Rockfax Description
Once an enjoyable and popular classic but it has suffered from rockfalls over the years. The route has now stabilised but is still a bit dirty and is also a popular nesting zone. Start beneath the corner and climb the right-hand groove and some cracks above it, to a ledge. Follow the corner above to its top. © Rockfax

FA. C.Mortlock 20.8.69 20/Aug/1969

Ticklists: 100 best limestone climbs in Britain.

Mark Grist 16/Aug 2nd
with Paul Tanton
PaulTanton 16/Aug Lead O/S

This route need re-grading on here since the rockfall. It's quite serious. E1. Not recommended

mynyddresident 27/Jul 2nd
with KP
Hidden 20/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden 20/Sep/14 2nd
mossrug 09/Jun/14 -
with tony penning
tobydunford 27/May/14 2nd O/S
with Harry Martin
Brannock 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S
mike mo ??/2014 -
Pero 11/Sep/13 Lead
Shaw Brown 25/Aug/13 2nd

Did this to escape a rising tide, our 1995 rock fax giving it 3 stars. After reading this UKC log I realise it fell down shortly after the guide was published. Still pretty unstable even after all these years.

with Loz
Dilwat 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S

This climb has clearly fallen down. The guide book description bares no resemblance to what is in front of you. Also be careful in the top section. It all looks decidedly dodgy.

with Nick D
Julie Carroll 26/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Sol Fernandez
Tightsgirl 23/Apr/13 AltLd
arose 23/Apr/13 AltLd

2 pitches

Hidden ??/2013 -
msoldn 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Blocky looseness distracts from the pleasure of the climbing, not recommended.

with Edwin
JHiley 11/Mar/12 TR
with Fran
keith leonard ??/2012 -
PAJames ??/2012 -
Polly4 ??/2012 -
chris687 18/Oct/11 Lead O/S

pumpy and often quite balancy. Some lose rock but not too bad.

garethsteel 18/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Mr Sparkle 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S

This route is VERY loose, more rock fall has made it unpleasant and effectively CLOSED for climbing!

with Liam Byrne
TM_Horton 22/Jun/11 Lead O/S

all in all an enjoyable outing ... good gear throughout bit of loose stuff at around 3/4 hight but otherwise pretty fun.

with will
Will Horton 22/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Good climb, a little scary and in parts and a fair amount of loose rock in the upper section... at some parts of the climb good balance is handy along with body tention :)

with Tom Horton
pebbles 31/May/11 2nd

after backing off lead as couldnt find good gear to protect mantle

with guido
themadbrown 08/May/11 2nd dog

Cold hands=cold fingers= horrid top section.Birds nesting deep in a couple o the cracks

with james
Jams Crwca 08/May/11 Lead
Dibdawg 28/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Mark Sheridan
Rick Dunning ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Nevil ??/2011 Lead
with Harvey
Jams Crwca 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with pete
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead
Fat Tim 21/Aug/09 Lead O/S

A loose middle section made this slightly harrowing.

with Mark kauntz
Hidden ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
haydng 30/Jul/09 2nd O/S

Definitely not 3* anymore, loose rock and maybe only 1* for the bottom section.

with Dave
Hidden 26/Jul/09 2nd
OffshoreAndy 26/May/09 Lead O/S


with Jade
gripped01 ?/May/09 2nd
with Jim Jarvis
Kenemo ??/2009 -
innes ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Ruth
Hidden 30/May/08 Lead
dts 30/May/08 2nd O/S
Julian Wedd ??/2008 Lead
with A. Howarth
Urgles 12/Aug/07 Lead O/S

The flake has gone on this route leaving a dirty and loose groove. Its not too bad if you are careful and i guess will clean up in time but i would give it HVS 5a and 1 star at most.

with Beesley
Hidden 07/Jun/07 2nd O/S
cem 05/May/07 2nd
Hidden 04/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/07 AltLd
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Stone Muppet ??/2007 -
Ramon Marin 09/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Dave Reaney
Hidden 07/Sep/06 Lead O/S
michael burrows 07/Sep/06 2nd

and mike doyle,has since had a rockfall june 2008 and is now E2 5b!!

colin milton 23/Aug/06 Lead
with fenclimb
Hidden 23/Aug/06 2nd O/S
a_radiohead_fan ?/Aug/06 -
david morse ?/Aug/06 2nd
with rampant
beanfingers 26/Feb/06 Lead O/S

first piece of kit went in 25ft up cos i was having so much fun

with jeremie
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Geoffers ?/Oct/05 2nd O/S
with Tim
climbtim 04/Mar/05 Lead O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
drysori ??/2005 Lead
sara n 18/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with John Brooks
sara n 18/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with John Brooks
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
ASchwirtz 07/Jun/04 Lead O/S

After it had fallen down!

Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
al99 ?/Sep/03 2nd O/S
with Sam Ponsford
cornishben ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Edouard Vincent
Hidden 03/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2001 -
Boxy 24/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Aus
Hidden 16/Jul/00 Lead
Hidden 16/Jul/00 Lead
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
Rock Fairy ?/Aug/98 2nd
Ched ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
Hidden ??/1997 Lead O/S
craig h 13/Sep/96 2nd O/S
with Janet Hannah
Hidden 22/Aug/96 Lead O/S
Colin Edwards ?/Aug/96 Lead
five ?/Aug/96 Lead O/S
with JC
mikej 27/Apr/96 Lead
with Nick Salmon
Colin Edwards ?/Aug/95 Lead O/S
Colin Edwards ??/1995 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/94 2nd
jfletcher 14/Jun/92 Solo O/S
lithos ?/Apr/92 Lead
with john byrne
Hidden ??/1990 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 13/Nov/89 Lead
with Ernie Horrocks
Jelly Mould Surfer 28/Aug/89 Lead O/S

Before a rockfall - probably VS when I did it

Nick Biven 02/Jun/89 Lead
Andy Say 27/May/89 2nd
Hidden 13/May/89 Lead
Tony Buckley ?/Jan/89 -
with Robert Clark
RichardMc 29/Aug/88 2nd
with Daphne Pritchard
BigHairyIan 08/Apr/88 Lead O/S
with Little Dean (Dean Gibbs)
William Robertson ??/1988 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Neil R 29/Aug/87 Lead
with Sharon
Hidden 27/Jul/87 Lead
andy tetsill ?/Jul/87 Lead
with Joy
hazeysunshine ?/Jun/86 AltLd O/S
with Phil, Jane
Hidden ??/1985 -
Nigel Coe 29/Aug/83 Lead
with Pete Oxley
neilh ?/Apr/80 2nd
steve L 25/Sep/78 Lead O/S
with Morty
Hidden 06/Aug/76 Lead
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
crag_whitelamb, Hidden, tobydunford, SamStokes, Matty, Flibble
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