Start below the LH side of the arch. Climb up to the arch and pull through leftwards onto a steep slab. Move up to a resting place and an easier finish.

Francis Haden, Martin Crocker 1994

elliptic 11/Oct Lead RP

Finally got round to doing it clean, four years later.

with Nick E.
RichyBOYY 04/Oct Lead RP

1st tie back in - felt 7a but a soft one

pezzerrr 27/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Sep Lead rpt
Tomas P 13/Sep Lead O/S
with Tom
Alex Norman 08/Sep Lead O/S
with Dan
AlexRenshaw 06/Sep Lead
Hidden 05/Sep Lead RP
megamonkeyman 09/Aug TR dog

2nd attempt now. Felt just as sketchy. Gonna be a fun lead eventually.

with gabor
Hidden 08/Aug Lead RP
RadekNowak 08/Aug Lead RP

Felt easy yet haven't OS it. went 1st RP

with Gosia
Hidden 06/Aug Lead dnf
Hidden 06/Aug TR dog
Hidden 05/Aug TR dog
Hidden 02/Aug Lead dog
Alex Winter 02/Aug Lead O/S

Tricky move past the second bolt -- resisted the temptation to sneak onto the E4 for a move or two -- but other than that all very steady for 7a.

with Pauline, Steve, and Tristan
chris85 ?/Aug Lead RP
rich H0001 ?/Aug Lead dog

First attempt at a 7a. A couple of falls but got to the top.

lewiz 18/Jul Lead O/S

Soft. Easy 6c.

with Beata, Artur Malczuk
JackMac 15/Jul Lead O/S

Nice little route. Felt like 6c/+.

dparsons 15/Jul Lead RP
ArrMcC 01/Jul Lead RP

3rd go : ) Nice route but was a tad greasy in the 25+ degree heat! Low in the grade but still worthy of 7a

Chloe 01/Jul Lead dnf
with Arran
Josh Hadley 20/Jun Lead O/S
DanHB 20/Jun Lead β
with Unit
Samworkman1989 17/Jun Lead β
shoulders 30/May Lead RP

second go. difficult to work out past 2nd bolt

with Dan, jim
Jim Brooke 30/May Lead dog
Trisha Murphy 28/May Lead rpt
widdlestickmcpoos 27/May Lead RP
Trisha Murphy 25/May Lead rpt
with Fliss
Neil 16/May Lead dog

1 fall after missing a side pull to make the rockover to the left.

Didymus 26/Apr Lead RP
with Nick
vertigo 21/Apr Lead RP

Nice route, fun moves. A tad soft.

nottommo 21/Apr TR dog
Hidden 05/Apr Lead RP
Hidden 24/Mar Lead dog
fletcherlu ??/2015 Lead O/S
td72 25/Oct/14 -
LucasHarazin 09/Oct/14 Lead O/S
k_k 20/Sep/14 Lead RP
simonpearson 20/Sep/14 Lead β
Luuuuuke 15/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with martin
DJ Nelson 14/Sep/14 Lead β
Hidden 13/Sep/14 Lead RP
TomJ 04/Sep/14 Lead RP

Distinctive route - 2* for sure. Not that sustained for 7a, so I'd recommended it if lacking a bit of route fitness!

with TomD, Ben
J1_TOV 29/Jul/14 Lead RP


Trisha Murphy 21/Jul/14 2nd rpt
chrisscutt 17/Jul/14 Lead RP
with Steph
maresia 10/Jul/14 TR dog

First 7a project. Not worked out the crux yet.

with James Smith
bonelessivar 09/Jul/14 Lead RP

First redpoint attempt. Really nice route.

with Alan
Julie Carroll 05/Jul/14 Lead RP
with Cristiano Costa
Vespa63 05/Jul/14 Lead RP
vickydavies 03/Jul/14 Lead RP
with Helen Gardiner
vickydavies 01/Jul/14 Lead dog
with Helen Gardiner
DaveX 24/Jun/14 Lead dog
Stuart William 17/Jun/14 Lead β

Couldn't remember anything from it but I climbed and then down-climbed the first few easy moves to just above the first bolt about 4 years ago so not technically a flash sadly. Would have been harder without having just watched Sean do it but felt quite soft.

with Jim T
Trisha Murphy 13/Jun/14 Lead rpt
eddy-on-the-rocks 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Mike
JohnV 01/Jun/14 Lead RP
BicycleBradley 30/May/14 Lead RP
with Sam
Hidden 26/May/14 Lead O/S
afrosam 21/May/14 Lead O/S
Trisha Murphy 21/May/14 Lead dog
with Ella
BicycleBradley 21/May/14 Lead dog
with Sam, Trisha
alexjz 13/May/14 Lead β

Had done this a year ago but was unsure whether I had strayed off line. I reckon I definitely had gone too far right and did it properly this time. Felt easy after one practice. Tricky but is between 2nd and 3rd bolt but felt easy when you know what you're doing.

