20m.

Rockfax Description
A pumpy eliminate. It is difficult to avoid using holds on Shit Happens, Actually. © Rockfax

FA. Joff Cook 1995. FFA. Pete Oxley - This route caused much controversy when it was first climbed due to some glued-on holds being used! These are now long gone.

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dryvita 16 Jun Show βeta
βeta: Ground to middle section is pretty scrappy and indistinct but worth perservering as then turns into an amazing flowing sequence through the little roof and to the chains. I'd 100% give it three stars - the bottom is not great but no worse than other alleged blacknor central classics (Portland Heights for example in which you are literally wading through a back garden). As others have said, it's not the slightest bit elinimate - you'd have to go a LONG way out your way to use any of the holds on Shit Happens and not sure it would be any easier than the actual sequence.
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βeta: Ground to middle section is pretty scrappy and indistinct but worth perservering as then turns into an amazing flowing sequence through the little roof and to the chains. I'd 100% give it three stars - the bottom is not great but no worse than other alleged blacknor central classics (Portland Heights for example in which you are literally wading through a back garden). As others have said, it's not the slightest bit elinimate - you'd have to go a LONG way out your way to use any of the holds on Shit Happens and not sure it would be any easier than the actual sequence.
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dryvita 15 Jun Lead RP had a play on this in Jan with freezing cold fingers - felt much easier today. Went 2nd RP - loved it.
with Matt Broughton
had a play on this in Jan with freezing cold fingers - felt much easier today. Went 2nd RP - loved it.
with Matt Broughton
Ben.o.neill 28 Feb Lead RP Far from an eliminate in my opinion. Fun climbing with a definite crux.
Far from an eliminate in my opinion. Fun climbing with a definite crux.
dryvita 16 Feb TR dog Worked on toprope in the freezing cold wind with numb fingers. Very indistinct scrappy middle section (long move off left hand under cling) took a bit of sussing out then an outrageous cross through off the totally blind foot. The crux over the roof felt doable at the start of the day but nails after working out the bottom. Need to sort out left leg currently dangling uselessly throughout entire crux sequence.
with Matt Broughton , Matt Big Lad
Worked on toprope in the freezing cold wind with numb fingers. Very indistinct scrappy middle section (long move off left hand under cling) took a bit of sussing out then an outrageous cross through off the totally blind foot. The crux over the roof felt doable at the start of the day but nails after working out the bottom. Need to sort out left leg currently dangling uselessly throughout entire crux sequence.
with Matt Broughton , Matt Big Lad
slowmotion 18 Nov, 2018 Lead dog
Ben.o.neill 18 Nov, 2018 Lead dog
brian watson 7 Jan, 2018 Lead dog Couldn't figure out the crux, quite independent and good.
with AlexD
Couldn't figure out the crux, quite independent and good.
with AlexD
ThomasB 30 Apr, 2017 Lead RP
Jonathan Emett 22 May, 2016 Lead dog
Pete Scott 22 May, 2016 Lead RP
Hidden 23 Apr, 2016 Lead RP
Hidden 5 Sep, 2015 Lead dog
philhaigh 5 Jun, 2015 Lead RP I didn't find this in the slightest eliminate; you are a good couple of metres away from Shit Happens at least, until the very top where they share a lower off.
I didn't find this in the slightest eliminate; you are a good couple of metres away from Shit Happens at least, until the very top where they share a lower off.
philhaigh 27 May, 2015 Lead dog Nice moves through the crux.. hard to see the footholds under the lip
with AlexD, Steve Hau, Vicki Hau
Nice moves through the crux.. hard to see the footholds under the lip
with AlexD, Steve Hau, Vicki Hau
AlexD 27 May, 2015 2nd dog
with Steve, philhaigh, Vicky
with Steve, philhaigh, Vicky
Hidden 5 Jul, 2014 Lead RP
Marti999 6 Jun, 2014 Lead dog
with AlexD
with AlexD
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 16 Apr, 2014 Lead RP 2nd try after trying to insight it. A very technical climb with a great sequence. Didn't find it eliminate at all, very independent of the other routes.
2nd try after trying to insight it. A very technical climb with a great sequence. Didn't find it eliminate at all, very independent of the other routes.
Tomar 13 Apr, 2014 Lead RP Should have done it second go. Proper hidden gem of a route, and didn't find it eliminate at all. Cruxy though
with Jay81
Should have done it second go. Proper hidden gem of a route, and didn't find it eliminate at all. Cruxy though
with Jay81
Hidden 27 Jun, 2013 Lead RP
Ed Babs 2 Aug, 2012 Lead RP Not that eliminate. Pretty good if cruxy climbing.
with Eddie Young, Paul Hayes, Mike Hawkins
Not that eliminate. Pretty good if cruxy climbing.
with Eddie Young, Paul Hayes, Mike Hawkins
dannyboy83 9 May, 2009 Lead O/S
with Alice
with Alice
Martin Krasnansky 23 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 Apr, 2008 Lead RP
La Mont ??, 2008 -
_m.cox_ ?Feb, 2004 Lead RP
with Adam Mulholland
with Adam Mulholland
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