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Dolphin Belly Slap** V6 6b / f7A

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This climb is in 349 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

In the rain. Felt easy once the sequence was figured out.
MischaHY - Sent x - 28/Jun/14

Hidden - Sent x - 21/Jun/14

Good boulder, after a couple of goes. With the beta I concucted, V6 felt right. First trip to Almscliff.
Grindcore - Sent - 15/Jun/14

Harry Holmes - Sent rpt - 11/Jun/14

I love a good heel hook
Nick Russell - Sent - 26/May/14

Newham - Sent x - 22/May/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 21/May/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 13/May/14

Retro Flash
JamesTurnbull97 - Sent rpt - 24/Apr/14

cjbaker - Sent x - 29/Mar/14

Hidden - Sent x - 23/Mar/14

Hidden - Sent x - 23/Mar/14

Hidden - Sent rpt - 08/Mar/14

Hidden - Sent x - 08/Mar/14

Alison2 - Sent x - 01/Mar/14 with Dad, matthew154

Hidden - Sent - 01/Mar/14

Was not expecting to flash it, but there you go :P Epic moves and an awesome route.. well worth a shot
Chris Redding - Sent β - 23/Feb/14

Sweet, nice problem! Got some good beta from Ben an Pete.
Bloke on a Rope - Sent x - 16/Feb/14 with Charlotte, Pete

Gus - Sent - 16/Feb/14 with chris barr, ben rouse

GuyVG - Sent - 16/Feb/14 with crew

mshorter - Sent x - 09/Feb/14

Hidden - Sent - 02/Feb/14

bwestwood - Sent - 02/Feb/14

Matt Cooke - Sent rpt - 01/Feb/14

tom rookes - 08/Jan/14

Amazing problem. Should have topped several attempts earlier. Finished crux, but too pumped to move hands to get feet up. Still very pleased as didnt think I would be able send it this winter.
jammy4536 - Sent x - 07/Jan/14

found this hard
theomoore - Sent - 03/Jan/14

Felt hard till optimal beta was discovered but still strong, great problem!
Joe Lawson - Sent x - 2014

madtoclimb - Sent x - 2014

samrad - Sent x - 15/Dec/13

Jonny Nick - Sent x - 14/Dec/13

Joe Houghton - Sent x - 10/Dec/13

GuyVG - Sent rpt - 08/Dec/13

pressure was on
nathanlee - Sent β - 08/Dec/13 with Yorkshire Types

Hmmm, still not convinced this is V6. Had great beta though.
dprctr - Sent x - 01/Dec/13 with Jake, Henry Jenkins

6 or so goes
JamesTurnbull97 - Sent x - 16/Nov/13

Second go, should of flashed!
joe.91 - Sent x - 08/Nov/13 with Mikey

Thought it was a bit soft for 7A but maybe just suits me!
Stingraypoindex - Sent O/S - 05/Nov/13

henry peter jenkins - Sent x - 04/Nov/13 with emilio bachini

Ian Broome - Sent rpt - 26/Oct/13 with petellis

david morse - Sent x - 24/Oct/13 with josh

Hidden - Sent - 20/Oct/13

Matt Harle - Sent x - 19/Oct/13

stvey - Sent x - 28/Sep/13 with paddyisidle

andy jennings - Sent x - 26/Sep/13 with Mr. Lovatt, keith

Second go, felt pretty easy for 7a
Nathaniel Larsson - Sent x - 22/Sep/13 with Louise Hall

Hidden - Sent x - 14/Sep/13

Rockwarrior - Sent O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Aran O'Carrol

dannyboy83 - Sent O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Ben Harper

tommytwotone - Sent - 10/Aug/13

dale 42 - Sent x - 10/Aug/13 with clare loughin

Hidden - Sent - 09/Jul/13

monkeymyster - Sent x - 16/Jun/13

Ed F - Sent x - 07/Jun/13 with Vince, Laurence

Hidden - Sent - 22/May/13

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Sent x - 06/May/13 with Steve Harby

