45m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A neat little pitch. Start 50m up the ramp at the first section of pocketed wall below a thin crack in the grey wall 2m left of two rock anchor bolts.
Climb the crack until level with two pegs on the left. Step left to the pegs and then climb the left-hand side of the shallow arete above to a final mantel onto a sloping ledge. A cable abseil station is a few metres up to the left. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
P1 usually climbed on its own (abseil descent possible), good gear, with one spicy mantle move at the top. P2 is unprotected 4c climbing to the top.

G A Jenkin, D Viggers (AL) 16/Jun/1984

Ticklists: Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes, West Country Climbs, Bristol first E2s.

Hidden 24/May Lead rpt
Dino Dave 04/May 2nd rpt
with Dan Akam, Liam Jones
WillAndrew 04/May 2nd rpt
mattharper 04/May 2nd dog
Hidden 29/Apr Lead dnf
kenneM 28/Apr 2nd rpt
Hidden 26/Apr Lead dog
WillAndrew 20/Apr Lead G/U
with Tom N, Ali
ThomN 19/Apr 2nd RP
ali.scott 30/Mar Lead dnf

Ergh, too pumped and light had gone so escaped right after resting. Will finish soon.

with Will A
Hidden 16/Mar Lead rpt
Hidden 12/Mar Lead rpt
Dino Dave 12/Mar 2nd
Caspian Johnson 06/Mar Lead O/S
Tim_C7 05/Mar Lead

One rest

with Dimitry
John Tanner 05/Mar Lead β
jonsey1995 24/Feb Lead RP

Skipped E1 waahoo

with Eleanor
EC 24/Feb -
with Liam
Hugobristol 12/Feb Lead
with Liam
Hugobristol 10/Feb Lead rpt
Hugobristol 09/Feb Lead dog
with Thom
Hidden 09/Feb Lead rpt
Wendy 30/Jan Lead rpt

First time leading but had seconded before

with Sash.C
emdawes 29/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Nov/15 Lead RP
Dino Dave 04/Nov/15 2nd O/S
Hugobristol 25/Oct/15 Lead rpt
with Rob
raidiun 25/Oct/15 2nd dog
London Luke 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with David R
adam 24 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Caroline
Hidden 27/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Luxulyan 18/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Harry
Llinos C 13/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Simon Brice
Cheese Monkey 28/May/15 Lead RP

Finally! Very pleased

with Peter M
kenneM 25/May/15 2nd
Owen W-G 16/May/15 Lead dnf

Too pumped at the gear/hold slot and bottled it. Need fitness!

with Pete
climbomaniac 16/May/15 Lead O/S


halfwaythere 16/May/15 -
with owen
Hugobristol 15/May/15 Lead O/S

Good gear and nice climbing- with an interesting mantel finish! Great.

with Riccy
Katsmiff 10/May/15 2nd O/S

Nice crack & pocket climbing.

Martin Bagshaw 10/May/15 Lead O/S
alastairbegley 09/May/15 2nd
with Misha
Misha 09/May/15 Lead O/S

Not that steep but surprisingly pumpy, though nothing desperate. May be I just wasn't warmed up properly. Other than that, the climbing is straightforward until the 'hidden' nut placement and handhold. Technical move to gain the break above, followed by a technical sequence to top out onto the sloping ledge, which felt quite precarious as I was side on some way above the last piece of gear in that 'hidden' placement. Nice moves though.

alastairbegley 23/Apr/15 Lead dnf

Got lost/confused, ended up escaping right from the good wire. Got my excuses lined up...: worn out from 8 days of climbing in the past 9, flash pump, not eating enough

Hidden 23/Apr/15 2nd
felixizzy 14/Apr/15 Lead dog

Got super pumped and had to rest. Mantle felt ok in isolation but would of been tough if I hadn't shook the pump out.

with Lewis
laurence_falconer 18/Mar/15 2nd dog
with Thom Jenkinson, Emily Hunt
duncanedgley 15/Mar/15 2nd dog
with Thom
Hidden 15/Mar/15 Lead dog
Hidden 27/Feb/15 Lead dog
Rebs 27/Feb/15 2nd dog

Great route!

with Tash, Thom Jenkinson
alice fuller 19/Oct/14 Lead β

wow! did it:) Big ups for Brian for the right encouragement, and Pete for great support

