Balch's Slide* HS 4a
[Tim leads Balch's Slide., 2 kb]38m. The obvious long clean strip above a quarryman's spike in the ground. Pad up the slab to a large tree belay. Sparse protection: possibly VS if you don't deviate from the direct line to place gear. NOTE: it's very easy to stray left onto The Socialist. Keep your blinkers on, climb direct, and keep an eye out for gear placements slightly right.
J Swift, A Heath 1994

Ticklists: Best slab climbs of the UK, South West Climbs for a Northerner, Fairy Cave Quarry Top 20.

Photo: Tim leads Balch's Slide. © Trailer Boy
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Hidden - TR O/S - 12/Oct/14

jayyaj - 2nd - 05/Oct/14 with Mike Unwin

Mayaculpa - Lead - 05/Oct/14 with Jason

Rob Morgan - Lead - 05/Oct/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 04/Oct/14

Mayaculpa - TR - 04/Oct/14 with Mel_P, Mike Rotraxion

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Oct/14

Larey - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/14 with Max Ayrton

Prez - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/14

Mayaculpa - TR - 26/Sep/14 with Mike Rotraxion, Alan Thorne

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/14

Mayaculpa - TR - 21/Sep/14 with Kate, Mike Rotraxion

Large chunk of flake near the top came off in my hand. Rest of it very hollow-sounding. Caution advised!
callans - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Katie Preston

katiep - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Callan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/14

Had a bit of a slip first placement which held. In my defence it was my first slab for a while. I stuck to the left and found it easy with good gear.
abtibbs - Lead dog - 07/Sep/14

In trainers
zcsharp - 2nd - 07/Sep/14 with Alex Tibbs

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 02/Sep/14 with Clare

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/14

91dave - 2nd rpt - 24/Aug/14 with Alex Rigby, Lina Arthur

Hidden - Lead - 24/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/14

Paul Eckton - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Amy Devereux

zcsharp - 2nd - 17/Aug/14 with Steve Gibbs

steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/14 with Jamie Roberts

Steve Woollard - 2nd - 14/Aug/14 with Bob Dawson

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 12/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Aug/14

cdpuk - 2nd rpt - 03/Aug/14 with Rob Scarisbrick

Should be soloed
RobScarisbrick - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with cdpuk

91dave - Lead rpt - 03/Aug/14 with Hester Robertson, Kerry Mellor

cameron_hall - 2nd rpt - 03/Aug/14 with Pete Cawley

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/14

Tom F Harding - 2nd rpt - 27/Jul/14 with Steve Bartle

Steve Bartle - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/14 with Tom F Harding

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14

Super direct!
brew_guru - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/14 with Miriam

Went boldly straight up the slab; no gear for the first few metres and another run out patch halfway up (blank section with some interesting moves!). A good test of gear placement skills; and knowing when to give up trying for gear & push on!
Abs - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/14

Samuel Cox - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/14 with Abi

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/14

brices - Solo O/S - 06/Jul/14 with Llinos

Wendy - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/14 with Tom Ball

CRiddiford - Solo O/S - 06/Jul/14 with Chris

Climbed it super direct for VS tick. Very spaced gear and polished in spots but a very nice enjoyable climb
Tom Harper - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/14

Pretty run-out. Only places a few bits of pro. Found it very smooth, though.
trwolfe13 - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Cameron Hall

91dave - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Sarah Woodrow

For fun (since I was seconding), I took the blankest part of the slab and avoided using larger holds as much as possible.
cameron_hall - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Tom Wolfe

Pintsize - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Dave Arthur

Felix Ottey - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/14

leland stamper - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Deepstar

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/14

Very polished in places
Tom Harper - Solo - 16/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jun/14

catty_9 - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/14 with Peter Crowther

Angrypenguin - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/14 with Cat

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/14

shaunleonard - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Ian

Somehow avoided the temptation to place side runners.
davidbeynon - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/14 with andy hill, Sharon Chircop

