Rockfax Description
Thin and reachy moves up the slab and wall. © Rockfax

Richard Davies 2005

Ticklists: Fifteen 15 3* sport 7a/a+'s in Costa Blanca.

Shoes 25/Apr TR β
with Alice
spalice 25/Apr Lead O/S

Absolute gem of a route! ***** (Would love to believe it was 7a...)

with Sion
tyho 24/Apr Lead RP
with ellpilk
lukey13 20/Apr Lead O/S
a_mcmullan 20/Apr Lead β
emma1987 20/Apr Lead RP
rachelpearce01 31/Mar Lead dog

Couldn't do the reachy move. Will be good to go away and practice some dynamic bouldering and try again. Rest of it was all fine.

with Tricia
Teappleby 18/Feb Lead β
climberchristy 17/Feb Lead rpt

As good as it ever was! To think this was my first 7a... So much stronger on it these days. Must be progressing!

with Vanessa
Rocky 14/Feb Lead RP

So happy to get this first red point. Took a bit of working out of the crux with being such a shortie. Had to hold the pocket as an undercut and then dynamically throw for the next pocket, catching a shit outer part; right heel into lower pocket before coming over with right hand onto better bit of the pocket. A little knee bar rest before another powerful dynamic throw / reach for the hold directly above. Easy after this. Absolutely brilliant route!

with milena
milena 14/Feb Lead β
mike reed 11/Feb Lead O/S

Cool. Softish.

with Themi
Hidden 11/Feb Lead rpt
Mark Reeves ?/Feb -
manfred 06/Jan Lead RP

Pretty nice route, quite basic (2 stars). Got it only 2 nd go as didn't quite get my feet as high as needed on the big slap to the mega hole jug. Would disagree this route being mega reachy ( I am 5"2'/ 158 cm) as it says on the guide, it is only that one move but there are higher feet options. Otherwise I would say the route is fairly soft, a bit techy start and pretty easy top, not pumpy at all. 6c+? compared to the other classic 7a (Stolen Fruit) on the crag.

Rob Kelly 06/Jan Lead RP

2nd go. Bit of a soft touch but a great route.

Hidden 04/Jan Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/16 Lead O/S
jezb1 16/Dec/16 Lead
Jen Jones 27/Nov/16 2nd dog

One rest - fun climb

guy127917 27/Nov/16 Lead O/S
with Jen
Mark Stevenson 26/Nov/16 Lead O/S
IceBun 07/Apr/16 Lead RP

Back for a rematch using a different method, great fun.

with Wilson
Hidden 28/Mar/16 Lead O/S
readymaker 22/Mar/16 Lead dog

took the wrong turn at the crux section which is not really that obvious. don't go left! keep right and do the reachy move straight up!

oddis 14/Mar/16 Lead O/S

First 7a and did it onsight, so must be easy for the grade. But a stellar route!

gav 09/Mar/16 Lead dog

Lead cleanly up to the crux, but had to work the short section. The way I did it in the end felt a bit sketchy, so still not 100% happy. Rain started around this time, so pre-clipped the next couple of bolts to avoid any faff, but climbed the rest fine anyway.

with Dave
marky 28/Feb/16 Lead O/S
with Sharon
Peter Lovell 22/Feb/16 Lead RP
Andrew Sandercock 20/Feb/16 Lead O/S

Reachy but on huge holds, the slab was harder than expected. Steep bit short lived but good.

craig naylor 20/Feb/16 Lead G/U

1st go after a weak attempt last season

with Nial, John, Jonathan
Hidden 16/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/16 Lead O/S
garyryan86 11/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Gabe Oliver 05/Feb/16 Lead
Steve Hickie 04/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jan/16 Lead rpt
ArrMcC 22/Jan/16 Lead O/S

I would love to live in a world where this is actually 7a. Cruised up it.

with Chloe Davidson
Chloe 22/Jan/16 TR dnf

Tried this on top rope after Arran onsighted it at the end of the day, did the first reachy part with a heel hook but couldn't manage to get to the next hole. Would have worked it if I was fresh. A beautiful climb.

with Arran
danboast 09/Jan/16 Lead β
jon_gill1 02/Jan/16 Lead G/U

With one rest

Hidden 01/Jan/16 2nd
Hidden 01/Jan/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/15 Lead rpt
redshapedfriday 29/Dec/15 Lead RP
with Debs Climber
sammo247 29/Dec/15 Lead β

6c+, good climb

with Joshuawillett
Hidden 29/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Dec/15 Lead O/S
sopaz 17/Dec/15 2nd dog
with Mackie
admackie 17/Dec/15 Lead RP

first 7a

Steven Carter 15/Dec/15 TR dog
Wise 16/Nov/15 Lead O/S

Great climbing on the headwall. Got a fantastic knee bar in to clip the crux bolt, would have been exciting without this.

with Nev
bencole 04/Nov/15 Lead RP

Second go after working the move. First 7a for me.

with Dad
Lanchester 11/Sep/15 -
Scott Quinn 24/Mar/15 Lead G/U

1 fall after the crux....idiot

Tom.Priestley 22/Mar/15 Lead dog

Going for the 7a onsight. Fluffed it.

