First 7a in the forest, climbed in 1953!

Ticklists: Skin Friendly Fontainebleau.

Patrick Hill 31/Dec/17 Sent x
with James T
Hidden 31/Dec/17 Sent
snomonkee 27/Oct/17 Sent x
wolf.leeb 16/Oct/17 Sent x
with mr moore
Hidden 18/Sep/17 Sent x
jack89 18/Apr/17 Sent dnf
Matt17 15/Apr/17 Sent x

First 7a! Felt impossible first attempt and then just improved every try. So chuffed.

with Andrena
Hidden 04/Apr/17 Sent x
sammpratt 04/Apr/17 Sent
Dan Hostford 04/Apr/17 Sent dnf
with LSMC
leonwilson 01/Apr/17 Sent x

Absolute sand bag.

HoboChris 28/Mar/17 Sent O/S
Si dH 10/Mar/17 Sent x
with Neil Furniss, Mark Derby, Cam, Si Letman
JoeMills ??/2017 -
mrteale ??/2017 Sent x

Tres bon.

Matthew Ferrier 08/Nov/16 Sent x

2nd go, very cool sequence.

Nick1812P 08/Nov/16 Sent β
with Matt
blueshift86 31/Oct/16 Sent rpt

Repeat ascent. Took me longer this time then on my first ascent as I forgot the beta! Ended up just popping up with the left hand dynamically do the top from halfway up, then smearing the left foot up quickly. Quite hard this problem!

Don Jebus 28/Oct/16 Sent x


JamesTurnbull97 28/Oct/16 Sent x

Historical classic. Tough on the gastons, just needed high feet

with Flo
FloTilley 28/Oct/16 Sent x
with James
Samwise 18/Oct/16 Sent x
with Amber
Howlinmaggie 18/Oct/16 Sent x
with SamH
cobes ?/Oct/16 Sent x
with TCA youth squad, Alan Cassidy
MichaelTheVeganClimber 21/Sep/16 Sent x
blueshift86 02/Sep/16 Sent x

Right hand gaston on first crack/hold. Then high left foot and bring right foot up to lower hold, and move left hand to third crack and lay back and slowly move your right to the two finger crux. Got it in 8/9 goes.

mdolan 17/Apr/16 Sent dnf
Timothy Graham Peck 08/Apr/16 Sent x

Psyched to do this quickly. Classic. Goey at the top!

with michelle, Andy
Matt.c.Warner 01/Apr/16 Sent x
Dan Hostford 21/Mar/16 Sent dnf
with Rob PC, Binit Shah
Hidden 20/Mar/16 Sent x
Alex moore ?/Mar/16 Sent
with Tess
joeldering ?/Mar/16 Sent x
with Matt Hilton-Webb
WillRobertson ?/Mar/16 -

Ahh finally!! Third session on it over two years, and having almost given up on it. Despite being a proper shorty I used the far left foot and had to pull very hard. Definitely not the most elegant ascent, but who cares?!

with Lauren
Hidden 19/Feb/16 Sent
C coldwell-storry 14/Feb/16 Sent β
with rob lay
Sean Bell ?/Jan/16 Sent
Edward Kwong 21/Oct/15 Sent x

Great to send this classic under good conditions. Used right hand to higher sidepull first. Didn't use low right foot beta, slapped to good right hand notch at crux.

afern 08/Oct/15 Sent x
Samworkman1989 13/Sep/15 Sent β

Flashed!! So psyched!

JayAyBee ?/Sep/15 Sent x
with Nuala
lewisrichardson ?/Sep/15 Sent x
jess bt 10/Jun/15 Sent
JUSTADUDE 28/May/15 Sent dnf

No power left

dswansonlow 10/Apr/15 Sent x
PumpedRich 07/Apr/15 Sent

First 7a Boulder

Matt Broadhurst 06/Apr/15 Sent x

Tried it with a guy from Finland, we both got it, beers and chocolate milkshakes all round :)

Hidden 05/Apr/15 Sent dnf
Hidden 05/Apr/15 Sent x
jakk 05/Apr/15 Sent
Will Hunt 05/Apr/15 Sent x
xiangoh ?/Apr/15 Sent x
Mattlamb90 26/Oct/14 Sent x

Put to bed after 2 years of flailing!

with Jay, Luke
loonyclimber 22/Oct/14 Sent

Good problem, went second try.

with Leena & Tommy
partz 05/Sep/14 Sent x

Not sure how but I got through it! Pysched!

dan gibson 09/May/14 Sent x
Hidden 11/Nov/13 Sent dnf
Haydn Jones 13/Oct/13 Sent x

Had previously tried this ages ago with no luck, came back this year and did it first try!

