Body Torque* 7b+
[Owain Atkins on Body Torque, 3 kb]An extremely hard eliminate line to the left of Axle Attack. The climbing is very technical particularly the moves back right to join Axle Attack. Wires are needed for the easy section after the second bolt although the climbing isn't difficult so a sport grade gives the right impression. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Owain Atkins on Body Torque © owain86

This climb is in 20 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

First go today with quickdraws in. Much harder than Senile Penile. Great thin balancy moves with a final slap to get through the crux.
shed_hed - Lead RP - 22/Nov/14 with TC, Dougie Swanson-Low

I find this so hard. I had to relearn the moves but did find them a little easier than last time.
dswansonlow - Lead dog - 22/Nov/14 with TC, Darren McMaster

Climbed this best on the onsight attempt - got all the moves pretty quickly and it felt like I'd get it on the first redpoint attempt. Two redpoint attempts later and I came off at the same point mid way through the crux moves. Wasn't climbing as well on repoint (not getting my feet quite right as I did on onsight attempt). Will go with a little more work as it suits me. Great little route.
shed_hed - Lead dog - 22/Jul/14 with Dougie Swanson-Low

The crux of this gave me so much trouble that I thought I would have to give up. I luckily got it on my last attempt purely through stubbornness.
dswansonlow - Lead dog - 22/Jul/14 with Darren McMaster

nige - Lead RP - 04/Jul/14 with ewan mccallum

tricky,although once you have the moves its not too bad. If I hadn't had Dave's beta this could have been a much longer affair.
willoates - Lead RP - 25/Apr/13 with Dave Evans

bigie bob - Lead RP - 19/Jul/12

owain86 - Lead RP - 13/Jun/12 with Chris, Greg

LRob - Lead - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/11

3rd go: done, just. Small but perfectly formed.
ksjs - Lead RP - 02/Jun/11 with pete

2 gos: very close, bit tired and bit dark.
ksjs - Lead dog - 01/Jun/11 with owen

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Apr/11

Earlier effort on The Mask cost me this. At last a 7b+ that's 7b+ as opposed to 7c (see: Needle in the Groove and Rompsville!) So close to doing this, just lacked a bit of belief :( Short-lived but totally engrossing technical sequence gains Axle Attack - perfect moves. 1st go: dogged and worked crux, tough on first acquaintance. 2nd go: fell at start of crux but really didn't have moves right onto face sorted. 3rd go: didn't quite have the conviction of my sequence 4th go: so close to getting the diagonal crimp with RH, v quick rest then to top. Just didn't think I'd have enough beans for that go and when I was at end of crux I was like 'Didn't expect to be here' so I sort of surprised myself. Next time!
ksjs - Lead dog - 16/Apr/11 with Joe

Rory Shaw - 2011

The crux is quickly passed... or not. The only route I've ever heard ding dong say he couldn't work out the crux of.
halfmanhalfbiscuit - Lead RP - Jun/10

zero six - Lead RP - Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Apr/07

Mike Owen - 28/Jun/92 with Elaine Owen

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