Rockfax Description
Brilliant climbing on the wall just right of the arete. Start as for Suspension Bridge Arete at a pocketed crystal crack.
Move up the crack and then head left to a small groove that leads to a ledge system at 10m. Climb up the wall rightwards on good pockets to a large hole. Follow the crack-system leftwards to the finishing corner of Suspension Bridge Arete. Abseil off the post. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes, West Country Climbs.

Tim Sparrow 31/Oct Lead
with Ned
Cheese Monkey 28/Oct Lead rpt
steve_gibbs 25/Oct Lead rpt
with Roddy Skinner
mark schramm 25/Oct Lead rpt
with Jamie
skinner.roddy 25/Oct -
with Steve Gibbs
cheeky 07/Oct 2nd O/S
mark4344 07/Oct Lead O/S
with Matt Payne
ellakw 04/Oct TR dog
ben.phillips 04/Oct Lead O/S
with Ellie
Benjaminblanc 04/Oct Lead O/S

First Avon gorge HVS! Not hard but worth the grade for the potential run out. Loads of threads and excellent climbing all the way.

climbEdclimb 30/Sep Lead O/S
with Adam Bloch
ad111 30/Sep 2nd O/S
minty1984 27/Sep Lead O/S

Such a great route. Steep and sustained with nice technical moves. Excellent gear for pretty much all the route. bomb proof where you need it.

Hidden 25/Sep Lead rpt
Wendy Watthews 19/Sep 2nd O/S

Luke's and Ollie did the aerate so we all met up for cozyness on the belay

JoeCoxson 19/Sep Lead O/S

Excellent steep climbing all the way up in a brilliant position

arandall 19/Sep 2nd O/S
maddy92 08/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep Lead
Connie-Em 08/Sep 2nd O/S

Very enjoyable route

ChrisWills 06/Sep Lead O/S

Great fun - found the gear a bit sketchy before reaching the threads which were very welcoming.

with Jon Bamber
Annabel Tall 05/Sep 2nd
kirsten 29/Aug 2nd
GridNorth 29/Aug Lead

Better than the Arete IMO.

with Kirsten Donovon
tim.fairhall 27/Aug Lead O/S
with Sachi
jsmcfarland 27/Aug 2nd O/S

Seconded after Tim. Gear is good and the climbing is nice.

with Tim
Richardlake 22/Aug Lead O/S
petegunn 22/Aug Lead

A quick flicker, a rumble and the heaven's opened! Just abbed of in time but got totally soaked. Felt sorry for the two brothers on the other route. An Eiger storm hits Avon! : )

with Davina
will_lake 22/Aug 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Aug 2nd O/S
steve phillips 02/Aug Lead O/S

nice route better than the Arete

with evhall
steve_gibbs 30/Jul 2nd rpt
with Pauline Picchio
Ian Stirrups 21/Jul Lead

Found this quite a bit harder than the arete

with Sue
Avon Man 11/Jul 2nd O/S
with Derek
danieleaston 09/Jul 2nd rpt
with Jon
Gustav 09/Jul Lead β

Had a good look at it on the ab down from the arÍte. Lovely route.

with Dan
Hidden 07/Jul Lead
Hidden 07/Jul 2nd O/S
Fred_Richard 07/Jul 2nd
Laurence Everitt 04/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul Lead rpt
steve_gibbs 29/Jun Lead rpt
with Pauline Picchio
brew_guru 26/Jun Lead O/S

Great climbing, really enjoyed this!

sheelba 16/Jun 2nd

Felt like one of the harder HVS's in the gorge

with Kevin
Steve Bartle 16/Jun 2nd O/S

Rob's first HVS lead. What a great route this is, really enjoyable climbing, even better than Suspension Bridge Arete

Rob Morgan 16/Jun Lead

First HVS lead!

