Wasted Youth

2 Stars

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The steep wall above an undercut stepped flake has shed some holds over the years but is still 7b - just.
FA. Dave Humberstone, Julian Short 16.5.1986


Grate Start to a rounded middle and tricky top half. I remember sone good tuther climbing up there.
Daimon Beail - 16/Jan/03

A good route with two distinct sections. The frist bolt is a little tricky to clip.
andy farnell - 01/Mar/04

The good part of the top flake from which you clip the fourth bolt now lies in the beck. This makes the top a bit more wobbly
Martin - 03/Sep/04

Now that the flake before the last bolt has broken (but not completely), the move is quite a bit tougher than it previously was. The good finger lock has gone and a flared pinch is left. The route is still 7b but now middle of the grade as opposed to bottom.
andy farnell - 20/Feb/05

The consensus at the crag last week seemed to be that the route is now 7b+
Dan Arkle - 20/Jun/07

No way, if anything should be 7b+ it should be seventh aardvark. I think seventh is a notch harder than wasted.
Adam Lincoln - 21/Jun/07

Both Seventh and Wasted are hard 7b. Compare to a proper 7b+'s (Obsession, Space Race) and you see what I mean. Seventh and Wasted aren't even as hard as Toad of Beck Hall!
andy farnell - 25/Jun/07

If any 7b were to be upgraded on the right I would say Bongo Fury.
Of the 7bs I have done at Malham, I would say the order of difficulty (hardest first) is something like:
Bongo Fury
Personal Services
Wasted Youth
7th Ardvaark
Something Stupid
Neil Binns - 29/Jun/07

agree with Neil Binns' order of things, and obsession and space race are way above Wasted, 7th, and Something Stupid
richardh - 05/Jul/07

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