2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A varied and testing hybrid which is both delicate and strenuous. Start right of Fly on the Wall at the base of the slabby front face.
1) 5a, 16m. Climb the thin weakness 4m right of the slabby arete to the overhangs. Move left under the overhangs to the arete and move awkwardly around it. Move steeply up and back right above the overhang and belay immediately below an overhanging corner.
2) 5a, 15m. Climb the overhanging corner and at its steepest point use good holds on the left arete to gain easier ground above that leads to the top. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A varied and testing hybrid which is both delicate and strenuous. Start right of Fly on the Wall at the base of the slabby face.
1) 5a. Climb the weakness 4m right of the slabby arete. Move left under the overhangs to the arete. Move up and back right above the overhang (not direct). Move right again to a belay.
2) 5a. Move back left into the overhanging corner on the arete and follow this to easier climbing.

FA. Silken Thread T.Patey 1958 / Imperialist L.Benstead & D. Morrod 1969

Ticklists: Kernow, West Country Climbs.

onlyfoddington 21/Nov 2nd O/S

Good mix of styles, tricky gaining the traverse line.

with Ian
ian d f 21/Nov Lead O/S
Lumbering Oaf 05/Sep AltLd O/S

Led P1. Good slab climbing with a slightly awkward move left to the short wall before the belay stance. Well protected where it matters. P2 also good value for money.

manbat 05/Sep AltLd dog

Followed P1. I found this hard and awkward, and would have struggled to lead it. Took a big fall leading P2. Mis-read the sequence and powered on through above gear to reach the good hold, but was all out of balance. Fell all the way back to the belay ledge - nice one! Had to have another rest on the 2nd attempt, before sorting myself out and doing it on the 3rd go. Despite my difficulties, this is a great, and varied climb, though I think it's hard for the grade.

Hidden 18/Aug Lead O/S
Giles Eperon 08/Aug AltLd

Led P1. Quite hard traverse and awkward corner move. Much fun!

with Dan Wilcox, Matt Titterington
matt1024 08/Aug AltLd O/S

Led overhanging pitch (p2). Great climb of two contrasting pitches, well worth doing

crispycodd 30/Jun AltLd O/S

Led P1, Stephen led P2. P1 does not have any gear until at the overhang but then has loads, nice move round left and then back right above the overhang. P2 steep to start with but much easier above the overhang.

islandlynx 21/Jun AltLd O/S

Led p2 which felt easy. Contrasting pitches

Matt77 21/Jun AltLd O/S

I led pitch 1.

with Shane
Hidden 14/Jun 2nd
Mr Tickle 29/Dec/14 AltLd rpt

Led p1

with Will B
Jim Malo 18/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with Stu
Hidden 18/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/14 AltLd rpt
Hidden 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S
dbrooks 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S

led both pitches

with gidmord
gidmord 13/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with dbrooks
Hidden 11/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
timreynolds 11/Jun/14 Lead
Sarah Welsh 11/Jun/14 2nd
Felix Ottey 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Led all pitches after partner got spooked on last pitch... Almost feels bottom end E1.

Joby 16/May/14 2nd O/S
with Tom Bunn
Phil79 09/May/14 AltLd dog

2nd pitch. Rested on nut at top of overhang. Good climbing.

with Steve H
Dilwat 25/Apr/14 Lead rpt

led both pitches.Pitch one feels bold but there is gear if you search around. Good footwork helps. P2 has less finesse. Great climb with loads of variety.

whiteexplorer 25/Apr/14 2nd O/S

struggled but succeeded

with Dave Piper, Dilwat
Paul Hy 09/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Jack G
Jackislav 09/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Good holds were very wet! Scary first pitch

Hidden 12/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 19/Jun/13 2nd β
Hidden 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
shoulders 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
hornbywill 30/May/13 Lead O/S
tskelhon ?/May/13 Lead
clmacdonald ?/May/13 2nd
ewanthomson 19/Apr/13 AltLd rpt

Led 1st pitch this time, Jack 2nd. Delicate!

with Jack Keo
Mr Tickle 24/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Found the first pitch the trickiest. Led p1 and p2

Ian Miller 04/Feb/13 2nd
Lewis Stewart ??/2013 -
with James Goss
willhornby ??/2013 -
MrWiggles 06/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

lewis 1st pitch. myself 2nd pitch

with lewis stuart
Marti999 21/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Debbie
debbie roberts 21/Aug/12 2nd
nickstephens 28/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
gg4419 ?/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Lead Pitch 1

martin clarke 22/May/12 AltLd dog

second pitch lead push me

stephen ashworth 22/May/12 AltLd
with martin clarke
Ed morris 28/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

tricky climbing on first pitch. goey on the secound. just right at HVS.

with ewan
ewanthomson 28/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

Ed pitch one, I led 2nd pitch; got the heart rate going! Very contrasting. Enjoyable route

Doug miller ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S

There is Very little gear on the second half!

DanRicketts 21/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Mark Kemball 30/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
with Simon Hammond
misterb 21/Sep/11 Lead O/S

if you think its hvs you might be in for a shock.

with bob
Hidden 31/May/11 2nd
r_findlay 31/May/11 Lead
with Eddie Wilks, stu_buchan43
pielander 14/Mar/11 2nd
with rad
minexplorer 14/Mar/11 Lead

led both pitches.phew top pitch v run out huge fall potential commiting moves.v delicate 1st pitch at start bit commiting too with deck out potential-take care

stevorobs3 ??/2011 Lead dog

had one rest below the overhang :(

DanRicketts ??/2011 2nd O/S
Dilwat 24/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Nick
minexplorer 15/Sep/10 AltLd

led 1st pitch brilliant delicate unprotected bit in middle

Rock Lizard ?/Sep/10 AltLd
nickdonohue ?/Aug/10 Lead
with Steve ?
Homes 28/Jun/10 AltLd
with Shaun M
Hidden 13/Oct/09 2nd rpt
Hidden ??/2007 AltLd
leadmat ??/2006 Lead
leadmat ??/2006 -
Hidden 04/Aug/02 AltLd O/S
Frostie ??/2002 Lead
with various
brew_guru ??/1995 -


Hidden 24/Mar/84 Lead β
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