Rockfax Description
A true classic of its grade, which follows an almost unbelievable path into, and out of territory that looks as though it should be reserved for far more extreme climbs. Start on ledges level with an orange, lichen-covered ledge (this is the belay ledge at the end of the first pitch) as viewed from the easy, rocky-ground that runs down the right side of the zawn.
1) 13m. Traverse horizontally rightwards past a bay to a good stance on the orange ledge.
2) 4b, 22m. Continue the traverse rightwards for a further 12m, then descend the steep wall and corner to a point just above the high-water mark. Move right to a stance and belay. This pitch requires careful route-finding, and is much trickier if damp.
2a) 4b, 18m. An inferior variation on the second pitch continues the traverse, below a long, narrow overhang, all the way to meet the base of the corner above the cave, and a restricted stance. This variation is less affected by sea conditions.
3) 4a, 38m. Take the wall above the stance to meet the corner at the overhang. Follow the corner in a breathtaking position, all the way to the top. © Rockfax

Ticklists: HS Climbs to do in Summer 2014, Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Classic Rock Climbs of Great Britain by Bill Birkett, Kernow, West Country Climbs, 50 Best HS Routes in the UK., Rockfax West Country top 50, UK Classic Corners, UK Lonely Leads, Best Multi-pitch Severe and Hard Severe.

JulesClimbs 29/Sep AltLd O/S

Paul P1 & P3,

with Paul
Ben1983 28/Sep AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Sep Lead rpt
Sophie Nunn 01/Sep AltLd O/S
with Sue
garywong 31/Aug AltLd O/S

Led the down-climb pitch. A challenge working out what to do with the ropes and gear, but still ended up with horrendous rope drag! Great route with lots of variety and exciting positions.

Jen Mason 31/Aug AltLd O/S

The most amazing route. Definitely one of the Top 10 HS's in the country! Led 1st & 3rd pitch.

Hidden 29/Aug AltLd
rd20 27/Aug AltLd O/S

RD P1 and 3 (high level as swell too great)

with Sally Guildford MC
Hidden 27/Aug AltLd
Hidden 22/Jul AltLd O/S
Stickle Tarn 21/Jul Lead O/S

@ high tide with waves crashing just bellow the belay for P3

jordana86 21/Jul 2nd

the down climb was slippery and scary!

Wendy Watthews 18/Jul AltLd rpt

Part of Alex's trad rehabilitation

robgixer 18/Jul AltLd O/S
arandall 18/Jul AltLd rpt

P2 + 3

hazeysunshine 08/Jul AltLd O/S
Cheese Monkey 21/Jun Lead O/S

Lovely. Got a bit soaked on p2 but all part of the fun. Whoever utterly caked this in chalk should be shot.

with Ian M
Dizz 21/Jun AltLd O/S
with Ian F
Hidden 20/Jun AltLd O/S
dominic lee 19/Jun Solo
Hidden 16/Jun AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Jun AltLd
Hidden 16/Jun AltLd
Hidden 13/Jun -
Maywood96 13/Jun AltLd
omaskrey 05/Jun AltLd O/S

I lead first two pitches, Tom lead the 3rd

twill 05/Jun AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun AltLd O/S
Matt Smith 25/May Lead O/S

What's a classic climb without a slight epic... All went wrong after misreading guide. P1 went fine and is amazing. Downclimbed too early on P2 but got to position level with belay. Didn't realise you had to continue downclimbing and traversed across using a pocket and slot (probably 5a). Zoe quite understandably didn't like the look of it, especially with marginal gear. So backtracked up p2 and finished via high tide version. Red nut left at p2 belay and a gold 4cu cam left in p3 if anyone wants to return them :-) Overall route is great, amazing, superb... but read, read and re-read the route description...

