Impropa Opera*** f7B+ / V8+
[Kris, close on Improper Opera, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
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

UKC Logbook Description
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: Kris, close on Improper Opera © Lord_ash2000
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This climb is in 60 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Joe Lawson - Sent x - 11/Aug/15 with Sam Lawson

Sam Lawson - Sent x - 11/Aug/15 with Joe Lawson

Fell off last move due to poor skin on flash. Closest ive ever come to flashing 7C
Haydn Jones - Sent x - 26/May/15 with dom bridgwood

First time repeating this, it used to be 7C. Such a good line. The description needs updating as hold x has broke making the RH start something like 7C
KristopherHall - Sent x - 30/Apr/15

Got some great beta off of a helpful local to help with the first move and can now hang it and almost crack on. Next time.
Joyce - Sent dnf - 10/Apr/15

Hidden - Sent x - 18/Mar/15

Alex moore - Sent - 18/Mar/15

Matt.c.Warner - Sent x - Mar/15

AliMackenzie - 2015

Trying the slap straight up version, the 7B one. Could get to the slopey pinch but couldn't quite make it stick. Another project just that one move felt well cool.
Joyce - Sent dnf - 27/Sep/14

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

Euan McFadyen - 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

peewee2008 - Sent x - 03/Mar/12

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

Rob1988 - Sent x - 15/Sep/11

Hidden - Sent x - 29/Aug/11

Toby - Sent - 29/Jun/11

Lord_ash2000 - Sent - 24/Jun/11

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

Hidden - 2000

djmarko75 - Sent - Oct/95

With Greg Cornforth waay back..
Fatts1 - 1994

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

Total votes cast 37
hard f7C5 of 20
f7C11 of 20
easy f7C2 of 20
hard f7B+1 of 20
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easy f7B+0 of 20
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f7B0 of 20
easy f7B0 of 20
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Style of ascent
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