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Hanging By A Thread*** 6c

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[Rich checking out the crux sequence on hanging by a thread, 2 kb]The best sports route of its grade in the area. Check out the old plough blade gear in the break! Climb the lower wall from the big boulder platform down and right of Plus Ca Change, heading for a prominent v-groove. Pull straight through this groove and shakeout. The next 8m is devious and continually difficult. BB over on the right.
Roy Thomas, Mick Learoyd 10/Aug/1986

Photo: Rich checking out the crux sequence on hanging by a thread © chris wyatt
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This climb is in 97 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

adam 24 - Lead RP - 12/Apr/14

Tim W - Lead rpt - 30/Mar/14 with Alys Rook, Dave Ripley

dave657 - TR dog - 30/Mar/14 with Alys, Tim

Excellent, although the flash pumped scuppered the rest of the day.
thedoctorisin - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13 with chris scutt

chrisscutt - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13 with ant, ro, oly

Great climbing. flowed nicely
anthony henry - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/13

Hidden - TR dog - 02/Sep/13

Joe Innes - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Drew

got to be up with the best of south east wales.
dickypips - Lead rpt - Sep/13 with gav

karoo88 - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/13

The best 6c I've done in the UK, incredible! Very soft for the grade
Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with viki harvey

Dan Jenkin - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Gordon Jenkin

EliotStephens - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/13

Great climbing on good holds. Well bolted but some are hard to spot.
Paul Robertson - Lead β - 17/Jul/13 with Guy Percival

Good route.
Pathological_Climber - Lead β - 14/Jul/13

quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13

Cailean Harker - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/13

2nd go!
Hannah Brading - Lead RP - 11/Jul/13 with Cailean Harker

guy xavier percival - Lead - 09/Jul/13 with rob

Lived up to my expectations! Very easy for 6c!?
Stanners - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13 with guy percivel

James Marshall - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with wendy

Garrouli - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/13 with Ioanna

Jay81 - Lead β - 26/May/13 with Tomar

Tomar - Lead β - 26/May/13 with "Brosky"

valecoastclimber - Lead rpt - 17/May/13

richardr - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Chris Wyatt

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Jul/12

Hidden - TR dnf - 26/Jul/12

dave657 - Lead dog - 26/Jul/12 with Tim

Led twice
Tim W - Lead rpt - 26/Jul/12 with Dave Ripley

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Jul/12

AshWH - Lead β - 10/Jun/12 with Sam C

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11 with B.Brewer

Garrouli - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Pete

Hidden - 2nd dog - 03/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Jun/11

Nice and long.
Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Ed Heslam

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 03/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11

Pumpy, top headwall is great though, big holds and steep wall!
BenNorman - Lead O/S - 31/May/11

crispyboy - 24/May/11 with Lashlin

Hidden - TR dog - 24/May/11

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 08/May/11 with James

gingernick - Lead O/S - Feb/11 with Dean,Daryl

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead β - 12/Sep/10

First route back after a long summer off. Needless to say i got well pumped!!
Rick hard Rock - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with rich smith

fell off penultimate hold:(
Christian Reynish - Lead dog - 08/Aug/10 with stu

_m.cox_ - 2nd β - Aug/10 with Ben West

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/10 with Protheroe

KH - Lead RP - 27/Jun/10 with Paul Rogers

d_meacher - Lead dog - 26/Jun/10 with Mike Thomas

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Jun/10

gejones - Lead β - 08/Jun/10 with DafSWMC

DafSWMC - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/10 with Gareth

mikeshewring - Lead RP - 04/Jun/10

Cowflinger - TR rpt - 04/Jun/10 with Mike

Hidden - 2010

Cowflinger - TR rpt - 19/Sep/09 with Andy Sharp

amazing climbing could happily do it again and again
tweedcore - Lead RP - 23/Aug/09 with Duncan Meacher

d_meacher - Lead dog - 18/Aug/09 with Trisha Murphy

A great route- recommended
chris wyatt - Lead β - 01/Jul/09 with Dan Cook

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/09

Got it second attempt of the evening.
dave657 - Lead RP - 16/Jun/09

Paul Bowen - Lead RP - 14/Jun/09 with Rebecca Hayes

Billg - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/09 with Bob Brewer

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 31/May/09

summo - 2009

jfreeman - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/08 with Simon Robinson

simonr - Lead β - 08/Jul/08 with Jon Freeman

Tim W - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Marina Unterfosthuber

DafSWMC - Lead RP - 11/Jun/08 with Hash

fell off on the final move on my first attempt, bugger! mucked up my footwork
Mark Walter - Lead dog - 13/May/08 with Alex Pickard

Billg - Lead rpt - 10/May/08 with Alan Rosier

DafSWMC - TR dog - 09/Apr/08 with Christian

Lee Proctor - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Paul Bolger

great climb- very tough move at the top (pumpy)
guyblackwood - Lead RP - 05/May/07 with Ricardo

haydng - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/07 with Rob

Marti999 - Sep/06

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 25/Aug/06 with Mike Dawes

Richard White - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/05

Billg - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/Apr/03

Hidden - Lead - 2003

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

Cowflinger - Lead rpt - Apr/95

channinga - 1994

No other Fr6c or E3 comes close
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/93 with Simon Coles

shoulders - 14/Aug/93

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Style of ascent

Lead81 of 97 (83.5%)
Followed3 of 97 (3.1%)
Toproped7 of 97 (7.2%)
Unknown6 of 97 (6.2%)

'Climbed'10 of 97 (10.3%)
clean O/S34 of 97 (35.1%)
clean β10 of 97 (10.3%)
clean rpt13 of 97 (13.4%)
clean RP13 of 97 (13.4%)
dogged16 of 97 (16.5%)
dnf1 of 97 (1.0%)