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Climb past the huge orange scar and on up the sustained wall. Care is needed with the rock near the top. © Rockfax

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Masson 7's

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FaffmasterG 24 Apr, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Crumbly top section and a large flake of wall came off in my hand on the 'more solid' side of the top section of the route. Be careful and make sure belayer is aware
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βeta: Crumbly top section and a large flake of wall came off in my hand on the 'more solid' side of the top section of the route. Be careful and make sure belayer is aware
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Arlo rogers 17 Jul, 2019 Lead O/S
dominic lee 16 Jul, 2019 Lead rpt
with daniel lee
with daniel lee
kev c 7 Jul, 2019 Lead RP Easy start - pumpy middle - easy end. Be careful on top section, lots of loose rock.
Easy start - pumpy middle - easy end. Be careful on top section, lots of loose rock.
crossleysm 1 Jun, 2019 Lead RP 1st RP
with Dale Colver
1st RP
with Dale Colver
hankyc 31 May, 2019 Lead RP
Hidden 30 May, 2019 2nd dnf
Brian Rodgers 30 May, 2019 Lead RP Got on this without success last year. First go putting in the clips today.
Got on this without success last year. First go putting in the clips today.
Hidden 26 May, 2019 Lead O/S
Callum H 25 May, 2019 Lead β
Will Miles 21 May, 2019 Lead O/S First 7a+ onsight!
with Niamh H
First 7a+ onsight!
with Niamh H
FaffmasterG 23 Apr, 2019 Lead dog Too scared of the wall falling to pieces to properly enjoy this! Probably tried too early in the season too as was pretty damp and seepage was an issue, as well as the crumbly and somewhat insecure top section
Too scared of the wall falling to pieces to properly enjoy this! Probably tried too early in the season too as was pretty damp and seepage was an issue, as well as the crumbly and somewhat insecure top section
Captainjoey 21 Apr, 2019 Lead dog
jackappleby 18 Sep, 2018 Lead RP
with Josh
with Josh
Alex Mason 2 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S Nice one massson!
with Pete Graham, Laura Perry, Jemma Powell
Nice one massson!
with Pete Graham, Laura Perry, Jemma Powell
JulesV 2 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
with SV
with SV
Mark Stevenson 20 Aug, 2018 Lead RP
with Becca Lounds
with Becca Lounds
belay bunny turned bad 20 Aug, 2018 Lead dog
with Mark S
with Mark S
Alan Cameron-Duff 19 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S Great moves, spoilt by shit rock.
with stp
Great moves, spoilt by shit rock.
with stp
stp 19 Aug, 2018 Lead dog One hang. Felt like maybe 7a+ but as it was the tenth route of the afternoon could just be down to getting tired.
One hang. Felt like maybe 7a+ but as it was the tenth route of the afternoon could just be down to getting tired.
Steph Ward 15 Aug, 2018 Lead RP
with Dan Parkes
with Dan Parkes
Dom Taylor 2 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
Kipper-Phil Smith 31 Jul, 2018 Lead Used Als Clips it all seamed pretty straightforward. Nice that Al did it too today the hardest thing he has done for quite a while
with Matt Saunders
Used Als Clips it all seamed pretty straightforward. Nice that Al did it too today the hardest thing he has done for quite a while
with Matt Saunders
Pumbaa1987 28 Jul, 2018 Lead
john lynch 28 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with Lewis Andrew
with Lewis Andrew
Kipper-Phil Smith 26 Jul, 2018 Lead Almost first go just using Als clips. shame the drawer was not longer
Almost first go just using Als clips. shame the drawer was not longer
Richard Kendrick 25 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 24 Jul, 2018 2nd dnf
Ramon Marin 22 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with viki harvey
with viki harvey
Viki Claudia Harvey 22 Jul, 2018 Lead
goddamm7 21 Jul, 2018 TR
with batson
with batson
Hidden 21 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Josh Hadley 21 Jul, 2018 Lead RP 2nd go. Poor route reading
2nd go. Poor route reading
dominic lee 17 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt
with daniel lee
with daniel lee
Toby 14 Jul, 2018 Lead β
with Dan Jenkin, Rich
with Dan Jenkin, Rich
Andy Peak 1 14 Jul, 2018 Lead One good go
One good go
Hidden 14 Jul, 2018 Lead dnf
julesmckim 14 Jul, 2018 Lead RP Great climbing on good holds all the way. Quite pumpy!
with Martin, Frank
Great climbing on good holds all the way. Quite pumpy!
with Martin, Frank
rwking 14 Jul, 2018 TR
bclifton 14 Jul, 2018 Lead β
Andy Peak 1 12 Jul, 2018 Lead dog
Hubert Feret 11 Jul, 2018 Lead RP
with AnnJ, Morena
with AnnJ, Morena
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 11 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Nice route, steep and pumpy, but on good holds (just a bit of space between them, that's all...)
