Hanging By A Thread*** 6c
[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 127 logbooks, and on 19 wishlists.

wilchivs - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/15 with Liv Pearson

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Aug/15

Second attampe. Pumpy but doable with a good burn and rests at the top.
mdolan - Lead G/U - 16/Aug/15

Andy Smallwood - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/15

suprisingly pumpy for a warmup
hankyc - Lead rpt - 07/Aug/15

Pumpy but it dishes out the good holds just when you want them! Quality climb.
James S - Lead β - 07/Aug/15 with henry

Awesome route, sustained all the way to the top.
Dave Cale - Lead β - 02/Aug/15 with Dan cook

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Aug/15

Still good
steveanthony - Lead rpt - 18/Jul/15

came back to do it after failing to onsight a few months back. Brilliant route!
sasomsok - Lead RP - 11/Sep/14 with Aelita

i_a_coops - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/14 with Duggie

JM - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Anna Reiners

OERees - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/14

2nd go
mop449 - Lead RP - 19/Aug/14 with Simon Crook

mop449 - Lead dog - 09/Aug/14 with Ross Smith

The best sport climb I have done in the UK thus far, feels like a classic piece of overhanging rock you would find in somewhere like Spain.
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/14 with Paul Robertson, James Rich, Guy Percival, Rob Stanfield

More pumpy than I remember! Must have been fit last time!
Stanners - Lead rpt - 23/Jul/14 with Paul Robertson, James Rich, guy percivel, Jack Bradbrook

JamesRich - Lead dnf - 23/Jul/14 with Rob stanfield, Jack Bradbrook

Did this route in my approach shoes
chakrit - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14

OERees - Lead β - 01/Jul/14

2nd go
Robheirene - Lead RP - 21/Jun/14 with Tomas Pupsys

gingernick - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/14 with Steve Marsh, Darrell

steveanthony - Lead β - 03/Jun/14 with nick matthews

Tim W - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/14 with Ali Kennedy

Hidden - Lead β - 01/Jun/14

Repeat great climbing
gingernick - Lead O/S - 21/May/14 with Darrell

dmorgan27 - 2nd - 21/May/14 with Nick Matthews

adam 24 - Lead RP - 12/Apr/14 with Chris Hobbs

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

Hidden - TR dog - 30/Mar/14

Really liked this one, bit of a strange wander across the ledge, nice above!
Simon17 - 2014 with Danny Gottschalk

Excellent, although the flash pumped scuppered the rest of the day.
ollie_e - 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

Giles Davis - 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

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/13

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

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Jul/12

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

Very good!
cjsheps - 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!!
Ricky Rocks - 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

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Jun/10

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

Hidden - 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

Hidden - 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

Eugetj - Lead O/S - Jun/94 with Roy Thomas

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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