Rockfax Description
A superb route which follows an intricate line up the wall. Start in the centre of an undercut roof, below a left-trending grooveline. Pull onto the wall, climb the groove then, at its top, step right into another groove and follow this to a roof. Move right around this then make a hard move back left above it to a flake/pillar which leads to the top. © Rockfax

FA. A.Sharp 24.6.78 24/Jun/1978

Ticklists: Work Hard, Play Hard, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

Hidden 26/Sep 2nd rpt
James S 20/Sep 2nd O/S
with rich
Hidden 20/Sep Lead O/S
scott quinn 31/Aug 2nd O/S
Tom.Priestley 31/Aug Lead O/S

Nice route, well protected. Soft at E2.

Hidden 29/Aug 2nd dog
benkelsey 12/Aug Lead O/S

In the evening but still baking, with minimal chalk. Pretty shagged so had to try kinda hard at the top.

with Shaun Humphreys
Hidden 20/Jul 2nd rpt
emdawes 21/Jun 2nd
Hidden 21/Jun Lead O/S
johncoxmysteriously 20/Jun -
with Sean Kenny, Mike Pollak
mynyddresident 14/Jun Lead O/S
with KP
james1978 13/Jun Lead O/S
with pam
alastairbegley 07/Jun 2nd rpt


with Richard
Luxulyan 07/Jun Lead O/S


with Alastair
Hugobristol 07/Jun Lead O/S

Great route, climbed poorly but still managed to struggle though a pump and disco leg for a very scrappy tick!

with Sascha
Hidden 07/Jun 2nd O/S
Ollie B 07/Jun Lead O/S
with Robyn, B.Brewer
Ed Booth 03/Jun 2nd rpt
Adam Booth 03/Jun Lead rpt
Hidden 25/May Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May 2nd
WB 23/May Lead O/S


with Mark
morganator 23/May Lead O/S
with Nicky Parkin
robgixer 22/May Lead O/S
Hidden 13/May 2nd
climbomaniac 09/May Lead O/S

Not as good and sustained as other lines in the area

quiffhanger 09/May 2nd rpt
Richard Kendrick ?/May Lead O/S
with Tim Johnston
LJKing 19/Apr 2nd

Fantastic climb. Sustained but with good rests and gear between the harder bits. A great effort Paul!

with Paul Clarkson
Hidden 07/Apr Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 06/Apr Lead O/S

Good gear generally placed from rest positions between some cracking moves

Llinos C 06/Apr Lead
brices 04/Apr 2nd β
with Llinos
R2B 04/Apr Lead β

On Justins gear.

quiffhanger 03/Apr Lead O/S

First trad lead of the year, awesome!

Hidden 03/Apr 2nd
Hidden 03/Apr 2nd rpt
Justin T ?/Apr Lead O/S
Jack93 22/Mar 2nd O/S
spidermonkey09 22/Mar Lead O/S

Beautiful climbing, one of the best E2's I've ever done.

Hidden ??/2015 -
NuclearNev ??/2015 -
Dave Rumney ??/2015 -
Dave Rumney ??/2015 -
Dave Rumney ??/2015 -
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Kirill 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Very greasy conditions. Took very long time, but got to the top in the end.

Hidden 19/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/14 Lead rpt
nickstephens 08/Sep/14 2nd O/S
gg4419 08/Sep/14 Lead O/S
simon kimber 05/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Rob Andrews
ollie_e 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
red_rhodesha 23/Aug/14 2nd
Pippa 22/Aug/14 2nd rpt
with Jon
Duncan Campbell 17/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Cor blimey! Amazing top section!

with GuyVG
GuyVG 17/Aug/14 2nd O/S

save something for the top

JM 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Stevo, Dave Pinnington
guy757 13/Jul/14 -
stevorobs3 23/Jun/14 2nd RP
danJBA 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Mike
dannyboy83 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Lovely climbing, very easy for E2

alastairbegley 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S

What a fantastic route, the top groove was exciting! It was a bit greasy in places...

