Tequila Mockingbird, Chee Dale Lower

7c+ Sport route

https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crags/chee_dale_lower-10866/tequila_mockingbird-12188

Originally climbed using yo-yo tactics it was later redpointed by Jean-Pierre Bouvier who renamed it 'Gandalf le Magicien' claiming he had made the first real ascent. The new name and claim didn't stick.

Initially climbed with 2 bolts it has variously gained and lost bolts over the years, but now seems to have settled at 4.

Media

Ron Fawcett
Added at 18:02 on 13 February 2021
Jean-Pierre Bouvier
Added at 19:02 on 15 February 2021

Ascents

3 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date
Ron Fawcett Lead (Worked) 01 May 1982 (approx)

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.116578176465735/116578503132369

Jean-Pierre Bouvier Lead (Worked) 01 Jan 1982 (approx)

1st free ascent (yo-yo is not free climbing in france). Renamed "Gandalf Le Magicien". French 7c. Harder than Little Plum (first pitch). Free.

Chris Gore:

Practising moves on an abseil rope is not considered climbing. You might as well top rope the route and then rename it!! And didn't you top rope Little Plum and consider it an ascent?

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.116578176465735/116579226465630

Phil Davidson Lead (Worked) 01 Jan 1984 (approx)

Second go in front of a young Ben Moon