Nice route, steep and pumpy, but on good holds (just a bit of space between them, that's all...)
penny.orr 11 Jul, 2018 2nd
Hidden 8 Jul, 2018 Lead dog
Matt Shepherd 3 Jul, 2018 Lead dog
abathingjames 3 Jul, 2018 Lead dog
jungle 17 Jun, 2018 Lead dog
Depadua 16 Jun, 2018 Lead
with Rebecca Zammit
with Rebecca Zammit
Ilia Nadyrbayev 15 Jun, 2018 Lead RP
Don Jebus 12 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S Loose top bit is interesting, maybe just need cleaning out at some point? Or just move the lower off?
Loose top bit is interesting, maybe just need cleaning out at some point? Or just move the lower off?
Hidden 8 Jun, 2018 Lead dog
Hidden 29 May, 2018 Lead O/S
dan gibson 29 May, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 2 Sep, 2017 Lead β
ashtond6 2 Sep, 2017 Lead dog
Ethan 28 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
with Don Walker
with Don Walker
dominic lee 17 Jul, 2017 Lead rpt
Stoney Boy 17 Jul, 2017 Lead β
with Dominic Lee
with Dominic Lee
thejunglist 13 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
with Stoney Boy, Timmy G
with Stoney Boy, Timmy G
will6459 8 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
oliver.ghill91 6 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
with Juliette
with Juliette
Nickc 27 Jun, 2017 Lead β
with Mark
with Mark
jack01 18 Jun, 2017 Lead dnf
Dale Comley 3 Jun, 2017 Solo β Lead rope solo
Lead rope solo
RadekNowak 27 May, 2017 Lead RP Guidebook 7a+ but 7a is more accurate. Powerful moves but easy once you know the sequence. very loose rock up the second half asking for trouble....
with QB
Guidebook 7a+ but 7a is more accurate. Powerful moves but easy once you know the sequence. very loose rock up the second half asking for trouble....
with QB
leglesslizard 8 May, 2017 Lead RP
Hidden 7 May, 2017 Lead RP
Jay-Ast 7 May, 2017 Lead RP
with Mick
with Mick
Keith Sharples 7 May, 2017 Lead O/S V good climbing but has some dodgy rock high up otherwise a 2* route (maybe)
V good climbing but has some dodgy rock high up otherwise a 2* route (maybe)
Ian Bell 6 May, 2017 Lead dog 7a+ in the book, probably borderline between that and 7a. None of the moves are that hard but it's Pumpy. 3 goes today, last go was best with a rest pre Crux. It was Baltic!
7a+ in the book, probably borderline between that and 7a. None of the moves are that hard but it's Pumpy. 3 goes today, last go was best with a rest pre Crux. It was Baltic!
kristian 18 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
Harry Chaplin 11 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S Led twice.
Led twice.
Hidden 21 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
ashtond6 21 Aug, 2016 Lead dog Awful rock in top third. Lower off should be much lower
Awful rock in top third. Lower off should be much lower
Mike W 21 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
Nick Sherring 17 Aug, 2016 Lead RP Really good varied route, quite pumpy! First redpoint today after little play last time
Really good varied route, quite pumpy! First redpoint today after little play last time
nai 15 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
with sishaw
with sishaw
Hidden 6 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 9 Jun, 2016 TR dog
mrteale 28 May, 2016 Lead rpt
Hidden 28 May, 2016 Lead RP
Adam_42 ??, 2016 Lead RP
Tommyads ??, 2016 -
GouldHarry ??, 2016 Lead O/S
Greg Cunningham 24 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
with Matt Dickinson, nick warren
with Matt Dickinson, nick warren
Hidden 20 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
MrBIond 11 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
with mrteale
with mrteale
mrteale ?Sep, 2015 Lead RP
MNA123 30 Aug, 2015 Lead RP Nice route, first 7a this year. Climbed first go today after 3-4 failed attempts a couple of weeks ago. Just gotta keep pulling.
with john (Krank)
Nice route, first 7a this year. Climbed first go today after 3-4 failed attempts a couple of weeks ago. Just gotta keep pulling.
with john (Krank)
nath_casper 9 Aug, 2015 Lead RP 3rd go, very enjoyable
3rd go, very enjoyable
Kipper-Phil Smith 4 Aug, 2015 Lead RP
Misha 30 Jul, 2015 Lead RP Foot slipped off trying to recover below the crux moves on the first go but don't think I'd have onsighted it anyway after Bison Fute and Never to Rise earlier in the evening. Second go did it quickly (with head torch assistance in the fading light!) and it didn't feel that hard so may be hard 7a? Fun route with all the steep jugs.
