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.

Doug miller 23/Oct Lead O/S
Laurence20 20/Oct Lead O/S

Initially moved too far to the Right at the top of the flake, but traversed back for the right line.

with Callum Mackay
Angrypenguin 29/Sep Lead O/S
with Cat
catty_9 29/Sep 2nd O/S
HardmanJ 26/Sep 2nd O/S

Esoteric at best near the end. Traverse was a little scary but moves were not hard.

helen.baldwin 26/Sep 2nd O/S
with Callum Jepps, Jon Hardman
Hidden 21/Sep 2nd
Hidden 21/Sep Lead
LakesWinter 20/Sep 2nd
with gustav
Gustav 20/Sep Lead rpt
with Matt
DavidWilby 07/Sep 2nd
m_andersson 07/Sep Lead O/S

A really fun and unusual climb. Being greeted by a live jazzband at the top did not make it any less memorable!

joeurwin 03/Sep Lead rpt

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.

with Dave
DaveX 03/Sep 2nd O/S

Seconded, clambering about up here with a rucksack isn't a huge amount of fun but an interesting pitch still.

BStar 27/Aug Lead O/S

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 :)

with Rachael
Rachael88 27/Aug 2nd

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'

with Adam
Hidden 22/Aug Lead rpt
AshBarnes 18/Aug 2nd O/S
with Jake, Gravy
JGriffiths 18/Aug Lead O/S
thompsonjr21 18/Aug 2nd O/S

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.

Lukem6 09/Aug Lead O/S
Jenny Monkey 09/Aug 2nd
Scottysparks 04/Aug 2nd O/S

Came off on the flake, managed to recover.

with Tony McPhillips
Hidden 28/Jul Lead
Hidden 18/Jul Lead rpt
67hours 04/Jul Lead O/S

Moving off the flake seemed significantly trickier than moving off the tree!

with Emilyford, Oweeeen
ali.scott 02/Jul Lead O/S
with Will A
WillAndrew 02/Jul 2nd O/S
with Ali
my 01/Jul 2nd
Hidden 01/Jul Lead O/S
jammy4536 16/Jun Solo rpt
Hidden 14/Jun 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Jun Lead rpt
clmacdonald 06/Jun Lead

Fun start at the tree!

danieleaston 27/May Lead O/S
with Jon
Gustav 27/May 2nd O/S
with Dan
jammy4536 23/May Solo rpt
Hidden 22/May Lead
Hidden 11/May 2nd
Hidden 10/May Lead
tcn_2002 10/May 2nd
Hidden 07/May Lead
gobbledigook 02/May 2nd O/S
philmcf ?/May AltLd
Hidden ?/May Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr 2nd
purpledistorsion 22/Apr 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Apr Lead O/S
DoMakeSayThink 22/Apr 2nd

Seconded Alasdair. Great fun!

will_benfold 18/Apr Lead O/S

Felt quite sketchy moving up from the flake, very glad to have a sling on the spike.

Fatclimber 12/Apr Lead dog

Needed a rest before commiting to the flake.

Deako 12/Apr 2nd
Hidden 09/Apr 2nd O/S
danbirkby 07/Apr Lead rpt
with Nige
Richardlake 05/Apr Lead β
will_lake 05/Apr 2nd rpt
Tom Last 26/Mar 2nd

Very good little route. Felt stiff and bold. Surprisingly unpolished. great jugs at the top.

with Lachlan Bucknall
Zolly Whitaker 22/Mar 2nd O/S
with Zoe Hebblethwaite, Laurence Falconer
laurence_falconer 22/Mar Lead
duncanedgley 18/Mar Lead O/S

Scary in many places, but also pretty exciting. Tree start felt great!

with George Caren, Ash King
steve_gibbs 08/Dec/14 Lead rpt
with Sunny Shah
s1362083 08/Dec/14 2nd
zcsharp 18/Nov/14 Lead rpt

Lead in the dark

with Sam Hooper
Hidden 28/Oct/14 2nd
Hidden 18/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Oct/14 Lead
felixizzy 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Good value for VS and wicked start.

with Mike
hutchay 20/Sep/14 2nd rpt
with Dave Clover
Rob Morgan 14/Sep/14 Lead

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.

