Video Kills*** E3 5c
25m. A stunning and direct route up the wall. Start at the base of a thin L-R diagonal crack 10m left of the shattered cave that is the start of Certain Surprise. Move up to a big hand ledge and make extending moves to clip a bolt. From here climb direct to a large break at half height. Arrange protection, kiss the guns and power through the steepness to another break. Top out moving rightwards past the broken cave.
M J Crocker (solo) 27/Jun/1990

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Loads of holds which are probably quite nice to use if you don't pump yourself to hell in the first 5m.
Nathan Chrismas - 2nd dog - 27/Sep/15 with Nancy Jones, Justin Timms

Brilliant !!
kenneM - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/15 with Chris

Wendy - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/15 with Tom Ball

Hidden - TR dnf - 11/Jul/15

A great route, probably about E1 at many UK inland limestone crags
Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/15 with Chris Jones

Brian H - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Kafoozalem

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 30/May/15 with Helen

Paul Baller - Lead G/U - 17/May/15 with matt stevens

Brilliant wall climbing. The rock is a bit like the stuff on the ramp in Bristol, rough and nicely featured.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/15 with Pablo

Paul Baller - TR RP - 12/Apr/15 with matt stevens

Hidden - Lead - 2015

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Dec/14

RB1 - 2nd O/S - Oct/14 with mountain_jay, Pip Froggatt

Nicely led by segwin
Jon_Warner - 2nd rpt - 17/Aug/14 with Jenni, Tom

tskelhon - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/14 with John_Warner

Hidden - 2nd β - 17/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/14

tash - 2nd - 02/Jul/14 with ali k

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/14

Very pumpy, very good, especially after the big rest in the middle.
zcsharp - Lead O/S - 14/May/14 with Joe Innes, Al

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/14

chris j - 2nd - 14/Apr/14 with Nick Arding

Paul Baller - TR RP - 2014

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Nov/13

Rosea Day - Lead β - 08/Nov/13 with Jerome Gill

Hidden - TR - 07/Nov/13

tom.e - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/13 with Charlie Everett

Excellent pumpy route with good holds and gear. (Rustic Wall Direct!?, RockFax)
petegunn - Lead - 23/Jul/13 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 19/Jul/13

Hidden - TR O/S - 18/Jul/13

very hot!
Pete Rigby - Lead dnf - 13/Jul/13 with Jim Tan

Hidden - TR - 10/Jul/13

Chubbard - TR rpt - 09/Jul/13 with J Robinson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13

richiebongo - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/13 with Nick Smith

Hidden - Lead β - 28/Apr/13

Cheese Monkey - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/13 with Neil

James Marshall - Lead rpt - 07/Oct/12 with ollie

Hidden - TR rpt - 09/Sep/12

wilkinscl - 2nd - Sep/12

Excellent route, really pleased to have got it after backing off before. (Had quickdraw pre-placed on bolt this time so I could reach to clip it!)
BeccaSnowden - Lead RP - 14/Aug/12 with Tom

will909 - Lead RP - 20/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead - 17/Apr/12

Hidden - TR rpt - 29/Mar/12

al99 - TR - 10/Mar/12 with Mike Coles

really good climb,happy as felt totaly comfortable all the way sucha good ending to the day
brices - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/12

lukehodson - 2nd O/S - 28/Feb/12 with Si Brice

Marti999 - 2nd rpt - 27/Feb/12 with Ed Babington

A very enjoyable climb.
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/12 with Marti

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/Feb/12

A bit scary and bold at the start, then just beatiful sustained and safe climbing on cool rock.
Tomar - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Tris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12

Thursday night head touch ascent - lots of 'road runner'ing
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead rpt - 22/Feb/12 with P Dawg

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/12 with anna barnes

maddy.c - 2012

oggles - TR rpt - 06/Nov/11 with matt cox

oggles - TR RP - 06/Nov/11 with ben west

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11

Not technically on-sight as tried to lead first, got almost to the bolt but couldn't commit to standing up to clip it. Did it easily on second, shame.
BeccaSnowden - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Tom

Great route, steep with loads of jugs! Bit of a bold start before the bolt's clipped.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Becca

Brilliant route. Better than Certain Surprise.
gazhbo - Lead rpt - 29/Aug/11

Amazing route! Dont know why Rockfax thought they had the right to change the name though...
Richard Hall - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Gaz

Lovely climbing! NB this route is given as "Rustic Wall Direct" in the new West Country Climbs Rockfax but seems to be the same route.
Justin T - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Cherry

Jon_Warner - 2nd rpt - 21/May/11 with Dan P

will909 - TR dog - 18/May/11

went up and down about 6 times with only pausing to ab back down. placing gear as i went for reality. trying to get the stamina up on steep stuff!! feel like it would go easily on the lead when I can get a partner
benkelsey - TR rpt - 11/May/11

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with Tom Harrison

paultaylor - Lead β - 19/Mar/11 with Edd

Hidden - 2011

done about 6 times now - good warm up will lead next time
benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/10 with Remus Knowles

brilliant climb, take a big cam or two
tommytuffa - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/10 with max, ollie b

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Oct/09

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09

deeeuurrr x3
Jon_Warner - TR rpt - 04/Jul/09 with Mark Glaister, Tom

Jon_Warner - TR β - 13/Apr/09 with Mark Glaister

billb - Lead O/S - Apr/09 with alex j

Brilliant Porn * climbing. FAB
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/09 with Remus

stick clipped first bolt. Amazing route.
Chubbard - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/08 with J Robinson

JimR - 2nd - 01/Jul/08 with Charles H

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/May/08

ian d f - TR - 2008

Hidden - Solo rpt - 2008

oldmanrivers - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

just one more - Lead O/S - 26/May/05 with tim b

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

cornishben - Lead O/S - Jul/04 with Mike Raine

Southern Mark Smith - 2002

Tim M - 2000

rapidrich - TR O/S - 03/Sep/99 with Katie

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/99 with Stone Elworthy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1998

Jon Didymus - TR - 20/May/94 with Rongor

NeilGriffiths - 1994

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1993

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