Hidden 25/May 2nd dnf
fulton333 20/May 2nd
with Aidan
Samuel Wainwright 16/May AltLd O/S
with Edward Tonkin, Adam Bloch
ad111 15/May AltLd O/S
climbEdclimb 15/May AltLd O/S

Cracking route, couldn’t do the down climb due to wave washed ledge. Belayed in the corner.

with Adam Bloch, Sam Wainwright
ColdAndWet 09/May AltLd
with Jeremy Windsor
Hidden 17/Apr AltLd
Blake 05/Apr AltLd O/S

Stunning location for a climb and a 'must do' low grade adventure - caution required by the inexperienced when choosing whether to go for it, or whether to choose the higher traverse... the crux is nearest to the tide line and the climbing and climber are vulnerable here.. be mindful of the tide and swell.

kennythescot 21/Mar AltLd O/S
with Luke Robinson
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/14 Lead O/S
John Nuttall 04/Sep/14 Lead
with Sharon
Hidden 03/Sep/14 2nd O/S
TP 03/Sep/14 -
with Dave M
Paul423 28/Aug/14 Lead dnf

Did not complete route. Returned from belay stance of pitch 2 due to No2 needing to extract.

Hidden 23/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
musgravet 23/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Olly combined P1 and 2, I had P3 up the corner

with Olly P
Hidden 22/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
knighty 06/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Amazing climbing. Lead p1 & 3. Fun traverses and exciting down climbing then the awesome route out. Incredible.

eastonator 06/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Subwaycups 06/Aug/14 Lead rpt
Mark D 02/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Dave Duggan
StevieLee ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
richiebongo 30/Jul/14 Solo O/S

A wonderful experience.

crimpylewis 30/Jul/14 2nd

most adventurous route yet.

1poundSOCKS 29/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Jon led P1 and P3, I led P2 (after Rich soloed it). P3 is fantastic, can't be many better at the grade. Awkward move on the downclimb of P2, and the belay wasn't the best, so I was hoping Jon wouldn't fall and pull us both into the sea. I also worked out that backclipping on downclimbs will better protect the second, and doesn't affect the leader. Note to self: be careful to pull the ropes gently on traverses, the gear does seem to fall out more easily.

Didymus 29/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
jfletcher 27/Jul/14 AltLd

Calm seas this time, allowing the whole corner pitch.

with Graham Baxter
Graham Baxter 27/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
JoeCoxson 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Lead all three pitches.Definitely a more exposed climb for Luke than I, especially on the tricky downclimb. Third pitch is amazing, easier than it looks, and a long pitch.

Hidden 25/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Chubbs 25/Jul/14 AltLd
cornishben 20/Jul/14 Lead rpt

repeat ascent, 20 years after first did it. Strung P1/2 together.

with Rich Draisey
Hidden 17/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/14 AltLd
oddtoast 09/Jul/14 AltLd

Led p2 - the right angle, learnt important lesson about trusting that the holds *will* be there after having a wobble! Top pitch long and brilliant too.

with Gav
Hamish777 05/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Truly wonderful, probably the best route I have ever done. I lead P1 and P3. P1, although ungraded, is very intimidating. P2 is the crux one and it requires very careful ropework, it was made a little more exciting as the waves crashed over me and soaked all the key holds. P3 is a joy. Great memories!

with Andrea
andrea83 05/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Def felt like VS, both lead and second need to be competent in the HS/VS grade to do this route. We climbed it on a lovely sunny day in the summer and the crux of P2 got soaked with high waves. Thankfully things dried quite quickly. Would be incredibly committing in other conditions if the rock wasn't quick drying and the waves were higher. Lovely though and mostly straightforward climbing.

with Hamish
Hidden 05/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Ben Snook ?/Jul/14 Lead O/S

An excellent couple of hours. Super easy for the leader, but requires constant thought about safety for the second. P1 was in some ways my favorite; a complete path heading out in to amazing territory. P2 was fine for the most part, but I forgot to downclimb far enough, and traversed at half height between the horizontal break and the belay ledge. This involved moves on a pocket and a slot, not much for feet, and a sweaty slither on to the stance; definitely not HS 4b. I did not envy the second, and despite their success at following, regret that I didn't do a better job of protecting them. Good belay anchors high up. P3 was pretty special; a 100ft ladder in an incredible setting. We started only about 2 hours after high tide in a lowish sea, and had no wave dramas. Go and do it!

tim newton 26/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Merlin 25/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Lead P1 & 3. Found seconding the down climb on P2 terrifying!

with Phil Chalkley
Binder 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

I led p2. Fantastic position and lovely climbing on a beautifully sunny day.

with Spike R
augustus trout 18/Jun/14 AltLd
with Dave Wylie
hotfeet 13/Jun/14 AltLd

The bottom of the descent pitch with no runners gave me some scary moments. An awesome route.

