Rockfax Description
The right-hand line of the buttress has a difficult lower bulge followed by easier climbing above. The lower bulge is 6a if climbed direct. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
On the Lower tier. The right hand corner of the crag. Given F5 for the move around the bulge. Needs a bit of traffic.

Mick Ward 08/Dec/2008

tobydunford 22/Nov Lead rpt
with Oli
Paulus122 21/Nov Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Nov Lead rpt
dereke12000 01/Nov Lead rpt

Did the direct 6a (nice) moves over the bulge. Recommended.

with Ian
TashaZ 18/Oct Lead O/S

Climb to the right of the bulge for the 5 route. 6a if climbed direct (I didn't ;)).

Hidden ?/Oct Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct Lead O/S
Andrew Duncan 24/Sep Lead O/S
with james france
climbingrev 01/Sep Lead O/S

Lovely doing a longer climb. everything where you'd like it

Hidden 22/Aug Lead
Lena Merzlikina 22/Aug Lead β
with Gemma Ordidge
Pat Sollom 18/Jul Lead O/S
Francesco Politi 18/Jul Lead O/S
with Pat Sollom
mrmoe17 05/Jul Lead O/S

done the 6a bulge

Phil Layton 04/Jul 2nd O/S
with Mick Ward
Robmwatt ?/Jul Lead
ewanjp 20/Jun Lead O/S

Climbed direct.

with alicec
garda006 08/Jun Lead β

fun and simple

MrJoshua 08/Jun Lead O/S
with Andy Gardiner
The Ivanator 06/Jun Lead rpt
with Stewart
Hidden 06/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun Lead
martin one 03/May Lead rpt
with HMA
Hidden 28/Apr Lead
Hidden 11/Apr Lead
nottommo 08/Apr Lead O/S
steve taylor 06/Apr Lead O/S
with Barry Clarke
cranberry 21/Mar Lead O/S
rs332 08/Mar Lead
with Tatiana
Patrick Clissold 07/Mar Lead O/S
with Cameron Porteous
sajrf123 15/Feb Lead O/S
with Ian
andrewmcleod 08/Feb Lead rpt

Direct through the bulge (6a).

with Fraser Wood
wurzelinzummerset 01/Feb Lead rpt

Climbed start right of the bolts.

with Tom C
wurzelinzummerset 01/Feb Lead rpt

Climbed start left of the bolts.

with Tom C
Samuel P 11/Jan Lead O/S
with Tommy
Hidden 11/Jan Lead O/S
BDC 02/Jan Lead
with Jay
JayAsh 02/Jan Lead O/S
with Ben C
zakbentley ??/2015 Lead dog
The Ivanator 20/Dec/14 Lead rpt
with Sue
Hidden 20/Dec/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Dec/14 Lead rpt
Pete Scott 15/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Montse Shelbourne 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Nathan
richardp2 25/Oct/14 TR dog
with Ant Brown
Hidden 19/Oct/14 Lead rpt
martin one 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Markus
Hidden 04/Oct/14 Lead rpt
Philoosh 16/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Taken as a 6a direct route

Ben Watts 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Buldge climbed direct

with Louise 'the wife' Watts
Hidden 31/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 31/Aug/14 TR O/S
CraigPerl 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
CurlyStevo 23/Aug/14 Lead
with Mick Ward
Hidden 23/Aug/14 TR
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Martin Bagshaw 02/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Ed Green
Nevil 27/Jul/14 2nd
dmetcalfe 16/Jul/14 Lead rpt
whiteexplorer 14/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with joe
el_monty 29/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Louise B
Loubylou 29/Jun/14 -
with Richard Fox
devilesslover 21/Jun/14 TR β
underitall 20/Jun/14 TR β
mattgrange 14/Jun/14 Lead
Ian Bell 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Direct through bulge

with Tania T
gav 31/May/14 Lead O/S

Direct through the bulge gets 6a in 2012 rockfax.

pdhammond 26/May/14 Lead rpt
with freya puttock, Guy Miller, Ian Miller
Hidden 25/May/14 Lead
David Walker 25/May/14 Lead O/S
with Stefan
Hidden 25/May/14 Lead O/S
MariaT 25/May/14 Lead O/S
homing-penguin 11/May/14 AltLd O/S

I lead pitches 1 and 3 staples did pitch 2. Great fun little multi!

