Rockfax Description
The huge bow-shaped arete has lots of difficult moves punctuated with good rests. Start at the base of the arete.
Boulder-out the leaning arete to a ledge. Move left and climb the arete to a rest on the right. Move to the left of the arete again and make some long moves to another good rest. Continue up the arete before making a fingery move left to positive holds and a lower-off just above. © Rockfax

FA. Nick White, Bruce Woodley 1.6.89 01/Jun/1989

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Classic Anstey's.

EdGS 25/Sep Lead RP
with Rory
afrosam 19/Sep Lead O/S
with TomJ, Si
alice fuller 10/Sep Lead RP

Prev seconded. Great to lead it with the beta from the canny Kafoozalem incl. sling on the flake at the bottom to protect the start

willsm11 30/Aug Lead O/S
with Chris Lancaster
ferdia 11/Aug TR
with Jack
Ben Russell 04/Aug Lead β

Cracking route, one of my best 6's I've done cool runout as well. Not 6c+.

with Friends and crowd., JackMac
JackMac 04/Aug Lead RP

This must be what trad climbing feels like...

JackMac 28/Jul Lead dog

Jumped for the block thinking it was a sinker!

Hidden 27/Jun Lead rpt
ferdia 25/Jun Lead O/S

Not very good. And turned out to be a pretty fierce 'warm up'!

with Joe, Russell, Luke
Hidden 21/Jun Lead O/S
Tom Corras 15/Jun Lead
Joe Costello 10/Jun Lead O/S
AlexD 09/Jun Lead β
with Vicky, Marti
Marti999 09/Jun Lead rpt
with Vic, Alex Dennis
henry.jeffreys 06/Jun Lead β
raymondlinklater 06/Jun Lead dog
Hidden 06/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May Lead
KDhruev 12/May Lead O/S
climbomaniac 26/Apr Lead O/S

Staying left of the arrete at 2nd bolt is pretty hard, but going right via jugs looked like cheating

Hidden 11/Apr Lead RP
James Oswald 11/Apr Lead O/S


with Andy Moles, Ferdia
innes 03/Apr Lead O/S
with Ruth
Hidden 22/Mar Lead rpt
tobydunford 08/Feb Lead RP
with Tomar
shark 07/Feb Lead rpt
Rory Bascombe ?/Dec/14 Lead β
Hidden 02/Nov/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/Sep/14 Lead dog
chrisdevon 29/Sep/14 2nd dnf

Stupid bolting, unenjoyable throughout. Note to self: avoid and go have some actual fun elsewhere.

with Mike
Hidden 17/Sep/14 Lead O/S
TomJ 06/Sep/14 Lead RP
with John, Chris, derico
Hidden 30/Aug/14 Lead O/S
jonleighton 30/Aug/14 Lead rpt
C coldwell-storry 19/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Sion Fletcher-Rees
patus1111 17/Aug/14 TR RP
andyman666999 08/Aug/14 Lead dog

Took a good fall on Flash trying to find good holds following crux at third bolt and easing of angle. Felt crap all the way up, think my head cold seriously affected my performance. Felt like a good route although does feel adventurous due to runouts.

with Owen Davies
Sandy Matt 22/Jul/14 TR dog

Bloody enjoyable, even with plenty of rests!

with Jon
jfreeman 31/May/14 Lead O/S
with Ben Lansbury
Luuuuuke 23/Apr/14 Lead β
with conner, Si
Will Mortimer 12/Apr/14 Lead

Scarily run out section adds to the enjoyment of the climb, great once you get the moves

Tim W 12/Apr/14 Lead dog
Hidden 12/Apr/14 Lead dog
will909 14/Mar/14 Lead β
Paul Robertson 12/Mar/14 TR dog
guy xavier percival 12/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Lots of hard moves with plenty of good rests. Quite tough for the grade

with paul
chris j ?/Mar/14 Lead rpt
lawsy_boy1 ??/2014 Lead RP
jonleighton 16/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/13 TR rpt
arandall 14/Oct/13 2nd dnf

far too hard, i got past the first hard bit then got halfway through the second hard bit but ran out of steam.