Hidden - Sent - 06/May/13

ape1980 - Sent dnf - 29/Apr/13

Hidden - Sent x - 15/Apr/13

TRFrost - Sent x - 10/Apr/13

np134 - Sent - 29/Mar/13 with T. Frost

Will_Mac - Sent x - 10/Mar/13

Ally Smith - Sent rpt - 03/Mar/13 with jkarran

Carter - Sent x - 03/Mar/13

jkarran - Sent dnf - 03/Mar/13 with Smith

munch88 - Sent rpt - 28/Feb/13 with rob

dane2468 - Sent β - 20/Feb/13

j3z - Sent - 17/Feb/13

munch88 - Sent x - 09/Feb/13

Davefro - Sent - 09/Feb/13

Hidden - Sent β - 02/Feb/13

C coldwell-storry - Sent - 13/Jan/13 with rob lay

First go, the annual tradition, still cant do DWR
GuyVG - Sent - 12/Jan/13 with barrows, oli

petekeron - Sent x - 05/Jan/13 with Barry Scott, Dickon Morris

Hidden - Sent - 01/Jan/13

Matt Cooke - Sent x - Jan/13

Wizzy - Sent x - 2013

Louis B - 2013

ChrisCon1991 - Sent - 2013

robertmctague - Sent β - 2013

Hidden - Sent - 2013

robblackburn - Sent - 2013

Acoustic_Olly - Sent x - 2013

Hidden - Sent rpt - 23/Dec/12

Dickon151 - Sent x - 18/Dec/12 with Peter Keron

masonwoods101 - Sent rpt - 03/Dec/12

Hidden - Sent - 01/Dec/12

Tom Peeper - Sent x - 01/Dec/12 with Bertie Russle

geddicakes - 01/Dec/12

Mowglee - Sent rpt - 18/Nov/12 with Huw

Graeme Hammond - Sent x - 11/Nov/12

KristopherHall - Sent x - 11/Nov/12

Mowglee - Sent rpt - 10/Nov/12

masonwoods101 - Sent x - 10/Nov/12

Did all the moves, too tired to link it though.
Harry Thorpe - Sent dnf - 27/Oct/12

riven - Sent x - 19/Oct/12 with Callum

petegunn - Sent - 19/Oct/12 with Bob, Owain, Davina

Hidden - Sent - 18/Oct/12

Second go after Crad sandbagged me on it.
Bennykr - Sent β - 18/Oct/12 with Cradmire

philipjames - Sent - 16/Oct/12

Tophe - Sent - 16/Oct/12 with Phil

Hidden - Sent - 14/Oct/12

MartinWilliams87 - Sent x - 06/Oct/12 with Richard Williams

birdie1989 - Oct/12

Nicolas Duboust - Sent - 22/Sep/12

Nice - 2nd go.
peterp - Sent x - 01/Sep/12 with The Wrestler, Beans

munch88 - Sent dnf - 31/Aug/12

Robin Nichols - Sent O/S - 19/Aug/12

akhughes - Sent - 21/Jul/12

Harry Holmes - Sent x - 21/Jul/12 with Joanna

efrance24234 - Sent rpt - 21/Jul/12

thebigfriendlymoose - Sent rpt - 08/Jul/12

ayoungblakelock - Sent dnf - Jun/12

james.f.williamson - Sent - 13/May/12

pleased to get this quickly, it went 2nd or 3rd go (with good beta)
Si dH - Sent x - 06/May/12