Foot slipped off trying to recover below the crux moves on the first go but don't think I'd have onsighted it anyway after Bison Fute and Never to Rise earlier in the evening. Second go did it quickly (with head torch assistance in the fading light!) and it didn't feel that hard so may be hard 7a? Fun route with all the steep jugs.
Hidden 25 Jul, 2015 Lead RP
Hidden 25 Jul, 2015 Lead
Hidden 18 Jul, 2015 Lead dog
Hidden 16 Jul, 2015 Lead G/U
Hidden 12 Jul, 2015 Lead dog
Swampy167 11 Jul, 2015 Lead dnf
with Twilton
with Twilton
Twilton 11 Jul, 2015 Lead dnf
Hidden 5 Jul, 2015 Lead
Hidden 4 Jul, 2015 Lead dog
Hidden 27 Jun, 2015 Lead dog
Hidden 23 May, 2015 Lead dog
Hidden 25 Apr, 2015 Lead dog
Harriet Rebecca Hall 30 Aug, 2014 Lead RP Good route but long moves for me and pumpy. Care at the top lots of loose rock. Not my style didn't get this the first time I went to Masson Lees had to go back to tick it.
Good route but long moves for me and pumpy. Care at the top lots of loose rock. Not my style didn't get this the first time I went to Masson Lees had to go back to tick it.
skygodley 26 Jul, 2014 Lead RP
with SarahM
with SarahM
Hidden 26 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
dominic lee 21 Jul, 2014 Lead
with Adge Last, andy elliot
with Adge Last, andy elliot
Neil Amos ?Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
Neil Amos ?Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Jun, 2014 Lead RP
Keendan 10 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S Excellent route, some cool steep climbing.
with Maddie
Excellent route, some cool steep climbing.
with Maddie
Daniel 31 Aug, 2013 Lead RP
with Andrea Somaschini
with Andrea Somaschini
Hidden 31 Aug, 2013 TR dog
Hidden 26 Aug, 2013 TR RP
Mick r 26 Aug, 2013 Lead dnf Powered out through the crux. Hard for 7a
Powered out through the crux. Hard for 7a
Hidden 27 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
matiamallia 21 Jul, 2013 Lead dog
pawelgregorczyk 20 Jul, 2013 Lead RP
with matiamallia
with matiamallia
Hidden 6 Jul, 2013 Lead dnf
jon_gill1 4 Jul, 2013 Lead dog very hard high crux and till i saw the crutial hold!
with sarah batson
very hard high crux and till i saw the crutial hold!
with sarah batson
Hidden 6 Jun, 2013 Lead RP
helenstuart 6 May, 2013 TR dog
climbinmunkey 6 May, 2013 Lead O/S Brilliant Route. Blasted through the crux moves and nearly pumped out before getting onto easier ground above. Second guessed on the upper section and went right instead of left and ended up on very poor rock but got back on track and topped out!
Brilliant Route. Blasted through the crux moves and nearly pumped out before getting onto easier ground above. Second guessed on the upper section and went right instead of left and ended up on very poor rock but got back on track and topped out!
NewHam ??, 2013 -
RD 10 Aug, 2012 - Damp, dirty and loose. Not quite what I expected. Hard route finding with no chalk. 1st RP.
Damp, dirty and loose. Not quite what I expected. Hard route finding with no chalk. 1st RP.
brownie mike ??, 2012 Lead O/S
DaveFidler 21 Sep, 2011 Lead dog Couldn't feel fingers at top
Couldn't feel fingers at top
derico 4 Sep, 2011 Lead β
with Adam & Michelle
with Adam & Michelle
Mike_Hayes 23 Aug, 2011 Lead rpt
Hidden 21 Aug, 2011 Lead dog
DDDD 20 Aug, 2011 Lead RP
with Sham
with Sham
Speed Reed 14 Aug, 2011 Lead rpt
Andy Farnell 9 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
with Ian Patterson
with Ian Patterson
migs493 7 Aug, 2011 Lead β Brilliant route for Masson. Got some great beta from Gary G. Nearly fluffed the crux but managed to hold it together. Hardest route this year.
with Josh
Brilliant route for Masson. Got some great beta from Gary G. Nearly fluffed the crux but managed to hold it together. Hardest route this year.
