Rockfax Description
An Avon trade route that, although polished, is still a very classy piece of climbing. It is worth noting that the long runout on the second pitch is not polished. Start at a corner, right of some vegetation. High in the grade.
1) 4a, 12m. Bridge up the corner to below a small overhang and cracked block. Traverse left awkwardly and move up to a small tree and belay ledge just above.
2) 4a, 22m. Pull out right to a ledge beneath a corner. Move up and right around the arete and follow the magnificent line of good holds and ledges boldly rightwards and up to a grassy ledge. Continue to the fir tree belay above with a difficult move to access the ledge.
3) 4a, 20m. Above the fir tree is a right-slanting corner, move up to its start and then traverse right for around 4m to a line of well-used holds on the wall. Climb the wall to an easing and then head left on easy ground to finish. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes, West Country Climbs, South West Climbs for a Northerner, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, Avon sub-VSes, George's Evening Gorge Ticklist.

Marti999 19/Oct Lead rpt
TommyKips 19/Oct Lead O/S
jcking231 16/Oct Lead RP

Emmas first multipitch!

with Emma Lewin, Louis Raettig
That Dude With The Beanie 08/Oct Lead rpt

Topped out properly this time.

with my Father
Jack Luke 02/Oct Lead

Strung together first two pitches. Spicy wee route! Polished nature adds interest.

with Me Da'
(A)-Alan 18/Sep Lead O/S
with ngreen, Maria Curle
Thwaites 15/Sep Lead O/S
with Grant
edgar_spaten 13/Sep Lead O/S
with Dad
Megan.richardson1 11/Sep 2nd
Larey 11/Sep Lead rpt
with Megan
Trevers 08/Sep AltLd rpt
with Rachael
Big_T 28/Aug Lead

Did the first 2 pitches as 1 then ab'd off the tree.

with Neil
ElBarto 28/Aug 2nd O/S

Only did the first two pitches - just seemed easier to abseil off the tree at the top of pitch too as there's a chain around it.

lucyvass 24/Aug Lead

Managed to create a lot of rope drag so had an interesting time getting to the fir tree belay!

with nathan
foobar123 24/Aug AltLd O/S

Led p2 slightly more direct than the guidebook suggests. Great climbing throughout

with Robbie Cecere
nathanjmasters 24/Aug 2nd
my 23/Aug AltLd

Me P1, P3. Tricky in places, adequate gear. Good route.

with George
d.heard 23/Aug AltLd rpt

Led 2nd pitch.

Anouk Spelt 23/Aug AltLd

My first lead with my own gear! Wool wool!

with d.heard
Rmjmarlow 22/Aug Lead O/S
with Chris Cardwell
That Dude With The Beanie 21/Aug Lead O/S

Great climb, even in the drizzle. Ate lunch on the fir-tree ledge.

with The-Fall-King, That Other One
The-Fall-King 21/Aug 2nd O/S

Two pitches: first to the small tree, second finishing at the fir tree ledge.

DavidWilby 16/Aug Lead dog

Had little recollection of this route for some reason... Took a little slip off the wall just before the first tree, otherwise all good. Pretty characterful, if a bit run out.

with Zolly
67hours 11/Aug Lead O/S
Col Kingshott 10/Aug Lead O/S
wilkinscl 04/Aug Lead O/S

Very steady though the polish adds interest.

with Katharine
Meinertzhagen 17/Jul AltLd

Led last pitch

with Christopher Lyus
Hidden 15/Jul AltLd O/S
edjenkins 09/Jul Lead rpt
with Chris Bunce
Hidden 03/Jul AltLd O/S
Ian Slark ?/Jul Lead O/S
chris357 08/Jun AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2 & 3

chris357 08/Jun AltLd
leobold 07/Jun -
PastyBoy84 03/Jun Lead O/S

Carl's first multi-pitch

with Carl Jopson
Stanners 02/Jun Solo rpt
Jelly Mould Surfer 01/Jun Lead O/S

I may of done this 30 years ago. Gaining the ledge of the pine tree is a bit tricky.

Phil Anderson ?/Jun AltLd
with Mike
HendrikTBB 29/May AltLd rpt

Lead other pitches to previous ascent so have now lead all pitches once.

with Julian
musgravet 28/May Lead O/S
with Alison Hodkin
Hexman 25/May 2nd
dpiddock 24/May AltLd O/S

I led P2

with Chris P
AndySL 24/May Lead
with Justin
Tom Brierley Gore 24/May 2nd rpt
cpoad 24/May AltLd rpt
with Dan P
hutchay 17/May Solo rpt
hutchay 15/May AltLd rpt
MarkCunnington 15/May AltLd O/S

Lead Pitch 1 and 2

with Jodi Sudgen
miriamclaire 15/May AltLd

Split into two pitches, I led the first hutch led second

with hutchay
mattharper 15/May Lead O/S
with David Heard
d.heard 15/May 2nd rpt

Ab'd from tree to get to the pub!

with Matt H
leobold 13/May Lead O/S
haydng 08/May AltLd rpt
with RachelG
laurence_falconer 07/May Solo
gingerbex 04/May Lead rpt
Nathan Chrismas 04/May AltLd O/S
with Dave
alastairbegley 04/May 2nd O/S
DavidWilby 04/May AltLd O/S

Nathan lead P1&3, I lead P2.

with Nathan
laurence_falconer 03/May Solo

Finished last pitch of sleepwalk to avoid seeping

Hidden 01/May AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/May AltLd
HendrikTBB 26/Apr AltLd O/S
with Dan
laurence_falconer 20/Apr Lead

Stayed in the groove rather than stepping right, and took the left hand option on the second pitch, very enjoyable!

lucyvass 20/Apr 2nd dog
Claireybloomers 20/Apr 2nd
with Tom Rogers, Andy
andy dunn 20/Apr Lead
with Claire, Tom
clipskipper 17/Apr Lead O/S

Climbed the RH VS variation. Ran the first two pitches together - makes more sense

with Robert
Rob Moorcroft 17/Apr Lead

Had a bunch of 20 or so teenagers at the top throwing rocks off, so decided to stay close to my belay to keep an eye on it. Bloody chavs.

with Tom Hopkins
BarrySW19 10/Apr AltLd O/S

Probably deserves HS for the polish on the route - certainly deserves the fluttery heart symbol for the polished last pitch with virtually no gear (I think I placed one piece).

kingjam 10/Apr AltLd

Led final pitch

d.heard 05/Apr 2nd
with KatePG, Ali
ali.scott 05/Apr Lead rpt

Kate's first outdoor climb and David's first multipitch.

with David H, Kate P G
WillAndrew 05/Apr Lead rpt

To the tree with Tom & Matt!

with Tom N
KatePG 05/Apr 2nd
with d.heard, Ali
Hidden 02/Apr AltLd
91dave 02/Apr AltLd O/S
label 02/Apr AltLd O/S
with Lina Arthur, 91dave
Marcin78 ?/Apr AltLd
with Tomek
Richardlake 25/Mar Lead rpt

Up to the tree then abseiled off. Just to do something that wasn't falling off or backing off...

will_lake 25/Mar 2nd O/S
PanzerHanzler 24/Mar Lead O/S

First climb in the Avon Gorge - not as polished as some comments would have you believe. Enjoyable route, ran P1&2 together.

