Petros** VS 4c
[The move on Petros, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
A fun pitch that requires a number of interesting manoeuvres not found in the average rock climbing manual. Start at a large tree close to the back of the ledge, next to two acute overhangs.
Climb up the tree and fix a runner in the branches before stepping onto the slab above the overhangs. Without the aid of a large rock anchor bolt climb the slab to a peg at the base of a right-leaning flake. Climb the flake, peg, to its end and a useful iron spike runner. Pull up the steep wall above the flake and finish steeply leftwards on good holds, passing another iron spike runner midway. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Tree Climbing Routes, Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes, West Country Climbs, Avon VSes, Unusual and Interesting Routes You Must Do VS- E2, Avon gorge road to ruins HVS.

Photo: The move on Petros © Laura Shaw
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Angrypenguin - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/15 with Cat

catty_9 - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/15 with Peter Crowther

Esoteric at best near the end. Traverse was a little scary but moves were not hard.
HardmanJ - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/15 with c jepps, Helen Baldwin

helen.baldwin - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/15 with Callum Jepps, Jon Hardman

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Sep/15

Hidden - Lead - 21/Sep/15

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Sep/15

Gustav - Lead rpt - 20/Sep/15 with Matt

DavidWilby - 2nd - 07/Sep/15 with m_andersson

A really fun and unusual climb. Being greeted by a live jazzband at the top did not make it any less memorable!
m_andersson - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/15 with David Wilby

Nice to come back and lead this. Rusty pegs, nice traverse, tree, didn't really think hard enough about protection so the rope drag at the top was disgusting. Lovely.
joeurwin - Lead rpt - 03/Sep/15 with Dave

Seconded, clambering about up here with a rucksack isn't a huge amount of fun but an interesting pitch still.
DaveX - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/15 with Joe Urwin

A fun start followed by a committing pull up from the top of the flake. I've certainly done easier VS routes. Wasn't sure if I could actually do the move off the flake for some time but got it in the end. Finished with just enough light left. Good seconding by Rachael :)
BStar - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/15 with Rachael

In reflection I quite enjoyed the route! My first time climbing a tree, the traverse across the flake was harder than Adam made it look. I was glad of a rope when I got to the first iron stake as the pull up on the open crimp was 'interesting'
Rachael88 - 2nd - 27/Aug/15 with Adam

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/15

AshBarnes - 2nd - 18/Aug/15 with Jake, Gravy

JGriffiths - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/15 with AshBarnes, Gravy

Climbed as a 3 again, Jake led, Ash second, me last. I was on the right of the half ropes, first bit of gear on that was pretty high up so i would have had a big swing if i came off so was a bit nervous.
thompsonjr21 - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/15 with AshBarnes, JGriffiths

Lukem6 - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/15 with Jenny Monkey

Jenny Monkey - 2nd - 09/Aug/15 with Luke Mansfield

Came off on the flake, managed to recover.
Scottysparks - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/15 with Tony McPhillips

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/Jul/15

Moving off the flake seemed significantly trickier than moving off the tree!
67hours - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/15 with Emilyford, Oweeeen

ali.scott - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/15 with Will A

WillAndrew - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/15 with Ali

my - 2nd - 01/Jul/15 with Mike H, Matt Terrel

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/15

jammy4536 - Solo rpt - 16/Jun/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/15

Fun start at the tree!
clmacdonald - Lead - 06/Jun/15 with tskelhon

danieleaston - Lead O/S - 27/May/15 with Jon

Gustav - 2nd O/S - 27/May/15 with Dan

jammy4536 - Solo rpt - 23/May/15

Hidden - Lead - 22/May/15

Hidden - 2nd - 11/May/15

Hidden - Lead - 10/May/15

tcn_2002 - 2nd - 10/May/15

Hidden - Lead - 07/May/15

gobbledigook - 2nd O/S - 02/May/15

philmcf - AltLd - May/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/15

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Apr/15

purpledistorsion - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/15

Seconded Alasdair. Great fun!
DoMakeSayThink - 2nd - 22/Apr/15

Felt quite sketchy moving up from the flake, very glad to have a sling on the spike.
will_benfold - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Sarah Woodrow

