Rockfax Description
One of the Culm Coast's greatest lines - both intimidating and sustained. A good number of cams is needed. Start below the steepening corner on the left of the face.
Follow the corner past an awkward initial section to below the smooth-walled upper corner. Climb the sustained corner-crack to the small upper overhang, pull over this to reach the top just above. © Rockfax

FA. Keith Darbyshire 30.4.71 30/Apr/1971

Ticklists: Kernow, West Country Climbs, UK Classic Corners, Ultimate HVS ticklist, Alex's Cornwall and Devon ticklist.

Nathan Chrismas 17/Oct Lead O/S

Outstanding, probably my favourite lead to date. Long, plenty to keep you thinking and plenty of time to think about it. Hexes beat cams, and run it out at the end!

climbhannahclimb 16/Oct Lead O/S
with Jack Gray
petecallaghan 10/Oct 2nd rpt
with Scott, Jamie Trump
Jamiet297 10/Oct 2nd O/S

Fantastic route

with Scott Borden, Pete Callaghan
Hidden 10/Oct 2nd O/S
DredStripe 04/Oct Lead O/S
with D Harvey
Jackislav ?/Oct 2nd O/S

Followed Hannah on the flawless on-sight!

simon1965 08/Aug Lead O/S

Felt a bit scary in parts on loose rock, hardest to finish.

with Henry
HenryMeier 08/Aug 2nd O/S
Dan Vaj 03/Aug 2nd O/S
with Stu bradbury
ChristyCole 19/Jul Lead O/S
with Dan
robgixer 16/Jul 2nd
Adam Hill 10/Jul 2nd
with Simon
Matt77 10/Jul Lead O/S

Requires some care as a couple of sections were a little loose. An intimidating line which feels easier as soon as you actually commit to climbing it.

RyanOsborne 10/Jul 2nd
Hidden 09/Jul Lead
Norman_P_W 09/Jul 2nd
with Bob M
Michael Aylen 29/Jun Lead dog

climbed down before the main part of the route bit soon to get on should have built up to it more

with Chels
Luke Dawson 25/Jun 2nd O/S
Spearos 25/May 2nd β
with Riggo
manbat 20/May Lead O/S

Save some big cams for the final few metres - I used all mine earlier in the route, so had a spicy, run-out finish. Great route - a lot of climbing for your money!

with Luke Randall
Adam Booth 12/May 2nd rpt

HVS? More like Scottish grade VI! Terrifying. Did it to get to the top of some other routes.

Ed Booth 12/May Lead rpt

To get to top of the Fin

Jelly Mould Surfer 10/May 2nd rpt

A bit of Banterwang

Hidden 10/May Lead dog
Joel Perkin 10/May 2nd O/S
with Big Rob, Dad
dbrooks 04/May Lead O/S

amazing, gotta be one of the best HVS around.... as good as Moonraker?

with Claire
Hidden 04/May 2nd
andrewmcleod 26/Apr 2nd O/S
ewalker278 26/Apr Lead
Hidden 13/Apr Lead O/S
Wendy Watthews 05/Apr 2nd O/S
with Beni, joe c
JoeCoxson 05/Apr Lead O/S

Amazing climb, it just keeps coming. Glad I saved a blue cam for the top, meant I didn't have to faf before the last few strong moves.

Ian Jones 05/Apr Lead O/S

Classic and a nice warm up.

with Robert Durran (aka 'Big Bob')
Luxulyan 04/Apr Lead O/S
with Abi
Hidden 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Stone Muppet 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Spooky route needing lots of big gear

with jg
Lee_Meaden 06/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Luke Robinson
chrisdevon 02/Sep/14 2nd
with Jonathan Preston
markfromstoke 01/Sep/14 2nd
with Pete H, Ian
ian d f 01/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Pete H, Mark
Hidden ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
chris wyatt 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Really good climb - Just keep s coming at you

with rich
AlexD 15/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Some hollow sounding flakes!

