Herod** E2 5b
[Herod 1, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
The arete of Brazen Buttress gives a magnificently-positioned pitch which has set many a camera clicking. Start beneath the arete. Climb up the left-hand side to gain a crack. Follow this to some ledges on the arete (possible thread belay if the sea is threatening). Climb the left-hand side of the arete then move onto the arete proper. Follow this to the top. © ROCKFAX

FA. P.Littlejohn 5.75 May/1975

Photo: Herod 1 © PontiusPirate
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This climb is in 201 logbooks, and on 14 wishlists.

gurumed - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/15 with gjd

gjd - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/15 with Gurumed

cdpuk - 2nd - 25/Sep/15 with Bernhard Lozowski

from ledge because of incoming tide
Bernie L - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/15 with Chris Peka

anguskille - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/15 with Duncan Robinson

In the rain! Still a nemesis route!
Dizz - 2nd - 01/Aug/15 with EJ

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Jul/15

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/15

jamestaylor92 - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/15 with james slater

Dan724 - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/15 with Dan Ely

james1978 - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/15

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 26/May/15 with Tony

Tony Holdsworth - 2nd O/S - 26/May/15 with martin haworth

Well chuffed. Awesome route up there with any I've done. Good hard won gear on the start that keeps u pushing onwards. Then the hard bit. Leaving the big ledge. Lol. Top is brilliant to. I'd give it 3***s cause I loved it. Also my first e2. Guide said e1. Would not have pulled on else. 😁
luke glaister - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15 with casey johns

casey johns - 2nd dog - 18/Apr/15 with luke glaister

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/15

A bit dirty at the moment but brilliant
Adam24B - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/15 with Christopher Bowman

Mark Warnett - Lead O/S - Apr/15

oliverpcain - Lead O/S - 2015 with Harriet Ridley

Ian craigie - 2nd - 2015 with Karen Mackintyre, Niels Ernst williams

duncandarnell - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/14 with jord smith

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/14

Soft E2 but stiff pull low down and pumpy gear. Top half beautiful HVS climbing.
spidermonkey09 - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/14 with Ellie Fuller

Had to use half height belay option due to sea trying to get me! What an awesome spot! Definite highlight of the trip sitting there thinking how cool is this!
Ella7 - 2nd dog - 10/Sep/14 with Jim Hulbert

Sarah Black - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/14 with Gareth James, Paul Black

Cardi - 2nd rpt - 30/Aug/14 with Irish, Sarah Joyce

mynyddresident - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/14 with KP

shoulders - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14 with mart, andy sharp

Steven Carter - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/14 with Trythallj

Dizz - Lead - 28/Jul/14 with rob p

guy757 - 17/Jul/14

Dan Geh - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/14 with Paddy

Patrick Hill - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/14 with Dan Geh

Stefan_Morris - Lead O/S - 12/May/14 with Edmundmorris

Ed morris - 2nd rpt - 12/May/14 with stefan

Mike Tutt - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14

Just about had time to squeeze this in before the tide came in. Raced up it so Dougie didn't get wet feet. Nice climbing though.
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/14 with Dougie Swanson-Low

dswansonlow - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/14 with Darren McMaster

Hidden - Lead dnf - 04/Nov/13

Andrew Wilson - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/13 with jon stewart

JulesV - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Shauna Cunningham

Hidden - Lead - 11/Aug/13

Mark Grist - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/13 with Sam Simpson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

Had to do in 2 pitches as running out of gear. Bottom half is much harder than the top - but perhaps that is because I was a little off route as started up Brazen Butress accidentally and had to traverse across. Brifly rested on a badly placed cam when I couldn't work out where to go. Poor show as it was a couple of easy moves to the luxurious belay ledge.
Stuart Johnston - Lead O/S - 19/May/13 with Sadie Renwick

pumpy start for a warm up. had to do in 2 pitches placing too much gear in bottom bit and pumping out. prob only E1 if done in 2 pitches.
msoldn - Lead O/S - 19/May/13 with Pete (tree surgent), Sam (tree surgent)

Chi Cheng - Lead rpt - 02/May/13 with Adam Knightly

Olli-C - Lead β - 02/May/13 with Rachel Slater

Had a rest on lead last year. Not as bad as I remember.
Rachel Slater - 2nd RP - 02/May/13 with Olli Crudge

Hidden - Lead rpt - May/13

Haydn Jones - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/13 with pep

jcw - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Burley to get round the bottom roof and pretty off balance for a few moves above!
al99 - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Martina Zandonella

martinazando - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Al Benson

Stuart Johnston - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Dave Cowell

Not as good as the other routes we did here.
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/12 with AlexD

Super polished at start
AlexD - 2nd - 18/Sep/12 with Ed

Damp at the bottom. Greasy crack to get onto the wall. Tad hungover. Worth it for the top arete. Tres Bon.
Ollie B - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/12 with B.Brewer

Led in one pitch. Hardest moves lower down. Lovely position.
Cardi - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/12 with Tom R

Hidden - 2nd dog - 28/Jul/12

Just me and my shunt! (My mate had the shits.)
Adam Booth - TR O/S - 27/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/12

The_Boy_ODwyer - Lead - 05/Jul/12 with Colin Harvey

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/12

Looked awesome, had to give it a shot. Nice & juggy!
Alex Thompson - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/12 with Gwen, Anna G

pembrokeshirecaver - 2nd O/S - 11/May/12 with Adam

NathanW - TR O/S - May/12 with Alex Munnery

one rest at the slippery crack near the bottom. great route though
Rachel Slater - Lead dog - 08/Apr/12 with Chi Huo Cheng

