Rockfax Description
Brilliant wall-climbing on excellent rock. Start in the centre of the wall at a boulder below a wide horizontal crack at 3m.
From the wide crack move onto the wall above via a pocket up and right. Follow the wall on good holds to the wide mid-height break of The Smile. Traverse the wide break left for 5m to below an old ring-peg in the upper wall. Climb the fingery wall past the peg to the top. © Rockfax

FA. C. Nicholson 16.8.84 16/Aug/1984

Ticklists: Great Wall Climbs of the UK, West Country Climbs, Ultimate E3 ticklist, Alex's Cornwall and Devon ticklist.

Hidden 18/Oct 2nd
redjerry 02/Sep Lead O/S
with Robert Duran
mattnuttall 16/Aug Lead O/S


EmilyElouise 16/Aug 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Aug Lead O/S
Dan Vaj 03/Aug 2nd O/S
with Stu bradbury
Jackislav 19/Jul Lead O/S
ferdia 18/Jul Lead O/S
with Misha, Andrew Wilson
Misha 18/Jul 2nd O/S

Great route. Got up and left from the star shaped pocket to reach better holds. Easy middle section, then the crux above the Smile break - have to make some pulls above gear. E3 felt spot on.

Andrew Wilson 18/Jul 2nd O/S
with Ferdia
benkelsey 10/Jul 2nd O/S

Total path! Felt super fresh at the top. Good effort on shauns first e3.

with Shaun Humphreys
shaunhumphreys 09/Jul Lead O/S

First E3 sick route kept expecting a hard crux but seemed pretty steady!

Hidden 29/Jun Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Jun Lead O/S
Liam Ingram 07/Jun 2nd O/S
with Nick Bryan
nickb1 06/Jun Lead O/S
with liam ingram
willackers 06/Jun 2nd β


with Rob Napier
phil64 26/May Lead O/S

Great pitch felt like E2 if wraith is given E4! in Rockfax!!

with Ali Taylor
Spearos 25/May Lead O/S
with Riggo
Hidden 10/May Lead O/S
ollie_e 09/May Lead O/S

Spectacular route!

tobydunford 09/May 2nd β
with Harry Martin
red_rhodesha 09/May 2nd
gidmord 04/May 2nd O/S
with John Tanner
John Tanner 04/May Lead O/S
adam 24 11/Apr Lead O/S
with Caroline
quiffhanger 11/Apr Lead O/S

Another brill route.

with Rachel
Hidden 11/Apr 2nd O/S
Pippa 31/Aug/14 2nd rpt
mountain_jay 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S

brill. didn't feel too bad at all.

Hidden 31/Aug/14 2nd
chris wyatt 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Started wrong but after that was sorted (ie left of the star shaped pocket then up right) this was excelent

with rich
Hidden 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
tash 23/Aug/14 2nd

Amazing rock.

with ali k
AlexD 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Ed
Hidden 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S
JM 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Stevo
Sarah Black 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead O/S
markalmack 31/May/14 Lead O/S
with james marjot
Hidden 31/May/14 2nd O/S
R2B 17/May/14 Lead O/S

Great line. One of the best on the wall.

with Rooker
Mr Tickle 17/May/14 2nd O/S
with RusseyB
Hidden 16/May/14 2nd
Luxulyan 04/May/14 Lead O/S
with Tim
alice fuller 04/May/14 TR O/S
tim.fairhall 04/May/14 2nd O/S
with Richard
kingholmesy ??/2014 Lead O/S
with Mark the vet
mike mo ??/2014 -
Johnny Baker 20/Sep/13 AltLd
with Sam Richards
misterb 10/Sep/13 2nd O/S

very good , a bit awkward/dirty at the top.

with nick
Graham Westbrook 05/Sep/13 Lead O/S
mike lawrence? 03/Sep/13 2nd
with FatRob
jas128 08/Aug/13 2nd β
Hidden 08/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Tala M 27/Jul/13 TR O/S
Dave Searle 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Tom Seccombe 28/Nov/12 Lead O/S
AJM 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Ace fun. Bottom felt a bit sketchy, smaller holds and fiddlier gear, then I just kept plugging away til the top. I love sport climbing fitness :)

Hidden 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad 18/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with loundsy
JeromeT 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Tom P, Ian
Jen Crook 24/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden 24/Jul/12 Lead
James Oswald 28/Jun/12 2nd O/S

pretty straightforward but good fun. ace

Hidden 25/Jun/12 2nd dog
Pete Graham 26/Feb/12 Lead
with Ben Silvestre
Bob ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
WB 29/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Guy
Adam Booth 16/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Ed Booth 16/Sep/11 2nd O/S

getting quite cold by the rain at this point.