with Ed
timreynolds 27/Jul/14 Lead
gg4419 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
nickstephens 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Dave Turnbull, BMC 19/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 11/Jul/14 Lead
oddtoast 11/Jul/14 2nd

Wow, very memorable and slightly scary route, particularly as Gav got dived bombed by falcons (?) at the top.

with Gav
Hidden 01/Jul/14 2nd
francois 29/Jun/14 2nd
3kidsandanorton 21/Jun/14 2nd
R2B 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Charlotte
Hidden 01/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Jelly Mould Surfer 21/May/14 Lead O/S

After work - I found the crux at the start of the final crack, not the overhang. Top route. (and a damn site better than my last Keith Derbyshire route (Hassle at Wrangles)

with Mike Thorpe
CurlyStevo 17/May/14 2nd
with clipskipper
clipskipper 17/May/14 Lead O/S

Great line, and a great belay at the top. Steady, and needs a good supply of mid-range cams.

Hidden 04/May/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/May/14 Lead O/S
Sophie Nunn 03/May/14 2nd rpt
with Tim .
tim.fairhall 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Sophie
Mark Kemball 23/Jan/14 Lead
Frank the Husky ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
kingholmesy ??/2014 2nd O/S
with Mark the vet
Hidden ??/2014 2nd
Hidden 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Tubs 22/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Stuart, AJM
AJM 22/Sep/13 2nd β
Hidden 21/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 25/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead
masa-alpin 16/Aug/13 2nd rpt

Adele lead.

with Dave W-J, Adele L
Hidden 12/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 12/Aug/13 Lead
kim.mulji 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Fantastic climb. Looks intimidating from a distance, but there is a crack for climbing and protection up the right side lower down. Plenty of places for rests, and the top-out is fun, with large holds. You need lots of large and medium-large cams - I took 3 of each.

oscaig 11/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Intimidating appearance and quite pumpy but there are great holds and good gear all the way up. Never too technical or hard - lower end HVS 5a? Fabulous climb though and a good steady lead by Kim.

Matthew Robinson 06/Aug/13 2nd
with Nico
RCrockford 27/Jul/13 2nd
with Mike B
Tala M 26/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Grabtheslab 24/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 20/Jul/13 2nd rpt
Dilwat 12/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Such good moves and a great top out.

with Tom M
whiteexplorer 12/Jul/13 2nd O/S

super pumpy climbing,a nice cool location for a hot day

with Dilwat
LukeyG 09/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 08/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Andy Moles 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Burton
ferdia 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Andy
Hidden 28/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/13 2nd O/S
masa-alpin 26/May/13 2nd β

Simon lead. I jammed all the way. Great route.

paultaylor 18/May/13 2nd
will moy 18/May/13 Lead O/S

awesome, some unnerving wobbly flakes at mid height. sustained the whole way. found boomer hand jams at the top

with paul taylor
Hidden 11/May/13 2nd
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead rpt
Joel Perkin 06/May/13 2nd O/S

Really nice, looked intimidating on lead!

with Big Rob
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead O/S
alexjz 05/May/13 2nd O/S

Awesome climbing on a great line!! The scariest part is abbing off the thousand pieces of tat and rusty biners. I added my spare maillon in the mix.

stuart34 05/May/13 2nd
with mel b
robgixer ?/May/13 2nd
AidanMorris ?/May/13 Lead O/S
stuart34 27/Apr/13 2nd
with t moore
demarcation86 27/Apr/13 Lead

Hanging belay faff, apart from that pretty cool. Move at the top is fine.

with Stu Piolet
ejected ??/2013 -
Graham Westbrook 13/Sep/12 2nd
Rob84 07/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Ben Wolstenholme, Rob Adie
Mayo 06/Sep/12 Lead
Alex the Alex ?/Sep/12 2nd

Steves first HVS and what a one to do!