Needed a rest before commiting to the flake.
Fatclimber - Lead dog - 12/Apr/15 with John Deakin

Deako - 2nd - 12/Apr/15 with Fatclimber

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/15

danbirkby - Lead rpt - 07/Apr/15 with Nige

Richardlake - Lead β - 05/Apr/15 with William Lake

will_lake - 2nd rpt - 05/Apr/15 with Richard Lake

Very good little route. Felt stiff and bold. Surprisingly unpolished. great jugs at the top.
Tom Last - 2nd - 26/Mar/15 with Lachlan Bucknall

Zolly Whitaker - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/15 with Zoe Hebblethwaite, Laurence Falconer

Scary in many places, but also pretty exciting. Tree start felt great!
duncanedgley - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/15 with George Caren, Ash King

steve_gibbs - Lead rpt - 08/Dec/14 with Sunny Shah

s1362083 - 2nd - 08/Dec/14

Lead in the dark
zcsharp - Lead rpt - 18/Nov/14 with Sam Hooper

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Oct/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/14

Hidden - Lead - 03/Oct/14

Good value for VS and wicked start.
felixizzy - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/14 with Mike

hutchay - 2nd rpt - 20/Sep/14 with Dave Clover

The tree move wasn't too bad. Getting up off the flake felt hard, had to back off and move round to the right - doesn't feel like a proper tick for the route.
Rob Morgan - Lead - 14/Sep/14

Steve Bartle - 2nd rpt - 14/Sep/14 with Rob Morgan

Started up a tree. Chucked a hex into the crack.
Nialllusby - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Emma Ross

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/14

hutchay - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/14 with Fliss

DavidWilby - 2nd dog - 07/Sep/14 with Tom Eldridge, Nathan

Nathan Chrismas - 2nd - 07/Sep/14 with Tom Eldridge, Dave

marcb - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/14 with Joe Schenk

clams - Lead - Sep/14 with Catherine+Lucy

CatMc - 2nd - Sep/14 with Lucy, clams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/14

steve_gibbs - 2nd rpt - 13/Aug/14 with Jamie Roberts

Nice. Steady solo, positive holds all the way.
Alex Winter - Solo O/S - 04/Aug/14

jon bradley - 2nd rpt - 11/Jul/14 with Huw Howells

Not sure I really did the second half of the climb. Was great fun up to the top of the flake but I couldn't get up the steep face after that, was struggling to reach for a hand hold and couldn't work out how to get established without it. Ended up escaping round the right slightly into a corner and then trying to come back across onto petros, but I don't think I finished up far enough left
catty_9 - Lead - 17/Jun/14 with Peter Crowther

Not sure we got the top quite right but close enough.
Angrypenguin - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Cat

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/14

Steve Bartle - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/14 with Tom F Harding

Tom F Harding - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/14 with Steve Bartle

Still fantastic!
thom_jenkinson - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/14 with George Rowland

start of the traverse still feels pretty exposed as a second, quite a different line from the last time...
George.Rowland - 2nd rpt - 03/Jun/14 with Thom jenkinson

Scary in places
hp.hunt - 2nd O/S - 17/May/14 with Sam Hooper

jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 16/May/14 with Jonny Forster

danbirkby - Lead O/S - 09/May/14 with Gordon

philmcf - Lead O/S - May/14

philmcf - 2nd rpt - May/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/14

emilyjhunt - 2nd - 04/Apr/14 with Thom Jenkinson

thom_jenkinson - Lead rpt - 04/Apr/14 with Emily Hunt

Really nice climb. Bits seemed to have disapeared from the route - a very rewarding second.
thom_jenkinson - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/14 with Jonathan Walsh, Laurence Falconer

Excellent climb as allways. A large portion of the traversing flake seems to have broken away, changing the moves somewhat, but leaving it at the same grade in my opinion. Lots of rope drag due to having to protect 2 seconds.
laurence_falconer - Lead - 12/Mar/14 with Jonathn Walsh, Thom Jenkinson

