Rockfax Description
Fine sustained climbing up the left-facing corner-crack in the centre of the wall is preceded by a short, fingery start. Start at a weakness in the lower wall that leads to a ledge under the corner.
Make a hard move to better holds and the ledge just above. Bridge and jam away up the steep corner-crack to the top. © Rockfax

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Ben1983 24/Sep Lead O/S
Dilwat 19/Sep Lead rpt

The bouldery start is tough...

nickdonohue 19/Sep 2nd
with Cornish Dave, Ian Riddell
Hidden 29/Aug Lead O/S
NickJH 03/Aug Lead O/S
with Andy Dunhill
Hidden ?/Aug 2nd
daxtari 16/Jun 2nd O/S
bullwinkle 28/May 2nd O/S
with Alan
fulton333 21/May 2nd
with Darren
Hidden 17/May 2nd
guy757 18/Apr -
manbat 08/Apr 2nd O/S

Had a struggle seconding, as almost all Ben's gear needed to be hammered out, resulting in serious pump. Nice route, but quite an intimidating lead. Don't think I found the first moves that hardest, but maybe I was just super pumped removing gear!

with Mayo
Legs 07/Apr Lead O/S

Bouldery start leading to fun jam mining above.

Mayo 07/Apr Lead
with Matt G
alastairbegley 06/Apr 2nd O/S

Enjoyable climb, was a bit wet in the morning.

Hidden 06/Apr 2nd dog
Slick 06/Apr Lead
adam 24 05/Apr 2nd O/S
with Caroline
Hidden 05/Apr Lead O/S
Lizard Ollie 14/Mar 2nd

The ab rope!

Hidden 14/Mar Lead dog
Hidden 14/Mar TR
Wendy Watthews 21/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Annika
Hidden 20/Aug/14 2nd O/S
hotfeet 10/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
jon_ridley 31/May/14 2nd
Dave Mahon 24/May/14 Lead

Start was hard for VS and required a determined approach.

with Justin Sharpe
howlers 29/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Steve seal
gowla 29/Apr/14 2nd
with Andy
Dan Lane 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Interesting start, then good climbing all the way up the corner!

with Dad
Jules Lane 20/Apr/14 2nd O/S

Fun start and nice but sustained.

with Dan
ashtond6 19/Apr/14 Lead

found it desperate! 5b/c off floor? surely HVS 5 and as hard/harder than the E1 to the left

Hidden 15/Mar/14 Lead rpt
Tom Seccombe 12/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Louise Street
cymjt ??/2014 -
Tom Last 23/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Ed Babs 16/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with AlexD
AlexD 16/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Ed
Guy Lowndes 24/Aug/13 2nd
with alan Blanchflower
Monkey_Alan 24/Aug/13 Lead rpt

Just got on with the start this time. Much better style than my previous attempt.

tim.fairhall 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Eric
Matthew Robinson 09/Jul/13 Lead
with David
Steve Lenartowicz 07/Jul/13 Lead
with Clare
Hidden 15/Jun/13 TR rpt
drysori 18/May/13 2nd
with Elisa
Nick Wallis ?/May/13 2nd
with BMC international meet
gowla ?/May/13 Lead
Master Chief 04/Apr/13 TR rpt
andy_pemberton 16/Feb/13 2nd
with Steve Gibson
gingerking ?/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 22/Sep/12 2nd
Blue68 16/Sep/12 2nd O/S
hotfeet 16/Sep/12 Lead
timreynolds 09/Sep/12 Lead
mreynolds 09/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Sarah Welsh 09/Sep/12 2nd

Nick led

with Andy Bisson, Nick Donohue
Hidden 09/Sep/12 TR
Ana Broad 09/Sep/12 TR
with Emma
Hidden 08/Sep/12 2nd O/S
BelayBunney 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Fingery, bouldery start up to the fist ledge. Crack is nice; quite sustained - bridge when you can!

Hidden 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Rob84 08/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Rob Adie
nickdonohue ?/Sep/12 Lead

surprisingly tough

with Sarah Welsh, Andy Bisson
Owen W-G 25/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Jim
Hidden 25/Aug/12 2nd
SurferStan 23/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Tom Monday, Pete Chapman
whiteexplorer 22/Aug/12 2nd O/S

this was one of the first routes i climbed when i started climbing last autumn ,it was a lot easier this time,hopefully one day i will be good enough to lead the route.

with Dave Piper, SurferStan
Hidden ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 04/Jul/12 Lead O/S
tcn_2002 28/Jun/12 2nd
ian d f 28/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Tom C, Pete C
Stewart Armstrong 04/Jun/12 2nd
with Steve Westwood
jon_gill1 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S

found the move off ledge very scary and quite dangerous.

with pierce ferris
Chris Manasseh 05/May/12 2nd
Elaine Budden 16/Apr/12 2nd β
with Tristan Sherlock, tom bunn
Mr Powly 15/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Rozzy
kim.mulji 09/Apr/12 2nd O/S

Abseiled into wrong section due to bad reading of Rockfax guide! Steven led us out!

with Steven
stevepotter 08/Apr/12 Lead
with Kim M
cem 08/Apr/12 Lead rpt
burto 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with hertha
Pete Graham ?/Apr/12 2nd
with Rick Graham
arandall 18/Mar/12 2nd dog

Did the hard bit then wasn't really paying attention on the crack and completely missed a foothold and found myself hanging on the rope before i knew what had happened :(

with Frances Bensley, Amber Thornton
nickstephens 13/Mar/12 2nd O/S
gg4419 ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
popov86 16/Feb/12 Lead
adie84 ??/2012 -
Bob Peters ??/2012 Lead
Hidden 24/Nov/11 Lead
Dilwat 28/Oct/11 Lead dog

