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A great line. Follow the banana-shaped groove up and then slightly more direct to reach the break. Technical and powerful campus moves are required to exit. © Rockfax

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Southern Sandstone apprenticeship., Tonbridge School Sandstone Graded List, Starred Southern Sandstone 6a's

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
daviemoston 7 Jul TR β
earthkeptwarm 2 Jul TR β those top moves are slopey, sandy and serious!
with Chris Jelley
those top moves are slopey, sandy and serious!
with Chris Jelley
djsafe 20 May TR dog
ZacMoss 19 May TR dnf
with Philip Muir
with Philip Muir
Hidden 18 May TR
ChrisLeigh19 16 May TR very nice and easy up until a rough topout which requires a double math and pull up with limited footwork required first 6a on sandstone!
with Angus
very nice and easy up until a rough topout which requires a double math and pull up with limited footwork required first 6a on sandstone!
with Angus
Hidden 28 Apr -
hervenuttall ?Apr TR RP
with Cotswold Crew, Sean
with Cotswold Crew, Sean
Francis Hardy 30 Mar TR RP Not sure I took exactly the correct line, maybe a bit too far to the right aha
Not sure I took exactly the correct line, maybe a bit too far to the right aha
Andreeafvg 30 Mar TR
Hidden 13 Oct, 2018 TR O/S
pelf 30 Sep, 2018 TR β
subdir 30 Sep, 2018 TR dog Hard to onsight with that hidden w-shaped foothold
with Stuart
Hard to onsight with that hidden w-shaped foothold
with Stuart
ZacMoss 5 Aug, 2018 TR dnf
gilib 2 Jun, 2018 TR
Andy Luckwell 2 Jun, 2018 TR dnf
Kiwinutz 15 May, 2018 -
with Simon
with Simon
timball 19 Mar, 2018 TR RP Done with Andy
Done with Andy
Rob Houston ??, 2018 -
matthewbpt 19 Sep, 2017 TR dnf Nearly stuck the top out!
with Phil, Rob, JimBee
Nearly stuck the top out!
with Phil, Rob, JimBee
Rob892 18 Jul, 2017 -
dripdry1 6 Jul, 2017 TR O/S No top out to avoid a prickly mantle into a holly bush...
with Dad
No top out to avoid a prickly mantle into a holly bush...
with Dad
rumblesan 2 Jul, 2017 TR dnf Nice climbing until the horrible mantle finish
Nice climbing until the horrible mantle finish
naylers 23 Jun, 2017 TR
naylers 9 Jun, 2017 TR
Munch 8 Jun, 2017 -
Max Harman 4 Jun, 2017 TR
harrison 4 Jun, 2017 TR dnf All the way to the top, but couldn't do the mantle
with Sarah
All the way to the top, but couldn't do the mantle
with Sarah
matthewbpt 2 Jun, 2017 TR dnf Clean until the finish, couldn't do the top!
with Munch
Clean until the finish, couldn't do the top!
with Munch
naylers 28 May, 2017 TR dnf
ssutton 21 May, 2017 TR dog Got through the banana after a couple of attempts, finish was a little too green and powerful.
with curly19sue, Adam
Got through the banana after a couple of attempts, finish was a little too green and powerful.
with curly19sue, Adam
curly19sue 21 May, 2017 TR dnf
with Adam Cobden, Steve Sutton
with Adam Cobden, Steve Sutton
Superpump ?May, 2017 TR dnf
with micky
with micky
SuperLee1985 23 Apr, 2017 Sent O/S Boulder up to break. Really nice moves off the side pull.
Boulder up to break. Really nice moves off the side pull.
AngelaC 8 Apr, 2017 TR dnf
Dohnny_Jawes 30 Oct, 2016 TR RP
Hidden 30 Oct, 2016 TR rpt
Hidden 20 Sep, 2016 Sent
professorcobra 1 Sep, 2016 TR RP
Lizard Ollie 17 Aug, 2016 TR O/S
JC95Evans 17 Aug, 2016 TR
stephenhoper 18 Jul, 2016 TR dnf
with Paulina
with Paulina
Hidden 17 Jul, 2016 TR dnf
Philoosh 8 Jun, 2016 TR dog Took a few goes to get the moves dialed. The top was way too greasy today to get any traction over so the belly took the brunt.
