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The King of Ming** 7b+

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The bolted indirect version of Virgin on the Loose. Joins Big Nose to a lower off. Moving right at the start is some what harder now. This can be bypassed by climbing the original direct start with the aid of a stick/pre clip.
Mark Pretty 2007
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This climb is in 33 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

drcorbasisgod - Lead dog - Apr/14 with Marc Weisner

Messed up crux sequence on the onsight when I went up with my left instead of right. Flashed the rest and then got in on the first RP, in the dark! Hard to onsight but relatively easy to RP.
Joughton - Lead RP - 16/Nov/13

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead rpt - 10/Jul/13 with Steve Adams

sadams - Lead β - 10/Jul/13 with Tom Briggs

Getting to the first ledge is a bit sketchy. Worked it putting clips in. top rope clean then first lead attempt clean. Would be my first 7b+ if it is that grade. Great crux moves on pockets and crimps.
CJEFF - Lead RP - 04/Jul/13 with Nigel

valecoastclimber - Lead β - 29/Jun/13

Second go. A good route. Felt like 7b.
Andrew Barker - Lead RP - 01/Jun/13 with Si

Good route. Dates a guess.
willackers - Lead O/S - 01/May/13 with Rob Napier

pretty steady. really good climbing, nice and airy at top!
w.pettet-smith - Lead RP - Apr/13 with ben

climbingsheep - Lead dog - 27/Feb/13 with Mike Watson

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Sep/12

Cleaning up nicely, F7b**
mark20 - Lead RP - 30/Aug/12

Hidden - TR dog - 30/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead β - 30/Aug/12

felt hard. a big route by peak standards.
nathanlee - Lead RP - 19/Aug/12 with Jon Fullwood

Boy - Lead - 19/Aug/12 with Nathan Lee

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Aug/12

1st RP - hold broke near the start 2nd RP - harder start, hold broke clipping the belay 3rd RP - really scared but did it - phew! Cool moves in a cool location.
elliepygall - Lead RP - 24/Jul/12 with Joe, James

Superb. Just sneaks into 7b+, would be 3 stars but for some loose rock. Ellie deserved the tick way more than me :(
Joe Costello - Lead RP - 17/Jul/12 with Ellie, James

Didn't feel that soft to me. Plus broke a hold off so the start is a bit trickier now
highrepute - Lead RP - 11/Jul/12

Warmed up at minus ten then did this in the pouring rain after the Sellars put the clips in. Back to the works to dry off. LTD!
edinbed - Lead β - 02/Jul/12

kristian - Lead RP - 01/Jul/12

Nice technical climbing
DDDD - Lead RP - 29/Jun/12 with Seb Grieve

Probably deserves the 2 stars in the context of Stoney. Soft for 7b+.
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/12 with Andy Cave

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Mar/10

bigie bob - Lead RP - 06/Dec/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Dec/09

dominic lee - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with mike waters

Dave Bond - Lead RP - 04/Apr/09 with Simon Wren

1st redpoint. Sticked up to warm up, quick TR and then sent it. Good climbing in a nice position. Soft 7b+
andy farnell - Lead RP - 01/Mar/09 with Ian Patterson

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Apr/08

Hidden - Feb/08

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
stp, Tomar, Hidden, Matt Reid

Total votes cast 42
hard 7c0 of 22
7c0 of 22
easy 7c0 of 22
hard 7b+1 of 22
7b+8 of 22
easy 7b+7 of 22
hard 7b6 of 22
7b0 of 22
easy 7b0 of 22
3 Stars1 of 20
2 Stars16 of 20
1 Star3 of 20
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Style of ascent

Lead31 of 33 (93.9%)
Toproped1 of 33 (3.0%)
Unknown1 of 33 (3.0%)

'Climbed'2 of 33 (6.1%)
clean O/S3 of 33 (9.1%)
clean β4 of 33 (12.1%)
clean rpt1 of 33 (3.0%)
clean RP20 of 33 (60.6%)
dogged3 of 33 (9.1%)