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Bloodsports*** 7b

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Superb direct and sustained climbing up the wall to the right of Axle Attack. It is technical at the bottom with a bit of a breather in the middle before the strength sapping finish. A wire might be needed to get to the first bolt. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 116 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

What an amazing route! A great, flowing, dynamic sequence out of the 'cave' on positive sidepulls and pockets. Tried it lots over 2 years ago and found it nails. Felt like I floated up it today, 1 bolt to bolt then sent. Many thanks to James for the spaced out mid climb mantra called out to me whilst he was working the adjacent route:''all the holds are good, you can rest on the smallest of holds,you've climbed it a thousand times'' -weirdly helpful
Dan724 - Lead RP - 21/Aug/14 with Dean Barbour, Adam Revill, James Williams

dan gibson - Lead RP - 11/Aug/14 with julie carroll

Assisted.
Albachoss - TR dog - 20/Jul/14

dswansonlow - Lead rpt - 20/Jul/14 with jacob loyd

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/14 with Charles Dawson

nickmoulden - Lead RP - 07/Jul/14 with zoe bidula

dav - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Gill B

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/May/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/May/14

Hidden - 27/Apr/14

got it first go on 2nd, lead it straight after.
Rosea Day - Lead RP - 16/Apr/14 with Jerome Gill

Retroflash
Ally Smith - Lead rpt - 05/Apr/14 with John Maskell

Really nice climbing on this route. Had tried top roping this a year before but couldn't remember any of the moves and with Dougie shouting beta for the hard bits as I climbed this was essentially a flash. Nearly came off the crux move but held it. Got a bit pumpy at the top but could shake out before it got too bad.
shed_hed - Lead β - 04/Apr/14 with Dougie Swanson-Low

dswansonlow - Lead RP - 04/Apr/14 with Darren McMaster

rikbattye - Lead - Apr/14

Tophe - Lead RP - 23/Mar/14 with Dougiie

Such a nice climb! It has sustained and interesting moves from start to end. Really enjoyable. 1st go dogged putting clips in. 2nd go I fell off going for the huge thankgod jug at the end before the anchor. Gutted. Not unhappy to go back and do it again though.
dswansonlow - Lead dog - 23/Mar/14 with Chris S, Dan Barbour

Boy - Lead - 17/Aug/13 with Kim Tompson

Went bolt to bolt and then First RP try easy enough sequence good rests move left to below the tufa was good love those kind of moves
Michael Allday - Lead RP - 11/Aug/13

Got through all of the hard bits insight, but couldn't make the next clip, which was actually quite straightforward when I thought about it. Great route.
drysori - Lead RP - 18/Jul/13

Worked the moves, well greasy!
Luke Owens - Lead dog - 07/Jul/13 with Owen Davies

Toby Dunn - Lead - 30/Jun/13 with Neil Stabbs

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/13

Awesome, but also very hard! Hard moves that are sustained too! 3 goes and no send.
Duncan Campbell - UKC - Lead dog - 15/Jun/13 with Ben Reinsch

had the clips in so felt a little easier, good climbing though.
Bennykr - Lead β - 15/Jun/13 with Duncan

Hidden - Lead β - 02/Jun/13

alek - Lead dog - 02/Jun/13 with David Liu, James Kay

dswansonlow - Lead dog - 27/Apr/13 with Darren McMaster

Got it clean with beta until the big move to the weird small pockety things, which took a lot of working out. Hard moves up to the crux but can rest, then the crux and relentless above that to the lower off.
shed_hed - TR dog - 27/Apr/13 with Dougie Swanson-Low

bolt to bolt to figure moves
Tom Livingstone - Lead dog - 27/Apr/13 with Henry Francis

Retroflash. Had tried a couple of years ago but all I could really remember was the tempo of the climb. Best route on the wall imo.
Alex Mason - Lead β - 15/Apr/13 with Gwen Lancashire

BenRyle - TR dog - 26/Mar/13 with Dan

Nick Biven - 2013

Finally!! slipped off the first move last year and onsighted to the top, then fell off pumped another time. felt pretty easy this time, great route!
willoates - Lead RP - 2013 with Murdoch

1st RP, great climbing
davidliu - Lead RP - 09/Sep/12 with Alek Kumar

Funky moves off the tufa!! Consistently hard moves throughout. Getting closer
eugeneth - Lead dog - 29/Aug/12 with Tom Hewitt, Dan Hale

sonnenstern - Lead RP - 06/Aug/12 with Owen, Brian

Sardien - 2nd dog - 02/Aug/12 with Sophie Berenice Wilmes

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/12

J.Wells - Lead β - 19/Jul/12 with Bob Hickish

jfreeman - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/12 with Pete Chadwick, Steve Dunning