Hidden 21/Mar AltLd
Peter Rosso 21/Mar AltLd O/S
UBES_Bristol_Expeditions 21/Mar AltLd
Hidden 17/Mar 2nd O/S
nathanjmasters 12/Mar Lead
Hidden 12/Mar 2nd
Digga 11/Mar AltLd

Ran first two pitches together. Good steady moves and polish not too bad though found the groove on p2 a bit bold. Finished up final pitch of Sleepwalk as the darkness descended.

with Alice, Moritz
Moritz L 11/Mar AltLd O/S

3rd pitch wet so went to corner 25m left

with James, Alice
CasualLime 11/Mar AltLd

Climbed first two pitches, did the last pitch of a HVS to the left as the final pitch looked a bit simple.

jcking231 11/Mar Lead O/S

Nice route and a good warm up for the other multi-pitches at Sea Walls

TomGudgeon 09/Mar Lead O/S

so polished it felt like ice skating vertically.

Hidden 06/Mar Lead O/S
leland stamper 05/Mar AltLd rpt

Ice cream at the top! Rain held off. Still got scared of the damp at the top

with Cem
cem 05/Mar AltLd rpt

Led p1 & 2 in one.

with Tim Meehan
Matt Smith 05/Mar Lead O/S

First route in Avon gorge. Not a great route, made more interesting by polish rather than difficulty. Pitch 1 and 2 together.

Hidden 05/Mar 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Feb Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Feb AltLd O/S
miltonwakefield 28/Feb AltLd O/S
with Smelda
Claire Noble 26/Feb 2nd
with Declan, Jono
JonoDHawkins 26/Feb Lead rpt
with Claire
Doug miller 14/Feb Lead rpt
Eagertom 14/Feb Solo rpt
Alex_RhodesUK 05/Feb Lead O/S

...and then the rain came in!

with Sverre Aarseth Tunstad
Sverre Aarseth Tunstad 05/Feb 2nd O/S
WillAndrew 03/Feb AltLd rpt
with Dylan, Cara
Dale Finnie ??/2016 AltLd
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Hidden 27/Dec/15 AltLd O/S
jhobbs 02/Dec/15 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2 and 3. Pitch two absolute class. Much better route than Morpheus.

with Elliott Clark
Pohil 14/Oct/15 Lead

Multi pitch teaching session 2. Confident second.

with Charles
laurence_falconer 04/Oct/15 -
lcullum7 01/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
Footiemadhannah 27/Sep/15 Lead

Did this in 3 pitches. Leon lead pitch 1, I then lead 3, it was quite a long travers with no gear for a while. Had to set up an early belay just before the ledge as a group of slower climbers were in front. Weather was stunning!

Hidden 27/Sep/15 2nd
JoeMortimer 26/Sep/15 AltLd
Doug miller 26/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/15 2nd
smartydh9 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
9fingerjon 20/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
with Matt
jon_gill1 12/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

i led p1 and p2 in one and mart did pitch 3. Lovely climbing on great rock

with martin johnson
Angrypenguin 12/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Scrambled P1, lead P3. Polished and uninspiring. Would run P1 and 2 together next time.

with Cat
catty_9 12/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

We scrambled P1, I led P2 and Peter led P3. As polished as expected

Rob Moorcroft 28/Aug/15 2nd
with Richard Ive
Connie-Em 21/Aug/15 Lead O/S
David Maddison 21/Aug/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 12/Aug/15 Lead
Morgan Specht 08/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Melonfly ?/Aug/15 Lead

Awesome sunset route.

with Meg
lawlolly 29/Jul/15 2nd O/S


samvick1991 29/Jul/15 2nd
Hidden 28/Jul/15 Lead O/S
edjenkins 21/Jul/15 Lead O/S

First multipitch route for Chris

with Chris Bunce
pnorth 08/Jul/15 AltLd

Top pitch of sleepwalk (I think) - big juggy 4a corner crack.

with Mark Ackroyd TSCC
mackroyd 08/Jul/15 AltLd
with Patrick North
lukerathmell 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Will Bithell
nickmoulden 28/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with zoe bidula
Legs 23/Jun/15 Lead rpt
with Sarah
Hidden 23/Jun/15 2nd
Alessandro Tentori 20/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Jan Hrbacek
Jan.Hrb 20/Jun/15 AltLd
jammy4536 16/Jun/15 Solo rpt
danieleaston 11/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Ruth
monkeyru 11/Jun/15 2nd
with Dan
Patrick Clissold 09/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Will Laws
Dr Toph 08/Jun/15 Solo O/S

nice P2. Nothing is a nightmare except the polish on p3

anthonylewis 07/Jun/15 2nd β
with Nick
nickwhimster 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
KittyKat 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Holly Warder, Carmel
Lizziemay 05/Jun/15 2nd O/S

First trad climb and multi-pitch. Did not lead but removed the reset, then removed gear in order to practice.

with Matt
Hidden 04/Jun/15 2nd dog
philmcf ?/Jun/15 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/15 2nd O/S
aiyer ?/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 26/May/15 Lead
mrdaniel 21/May/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/May/15 Lead
Owen W-G 16/May/15 Lead O/S

In a oner to fir tree to retrieve gear from aborted attempt on Padansac. Found it surprisingly stressful, polished, run out, awkward gear, not very confidence inspiring!

with Pete
BStar 15/May/15 2nd
with Trevers
Trevers 15/May/15 Lead
with BStar
jammy4536 13/May/15 Solo rpt

First did Nightmare up to the tree then final pitch of sleepwalk, before doing Nightmare fully. Really fun to solo

WillAndrew 12/May/15 2nd O/S
with Ali
Hidden 10/May/15 AltLd
tomaca12 10/May/15 AltLd O/S
alexcollins123 10/May/15 AltLd
hutchay 09/May/15 Lead O/S
with Luke Sonnex
duncanedgley 22/Apr/15 Lead
with Bethany, Alex Waldron
Lyndsay Superclimber 22/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Led 1st and 3rd pitches.

with Ryan
Hidden 22/Apr/15 AltLd
ali.scott 18/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Tom F Harding 18/Apr/15 AltLd rpt
Kemics 14/Apr/15 AltLd rpt

Mel ran first two together. I led top pitch, last time had abbed from tree. Definitely polished. Nice late afternoon climb after college

with Mel
JGriffiths 14/Apr/15 Lead dnf

Done in two pitches. Second pitch was too far left of the correct route

with Gravy
thompsonjr21 14/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Ross B 12/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/15 2nd O/S
BStar 10/Apr/15 AltLd rpt
with Phil Bischler
Larey 10/Apr/15 AltLd rpt
with carl
Hidden 08/Apr/15 Solo rpt
felixizzy 07/Apr/15 Lead rpt

First pitch

with Jack
Hidden 07/Apr/15 Solo rpt
Hidden 07/Apr/15 Lead dnf
Hidden 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Jim-Roberts-1987 02/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Tony McPhillips
Melonfly ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Caleb
Jack Porteous 31/Mar/15 AltLd
Alex Wieczorek 31/Mar/15 2nd O/S

First pitch only, rain cancelled play...

avonclimber 31/Mar/15 Lead

P1 only

benjaminloveday 27/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/15 Solo rpt
JamesRich 14/Mar/15 AltLd rpt

Decided to abseil from the tree as the top pitch was soaking

with Lewis
Hidden 14/Mar/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/15 2nd
Rebs 12/Mar/15 Lead rpt

Third time lucky, finally finished the entire route!!