Bex_M 14/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Duncan Dunbar
The_Boy_ODwyer 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Nice steady climbing, scary place...

with Ian Lau
Graeme Hammond 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Stunning, one of the best HVSs I've ever done. Shame it started to drizzle as we abseiled off as so much more to do here...

with Becky E
Hidden 12/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Becky E 12/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Steve Mooney ?/Aug/12 Lead

First ever HVS... Amazing route and a fun race against the tide!

rustaldo 29/Jul/12 2nd rpt
with Lewis
Lewis Stewart 29/Jul/12 Lead O/S
crispycodd 22/Jul/12 2nd O/S

First route and what a cracker. Gets harder as you get higher and a great finish round the overhang at the top.

Hidden 17/Jul/12 Lead
Hinchrn 26/Jun/12 Lead O/S

A proper top climb, with a little hart bracket of a move right at the top, just when your nice and pumped. Oh and for finding this crag, don't put Combe into your sat nav. You will bitaly disappointed. Put stibb in instead. Gets you much closer.

rustaldo 26/Jun/12 2nd O/S

Great lead for Hinchy, his first HVS! Never too strenuous, one harder move at the top. Had an epic finding the crag in zero vis.

Hidden 25/Jun/12 2nd
Spearos 20/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Mike
timdi ?/Jun/12 Lead
Pippa 12/May/12 2nd O/S
Jim Brooke 12/May/12 Lead
with Pip
Hidden 06/May/12 2nd
misterb 06/May/12 Lead O/S
with cherry
Hidden 07/Apr/12 2nd
tobydunford 05/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Toby Pitts Tucker
Hidden 02/Apr/12 Lead rpt
bigdan050 ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Awesome route great exposure, sustained with good gear, just take lots of it!

burto 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with emilie techer, tom powell
Mr Powly 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Hertha
Pete Graham 26/Feb/12 2nd
with Ben Silvestre
Ian JL ??/2012 Lead O/S
adie84 ??/2012 -
Mark Kemball 25/Nov/11 Lead
with Lee Bartrop
dannyboy83 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Best HVS I've ever done!

Tom Seccombe 23/Oct/11 Lead rpt
tim exley 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S

scary layback at the top

mark schramm 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
nroyal 15/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
chris ebbutt 15/Oct/11 2nd
with Nick
Lyndsay Superclimber 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Mark S
Hidden 30/Sep/11 2nd
just one more 29/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Brilliant line,steady until crux at very top

with Phil K
Hidden 28/Sep/11 2nd
Jim Malo 16/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Stu
alice fuller 15/Sep/11 2nd O/S
soph ?/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Helena Robinson
mark20 30/Aug/11 2nd O/S
CRiddiford 30/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Mark
lithos 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Very intimidating, lots of gear (large/huge wires) but I found nuts pulling through the sandstone somewhat unnerving. Technically I thought it was fine, I was a bit fazed though.

petecallaghan 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Great route, although a bit intimidating, it's not as hard as it looks and is top quality bridgelastic from floor to ceiling.

Neil Rigiani 28/Aug/11 2nd O/S

A rather intimidating climb at first sight but it turned out to be an excellent climb with good gear and holds.

James Oswald 18/Aug/11 Lead O/S

A good route, the longest belay of my life. Spent a long time removing a cam.

with Chris White
wi11 16/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Rob G
Different Steve 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Emma Hawkins
Fran S8 08/Aug/11 Lead O/S
mary 06/Aug/11 2nd
MoWalker3 06/Aug/11 -

As promised to Mary.

with Quiet Ian
Bristoldave 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
francois 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S

The corner keeps coming at you. And the crux moves at the top were quite tasty

with Chawn
Hidden 03/Jul/11 2nd rpt
dale1968 03/Jul/11 2nd O/S

brillant,don't miss this one!

with Tom
Hidden 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
CRiddiford 26/Jun/11 2nd
with Becca
BeccaSnowden 26/Jun/11 Lead dog

Very intimidated after backing off previously. Think I'm scared of heights! Eventually got up with rests after a few tries. Very top of the grade imo. Last move felt like 5b!

