Rockfax Description
Climb the groove to the top on spaced bolts. Polished. © Rockfax

FA. Al Churcher 1987

simon1965 09/Oct Lead rpt

Not very good.

with Si Willshire, Tim
Hidden 19/Aug Lead rpt
Alison Cairns 19/Aug Lead O/S

Tricky polished start until past the 2nd bolt

with Andy
john lynch 07/Jun Lead O/S
with Bethan D, ian turton
monkey_yan ?/May Lead O/S
with Dominic Jordan, Paige Stromberg, Hannah Watson, Tom Reed
Matt Shepherd 10/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr Lead O/S
monkey_yan 09/Apr Lead O/S
with Paige Stromberg, Domanic Li, Hannah Watson, Oliver Branagan
Retro Rowan 07/Mar Lead O/S
with Hannah Manley
cragsman9000 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Very polished footholds lead to an over reliance on the arms. This made the bottom half of the route very tiring. Second half gets easier.

with Neil
bob_cbr 05/Oct/14 TR O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/14 Lead rpt
Chris Wright 29/Jun/14 Lead rpt
simon1965 10/Mar/14 Lead rpt
with Si Willshire
Oliver Branagan 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Laurie W, Yannis C, Ria D, Dave G
sputnik 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Vaska
simon1965 17/Jul/13 Lead
with dom
M_Robinson ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Ian Robinson
Jim Malo 09/Jun/13 Lead
with Mikael
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
psborland 06/May/13 Lead
Hidden 05/May/13 2nd
Bertbee 01/May/13 Lead O/S
with Andy
sebbo 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Not a bad route, couple of interesting moves. Last route of the day so tiredness was an issue.

gobey 17/Feb/13 Lead dog

A great climb and great fun, crux is low down and spend the time figuring it out, after that the climb is great fun, until the last bit which is just grotty.

with Paul
Knot-Paul 17/Feb/13 2nd dog
with Bob
Tala M 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Nice climb, bit loose at the top (foot hold crumbled away as I was standing on it - luckily it missed my belayer!) Bolting has been improved as it's not spaced. Worthwhile doing.

matthomas79 22/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Tala M
ClareG 15/Sep/12 -

Got stuck on second move

psborland 09/Sep/12 TR
with Marc
marclloyd77 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
treg 02/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Took a while to figure out the move past the second clip but nice steady climbing once past that. The bolting has obviously been improved because they weren't 'sparse'.

with Lynsey
Hidden 29/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Sankey 27/Jun/12 Lead RP
with jon h
Dan 85 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Polly
Hidden 05/Jun/12 Lead O/S
chriskourpas 19/May/12 Lead rpt
with Sopie Ber, Andrew James Hill, Dean Bowler, Vicky Cairns
HB1 16/May/12 Lead rpt
with BB & KB
Colin Scotchford 01/Apr/12 -
Hidden 22/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Decmorris 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S
rob 528 ??/2012 -
Alex@home 28/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with The Doctor
Hidden 06/Nov/11 Lead dnf
Curly Rich 06/Nov/11 Lead dnf

whimped out! last climb of the weekend couldn't see the moves to get past bolt 2 DNF

oodie72 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
pwilkie 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with nick ferro
nick ferro 13/Aug/11 -
Somerset swede basher 01/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Birdo
Alaina 26/Jun/11 Lead
with Phil
Mick r 25/Jun/11 Lead O/S
lozowen 05/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Sally Owen
Gecko2k 01/May/11 Lead dog
SteveM 24/Apr/11 Lead
with Kat
kitkat78 24/Apr/11 Lead dog

Rested near the start, then got on with it.

with SteveM
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead
Tim Brookes 13/Apr/11 -
Jake Young 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Jarvis
cragtyke 02/Apr/11 Lead
with john g
Hidden 12/Mar/11 TR dog
Hidden 21/Jan/11 Lead O/S
uphillnow ??/2011 -
masonwoods101 ??/2011 Lead O/S
davidliu 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
philb 07/Nov/10 2nd

with mark hard desperate

Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/10 Lead
Hidden 17/Aug/10 Lead O/S
markhilton 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
wazir.safeer 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Alex
scottski ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
smudge 24/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Phil
Hidden 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
catblack 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S
furry 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Dave C
christensena 12/Jun/10 Lead dog