Psych - Lead O/S - Mar/14

Very interesting start. Climb up the tree and then if you're tall get a nut behind the bolt plate, before converting to the rock. Luckily very grippy first 2/3m to the small crack. Just be careful with which rope you clip, as extremely prone to rope drag.
jammy4536 - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/14 with Richy Elliot, Tom Svejstrup

James Jackson - 2014

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2014

adam6509 - Lead - 2014 with will bugden

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2014

Luke Davies - Lead - 27/Nov/13

ollie_e - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/13 with chris scutt

chrisscutt - 2nd O/S - 24/Nov/13 with oly

Felix Ottey - 2nd O/S - 16/Nov/13

A good climb with an interesting start climbing the tree.
machine45 - 2nd O/S - 09/Oct/13 with Mark Madge

justaddpowder - Lead - 09/Oct/13 with Geoff Smart

saraguti - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/13 with rick sewards

sheelba - Lead - 20/Sep/13

George Frisby - Lead rpt - 06/Sep/13

ali macphee - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/13

Richardlake - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/13 with William Lake

will_lake - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/13 with Richard Lake

Good as always, relaxed as never before...
pheotleyr - Lead rpt - 12/Aug/13 with Roman

A nice climb, with some hard moves to climb up the wall after the iron spike runner.
tommy.henriksson78 - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Djamal Berraki

twem - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/13 with Nicholas Eaton

Slick - 2nd - 06/Aug/13 with Kevin Vans-Colina

Matthew Martin Wsm - Lead - 01/Aug/13 with marc fenton

BeccaSnowden - 2nd rpt - 11/Jul/13 with Alex Blaza

Easier 2nd half. Good protection.
Deary65 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/13

I'd forgotten everything but the start, but its all good!
katherinesydney - 2nd rpt - 05/Jul/13 with mike bath

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/13

great fun. Sweating buckets at the top with such high humidity!
Stanners - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/13 with Alex Rhodes

Alex_RhodesUK - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/13 with Rob Stanfield

laurence_falconer - Lead - 17/Jun/13 with Laura Shaw

laurashaw - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/13 with laurence falconer

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/13

VPJB - Lead - 09/Jun/13

Stuart William - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/13 with Ben F

Well fun hopping from the tree onto the slab!
Dr Toph - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/13

jacksonm1 - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13

Brilliant! Loved it :)
BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 27/May/13 with Ben

felt stiff for vs
kirsten - 2nd - 26/May/13 with george

georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with kirsten

4th time I've done this. Always good.
pheotleyr - 2nd rpt - 05/May/13 with Caleb

Fixed a bomber runner on the bolt before stepping to the slab. Didn't pass any other fixed iron work so perhaps a little off line? A few fairly bold sections and crap pegs.
Kemics - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Peter

Interesting start and an exposed traverse adds up to great climb.
George.Rowland - 2nd - 01/May/13 with laurence_falconer, Tom Eldridge

Second time I've done it. Harder with a bag on, and warm weather made my shoes uncomfy. Still a great climb though
Eagertom - 2nd rpt - 01/May/13 with Laurence Falconer

Excellent lead, very exciting and also my first VS lead. Route is also quite severe for second due to traversing sections.
laurence_falconer - Lead β - 01/May/13 with Tom Eldridge, George Rowland

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/13

pftom - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/13 with Rosie Hawker

Now i remember the gorse bush!
localboy - 2nd rpt - 16/Apr/13 with Simon F

simonf - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/13 with Mike

Kevster - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Gavin Dee

Gavdee1 - 2nd - 02/Mar/13

Hawkgirl - Lead O/S - Mar/13

Much fun!
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Peter

pheotleyr - 2nd rpt - 24/Feb/13 with Ben

mkonca - 2nd O/S - 18/Feb/13 with steve gibbs

zcsharp - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Cat

Excelent route, fun tree climb to start off and then an exciting and steep climb round the flake protected by 2 pegs. Really very fun!
laurence_falconer - 2nd - 30/Jan/13 with Tom Eldridge

