I didn't find this much easier than Choker. It wasn't as well protected as I was expecting given the guidebook description (although I may just have missed some placements) and there were a couple of tricky moves a good way above gear. Last route of a quality week in the South West.
Matt77 - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/15 with Ryan Osborne
RyanOsborne - 2nd - 11/Jul/15 with Matt Beals
A great testpiece of the grade. Feel the polish at the top detracts from the 2 star rating now as its pretty scary
jammy4536 - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/15 with steve_gibbs
steve_gibbs - 2nd rpt - 14/Jun/15 with Jamie MacLeod
rhys.nadin - Lead - 12/Jun/15 with Richard Nadin
Seconded this a few years ago. Really good climbing, felt pretty tough for HVS.
alastairbegley - Lead RP - 31/May/15 with Jason
Hard for the grade, but it may have just felt that way due to the rather loose nature of the rock
Tala M - 2nd O/S - 30/May/15 with Mike Brookes
The moves up to the three-peg ledge felt bold and were not particularly easy. Second half was fine.
will_benfold - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Sarah Woodrow
andy dunn - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/15 with J
Luxulyan - 2nd - 14/Mar/15 with Tim
tim.fairhall - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/15 with Richard
mike lawrence? - Lead - 06/Mar/15 with FatRob
katherinesydney - 2nd dog - 29/Dec/14 with neil morbey
martinlevya82 - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/14
Stuart William - 2nd β - Nov/14 with Martin
steve_gibbs - Lead rpt - 02/Oct/14 with Jamie Roberts
Felt pretty scary. Cant help but resent the guy who wrote good gear in the guide. There may have been but I didn't find much of it. More like cams in shallow breaks and nuts behind loose blocks. Still loved it.
felixizzy - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/14 with Mike
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14
Really enjoyed climbing this. Quite challenging for HVS and the last bit is a little intimidating. A lot of loose blocks, but gear wear and polish suggests they've been there for a while at least.
Kemics - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/14 with Juliuus
tobydunford - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/14 with Kirsty Kerr
corinrathbone - 2nd dog - 19/Jun/14 with Łukasz Harazin
LucasHarazin - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/14
Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/May/14
A bit of a forgetable climb
Kevster - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Josh Leak
Great ! very enjoyable .finished on RH tree lower down, which has a good lower off on it. Quality - a bit polished and some loose bits.
Phil Murray - Lead rpt - 18/Apr/14 with Ian Law
Luke Davies - Lead - 16/Mar/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/14
A hard delicate move above the first peg (5b?).Maybe felt hard as my first route outside since last September.
Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Martin Haworth
Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Andy
P1, Jordan led P2
hipyhop - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/14 with LazyTraveller
Lazytraveller - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/14 with Tom Luff
tonevert - Lead O/S - 2014 with Emily
James Jackson - 2014
ollie_e - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/13 with chris scutt
chrisscutt - 2nd O/S - 30/Nov/13 with oly
Easy except for the crux move. And the slightly bold section before the 1st peg.
pheotleyr - Lead rpt - 25/Nov/13 with Mike
Was fazed by the unstable blocks supporting overhanging corner, and resisting temptation to monkey on up (which would have been nice) passed by delicately.
Mayaculpa - 2nd - 25/Nov/13 with Peter
kenneM - Lead - 12/Nov/13 with Mike Dudley
Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/13
Matt_L_Robinson - 2nd - 18/Oct/13
jameslam - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Becky
Hidden - 2nd - 20/Aug/13
My first quarried Avon climb. Felt stiff for HVS as I was getting used to the blocky rock with sparse gear. The pegs mostly looked OK. Rained for last third of route so had to be careful. So did Brian on the follow!
Dave Mahon - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Brian Mead
Great route, never lacking in holds but with some loose rock towards the top.
stafford101 - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/13 with Charlie
cbeard - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/13 with Chris Stafford
zcsharp - 2nd rpt - 24/Jul/13 with Steve Gibbs
steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/13 with Jamie Roberts
Alex Winter - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with J. Iles-Smith
markfromstoke - Lead - 25/Jun/13 with Adrian, Steve N
VPJB - Lead - 09/Jun/13
yan hawkins - 2nd β - 07/Jun/13 with john
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/13 with Peter
pheotleyr - 2nd rpt - 29/Apr/13 with Ben
Brilliant climbing with quite a lot of gear, just a little bold at the start maybe.
