Simanon Direct** HVS 4c

Rockfax Description
The long standing Cheesewring classic. A serious route that requires good judgement and a cool head. The route seeps for long periods after rainfall, although the alternative direct variation on the second pitch does dry a little quicker but it is no less serious. Start at a large quarry-ring at the very base of the crag.
1) 4b, 10m. Climb up leftwards to a long chain which is used for protection but not as a means of ascent! Belay at the rock ring holding the chain.
2) 4c, 13m. Climb up onto a ledge and then step up to another ledge on the right below a leaning wall. Traverse out right along the ledge to a groove and a good small nut-placement. Move up the groove to good holds, and then traverse back left along a large vegetated ramp to its end and move up to a large belay ledge. Very bold.
2a) E1 5a, 8m. A variation takes the direct line to the second stance past a poor peg, also bold.
3) 4b, 12m. Move rightwards to the base of a line that cuts back left and up a diagonal crack to the top in a fine position. © ROCKFAX

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Led P1/2a as one
ChristyCole - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Dan

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/15

Lead P2. Plenty of nervous laughter.
Dilwat - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Dave P

darcan - AltLd - 20/Jun/15 with nick

nickstephens - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/15 with Darcan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd β - 09/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/14

chrisdevon - 2nd - 08/Sep/14 with Mike

With direct variation p1/2 as one
sam0000 - Lead O/S - Jul/14

whiteexplorer - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with joe

me 1st 2nd pitches as one.sam top pitch
minexplorer - AltLd - 11/Sep/13 with sam

Led top pitch, nice hand crack, had to think about the bridging move above the chain at first.
Rassapotimus - AltLd β - 11/Sep/13 with minexplorer

Hidden - Lead - 01/Sep/13

Backed off the second pitch. I am a big girls blouse.
Alex the Alex - AltLd dnf - 24/Aug/13

climber darlo - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/13 with joe chandler, alex orr

Hidden - Solo rpt - 11/Aug/13

callum brown - AltLd rpt - 23/Jul/13 with Jack

Jackislav - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 12/Jul/13

Did the route in a oner. The middle bit felt bold.
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/13 with David Coley

Hidden - Solo rpt - 27/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jun/13

never tire of repeating this route
minexplorer - Lead - 03/Jun/13 with ian

Would have had this clean if it wasn't for a confidence shout of "take". I'll be back, nice route.
Ian Miller - 2nd dog - 03/Jun/13 with Rad

neiloutdoors - 2nd - 18/May/13

a lot less of the rusty belay hook now
tracyclimber - Lead - 18/May/13 with neiloutdoors

Direct version of second pitch.
Mark Kemball - 2nd - 18/Sep/12 with Matt Thompson

Hidden - Solo rpt - 06/Sep/12

Did top pitch great pitch ! second scary
Michael Aylen - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/12 with Kris

Hidden - AltLd dog - 04/Sep/12

Danny_boulders - AltLd O/S - Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/May/12

watch out for the nest and the birds- scary and off putting!
climbhannahclimb - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Tim Exley

Spearos - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Mike

Hidden - TR - 12/Sep/11

Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with tj murry

minexplorer - Lead - 07/Aug/11 with pete campion

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jul/11

Awesome route, delicate traverses. Hard move up from chain ledge. 3.5 friend fit perfect into the bore hole above. Final pitch was about as exposed as it gets I think, well good.
Cheese Monkey - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/11 with jordon fleming

lead 1st and 3rd pitch. 1st was easy and used the chain to qick draw. second pitch has a hard move which requres you to brigde right above the belayers face :( thanks ben lol but really enjoyed the last pitch as it had good hand holds but none for the feet and very exposes. definatly do it again.
Jordon Fleming - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/11 with ben darby

first time i lead middle pitch with robin frazer started to rain so finished on T/R GUTTED this time rob 1st me 2nd john 3rd finshed in the dark. middle pitch still freaked me out. but good route
mike hooper - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/11 with john martin, robin frazer