Brian H 19/Oct/14 2nd rpt

Excellent lead by Alice.

with Alice
hankyc 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S

first e2, lovely climb, amazing rock, sustained for its length and very amenable

evhall 20/Sep/14 Lead dnf

escaped right (went straight up) - this will take a few attempts!

with goat
Mike Kiss 12/Sep/14 Lead

With beta. Thanks Tom. Pumpy couple of moves upto to mantle. Pretty scary stuff!

with Tom
ian d f 28/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Pete H
Ricky Rocks 20/Aug/14 2nd rpt
pheotleyr 17/Aug/14 Lead RP


with Rich
pheotleyr 06/Aug/14 Lead dog

2 rests before I comitted to the top bit, because I was worried to get to the mantle being pumped. Turns out the mantle is really easy. Next time...

daniel hobbs ?/Aug/14 Lead

really enjoyed. topout was terrifying.

georgeevans88 25/Jul/14 2nd O/S

think I've finally done this enough times to find it ok. Still feels like a big reach from the bomber nut placement. Mantle didn't feel too bad - just have to commit to it.

with Jamie
zcsharp 24/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead
andy dunn 13/Jun/14 2nd
with Tom
pheotleyr 05/Jun/14 Lead dnf

Climbed clean and finished, but chickened out right where the route traverses left. Nice E1 5b.

with Jana
LucasHarazin 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
just one more 01/Jun/14 2nd
squicky 15/May/14 2nd

Great route! Pleased to get to the top. Will have to try it on lead now.

with PeteM
Alex Winter 07/May/14 2nd rpt
with Alex
alexjz 07/May/14 Lead O/S

Great route.

clams ?/May/14 Lead dog

Fell on first peg. One rest

with NB
Hidden 30/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Joe Innes 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
zcsharp 13/Apr/14 2nd
tobydunford 02/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Harry Martin
Hidden 23/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Andrew Sloan 16/Mar/14 2nd dog

Struggled to second this, very technical at the top. Good early season lead from Martin. Just 1st pitch to ab point.

Martin Haworth 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Andy
Ollie B 02/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Very soft.

with Benno
danmullett 11/Jan/14 Lead β
Cheese Monkey 30/Dec/13 Lead dog


with Neil
Cheese Monkey 12/Oct/13 2nd rpt

Twinged my shoulder yet again on the final mantle

with Neil
Kemics 20/Aug/13 Lead dog

A bit gutted to fall off this time round. It's still hard even knowing roughly what to expect. Brutal flash pump.

Lil_Pete 15/Jul/13 2nd β

Having sworn I'd never get back on it after I finally ticked it on Lead, Luke decides he wants it as his first E2 lead ... Meant I had to amble up after him. Still hate it ;-)

with Luke Hutchenson
Hidden 12/Jul/13 Lead O/S
puppythedog 24/Jun/13 Lead dog

My first proper trad fall, gutted to have not managed the climb cleanly, when I got back on the place I fell it was easier than I realised, just needed to bump my feet up. Then came the scary mantle!! On the other hand I am really pleased to have committed and taken a proper fall.

AJM 24/Jun/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Alice Thompson 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Michael Porter
Dean177 06/May/13 Lead O/S

Went smoothly right up to the mantle, attempted 4 or 5 different methods each time a bit more pumped, first straight up, then slightly different hand position, then over to the right, very pumped at this point and about to go for it in a last ditch effort till i found a much much less desperate way which went easily.

Dibdawg 06/May/13 2nd O/S
Alex Winter 05/May/13 2nd rpt
with James, George
georgeevans88 05/May/13 Lead dnf

struggled with the reach to the jug before the mantle.

with James, Alex Winter
georgeevans88 05/May/13 2nd O/S
with James, Alex Winter
James S 05/May/13 Lead O/S

on georges gear after he struggled to make the last big reach

with george, alex
skippington 05/May/13 Lead O/S
Derek Ryden ?/May/13 Lead O/S
with David Coley
Nick Russell 29/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Pretty steady all the way, gear where you want it, some nice moves. The topout was tricky but not the horror show I was expecting

Alex Winter 29/Apr/13 Lead β

On Nick's gear. Satisfying climbing. Had bailed off the lower part back in October after a rather feeble attempt.