Crack a bit wet and took a short fall

whiteexplorer 28/Oct/11 2nd dnf

couldnt manage the crimpy start so got on to the first ledge by using the start of the dialectic adjacent climb ,really struggled but succeded on the rest of the climb ,burning out my arms trying to remove some jammed gear didn't help.

with Dilwat
domskezz 21/Sep/11 Lead
with Jamma
Chris the Tall 19/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Sustained but very well protected

with Dave R
DanLear 18/Sep/11 2nd
with Al McPhierson
andy_pemberton ?/Sep/11 Lead
with Dan Lear
El3ctroFuzz 16/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Actually harder than it looks. 5a move to the ledge, then fairly sustained 4c.

with Tom Thorpe
Hidden 04/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 23/Jun/11 2nd
stuaart 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Quality route. One 5a move at the bottom but felt like solid 4c after that.

Dizz 21/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Richard S
thetradlad 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Em66 02/Jun/11 Lead
with Mat
Master Chief 19/May/11 Lead O/S

Great line and well worth a look!

with Moe, Jeremy
jakenichol 15/May/11 Lead O/S
Dave Heaton 15/May/11 2nd
with Jake Nichol
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
dale1968 30/Apr/11 2nd O/S

excellant rock,no guano!

with Tom
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Kirill 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
cem 29/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with Charles Mason, Paul Bolton
CrispsSmiths 29/Apr/11 2nd
with Kirill
mattshort 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
PanzerHanzler 25/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Different Steve 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
mark20 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
mark schramm 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S
flyinfrenchy 05/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Chaman 05/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Lead by Mark

chris ebbutt 05/Mar/11 2nd
with Mark, chaman
royal 26/Feb/11 Lead O/S

First climb at Carn Barra. Quality climb with some cheeky moves for it's grade.

andybenham 26/Feb/11 2nd rpt
perranman ??/2011 2nd


with Alan Dovey
nickstephens 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Monkey_Alan 30/Aug/10 AltLd

Late in the day, rock was hot to the touch. Struggled on the first wall, eventually getting there ground-up. Got to the first big break after the ledge with nothing left in my arms and lowered back to the ledge. Belayed the others up to the ledge, then Andre led the upper section.

with Andre Clarke, Stella Moggs
Andre Clarke 30/Aug/10 Lead dog

Fussed about ages on the lower ledged which felt like 6A more than 5A. This consequently left us feeling totally spent; so pleased to make any assent even if dooged. I'd like to return to climb this clean and quite possibly with the correct start! top climb though

with Alan
3 Names 04/Aug/10 2nd
metal arms 18/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Bobby Gilbert 14/May/10 2nd O/S

With Luis from Portugal on BMC international meet.

with Luis Fernandes Silva
andybenham 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Tough for the grade. Imaculate rock.

with Ben
sparbus 22/Oct/09 Lead
with mike b
Rob Davies 01/Sep/09 Lead

Start is hard for a VS - might even be 5b at Pex Hill

Hidden 28/May/09 Lead O/S
Danos 23/May/09 2nd
with Jamie
Sophie Nunn 04/May/09 Lead O/S
adamscottthomas 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
riddle 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Oct/08 TR O/S
chris j 01/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Jeremy
Hidden ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Geoffers ?/May/08 Lead O/S
with Tim
Dan_Carroll 11/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Rebecca Holland
Hidden 02/Nov/07 Lead
Hidden 05/Oct/07 2nd
bpmclimb 03/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Clare
cornishben 25/May/07 Lead O/S
with barnaby carver
Mazmaslen ??/2007 2nd
Dave Kerr 05/Aug/06 Lead
with Jill Kerr
Hidden 02/Aug/06 Lead
Norman_P_W 02/Aug/06 2nd
with Bob M
Tom Vivian 30/Jul/06 Lead
Urgles 23/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Laura
Sidekick ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
five 29/May/04 Lead O/S
with PW
Samuel P 14/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Luke
pezzerrr 27/Mar/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/01 2nd
Hidden 10/Aug/01 Lead
Hidden 06/Aug/01 2nd β
Tim Sparrow ??/2001 -
Bry ?/Jun/00 2nd O/S
with Pete Roberts
stuart100 18/May/00 Lead O/S
with Claire Graham
cem 23/Apr/00 Lead O/S
jfletcher 04/Mar/00 Lead
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
bullybones ??/2000 2nd
lost.arrow 31/May/99 -
with Tim Malone
nickdonohue 28/Mar/99 2nd

feels hard for the grade - sustained, steep and a bit awkward (but a great climb)

with Andy March
belay bunny turned bad ??/1999 2nd
craig h 28/Jul/97 2nd O/S
with Janet Hannah
michael burrows 27/Jul/97 2nd
with steve swygart
chris sm 10/Jun/97 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Charles Arthur 01/Apr/97 Lead O/S
with Debbie Matthews
GAtkins 22/Oct/95 Lead O/S
with Jonny Baker
Hidden 01/Sep/95 2nd O/S
Budge ?/Aug/95 Lead O/S
with Adrian Fox
colin milton 01/Jul/95 Lead
with eric milton
Hidden 16/Apr/95 2nd
Andy Say 31/May/94 2nd
jcw ??/1994 2nd
with Martin Harris
Nick Biven 09/Apr/93 Lead O/S
with Ray Jenkins
RichardMc 03/Apr/88 Lead
with Daphne Pritchard
steve taylor ?/Apr/88 Lead
with Steve Williams
Hidden 24/Nov/85 Lead O/S
keefe ??/1985 -
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