Hidden 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
puppythedog 15/Apr/14 Lead dog

Gutted not to get this. My first attempt at red pointing and I've learnt a lot such as really get your sequence dialled if climbing something as sequence dependent as this climb is. Lovely varied climbing. I need to come back and climb this cleanly (after refreshing my sequence of course) :-)

with Kemics
Kemics 15/Apr/14 Lead RP

Put the draws in and practiced the moves. Went smoothly second try. Felt easy with the right sequence. An excellent climb.

etrillaud 13/Apr/14 Lead dog

1 fall. Didn't quite commit on the crux move (from the big side pull to the undercling).

Justin T 09/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Nathan
joe1joe1joe2 22/Mar/14 Lead RP

Fell on the on-sight. Damn heel slipped off. Did it 2nd go without much of a problem.

will_benfold 16/Mar/14 Lead dog
joe1joe1joe2 ?/Mar/14 Lead β

Great climb! Easy to drop.

Rosea Day ??/2014 Lead rpt
Matt.c.Warner 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S

A little wet in places.

Hidden 22/Sep/13 Lead dog
ian d f 28/Aug/13 Lead O/S

felt easy after some of the 6bs on this crag!

with Pete H
Hidden 23/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Kemics 01/Aug/13 Lead dog

Went to make a quick RP. First attempt putting in draws. Second attempt, crux went smoothly, literally the last move up to the jug to clip the chains fell off. Doh.

with Neil
cornishben 17/Jul/13 Lead rpt

felt like an onsight, 9 years after last time.

DorsetGareth 17/Jul/13 Lead RP

Climbed half, then re-lead clean from the start.

yan hawkins 17/Jul/13 Lead β
with jo stadden
BenNorman 13/Jul/13 Lead rpt

Nice little route

Pete Dangerous 09/Jun/13 Lead RP
with Marek, Michal, Kamil
Michelle W 08/Jun/13 Lead rpt

Retro flash

Pathological_Climber 08/Jun/13 Lead RP
tedj234 25/May/13 Lead O/S
davidliu 25/May/13 Lead RP
alexjz 12/May/13 Lead O/S

First 7a onsight! BOOM loved it, went quite far right, wasn't sure I'd gone off route but judging by the picture I wasn't

Hidden ?/May/13 Lead RP
Hidden 25/Apr/13 Lead rpt
cdent 20/Apr/13 Lead dnf

Could not figure the sequence between 2nd and 3rd bolts, I suspect with the beta would not be too bad.

with Morna
Hidden 29/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 Lead β
chakrit 27/Oct/12 Lead RP
Tomar 30/Sep/12 Lead rpt


with brices
brices 30/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with Tomar
Hidden 20/Sep/12 Lead β
dannyboy83 29/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Leona
Hidden 26/Aug/12 Lead RP
Billg 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Nik Goile
Hidden 26/Aug/12 Lead β
r_o_b_h2 26/Aug/12 Lead RP

first 7a!!

with Nik Goile
Stanley 21/Aug/12 Lead RP

Quite a tough crux between second and third bolt but otherwise all good.

riddle 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Could not work the lower sequence, good line though.

with Tara
iforwms 29/Jul/12 Lead dog

Fell at the penultimate clip, should have been home and dry... Next time.

with Warner
Pete Rigby 28/Jul/12 Lead RP
with Sean Murphy
Ricky Rocks 26/Jul/12 Lead rpt

retro flash, had been on a long time ago. awkward to climbing to start.

dshearer 22/Jul/12 Lead RP
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead RP
Stanners 21/Jul/12 Lead rpt