Dave takes the dead centre of the slab. Great tri cam and ball nut placements
kiwi boy - 2nd rpt - 08/Jun/14 with sharron, Dave B

MontyH - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/14 with Brian

brian watson - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/14

I don't think any of my gear would of held. Maybe that's just me.
felixizzy - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Jack

Hidden - Jun/14

try to make it as hard and thin as possible ... easy escape to the right for better holds all the way up.
sjscammell - Lead - Jun/14

kenli - 2nd O/S - Jun/14

rhys.nadin - Lead O/S - Jun/14 with Richard Nadin

martin one - Lead rpt - 31/May/14 with Adam s, Dave Potter

mikedevcole - Lead O/S - 26/May/14

matthew_dunn224 - 2nd - 26/May/14

1st outdoor climb for Amber. She found it scary, but climbed it!
darren hudson - Lead O/S - 26/May/14 with amber meeks

Alessandro Tentori - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Kirsten Donovan

kirsten - Lead - 17/May/14 with alessandro tentori

Hidden - Solo - 15/May/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/May/14

davenev - 2nd β - 13/May/14 with David

drgrange - Lead - 13/May/14 with davenev

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/May/14

I belayed David up something approximating this route after I'd led The Socialist. Then I abseiled down and tried this face pretty direct. Most parts have quite a few small holds, but it looked like very few would take gear.
swhite - TR O/S - 05/May/14 with David Chadwick

miriamclaire - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

jon bradley - Lead rpt - 03/May/14 with Huw Howells

weaved up a little bit, would agree a direct line would probably be a bit harder
BallsOfSteel - Solo O/S - 29/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14

Caroline 2010 - Lead rpt - 19/Apr/14 with Nick Hopper

martin one - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Stew

Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Apr/14

becoming-stranger - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/14 with Klara

Lovely and warm in the sun. Followed by a 'no hands' attempt on top-rope. Nearly made it!
lazzaw - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/14 with Jonathan Cook

J.Atkins - 2nd rpt - 10/Apr/14

the ant hill mob - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Colin Martin

Easty14 - Lead - 30/Mar/14

georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Alex P

Patrick Clissold - Lead - 21/Mar/14 with Will Laws

tp45597 - Lead rpt - 16/Mar/14 with rach

Felix Ottey - Lead rpt - 16/Mar/14

Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Petrina Brown

tp45597 - 2nd rpt - 14/Mar/14 with gareth

Hidden - Lead - 14/Mar/14

howsthebeef - 2nd β - 12/Mar/14 with L. Mansell

Scuzlebut - 2nd rpt - 09/Mar/14 with Liam, Gregor

stpauliblade - Lead - 08/Mar/14

shim - Lead - Mar/14

BenRyle - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/14 with Tom Coombe, Beckett

erkdaly12 - 2nd O/S - 2014

James Jackson - 2014

Hidden - Solo - 30/Nov/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead - 07/Oct/13

richardsavill - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/13 with Sarah Rowlands

sarahrowlands - 2nd - 07/Oct/13 with richard savill

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/13

Luke Davies - Lead - 06/Oct/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Oct/13

Speed climbed to race the falling sun up the wall. Requires a referee to stop you wondering on to adjacent routes!
cdpuk - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Alex Peka

pretty unsatisfying. Do you step left to place gear or continue without any? this sort of dilemma seems a bit artificial to me.
Babika - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Loz Durant

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13

JulianB - 2nd - 05/Oct/13 with Amanda Redvers

kenneM - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/13 with Mike Dudley

spenser - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13

SHONAJONES - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/13 with spenser

Easty14 - 2nd - 07/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead - 05/Sep/13

marsden.d.paul - 2nd rpt - 02/Sep/13 with Andrew Marsden

reece.robinson - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Phil Wallam

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/13

dereke12000 - 2nd - 29/Aug/13 with Rob

lovely easy climb
bigtimematty - TR - 25/Aug/13 with marc fenton

Gaz of Bath - Solo O/S - 25/Aug/13

super-direct line felt really thin, defo VS
Tristypants - 2nd - 25/Aug/13 with Helen Eden