David Staples 11/May/14 Lead
Hidden 04/May/14 Lead O/S
mcondon ?/May/14 Lead
Hidden 30/Apr/14 Lead O/S
shane4747 29/Apr/14 Lead O/S
oli25 13/Apr/14 Lead β
tennantbell 13/Apr/14 Lead dog
davemcummings 04/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Climbed direct

with Alyssa
Felix Ottey ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Mar/14 Lead O/S
ian caton 17/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Abi
Hidden 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
oli25 14/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Avoided the bulge, nice climb

tennantbell 14/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Pedro
JUSTADUDE 11/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Took the bulge direct this time.

shane4747 11/Mar/14 TR O/S
brian watson 09/Mar/14 Lead rpt
with Pilar Martinez
Hidden 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Adrian Daniels 08/Mar/14 Lead
with Steve Webster
Hidden 22/Feb/14 Lead β
Wildstyle 16/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Did the direct start.

madguernseyboy 16/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/14 Lead rpt
JUSTADUDE 25/Jan/14 Lead O/S
MrsKnight 08/Jan/14 TR
Dan_F 02/Jan/14 Lead rpt
with philipb
Hidden ??/2014 -
Trippinjester 28/Dec/13 Lead rpt
emmafizzle 26/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Dandan82 01/Dec/13 Lead rpt
drewish 01/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Jenben 27/Oct/13 -
Charlotteking 17/Oct/13 TR dog
with Neil, Tom
Hidden 06/Oct/13 Lead dog
magsb 03/Oct/13 2nd
Hidden 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
spacecadetjake ?/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with jay mcmanus, henry peter jenkins
netgull 31/Aug/13 Lead β
DavidRobertson 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 09/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Other
amyrosemason 09/Aug/13 TR
with Howett
Hidden 09/Aug/13 TR
Phil1587 ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
combatrock ?/Aug/13 TR
buzzball101 ?/Aug/13 Lead
Marcin78 16/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Chris
Hidden 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
trannumrahim 06/Jul/13 Lead

6a finish

with Ewan Panter, Rich
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
derryclimbs 28/Jun/13 Lead O/S

in the rain. lovely!

benscarter 22/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Jack
jwpil 22/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Ben
waldenmatt 15/Jun/13 TR RP

Pumped out trying 6a direct start on lead. Went TR to finish

Hidden 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Graham Booth 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
diamond rib 01/Jun/13 TR
with Dan Sanderson, Adam Wheeler
Phil Murray 27/May/13 Lead O/S

went direct at 2nd bolt / bulge - felt like 6a there.

with Lynne Williams
tomdadom 27/May/13 Lead O/S
with ChrisP
Hidden 25/May/13 Lead O/S
alan.phobos 25/May/13 Lead O/S

Went direct past the first bolt (guidebook hints that this might be a 6a move).

DanTT 25/May/13 Lead O/S

Hard climb. First outdoors. The route turned out to be easier further right...

andrewmcleod 10/May/13 Lead RP

First climb of the day on a longer route, got halfway up and realised I had run out of quickdraws (the rest were on my partner's harness). Muppet :P Lowered off and re-led. Went through the bulge? (left of bolt)

Doughnut 04/May/13 Lead dog
Hidden ?/May/13 2nd dog
Trippinjester 28/Apr/13 Lead rpt
rustyfishhook 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S

climbed direct through bulge, easy 6a move good route easy but pleasing due to height and exposure.

Trippinjester 27/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with Jennie Fowler, paul southgate
Gareth 27/Apr/13 Lead β
with Chris, Mark
montymoo 27/Apr/13 Lead
with christian, Gareth
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 20/Apr/13 -
Alfredo 20/Apr/13 Lead
with Ben H
Dan_F 14/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Climbed direct...