Not my day. Got very frustrated and ended up screaming "this is such a **** sport!" On my millionth fall. Injured my tendon as well! Finally found the crucial beta...climb shirtless. Got it clean straight away then! Had a dip in cheddar reservoir on way home to chill out a bit. Christ sport climbing can be frustrating.

with Martin Stanfield
Iskander 30/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Vincent
will909 12/Jun/12 Lead RP
Hidden 29/May/12 TR dog
jas128 29/May/12 TR dog
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead
quiffhanger 06/May/12 Lead O/S
Tim M ?/May/12 Lead rpt
with Emma
climbergg ?/May/12 2nd
Stanners 15/Apr/12 Lead dog

A few rests after being tired/ psyched out from 'islands in the city'. Will get first go next time. Great route.

with James Rich, Jack Bradbrook
MarkRoe 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S

First 7a onsight. Just my style.

Garrouli 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Ioanna
Hidden 29/Mar/12 Lead RP
Hidden 28/Mar/12 Lead dog
Hidden 24/Dec/11 Lead dnf
robbie Warke 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with wendy sampson
The_Boy_ODwyer 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S

First Try at a 7a. On-sighted :-D

with Paul Mealor
grp 23/Oct/11 Lead β
danp 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
BeccaSnowden 15/Oct/11 Lead dog

Had 2 attempts but found the crux so hard!

with Tom
thomasadixon 15/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with Becca
mlg678 02/Oct/11 Lead RP

1st red point, good route

Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead RP
Stanley 04/Sep/11 Lead dog

So close, just fall on one crux move, Ill get it soon :)

with Bethia Manson, Simon Green
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
jonleighton 03/Sep/11 Lead RP
Ian Bell 27/Aug/11 TR dog

Tough to cross left onto the slab. The rest straightforward.

with Sebastian, Jasmina
jonleighton 27/Aug/11 Lead dnf

Tired attempt at the end of the day

Gibbo 13/Aug/11 Lead dog
with Maddy moore
andy dunn 28/Jul/11 Lead dog
Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead rpt
lukehodson 10/Jul/11 Lead rpt
monsteratt 10/Jul/11 Lead dog

Went wrong trying to make my way up initial groove and ha to rest. Then fell off after the overlap. Nothing too difficult. Think it would be doable clean 2nd go

Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead β
Andrew Abraham 10/Jul/11 2nd
lukehodson 03/Jul/11 Lead RP

2nd go

Tom Brierley Gore 02/Jul/11 Lead dog

Was definitely screwballed with this one, ended up using part of the E4 in the middle.

elliptic 01/Jul/11 Lead dog

Several failed tries moving L next to the second bolt, before spotting the little sidepull crimp to go straight up.

with Lisa
BenNorman 30/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Had onsighted before but repeated today, enjoyable

Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead RP
PeterDawson 29/May/11 Lead RP
Jus 08/May/11 Lead O/S
harvie 02/May/11 Lead O/S
with Luke Harvie
Bates ?/May/11 Lead RP
Nicola 29/Apr/11 Lead dog
with Laurent
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Jack R-N 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
A-dog 22/Apr/11 Lead
with brooks
Caspian Johnson 22/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Jamie
Bristoldave 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with duncan, nick
Billg 13/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with James Kauntze
Richard Hall 07/Mar/11 Lead

Retro Flash i suppose. Failed on this a couple of years ago in the rain. First go today. A bit soft.

with Raf, James Marshall
jominator ?/Mar/11 Lead
with realchardarmy
Hidden ??/2011 Lead RP
Luke Dawson 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S

maby easier with beta

Jon_Warner 18/Sep/10 Lead rpt

Good to come back and do this again. Cool move in the middle.

with Alex
gknyus 18/Sep/10 2nd dog

will have to come back and do it clean! good fun

tom.e 09/Sep/10 Lead RP

2nd go.

with Charlie Everett
felixthelion 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S

I don't onsight many 7a's so this may have been a bit soft

tommytuffa 28/Aug/10 Lead β
with Dan L, Felix
Nicola 15/Aug/10 Lead rpt
marcduhig 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Going so far right lower down feels off route but there is only one possible line.

with Nicola
Cowflinger 13/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Suzanne
Amy Kilpin 07/Aug/10 TR
Hidden 07/Aug/10 Lead RP
Hidden 01/Aug/10 TR dog
DrGav 01/Aug/10 Lead β