Hidden 13/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
davetaylor 08/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Shawn Led P1, me P2 and P3. Glorious climb in fantastic position and very exciting. Gear everywhere.

Drew M ?/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/May/14 AltLd
Neil D 17/May/14 Lead O/S
Wevcore 15/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Jen Gilbert
tumbling wizard ?/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with andrew marshall
Tom Seccombe 11/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Louise Street
westong ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
David Pye ??/2014 -
Hidden 24/Nov/13 AltLd
Hidden 24/Nov/13 AltLd
minexplorer 23/Sep/13 AltLd

high crashing waves.only poss to do high traverse.sam led that and i finished to the top.

with sam
Rassapotimus 23/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch/high traverse due to tide and large swell leaving the lower section sopping. Had a few white horses tickle my heels. Great start to the weeks trip.

Hidden 27/Aug/13 AltLd
PilarMartinez 23/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Led the first and the last pitch, following the second pitch it is very interesting and requires of commitment if the leader doesn't put much gear on the way down. Amazing climb

with TheCherokee
benkelsey 21/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

P 1 and 3. really really good route.

with Chris Kelsey
John Roe 12/Aug/13 AltLd

Alec led the first and last pitches. An excellent route

with Alec Crombie
Ashley Hold 07/Aug/13 AltLd
with Tim Chamberlain
Felix Ottey 21/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Epic route! Up there in the top ten in fact I loved every minuet of it. Down climb is the crux and if you think about it pretty straight forward. Defiantly deserves top 50 but maybe VS for the position?

Sarah Welsh 21/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Sarah P1, P3. Em P2

Hidden 21/Jul/13 AltLd
Samuel P 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Gareth
Hidden 20/Jul/13 AltLd
francois 19/Jul/13 AltLd

Mega-classic. I led the main corner. Nice and easy but pretty long.

with Ben
nickstephens 16/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
gg4419 16/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Lead Pitch 2

Hidden 14/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Skip 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Fantastic situation. Climbing not difficult, except for a couple of moves near the end of pitch 2, presuming i got the line right.

steve.aisthorpe 13/Jul/13 AltLd
with Pete Greening
A Walker 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Led first and last pitch

with Skip
Psych ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Will Gordon 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Gavdee1 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Led last pitch

with Kev
Kevster 25/Jun/13 AltLd rpt
burto 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with hertha
rurp 31/May/13 TR

lowered ben down last pitch for first hs!

with ben rowland
perranman 30/May/13 AltLd

First time doing the full route rather than the high traverse. Swung on a ballnut following downwards on p2. There is a peg apparently at the top of the descent. Next time ill clip it and sacrifice a carabiner to protect the second.

with James berwick
jhb0510 30/May/13 AltLd O/S

Dave lead the first pitch, I lead the second and third. Thought the traverse from the corner to the second belay ledge was hard. Perhaps should have gone lower, the rockfax guide does say descend to the high tide mark. Dave took a small fall/swing at that point. The corner/slab is delightful, but I did not think as hard as the last pitch of the second route. The definitive guide and rockfax seem to disagree on the grades.

with Dave Webster
jakenichol 19/May/13 Lead rpt
Misha 17/May/13 AltLd O/S

Astral Stroll looked wet so decided to check out Gurnard's Head and got on this on the heels of another two IM teams, though they took the high traverse line. I led the middle pitch and took the low belay as the sea was fairly calm. The down climb is quite hard for a few moves. Mostly easy moves and generally good gear but should be VS really for the commitment. A brilliant line and a true classic. With Viktor from Sweden on the BMC international meet. Then went and did Astrall Stroll after all! Will be back for Behemoth and Mastadon (they were wet).