Took a few goes to get the moves dialed. The top was way too greasy today to get any traction over so the belly took the brunt.
harrison 8 May, 2016 TR dnf Bouldered the start, thought I'd have a go on toprope, spanked at the top. I was trying too go straight up the small finger crack - I've since seen a video of Johnny Dawes going out right to some nicer holds and then coming back to the left for the finish.
with Andres, Owen, Sarah
Bouldered the start, thought I'd have a go on toprope, spanked at the top. I was trying too go straight up the small finger crack - I've since seen a video of Johnny Dawes going out right to some nicer holds and then coming back to the left for the finish.
with Andres, Owen, Sarah
Hidden 29 Apr, 2016 2nd dnf
Flavio 17 Apr, 2016 TR O/S
with A Stranger
with A Stranger
Hidden ??, 2016 -
Hidden 1 Nov, 2015 TR
Hidden 1 Aug, 2015 TR dnf
Hidden 19 Jul, 2015 TR rpt
Hidden 11 Jul, 2015 TR dog
DampRice 16 Jun, 2015 TR dnf Foot popped on final move over the top, too tired to try again.
Foot popped on final move over the top, too tired to try again.
islandlynx 14 Jun, 2015 TR RP
TomRiddelsdell 14 Jun, 2015 TR β
Ben Laddiman 7 May, 2015 TR
with Lenny Black
with Lenny Black
maybe_si 20 Mar, 2015 TR RP
Alex N-R 31 Aug, 2014 Sent x
Whipinator 16 Aug, 2014 TR O/S
ardzeiem 16 Aug, 2014 TR RP
with GregK, Whipinator
with GregK, Whipinator
Mike Parks 5 Jun, 2014 TR rpt
with Ean, Mr Cess
with Ean, Mr Cess
cpowell ?Jun, 2014 TR
lukehodson 31 May, 2014 TR rpt
with Steve, Mel, thinbean
with Steve, Mel, thinbean
Hidden 15 Apr, 2014 TR dog
WillRobertson 15 Apr, 2014 TR
tracyclimber 30 Mar, 2014 TR
gemmaT 30 Mar, 2014 TR dog
neiloutdoors 30 Mar, 2014 TR dnf Did the Banana!
Did the Banana!
Hidden ??, 2014 TR O/S
lewiz 29 Sep, 2013 TR RP
with Sahri
with Sahri
Wildstyle 28 Sep, 2013 TR O/S
madguernseyboy 28 Sep, 2013 Lead dnf
timmyhobby 1 Sep, 2013 TR O/S
duncandarnell 28 Aug, 2013 TR rpt
Hidden 11 Aug, 2013 TR rpt
alooker ?Aug, 2013 TR
Uppers 27 Jul, 2013 TR O/S Tough route requiring a lot of core strength - very tricky last two moves.
Tough route requiring a lot of core strength - very tricky last two moves.
Hidden 16 Jun, 2013 TR dog
tradguy 1 Jun, 2013 TR rpt
with Cath Moran
with Cath Moran
winter hill1 ?Jun, 2013 TR
Hidden 26 May, 2013 TR RP
Hidden 26 May, 2013 TR dog
matt.jj 2 May, 2013 TR dnf
mrteale ?May, 2013 TR
IanMulvany 3 Mar, 2013 TR dnf typically got to the top moves, but no further. A bit slimey, and a rather unbalanced climb, given the wide difference in difficulty between the main face and the top out. I probably won't return to this.
typically got to the top moves, but no further. A bit slimey, and a rather unbalanced climb, given the wide difference in difficulty between the main face and the top out. I probably won't return to this.
Hidden 3 Mar, 2013 TR dnf
David Mayers ??, 2013 TR
Steve Dunton ??, 2013 -
Delroyb 13 Sep, 2012 -
Hidden 12 Sep, 2012 TR dnf
Hidden 26 Aug, 2012 TR rpt
Mike Parks 26 Aug, 2012 TR rpt
with Mr Cess
with Mr Cess
cheeky 13 Aug, 2012 TR
Hidden 13 Aug, 2012 TR dnf
Cat G 4 Aug, 2012 TR RP Lovely climb when you get it right, the key is going again at the top instead of trying to mantel it out from the first mantel - and a cheeky foot placement that you can't see just underneath the bulge at the top.
with SandyB
Lovely climb when you get it right, the key is going again at the top instead of trying to mantel it out from the first mantel - and a cheeky foot placement that you can't see just underneath the bulge at the top.
with SandyB
Hidden 4 Aug, 2012 TR
lloyd 29 Jul, 2012 TR dnf Need more practice but a good climb.
