The Hooker** 7a
[Dan Cook on The hooker 7a at foxhole cove, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
It originally started up Joy de Viva, and this was the start of Foxy Lady. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Shares the start and belay of Foxy Lady, but after the ledge takes the right hand line fairly easily to a few tough moves over the final bulge back left toward the belay.

John Bullock 1990

Photo: Dan Cook on The hooker 7a at foxhole cove © dan cook
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This climb is in 64 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

OERees - Lead rpt - 22/Sep/15

Luuuuuke - Lead β - 13/Sep/15 with Si

peaches69 - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/15 with luke

OERees - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/15

Couldn't figure out the top, should have taken a clue from the name.
Ian Bell - TR dnf - 24/May/15 with Tania T

Dogged lead to work it then 1st RP attempt. Took a while to figure out a sequence for the top. Great climbing, probably preferred Foxy Lady (dont we all) but still very enjoyable
partz - Lead RP - 04/May/15 with Ed

Matthew Edwards - TR dog - 03/May/15 with Matt Everett

TomJ - Lead RP - 19/Apr/15 with Rosie

good climb, thought it was hard for 7a.
Dave Cale - Lead RP - 15/Apr/15 with rich, Tom Jefferies, Gwionlewis

sasomsok - Lead dog - 04/Apr/15 with Aelita

joshcullen95 - Lead β - 03/Apr/15 with dan cook

joshcullen95 - Lead β - 22/Feb/15 with dan cook

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Feb/15

Great climb. Super steep
gingernick - Lead rpt - 08/Feb/15 with Darrell, Dan the Man

dmorgan27 - 2nd - 08/Feb/15 with Nick Matthews

Sarah Black - Lead dog - 2015 with Paul Black

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/14

chrisscutt - Lead β - 21/Sep/14 with oly

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14 with ollie

anthony henry - Lead RP - 16/Aug/14 with tomar

Tomar - Lead rpt - 16/Aug/14 with "Henry"

steveanthony - Lead β - 09/Jul/14 with John Bullock

brices - Lead RP - 08/Jun/14 with Llinos

brices - Lead dog - 30/Mar/14 with Llinos

Bloody tuff at the top. Get stronger to smash it :) came off at the layback> to be continued!!
gingernick - Lead dog - 23/Mar/14

quiffhanger - Lead β - 07/Oct/13 with Kate

horrible 3rd clip and a tricky upper crux
Caspian Johnson - Lead RP - 22/Aug/13 with Nick Goile

Send train has left the station
Tomar - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Kerstin

Paul Robertson - Lead dnf - 31/May/13 with Guy Percival

guy xavier percival - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with paul

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/May/13

Jon_Warner - Lead rpt - 19/May/13 with Jenni, Dave Pattinson

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/May/13

Clean lead after a few sessions working the route. First 7a redpoint.
mikewiggs - Lead RP - 30/Apr/13

DorsetGareth - Lead RP - 02/Mar/13 with Mike Wigglesworth

Fairly steady, but climbing with weary arms.
DorsetGareth - Lead dog - 01/Mar/13 with Mike Wigglesworth

Hidden - 2013

Nice line, fairly easy if you take your time and don't get pumped before the crux at the top
Ciro - Lead β - 27/Oct/12 with Clare

Hidden - Lead β - 09/Sep/12

shoulders - Lead dog - 08/Aug/12 with andy sharp

Cailean Harker - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/12

steve.warrington - Lead RP - 26/Feb/12 with Sam Clarke

Dan_Carroll - Lead RP - 18/Dec/11 with jonskippy

2nd attempt. still lacking onsight skills
AshWH - Lead RP - 24/Aug/11 with Chris Shep

Took a while to work the last moves. Really wanted to get it clean on the second try, no luck though.
keithpeck - Lead dog - 30/Jun/11

mikeshewring - TR RP - 26/Jun/11

2nd go. Put my heel in the wrong place at the end cos I mixed up "crozzly shit" and "heel hook" - thus I put my heel in the crozzly shit :( THought it was redpoint though so would've given it a bit more juice if I knew GRR
cjsheps - Lead RP - 19/Jun/11

2nd Go. Steep
chris wyatt - Lead RP - 12/Feb/11 with Sam

Caspian Johnson - Lead dog - 29/Sep/10 with simon robinson

Hidden - Lead β - 28/Aug/10

sadams - Lead - 23/Aug/10 with Catherine Adams

RD - Lead - Jul/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Jun/10

BicepAndrews - Lead RP - 15/Mar/10 with Caspian Johnson

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Apr/09

Billg - Lead rpt - 28/Mar/09 with Bob Brewer

simonr - Lead RP - 14/May/08 with Jon Freeman

Hidden - 2008

jfreeman - Lead O/S - 10/May/07 with Nick Gillet

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Apr/06

Billg - Lead RP - Apr/04

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/95 with Dee Herbert

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