with Viktor
Sean Kelly 15/May/13 AltLd

On the BMC I.M. Really wild seas, which sounded like a cannon firing every time waves crashed into the zawn. Utterly amazing climb! Consequently did the traverse just below the overhang to reach the hanging belay at the start of the corner.

with Alberto Rampini
Ianhansen ??/2013 -
westong ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis ??/2013 AltLd
with Nige Shaw
adie84 ??/2013 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2013 -
Bob Peters ??/2013 -
JonHarvey 27/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
with Lauren
markfromstoke 27/Oct/12 AltLd
with Norman
Norman_P_W 27/Oct/12 AltLd
Slick 29/Sep/12 AltLd

Traverse route due to time and tide! Led P1 & 3

Bobling 29/Sep/12 AltLd

Excellent, very good fun and only one or two testing moves. More could be desired from the belay at the bottom of the right angle though!

with Dave L
lucyh 29/Sep/12 2nd

Brilliant Climb. Found the moves onto the 2nd belay quite interesting

Poco Loco 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S

What a great position, climbing down to the bottom of the zawn and back to the top. Highly recommended. Belay at the end of P2 is not great, but something can be arrange with small wires.

with Lucy
BALD EAGLE 29/Sep/12 AltLd
Hidden 17/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/12 Lead O/S
neilstubbs 08/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

I led P2 - I traversed across to the top of the little corner and then did the whole downclimb vertically, next to no holds in places so smeared my way down. Definitely easier to downclimb as far as possible BEFORE entering the bottom of the corner and finishing the downclimb below it. I started on P3 just after sundown, cracking route!

with Stefan Parkin
Bex_M 20/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with Duncan Dunbar
Stone Muppet 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with am
Hidden 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
2602steve 10/Aug/12 -
MazElden ?/Aug/12 AltLd
with Graeme
Mark Kemball 28/Jul/12 Lead
with Solly Kemball Dorey
Hidden 23/Jul/12 Lead
leerybunny 22/Jul/12 Lead RP

4th Attempt.. Sun.. Check. Tides.. Check. Sea State.. Check. A great adventure for a Sunny Sunday

with Stan
pete87abs 14/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Rosie Crossley
Hidden 30/Jun/12 AltLd
shouter 27/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden 23/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Carter 23/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden 30/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/12 AltLd O/S
Graham Westbrook 21/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
windle 05/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

started it too far left and did the first 2 pitches too low, going across the slabs was good fun though.

with Alistair Palmer
arandall 14/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

I did first and last pitch. really good fun, but between wendy doing the crux and me there was a big wave so it was dripping wet, quite interesting. 3 stars

Wendy Watthews 14/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

got hit by a wave on 2nd belay ledge :)

Al Evans ??/2012 Lead
alan moore ??/2012 -


JonG ??/2012 -
jag ??/2012 AltLd

super sunny , not a bteath of wind. perfect conditions for a unique climb for a HS - committing and very atmospheric: the situation makes the grade feel much higher. crossed too early onto what i thought was the second belay ledge - very thin moves and desperate smearing above sheer smmoth rock. exhilarating

with steveo
MazElden ??/2012 AltLd O/S
with Graeme
PAJames ??/2012 -
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 AltLd
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
neilstubbs 20/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

Awesome! Led pitch 3 in the dark!

with Stefan Parkin
royal 26/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Climbed with Rob.

with rob
royal 23/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Absolute quality climb in an amazing setting. Technically pretty easy but feels very committing and pretty intimidating before you set off.

with ed
althesin 23/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch, ran out of gear, bunch of nuts on a cam sling left for belay. Most excellent route.

with Reds
Reds 23/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
Simon Caldwell 01/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Utterly brilliant. I led pitch 1 which is easy but massively exposed, and the final long corner. Carmen led the descent pitch so in effect I was "leading" it, and duly threw a wobbler near the bottom where it gets hard and you can't see any more footholds. Somewhere near the top of my "all time favourites".

