Ned Feehally has made the first ascent of a direct finish to Renegade Master (7C+) at Froggatt Edge , naming it Ill Behaviour. The climb starts as for Renegade Master, but instead of venturing right via positive crimps, it heads directly upwards on tiny sloping edges and a huge dyno to the lip.
Ned began attempting the project a couple of years ago, although his progress was slow due to poor conditions throughout the winter months. He was tipped off to the project by Dan Varian several years ago and decided to try the line once he had 'run out of other things to do.'
He told UKC: 'The line is amazing. It's quite a hard jump and I'm not so good at jumping, so I didn't know if it was my bag, but it's nice to stick it out. It's hard to say whether it's tricky or committing, probably a combination… It's quite a hard move, but it's also hard to commit when you're up high.'
The top dyno is extremely committing, and Ned worked the move on a top rope before having roughly 15 attempts from the bottom. Eventually the Peak District bestowed Froggatt with some good conditions and he managed the problem on his first attempt of the day.
When interrogated about a grade, Ned simply said 'I'm not bothered really. It's a bit more important than that, isn't it?'
Shauna Coxsey also managed a fast ascent of Renegade Master, climbing it on her third attempt. She stood on the ledge before the top out composing herself for several minutes, before finally committing to the slopey mantel at around 8 metres.
Jim Pope also had a productive day at the boulder last week, managing both Renegade Master and Screaming Dream . He went on to add a new line on the right of the boulder, which heads through a roof and finishes as for Renegade. He named the climb 'Papal Concave.'
Jim said: 'The climb isn't as good as Screaming Dream or Renegade Master, but it has some nice, new moves if you've done all the others on the boulder! I'm pretty bad at putting a grade on things, it could be anything between 7C and 8A!'