Rockfax Description
Although unlikely to become a popular route in its current incarnation, the line remains one of the West Country's most audacious - crossing the Vault Wall from left to right. Start at a right-trending ramp left of the central gash of the vault itself.
1) 4c, 24m. Climb the ramp and move up a small corner at its top before traversing left to the end of the overhang above. Move up to a belay on the slab.
2) 5c, 20m. Ascend to the right-hand corner of the slab, move right and up through the overhang to a stance and belay. This pitch used to have a peg for protection on the hard move through the overhang and was graded at E2/3 with this in place.
3) 5b, 50m. Traverse into the massive corner on the right (The Vault). Climb up a short distance and then move right onto a small slab. Follow the slab right to a big flake and ascend this to a ledge, go right to a thin crack and take this to the finishing slabs. Follow the slabs rightwards to finish at the abseil point. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The protection peg has gone and the suggested grade is now E4.

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Alex's Cornwall and Devon ticklist, Ultimate E4 ticklist.

Hidden 16/Aug/14 2nd
kingholmesy ??/2013 AltLd O/S

Led P2. Dubious rock and run-out - scary but good. E4, 4c, 5b, 4c?

with Colin
tuftynick ??/2005 Lead
with andy benson, nick warren
PaulTanton ?/Aug/98 AltLd O/S
Derek Ryden 29/Jul/95 AltLd O/S
with Jim Cheshire
frank ramsay 14/Jun/92 AltLd

no peg. very bold. e4

with martin crocker
Hidden ??/1976 -
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