Need more practice but a good climb.
adam 24 28 Jul, 2012 TR O/S
Hidden 28 Jul, 2012 TR rpt
Stewart Armstrong 28 Jul, 2012 TR dnf banana bit was ok but another exhausting failure on the top 2 moves
banana bit was ok but another exhausting failure on the top 2 moves
Hidden 14 Jun, 2012 TR rpt
Hidden 2 Jun, 2012 TR RP
nic42 ?Jun, 2012 TR
elyben 24 May, 2012 -
with Dan Wilson
with Dan Wilson
matt.jj 15 Apr, 2012 TR rpt
matt.jj 27 Mar, 2012 TR rpt
strudles 24 Mar, 2012 TR β
Hidden 18 Mar, 2012 TR rpt
Mike Parks 18 Mar, 2012 TR dnf
Hidden 8 Jan, 2012 TR dnf
Hidden 8 Jan, 2012 TR dnf
Mike Parks 8 Jan, 2012 TR dnf
glaramara 2 Jan, 2012 TR dnf Had a thrutch but gave up. Long way away from 6a for me.
with rich hughes
Had a thrutch but gave up. Long way away from 6a for me.
with rich hughes
Cat G ??, 2012 TR
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
whitehouse_rhys ??, 2012 TR
bleddynmawr ??, 2012 -
Hidden 19 Nov, 2011 TR dnf
conorjclarke 22 Oct, 2011 TR β onsight for the bottom; jeff brought the buttery beta for the top
with Dylan Rebois
onsight for the bottom; jeff brought the buttery beta for the top
with Dylan Rebois
Hidden 21 Oct, 2011 -
Guy Atkinson 8 Oct, 2011 TR RP FINALLY! got it first time and without much effort after not trying it for a few months! First sandstone 6a!
FINALLY! got it first time and without much effort after not trying it for a few months! First sandstone 6a!
Hidden 11 Sep, 2011 TR O/S
matt.jj 29 Jul, 2011 TR β
Hidden 23 Jul, 2011 TR RP
matt.jj 2 Jul, 2011 TR RP
patsaunders ?Jul, 2011 TR
Guy Atkinson 27 Jun, 2011 TR dnf Failed again :(
with Seb Harrison
Failed again :(
with Seb Harrison
Mike Parks 25 Jun, 2011 TR dnf
with Ean, Mr Cess
with Ean, Mr Cess
KarlH 30 May, 2011 TR dnf Nowhere near working this!
with Scarab9, Jon B
Nowhere near working this!
with Scarab9, Jon B
Hidden 29 May, 2011 TR RP
Hidden 8 May, 2011 TR
Nicola 8 May, 2011 TR O/S
Simon Bowyer 1 May, 2011 TR dnf Top out again
with Nik
Top out again
with Nik
Bruise Apprentice 1 May, 2011 TR dog Did it clean until the final move where you match hands on the slopers.
with Johnny Dawes
Did it clean until the final move where you match hands on the slopers.
with Johnny Dawes
Graham C 20 Apr, 2011 TR rpt
with Derek
with Derek
Hidden 19 Apr, 2011 TR dnf
tradguy 14 Apr, 2011 TR rpt
Hidden 10 Apr, 2011 TR dog
Guy Atkinson 9 Apr, 2011 TR dnf Was doing really well until i got to the top, didn't feel strong enough to haul myself over the top on rubbish holds.
with dickie01, Nick Briggs
Was doing really well until i got to the top, didn't feel strong enough to haul myself over the top on rubbish holds.
with dickie01, Nick Briggs
steve2006 2 Apr, 2011 TR rpt firsat time fell off the top final move, then completed clean. Five years of waiting but worth it..
firsat time fell off the top final move, then completed clean. Five years of waiting but worth it..
barfani chita 2 Apr, 2011 TR dnf Top out is insanely powerful, just couldn't latch the back sloper. Real bummer :-(
with Saurus
Top out is insanely powerful, just couldn't latch the back sloper. Real bummer :-(
with Saurus
Antony87 2 Apr, 2011 TR rpt
Matt250 ?Apr, 2011 TR O/S
barfani chita 13 Mar, 2011 TR dnf
with Saurus
with Saurus
Antony87 12 Mar, 2011 TR β Flash! The top was great fun. Can't believe I hadn't got on this route earlier.
Flash! The top was great fun. Can't believe I hadn't got on this route earlier.
