2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The striking arete is as good as it looks. Protection from small wires is ample and the climbing is technical and sustained. Start up the slope just right of the arete.
1) 5b, 21m. Move leftwards up the wall to the arete and climb its right-hand side to a peg. Make a perplexing few moves up and then left to an easing at a whitish scoop, good small wires. Move right and make a stiff pull to undercuts and a peg above. Easier climbing finishes at a ledge and bolt belay.
2) 11m. Climb easy ground to the top. © Rockfax

FA. P.Biven 1962

Ticklists: Littlejohn South West Climbs, West Country Climbs, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

Jackislav 12/Oct Lead O/S
LanceSolf 11/Sep TR β
with Duncan Potts
Joe Costello 08/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug Lead rpt
alice fuller 21/May Lead β

found loads of gear and took ages , despite urge to back off half way.

petecallaghan 06/May TR rpt
Hidden 27/Apr Lead O/S
Stanners 31/Mar Lead O/S

With a 30 minute time limit to rack up, climb and be on the road home I thought I was pushing it! But turned out fine! what an epic pitch. Possibly my favourite E2 to date. Safe technical climbing but it is quite sustained.

with Andy G
Hidden 26/Mar Lead O/S
Andy Moles 07/Mar 2nd
with Ferdia
ferdia 07/Mar Lead O/S
with Andy
Brian H 08/Feb Lead rpt
dbrooks 24/Jan Lead O/S


with Michael
DredStripe ??/2015 Lead G/U
Hidden ??/2015 -
FATBOYFAT ??/2015 Lead O/S
petegunn 28/Dec/14 Lead


Hidden 28/Dec/14 2nd O/S
Graham Westbrook 26/Sep/14 Lead O/S
alastairbegley 21/Sep/14 Lead

Frustratingly misread the crux and made a big pull the wrong way, rested and then cruised it. Gear low down was a bit dodgy but it improved with height with a bit of searching.

sheelba 21/Sep/14 2nd
Ewan Russell 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Tom Nichols
Hidden 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
OllieF 03/Jul/14 TR RP

Probably would have led after another couple of clean runs on top rope, but ran out of light!

with Ant
5210Hill 24/Jun/14 Lead RP
Lee_Meaden 24/Jun/14 Lead RP
LDJ 19/Jun/14 Lead
with Lou
Hidden 16/Jun/14 Lead O/S
tobydunford 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Harry Martin
Mr Tickle 09/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with RusseyB
lawsy_boy1 ??/2014 Lead
kingholmesy ??/2014 Lead O/S
with Colin
riddle 22/Sep/13 Lead dnf

Just not strong enough.

with Charles Moreton
Hidden 11/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/Sep/13 Lead dnf
andy_pemberton 23/Jul/13 Lead

Still great.

with Sarah Massey
Doug miller 13/May/13 Lead dnf
Dibdawg 06/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Dean177 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Spent 90% of the time looking for the gear, ended up quite run-out...

Luxulyan 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Can confirm only one peg on route now, the higher one above the white scoop. Still fairly well protected to the scoop and then plenty of wires. Great climb, sustained and slightly difficult hold finding.

with Callum
callum brown 02/Feb/13 2nd
with Rich
Tom Seccombe 08/Dec/12 Lead dnf

Fell off above the peg, which wasn't backed up. The peg is now snapped. I was caught just above the floor.

with Harvey
edmitchell 16/Sep/12 2nd
Adam Booth 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Quality, took me a while to figure out the 'stiff pull' between the two pegs. Very well protected.

