The Hole** HVS 5b
[Cornish Ben on "The Hole" - Trevallen, Pembroke., 3 kb]Even if most of Trevallen is beyond you at present, this route is well worth seeking out. It climbs the remarkable tube high on the wall right of the abseil. Start below and left of the tube, at a rising line of holds. Climb these from the left (or climb directly to them from below at E1 5c). The wide crack and wacky tube above are then followed more easily to the top. Photo opposite. © ROCKFAX
FA. Unknown 1970s 1975

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Photo: Cornish Ben on "The Hole" - Trevallen, Pembroke. © chris s
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What an amazing experience. The ramp needs care but from the ledge it's a jug fest. And the hole is like nothing else I've done. Loved it.
luke glaister - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/14 with casey johns

Great fun
casey johns - 2nd O/S - 16/Nov/14 with luke glaister

An enjoyable adventure.
Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/14 with Martin Haworth

nathanlee - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/14

TomRiddelsdell - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Shane Williams

islandlynx - 2nd - 14/Sep/14 with TomRiddelsdell

Awesome! Hard start but not sure if its E1 really. Top half a jugfest but really cool!
spidermonkey09 - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/14

Climbing throughout the hole is just brilliant! Hard start with no visible gear put me off leading it.
Ellie Fuller - 2nd - 12/Sep/14 with Jim Hulbert

Great moves along good holds up a lovely rising traverse. The top hole is so much fun. Cool climb.
charles-green - Lead rpt - 07/Sep/14

RobScarisbrick - 2nd - 07/Sep/14

Pete Randall - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Nick, Julian B

JulianB - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Pete Randall

nickstephens - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/14 with Gareth Greeves

gg4419 - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/14 with Nick Stephens

Hidden - Lead - 28/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/14

Did the direct start seemed like the logical line.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/14 with steve lismore

We did the direct start so E1 5c. Well pleased to manage the 5c moves. A blast coming up through the tube!
stevelismore - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/14 with Graeme Hammond

Got up the initial moves then lowered off to help with a nearby accident.
Binder - Lead dnf - 24/Aug/14 with Stephen T

Start wasn't too bold but there is quite a stiff move, bordering on 5c.
Lessworkmoreclimbing - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Kev

louby - 2nd - 23/Aug/14 with Chris Burn

Hidden - Lead - 22/Aug/14

Harri777 - Lead - Aug/14 with Simon H

owain86 - 2nd rpt - 30/Jul/14 with Will

wi11 - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/14 with Owain Atkins

Ed Booth - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/14 with Anna Pugh

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/14

stevorobs3 - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Ian Faulkner

direct
ian d f - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Steve Robinson

danJBA - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Mike

Direct start
alastairbegley - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Richard Nicholson

Slick - Lead - 14/Jun/14 with Alastair Begley

Ross.Cooper - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Dan Geh, Patrick Hill

In trainers
Dan Geh - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Paddy, Ross

Patrick Hill - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Dan Geh, Ross Cooper

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/14

Lovely climb!
richardashe - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Russtygibbons

Russtygibbons - 2nd β - 04/May/14 with richardashe

Climbed direct at E1
BicycleBradley - 2nd O/S - 02/May/14 with Trisha

Escape route from greasy/damp rock
Stefan_Morris - 2nd rpt - 28/Apr/14 with Edmundmorris

Stefan_Morris - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/14 with Edmundmorris

anguskille - 2nd β - 21/Apr/14 with Tom Fenwick

Mike Tutt - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14

fennerz - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/14 with Angus Kille

Bry - Lead dnf - 21/Apr/14 with Chris Hind

Bry - 2nd β - 21/Apr/14 with Chris Hind

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14

At midnight, after the pub, by headtorch.
owain86 - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/14 with Chris

Julian Cooper - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/14 with Stuart Knott

Chris Hind - Apr/14 with Bry

with head torch, gripped.
GuyVG - 2nd β - 30/Mar/14 with Gwen Stefani, DJ Malx

Cardi - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Pete G

Neil - Lead O/S - 2014

The initial moves very hard when wet with sea spray.
gjd - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/13 with Hutch

matt.woodfield - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd β - 29/Aug/13

Joughton - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/13

Adam Booth - Lead rpt - 26/Aug/13 with Ellen Cobby

Ellen Cobby - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Adam Booth

soph - 2nd - 26/Aug/13 with Helena Robinson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13