with Josh
Twisty 7 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S First go, no hard moves, just sustained climbing, didn't expect to get it as endurance is pathetic at the moment...not that bad though! Excellent route, stunning line!
with Byron Buck
First go, no hard moves, just sustained climbing, didn't expect to get it as endurance is pathetic at the moment...not that bad though! Excellent route, stunning line!
with Byron Buck
Hidden 31 Jul, 2011 Lead RP
Martin Cleaver 31 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S with the Gibson left hand finish
with the Gibson left hand finish
Neil McA 29 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
with Mick Ryan
with Mick Ryan
Hidden 28 Jul, 2011 Lead rpt
nathanlee 25 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S First 7a onsight!
with Claire, Adam Gill
First 7a onsight!
with Claire, Adam Gill
Hidden 24 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 17 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 13 Jul, 2011 2nd
Mike_Hayes 30 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
JMarkW 19 Jun, 2011 Lead RP 2nd go
with Rodders, Natalie, sishaw, nick willis
2nd go
with Rodders, Natalie, sishaw, nick willis
bigdrew 16 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
chiverstom 4 Jun, 2011 Lead RP Finally! This shouldn't have taken so many attempts.
Finally! This shouldn't have taken so many attempts.
Hidden 2 Jun, 2011 Lead dog
Ram MkiV 15 May, 2011 Lead O/S
with guy van gruening & gary von gibson
with guy van gruening & gary von gibson
Jonny_86 29 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S Very tough powerful moves. Good climbing though.
Very tough powerful moves. Good climbing though.
steepstuff 16 Apr, 2011 -
with John Reed
with John Reed
steepstuff 12 Apr, 2011 -
with Mark Elwell
with Mark Elwell
marky65 3 Sep, 2010 - Holds have come off making this route harder.
with Gibbo
Holds have come off making this route harder.
with Gibbo
morganator 31 Jul, 2010 Lead RP
with Stan Halstead
with Stan Halstead
smudge 29 Jul, 2010 Lead RP Had to come up with a new sequence on the crux. Feels a fair bit harder since the good sidepull/undercut jug has come off. I noticed the hold had been left in the big crack at the base of the climb. Don't think it is worth glueing back on! Dunno if it is now hard F7a or F7a+?
with Phil Baker
Had to come up with a new sequence on the crux. Feels a fair bit harder since the good sidepull/undercut jug has come off. I noticed the hold had been left in the big crack at the base of the climb. Don't think it is worth glueing back on! Dunno if it is now hard F7a or F7a+?
with Phil Baker
Matt Fry 25 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S trend left at the top, trending right seems to give looser rock...
with bigdrew
trend left at the top, trending right seems to give looser rock...
with bigdrew
chiverstom 17 Jul, 2010 Lead dnf Defeated again... seems much harder now the the undercut has come off the move which used to involve crosing through off a crimp into a positive undercut
Defeated again... seems much harder now the the undercut has come off the move which used to involve crosing through off a crimp into a positive undercut
chiverstom 11 Jul, 2010 Lead dnf Pretty sustained, will go easily next time now I know where to go.
Pretty sustained, will go easily next time now I know where to go.
steveb2006 9 Jul, 2010 Lead dog Fall off and rest on bolt. Sustained
with Paul E
Fall off and rest on bolt. Sustained
with Paul E
Hidden 9 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
goshawk 2 Jul, 2010 Lead
with Dean Conway
with Dean Conway
stp 4 Oct, 2009 Lead RP Interesting and varied climbing make for a characterful, pumpy route marred slightly by the suspect looking rock on the upper wall.
Interesting and varied climbing make for a characterful, pumpy route marred slightly by the suspect looking rock on the upper wall.
gregoritos 13 Sep, 2009 Lead RP 2nd go
2nd go
Tom Briggs 5 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
with Nic, Bob, Mia and Miles
with Nic, Bob, Mia and Miles
Hidden 30 Jun, 2009 Lead RP
Jeff25 27 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S Quite nice. All the holds are ok, just a little sustained.
with Anwen
Quite nice. All the holds are ok, just a little sustained.
with Anwen
andybirtwistle 30 Jul, 2008 Lead
Hidden 16 Sep, 2007 Lead
goi.ashmore 3 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S
with Ian Milward
with Ian Milward
Hidden ??, 2007 Lead O/S
jondude ??, 2007 Lead O/S
Pete Wimbush ??, 2007 Lead RP
Hidden ??, 2007 -
robyn1 ??, 2006 -
Neil McA 1 Sep, 2005 Lead rpt
Hidden 26 Jul, 2004 Lead O/S
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