TR then led crux retrieving gear for someone else

with Dave B
jamesgodwin64 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Gaz, R8JimBob88
tobydunford 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Nick Sillum
Hidden 31/May/10 2nd
Anthony Allsopp 30/May/10 Lead O/S
with Mark Darby, Sandy Holford
Sandy Holford 30/May/10 Lead O/S
with Mark Darby, Anthony Allsopp
natalie28 28/Apr/10 2nd
with Rik
Fat Tim 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
chris murnin 17/Apr/10 2nd
lrandall 13/Feb/10 Lead dnf
with Christophe
nickcanute ??/2010 Lead
Hidden 17/Oct/09 Lead dog
Hidden 17/Oct/09 Lead
nichobe 03/Oct/09 Lead dog

crux was at the second/third bolt. nasty looking boulder perched at top. friend took a long fall near the top due to sparse bolting

with Josh Davisdon
Hidden 18/Sep/09 Lead O/S
tri-nitro-toulumne 03/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Rob Truckle
Ketu 02/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Nigel
markfairbank 16/Aug/09 Lead

Poor route - hard move around the 2nd clip

with Mick D
LoopyLou 27/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Helen Lear
Hidden 27/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Dan Lane 15/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Have dogged it before, but don't remebmer the moves, and didnt even get to the top last time, so i am calling it an Onsight.

Hidden 15/Jul/09 2nd dog
Adam Potter 15/Jul/09 Lead O/S
rob1 11/Jul/09 Lead dog
jowgli 01/Jun/09 Lead RP
with graeme
Kelly D 26/Apr/09 Lead dog

Way too tired for this. Make an awful job of it.

with Jim Atkin
robal ??/2009 Lead O/S
cymjt ??/2009 -
Diggler 23/Dec/08 Lead rpt
with Ste D
Mark A Humphries 28/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Jason
Phill Mitch 22/Nov/08 Lead O/S

The line in the guide looks further left than it should be to me.

with mick
Hidden 10/Oct/08 Lead dog
kevp 09/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Loz Owen
Hidden 28/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/08 Lead dog
Hidden 20/Jul/08 2nd
Mark Dennison 06/Jun/08 Lead
Martin Haworth 23/May/08 Lead O/S
with Marek
dave_middleton 19/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Marek
goi.ashmore 13/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Gary Gibson
Hidden 27/Jan/08 TR O/S
duzinga 27/Jan/08 2nd O/S
Diggler ??/2008 Lead O/S
OffshoreAndy 21/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Pilch 12/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Simon et al
EdShep 12/Aug/07 TR
with Simon et al
tatz45 08/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Quentin O'Brien
Stig 19/May/07 TR O/S
with Jonathan Teale
Mick B 10/May/07 Lead O/S
with Dave
Chris the Tall 12/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Not sure about the line I took - certainly not worth a star !

Tom Phillips 14/Mar/07 Lead rpt
with john (Chesterfield)
Peakphil ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Roget 15/Oct/06 Lead rpt

led extended version

with jon
russonly 19/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with JonH
Hidden 12/Aug/06 Lead dog
Benjones45_99 ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Borg
RichardMc 14/Sep/05 TR
with Dave Langmead
Hidden 02/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/05 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 14/Aug/04 Lead O/S
robin heath 10/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Carl Riley
martroberts ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Nov/99 Lead
Hidden 04/Sep/98 Lead O/S
CrashMat Rob 31/Mar/97 Lead O/S
with Karen
Roget 15/Dec/96 Lead rpt
with jon
Hidden 29/Apr/95 Lead
Hidden 24/Aug/94 Lead
Neil R 19/Jun/94 Lead
with Richard W
Hidden 27/Mar/93 Lead
leathers 05/Feb/93 Lead O/S
with Martin Vimpany
tlr 04/Feb/93 Lead
with Joe Le Sage
Hidden 08/Mar/92 Lead
jamiev ??/1992 Lead O/S

date a guess

with Tim Parkinson
Roget 31/Aug/91 2nd O/S

original finish

with mark turnbull
Hidden 04/May/91 Lead
Stoney Boy 12/Apr/88 Lead O/S
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