Rockfax Description
A stunning climb tackling the soaring groove and wildly-overhanging prow right of Ecstasy. The finishing sequence is a stopper. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
When Craig Smith freed the old aid route "The Bulge" he renamed it "Let Them Eat Jellybeans" because everyone was scratching around at Malham while he freed this superb line at Kilnsey. However the original name has stuck.

FA. C.Smith, R.Smith 1988

Ticklists: Yorkshire Limestone Graded List, UK 8a and up, Northern Limestone for Catalans.


ClimberDateStyle
Ed Booth 18/Jul Lead dog

Gutted. Dogged to put clips in. Had 3RP's. 1st and 2nd fell on penultimate move to the big jug side pull, 3rd go got that and clipped and fell throwing for the good (but weird to catch) flaky hold. Hopefully get back soon. Kinsey ace

samrad 08/Jul Lead RP
with Bennykr, john
Kris suriyo 29/May Lead RP

Amazing climb

Hidden ??/2017 -
Ramon Marin 14/Aug/16 Lead RP

4 sessions. So happy to get this done before going to USA on friday.

with viki harvey
JM 14/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Anna Reiners
realbobsmith 13/Aug/16 Lead RP
Cailean Harker 07/Aug/16 Lead RP

So so close to on sighting this whilst placing the clips. Gotta be one of the most onsightable 8a's in Britain. Happy to do it next go.

Hidden 03/Aug/16 Lead RP
Ramon Marin 31/Jul/16 Lead dog

Two sessions on it, can do all the moves now and have all the beta, need to come back fresh and start proper redpoints

with viki harvey
Ramon Marin 23/Jul/16 Lead dog

Quick play

with jerome mowat
Hidden 19/Jun/16 Lead dog
Alice.001 11/Jun/16 Lead dog
Hidden 19/May/16 Lead dnf
samwillo 16/May/16 Lead
np134 13/May/16 Lead RP

Stunning.

Hidden 12/May/16 Lead dnf
JamesTurnbull97 11/May/16 Lead RP

2nd Session, 4th RP. Psyched, top was made a bit harder by being buffeted by gale force wind on the upper bulge. Would have been a good ride if you blew the move to the upper belay bolt.

Hidden 27/Sep/15 Lead RP
Hidden 20/Sep/15 Lead RP
Hidden 20/Sep/15 Lead RP
Luke Dawson 20/Aug/15 Lead RP
with Flo Tilley
WB 11/Aug/15 Lead RP

That took a very long time!

julesp 26/Jul/15 Lead dnf

Did better than expected. Got to last clip but didn't have the oomph for the final pull

with Iain and Kat
markalmack 21/Jul/15 Lead RP

Boom!

BillyRidal 01/Aug/14 Lead RP
Leon Laubscher 24/Jul/14 Lead RP

First 8a, epic.

rikbattye 11/Jul/14 Lead RP

With different beta for the move to the good left hold low down it felt like a totally different route. Very nice and not too hard.

Hidden 28/Jun/14 Lead RP
thebigfriendlymoose 17/Jun/14 Lead RP

3rd session, 2nd try on RP. Happy to get this - thought I'd blown-out for the day after the first RP try - when I somehow managed to fall-off the final lip after clipping the lower belay bolt!

with Marc Pontin
Ethan 11/Jun/14 Lead

Second go

with Seth Walker, Don Walker
NDD 08/Jun/14 Lead RP
with sam harvie
will smith11 31/May/14 Lead RP

Fun (other than the grim 6b+ corner)

with Ben Davison
C coldwell-storry 28/Sep/13 Lead RP
Orrin Coley 19/Jul/13 Lead RP

Quality climb.

Ally Smith 09/Jul/13 Lead RP

Finally! Dragged pocket instead of using bowling ball arrangement. Up 'til last night, my flash go was the same as my RP high point!

with jkarran
innes 07/Jul/13 Lead RP
with Tim
Jon Garside 15/Jun/13 Lead RP
with Becky
jfreeman 04/May/13 Lead RP
with Nic Duboust
Mat Welsh ?/May/13 Lead RP

First 8a - climbed with wet holds through the initial bulge! Technical, pumpy, burly, sustained from the rest at the Bulgelette. Thanks to Dave P for encouraging me to try it !

with Dave Pinno, John Maskell, Emily J, Mark Owens, Pete Dicko
Ally Smith 20/Jun/12 Lead dog

Once again got to the split pocket. This time with wet holds and placing the draws. Still an arse to wiggle my fat fingers into that frickin' pocket :-(

with Pete H
jacobjacob 29/Mar/12 Lead RP

Great to feel the difference 6 months training makes compared to when I was on this last year! 1st redpoint this time around. Skipped the last clip.

Ally Smith 31/Jul/11 Lead dog
westyb3 19/Jun/11 Lead RP

Should have gone yesterday but tiredness got the beter of me . went 1st go today. (Thought it was called 'The Bulge").

with Heather Ogston
Stewart B 07/Jun/11 Lead RP
with Dave Redpath
Hidden 10/May/11 Lead dog
Steve Crowe 18/Apr/11 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
nickmoulden 16/Aug/10 Lead RP
Sam the Butcher 17/Jul/10 Lead RP

Climbed from the ground to the chain with no falls...I'm taking it!

with charlie mackie
Alex Mason 13/Jul/10 Lead RP

YESSS. 3rd session 4th rp attempt. Dropped it on 3rd rp go when the last clip had turned. Wooooo! First 8a.

with Billy Laurence, Steve Ramsden
Adam Lincoln 19/Jun/10 Lead
with Arran Deakin
JM ?/Jun/10 Lead RP
with Ian Walsh
pezzerrr 03/Jul/09 Lead RP
Hidden 26/Jun/09 Lead RP
lx 20/Jun/09 Lead

Soft

with Matt
Toby Dunn 16/Jun/09 Lead RP
with Kev Avery
bigie bob 31/May/08 Lead RP
Hidden 29/May/08 -
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 12/Aug/07 Lead rpt
with Nic Sellers
Cassidy 15/Jul/07 Lead RP
with Henners
Henners 11/Aug/06 Lead RP
with Alan Cassidy
mgeek ??/2006 Lead RP
with claire penmann
Boy ??/2006 -
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead dog
marky 20/Jul/03 -
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ?/Jul/03 Lead RP

I think this is a height thing, but feels like easy 7C+ to me. 24 moves.

keefe 26/Jul/92 -
Mike Owen 31/Jul/90 Lead RP
with Elaine Owen
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