Steve Bartle 14/Sep/14 2nd rpt
Nialllusby 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Started up a tree. Chucked a hex into the crack.

with Emma Ross
Hidden 14/Sep/14 2nd O/S
hutchay 08/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Fliss
DavidWilby 07/Sep/14 2nd dog
Nathan Chrismas 07/Sep/14 2nd
marcb 01/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Joe Schenk
clams ?/Sep/14 Lead
with Catherine+Lucy
CatMc ?/Sep/14 2nd
with Lucy, clams
Hidden 22/Aug/14 Lead O/S
steve_gibbs 13/Aug/14 2nd rpt
Alex Winter 04/Aug/14 Solo O/S

Nice. Steady solo, positive holds all the way.

jon bradley 11/Jul/14 2nd rpt
with Huw Howells
catty_9 17/Jun/14 Lead

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

Angrypenguin 17/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Not sure we got the top quite right but close enough.

with Cat
Hidden 10/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Steve Bartle 06/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Tom F Harding 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S
thom_jenkinson 03/Jun/14 Lead rpt

Still fantastic!

George.Rowland 03/Jun/14 2nd rpt

start of the traverse still feels pretty exposed as a second, quite a different line from the last time...

hp.hunt 17/May/14 2nd O/S

Scary in places

with Sam Hooper
jon_ridley 16/May/14 Lead O/S
danbirkby 09/May/14 Lead O/S
with Gordon
philmcf ?/May/14 Lead O/S
philmcf ?/May/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 29/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
emilyjhunt 04/Apr/14 2nd
thom_jenkinson 04/Apr/14 Lead rpt
thom_jenkinson 12/Mar/14 2nd O/S

Really nice climb. Bits seemed to have disapeared from the route - a very rewarding second.

with Jonathan Walsh, Laurence Falconer
laurence_falconer 12/Mar/14 Lead

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.

with Jonathn Walsh, Thom Jenkinson
Psych ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
jammy4536 24/Feb/14 Lead O/S

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.

James Jackson ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 Lead O/S
adam6509 ??/2014 Lead
with will bugden
Hugobristol ??/2014 Lead O/S
with Liam
Luke Davies 27/Nov/13 Lead
ollie_e 24/Nov/13 Lead O/S
chrisscutt 24/Nov/13 2nd O/S
with oly
Felix Ottey 16/Nov/13 2nd O/S
machine45 09/Oct/13 2nd O/S

A good climb with an interesting start climbing the tree.

with Mark Madge
justaddpowder 09/Oct/13 Lead
saraguti 29/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with rick sewards
sheelba 20/Sep/13 Lead
George Frisby 06/Sep/13 Lead rpt
ali macphee 01/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Richardlake 19/Aug/13 2nd O/S
will_lake 19/Aug/13 Lead O/S
pheotleyr 12/Aug/13 Lead rpt

Good as always, relaxed as never before...

with Roman
tommy.henriksson78 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S

A nice climb, with some hard moves to climb up the wall after the iron spike runner.

with Djamal Berraki
twem 08/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Nicholas Eaton
Slick 06/Aug/13 2nd
Matthew Martin Wsm 01/Aug/13 Lead
with marc fenton
BeccaSnowden 11/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with Alex Blaza
Deary65 10/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Easier 2nd half. Good protection.

katherinesydney 05/Jul/13 2nd rpt

I'd forgotten everything but the start, but its all good!

with mike bath
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Stanners 20/Jun/13 Lead rpt

great fun. Sweating buckets at the top with such high humidity!

with Alex Rhodes
Alex_RhodesUK 20/Jun/13 2nd O/S
laurence_falconer 17/Jun/13 Lead
laurashaw 17/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/13 Lead O/S
VPJB 09/Jun/13 Lead
Stuart William 06/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Ben F
Dr Toph 05/Jun/13 Solo O/S

Well fun hopping from the tree onto the slab!

jacksonm1 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S
BeccaSnowden 27/May/13 Lead O/S

Brilliant! Loved it :)

with Ben
kirsten 26/May/13 2nd

felt stiff for vs

with george
georgeevans88 26/May/13 Lead O/S
with kirsten
pheotleyr 05/May/13 2nd rpt

4th time I've done this. Always good.

with Caleb
Kemics 05/May/13 Lead O/S

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.

with Peter
George.Rowland 01/May/13 2nd

Interesting start and an exposed traverse adds up to great climb.

