Bit of a heave-ho, but not bad (high left step up!). Great climbing in the upper reaches. Abseil approach would work best, given debris and vegetated ledge.ruaidh - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Ben
Got up to the peg under the roof, but for the life of me couldn't see a way through. Down climbed.
Andrew Sloan - Lead dnf - 14/Mar/14 with Martin Haworth
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 14/Dec/13 with Neil, Ian M
Ian Miller - 2nd O/S - 14/Dec/13 with Neil Morbey, Ben Darby
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/13
WKaufhold - 2nd - 27/Aug/13
steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with Chris Stafford
alastairbegley - 2nd O/S - 06/Jan/13 with Neil Morbey
Straightforward HVS, which i was surprised at given the description. The rubble from the rockfall to the left made access very awkward.
Neil Morbey - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/13 with Alastair
jonbwoy - 2013
jcw - 2013
Gave this a good go but it turned out I was just missing the jug on the overhang. First time on 2nd once I'd seen where it was!
Katherine Ross - Lead dnf - 12/Oct/12
Katherine Ross - 2nd β - 12/Oct/12 with Andrew Atkinson, Charlie Beard
cbeard - Lead rpt - 12/Oct/12 with Andrew Atkinson, Katherine Ross
shoulders - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with rich smith
Delightful. Not the prettiest name though, eh
katherinesydney - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/12 with rich smith
Phil Belcher - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Rich
kelliroberts3 - Lead - 28/May/12 with Peter Rigby
Comfortable lead after previously seconding it twice before.
Ragingpossum - Lead β - 27/May/12 with cbeard
A new Avon HVS favorite. Quality climbing all the way through.
cbeard - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12 with Will Bourne
mandy - Lead O/S - 19/May/12 with elf
TDSvejstrup - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12
HarryB - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with Matt, Danish
mchandy - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12
Hung on an ab-rope to take pics and then seconded. Good effort James.
Stanners - 2nd rpt - 02/Apr/12 with James Rich, Jack Bradbrook
Felt retardedly difficult trying to do this in trainers.
Quarryboy - 2nd rpt - 02/Apr/12 with JamesRich, Rob Stanfield
Fantastic route! The protection is good, but committing on the overhang is a bit intimidating. The top is superb.
JamesRich - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/12 with Rob stanfield, Jack Bradbrook
LouiseP - 2nd dog - 11/Feb/12 with Ross
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/12
Ragingpossum - 2nd rpt - 01/Feb/12 with willbris3
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Graeme
Hidden - 2nd dog - 28/Jan/12
halfwaythere - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/12 with dan
abtibbs - AltLd O/S - 2012 with Jack Verber
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/11
got rather pumped for some reason, but really fun climb
Ragingpossum - 2nd dog - 30/Nov/11 with will attridge
georgeevans88 - 2nd O/S - 27/Nov/11 with Alex P
Finally! Wanted to do this for years. Thought it was soft for HVS. Roof is easier than it looks and the wall above is interesting & well protected.
aipattison - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/11 with George Evans
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Oct/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/11
watch where you app from, we didnt and i remember it for that alone
dan ely - 2nd O/S - 23/Oct/11 with jon (ukc reading)
bemdl - 2nd - 09/Oct/11
abbed off into thorn bushes. Ab 5 metres to right of exit at top is clean.
halfwaythere - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/11
Messed up the hand sequence on the overhang and got stuck in the cave. Did it clean starting pretty much from the bottom.
squicky - 2nd dog - 05/Oct/11 with Aaron
Aaron Lines - Lead rpt - 05/Oct/11 with iggy
evhall - Lead rpt - 02/Oct/11 with jerzy
Did in a gap in the rain showers, and so glad I did. 2.5* route with great gear and plenty of chill out positions. VS experience with a soft 5a move on overhang. Thanks for taking all my stuff jack!
Stanners - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/11 with Mark Davis, Jack Bradbrook
Jesus Christ, Got caught in an absolute blizzard halfway up! Rob left his jumper, trainers and helmet on the ledge so I had to carry it up with me on the back of my harness which made me feel pretty bulky. Wearing thick hiking socks with my climbing shoes meant it was nearly impossible to stand accurately on small footholds which caused me to cut lose at least 3 times when hauling my way over the lip of the overhang. Made for a pretty fricking epic experience though and one I will remember for a long time.
Quarryboy - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/11 with Rob Stanfield, Mark Davies
felt like VS 5a to me
The Pylon King - TR rpt - 15/Jul/11 with Mr Shunt
andy dunn - 2nd - 12/Jul/11 with Darren
Lovely Avon flowstone; how the gorge must have looked once. Awkward abseil.
Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/11 with Ra
Fell twice from the crux. Very disappointing, had missed a jug pocket.
Dave Ing - Lead dnf - 03/Jun/11 with Andy D
Clean after falling twice from the crux on lead.
Dave Ing - 2nd β - 03/Jun/11 with Andy D
andy dunn - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/11 with dave
Garrouli - Lead O/S - 19/May/11 with Matt
Phil PBC - AltLd O/S - May/11 with henry castle
andy dunn - Lead rpt - 22/Apr/11 with Alan
Climbed after backing off the roof on a previous occasion. Nice to complete it, even if it took a while to work out the move past the roof.
Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Gary Lewin
Clay C - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/11 with Seb
31770 - 2011
Johnny Baker - 2011 with Derek Toulalan, Dave Webster
fletch73 - 2011
Very good, awesome roof.
thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/10 with Becca
Really steep and difficult roof - I cheated and got tom to go up and sling the tree so I had gear above me. Rest of the route was awesome!
BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/10 with Tom
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/10
Marti999 - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/10 with Lisa
_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - Sep/10 with Ben West
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10
nigsims - 2nd dog - 22/Jun/10 with Nig Caton
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10
interesting moves out over the roof (felt like the crux to me). Followed by some great climbing on flowstone. Straightforward, good gear placements are wherever you want them. All in all a graeat route and well deserving of 2*
andy dunn - Lead O/S - 18/May/10 with J
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/10
simonf - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/10 with Jane, Chris
Hidden - Lead - 20/Apr/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10
Not sure why, but was totally terrified!
sweenyt - Lead rpt - 03/Mar/10 with UBMC
Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/10
ian d f - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/09 with Mark
markfromstoke - 2nd - 25/Sep/09 with Ian
Gary attempted leading - but backed off the overhang (I had done the same last weekend too, after trying it knackered). We'll be back!
Chris Sansum - 2nd dnf - 19/Sep/09 with Gary Lewin
Didn't feel like committing to the overhang move as a bit knackered after trip to Scotland and a long bouldering traverse earlier, so downclimbed.
Chris Sansum - Lead dnf - 13/Sep/09 with Gary Lewin
maffujones - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/09 with Jamie T
simon kimber - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/09 with Hannah Hunt
Hanski - 2nd - 12/Jun/09 with Simon Kimber
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 11/Mar/09
Dr Caterpillar - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/09 with Alex Malins
Richard Hall - Jan/09
Mckenzie - 2nd O/S - 19/Dec/08 with Henry
A very nice climb
Caspar - 2nd O/S - 07/Dec/08 with Simon Reynolds
scorpia97 - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/08 with Caspian
Protheroe - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/08 with Dave Radley
Hidden - Lead O/S - Nov/08
Best sub E1 single pitch in the Gorge?
Tom Last - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/08 with Clive
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08
cornishben - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/08 with Pippa Froggatt
Al Franks - 2nd rpt - 26/Aug/08 with Alan Sage
Alasdair88 - Lead rpt - 26/Aug/08 with Alan Sage
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/08
didn't feel as hard as i've heard people say it does. Very good climb throughout
georgeevans88 - 2nd O/S - 18/May/08 with Francis
First lead went well
good gear for climbing overhang
watch sapling if climbing with two ropes
Francis Lister - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with george evans
evhall - Lead O/S - 13/May/08 with Cutts
Wicked Climb, Overhang was daunting but easy on big holds :)
Greg Pittam - Lead O/S - 08/May/08 with Sam Howel
Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/May/08
Al Franks - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/08 with Rob Horton
Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/08 with Rob Horton
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/08 with Clare
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/07
Single pitch, sustained and physical. It starts with a pull-up over a shattered overhang; plenty of protection for the heave up and over on one good hand-hold and (ahem) a small sapling. The rest of the route is less spectacular but steep on smaller holds than would have been comfortable and good quality pocket footholds. The plentiful availability of protection qualifies the grade. I was getting tired by the top and had to grab a quickdraw to regain my balance, so can't claim a clean second but was pretty close. Not sure I'm ready to lead this yet. Abseil descent included an 'upside down in a bramble bush', mini adventure.
Humpty Dangler - 2nd dog - 14/Oct/07 with Jordan Lane
Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Oct/07
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Aug/07
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/07
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/07
Hidden - 2nd - 17/May/07
django - 2nd O/S - May/07 with John Rowe
A really good route.
Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/07 with Neil Ferguson
Paz - 2nd rpt - 10/Mar/07 with CC
Stone Muppet - 2007
maresia - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/06 with Mike Kann
Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/06 with James Wright
mike kann - 2006 with maresia
mike kann - 2006
IceMonkey1982 - 2006
I whined like a girl when an ant or something bit my finger just above the roof...
RedFox - 2nd O/S - 2006 with Tom K
Paz - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/05 with ML
Squirt! Steep, strenuous, exposed, overhanging, I asked for a panicky epic and got it.
MagnusL - 2nd dog - 18/Mar/05 with My mate James P
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005
tom.e - 2nd - 2005 with Alex Barrows
The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Aug/04 with Jack G
Boxy - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/04 with Mick
Lev - 2nd O/S - 11/Feb/04 with Gareth Cokell
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Feb/04
tom.e - Lead O/S - 2004 with Charlie Everett
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/03
Jim Brooke - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/01 with Liz Cant, Rich
gimmer - 2001
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/00
Rob Kennard - 2000 with John Southworth
Hidden - 2000
Ally Smith - 2000
lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/95
chris sm - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/94 with Martin Sime
surfbish - Lead O/S - Mar/89
JamieAyres - Lead O/S - 1985 with Peter Rickard
Hidden - Solo - 1983
Hidden - 1981