Legs 10/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Lead the second pitch which was the best. Top pitch was a bit damp. A nice warm up to Avon style trad climbing!

Hidden 06/Mar/15 Solo rpt
Hidden 21/Feb/15 Solo O/S
JoeE 12/Feb/15 Solo

First Proper solo, climbed first on top rope. Very polished but some nice moves :)

AshBarnes 16/Jan/15 2nd O/S

Nice n simple.

JoeE 16/Jan/15 Lead
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 2nd
Jenny Monkey 01/Dec/14 AltLd
Lukem6 01/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
jungle 16/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Climbed direct to second belay. Didn't complete final pitch as it was soaked

with Chris Pike
Hidden 14/Nov/14 Lead O/S
laurence_falconer 14/Nov/14 2nd
RKirke 30/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Shane, Andy French
Hidden 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/14 AltLd rpt
Marcin78 ?/Oct/14 Lead
with Karol
Hidden ?/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Marcin78 ?/Oct/14 2nd
with Karol
Hidden 27/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
timstyles 25/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Me P1+3, Huw P2

with Huw Howells
Hidden 23/Sep/14 Lead
AngelaC 23/Sep/14 AltLd
with Jeremy
JulianB 20/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 20/Sep/14 Lead dog
Richardlake 13/Sep/14 AltLd β

Climbed before a year ago.

will_lake 13/Sep/14 AltLd β
Paul Eckton 09/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with steve read
Hidden 09/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 21/Aug/14 2nd rpt
LucasHarazin 20/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Alex Winter 08/Aug/14 Solo O/S

A fighter jet was up to all sorts of nonsense on the other side of the the gorge.

nwakeman 08/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Sarah Laight
sarahlaight 08/Aug/14 2nd O/S

it was a nightmare!

Hidden 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
BStar 01/Aug/14 AltLd rpt


wjcdean 01/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

lead P1 and P3. The move to the belay at the top of the first pitch took some working out but was actually okay. dont particularly feel like it's hard in the grade, but i didnt have to tackle the runout on P2 to be fair.

Keelan McNulty ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Cheese Monkey 26/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Vienna
Jlewis01 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Phil Layton 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Tim Harper 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

We might have gone slightly off route on the final pitch staying too far left which made for a much more interesting finish!!

Lazytraveller 24/Jul/14 Lead rpt
PaulWatson 18/Jul/14 2nd O/S

This was Dave's new version, direct from the ground, a nice clean route with no polish and a nice 4B / 4C move

with DaveTalbot
BStar 15/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Slightly run out on P2 and P3, some balancy moves but good climbing on good holds throughout.

with Rachael
Rachael88 15/Jul/14 2nd

Really enjoyed the climb, quite pumped after the second don't think the lay backing helped!

with Adam
Keelan McNulty 12/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Helen Baldwin, Jon Hardman, Sam Talbot
sianabanana 11/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Merten
Zerocks 11/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Sian
Rob Morgan 10/Jul/14 Lead
Keelan McNulty 08/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Rob Morgan 02/Jul/14 2nd
Tom F Harding 02/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Led all pitches

Callum Smith 02/Jul/14 AltLd
Dave Thompson 01/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Audry Morrison
gavin.edwards 01/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Phil Wheeler
HardmanJ ?/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Feeling bold 25/Jun/14 2nd rpt
with Neville
Hidden 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Feeling bold 19/Jun/14 2nd rpt

Repeat..still slippery.

with Tom (lead) and Andrew
Nick Russell 15/Jun/14 AltLd rpt

I led P2

with Emily
Emily 15/Jun/14 AltLd rpt

I led pitches 1 and 3. The first one was kind of awkward, enjoyed the third more. Think I made things a bit difficult for myself on pitch 2 by going straight up the groove before moving right.

with Nick
Lewis201 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
BruceW 25/May/14 Lead rpt
with Becca
Hidden 18/May/14 AltLd
saraguti 18/May/14 AltLd O/S
with axford studios
ben.richards 18/May/14 AltLd β
with Alex Burt
wilsers 16/May/14 AltLd O/S

Tristan led pitches 1 & 3. I led pitch 2. Took me a while to find the move to get off the ledge and up the corner. Having to wear Tristan's spare shoes didn't help - very painful. That'll teach me not to forget my shoes again!

Slick 16/May/14 AltLd
Hidden 16/May/14 Lead
sadlerbrett 15/May/14 2nd O/S
with Alex Roberts
Hidden 05/May/14 AltLd rpt
drgrange 30/Apr/14 AltLd
with Ali
BALD EAGLE 29/Apr/14 AltLd
with James Pomeroy, Diane Bent
Poco Loco 29/Apr/14 Lead rpt

Lead p1 and p2 in a oner to the big tree ledge.

with diane, Bald Eagle
Ricky Rocks 25/Apr/14 Solo
alexporter 20/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Naomi Dalton
Hidden 16/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
tc7118 11/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Danslingsby 10/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/14 Lead
joeallen28 10/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Led 1st and 3rd pitch. Enjoyable climbing throughout - went massively off-route at top of last pitch onto something more like VS/HVS ground with absolutely no gear and desperate holds! Some seriously polished holds near top of 2nd pitch below tree.

Davidchatterton 10/Apr/14 2nd O/S
John Cornish 09/Apr/14 2nd rpt
with Gavin Edwards
gavin.edwards 09/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 23/Mar/14 AltLd rpt
Hidden 23/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
cteakle 15/Mar/14 2nd
with Danny
dmetcalfe 15/Mar/14 Lead rpt
with Claire
Hidden 15/Mar/14 AltLd rpt
laurashaw 12/Mar/14 Lead β

Climbed in two pitches instead of three. Very little gear in the last section but nice climbing.

with Matthew Hill, Duncan Edgley
Hidden 12/Mar/14 2nd
duncanedgley 12/Mar/14 2nd
with Laura Shaw, Matthew Hill
Hidden 09/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Mar/14 Lead
John Cornish 09/Mar/14 2nd

First outdoor climb since 2007. First ever multipitch.

with Gavin
David Maddison 09/Mar/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 09/Mar/14 AltLd
Dino Dave 09/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
with Paul AMC
gavin.edwards 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S
C@rwyn 07/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Flo
Hidden 02/Mar/14 AltLd
Hidden 02/Mar/14 AltLd
David Staples ?/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Mpaynter 24/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
dmetcalfe 23/Feb/14 AltLd

