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Encore! Magnifique!*** 7b+

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[Encore! Magnifique! Fr7b+, The Gap, 4 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

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This climb is in 52 logbooks, and on 21 wishlists.

Carl Watkins - Lead dog - 31/Aug/14

Such good moves! Done bolt to bolt with difficulty but not too desperate, just struggled to clip the peg at the top, extending probably a good idea! Super sustained and will take a few more goes on it to have it dialled enough for a rp attempt. Psyched to come back though!!
James S - Lead dog - 18/Aug/14 with henry

amazing moves gotta come back!
hankyc - Lead dog - 18/Aug/14

Finally sent and smooth when it went :0)
Spillers - Lead RP - 27/Jul/14 with Zoe Grant

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Jul/14

i.fish2000 - Lead RP - 25/Jun/14 with Tom McCluskey

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Jun/14

Agree with AJM's comment! The FA may have gone left but it hardly follows the (current) natural line! Really nice route. One move low down stumping me. One to come back to.
Jon_Warner - Lead dog - 01/Jun/14 with Jenni

Carl Watkins - Lead dog - 01/Jun/14 with jackie, sam

rhoslynfrugtniet - 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

Gained more strength than I thought since last year and the crux felt steady.
drysori - Lead RP - 28/Jul/12 with CraigP

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

One day... Did all of the moves, need a return visit.
drysori - Lead dog - 24/Jul/11 with Jesamine

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

Brilliant
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

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

Hidden - TR RP - 04/Jun/09

drysori - TR - 2009

njlyons - Lead dnf - 19/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Sep/08

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

Lead43 of 52 (82.7%)
Toproped8 of 52 (15.4%)
Unknown1 of 52 (1.9%)

'Climbed'2 of 52 (3.8%)
clean O/S2 of 52 (3.8%)
clean β1 of 52 (1.9%)
clean rpt1 of 52 (1.9%)
clean RP28 of 52 (53.8%)
dogged15 of 52 (28.8%)
dnf3 of 52 (5.8%)