Niche Wall** HS 4b
[Steve Whitfield on Niche Wall, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
Varied climbing with a couple of teasing moves all on superb rock. Start where the lower right side of the X feature meets the platform.
Climb the wall either directly or from the right to a ledge. The thin technical corner above gains another ledge from where a slabby wall leads right to finish. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: Steve Whitfield on Niche Wall ©
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This climb is in 84 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead - 19/Sep/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/15

The thin corner is hard to start especially for the short.
Alison Cairns - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/15 with Andy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/15

joem - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/15 with LCHewitt

bullwinkle - Lead O/S - 28/May/15 with Alan

May have gone a little off route
Wendy Watthews - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Annika

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Sep/14

Initial wall slightly damp which made it more than a little scary! Felt very tough for HS 4b but may be easier in better conditions.
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Carmen

cem - 2nd - 04/Sep/14 with Peter Murphy

petegruf - Lead - 04/Sep/14 with charles m

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/14

jon_ridley - 2nd - 31/May/14 with Jonny Forster

Tide was just going out with a moderate sea so felt exciting. Justin had to start a bit to the left and traverse in. Dampish holds and felt committing. Definitely hard for the grade, felt like VS. Good lead Justin!
Dave Mahon - 2nd - 24/May/14 with Justin Sharpe

clams - Lead - May/14 with Catherine

CatMc - 2nd - May/14 with clams

SteveM - 2nd - 24/Aug/13 with Kat

kitkat78 - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13 with SteveM

What a finish
mike hooper - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with jobey martin

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 07/Jul/13 with Clare

Wonderful place, loads of pro. Previous party lost a micro cam, now a nice yellow handhold.
perranman - 21/May/13 with James berwick

We did it in 2 pitches as we got stuck behind someone trying to get out a stuck cam. I was getting cold at the bottom, so Dave brought me up to the ledge, which was in the sun, and I then lead through.
jhb0510 - AltLd O/S - 21/May/13 with Dave Webster

SurferStan - 2nd O/S - 03/May/13 with Dave Piper

Master Chief - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/13 with Mark, John Spear

Spearos - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/13 with Riggo, Master Chief

Ian Miller - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/13 with Ben Darby

Very nice, the corner was tricky
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/13 with Ian M

Hidden - Lead - 22/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/12

Mark Kemball - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Solly Kemball Dorey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/12

nickdonohue - Lead - Sep/12 with Emma Grant, Steve Price

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/May/12

Philippa Arding - Lead - 11/May/12 with jo nosworthy

Belayer was making me rush, as the the tide was rushing in! Kicked out my gear as making a move at 4m, which left me with a ground-fall potential at 6m! Stopped panicking, and placed some gear. The "technical corner" is more than the grade, and the wall is more like it! The last section is less straight-forward than it seems.
kim.mulji - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/12 with Steven

stevepotter - 2nd - 08/Apr/12 with Kim M

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/12

damp in the cracks,lots of chalk needed
whiteexplorer - TR O/S - 09/Mar/12 with Dilwat

Gear had to be worked for in the lower section, which was still wet from the tide. It made for an exciting start, but after that good pro and good climbing.
Dilwat - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/12 with Tom M, Pete

arandall - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/12 with Rebecca Palfrey

steveprice.exmouth - 2nd - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11

Philippa Arding - 2nd - 08/Aug/11 with nick arding

Duncan Campbell - 2nd - 10/Jul/11 with Mark, Jess

myoung - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11

Em66 - 2nd - 02/Jun/11 with Mat

Hidden - Lead - Jun/11

Dave Heaton - Lead - 15/May/11 with Jake Nichol

mrrjmcneil - Lead - May/11 with ollie, stan

Barry D - Lead - 24/Apr/11 with Trish

Martin Stevens - 2nd - 24/Apr/11 with Mervyn L.

Steve Waters, Mynydd - 2nd - 23/Apr/11 with Mike Tempest

mtempest - Lead - 23/Apr/11 with Steve Waters, Mynydd

Different Steve - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/11 with Clare

gingerking - Lead O/S - 2011 with Emma Wilson

e.sunnyside - 2nd O/S - 2011 with George

leerybunny - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Tim Wilkinson

Tim W - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Oli Warren

Hamish lead first and then backed off so I lead it. Gear tricky to place and quite tricky moves for HS. Really glad I had some microcams, used them both. More like VS. Really great climb though, worth 3 stars.
andrea83 - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Hamish

Hamish777 - Lead dnf - 26/Sep/10 with Andrea

five - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/10 with AV

cayteye - 2nd - 10/Apr/09 with Paul Highams

tradguy - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/09 with katy dartford

Geoffers - Lead O/S - May/08 with Tim

Hidden - Lead - 05/Oct/07

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Aug/06

Norman_P_W - Lead - 02/Aug/06 with Bob M

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/06

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/05

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jun/04

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/04

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Sep/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/03

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/03

Urgles - Lead O/S - Jun/03 with Laura

Direct finish
timreynolds - 2nd - 05/May/02 with John Burnip

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 2001 with Amnon, Malcolm Brown

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/99

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd - 1999

colin milton - Lead - 16/Sep/95 with eric milton

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
SurferStan, benlawlor85

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