The Gypsy*** E3 6a
[Watching someone climb the bold Gypsy in fine style, 3 kb]10m.

Rockfax Description
10m. Climb the arete left to a break - a popular V4 (6a) to this point. Move right then back left above a too-large drop. © ROCKFAX

P. Kitson (solo) 28/Apr/1973

Ticklists: Cliff bouldering hero, The Stick It Tick List.

Photo: Watching someone climb the bold Gypsy in fine style © Oliver Wright
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This climb is in 88 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

Wizzy - Sent x - 04/Jul/15

Ace, good to do this after backing off last time
robertmichaeladams - Sent - 21/Jun/15 with Tim

topped it out.
robertmctague - Sent - 04/Jan/15 with Ed and Jack

AdamBrown - Sent x - 29/Dec/14

Did on a warm september day as part of the armscliff cranker challenge
fjg123 - Sent - 28/Sep/14

bouldering not topped out
Tom Peeper - Sent O/S - 16/Jun/14

Dave Mayes - 10/Apr/14

withering arms and no balls
robertmichaeladams - Solo dnf - 09/Mar/14 with Bex

Hidden - Sent - 01/Mar/14

pie_eater_pete - Solo - 01/Mar/14

Acoustic_Olly - Sent x - Mar/14

top out, finally
GuyVG - Sent - 16/Feb/14 with crew

w.pettet-smith - Feb/14

C coldwell-storry - Sent O/S - 16/Jan/14 with rob lay

Hidden - 2014

fjg123 - 2014

Joe Lawson - Sent x - 2014

'Saved' this for a while. Cold hands getting into groove focused the mind.
Dave Warburton - Sent O/S - 06/Dec/13 with HuwGoodal

joe.91 - Sent O/S - 08/Nov/13 with Mikey

6b highball problem
jakk - Sent - 26/Oct/13

Will_Mac - Solo RP - 26/Oct/13

2nd go I think, really good with plenty of pads
AlistairB - Solo RP - 26/Oct/13

Hidden - Sent x - 23/Sep/13

danny33 - Sent - 10/Apr/13

first go today, upon my next go to try the entire thing I couldn't even repeat it, strange
GuyVG - Sent - 12/Jan/13 with barrows, oli

Somepoint in the summer, very nice climb, sandy top
Niels - Solo RP - 2013 with HCC

bencoope - 2013

soph - Sent - 16/Dec/12

had done the bottom many times. did the top first go today, first time i properly commited. Also did sloper patrol both ways
dunnyg - Solo - 18/Nov/12 with patryk, gareth uglow

2nd go! top out isnt easy. v4 highball dont know why its still got trad grades on here
KristopherHall - Sent x - 11/Nov/12

Hidden - Sent O/S - 14/Oct/12

markalmack - Sent x - 22/Sep/12 with gareth

ground up. once you know where to go its fine
efrance24234 - Solo β - 21/Jul/12

jkarran - Sent dnf - 06/May/12

topped it out. One less climb to do at the cliff.
Ewan Russell - Sent x - 10/Apr/12 with joel, Connor

to the break
efrance24234 - Sent O/S - 19/Mar/12

Hidden - Sent x - 19/Feb/12

Hidden - Sent - 15/Feb/12

Hidden - Sent x - 01/Feb/12

fresherjohn - 2012

Found it hard moving round the arÍte to get established before rocking up into the niche.
kingholmesy - Sent x - 2012

slightly worried about the heel toe, but just had to stop being a pussy. v3 tick
Bill Lawrence - Sent x - 26/Dec/11 with Bradley Cowley, Guy VG, alex mason, oaksi2

still quite nervy with the heel/toe lock but had good spotting. hung around looking at top out round the corner, very windy day however so that's for next time.
GuyVG - Sent - 26/Dec/11 with Bill, James, Brad and Mason

ground up second go
jacobjacob - Solo RP - 29/Oct/11

hilty - Sent - 23/Oct/11

Dirk Uhlig - Solo O/S - 04/Oct/11

akhughes - Solo O/S - 03/Oct/11

V3 tick, stopped at break.
clive-greenwood - Sent x - 19/Jul/11

Hidden - Sent - 24/May/11

Hidden - Sent x - 12/Apr/11

Hidden - Sent x - 12/Apr/11

highrepute - Sent - 27/Mar/11

rockjedi - Solo β - 13/Mar/11

Ground up with pads. With or without them the top niche is a scary place to be!
Will Hunt - Sent x - 10/Nov/10 with Tricky, Joel Millward-Hopkins

petegunn - Solo - 07/Nov/10 with Davina & Matt

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Nov/10

bottled it many times in the past, a bigger pad made it a lot easier!
simon kimber - Sent - 05/Aug/10

Hidden - 2010

RossG - 2010

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Dec/09

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Sent - 08/Nov/09

Finally committed to the rockover and mantel. helped by the polish guys huge pad which made it just a well padded highball :o) not that hard after the beginning - just feels scary - topout didn't seem that scary except for people shouting instructions at me from all angles. Well pleased :o)
Mattyk - Sent x - 17/Oct/09 with huw

switch - Solo rpt - 06/Sep/09

V3 Variation.
loonyclimber - Sent x - 29/Apr/09 with Dr Tom

A must do if you go to the place. Such good climbing which is high enough for interest but low enough you can just go for it with pads!
Tommy G - Solo β - 21/Mar/09 with Andy Reeve, Tom P, Kook, Mina

Dropped off at the break for the V3 tick. Found the start very powerful!
Jack00 - Sent x - 12/Feb/09 with Sharik & Dave

Boy - 2008

Hidden - Solo rpt - 23/Dec/07

Ram MkiV - Sent - 11/Nov/07 with Tommy Martin

Hidden - Sent - 2007

Gus - Solo - Nov/05

Chris Reid - Solo O/S - 2005

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Sep/03

Hidden - Sent O/S - 25/May/03

Hidden - Solo - 05/Oct/02

Hidden - Sent - May/02

pezzerrr - Solo G/U - 16/Apr/02

Roget - Solo O/S - 17/Nov/01

WB - Solo O/S - Jan/01

innes - Solo - May/98

Andrew Jennings - Sent - 1998

Chris Reid - Solo O/S - 1998

jfletcher - Solo - 17/Sep/93

Hidden - Solo - Aug/93

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/93

Hidden - Lead - 1990

craig h - Solo O/S - 1989

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Apr/73

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Peter Reynolds, Bloke on a Rope, Dean177, stewart100

Total votes cast 15
hard E40 of 5
E40 of 5
easy E40 of 5
hard E30 of 5
E34 of 5
easy E31 of 5
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6b0 of 5
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hard 6a3 of 5
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