Hidden 14/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Davebryant ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
sam.hann ?/Aug/12 2nd
Chaman 11/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with David C
Mr Powly 23/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Ian B
markfromstoke 20/Jun/12 -
with Ian
ian d f 20/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Mark
Sean Kelly 06/Jun/12 TR

Neat climbing. Damp conditions.

with Harry Pearce
mark schramm 30/May/12 Lead O/S
with Lyndsay
Lyndsay Superclimber 30/May/12 2nd O/S
with Mark S
Okecroak 18/May/12 2nd
andy_pemberton 16/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Great climb. Technically easy for 5b, but lots of it! No chalk and lots of spider webs made finding the holds and gear placements time consuming. You just have to assume that both will keep on coming!

with Steve Gibson
Toby Dunn 15/Nov/11 Lead
with Justin Timms
Brian H 06/Nov/11 Lead rpt
with Rik
burto 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with hertha
BelayBunney 08/Oct/11 2nd rpt

Repeated as Fx wanted to do it clean. Good work Fx.

francois 08/Oct/11 Lead rpt

Still sketchy on the crux but clean lead. Sat in once on 06/10/11 with chris. Delicate moves on the crux.

with Chris
BelayBunney 06/Oct/11 2nd

Nice route - delicate around the crux slab. Wan't to lead this some time soon...

Ed morris 28/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with ewan
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead
GPN 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Annette
Hidden 16/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Cragrat Rich 16/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Very technically interesting - verging on desperate! Not one for hot sweaty weather... which it was of course! :( Anyway, got dealt with neatly in the end, unlike that E1 to it's right which is F'ING NAILS

Hidden 16/Jul/11 2nd dog
just one more 16/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with tony l, Svenn G
Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
nickdonohue ?/Jun/11 Lead
with Dave Coley
Hidden 31/May/11 Lead dnf
Ed Babs 28/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/11 2nd O/S
Neil Adams 26/May/11 Lead dnf

Had a bit of a mare on this for no apparent reason

jameshiggins 26/May/11 Lead O/S

Lead on the runners Neil had previously placed during his attempt.

with Neil Adams
Luke90 25/May/11 Lead O/S
with Tom B
Ceridwen 21/May/11 Lead O/S
with Shona
Shona H 21/May/11 2nd
Sophie Nunn 21/May/11 Lead O/S
with Tiff
TiffTiff 21/May/11 2nd dog
with Sophie
Master Chief 29/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

sustained climbing!!

Spearos 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S

ARGHHHH.... In a moment of weakness I held onto the second PR... GUTTED! cool route, at least I have a reason to do it again now.

Liam FLeming 29/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 27/Apr/11 Lead rpt
PaulTanton 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Special Robin
Philippa Arding 04/Apr/11 2nd
with nick arding
leohl ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
MH123 17/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 28/Feb/11 Lead rpt
dale1968 25/Feb/11 2nd O/S

great climbing, wish i had the nuts to lead it!

with Tom
Hidden 25/Feb/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Feb/11 Lead O/S
crimpy69 08/Jan/11 TR O/S
Bristoldave 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/10 Lead O/S
jellyfish82 25/Sep/10 2nd O/S
jcook1980 04/Sep/10 2nd
with Dan Walker
Luke Dawson 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/10 2nd
katherinesydney 07/Aug/10 2nd dog

made for a fairly tough warm up! had a hangover, got pumped, rested... a lot. a good climb though

Bobby Gilbert 07/Aug/10 Lead O/S
tskelhon 25/Jul/10 2nd rpt
Jon_Warner 25/Jul/10 Lead rpt

Good to lead it finally. Very well protected if you're savvy.

with Tom
Chris_barr 10/Jun/10 Lead O/S

1st pitch only, nearly fell of getting into scoop.

with Harry
JonHarvey 25/May/10 Lead dog

Spectacular ... couldn't figure out where to go from the niche above 1st peg and got pumped. Rested and did moves out on the left ,,, bit bummed but hey, amazing route! It's 5b but fairly sustained.

Eike 05/May/10 2nd dog
with David Coley
henbot 26/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Dom
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/10 2nd
tom.e 07/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Charlie Everett
cem 05/Apr/10 AltLd dog

Led p1 but not cleanly

Quarryboy 03/Apr/10 TR dog

aww I don't know

with UCR youth squad
Popkids 27/Mar/10 TR β
with Nolan
chris j 07/Mar/10 Lead
with Ben Bradford
adam cooper*super* 11/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/09 Lead β
pezzerrr 03/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/09 Lead O/S
rockferret 08/Aug/09 2nd dog