Semi-committing step from the tree to the face, but fantastic juggy moves on a traverse made this a very enjoyable climb.
Eagertom - Lead - 30/Jan/13 with Laurence Falconer

steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 2013 with Chris Stafford

Hidden - 2nd RP - 06/Dec/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Oct/12

Luke Davies - Lead - 29/Sep/12

Ran Dawn Walk into Petros. Really good day out. Plenty of gear and nice varied climbing, steepish at times but on bomber holds and never hard.
Stuart William - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Pleb

wurzelinzummerset - 2nd - 07/Sep/12 with Ric

Grabbed the bolt thingy coming out of the tree and may have gone too far right past the flake.
bonelessivar - Lead - 07/Sep/12

A fine evening, combined it with Clarion. Dispensed with the high runner in the tree. Good climb seemed easier than Clarion
Mayaculpa - 2nd - 03/Sep/12 with John Volanthen

Bex_M - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Duncan Dunbar

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/12

steve-grigg - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/12

arandall - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Wendy Matthews

held on to bolt thingy after launching off of the tree :)
Wendy Watthews - Lead dog - 18/Aug/12 with arandall

some good moves. especially the one from the tree!
katherinesydney - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with mike kann

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/12

start up the tree was fun in a strange sort of way, points for quirkyness!
James S - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/12 with cameron

did the correct version this time, going straight up from the flake. not too easy. great and exposed climb. fantastic!
pheotleyr - Lead rpt - 28/Jul/12 with Colin

colin milton - 2nd - 28/Jul/12 with peter

jameslam - AltLd O/S - Jul/12 with Patrick

Hard getting off the tree but great route with excellent positions and exposure and good gear.
squicky - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/12 with George

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jun/12

Murilo Lessa - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Alex Desborough

Followed the correct route this time and found it significantly easier. Very happy to lead this now I know the correct route.
Ragingpossum - 2nd rpt - 04/Jun/12 with willbris3

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/12

HarryB - 2nd rpt - 01/Jun/12 with Jonny

HarryB - 2nd rpt - 31/May/12 with Camilla, Al

Fun as ever.
Quarryboy - 2nd rpt - 31/May/12 with James Rich

Took a bit of time trying to get established on the slab which is actually quite easy when you go for it. If it wasn't so polished I reckon it would be worth at least 2 stars.
JamesRich - Lead O/S - 31/May/12 with Jack Bradbrook

Hidden - 2nd - 24/May/12

Kyle87 - Lead O/S - 16/May/12

Always a fun way off the ledge. Still haven't tried the direct start without the tree
Nick Russell - Lead - 13/May/12 with Jason

mchandy - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12 with Tom

Memorable start, thought provoking flake, and balancy crux.
stafford101 - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with George Frisby

TDSvejstrup - Lead O/S - 12/May/12

George Frisby - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12

Interesting start.
Voltemands - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Carlene HIll

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Apr/12

Greg M - Lead - 05/Apr/12 with AndyMcCoy

flyinfrenchy - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/12 with ben.richards

Really nice route. Bit of a 'step of faith' out of the tree! Nice moves up the flake and on the top wall.
ben.richards - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/12 with Alex French

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

might have gone a little too far right from the end of the flake
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/12 with dave

Ragingpossum - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/12 with harry kingston

Dave Ing - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Peter

Dave 88 - 2nd O/S - 29/Feb/12 with saintlade

Good fun, definite VS. No problems other than rope drag and some shitty rock in places.
ollie_e - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Chris

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Feb/12

An odd / interesting route. Fairly stiff for the grade I reckon.
jezb1 - 2nd - 08/Jan/12

Great fun, quirky climbing. Outrageous route for a VS! This gets three stars from me :)
sophiecb - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/12