with Nick
Hidden 24/Apr/13 Lead rpt
Wood for Trees 21/Apr/13 Lead β

steady. Tim pointed out the best nut placement i've ever seen

Hidden 21/Apr/13 2nd rpt
AJM 16/Apr/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 16/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/13 Lead O/S
_m.cox_ 13/Apr/13 2nd
hutchay 09/Apr/13 2nd

hard, very long reach at the first move of the crux section

with Tom
Hidden 09/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Kevster 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Cheese Monkey 20/Mar/13 2nd O/S

Good holds and nice sequences, tweaked my shoulder on the final mantle though :(

with Neil
Hidden 19/Feb/13 Lead rpt
pheotleyr 15/Feb/13 2nd dog

Heavily misread the crux sequence, so I decided to take a rest. went fine after I saw how it should be done.

with Neil
HarryB 12/Feb/13 TR rpt
with Shunt
HarryB 06/Feb/13 2nd rpt
with Al
kelliroberts3 13/Jan/13 Lead RP

Topped roped once in summer, Led first try today, although had to down clinb twice!

Stanners 04/Jan/13 2nd rpt

First route with the legend that is Will Goldsmith.

with Will Goldsmith
Hidden 04/Jan/13 Lead rpt
HarryB 10/Dec/12 Lead dnf

Escaped right just before mantle

with Danish
TDSvejstrup 10/Dec/12 2nd O/S
with Harry Bloxham
AJM 15/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Got nicely pumped on the way up just in time for that spicy mantelshelf!

Mike Goldthorp 15/Nov/12 Lead β

Lead after Andy on his gear, great route, exhilarating run-out mantle at the top!

with Andy
jon_ridley 05/Nov/12 Lead dog

Rest just below mantle. Spent too long hanging around

becoming-stranger 05/Nov/12 2nd O/S
Ed Babs 06/Oct/12 Lead β

Seconded previously.

Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead β
Brian H 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/12 TR
s.c.white 30/Aug/12 -
with Dave Simpson
riddle 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/12 2nd
Didymus 09/Jul/12 Lead dog

Blew the o/s just below the mantle move. Rested and faffed for a while then went up with more determination to do the mantle which I did by the skin of my teeth

with Rich
Pete Rigby 09/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with Kelli Roberts
cem 19/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Jim Brooke 09/Jun/12 Lead dog

tried to flash - got a flash pump instead, and rested on the pegs

with Rich
Hidden 09/Jun/12 2nd
Spacetourist 02/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with Lydia
drcorbasisgod ?/Jun/12 2nd rpt
tombeasley 31/May/12 2nd β
katherinesydney 26/May/12 2nd dog

Very hot. Very dogged. And that last mantel move has been set by the devil himself! Curses

Kemics 26/May/12 Lead

Ground up. 27 degrees, so hot. The ramp might have been a bad choice. Blew the onsight on the mantle and took a fair sized fall, (10meters?) Fortunately the wire held. Went straightforward 2nd attempt. Really quality route though, well deserving of 2 stars.

Rosea Day 23/May/12 Lead RP
Hidden 22/May/12 Lead O/S
Pippa 21/May/12 Lead O/S
with Amy
Spacetourist 13/May/12 Lead rpt
with Yan, Donald
yan hawkins 13/May/12 Lead β
with spacetourist, Donald 'Big Boy' Birchall
jiggerypokery 17/Apr/12 Lead dnf

dropped the top move then it started pissing it down.

tom.e 16/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with Charlie Everett
jon_ridley 31/Mar/12 2nd O/S


with Tom Glendinning, Geoff Pyatt
_m.cox_ 16/Mar/12 Lead rpt
Spacetourist 16/Mar/12 Lead rpt
_m.cox_ 21/Feb/12 Lead rpt

I've lost count of how many times I've done this route, brilliant little warm up for the ramp! Starting to record repeat ascents in my local area now.

lukeh 01/Feb/12 2nd O/S
with Pete Derrett
Lil_Pete 01/Feb/12 Lead RP
with Luke Hutchenson
Pete Rigby ?/Feb/12 Lead dog
with Kelli Roberts
al99 17/Jan/12 Lead O/S
thomb 14/Jan/12 Lead
with Gareth
DorsetGareth 14/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Tom B
James_86 10/Dec/11 TR
with Steve, Tom
JamesRich 19/Nov/11 2nd dog

Very pumpy. great effort by Rob.