Slick 15/Jun/14 2nd
Dan0Me 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Jack G
Hidden 27/May/14 2nd O/S
john lynch 16/May/14 2nd O/S
with Lewis Andrew
mountain_jay 05/May/14 2nd dog

First white-walled corner was very tricky. Slipped out of it while getting pumped trying to remove stuck gear sans nut key! Nice direct line and interesting climbing

DanielGyi 04/May/14 Lead O/S
hlegge 04/May/14 2nd rpt

Seconded Will on it last year and came off on the final crux section, this year felt much more comfortable, but it was still hard!

with Adam Knightly
M_Robinson 04/May/14 2nd O/S
Tom Livingstone 22/Apr/14 2nd β
markalmack 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with james marjot
bigie bob 21/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Misha 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S
tim newton 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Adam Lincoln 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Rick Kirby
Abi Chard 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden 18/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 17/Apr/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 14/Apr/14 Lead
phil64 ?/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with tom livingstone
Cardi 30/Mar/14 2nd

Pete got lost at top, not sure if this should be possible on a true 3 star route

with Pete G
Frank the Husky ??/2014 -
Hidden 24/Nov/13 2nd O/S
Shauna 20/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Fab climbing, but Not sure I thought the top was harder than some other bits really.

with Jules
Rachel Somerville 05/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Awesome, quality climbing between good rests. Good gear. Top move is probably the hardest move on the route but not sure if it just felt hard cos I was knackered!

with Nik
steve.warrington 31/Aug/13 Lead β
Hardcore Pat 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Dan Osbasabooboo
DanOsb 31/Aug/13 2nd
shoulders 30/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with jon shewring, mike shewring, andy sharp
Hidden 27/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/13 2nd rpt
jkarran 26/Aug/13 Lead

Fun climbing on jugs with loads of gear, good rests and a cheeky little surprise right at the top. Condensing and slippery lower down.

with Smith, Aly
Tom Livingstone 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Dibdawg 02/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Richard Snow
tatz45 02/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Chriswallis2 28/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Qi
Qisheng Xie 27/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Curly Chris
cooperman 05/Jul/13 2nd β
with Greg Foster
Phill Mitch 21/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with mick
climbingsheep 14/Jun/13 Lead O/S

First E2 and really good

with Jake Young, Mike Watson
Jake Young 14/Jun/13 2nd O/S
mr mills 26/May/13 Lead O/S
with edwin
Grezza 18/May/13 Lead
with Paul E
Olli-C 06/May/13 Lead rpt

5b, good gear and not sustained. Brilliant route and excellent climbing.

Rachel Slater 06/May/13 2nd rpt
Stuart Johnston 04/May/13 2nd O/S
adam 24 04/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/13 Lead O/S
jcw ??/2013 -
VPJB ??/2013 -
mountain_jay 25/Aug/12 Lead rpt

great route. still had a sting in the tail. Marty ran out of juice at the top overhang, so i finished.

Hidden 25/Aug/12 Lead
dswansonlow 09/Aug/12 Lead O/S
jacobjlloyd 09/Aug/12 2nd β
with Dougie
soph 27/Jul/12 2nd
with Annelies Sarrazyn
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/12 2nd
thetradlad 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S

a.mazing Free cam up for grabs...

Harry Thorpe 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S

Awesome route.

pembrokeshirecaver 26/May/12 2nd

Tried to lead but took 30ft whipper off the crux. Unpleasantly hot day but thats a poor excuse probably just a bit beyond me at the moment.

with Adam
lukehodson 12/May/12 2nd O/S
al99 12/May/12 Lead O/S
with Luke Hodson
melonmike 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Nath
barni 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with fra
benchwarmer 15/Apr/12 Lead
Adam Booth 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Brilliant pitch!

