Rockfax Description
Boldly climb the fingery lower wall to safe, but still hard, moves up the narrow groove. © Rockfax

FA. Tony Wilmott 7.65 Jul/1965

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

julesmckim 11/Mar Lead O/S

Nice balanced route. There is gear there on the lower wall, just need to be careful. Lovely top groove, great positions

with Paolo Peirini
thomas108 ??/2016 -
elfka 23/Oct/15 Lead dnf

tried twice, but backed off from 5 meters, poor gear.

with Hugo Gibson
Matt.c.Warner 20/Oct/15 2nd O/S
onlyfoddington 09/Sep/15 2nd O/S

Pleased that I managed to keep going to the top.

with Ian
ian d f 09/Sep/15 Lead rpt
chris cockbain 04/Sep/15 2nd RP
musgravet 04/Sep/15 Lead dog

Started up Freda for about 2m, rested half height on a cam

Graham Westbrook 03/Sep/15 Lead O/S
richardashe 03/Sep/15 2nd O/S
ian d f 17/Jul/15 TR rpt
with shunt
BushwackerBritz 11/Jul/15 TR O/S
ian d f 24/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Liz F
Dizz 24/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Ian F
Hidden 30/May/15 Lead O/S
adam 24 01/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Feb/15 2nd O/S
ian bryant ??/2015 -
Matt1234 05/Nov/14 TR O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 TR O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 TR O/S
DanC1985 07/Sep/14 Lead rpt

Fell on first attempt from 5metres, nearly decked out. Shaked out and clean on second attempt with no falls.

with Nathan
nathan2day 07/Sep/14 2nd
brian watson 30/Aug/14 TR
with shunt
brian watson 09/Aug/14 TR rpt
with shunt
nige pacer 02/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Mike Lea
andy_pemberton 24/Jul/14 Lead

Really hot day. Felt hard.

with Steve Gibson
RFWilkie 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Sort of, actually started up Freda but managed to go rightwards into this.

Hidden 01/Jul/14 Lead O/S
tash 01/Jul/14 2nd
with ali k
mattprince 15/Jun/14 TR

Hard moves up the route.

with David Holmes-Evans, Joe Doherty
Gareth 16/May/14 TR rpt
with on shunt
Ash Sayers 19/Apr/14 Lead dog

1 rest, pumped trying to place nut

Steve954 10/Aug/13 TR O/S

Rich went first and struggled, weighting the rope a lot. Thought I had no chance but it really flowed. Loved it.

Geoffers 26/Jul/13 TR O/S
with Tim
BenNorman 10/Jul/13 2nd O/S
brices 10/Jul/13 Lead
Luxulyan 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S

You can protect the lower part of the climb but it's a bit fiddly and slightly dubious. Top part's much better protected but sustained, got pretty pumped. Hard for E2?...

with Dan Browne
mattc 13/May/13 2nd
ianto ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 09/Aug/12 TR rpt
Dax 04/Aug/12 TR O/S

Flew up this .. but then I didn't have to place gear (thank god)

Hidden 05/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/12 TR O/S
Pete Rigby 30/Jun/12 Lead dnf
with Merlin March
manwithacam 24/Mar/12 Lead

Really nice to do this route.

with Joris
Joris.Roulleau 24/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Sophie Nunn 12/Mar/12 TR rpt
mark schramm 15/Jan/12 TR
with Dave C
Sophie Nunn 19/Nov/11 TR rpt
Nevil 20/Aug/11 Lead

Started up Freda

3 Names 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/11 TR O/S
riddle 21/May/11 Lead O/S
with Yasmina
Hidden 21/May/11 2nd
al99 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
martinazando 24/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Sophie Nunn 20/Apr/11 TR rpt
with Brian
brian watson 20/Apr/11 TR rpt
Gareth 15/Apr/11 TR rpt
with on shunt
steveb2006 08/Apr/11 Lead


with Ian Cartwright
Sophie Nunn 04/Apr/11 TR rpt
ian1234567 ?/Apr/11 Lead

fell off a5 5m, both micro nuts ripped out decked, got up then did it clean silly slip

sarpedon 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
mikespooner 27/Mar/11 2nd
with Sarp Ackay
Sophie Nunn 22/Mar/11 TR O/S
GuyM ??/2011 -

also shunted.. on family hol - no belayer available!

