My Piano*** E8 6c
[James Pearson - My Piano - Onsight, 3 kb]The stunning arete left of Red Square with hard climbing and limited gear. ***It is now possible to place a cam under the first roof in a placement that has developed from a thin band of softer rock being excavated over time from people trying to get gear in. With this in place the route is more in the region of E6/7 6c***
Nick Dixon Jun/1994

Ticklists: Nesscliffe: Marlene Aretes.

Photo: James Pearson - My Piano - Onsight © MarcusWootton
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This climb is in 24 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Onsighted on top rope, then went for the lead. Felt bold after the crux as the first two pegs seem to have rusted away. Really good but insecure feeling climbing.
Cailean Harker - Lead RP - 24/Apr/15 with Dave Pickford

Both lower pegs have now gone making it very bold to half height. Exceptionally good climbing from start to finish and visually on of the nicest lines I have ever climbed on. A day to remember.
jamestaylor92 - Lead RP - 21/Sep/14 with james slater

Ran out of time for the headpoint - definitely worth returning for!
alaan - TR O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Ally

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/May/14

Ed Booth - TR rpt - 05/Apr/14 with Edwin Mitchell, Rob Ireson, Adam Booth

Greasy as sin! Felt way harder than the last time I got on it! Still might be a go-er if I'm fresh and conditions are good. Need to harden some of the holds...
Adam Booth - TR dnf - 05/Apr/14 with Rob Ierson, Ed Mitchell, Ed Booth

mark20 - Lead RP - 22/Sep/13

Gutted I dropped the flash going for the wrong hold on the top section. 2nd go. Climbed trailing lead rope and placing gear to. Top section is putting me off big time.
MorganPreece - TR rpt - 25/May/13 with Sam Tolhurst

Great route. Got all the moves with some rests in between and two worked sections. Pump stuff!
monsteratt - TR dog - 25/May/13 with Sam T, Ben M, Morgan Preece

Got it clean second go on a TR. Account open!
Adam Booth - TR RP - 10/Jun/12

luke384 - AltLd dog - 29/May/12 with matty

One of the best lines about with climbing to match. Wouldn't be amiss at E7 but regardless of the grade its just superb.
nathanlee - Lead RP - 17/Mar/12 with Dom Lee

A grand day out...
dominic lee - Lead RP - 17/Mar/12 with nathan lee

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

Hidden - TR dog - 21/May/11

in the rain.
frost - TR dog - 18/Sep/10 with Pete H

Lead after practice in the morning. Had a complete mind blank on the top section and forgot how to climb it but it came together in the end. Birkett is a legend, the start is well sketchy!
JM - Lead RP - 02/Sep/10 with Dave Deary

good send, the moves and holds are never quite secure, so its good fun. slipped a couple of times, but clung on- falling would have hurt
anguskille - Lead RP - 14/Apr/10 with Tom and Ed

valecoastclimber - Lead RP - 27/Sep/09

this is sooo nails! desperate to the first lot of pegs then a couple of hard moves, my arms were torched by the end of it...
fennerz - TR RP - 03/Aug/08 with Angus Kille

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

Flashed! But it's gonna take some balls to lead it...
Mark Riley - TR β - 30/Sep/07 with Patrick Green

lukea - TR dog - 27/Aug/07 with Rich

Absolutely quality - first E8. Ace!!
Ed Booth - Lead RP - Apr/06 with Nick Dixon

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Total votes cast 46
hard E90 of 17
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