Blade Runner** E4 6a
[Blade Runner Direct Last big push, 3 kb]15m. Climb up the groove on the end of the Promontory to the top and continue briefly up Promontory Direct to place some protection. downclimb to below the overlap on the left hand wall before traversing across and over the overlap. Finish directly above.

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Photo: Blade Runner Direct Last big push © dmacmorris
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This climb is in 40 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Soft touch? Wouldn't fancy without the high side runner though. Surely, the direct start must be more than just one grade harder.
johannes - Lead β - 23/Jul/14

Macleod - Lead - 18/Jul/14 with John Houston, John O Sullivan, Ian Rickerby

Second E4 and really glad I stuck with it, the route does offer good protection but when on the crux move doesnít feel like it. Great line but I do believe climbing up Promontory to plug then awkwardly slide back down isnít the most graceful or best start.
dmacmorris - Lead RP - 14/Sep/13 with Kevin Woods

Hidden - TR RP - 06/Sep/13

had a bit of a mare. poor show.
Ginger McGrath - 2nd dog - 27/Jun/13 with luke hunt

jev - TR dog - 09/Jun/13 with James

James90 - TR dog - 09/Jun/13 with jev

Timothy Miller - Lead RP - Jun/13

Self Belay. I finally climbed it clean and it was tough, delighted. 11f.
Denpov - TR RP - 07/Aug/12

Self belay. Felt more difficult than Nijinski. Nice route. Wish my arm was 2 inches longer lol. I'll be back. :o)
Denpov - TR dog - 03/Aug/12

finally done this properly, i think I may even have used some technique this time!
JamieSparkes - Lead β - 26/Jul/12 with Claire Holland

MonkeyDawson - Lead rpt - 20/May/12 with Simon Smith

Fail! Fluffed the move into the crack above the crux by having the blinkers on. Twice. I'm glad those RPs are decent! Did it clean on toprope to get the gear back, so disappointed to have made a hash of it on lead.
Neil Adams - Lead dnf - 25/Aug/10 with Ross B

self belay
Denpov - TR dnf - 17/Aug/10

Nice route! Harder than Nijinski technically but much better protection. Psyched.
Alejandro S - Lead RP - 13/Aug/10 with Brendan

Just realised I led this on Friday 13th! Belayed Alec up it as the council towed away a burned out car about 10ft from me. Led it after Alec on his gear.
Brendan - Lead RP - 13/Aug/10 with Alec

ach, thwarted again, properly greasy and got mixed up, fell and got it second go fine. Note: the sidepull to pass the overlap is getting higher, piece came off in my hand today.
JamieSparkes - Lead dog - 22/May/10 with JohnBM, Claire Holland

Got through the mantle first time, got feet mixed up at the pocket and had to take, got it second time, will be back to get it clean.
JamieSparkes - Lead dog - 16/May/10 with Tom Rust, Andrew Latham

Lawrie Brand - Lead RP - 21/Apr/10 with Jamie Wilson

westaway - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/10

fell from the mantle - really sandy, will ab beforehand next time
JamieSparkes - Lead dnf - 09/Mar/10 with Liam Ingram

jackse - TR - 2010

JasonK - 2010

Hidden - Lead dnf - 23/Oct/09

First E4 onsight! Worldclass! Nearly fell
dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Rich Clarke

Peter Rhodes - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Matt Balmer

jim.macp - Lead RP - 01/Jul/09

MonkeyDawson - TR O/S - 08/Jun/08

Great moves, the crux seems very unlikley until you try it. Neil led it like a pro.
beegsyboy - 2nd RP - 09/May/08 with Neil C

jaybob - TR - Mar/08 with ally

marcfoggo - TR - May/07 with Grant Bruce

kevg - TR - 2004 with Mark

French Erick - 2nd O/S - Mar/03 with Postie Craig

stugreen75 - TR O/S - 2000

plain kitten - 2000

buzby78 - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1997

Hidden - Lead - 1989

First ascent. Very serious in those days. The only protection was a terrible bent over pin that Jim had placed.
redjerry - Lead O/S - Feb/83 with Jim Melrose

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - TR - Jun/80

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