Note that the large ash tree mentioned in the book has been broken off at about 6 ft.

D Walker, R Eachus 07/Feb/1959

Ticklists: Avon sub-VSes.

Hidden 11/Aug Lead
Tom F Harding 07/Jun Lead
WillAndrew 07/Jun 2nd O/S
pheotleyr 07/Mar Lead rpt

First half to set up a top-rope for Little Red Rodney et al. Quite a reasonable easy route if you finish at the two-bolt belay on the right.

with Jana
Bernie L 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
JulianB 20/Sep/14 Lead

Polished, vegetated, hard to follow, poor belay. Avoid.

Alex Winter 30/Aug/14 Solo O/S

A nice move rightwards at the top of the groove, but then a horrible bushwhack up to the base of Liverbird Buttress.

crossdressingrodney 24/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Actually really enjoyed this route. You can avoid all the chossy crap at the top by following the overlap up the edge of slab, which makes it slightly harder but has good gear. The bottom half has rubbish gear except just before the crux.

with Mike
clarendon 24/Jul/14 2nd
with crossdressingrodney
hankyc 19/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

linked into liverbird, did both in two pitches then ran out out rope up top oops!

philmcf ?/May/14 Lead O/S
steve_gibbs 22/Feb/14 2nd O/S
George Frisby 22/Feb/14 Lead rpt
climber darlo 23/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
James Jackson ??/2014 -
Deary65 30/Jul/13 Lead O/S
norris.dan 13/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Swsloper 13/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Bobling 31/May/13 Lead

One nice move before a sustained section of rubbish! Useful to get to Liverbird Buttress though.

with Sarah, Dave L
BALD EAGLE 31/May/13 2nd
with Sarah Flint, Rob Duerr
jayyaj 21/Apr/13 Lead
Mayaculpa 21/Apr/13 2nd
with Jason
Mayaculpa 25/Mar/13 2nd

Easterly wind, biting cold interesting route, felt harder than Severe. followed by Liverbird Buttress

with Peter
pheotleyr 25/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Nice well-protected crux, not a lot of good gear and some (but not too much) vegetation otherwise. HS 4a at least... Reasonable adventure-route, definitely not worth a star imo though.

with Mike
Stuart William 24/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Pleb
Hidden 11/Nov/12 2nd O/S
rg1976 25/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with squicky
squicky 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Flat and not a lot of pro to begin with but then got a bit more interesting later on.

with rg1976
George Frisby 25/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Chris
stafford101 25/Jun/12 Lead rpt
Stanners 10/Mar/12 Lead rpt

Harder than S, and not as good as I remember. Just wanted to squeeze in some extra ticks in the fading light to round off the best day of the year so far.

with James Rich, Jack Bradbrook
JamesRich 10/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Not a brilliant route but at least we got some extra climbing done in a beautiful evening.

Quarryboy 10/Mar/12 2nd rpt

Trying to climb this in converse is fairly difficult since they have no traction at all so smearing is completely off limits, luckily there's a few edges and things that I was still able to utilise.

LouiseP 16/Jan/12 2nd O/S
with Rob
R_W_M 16/Jan/12 Lead rpt

Ran pitches together

with LouiseP
AielSavage 06/Nov/11 AltLd

think the flake has broken off

Elliot Carrington 06/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
with Andy
stafford101 26/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Charlie
cbeard 26/Oct/11 2nd O/S

Okay-ish climb. Pretty dissapointed. Climbed in the dark.

Dave Ing 11/Jun/11 Solo O/S
TDembrey 13/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Clay
Clay C 13/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Moving together

with Todd
Quarryboy 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Good climb shame about the vegetation at the end however

with Rob Stanfield, David Bradbrook
Stanners 28/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Great route but due to the road opposite, communication is made difficult.

thomasadixon 05/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Matt Smyth 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/May/10 Lead dnf
gingergeorge 07/Apr/10 -
with rcp
mullermn 05/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Did pitch 2. Was fairly wet from rain overnight.

Kylie 04/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

I lead the first pitch

Tomar 10/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd O/S
PaulWatson 27/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

After a 3 week layoff decided to go for something gentle! First pitch is tiny but has no relavent gear and is pushing HS, with both having challenging enough cruxes to be 4a. Trouble is the whole climb would represent poor value at HS. The "Large Ash Tree" has been somewhat delargified of late.

with Dan
Hidden 08/Jul/09 Lead rpt
catemuir 14/Jun/09 AltLd

Rich lead the 1st pitch, I lead the 2nd. Felt jolly scary with some very run out parts, not an enjoyable route.

with Richard Batstone
Hidden 08/Jun/09 Lead rpt
Andy White 09/May/09 Lead O/S
with Anna Rothwell
Wrighty87 06/May/09 Lead O/S

Not sure wheret he second pitch finished. There was a broken tree at about 30m but i could see a massive ash tree further up. went to that and ran out of rope (60m)

with Aga
schwenk ?/Apr/09 TR
bsavage 15/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
with Richard Craddock
Hidden 10/Jan/09 -
Pete Rigby ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Edd_Harris 12/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with Luke90
Luke90 12/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Edd
mattf77 10/Feb/08 Lead
with tom connolly
lukehodson 16/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
Greg Pittam 08/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Luke Hodson
Hidden 26/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/07 Solo O/S
RedFox 03/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

Finished in the dark

with Eddie Hung
gimmer ??/2007 -
The Mountain Goat 18/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
Somerset swede basher 18/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Jon Miles
deanster01 12/Aug/06 Lead O/S

The closest to mountaineering while being in the gorge. Fun first pitch with no difficulties.

with Laurie Neale
Tempest ?/Aug/06 2nd

Easy second. Radio was useful for communication.

with AndyM
Hidden ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/May/06 Lead O/S
cragdan 30/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with jamie
Hidden 21/Dec/05 Lead
RedFox 12/Nov/05 Lead
with LR, EM
MagnusL 06/Mar/05 AltLd O/S
mwh 06/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with MagnusL
Digger 27/Feb/05 Lead O/S
with Martin
Hidden ??/2005 Solo O/S
FayeG 27/Jun/04 AltLd O/S
with Rory
Fat Tim 24/Mar/04 Lead O/S
with PJ
Paz ?/Mar/04 AltLd O/S
with SN
IceMonkey1982 ??/2002 -
Lev 28/Dec/01 AltLd O/S

My first outdoor lead, made more interesting by the whole night time, head torch, pack, and my inablity to tell my left from right.

with Tom Elliot
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ?/May/99 Lead
Didymus 04/Jul/93 AltLd O/S
with Jeremy
chris sm 27/Mar/93 AltLd O/S
with Martin Sime
jim_randell 15/Jul/92 Lead O/S
with MP
leland stamper ?/May/87 Lead O/S
charlesmfrench 12/Jun/84 Solo O/S
JamieAyres ?/Mar/84 Lead O/S
with Phil Windall
Hidden ?/Jun/75 2nd O/S
Nigel Bond 07/Dec/74 Lead
with John
Hidden ??/1973 Lead O/S
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