Lead p1 and p3. Nice climb

with Mike P
jezb1 19/Feb/14 Lead


robertcollier 16/Feb/14 Lead dnf

Bottled it just after 1st belay ledge, should be able to climb next time

with Emily Collier
hipyhop 02/Feb/14 2nd O/S
Lazytraveller 02/Feb/14 Lead O/S
felixizzy 10/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
mike mo ??/2014 -
Hidden 29/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
AndyRogers 29/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

Polished in places but a lovely line.

with ianlaw
laurashaw 11/Dec/13 Lead dnf

Climbed the first pitch and ran out of time. Some nice moves on solid jugs though!

with Matthew Clark, Emily Ford
kenneM 12/Nov/13 AltLd
with Mike Dudley
kenneM 12/Nov/13 AltLd
with Mike Dudley
George.Rowland 24/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch one and three. Gear where you need it on pitch three, which is Slippery when wet(!) (obviously ha).

with sam coppard
Steve Woollard 15/Oct/13 AltLd
Zack 15/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
with Steve W
Hidden 10/Oct/13 Lead O/S
lukimotaka 10/Oct/13 2nd

Not too much of a nightmare, quite enjoyed this. Fairly straightforward

with Josh
zcsharp 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
George Frisby 24/Sep/13 Lead rpt

Climbed the corner on pitch 2 so there was some gear, felt like a very hard severe here.

lukimotaka 20/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Josh
Hidden 20/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 17/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Boogs 17/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

A nice romp .

swmackey 14/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
sarahrowlands 11/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
richardsavill 11/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Richardlake 10/Aug/13 Lead
will_lake 10/Aug/13 2nd O/S
steve_gibbs 09/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S
philmcf ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
adamre12 ?/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

OK but very polished

with Jess Addisson
Cheese Monkey 01/Jul/13 Lead β
with Iggy, Mike
Mayaculpa 01/Jul/13 2nd
with Iggy, Ben
squicky 01/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with Ben, Mike
Tom Harper 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S

ended up having to lead the whole climb. very difficult to communicate with belayer due to heavy traffic but still a brilliant climb

Huw Mithan 23/Jun/13 AltLd
with Molly McLeod, Nina Reinschmidt
mollymcleod 21/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Huw Mithan, Nina Reinschmidt
kateberry118 19/Jun/13 2nd
with rauri brooker, Steven Berry
Webster 17/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

first 2 pitches lead

David Maddison 17/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Swsloper 14/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 07/Jun/13 Lead dog
mikedevcole 06/Jun/13 2nd

Did in two pitches

laurence_falconer 05/Jun/13 Lead
with Jess Railton
richardsavill 04/Jun/13 AltLd
with jez blake
neiloutdoors 02/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

lead pitch 3

with SDMC
Hidden 02/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/13 2nd
lukeh 27/May/13 Lead O/S
with Pete Derrett
JezLeFevre 26/May/13 2nd O/S
with Stu Lade
Hidden 23/May/13 Lead
Hidden 13/May/13 Lead
Patrickmartin99 07/May/13 Lead O/S
with Bosh
est1985 07/May/13 2nd O/S
with Chris Malin
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 01/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Steph
Steph Roberts 01/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Sam
Bcrich01 ?/May/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Ragingpossum 23/Apr/13 Solo rpt

Climbed swiftly with a good head. Not the same feeling as something steeper. Bit too warm.

Hidden 23/Apr/13 AltLd
Eagertom 22/Apr/13 Solo O/S

First lengthy solo. Timed myself and was quite pleased with the result. I'll have to try a few more Severe's in the gorge when the weather's good enough

Mayaculpa 21/Apr/13 2nd

Pitch 3. bold, polished and with little protection. Jason did (Direct Finish) VS 4c

with Jason
Iron Face 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Unfinished business, bailed off second tree.

with Cerys
aylabarratt17 19/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Clive
Mayaculpa 14/Apr/13 2nd dnf

Just started on P3 when the expected rain arrived. so bailed from large fir tree. Lol, the odd thing was, someone had placed a dead bat, on rock at foot of climb, Yikes !

with Jason
jayyaj 14/Apr/13 Lead dnf

Bailed from the fir tree at the end of P2 when it started raining.

Joshthomas 07/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Kirill 01/Apr/13 2nd O/S
cem 01/Apr/13 Lead rpt

P 1 & 2. COLD

johnnyhobo 29/Mar/13 2nd O/S
with Colin Baker
Neil D 09/Mar/13 Lead rpt

Took corner direct for final pitch - hard (maybe VS?)

Griff1990 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Cheese Monkey 18/Feb/13 2nd dnf


with Mike, Peter
pheotleyr 18/Feb/13 Lead dnf

first 1 1/2 pitches to the highest of the small trees. a nice warmup.

with Ben, Mike
Mayaculpa 18/Feb/13 2nd dnf

As a warmup, first two pitches and abbed from the third sapling

with Ben, Peter
Hidden 17/Feb/13 2nd
crimpylewis 17/Feb/13 2nd
HarryB 07/Feb/13 Solo rpt
laurence_falconer 07/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Completed in drizly conditions, which made the polished moves more tricky than they should have been! Last pitch has very limited proection but is quite simple climbing

Rebs 07/Feb/13 2nd
jacksonm1 06/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Will Homoky 05/Jan/13 Lead O/S
with Tom Whitton
Jonnie Watkins ??/2013 -
AndySL ??/2013 Lead G/U
with Deano
GouldHarry ??/2013 Lead O/S
GuitarGenius92 09/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Lead the first and third pitches. Gear fell out whilst half way up the third pitch, made the finish pretty hairy.

Mark Salter 06/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
with Chris Shorrock
Patrickmartin99 ?/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with James
Hidden 13/Nov/12 2nd RP
Hidden 27/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Oct/12 Lead rpt
thomasadixon 27/Oct/12 Solo O/S
hairy51 21/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
10029759 21/Oct/12 AltLd
Kemics 13/Oct/12 2nd O/S

Warm up, climbed fast. Quite well protected, better than sleepwalk at least.

Pleb 22/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with 2PointO
Stuart William 22/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Did direct finish.

with Pleb
Hidden 12/Sep/12 Solo rpt
Dave Ing 11/Sep/12 TR O/S

To retrieve gear, finished soloing up Sleepwalk

Hidden 11/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Deary65 08/Sep/12 Lead RP
Nick Russell 05/Sep/12 Lead rpt

First climb for about 8 weeks after injury

with Emily
Mlongman 05/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Pete Davis
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
jarodbishop ?/Sep/12 AltLd
with Richard
Hidden 31/Aug/12 Lead O/S
ollie.turner226 13/Aug/12 AltLd
katherinesydney 11/Aug/12 2nd rpt
alexporter 10/Aug/12 Lead dnf

Started to get benighted at second belay so abseiled of.

Hidden 10/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 09/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Tom Brierley Gore 09/Aug/12 Solo O/S

perhaps a bit tooo polished for a solo onsight :/

Neil Stansbie 03/Aug/12 2nd
with adam parslow
Hidden 28/Jul/12 Lead
Samuel Cox 28/Jul/12 2nd O/S

Done in two pitches

with Diane
maresia 24/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with Client
steve-grigg 23/Jul/12 AltLd rpt
pattisonr 01/Jul/12 AltLd
with Steve Ryan
Davebryant ?/Jul/12 Solo O/S
SteveRyan 27/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Great evening climb in perfect weather.

with Rob Pattison
maresia 21/Jun/12 Lead rpt

Abseiled off when the heavens opened!

with Claire Lawrence
stafford101 19/Jun/12 Lead rpt

Took the VS 4c variation straight up the corner on P3. Thin and bold for a few moves.