Trippinjester - Lead rpt - 24/Aug/13 with Jennie Fowler

katemurphy_@hotmail - Lead - 23/Aug/13

Climbed three times without stopping.
Phil Layton - TR O/S - 22/Aug/13 with Ms Grigri

Hidden - Lead - 20/Aug/13

Hidden - 20/Aug/13

marsden.d.paul - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13

katemurphy_@hotmail - Lead - 11/Aug/13

Steve Woollard - Lead - 07/Aug/13 with Samantha Roach

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/13

Scuzlebut - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/13 with Gregor

paul1234 - Lead - 01/Aug/13 with Saffers

Chazwoz - Solo O/S - 01/Aug/13

seanprendiville - Lead - 01/Aug/13 with Tessa

Stuart William - Solo rpt - 28/Jul/13

goatboy76 - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/13 with Scott Moffat, Imogen White, Jake Leach

sweenyt - Lead rpt - 22/Jul/13 with Matt

Adrian Daniels - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with John Parrott, Steve Webster

just one more - Lead - 21/Jul/13 with josh b, katie b, Max B

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13

Kitesurfer.alex1990 - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/13

Nice HS with some gutsy moves. Plenty of protection if looked for.
Stew nutter - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Neil gay

wilkinscl - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Edward shelly

Neil Gay - 2nd rpt - 14/Jul/13 with Stew Nutter

mick1jones - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Mike Guttridge

morpcat - 2nd - 14/Jul/13 with wilkinscl

colinkeb - Lead - 08/Jul/13 with john presley

Dusty and dirty from abseiling. better to walk off down alpine ridge
MoWalker3 - 03/Jul/13 with Cormac

Dawlish - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/13 with Sasa, Tanya, June

Fjsinclair - 2nd O/S - Jul/13

ali macphee - Lead - 30/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/13

Tarquin - 29/Jun/13 with Louise

Louvet - 29/Jun/13 with Tarquin

beth_may - Lead - 24/Jun/13 with William Brown

lazyhopkins - 23/Jun/13

will7 - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/13 with seb

fishinwater - Lead - 18/Jun/13 with Rob H

Might have done his before?
BruceW - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Becca

Echna - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/13 with Andy

johnl - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/13 with Andy Dunford

tp45597 - 2nd rpt - 02/Jun/13 with ernest

Decent warm-up
tolly_60 - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

Georgia H - Lead - Jun/13

tcoombe1 - Lead - Jun/13

jopayne1988 - Lead O/S - 26/May/13

TimPerkin - Lead - 26/May/13 with Tom Perkin

Hidden - Lead - 25/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/13

carl_123 - TR rpt - 22/May/13

Approach shoes.
Stuart William - 2nd rpt - 20/May/13 with Ben F

thomb - 18/May/13 with Matt

Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 17/May/13 with Mike

Mayaculpa - 2nd - 17/May/13 with Ben

Stepped left and topped out on the severe.
Caroline 2010 - Lead dnf - 08/May/13 with Felix ottey

gjh - Lead O/S - 06/May/13

Trippinjester - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Jennie Fowler, Jamie Knight

Felix Ottey - 2nd rpt - 04/May/13

rustyfishhook - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Simon Fowler

Jcomber - Lead - 01/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13

Pete Rigby - Solo rpt - 27/Apr/13

kelliroberts3 - Solo - 27/Apr/13

Luke Davies - Lead - 24/Apr/13

Malpractise - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/13 with Richard Goodbody

carl_123 - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/13

Chris Redding - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/13 with Tom Redding

Stuart William - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/13 with Matt Ivory

Ian JL - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/13 with Beth Frampton