Legs - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/11 with Simon O'Hara

awsome second pitch
pielander - 2nd - 09/Apr/11 with rad

just as satisfying third time round
minexplorer - Lead - 09/Apr/11

Pricey06 - Lead β - Apr/11

pete3685 - Solo O/S - 25/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/11

I took the lead for the second pitch. The route was very wet, particularly at the start. In fact the route was a slimy succession of puddles, drips and seeps. On the crux move of the second pitch, the foothold was green and slimy, and after a couple of false starts and one fall on a(bomber) No 3 wire in the base of the crux groove, I made the move. I think we finished a couple of hours after we started.
petecallaghan - AltLd - 2011 with Ben Devenish

Hidden - Lead - 2011

callum brown - AltLd O/S - 2011 with Jack Reed

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/10

this climb is such fun.2nd time ive led it properly.find v easy now but the care u have to take because of the run outs makes it exciting
minexplorer - Lead - 09/Sep/10 with grant newcombe

bailed the first time we did this, but this time did it. the crux's were not as hard as i first thought, some very delicate traverses. and the seepage was fun to cope with, try and go when it has been dry for a while
Paragonthewise - 2nd - 09/Sep/10

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Sep/10

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Mark

Wow even as a second a fairly bold experience well led Dr Dave
DCIGadget - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Dr Dave

2nd attempt.sussed the correct(bridging)way to get up from the chain ledge.v ok.def climb again
minexplorer - Lead - 16/Aug/10

luke sherratt - 2nd - 16/Aug/10

Fuck, i Nearly Fell Off!
El3ctroFuzz - Solo rpt - 16/Jun/10

It feels like a really epic scramble on the ledges below the flake
Rowansb - Solo O/S - 14/Jun/10 with me

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 09/Apr/10

jack adams - Lead O/S - 2010 with andrew

Hidden - 2010

andrew hammond - AltLd O/S - 2010 with jack adams

In two pitches, Led last short and easy, but beautiful pitch. Very exposed, a bit like climbing on Sea Walls at Avon. Very good route.
Tom Last - AltLd O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Chester

Fantastic route, Linked P1 and P2 together, gears a bit sparse for my liking but very enjoyable, last pitch is exciting!!!
crobinson - AltLd - 03/Oct/09 with Queequeg

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/09

Ian Did P2 i did P1. I had to show him it :P
El3ctroFuzz - AltLd rpt - 20/Jun/09 with Ian Luscombe

Lummy41 - AltLd - 20/Jun/09 with Tom Bunn

Did P1 and P2 this Time, as one pitch.. Alex did P3. Sick
El3ctroFuzz - AltLd rpt - 09/May/09 with Alex Orrrrrrr - Green giant

Lead P3!! SicK!
The Green Giant - AltLd O/S - 09/May/09 with Fiila

Hard Variation - 5a. Me first Multi-pitch lead. I Seconded the first pitch, and lead the second. Did the route in 2 pitches, put the belay at half height, Climbed up, then lead the second pitch. Really good top section, Amazing crack!
El3ctroFuzz - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Tom Thorpe

Fantastic last pitch!
JonHarvey - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Jay Jackson, Jayne Bulbeck

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 14/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/08

Marti999 - AltLd - 02/Sep/07 with Tom Thorp

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/03

Unseconded. Done in one go.
BenTiffin - Lead - Apr/03

howlers - 2nd - 17/Aug/02

Mark Kemball - Lead - 17/Jun/00 with Joel Dyer

Roget - Solo O/S - 21/Aug/99

tomkhoward - AltLd O/S - 1997 with John Spear

Hidden - Lead - 27/Aug/95

ellie macpherson - Lead RP - Aug/95 with Bob Smith

colin milton - Lead - 10/Oct/93 with eric milton

beaumap - AltLd - 26/Jul/89 with Tim Waddington

Nigel Coe - 28/May/89 with Gordon Jenkin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/83

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Sep/78

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Total votes cast 41
hard E10 of 15
E10 of 15
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hard HVS3 of 15
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hard 5a0 of 14
5a0 of 14
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hard 4c2 of 14
4c8 of 14
easy 4c2 of 14
hard 4b0 of 14
4b0 of 14
easy 4b0 of 14
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