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Tombola** E7 6c

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[tombola, 2 kb]The balnk corner succumbs to decisive technique
Crispin Waddy 1989

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This climb is in 27 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Unique climbing. Another of Nesccliffe's perfect routes.
nathanlee - Lead RP - 28/Jul/12 with Dom Lee

dominic lee - Lead RP - 28/Jul/12 with nathan lee

Michael Allday - TR β - 11/Mar/12 with Ellie Barker

Also did rite time from floor, all the moves. And nick's project at Ally. Hard and painful.
Ed Booth - TR rpt - 03/Oct/11 with Ben Alsford

After the early section that contains some fine climbing you reach what feels a very claustrophobic position at 10 metres. This position can be escaped only by completing the crux sequence, but it is protected by the final and only bit of fixed gear on the route, a blade peg. The crux sequence is quite long and bouldery (4metres at sustained 6c) and consists (for me) of 6 precise foot moves and 4 hand moves. All rounded off with a launch for the rounded break which goes best with a mantle, there is no reverse, you either complete the moves or fall off. The route description defines this as hold less but is not true, there are holds. They are just not well defined or pronounced with lots of choice for all sizes of climber. I belayed Patrick on this 2 years ago and I had no realistic desire to lead this one. That was until a couple of weeks ago and I needed this climb to complete all the corners in the main climbing area. Nesscliffe continues to entice me with itís treasures. Thanks to Dan for belaying me and other members of the wrekin mountaineering club for letting me interrupt their session to give me their support in fading light.
MikeYouCanClimb - Lead RP - 30/Aug/11 with Dan Box

Ed Booth - TR rpt - 04/Jun/11 with pat and jon

Hidden - TR RP - 21/May/11

Hidden - TR β - 02/May/11

thin and technical up and around and above peg. good moves, dont bother with gear before the break.
spidey - Lead RP - 20/Mar/11 with adam

Hidden - TR O/S - 2011

clean to the crux then flailed
Tomprusk - TR dog - 08/Aug/10 with Nick

Psyched! found some inspiring pro below the break ;)
fennerz - Lead RP - 12/Jun/10 with smallerrich

lukea - TR rpt - 10/May/09 with Al

this was my project for ages, the climbing is brilliant, i got such an adrenalin rush when i lead it
anguskille - Lead RP - 21/Mar/09 with Tom, Alex and Helen

Ally Smith - TR - 07/Feb/09 with Mr Shunt

abrom - TR dog - 18/Oct/08 with angus kille, tom fenwick

Two attempts ended in lead falls, at least we all know the pegs bomber : p Amazing route, amazing sunset, amazing day. Cheers RichieB
smallerrich - Lead RP - 25/Jul/08 with Rich Ball

Suddenly poured with rain just before i got to the break below the peg making the top section a little scary. Luckily all the pockets stayed dry n i didnt fall.
Somerset swede basher - Lead RP - 05/Jun/08 with Jess, Tom and Lewis

Hidden - TR rpt - 03/Jun/08

great climb
anguskille - TR O/S - 23/May/08 with Tom Fenwick

Hidden - TR dog - 14/May/08

samwisethebrave2 - TR dog - 14/May/08 with Tim Evans, Rob Ireson

Mark Riley - TR β - 30/Sep/07 with Patrick Green

Tried about 3 times in session last year but could link it. Flashed it first go yesterday so as i promised, i lead it straight off today after checking gear on ab. nice route, second E7, chuffed!
Ed Booth - Lead RP - 13/Sep/07 with fin mcann

guyblackwood - TR O/S - 26/Aug/07 with Jon

Hidden - TR dog - 2007

Hidden - 2002

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
SafetyAndy, Mike Goldthorp, mhawk, samwisethebrave2, alicia

Total votes cast 30
hard E80 of 10
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hard E75 of 10
E71 of 10
easy E73 of 10
hard E61 of 10
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hard 6c0 of 10
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easy 6c2 of 10
hard 6b4 of 10
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Style of ascent

Lead9 of 27 (33.3%)
Toproped17 of 27 (63.0%)
Unknown1 of 27 (3.7%)

'Climbed'2 of 27 (7.4%)
clean O/S3 of 27 (11.1%)
clean β3 of 27 (11.1%)
clean rpt4 of 27 (14.8%)
clean RP10 of 27 (37.0%)
dogged5 of 27 (18.5%)