jkarran - Sent - 06/May/12

Oddjob - Sent x - 05/May/12 with Adam B

Hidden - Sent dnf - 05/May/12

MeMeMe - Sent - 03/May/12

efrance24234 - Sent x - 19/Mar/12

Hidden - Sent rpt - 19/Mar/12

bencoope - 26/Feb/12

jacobjd - Sent β - 25/Feb/12

jfreeman - Sent β - 19/Feb/12 with Ben Freeman, Greg Courtney, Daniel Turner

gregcourtney - Sent x - 19/Feb/12 with Dan Turner, bfreeman

Hidden - Sent - 15/Feb/12

Hidden - Sent rpt - 15/Feb/12

Hidden - Sent x - 30/Jan/12

Hidden - Sent x - 28/Jan/12

Hidden - Sent x - 23/Jan/12

highrepute - Sent - 23/Jan/12

PeteH - Sent x - 21/Jan/12

Hidden - Sent rpt - 19/Jan/12

Hidden - Sent rpt - 06/Jan/12

2nd go
Stewart B - Sent x - 06/Jan/12 with Dave Redpath

kingholmesy - Sent x - 2012

innes - Sent x - 2012

Another Cliff loose end tidied up, 3 goes on the day owing to sloppy heel placements. Good fun!
AlistairB - Sent x - 27/Dec/11

good to be able to get this second go after falling off the last move on first attempt. did it 2 years ago, feels nice to be able to do it over and over again now. great problem
Bill Lawrence - Sent rpt - 26/Dec/11 with Bradley Cowley, Guy VG, alex mason, oaksi2

James Oakes - Sent rpt - 26/Dec/11 with Brad Cowley, Alex Mason, Bill Lawrence, Guy Van Greuning

failed the retro, 2nd go. No further progress on on DWR or syrett's
GuyVG - Sent - 26/Dec/11 with Bill, James, Brad and Mason

hebson - Sent - 20/Dec/11 with george north

CosmicHobo - Sent x - 30/Nov/11

Hidden - Sent x - 12/Nov/11

GPN - Sent - 12/Nov/11 with Mike Binks, Annette

mark20 - Sent x - 12/Nov/11

uptown - Sent - 02/Nov/11

uptown - Sent - 31/Oct/11

CragDog - Sent x - 31/Oct/11

Mowglee - Sent rpt - 30/Oct/11

uptown - Sent - 26/Oct/11 with Dave

jacobjacob - Sent x - 26/Oct/11

thebigfriendlymoose - Sent rpt - 23/Oct/11

hilty - Sent - 23/Oct/11

Hidden - Sent O/S - 19/Oct/11

Hidden - Sent x - 16/Oct/11

retro flash lol
Rob1988 - Sent - 15/Oct/11 with Josh Oneal

jowgli - Sent x - 14/Oct/11 with will kelsall

deacondeacon - Sent - 22/Sep/11

Hidden - Sent x - 09/Sep/11

Andrew Barker - Sent rpt - 31/Aug/11 with Cat Black

Stefan Kruger - Sent x - 21/Aug/11

Mowglee - Sent rpt - 20/Aug/11

Mowglee - Sent rpt - 30/Jul/11

Mowglee - Sent rpt - 30/Jul/11

clive-greenwood - Sent x - 27/Jul/11 with Dave Clarke, Mike Nuttall

MikeLeeds - Sent x - 30/Jun/11 with Dave Rippin, Clive Greenwood, Dave Clark

Not sure this feels V6? Particularly when compared to something like the Virgin Traverse at V4??
DKaye - Sent x - 26/Jun/11

Hidden - 16/Jun/11

Ally Smith - Solo - 11/Jun/11

Strongest I've felt for a long time!
Pete Scott - Sent x - 28/May/11

2nd go today. Should have been 2nd go overall today was the first time i really went for it. I think it is about 15 goes i had overall.
Niels - Sent x - 14/Apr/11

Hidden - Sent x - 12/Apr/11

Hidden - Sent - 12/Apr/11

Hidden - Sent - 05/Apr/11

rockjedi - Sent x - 03/Apr/11

Hidden - Sent - Apr/11

DRHolmes - Sent - 28/Mar/11

Jack00 - Sent rpt - 20/Mar/11

Jack00 - Sent rpt - 13/Mar/11

Great problem should have taken less goes than it did just needed to man up with the heel hook
mantle87 - Sent x - 03/Mar/11 with gowdy, BobbyG