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Apr/13

steve-grigg - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13

tp45597 - Lead rpt - 06/Apr/13 with niels

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Apr/13

paulerussell - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Steve Grey

Neil Gay - 2nd rpt - 06/Apr/13 with Ben Bird

BenBird - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Neil Gay

petegunn - Lead - 03/Apr/13 with Onk, Davina

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/Mar/13

goatboy76 - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Duncan Backhurst, Jake Leach

shakeyjakey21 - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Rob

MartinN - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 03/Mar/13

homing-penguin - 2nd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with David

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Feb/13

markfromstoke - 24/Feb/13 with Norman

Hidden - 24/Feb/13

BBEENN - Lead - 20/Feb/13

UnkArl - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/13 with Lisa, Rik, Debbie

Hidden - TR - 01/Jan/13

Nix33 - 2013

David Staples - 2nd O/S - 2013

Hidden - 2nd - 2013

Michael backed off the lead!
ian d f - Lead rpt - 12/Dec/12 with Tom V, Michael P

lazzaw - TR O/S - 18/Nov/12 with Jonathan Cook

riff156 - Lead rpt - 11/Nov/12 with Hannah Carter

TomGudgeon - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Matt Williams

sheelba - Lead - 29/Sep/12

lewiz - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Kirsten Donovan

tried to stick to the centre but started to stray higher up.
kirsten - Lead - 15/Sep/12 with Mick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12

Doughnut - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Lewis Thompson

Tom F Harding - Lead rpt - 15/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/12

robertharris7 - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/12 with wayne clark

BBEENN - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/12

James26 - 2nd - 04/Sep/12

LukeyG - Lead - 03/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/12

Easier than I remember it being first time around. Difficult to know how far you can wander before being off-route. Someone was climbing on the VS to the right at the same time and a lot of loose rock was coming down!
Kylie - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Luke Vincent

mullermn - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Monkey

I didn't use any side runners, meaning the first half of the route was reasonably bold. There is gear to be had (smallest micros, nuts and a cam), but it is spaced and none of it is particularly great. I just reasoned that the fall would be quite soft so poor gear might hold. Nice climbing though. Never particularly hard, but enjoyable.
Monk - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Mullermn

Hidden - Solo rpt - 26/Aug/12

pffft - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Kylie Richards

Lizzie Randall - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Wendy

Wendy Watthews - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/12 with Liz

theocelano - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/12 with Ben

ben.richards - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/12 with Theo Celano

Grade depends on how direct the route is climbed. VS in the centre with limited gear or S with side runners.
timstyles - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/12 with Mayur Patel, Jon Bradley

klo1981 - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Steve Collard

riff156 - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/12 with kate Brown

NO gear for 10m if you stay on the centre of the slab, gear after that is fine.
jamespilgrim - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Mark

sonic46 - Lead - 12/Aug/12

wurzelinzummerset - 2nd - 11/Aug/12 with Ally, Rob

If you stick to the strict direct it feels more challenging.
Bobling - 2nd - 11/Aug/12 with Alan, Ali

The Pylon King - Solo rpt - 03/Aug/12

led, easy!
alidixon - Aug/12

Straight forward! Grade seems generous maybe only severe.
Felix Ottey - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12

Mr Winkleberry - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/12 with Matt Stacey

Good gear. Great belay at the top. Well done the BMC for the belay and the access rights.
paul_j_burgess - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12

wurzelinzummerset - 2nd - 21/Jul/12 with Lee

Staying direct definitely felt like VS as little gear without deviation.
Big Lee - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Alan

How the hell does this climb have a star?
JamieTown - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/12 with Euan Mckendrick, Tom Adams

Pete Rigby - Solo rpt - 15/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 05/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/12

Martyn Trev - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/12 with Tamsin Dyke

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 17/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd β - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12

riddle - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Adam Ryan

adam 24 - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 31/May/12 with Debbie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 23/May/12

Good climb with which to finish evening off... Made mistake of going right just before midway and ran out of gear. Downclimbed before traversing left and regaining better protection. Good one for overcoming 'mind games' and why it gets and deserves * rating. One pitch.
ClimbskiTim - Lead β - 23/May/12 with Bryony R

