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Encore! Magnifique!*** 7b+

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[Crux of Encore! Magnifique!, 2 kb]21m. Possibly the best route on sandstone at the grade? Climbs the steep wall via some big pulls and high steps to good holds above a big reach off a shot hole. The original route pulled slightly left then back right (7b+). A newer version moves right to a good flake, then back left (7b). Above this tough moves past a slanting crack lead to a pumpy finale on little crimps
M Crocker, R Thomas 25/Mar/1990

Photo: Crux of Encore! Magnifique! © MorganPreece
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This climb is in 42 logbooks, and on 18 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Sep/13

3rd go. Not sure about this "2 variations" thing, imo there's a sensible sequence and a wack sequence - simples! Reckon low/med 7b+ for the sensible way, felt about the same to me as This God is Mine and def harder than consensus hard 7bs eg Tin Of and Sticky Wicket
AJM - Lead RP - 26/Aug/13 with Kate Seaborne, Helen Seaborne

testing injured ankle
Stone Muppet - TR dog - 26/Aug/13 with am

Bolt to bolt, with some extenders! Nice route.
DorsetGareth - Lead dog - 30/Jul/13 with Ben Sutton

Brilliant route, flows really nicely.
Rick hard Rock - Lead RP - 09/Jul/13 with Tom silsbury

thedoctorisin - Lead dog - 25/May/13 with anthony

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/May/13

guy xavier percival - Lead RP - 28/Sep/12 with paul

Lapping it to get fit. Awesome training route
fyfee8a - 06/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Jul/12

1st RP, should have onsighted. Ok for the grade.
Spacetourist - Lead RP - 18/May/12 with Jak, Gary, SJ

2nd go...brilliant!
Dan Jenkin - Lead RP - 14/Aug/11 with Rich Jenkin

hardish move then great.
James Marshall - Lead RP - 27/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/Jul/11

Hidden - TR dog - 01/Jul/11

Stone Muppet - TR dog - 16/Jun/11 with gareth

Hidden - TR RP - 19/May/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/May/11

Hidden - TR RP - 10/May/11

Hidden - Lead β - 02/May/11

great route!!
westyb3 - Lead O/S - 02/May/11 with Alan Sarhan

Hidden - Lead dog - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 31/Aug/10

colesy - Lead RP - 15/Aug/10

richardr - Lead RP - 22/Jun/10

Went so well, so close to falling of the last move reaching for the top, best route at the gap, so pumpy. easyer for the tall, i had to do this crazy undercut move at the crux!
MorganPreece - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Will

Garrouli - Lead RP - Jun/10 with Rasta, Pete

YYFY, as they say! Perfect after-work session.
DafSWMC - Lead RP - 01/Oct/09 with Gareth

Been aspiring to climb this route for years! (climbed original left hand version).
gejones - Lead RP - 27/Sep/09 with DafSWMC

Tim W - Lead dnf - 11/Jun/09 with Andrew Davidson

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Jun/09

onlytovey - TR RP - 04/Jun/09 with Ralph

Hidden - TR RP - 04/Jun/09

Hidden - TR - 2009

njlyons - Lead dnf - 19/Oct/08

As with most routes over the last couple of months, managed to get this done first time, once it was dry! Hadn't been able to get on this route for 5-6 weeks! Was great to get it done and was unexpected as haven't had much chance to get properly fit to do it. Due to fitness, I found this route difficult, even though the moves were not too hard. Video here: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ue-rzHtfceA&NR=1
KH - Lead RP - 14/Sep/08 with Ben Mitchell

Hidden - Lead RP - 03/Nov/07

Billg - Lead RP - May/07 with John James

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Apr/07

Awesome route. TR'd it in about 3 afterwards - should get back on it definitely.
Paz - Lead dog - 20/May/06 with TS

goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 16/Jun/94 with Roy Thomas

Cowflinger - Lead RP - Jul/92

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Style of ascent

Lead33 of 42 (78.6%)
Toproped8 of 42 (19.0%)
Unknown1 of 42 (2.4%)

'Climbed'2 of 42 (4.8%)
clean O/S2 of 42 (4.8%)
clean β1 of 42 (2.4%)
clean rpt1 of 42 (2.4%)
clean RP24 of 42 (57.1%)
dogged9 of 42 (21.4%)
dnf3 of 42 (7.1%)