The most obvious line of the crag. Bold climbing on the easier sections with good gear protecting the harder bits (although you may need to look quite carefully to find it).
Follow the slabby arete as closely as possible without straying right onto Mayday. Pass the bulge at half height on the left and finish with care on whatever looks safest and most secure once you reach the looser ground at the top. Tree stump belays nearby or proper tree belays considerably further back.

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Hidden 09/Oct 2nd
phil456 09/Oct Lead rpt
with Liam
Marktrin 26/Aug 2nd
with Sean K
Sean Kelly 26/Aug Lead

Repeat ascent just after the Red Arows flypast!

with Mark Gardner
Jen Mason 22/Aug Lead O/S
LauraTejada 13/Aug Lead

apparently there is gear...?

Hidden 13/Aug 2nd
oscaig 08/Aug Lead O/S

Essentially a solo dragging the rope on easy ground for first 10m or so. Good rock though and the (fiddly but reasonable) gear starts appearing as you gain height.

with R Tidy
Skip 18/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jul -
tom169 27/Jun Lead O/S
with Jamie
Hidden 21/Jun Lead O/S
mreynolds 17/Jun Lead O/S

Bold! Very run out in the middle but still a great climb

timreynolds 17/Jun 2nd
Sean Kelly 27/May Lead
with Duncan
Hidden 13/May 2nd O/S
Samuel Wainwright 13/May Lead O/S
with Emma Smith
Craggyman 03/May 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Apr Lead
BelayBunney 04/Apr Lead O/S


Hidden 04/Apr 2nd O/S
KimberlyJarrad 18/Mar Lead O/S
supersouthward 06/Mar -
with Lee Renshaw
darcan 07/Feb Lead
with nick
nickstephens 07/Feb 2nd O/S
with Darcan
jhobbs 03/Dec/14 Lead O/S

Lovely line and plenty of good gear, highly enjoyable climb

Hidden 23/Nov/14 Lead O/S
redlucas 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with dan hayes
Hidden 06/Oct/14 2nd
crater 06/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with steve
Hidden 03/Oct/14 Lead O/S
JonHarvey 06/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with Lewis & SJ
B.Chater 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Mike Roberts
Hidden 30/Aug/14 Lead O/S
phil456 30/Jul/14 TR rpt
with Mark G
Hidden 22/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Ian Miller 03/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Alternative/old guide book start???

Marktrin 03/Jul/14 2nd
with Phil
phil456 03/Jul/14 Lead rpt

Did the "Cordee Start" about 3m to the left of the Rockfax start which makes it well worth the 4b , top roped this or seconded several times but leading on crap pro made it so much harder.

with Mark G
minexplorer 03/Jul/14 Lead

rockfax guide incorectly shows start from bottom of slab the same as MAYDAY.should start at foot of slab to left and climb to a rib just to right of tree.ascend the black wall there using horizontal crack to reach holds on top.this is shown in the old sth devon & dartmoor crag topo.

with ian
Sean Kelly 04/Jun/14 Lead

Repeat ascent.

with Scott Borden
andrea83 31/May/14 2nd O/S
with Hamish
Hamish777 31/May/14 Lead O/S
with Andrea
Hidden 09/May/14 2nd
Hidden 09/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/14 Lead
Andy bowden 02/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jan/14 2nd O/S
Nick Biven ??/2014 -
andy_pemberton 30/Dec/13 2nd
with Steve Gibson
Hidden 11/Dec/13 Lead rpt
Samuel Wainwright 24/Nov/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/13 Lead
Adrian Daniels 23/Sep/13 2nd
with John Parrott, Steve Webster
Hidden 22/Sep/13 Lead rpt
brew_guru 21/Sep/13 Solo
Hidden 21/Aug/13 -
Jamiet297 21/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Pete Led in semi-darkness

with Josey Field, Pete Callaghan
petecallaghan 21/Aug/13 Lead
with Jamie T
nickdonohue 11/Aug/13 Lead

Quite bold in the middle section, some long run-outs & fiddly / poor gear (unlike comments in SW Rockfax).

with Kath Donohue
Hidden 08/Aug/13 2nd O/S
martin clarke 03/Aug/13 Lead rpt
stephen ashworth 03/Aug/13 2nd
with martin clarke
Hidden ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Motown 30/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Mark
timorme 23/Jul/13 Solo β

