Rockfax Description
An excellent pitch on superb rock. The start is a touch bold. Start on a belay ledge up and right from the larger belay ledge at the base of The Corpse.
Step up to a smaller ledge on the right and from its left side boldly climb leftwards from a vertical borehole with a low peg at its base, to good holds. A stretch gains a jug and further good, but concealed holds that lead up and then leftwards to a junction with the ledge at the base of the upper corner of The Corpse. Now head off rightwards following the pleasant right-trending narrow groove to easier ground and a big tree belay. Walk off or abseil from the tree. © Rockfax

W O R Hill, D Bradley (Zombogies, climbed with 4 aid pts by B Annette, M Thompson 1961 was freed by M J Peacock in 1971) Apr/1967

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


ClimberDateStyle
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
cheeky 01/Dec/15 2nd O/S
Graham Westbrook 01/Dec/15 Lead O/S
tim.fairhall 28/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Sachi
jsmcfarland 28/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Gear was very lacking in places, hardest move wasn't really protected and would probably end up hitting a ledge in the event of a fall. Apart from initial hard move the rest of the route was really easy at E1, with brilliant friction. Good lead by Tim.

with Tim
nickwhimster 05/Aug/15 2nd O/S
monsteratt 05/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Very enjoyable! Was bold, but none of the moves felt hard. Possibly a little bit soft at the grade? Good climbing

jammy4536 14/Jun/15 2nd O/S
steve_gibbs 14/Jun/15 Lead rpt
with Jamie MacLeod
alastairbegley 31/May/15 Lead O/S

Felt more like 5a, climbing is pretty serious but overall route was easy for E1

with Jason
Hugobristol ?/May/15 Lead O/S

Soft

with Sascha
Kemics 27/Feb/15 Lead

Really enjoyable climbing, if the gear is a bit sparse but good when you get it. E1 but I found more like 5a ... But possibly easier for the tall? Either way great climbing

with Felix
felixizzy 27/Feb/15 2nd O/S
with Caleb
georgeevans88 04/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Jamie
zcsharp 04/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 05/Jun/14 2nd
Kevster 04/May/14 Lead O/S

Pleasant climbing

with Josh Leak
Edvenables ?/May/14 Lead O/S

Very enjoyable - not too polished for the area with plenty of jugs. Got a nice sideways nut placement which didn't lift out, despite potential for an upward pull. Run-out in places. Good multi-peg runner tied together with clove-hitches.

steve_gibbs 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
zcsharp 16/Mar/14 2nd
Andrew Sloan 22/Feb/14 2nd O/S

Really nice technical moves and sustained.

Martin Haworth 22/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Andy
tonevert ??/2014 2nd
with Kevin Faux
James Jackson ??/2014 -
ollie_e 30/Nov/13 Lead O/S
chrisscutt 30/Nov/13 2nd O/S
with oly
pheotleyr 25/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Excellent. Take some small and mid-sized cams. HVS 5a? Just a little bold at the start followed by lots of great gear and lots of jugs up to the midway ledge of the corpse. Then a little runout but easy climbing to enter the top groove. Easier and better than the Lich I'd say, maybe a bit harder than the Corpse.

with Mike
Mayaculpa 25/Nov/13 2nd

Nice climbing on a warm November day. Even better when I found the jug.

with Peter
andy dunn 09/Aug/13 2nd
with J
zcsharp 24/Jul/13 Lead rpt

So many jugs for the gorge! Very easy for an E1.

steve_gibbs 24/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Cheese Monkey 14/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with James S
James S 14/Jun/13 Lead O/S

really enjoyed this actually. run-out enough to keep you concentrating through so really absorbing climbing

with ben darby
jas128 06/Jun/13 2nd β
Hidden 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
MikeC59 03/May/13 2nd O/S
with Ian L
HarryB 02/May/13 Lead O/S
with Matt
evhall 17/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Dave F
Alex Winter 05/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Nick and Jamie
Nick Russell 05/Mar/13 2nd O/S

Hard to tell because I was on toprope, but felt quite soft for the grade.

zcsharp 05/Mar/13 2nd
Aaron Lines 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S

I don't think this is soft. Especially if the low peg in the borehole on the adjacent route is avoided.

with martin
BeccaSnowden 29/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Tom
thomasadixon 29/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Super soft, HVS. Good climbing all the way.

with Becca
Hidden 21/Aug/12 Lead O/S
tim_mcd 09/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with jelaby
Hidden 29/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/11 2nd
_m.cox_ 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Steve Winslow
gilbert 22/May/11 2nd

Great climb, felt really strong and the moves all flowed - eventually!

with Jonathan Percival
Hidden 08/May/11 Lead O/S
gripped01 ?/May/11 Lead
with Gilbert
Ed Babs 01/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Marti
Marti999 01/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/11 Lead O/S
alasdair19 ??/2011 -
jonbwoy ??/2011 -
andy dunn 18/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Such a good route - technically not that hard (if you ignore the tricky downclimbing to get back on route when I began to veer on to The Poacher) The gear is slim and I had to work at it to get good placements but it's pretty good when you get it. Timed it just right to avoid the heavy shower that fell as we were abbing off.

with J
Chris Sansum 10/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Nice route.

with Gary Lewin
Dale ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S

ace route 2 stars. The gear was a bit spaced and not the best when johny started coming up on the second all my gear fell out part from 2 bits. The gear may of held a fall but didn't want to test it this is why I thought it deserves E2 5B

with johny
Phil PBC ??/2010 -
Hidden 02/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Al Franks 10/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Andy Hayes
Alasdair88 10/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Andy Hayes
Hidden 02/Feb/08 Lead rpt
Bristoldave 27/Jan/08 Lead O/S
with douglas
Hidden 12/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/07 Lead rpt
RedFox ?/May/07 2nd
with Tom K
Lev 08/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Cormac McFarlane
beardy mike ??/2006 Lead O/S

Not very hard at all

with Rob Scheicl
Hidden ?/Mar/05 Lead O/S
tom.e ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 2nd O/S
IceMonkey1982 ??/2005 -
cem 28/Mar/04 Lead O/S
KRB 27/Mar/04 Lead O/S
with Chris Bridges
Digger 20/Aug/03 2nd dnf
with James Latham
Paz ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Jason Gotel ?/Jul/02 TR

solo

John Southworth 04/Mar/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/1999 Lead
lowersharpnose 22/Jul/95 Lead O/S
with Adam
chris sm 12/Mar/95 2nd O/S
with Andy Gill
JamieAyres ?/Aug/85 Lead O/S

line slightly different then - started more left of boreholes

with Gareth Williams
stp 05/Feb/83 Lead O/S

Might deserve E1?

Hidden 04/Apr/79 Lead O/S
Steve Woollard ??/1973 Lead O/S
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Dan0Me, daniel heaton, Hidden
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