jakenichol 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Jon_Warner 04/Jun/11 2nd O/S

ok so it was incredible and worth the faff of getting to at high tide. note to self bring rock shoes next time.

with Tom
tskelhon 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Awesome, such a long pitch!

haylow 04/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 27/May/11 Lead O/S
jonnie3430 27/May/11 Lead O/S
with Carol
Carol Goodall 27/May/11 2nd
Hidden 24/May/11 Lead O/S
Fultonius 24/May/11 2nd
Neil Adams 24/May/11 Lead O/S
jameshiggins 24/May/11 2nd
with Neil Adams
Hidden 14/May/11 Lead dnf
Hidden 12/May/11 Lead
victim of mathematics 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Totally brilliant. As good a pitch of HVS as I've climbed anywhere.

crossdressingrodney 23/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Totally brill.

climbingpixie 23/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with Andy
Hidden 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
culmclimberRob 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S

long and it really does eat gear

with tom
Hidden 18/Apr/11 Lead
Jessie Rushbrooke 17/Apr/11 2nd
edmitchell 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Adam Booth 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Scary... wouldn't be a very nice fall!

Gigga 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Dan, shorty83
Shorty83 20/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Onion 20/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Lots of fun, huge amount of laybacking at the top for an thuggy finish.

Hidden 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Craig Geddes 05/Mar/11 2nd
with Chris Goddard
Hidden 12/Feb/11 Lead
mike hooper 12/Feb/11 2nd O/S

hard climb very cold. Cant wait for summer

with little rich
Hidden ??/2011 2nd
andy dunn 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Really, really long... Totally surreal peering through the upper crack just below the rabbit ears and being able to see sunlight on the other side... Such a surreal feeling!

with J
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Lead
Pippa 24/Oct/10 2nd
with Jon
Hidden 16/Oct/10 Lead
monsteratt 10/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Felt hard and oh so long. Good lead Mr A. I was bricking it on second.

Andrew Abraham 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
chris j 26/Sep/10 Lead rpt
with Doug
Sophie Nunn 11/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Floris
arandall 02/Sep/10 2nd O/S
benkelsey 02/Sep/10 Lead O/S

very good, long route with atmospheric ab off the bunny ears.

Tom Seccombe 28/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Stu Bradbury
Ceridwen 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Mark
Si dH 11/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Neil Furniss
Hidden 11/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/10 -
thomasadixon 04/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Feels really out there at the top, take lots of draws! Felt hard for HVS to me.

with Becca
BeccaSnowden 04/Aug/10 2nd dog

Tried to lead then fell off just before the top when seconding.

with Tom
Hidden 03/Aug/10 2nd O/S
msoldn 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S


with Jason
Hidden 31/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 28/Jul/10 -
Hidden 06/Jul/10 Lead
philhilo 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Superb! Best HVS I have done in a long while. What a place.

with misha
Misha 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S

First climb at LSN and what a great line! Not that hard for HVS but most enjoyable. The ab point features the biggest collection of rotting tat and crabs that I've ever seen.

with Phil
mackem 25/May/10 2nd O/S
Steve Lenartowicz ?/May/10 -
with Clare
JeromeT ??/2010 Lead O/S
richiebongo ??/2010 Lead O/S
with Peet Cooper
Hidden 27/Sep/09 2nd rpt
chris j 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Top route, even when a bit damp...! Long pitch, lots of mid-large wires & large friends.

with Doug
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
irish paul 08/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Dave Ripley
Hidden 29/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/09 Lead O/S
uncontrollable 13/Jun/09 Lead
with Viskii
Hidden 13/Jun/09 2nd
simon kimber 23/May/09 Lead O/S
with Hamish Rowe
Mike W ?/May/09 Lead O/S
Legs ?/May/09 2nd O/S
with Mike
Phil79 15/Nov/08 2nd O/S
with Pete
sara n 09/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Take big cams, and make sure you save one or two for the end of the climb!

