/ Peak District Mantels

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Steve Halfpenny - on 13 Oct 2017
Im putting together a ticklist of mantels in the peak district, can anyone suggest any good mantel shelf problems between the 6b-7b grade range.
Cheers guys and gals.
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james.slater - on 13 Oct 2017
In reply to Steve Halfpenny:

Stretch and mantel at the Roaches!
deacondeacon - on 13 Oct 2017
In reply to Steve Halfpenny:

What sort of 6b-7b?
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Ben_Climber - on 13 Oct 2017
In reply to Steve Halfpenny:

Cobra Mantel at Burgage South is below your grade range but still good fun.

Ben
afx22 - on 13 Oct 2017
In reply to Steve Halfpenny:

Gruesome Mantel at Burbage North (near Voyager) is worth a look. It's graded f6A but it looks like the nearest hold on top has broken off, making it harder (from my perspective).
Martin Hore - on 13 Oct 2017
In reply to Steve Halfpenny:

I was quite impressed earlier this year with Mantelshelf Slab - Roaches Skyline. Tricky for the grade and bold. Not "6b - 7b" in any grading system currently applied to routes on grit though.

Martin
In reply to Steve Halfpenny:

Funnily enough we've just commissioned Ned 'mantleshelf extraordinaire' Feehally to write an article on this very topic. Originally I thought it might be a little niche, but then was brought around when I read his first draft - it was hilarious.

We're aiming to get a few photos next week and hopefully publish the week after.

You'll have to wait and see what problems feature within it though ;-)
danm on 13 Oct 2017
In reply to Steve Halfpenny:
The Gritstone Gent/Zaff's Mantel (f7A)
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FactorXXX - on 13 Oct 2017
In reply to Steve Halfpenny:

How about this one:

A Little Peculiar (E6 7b)
climber34neil - on 13 Oct 2017
In reply to Steve Halfpenny:

Mantel capacity act at Harland edge
Coel Hellier - on 13 Oct 2017
In reply to Steve Halfpenny:

Stormbringer (E3 6a) at Gardoms and King Kong (E3 6a) at Stanage.

Or are you restricting to boulders?
Bolehillbilly on 13 Oct 2017
In reply to Steve Halfpenny:

In reply to Steve Halfpenny:

A couple of obscure ones.
Ding, Dang, Dong 6b Clifftop
For Your Eyes Only 6b+ Bonds Quarry
Cake on 13 Oct 2017
In reply to Steve Halfpenny:

The Dope Mantel (f6B+)

Probably the easiest problem in the Peak that I can't do
Dave Garnett - on 14 Oct 2017
In reply to james.slater:

> Stretch and mantel at the Roaches!

A great problem, although for me it's more like Mantel and Stretch; if you get as far as reaching the top mantel it's all over. Spidery tall people may disagree of course.
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Si dH - on 14 Oct 2017
Jimbo C - on 14 Oct 2017
In reply to Steve Halfpenny:

You should check out Rowtor. Lots of hideous sloping tops there. There's one called The Mantelist which is just hilarious. I could hardly do any of them by the way but had lots of fun getting nearly to the top of lots of boulders.
Steve Halfpenny - on 16 Oct 2017
In reply to deacondeacon:

I should of been more clear, bouldering 6b-7b so font grading
cheers
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Steve Halfpenny - on 16 Oct 2017
In reply to Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing:

That sounds amazing, where will that be on the UKC home page?
Steve Halfpenny - on 16 Oct 2017
In reply to Coel Hellier:

Yes just boulders cheers
Steve Halfpenny - on 16 Oct 2017
In reply to Cake:

At stanage, yes ive done 7a mantels that are easier than that haha
Steve Halfpenny - on 16 Oct 2017
In reply to Si dH:

Yes its on my Ticklist
Steve Halfpenny - on 16 Oct 2017
In reply to Jimbo C:

Yes its a great place, Bus Stop and Raw deal (or power, not the 7c one) are ones on my project list

Cheers
In reply to Steve Halfpenny:

It'll be all over the homepage like the rash you'd receive from doing one of the mantleshelves within the article
Jon Stewart - on 16 Oct 2017
In reply to Dave Garnett:

> A great problem, although for me it's more like Mantel and Stretch; if you get as far as reaching the top mantel it's all over. Spidery tall people may disagree of course.

