Retour aux Sources / Etrave de Gauche*** f7A / V6
[only dry rock at font, 2 kb]Sit start, exit L.

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This climb is in 106 logbooks, and on 20 wishlists.

stuart.a.adams - Sent - 23/Sep/15 with Steve, Caroline, Keith, Andy

Nathanie1 - Sent x - 17/Sep/15 with Takacs, Annie, Jake Lodge, Louise Hall

brices - Sent x - 17/Sep/15 with Remus, Llinos

georgesharp - Sent x - 02/Sep/15

Matt Broadhurst - Sent x - 18/May/15

Amazing climb
Ross.Cooper - Sent x - 04/Apr/15 with Andy Pawlby, Fil Dac

PastyBoy84 - Sent dnf - 30/Mar/15

KDhruev - Sent x - 30/Mar/15

Hidden - Sent x - 30/Mar/15

NDD - Sent x - 08/Mar/15 with Crusher Holds, Peter Wilkinson

peewee2008 - Sent x - 08/Mar/15 with Nicolas Duboust

WillRobertson - Mar/15

NOG - Sent x - Mar/15

Michelle W - Sent x - 29/Dec/14

andy south devon - Sent x - 22/Oct/14

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Sent rpt - 21/Oct/14

Hidden - Sent - 09/Oct/14

keithpeck - Sent x - 26/Sep/14

King line.
Beastly Squirrel - Sent β - 28/Aug/14 with Clare and Laurie

crimpthengaston - Sent - Aug/14 with Katherine

Hidden - Sent - 24/May/14

Cool problem! took a while, but got it on what would have been my last attempt as skin and body was trashed
owiowz - May/14

birdie1989 - Sent - 21/Apr/14

ilikemonkys - Sent - 21/Apr/14

My Favourite climb in Font
aciddan - Sent x - 18/Apr/14

Hidden - Sent x - 14/Apr/14

EliotStephens - Sent - 10/Apr/14 with Will, Doug

First go after trying the moves, didn't use the dirty knee! Did the high step to finish.
dan23584 - Sent - 07/Apr/14

ashknot - Sent x - 02/Apr/14 with Marcus, Linda, Caroline, Al Newlands, Luke

Good problem, kept falling getting left toe on. One to come back for
Mattlamb90 - Sent dnf - 30/Mar/14 with Luke

luke384 - Sent x - 30/Mar/14 with Jamie, matthew lamb

stuart.a.adams - Sent x - 28/Mar/14 with Colin, Joe, Hamish

Sloppy Joe - Sent x - 26/Mar/14 with Stu, Colin, Hamish

With dirty knee beta
Gareth Bowen - Sent x - 26/Mar/14 with Katie

Simon_Letman - Sent x - 04/Mar/14

Rory Bascombe - Sent x - 21/Feb/14

2nd go from start after warming up on the moves. Excellent.
gregcourtney - Sent x - 02/Jan/14 with Dan Turner, bfreeman

would have flashed but went the wrong way on problem (numpty)
Angus12345 - Sent x - 2014 with Lia Guest

Pajamas Tom - Sent x - 2014

Hidden - 02/Nov/13

In 2 halves but no link. Not great conditions, and not climbing well after driving all night. One to come back to.
lukehodson - Sent dnf - 26/Oct/13 with Lev, Charlotte, Emma Ross

J.Wells - Sent x - 01/Oct/13 with Tim Lounds, Liam Postlethwaite

Awesome stuff! First 7a in font
partz - Sent x - 16/Sep/13

quality line
ducko - 22/Aug/13

BobbyG - Sent - 17/Aug/13

Timothy Graham Peck - Sent x - 31/May/13 with Lewis

Dave Mayes - 10/Apr/13

Jack_F - Sent x - Apr/13

Amazing prow with everything in it.Burly start with heel and toe hooks, slopers, crimps, bear hugging, high steps and smears.Classic!
Sean Bell - Sent - 27/Mar/13

