Rockfax Description
Well-named and a good deal harder an undertaking than Outward Bound. The gear is good, but strenuous to place.
Move up to the overhang, pull through and get established on the wall above with difficulty. Climb direct for 3m before trending right and then back left to finish as for Outward Bound. © Rockfax

FA. P.Littlejohn 1971

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Ed Babs 28/May Lead O/S
with AlexD
AlexD 28/May 2nd
with Ed
Hidden 13/May 2nd dnf
Jack J Keogan 13/May Lead O/S
mark schramm 04/May Lead rpt
twill 31/Aug/15 Lead G/U
Hartz 31/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Twills first atempt at E1, fell

with twill
Hidden 08/Aug/15 Solo O/S
37degrees 17/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Simon Knight
Ian Jones 03/Jul/15 2nd O/S

Great fun after sussing it.

with Robert Durran (aka 'Big Bob')
Hidden 24/Jun/15 2nd dog
Chris Ebbutt 24/Jun/15 Lead dog
with Jamie
islandlynx 20/Jun/15 Lead O/S

A bit of a one move wonder, not too bad for the tall.

Matt77 20/Jun/15 2nd
with Shane
Will Mortimer 27/May/15 Lead O/S

Beastly roof! Been wanting to have a go at this for a while, glad to get it clean!

Hidden 27/May/15 2nd rpt
dbrooks 21/May/15 Lead G/U

took a few attempts to get over the overhang

gidmord 21/May/15 2nd RP
with dbrooks
John Tanner 21/May/15 2nd β
Bargate_Champ 09/May/15 Lead O/S
eddy-on-the-rocks 04/May/15 Lead rpt
with max
Caspian Johnson 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Snowbones 18/Apr/15 Lead
with Cas
darcan 24/Jan/15 2nd
with nick
nickstephens 24/Jan/15 Lead O/S
with Darcan
Hidden 30/Nov/14 Lead dog
1poundSOCKS 26/Jul/14 2nd β

F*****g hard crux. Easy after that.

richiebongo 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Mat Coburn
KDSclimber 13/Jul/14 Lead dnf
with Richard
peter.ravenscroft27 01/Jul/14 2nd
onlyfoddington 14/Jun/14 2nd O/S

A large roof which makes for tiring work. Only just managed the last move to get established.

Hidden 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Gabe Oliver 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Really fun route. Almost enjoyed the runout on the slab as much as the burly overhang.

kingholmesy ??/2014 Lead O/S
with Colin
R2B 22/Sep/13 Lead rpt

Seconded this a few months ago on my first visit to Haytor. Pumpy start, great route.

with Ian
nickstephens 14/Sep/13 2nd
gg4419 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
ewanthomson 09/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Owen Gibson
francois 01/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Ben
Hidden 14/Jul/13 2nd rpt
Motown 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Surprised to get this - looked nails from underneath, but a joy once you get those first jugs and sort the feet.

with Luke
Mr Tickle 08/Jun/13 Lead RP

Tried this in 2008 so can't call this a true onsight but cleaned it this time on first attempt. Great moves though the roof.

with Will
Nick Biven ??/2013 -
Cheese Monkey 08/Nov/12 2nd dog

Pffft. Failed on lead dogged to hell on second.

Jordon Fleming 08/Nov/12 Lead O/S
RFWilkie 09/Sep/12 Lead RP
with Mark
zcsharp 28/Jul/12 2nd
with John Bennetts
cbeard 28/Jul/12 Lead dnf

I flailed on this for far too many hours... In the end a couple of weeks off climbing had taken their toll.

with John Bennetts
mark schramm 20/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with si
mark schramm 20/Jul/12 Lead rpt

2nd repeat of the day!

with si
Simon Allcock 20/Jul/12 2nd dog
with Mark
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Doug miller 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with alex steele
mark schramm 24/May/12 Lead rpt
with Andy G
Bristoldave 24/May/12 Lead β
with Andy
Oddjob 16/Apr/12 2nd β
with Ramon
Ramon Marin 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with adam brown
burto 24/Mar/12 Lead β
with tom powell
Mr Powly ?/Mar/12 Lead dog

Fell off two or 3 times, fun

with Ian B
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
twright180 04/Oct/11 Lead dnf
Chappy 20/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/11 Lead O/S
flashpanther 03/Jul/11 Lead dnf

peeled off the overhang, gear popped... scary.