Gear very thin on the lower half, and the moves are very friction-y. Not technically hard, but nervy for the grade, I thought.
mullermn - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with Kylie Richards

Not very much gear on it at all, nice moves though.
Kylie - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12 with mullermn

SharonC1604 - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead - 15/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12

Hey Jude - TR rpt - 15/Apr/12 with Jason Wilber

wurzelinzummerset - 2nd - 15/Apr/12 with Mick

lukerathmell - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Rachel Bennett

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Apr/12

CraigMcAteer - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with mark thomas,jap

wurzelinzummerset - Lead - 28/Mar/12 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12

A nice route, though with some worryingly hollow sounding bits near the top!
Katherine Ross - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Simon, Tom Mansfield

lazzaw - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Jude, Andrew Porter

Hey Jude - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Andrew Porter, lazzaw

ape1980 - 2nd rpt - 11/Mar/12 with Jude, lazzaw

Bold and run out, with slightly rubbish gear! great fun
McKEuan - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/12 with Tadms

Steve J T - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/12

J.Atkins - 2nd rpt - 21/Jan/12

j miller - 2012

Brilliant climb. First HS lead. Conditions not perfect but still very enjoyable, one to come back to in the summer.
Deano100 - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/11 with Nick

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Nov/11

tp45597 - TR rpt - 13/Nov/11 with phil, dave

Nick1812P - 2nd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Jem

pete1993 - Lead - 05/Nov/11

stoneback - 2nd O/S - Nov/11 with Dean

Rob Hirst - 2nd O/S - 24/Oct/11 with Michelle Hordern

climbingchica - Lead - 24/Oct/11

luke_judd - Lead - 16/Oct/11 with Sarah Smith

BBEENN - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/11

A lovely route. Great line and lots of protection
Stephanie R - Lead - 14/Oct/11 with Simon Tranter

Hidden - Lead - 03/Oct/11

tp45597 - 2nd O/S - 03/Oct/11 with gareth

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/11

Oliver Hopper - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Max railing

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/Sep/11

kirky_p - Lead - 09/Sep/11

Really good. Gear available if you look carefully.
David Pye - 2nd - 02/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - Sep/11

riddle - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Yasmina

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Aug/11

will909 - Lead β - 22/Aug/11

bullybones - Lead - 15/Aug/11 with Linda F

Chris Redding - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Darren Oram

Hidden - Lead dnf - 07/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 03/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Aug/11

Another nice climb at FCQ, very impressed.
Dopey_172 - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/11 with Adam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - Jul/11

stuntsbyjon - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/11

Great climb. Joe on a roll second ever lead.
kiwi boy - 2nd rpt - 26/Jun/11 with joe

bonoid - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11

Led with Mark Dolan seconding.
john159 - 22/Jun/11

Bit of a shit route I thought although I enjoyed the experience of climbing it.
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Rob Stanfield, Mark Davies

bit of a harsh comment jack, it wasn't that bad, Don't think its worth a star though.
Stanners - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Mark Davis, Jack Bradbrook

direct line - VS 4b, easily worth it's star, would be worth 2 if it wasn't so escapable
The Pylon King - 2nd rpt - 19/Jun/11 with Jack and Rob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 11/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/11

mikeydee135 - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/11 with Mai Wong

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/11

catemuir - Lead - 04/Jun/11 with Pete Swan

Sam..Oliver - Lead - 04/Jun/11

Will Gordon - Lead O/S - Jun/11 with Geoff Burton

An utter delight to lead. Surprising ammout of gear. Watch out for the bee nest/hive just as you top out on the right. Deep hole lots of angry bees trying to get home only to be blocked by an increasing coil of rope while bring greg up. needless to say once moved away they got on doing bee stuff
kiwi boy - Lead β - 29/May/11 with Greg K

bradholmes - TR - 28/May/11 with Chris Bonner

Hidden - TR O/S - 28/May/11

A very gentle slab; you can almost walk up the first third of the climb
Rowan Mitchell - Lead O/S - 15/May/11 with Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones - 2nd - 15/May/11 with Rowan Mitchell

