The Inch Test

2 Stars
Technical
Strong
Crimpy
 8a+

Adjacent Routes
<< Eat the Rich < The Three Spheres  |  Psychic Emulator > Sour Grapes >>


A super-crimpy and technical route. Originally given E7 7a which was converted to 8a, but really it has always been harder than this.
FFA. Simon Nadin 1989.
FA. (As Battle of the Bulge) Tony Howard, John Amatt 1964

USER COMMENTS

Glad to here it's OK to lower off at the break, I fell off when a hold broke going over the top, now I can get another 8a tick!
Chris Hamper - 25/Apr/04

As crimpy as it gets. There’s no way this is only 8a. I’d have said harder than most 8a+ in the Peak. Great bit of rock with some of the hardest moves in WCJ.
andy harris - 23/Aug/05

I climbed the project to the left after stabilising a couple of friable holds with glue. Thought it was going to be desperate to start with, sort of font 8a crux, or 8b+ route when I tried it in the full sun, but it went disappointingly easily in cooler conditions. So I'm not sure of the grade, 8a/+/b? I've really no idea. Very cool moves though.
Rupert Davies - 27/May/07

Ex project called Three Spheres
Rupert Davies - 28/May/07

Repeated by Steve McClure who thought it was 8b or 8b+, but also hard to grade.
Rupert Davies - 14/Jul/07

Sorry, still talking about Three Spheres there, not the Inch Test
Rupert Davies - 16/Jul/07

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