May have gone off route

with Alex Frosty
pash 08/Jul/13 2nd O/S

With Wendy

Wendy Watthews ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with james
Wendy Watthews ?/Jul/13 2nd rpt
zumerzet_girl ?/Jul/13 TR
Hidden ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
cai stafford ?/Jul/13 Solo
wezzie 30/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with Luke Steel
wezzie 30/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Luke Steel
R2B 28/Jun/13 Lead O/S

I felt like this was pretty run out for the grade. A couple of great little moves though.

with Charlotte
Hidden 28/Jun/13 2nd O/S
mark-abz 23/Jun/13 TR
with Pete V
Felix Ottey 15/Jun/13 2nd rpt
LDJ 09/Jun/13 Lead
with Lou
ShelleyRhodes 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Phil Rudling
Marktrin 31/May/13 TR
with Phil
Hidden 29/May/13 Lead O/S
neiloutdoors 29/May/13 2nd
auld al 28/May/13 Lead O/S
chrisdevon 20/May/13 2nd O/S
shaun.yandell ?/May/13 TR O/S
Jenny Dart ?/May/13 Lead
Sean Kelly 20/Apr/13 Lead

Bomber gear all the way if you look for it, as I laced it for someone doing one of their first leads!

with Harry Pearce
Hidden 15/Apr/13 Solo rpt
wezzie 28/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Luke Steel
Ianhansen ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 Lead β
Cheese Monkey 30/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Run out, but good easy climbing

with Ian M
Ian Miller 30/Nov/12 2nd
Ian JL 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Oct/12 2nd
Hidden 13/Oct/12 Lead
Thunderthighsontheloose 13/Oct/12 2nd
Stanners 29/Sep/12 Solo O/S

Pleasant solo.

Urgles 29/Sep/12 Solo O/S
with Rob
Motown 16/Sep/12 2nd rpt
with Richy
runwildjohn 13/Sep/12 TR

Self belay

Frostie 02/Sep/12 Solo
mallardhealhook 10/Aug/12 Lead O/S
crimpylewis 10/Aug/12 2nd
phil456 24/Jul/12 2nd rpt
with Sam
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead rpt
Marti999 18/Jul/12 2nd rpt
with Debbie
Hidden 18/Jul/12 2nd
Thunderthighsontheloose 18/Jul/12 Lead

First ever lead - beautiful place, beautiful slab!

Ericrd 23/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Craige
rustyfishhook 18/Jun/12 2nd O/S

piece of piss!

brew_guru 18/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Sean Kelly 30/May/12 Lead

Never HS!

with Harry Pearce
MBano 30/May/12 2nd O/S
with Sarah
Sarah Welsh 30/May/12 Lead O/S
phil456 30/May/12 TR rpt
with Martin S
Hidden 30/May/12 2nd
timreynolds 30/May/12 Lead
Ana Broad 30/May/12 2nd
with Emma
Motown 21/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with Richy
Hidden 21/Apr/12 2nd
pete3685 16/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/12 Lead
Chloe Potter 15/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Felix Ottey 15/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden 10/Apr/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Matt Schwarz 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Easy climbing but spaced gear

Peter north 24/Mar/12 2nd
Jay Polyzoides 19/Mar/12 TR RP

Roped Solo. Varied route, on and off line then completed 'Rib'

Mr Powly 18/Mar/12 Solo O/S
charlie202 16/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Nick B
Lyndsay Superclimber 20/Dec/11 2nd O/S
with Mark S
mark schramm 20/Dec/11 Lead rpt
with Lyndsay
gidmord 13/Nov/11 2nd O/S
funsized 13/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Gid
cas smerdon 23/Oct/11 Lead
with Colin Lavers
Hidden 07/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Philippa Arding 07/Oct/11 2nd
with jo nosworthy
JackHatton 16/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with richy mardell
Hidden 15/Sep/11 2nd O/S
SGD 13/Sep/11 Lead O/S

I did a sort of variation on this route due to lazy guide book reading and imminent rain. I went straight up the middle of the slab via a short flake/corner at mid height. Was bold but very nice :)

Duncan Campbell 03/Sep/11 2nd

Jugs on a slab, fairly boring dirty climbing.