Hidden 14/Jun Lead O/S
Larey 05/Jun Lead RP
with Emily dawes
chrisallan 31/May Lead O/S
Phil Murray 27/May 2nd rpt
with John Alcock
Tim_C7 13/May Lead O/S
wilkinscl 12/May 2nd
Kemics 12/May Lead rpt

Missed a thread apparently so did the crux with a healthy run out. Climbing felt very solid. Great route. Must remember more slings for this buttress!

with Corin
Jaysquared69 09/May AltLd O/S
with Jonathon Percival, David Tait
emdawes 07/May Lead
Georgina Brooke ?/May 2nd O/S
with Chris Allan
jon_ridley 18/Apr Lead O/S
steve_gibbs 16/Apr 2nd rpt
with Max Coney
Legs 16/Apr Lead O/S

Really enjoyable apart from where is started heading up baby duck!

with Steve
Hidden 14/Apr Lead
LJKing 11/Apr 2nd

Led before.

with Paul Clarkson
Nick Russell 04/Mar Lead rpt
with Emily
Emily 04/Mar 2nd rpt

Didn't remember anything about this one from doing it a couple of years ago, and it felt really hard. Probably resulted from a combination of climbing rock for the first time in a little while (it works so very differently to indoor routes), and not quite following the right line (went right much too high).

with Nick
Larey 24/Feb 2nd β
with Rogers
adawson 04/Feb 2nd O/S
with Joe Bocking, Phil Eccleston, Ben Towers, Tom Eldridge, Ashley King
Hidden 11/Jan Lead rpt
Tom Pillow ??/2015 Lead
with David Pillow
Hidden ??/2015 2nd
suds_01 ??/2015 -
katherinesydney 13/Dec/14 2nd rpt
with neil morbey
bencaley 30/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Megan Jackson, Zolly Whitaker
thom_jenkinson 30/Nov/14 2nd

Beautiful route - good climbing in a fantastic position.

with Tom Eldridge, Emily Ford
gingernick 29/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Brilliant climbing

with Dean Jones
Eagertom ?/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Emily Ford, Thom Jenkinson
clmacdonald 25/Oct/14 Lead
Andrew Sloan 19/Oct/14 Lead rpt

Easier than I remember.

with Tim
Phil Murray 19/Oct/14 2nd rpt
with Steve Wright
steve_gibbs 05/Oct/14 Lead rpt
with Verity
Hidden 30/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead
Graham Westbrook 27/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 26/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/14 2nd
sara n 20/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Lots of threads, like it's neighbouring climb on the arÍte. A bit of loose rock around.

with Neville Contractor
sara n 20/Sep/14 TR rpt

Did this twice to end the day on top rope.

with Neville Contractor
Bernie L 20/Sep/14 2nd O/S
JulianB 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Lovely atmospheric route

Slick 14/Sep/14 Lead
Egons Issy 14/Sep/14 2nd
Cheese Monkey 12/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with PeteUKC
halfwaythere 12/Sep/14 2nd

recommend this very enjoyable well protected; led in style by Ben

with ben
alice fuller 10/Sep/14 Lead O/S

great climb.great situation

Aaron Lines 31/Aug/14 2nd
with nick
nickwhimster 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
musgravet 24/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Olly P
Hidden 04/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 24/Jul/14 Lead rpt
professorcobra 24/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Annabel Tall 22/Jul/14 2nd β

started on limbo but lead found a bird's nest with eggs so bailed and I did suspense again; far better than the first time!

martinlevya82 19/Jul/14 Lead O/S
hutchay 16/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Beth Kendrick
Hidden 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Dave Mahon 05/Jul/14 2nd
APAPAP ?/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/14 2nd O/S
andy dunn 23/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with J
jon_ridley 18/Jun/14 2nd
andy dunn 18/Jun/14 2nd
with J
andy dunn 16/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with J
steve_gibbs 08/Jun/14 2nd rpt
George Frisby 08/Jun/14 Lead rpt
KatOstrich 05/Jun/14 Lead dog

Had to rest on a sling but otherwise good

with Catherine Johns
catty_9 05/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Angrypenguin 05/Jun/14 2nd O/S
chrisclimber ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Avon Man ?/Jun/14 Solo rpt
pheotleyr 31/May/14 2nd rpt
with Felix
felixizzy 31/May/14 Lead O/S
with Peter
Hidden 19/May/14 2nd
LucasHarazin 19/May/14 Lead rpt
Annabel Tall 17/May/14 2nd
Hidden 15/May/14 Lead
steve_gibbs 09/May/14 Lead rpt
Dave Mahon 04/May/14 Lead O/S
with Jeff Mashburn
Jeff Mashburn 04/May/14 2nd β
with Dave Mahon
just one more 04/May/14 Lead
with lucas
tskelhon ?/May/14 Lead
clmacdonald ?/May/14 2nd
danmullett 28/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Slick 14/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 13/Apr/14 2nd O/S
philhilo 13/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Cheese Monkey 11/Apr/14 2nd rpt
with Stuart I
Stuart William 11/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Ben D
James S 08/Apr/14 Lead rpt