Eagertom 01/May/13 2nd rpt

Second time I've done it. Harder with a bag on, and warm weather made my shoes uncomfy. Still a great climb though

laurence_falconer 01/May/13 Lead β

Excellent lead, very exciting and also my first VS lead. Route is also quite severe for second due to traversing sections.

Hidden 29/Apr/13 Lead O/S
pftom 26/Apr/13 Lead O/S
localboy 16/Apr/13 2nd rpt

Now i remember the gorse bush!

with Simon F
simonf 16/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with Mike
Kevster 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Gavdee1 02/Mar/13 2nd
Hawkgirl ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Cheese Monkey 24/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Much fun!

with Peter
pheotleyr 24/Feb/13 2nd rpt
with Ben
mkonca 18/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with steve gibbs
zcsharp 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Cat
laurence_falconer 30/Jan/13 2nd

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!

Eagertom 30/Jan/13 Lead

Semi-committing step from the tree to the face, but fantastic juggy moves on a traverse made this a very enjoyable climb.

steve_gibbs ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Dec/12 2nd RP
Hidden 20/Oct/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 13/Oct/12 Lead rpt
Luke Davies 29/Sep/12 Lead
Stuart William 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S

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.

with Pleb
wurzelinzummerset 07/Sep/12 2nd
with Ric
bonelessivar 07/Sep/12 Lead

Grabbed the bolt thingy coming out of the tree and may have gone too far right past the flake.

Mayaculpa 03/Sep/12 2nd

A fine evening, combined it with Clarion. Dispensed with the high runner in the tree. Good climb seemed easier than Clarion

with John Volanthen
Bex_M 26/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Duncan Dunbar
Hidden 25/Aug/12 2nd O/S
steve-grigg 19/Aug/12 Lead O/S
arandall 18/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Wendy Watthews 18/Aug/12 Lead dog

held on to bolt thingy after launching off of the tree :)

katherinesydney 11/Aug/12 2nd O/S

some good moves. especially the one from the tree!

Hidden 08/Aug/12 Lead O/S
James S 30/Jul/12 Lead O/S

start up the tree was fun in a strange sort of way, points for quirkyness!

with cameron
pheotleyr 28/Jul/12 Lead rpt

did the correct version this time, going straight up from the flake. not too easy. great and exposed climb. fantastic!

with Colin
colin milton 28/Jul/12 2nd
with peter
jameslam ?/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Patrick
squicky 20/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Hard getting off the tree but great route with excellent positions and exposure and good gear.

with George
Hidden 12/Jun/12 Lead
Murilo Lessa 10/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Alex Desborough
Ragingpossum 04/Jun/12 2nd rpt

Followed the correct route this time and found it significantly easier. Very happy to lead this now I know the correct route.

Hidden 04/Jun/12 Lead rpt
HarryB 01/Jun/12 2nd rpt
with Jonny
HarryB 31/May/12 2nd rpt
with Camilla, Al
Quarryboy 31/May/12 2nd rpt

Fun as ever.

JamesRich 31/May/12 Lead O/S

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.

Hidden 24/May/12 2nd
Kyle87 16/May/12 Lead O/S
Nick Russell 13/May/12 Lead

Always a fun way off the ledge. Still haven't tried the direct start without the tree

with Jason
mchandy 12/May/12 2nd O/S
with Tom
stafford101 12/May/12 Lead O/S

Memorable start, thought provoking flake, and balancy crux.

