Western Front Direct*** 7a
[Western Front Direct - 7a - Pumped coming onto the top ledges, 3 kb]The third full sport route on this section. The obvious crack in the headwall is gained via a tricky move over the roof. 'The' route of the quarry and a strong candidate for best Fr.7a on sandstone.
M Crocker, R Thomas 29/Oct/1988

Ticklists: South Wales Sevens.

Photo: Western Front Direct - 7a - Pumped coming onto the top ledges © dmacmorris
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had to take a rest after the crux
RichyBOYY - Lead dog - 01/Oct/15 with Callum H

Gareth T - Lead RP - 06/Sep/15 with Kate Hutchence, James Mcmunn

Down to one rest.
Gareth T - Lead dog - 30/Jul/15 with Andrew Pocklington

Gareth T - Lead dog - 15/Jul/15 with James Mcmunn, Paul

Gareth T - Lead dnf - 24/Jun/15 with James Mcmunn

simo - Lead rpt - 21/Jun/15 with Pavol

simo - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/15 with Shane

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Jun/15

Awesome route!
steveanthony - Lead RP - 28/May/15 with nick matthews

Again brilliant climbing. Well done Mr Marsh :)
gingernick - Lead rpt - 28/May/15 with Steve Marsh

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/May/15

VPJB - Lead - 24/May/15

bad day at the office
Jon Didymus - Lead dnf - 23/May/15 with Nick, Paul

Gareth T - TR dog - 22/Apr/15 with SWMC

Up to start of head wall crack. Duff sequence. Fell off. Should go next time
Spillers - Lead dog - 07/Apr/15 with Nathan Kitcher

s0458892 - Lead dog - 07/Mar/15

dmacmorris - Lead RP - 08/Feb/15 with Tom

Made it up to the crack on 1st go, but too tired to improve 2nd time around
Cheese Monkey - Lead dog - 08/Feb/15 with Alex W

Brilliant route. Good moves, good rock, and a good line. Wasn't very far off the onsight, but used a duff sequence on the final crack. Went easily first RP.
Alex Winter - Lead RP - 08/Feb/15 with Ben Darby

Made it through the overlap fine but broke a foothold and got too pumped in the crack section - next time!
JoshuaLewis - Lead dnf - 07/Feb/15

simo - Lead dog - 07/Feb/15 with JoshuaLewis

simo - Lead RP - 24/Nov/14 with JoshuaLewis, JT

The start of the redpoint siege. Holds felt greasy. Quality route however. Couldn't get through the overhang. But the top is even harder, but I just about got through it.
mattrm - TR dnf - 28/Sep/14 with Joe Gallacher

Practise route
joe gallacher - TR dnf - 27/Sep/14 with Matt Moore

3rd try. Good climb
Robheirene - Lead RP - 12/Sep/14 with Tomas Pupsys

sasomsok - Lead RP - 03/Sep/14 with Aelita

Again brilliant
gingernick - Lead rpt - 15/Jul/14 with Steve Marsh, Darrell

dmorgan27 - 2nd - 15/Jul/14 with Nick Matthews

steveanthony - TR dog - 15/Jul/14 with nick matthews

lost light to do the red point
Carl Watkins - TR RP - 03/Jul/14 with jackie, sam

Retro flash. Superb Best 7a on the South Wales sandstone
guy xavier percival - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/14 with paul

Paul Robertson - Lead rpt - 02/Jul/14 with Guy Percival

Great route, one of the best I've done on Sandstone..
Ricky Rocks - Lead β - 18/Jun/14 with Dan Hobbs

1st redpoint.
richiebongo - Lead RP - 11/Jun/14 with Ra, Nick Smith, Jon Didymus

dannygale - Lead RP - 16/May/14 with Simon

Ian Bell - TR dog - 03/May/14 with Tania T

Good, some small footholds!
Ian Bell - Lead dog - 03/May/14 with Tania T

Hidden - Lead β - 15/Apr/14

First go today, draws in on lead. Crux pocket was soaking but the rest was dry. Got ridiculously pumped on the crack but just about battled through!
tommccluskey - Lead RP - 26/Mar/14 with Pippa, Petar

Left foot on crimp. right foot HIGH on diagonal edge, then slap.
tommccluskey - Lead dog - 23/Mar/14 with Petar

Got it second go but wouldnt mind climb this 10,20 100 more times . Honestly this is the best climb for so far here in Wales .Go and try it, deff no push over , proper 7a.
Petar Samkov - Lead RP - 23/Mar/14

i.fish2000 - Lead dnf - 27/Sep/13

Seriously dooged on lead. Poor effort from me really.
DaveFidler - TR RP - 27/Sep/13 with Gen

worked all the moves on lead but fell moving up to the last bolt on the final redpoint attempt, think I just got off balance for the layback moves and stepped in too far. First attempt at working a sport route, still got some things to learn about working routes.
Stuart William - Lead dog - 08/Jun/13 with Jim T

FrenchOlly - Lead dog - 06/Jun/13

Huw Mithan - TR dog - 06/Jun/13 with Olivier Goury

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Jun/13

Gareth T - 2nd dog - 15/May/13 with Julian

Worked and placed draws. Easy ish redpoint second attempt. Some good rests under every hard move. Great route.
J1_TOV - Lead RP - 06/Apr/13

Crux was wet
Paul Robertson - Lead dog - 04/Oct/12 with Guy Percival

Hidden - Lead dnf - 08/Aug/12

Hidden - TR dog - 08/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 29/May/12

2nd go.
richardr - Lead RP - 24/Mar/12 with Al Rosier

Billg - Lead rpt - 11/Mar/12 with Bob Brewer

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Mar/12

DafSWMC - Lead β - 06/Nov/11 with Gareth

Bloody awsome, wanted it for ages
gingernick - Lead G/U - 24/May/11 with Daryl

Hidden - TR RP - 12/May/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/May/11

nutcracker - Lead dnf - 25/Sep/10 with Mark Barrett

Marky B - Lead dog - 25/Sep/10 with nutcracker

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Oct/09

top-roped clean just second go
Tim W - TR RP - 06/Sep/09 with nikgoile

Tim W - Lead dog - 21/May/09 with Sarah Jenkins

Will no doubt become some sort of red-point project for me. Felt do-able but hard! Lovely route
Cardi - TR dog - 23/Apr/09 with Alex

Will be back to finish this one.
tweedcore - Lead dnf - 09/Oct/08 with Marina Unterforsthuber

Hidden - Lead RP - Jul/08

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/Oct/07

Billg - Lead RP - 2007 with Bob Brewer

goi.ashmore - Lead β - 20/Aug/97 with James Tracey

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