4th time climbing this route but actually the first time I've ever actually led it! Lovely climbing and lovely gear, what more could you want!

with tom p
Hidden 08/Apr/14 2nd β
Ragingpossum 04/Apr/14 2nd rpt

Found the climbing technically easier than last time but definitely more pumpy!

laurence_falconer 04/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Excellent climbing, very glad of some decent rests as it seemed quite pumpy! Lots of good gear where you need it, the challenge is getting it in without getting pumped!

alastairbegley 02/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Mark Van Rossum
Matthew Martin Wsm 01/Apr/14 2nd

nice positive climbing, fely easy after warming up on howhard!

with neil morbey
HannahC 15/Mar/14 2nd
Luke Davies 12/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 12/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S
clams ?/Mar/14 Lead
CatMc ?/Mar/14 2nd
with clams
James Jackson ??/2014 -
James S 04/Dec/13 2nd rpt

solid effort by henry on the lead for his first ever trad lead...cruised it!

with henry
hankyc 04/Dec/13 Lead O/S

first ever trad lead, awesome!!

pheotleyr 04/Nov/13 Lead rpt

Felt easy on repeat ascent. Lots of good rests. Did the last couple meters of Baby Duck instead of the easy groove of Suspension Bridge Arete to finish. Better and doesn't change the grade.

with Mike, Jana
Mayaculpa 04/Nov/13 2nd

Direct finish

with Jana, Peter
matt.woodfield 05/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Phil Murray 04/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Liz
Andrew Sloan 02/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Cheese Monkey 30/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Mike
Mayaculpa 30/Aug/13 2nd
with Ben
stafford101 26/Aug/13 Lead rpt

Quality climbing all the way - a lovely one to lead. The timing of the rests, the gear, and the steep sections all falls into place. 3*

George Frisby 25/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Chris
Hidden 19/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 19/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 17/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 17/Aug/13 2nd
steve_gibbs 06/Aug/13 Lead rpt
tommy.henriksson78 06/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Henry Giddens
mkonca 06/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with steve gibbs
steve_gibbs 02/Aug/13 Lead rpt
just one more 01/Aug/13 Lead
with babs schempp, marc schempp
Georgia H ?/Aug/13 Lead
Alex Winter 21/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Jake placed three runners. His mother would be very disappointed.

Eike 11/Jul/13 2nd
with Tim Rogers, Rob Scheichl
Hidden 06/Jul/13 2nd rpt
Phil Murray 03/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Liz
Chazwoz ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Billg 30/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with Megan Beaumont
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
danieleaston 24/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Saz
Phil Murray 24/Jun/13 Lead rpt

Again, Baby duck start & finish. Same grade tho. HVS 5a

with Tanya
saz_b 24/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Slick 19/Jun/13 2nd
andrea83 14/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Lovely climb. First HVS of this year.

with Hamish
Hamish777 14/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Excellent lead by Andrea!

with Andrea
rob.grafton 04/May/13 -
localboy 30/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Simon F
simonf 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Mike
pftom 26/Apr/13 Lead O/S
James S 24/Apr/13 2nd rpt
with peter
pheotleyr 24/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Fantastic HVS!

with James
andy dunn 23/Apr/13 2nd
with J
Hidden 23/Apr/13 2nd
SGD 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S

really good route. steep, good holds, good gear

gripped01 20/Apr/13 Lead
with Dave Tait
TDSvejstrup 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Simon White
mkonca 15/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with steve gibbs
therat 06/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Murilo Lessa 06/Jan/13 Lead O/S

A soft start wich gets steep on nice holds. Good gear, fair grade.

with Alex Desborough
steve_gibbs ??/2013 Lead O/S
richiebongo ??/2013 Lead O/S

Sometime in the naughties.

jcw ??/2013 -
alastairbegley 08/Dec/12 Lead O/S
zcsharp 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Will
Hidden 18/Nov/12 2nd O/S
HarryB 13/Nov/12 2nd rpt
with Will B
Ragingpossum 13/Nov/12 Lead O/S

My first lead under the bridge, which gave good positive climbing on steeper ground with nicely spaced rests.

