The Silk Purse*** 7c+
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G. Livingston 1987

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This climb is in 53 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Finally!!!! Another epic day. After the 5th or 6th attempt and still falling off on the crux, tried a new hold and sequence and on my final attempt I GOT IT at long bl**dy last!!! Million thanks to John for his patience and persistence that I should keep trying!
Koon - Lead RP - 29/Aug/15 with John Sharples

Epic day. Had 8 goes and still falling off on the same bit despite new sequence after the 4th go :(
Koon - Lead dog - 27/Aug/15 with John Sharples

Still falling off on the same bit but have got better sequence at the end of the day.
Koon - Lead dog - 25/Aug/15 with John Sharples

Kept falling off the cross over from silk teddies to Hamish teds
Koon - Lead dog - 22/Aug/15 with John Sharples

Better sequence for scary top groove.
Koon - TR dog - 16/Aug/15 with John Sharples

Koon - Lead dog - 15/Aug/15 with Fraser, John Sharples

Koon - Lead dog - 09/Aug/15 with John Sharples

Koon - TR dog - 08/Aug/15 with John Sharples

Koon - TR dog - 01/Aug/15 with John Sharples

Koon - TR dog - 26/Jul/15 with John Sharples

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Jul/15

3rd redpoint, big thanks to Iain and Jules!
Timothy Miller - Lead RP - 09/Jul/15 with Iain

julesp - Lead rpt - 23/May/15 with iain and neil

Ri - Lead rpt - 12/May/15 with Greg, Dougie, Adam, mike

Fell off at Marlina crux
julesp - Lead dog - 09/May/15 with iain and neil

Somehow. Almost vibrating off the top groove.
Ri - Lead RP - 07/May/15 with Dougie, Adam, Stu

julesp - Lead dog - 12/Apr/15 with Iain

Working session, all the moves done, loving the top groove weirdness. Hopefully start redpointing next time.
dwisniewski - Lead dog - 18/Aug/14 with Russell, Amanda

rpt well ard
d conacher - 01/Jun/14

Hard route!
atapper21 - Lead RP - 28/May/14 with Jo Lucas

jolucas - Lead RP - 27/May/14 with Andy, Iain, Jules

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/May/14

Robbie_Phillips - 2014

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Sep/13

3rd go. Suprised it went so quick, stunning route.
Alex Mason - Lead RP - 26/Jul/13 with Jemma Powell

Hidden - TR dog - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Mar/12

Retro flash 7 years after 1st rp.
coula1 - Lead rpt - 26/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 18/Sep/11

NDD - Lead RP - 06/Aug/11

ali_robb - Lead RP - Aug/11

phew, thought this might end up being an epic, but a few days on a toprope did the trick, and got it on the first red point day. Knowing the bottom half from doing silk teddies made a big difference. Sweet, hardest route to date, and an amazing one at that!
mhairi thorburn - Lead RP - 19/May/11 with pug

Psyched that it didn't take long to get. Best sport route at the crag!
Greg Boswell - Lead RP - 01/May/11 with Ali Rob

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Apr/11

Yeah! Can't believe it! Nearly off again at the Marlena crux but just managed to keep it together. Direct move at 4th felt fine.
julesp - Lead RP - 15/Sep/10 with Marcus, MelH

Some of the guys thought going up to the arete after the forth bolt wasn't really cricket so gone back to going direct. Pinch at 4th with right hand. Move feels easier than it did at start of summer but still powerful.
julesp - Lead dog - 12/Sep/10 with ewen, Jeremy, mark, fraser, MelH

julesp - Lead dog - 30/Jun/10 with fraser, Marcus

Got it in 2 sections. Falling off a little bit higher every time! Found a better sequence for top to get rid of scary deadpoint.
julesp - Lead dog - 23/Jun/10 with fraser, Marcus

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Jun/10

10 degrees colder made all the difference. 2nd redpoint.
sheppy - Lead RP - 26/May/10 with jules

1st redpoint achieved seventh bolt, then sun came round and it was game over! :-(
sheppy - Lead dog - 22/May/10 with iain n jules

MBean - Lead - Mar/10

Ally Baba - Lead RP - 04/Oct/09 with Mike S, Mike G

mgeek - Lead RP - May/05 with Neill Busby

first 7c+!
a_hein - Lead RP - 2005

Henners - Lead RP - 01/Sep/03 with Jeremy Love

Cassidy - Lead RP - 02/Aug/01 with David Cassidy

greenroom - Lead O/S - 2000

buzby78 - Lead RP - 26/Sep/99 with Jeramaia

my first 7c+, done in a few visits
Evoman - Lead - Jul/98 with Gordon Lennox

whispering nic - TR RP - Apr/96

dominic lee - Lead RP - 17/May/90 with Mark Coles

mark mcgowan01 - Lead RP - Apr/89

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
gurumed, dwisniewski, Stephi, Dangerous Dave, robmack

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