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Rockfax Description
A super-crimpy and technical route. Originally given E7 7a which was converted to 8a, but really it has always been harder than this. © Rockfax

FFA. Simon Nadin 1989. FAA. (as Battle of the Bulge) Tony Howard, John Amatt 1964

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Peak limestone north graded list - sport, UK 8a and up

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RupertD 16 Jul, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Sorry, still talking about Three Spheres there, not the Inch Test
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βeta: Sorry, still talking about Three Spheres there, not the Inch Test
RupertD 14 Jul, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Repeated by Steve McClure who thought it was 8b or 8b+, but also hard to grade.
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βeta: Repeated by Steve McClure who thought it was 8b or 8b+, but also hard to grade.
RupertD 28 May, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Ex project called Three Spheres
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βeta: Ex project called Three Spheres
RupertD 27 May, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: I climbed the project to the left after stabilising a couple of friable holds with glue. Thought it was going to be desperate to start with, sort of font 8a crux, or 8b+ route when I tried it in the full sun, but it went disappointingly easily in cooler conditions. So I'm not sure of the grade, 8a/+/b? I've really no idea. Very cool moves though.
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βeta: I climbed the project to the left after stabilising a couple of friable holds with glue. Thought it was going to be desperate to start with, sort of font 8a crux, or 8b+ route when I tried it in the full sun, but it went disappointingly easily in cooler conditions. So I'm not sure of the grade, 8a/+/b? I've really no idea. Very cool moves though.
chrishamper 25 Apr, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Glad to here it's OK to lower off at the break, I fell off when a hold broke going over the top, now I can get another 8a tick!
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βeta: Glad to here it's OK to lower off at the break, I fell off when a hold broke going over the top, now I can get another 8a tick!
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Hidden 10 Jun, 2018 Lead RP
Haydn Jones 14 Jul, 2014 Lead RP First 8a+ in a session so thats somthing. Somehow flailed my way up this 3rd try and in 2 hours and 12 minuets and 3 seconds whatever that means ;) got send psyched after watching ted doing it imediatly before me! vimeo.com/100790611
with ted kingsnorth
First 8a+ in a session so thats somthing. Somehow flailed my way up this 3rd try and in 2 hours and 12 minuets and 3 seconds whatever that means ;) got send psyched after watching ted doing it imediatly before me! vimeo.com/100790611
with ted kingsnorth
Ethan 8 Jun, 2013 Lead
with Don Walker
with Don Walker
hamer89 1 Jul, 2012 Lead RP short and crimpy! rained hard but stayed dry!
short and crimpy! rained hard but stayed dry!
jondude 7 Oct, 2009 Lead RP
Hidden 28 Jul, 2007 Lead RP
kristian ??, 2006 Lead RP
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