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The initial corner of The Bulge is more of a challenge than it first appears. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
To the first lower-off below the roof.

Apharri 27/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Gordon W 30/Jun/17 Lead dog

So much calf pump

bomtall 25/Jun/17 Lead RP
jeddb 25/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Smith42 03/Jun/17 Lead rpt

Twice more. Hit finishing hold of The Bulge twice, felt little slippy today and didn't feel strong/rested enough from mid week training.

with kerry
amccann 03/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Luke D
Smith42 24/May/17 Lead rpt

Twice more putting clips in then attempting The Bulge on the hottest day of year so far! Fell on final move again! Was drenched in sweat and midgeys were coming out so sacked it and hope for cooler day.

with kerry
Smith42 21/May/17 Lead rpt

Twice more. Hands slipped off last move of the Bulge, could not have been closer, mind you thought that before only and its still not ticked!

with kerry
Flavio 20/May/17 Lead O/S
Smith42 17/May/17 Lead rpt

Three times, once putting clips in and twice working/trying The Bulge. Powered out at final hard move.

with kerry
Ian1987 11/May/17 Lead O/S
with Tiernan
Hidden ??/2017 -
mop449 27/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Very fun 3D climbing. Gives you enough until right at the end.

GeneralFifi 27/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Awkward and slightly scary

spalice 19/Jul/16 Lead β

Absolute thrutch-fest!

with danny griffith, FreddieSmith
Misha 02/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Warm up. Tough for the grade or at least felt that way with cold hands. Awkward crux, thought I might be off!

with Eszter
MichaelGallimore 22/Jun/16 Lead O/S


with jon lawson
Hidden 19/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/16 Lead β
Rob Kelly 24/May/16 Lead RP

Close enough...

Hidden 19/May/16 Lead
tom russell 16/May/16 Lead
Smith42 14/May/16 Lead rpt

Working the Bulge, one and only attempt this year, powered out at final bolt on first RP. Possibly would have gone next visit but series of injuries then weather/conditions meant no more attempts this year.

Hidden 12/May/16 Lead O/S
JamesTurnbull97 08/May/16 Lead O/S
samwillo 04/May/16 Lead

Not significantly easier than the Bulge..

nickmoulden 23/Apr/16 Lead rpt
with zoe bidula
Smith42 25/Oct/15 Lead rpt

Twice more! Pretty AWSOME conditions, twice off at final bolt on the Bulge. Couple of wet holds and more rain forecast! :-(

Smith42 18/Oct/15 Lead rpt

And again twice more! Wet holds above thwarting RP now!

Smith42 27/Sep/15 Lead rpt

Twice more!

Smith42 25/Sep/15 Lead rpt

Three times while working The Bulge

Paul Figg 10/Sep/15 Lead rpt
Glyn 09/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Amy
Hidden 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/15 -
Rachel Slater 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Pumpy warm up when you don't know what you're doing! Did a second lap on TR a few mins later which felt significantly easier.

tim newton 27/Jun/15 Lead rpt
drcorbasisgod 22/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Scott Walter, Marc Weisner
Tim Rodgers 07/Jun/15 Lead dog
Smith42 26/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with kerry
morganator 06/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Tom Bridgeland
Hidden 01/Sep/14 Lead O/S
PeteH 12/Aug/14 Lead O/S
henry peter jenkins 01/Aug/14 Lead β
with jamie N A, Ian henderson
BillyRidal 01/Aug/14 Lead β
Bloke on a Rope 01/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Was happy to get this 1st try :>D

with Henry
david morse 22/Jul/14 Lead O/S

First second bolt hangers have now come off. Savage warmup

markalmack 22/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Harry Holmes 10/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Oli Read
thebigfriendlymoose 05/May/14 Lead O/S
with Stephen
robertmctague ??/2014 Lead
eazyclimbing 27/Jul/13 Lead β
with cliff
cliffrad 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with eazy
julesp 23/Jul/13 Lead RP

desperate powerful first move

with kim
jkarran 29/Jun/13 Lead dnf

Failed to flash this as a warmup

with Smith
Ally Smith 29/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with jkarran
dominic lee 22/Jun/13 Lead rpt
akhughes 12/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Ally Smith 08/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with El Bailos
innes 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Ruth
_m.cox_ 19/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Luke Dawson 13/Aug/12 Lead O/S
DDDD 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Nice route but not good for warming up as it gets your calves more.

with Seb Grieve
Dan 85 20/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Alex B
MarkRoe 14/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/12 Lead O/S
FloTilley ??/2012 Lead RP
Mat Welsh ??/2012 Lead O/S
with Dave Pinno, John Maskell, Emily J, Mark Owens, Pete Dicko
will smith11 25/Aug/11 Lead O/S
IanD353 ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Howard
ksjs 31/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with owen
ksjs 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Quite tricky and trad-esque towards the top, very good.