Mowglee - Sent rpt - 26/Feb/11

jakk - Sent - 26/Feb/11

Hidden - Sent - 26/Feb/11

Warm up, what have we become?
Dave Warburton - Sent rpt - 16/Feb/11 with gareth uglow, HuwGoodal

2nd go today after trying it last week.
Mowglee - Sent x - 16/Feb/11 with Huw, Dave Warburton

2ng go
whistler - Sent x - 12/Feb/11 with Gordon Lennox, Tim Rankin

uptown - Sent - 08/Feb/11 with Dave

Hidden - Sent x - Feb/11

Bout time i did some almscliffe bouldering. Nice climbing, 3rd or 4th go pretty standard grit bouldering, harder to work out than climb. Also did some pottering on Sloper Patrol uphill.
Dave Warburton - Sent x - 21/Jan/11 with HuwGoodal

Hidden - Sent x - 04/Jan/11

Hidden - Sent dnf - 02/Jan/11

tommytwotone - Sent - 02/Jan/11

thebigfriendlymoose - 2011

Bendal - 2011

Hidden - Sent x - 31/Dec/10

Hidden - Sent x - 12/Dec/10

Hidden - Sent dnf - 28/Nov/10

petegunn - Sent - 25/Nov/10 with Davina

Jack00 - Sent rpt - 24/Nov/10 with Simon and Hannah

Hidden - Sent x - 13/Nov/10

Ewan Russell - Sent x - 10/Nov/10 with Random Folk

Hidden - Sent rpt - 07/Nov/10

2nd go
Peter Holder - Sent - 03/Nov/10

will6459 - Sent x - 28/Oct/10

Spillers - Sent - 24/Oct/10 with Mark Riley

Rowansb - Sent x - 17/Oct/10

little dude - Sent - 16/Oct/10

pie_eater_pete - Sent x - 16/Oct/10

Mark Riley - Sent β - 16/Oct/10

UrbanSteve - Sent x - 12/Oct/10

Hidden - Sent x - Oct/10

robin_hackney - Sent x - 24/Sep/10

ewen - 21/Sep/10 with neil stabbs

adam coxsell - Sent x - 17/Sep/10 with byron, JimmyKay

Hidden - Sent x - 13/Sep/10

Jack00 - Sent rpt - 04/Sep/10 with Dick and Scott

About 6 goes. nice problem
DaveFidler - Sent x - 22/Aug/10

peewee2008 - Sent x - 11/Jul/10 with Caleb

More retro ticking... felt a damn site easier than when i first did it!
loonyclimber - Sent x - 29/Jun/10 with Lee

Hidden - Sent rpt - 22/Jun/10

Hidden - Sent rpt - 03/Jun/10

rtatham - Jun/10

got it on the third time with beta
freddieneame10 - Sent - Jun/10

Boj S - Sent O/S - 17/May/10

dj_brigham05 - Sent x - 03/May/10 with Rob Tyler, Pete Abernethy, Don Macrae

b_colwill - Sent - 24/Apr/10

markalmack - Sent x - 18/Apr/10

PaulOgden - Sent O/S - 18/Apr/10

beegsyboy - Sent x - 10/Apr/10

Hidden - Sent rpt - 04/Apr/10

Hidden - Sent x - 13/Mar/10

Daniel_Boocock - Sent x - 13/Mar/10

3rd go again...
Chad123 - Sent rpt - 06/Mar/10 with James Humble

rob.s22 - Sent - Mar/10

Second 7a =]
James Oakes - Sent x - 13/Feb/10 with Lee Cooper, Guy Van Greuning

BobbyG - 01/Feb/10

Hidden - Sent rpt - Feb/10

2nd go repeat. really starting to enjoy the sequence, also a session on DWR today, cannot get the toe on the flake aghhh.
GuyVG - Sent - 23/Jan/10 with Lee and Ben

