Rockfax Description
A direct version of Ancient Rhythm with a tricky 2nd clip. The crux is a desperate trick move and is much easier when you know how. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 1987

Hidden 14/Oct Lead O/S
Longsufferingropeholder 22/Sep Lead O/S

Got through the crux with thoughtless, tenacious throws and slaps. Left me with nothing in the tank so was fighting the pump all the way up. Just about held it together though. Couldn't let myself drop it; Big Ron was watching from the sidelines.

Tomas P 28/Aug Lead O/S
with Aelita
The Grist 11/Aug Lead β
with Lee Hamilton
adamsriches 01/Jul Lead dnf

Couldn't with out crux, the slickness of the holds in the sun didn't help.

Stroppy 23/Jun Lead RP

1st rp, one cruxy move but with continued interest to the top (with a couple of rests for good measure). Thought it was good quality for Horseshoe

with Cathy
thejunglist 13/Mar Lead RP

1st redders

with Timmy G
Hidden 28/Dec/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Nov/16 TR rpt
Dan Jenkin 30/Oct/16 Lead RP
with Rebecca Partridge
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 17/Aug/16 Lead RP
deacondeacon 17/Aug/16 Lead RP

Sussed the crux, then first RP.

stp 17/May/16 Lead RP

The crux seemed really hard - English 6b? - considerably harder than Flat World - at least the way I did it. The rest of the route is much easier. Second try.

with Julie
Kipper-Phil Smith 10/May/16 TR
with Mick
Hidden 02/Nov/15 Lead RP
David Sherratt 02/Nov/15 Lead
Hidden 09/Oct/15 TR
Hidden 03/Oct/15 TR
MYox 05/Sep/15 Lead dog

A bit too tired at the end of the day.

Hidden 05/Sep/15 Lead dog
dannyboy83 24/Jul/15 Lead O/S
tom.truhelka 31/Aug/14 Lead RP

Fell from 2nd clip. Worked the low crux move. Next session sent first time.

Cake 03/Jul/14 Lead RP

1 top rope and got it 1st go on lead

Hidden 04/Sep/13 Lead RP
clmbr 21/Aug/12 Lead β
with Guillermo
Hidden 21/Apr/12 Lead RP
Haydn Jones 21/Aug/11 Lead RP
with andy
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Lead RP
andyob 23/Apr/11 Lead dog
with charlie, Diggler
Diggler 23/Apr/11 Lead dog

A few falls working out the tricky crux move then clean to the top. Back next time for a clean lead.

with Charlie, andyob
Hidden 12/Dec/10 Lead RP
Somerset swede basher 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Got pumped silly trying to work out the crux move when all useful holds turn into sloping side pulls. Eventually managed to get up to easier ground but I don't think I worked out the 'trick' as it felt desperate. Amazed I didn't fall off!

with Ben Ranson
Rob Grant 03/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Lead
nickcanute ??/2010 Lead
Don Jebus 17/Sep/09 Lead RP

first 7a, sweet!

with frazer
Hidden 16/Aug/09 Lead dog
Gambit 12/Jul/09 Lead RP

1st 7a, done while sharing banter with Gary Gibson (1st ascentionist). Now for something harder!

with Steve
sadams 15/Apr/09 TR
with Eric Hildrew
ASchwirtz 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/09 Lead RP
Mark A Humphries 28/Nov/08 Lead RP
with Jason
Hidden 28/Nov/08 Lead RP
Hidden 19/Oct/08 Lead dog
sadams 10/Aug/08 Lead
with Catherine Adams
Ian Broome 30/Jun/08 Lead RP
with Matt
goi.ashmore 29/May/07 Lead O/S
with Gary Gibson
skygodley 28/Jun/06 Lead RP
Boy ??/2006 -
steepstuff ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Gary
Roget 28/Mar/99 Lead O/S
with jon
Billg ??/1997 -
mattnuttall 17/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with Alan Holden
Stoney Boy 13/Sep/91 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/91 TR
Hidden 17/Apr/91 Lead RP
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