mark schramm 02/Jul/11 TR rpt
mark schramm 29/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with tom mason
tommymace 29/Jun/11 -
guy757 28/Jun/11 Lead
francois 14/Jun/11 Lead RP

First route of the day after Chris's epic on Levitation direct.Couldn't get to the top jug on my first attempt. Sent it clean afterwards.

with Chris
BelayBunney 14/Jun/11 2nd dog

Almost lead this clean, but fell after grabbing the wrong jug once getting around the overhang. Francois managed to lead it (worked), then I seconded. Fun, burly first move which is well protected.

Ross Barnes 25/May/11 Lead
with Mal
jonnie3430 25/May/11 2nd
with Ross
msoldn 16/May/11 2nd O/S

wild move through the roof, but felt more like 5b

with Sam
mark schramm 25/Apr/11 Lead rpt

Felt a lot easier on the second attempt.

with ben sdmc
thomb 06/Apr/11 Lead

clean, but with protection already established under the o'hang

mark schramm 23/Mar/11 Lead dnf

Got tired placing gear, got over the steep moves but couldn't figure out the move above.

with pete
Luke90 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with M Bryan
sarpedon ??/2011 Lead dog

2 falls on the cruxy roof block, nut was wedged in good.

cripper ??/2011 Lead β

ben tried and failed to get through the roof, so he backed off and i went for it. got it first time, but cos i saw ben trying it no onsight, just a sweet flash!

with Ben
Ben 28/Sep/10 TR RP
with Petroc College
Toby Dunn 03/Sep/10 Solo
misterb 30/Aug/10 Lead dog

one fall/slip

with wain
Alasdair88 30/Aug/10 Lead RP
with Paula
Hidden 08/Aug/10 Lead RP
leohl ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
jcook1980 23/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Dan Walker
mattparratt 22/May/10 2nd
Toby Dunn ??/2010 Solo
with Andy Reeve
jchenoweth 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Jason
nickstephens 10/Oct/09 TR O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/09 Lead β
Popkids 27/Sep/09 TR
with Kafoozalem
rob1 27/Sep/09 Lead
with Dave Williams
nblackbeard 11/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Really enjoyed this route :-)

37degrees 15/Jul/09 2nd O/S

Some hard moves but well protected.

with Ben Bradford
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Lead RP
jbulger 24/Jun/09 2nd
with Will Pettet Smith
w.pettet-smith 23/Jun/09 Lead O/S

nice- with feet silly high it's pretty straightforward really.

with jo
Steerpike 11/Jun/09 2nd rpt
JPGR ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Yvette
Mr Tickle 06/Dec/08 Lead dnf

Tried at the end of the day...maybe not a good idea. Fell off on overhang. Struggled to get lanky legs above roof...very powerful. I will be back. Excellent gear though.

with davenev
davenev 06/Dec/08 2nd dnf

Lovely knee jam - just couldn't reach and wasn't strong enough. Great fun though - we'll be back

with luke
Hidden ?/Oct/08 Lead O/S
dmoir 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/08 2nd dog
sharmawho? ??/2008 TR RP
with Shunt
sam gordon ??/2008 Lead
with samuel hext
sebrider ??/2008 Lead O/S
Justin T 26/Aug/07 Lead RP
with Vicky
Justin T 16/Jul/07 Lead rpt
with Wifey
Steerpike 11/Jul/07 Lead β
with Tommo
Justin T 11/Jul/07 2nd RP
with Crispin
Dave Searle 22/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with sim
climber sim ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
eddy-on-the-rocks ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/06 Lead O/S
dan gibson 14/May/06 Lead O/S
Steve Bell ??/2005 -
Hidden 31/Aug/03 Lead
dannyboy83 ?/May/03 Lead RP
with Chris Havill
Rob Pitt ??/2003 -
Hidden 10/Jun/01 Lead O/S
Marti999 ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
Frostie ??/1999 Lead
nacnud 17/Nov/96 2nd
Hidden 17/Jul/96 TR
leadmat ?/Jun/93 Lead
Simon cook ??/1993 Lead
eroica64 ?/Jun/92 Lead

With three falls.

with Denis Crampton
Hidden 01/Nov/90 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/88 Lead O/S
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