with Carmen
soph ?/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
with Helena Robinson
Hidden ?/Sep/11 AltLd
JKay 28/Aug/11 AltLd O/S


jbulger 28/Aug/11 AltLd
Graeme Hammond 22/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Exciting stuff at the grade. I led pitch 2 as Becky decided she would rather down climb 4b with the rope below her than above, and the final section looked particularly hard after a large wave soaked everything!! Great 3rd pitch. Thought the first pitch deserved a grade, and was excellent too.

with Becky E
Becky E 22/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Exciting stuff seconding P2 - down climbing on soaking holds. Enjoyed P3.

AJH 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Very good climb. The last bit of the second pitch in the rain was interesting!

with Crispin
ronmcdonald 10/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with Dad
Alastair Watts 29/Jul/11 2nd
with Dad, Chris
Country_Boy 27/Jul/11 2nd dog
with Stu Bradbury
Hidden 09/Jul/11 2nd O/S
BelayBunney 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Exposed and a bit different from the norm! Found the down climb over the bulge on P2 a little tricky in the wet. P3 is just awesome!

John Tanner 07/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Fantastic climb! Actually quite easy to access. Had to do the higher variation on pitch 2 as the swell was up, but still getting a bit of spray! So much atmosphere

Hidden 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Freddie 1 02/Jul/11 2nd O/S

with my double hernia!

with Jim, Andyh83
thomasaneurinsmith 01/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Brilliant! Quite an exciting adventure.

with Stuart Reeves
stuaart 01/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Led P2. Belay quite thin for a HS---managed to get a rock 2, microcam and peenut in. Quite a remarkable and preposterous route, scary and committing even though all the moves are easy.

Subwaycups 30/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Dave Mason 11/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Darren Belfield
oliver.ghill91 10/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/11 AltLd
Dave Heaton 04/Jun/11 AltLd
with Jon Bassinder
Ian JL 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
highfivekrissy 04/Jun/11 AltLd
Em66 04/Jun/11 AltLd
with Mat
Hidden 04/Jun/11 2nd dog
The Ivanator 03/Jun/11 AltLd

Wow! Intimidating situation with a lively sea. I led P1, Rich then led P2 didn't like the downclimb with the waves and set an intermediate belay. I braved the rest of the pitch and got royally soaked by a big wave just before reaching the belay! Last moves to the belay ledge on suddenly gopping wet holds were "fun". I led P3 as well. Brilliant, technically straightforward but this takes you places other HS's just don't reach!

with Rich
Rich God 3 03/Jun/11 AltLd

Didn't get on too well with this!

with Ivan
peter myers ?/Jun/11 -
HamishD ?/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Oliver Hill
manbat 05/May/11 2nd O/S
with Zach Lawlor
Chris Manasseh 02/May/11 AltLd

Led pitches 1 + 3. Committing and utterly magnificent.

with Andy Gee
Hidden ?/May/11 AltLd
Martin Stevens 29/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with Mervyn L.
dan gibson 27/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with helen gibson
petegruf 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S

The few metres of the traverse before the last belay seemed quite hard for a 4b. More like 5a. Bertie fell off. Luckily he could climb back up. Great atmosphere.

with Bertie
mark20 24/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Led high varation on P2. Amazing route, jugfest in wild position

Egons Issy 24/Apr/11 AltLd

HS4b variation due to waves lashing lowest point of the climb. Kevin/Is/Kevin

with Kevin Vans-Colina
jeffb 22/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Calder 22/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Started raining during p2, and traverse to the bottom ledge was gopping wet. Awesome!

Elaine Budden 18/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

split te last pitch as worried my gear would run out and as tom was getting wet on the belay.