Ed Booth 07/Apr/12 2nd rpt
haydng 06/Apr/12 2nd rpt
with Dave
esther ?/Apr/12 Lead
cheesey959 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S


with trevor massiah
Adam Coles ??/2012 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 16/Oct/11 2nd O/S

Absolutely superb, one of the best routes I've done ever! Absorbing climbing from start to finish, sustained but not pumpy and with the crux right at the top!

with Andy
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
andy dunn 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Mike, J
Hidden 16/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/11 2nd
DubyaJamesDubya 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Andrew Bevan
liamoloughlin 27/Aug/11 Lead β
CRiddiford 26/Aug/11 Lead O/S

first e2! really nice and varied moves

with Mark
mark20 26/Aug/11 2nd O/S
JRae 26/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 22/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Ian Jones 19/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Love the crux at the top. Rockfax contradicts itself again.

with Robert Durran (aka 'Big Bob')
Hidden 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
thomasadixon 11/Aug/11 2nd rpt
with Mike
Matthew Robinson 10/Aug/11 2nd
with Jon
gaz.marshall 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Viv
tonanf ?/Aug/11 AltLd
with john sun
redjerry ?/Aug/11 TR O/S
C coldwell-storry 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with rob lay
mikeyjbs 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with sarah harrison
steve.warrington 02/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead rpt
HamishD 30/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Wil Treasure
drysori 30/Jun/11 2nd
with hamdunn
Dave Foster 19/Jun/11 Lead

Took a screamer off the last hold, pulled back on and finished it. Fantastic route but the pump caught me like a freight train right at the bitter end.

with Jim, Si
ojp 19/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Lovely crux awesome lob dave

with Jim, Dave
Hidden 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
robin_hackney 19/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Si
Ed morris 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Brilliant. Found a hands of rest after the crux by pressing shoulder into the corner. Got me psyched to finish the wild topout.

with stefan
Stefan_Morris 01/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Blasted through the crux but got abit pumped on the last few meters, cool move swinging out into the last holds!

Jon_Warner 28/May/11 2nd O/S

Felt hard at E2.

with Dan P
Glyn 27/May/11 Lead O/S

Scary move above gear near the top, made worse by being short!

with Amy
Rachel Slater 01/May/11 Lead O/S
Olli-C 01/May/11 2nd dog
Hidden ?/May/11 Lead O/S
dan gibson 22/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with richard lade
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad 16/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with loundsy
Hidden 16/Apr/11 2nd rpt
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Paul Boggis ??/2011 2nd
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
nickcanute ??/2011 Lead O/S
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden 09/Oct/10 2nd O/S
thomasadixon 08/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Awesome route, lots of different styles of climbing an keeps going!

with Becca
BeccaSnowden 08/Sep/10 2nd dog

Felt hard, fell off getting gear then struggled with the final section.

with Tom
richardr 07/Sep/10 Lead dog
Cragrat Rich 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Very satisfying end to the bank holiday weekend. Really good quality and varied climbing. Technical, balancy and butch without being very sustained. Last moves are tasty!

Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Katya 29/Aug/10 2nd
liamoloughlin 28/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden 28/Aug/10 2nd
Pippa 28/Aug/10 Lead
with Jon
Hidden 27/Aug/10 2nd dog
cem 27/Aug/10 Lead rpt
Alasdair88 23/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Loz
Dr Caterpillar 23/Aug/10 Lead O/S

climbed in good style, flowed through the top crack... first pembroke e2

with Al
Hidden 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S
dav 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Gill B
Billg 14/Aug/10 2nd
with Will Calvert
Hidden 14/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden 14/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Dave Reeve 13/Aug/10 Lead β
with Tony Payne
tigertim 13/Aug/10 2nd
with Tony Payne, Dave Reeve
Graham Iles 13/Aug/10 Lead
with Neil Stabbs
Rich Kirby 08/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with Nige
Speeddemonsi 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
soph ?/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with Lindy Smith
Mark Warnett ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S

lovely climbing all the way, great traverse on jugs to a bit of a pumpy surprise at the top!

Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Phill Mitch 16/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with mick
Jessie Rushbrooke 12/Jun/10 Lead β
with GF
ASchwirtz 11/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Conner - UBMC
Hidden 11/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 08/May/10 Lead
Hidden 04/May/10 2nd
metal arms 03/May/10 Lead O/S
AlexRenshaw 02/May/10 Lead
RobRock84 14/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with Solva Tom
Ed Booth 09/Apr/10 2nd O/S
fennerz 09/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Angus and Ed
anguskille 09/Apr/10 Lead O/S

what an ace route, got loads of little sections you sort of wander about on, nice view aswell

with Tom and Ed
mattyork2 09/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Jessie Rushbrooke 13/Oct/09 2nd
with GF
Paul Bowen 27/Sep/09 Lead β
Hidden 27/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Mr Sparkle 30/Aug/09 2nd O/S
jimbonfire 29/Aug/09 2nd O/S

Very stiff for the grade, pumpy top-out

spidey 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S

ace route, bit tricky towards the top i thought.

Rob Pitt 08/Aug/09 2nd
with Owen Davies
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Lead
haydng 12/Jul/09 Lead rpt
with Rob
simonp ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Annelies Sarrazyn
Hidden ?/Jul/09 Lead
alaan 29/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Ian Broome 29/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Al
Alex Mason 03/Jun/09 Lead rpt

seconded 07. nice route with a smashing finish.

with Nick Rabb
chiverstom 24/May/09 Lead O/S
drysori 24/May/09 2nd
Ed Babs 05/May/09 Lead O/S
with Harry
Marti999 03/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/09 2nd rpt
briar4012 03/May/09 2nd dog
with Marti
Different Steve 02/May/09 Lead O/S
with Clio
Clee 02/May/09 2nd
with Steve
cem 02/May/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 11/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 31/Mar/09 2nd O/S
irish paul 22/Mar/09 Lead O/S

First Pembs E2 clean OS, cracking route

with Sarah Joyce
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
RobRock84 06/Dec/08 2nd
with Steve Quinton
Richard Hession 29/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Split it into a tag-team ascent under the roof 6 metres from the top!

with Stu
Hidden 22/Sep/08 2nd
Dave Reeve 20/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Tony Payne
Martin Haworth 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Andy
Andrew Sloan 30/Aug/08 2nd dog
Luke Brooks 13/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Tom Wild
gforce 08/Aug/08 Lead
with Jason
tonanf 08/Aug/08 AltLd
with Pep
morganator 11/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Rich Cross
just one more 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with tim b
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead rpt
Owen W-G 18/May/08 Lead O/S

Brilliant route with many 5b cruxes and good rests in between. One of my best ever leads.

with Gav
Richard Horn 17/May/08 2nd
Bern 03/May/08 2nd
with Andy Mos
haydng 27/Apr/08 Lead rpt
with Will
Julian Wedd ??/2008 Lead
with A. Howarth
spacey 28/Sep/07 2nd O/S
feilx 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Heather
Hidden 17/Aug/07 2nd β
Paz 07/Jul/07 2nd rpt
with TS
Tim Steward 07/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with James Parrot
johnboyrevel ?/Jul/07 Lead
with Faye
Dan_Carroll 28/May/07 Lead dog

top was very wet, and it was the end of a long day, but hey I'm not trying to make excuses!

with Rebecca Holland
Beck Holland 28/May/07 2nd dog
PaulTanton 28/May/07 Lead O/S

Done this loads of times. Good route.

with Dave Taylor
Hidden 20/May/07 Lead O/S
Tim W 20/May/07 2nd rpt
Tim W 19/May/07 Lead O/S