Nick Russell 11/Nov/12 Lead rpt

Good, as always

with Emily
avictimoftheDrpsycho ?/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with Jamie
steve-grigg 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Marti999 27/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Debbie
debbie roberts 27/Sep/12 2nd
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Slick 16/Sep/12 Lead

Felt easier on lead than I remember!

Hidden 16/Sep/12 Lead rpt
LJKing 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Bud Chawla
budchawla 08/Sep/12 2nd O/S

This is a lovely route!

tobydunford 06/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Kirsty Kerr, Harry Martin
tommytuffa 04/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Libby
Hidden 14/Aug/12 Lead O/S
ericinbristol 12/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with Johnny S
Edvenables ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Felt so easy after sport climbing in Chamonix 'just 5+'. Very nice, very composed. First proper trad lead.

Phil Murray 28/Jul/12 Lead rpt

Finished up Baby duck for a change, but it wasn't the E1 bit! Very pleasant.

Billg 15/Jul/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
James S 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with dan
Dan0Me 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with James S
Joemanglerocks 01/Jul/12 Lead

First HVS lead (finally!). Loved it!

TimKnight 01/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/12 2nd rpt
bpmclimb 19/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with Helen S
mallardhealhook 17/Jun/12 2nd O/S
cbeard 13/Jun/12 Lead O/S

A nice route, typical suspension bridge buttress style

stafford101 13/Jun/12 2nd rpt
with Charlie
Kemics 09/Jun/12 2nd rpt
with Anthony
Anthony Dixon 09/Jun/12 Lead
Billg 26/May/12 2nd
with Susanne Richards
Hidden 26/May/12 Lead
evilweed 25/May/12 Lead O/S
with Sara Currie
pffft 19/May/12 2nd O/S

Totally different to the neighbouring arete, lovely big moves

with Monkey
Monk 19/May/12 Lead

Lovely climbing, with good gear.

with Luke Vincent
Poco Loco 17/May/12 Lead O/S

Found it reasonable pumpy with some large moves, but maybe I am not climbing very well at the moment. Tons of gear, interesting climbing, good fun!

with Will Wykes
Nick Russell 12/May/12 Lead rpt
with Jason
Hidden 21/Apr/12 Lead
Clay C 15/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with George
67hours 15/Apr/12 2nd
with Clay
mikeyg 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Becky Butcher, Will Twigger
shoulders 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
katherinesydney 10/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Great climb. Crackin features all the way up and all the steep bits are mercifully followed by rests!

HarryB 10/Mar/12 2nd rpt
with Luca
LJC 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Harry
Kemics 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S

First climb of the year in a T-shirt. Found it more enjoyable than Hell's Gates. Very nice!

Pete Rigby 07/Mar/12 Lead
with Kelli Roberts
kelliroberts3 07/Mar/12 2nd
Ciro 03/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Ramon
s.c.white 29/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Brilliant route with excellent gear.

with Jonathan Fuller
Mike Goldthorp 21/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Niiiiiice climbing! Really cool crystally pocketed cracks and holds, funky cool rock

with Adam
Quarryboy 14/Feb/12 2nd rpt

Due to cold hands felt harder than when I first did it in the summer.

JamesRich 14/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Really good pumpy moves on steep ground but with big holds and protected by some ggod threads. Climbed in a t-shirt because it was nice and sunny when I started out but I was freezing when belaying at the top.

HarryB 28/Jan/12 Lead rpt

Seconded before

with Al
Kevster 15/Jan/12 Lead O/S
georgeevans88 08/Jan/12 2nd O/S
aipattison 08/Jan/12 Lead O/S
j miller ??/2012 2nd
peterbeaumont ??/2012 -
peterbeaumont ??/2012 -
beckybutcher91 ??/2012 2nd
jon_ridley 22/Dec/11 2nd O/S
grp 22/Dec/11 Lead O/S
petecallaghan 20/Nov/11 2nd O/S
adam 24 13/Nov/11 Lead O/S
HarryB 06/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with Al
thomb 29/Oct/11 Lead
with Gareth
DorsetGareth 29/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Tom B
deklan 26/Oct/11 Lead
with chris
trants1 25/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with deklan
stephenhartley 03/Oct/11 Lead
with Burns
Nick Russell 15/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Harder than Suspension Bridge Arete, but well worth it! (still a bit pumped from bouldering when I led this)