George Frisby 18/Jun/12 AltLd rpt
steveprice.exmouth 04/Jun/12 AltLd

led p12

with David Coley
Brian Moseley 03/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/May/12 AltLd O/S
Bonkers Dog 30/May/12 Lead O/S
with Ali
allykat 30/May/12 2nd O/S
with Sam
panda70 26/May/12 Lead

Polish makes it interesting on a few moves, but a great evening!

with Alastair Blanshard
Quarryboy 26/May/12 2nd O/S

Did the variation this time, all three of us were definitely regretting climbing this in the full heat of the sea walls suntrap.

with Jason and friends
Hidden 26/May/12 AltLd
Hidden 23/May/12 AltLd
Hidden 19/May/12 AltLd
birthers 19/May/12 AltLd O/S

TB P1,3, AM P2.

pheotleyr 16/May/12 Lead O/S
with Jana
Hidden 16/May/12 AltLd O/S
daverichris 22/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Si Carter 14/Apr/12 AltLd

Wet second pitch. Just got away with the weather.

with Colin Tiley
Kyle87 ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Pete Rigby ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Kelli Roberts
Hidden 30/Mar/12 AltLd
Hidden 29/Mar/12 Lead
gingerbex 29/Mar/12 2nd
with Dave Chandler, Shona Mackie
cdent 28/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Joe Innes 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
stafford101 14/Mar/12 Lead O/S

An excellent route with an atmospheric line. A bit polished in places, and scarce gear placements in some places.

George Frisby 14/Mar/12 2nd
with Chris
Voltemands 11/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Good route to practice being well above your runners. Very low in the grade. Last pitch a little polished.

Slick 10/Mar/12 Lead
ben.richards 10/Mar/12 AltLd rpt
ron244 26/Feb/12 Lead
with Rich Sumner
LouiseP 11/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Lead pitches 1 and 2 together, didn't do pitch 3 as it was wet.

with Ross
Hidden 11/Feb/12 2nd rpt
Ragingpossum 09/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

I Led 1st and 3rd, Harry led the very bold 2nd pitch.

with Sam Mitchell, harry kingston
Sam Mitchell 09/Feb/12 2nd O/S
with Will Bourne, Harry Kingston
climbingchica 07/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

first two pitches only, lead second pitch

Hidden 02/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
will909 ?/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
l.faulkner ?/Feb/12 2nd
Dean177 ?/Feb/12 Lead rpt
Nick Russell 21/Jan/12 Solo rpt

Alternative finish up the corner

Ian JL 15/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jan/12 2nd
Hidden 08/Jan/12 Lead rpt
Ruth ND 08/Jan/12 2nd O/S
with Ev
Hidden 06/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Dean177 ?/Jan/12 Lead rpt
with Rhodri, l.faulkner
David Qualtrough ??/2012 -
David Qualtrough ??/2012 -
abtibbs ??/2012 AltLd O/S
with Jack Verber
gary.earl ??/2012 Lead
Eagertom ??/2012 AltLd
Robertspd2 ??/2012 2nd

multiple times

tomc 28/Dec/11 Lead β
rg1976 27/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with squicky
squicky 27/Dec/11 2nd rpt
with rg1976
fragglerock 11/Dec/11 AltLd β

Slightly wet-weather-style repeat in trainers. DL: P1 JL: P2

evilweed 11/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Dan
katherinesydney 10/Dec/11 AltLd O/S


Hidden 22/Nov/11 AltLd rpt
pffft 20/Nov/11 2nd rpt
with Dave, Chris Kmiec
Dave89 20/Nov/11 AltLd O/S

Only did first 2 pitches and abbed off tree little bold, but not hard.

with Chris k
Hidden 13/Nov/11 Lead
Hidden 29/Oct/11 Solo rpt
squicky 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with George
Bobling 16/Oct/11 Lead

First two pitches and then abbed as some jokers were having an abb-fest down the last pitch. Quality climb, typical Avon buldging polished fun.

with Jackie
Hidden 14/Oct/11 2nd O/S
pffft 05/Oct/11 Lead rpt

repeat ascent, though I have no recollection of the first time. Lovely route, easy 2nd pitch though practically no gear. Didn't take the guide book and ended going up the corner which was bold and quite challenging.

Lil_Pete 02/Oct/11 Solo rpt

After heading up Thursday with mates and enjoying it, went back for a fun little solo on a Sunday morning. Ice-cream at the top to finish it off. Damn hot day!

HarryB 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Jonny
Jonny Raines 01/Oct/11 2nd O/S
carl_123 29/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Lil_Pete 29/Sep/11 Lead rpt

Nice meander up, taking Na'i and Nick on there first Trad adventure :)

with Nick Allan, Naomi Howard-Kyan
nick hawkins 03/Sep/11 AltLd
halfwaythere 03/Sep/11 AltLd β

third pitch starts 3 metres right from corner btw!

joedoherty 01/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
wurzelinzummerset ?/Sep/11 2nd

A good route. Very near top traversed right and ended up somewhere right of Flash Gordon's Trip to mars which made things... interesting.

with Carl
matt25 31/Aug/11 AltLd

easy but bold climbing

Nick Russell 31/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/11 AltLd
Hidden 31/Aug/11 AltLd
Maddi O'Brien 22/Aug/11 2nd
with Dean Merchant
DerwentDiluted 21/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 01/Aug/11 AltLd
JamesRich 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Led all 3 pitches. It's quite polished and a bit bold in places but an enjoyable route.

with Paul Rich
jon_ridley 29/Jul/11 Lead O/S
groliver26 29/Jul/11 2nd
Neil D 23/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Led up to tree in one pitch. Beth led off to the left up final pitch of sleepwalk?

Rory Southworth 19/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Gabe Oliver
Hidden 10/Jul/11 AltLd rpt
Prez 10/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Kevin
j miller 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
jas128 21/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

lead p1&3

RiPomc 11/Jun/11 Lead
with Julie Cooke
JCookie 11/Jun/11 2nd
with Richard Plater
andy dunn 07/Jun/11 AltLd
with Big Ben
Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
colinkeb 03/Jun/11 2nd O/S

did the first two pitches then carried on with the last two pitches of gronk.

Hidden 23/May/11 2nd
Abs 23/May/11 2nd
with Iain Afshar, Diane Bent
Hidden 18/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/11 2nd
DanMc 17/May/11 Lead O/S

I dont think I followed the exact route and finished at the tree as I didnt want to walk down.