First E2 lead

with Dylan Tomlinson
Ram MkiV 03/May/07 Lead O/S
with Al
drysori ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Jus 24/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
RichS-Bristol ??/2007 -
Ramon Marin 10/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Dave Reaney
Hidden 26/Aug/06 Lead
david morse ?/Aug/06 2nd
with chris todd
Urgles 14/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Doug
Hidden ?/Jul/06 -
Ben1983 ?/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S

Consistent and sustained interest - a smile is brought to your face when you realise that the route has 'upped its pace' near the top, thus making it E2.

with Gareth Buckley
Boy ??/2006 -
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Bern ??/2006 -
chris wyatt ??/2006 -
with barrie doyle
eddy-on-the-rocks ??/2006 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad ??/2006 -
ian caton ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Abi
GuyM ??/2006 -

seconded will on this a few years before

with patrick
Kev Little ??/2006 Lead O/S
Chad123 ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Huw
Brown 30/Jul/05 Lead O/S
ellis ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Will Woodhead
Hidden 07/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
daveayton ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/04 2nd dog
alex_th 11/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Tim Riley
Hidden 27/Aug/03 Lead O/S
whispering nic ?/Jul/03 -
with lee byrnes
LC ?/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 25/May/03 2nd rpt
with Viv
Hidden ??/2003 2nd
cem 24/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with Mandy Haywood, Rod Strachan
Hidden 31/May/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/00 2nd
Billg ?/Jul/00 Lead O/S
with Megan Beaumont
dickypips 18/Mar/00 Lead O/S
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
John Southworth ?/May/99 Lead O/S
with Stone Elworthy
Neil Ireson ??/1999 Lead
with John
sadams 04/May/98 Lead
with John Boyle
Hidden 06/Apr/97 2nd O/S
Ched ??/1997 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
Hidden ??/1997 Lead
AlexRenshaw 10/Sep/96 2nd
with Ted Lister
NickJH ?/Aug/94 -
Hidden ?/May/94 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1994 -
Chris Ellis 08/Aug/93 Lead
with Rachel Nicolson
NeilGriffiths 21/Feb/93 -

cold, rain

with Nick
FATBOYFAT ??/1993 -
Mark Kemball 28/Jul/92 Lead
with Alison Dorey
jfletcher 10/Jun/92 Lead O/S
kp64zl ?/May/92 Lead
with Jason M
Andy Edgar ??/1992 Lead O/S
with Hugh Woodland
Roget 05/Sep/91 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden 05/Jun/91 Lead
Hidden 27/May/90 Lead dog
Hidden ?/May/90 Lead rpt
Rich Kirby 14/Apr/90 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
Robmwatt ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
shark 02/Apr/89 Solo

At the end of a day of soloing (partner didnt show) and suddenly felt very tired near the top

Bruce Kerr 27/Mar/89 Lead
Mike Owen 24/Aug/88 2nd rpt
with Elaine Owen
AlexRenshaw 12/Jun/88 Lead
Hidden 03/Oct/87 Lead
AlexRenshaw 20/Sep/87 2nd
with Doré Green
Alan James - UKC and UKH 21/Aug/87 2nd
with Tudor Griffiths
Steve Crowe 18/Apr/87 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/87 Lead O/S
steve taylor ?/Apr/87 2nd
with Nicky Beresford
andy gittins ??/1987 -
wynaptomos ?/Jun/86 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/85 AltLd
Hidden 19/Jul/85 Lead
Hidden 27/Apr/85 -
shark 16/Apr/85 2nd dog
with Richard O Mara
Gregory ??/1985 Lead
Dave Musgrove 21/Apr/84 -
with Paul Dawson
Mike Owen 09/Apr/83 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
AlexRenshaw ??/1983 Lead
with John Arran, Ted Lister
Mark Kemball 14/Apr/82 Lead
with Dave Fernley
Hidden ??/1982 2nd
Steve Bell ??/1981 -
with Martin Corbett
steve L 24/Jun/78 2nd
with Pete, sharpie
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