Shy Talk* 6a
[Shy Talk, 2 kb]25m.

Rockfax Description
25m. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Much better than it looks or the name suggests. Easy moves to the left of a cave lead to delicate moves on a flowstone slab and a steep awkward finale. The first acentionist couldn't think of a name, so foolishly asked a well-known bar-owner for a suggestion.

FA. Boris Hirardin and Brice Käslin Oct/2006

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This climb is in 67 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

A real crux!
migs493 - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/15 with RS

TomJ - Lead β - 06/May/15 with TomS, Charlotte

kirky_p - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/15

Will Mortimer - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/15

Hidden - Lead - 30/Mar/15

john_ni - Lead - 16/Oct/14 with Dave Stacey

gingerwolf - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/14

Hidden - Lead - 08/Oct/14

Climbster - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/14 with MoB

don pfaff - Lead - Oct/14 with Daisy Waring

Andy Chambers - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/14 with Danijela Simanic

mjcostain - TR - 01/Jun/14

mariannekhoo - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Denise Morgan

sdixon - 2nd - 14/Apr/14 with Joe Hiley

Really nice and varied especially the technical slab and juggy finish.
JHiley - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/14 with Sarah

Really surprised by this route. Was expecting the usual sharp stuff but really enjoyed it. Great!
Giles Davis - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Mossie Davis, Anita Davis

apw - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Steve Carty

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead - 16/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/13

tjekel - Sep/13

goddamm7 - Lead O/S - 18/May/13 with Sandrex

HB1 - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/13

Lee Proctor - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13 with Dave Flux

sdavies141 - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13

andybirtwistle - Lead - 20/Oct/12 with Sue Birtwistle

done with a trainer on my right foot as id stubbed my toe and pierced the end of it the day before so was too painful in my normal shoes! made the upper slab very tricky!
James S - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with nat, gem

natrok10 - 2nd dog - 06/Oct/12

apd - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Nat, J Smith

Hidden - Oct/12

Happy Haggis - 2nd - Oct/12 with Hugh Robinson

Why would you go up the slab when the corner is 1m to the left?
DDDD - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/12 with Sham

Went straight up the smooth slab and it was very delicate. Had to then traverse left to continue up the mini groove. Guide book only graded it 6a not 6a+. Definitely harder than 6a.
Koon - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/12

mikpen - TR dnf - 20/Sep/12

Bex_M - 04/Jun/12

Andy Chubb - Lead - 10/May/12 with Guy Hustinx

adrian perera - Lead O/S - May/12 with Helen Dale

Nicely shady. An excellent lead with a ballsy slab finish (which you can bypass and overhang up the edge if you can reach the clip!)
kungfujam - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/12 with Matt Marshall

going directly up the slab is quite delicate and probably harder than 6a (as per guide); there is no hard reach at the lower off (Im 5'5 and didnt struggle at all) just work your feet to a bridge and use a good undercut; the best route of the bunch since its got everything - bridging, laybacking, vertical on big holds, delicate slab and short overhang
najki_2000 - Lead β - 22/Apr/12 with Chris Rose

Rob Evans - Lead - Apr/12

mike reed - Lead O/S - 2012 with Mari Goto

Hidden - Lead - 25/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Oct/11

Viki - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11

Jonny Nick - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11

MikeC59 - Lead - 08/Oct/11

dpiddock - TR dnf - 03/Oct/11 with Matia

paulerussell - TR O/S - 03/Oct/11 with Kerry

matiamallia - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/11

fildac - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/11

Steve Lenartowicz - 16/Jun/11

adrianj - Lead - 17/Apr/11 with Ann Blandford

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11

Easy enough except for the smooth (6b?) slab and the reach for the chains.
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 12/Nov/10 with Colin Binks

Harder than it's neighbours but with a hard delicate slab half way. Great finish on steep wall with big jugs.
R8JimBob88 - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/10 with Laura

zombie_pat - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/10 with Lewis

Hidden - Lead - 22/Sep/10

MonkeyDawson - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Liz Brooker

tcfield - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead - 11/May/09

Hidden - Lead - 05/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead - Aug/08

Tough, felt like 6b
Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - 27/May/07

Total votes cast 27
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