Balance and Mantel more like. Surely no one can actually reach that hold with their other hand still in the break?
Steve Halfpenny - on 16 Oct 2017
In reply to Jimbo C:

THe mantalist was very green last time I went earlier this year
Steve Halfpenny - on 16 Oct 2017
In reply to Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing:

Ill look forward to it
In reply to Steve Halfpenny:

I'm not sure I will, could inspire me to go and do them!

On the one hand, good; on the other hand, tortuous and painful.

Swings and roundabouts I guess
Jon Stewart - on 16 Oct 2017
Dave Garnett - on 16 Oct 2017
In reply to Jon Stewart:

> Balance and Mantel more like. Surely no one can actually reach that hold with their other hand still in the break?

I certainly can't. I can't reach the first hold without a bit of a hop. For me the mantel at the top isn't even the second hardest bit.
Steve Halfpenny - on 16 Oct 2017
In reply to Steve Halfpenny:
here is the tick list, ill pop some more on as I discover them (all bouldering im afraid)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/set.php?id=1975

Cheers for all your help
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steveriley - on 16 Oct 2017
In reply to Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing:

Surely the bonkers Ned Zeppelin on the Douglas Boulder is a kind of high water mark of the mental mantel?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKnEL1CKWrA
Steve Halfpenny - on 16 Oct 2017
In reply to steveriley:

Ned Zepplin is epic!!!
Smelly Fox - on 16 Oct 2017
In reply to Steve Halfpenny:

Ou est le Spit? (E6 6b)

Is this considered a boulder problem these days?
johncook - on 16 Oct 2017
In reply to Steve Halfpenny:

The wierd 6b+ route at the right end of Horsethief Quarry. A classic Gary Gibson route. Short, awkward and well worth the effort!
(Looking down at the bolt when you are about to fail to finish the mantle is somewhat sobering!)
JimHolmes69 - on 16 Oct 2017
In reply to Steve Halfpenny:

Dog Jump (f6A) That was a good mantel we did the other day for the grade.
afx22 - on 17 Oct 2017
In reply to Steve Halfpenny:

Not sure if they have already been mentioned but there are a couple of 6b's on the downhill side of the Business Boulder at Stanage Plantation.
Steve Halfpenny - on 01 Nov 2017
In reply to Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing:

nice article
paul mitchell - on 06 Nov 2017
In reply to Steve Halfpenny:

get some press ups done with your feet up on a chair.also,press ups done with hands close in to your torso.
then go put up some NEW mantel probs.
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deepsoup - on 06 Nov 2017
In reply to paul mitchell:
Alternatively, name and claim some hitherto unnamed problems that people have been doing for decades. Slap chalk all over them by the bucket load, and maybe bang a couple of pegs in.
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paul mitchell - on 07 Nov 2017
In reply to deepsoup:
Hi ''Deep''.Thanks for the bile,I was getting withdrawal symptoms.

I name old problems,what a terrible crime. I did say those at Burbage were old classics. No harm in drawing attention to them.Or is there? Why the bile?Having a bad week?
I just had a look back through your posts,not a lot of positive stuff there.
Do you by any chance read the Daily Mail?
Oh,and why do you not post with your real name?Lacking confidence?

The recent V3 I claimed was not likely to have been done,as it needed a clean.

If others want to make a previous claim,that's fine by me. I thought the purpose of publishing ascents was to ascertain the facts.
Plus,I simply take pleasure when people go and do the routes or problems,whatever the grade.
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Offwidth - on 07 Nov 2017
In reply to Steve Halfpenny:

I love such lists so thanks for the fabulous efforts here. I'm starting a new thread for problems up to and including f6A+ as the hardest problems I've done or got close to are the easiest on your list

https://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=673911&new=8668636#x8668636
Steve Halfpenny - on 13 Nov 2017
In reply to paul mitchell:

Full body dips for me dude
deepsoup - on 13 Nov 2017
In reply to Steve Halfpenny:
Cool. You could be Brian Jacks back in the day.
(He uses chalk the same way Mitch does.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFh-nbGZnsc (Skip forward to 2:10 )
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