Rockfax Description
The route up the left-hand side of the open corner tends to be too dirty to be much fun. High in the grade. © Rockfax

FA. S.Blackman 1982

dobby 200 05/Sep 2nd O/S
with kendal
gingerking ?/Aug 2nd O/S
with Joel Sargent, Josh Hadley, Hadley
ollie1 17/Jul TR

Heroic climb out with broken right foot!

Egons Issy 06/Jun 2nd
with Kevin Vans-Colina
Katie Proctor 22/Mar 2nd dog

Like climbing a sandcastle!

with Joel Miller
NuclearNev ??/2015 -
Giles Davis 20/Jul/14 2nd dog

Sandy, dirty and polished. Led to halfway then backed off before thoroughly shaming myself by dogging it as a second. Good to see others have struggled on it :-) Not sure what it is with layback corner cracks and me but they seem to be kicking my ar*e at the moment.

mclancy50 12/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/14 TR
tapley 10/Jun/14 2nd
with Simon Tapley
Lumbering Oaf 24/May/14 2nd O/S


spragglerocks 24/May/14 Lead O/S
matt.stevenson 04/May/14 Lead
Hidden 04/May/14 Lead O/S
Nigel Coe 03/Aug/13 2nd
with Pete Kelly
Andy Chubb 19/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Quite polished now so 4c

with Nick Gregory
Stone Muppet 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S


with ah
auld al 23/May/13 2nd O/S
Nexonen 04/May/13 Lead RP

I backed off, then Jen backed off, then it was my turn again!

with Jen
JenDurden 04/May/13 2nd
RKirke 19/Apr/13 Lead O/S
VPJB ??/2013 -
Hidden 25/Aug/12 2nd rpt
grubes 22/Jun/12 2nd
with Dan
Dan Lane 22/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Sandy but actually quite pleasant climbing.

with Luke Donaldson
Jonny Nick 03/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Completely caked in sand / mud. Climbed the route when should have probably been sat back in John's van given the rain and the huge waves. Pretty exciting though

Hidden ?/Apr/12 Lead
mhawk 27/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Paul Martin
Hidden 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
muzz44 ?/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Sarah Black ??/2012 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 14/Oct/11 2nd O/S

Rubbish, dirty and pretty damn hard for VS.

with Dan
Hidden 14/Oct/11 Lead dog
LardClimber 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Dave Williams
hels bels 30/Sep/11 Lead O/S
fjellogpadleskole 05/Aug/11 Lead
Hjort 01/Jul/11 2nd O/S
josephgrimwade 10/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Peter Stollery
frume 24/May/11 2nd O/S
with Ian
PanzerHanzler 29/Apr/11 Lead dog

One rest - slacker!

with Bob Butcher
squicky 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with spidey
Stefan_Morris 06/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Tom Fuller
Tom Fuller 06/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/11 2nd O/S
lanky_bastard 13/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
JYates 03/May/10 Lead O/S
with Liam
Rachel Slater 03/May/10 2nd O/S
Chi Cheng 03/May/10 Lead O/S
Richard Hall 04/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Adam M
Matt Smith 21/Feb/10 Lead dnf
with Robyn Tuerena
cymjt ??/2010 -
belay bunny turned bad 26/Oct/09 TR
Hidden 18/Sep/09 2nd O/S
going going gone 09/Aug/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 08/Jul/09 Lead O/S
EmmanuelF 30/Jun/09 Lead O/S

horrible and dusty

with richard and Laura
Steve Hill 21/Jun/09 Lead dog

Quite strenuous due to polish and dust, ended up resting on a wire.

eagleopus 21/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Steve Hill
fatbuoybazza 24/May/09 Lead dog

agree with pythonist on this one, jist crap.. although i was having a very bad day anyways.. certainly wont forget this day for a while..

Ed morris 23/May/09 Lead O/S

dust blown into eyes, feet kept popping due to polish and generally had a hard time. a lot of my desperate gear placements fell out.

with arthur
godusty 08/May/09 -
Richard Hession 24/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Stu
daviesp2 03/Aug/08 2nd
DrIan 03/Aug/08 2nd

Not that bad a climb enjoyed it on a nice dry sunny day. Dont expect it to be walk over though due to the polish on obvious holds but you dont have to use them.

with juergen
Hidden 03/Aug/08 Lead
Rose Williams ?/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Gareth
Ramon Marin 25/May/08 2nd O/S
with Gerry Sheehy
RocknRoll 24/May/08 2nd O/S
with Ramon Marin Martinez
pelvoux 04/May/08 Lead O/S

Dry but very dusty

with Stephen
mrtom 03/May/08 Lead O/S

Very, very wet!

Hidden ?/May/08 2nd
Mark Walter 26/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with Sarah and Alex
haydng 27/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Rachel
btc 23/Jun/07 Lead
with Heather Rogers
Tim W 02/Jun/07 2nd rpt

still wet!

leerybunny 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Pythonist 09/Apr/07 2nd O/S

Dirty, polished, and just generally sh*te (though very similar to Chieftain in the actual moves)

with Teddington
Hidden 09/Apr/07 Lead O/S
steve taylor ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
david morse ?/Aug/06 TR

if youre thinking of busting up this route instead of the escape chimney, dont bother. what a mess

irish paul 26/Feb/06 Lead O/S


with Rob Stich
Neil Henson 20/Jun/04 2nd
with Mark Collins
Tim W 27/Mar/04 Lead O/S

Sandy, wet and horrible

mikeyjbs 23/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with dan
Hammy 10/Aug/03 TR
ASchwirtz 07/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Different Steve ?/May/02 Lead O/S
with Rupert Holbrook
steve prior ?/May/02 Lead
with Rob B
cornishben ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Edouard Vincent
Rog Wilko ?/May/99 Lead

A bit of a sandbag. HVS 4c?

chris wyatt ??/1998 -
simon kimber ??/1997 TR
with Nick Kimber
Ian Jones ?/Jul/95 Lead O/S
with Roger Benton, Karen Ghiselli
Hidden 21/Apr/95 Lead
Hidden 21/Sep/94 2nd
pingora 04/May/94 -
with Shaun R
Chris Ellis 07/Sep/92 Lead
with Rick Kerr
Andy Say 15/Apr/92 Lead
Cowflinger 23/Jul/91 TR O/S

very loose, dislodged many blocks and nearly killed ian. he payed rope out and ran to dodge blocks

with Ian
Hidden 11/Jul/90 2nd
BigHairyIan 06/Apr/88 Lead O/S
with Little Dean (Dean Gibbs)
Hidden ??/1988 Lead
keefe 18/Feb/86 -
Jelly Mould Surfer ??/1986 Lead rpt
sablackman ??/1982 Lead
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 18
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
Votes cast 16
Votes cast 14
Style of ascent
Not Set
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