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[cutting loose on this deep water solo classic (F4+), 2 kb]12m. 4+, S0. A spanking little route that is easy to find and gives a very good introduction to the fine art of deep water soloing. Descend the fisherman's ladder to the ledge and then drop down the iron rungs to a point where a traverse left can be made to a groove. Climb this and then head merrily off leftwards under the capping overhangs, to a point where the top can be gained. © ROCKFAX
FSA. Mike Robertson 31.7.94 31/Jul/1994

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Photo: cutting loose on this deep water solo classic (F4+) © Webster
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 227 logbooks, and on 16 wishlists.

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/13

AlexD - Solo rpt - 26/Aug/13

philmcf - Solo O/S - Aug/13

hailtryfan - Solo - Aug/13

In fading light at the end of the day.
The Ivanator - Solo rpt - 14/Jul/13 with Sean

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jul/13

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jul/13

Oddjob - Solo O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Rosie

Hidden - Solo - Jul/13

Great route, well worth a look and safe as houses.
spidermonkey09 - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/13

cpt_crunch - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/13

A nice entry to DWS. Hardest moves are low and safe.
Chris Redding - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/13

Jack93 - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/13

First intro to DWS, so much fun!
jt232 - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/13

Amy Hare - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/13

Edward Hastrop - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/13 with Sam Husband

Was not a day for falling in!
Sam Husband - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/13 with Ed

Matt Smith - Solo rpt - 04/Jun/13 with AlexanderRyanBanks

AlexanderRyanBanks - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/13 with Matt Smith

aj-newbie - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - Solo rpt - 01/Jun/13

homing-penguin - Solo rpt - 31/May/13 with AJ

Hidden - Solo rpt - 07/May/13

ali macphee - Solo O/S - 06/May/13

Adam_42 - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/12

Hidden - Sent O/S - 26/Aug/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Aug/12

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 20/Aug/12

Dan_Carroll - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/12

climbhannahclimb - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/12

Phil Belcher - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Dan

Easy climbing in a safe and exposed setting. Given three stars but inexperienced at DWS so may have skewed vote.
Voltemands - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Carlene HIll

So enjoyable, we did it again!
Voltemands - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Carlene HIll

mattcrack - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/12

Done as a DWS in lashing rain, howling winds and massive swell - not the most sensible thing I've ever done... The swell was so big I couldn't get down the second set of rungs so traversed in from the big ledge and I think I topped out before the true finish too. Looking forward to getting back on it in "appropriate" conditions
UnkArl - Solo O/S - 07/Jul/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/12

KDhruev - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/12

Very Nice!
Stanners - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/12 with Andy G

Over shallow low tide water
Ross.Cooper - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/12 with Louise Hall, Patrick Hill, Tom Sturgeon

twice! :)
madasten - Solo - 03/Jun/12 with Miquel

Pretty stormy seas added to the adventure.
Matt Smith - Solo O/S - 02/Jun/12

nickevens - Solo O/S - 27/May/12

JenDurden - Solo - 27/May/12

Dan_F - Solo O/S - 26/May/12

Tophe - Solo O/S - 19/May/12 with Jonny P

Brilliant first DWS
homing-penguin - Solo O/S - 19/May/12

Brilliant
funsized - Solo O/S - 19/May/12 with Chris

mlg678 - Solo O/S - 2012

Hidden - Solo rpt - 02/Oct/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Sep/11

Hidden - Solo rpt - 04/Sep/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Sep/11

Alex More - Solo - 01/Sep/11

First DWS
patrickc - Solo - Sep/11 with Sue

Alex Norman - Solo β - Aug/11

Ed Westwood - Solo O/S - 29/Jul/11 with Tom Horton

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/11

Laurence Everitt - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Ruth Buckberry

james.pilbeam - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/11

Joe Black - Solo β - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo rpt - 18/Jun/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/11

Ed Babs - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Iain Moodie

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 27/Apr/11

matgorman - Solo O/S - 26/Apr/11 with pete sanger

duckiee - Solo O/S - 26/Apr/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Sep/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Sep/10

First DWS, Awesome route with some nice big holds. Climbed at high tide.
KateBolton - Solo O/S - 12/Sep/10

