Rockfax Description
Reasonably-protected wall climbing linking some subtle features on the face right of Inkerman Groove. Start as for Machete Wall.
Follow Machete Wall until below the short white corner. Move up left to a ring peg and then up to a horizontal break. Take the shallow, left-trending groove, peg, to another peg at its end and make difficult moves left onto the edge of Inkerman Groove at an ivy patch. Move right, thread, and up to meet the top of a thin crack-line on the right, thread. Easier climbing gains the finish of Inkerman Groove. © Rockfax

FA. N.White 1985

Ticklists: Great Wall Climbs of the UK, Littlejohn South West Climbs, West Country Climbs, Ultimate E4 ticklist.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
Hidden 28/Aug Lead RP
Joe Costello 30/May 2nd
tobydunford 10/May TR O/S
Harry Martin
Hidden 27/Apr Lead O/S
Andy Moles 08/Apr Lead β
ferdia 08/Apr 2nd
James Oswald 08/Apr Lead dog

Fell off at the end of the groove into the old peg after struggling to clip that ring bolt.. Second go I was too tired after the hard sections and ran away up inkerman groove. Ace climbing

Ian Burton
ferdia 04/Apr Lead O/S

a shame about all the threads and bolts (5 currently) when there is tonnes of other gear available. turns an otherwise excellent E4 into a semi-clip up. good climbing. a little silly moving back right at the top when you are basically in Inkerman Groove.

kingholmesy ??/2015 Lead rpt

Another one put to bed after failing to get it clean last year.

Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden 01/Oct/14 Lead RP
Lee_Meaden 11/Sep/14 Lead RP
Brian H 10/Jul/14 Lead

Did it this time, after previous fall when attempting onsight. Excellent route with good protection.

Hidden 10/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Duncan Campbell 26/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Mega. I TR-ed Black Death when I first started climbing and so was always saving this. Brilliant technical climbing that is for the most part well protected. All the Cassin rings are brand new, threads in good nick, plus you get some sinker small wires. One peg in the groove is poor but it is not crucial.

Brian H 26/Jun/14 Lead dnf

Fell just after second ring peg due to shoddy footwork - then the heavens opened. Will try again soon. Very good climbing.

Duncan Campbell, Kafoozalem
Hidden 16/Jun/14 2nd β
burto ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/14 Lead dnf
Ben Russell 26/May/14 2nd dog

Really good climbing. Top section of route gives exposure and technical moves with decent holds! Spicy I believe... Had to take a rest as my shoes have little amount of traction on limestone (Cramping out).

Tom Newberry
kingholmesy ??/2014 Lead dog

A poor effort.

lawsy_boy1 ??/2014 Lead
Johnny Baker ??/2013 -
Marti999 28/Aug/12 Lead O/S
debbie roberts 28/Aug/12 2nd
Graham Atkins 28/Jul/12 Lead

fluffed the onsight then 1st RP

Bristoldave 10/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Justin T 31/Mar/12 Lead RP

Been on this route so many times in the past it's embarrassing so finally got had to get back on and get it done.

francois 06/Nov/11 TR dnf
Luke Dawson 12/Jul/11 Lead O/S
petecallaghan 25/May/11 TR dog

Shunted. Hard and intimidating at the crux.

adam cooper*super* ?/Apr/11 Lead rpt

cleaned this one up after last time!

Dave Searle ??/2011 -
adam cooper*super* 08/Dec/10 Lead rpt


Jack_F 17/Sep/10 Lead O/S

brilliant route awesome moves moving off that undercut... Fantastic

Max hodges
MH123 17/Sep/10 2nd
feilx 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/10 TR dnf
Hidden 24/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Toby Dunn 24/Aug/10 Lead O/S
thomb ?/Jun/10 TR dnf
Brown 03/Jan/10 Lead O/S
chris j 08/Oct/09 2nd β
Ben Bradford
eddy-on-the-rocks 21/May/09 Lead O/S

Lovely jubbly. Good threads in situ.

Steerpike 23/Apr/09 2nd dog
Justin T 21/Dec/08 Lead dog

Awesome climbing, great gear, my next project for sure!

Dave Searle 12/Oct/08 Lead

super nice.

Steerpike 08/May/08 TR dog
JeromeT ??/2008 Lead
pezzerrr 08/Apr/07 Lead O/S
climber sim ??/2007 -
guyblackwood 07/Aug/06 2nd dog

Tough hombre! very powerful moves traversing the face, (too powerful for me- took one rest). Very hard, sustained 6a climbing.

Mark Glaister
DJonsight ??/2000 -
Tim M ??/2000 2nd
sadams 20/Jun/98 Lead O/S
Andy Long
Roget 14/Jun/97 Lead O/S
shark 22/Oct/87 Lead

2 falls

Nick White
Steve Bell ??/1979 -
High E5
Mid E5
Low E5
High E4
Mid E4
Low E4
High E3
Mid E3
Low E3
Votes cast 12
High 6b
Mid 6b
Low 6b
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
Votes cast 15
Votes cast 13
Style of ascent
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Not Set