with James Edmondson, ollie hayward
Hidden 23/Sep/13 -
partz 17/Sep/13 Sent dnf

Think I had wrong beta, but shoulder gave in anyway. Will be back

Arisdad 29/May/13 Sent
ziggytang 13/May/13 Sent x

went around 4th go, cool problem.

with Lloyd
ChrisCSC89 07/May/13 Sent x
with Ollie, Euan
rhoslynfrugtniet ?/Apr/13 Sent x
Tony Little 31/Mar/13 Sent x
with Claire
Hidden 20/Mar/13 Sent dnf
Cassidy 04/Mar/13 Sent x

2nd go

cover09 ?/Mar/13 Sent
peaches69 10/Oct/12 Sent x

should have flashed!!!!! foot slipped off on the 1 st move, pulled straight back on and did it

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 31/Aug/12 Sent rpt

1st go, classic problem!

Castleclimber 25/Aug/12 Sent x

After a day of working Big Boss, this felt pretty unlikely. Once I believed the weird beta I was given it went ok. Twenty minutes or so.

sam.sam.sam.ferguson 26/May/12 Sent x
Frances Bensley 10/Apr/12 Sent x
Bargate_Champ ?/Apr/12 Sent x
Tophe ?/Apr/12 -
lukehodson 11/Feb/12 Sent x


Toby 08/Jan/12 Sent
with Pete
peewee2008 08/Jan/12 Sent x
with Toby
jowgli 08/Jan/12 Sent x
Jonny Slarke ??/2012 Sent
JLS 14/Nov/11 Sent dnf
with Mike L., Arran C., Mike B.
Cailean Harker ?/Oct/11 Sent
Mike Goldthorp ?/Oct/11 Sent
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 03/Sep/11 Sent
with Rach, Leo and Dave
Hidden ?/Sep/11 Sent x
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Sent x
Hidden 05/May/11 Sent
James Nott 28/Apr/11 Sent x
Hidden 08/Apr/11 Sent x
BillyRidal ?/Feb/11 Sent
jfreeman 17/Nov/10 Sent x
with Ewen, Matt, Neil, Stu, James
clairey 25/Oct/10 Sent

3rd go

Hidden 16/Oct/10 Sent
Hidden 16/Oct/10 Sent dnf
Martin Cleaver 09/Apr/10 Sent

not that hard.

with Stuart McKinnon
Hidden 09/Apr/10 Solo
le t 07/Apr/10 Sent x
with Andy Matthews
jasonmead21 05/Apr/10 Sent x
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 05/Apr/10 Sent rpt
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Sent x
Chazz 31/Mar/10 Sent β
with Dave Naylor, Tom Butterworth
DJayB 26/Mar/10 Sent x

Managed to get it in a handful of attempts! Quality.

willackers 18/Nov/09 Sent x

Classic, hard as nails!

with lots of scottish people
James Prowse ?/Sep/09 Sent
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 14/Apr/09 Sent rpt
rockjedi ?/Apr/09 Sent
Kris Devlin ?/Apr/09 Sent
bfreeman 27/Mar/09 Sent x
with Dan Turner
highrepute 22/Mar/09 Sent
Ian Broome 12/Feb/09 Sent
with Spence
fyfee8a ??/2009 -
Jim pratt ??/2009 Sent x
Hidden 24/Dec/08 Sent O/S
Hidden 13/Nov/08 Sent
Andrew Barker ?/Oct/08 Sent O/S

Only just held the crux move.

MBean ?/Sep/08 Sent
Lawrie Brand 29/Aug/08 Sent dnf

Pretty thin - nice problem! Next time..

with Chris L, Andy M
mattjam ?/Aug/08 Sent
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 07/Mar/08 Sent rpt
sparkass ?/Mar/08 Sent x
RAH ?/Mar/08 Sent x
with mike shorter
nige ?/Feb/08 Sent
Hidden ??/2008 Sent
Hidden ??/2008 -
kieranrex ??/2008 -
Richard Hession 24/Oct/07 Sent x

Got shown the way by some 80 year old beast with a towel and a strong looking vest

Hidden 17/Aug/07 Sent x
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 09/Apr/07 Sent rpt
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 17/Mar/07 Sent rpt

Got it first go this time

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 19/Apr/06 Sent x
Hidden ?/Apr/06 Sent
Helge Øystein Maakestad ??/2006 Sent x


Boy ??/2006 -
Hidden 28/Dec/05 Sent
Hidden 09/Apr/04 Sent x
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?/Apr/04 -
Hidden ?/Oct/03 Sent β
Gus ??/2003 Sent
ayoungblakelock ?/Apr/02 Sent x
Andrew Jennings ??/2000 Sent
whispering nic ?/Apr/99 Sent
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