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Jul/12

highrepute - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/12

Toby Dunn - Lead - 26/Jun/12

A quick bolt to bolt to warm up and work out the moves and then it went easy on 1st RP. Did it again to get draws out.
owain86 - Lead RP - 17/Jun/12 with Eugene, Greg

wicked Route, love it!
spidey - Lead RP - 10/Jun/12 with luke clarke

alek - Lead dnf - 26/May/12 with Laurence Everett

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/May/12

Holds are small
Chi Cheng - Lead dog - 31/Mar/12 with Petri Kemppainen, Phil Cartwright, Liam Brown

Hidden - Lead - 31/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Mar/12

2 laps
Luke Brooks - Lead rpt - 21/Mar/12 with John Orr

Sharp!
richardr - Lead dog - 02/Mar/12 with Ivan

Hidden - 2012

LRob - Lead - 2012

innes - Lead RP - 2012

innes - Lead RP - 2012 with Ruth

JRae - 2nd - 03/Dec/11 with M Watson

phil64 - Lead rpt - 08/Sep/11 with guy steven

alaan - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/11 with Will

Hidden - Lead β - Sep/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 10/Jul/11

La Mont - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Dan Barbour

feilx - Lead RP - 10/Jul/11 with Alex Dennis

Hung the deaws. With Wendy + Tom,
colesy - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/11

Second go. Tough move at the bottom and very polished, dirty pumper. a harder 7b
schof - Lead RP - 29/Jun/11 with will

Ally Smith - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/11 with Owen

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/Jun/11

putting clips in on the way. ace climbing!
samrad - Lead β - 15/Jun/11 with smallerrich

1st redpoint - one of the best routes ive done in North Wales
smallerrich - Lead RP - 15/Jun/11 with Sam

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/11

Liam FLeming - Lead dog - 18/May/11 with luke brooks

Dogged this a couple of years ago and watched Liam on it today. Retro flash!
Luke Brooks - Lead - 18/May/11 with Liam

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Apr/11

Hidden - TR rpt - 19/Apr/11

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Fell off the bit on the bloods that I'd done before when my foot popped. Haha.
smallerrich - Lead dog - 25/Sep/10 with Sam

Felt pretty hard..
Nicolas Duboust - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/10

ewen - TR dog - 23/Jun/10 with neil stabbs

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Jun/10

barni - TR - 01/Jun/10 with Nic cot

nutallovertheface - Lead RP - May/10 with Sam Hamer

James Marshall - TR - Apr/10

1 rest
barni - Lead dog - 03/Nov/09 with luke, Strong Jon

barni - Lead dog - 31/Oct/09 with long jon

onsight failed at 2nd bolt - bad route reading. 1 or 2 rests to work out moves to bulge then about 5 gos to get crux right - tricky. struggled to sort moves above this but fine once i had decent sequence. 2nd go: done, straightforward. really good route but a tricky onsight (crux holds on The Bloods are in for Bloodsports)
ksjs - Lead RP - 25/Oct/09 with rob

Hidden - 11/Oct/09

1st link and 1st try on lead :)
datoon - Lead RP - 04/Oct/09 with K

khawk - Lead RP - 04/Oct/09 with DT

Rob Pitt - Lead RP - 03/Jul/09 with Owen Davies

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/09

Hidden - 02/Jun/09

Brilliant route!
goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 10/May/08 with John Marsland

zero six - Lead RP - 2008

hard for the grade, old bolts
IOAN D - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/07 with joe ch

jeffmcd56 - Lead β - 2007 with Rob

keefe - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/06 with Tansy

nige - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/06 with adam ellwood

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/05

WB - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/99

Hidden - 1999

sadams - Lead β - 11/May/96

kristian - TR O/S - 1996

Steve Crowe - 05/Nov/95 with KM

shark - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/92 with Derek Toulalan

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/92

Billg - Lead RP - 23/Aug/90 with Paul Guttridge

Mike Owen - 22/Oct/88 with Elaine Owen

robyn1 - 1980

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Style of ascent

Lead92 of 116 (79.3%)
Followed3 of 116 (2.6%)
Toproped8 of 116 (6.9%)
Unknown13 of 116 (11.2%)

'Climbed'26 of 116 (22.4%)
clean O/S21 of 116 (18.1%)
clean β9 of 116 (7.8%)
clean rpt6 of 116 (5.2%)
clean RP33 of 116 (28.4%)
dogged19 of 116 (16.4%)
dnf2 of 116 (1.7%)