with owen
Exodus 21/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Tim Newton
tim newton 21/Jul/11 Lead O/S
ollyroberts 19/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Tom
Tom Keaveny 18/Jul/11 Lead
with mfisher
a13x 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/11 2nd rpt
chris_j_s 26/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Toby
samrad 24/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with crad
Rich Guest 16/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Well... Nicer to warm up than Directissim-ice rink, but actually quite stiff. Not like Kilnsey to sock it to ya, is it! :/

Hidden 16/Jun/11 TR rpt
Hidden 16/Jun/11 Lead O/S
wilsonmackenzie 06/Jun/11 Lead β
Hidden 29/May/11 Lead dog
Greg Boswell 23/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/11 Lead O/S
Harry Holmes 20/May/11 Lead O/S
with Clement
Hidden 10/May/11 Lead O/S
Mowglee 08/May/11 Lead O/S
with Joel
climbingsheep 19/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Dean Taylor
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead dog
Seymore Butt ??/2011 -
jhs3jtmh ??/2011 Lead
Fat Tim 19/Aug/10 Lead β
simon kimber 19/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Tim Rolfe, Ben Hirst
Bennykr 17/Aug/10 Lead rpt

did as warm up, awsome climbing but did get a cheeky pump on :D

with Huw
Hidden 17/Aug/10 2nd dog
Hidden 09/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Duncan Disorderly ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
tom rookes ?/Aug/10 Lead
Mike Goldthorp 19/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Steady away until a tricky laybacky top section

jowgli 15/Jul/10 Lead O/S
nickmoulden 12/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Bill Lawrence 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S

More of a flash as the draws were already in, not a very nice finish

with Guy VG, alex mason
James Oakes 08/Jul/10 Lead O/S
keefe 04/Jul/10 -
with Arran
GrantB 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with James
Ally Smith 15/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with GrantB
datoon 25/May/10 Lead O/S
with K
khawk 25/May/10 Lead O/S
with DT
chris_j_s 22/May/10 Lead O/S

Enjoyed this but thought it was pretty tough for 6b+...

NaomiHart 09/May/10 Lead dog
with Tom
NaomiHart 09/May/10 Lead dog
with Ged Mac
Hidden ?/May/10 -
Hidden 01/Jan/10 -
Adam Lincoln ??/2010 Lead
JM ??/2010 -
JM ??/2010 -
Dave Warburton 24/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Thought the Lower-off was poorly placed but it was greasy/damp so i couldn't bridge out properly. So i ended up clipping the loweroff with a QD which i hung on...

with Austa, Dan, Sean
Paul Figg 11/Oct/09 Lead
Hidden 20/Sep/09 TR dog
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead dog
khawk 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with TM
Hidden 28/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/09 Lead dog
Bennykr 16/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Huw
Matt Fry 12/Jul/09 Lead rpt
jfreeman 30/Jun/09 Lead O/S
steve_biczyk 26/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Not a good warm-up.

with Emma Curry, Marcus Pontin
Ally Baba 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Stewart B
Matt Fry 20/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Stewart B ?/Jun/09 Lead RP
with Dave Redpath
nathanmanc 30/May/09 Lead O/S
with Steve B
duzinga 12/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with Stu and Ewan
Hidden 05/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Mark A Humphries 13/Jun/08 Lead β
with Jim
Jack00 11/Jun/08 Lead dog

Got to the top but got too pumped to clip the lower off. Rested, then got it.

with JoeL 90
joe larner 11/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Jack
Sean_J ?/Jun/08 Lead β
Hidden 05/May/08 Lead O/S
Boy ??/2008 -
mattyork2 19/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Alistair Robertson
Hidden 03/Jun/07 Lead O/S
alaan 09/May/07 Lead O/S
with Ally
Hidden 22/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 28/Aug/06 Lead O/S

warm up.

with rob, dave, steve and sylvi
loonyclimber 28/Aug/06 Lead

First Route on Limestone good warm up.. enjoyed it!

with Steve & Al & Sylvi
stephmonks ?/Aug/06 2nd
mattnuttall 12/May/06 Lead rpt


with Bartosz 'Bart' Zurawski
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Brown ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Jon B
Boy ??/2006 -
cobes 13/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Neil Busby
mattnuttall ?/Sep/05 Lead rpt

Clement and Katie on hols from France.

with Clement Mounier
Cassidy 07/Aug/05 Lead RP
with Scottish Raiding Party
Brown 16/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Neil
Hidden ??/2005 Lead rpt
Paul Clarke ??/2005 Lead
with Unsure
WB 07/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Ross
shoulders 03/Jun/03 Lead
with alexis
nige ??/2003 Lead
with john buckley
Dave Musgrove 24/Aug/95 -
Dave Musgrove Jnr 08/Aug/92 Lead
Dave Musgrove 08/Aug/92 Lead
with David
Dave Musgrove 25/Jul/92 2nd
with Nigel Baker
Steve Crowe 11/Jul/92 Lead O/S

E3 5c. (No bolts back then!)

with KM
crossleysm ??/1992 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/88 -
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