Hidden 14/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Andy Clarke 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Enjoyably steep.

with Dale
tom.o.prince 11/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Cheese Monkey 04/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Eric
ericinbristol 04/Jul/11 2nd rpt
wildrover220 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S
haydng 24/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Dave R
stvredmond 19/Jun/11 2nd

again very steep

just one more 17/Jun/11 Lead
with Sue B
Clay C 09/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Chris S
stafford101 09/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Clay
bonelessivar 07/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Andy
mandy ?/Jun/11 2nd
with rick
gilbert 21/May/11 2nd O/S

Lovely line upto the arrete. End of a great day!

with Jonathan Percival
Hidden 20/May/11 Lead O/S
Slick 16/May/11 2nd
morganator 15/May/11 Lead O/S
with Charlie Davies
cayteye 13/May/11 Lead O/S
with Brian Mead
Hidden 08/May/11 Lead
Mike Kiss 05/May/11 Lead O/S

Great route, big pockets, bit wary picking my way around the crow's nest!

with Nick Hatton
Kirill 02/May/11 Lead O/S
CrispsSmiths 02/May/11 2nd
with Kirill
gripped01 ?/May/11 Lead
with Gilbert
mark20 19/Apr/11 2nd O/S
catemuir 24/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 24/Mar/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 20/Mar/11 2nd rpt
just one more 20/Mar/11 Lead
with tony l, Svenn G
Stanners 12/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Quarryboy 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Fantastic route, quite gymnastic. Plenty of different body positions and down right fun to climb.

crossdressingrodney 02/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Tomar
Tomar 02/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Oli
Clay C 17/Feb/11 Lead rpt
with Jimmy
bpmclimb 09/Jan/11 Lead rpt
with Clare
Phil PBC ?/Jan/11 Lead β
with burns
31770 ??/2011 -
fletch73 ??/2011 -
jonbwoy ??/2011 -
mark schramm 11/Dec/10 Lead O/S
with tom m
tommoulds 11/Dec/10 2nd β
with Schramm
_m.cox_ ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Robyn Nelson
andy dunn 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Alan
Chris Sansum 24/Oct/10 Lead rpt
with Richard Lade
TDembrey 04/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Clay
Clay C 04/Oct/10 2nd rpt
with Todd
Clay C 23/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Steve Gibbs
steve_gibbs 23/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Clay C
manwithacam 18/Sep/10 Lead

Nice climb, loads of great threads, but got so into threading them all that I got tired and nearly came of on the crux, which I thought was fairly stiff and quite committing.

with Joris
Joris.Roulleau 18/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Sgt. Vest 11/Sep/10 AltLd
Hidden 11/Sep/10 Lead
Stone Muppet 09/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Paz
thomasadixon 07/Sep/10 2nd rpt
with Becca
BeccaSnowden 07/Sep/10 Lead O/S

One longish reach but found it quite easy.

with Tom
joeurwin 02/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Alasdair88 02/Sep/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Chris Sansum 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Gary Lewin
timstyles 24/Jun/10 2nd β
with Huw Howells, Jon Bradley
Didymus 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Rich
Hidden 21/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 20/Jun/10 2nd
Si dH 20/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Andy Morris
ruaidh 17/Jun/10 Lead rpt

Big cam in the pocket at 2/3 height was a help. managed to get in five threads. finished off with top pitch of hell gates, but in reverse.

with Zoe
Hidden 17/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/May/10 2nd
7om 01/May/10 Lead O/S
with Pete Entwistle
matt_claydon 16/Apr/10 Lead O/S
jimmatthews 14/Apr/10 Lead
Ant Mace 13/Apr/10 2nd O/S

My first experience of the gorge - great fun!

ericinbristol 13/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with Ant Mace
shyster boulder 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S

also very nice

with alex harper
Will Homoky 08/Apr/10 Lead rpt

We like this one.