Hidden 15/Mar/15 Lead dnf
Hidden 15/Mar/15 TR dnf
freemanTom 15/Mar/15 TR dog

Not the 7a for me to break down into the grade

with Tristian
Hidden 13/Feb/15 Lead dnf
Hidden 10/Feb/15 TR dnf
Hidden 14/Jan/15 Lead RP
mynyddresident ?/Jan/15 Lead
redshapedfriday 27/Dec/14 Lead dog
Hidden 26/Dec/14 -
LeeWood 24/Dec/14 Lead dog

1 rest

breed 21/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Maddie 18/Dec/14 Lead RP

Awesome route 3rd go. Techy bottom, pretty reachy and hard through the crux then fairly steady at top. Painfully sharp kneebar! Even with my first use of the pad...

with remus
Dan Hostford 18/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 13/Dec/14 Lead O/S

Super cool nee bar before crux section, hnds off rest.

Jonathan Emett 05/Dec/14 Lead rpt

Retro-flash! Just like saying that.

pete johnson ?/Dec/14 Lead rpt

Soft touch at 7a

with Lun
jackappleby 07/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Rowan
markalmack 18/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with helen boothman, tozzle, andy lole, chris todd, Dave morse
david morse 18/Feb/14 Lead β
with February Team
Hidden 18/Feb/14 Lead O/S
UnkArl 05/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Uncle Bill
jolucas 01/Feb/14 Lead β
pete johnson ?/Feb/14 Lead
with Lun
atapper21 29/Jan/14 Lead O/S
Justin T 24/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Nancy
Hidden 04/Jan/14 Lead β
DavidR 04/Jan/14 Lead O/S
oliverpcain ??/2014 Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes 31/Dec/13 Lead O/S
mark20 28/Dec/13 Lead O/S
LeeWood 27/Dec/13 Lead O/S

with an average reach this grade must be nearer to 6c, which in no way lowers its quality

dan gibson 24/Dec/13 Lead O/S
with helen gibson
Rich2002 23/Dec/13 Lead dog
RD 01/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Bristoldave 30/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Caroline
climberchristy 02/Apr/13 Lead rpt

Clean ground up having last climbed it 18 months before (when it was my first 7a). Excellent route.

with Vanessa
Hidden 29/Mar/13 Lead dog
llamaglama 29/Mar/13 2nd dog
with Jamie
EllieWoods 21/Mar/13 TR dog

1 rest

with Lucy
Dave Sr 24/Feb/13 Lead dog

2go, great route, 1 hang on 2nd go, very close, next day...

with Berta
tobydunford 14/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Harry Martin
Hidden ?/Feb/13 Lead dog
Hidden 26/Jan/13 -
RFWilkie 03/Jan/13 Lead O/S

Far too easy to be 7a more like 6c.

JulesV 06/Dec/12 Lead O/S
julesp 02/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with fraser, stuart and kim
Fraser 02/Dec/12 Lead β

6c+, not 7a.

with Stuart, Kim, Jules
peter.clarkson1 03/Nov/12 Lead

climbed between rain showers - only one hard move, but very satisfying. Easy for F7a

Marti999 31/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Debbie
debbie roberts 31/Oct/12 2nd
Jonathan Emett 22/Oct/12 Lead rpt
with orange craig
Jonathan Emett 29/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with katha
Hidden 17/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Chris Wright 07/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S
owain86 02/Apr/12 Lead β

Flash, soft

chriscarroll 02/Apr/12 Lead RP
with Owain
PeteH 12/Feb/12 Lead O/S
JBO 11/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Really nice, long moves from some nice round jugs - top route but soft for 7a.

Jonathan Emett 25/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with niall
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 08/Nov/11 Lead RP

2nd go

with Paul Goodship, Sami Mandeel, Sam Tucker
Sami Mandeel 08/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Sam Tucker, Sam Ferguson, Paul
samtucker 08/Nov/11 2nd dnf
Dave Sr 23/Apr/11 Lead dog

1go,1 rest,morpho for my

with Javichu
GPN 28/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with Annette
Hidden 21/Feb/11 Lead
chiverstom 02/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Alice
natalietanzer ?/Jan/11 Lead dog
with marcus
keefe 17/Dec/10 -
Glenn Sutcliffe 17/Dec/10 -
with keefe
dan ely 15/Dec/10 Lead β
with craig
Quarryboy 26/Oct/10 Lead dog

Hard rock over the rest is ok.

with UCR youth squad
Ahab ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S

If this is the route I think it is... Absolutely superb! Climb up a suprisingly tough slab to a some large pockets on a slightly overhanging wall. Make large spans through the crux to be rewarded by delicate face climbing to the chains.

James Marshall ?/Mar/10 Lead rpt
James Marshall ?/Feb/10 Lead O/S
SMc ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Anne
chris sm 03/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Rich Kirby 30/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with Ash
Hidden 25/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/08 Lead O/S
thebigfriendlymoose ?/Dec/07 Lead O/S
with Stephen
duffer 03/Jan/07 Lead O/S
RD ??/2007 Lead
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