Hidden 12/Oct/13 Lead rpt
dbrooks 26/Sep/13 Lead RP
with Dave
Charlotte Warner 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
nath_casper 14/Sep/13 Lead dog

bit of a stiff warmup flash pumped

with dan
dbrooks 08/Sep/13 Lead dog

fell off above 3rd bolt on rp attempt

chakrit 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
emily_allen 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
timmyhobby 16/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Julie Carroll 11/Aug/13 Lead RP
with Rob Russell
Daniel 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Andrea Somaschini
3 Names 03/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Ed Bulman
3 Names 02/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Ed Bulman
Gus 02/Aug/13 Lead
peteharrison06 ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S

A good trad route

Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
DDDD 15/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Very good route but if you fell off whilst clipping the bolt after the run out I'm pretty sure you'd hit the deck.

with Sham
Ellis Butler-Barker 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Best F6 I've done so far! So cool, love the big run-out too.

R2B 01/Jul/13 Lead RP

Took me a couple of goes to get this. A classic at the great with lovely arete climbing.

with Ian B, Charlotte
alek 09/Jun/13 Lead β
Ross.Cooper 09/Jun/13 Lead RP
quiffhanger 09/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Jerome
dmoir 07/Jun/13 Lead RP
Laurence Everitt 29/May/13 Lead β
with Jay Kay
brices 29/May/13 Lead β

nice pumpy warmup

with Jim Pope, Gav
Hidden 29/May/13 Lead O/S
Claudia Harvey 26/May/13 Lead
with Rachel Keys
ambrooker 25/May/13 TR dog
with Zappa, Tom
chiverstom 25/May/13 Lead O/S
with zappa, Alice
J1_TOV 22/May/13 TR β

Used as warm up so lead with rests then TR clean, seems pretty run out and felt hard for grade.

Marky B 03/May/13 Lead O/S
with hannah phillips
shoulders 27/Apr/13 TR
mikeshewring 27/Apr/13 Lead RP
JackMac 02/Mar/13 Lead dnf

Far too run out to be leading with current ankle/foot injuries. Try seconding to the top first...

with Dave
Hidden ?/Mar/13 Lead β
kingholmesy ??/2013 Lead O/S
with Colin
tom106 27/Aug/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Aug/12 TR dog
theotherpetehill 24/Aug/12 Lead dog
with Michelle
TCCB 12/Aug/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead rpt
tom106 15/Jul/12 Lead β
with tom, mikey, si.
rustaldo 11/Jul/12 Lead rpt

felt harder today than last time!

mikeshewring 01/Jul/12 Lead dog
dj_brigham05 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Tom Seccombe 21/May/12 Lead β
with Dale, Tarn, Will, Matt Parkinson
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead β
Rob Pitt 08/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with Nick Saunders, Nick Arding
Hidden 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Philippa Arding 06/Apr/12 TR
with helen pitt
hepitt ?/Apr/12 TR
with Nick Saunders, Phillipa Arding
Elaine Budden ?/Apr/12 Lead β
robbie Warke 16/Mar/12 Lead β

Felt really hard today, surely its 7a if you stick to the left side of arete without sneaking of right too much?

with Jamie Langler
Cailean Harker ??/2012 -
adam cooper*super* 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Never even been on this before having been down ansteys a guzillion times..

with Si Downing
rustaldo 19/Oct/11 Lead O/S

a smashing route!

with Pete
dominic lee 17/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/11 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Compo 23/Sep/11 Lead RP
with Kaveh
Hidden 23/Sep/11 Lead RP
Dan Jenkin 30/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Ollie Benzie, James Marshall
Hidden 30/Aug/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/Aug/11 Lead
Bristoldave 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S
jacobjlloyd 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Not a great line, but the high first bolt gives it enough interest to make it worthwhile. That, and being belayed on a half rope by a well-meaning italian who didn't understand that the manual locking design of my belay plate meant he had to keep his hands on it...

with Davide
Hidden 20/Aug/11 Lead RP
quiffhanger 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
lojant 11/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Pawel Gregorczyk
felixthelion 11/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Nice moves but the route doesn't really flow. The start is pretty bold. The run out section higher up doesn't really matter as you are on very easy ground. No way 6c+.