Stanners 19/Nov/11 Lead β

quality route. Was really nervous about getting on this as I have been saving it since watching Jack tank up it back in the summer.

with James Rich
Justin T 19/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Toby
AlexD 13/Nov/11 2nd
with Aaron
Aaron Lines 13/Nov/11 Lead rpt
with alex
Toby Dunn 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Sophie Nunn
Sophie Nunn 12/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with Toby
drcorbasisgod 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Jack_F 14/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Really nice enjoyable route

thomb 07/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Mike, Darren
Hidden 22/Sep/11 Lead dog
bigdrew 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Beth
BeccaSnowden 25/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Yes! Didn't enjoy the mantleshelf all that much at the time but some good shouting and swearing got me through it! Ace route!

with Tom
thomasadixon 25/Aug/11 2nd rpt
with Becca
andy dunn 05/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Mike
andy dunn 02/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Tom, J
Quarryboy 21/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Short but a pump feast none the less. Didn't notice the 5c move really but gee doing that mantelshelf when you're boxed out of your head feels tough.

andy dunn 12/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Darren
Lev 09/Jul/11 Lead RP

Fell off at the rib, climbed from the bottom after that with gear in place

Hidden 09/Jul/11 2nd dog
Gibbo 01/Jul/11 TR
with Kev Little, Maddy moore
cornishben 29/Jun/11 2nd rpt
with Pippa Froggatt
Tomar 14/Jun/11 2nd rpt
with Tom
tommytuffa 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with tomar
Spacetourist 25/May/11 Lead O/S
with Rosea
lukehodson 24/May/11 2nd rpt
lukehodson 21/May/11 2nd rpt
with Duncan
Dunx 21/May/11 Lead rpt
suffolknick 20/May/11 2nd dog
with clams
Jon_Warner 17/May/11 2nd rpt

mantle feels much easier on second!

with Dan P
Jon_Warner 14/May/11 Lead O/S

Very cool climbing esp. if taken direct.

with Alex Malins
Hidden 13/May/11 AltLd rpt
Hidden 05/May/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/May/11 Lead rpt
clams ?/May/11 2nd O/S
with Jim
lukehodson 27/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 19/Apr/11 2nd
Aaron Lines 01/Apr/11 Lead O/S


Tomar 30/Mar/11 Lead O/S
crossdressingrodney 30/Mar/11 2nd O/S

First pitch only.

with Tomar
richiebongo 08/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Nick Smith
Hidden ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Rosea Day ?/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Thomas Heslam
eddy-on-the-rocks 06/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with max
Billg ??/2011 Lead O/S
brices 19/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/10 2nd
Cornish_James 02/Oct/10 2nd dnf
thomasadixon 28/Aug/10 Lead rpt

Almost came off! Good lil' route. Rested once seconding Will the first time in Mar/08.

Hidden 26/Jun/10 AltLd rpt
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Lead β
Hidden 11/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Greg Pittam 20/May/10 AltLd β

Finished up slightly further right to avoid falling off the mantle like I did last time...

with Sam Howel
simonf 18/May/10 2nd
with Chris
Hidden 06/Apr/10 Lead O/S
jelaby 13/Mar/10 Lead β

Notgnarly lead but went straight up rather than left; I lead on his gear but taking the right line; then notgnarly led again on my gear on the right line; finally, I seconded on notgnarly's line! First pitch only.

Hidden 13/Mar/10 Lead β
Hidden 06/Feb/10 Lead dog
Dr Caterpillar 05/Feb/10 2nd rpt

got cool new beta on the mantel

with Robin
Phil PBC ??/2010 -
sdi 10/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Tom K
Dunx 12/Sep/09 2nd dog
with Ru
James Marshall 21/Aug/09 Lead dog
Greg Pittam 13/Aug/09 2nd rpt
with Claire Durant
Greg Pittam 11/Aug/09 2nd rpt
with Livi & Clare
Hidden 20/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/09 Lead rpt
Marti999 08/Jun/09 Lead β
briar4012 08/Jun/09 TR dog
with Marti
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Lead dog
scorpia97 28/Feb/09 Lead RP