MartinWilliams87 - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Richard Williams

tim newton - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/13 with jon stewart

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd β - 11/Aug/13

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with max

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/13

dominic lee - 2nd - 29/Jun/13 with andy elliot

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13

trainers. Fun warm up to the trip.
Daniel Heath - 2nd rpt - 09/Jun/13 with Remus

Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Tom Vassen

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with D.Campbell

Good route!
monsteratt - 2nd O/S - 29/May/13 with Philippa, Dan Fairbank

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/13

Ultradogging, involving an out-of-control tibloc and some excitement trying to catch up with it, as it (un)helpfully removed all the gear I was trying to rest on before I could get to it.
RedFox - 2nd dog - 26/May/13 with Tom K

Katya - 2nd - 25/May/13 with Rich Lade

With direct start
Tim Rodgers - Lead - 23/May/13 with Mike Lea

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/May/13

Pippa - 2nd - 05/May/13 with Jamie Thornley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/13

Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Dave Smith

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/13

mountain_jay - Lead - 05/May/13 with Pippa Froggatt

wolverine - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Thunderthighsontheloose

Thunderthighsontheloose - 2nd - 31/Mar/13 with Mike Hayes

Had to go back down to get the bag, did the direct start this time. Never dissapoints this route, great fun.
Duncan Campbell - Lead rpt - 31/Mar/13 with Robbie

David Kay - 2nd - 31/Mar/13 with Dan Lane

Gets E1 in the new CC guide but that's a load of nonsense, definitely only HVS, thigh it is a superb and entertaining route.
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13 with David Kirsfelds

barni - 31/Mar/13

barni - 31/Mar/13

HarryB - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Camilla

bclifton - Lead O/S - 2013

Hidden - 2013

jcw - 2013

cymjt - 2013

Fun
Ed Babs - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/12 with AlexD

A++++++++++
AlexD - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/12 with Ed

hard start, funny route
James Marshall - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/12 with Pete Shepherd

cooperman - 2nd - 07/Sep/12 with Tim Whiteley

Mowglee - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Ali

ojp - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/12 with Robin

E1 direct start.
robin_hackney - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/12 with Simon Petty

This time We by-passed the first hole.
robin_hackney - 2nd rpt - 14/Aug/12 with Si

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/12

Briliant fun route. The first few moves are really the only tricky and bold bit. The most direct start was slightly baffling, go stood up and got gear in, got pumped and climbed back down. Thought Rachael might find it too hard to second. Tried start on the left as for Enter the Goat, just a couple of moves then traversed in. Definitely easier. Once intiital faff was out of the way, followed the ramp up to the crack and and it was fun fun fun! Maybe I'll come back and have a go at the direct start again sometime.
andyjirvin - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12

Ed morris - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Dickon

pembrokeshirecaver - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Edmund Morris

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/12

thetradlad - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Harry Thorpe

Unique and fairly atmospheric.
Harry Thorpe - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Jake Lodge

gazhbo - 13/May/12

great route did both holes
Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 07/May/12 with Halla

mick1jones - 2nd O/S - 06/May/12 with Rich Rogers

Richard James Edmunds - Lead O/S - Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Mar/12

Ah the Hole! Done many times now, led E1 version o/s, seconded in darkness (Mike led in darkness!), seconded and led in rain - this time in trainers. Awesome route.
thomasadixon - 2nd rpt - 11/Mar/12 with Mike

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Via the left-hand start, as direct looked bold and a bit fall-offable. Nice climbing up to the hole, and then crazy aceness through it.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Dan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead - 18/Sep/11

Direct E1 version
cem - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Chris Parson

drcorbasisgod - 2nd rpt - 29/Aug/11 with Charles Moreton

spondulix - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Collin

datoon - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with K

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11

Initial ramp is poorly protected unless you have the correct size cam
Edd Reed - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Martin Allen

Matthew Robinson - 2nd - 09/Aug/11 with John Nuttall

lots of variation to this climb and going through the two blow holes was a real good change to normal face climbing. really recommend
stvredmond - Lead - 05/Aug/11 with Helen Norris

Really brilliant climb. Going through the blow hole added a sense of spice and adventure, little airy after you come exit out of the blow hole but brilliant :)
Helnorris - 2nd - 05/Aug/11 with Steve Redmond