tom.e 04/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with Andy Wigley, Charlie Everett
Hidden 10/Mar/10 Lead O/S
R_W_M 10/Mar/10 2nd
with Eleri
Hidden 21/Feb/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jan/10 2nd O/S
Phil PBC ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Chubbard 04/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Derek, J Robinson
Dandan82 27/Sep/09 Lead β
deklan 24/Sep/09 Lead
with julie
ruaidh 18/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Fabulous climb. Steep, sustained, difficulties all the way up. Lashings of protection. I used three little threads and a big sling, loads of cams, but just three wires (no.2 and two no.6).

with Baz
Jessie Rushbrooke 18/Aug/09 Lead β
with GF
MikeC59 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
lukewilliams 23/Jun/09 Lead RP
Hidden 21/Jun/09 Lead rpt
Danos 30/May/09 2nd rpt
with Andras
Hidden 28/May/09 Lead rpt
Quirina 28/May/09 2nd O/S
JamieAyres 25/May/09 2nd dnf

could not get past crux. fat and weak.

Dan_Carroll 21/May/09 2nd O/S
with Eric Herring
cornishben 12/May/09 2nd rpt
DorsetGareth 12/May/09 Lead O/S
just one more 03/May/09 Lead
with Sue B, Max B
Jessie Rushbrooke 09/Mar/09 Lead β
with GF
mick1jones 22/Feb/09 2nd O/S
lukehodson 14/Feb/09 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Paz 01/Oct/08 2nd rpt
with AM2
Hidden 01/Oct/08 Lead O/S
fishinwater ?/Oct/08 2nd
with RD
scorpia97 26/Sep/08 Lead rpt
with Paul
Hidden 07/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Dale ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S

top end HVS pumpy on good jugs.

with johny
thomasadixon 14/Aug/08 2nd rpt

Climbed this loads of times now. Great route.

with Will
CarolineH 10/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Dave
Hidden 19/Jul/08 2nd rpt
Andrew1 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Rachel Smith
georgeevans88 04/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Francis
Hidden 04/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Francis Lister 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S

pumpy, good thread protection, watch footing on polished slab just as you reach for mushroom at top

scorpia97 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Caspian
Hidden 14/May/08 Lead
Bluekowari 13/May/08 2nd
with MT
Hidden 09/May/08 2nd O/S
Humpty Dangler 09/May/08 Lead O/S

Wow, what an experience. Same first section as Suspension Bridge Arete up to the ledge, then it's a step to the right and straight up the wall on massive holds. Good gear placements on the steepest bits inspired the confidence needed to push on up a sustained section that is probably the steepest I have yet encountered. Topped out at the belay stake in failing light, (abseiling in the dark is becoming a habit), to a flash of lightning and dramatic drum-roll of thunder. Obviously the gods approve...

Hidden 08/May/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/May/08 Lead rpt
Greg Pittam 07/May/08 Lead O/S

Nice climb, I faffed a bit to much then a Crow flew out at me!

with Sam Howel
Hidden 23/Apr/08 2nd
Hidden 02/Apr/08 Lead O/S
thomasadixon 24/Feb/08 Lead rpt

Cracking route.

with Richard
Urgles 24/Feb/08 Lead rpt

was supposed to be a warm up for other things but it started to rain. :(

with Brian (bpm climb)
Al Franks 14/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Jeremy Cusack
Alasdair88 14/Feb/08 Lead rpt
with Rob loveridge, Jeremy
Hidden 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
luke2442 09/Feb/08 Lead
just one more 09/Feb/08 Lead
with Max B
lukehodson 08/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Spacetourist ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Ed Heslam
georgeevans88 ?/Dec/07 2nd O/S
with Pete
Hidden 15/Nov/07 Lead O/S
chris sm 10/Nov/07 Lead rpt
with Julie Osborn
Hidden 24/Oct/07 Lead β
Hidden 08/Oct/07 Lead O/S
pelvoux 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Mario
Circus 23/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Lou
Al Franks 06/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Alasdair88 06/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Sam Howell
Paz 29/Jun/07 Lead dog

I jumped off high up to test the system...

