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George Frisby 24 Jun Show βeta
βeta: Chockstone now moved right down the route and not useful to be slung, needs big cams to protect the top section.
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βeta: Chockstone now moved right down the route and not useful to be slung, needs big cams to protect the top section.
George Frisby 6 May Show βeta
βeta: Chockstone is very loose, may fall out if you have slung it and fell on it.
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βeta: Chockstone is very loose, may fall out if you have slung it and fell on it.
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myrddinmuse 26 Jul 2nd O/S Great fun, glad to catch it while it's not green and wet. A proper offwidth struggle to finish (or weird sequence like Kieran).
Great fun, glad to catch it while it's not green and wet. A proper offwidth struggle to finish (or weird sequence like Kieran).
kierankeavy 26 Jul Lead O/S
with Matt Urquhart, myrddinmuse
with Matt Urquhart, myrddinmuse
outdoors.nick 22 Jun 2nd dnf
George Frisby 22 Jun Lead rpt So happy to be able to work the top section on this!
So happy to be able to work the top section on this!
Hidden 21 Jun Lead O/S
George Frisby 5 May Lead dog So weird, all the wide techniques needed on this, thrutching, back and footing, knee locks and stacks. Might be able to get clean next time if I remember which way to face and when.
So weird, all the wide techniques needed on this, thrutching, back and footing, knee locks and stacks. Might be able to get clean next time if I remember which way to face and when.
chadogrady 26 Apr Lead rpt
richsmithinbristol 10 Apr Lead
pearson9596 10 Apr 2nd O/S
chadogrady 1 Apr TR RP
Hidden 27 Mar -
Hidden 27 Mar -
Andy Peak 1 5 Jan Lead O/S Comedy
Comedy
chadogrady 27 Aug, 2018 TR O/S
Andrew Abraham 12 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt
with DMC
with DMC
DMC 12 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
James Oakes 24 Sep, 2017 Lead rpt
deacondeacon 26 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
ashtond6 26 Aug, 2017 Lead Silly fall when chockstone came out in my hand! Unbelievably hard facing right. Deacon pissed it facing left
Silly fall when chockstone came out in my hand! Unbelievably hard facing right. Deacon pissed it facing left
Ardo 16 Aug, 2017 2nd rpt Fell on 1st attempt. Lowered and clean 2nd go.
Fell on 1st attempt. Lowered and clean 2nd go.
admackie 16 Aug, 2017 Lead
with Ardo
with Ardo
James Smith 30 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
with melon
with melon
Mike W 3 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
Andrew Abraham 3 Apr, 2017 Lead rpt
with Mike W
with Mike W
Hidden 25 Sep, 2016 2nd rpt
Flavio 25 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 25 Jul, 2016 2nd dog Tried to lead bottom section with hand-stacks and knees, but not flexible enough to get foot up to big holds out R. Phil took over, faced L and made good progress with back and footing, but then floundered at top. On TR I popped off twice trying to switch direction at the top - tall climbers may be able to reach a good hold high up on the L - but eventually I faced R and used foot-knee across groove, pushed down on horizontal seam. Even by Ramshaw standards this felt hard ! Vedauwoo 5.9?
with Phil A
Tried to lead bottom section with hand-stacks and knees, but not flexible enough to get foot up to big holds out R. Phil took over, faced L and made good progress with back and footing, but then floundered at top. On TR I popped off twice trying to switch direction at the top - tall climbers may be able to reach a good hold high up on the L - but eventually I faced R and used foot-knee across groove, pushed down on horizontal seam. Even by Ramshaw standards this felt hard ! Vedauwoo 5.9?
with Phil A
Hidden 30 May, 2016 Lead G/U
Cake 30 May, 2016 Lead G/U Terrible style, but I'll call it practice. Actually weighted butterfly jams!