Hidden - Solo rpt - 11/Sep/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Aug/10

jacobjacob - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/10

Hidden - Solo rpt - 11/Aug/10

arandall - Solo O/S - 11/Aug/10 with remus knowles

jbulger - Solo O/S - 07/Aug/10

tsyrett - Solo O/S - 07/Aug/10

John Kay - Solo O/S - 03/Aug/10

davewing - Solo - 01/Aug/10

andycooper - Solo O/S - 30/Jul/10 with Takacs, Josh Smith

chiverstom - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Emma Wright, zappa, Alice

ambrooker - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Emma, Zappa, Tom

yaay oo and we met that nice couple there as well
emmafromSB - Solo - 24/Jul/10 with alice, tom, zappa

Ceridwen - Solo rpt - 18/Jul/10 with Andy

timharrison - Solo rpt - 12/Jul/10 with Fabrizio, Pete, Johan Aukerstrom, Trevor Macalonan

trevor macalonan - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/10

Jon Didymus - Solo rpt - 07/Jul/10

DWS
treg - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/10

nick hawkins - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo rpt - 27/Jun/10

The Ivanator - Solo rpt - 26/Jun/10 with Stewart

RandomHero - Sent O/S - 22/Jun/10

broc - Solo O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Sarah

So good I climbed the route again but this time climbing the arete to the top.
Big Lee - Solo rpt - 23/May/10 with Oli Hawksworth

My first DWS. Great experience and perfect weather for it.
Big Lee - Solo O/S - 23/May/10 with Oli Hawksworth

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/May/10

adamscottthomas - Solo O/S - 21/May/10 with Kafoozalem

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/May/10

alaan - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/10

Jane Weir - 2010

ilch - Solo O/S - 2010

Absolute Gem!
theellis - Solo - Oct/09

First DWS, fun ...followed by jump into sea from cliff top.
The Ivanator - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Sean

Perryman - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/09

Hidden - Solo - 13/Sep/09

Dan 85 - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Alex & Alex

first dws :-)
Rose Williams - Solo O/S - 05/Sep/09

Kayan - Solo O/S - Sep/09

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo rpt - 31/Aug/09

Rob Laird - Solo O/S - 30/Aug/09

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 30/Aug/09 with AJ, michael porter

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/09

Reeges - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Nick Saunders

John Henry Wynn - Solo rpt - 07/Aug/09

John Henry Wynn - Solo - 05/Aug/09

Good DWS for beginner
Takacs - Solo O/S - 05/Aug/09

AlexDexter - Solo O/S - 02/Aug/09

hailtryfan - Solo rpt - Aug/09

Amazing!
NathanW - Solo - Aug/09 with Holly Duce

andybenham - Solo - 26/Jul/09

Gareth - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/09 with Andrew

Several times + extension
Tom Last - Solo O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Chris Weedon

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/09

Howes - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Katie Elaine

thomasadixon - Solo rpt - 02/Jul/09 with Becca

BeccaSnowden - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/09 with Tom

Will_Murray - Jul/09

granticus - Solo O/S - 28/Jun/09

Ceridwen - Solo rpt - 27/Jun/09

My first, and so far only DWS. Scary!
michpaulatto - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/09

d_meacher - Solo O/S - 17/Jun/09

tweedcore - Solo - 17/Jun/09

Webster - Solo RP - 16/Jun/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jun/09

Jon Didymus - Solo O/S - Jun/09

HamishD - Solo O/S - 02/May/09

chiverstom - Solo O/S - 02/May/09 with Dave Turner

matsavage - Solo O/S - 02/May/09

minus273degrees - Solo dnf - May/09

AlexTaylor - Solo dnf - 08/Apr/09

nealh - Solo - 2009

Alex More - Solo O/S - 2009

Spacetourist - Solo O/S - 2009 with Anthony Council, Rosea

Climbing_Chris - Solo O/S - 07/Sep/08 with Katie Hopwood

hailtryfan - Solo O/S - Aug/08

Mr Tickle - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/08

Matt Bennett - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/08

Jonathan Emett - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/08

thomasadixon - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/08

Chris Sansum - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/08

Repeated as not very confident at DWSing at higher grades yet! Found this route harder than the Red Crane Traverse though (probaby the falling from a height potential!). Took the low option at the beginning though, so this may make the grade harder than just traversing along the jugs at the start.
Chris Sansum - Solo β - 13/Jul/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jul/08

fildac - Solo O/S - 30/Jun/08 with None

AlexD - Solo O/S - 23/Jun/08

garburn - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/08

nmwr - Solo β - 07/Jun/08

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/08

Ceridwen - Solo - Jun/08

big hold come off!
omniscient_penguin - Solo O/S - 25/May/08 with Steve

feilx - Solo rpt - 11/May/08

Looks like a big block has fallen from this.
vertigo - Solo O/S - 10/May/08

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 20/Apr/08 with Gemma

dewrats - Solo - 2008

sharmawho? - Solo RP - 2008 with Chris. Oli DWS

Hidden - Solo - 2008

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Oct/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/07