with Mme Gri-Gri & Mr Shunt
Hidden 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/07 Lead O/S
just one more 01/Jun/07 Lead
with rich h
Paz 07/May/07 2nd rpt
with AJM
thomasadixon 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Christian
Hidden 13/Apr/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 13/Apr/07 Lead
jon bradley ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Matt Pearcey
bpmclimb 08/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Clare
Bristoldave 24/Jan/07 Lead O/S
with Joe
Stone Muppet ??/2007 -
bullybones ??/2007 Lead O/S
Greg Pittam ?/Aug/06 2nd
with James Burrows
Boxy 09/Jul/06 2nd rpt
Urgles 02/Jul/06 Lead rpt
with Borris
JasonG ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Barry Donovan
Hidden 28/Jun/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/06 Lead O/S
gonggashan 08/Jun/06 Lead
with Dan Perrott
Hidden 07/Jun/06 2nd rpt
tom.e 24/May/06 2nd rpt
with Matt Gordon
Paul Robertson 04/May/06 2nd rpt

Marking a return to Avon after several years of abstinence

with Ben Friedland
tom.e 11/Apr/06 Lead rpt
with Charlie Everett
Hidden 21/Mar/06 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Jan/06 2nd rpt
Hidden 14/Jan/06 2nd rpt
gimmer ??/2006 -
John Lisle ??/2006 -
chris wyatt ??/2006 Lead
with llio elgar
IceMonkey1982 ??/2006 -
RedFox ??/2006 2nd O/S
with Tom K
just one more 15/Oct/05 Lead
with rich h, Max B
Fat Tim 16/Jul/05 Lead rpt
mwh 09/Jul/05 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Solo rpt
Bux ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Rupert Bassadone
Hidden 04/May/05 2nd
just one more 28/Mar/05 Lead
with Max B
Hidden 30/Jan/05 Lead O/S
Paz 28/Jan/05 Lead rpt
with DEJ
tom.e ??/2005 Lead O/S
phsharpy ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Alex Barrows
danp ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Urgles ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Beesley (oliver)
Hidden 19/May/04 Lead O/S
furry 02/May/04 2nd O/S
with Neil
Hidden ?/Mar/04 Lead rpt
Hidden 12/Oct/03 Lead O/S
just one more 08/Aug/03 Lead
with john smith, Max B
just one more 08/Jul/03 Lead
with rich h
MikeC59 27/Jun/03 Lead dog
just one more 21/Jun/03 Lead
with Max B
cornishben ?/Jan/03 Lead O/S
with Ian Butterworth
Hidden ??/2003 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2003 -
just one more 21/Jul/02 Lead
MikeC59 28/Jun/02 Lead

pre placed gear by Ian

MikeC59 26/Jun/02 2nd
pezzerrr ?/Jan/02 Lead O/S
CurlyStevo ??/2002 Lead
Hidden 20/May/01 2nd O/S
Roget 05/May/01 Lead O/S
with baccy
Hidden 10/Jul/00 Lead O/S
Boxy 19/Jun/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
alan moore ??/2000 -

Really nice.

serby ??/1999 Lead
AndySL 06/Aug/98 2nd O/S
with Mark
kevp ?/Mar/98 Lead O/S
with Jasen Ainley
Jim Brooke 03/Oct/96 Lead O/S
with James Latham
jmr 01/Jul/96 2nd
with Robin Pearce
lost.arrow 26/Apr/96 Lead
chris sm 01/Nov/95 2nd dog
with Andy Gill
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/95 Lead
mikej 01/May/94 Lead
with Nick Salmon
jim_randell 29/Apr/94 2nd O/S
with FW, WW
agagsgrot ?/Apr/94 2nd O/S
with Pete
Hidden ??/1994 Lead
WRMusall 01/Oct/93 Lead dnf
GAtkins 01/Oct/92 Lead O/S
with Andy Russell
Budge ??/1992 Lead O/S
with Brian Ottewell
strapless ??/1990 Lead
with Ju
Hidden 21/Dec/88 2nd
Hidden 19/Jun/88 Lead
AndyB123 ??/1988 2nd O/S
with Andy E
tapley 14/Jun/87 AltLd
with John Sumner
surfbish ?/Feb/87 Lead O/S
William Robertson ??/1987 Lead O/S
with Emily
Pete Nugent 11/Apr/86 AltLd
with Dave Streader
JamieAyres 08/Sep/85 2nd rpt

previously failed leading it

with Gareth Williams
Ena ?/Jun/85 2nd O/S
with Mark Courtiour
andy gittins ??/1984 -
AlanLittle ??/1983 Lead
Hidden ??/1981 -
Steve Bell ??/1980 -
Marcus 25/Jan/76 -
with Pete Sutton
Hidden ??/1973 Lead O/S
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