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/13 with James
James S - 2nd rpt - 17/Apr/13 with peter
Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/13
alastairbegley - 2nd O/S - 06/Jan/13 with Neil Morbey
Neil Morbey - AltLd - 06/Jan/13 with Alastair
jcw - 2013
stevoland - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12
jon_ridley - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Geoff Pyatt
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12
James S - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/12 with jamie
zcsharp - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/12 with James S
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12
Billg - 2nd - 15/Jul/12 with Rob Mcallister
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/12 with crossdressingrodney
Not quite as good gear as SWC guidebook suggests. Was very glad to clip the first peg from tippie-toes. A nice route, but definitely has a touch of the Main Wall feel to it.
crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12 with victim of mathematics
tim_mcd - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/12 with jelaby
HarryB - Lead O/S - 24/May/12 with Al
Good lead Will, it was really humid and sweaty. Fun climb, but some alarming hanging blocks near the top!
Poco Loco - 2nd O/S - 24/May/12 with Will Wykes
Hidden - 2nd - 19/May/12
steveprice.exmouth - 2nd - 18/May/12 with David Coley
I got to what looked like the crux, to continue above the first peg to reach the ledge with pegs above (not visible from below), but couldn't commit to the move. Lowered off, Will started up and then it rained... Abbed in to retrieve gear. Looks good, will come back and do it properly.
Poco Loco - Lead dnf - 17/Apr/12 with Will Wykes
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/12 with Marti
Marti999 - 2nd rpt - 06/Mar/12 with Ed Babington
Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Jan/12
abtibbs - AltLd O/S - 2012 with Jack Verber
Seemed quite runout between the first peg and the 3 peg optional belay. I couldn't find any gear in between. Could just have been that I haven't climbed on main wall for a couple of years and need to find my main wall head again though. Excellent route.
georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/11 with Alex P
aipattison - 2nd rpt - 10/Dec/11 with George Evans
Really good. Felt hard - a bit reachy in places.
BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Tom
Stayed on the left at the start which made it a bit harder but more interesting. Good route with a change in style half way.
Alan100 - Lead - 30/Oct/11
I found this a really hard route. Granted it rained quite heavily for about 15 minutes while I was waiting for my turn to climb, but still!
mullermn - 2nd dog - 29/Oct/11 with Kylie Richards, Monkey
Really enjoyed this route. Protection is sufficient, but you have to climb well above it several times. I actually thought that the crux was getting on for 5b - maybe I did it wrong? Got to the top just before the rain started, which made things interesting for the seconds!
Monk - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Andy A, kylie
It rained just as I set off, made it to what I beleive to be the crux and couldn't get any further and lowered off. Rather hard, especially in the wet!
Kylie - 2nd dnf - 29/Oct/11 with Monkey, mullermn
Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/Oct/11
Aaron Lines - 2nd - 23/Oct/11 with elerie
Gary S - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Tom Moat
jiggerypokery - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/11 with Paul Jones
a few cobwebs in the cracks, but otherwise pretty enjoyable. A bit runout at the start, though I think I may have been a bit off-route (left) and making it difficult for myself
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/11
dan ely - 2nd O/S - 04/Oct/11 with nick
thomasadixon - 2nd rpt - 04/Oct/11 with Quico
Hidden - 2nd - 30/Sep/11
Paul Robertson - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/11 with DSM
wildrover220 - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/11 with Ali Dixon
Steve Winslow - Lead O/S - Aug/11
_m.cox_ - 2nd rpt - 12/Jul/11 with Steve Winslow, Tom Harrison
Quite soft for the grade me thinks. Definitely HVS though, a few tricky moves but nothing desperate. There was one move that I found surprisingly reachy despite being 6 foot 4.
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Rob Stanfield
Wobbly blocks where you don't want them! Otherwise well worthwhile!
Stanners - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Jack Bradbrook
Really didn't like this climb, found it to be hard for a HVS and a bit unprotected, also the rock sticking out under the overhang is loose... down climbed to clip a peg further right and under the overhang before doing the top because i didn't trust it.