A good climb to use as a reference grade!
James Moyle - 2nd rpt - 11/May/11 with Richard Burton

carl_123 - Lead O/S - 05/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/11

Hidden - Lead - May/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 26/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Apr/11

Nice climb, very run out at start and protection not great anywhere but its probably VS climb
Uberpussy - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11

Tom lead I seconded.
blum - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Tom Starks

Tom lead I seconded
blum - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Tom Starks

joeurwin - 2nd rpt - 09/Apr/11 with Neil Gay

Neil Gay - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with joeurwin

First lead for a while. Superb day.
john159 - Lead - 07/Apr/11

cas smerdon - 2nd - 06/Apr/11 with Dave Cooper

Andyh83 - Solo O/S - 29/Mar/11

bpmclimb - Solo rpt - 27/Mar/11

Taking a very direct line, to assess the grade if you don't deviate to place gear. Probably VS.
bpmclimb - TR rpt - 27/Mar/11 with Shunt

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Mar/11

Seconded
john159 - 2nd - 14/Mar/11

J.Atkins - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/11

Fist Runner is a fair distance ahead, make sure to check where you place protection as some of the rock is loose
TomOsterwold - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/11 with Jack Atkins

tomjh - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/11 with Andy Hunter

Really nice route, but surely no more than a Severe?
Andyh83 - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Mar/11

kelliroberts3 - Lead O/S - Mar/11

31770 - 2011

TomBaker - 2011

djromberg - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/10

Jonathan Emett - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/10 with karen, jimbo

Hidden - Lead - 25/Oct/10

this felt really thin and run out. Minimal gear unless you go to the sides, which I believe is off route so I didn't.
hms - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/10 with Brian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/10

A bit run out in the early stages. A big hollow sounding patch of rock just up and left from the bit that has recently fallen off. Fair at the grade if you stick somewhere near the middle
gilbert - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Gary Hayes RAFMA

Hidden - 16/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10

Hidden - Oct/10

arandall - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Isaac Whitcombe

Escapable and almost instantly forgettable, not sure this is worth a star.
The Ivanator - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/10 with Rich

Rich God 3 - Lead - 19/Sep/10 with The Ivanator

crossdressingrodney - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/10 with jon

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with liv_the_div

Jonny M - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Karen Chalmers, Oli Gray

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/10

Steve Woollard - 2nd - 16/Sep/10 with Steve Price

A nice simple climb - makes you smile
davenev - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Tess, luke

Mr Tickle - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with davenev

John Foster - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/10 with Geoff

not very inspiring, its falling apart and pro is very slim
stvredmond - 2nd - 30/Aug/10 with Helen Norris, Robert Duerr

Helnorris - 2nd - 30/Aug/10 with Robert Duerr, Steve Redmond

Hmmm, strangely unfullfilling.
Bobling - Lead - 30/Aug/10 with Helen, sredmond

jenniferanncleaver - 2nd - 21/Aug/10

wilf - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with nick f

Nice solo at end of day.
Jon Didymus - Solo O/S - 13/Aug/10

Sam..Oliver - 2nd - 11/Aug/10

stpauliblade - Lead - 11/Aug/10

The Pylon King - Solo rpt - 08/Aug/10

Several times up and down, with various top-roping kids.
Paul Robertson - Solo rpt - 08/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/10

Nick F Smith - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Debbie Bowers

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/10

different!
dale1968 - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/10 with angus

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/10

Anna Yorke - TR - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Aug/09

Tom_Harding - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Gordy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09