Hidden 1 Mar, 2011 TR RP
Hidden 1 Mar, 2011 TR RP
JIMJIM ??, 2011 TR
james.pilbeam ??, 2011 -
michaelcolledge ??, 2011 TR β
Hidden ??, 2011 TR dog
climber46 ??, 2011 -
keith leonard ??, 2011 -
Radical-G 17 Oct, 2010 TR rpt
tradguy 12 Aug, 2010 TR rpt
Graham C 9 Aug, 2010 TR O/S Pleased with this, felt easy
with Derek
Pleased with this, felt easy
with Derek
birchboy13 ?Aug, 2010 TR
jonathan watt 20 Jul, 2010 TR
Henry.Todman ?Jul, 2010 TR RP First 6a on Southern Sandstone :)
First 6a on Southern Sandstone :)
Hidden 22 May, 2010 TR RP
Hidden 22 May, 2010 TR dog
Will_Maxwell 21 May, 2010 TR RP
with Debbie Armstrong
with Debbie Armstrong
davidrblakeman 18 May, 2010 TR dog
Danny Crump 17 May, 2010 TR rpt
with Luke Fitz-John
with Luke Fitz-John
Dizz 16 May, 2010 TR dnf Touched the top then ran away
with Binder
Touched the top then ran away
with Binder
Binder 16 May, 2010 TR dnf
givemetea 25 Apr, 2010 TR O/S first clean 6a onsight on sandstone - woopee! really nice moves
first clean 6a onsight on sandstone - woopee! really nice moves
Hidden 25 Apr, 2010 TR dnf
sparkass 24 Apr, 2010 TR O/S
with Ian Stronghill
with Ian Stronghill
lukehodson 17 Apr, 2010 TR RP a bit overdue. went first go
a bit overdue. went first go
Hidden 11 Apr, 2010 TR dnf
tradguy 10 Apr, 2010 TR rpt
dunky 5 Apr, 2010 - good condition not sure its 6a if your tall enough to reach the top whilst standing on the break. holly was well chopped back too
good condition not sure its 6a if your tall enough to reach the top whilst standing on the break. holly was well chopped back too
Danny Crump 13 Mar, 2010 TR dnf
with LiL Saz
with LiL Saz
LiL Saz 13 Mar, 2010 TR dnf
Burt ?Mar, 2010 TR
JimBee ?Mar, 2010 TR β
with Jon Wichett, Burt
with Jon Wichett, Burt
vid ??, 2010 -
sachichas ??, 2010 TR RP
Hidden ??, 2010 TR RP
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Hidden 25 Oct, 2009 TR rpt
RFWilkie 4 Oct, 2009 TR O/S
tradguy 19 Sep, 2009 TR rpt
dickie01 2 Aug, 2009 TR β been climbing at bowles for ages and never done it purely because no one set it up whilst down there, i've watched people do a few times but got it first time
with Nick Briggs
been climbing at bowles for ages and never done it purely because no one set it up whilst down there, i've watched people do a few times but got it first time
with Nick Briggs
Hidden ?Aug, 2009 TR dnf
Jo Morrison 28 Jul, 2009 TR dnf
with Skinny
with Skinny
Hidden 28 Jul, 2009 TR O/S
mattparratt 18 Jul, 2009 TR dog
patrickc 28 Jun, 2009 TR
finchelata ?Jun, 2009 TR RP
with mo
with mo
Teemo 23 May, 2009 TR dnf
tradguy 7 May, 2009 TR rpt
johnnorley 25 Apr, 2009 TR dnf really struggled to get past the banana! wil go back and climb first in the day to see if that helps, i was a little tired.
with Andrea Norley
really struggled to get past the banana! wil go back and climb first in the day to see if that helps, i was a little tired.
with Andrea Norley
martin one 19 Apr, 2009 TR dnf Damp top
with Sue
Damp top
with Sue
Hidden 6 Apr, 2009 TR
Hidden 6 Apr, 2009 TR
cayteye 5 Apr, 2009 TR dnf
with Rob Munday
with Rob Munday
tradguy 5 Apr, 2009 TR rpt
troutbeck 29 Mar, 2009 -
with J.G.
with J.G.
matiaske 14 Feb, 2009 TR RP
Kenemo ??, 2009 -
Hidden ??, 2009 TR RP
Hidden ??, 2009 -
davidrblakeman ??, 2009 -
olipab121 ??, 2009 -
Hidden ??, 2009 -
Hidden 21 Jul, 2008 TR O/S
whiskywhiskymac 13 Jul, 2008 TR dnf
with Jan
with Jan
tradguy 2 Mar, 2008 TR rpt
strapless ??, 2008 -
james.f.williamson 30 Dec, 2007 TR dog
Hidden 4 Nov, 2007 TR
OffshoreAndy 26 Oct, 2007 TR
Nick F Smith ?Oct, 2007 TR RP
with Andy
with Andy
Hidden 16 Sep, 2007 TR
Mark Riley 18 Aug, 2007 TR O/S
with Hely
with Hely
martin one 21 Jul, 2007 TR
with Sue
with Sue
dcomeau 10 Jun, 2007 TR dnf Reached crux at the top.
