From the Aardvark, about 5m right is a thin groove that has virtually no hardholds, and would probably be more at home on grit. Pad up the groove to a mini-mono and an undercut and put all your faith in friction to reach the final groove and some actual holds.

c.1970s 1975

thom_jenkinson 04/Oct Solo RP

Headpointed - Shunted a few times first for security.

Dino Dave 26/Sep TR O/S
Hugobristol 26/Sep TR
with Dave
Hidden 22/May Solo rpt
Ricky Rocks 12/Mar Solo rpt
JoeE 18/Jan TR

Trust your feet!

with Mr Shunt
Ricky Rocks 20/Aug/14 Solo
Nick Russell 09/Jun/14 Solo dnf

Got up to the move, decided I didn't fancy it, lost balance, jumped/fell. Everything still seems to work.

Ricky Rocks 10/May/14 Solo rpt
Jack_F 25/Apr/14 Solo β

Waddled up and down a few times before committing.

with Remus
Hidden 25/Apr/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 16/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Cheese Monkey 27/Mar/14 TR O/S
with Shunt
Monk 22/Feb/14 TR O/S
pheotleyr 23/Feb/13 TR O/S

I tend to overgrade when top-roping on a self-belay device, but this felt like hard 5c to me - was quite close to coming off repeatedly.

with Mirco Traxion
Ricky Rocks 15/Feb/13 Solo rpt
Ricky Rocks 18/Nov/12 Solo rpt
Mike Goldthorp 15/Nov/12 Solo O/S

Really appealing little groove, if you trust your feet its really quite easy climbing, nice and precarious, worth just getting on it cos it feels like you could just step across to the v diff at a couple of points if you dont feel like carrying on.

with Andy
Neil Morbey 09/Nov/12 TR
Pete Rigby 24/Jul/12 Solo RP

top roped once about 10 days earlier

akhughes 20/Jun/12 Solo
Stanners 10/Jan/12 Solo rpt

Top roped a few months ago. Shunted as a rest from working smooth groove, and then soloed. Wrong handed 3/4 of the way up nearly blowing it.

colesy 09/Jan/12 Solo O/S
j miller ??/2012 Lead
Ricky Rocks 13/Oct/11 Solo rpt
Quarryboy 12/Aug/11 TR rpt

Toproped 4 or five times with plans to solo. Just as I felt about ready to commit it totally pissed it down soaking everything! Oh well something to do next time I guess.

Stanners 12/Aug/11 TR rpt

2-3 times with same intentions of Jack.

Stanley 12/Aug/11 TR O/S

Was raining hard when I finshed, but will give the lead (aka solo) a go next time :)

with Bethia Manson, Simon Green
Stanners 05/Mar/11 TR O/S
with Shunt
Chubbard 08/Jan/11 TR O/S
with AJM
Richard Hall 22/Nov/10 Solo β
with Chris Savage
Bristoldave 14/Nov/10 Solo RP


with douglas
Ricky Rocks 24/Oct/10 Solo rpt

One of my favourite solos in avon, always enjoy this one, subtle and balancy.

Hidden 17/Oct/10 TR
stafford101 17/Oct/10 TR
SharonC1604 08/Sep/10 TR

With rests at the crux move. Once I found the hold it was all fine

Hidden ?/Aug/10 Sent
matt_claydon 01/Jul/10 TR rpt
Quarryboy 03/Jun/10 TR RP

done it on TR before annoyingly my foot slipped off a polished hold whilst warming up on it with the shunt

with Comrade Shunt
KRB 06/May/10 Solo rpt

Done a billion times before but this was special for me as it was my first time out since breaking my pelvis & ankle plus ancillary injuries 6 weeks previous. I think the pain killers helped!

Hidden 27/Apr/10 TR rpt
matt_claydon 27/Mar/10 TR O/S
Lil_Pete 27/Mar/10 TR β

Cliched end of the day climb - making use of the easy access toprope bolts to play on an E3, it went clean and should get the solo over and done with.

crossdressingrodney 06/Mar/10 TR rpt
with Tomar
Hidden ?/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/09 TR dog
Quarryboy 24/Jun/09 TR O/S

omg I TR onsited a E3 the catch is there's basicly no gear im probably going to lead it now after my other climbing projects

with UCR youth squad
georgeevans88 21/Apr/09 TR RP
with Jack D
richiebongo ??/2009 TR O/S
with Nick Smith
Paz 02/May/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 25/Mar/08 TR O/S
Ian Parnell 28/Nov/07 Solo β
Circus 13/Aug/07 Solo RP
Oli 02/Feb/07 Solo O/S
with Paz
Paz 01/Feb/07 Solo rpt
Sean Bell 21/Jul/06 TR O/S
with rob
Pythonist 22/Apr/06 Solo O/S

As with 5b Wall, I think this is rather adjectivally over-graded. E2 5b, fine - it's quite a bit scarier than it's wall partner, and is definitely "a warm up... for the mind!" Great padding up a thin groove with just enough holds to make it sensible. Very nice

phsharpy 06/Mar/06 Solo O/S
with Alex Barrows
Hidden 08/Feb/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Feb/06 TR dog
Marcus ??/2006 -
Greg Pittam 08/Oct/05 TR β
Paz 22/Sep/05 Solo dnf

First pinged off stepping into the undercut and by jumping luckily controlled the fall and landing (a bit of a bang/shock but is surprisingly OK) then trying it again escaped off right after this move, which I'd never done before. Doh.

Hidden 11/May/05 TR O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/04 Lead O/S
_m.cox_ ?/Feb/04 Solo β
with Adam Mulholland
Lev 04/Oct/03 TR O/S
Paz 06/Oct/02 Solo O/S

Date guesstimated

John Southworth 10/May/00 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
KRB 07/Oct/99 Solo O/S

A regular warm up

guy xavier percival ??/1999 -
Hidden ??/1999 -
serby ??/1999 Lead
charlesmfrench 02/Oct/93 2nd O/S
chris sm 15/Jun/93 TR RP
with Martin Sime
Hidden 16/Oct/88 TR
mark-abz 05/Mar/88 TR
with Andy W
bullybones ??/1987 Lead
Pete Nugent 27/Oct/85 TR
with Paul Castleton
andy gittins ??/1983 -
John Marsland ??/1982 TR
with Ian Stopforth
Steve Bell ??/1981 -
Hidden 14/Jul/78 TR O/S
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