Matt02003 - Lead - Aug/09

olliegray96 - 2nd - 20/Jul/09 with dad,reece & ryan

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/09

Fun and interesting climb. Big relief on reaching the first gear placements at 10m height!
Poco Loco - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with James Gray

petegunn - 2nd - 28/May/09 with Davina

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/09

space monkey - 2nd O/S - 25/May/09 with bridgyboy

Nice route - first HS lead. A big chunk has recently fallen off at 3/4 height on the right hand side but this hasn't affected the climbing.
Richard Morgan - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Rich Hill

followed alan up in my trainers
andy dunn - 2nd O/S - 10/May/09 with Alan

Pieface - 2nd - 10/May/09 with markmac

Really enjoyed this route
markmac - Lead O/S - 09/May/09

Hidden - Lead β - 01/May/09

cas smerdon - 2nd - 22/Apr/09 with trevor pictor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09

Quirina - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Neil Larsen

benkelsey - Lead - 14/Apr/09 with Remus Knowles

Have lead before. Nice enough route, bit run out at bottom.
SC - 2nd rpt - 13/Apr/09 with mike kann

colin milton - Lead - 13/Apr/09 with chris dew

gringoloco - AltLd - 13/Apr/09 with colin milton

jon bradley - Solo - 20/Mar/09

Martin Davies - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/09 with Jen Oliver, Ed Lemon

lemon - 2nd O/S - 01/Mar/09 with Martin Davies

Tom F Harding - 2nd β - 2009

Hit in the face by falling rock! Good route though.
ollie080488 - Lead O/S - 19/Dec/08 with Luke Moran

alexisg - TR O/S - 09/Nov/08

My first ever outdoor climb!
Andyleslie - TR RP - 08/Nov/08 with Bruce Blagdon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/08

John Lisle - 17/Oct/08 with CC

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/08

CosmosKey - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Rick & Frank

SC - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/08 with mike kann

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/08

Rose Williams - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/08 with dan p

Rose Williams - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/08 with dan p

rastanderwick - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/08 with Chockstone

SteWatkins - Aug/08

joeurwin - 2nd - 13/Jul/08 with alex

just a steep walk
AlexD - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with joeurwin

Pretty good.
Jon_Warner - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/08 with Ben Arch

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead β - 08/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd β - 08/Jun/08

sammy94 - 2nd - 07/Jun/08 with dad,reece and charlotte

A fun climb.The kids loved it!
bazzag - Lead - 07/Jun/08 with reece, Charlotte,Sam,Ollie and Ryan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/08

Had a go but got lost with little protection. After underware change was hauled up with help from above.
srees2108 - Lead dnf - 16/Feb/08 with Maya

wildbill - TR - Feb/08 with Dartmoor Outdoor Person, Faith Cook

richardadventurecafe - 2nd - 26/Jan/08 with Steve Reynalds

MarkRyder - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/08 with Lee

richardadventurecafe - Lead - 26/Jan/08 with Steve Reynalds

Rose Williams - Lead O/S - 2008 with dan p

ian d f - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead - 2008

mol - AltLd - 16/Dec/07 with Jesse

Jesse Dufton - AltLd - 16/Dec/07 with Molly Thompson

cas smerdon - 2nd - 03/Nov/07 with john wheeler

wheelo - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07 with cas

igneouscarl - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/07

maresia - Lead rpt - 27/Sep/07 with Iain Afshar

Excellent fun
The Pylon King - Solo - 18/Sep/07

Somerset swede basher - Lead rpt - 17/Sep/07 with Sarah Stirling

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/07

Richard Fox - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Kevin VC

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/07

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/07

Very little at the bottom but after 10 meters there's a bomber placement on each side.
dcomeau - Lead rpt - 08/Sep/07 with Vicky Swain

ashleylist - Lead β - Sep/07 with Tamsin Collins

ashleylist - Lead β - Sep/07 with Tamsin Collins

Simple and quick climb, easy to locate, wasn't really exciting or challenging!
Sam Pictor - 2nd O/S - Sep/07 with Dad

dcomeau - Solo O/S - 30/Aug/07

kevinknights - Lead rpt - 25/Aug/07 with John Hat

Paul Robertson - Lead rpt - 11/Aug/07 with Hannah Redmond

guy xavier percival - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/07 with none

