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A popular route with the grade causing some debate - some think easier than Sardine, others harder. Follow Sardine to where it traverses back right. Climb the depression above on small holds to a rest. Step left and make some quick pulls up the slab to reach the upper break. © Rockfax

FA. Steve Lewis 1988. This route straightened out several hybrids including a Fawcett variation on Sardine, and Bullit the Blue Sky..

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James Smith 2 Jun, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: LH resting jug after the crux is flexing quite a lot. It now has a chalk 'x' on it - belayers beware!
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βeta: LH resting jug after the crux is flexing quite a lot. It now has a chalk 'x' on it - belayers beware!
duncan b 11 Jan, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Significantly harder than Sardine. I agree with Lucy E's view that the grades of Sardine and Tin Of should be swapped.
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βeta: Significantly harder than Sardine. I agree with Lucy E's view that the grades of Sardine and Tin Of should be swapped.
daimon 30 Oct, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Done this a few times. I admit it took me longer to get than Sardine. I think it is a bench mark 7b. But most people at the Tor are climbing way past this grade so would say it felt easy. But they just don't know there own strength. I would say sardine is 7b too, but you have to find those holds. 7b+ if flashed.
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βeta: Done this a few times. I admit it took me longer to get than Sardine. I think it is a bench mark 7b. But most people at the Tor are climbing way past this grade so would say it felt easy. But they just don't know there own strength. I would say sardine is 7b too, but you have to find those holds. 7b+ if flashed.
Sam Ring 5 Jun, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Ah, that makes sense, thanks.
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βeta: Ah, that makes sense, thanks.
teddy 26 May, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Bear in mind Sam that about 2 years ago the mono pocket on the crux on Tin of became bigger due to a bit of rock falling out of it and is now a 2 finger one so the route in now easier.
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βeta: Bear in mind Sam that about 2 years ago the mono pocket on the crux on Tin of became bigger due to a bit of rock falling out of it and is now a 2 finger one so the route in now easier.
Sam Ring 26 May, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Its 7b & probably not hard at that, the pocket move is fine if you are good on pockets and the rest sustained but straight forward moves if you use your feet. Fell off at last clip on flash because I'm crap. Ace route!
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βeta: Its 7b & probably not hard at that, the pocket move is fine if you are good on pockets and the rest sustained but straight forward moves if you use your feet. Fell off at last clip on flash because I'm crap. Ace route!
UKB Shark 20 Aug, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Hope you are going to abide by consensus/democracy Alan and not exercise editorial dictatorship. For what it is worth I find it to be 7B+ as I dont have steely finger strength to feel comfortable on that slanting hold on the crux which incidently feels a lot harder in sunny/greasy conditions.
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βeta: Hope you are going to abide by consensus/democracy Alan and not exercise editorial dictatorship. For what it is worth I find it to be 7B+ as I dont have steely finger strength to feel comfortable on that slanting hold on the crux which incidently feels a lot harder in sunny/greasy conditions.
craig d 21 Jun, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Sardine is miles easier to warm up on than Tin of. The clip in the groove on Tin of is way harder than any move on either route. The other thing is once you know these routes they are a walk in the park. Even Toadside is an amenable warm up. Finally, No man's land has always been 7a+, and personally I thought 7a was fair. However i did do it 13 years ago and it probably is the only route at Buoux that i found easy!
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βeta: Sardine is miles easier to warm up on than Tin of. The clip in the groove on Tin of is way harder than any move on either route. The other thing is once you know these routes they are a walk in the park. Even Toadside is an amenable warm up. Finally, No man's land has always been 7a+, and personally I thought 7a was fair. However i did do it 13 years ago and it probably is the only route at Buoux that i found easy!
Ian Patterson 25 Jun, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: I've got to agree with Alan, I can't see any way that this could be 7b+. A few years ago I spent a wet day playing on the Tin Of start / Sardine finish (first time ever at the the crag) I then returned a couple of years later and climbed Tin Of first go putting the quicks in - much as I'd like to believe it I don't climb 7b+ that easily. I would say low end 7b (particularly at peak grades).
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βeta: I've got to agree with Alan, I can't see any way that this could be 7b+. A few years ago I spent a wet day playing on the Tin Of start / Sardine finish (first time ever at the the crag) I then returned a couple of years later and climbed Tin Of first go putting the quicks in - much as I'd like to believe it I don't climb 7b+ that easily. I would say low end 7b (particularly at peak grades).
stone elworthy 10 Jun, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: wouldn't doing the start of tinof and the top of sardine be the easiest way up the wall?
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βeta: wouldn't doing the start of tinof and the top of sardine be the easiest way up the wall?
Alan James - UKC and UKH 29 May, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: I agree. I can't understand why people are voting for 7b+ for this. It is way easier than Sardine with significantly less climbing, a good rest and a vertical section at the finish. I suspect multiple voting by one person so ignore the 7b+ vote. To be honest, it is only just 7b.
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βeta: I agree. I can't understand why people are voting for 7b+ for this. It is way easier than Sardine with significantly less climbing, a good rest and a vertical section at the finish. I suspect multiple voting by one person so ignore the 7b+ vote. To be honest, it is only just 7b.
teddy 29 May, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: There is no way this is 7b+! It has always been easier than Sardine plus Indecent is desparate by comparison. There is only one hard move on Tin of (the mono move) and the rest is just cruising up 5b/5c territory with the odd 6a move.
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βeta: There is no way this is 7b+! It has always been easier than Sardine plus Indecent is desparate by comparison. There is only one hard move on Tin of (the mono move) and the rest is just cruising up 5b/5c territory with the odd 6a move.

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Grade: 7b ***
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