with Dan craig
lojant 10/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Pawel Gregorczyk
Hidden 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
EmilyElouise 09/Aug/11 2nd dog
alaan 04/Aug/11 Lead O/S
drysori 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
tedj234 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S


with Kate
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead β
Ricky Rocks 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
_m.cox_ 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
highrepute 09/Jul/11 Lead β
Hidden 04/Jul/11 Lead RP
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Pippa 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/11 Lead dog
Ed Booth 29/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/May/11 Lead rpt
Adam Booth 28/May/11 Lead RP
Hidden 28/May/11 Lead
Glyn 23/May/11 Lead O/S
with Amy
mark_wellin 22/May/11 Lead O/S
Ciro 21/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Lead RP
Spacetourist ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Rosea
dan gibson 28/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with andre hedger
Hidden 28/Feb/11 Lead β
James Mitchelmore 15/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Oct/10 Lead O/S
dan gibson 23/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with michael porter
ian caton 29/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Abi
gg4419 ?/Sep/10 TR RP
gg4419 ?/Sep/10 Lead RP
Luke Dawson 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/10 TR dog
Hidden 23/Aug/10 TR rpt
Hidden 19/Aug/10 TR dog
Hidden 14/Aug/10 Lead O/S
derico 03/Aug/10 Lead β
with Dave J
Alex Mason 30/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Great moves, better rests, wanky bolting.

with Mikey G
Mike Goldthorp 30/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Tricky little number. Hard sections interrupted with complete rests, but theyre really good bouldery moves

Richard Hall 12/Jul/10 Lead O/S


with James Marshall
raku 12/Jul/10 Lead RP
with Claudia Hildebrandt, Beata Rakowska
sparkass 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/10 TR dog
Hidden 19/Jun/10 TR dog
tom169 20/May/10 Lead O/S
with Jack
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead RP
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead β
pezzerrr ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
colesy 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S

With darren

Hidden ??/2010 -
Garrouli ??/2010 Lead β
with Mark
Hidden 05/Sep/09 Lead rpt
Morgan Woods 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Brilliant route....worth 3 stars.

with Iain, George
georgel 30/Aug/09 Lead RP
with iain, morgan
jondude 29/Aug/09 -
natalietanzer 28/Aug/09 Lead RP
Hidden 23/Aug/09 2nd dog
Jeff25 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S

bit run out without any real need. Hardest climbing is straight off the deck though.

with Anwen
Jillybean 12/Jul/09 2nd
with Sam
Jon_Warner 07/Jul/09 Lead β

Scary, and very close to coming off!

with Tom
Billg 28/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with James Kauntze
Hidden 22/Jun/09 Lead β
Hidden 03/Jun/09 Lead dog
Hidden 31/May/09 TR
graham knott 17/May/09 TR dnf

Great fun dangling about!

with Phil Webber
Justin T 16/May/09 Lead RP

Blew the onsight a couple of weeks ago at the second bolt - came back to finish the job. Bit bold between 3rd & 4th bolts and the rock is loose there in places...

with Crispin
w.pettet-smith ?/May/09 Lead

got clean on second attempt after dialling when to stay on the left and when to slink off to the right

with josh
jld579 ??/2009 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2009 -
JKinsella ??/2009 Lead β

Think I climbed this in 2009, but possibly 2008. I was pretty rubbish back then, sure it must be 6c. Possibly my first 6c?

tommytwotone 27/Dec/08 2nd RP
shark 27/Dec/08 Lead β
Hidden 09/Dec/08 Lead RP
Hidden 21/Sep/08 Lead β
Paz 21/Sep/08 Lead dog

Damnit Damnit Damit. Got the fear, embarassingly.

with AB, MT, EB
Hidden 19/Sep/08 Lead rpt
Matt Bennett 05/Jul/08 Lead RP
Steve Bell ?/Jul/08 -
with Brian Hannon
bigie bob 26/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/08 Lead RP
Hidden 05/May/08 Lead O/S
hippo99 ?/May/08 Lead O/S
with roby rudolf, tom newberry, si
Docent 20/Oct/07 Lead β
with wojt
richardr ?/Sep/07 Lead RP
Jon Read 19/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Had been rained out of Sharpnose earlier in the day.

with John Wilson
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
sebrider ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Roby Rudolf
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Shane Donnelly
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Paz ??/2003 Lead RP
with BM
westyb3 ??/2003 Lead O/S
serby 01/Apr/00 Lead
Davros the Psyched ??/2000 Lead O/S
Simon cook ??/2000 Lead O/S
Roget 07/May/96 Lead O/S
with jon
robyn1 ??/1996 -
robyn1 ??/1996 -
mattnuttall 08/Aug/93 Lead O/S

was given E46a

with Ian Vickers, Alan Holden
Hidden 26/Jun/93 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/93 Lead
Hidden ??/1993 Lead O/S
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