Good lead from Phil, very unlucky to dog it, especially after doing the crux. I came off twice through the crux. Thought this was quite technical for a 5b

with Phil
Phil79 08/Aug/09 Lead dog

Pumped out & rested on gear after crux. Next time!

with Rockferret
Duncan Campbell 30/Jul/09 Lead G/U

on the actual ascent I did it first go placing every piece of gear on lead, an awesome route with bags of bomber pro wish i hadnt slipped off the last hard move! PUNTER!!

joeurwin 05/Jul/09 2nd dog

found this quite hard, two rests which is a bit lame really. Rained very hard on top (thankfully 4a) pitch. Soaked.

with alex
AlexD 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S

yum what a line!

misterb 20/Jun/09 Lead rpt

felt easy today ,better on the lead

with sim
tskelhon ?/Jun/09 Lead rpt
sinbad 07/May/09 Lead
with Pete
BruceW 04/May/09 Lead dog
with Becca
adamscottthomas 04/Apr/09 2nd O/S

Really cool technical and sustained route

misterb 04/Apr/09 2nd
with sim
Jack_F 02/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Adam copper *super*
Steerpike 26/Mar/09 2nd rpt

By torchlight

with Tommo
Reeges 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S

Really good route with a balancy crux. Not too strenuous but really good climbing.

raku 01/Feb/09 Lead β

approximate date

with Jerome Taylor
Phil79 10/Jan/09 TR O/S
with Nolan and Pete
Hidden ?/Jan/09 Lead O/S
eddy-on-the-rocks ?/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Alex More ??/2009 AltLd O/S
with Rob K
benkelsey ??/2009 2nd O/S
thomb ?/Oct/08 Lead O/S

My third trad lead... I haven't tackled another E2 yet!!

with Nick
Hidden 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Justin T 15/Jul/08 Lead O/S

First E2! Superb route, more gear than you can shake a stick at.

with Crispin
richardr ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Cracking route!

Jon_Warner 25/Jun/08 2nd rpt
with Tom
gknyus 25/Jun/08 TR dnf
Popkids 03/May/08 2nd dog
with Kafoozalem
Steerpike 22/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Mal
Hidden 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
JeromeT ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 11/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Dave Searle 08/Jun/07 Lead

good route

with Nick
tonanf ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with james
misterb ?/Jun/07 2nd
with dave
Hidden 22/May/07 2nd
Owen W-G 18/May/07 AltLd O/S

Good pro well earned, yet still feels a tad necky.

with Simon Denison
Paz 22/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Nice moves and plenty of gear, though the crux is placing it.

with SB
Jon_Warner 05/Apr/07 2nd O/S

I havnt done much at E2 grade, but it seemed pretty friendly for the grade. Gear also seemed reasonable, may lead in future

with Dave a Random
climber sim ??/2007 -
Hidden 14/Aug/06 2nd β
nathanmanc 02/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Chris Todd
chris j 12/Jun/06 Lead rpt
with Chawn
shoulders 14/Apr/06 Lead
with dai
Bern ??/2006 -
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Rob Kennard ??/2005 Lead
with Alex More
Hidden 14/Sep/03 Lead O/S
Ben1983 ?/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/03 Lead O/S
jmhood ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Richard Everson
John Southworth ?/Jul/00 Lead O/S
with Vicky Munn
CraigMac1 ??/2000 -
Roget 04/May/96 Lead O/S
andy_pemberton ??/1996 2nd
with Noel
leadmat ?/Jul/95 Lead O/S

steep and fiddly but very worthwhile

with Chris Hingston
tuftynick ??/1995 Lead
with ben winston
tapley ?/Jul/94 2nd
kristian 28/Feb/94 Lead
pmot ??/1994 -
jcw ?/Mar/92 -
Hidden 22/Aug/90 Lead rpt
Hidden 18/Apr/90 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball ??/1990 Lead
with Alison Dorey
Mickdenali ??/1990 Lead
Hidden ??/1989 2nd
Nick Biven 11/Aug/86 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/84 Lead β
mark-abz ?/Jun/81 TR
Steve Bell ??/1979 -
D Tempest 01/Jul/78 Lead O/S
Simon cook ??/1978 -
Simon cook ??/1974 -
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