with rob steer
DOVEY 28/Aug/11 Lead

not much gear lose at the top. trees have been cut down at the top. still can get a good belay

with Billie x
timrowland 27/Aug/11 2nd
with Rob H, jmjw
Mr Tickle 13/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with davenev
davenev 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with luke
Marti999 04/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Marktrin 04/Aug/11 TR
mikeydee135 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S

very little Protection, one very run out technical and fiddly part. good little route.

with David Fisher
Felix Ottey 15/Jul/11 2nd
simon.roberts 01/Jul/11 TR

easy climb

garth paterson 01/Jul/11 TR
Hidden 19/Jun/11 Lead
Chaman 15/Jun/11 2nd rpt
with Alex H
silhouette 03/Jun/11 2nd
with tobydunford
Marktrin 30/May/11 2nd
with Mike (Met)
nick hawkins 27/May/11 Lead
with peter
halfwaythere 27/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/11 2nd
r_findlay 24/May/11 Lead
Nexonen 22/May/11 2nd O/S
with Heather, Felix
Ceridwen 22/May/11 2nd O/S
with Shona
Shona H 22/May/11 Lead
feilx 22/May/11 2nd O/S
with Heather
Zoomer 23/Apr/11 Lead

Bold but easy.

gcandlin 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S


with owen
Jules 210681 23/Apr/11 2nd
AliciaHarrison 21/Apr/11 TR
Chelsea Crossman 21/Apr/11 TR rpt
with AJ Harrison
Pete Nugent 07/Apr/11 2nd

AP has soloed in the past, but poor pro & suspect rock meant that he was more nervy this time around. Meadfoot is a generally uninspiring place. I am a keen advocate of trad climbing but I think this place would be improved no end by being bolted. The crag would also benefitted by removing the large amounts of litter - any volunteers?

with Andy Peasgood
JonHarvey 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with mike maben and jayne bulbeck
Hidden 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Davebryant ?/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/11 Lead
NathanC 1994 26/Mar/11 2nd O/S
althesin 19/Mar/11 2nd
with Reds
Reds 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
MJAS82 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
MissMuddypenny 19/Mar/11 2nd
M Bryan 24/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Ed morris 08/Feb/11 2nd O/S
with ewan
ewanthomson 08/Feb/11 Lead O/S
brew_guru 05/Feb/11 2nd O/S

in the wet!!

with super gav
mike88 30/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Hannah Good
nickledlie 23/Jan/11 Lead
with Dave Radley
misterb ??/2011 -
Haytor_Haggis 30/Oct/10 Lead
Hidden 30/Oct/10 2nd
charley 22/Oct/10 TR O/S

On the shunt

chaztheman 09/Oct/10 TR O/S
adam kendrick 26/Sep/10 TR
adam kendrick 26/Sep/10 TR
adam kendrick 29/Jul/10 TR
adam kendrick 29/Jul/10 TR
Hidden 24/Jul/10 TR
AJH 18/Jul/10 2nd
with Rob
Hidden 19/Jun/10 Solo O/S
adam kendrick 13/Jun/10 TR
Eike 20/May/10 Lead
with Stuart Fox, Tom Emery
Hidden 20/May/10 2nd
Hidden 02/May/10 Lead
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead
shaun.yandell 28/Apr/10 TR RP
Hidden 19/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
adam kendrick 13/Jan/10 TR
Hidden 12/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/09 2nd O/S
Grabtheslab 10/Oct/09 Lead
RobSteere ?/Oct/09 Lead
with Naomi
pboniface 20/Sep/09 2nd β
aldred 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
wilchivs 18/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Alex Keyworth
Hidden 29/Jun/09 Lead β
Hidden 28/Jun/09 Lead O/S
dave_whale 07/Jun/09 2nd O/S

Not sure it deserves HS, Protection is a little sparce and top a little muddy, so in the wet would be exciting. Easy climb in the sun.

with Floss Morgan
RandomHero 24/May/09 Lead O/S
est1985 19/May/09 2nd O/S
with Chris Malin
Hidden 11/May/09 Lead
jamessandels ?/Feb/09 TR
with Chris Sandels
northnorthnorth 07/Jan/09 Solo O/S
george_n ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
adamscottthomas 12/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Pete and Anna
briar4012 12/Nov/08 2nd O/S
with Adam and Pete
Reeges 29/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Spanglepants 29/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with Reeges
Kate Edhouse 10/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with Bry/Dave
littlebp 10/Oct/08 2nd O/S
sawarner 02/Sep/08 TR
with Pete Wells
Charlotte Warner 02/Sep/08 2nd

