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Impropa Opera*** f7C / V9

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[Start to Grand/Impropa Opera, 3 kb]Start from the large flat hold and pull up and slightly right on small holds and a pinch for a classic Bowderstone tick. A number of variations exist ranging from V8 to V9. The sit-down start is V11. © ROCKFAX
Start matched on the large flatty and slap up to the shoddy pinch. Now nifty pulling on ever smaller edges to finish. The best moves on the stone! Can also be done starting slightly right (old skool version) using the big edge (X hold); same grade.

Photo: Start to Grand/Impropa Opera © peewee2008
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 49 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Sandy Moore - Sent - 01/Sep/14

nia - Sent x - 15/Jul/14

samrad - Sent x - 14/Jul/14 with craig

Tried the first move over 50 times, only stuck it 3 times and flashed the top section! Classic only because of its history/location, not fantastic movements imo. Slightly disappointed, not as good as Coconutter at Gouther.
joe.91 - Sent x - 11/Jul/14

Now the X-hold's broke, this is hard V9 the left hand way.
CosmicHobo - Sent x - 03/Jun/14

Great problem
kieranrex - 04/May/14 with Boosh Crew

Mark Riley - Sent x - 04/May/14 with Jamie Hughes, Kieran King

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - 2014

frasermcilwraith - Sent x - 15/Oct/13

Hidden - 01/Oct/13

Did left hand version, slightly harder than right hand method.
BobbyG - Sent - 05/Sep/13 with james gowdy

Second session trying it. Really cool problem.
Jonathan Bean - Sent - 08/Jun/13 with Team Glasgow

Hidden - Sent x - 25/May/13

rockrat - Sent dnf - 25/Feb/13

BobbyG - Sent - 25/Feb/13

KristopherHall - Sent x - 19/Feb/13 with Jonny Squire

Finally did the left hand now hold x is gone.
Lord_ash2000 - Sent - 03/Feb/13

KristopherHall - Sent dnf - 05/Nov/12

PeterDawson - Sent x - 06/Jun/12

LH start
Andrew1 - Sent - 24/Mar/12 with Chris, Hulda, Chris Fisher

RH
peewee2008 - Sent x - 03/Mar/12

LH
peewee2008 - Sent x - 03/Mar/12

Andrew1 - Sent - 19/Feb/12 with Arran

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Sent x - 23/Nov/11

hebson - Sent - 19/Nov/11 with peterp

Hidden - Sent - 22/Oct/11

Finally!!
Rob1988 - Sent x - 15/Sep/11

Hidden - Sent x - 29/Aug/11

LH
Toby - Sent - 29/Jun/11

Lord_ash2000 - Sent - 24/Jun/11

RH
Toby - Sent - 07/Jun/11

Great moves
Richard Hession - Sent x - 02/Mar/11 with Sean Hoppo

Hidden - Sent x - 17/Oct/10

Hidden - 17/Oct/10

Brandon Copley - Sent x - 29/May/10 with liam

C coldwell-storry - Sent x - 20/May/10 with rob lay

LH 2o mins, RH second go
Liam Copley - Sent x - 10/May/10

mchap - 2010

Psyched to get this in a session, without the X hold.
willackers - Sent x - 16/Aug/09 with lots of scottish people

bfreeman - Sent - 05/Jan/09 with Jon & Chris Freeman, Dan Turner

jfreeman - Sent x - 05/Jan/09 with Ben & Chris Freeman, Dan Turner

Cassidy - Sent x - 27/Dec/08

Hidden - 03/Sep/08

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Sent - May/04

djmarko75 - Sent - Oct/95

With Greg Cornforth waay back..
Fatts1 - 1994

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
davebowes, Hidden, Hidden, samrad, barni, Hidden, Hidden, @ndyM@rsh@ll, willworkforfoodjnr

Voting
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easy f7C2 of 16
hard f7B+1 of 16
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Style of ascent

Bouldered39 of 49 (79.6%)
Unknown10 of 49 (20.4%)

'Climbed'25 of 49 (51.0%)
clean RP22 of 49 (44.9%)
dnf2 of 49 (4.1%)