good problem that
smallerrich - Sent x - 05/Mar/13 with Will Oates, Andy

myoung - Sent - 13/Jan/13 with Helen

Re-climbed with the dyno method after the demise of the intermediate I used originally. Super class problem either way :)
Mark Riley - Sent x - 06/Jan/13 with Luke Owens, Jamie Hughes, Kieran King

Dyno method as I have been told that it was a crime to static it the first time. I have to admit, the move is amazing
kieranrex - 06/Jan/13 with luke, Mark, Jamie

Hidden - 2013

Amazing. Used to hate this sort of move, bloody ego.
Alex Mason - Sent x - 29/Oct/12 with Miles Hill, Gwen Lancashire, Laura Perry, Duncan Campbell, matt burdekin

Beautiful. Pinch gets a bit slippy if you keep trying it too much (which is very much the case :P)
Jordan4D - Sent x - 06/Oct/12 with Cheehan, David Mack

just amazing.
Timothy Graham Peck - Sent x - 18/Sep/12 with Jordan

Latching the lip an cutting loose... Quality..
wolf.leeb - Sent x - 25/Jul/12

nice to repeat it, abit of the knack helps
al123 - Sent - 21/Jul/12

Always thought this was about being able to pull hard on the dyno primarily but for me it was about technique that made 'the' move possible.
mynyddresident - Sent x - 12/May/12

such a cool move, just brilliant when you catch it right. first welsh 7A+!
al123 - Sent - 15/Apr/12

Daniel_Boocock - Sent x - 07/Nov/11

Hidden - Sent - 29/Sep/11

much better just jumping catching the lip is amazing
Luke Dawson - Sent x - 25/Aug/11

Took a few goes but such a good move! video:
BenNorman - Sent x - 15/Aug/11

ducko - 27/Jul/11

sam820 - Sent x - 14/Apr/11 with Dan Boocock

YYFY! about time :) wicked problem
ziggytang - Sent x - 28/Mar/11 with Ian

Glyn - Sent x - 31/Jan/11 with Alex Fry

done this before years ago. best problem here
lx - Sent - 31/Jan/11 with glyn

single move v7
schof - Sent x - 21/Jan/11 with Glyn

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

h forrester 1994 - Sent - 2011

YUMC North Wales Trip
Qisheng Xie - Sent x - 26/Jun/10

Dan Savory - Sent x - 05/Jun/10

Mark Riley - Sent - 15/May/10 with Chris Bigwood, Tom Greenall

@ndyM@rsh@ll - Sent x - 15/Apr/10 with Ross Johnson, Matty Saunders

Hidden - Sent x - 12/Apr/10

Paulos - Sent - 10/Apr/10

hervenuttall - Sent x - Apr/10 with ross

jfreeman - Sent x - 30/Jan/10 with Jay & Andy

nige - Sent - 2010

Rich Kirby - Sent x - 13/Dec/09 with Naz, Pete, Kev, Ewan, Nige

Rob Pitt - Sent x - 30/Nov/09 with Jamie King, steveE9

drewish - Sent - 28/Nov/09 with Mikey G

Propa wicked move like!
Mike Goldthorp - Sent x - 28/Nov/09 with Drew Mulcahy

rocked over on left heel - about v5
switch - Sent O/S - 22/Mar/09

Lloyders - Sent - 2009

Andrew Barker - Sent x - 2009

Hidden - Sent - 20/Jul/08

kieranrex - Sent - Mar/08 with ben alsford

Best V7 in Wales. Catching that lip is amazing!
Richard Hession - Sent x - 11/Sep/07

IOAN D - Sent x - 27/Apr/07 with me my self and I

Andrew Jennings - Sent - 2007

caveman_chris - Sent x - May/06

lx - Sent - Mar/06 with james

g2 - Sent - 10/Jan/06

TomMc - Sent x - 2003

Hidden - Sent O/S - Aug/02

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