Mussel Beach** 8a

Rockfax Description
The easiest 8a of the lot. There is a rest after the first bulge followed by a tricky crux in the middle section before finishing out left. A longer finish joins the last part of Parasite. © ROCKFAX

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1st RP after trying at the end of the day in June.
cjsheps - Lead RP - 10/Aug/15

The starting moves are worse than shit, kind of ruined it for me.
willsm11 - Lead RP - 03/Jul/15 with Chris Smith

Heel-toe helps getting into undercut. Still unable to do the crux move but heel hook helps getting there.
shed_hed - Lead dog - 03/Jun/15 with Dougie Swanson-Low

Tophe - Lead RP - 02/Jun/15 with Jonny P

Dogged every bolt on first attempt. Second attempt climbed clean to hardest move of second crux. Could pull through crux after a rest but too powerful and couldn't figure out how to get through when tired. Clipping will the intresting after the crux!
shed_hed - Lead dog - 25/May/15 with Dougie Swanson-Low

Still a bit of a fight. 4 proper sessions.
Luke Brooks - Lead RP - 21/May/15

3 tries. 1st - felt hard climbing and clipping in with no beta. 2nd - from the floor to the middle of the crux. 3rd - from floor to middle of crux using better hand beta but foot beta was still wrong.
dswansonlow - Lead dog - 17/Apr/15 with Emma Twyford

Had one go working the moves, then managed it in two overlapping halves the next go. Good progress for one session.
Joughton - Lead dog - 18/Mar/15

oliverpcain - Lead RP - 2015

A quick and very halfhearted attempt.
dswansonlow - Lead dnf - 15/Nov/14 with James Docherty

Account opened. Didn't feel as soft as expected but what a great route. Will be back!
Ramon Marin - Lead dog - 07/Sep/14 with viki harvey

Did not feel like the soft tick it's know as to me! Maybe I'm just not tall and not good at power moves over a roof! Maybe around 5 rpts spread over about 4 years! Toe hook beta was critical
Glyn - Lead RP - 05/Jun/14 with Amy

Ethan - Lead - 16/Sep/13 with Don Walker

Psyched to do individual hard moves (off the deck and also through the roof) but power faded later on.
Daniel Heath - Lead dnf - 07/Jul/13 with Brad

Account open!
Adam Booth - TR dog - 11/Aug/12 with Ed Booth

_m.cox_ - Lead RP - 27/Jul/12 with Ben West

2nd go. Good route
westyb3 - Lead RP - 30/Jun/12 with Heather Ogston

Rob Pitt - Lead RP - 17/May/12 with Jo Bertalot

LRob - Lead - 2012

first climbed it in 2002
doylo - Lead RP - 29/Jul/11

edinbed - Lead RP - 24/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/Apr/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 08/Oct/10

Nice route. Quite soft.
NDD - 07/Sep/10

Soft. 1st redpoint after trying the flash the year before. Good route
Stewart B - Lead RP - 06/Sep/10 with Nick Deboost

First 8a. 7 sessions/6th rp. A bit of campussing helped mid-seige.
halfmanhalfbiscuit - Lead RP - Sep/10

zero six - Lead RP - Sep/10

bouldery but super classic with great moves and lots of beta options.
ksjs - Lead RP - 05/Aug/10 with pete

ksjs - Lead dog - 03/Aug/10 with blair

ksjs - Lead dog - 28/Jul/10 with owen

ksjs - Lead dog - 25/Jul/10 with jo

ksjs - Lead dog - 15/Jul/10 with pete

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Jun/10

feels 8a on first acquaintance at least; powerful, brilliant moves
ksjs - Lead dog - 28/Jun/10 with ally

bigie bob - Lead RP - 11/Jun/10

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 17/May/10 with Chris Doyle

Hidden - 2010

tired after earlier efforts
ksjs - Lead dnf - 09/Jun/09 with owen

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/09

hard. Will be back for this one
lukehunt - Lead dog - 25/Mar/09 with Steve barrat

Hidden - 2009

IOAN D - Lead RP - 30/Jun/08 with gareth

Gus - Lead RP - 08/Jun/08

JM - Jun/08

Hidden - Lead RP - 31/May/08

Cassidy - Lead RP - 12/Aug/07 with Rob Sutton, Malc

ksjs - TR dnf - 30/Jul/07 with silvi

ksjs - TR dnf - 27/Jul/07 with silvi

1st redpoint
lx - Lead - 23/Jul/07 with alison

feeko - Lead - 11/Nov/06

1st redpoint. 7c+
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead RP - 17/Sep/06 with Nic Sellers

keefe - Lead RP - 2006

kristian - Lead RP - Jun/96

Mike Owen - 28/Jul/92 with Elaine Owen

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Style of ascent
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