GuyM ?/Sep/11 2nd
with will
soph ?/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Helena Robinson
Hidden 30/Aug/11 2nd O/S
dan gibson 30/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with michael porter
JRae 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/11 2nd
annetweddell 02/Aug/11 2nd
with Jeff
Hidden ?/Aug/11 2nd
Tim M 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Emma
climbergg 31/Jul/11 2nd
dj_brigham05 01/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Really amazing climbing. A walk in the park if you are strong or fit. Loads of amazing gear and plenty of opportunity to rest

pete87abs 01/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Fultonius 27/May/11 Lead O/S

Back in the game! Cool route, great week!

with Burnsie
Neil Adams 27/May/11 2nd O/S
jameshiggins 27/May/11 Lead O/S


with Neil Adams
Hidden 27/May/11 2nd O/S
ellis 01/May/11 Lead β

Previously 2nd first half.

with Tom Holdsworth
Fran S8 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
liamoloughlin 24/Apr/11 2nd
PaulTanton 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Special Robin
Hidden 18/Apr/11 2nd
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Robin Warden ??/2011 2nd
with Tall Paul
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden 24/Oct/10 2nd
Pippa 24/Oct/10 Lead
with Jon
chris j 26/Sep/10 Lead rpt

Fell off at the peg the day before & abbed for the gear, nice to get it this time!

with Doug
Dave Turnbull, BMC 26/Sep/10 2nd rpt

Led in mid-90s

with Rich Mayfield
Mike W 12/Sep/10 Lead β
Bristoldave 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/10 2nd dog
CarolineH 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Dave
pezzerrr 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Si dH 11/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Neil Furniss
Hidden 11/Aug/10 Lead O/S
thomasadixon 05/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Recommend not screwing up rope work right at the bottom and having drag all the way up! Wicked route.

with Becca
BeccaSnowden 05/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Tom
miastacey ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Bob Smith
Hidden 26/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/10 2nd
Brown 17/Jul/10 2nd β

Got E4 in the Pat Littlejohn guide. I feel ripped off!

with Ben Lepesant
Hidden 11/Jul/10 Lead β
Justin T 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Steady going on soft? Nice climbing, though!

with Cherry
Hidden 12/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 06/Mar/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 10/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Ed Babs 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Mike Hawkins
Hidden 27/Sep/09 Lead rpt
Chad123 11/Aug/09 AltLd rpt

Emily cruised it especially top half - still an excellent steep wall climb with lovely moves. Not at all bold if you are clever with cams....

with Emily
Hidden 15/Jul/09 Lead O/S
shark 29/May/09 Lead rpt

I thought the moves up right past the 'star' at 10 feet was the crux.

Toby Dunn 14/Apr/09 Lead
with Alex Hughes
Hidden ??/2009 -
sara n 10/Oct/08 TR
with Neville Contractor
Hidden 03/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/07 Lead O/S
alaan 23/Aug/07 Lead O/S


with Rich
Chad123 06/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Classic wall climbing, in a great position on the top wall. Was pumped but just kept going!

with Jo and Vet Tom
eddy-on-the-rocks 06/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Ben
Hidden 04/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/07 Lead β
richardr ?/Aug/07 2nd rpt
dannyboy83 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Marti999 07/Jun/07 Lead
Hidden 07/Jun/07 2nd O/S
Urgles 21/May/07 2nd O/S
with Fiend
Hidden 05/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/07 2nd
datoon 07/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with MJ
ecowaller 04/Apr/07 2nd O/S

second for nick...I had lead this route years ago so didn't remember it at all, great route

with Nick Arding
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
bronsonite 03/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Alex Cannon
Alex Mason 25/Jul/06 Lead O/S

even better and not much harder than out of the blue 4*. is this the best crag in the world.

feilx 17/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Crazy Tom
beanfingers 17/Jun/06 2nd O/S

tricky bit at the top

with felix
chris j 14/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Ben Bradford
Hidden 11/Jun/06 -
Bern ??/2006 -
Dave-Westlake ??/2006 -
LC ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
tuftynick ??/2005 Lead O/S
cornishben ?/Aug/04 2nd O/S
with Mike Raine
Smelly Fox ?/Aug/04 2nd
Adam Ellwood 22/May/04 Lead O/S
with Praker
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Viv
Dave Musgrove Jnr 24/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with Viv
Billg 16/Jun/00 Lead O/S
with Roy Ruddle
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/May/99 2nd
Rich Kirby ?/Aug/98 Lead O/S
with Robin
Hidden 06/Apr/98 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1998 -
Hidden 15/Aug/97 Lead O/S
Roget 16/Jun/97 Lead O/S
lowersharpnose 26/May/97 Lead O/S
with tombawimba
Derek Ryden 28/Aug/95 Lead O/S
with Jim Cheshire
GuySummers ??/1995 Lead
mattnuttall 19/Jul/94 2nd O/S
with Alan Holden
Hidden ??/1994 Lead O/S
FATBOYFAT ??/1994 -
with Dave Henderson
Alan James - UKC and UKH 05/Aug/93 Lead
with Phil Baker
Ian Jones ?/Aug/93 Lead O/S


with Karen Ghiselli
Steve Crowe 12/Jul/93 Lead O/S
with KM
whispering nic ?/May/92 -
with Graham Iles
Hidden ??/1991 -
Mark Kemball ??/1990 Lead
with Alison Dorey
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