Hidden 28/Feb/09 2nd
Paz 14/Feb/09 Lead rpt
with WG
Dr Caterpillar 11/Feb/09 Lead RP

Fell off the top move and then did it clean

with Howard
Ralphie_coombs ?/Feb/09 TR dog
with Adam mulholland
Dr Caterpillar 21/Jan/09 Lead dog

rested on the pegs, cool topout

with Howard
lukehodson 18/Jan/09 Lead rpt

wish i'd saved this for the onsight!

scorpia97 24/Dec/08 Lead
Hidden 29/Nov/08 2nd O/S
Paz 23/Nov/08 Lead rpt
with BJ
Hidden 18/Nov/08 Lead O/S
lukehodson 10/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Al Franks 10/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Alasdair88 10/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Luke hodson
Paz 28/Sep/08 2nd rpt
with WG
Paz 17/Aug/08 Lead rpt

Direct LH variation/ RH finish.

with WG
Hidden 01/Aug/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 31/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Paz 25/Jul/08 Lead rpt

Black crud variation.

with WG
Greg Pittam ?/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Sam Howel
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead rpt
Paz 27/May/08 Lead rpt
with TS2, WG
Hidden 08/Apr/08 Lead RP
Paz 08/Apr/08 2nd rpt
with WG
Paz 16/Mar/08 Lead rpt
with HA
Paz 05/Mar/08 Lead rpt

I'd been trying to finish this direct for ages, which I did. I found a new start on the way down too...

with HA
KRB 04/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Chris & Martin
Hidden 27/Jan/08 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2008 -
feilx 22/Dec/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Bristoldave 07/Nov/07 Lead rpt

Had been a bit of a project- taken a few attempts

with Caroline
pezzerrr 15/Oct/07 Lead O/S
CarolineH 07/Oct/07 2nd dog
with Dave
Hidden 01/Aug/07 Lead
IceMonkey1982 ?/Aug/07 -
Hidden 29/May/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/May/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/May/07 2nd
Paz 18/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Pitch 2 - there is gear there (a borehole down by your feet ont he right) adn it's fairy interesting - not loose at all.

with TE2
Paul Robertson 08/Sep/06 2nd rpt
with Paz
Paz 08/Sep/06 Lead rpt
with PE
Paz 24/Aug/06 Lead rpt
with PE
Hidden 28/May/06 Lead rpt
Paz 28/May/06 2nd rpt
with AB
Paz 09/May/06 Lead rpt
with AS
cornishben 24/Apr/06 Lead β
with Chris Sims
Paz 16/Mar/06 Lead rpt

Onsight? No sight - 3 hours to midnight.

with AS
Bern ??/2006 -
Jo McCready ??/2006 -
LC ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Fat Tim 22/Jun/05 Lead RP
with Nick Ingram, Simon Kimber
just one more 12/Jun/05 Lead
with Max B, Svenn G
Will Homoky ?/Apr/05 2nd O/S
with Nick Ingram
Hidden ?/Mar/05 Lead O/S
tom.e ??/2005 2nd O/S
phsharpy ??/2005 Lead RP
with Bethan Davies
Hidden 08/Dec/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/May/04 Lead dog
Paz 18/May/04 Lead O/S
with AS
cornishben ??/2004 2nd O/S
with Max Dutson
_m.cox_ ?/Jul/03 Lead β
with Adam Mulholland
Digger 26/Jun/03 2nd dog
with James Latham
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
simon kimber ??/2002 Lead β
with Tony Penning, Gavin Cytlau
John Southworth 23/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with Jason Parker
gimmer ??/2001 -
shoulders 22/Oct/00 Lead β
with mart, andy sharp, pete lewis
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1999 -
serby ??/1999 Lead
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
sadams 30/Nov/97 Lead

Justine seconded

with Team Midlands
Hidden 29/Oct/97 Lead
lowersharpnose 08/Jun/94 Lead O/S
with Libby
chris sm 01/May/94 2nd rpt
with Francis Taylor
Hidden 24/Apr/94 Lead O/S
AndySL 18/Jul/93 Lead β
with Tim
Pete Ogden ??/1990 Lead
Hidden ??/1983 Solo O/S
Steve Bell ??/1981 -
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