Hidden - Sent x - 23/Jan/10

Hidden - 2010

RossG - 2010

gowdy - Sent x - 2010 with Bobby Gowdy

cdawg - 2010

simon kimber - Sent - 2010

Hidden - Sent x - 31/Dec/09

@ndyM@rsh@ll - Sent x - 28/Dec/09 with mike goldthorp

2nd go
Mike Goldthorp - Sent x - 28/Dec/09

tried once before, felt very hard. with correct beta today felt ten times easier. once done felt soft for 7a but it took alot of technical work to get it sent. lost my phone today so swings and roundabouts.
GuyVG - Sent - 28/Dec/09 with Al and Lee

done with al's sweet beta probably low end 7a
leepip - Sent x - 28/Dec/09 with GUY VG, al mason

sweet problem, was working it last time i was at almscliff and got close, then got it fairly easy this time
Bill Lawrence - Sent x - 28/Dec/09

retroflash, felt good.
Alex Mason - Sent β - 22/Dec/09 with Joel Nunn, Billy Laurence

andy farnell - Sent - 13/Dec/09 with Aaron Tonks

clairey - Sent - 09/Dec/09

Hidden - Sent - 06/Dec/09

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Sent - 05/Dec/09 with Rachel Hassall

piss once you've worked it out!
fm2340562 - Dec/09

Repeat flash for the crowds.
petellis - Sent rpt - 28/Nov/09 with mattyork2

tommytwotone - Sent - 15/Nov/09

GPN - Sent - 15/Nov/09

petellis - Sent rpt - 13/Nov/09

Good beta from a demon wall roof resident - thanks whoever you were. I had to do it to work out why people rave about it.
petellis - Sent x - 11/Nov/09

drewish - Sent - 07/Nov/09 with SteveE9

Lex Wilkinson - 29/Oct/09

tommytwotone - Sent - 25/Oct/09

littleluke - Sent x - 22/Oct/09

Hidden - Sent x - 17/Oct/09

jw231 - Sent x - 20/Aug/09 with Al Benson

Jack00 - Sent rpt - 02/Aug/09

Whoo, finally!
jkarran - Sent - 27/Jul/09

Nearly linked. Back too soon after yesterday's session.
jkarran - Sent dnf - 23/Jun/09 with Team

Silly when you first try it. Brilliant once you've figured it out.
GrantB - Sent - 23/Jun/09

Great fun once we figured out the moves. Maybe next session to link it up.
jkarran - Sent dnf - 22/Jun/09 with Grant

Hidden - Sent - 03/May/09

Jack00 - Sent rpt - 11/Apr/09 with Cole

Jack00 - Sent rpt - 31/Mar/09

bfreeman - Sent x - 21/Mar/09 with Dan Turner

Hidden - Sent rpt - 23/Feb/09

figfour - Sent x - 07/Feb/09

sparkass - Sent x - 07/Feb/09

Dan Savory - Sent O/S - Feb/09

Hidden - Sent x - 14/Jan/09

Great problem, worked in one session, fantastic sequence to it!
gambit247 - Sent x - 14/Jan/09 with Chris

Andrew Barker - Sent x - 10/Jan/09

Hidden - Sent x - 03/Jan/09

byronic - Sent x - 2009

Thomas Martin - Sent x - 2009

Hidden - Sent x - 27/Dec/08

Third go! Grade seems to vary between V5 and V7, I'll take V6! Nice powerful moves, if only DWR was as easy....
Chad123 - Sent O/S - 14/Dec/08 with Emily, Huw, Matt etc

First V7 grade. The double right hand slap makes it much easier. Very satisfying !
dave_middleton - Sent x - 15/Nov/08 with Mad Mick, Steve & Tom

tedj234 - Sent x - 02/Nov/08 with Nicolas Rabb

Hidden - Sent x - 19/Oct/08

Will Hunt - Sent x - 25/Sep/08 with David Smith

Jack00 - Sent rpt - 22/Aug/08

Sent on my second session
SteveM - Sent x - 15/Apr/08

SteveM - Sent dnf - 07/Apr/08 with Tom

Hidden - Sent x - Apr/08

Jack00 - Sent rpt - 30/Mar/08

Hidden - Sent rpt - 10/Feb/08

not bad need some skin though.
andy gravestock - Sent x - 28/Jan/08 with alex mason

