Fat Chance Hotel

2 Stars

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A good test-piece with a distinct crux. Use a knee-bar at the roof. The extension is the longest and most pumpy route at Dancing Ledge Quarry - Extremely Fat Chance Hotel 7b+.
FA. Pete Oxley 20.4.1988


my only route of this difficulty, but with only two hard moves, is it really 7b+?
duma - 30/May/00

Is it 7b+? NO, can't be has been soloed by myself (and Pete who soloed it first)...
JIMBO - 11/Dec/02

If it's only 7b, then there a lot of 7b's which should also be downgraded.
Tried it when I was actually climbing 7b, and couldn't do it!
steve taylor - 12/Dec/02

Crafty knee-bars, bridging and general jessery makes this route very reasonable. After virtualy every move is a good rest...
JIMBO - 12/Dec/02

Surely, in such an extreme case, the grade must be for the on-sight climber who hasn't been informed of all of the tricks you and Pete have discovered after your numerous ascents?

If your solo was an on-sight effort, then I might be convinced.
steve taylor - 13/Dec/02

It may well feel easy for 7b+ if you work it to death but seemed quite tough to me. Have done easier 7cs at Swanage than this.
Iain Pitcairn - 04/May/03

I am with Stve on this 7b+
Mark - 21/Jul/03

has the crack above the roof always had cement in it just above the rusty peg scar ? noticed this whilst trying it. Felt desperate but judging from the comments missing the tricks.
joe barrell - 19/Jul/08

Was completely lost on first attempt and then I realised I had to pull harder. Not sure its at the World class end of sport climbing to haggle about if it desires a '+' or not. Enjoy.
La Mont - 22/Sep/08

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