Terrible style, but I'll call it practice. Actually weighted butterfly jams!
poeter210 20 Mar, 2016 TR dnf
with druss
with druss
Hidden 20 Mar, 2016 Lead G/U
Ky 16 Jul, 2015 2nd
Andrew Abraham 16 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S Getting a very sandy hold for the crux. I thugged my way up this bad boy
Getting a very sandy hold for the crux. I thugged my way up this bad boy
Ram MkiV 26 May, 2015 Lead O/S
with noaks
with noaks
James Oakes 26 May, 2015 2nd O/S
PeteWilson 21 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S a baffling and hard won fight for me! :) good stuff. no idea on the grade!
with Andrew Graham
a baffling and hard won fight for me! :) good stuff. no idea on the grade!
with Andrew Graham
Hidden 10 Nov, 2014 Lead
Hidden 5 Oct, 2014 2nd O/S
soph 23 Jul, 2014 Lead rpt
with Lindy Smith
with Lindy Smith
Alex Winter 20 Jul, 2014 2nd rpt 1 on Staffordshire nose. 7:01pm.
with Nick
1 on Staffordshire nose. 7:01pm.
with Nick
Nick Russell 20 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S 1/31. Good warm-up, not too painful.
1/31. Good warm-up, not too painful.
dan gibson 29 Jun, 2014 -
Hidden 29 Jun, 2014 Lead rpt
mark s 8 Jun, 2014 Lead
with andi t
with andi t
morganator 5 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
with Lindy Smith, soph
with Lindy Smith, soph
Hidden 15 May, 2014 Lead O/S
jwhereat 5 May, 2014 2nd
soph 24 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
with Lindy Smith
with Lindy Smith
Bloke on a Rope 1 Sep, 2013 2nd β
Hidden 1 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Aug, 2013 Lead β
Mr. K 3 Aug, 2013 Lead rpt Climbed clean on second attempt, hard work!
with Adam Radcliff
Climbed clean on second attempt, hard work!
with Adam Radcliff
adam06 3 Aug, 2013 2nd
with Mr. K
with Mr. K
andi turner 22 Jul, 2013 AltLd
with pete bridgwood
with pete bridgwood
Gaz McShee 9 Jun, 2013 Sent
Mark Stevenson 26 May, 2013 Lead O/S
with nawface
with nawface
andi turner ??, 2013 -
Brown 22 Sep, 2012 2nd Number One of The Nose 9.25am
with Andy R
Number One of The Nose 9.25am
with Andy R
neilmackie 1 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
with dan geh
with dan geh
Dan Geh 1 Sep, 2012 2nd rpt
with Neil Mackie
with Neil Mackie
HIGHTOWER 5 Aug, 2012 2nd dog
with Tom Hansford
with Tom Hansford
Hidden 4 Aug, 2012 Lead dog
Dan Geh 19 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S So good, way easier than green crack. The only thing better than this climb was watching Roxy try to second it!
with Roxy
So good, way easier than green crack. The only thing better than this climb was watching Roxy try to second it!
with Roxy
Alex Winter 21 May, 2012 Lead O/S Sublime udgery.
Sublime udgery.
Hidden 21 May, 2012 2nd
Graeme Hammond 15 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S Excellent wide crack fun, my size 4 cam only just about touched the sides to protect the move up to the rotating chock.
with rich_hw
Excellent wide crack fun, my size 4 cam only just about touched the sides to protect the move up to the rotating chock.
with rich_hw
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden 20 Aug, 2011 Lead
Hidden 25 Jun, 2011 Lead
donkster 27 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with Ky
with Ky
Ky ?Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden ??, 2010 Lead
victim of mathematics 23 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S Probably only worth VS with a suitably large cam. Brilliant.
with Alex
Probably only worth VS with a suitably large cam. Brilliant.
with Alex
Hidden 23 Aug, 2009 Lead β
Hidden 29 Apr, 2009 2nd dog
Hidden 29 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2008 -
ArnaudG 20 Sep, 2006 2nd A lot more elegant and technical than it looks
A lot more elegant and technical than it looks
goi.ashmore 19 Sep, 2006 Solo O/S
with Arnaud Garcon
with Arnaud Garcon
Chesh ?May, 2005 Lead O/S
with Lawrence
with Lawrence
mark s ??, 2005 -
duncan ??, 2004 2nd O/S
with tobyfk
with tobyfk
Hidden ??, 2003 -
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