TDSvejstrup 12/May/12 Lead O/S
George Frisby 12/May/12 2nd O/S
Voltemands 14/Apr/12 2nd O/S

Interesting start.

Hidden 05/Apr/12 2nd
Greg M 05/Apr/12 Lead
flyinfrenchy 30/Mar/12 Lead O/S
ben.richards 30/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Really nice route. Bit of a 'step of faith' out of the tree! Nice moves up the flake and on the top wall.

Hidden 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
pheotleyr 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S

might have gone a little too far right from the end of the flake

with dave
Ragingpossum 10/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with harry kingston
Dave Ing 10/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Peter
Dave 88 29/Feb/12 2nd O/S
ollie_e 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Good fun, definite VS. No problems other than rope drag and some shitty rock in places.

with Chris
Hidden 19/Feb/12 2nd
jezb1 08/Jan/12 2nd

An odd / interesting route. Fairly stiff for the grade I reckon.

sophiecb 08/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Great fun, quirky climbing. Outrageous route for a VS! This gets three stars from me :)

saintlade ??/2012 -

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.

abtibbs ??/2012 AltLd O/S
with Jack Verber
Hidden 06/Dec/11 Lead
Katherine Ross 21/Sep/11 Lead dnf

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!

scorpia97 08/Sep/11 Solo O/S
joedoherty 02/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Nick Russell 30/Aug/11 Lead O/S
bigdrew 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Beth
BethM 29/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Weird move off the tree, good fun.

Egons Issy 17/Aug/11 2nd
with Kevin Vans-Colina, Richard Nicholson
Slick 16/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 11/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
SamStokes 10/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Amazing!!!! Loved this route and had a helicopter hovering behind me just to add to the atmosphere! Cracking route!

stujamo 10/Aug/11 2nd
with K.Ansell
Slick 09/Aug/11 Lead
Egons Issy 09/Aug/11 2nd
mandy 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with leyland
cwildblood 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/11 Lead dnf
BB1 02/Jun/11 2nd

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.

with P Ross
Chris Sansum 15/May/11 Lead rpt
with Elena Songprasert
Jeavsy 06/May/11 2nd

Another early leave from work! Beautiful sunny afternoon. A tough climb - glad I wasn't leading!

with Matt Swannell
crossdressingrodney 15/Apr/11 Lead O/S

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?

with john h
Hidden 11/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Quirina 11/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Cornish_James 27/Mar/11 2nd
with Johnny Sneller, Ross Davidson
HarryB 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S
nick hawkins 22/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with peter
halfwaythere 22/Mar/11 2nd
mullermn 19/Mar/11 Lead rpt

Climbed in much better style this time. Happy that I got the line right too.

Kylie 19/Mar/11 2nd

Cheated massively on almost every part of the route! I think I found it harder than the first time I did it.

Stanners 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S

awesome climbing with great gear. loads of rope drag with single rope

Quarryboy 12/Mar/11 2nd rpt

Led this a few weeks ago with Trebbers but the quality of the climbing is good and I much enjoyed doing it again.

Quarryboy 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Great climbing steep and juggy, bomber gear and big moves. Top quality a must do.

with Jack Treble
joeurwin 09/Feb/11 2nd O/S
Alasdair88 09/Feb/11 Lead rpt
31770 ??/2011 -
mark schramm 11/Dec/10 -
with tom m
tommoulds 11/Dec/10 Lead O/S
with Schramm
minexplorer 25/Sep/10 Lead

finishing pitch after climbing dexter.nice bold feeling delicate climbing with sparse prot LOVE IT!