Tarquin 06/May/11 -
with Sarah
MGrock 05/May/11 Lead
Monk 02/May/11 Lead rpt
with PerrinT
PerrinT 02/May/11 2nd
with Monkey
Hidden 02/May/11 2nd O/S
rapidrich 29/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Simon, Coni
PaulWatson 26/Apr/11 Lead rpt

Getting ever shinier and quite bold in parts for a Severe! Led all three pitches, the last move on the second is crux.

with Rosy
rapidrich 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

I lead the first 2 pitches in one go, Simon did the variation finish at the end.

with Simon
TDembrey 20/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with James
Hidden 19/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Quarryboy 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Did this to end the day after relief from doing 5b wall practically soloed the last pitch as I dident really have any gear.

Stanners 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

lead first two pitches in 1 pitch. 3rd was more of a solo ascent from jack, nice one.

Fatclimber 09/Apr/11 AltLd β

Led top half of p2 and P3

mikeydee135 29/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Andrew Bangs 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Monkey
JamesBritton 13/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Linked the first two pitches and set up a top rope off the big tree. Abseiling off was quite exciting!

with Jeandré Van Der Merwe
Katherine Ross 09/Mar/11 Lead O/S

The first few moves of the second pitch felt quite scary but otherwise not too bad. My Rockfax guidebook was pretty accurate in saying that it's run out and a bit polished in places!

Hidden 27/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Dave Ing 26/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Second ever trad climb, and completed as a comfortable lead on wet rock. Many thanks to halfwaythere for giving me the confidence and and advice.

with Pete
sofe13 08/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Did have a bit of a nightmare, tried to do a very tricky section by mistake on the last pitch. Had I gone the right way it would have been lovely, must do it again.

with Gof
Fatclimber 23/Jan/11 AltLd β

Lead Pitch 2

31770 ??/2011 -
fletch73 ??/2011 -
Danny Bags ??/2011 -
bonoid ??/2011 -
onlyfoddington 30/Dec/10 2nd O/S

damp rock

stvredmond 11/Dec/10 AltLd

led pitches 2 and 3

with kelwyn
Shaky Dog 11/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

I did P1, Steve P2 & 3

Stan011 27/Nov/10 2nd
with Mike Coles
Topper Harley 23/Nov/10 AltLd
lostinmidlands 13/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

Led P1 and the first half of P2. The slab on P3 was wet and slimy so we did the (VS?) direct corner variation.

cas smerdon 13/Nov/10 2nd
halfwaythere ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Led all pitches

ISavage 24/Oct/10 Lead

Wet second pitch

Richard James Edmunds 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Chris Jex, Marcus Wood
Hidden 17/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
Clay C 13/Oct/10 Lead rpt
with Johanna
TCarrick 06/Oct/10 2nd O/S
haydng 15/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Becca
Gaijin 09/Sep/10 2nd O/S

Nice easy scramble for first trad. ascent! :)

fragglerock 07/Sep/10 Lead O/S

an easy saunter up the obvious line of weakness to reach a large, rock strewn ledge and large tree belay.

tobydunford 04/Sep/10 Solo O/S
ambrooker 03/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Did VS variation for third pitch

with Tom
chiverstom 03/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Alice
TDembrey 31/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with Jana
LJC 30/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
ben.richards 30/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Ran P1 & P2 together, making first belay by the big fir tree. Luca lead P3. First climb in the Gorge.

Fatclimber 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Didn't read the book carefully enough and couln't find pitch 3!

with Dan
Stan011 28/Aug/10 AltLd
with Mike Coles
Hidden 24/Aug/10 Lead
aipattison 14/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Yeti lead as SPA practice. Raining. Seconded with bag!

Yetiyare 14/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/10 2nd O/S
TDembrey 25/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with Jana
luke_judd 10/Jul/10 Lead
with Sarah Smith
Hidden ?/Jul/10 AltLd
Loubylou 29/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Ben Ashley, Mike Kann
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Matt Smyth 26/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/10 Lead
zach.stone 22/Jun/10 Lead β
with Jon Hauser
scorpia97 22/Jun/10 2nd
with Caspian
cjohn62 20/Jun/10 2nd
with gareth
martinp 20/Jun/10 2nd
with Adam
AdamP 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Led all pitches

with Martin
rbyrne84 19/Jun/10 Lead

Difficult start, little protection.

ron244 05/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with Derek Cousins
sweenyt 03/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with UBMC
Slick 03/Jun/10 Lead
ParkFace ?/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Beautiful LP2 Crux pitch

Dan0Me 19/May/10 Lead
nick hawkins 15/May/10 AltLd O/S

Linked p1&2 together, pete led last pitch

with peter
lizzie789 15/May/10 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch, fine , although thought second pitch would have been a push to have done. 3rd pitch nice vs alternative as not polished

Alasdair88 15/May/10 AltLd rpt

Did Vs 4c variation on pitch three

TDembrey 05/May/10 Lead O/S

Ran first two pitches together.

with Rob
R_W_M 05/May/10 -
with Todd
Hidden 04/May/10 Lead O/S
Becky H ?/May/10 2nd O/S
with John Murphy, Felix
Hidden 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/10 Solo O/S
bsavage 22/Apr/10 AltLd rpt

Carlos lead 1st pitch

with Felicia Line
sbc 17/Apr/10 2nd
with Dunx
Dunx 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Shell
mark schramm 15/Apr/10 2nd
with si
ron244 08/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Joined first two pitches together. Nice steady climb, plenty protection, polish not as bad as expected.

with Mike Connor, Peter Bird
mpc 08/Apr/10 2nd
gingergeorge 06/Apr/10 Lead
Simon Allcock ?/Apr/10 Lead
with Mark
Clay C 17/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Will A
Hidden 17/Mar/10 AltLd
PaulWatson 16/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Muny P1, Ben P2 me P3 opted against VS variation due to being first outing of year. Nice starter.

with Ben, Muny
Hidden 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
bluesharper 14/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Rafal
Rafash 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Szymon
cem 14/Mar/10 2nd
Ceridwen 24/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Apt name! polished monstrosity! Add a grade for the polish factor...

with Heather
matt_claydon 03/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Pete led P1 and P2 as one pitch. Led final pitch.

Lil_Pete 03/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Led Pitch 1 and 2 as one (accidently), with 3 poorly placed pieces of gear, tucked in on the way up, rather a token gesture! I can finally see me getting into this Trad climbing malarky ...

Hidden ??/2010 -
kyle ??/2010 Lead O/S
TR909 ??/2010 -
TR909 ??/2010 Lead
pembrokeshirecaver 31/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

awesome route, best lead so far, led the first pitch and Edmund led the second pitch on which he accidentally did the variation making it VS

Ed morris 31/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

led crux pitch VS by accident and forgot helmet.

with Dickon
drysori 17/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/09 Lead
bsavage 13/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
with jon hauser
Chris Sansum 11/Oct/09 AltLd rpt

Gary led 1st half P1. Chris 2nd half & linked P2. Gary did the 'Sleepwalk' flake crack as pitch 3. First 2 pitches very wet!

with Gary Lewin
Hidden ?/Oct/09 2nd
crossdressingrodney 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Led the first two pitches as one. Not nearly as slippery as I was expecting. Did the VS 4c alternative finish.

with Ruth
Hidden 26/Sep/09 2nd
BruceW 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Missed out last pitch as abbed off to get stuck hex.

with Becca
Dunx 13/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
with Joe M
joeym 13/Sep/09 AltLd
maresia 22/Aug/09 AltLd rpt

Instead of the easy severe finish I lead through the steep wall to the right.

with Billy
Shonkhor 22/Aug/09 AltLd

Led 2nd pitch

with Ben
Hidden 15/Aug/09 TR O/S
trigger118 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S

combined pitches 1 and 2, used the harder but better protected route on pitch 2

Adderbury Climber 08/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Circus 05/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Only went as far as the large tree, the top pitches didn't look that great.

with Tim Chappell
Joking 18/Jul/09 2nd dog
with Kyle
Mr. K 18/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch.

