UKC

24m.

Rockfax Description
A fierce finger-crack leads to a band of overhangs. Pull into the steep leaning groove and finish up this. London Pride, E5 6b, 5c, climbed to the roof then took a hanging belay on the arete before finishing up the slanting groove of Perplexity. © Rockfax

FA. (London Pride) Mick Fowler 1976. FA (as described) Mike Lea 2001. The top wall was climbed as Which Way Up Robitho (FA. Paul Evans 1988)..

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Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Consumed, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond in 3 stars, Definitive *** Peak Grit, Peak District Grit Graded List, Peak District Grit (2020) *** List, crimperE6

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Michael Porter 20 Sep, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: English 6b, not 6c
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βeta: English 6b, not 6c
ashtond6 29 Apr, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Needs new pegs or one glue in in the top groove :) who chopped the tree?!? It was one of the best runners!
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βeta: Needs new pegs or one glue in in the top groove :) who chopped the tree?!? It was one of the best runners!
UKB Shark 15 Sep, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: I have read some comments elsewhere on the net casting doubt on Paul's ascent of Which Way up Mr Rothko. (Named after Mark Rothkos paintings being mistakenly hung upside down at an exhibition)My recollection of his ascent (I held his ropes) is better than his when I chatted to him about it a couple of weeks ago. Paul abbed in to where London Pride goes right and led his direct variant from there (which I thought was an odd thing to do at the time). I didnt follow. Paul is/was an awesome boulderer and it sounds like he originally undergraded it at 6B.
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βeta: I have read some comments elsewhere on the net casting doubt on Paul's ascent of Which Way up Mr Rothko. (Named after Mark Rothkos paintings being mistakenly hung upside down at an exhibition)My recollection of his ascent (I held his ropes) is better than his when I chatted to him about it a couple of weeks ago. Paul abbed in to where London Pride goes right and led his direct variant from there (which I thought was an odd thing to do at the time). I didnt follow. Paul is/was an awesome boulderer and it sounds like he originally undergraded it at 6B.
Graham Hoey 12 May, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Now 6b since the appearance of a good left handhold below and left of the first peg in the upper groove. This resulted from a flake (and climber!) becoming detached from the rock. The pegs are still OK for the short falls likely, but are showing signs of age. An excellent route - get it done soon - the pegs may be v hard to replace.
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βeta: Now 6b since the appearance of a good left handhold below and left of the first peg in the upper groove. This resulted from a flake (and climber!) becoming detached from the rock. The pegs are still OK for the short falls likely, but are showing signs of age. An excellent route - get it done soon - the pegs may be v hard to replace.

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Style of Ascent
Lead
Toproped
Followed
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Redpoint
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Route of Interest

Perplexity

Grade: E6 6b ***
(Millstone Edge)
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