brian watson 07/Nov/10 TR rpt
Hidden 19/Aug/10 2nd dog
rob askew 18/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Fingery lower section but nothing too bad.Bomber gear all the way up the really nice groove to an awesome finishing move

with nick brindley
Gareth 12/Aug/10 TR rpt
with on shunt
Hidden 05/Jul/10 Lead rpt
colkurtz ?/Jul/10 2nd
with Robb
zara bloomfield 06/Jun/10 2nd
with adrian paisey
AlistairB 07/Nov/09 Lead O/S

Nearly fell off onto questionable #4 brass offset! Seems a bit stiff for E2 considering that all the hard climbing (for me anyway) was before any worthwhile gear.

with Henry
tobydunford 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Sarah Wysling
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
tebs 10/May/09 2nd O/S
with Mike
Gareth 01/May/09 TR rpt
with on shunt
Ed Babs 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Matty Marvel
Dorset 12/Apr/09 TR

Fell off

with Mark James and Julian Taylor
davenev 16/Mar/09 TR dog
with solo
Gareth 17/Feb/09 TR
Hidden ??/2009 -
jake-jones 19/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Bern ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Andy Mos
bigie bob 14/May/08 Lead O/S
Matt Bennett 09/Mar/08 Lead dnf

did crux, got 3/4 way up, had vvvv.poor gear, escaped into freda

jamie ward 08/Feb/08 2nd dnf
with Marcus Harvey
ASchwirtz 27/Jan/08 Lead dog

2 rests

with Claire Johnston
daveagriff ??/2008 TR
feilx 24/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Nils
garburn 24/Nov/07 2nd dog

Bit of a struggle

dannyboy83 17/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Sion
tonanf ?/May/07 Lead

used a shed load of chalk.

with arpollard
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
The Jazz Butcher ??/2007 Lead O/S
chrisbevins ??/2007 -
Hidden 15/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Dave Kerr 25/Jul/06 Lead
with Jill Kerr
Andy Chubb 21/Apr/06 Lead
with Robin Nicholson
dan gibson ??/2006 -
The Jazz Butcher ?/Nov/05 Lead O/S

Quite pokey for E2, not for aspiring E2 leaders. Quite bold and tricky. Probably worth E3.

tracyclimber ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S

My highest lead. Not much pro in the lower section. Excellent feeling when at the top!

with john burnip
Hidden ?/Mar/03 Lead
pezzerrr 24/Feb/03 Lead O/S
JasonG ??/2003 Lead O/S
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
Ian Jones ??/2000 Solo O/S
with Karen Ghiselli
steveb2006 28/Mar/99 2nd
with Neville Contractor
Hidden ??/1999 Lead
Roget 27/Jul/98 Lead O/S
with jon
Budge 12/Apr/97 TR O/S
with Mike Oates
tracyclimber 20/Jun/95 Lead

First E2 lead. Found it a bit bold in lower section.

with john burnip
tracyclimber 05/Jun/95 TR

a top-rope before a lead.

with john burnip
Nigel Coe 13/Feb/93 TR
Mark Kemball 05/May/91 Lead
with Alison Dorey
Hidden ?/Aug/90 Lead O/S
kp64zl ?/May/90 2nd dog
with Dave
steve taylor ?/Jun/89 Lead O/S
with mark grover
MoWalker3 21/Apr/89 TR
Hidden 25/Jul/88 2nd O/S
Moses 16/Aug/87 Lead O/S
Nigel Coe 29/Mar/87 -
with Tim Dunsby
Nigel Coe 20/Dec/86 TR
with Brian Wyvill
Nigel Coe 04/Aug/84 TR
Nigel Coe 08/Apr/84 TR
Nigel Coe 22/Jun/83 TR
Nigel Coe 20/Nov/82 TR
with Dave Holly, Tim Dunsby
Nigel Coe 20/Jul/82 -
Nigel Coe 28/May/80 TR
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