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Gathering Sun*** E7 6c

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[Clipping the first pro on headpoint., 3 kb]16m. Takes direct line up the wall to the left of Bass Drum Heart. The first half has no protection whilst the more difficult top section is protected by a thread and Dixon ironmongery. The crux is left right till the end! Sustained.
Nick Dixon 1987

Ticklists: Nesscliffe: Marlene Face routes.

Photo: Clipping the first pro on headpoint. © Ed Booth
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This climb is in 36 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Must be v reach-dependent. Felt like 7a+ish for me, at 6'1".
switch - TR β - 24/Jun/14 with Ali M, Phil B

Great to be out again!
Adam Booth - TR dog - 18/Jun/14 with Rob Ierson, Tim Evans

x2
Ed Booth - TR rpt - 05/May/14 with Fennerz, Gus Hudgins

Couple of cheeky top ropes then dispatched placing gear on lead. Good fun! 7b+
Gus - Lead - 05/May/14 with ed booth

Headpoint. First hard trad route in years! Felt steady with good sport fitness
Ally Smith - Lead RP - 04/May/14 with Dan Arkle

What a belting route. Protected the lower wall with tricams. Really builds up to a crescendo!
andi turner - Lead - 23/Apr/14 with Aniseed Dave

hard, but awesome!
PeteWilson - TR - 23/Apr/14 with Andi T, Dave

training. slipped off last move. so so greasy and smeggy today.
Ed Booth - TR - 05/Apr/14 with Edwin Mitchell, Rob Ireson, Adam Booth

Surprised myself, just the last move I couldn't manage which I put down to shoulder injury and 'the flu'! Really have stepped my game up!
mhawk - TR dnf - 25/Mar/14 with Angus Kille

Lead it as it was coming into the sun. Found it flowed far better on the lead, couldn't get it all clean on the top-rope! nice to climb something well dialed
anguskille - Lead RP - 24/Mar/14 with Mike Hawkesby

Adam Booth - TR dog - 10/Dec/13 with Calum Musket, Ed Booth

Ed Booth - TR rpt - 10/Dec/13 with Calum Musket, Adam Booth

Adam Booth - TR dnf - 08/Dec/13 with Angus Kille

After some beta from Ben and a quick dog up on the warm up. Very lead able just to hot today, need to wire the bottem to :-) None of the moves feel that hard, all there. just need to grow some balls for the first bit
MorganPreece - TR RP - 25/May/13 with Sam Tolhurst

Worked the bottom crux moves on first attempt, but failed on final crux then got to last move in one on second attempt and figured out top move. Dogged on third attempt
monsteratt - TR dog - 25/May/13 with Sam T, Ben M, Morgan Preece

grady - Lead dnf - May/13

grady - Lead RP - May/13

Hidden - TR dog - 03/Sep/12

alek - TR dnf - 11/Aug/12 with Rob Mirfin, Mike Grant

Stunning route, top roped cleanly once then lead first go putting the gear in. Almost off on last move, spicy times!
nathanlee - Lead RP - 28/Jul/12 with Dom Lee

could not figure out a very reachy move above the huge hole (being 5'5); up to there lovely pocket pulling
najki_2000 - TR dnf - 01/Jul/12

Amazing climb! Unfortunately I ripped the good bit off the undercut at the top. The long move at the top is a bit harder now.
JM - Lead RP - 05/Jun/12 with Andrew Stripp

x2
Ed Booth - TR rpt - 23/May/12 with Caro Ciavaldini

Ally Smith - TR - 14/May/11

Ally Smith - TR RP - 05/Sep/10 with Mr Shunt

Get in!Tried yesterday on tr a few times found a few bits tricky so worked them but didnt think the top move was possible with my reach; later in the evening got beta off Boothy for top move and managed to get top crimp off two lower smears at full reach. 1rp yesterday, 2nd rp today. At 5'9 with a slightly negative ape index the top move is just reachable, so chuffed to latch it. Bold start. E7/8 6c, F7c/+ imo.
Alex Mason - Lead RP - 01/Sep/10 with Rich Cannell, Mikey G

Not a flash but they dont have a ground-up option, and it definately wasnt a redpoint. Fell off on flash attempt on the (relatively) easy deep-mono move after havin to really try to get through first crux! Cam ripped and smacked me in the head - bled everywhere. Lowered off, came back the next day and sent! Top crux felt ok, locked the undercut up to the crimp easily, then pullin through felt insecure! E7 6b/c - 2 hard cruxes but both safe. Easier for tall
Mike Goldthorp - Lead β - 01/Sep/10

Ed Booth - TR RP - 31/Aug/10 with Mikey G, Al Mason, smaller rich

TomPR - Lead - May/10

Couple of clean top-ropes. Looked at the gear; it's too good to be E8, with what is fairly steady climbing.
Ally Smith - TR RP - 20/Apr/09 with Mr Shunt

Incredible route, fell off it twice on the last hold!! Definitely not E8 - hard E7. Cheers for the belay Fennerz.
smallerrich - Lead RP - 12/Apr/09 with Tom Fenwick

Felt good. Was getting good recovery on the big holds and managed to get in quite a bit of other good gear next to the fixed gear. Nice to get another project finished.
Ed Booth - Lead RP - 08/Apr/09 with smaller rich

Weird pegs
Ally Smith - TR RP - 03/Apr/09 with Mr Shunt

fucking nails! got every move at least twice just difficult to link, i reckon it might go...
fennerz - TR dog - 27/Sep/08 with anguskille

Hidden - TR dog - 2007

Hidden - TR RP - 12/Aug/95

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Joe Innes, PeteWilson, Jordanh031, fennerz

Voting
Total votes cast 41
hard E80 of 14
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easy E84 of 14
hard E73 of 14
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easy E72 of 14
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7a0 of 13
easy 7a0 of 13
hard 6c0 of 13
6c3 of 13
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Style of ascent

Lead13 of 36 (36.1%)
Toproped23 of 36 (63.9%)

'Climbed'6 of 36 (16.7%)
clean β2 of 36 (5.6%)
clean rpt3 of 36 (8.3%)
clean RP14 of 36 (38.9%)
dogged6 of 36 (16.7%)
dnf5 of 36 (13.9%)