Hidden 28/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 16/Jun/09 -
Slick 16/Jun/09 -
catemuir 10/Jun/09 AltLd

I lead 1st 2 pitches run together, Alex lead the 3rd pitch

aipattison 10/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
JamieAyres 25/May/09 2nd rpt

the large fir tree now leans alarmingly. 20 years ago it was plumb vertical.

EmmanuelF 24/May/09 -


with Simon
rorschach 10/May/09 AltLd

Did in two pitches. Kevin led first - myself second pitch. Now understand how 'polished' a route can be! Enjoyable climb - got into a slightly uncomfortable position on pitch 2 - glad i whacked in right size nut for protection at that point!

kev_george 10/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Sean King
Andy White 09/May/09 Lead O/S
with Anna Rothwell
Poco Loco 29/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Enjoyable climb. It is polished, but not too bad. P1 to the tree above the hanging block, P2 to the big tree. Probably top of the grade. Did the VS 4C finish up the corner, thin moves over minimal gear but the rock was nice and grippy, obviously not too much traffic on this variation of P3. Ill remember to bring the nut tool next time ;)

with Billy
Shonkhor 29/Apr/09 2nd
with James
bsavage 25/Apr/09 AltLd rpt

did VS 4c corner

with Richard Craddock
aipattison 22/Apr/09 2nd rpt
catemuir 22/Apr/09 Lead
Different Steve 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Polished to a gleam and rather disappointing

with Joe
joehanks61 13/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Tony Mustow 13/Apr/09 2nd O/S

Loved it :)

Monk 12/Apr/09 Lead rpt

Did the VS finish

with Luke Vincent
pffft 12/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Monkey
PaulWatson 31/Mar/09 AltLd

2nd go at this, led 1st and 3rd. there is now a nut lodged on the first pitch available for use. Two persons attempts to remove failed so it is really well lodged! One tricky move per pitch. 1st pitch belay very crowded with me and two following climbers on it! Elected not to lead 4c version of last pitch, followed OK last time but lack of gear made me wary. Thanks to trevor for retreaving my dropped sling.

with Alistair
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Wrighty87 28/Mar/09 Lead rpt
ClareR 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Led pitches 1 and 2. Very nice. Have seconded it ages ago. Found it much easier this time. Backed off 3rd pitch as not exactly sure where it went and coulnd't see any gear in nice places. Abbed off fir tree.

with Jane
dave1 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Alan Clouth
Monk 28/Feb/09 Lead

Abbed from the tree

with PerrinT
aipattison 22/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

Repeat P1&2 Lead P2&3

Hidden 22/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Feb/09 TR
Hidden ??/2009 -
PerrinT ??/2009 Lead
with Monkey
Hidden 03/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
suunto12 03/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
richardadventurecafe 22/Nov/08 Lead

threatened rain - picked an easy route - nice route - and rock fine - despite people's whittering on about polish!!!! Rock actually pretty grippy... First 2 pitches - to big fir tree. Will return to complete final pitch.

with Nick Gray
pboniface 12/Oct/08 AltLd O/S

4 pitches (we split the middle 25m pitch into two, since there was a convenient tree and ledge), which allowed me to lead two of them (my first time at the grade). I got slightly off-route on the third pitch (from our extra belay, up to the main big tree belay below the final pitch to the top) but didn't make it any easier (possibly slightly harder). A good climb, average amounts of polish.

aldred 12/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/08 2nd
Hidden 10/Aug/08 AltLd β
sdkoutdoor 08/Aug/08 2nd
with That Guy!
KarlH 03/Aug/08 Lead dnf

Climbed first pitch only. Nice pitch. Will come back to finish it off sometime.

with Gemma
Zygoticgema 03/Aug/08 2nd dnf
with KarlH
fishinwater ?/Aug/08 -

lead first ptich badly and then retired hurt to second the rest

with RD
Jon_Warner 15/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

4c variation. Name is apt as its a little arkward and a bit bold at the grade. Good route.

with Mark Glaister
AngusB 03/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with RoryG
AndyM-LVB 26/Jun/08 Lead O/S
PaulWatson 24/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd. I would say 2nd and 3rd (Direct line variation) both 4b. Comms very hard on 2nd pitch, could maybe do with a higher 1st belay.

with Dan
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
lizannday ?/Jun/08 2nd
with Neil Furgeson, Ewan Richards
Paz 16/May/08 Lead rpt
with WG
georgeevans88 10/May/08 Lead O/S
with Emily K
Hidden 07/May/08 2nd O/S
Ewan Richards ?/May/08 2nd
with Neil, LizD
mullermn 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Monkey
flytzen 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
rh5980 23/Apr/08 Lead O/S

lead all of it did the vs 4c alternative finish really nice climb

with Piers
Hidden 10/Apr/08 Lead
Chris Sansum 05/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
with Bernard (aka crimponite123)
ISavage ?/Apr/08 2nd rpt

Moving Together

catemuir ?/Apr/08 2nd
with Calum Smith
Hidden ?/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
bsavage 01/Mar/08 Lead O/S
jh5638 01/Mar/08 Lead O/S

Did the VS corner direct, gear very thin on the ground! Did the overhang direct at the top, roughly VS no gear!

with Rob Horton
Al Franks 16/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Alasdair88 16/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Protheroe 13/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Polished with Mr Sheen

with Rachel Wodington
CarolineH 02/Feb/08 Lead
with Tash
Hidden ??/2008 -
rrrock! 13/Oct/07 AltLd

led pitch two

Hidden 07/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
riddle ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Yasmina
Hidden 29/Sep/07 AltLd
Monk 16/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Matt H
CarolineH 15/Sep/07 2nd
jayne-bravo 13/Sep/07 AltLd
with Nick
Humpty Dangler 08/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

Nice route, if a little polished. The crux challenges you to decide between well protected harder moves or an exposed step out onto the rib. Occasionally this move will force novices off the route, usually accompanied by floods of tears. There are better routes for the novice. Topping out from the tree ledge offers a choice of routes; the easy ascent of the slab 2 metres to the right, or the direct assault of the corner.