Watched some guys on it, and ended up also going out right before a hard sequence onto the jug and the 3rd clip. Great climbing after that.

with Wendy
Nicola 31/Jul/10 TR dog
Nicola 31/Jul/10 Lead RP

First 7a with one top-roped practice.

with Ade
Nicola 31/Jul/10 TR rpt
Nicola 31/Jul/10 TR rpt
Ade7 31/Jul/10 TR β
with Nicola
Ade7 31/Jul/10 Lead RP

First 7a after 2 TRs

with Liz
thomasadixon 25/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with Matt Frank
i_a_coops 25/Jul/10 Lead β
jacobjacob 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/10 Lead β
Wendy 23/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Tom Holloway
Greg Pittam 20/Jul/10 Lead β
with Raff
Hidden 19/Jul/10 Lead β
Hidden 17/Jul/10 Lead
koalapie 17/Jul/10 Lead RP
ericinbristol 17/Jul/10 Lead rpt


brices 10/Jul/10 Lead RP
Mike Goldthorp 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Nice route, quite steady apart from one trickier section which warrants 7a

with Zoe, Alex, Ben
Tomar 09/Jul/10 Lead β

Flash. Saw Jay doing it first. Tricky arch section.

Dan Jenkin 06/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Gordon Jenkin
Nick Allan ?/Jul/10 Lead RP
Hidden 23/Jun/10 TR dog
thomasadixon 23/Jun/10 Lead RP

One section seems very hard...until you find the hold that makes it easy.

with Ross
Caspian Johnson 13/Jun/10 Lead dog
with Julian
Rowansb 09/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Mungo Nash
Hidden 27/May/10 Lead O/S
jelaby 11/Apr/10 Lead RP

3rd attempt. Should have got it on the 2nd go, but fluffed the crux. Bit annoyed by that.

Richard Horn 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead RP
tom harrison ??/2010 -
Hidden 10/Oct/09 Lead β
Hidden 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S
scorpia97 27/Sep/09 Lead dog
with Paul
Hidden 11/Sep/09 Lead RP
Stefan Kruger 08/Aug/09 Lead RP
with Sarah Porter
belay bunny turned bad 27/Jul/09 TR
with marcus
Dan_Carroll 23/Jun/09 Lead RP

hard to onsight, very reasonable if you know where the holds are.

with Eric Herring
Hidden 28/May/09 Lead β
Paz 28/May/09 Lead rpt

Tricky if you miss the hold on the left.

with TI
Stone Muppet 24/May/09 Lead RP
with jg
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead RP
richiebongo 01/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Kev Little ??/2009 Lead O/S
bpmclimb 12/Sep/08 Lead RP
with Clare
bpmclimb 03/Sep/08 Lead dog

None of the moves are unreasonably hard - I think this will go next time (famous last words!)

with Clare
Hidden 20/Jul/08 Lead RP
Hidden 19/Jun/08 Lead O/S
LC ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Jon_Warner 09/Feb/08 Lead RP

Went quite far ot right at 3rd clip. First 7a.

with Ahmed
Ghosty 09/Feb/08 TR dnf
with John Warner
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
guy xavier percival 28/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with mark
just one more 16/Sep/07 Lead
with Svenn G
BennyBoy ?/Sep/07 Lead RP

Nice route but there is a small side pull out right which I needed to use to gain the bottom of the arch and I found that I had to put my thumb over my figures like a side crimp before I could benefit from it.

with Dylan Burgess
JPGR 25/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Yvette
Paul Robertson 17/Aug/07 Lead rpt
with Mark Courtiour
Hidden 23/Jun/07 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
westyb3 ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Paz 27/Jul/06 Lead O/S

QDs were in.

with AS, FM
phsharpy 18/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Adrian
Jo McCready ?/Apr/06 Lead
with Steve Yeoman
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
steve_yo ??/2006 Lead O/S
eddieclimb 20/Jul/05 Lead RP
just one more 05/May/05 Lead
with tim b
Hidden 28/Mar/05 Lead β
just one more 01/Sep/04 Lead
with tim b
chris sm ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
John Southworth ?/Mar/04 Lead O/S
cornishben ??/2004 Lead RP
with Chris Sims
_m.cox_ ??/2004 Lead O/S
with Will Eveson
just one more 13/Apr/03 Lead
just one more 12/Oct/02 Lead
with Svenn G
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