with Neville Contractor
climbingpixie 18/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Really good pitch, very steady and not too tricky until the final few moves!

with James
Hidden 18/Sep/08 2nd O/S
AJH 19/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Crispin
Justin T 28/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Crispin
existing debt 25/Jun/08 2nd
with Iain a
Hidden 08/May/08 TR
Steerpike 05/May/08 2nd rpt
with Tommo
Hidden 15/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/07 2nd
Steerpike 26/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Bruce
dan gibson 23/Oct/07 Lead rpt
with anna barnes
Hidden 12/Sep/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Sep/07 Lead O/S
John Kettle 29/Aug/07 Lead O/S
mrtom 25/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Great line, good climb. Lots of bridging/resting so a nice HVS. Great last move and stunning location

with Roger HSmith
Hidden 25/Aug/07 2nd O/S
richardr ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
riddle ?/Aug/07 2nd

fun, fun, fun! the DMM size 4 cam wedged firmly in the crack is mine , this was its first and only outing.

with Tom Elliot
brian watson 10/Jun/07 2nd
with scott and gary
Ed Babs ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Kate
sebrider ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Really nice, sustained and long, nice nice nice!

with Mark Barnett
eugeneth 20/May/07 2nd O/S
with Seb
Hidden 13/Apr/07 2nd
ecowaller ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
dan gibson 25/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with helen gibson
Dave Kerr 12/Aug/06 Lead
with Jill Kerr
Hidden 24/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/06 Lead
gonggashan ?/Jun/06 2nd
with Dan Perrott
Urgles 12/May/06 Lead O/S
with Ady Short
cem 17/Apr/06 2nd
Hidden 13/Feb/06 2nd rpt
phsharpy ?/Feb/06 Lead O/S
with Nick Ingram
Dave-Westlake ??/2006 -
Hidden 13/Jul/05 2nd
Norman_P_W 13/Jul/05 Lead
with Bob M
Paz ?/Jun/05 2nd β

Bog standard classic HVS groove.

with TS
Hidden 29/May/05 2nd
westaway ??/2005 Lead O/S
_m.cox_ ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Adam Mulholland
Hidden ?/Oct/04 2nd O/S
skygodley 15/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with SarahM
Hidden 11/Oct/03 Lead O/S
rockpool 04/Sep/03 2nd O/S

a sustained fantastic line| will be back to lead this one.

with vince, zin
Samuel P 20/Apr/03 2nd

cold day

with Luke
Jason Gotel ?/Apr/03 Lead
with Pippa Lansdown
Hidden ?/May/02 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/01 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 24/Jul/01 2nd O/S
with Viv
Hidden ??/2001 -
Boxy 03/Sep/00 Lead O/S
with Chris
Billg 16/Jun/00 Lead O/S
with Roy Ruddle
Roget 05/Jun/00 Lead O/S
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
Tim M ??/2000 -
andy_pemberton ??/2000 Lead
with Zoe Billinghurst, Rich Mayfield
nickdonohue 30/Aug/99 Lead
with Ashley Hold
Hidden 13/Jun/99 2nd
Hidden 06/Apr/98 2nd O/S
mikej 01/Jun/97 2nd
with Nick Salmon
Hidden 07/Jun/96 Lead
GuySummers ??/1995 Lead
colin milton 17/Jul/94 Lead
with eric milton
Hidden 14/Jun/92 Lead O/S
rogerskews 27/May/91 Lead O/S

Great route with fabulous finish

with Bryn Roberts
Mark Kemball ??/1990 Lead
Hidden 21/Jul/87 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/87 Lead O/S
charlesmfrench ??/1987 Lead O/S
Steve Bell ??/1986 -
Chris Terrey 17/Apr/81 Lead
with Richard Langthorpe
Hidden 18/Jun/80 Lead
mark-abz 04/May/80 Lead
with Rob S
Hidden ??/1980 Lead O/S
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