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Rockfax Description
A steady start leads to the ledge. Then a tricky move is needed to gain the upper open scoop which gives good climbing. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The rebolting process in 2017 has cleaned the area just left and moved the first couple of bolts. This means that the hard move at the start is now avoided giving a better more consistent route (making the RR combo unnecessary). Possibly just 6a now - and probably the best route at that grade in the quarry.

FA. Ian Riddington, Geoff Radcliffe 1985.

Ticklists

Peak limestone north graded list - sport, The best 50 UK "Orange Spot" Sports Routes?, Peak sport, The Horseshoe Top 15 Challenge

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Christheclimber 5 Aug Show βeta
βeta: Graded 6b in the definitive BMC guidebook.
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βeta: Graded 6b in the definitive BMC guidebook.
Tris 31 Oct, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Really enjoyed this one - really nice moves above and a delicate finish
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βeta: Really enjoyed this one - really nice moves above and a delicate finish
ksjs 8 Oct, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: worth at least 1 star: very enjoyable climbing with a delicate move to make the belay.
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βeta: worth at least 1 star: very enjoyable climbing with a delicate move to make the belay.
derekm 16 Nov, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Sorry Sorry: just pulled a hold off the hard move by the first bolt - and sprained my ankle on the way down so unable to say if the move is now harder: spoiled a good day's climbing too! What was odd was this was the third time I've climbed Schools Out and I thought I had it wired. You can never quite trust quarried limestone....
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βeta: Sorry Sorry: just pulled a hold off the hard move by the first bolt - and sprained my ankle on the way down so unable to say if the move is now harder: spoiled a good day's climbing too! What was odd was this was the third time I've climbed Schools Out and I thought I had it wired. You can never quite trust quarried limestone....
Joe Costello 17 Sep, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Found "the hard move" quite hard for a 6b. Probably a British tech 6a move I'd say. The Rest was nice and easy though.
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βeta: Found "the hard move" quite hard for a 6b. Probably a British tech 6a move I'd say. The Rest was nice and easy though.
gildor 16 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Climbed this again recently and there is an awkward section at half height that I don't remember from the first time and two lighter areas on the rock that look as if holds have pulled off.
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βeta: Climbed this again recently and there is an awkward section at half height that I don't remember from the first time and two lighter areas on the rock that look as if holds have pulled off.
MNA123 18 Feb, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Halfway up when it started raining, carried on tough cause im hard!
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βeta: Halfway up when it started raining, carried on tough cause im hard!
Chris the Tall 8 Aug, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Didn't find the start much harder or much more unpleasant than the start to RR and certainly doesn't merit 6b. The upper section is pleasant, particulary as you know you've already done the crux.
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βeta: Didn't find the start much harder or much more unpleasant than the start to RR and certainly doesn't merit 6b. The upper section is pleasant, particulary as you know you've already done the crux.
Alan James - UKC and UKH 21 Jul, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: The lower move is much harder than anything else on the route and not brilliant climbing. The combination I mention above is well-worth doing and probably gives the best 6a at Horseshoe.
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βeta: The lower move is much harder than anything else on the route and not brilliant climbing. The combination I mention above is well-worth doing and probably gives the best 6a at Horseshoe.

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