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/07

freelancer_85 - 2nd rpt - 30/Jul/07 with Raphael

Merlin - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/07

homerisgod - Lead - 18/Jul/07 with jeremy wade

simonw1 - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/07 with Ginger Pete

leonjones - TR - 26/Jun/07 with Shunting

Paul Robertson - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/07 with Daniel Robertson

Dan B - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/07 with Bev

Matt Tranter - 26/May/07

kevinknights - 2nd rpt - 21/Apr/07 with John, Dan

Sarah Bough - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/07 with Henry Olver, Andrew Hawkins

jonny5 - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/07 with Alix Blockley

Lead before but seconded Maddie up as the day's first climb.
Matty - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Maddie Tulloch

MaddieT - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Matt

littledave - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/07 with Ian Parkhouse

fast!
kevinknights - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/07 with John Hat

TiffTiff - Lead rpt - 05/Apr/07 with Tom

TiffTiff - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/07

CharlieC - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/07 with Jez

Hidden - Lead - 17/Feb/07

Quite polished. Can't claim the onsight, as I slid back down the first seven foot :-( Run out at the start with more pro towards the top.
freelancer_85 - Lead rpt - 15/Feb/07 with Megan

John_Hat - Lead O/S - 2007 with Various

kyt341k - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 2007

Zoomer - Lead - 29/Oct/06 with Julia Bloomer

Jules 210681 - 2nd - 29/Oct/06 with glenn bloomer

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Oct/06

The Mountain Goat - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/06 with Dom Sellers

Somerset swede basher - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/06 with Jon Miles

Hidden - Lead - 08/Sep/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Sep/06

KarlH - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/06 with Neil Williams

Matty - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/06 with Dory (David Sifford)

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/06

Phil Murray - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/06 with Caroline Barrington

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/06

Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/06 with Nick Ingram

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/06

Bux - 2nd O/S - Jun/06 with Rupert Bassadone

mattjam - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with sammy d

bpmclimb - 2nd rpt - 31/May/06 with Clare

adamscottthomas - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/06 with Ben Clench

bob3141 - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/06 with Jon Martin

Sarah Bough - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/06 with James Wasiak

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/06

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/06 with Clare

Solo with hanging rope.
Paul Robertson - Solo O/S - 14/Apr/06

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 19/Mar/06

JamieAyres - Lead rpt - 19/Mar/06 with Nick Ingram

maresia - 2nd O/S - 11/Feb/06 with Mike Kann

mike kann - Lead O/S - 2006 with Steve Corner (SC)

gaz.marshall - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Nov/05

Epic Ebdon - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/05 with Richard Gill, Jo Burke

r-gilly - 2nd O/S - 12/Nov/05 with Tim Ebdon + Jo Burke

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Sep/05

Jen79 - 2nd - Sep/05 with Matt Litchfield

John Southworth - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with Vicky Munn

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/Aug/05

Mark Salter - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/05 with Chris Shorrock

upontop - Lead O/S - Jun/05 with Chris

gripped01 - Lead O/S - May/05 with Dan Graves

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Mar/05

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Feb/05

cornishben - Lead - Jan/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

James Moyle - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/04

chris sm - Lead O/S - Aug/04 with Haggis Harris

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jun/04

daza - Lead - 13/Jun/04 with Ed

JamieAyres - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/04 with Nick Ingram

tom.e - Lead O/S - 2004

Paz - 2nd - Jul/02 with SN

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Voting
Total votes cast 257
hard VS0 of 90
VS1 of 90
easy VS3 of 90
hard HS3 of 90
HS55 of 90
easy HS15 of 90
hard S13 of 90
S0 of 90
easy S0 of 90
hard 4b0 of 83
4b2 of 83
easy 4b3 of 83
hard 4a2 of 83
4a53 of 83
easy 4a20 of 83
hard 3c3 of 83
3c0 of 83
easy 3c0 of 83
3 Stars3 of 84
2 Stars36 of 84
1 Star29 of 84
0 Stars11 of 84
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