with Peter Adams
Reached crux at the top.
with Peter Adams
spbond 19 Apr, 2007 TR dog
with Bobby K
with Bobby K
deverett 15 Apr, 2007 TR dog
with Claire Everett
with Claire Everett
tonanf ??, 2007 TR RP one of the first 6a's I ever tried, last may (I think). Done good and clean, at last.
with karl
one of the first 6a's I ever tried, last may (I think). Done good and clean, at last.
with karl
Kyuzo ??, 2007 -
Rob Kennard ??, 2007 -
cragdan ??, 2007 TR β
with ginger student
with ginger student
Nathan Kemp ??, 2007 TR
themidnightninja ??, 2007 TR
Hidden ?Sep, 2006 TR O/S
finter22 26 Jun, 2006 TR dog
maybe_si 12 May, 2006 TR
with Oddjob
with Oddjob
cragdan 12 May, 2006 TR dog
with ginger student
with ginger student
Oddjob 12 May, 2006 TR dog
blahblahblah 22 Jan, 2006 TR dog
with Pascal Guilloux
with Pascal Guilloux
steve2006 ??, 2006 TR dog great climb, the last section is tricky
great climb, the last section is tricky
MikeC59 23 Jul, 2005 TR
Hidden 21 Jul, 2005 TR O/S
Hidden ?May, 2005 TR
Nathan Kemp ?Mar, 2005 -
Wilbur 22 Jan, 2005 TR dnf evil finish - the rest is fine!
with viking
evil finish - the rest is fine!
with viking
Rokmunky ??, 2005 TR
Hidden ??, 2005 TR
Hidden 2 Aug, 2004 TR O/S
ellie macpherson 2 Apr, 2004 TR
with mike henesey
with mike henesey
Hidden ??, 2004 -
Hidden ??, 2004 TR RP
clive-greenwood ??, 2003 TR dnf
jimjimmyjimjim ??, 2003 TR
julian allen 19 Dec, 2002 TR
Hidden ??, 2002 TR
Brown 4 Sep, 2001 TR RP
Hidden 27 Aug, 2001 TR
Hidden ?May, 2001 TR
dunky ?Jul, 2000 TR RP used to be 5c, has the holly got out of hand and increased the grade?
used to be 5c, has the holly got out of hand and increased the grade?
Lepista 8 Jun, 2000 TR
Hidden ?May, 2000 TR
NickP ??, 2000 -
cem ??, 1999 TR O/S
Hidden ?Apr, 1998 TR RP
Hidden 17 Mar, 1998 TR
Hidden ??, 1998 TR RP
The Jazz Butcher ??, 1997 -
andy007 11 May, 1996 TR O/S
with CRMC, Jonno
with CRMC, Jonno
Jonno 11 May, 1996 TR
with andy007
with andy007
Christopher Jones ??, 1996 TR
Alan Scowcroft 17 Jun, 1992 TR
tompercy ?Oct, 1991 TR
Roget 8 Jun, 1991 TR O/S
with jon
with jon
Hidden 31 Mar, 1991 TR O/S
Marti999 ??, 1991 Solo
andy gittins ??, 1990 -
Bruce Kerr 10 Jul, 1989 Solo
with Keith Turton
with Keith Turton
Alan Scowcroft 26 Mar, 1989 TR
Hidden 23 Mar, 1989 TR
craig h ??, 1989 -
Hidden ??, 1989 TR RP
Hidden 31 Jul, 1988 TR
Hidden 18 Mar, 1988 TR
Jelly Mould Surfer ??, 1988 TR O/S
tradguy 7 Jul, 1987 TR
Will Webb ??, 1987 -
sadams 11 Jan, 1986 TR
with Aylesbury CC
with Aylesbury CC
Richard Weller 9 Sep, 1984 Solo
Rob Davies ??, 1983 TR dog
Hidden 1 Jan, 1982 TR rpt
Gordon Stainforth 9 Feb, 1975 TR
with Pete McNulty
with Pete McNulty
Chris Terrey ??, 1974 TR
Martin Bennett ??, 1973 -
Martin Bennett ??, 1972 -
Martin Bennett ??, 1971 -
Martin Bennett ??, 1971 -
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