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Exorcise* 7a+

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Excellent sustained and fingery climbing up the ochre wall. The rock turns a bit dodgy towards the top. © ROCKFAX
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This climb is in 28 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Having probs with the first hard move last week. Seemed a OK today after I started to push and twist on my L foot a bit more. Thought it might feel contrived when looking at it from the ground but once climbing it feels totally independent. Difficulties are quite short. Great route understandably popular.
stp - Lead RP - 20/Jul/14 with Guy

Second go, reachy moves baffled me on the flash. Ok once I knew what to do. Felt a couple of grades harder than the 7a to the right
oldcheese - Lead - 15/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/May/14

well happy to get the onsight...felt like 7b to me but sounds like i must have missed something from other comments as i did do some pretty big reaches!
Dan Jenkin - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with Emma, Rebecca Partridge, Rich Jenkin

OliverRoss - TR dnf - 11/Apr/14 with Dan Boast, Adam Butterworth

One Rest, hard
Daniel Heath - Lead dog - 10/Sep/13 with Maddie Sweetman

drcorbasisgod - Lead RP - 21/Aug/13

Pleased to get this second go, even though I suspect it's easy at 7b. I'll take the guide book grade though! 7b in the Rockfax but only 7a+ here, a bit mean but perhaps closer to the real grade... The crux isn't obvious but was ok once I knew what to do. Some so-so rock but that doesn't get in the way too much.
Misha - Lead RP - 11/Aug/13 with Ian W

pawelgregorczyk - Lead RP - 14/Jul/13 with matiamallia

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Jun/13

7b. 2nd go
chiverstom - Lead RP - 06/Jun/13 with Dan Parkes

2nd go, I suspect a very low in the grade 7b, but still 7b.
Matt Broadhurst - Lead RP - 2013

Newham - 2013

Glyn - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/12 with Amy, Barni

on-sight to crux. not obvious to go left. ok on 1st RP.
RD - 09/Aug/12

jmhood - Lead rpt - 08/Oct/11

3rd go, and I tried it briefly a year ago. I kept thinking this was very easy 7b, but still took some effort to link...
jgustafsson - Lead RP - 30/Jul/11 with Pino

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Jul/11

wolverine - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11

steepstuff - 16/Apr/11 with John Reed

steepstuff - 12/Apr/11 with Mark Elwell

Watched a few guys on it before us so not totally onsight.
Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with George Taylor

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Aug/10

dav - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Gill B

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 14/May/07 with Mark Richardson

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/07

Hidden - 2007

robyn1 - 2006

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
stp, matiamallia, Haydn Jones

Total votes cast 39
hard 7b0 of 21
7b3 of 21
easy 7b15 of 21
hard 7a+1 of 21
7a+2 of 21
easy 7a+0 of 21
hard 7a0 of 21
7a0 of 21
easy 7a0 of 21
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Style of ascent

Lead21 of 28 (75.0%)
Toproped1 of 28 (3.6%)
Unknown6 of 28 (21.4%)

'Climbed'7 of 28 (25.0%)
clean O/S7 of 28 (25.0%)
clean rpt1 of 28 (3.6%)
clean RP10 of 28 (35.7%)
dogged2 of 28 (7.1%)
dnf1 of 28 (3.6%)