Tom Brierley Gore - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Shijing Hu
karenhh - 2nd - 19/Jun/11 with Tom Brierley
tommytuffa - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/11 with andy
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/11
Hidden - 2nd β - 09/Jun/11
Slick - Lead - 01/Jun/11 with Kevin Vans-Colina
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/11
mandy - Lead O/S - Jun/11 with tom
Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/May/11
What a difference from suspension bridge buttress. The felt hard after yesterday and was a hard warm up - quarried limestone my favourite??
gilbert - 2nd O/S - 22/May/11 with Jonathan Percival
Cool climb. Bit brambley, not too polished though... until it started raining that is.
ruaidh - Lead O/S - 17/May/11 with Ben
gripped01 - Lead - May/11 with Gilbert
What a good climb! Sustained but not too pumpy, enough gear and not too polished.
aipattison - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Alex Malins
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 24/Apr/11
gear before mid-height ledge: reasonable no 2 friend in horizontal crack, followed by no 2 nut
clams - Lead O/S - Apr/11 with PR
Backed off from crux which for me was awkward reach for better holds up short corner above first peg (condition poor). Quite polished but nice climbing. Brambles a bit annoying near top exit
Jon Didymus - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/11 with Nick
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/11
Hidden - Lead dnf - 24/Jan/11
pezzerrr - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/10
andy dunn - 2nd - 25/Sep/10 with J
TDembrey - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/10 with Clay
Clay C - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/10 with Todd
Good route. Very polished on the final move, which was slippy, despite the perfect conditions recently!
Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Gary Lewin
Not as polished as the guidebook description would suggest. Good climbing.
andy dunn - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/10 with Rob U, Alan
Seconded good climb although exposed in places
bobumf - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/10 with Andy dunn, Alan Howells
Top and HVS, good route
Dale - Lead O/S - Jul/10 with johny
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10
Phil PBC - 2010
alasdair19 - 2010
Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09
Jessie Rushbrooke - 2nd - 30/May/09 with GF
maresia - 2nd O/S - 07/Dec/08 with Rob Scheichl
Al Franks - 2nd O/S - 03/Oct/08 with Harry Allan
Alasdair88 - 2nd O/S - 03/Oct/08 with Harry Allen
Hope to lead at some point, nice climbing
Dr Caterpillar - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/08 with Wayne
Much better this time, took my time and no real problems though assistance required on last difficult move. Thanks for that guys, fantastic experience, great climb.
PaulWatson - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/08 with Alistair, Rosy
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08
Cleaned a lot of veg off seconding, so this may seem to be a bit dusty until it next rains.
Paz - 2nd rpt - 20/Jul/08 with WG
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/May/08
Hidden - Lead - 26/May/08
Hidden - Lead - 22/May/08
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/May/08
_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - May/08 with Rich Millea
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/08
georgeevans88 - Lead - Feb/08 with Francis
Francis Lister - 2nd - Feb/08 with george evans
ian d f - 2nd - 2008
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/07 with Nicolas
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07
Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/07 with Joe
Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/07
Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07
leigh - 2nd - 09/Apr/07 with Ed
Hidden - Lead - Apr/07
Marti999 - Mar/07 with Mark Glaister
Lev - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/06 with Emma Ross, Cormac McFarlane
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/06
In one pitch
beardy mike - 2nd - 2006 with Rob Scheicl
Marcus - 2006
Fat Tim - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/05 with James Wright
Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/05
al99 - Lead O/S - Mar/05 with James Byrne
Got a rockcentric 5 stuck.
tom.e - Lead O/S - 2005 with Sam Lillywhite
IceMonkey1982 - 2005
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Dec/04
furry - 2nd - Jun/04 with Neil
Urgles - Lead O/S - Jun/04 with Beesley (oliver)
AndySL - Lead O/S - 02/May/04 with Mark
simon kimber - Lead O/S - Nov/03
Paz - Lead O/S - May/03 with SN
Jason Gotel - TR - Jul/02
Hidden - 2000
gimmer - Lead O/S - May/99 with Franni
Jim Brooke - 2nd O/S - 25/Oct/97 with James Latham
mikej - Lead - 30/Apr/95 with Nick Salmon
lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/95
mark-abz - AltLd - 14/May/88 with Andy W
eroica64 - AltLd - 21/Feb/88 with Denis Crampton
led the top pitch that day
JamieAyres - AltLd O/S - Aug/85 with Phil Windall
I led p2 [HVS, 4c** at the time (S.Monks 1980 guide)
Pete Nugent - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/84 with Nigel Brooks (Thames Valley CC)
Mark fell at first pitch crux and hit deck. Broke leg. Left it at that for the day.
leland stamper - 2nd dnf - Jun/84 with Mark V
charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/84
stp - Solo rpt - 26/Aug/83
Hidden - Solo O/S - Jul/82
Steve Bell - 1981
Hidden - 1981
tapley - Lead - 05/Oct/80 with Alison Tapley
peterbeaumont - 1980
beaumap - Lead - 02/Sep/77 with Pete Coghill
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 1977
steve L - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/76 with Morty
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1973