Wildman 05/Apr/13 2nd rpt

lead by dan

with Dan
bsparky 31/Mar/13 Lead rpt
UnkArl 31/Mar/13 Lead rpt
with Stef, Tim
Hidden 10/Mar/13 Lead O/S
johnl 09/Mar/13 Lead rpt
with Sean, Sarah Perrett, Adam Perrett
minstrel nips,sean 09/Mar/13 TR β
Binder 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Harri777 17/Feb/13 Lead
with George M
Hidden 06/Feb/13 Lead O/S
joshchalke 05/Jan/13 Lead
with bradfry
Lawrence Dudley 05/Jan/13 Lead
Hidden 02/Dec/12 Lead O/S
wurzelinzummerset 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Ivan, Ric
AlexD 13/Nov/12 Lead rpt
with Marti
the ant hill mob 06/Nov/12 Lead rpt
kim.mulji 14/Oct/12 Lead dog

Tired 6a start, and rested on rope. Did 6a variation, and led cleanly rest of climb.

with Dave T
Hidden 22/Sep/12 2nd O/S
jhsp 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Trippinjester 09/Sep/12 Lead rpt

Climb the bulge direct for the 6a

with polly, paul southgate
Sannan75 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
mike.rigby 02/Sep/12 2nd O/S
ben.phillips 02/Sep/12 Lead
Dave Page 01/Sep/12 Lead
with Lenaya Page
Hidden 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Mouse5 19/Aug/12 Lead RP
Hidden 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S
3 Names 17/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with Richy Churcher
Trippinjester 04/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with dan
kateg2009 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Dave Robinson
professorcobra 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Alex Norman 17/Jul/12 Lead O/S
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 01/Jul/12 Lead rpt
Sami Mandeel 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Sam Ferguson, Si
Steph Roberts 01/Jul/12 TR
with Si Lincoln, Sami, Sam
leeds_belle 30/Jun/12 Lead O/S

There isn't the option to vote for it on here but I did the 6a variation described in the new Rockfax guide by going direct at the lower bulge. Easy to spot all the holds.

jennifers87 30/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Climbed the 6a direct route (rock fax) pretty straight forward, slightly balancy at the top

Pike 30/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Failed to find the direct variation so slumped out to find the indirect 5+, nice route otherwise

with Jenny
Hidden 24/Jun/12 Lead RP
dmetcalfe 18/Jun/12 Lead dog
with Mike P
Mpaynter 18/Jun/12 -
wibb20 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
UnkArl 08/Jun/12 Lead β

Did the f6a direct-through-the-bulge variation (Rockfax)

with Uncle Bill, Dad
Connorsgrandad 08/Jun/12 Lead β

Did the 5A cold now.

with Karl gregory, William Jackson
Hidden 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
pdhammond 30/May/12 Lead O/S
shepherd 20/May/12 Lead RP
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead
mishtu 05/May/12 Lead
Hidden ?/May/12 -
Hidden ?/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/12 Lead rpt
danieleaston 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S
SamStokes 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
HendrikTBB 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Dan
Stefan_Morris 29/Mar/12 Lead O/S
musgravet 25/Mar/12 TR
Hidden 24/Mar/12 Lead β
bsparky 24/Mar/12 Lead β
with Adam Jones
JonesA 24/Mar/12 Lead
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 20/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with David Fuller, Rich Fox
el_monty 20/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with david fuller, sam ferguson
klo1981 17/Mar/12 TR O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/12 Lead O/S
3 Names 16/Mar/12 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Mar/12 Lead
3 Names 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Nick
Hidden 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
rustyfishhook 19/Feb/12 Lead β
Trippinjester 19/Feb/12 Lead β
rustyfishhook 16/Feb/12 TR

nice an easy good height, will return to lead. Nice crystal formations at start.

Hidden 05/Feb/12 Lead rpt
Monkey_Alan 07/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Ybot Htulk 02/Jan/12 Lead
with Ivan
The Ivanator 02/Jan/12 Lead rpt
with Omar, Toby
Hidden 02/Jan/12 2nd O/S
Doug Wilkie ??/2012 -
tommytom ??/2012 -
The Ivanator 10/Dec/11 Lead rpt
with Jez
jezb1 10/Dec/11 Lead

Ok route

Hidden 05/Dec/11 Lead O/S
popov86 ?/Dec/11 Lead
Hidden 13/Nov/11 Lead
markfromstoke 13/Nov/11 Lead
Norman_P_W 13/Nov/11 2nd
with Bob M
garth paterson 26/Sep/11 Lead
simon.roberts 26/Sep/11 Lead
gjh 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S
cdpuk 29/Aug/11 Lead rpt
andyevans 29/Aug/11 2nd O/S
The Ivanator 20/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Sean
cdpuk 15/Aug/11 Lead RP
KLucy 15/Aug/11 2nd
Dandan82 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
dereke12000 07/Aug/11 Lead O/S

First climb at the Bower, good climb but a few nervy bits (for me anyway)

with Rich
Dave 88 03/Aug/11 Lead rpt
Michael Aylen 01/Aug/11 Lead
with benwhit
Doey ?/Aug/11 -
Carnie Lisa 31/Jul/11 2nd RP
Linc 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 15/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with tomski
The Ivanator 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Sean
Dave 88 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S

I'd say solid F5 just for the moves over the bulge. Either way, a nice climb.