Chi Cheng - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Rachel Stater

Pippa - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Tink

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Sep/11

drysori - Lead - 15/Sep/11 with Jon L

LC - Lead O/S - Sep/11

It was hard to place gear and move into the crack from a juggy handhold and super-polished tiny foothold. Top two thirds of the climb was pretty straightforward.
givemetea - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Ann Chong

CRiddiford - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/11 with Mark

mark20 - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/11

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Trevor Wilson

steve.warrington - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Nik Goile

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

Oliver Sherman - 2nd - 28/Jul/11 with Emma Alsford

thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/11 with Mike

Nicola - 2nd β - 03/Jul/11 with Lee

Phill Mitch - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/11 with mick

ojp - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/11 with Dave

Started to the right of the arÍte which was steep and goey on glassy holds. Rest of the route was excellent in an amazing position.
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/11 with Si

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/11

robin_hackney - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/11 with Si

Abbed down to the tricky threads. Hard to leave this belay, then HVS for the rest imo.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Tommy Cole

Sustained with a few hards bits.
mountain.martin - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/11

DanH9883 - Lead O/S - 28/May/11 with Lee

High tide so abseiled down to the bottom of the crack and set up a hanging belay 5m above the sea... Some longish reaches between great holds. Awesome position!!
andy dunn - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with J

markalmack - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/11 with james marjot

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Great climb. Start was tricky getting into the cracks as I think I did a slightly devious start. Once above that great climbing on the face and arete
monsteratt - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/10 with Will S

Led by Alison Cairns. A butch first third of pitch, tougher than it looks, but all there and plenty of gear if you have stamina to place it. Last half if climb is much easier, although with the pump a solid head is required to stay focussed.
LoopyLou - 2nd - 28/Aug/10

Fran S8 - 2nd - 01/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/10

Superb position and climbing
just one more - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10 with tony l, Svenn G

matt.woodfield - AltLd - 11/Jul/10

sara n - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/10 with Paul Wolf

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/10

Struggled to read the crux and got too tired to make it clean. Next time . .
clipskipper - Lead dog - 21/May/10 with Davey Boy

metal arms - Lead O/S - 04/May/10

theotherpetehill - 2nd - 02/May/10

jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/10 with Mia Stacey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Seymore Butt - 2010

robinsi197 - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Neil

Leelogs - 2nd - 24/May/09 with Chris

steve.warrington - 2nd O/S - 24/May/09 with Dan Hobbs

datoon - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with K

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/09

Aaron Lines - AltLd - 2009 with jon

Cowflinger - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08 with Dai Morris

mikeshewring - 2nd β - 30/Aug/08

Andrew Sloan - Lead dog - 29/Aug/08

gforce - 2nd - 07/Aug/08 with Jason

spacey - 2nd O/S - 02/May/08 with Clive

VPJB - 2008

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/07

Tim W - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/07 with Gareth Tucker, Dave Ripley

feilx - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07 with Heather & Sophie

Sophie Nunn - 2nd - 28/Apr/07

chris wyatt - 2007

waltersp - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/06 with Stu

stuwelly85 - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/06 with Paul Walters

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/06 with martina

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/06

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/06 with Tom

tom_1985 - 2nd rpt - Jun/06 with Ant Schwirtz

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/06

Led 1st pitch.
Bux - AltLd O/S - Apr/06 with Mike

david morse - 2nd - Apr/06 with chris todd

Boy - 2006

Bern - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Kev Little - Lead O/S - 2006

NeilGriffiths - 01/Sep/05 with Paul Morgan

Paul Evans - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/05 with Ben Wilkinson

Sam and will - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/05 with Anthony Bennett

Dave Reeve - AltLd O/S - Aug/05 with Tony Payne

cem - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/04 with Liam Mark

Andrew Barker - Lead dog - Jun/04 with Claudia Whitcombe

Previously led onsight with Bob circa 1988
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/04 with KM

alex_th - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/04 with Tim Riley

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jun/03

Hidden - 2003

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 11/May/02 with Roy Thomas

Did it in one pitch. Hardest move near beginning of climb.
Rock Fairy - 2nd - Mar/02 with david

robbo157 - 2001 with Tim Sparrow

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jul/99

WB - Lead O/S - 03/May/99 with Guy

John Southworth - Lead O/S - May/99 with Stone Elworthy

Graham Iles - Lead - 19/Aug/98 with Jenny Tweedy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/98

Hidden - Lead - 1998

Ched - Lead O/S - 1998 with Glanfor

Hidden - 2nd - 1994

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/93

mikej - AltLd - 16/Jun/92 with Mike Byles

Rich Kirby - AltLd - 29/Mar/91 with Andy Mackay/Dave Taylor/Ian/PaulTanton

Nick Biven - Lead - 30/May/89

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 27/May/89

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1989

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Sep/88

steve taylor - AltLd - Aug/88 with stumpy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/88

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 31/May/88 with steve williams

Pitch 2
Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/88 with Kel Toplis, Steve Wigmore

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1988 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

Hidden - Lead - 08/Aug/87

Billg - AltLd - 24/Jul/87 with Dave Gregory

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jul/87

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Apr/87

John Marsland - Lead - 17/Apr/87 with Guy Beaumont

andy gittins - 1987

neilh - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/86 with Neil Smith

wynaptomos - 2nd O/S - Jun/86

keefe - 08/May/86 with Johnny Adams

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Aug/85

John Marsland - 2nd - 26/May/85 with Dave Soles

sadams - Lead - 25/May/85 with Mark Bonham

shark - 2nd - 09/Apr/85 with Steve Aisthorpe

Hidden - 1985

Mark Kemball - Lead - 01/May/84 with Nick MacFarlane

Mike Owen - 23/Oct/82 with Elaine Owen

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 19/Apr/81 with Mike Butler

Steve Bell - 1981 with Martin Corbett

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jan/78

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