Think I might have gone direct and made it E1... I hope I did. Anyways fell off here, then the climbing was noticably easier to the top. Great climb :)
Stanley - 2nd dog - 04/Aug/11 with Cragking

done nothing else like it. Fantastic! Start is engaging and top just awesome as hell.
Stanners - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11 with Martin Stanfield

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jul/11

robw007 - 2nd β - 28/Jul/11

HamishD - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/11 with Wil Treasure

Very greasy.
drysori - 2nd - 01/Jul/11 with hamdunn

absolute adventure! crux is at the bottom but if you chill its awesome...
chriscarroll - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Max Stanley

lead first 'pitch' made a belay at the base of the hole as had to double single rope.
clairejane - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11 with will

dan gibson - 2nd rpt - 02/Jun/11 with richard lade

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/11

did the the direct start ... it was hard... but what an epic route ... 360 holds in the "hole" is a spin out hahah
TM_Horton - Lead O/S - 27/May/11 with oetzi, ed

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/May/11

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd rpt - 20/May/11 with loundsy

tomB - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Juliette

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/Apr/11

With the 5c direct start
jkarran - Lead - 27/Apr/11 with Smith

Well, call it clean on sight after decking, having a bath and swinging around at the bottom. Did do the whole route clean in one go though. Great stuff.
squicky - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with spidey

Stefan_Morris - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/11 with Edmundmorris

Ed morris - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/11 with stefan

markalmack - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/11 with james marjot

Rory Shaw - 2011

mwatson - 2011

arandall - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/10 with Isaac Whitcombe

Hidden - Lead - 10/Oct/10

direct start
ksjs - 2nd rpt - 02/Sep/10 with phil

liamoloughlin - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10

Fran S8 - Lead - 30/Aug/10

Mr Sparkle - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Liam O'Loughlin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10

drysori - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Jesamine

Hidden - 2nd dog - 29/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10

drcorbasisgod - 2nd rpt - 28/Aug/10 with Johan Piper

ian caton - Lead β - 28/Aug/10 with Abi

drcorbasisgod - 2nd rpt - 27/Aug/10 with Mark O'Neill

Direct - E1 5c. Great fun in the hole! E1 start is tricky - hard to read.
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Laura Perry, alex mason

Direct start,awesome route!
RobRock84 - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/10 with Robin neath

greenclimb - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/10 with Sarah

Rob Pitt - 2nd rpt - 14/Aug/10 with steveE9

JulesV - 2nd - 13/Aug/10 with Shauna Cunningham

Shauna - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/10 with Jules

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/10

A weird experience, highly recommended!
Justin T - 2nd - 07/Aug/10 with Cherry

Something a little bit different. Worthwhile.
Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/10 with Mike Todd

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/10

Giles Davis - 2nd O/S - 10/May/10 with Dan 'dude' Hobbs

Giles Davis - 2nd O/S - 10/May/10 with Dan 'dude' Hobbs

very adventures. did the direct start.
going going gone - Lead β - 07/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 05/May/10

Ben1983 - Lead rpt - 03/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/10

nic42 - 2nd O/S - 02/May/10 with Olli, Franco, Jack

Olli-C - 2nd - 02/May/10 with Nick Smith, Franco, Jack Metcalfe

Trobbo - 2nd - 01/May/10 with tony hulme

did the E1 start.
Matthew Gray - Lead RP - May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/10

djking1983 - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/10 with Andy Smith

direct start
barni - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/10 with Liam fleming

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Mia Stacey

Richard Hall - 2nd rpt - 05/Apr/10 with Raf

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/10

irish paul - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10 with Sarah Joyce

NICE!!!! the hole is really awesome I'm no usually into the HVS grade or anything requiring chimnying but loved it!
Duncan Campbell - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/10 with Andy

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Feb/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/10

Seymore Butt - 2010

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Oct/09

Direct start
Jessie Rushbrooke - Lead O/S - Oct/09 with GF

alek - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Phill Cunnington, Charlie Tomlinson

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Sophie Heavy

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Sep/09

Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Mark kauntz

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/09

climbingpixie - 2nd - 23/May/09 with Andy Hobson

delightful but soft HVS
ksjs - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with goosebump

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 03/May/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/09

Brown - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/09 with John

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/09

feilx - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Andy L

Attempted the direct start and lobbed off repeatedly - fingery!
Rob84 - Lead dnf - 27/Sep/08 with Rich Patterson