Couldn't fiddle a sling behind the plate of the bolt, so slipped the wires of 2 large nuts down either side clipped together. Pegs look a little tired, big hex would have been useful for protecting the flake moves.
saintlade - 2012

abtibbs - AltLd O/S - 2012 with Jack Verber

Hidden - Lead - 06/Dec/11

First trad lead fall! I seconded this ok a while ago so thought it would be ok, however I came off while moving up off the flake. A bomber hex held the fall. Decided to leave it for another day and finished up Direct Route. Rope-drag-tastic!
Katherine Ross - Lead dnf - 21/Sep/11 with Becky Hampshire

scorpia97 - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/11

joedoherty - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/11 with Steve Knaggs

Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/11

bigdrew - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Beth

Weird move off the tree, good fun.
BethM - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/11

Egons Issy - 2nd - 17/Aug/11 with Kevin Vans-Colina, Richard Nicholson

Slick - 2nd - 16/Aug/11 with Kevin Vans-Colina, Isabel Evans

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/11

Amazing!!!! Loved this route and had a helicopter hovering behind me just to add to the atmosphere! Cracking route!
SamStokes - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/11 with Mike Scott

stujamo - 2nd - 10/Aug/11 with K.Ansell

Slick - Lead - 09/Aug/11 with Isabel Evans

Egons Issy - 2nd - 09/Aug/11 with Richard Nicholson

mandy - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with leyland

cwildblood - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 23/Jun/11

Getting out of the tree was fun, a couple of the moves weren't kind on my shoulder, mainly traversing the crumbling ledge with thin holds. Not one of my favourite.
BB1 - 2nd - 02/Jun/11 with P Ross

Chris Sansum - Lead rpt - 15/May/11 with Elena Songprasert

Another early leave from work! Beautiful sunny afternoon. A tough climb - glad I wasn't leading!
Jeavsy - 2nd - 06/May/11 with Matt Swannell

The famous move is good fun. Easier and very protectable for the tall. Relies entirely on crap old pegs until you are committed to the steep flake though - not too be undertaken lightly in my opinion. Is this really worth 2 stars?
crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/11 with john h

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/11

Quirina - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/11 with Neil Larsen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11

Cornish_James - 2nd - 27/Mar/11 with Johnny Sneller, Ross Davidson

HarryB - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/11

nick hawkins - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/11 with peter

halfwaythere - 2nd - 22/Mar/11 with nick hawkins

Climbed in much better style this time. Happy that I got the line right too.
mullermn - Lead rpt - 19/Mar/11 with Kylie Richards

Cheated massively on almost every part of the route! I think I found it harder than the first time I did it.
Kylie - 2nd - 19/Mar/11 with mullermn

awesome climbing with great gear. loads of rope drag with single rope
Stanners - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Jack Bradbrook

Led this a few weeks ago with Trebbers but the quality of the climbing is good and I much enjoyed doing it again.
Quarryboy - 2nd rpt - 12/Mar/11 with Rob Stanfield

Great climbing steep and juggy, bomber gear and big moves. Top quality a must do.
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11 with Jack Treble

joeurwin - 2nd O/S - 09/Feb/11 with al franks

Alasdair88 - Lead rpt - 09/Feb/11 with Joe Urwin

31770 - 2011

mark schramm - 11/Dec/10 with tom m

tommoulds - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/10 with Schramm

finishing pitch after climbing dexter.nice bold feeling delicate climbing with sparse prot LOVE IT!
minexplorer - Lead - 25/Sep/10

Stan011 - 2nd - 25/Sep/10 with Mike Coles

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/10

Tricky across the traverse, but a nice route.
Kingsjester - 2nd β - 09/Aug/10 with Simon Palmer

simeclimb68 - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/10 with Adele Greenway

YES! Got past the pegs this time, not too hard when you know how, but went too far right thereafter so cant really tick this yet. Perhaps I'd had enough exposed slabs for one night - and it was getting dark.
PaulWatson - Lead rpt - 05/Aug/10 with Dan, Trevor

scary,lots of rope drag made it feel harder. was a good introduction to multipitch trad for my second
grp - Lead O/S - Aug/10