Rob Kennard - Solo - 11/Aug/07

Richard White - Solo O/S - 11/Aug/07

Sweet..
Jon_Warner - Solo O/S - 05/Aug/07 with Jonny

Jon_Warner - Solo rpt - 05/Aug/07 with Jonny

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Aug/07

Scott N - Solo O/S - 04/Aug/07

beautiful
Sandy Holford - Solo O/S - Aug/07

Dhonny_Jaws - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/07 with Michael Porter

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Jun/07

dmoir - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Felix Coxwell

Hidden - Solo β - 10/Jun/07

feilx - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/07

Bristoldave - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/07

JPGR - Solo - 10/Jun/07

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jun/07

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/07

feeko - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/07

steve taylor - Solo rpt - 14/Apr/07 with Ben Stokes

Hidden - Lead β - 22/Feb/07

nevostevo - Solo β - 2007 with emery

DWS
Chris_barr - Solo O/S - 2007 with Oli, Harry

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 10/Sep/06

DWS
jonnyboy - Solo O/S - 09/Sep/06 with Sharon R

JonBray - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/06

Clucky - Solo O/S - 20/Aug/06

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo rpt - 19/Aug/06

Wilbur - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/06

paulash - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/06

going low adds a grade or two.
Morgan Woods - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/06

sgl0jd - Solo - Aug/06

Owen W-G - Solo O/S - 30/Jul/06 with Adrian & Mark

Hidden - Solo β - 30/Jul/06

Hidden - Solo - 28/Jul/06

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo rpt - 08/Jul/06

mrblue - Solo O/S - Jul/06 with James

django - Solo O/S - Jul/06 with Rob Snell

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Jun/06

bigie bob - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/06

Hidden - Solo β - 03/Jun/06

jdgaventa - Solo - Jun/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Apr/06

maddogmac - Solo O/S - 11/Jan/06 with munky

Hidden - Solo - Jan/06

steve taylor - Lead - 2006

Marti999 - Solo - 2006

Hidden - Solo - 2006

lukewilliams - 2006

Sparky!!!3 - Solo - 11/Aug/05

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/05

Richard Horn - Solo O/S - Aug/05

timharrison - Solo O/S - Jul/05 with Sue Hazel

This was the only route I remember doing because it was all a bit scary. Jumped off the top first but forgot to take off the chalk bag...
adamwesthead - Solo O/S - Jul/04 with Garner, Hoult

jl - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/04 with Rachel

CrashMat Rob - Solo - 30/Jul/01 with Nicky

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - 1998

r0b - Solo O/S - 06/Sep/97 with Andy Jefferies

Approx date
Nigel Coe - Solo - 1994

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
pkj, Hidden, Ian Archer, Simon Preuss, Hidden, pr1984, Aid@n, syv_k, MJH, fleapitfan, Ropeboy, Warren Earle, groovy_nut, PhilWragg, Hidden, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 75
hard VS0 of 24
VS0 of 24
easy VS0 of 24
hard HS3 of 24
HS12 of 24
easy HS9 of 24
hard S0 of 24
S0 of 24
easy S0 of 24
hard 4c0 of 24
4c0 of 24
easy 4c2 of 24
hard 4b3 of 24
4b13 of 24
easy 4b5 of 24
hard 4a1 of 24
4a0 of 24
easy 4a0 of 24
3 Stars16 of 27
2 Stars7 of 27
1 Star4 of 27
0 Stars0 of 27
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Style of ascent

Soloed217 of 227 (95.6%)
Lead3 of 227 (1.3%)
Bouldered2 of 227 (0.9%)
Unknown5 of 227 (2.2%)

'Climbed'39 of 227 (17.2%)
clean O/S148 of 227 (65.2%)
clean β9 of 227 (4.0%)
clean rpt27 of 227 (11.9%)
clean RP2 of 227 (0.9%)
dnf2 of 227 (0.9%)