Aerial** VS 4c
[Aerial, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
A perfectly-positioned middle pitch and less busy than some of the other lines in the area. The first stance at the start of the best climbing is easily reached at high tide by traversing across and down to it from the lower part of Ash Can Gully (Sev). Start at a thin crack right of the bottom of Ash Can Gully and just to the left of a small corner.
1) 4b, 12m. Climb the thin crack and work up rightwards to a ledge and belay next to an arete on the right.
2) 4c, 22m. Traverse right to double converging cracks and follow these to a good ledge. Take the crack on the left to the overhang and make a short, awkward traverse left beneath it before breaking through at a crack to gain a ledge. Climb the cracks and wall above to a belay.
3) 13m. From the right side of the ledge take the easiest line to the top. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 125 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Pete, Julian, Pete
JulianB - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/15 with Pete Randall

RD P2&4
rd20 - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/15 with Patrick

Missed out P1 as tide was coming in. P2 didn't seem all that hard.
cathymiller - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/15 with Mike Peak

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/15

NickJH - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/15 with Andy Dunhill

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 31/Jul/15 with Richard Jewell, Solly Kemball Dorey

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jul/15

Bit splashy at the bottom so I lead the traverse pitch in, beni did the middle pitch and I lead out
Wendy Watthews - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/15 with Beni

Traversed in to 1st belay then led p2 and most of p3 together - an excellent pitch. Makes more sense done this way as you belay just after all the hard climbing but before rope drag sets in. The rest of the climb is a bit wander.
Alison Cairns - AltLd rpt - 04/Jul/15 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15

ad111 - AltLd O/S - 17/May/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/May/15

climbEdclimb - AltLd O/S - 16/May/15 with Adam Bloch, Sam Wainwright

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/May/15

Mayo - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/15 with Stocker

After initial thin crack and awkward move L, stuck in two large cams and did a precarious traverse R and then ran it out up a slabby groove to the mantelshelf. Not sure if this was right way but felt bold for VS.
clams - Lead - Apr/15 with Catherine

CatMc - 2nd - Apr/15 with clams

BushwackerBritz - 2015

P2 was great but rest was a bit rubbish in comparison!
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/14 with Ian M

Ian Miller - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/14 with Ben Darby

I see we're not alone in going too high on that traverse towards the main face.... beware! It's really a slight descent from the top of the initial crack of pitch 1. Lovely climb though
derekm - AltLd - 11/Sep/14

dkd - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/14 with Al

Hidden - AltLd - 28/May/14

JP78 - AltLd - 28/May/14

Hidden - AltLd - 27/May/14

Norman_P_W - AltLd - 27/May/14 with Bob M

Neil D - Lead O/S - 26/May/14 with Beth Hodgett

P2 and 3 only
Nexonen - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14 with Sophie

Missed p1 due to high tide
Sophie Nunn - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14 with Andy J

Led p1 - a bit damp!
spragglerocks - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Matt Box

A rather meandering line. Don't go too high on P1 or you'll end up down climbing to get into the grooves of P2
Lumbering Oaf - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Julian, Rach Spraggs

Lead P1&3. Rubbish.
Batt - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Si Coldrick

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/13

SteveM - AltLd - 22/Aug/13 with Kat

kitkat78 - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/13 with SteveM

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/13

Went down with high tide, had to start at the beginning of p2, after a tricky traverse to reach the right crack. Chris led that pitch, the 4c one. I did p2, an easy climb.
natalio - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13 with Chris B

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 04/May/13

elbeanio - Lead O/S - Apr/13

PAJames - 2013

Lead p2 and p3, surprisingly good.
jezb1 - AltLd - 04/Jun/12

Very nice main pitch.
The Ivanator - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Jez

joeym - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with duncan curry

Dunx - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Joe M

me p1+3,max p2+4.belayed in the higher corner on p1 leading to a more delicate traverse!lovely exposed p2-very photogenic.extremely awkward/delicate traverse under the overhang on p3.Great climb
tomshanti - AltLd O/S - 06/May/12 with Max Streeton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12