E1
fennerz - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/08 with Ed Booth and Will Nicholls

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/08 with fennerz and will nichols

E1 variation start
ASchwirtz - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/08 with Mike Todd

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/08 with Tom Wild

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/08

toddm - Lead O/S - Aug/08 with anothony schwirtz

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Aug/08

Richard Horn - 2nd - 12/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jun/08

Good route, more like E1 with the direct start, but only for a few moves, the rest is much easier...
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 17/May/08 with Emily

Direct start, worth the E1.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 16/May/08 with Gav

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/May/08

done with direct start at E1. pretty unique when youre in the hole - 3D climbing and good fun
ksjs - Lead O/S - 06/May/08 with goosebump

spacey - Lead O/S - 05/May/08 with Clive

Great route, good climbing and great architecture.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/08 with Stu heald

stuc - 2nd - 2008

Stone Muppet - 2008

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Sep/07

at twilight after a team spanking on sunlover wall
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/07 with reeve

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Sep/07

cragdan - Lead rpt - 23/Jun/07 with Dan Gibson

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/07

willjones - Lead O/S - May/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

janegallwey - Lead - 2007

david morse - Lead O/S - Aug/06 with charlotte turtle

bfreeman - Lead O/S - Aug/06

One I decided to come back to later.
clipskipper - Lead dnf - 19/Jul/06 with Adam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/06

chris sm - 2nd O/S - 01/May/06 with Pippa Froggatt

cornishben - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Edouard Vincent

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/06

E1 start felt hard HVS...
Pythonist - Lead O/S - Apr/06 with Alun Evans

dave657 - 2nd O/S - 29/Jan/06 with Mike

Repeated with Nik 30/5/11
chris wyatt - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/06 with Tucker

Bern - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - 2nd - 2006

Jason Gotel - Lead - Sep/05 with Tim (as in Sarah)

Hidden - 21/Jul/05

Chubbard - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/05 with Harvey

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/05

Alan James - UKC and UKH - 2nd - 18/May/05 with Gareth Hallam

gonggashan - 2nd - May/05

givemetea - 2nd O/S - Apr/05 with Ann Chong

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/04

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Jul/04 with Beesley

shoulders - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/04 with dai

lukea - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/04 with Al

fyfee8a - 2004

Hidden - 2nd β - 29/May/03

phardman - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/02 with Teresa

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/02

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 04/Jul/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/02

Billg - Lead O/S - 2001

Hidden - Lead - 27/Aug/00

Hidden - Lead - 2000

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

andy_pemberton - Lead - 2000

Roget - Lead O/S - 27/May/99 with jon

dickypips - 2nd - 1999

GuyM - 1999

sadams - 2nd - 30/Aug/98 with Pete Bukowski

hard start then easy; ace and weird!
nickdonohue - Lead - 29/Aug/98 with Mark McCarthy

Graham Iles - Lead - 20/Aug/98 with Jenny Tweedy

Hidden - Lead - 04/May/98

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/98

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/98

Si Clapham - 1998

Marti999 - Solo O/S - 1998 with Rich White

NeilGriffiths - 16/Aug/97 with Neil Nussey

Joe Solo - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/97 with jed and tony

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Jul/97

John Southworth - Lead O/S - Apr/97 with Vicky Munn

craig h - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/97 with Janet Hannah

Richard White - Lead O/S - 1997

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Apr/96

Hidden - Lead - 18/Apr/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/94

Rich Kirby - 2nd - Apr/93 with John Evans & Co

sims - 2nd O/S - 1993 with Nick

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/92 with Rick Kerr

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 07/Aug/91

mikej - Lead - 28/May/91 with Mike Byles

Rich Kirby - Lead - 31/Mar/91 with Ian Kirby

Hidden - 08/Apr/90

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990

steve L - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/89 with Alun Richardson

Nick Biven - Lead - 01/Jun/89

Hidden - 2nd - 1989

Hidden - 1989

BigHairyIan - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/88 with Windy (Paul Windell)

andy gittins - 1987

Mike Owen - 30/May/86 with Elaine Owen

keefe - 21/Feb/86

shark - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/85 with Neil McAddy (Captain)

Hidden - 1983

Hidden - Lead - 1982

ChrisJD - 2nd - 0000

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