Ram MkiV - Sent x - 19/Jan/08 with andi e

Hidden - Sent β - 19/Jan/08

Hidden - Sent x - 15/Jan/08

Boy - 2008

bentley's biceps - 2008

mugglewump - Sent - 2008

Jack00 - Sent x - 30/Dec/07

Ben1983 - Sent x - 15/Dec/07

Was freezing man.. warmed up on the problem. moves felt impossible at the start of the session but as the blood started to flow i managed to get it all together.. pleased with my unlikely evening raid on Almscliff:)
Mattyk - Sent x - 07/Dec/07

Hidden - Sent rpt - 01/Dec/07

Hidden - Sent rpt - 12/Nov/07

Hidden - Sent x - Oct/07

very long standing project, really stoked! great problem sent on last ever uni trip to our home crag! get in
mattyork2 - Sent x - 26/Jun/07

Again a repeat but love this problem..
loonyclimber - Sent - 05/Jun/07 with Me Myself and I

Hidden - Sent rpt - 13/May/07

Hidden - Sent rpt - 07/Apr/07

2nd attempt
Richard Hession - Sent x - 10/Mar/07

3rd occasion ive been on this problem. went 3rd go! quality!
Alex Mason - Sent - 04/Feb/07 with Sam and Ed

Hidden - 2007

flash
lx - Sent - Nov/06 with rupert

Fire Marshall - Sent - 22/Oct/06 with Si Hudson/DAwn

Excellent. Succombs to technique- not power!
alaan - Sent x - 08/Jul/06

went easier then i expected once i had a shoe that didnt fall off on my right foot :D
loonyclimber - Sent - 01/Jul/06 with Steve Webster

Hidden - Sent - 02/Jun/06

Ram MkiV - Sent - 08/Apr/06 with Alex and Tom

nige - Sent - 04/Mar/06

Chazz - Sent x - 01/Jan/06 with Matt Rowat

ewen - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Nick Beckett - Solo - 2006

Possibly my favourite British boulder problem, can nail it in my sleep now.
dephill - Sent x - 2006

Hidden - Sent β - 29/Dec/05

rice boy - Sent - 2005

Hidden - Sent x - 09/Oct/04

Hidden - Sent β - 17/Mar/04

Hidden - Sent - 2004

Dave Douglas - Sent - 2004

whispering nic - Solo - Mar/02

+4apeindex - 2002

Hidden - Sent O/S - 04/Oct/01

WB - Sent x - Jan/01

Hidden - Sent - 27/Nov/00

nai - Sent - 2000

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2000

jameshiggins - 1998

Mike Owen - Oct/97 with Ewan McCallum, Pete Chadwick, Mark Hounsley, Elaine Owen

John Southworth - Sent x - Feb/97

Andrew Jennings - 1997

Hidden - Sent - 1992

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Voting
Total votes cast 114
hard V70 of 58
V70 of 58
easy V72 of 58
hard V69 of 58
V615 of 58
easy V626 of 58
hard V54 of 58
V51 of 58
easy V51 of 58
hard 6c0 of 5
6c0 of 5
easy 6c0 of 5
hard 6b3 of 5
6b1 of 5
easy 6b1 of 5
hard 6a0 of 5
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easy 6a0 of 5
3 Stars34 of 51
2 Stars14 of 51
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Style of ascent

Soloed5 of 349 (1.4%)
Bouldered318 of 349 (91.1%)
Unknown26 of 349 (7.4%)

'Climbed'117 of 349 (33.5%)
clean O/S10 of 349 (2.9%)
clean β13 of 349 (3.7%)
clean rpt53 of 349 (15.2%)
clean RP145 of 349 (41.5%)
dnf11 of 349 (3.2%)