karol dubas - Sent x - 24/Mar/13

Stingraypoindex - Sent - 20/Mar/13

Hidden - Sent dnf - 17/Mar/13

Hidden - Sent x - Mar/13

NathanW - Sent x - Mar/13 with Alex Stirling

Best 7a I've done
Nick Allen - Sent x - Mar/13

eazyclimbing - Sent - 28/Feb/13 with heather, hoppo, cliff

cliffrad - Sent - 28/Feb/13 with eazy

oliver.ghill91 - 20/Feb/13

A great problem.
Stefan Kruger - Sent x - Oct/12

Hamfunk - Sent x - 07/Sep/12 with Keith, Jordan, Joe, Stuart A, Ritz, Andy

Perhaps climbed a variation at the top. Seemed logical after noting the crimps on the rh side to make a move to the big recessed jug pocket over that way. Either way, great fridge hugging and heel hooks.
mynyddresident - Sent - Sep/12

Finally got this sucker. Wasn't that bad really.
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Sent x - 29/Aug/12

before the rain, good rest day.
nathanlee - Sent x - 23/Apr/12 with Hull Crew, Guy vg, Steve Ramsden

Best attempt was second go this trip; never got closer, even on this subsequent visit.
jelaby - Sent dnf - 18/Apr/12 with notgnarly, CoffeePot

Hidden - Sent dnf - 08/Apr/12

First problem of the trip, quality!
BenNorman - Sent x - 02/Apr/12

jimmyrua - Sent - 02/Mar/12

Hidden - Sent - 25/Feb/12

Hidden - Sent x - 19/Feb/12

Hidden - Sent - 28/Jan/12

RAH - Sent x - 04/Nov/11

petegunn - Sent - 04/Nov/11 with Owain, Davina Bob Nick

stewart100 - Sent dnf - 04/Nov/11

Awesome problem
Kris Devlin - Sent β - 04/Nov/11 with The Swan, Brett, Keith, Simmy, Ross Hunter

Hidden - Sent x - 02/Nov/11

Hidden - Sent x - Nov/11

willsm11 - Sent x - 24/Oct/11 with Robin Guest, Johnny White

Mike Goldthorp - Sent - Oct/11

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Sent - 04/Sep/11 with Rach and Leo

TerryLines - Sent dnf - 27/Aug/11

FINALLY!! best climb of the trip so far.
Adam Lowe - Sent x - 15/Aug/11

Amazing overhanging prow. Took a second day visit to do the top move, well worth it.
kieran_lowe - Sent x - 11/Aug/11 with Adam Lowe

Luke Dawson - Sent x - 07/Aug/11

Awesome line.
loonyclimber - Sent x - 27/May/11 with Lee

Hidden - Sent x - 10/Apr/11

Hidden - Sent dnf - 07/Apr/11

hebson - Sent x - 25/Feb/11 with amy

peterp - Sent x - 20/Feb/11 with Hebsonic Boom, Sully

Jeronimo - Sent x - 04/Nov/10

Daniel_Boocock - Sent x - 27/Oct/10

Hidden - Sent - 23/Oct/10

Best problem of the trip!
sam820 - Sent x - 22/Aug/10 with Dan Boocock

Brilliant line.
Richard Hession - Sent x - 27/Mar/10

Hidden - Sent x - 21/Mar/10

Sneaky use of a kneecap ftw...
Stewart B - Sent x - 04/Jan/10

Best problem all week - fantastic. A Grieve-style knee makes the final move easier
cornishben - Sent x - Mar/09

Tick of the trip
darren1 - Sent - 20/Feb/09

fyfee8a - 2009

Toby - Sent - 10/Jan/08 with Jan Font Crew

lx - Sent - Apr/06

Hidden - Sent β - Apr/06

Hidden - Sent x - Apr/06

Hidden - Sent - 21/Mar/06

Beardyman - 2006

Hidden - Sent x - 25/Mar/05

Andrew Jennings - Sent - 2000 with Adam Jackson, Scott Gibson

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
wookie667, mickyv33, tommo1664, mhawk, Frances Bensley, stvey, Maddie, RFWilkie, Arcarn, Adam Lowe, Wilbur

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