Belly of the Beast | 8B Boulder problem at Raven Tor |

Low start to Keen Roof.

Originally climbed without knee bars and given 8C, now considered to be 8B.

Contributors: remus

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Ethan Walker
Added at 21:01 on 18 January 2021
Mathew Wright
Added at 19:02 on 07 February 2021
Buster Martin
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Added at 18:03 on 28 March 2021
Dave MacLeod
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Added at 23:12 on 03 December 2022


8 recorded ascents.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Taylor Parsons Boulder | worked 8th Nov 2013 8C (soft)
First ascent.

The super extension to Keen Roof starting as far back in the cave as possible and blasting straight out through the roof into Keen Roof, I opted for NO knee bar. Prob soft 8B+ if you use the knee bar?, repeat how you like. So many days of struggling to put this one together. Dealing with wet holds for the last two weeks has made this one epic to get done. Low 8C without knee bar, time will tell.

Stefano Ghisolfi Boulder | worked 22nd Mar 2014 8B+ (soft)
Second ascent.
Ethan Walker Boulder | worked 10th Apr 2014 8B+
Alex Barrows Boulder | worked 5th Aug 2017 8B
Mathew Wright Boulder | worked 28th Apr 2019
Buster Martin Boulder | worked 1st Nov 2020
Dave MacLeod Boulder | worked Dec 2022
Sam Prior Boulder | worked 19th Apr 2023 8B