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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This climb is in 54 logbooks, and on 33 wishlists.

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

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
Clean RP