El3ctroFuzz 18/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Led P3, but i think took the wrong down climb route, felt way harder than grade suggested! Lots of swell, and got quite wet as Elaine got half way up the corner! So split the pitch in 2, and i led the second half of the corner!

with Elaine Budden
Hidden ?/Apr/11 AltLd
mattshort ??/2011 AltLd O/S
Neil Henson ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Chris Nash ??/2011 2nd
callum brown ??/2011 AltLd O/S
Frostie 21/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Roy Harris
minexplorer 17/Oct/10 AltLd

led 1st pitch steve led rest he managed to set a 3 point belay on the bottom ledge after finding a nut placement tucked around to the right id missed last 2 nuts (not great)where the broken peg was.incidently i found a bommer belay below and before belay ledge on 2 good small ledges far better than proper one.

minexplorer 09/Oct/10 Lead

the bottom belay ledge had stub of broken peg and looked like only places for a no.1 nut an also a zero cam which i didnt have.decided as mate v nervous about the down climb to go back up an do vs variation traverse into corner to belay.what a great adventure u cld solo this v grippy rock an jugs all way from start to finish.

with grant newcombe
erinbastian 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with jacob
Jacob k-d 26/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Lumbering Oaf 02/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Very atmospheric climb if there's even a touch of swell. Papping my pants a little as wave spray reaching upper belay point at low tide. Noise of waves intimidating. Climbing fun and simple in the end!

Hidden 02/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
spragglerocks 02/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Dinger 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Led P2 and P3.

Keenb 29/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Seconding the 2nd pitch is harder than leading it!

Hidden 28/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Norman_P_W 28/Aug/10 AltLd
with Bob M
katherinesydney 08/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

yay! led 1st pitch

Bobby Gilbert 08/Aug/10 AltLd rpt
Mike W 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Rampikino 05/Jun/10 Lead
with Cat
Steve Lenartowicz ?/Jun/10 -
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead
Different Steve 14/May/10 AltLd rpt

Led corner pitch in the sunshine - fantastic!

with Mick Walsh
Different Steve 12/May/10 AltLd O/S

Led 1st 2 traverse pitches to lower stance

with Luis Silva
pezzerrr 10/May/10 AltLd O/S
3kidsandanorton 12/Apr/10 Lead
with Kay
ollie1 11/Apr/10 AltLd
JerryD ??/2010 -
Rob84 ??/2010 Lead O/S
with Jack Turner
Hidden 16/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Dilwat 10/Sep/09 AltLd O/S


SurferStan 10/Sep/09 Lead O/S

P1 and P3

with Dilwat
Batt 19/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

P1 - me, P2 - Si, P3 - James. Awesome, fun traversing, sunny day, nice climbing with nothing too taxing in brilliant setting.

craig h 24/Jul/09 AltLd rpt
with Janet Hannah
jgclimb 20/Jul/09 2nd

repeat #2. moe's b'day treat!

with moe tom
Hidden 26/Jun/09 AltLd
DanLear 26/Jun/09 AltLd
with Al McPhierson
mattparratt 25/Jun/09 AltLd

Led the big traverse and the descent (pitches 1 and 2). Awesome exposed traverse, fun descent. All round superb 3 stars fully deserved!

hembug 09/Jun/09 2nd O/S

Took the HVS 5a variation to the last belay

ASchwirtz 09/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Excellent route on nice rock with good gear

with Stephan (UBMC)
Hidden ?/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
crobinson 30/May/09 AltLd

Fantastic climb in an amazing setting, third pitch is worth the trip.

Tom Last 30/May/09 AltLd O/S

Great route. Led pitch 2 variation.

with Chester
Bobby Gilbert 29/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Tom Larkam, Nicole Gilbert, Roger Larkam
Tim M 03/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Emma
climbergg 03/May/09 AltLd
JGW ?/May/09 AltLd
with Matt Tilley
Hidden 19/Apr/09 AltLd
Hidden 19/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Tim Milford 21/Mar/09 2nd O/S

First multi pitch climb, excellent, despite not being stretching my abilities very far. Would recommend to any one.

with Simon Young
andybenham ??/2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/08 Lead
eddy-on-the-rocks 28/Aug/08 Lead O/S

In the rain! With plastic jacket on - I've never sweated so much in my life.

