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The elegant groove breaking out of The Directissima succumbs to sustained and powerful bridging in a wild position. © Rockfax

FA. Chris Sowden 1987.

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RD 27 Jun, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: The worst route I've been on at Kilnsey. Dirty - the bolts are two feet off route - loose rock and glued on holds. It should be re-bolted properely.
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βeta: The worst route I've been on at Kilnsey. Dirty - the bolts are two feet off route - loose rock and glued on holds. It should be re-bolted properely.
Boy 23 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: ....or get a kneebar in the groove and clip fairly comfortably from the glued edge
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βeta: ....or get a kneebar in the groove and clip fairly comfortably from the glued edge
UKB Shark 24 Jan, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: ....or alternatively use slings stuck to the rock with strapell tape at the optimum clipping position
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βeta: ....or alternatively use slings stuck to the rock with strapell tape at the optimum clipping position
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Logged Ascents

UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
Hidden 9 Sep, 2018 Lead
mikenty 9 Aug, 2018 Lead RP Excellent. Found this a bit of a battle.
with Alex
Excellent. Found this a bit of a battle.
with Alex
FloTilley 9 Aug, 2018 Lead RP
Hidden 5 Aug, 2018 Lead RP
samrad 31 Jul, 2018 Lead RP 2nd rp. Messed my feet up on the first. Great climbing.
2nd rp. Messed my feet up on the first. Great climbing.
Hidden 14 Jun, 2018 Lead RP
Hidden 27 May, 2018 Lead RP
Joshua Robertson 18 May, 2018 Lead RP
nicolat ??, 2018 Lead dog
Hidden ??, 2017 -
keefe 24 Jul, 2016 Lead RP
JamesTurnbull97 26 Jun, 2016 Lead RP Always looked at the groove and thought how cool it looks, finally got round to trying it and it didn't disappoint. Pleased to get it 1st proper RP go, 4 goes today and 1 at end of last session.
Always looked at the groove and thought how cool it looks, finally got round to trying it and it didn't disappoint. Pleased to get it 1st proper RP go, 4 goes today and 1 at end of last session.
millsy 19 Jun, 2016 Lead RP
with James Foley
with James Foley
marky 5 Oct, 2014 Lead RP Great route - technical and powerful. The pinch finally dried!
with Sharon
Great route - technical and powerful. The pinch finally dried!
with Sharon
thebigfriendlymoose 7 Sep, 2014 Lead RP Finally, the final holds dried from dripping to merely wet! Utterly brilliant route. The crux groove is sustained and powerful with nary a moment that doesn't feel desperately tenuous and untoward (8a if there were any hardish moves before or after the meat?). Could do with a few of the bolts lowering by 0.5m.
with Sankey
Finally, the final holds dried from dripping to merely wet! Utterly brilliant route. The crux groove is sustained and powerful with nary a moment that doesn't feel desperately tenuous and untoward (8a if there were any hardish moves before or after the meat?). Could do with a few of the bolts lowering by 0.5m.
with Sankey
hamer89 9 Jun, 2014 Lead RP Tough route with a very balancy move thats easy to fall out of. Never done this as its always been wet at the top. Never seen the crag so dry!
Tough route with a very balancy move thats easy to fall out of. Never done this as its always been wet at the top. Never seen the crag so dry!
Ally Smith 3 May, 2014 Lead RP Excellent - should see more traffic
with JM
Excellent - should see more traffic
with JM
JM 2 Jun, 2012 Lead RP Excellent route, don't know why it doesn't get more attention!
with Dave Pinnington
Excellent route, don't know why it doesn't get more attention!
with Dave Pinnington
Hidden ??, 2011 Lead
Hidden 25 Aug, 2009 Lead RP
Cassidy 17 Aug, 2006 Lead RP
with Scottish Raiding Party
with Scottish Raiding Party
Tom Briggs 13 Aug, 2006 Lead RP Briefly tried a few years ago, but too dirty. 1st RP. Qual.
with Nic Sellers
Briefly tried a few years ago, but too dirty. 1st RP. Qual.
with Nic Sellers
Boy ??, 2006 -
Eduardo Martinez ??, 2000 Lead RP
UKB Shark ?Aug, 1997 Lead RP
robyn1 ??, 1995 -
Mike Owen 16 Sep, 1990 Lead RP
with Elaine Owen
with Elaine Owen
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