Rake's Progress** VD

Rockfax Description
A long line that has a very traditional feel to it, and is a little dirty in places. Start at the toe of the ramp at the end of a seawater-filled trench.
1) 20m. Climb the intimidating right-trending ramp and crack to a good ledge and spike belay at its right-hand end (care is needed to protect the second on this pitch).
2) 12m. Ascend the large flake rightwards to its top and then work up the slab above it to a stance next to a large crack/corner.
3) 14m. Move right to a crack and climb it to a break. Step right to another wider crack and climb its left wall to a ledge and belay on blocks.
4) 10m. Climb a short crack to a horizontal break, traverse left to a ledge and finish up the corner-crack above it. © ROCKFAX

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Last pitch very green so came out though gully
Emj369 - 2nd dog - 31/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/15

Sunny and hot. Lead all 4 pitches, navigation on pitch 2 and 3 tricky. Surprisingly challenging for a VDiff, felt more like a severe. Pitch 3&4 are dirty (but dry)
robertcollier - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/15 with Emily Collier

Maywood96 - 2nd - 30/May/15 with Chris lucas

Hidden - AltLd - 07/May/15

JohnBotham - AltLd - 07/May/15 with Glynn Carter

I led the first and last pitch. The first pitch was a bit wet which was more interesting since I was climbing in trainers... Interesting slabby hand traverse on the final pitch.
Poco Loco - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Becky

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/15

danieleaston - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/15 with Jon

Gustav - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/15 with Dan

dkd - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/14 with Al

Mark Kemball - Lead - 03/Aug/14 with Solly Kemball Dorey, Alison Dorey

CLyus - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/14 with Meinertzhagen

Didn't take enough gear and went off route. Bit of a 'mare. Lesson learnt: Climb multipitch with more snap gates, screwgates or quickdraws!
Jeester - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/14 with Rogelio Medina

Lead all pitches. Went off route after pitch 2 and went straight up rather than right and up the slap, had a technical overhanging move which was harder than VDiff, great fun though.
chrismadar - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/14

Meinertzhagen - 2nd - 13/Jun/14 with Christopher Lyus

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Nov/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Oct/13

P1 & P3. P1 & P2 very nice. P3 a bit horrible and mossy. No feet hand traverse seemed a bit stiff for V Diff. Lovely place and weather though.
Ian Bell - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Tania T

First pitch is brilliant. Can be tough for the second, if the leader isn't thoughtful with the protection. Upper pitches are not obvious, but worth it for the first pitch...
BigHairyIan - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/13 with Richard Taylor, Katy Stranack

The first pitch is in a spectacular position, giving vdiff access to E grade territory. Lovely climb in perfect sunshine.
perranman - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13 with Tom Lowe, James berwick

jhb0510 - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Tom Lowe, Dave Webster

Beautiful setting! First multi-pitch lead. Dead seagull.
Thecoastalroute - Lead - 26/May/13

ParkFace - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Dave Bedford

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/12

Pitches 3 and 4 terrible, loads of mud and hairy lichen.
Skip - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with A Walker

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/12

A Walker - AltLd - 01/Sep/12 with Skip

Lead 1st & 3rd pitches. 1st pitch a pleasure, 2nd still fun, 3rd & 4th not obvious and soggy/overgrown.
bsparky - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/12 with Kerstin Muller

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/12

Led P1, P3, P4. Dirty!
Neil D - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/12 with Beth Hodgett

Betha. - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/12 with Neil D

robbiek - AltLd - 03/Jun/12 with Alistair Everett, will brown

One tricky move on suspect gear on first pitch. Rest was a pleasure. Sunburnt arms
BenLarby - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Demetris, Al

Led pp 2 + 3
Chris Manasseh - AltLd - 05/May/12 with Jonah Jones, Andy Gee

guy757 - 14/Apr/12

Escape in the rain
Marti999 - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Guy Buckingham

Good fun, shame the middle pitches were a bit damp.
arandall - Solo O/S - 11/Feb/12

Callum Anderson - 2012

2602steve - 2012

First two pitches sweet but lost route on final pitch and had to battle lichen and other grot
mark_jee - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/11 with Vicky

First two pitches ok, then got lost!
cathymiller - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with rose shaddock

Sam4242 - 2nd - Aug/11

good first pich - rest rather overgrown
Alex 74 - AltLd - 01/Jun/11 with Dave m

Challenging route finding through plants, lichen and guano. Intimidating but feasible final pitch with hand-traverse into mantel-shelf onto guano covered ledge. Had to wash hands afterwards but all good fun.
simoncov - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with LJ

Led pitch 1, DW led pitch 2, 3, 4
jaxxman - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Dave Wheeler

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Oct/10

First pitch was really promising, then went off route, not obvious, ended up gardening. Poor
Neil Rodgers (PCC) - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Mick Sissons

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Aug/10

Pitches 1 & 3
Mike Bayley - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/10 with Lee Attwater

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jul/09

adam.wheeler - 2nd - 27/Jul/09 with Andrea van der Vilt, Dave Wheeler

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jun/09

Master Chief - AltLd O/S - 14/Nov/08 with Jeremy

Nice VD, bit bold on the final pitch.
Eccentric - AltLd O/S - 02/Nov/08 with Tom Wilson

Hidden - Lead - 01/Nov/08

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Nov/08

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 05/May/08

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 05/May/08

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 05/May/08

Bottom was wet as the tide had just pulled out, nice route.
Zoomer - AltLd - 27/Aug/07 with Julia Bloomer

Jules 210681 - AltLd - 27/Aug/07 with glenn bloomer

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/07

mol - AltLd - 05/May/07 with Sarah Bough

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/May/06

shazbat - AltLd - May/06 with SCC

jonny357 - 2006

Hidden - 2006

hepitt - 2005

Hidden - Lead - 01/Sep/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/02

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jul/02

Rog Wilko - Lead - Mar/01 with Debbie Wilkinson

My first ever outdoor climb (except for PYB course). Will always remember this.
Neil Henson - 2nd - 2001 with Mark Collins

plain kitten - Lead - Jul/98

Guessing dates
Raggar - AltLd - May/96 with Jo G

tlr - AltLd - 12/Apr/90 with Fin

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/89

Nigel Bond - Lead - 27/Aug/81 with Glyn Jones

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1981

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