with Sinbad
centurion05 25/Aug/08 Lead O/S
CMCM 22/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Chris Lewis
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead
Peter Reynolds ?/Aug/08 Lead
matthewjc 14/Jul/08 Lead
with Nigel
Fenwick ?/Jul/08 -
MoWalker3 14/Jun/08 AltLd
with Cormac, Quiet Ian
david morse 09/Jun/08 AltLd

Hard severes on the coast dont and cant get much better than this

with chris todd
Hidden 09/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
cmsg 07/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1 and 3; descended pitch 2 after partner. That's the trickiest part by a long way.

with Duc Le
ducle 07/Jun/08 2nd O/S
cayteye 05/Jun/08 2nd
with Paul Highams
Master Chief 31/May/08 Lead O/S
with Moe
tradguy 06/May/08 AltLd O/S
ed_1973 06/May/08 AltLd
Hidden 27/Mar/08 AltLd
deeave ??/2008 2nd dog
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd
Master Chief 06/Nov/07 2nd O/S
with Jeremy
jgclimb 06/Nov/07 Lead
with tom
liz77 31/Aug/07 AltLd

Led P1&3

with Cokie
Zoomer 29/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Intimidating climbing but brilliant! Got jammed ropes, tears and finishing the 2nd pitch off belay. All good fun. Last pitch is 4a but the descending corner is polished and, if you cross to the stance to early, is high end 4b. Stay on the outside when descending and go low, the rest can then be enjoyed.

Jules 210681 29/Aug/07 2nd
Hidden 27/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/07 2nd
minaturechris 27/Aug/07 AltLd

Nice traverse. Down-climbing the crack was interesting with the sea below. Delightful second pitch.

with Barra
Hidden 15/Aug/07 Lead
Geoffers ?/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
with Tim
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 AltLd O/S
timharrison 26/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Jo Willet
Hidden 19/Aug/06 Lead O/S
featuresforfeet 03/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Liz
bpmclimb 25/Jul/06 Lead O/S

Wasn't completely sure of the best line for pitch 3 - ended up exiting the descending corner and making a descending traverse of the wall on small holds.

with Clare
nigel pearson ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

fantastic climb. Done in worsening weather and waves crashing over Yoko as I led the corner pitch.

with Yoko
jfletcher 20/May/06 AltLd

Big sea, very high traverse variation!

Hidden 17/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
Babika 15/Apr/06 Lead O/S

Brilliant, just brilliant

with Sally Haseman
mikelaing ??/2006 -
Mickdenali ??/2006 Lead
with Clare Girling
victim of mathematics 22/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
crossdressingrodney 22/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
Rob Oram 16/Jun/05 AltLd O/S

Fantastic climb, the sea was a bit rough so it was a bit hair raising. Really atmospheric, I led the first and third pitch.

with James Booth
Si dH 14/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
with Andy Morris
stuartf ?/Jun/05 -
AJM ?/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/May/05 AltLd rpt
Hidden ?/Apr/05 Lead
rockjedi12345 ?/Mar/05 Lead O/S

Big, VERY Big seas. I was scared, i think i made a little brown fish!!!!!!!!!!!!

with Pete Sanderson
Raggar 20/Oct/04 AltLd


with Ian M, Andy J
Alaric 22/Aug/04 Lead O/S

Lead pitches 1 and 3. Saw a seal.

with Mark A
PaulTanton ?/Jun/04 AltLd O/S

Nice route. Did it while waiting for Behemoth to dry out

with Dave Taylor
five 30/May/04 Lead O/S
with PW
Neil Henson ??/2004 2nd

The climbing wasn't too bad but the belays scared me senseless. Feels (and is) very committing for both leader and second.

with Mark Collins
Adrian Daniels 20/Sep/03 AltLd
with John Parrott
Hidden ?/Sep/03 AltLd
nickdonohue 08/Jul/03 Lead
with Simon Reynolds
Antoine1 18/Mar/03 Lead