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - Aug/10 with Jason Williams

localboy - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/10 with Simon F

simonf - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/10 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10

dan ely - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/10 with jesse

SharonC1604 - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/10

TDembrey - Lead O/S - 25/May/10 with Jana

ron244 - Lead O/S - 20/May/10 with Peter Bird

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/May/10

Tom Brierley Gore - 2nd O/S - 17/May/10 with Neil Larsen

Clay C - Lead O/S - 11/May/10 with Will A

Hidden - 2nd - 11/May/10

Oh dear, got the better of me this. Transfer form tree easier than it looks, getting past the pegs, on slippery holds, not easy.
PaulWatson - Lead dnf - 04/May/10 with Ian K

aipattison - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/10 with Katherine Ross

Katherine Ross - 2nd - 28/Apr/10 with Alex Pattison

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10

rg1976 - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with davidwright

andy dunn - 2nd rpt - 10/Apr/10 with J

davidwright - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Sam

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Apr/10

7om - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Pete Entwistle

Pete.ent - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with 7om

Fred_Richard - Lead - 2010

Liked the stepping across from the tree at the start, good fun!
catemuir - 2nd - 31/Oct/09 with Calum Smith

Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Matt Lunn

Nice climb, might have got a little off route. Step across from the tree is surprisingly difficult
mullermn - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Kylie Richards

Fell off just after the transfer from the tree. Hard route!
Kylie - 2nd dog - 19/Sep/09 with mullermn

andy dunn - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/09 with Bessie

TimPerkin - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Richard Harris

grubes - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Chris

willworkforfoodjnr - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/09 with grubes

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/09

briar4012 - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/09 with Marti

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/09

Quirina - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/09 with Neil Larsen

Start the pitch by climbin a tree (?!). Keep a thin sling handy to pop around the bolt before you bridge from the tree to the overhanging slab. Then getting onto the big flake to the right (peg) is a bit tricky and the flake itself offers good practice for placing gear, in this case big hexes, while hanging off your other hand. After the flake you cut back left up a short wall and then more up and left on steps, so I'd advice using long slings in the flake and short wall to avoid the drag.
ruaidh - Lead O/S - 16/May/09 with tom and isabelle

This felt pretty hard and scary for a VS. Those pegs are looking a bit tired now.
Monk - Lead rpt - 10/May/09 with Bethan

Climbed with rucksack, topping out in the dark
Andy White - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Anna Rothwell

Topped out on Dexter with this climb, very interesting and worth doing. Fun start using the tree and a really nice flake to work with before tackling the overhang. Avoid getting too stuck in the bush though as it hurts!
Wrighty87 - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/09 with Chris Mountford

grate start out of the tree, but boteld the step up onto the slab on the second part must go back and do it direct
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 02/Apr/09 with mad phill and her bother

London Luke - Lead O/S - Apr/09

Finished in the dark with headtorches. Slightly wandering line and a little polished...
Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Jon Thompson

jon thompson27 - Lead - Mar/09 with Alex Thompson

Kenemo - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - AltLd - 2009

don't forget to backup the fence with some shrubbery
EmmanuelF - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08

MagnusL - Lead O/S - Oct/08 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08

pelvoux - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Mario

Good way to finish the evening, even if it was getting dark and Jordan kept finding new bushes to get into a fight with. Jumping off the tree onto the start of the climb was fun, and the moves along the flake crack were brilliant, and only slightly reduced in quality by the huge amount of polish.
Humpty Dangler - 2nd O/S - 19/May/08 with Jordan Lane

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/May/08

Hidden - Lead β - 15/May/08

Bottled out after the flake, and escaped right.Quite bold I thought!
brady - Lead dnf - 11/May/08 with Hilary

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with Clare

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/May/08

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Apr/08

RMAS with novice
Theeni - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/08

Hidden - 30/Jan/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Nov/07

circus is very modest. if we were on route its HVS 4c no doubt
Dr Caterpillar - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Adam

Maybe I was off-route towards the top but it felt quite scary for VS. Maybe I just need to climb at Avon more.
Circus - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Loz

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead - 14/Oct/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/07

Al Franks - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/07 with Emma Ross

Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/07 with Emma Ross

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Sep/07

One tough move (or was I having a bad day?), nice route though. Watch the wasps nest.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/07 with Matt Frank

Mark Walter - 2nd - 19/Aug/07 with Olly Birrell

Nice varied and interesting climb, altho nearly set up belay in a wasps nest at top.
Eccentric - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/07 with Mark Walter

maresia - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Mike Kann

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/07

Jason Gotel - Lead - Jun/07 with Shiv

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/May/07

Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Tony Seale

Hidden - 2007

Hmm... a bit more taxing. Damned glad I didn't have to lead this one (4b). I got to a large bulge of rock and foundered; I wasn't confident of my hand holds. After one fall, I managed it and the rest of the climb was easy.
flatcap - 2nd dog - 15/Oct/06 with IanI

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/06

Outdoorfun37 - Lead - 10/Apr/06 with Spitz

Done to get to the top after I led Mike's Mistake
RedFox - 2nd - 09/Feb/06 with Tom K

Tamlyn - Lead O/S - 2006

John Lisle - 2006

beardy mike - 2006

Marcus - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/05

pattisonr - Jul/05 with Matt

Bux - Lead rpt - May/05 with Rupert Bassadone

mwh - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/05 with David Jessop

gripped01 - Lead O/S - Apr/05 with Dan Graves

tom.e - 2nd O/S - 2005 with Alex Barrows

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

cat22 - 2nd dog - 2005 with Will S

KarlH - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/04 with Tom Hales

Urgles - 2nd O/S - Jun/04 with Ryan K

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/04

First climbed with IH (I think). Prob 2004ish
Richard Hall - Lead - 2004 with Ian Hawkins

krikoman - 2nd O/S - 11/Oct/03 with Kev Gibbs

five - AltLd O/S - Sep/03

Lev - Lead rpt - 11/Jul/03 with Claire Durant

Paz - Solo O/S - Jun/03

Boxy - Lead O/S - 10/May/03

Got about half way when we noticed ambulences at the base of the crag, decied to climb down and ab off to find out what was going on.
Lev - Lead dnf - 30/Apr/03 with Claire Durant

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/02

Lev - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/02 with Tom Elliot

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/02

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - Apr/02

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2002

gimmer - 2001

Hidden - 2nd - May/00

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - 2000

alan moore - 2000

kevp - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/98 with Jasen Ainley

chrisrogers - 2nd O/S - Sep/97 with Steve J

Possibly a little ambitious given the form of the party. We just managed to top out before dark.
jim_randell - 2nd rpt - 08/Jul/97 with WW

Jon Didymus - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/96 with Marcus

colin milton - 2nd dog - 05/Apr/96 with eric milton

jim_randell - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/95 with SL

mikej - Lead - 11/Apr/95 with Nick Salmon

lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/95

We definitely did something there that involved climbing a tree so I assume it must have been this one!
Simon Caldwell - 1995 with Ian A and Mike

Tom Vivian - AltLd - 29/Nov/94

chris sm - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/94 with Martin Sime

jim_randell - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/94 with FW

AndyB123 - AltLd - 1989 with Andy E

sniffer - 2nd - 1988 with Paul Thomas

Moses - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/87

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/87

mikej - Lead - 01/Jul/87 with Pete Rowbottom

Tony Buckley - Lead - Jul/87 with Robert Clark

bullybones - Lead - 1987

Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/85

Pete Nugent - 2nd - 02/Feb/85 with Nigel Brooks (Thames Valley CC)

JamieAyres - Lead O/S - 1985 with some geezer I met down the Gorge

Hidden - Solo O/S - Aug/82

John Marsland - Lead - Jun/82 with Karen Creek

AlanLittle - AltLd - 1982

stp - Lead O/S - 09/May/81

Hidden - 1981

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 1978

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/76

Nigel Bond - Lead - 19/Aug/73 with John

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1973

Hidden - Lead - 1970

Hidden - AltLd - 1965

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hard HVS0 of 67
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hard 5a0 of 62
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hard 4c14 of 62
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