Richard Fox 11/Jul/07 Lead O/S

There has been a little rockfall, particularly on the first pitch. Grade unaffected

with Jane Goodwin
No-chalk Nailer ?/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
Feeling bold 06/Jun/07 2nd

Fun, but the polish addds an extra dimension.

with Rich
Millicent21 ?/May/07 2nd
mlmatt 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with chris jones
jh5638 22/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Neil Ferguson
Byronius Maximus 10/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Paul Dewey
Hidden 10/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
Justin T 09/Apr/07 Lead rpt
with Wifey & Stinky
Hidden 09/Apr/07 2nd
mwh 05/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Cormac
mrtom ??/2007 Lead O/S
Matt Tranter ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Justin T 09/Dec/06 AltLd O/S
with Martin
maresia 12/Nov/06 AltLd rpt
with Rob Scheichl
Marq 05/Nov/06 Lead rpt
with Shona Wildman
Hidden 04/Nov/06 AltLd
nikinko 10/Oct/06 2nd dog

under instruction. slid off trying to remove stuck nuts. Slimy section that required some thought!

with Mike and Kathryn
sdi 07/Oct/06 Lead
dpmUK 01/Aug/06 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 3

with Jayne
ISavage ?/Aug/06 AltLd O/S

Combined the first two pitches (my lead)

with AndyM
Hidden 21/Jul/06 Lead
Quirina 19/Jul/06 2nd O/S
deanster01 16/Jul/06 Lead O/S

Crux move is ledge that protrudes, good holds and pro though. Last pitch provides safe exposure, good pitch

with Laurie Neale
Hidden 11/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/06 2nd rpt
maresia 02/Jun/06 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1 & 2 as one. Seconded 3rd pitch.

Hidden 02/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
Tamlyn 06/May/06 AltLd O/S
with Rob Slacks
rotsoscooper 29/Apr/06 AltLd

Direct VS top pitch

with Karen and Tom
Hidden 29/Apr/06 AltLd
nienke 22/Apr/06 Lead
Hidden 10/Apr/06 Solo rpt
kyt341k 07/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Tim Rolfe
dpmUK 06/Apr/06 Lead dnf

Combined pitches 1 and 2. Went off route on 3rd pitch and finished up Sleepwalk.

bpmclimb 05/Apr/06 AltLd rpt

John led P1. I led P2. Clare led P3.

with Clare & John
tom.e 04/Apr/06 -
with Charlie Everett
chiverstom 19/Mar/06 Lead RP

Repeated 03/06/06 with direct VS finish

cmsg ??/2006 2nd O/S
beardy mike ??/2006 Solo β
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Bristoldave ??/2006 Lead rpt
Marcus ??/2006 -
Jen79 ?/Sep/05 2nd
with Matt Litchfield
andy mcc ?/May/05 2nd
with Gary
MagnusL ?/Mar/05 2nd O/S
with My mate Cormac
joe_alexander ??/2005 Lead
with Damon Woodhouse
tom.e ??/2005 Lead O/S
phsharpy ??/2005 Solo O/S
with Donald Birchall
JamesColeman ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Alan
craig h 07/Dec/04 Lead rpt
with Geoff Green
bpmclimb 18/Oct/04 Lead O/S
with Clare
mol 16/Sep/04 Lead
with Dave
furry ?/Sep/04 AltLd O/S
_m.cox_ ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
with Ali Burleigh
Jim Brooke 02/May/04 Lead rpt
Marq 06/Sep/03 Lead rpt
with Isabel Kingsmill
five ?/Sep/03 AltLd O/S
with TW
Hidden 11/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Marq 13/Apr/03 AltLd O/S
Lev 02/Apr/03 Lead rpt
with Jill Christner
Richard Hall 30/Mar/03 AltLd

Have climbed a couple of times. First time with girl I met in the UCL union (huntley street). Have also climbed with "guy in white Astra who I met at the crag and could not climb", and Ian Hawkins.

Hidden ??/2003 AltLd O/S
EllieWoods 29/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with Leo
Hidden 08/Jun/02 Lead O/S
IceMonkey1982 ??/2002 -
Lev 30/Dec/01 AltLd O/S

An early morning adventure, very very cold.

with Tom Elliot
Jason Gotel ?/Jun/01 Lead


with Matt Gotel
steev ??/2001 -
gimmer ??/2001 -
EllieWoods 14/Nov/00 AltLd O/S
with Kath Rosedale
Hidden ?/May/00 Lead O/S
pezzerrr ?/Apr/00 Lead O/S
cornishben ??/2000 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
CurlyStevo ??/2000 AltLd

A really good route. I didn't think the gear too bad - reasonably protected. The tricky moves the gear is never too far away and is good, the easier moves start to get close to bold and then a huge hold and / or a runner turn up.

alan moore ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
greedo ??/2000 AltLd O/S
with Various red rope chaps
Hidden ??/1999 2nd
Boxy ??/1999 Lead O/S
with Hugh Bakere
Hidden ?/Sep/98 Lead
jim_randell 15/May/98 Lead rpt
with DG
plain kitten ?/May/98 -


Jim Brooke 09/Jun/96 AltLd O/S
with James Latham
colin milton 06/Apr/96 AltLd
with eric milton
Hidden ??/1996 AltLd
Hidden ??/1996 -
richsmithinbristol ??/1996 Lead O/S
mikej 18/Nov/95 AltLd
with Nick Salmon
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/95 Lead
jim_randell 23/Oct/94 Solo rpt
Didymus 16/Sep/94 Lead O/S
with Steve Sims
jim_randell 20/Aug/94 Lead rpt
with BOC
jim_randell 29/Jul/94 Lead rpt
with RL
GAtkins 03/Jul/94 Solo O/S
with Neil
jim_randell 04/May/94 AltLd rpt
with MB, LS
jim_randell 12/Mar/94 2nd rpt
with MB
tompercy 01/Oct/93 AltLd
with Russ Weedon
Marti999 04/Apr/93 Lead
chris sm 27/Mar/93 AltLd O/S
with Martin Sime
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
Hidden 23/Aug/92 AltLd O/S
jim_randell 14/Aug/92 Lead rpt
with MS
jim_randell 21/Jul/92 Lead rpt
with MP, SF
Hidden 19/Apr/91 2nd
Mal Grey ?/Sep/90 -
mattnuttall ?/Apr/90 Lead O/S
with Scott Nuttall
Hidden 23/Oct/88 Solo
Hidden 16/Oct/88 Lead
Bullybones ??/1987 Lead
JamieAyres ?/Jun/84 AltLd
with Phil Windall
Richard Weller 19/May/84 Solo
andy tetsill ?/May/84 Lead
with Manchester Poly, Joy
The Reaper 27/Aug/83 Lead O/S
Steve Bell ??/1983 -
charlesmfrench 26/Jun/82 Solo O/S
leland stamper ??/1982 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/81 Solo rpt
mark-abz 11/Feb/80 AltLd
with Rob S
Hidden ?/Sep/78 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/75 2nd
Nigel Bond 16/Nov/74 Lead
with Donald Workman
Mark Kemball ?/Nov/74 2nd
with Naiomi Beckett
alpboy57 ?/Jun/74 -
with Si Pryce
Andy Chubb ??/1974 -
with Phil Jardine
tapley 28/Oct/73 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Steve Woollard ??/1972 Lead O/S
Gordon Stainforth 08/Mar/70 Lead

Snow in the morning stopped.

with Sue Poyner
Hidden ??/1970 Lead
Hidden ??/1966 AltLd
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