Left guide book at top so had to make it up a bit. Chris lead p1 and p3 me p2. Went too far right on second pitch.
monsteratt - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12 with Chris Goddard

mikemontain - 2012 with alison williams

Hidden - AltLd - 2012

mark sharples - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/11

Fantastic - amazing exposure.
Tom Last - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/11 with Chester

2nd pitch very exciting and exposed
crobinson - AltLd - 21/Jul/11 with Southern Man

Em66 - AltLd - 01/Jun/11 with Mat

Kirill - AltLd rpt - 29/Apr/11 with Chris Smith

CrispsSmiths - AltLd - 29/Apr/11 with Kirill

Jonesy_A - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11

jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Jonesee

DOVEY - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Jake.P+ Billie

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Apr/11

didnt do first pitch as tide was in
pudding - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11 with john phethean

David Sherratt - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Oct/10

Led P1
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Pete Wimbush

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - Aug/10

steve2006 - 2nd - Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd - May/10

Frostie - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/10 with Roy Harris

Geoffers - AltLd O/S - Sep/09 with Tim

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Aug/09

Can be approached ven in high seas/high tides. An excellent route
Pete Nugent - Lead - Aug/09 with Mark "Sparky" Adams

beaumap - AltLd - 25/Jul/09 with Tim Waddington

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jun/09

mikehenesy - AltLd O/S - 03/May/09 with Tim Reynolds

timreynolds - Lead - 03/May/09 with Matt Reynolds

mreynolds - 2nd O/S - 03/May/09 with Tim Reynolds

led the traverse pitch, very happy!! rob then led 3rd pitch and stayed on route unlike me last time :)
Kirill - AltLd rpt - 11/Apr/09 with Rob Truckle

missed out first pitch because of tide
petegruf - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Giovanna

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Apr/09

Norman_P_W - AltLd - 05/Apr/09 with Bob M

Missed 1st pitch due to tide (climbed it for start of another route later) pitches 2 and 3 are fantastic, missed out last easy pitch to get to Flannel Avenue :)
JonHarvey - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Jay Jackson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/08

P2&3 in trainers. At high tide this is really atmospheric.
Paz - AltLd O/S - 05/May/08 with TS2

Good varied climb with an interesting traverse pitch.
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/07 with Clare

zcapxa5 - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/07 with Dave Prady, Gab Morrison

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Jun/07

got lost, lovely climb otherwise.
Kirill - AltLd dnf - 08/Apr/07 with Ryan, Charles Moreton

Led p2. We strayed a bit off route after that
cem - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/07 with Kirill Spiridonov, Ryan

maresia - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/07 with Mike Kann

timharrison - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/06 with Trevor Macalonan

trevor macalonan - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/06 with Tim

Boxy - AltLd - 06/Aug/05 with Aus

Hidden - AltLd - 28/May/05

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/04

Norman_P_W - Lead - 30/May/04 with Bob M

timreynolds - Lead - 01/May/04

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jun/02

Norman_P_W - AltLd - 04/Jun/02 with Bob M

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

Steveb27 - AltLd - 2000

Another route you can start on pitch 2 when sea is high.
Rog Wilko - Lead - Aug/98 with Debbie Wilkinson

Hidden - AltLd - 24/May/98

belay bunny turned bad - Lead - 1997

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/94

colin milton - AltLd - 06/Aug/94 with eric milton

GAtkins - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/92 with Nick Stenning

auld al - AltLd O/S - Apr/91

whispering nic - AltLd - 30/Mar/91 with Ali W

John Roe - AltLd - Aug/90 with Nige Hughes

nigehughes - AltLd - Aug/90 with John Roe

biggianthead - Jun/90 with C

Tony Buckley - May/87 with Richard Brockman

RichardMc - AltLd - 19/Apr/87 with Tim Oakes

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/86

Nigel Bond - Lead - 07/Oct/84 with Nick

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jul/84

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/83

Gordon Stainforth - Lead - 11/Apr/82 with Jon --?

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/80

Approx date
Nigel Coe - AltLd - 1980 with Ian Birch

Bolt Phobia - AltLd - 09/Apr/76 with John Broadwell

Hidden - 1976

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