Amazingly atmospheric climb

with Andy Platell
Scotsken ??/2003 -
BALD EAGLE 25/Aug/02 Lead
with Liz
Hidden 13/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Mark Collins 05/May/02 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
timreynolds 03/May/02 AltLd
with John Burnip
Hidden 31/Aug/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/01 AltLd
steve prior ?/Aug/01 Lead
with Dave
Dave Musgrove Jnr 27/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with Richard Dibley
Hidden 28/May/01 AltLd
westaway ??/2001 Lead O/S
lost.arrow 08/Oct/00 -
Wharncliffebabe ?/Aug/00 2nd O/S

Seals aaahh

with Cragspud
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Naomi Walker
stuart100 19/Jul/00 AltLd rpt
with Ian Brown
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
NickP ??/2000 -
nickdonohue ??/2000 AltLd
with Mark McCarthy
Roget 20/Aug/99 Solo O/S
with jim
Rich Malcolm 24/Jul/99 Lead β
with Emma Pilkington
Hidden 02/Jun/99 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/May/99 AltLd
belay bunny turned bad ??/1999 -
Rich Malcolm 23/Jul/98 2nd O/S
with Kevin Simmons, Rich Hewitt
andy gittins ??/1998 Lead
with Annette
Hidden 02/Aug/97 Lead O/S
Rog Wilko ?/Apr/97 AltLd

Variation 2a. No harder than the rest of the route.

with Debbie Wilkinson
Kevster ??/1997 -
mikej 14/Sep/96 AltLd

Via 2a variation

with Nick Salmon
Hidden 11/Sep/96 Lead O/S
timreynolds 08/Sep/96 AltLd
craig h 25/Jun/96 AltLd O/S
with Janet Hannah
Hidden ?/May/96 AltLd
colin milton 28/Apr/96 AltLd
with eric milton
Hidden 08/Apr/96 AltLd
timbanton ?/Apr/96 -
jmr 22/Mar/96 AltLd
with Dave Walker
andy_pemberton ??/1996 AltLd
with Noel
Budge ?/Aug/95 AltLd O/S
with Adrian Fox
cragspud ?/Jun/95 Lead O/S
babymoac 10/Dec/94 AltLd
with MTW
Babika 02/May/94 AltLd O/S
with Rob Hinton
Hidden 14/Apr/94 AltLd
GAtkins 09/Oct/93 Lead O/S
with Tim Noble
daprince ?/Jun/93 -
Raggar 18/Apr/93 AltLd

led P2 - superb

with Clare M, Jon B
Hidden 24/May/92 Lead O/S
crater 18/Apr/92 AltLd O/S

finished in poor light

with Dave M
GAtkins 01/Apr/92 2nd O/S
with Tim Noble, Andy Russell, Nick Stenning
Budge ?/Apr/92 AltLd O/S
with Richard Teed
auld al ?/Apr/92 AltLd O/S
Marti999 ??/1992 Lead
with john
Hidden 05/Oct/91 Lead O/S
biggianthead ?/Jun/91 -
with G
RichardMc 30/Mar/91 AltLd
with Jon Clifford-Smith
George Ormerod 18/Aug/90 AltLd O/S
with Roger and Mat
TonyF ?/May/90 AltLd O/S
with Pete Scott
Hidden 01/Apr/90 Lead
ChesterChris ??/1990 -

nice stance before the vertical pitches start.

bullybones ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
tapley 22/Oct/89 Lead
with Alison Tapley
keefe ??/1989 -
BigHairyIan 30/Dec/88 Lead O/S
with Alan Lilley (Thug)
Tony Buckley ?/Sep/87 AltLd

Finished in the dark!

Hidden 08/Aug/83 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/83 Lead dnf
Nigel Bond 27/Jul/82 Lead
with Ben Foord
Nigel Bond 24/Aug/81 Lead
with Glyn Jones
Mark Kemball 22/Apr/81 Solo
rogerskews 09/Aug/80 AltLd
with Keith Jenkins
Chris Terrey ?/May/80 2nd
with Mike O'Brien, Mike Morrison
Nic Robinson 11/Apr/80 Solo O/S
Mike C 03/Nov/79 2nd
with Brian Wilderspin, Dave Winter
Hidden ?/Aug/79 AltLd
Hidden ??/1978 Lead
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