Hidden 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
j.hubbard 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Nevil 11/Jun/11 Lead
matthewpwilson 30/May/11 TR O/S
with Laura
laura wilson 30/May/11 TR dog
andyfeds 30/May/11 Lead O/S

Did it twice because I pulled the rope down a little early - d'oh!

with Paul F
diamond rib 29/May/11 2nd
with Adam Wheeler
Hidden 29/May/11 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 28/May/11 Lead rpt
with ben
Jonathan Emett 16/May/11 Lead rpt
with simon c
Simon Cahill 16/May/11 Lead O/S
with Jonathon Emett (Dorchester)
Hidden 08/May/11 Lead O/S
matgorman 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S
RFWilkie 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Lyndsay Superclimber 19/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Dave, Steve
Wildman 15/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Beanie
Hidden 11/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/11 TR rpt
el_Claudio 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
LaMentalist 06/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Andy 'Arf Scargill" Caldswell
Hidden 24/Mar/11 -
Hidden 03/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Feb/11 Lead
Hidden ?/Jan/11 TR
Boogs ??/2011 Lead β
MarkyMark_7 ??/2011 Lead O/S
gibsond 13/Nov/10 Lead rpt
gibsond 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 26/Aug/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 26/Aug/10 Lead
tobydunford 24/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Jon Emmett
Jonathan Emett 24/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Sparky!!!3 28/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Luke Dawson 20/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/10 TR
Hidden 17/Jul/10 Lead O/S
jaxxman 17/Jul/10 Lead O/S
brian watson 04/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with neil weymouth
Hidden 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Viks 12/Jun/10 2nd
with erc1
Emma-Louise Anderson 22/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/May/10 Lead
johnl 28/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with Josh Leonard
DerwentDiluted 15/Apr/10 Lead
mattparratt 06/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Alex More 19/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Jon Howell
Hidden 14/Feb/10 -
Pete Sanger 31/Jan/10 Lead O/S
brian watson 24/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with scott titt
RandomHero 24/Jan/10 Lead
Hidden 24/Jan/10 Lead O/S
nick hawkins 09/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with mike
Viks ??/2010 Lead O/S
with erc1
Hidden ??/2010 -
Jane Weir ??/2010 -
LukeyG ??/2010 Lead
with Nath
Ben Thorne 20/Dec/09 Lead O/S

If it's 5, it's only just. First move is blind but only a quick rock-over. Rest is nice ladder climbing with a crimp to finish.

with John Pullin
Hidden 11/Dec/09 Lead
Richard Horn 06/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Oct/09 Lead O/S
bazzag 17/Oct/09 Lead
with reece & ollie
asmith37 05/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Ade7 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Edd
KarlH 30/Aug/09 Lead

Tough for the grade. Sustained climbing with a thin finish.

with Portland Party Group
trevor macalonan 14/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Tim
timharrison 14/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Luke d 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
AlexD 31/May/09 Lead
joeurwin 31/May/09 Lead O/S
with alex
julian allen 08/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead O/S
leemaybr05 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Beckie Bale
MarkRyder 04/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Rich
vertigo 04/Apr/09 Lead O/S
jl 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Penny
Dynosoar 15/Mar/09 Lead
trev_f 14/Mar/09 Lead rpt
with Mike H
uncontrollable 17/Feb/09 Lead β

QD's already in place

with jill s, paul s
Hidden 31/Jan/09 Lead β
Hidden 31/Jan/09 Lead β
Ed Babs 17/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Marti
trev_f 17/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Alex M
Marti999 17/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2009 -
with Jon Howell
Alex More ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 TR
Adam Perrett ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Sarah Perrett
Hidden 22/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Dec/08 TR O/S
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Francesco Politi, firebuoy, silversamps, MichaelAzzopardi
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