One of my first experiences outdoors.

danleyden 10/Aug/08 2nd
Popkids 20/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Baz
Hidden 13/Jul/08 Lead β
w.pettet-smith 13/Jul/08 2nd

4b? really? good clean fun though.

with mr ric
Hidden 01/Jun/08 Lead O/S
LaybackLizzie 01/Jun/08 2nd O/S
kuku 1963 ?/Jun/08 2nd
with darren roberts
Hidden ?/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 10/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/May/08 2nd O/S
AlexD 07/May/08 Lead O/S
joeurwin 06/May/08 2nd β
with alex
existing debt ?/May/08 -
with Iain a
Hidden 11/Apr/08 Lead O/S
mark schramm 11/Apr/08 2nd
with bigwig
Hidden ?/Mar/08 -
dewrats ??/2008 -
sharmawho? ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
2535rob 15/Nov/07 TR
nblackbeard 19/Oct/07 Lead rpt
with Marc McGarry
gfoster 19/Oct/07 Lead O/S
jw231 19/Oct/07 2nd rpt
with gfoster
Hidden 02/Sep/07 Lead rpt
rhidgray ?/Sep/07 -
Dave Searle 22/Jul/07 Lead
D Berry 14/Jul/07 Lead rpt
with Claire Berry
Phil Latham ?/Jul/07 Lead dog

EPIC!!!! Took a winger on this one.

with Brent Weeks
D Berry 07/Apr/07 Lead rpt
with Claire Berry
Alaric 07/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Malcolm S
Justin T 20/Jan/07 TR rpt

TR Solo

climber sim ??/2007 -
Jon Evans ??/2007 -
D Berry 30/Dec/06 Lead rpt
with Claire Berry
Justin T 06/Dec/06 Lead O/S

A little ... sparse until about half-way up.

with Wifey
Hidden 06/Dec/06 2nd O/S
nblackbeard 29/Oct/06 2nd
jw231 29/Oct/06 Lead O/S
jo86 29/Oct/06 Lead
D Berry 11/Sep/06 Lead rpt
with Claire Berry
mattpw ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/06 Lead O/S
richardr ?/Jul/06 -
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/06 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/06 Lead O/S
D Berry 28/Mar/05 Lead rpt
with Claire Berry
Ben1983 ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
eddy-on-the-rocks 18/Apr/04 Lead O/S

Sling for harness

with Rob
D Berry 17/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Claire Berry
sam coward ??/2004 Lead O/S
with Helen
Hidden 18/Jan/03 Lead
Hidden ??/2003 -
northerngreg 28/May/01 Lead O/S
hayleylouise 06/May/01 2nd
hayleylouise 09/Feb/00 TR O/S
petegunn 30/Jan/00 2nd
with Matt Wilkes
CraigMac1 ??/2000 -
Mickdenali ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Jim Forty
mikej 10/Oct/99 Lead
with Mike Byles
Hidden 18/Jul/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/98 Lead
Hidden 06/Jul/96 Lead
babymoac 28/Apr/96 Lead
with Rachel, Jules, Liz
diamond rib 28/Apr/96 2nd
puddingstone 28/Apr/96 2nd
with Andy
colin milton 29/Oct/94 2nd
with eric milton
sdht ??/1989 -
Hidden 17/Jan/88 Solo O/S
shark 13/Apr/84 Lead O/S
with Chris ? (and Sally)
Mike C 18/Apr/82 2nd
with Chris Davis
Mike C 07/Nov/81 Lead
with Sian Aubrey
Mike C 06/Dec/80 Lead
with Marie-Louise Clayton
Mike C 18/Jun/80 Lead
with Jill Millward
Mike C 12/Jun/80 Solo
Mike C 24/Feb/80 2nd
mark-abz 20/Jan/80 Lead
with Rob S
Mike C 17/Jun/78 Lead
with Walter Phipps
Steve Bell ??/1976 -
Hidden ??/1972 Lead
jamessandels ??/0000 Lead
with Ross McQueene
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