Stan011 25/Sep/10 2nd
with Mike Coles
Hidden 14/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Kingsjester 09/Aug/10 2nd β

Tricky across the traverse, but a nice route.

simeclimb68 09/Aug/10 Lead O/S
PaulWatson 05/Aug/10 Lead rpt

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.

with Dan, Trevor
grp ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S

scary,lots of rope drag made it feel harder. was a good introduction to multipitch trad for my second

_m.cox_ ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Jason Williams
localboy 27/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Simon F
simonf 27/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Mike
Hidden 05/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/10 2nd dog
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
dan ely 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with jesse
SharonC1604 02/Jun/10 2nd O/S
TDembrey 25/May/10 Lead O/S
with Jana
ron244 20/May/10 Lead O/S
with Peter Bird
Hidden 17/May/10 Lead rpt
Tom Brierley Gore 17/May/10 2nd O/S
Clay C 11/May/10 Lead O/S
with Will A
Hidden 11/May/10 2nd
PaulWatson 04/May/10 Lead dnf

Oh dear, got the better of me this. Transfer form tree easier than it looks, getting past the pegs, on slippery holds, not easy.

with Ian K
aipattison 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Katherine Ross
Katherine Ross 28/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 17/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
rg1976 10/Apr/10 2nd O/S
andy dunn 10/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with J
davidwright 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Sam
Hidden 10/Apr/10 2nd
7om 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Pete Entwistle
Pete.ent 10/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with 7om
Fred_Richard ??/2010 Lead
catemuir 31/Oct/09 2nd

Liked the stepping across from the tree at the start, good fun!

with Calum Smith
Chris Sansum 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Matt Lunn
mullermn 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Nice climb, might have got a little off route. Step across from the tree is surprisingly difficult

Kylie 19/Sep/09 2nd dog

Fell off just after the transfer from the tree. Hard route!

andy dunn 31/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Bessie
TimPerkin 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Richard Harris
grubes 27/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Chris
willworkforfoodjnr 27/Jun/09 AltLd O/S


with grubes
Marti999 08/Jun/09 Lead O/S
briar4012 08/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Marti
Hidden 02/Jun/09 Lead
Quirina 02/Jun/09 2nd O/S
ruaidh 16/May/09 Lead O/S

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.

with tom and isabelle
Monk 10/May/09 Lead rpt

This felt pretty hard and scary for a VS. Those pegs are looking a bit tired now.

with Bethan
Andy White 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Climbed with rucksack, topping out in the dark

with Anna Rothwell
Wrighty87 06/Apr/09 Lead O/S

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!

with Chris Mountford
Andy Peak 1 02/Apr/09 Lead

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

with mad phill and her bother
London Luke ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Alex Thompson 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Finished in the dark with headtorches. Slightly wandering line and a little polished...

jon thompson27 ?/Mar/09 Lead
with Alex Thompson
Kenemo ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 AltLd
EmmanuelF 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S

don't forget to backup the fence with some shrubbery

MagnusL ?/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Andy
Hidden 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
pelvoux 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Mario
Humpty Dangler 19/May/08 2nd O/S

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.

Hidden 19/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/08 Lead β
brady 11/May/08 Lead dnf

Bottled out after the flake, and escaped right.Quite bold I thought!

with Hilary
bpmclimb 10/May/08 Lead O/S
with Clare
Hidden 07/May/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 17/Apr/08 2nd
Theeni 09/Mar/08 Lead O/S

RMAS with novice

Hidden 30/Jan/08 -
Hidden 11/Nov/07 2nd O/S
Dr Caterpillar 20/Oct/07 2nd O/S

circus is very modest. if we were on route its HVS 4c no doubt

with Adam
Circus 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Maybe I was off-route towards the top but it felt quite scary for VS. Maybe I just need to climb at Avon more.

with Loz
Hidden 15/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/07 Lead
Hidden 08/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Al Franks 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Alasdair88 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Emma Ross
Hidden 02/Sep/07 Lead rpt
thomasadixon 27/Aug/07 Lead O/S

One tough move (or was I having a bad day?), nice route though. Watch the wasps nest.

with Matt Frank
Mark Walter 19/Aug/07 2nd
Eccentric 19/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Nice varied and interesting climb, altho nearly set up belay in a wasps nest at top.

maresia 14/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Jason Gotel ?/Jun/07 Lead


with Shiv
Hidden 29/May/07 2nd O/S
Owen W-G 05/May/07 Lead O/S
with Tony Seale
Hidden ??/2007 -
flatcap 15/Oct/06 2nd dog

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.

with IanI
Hidden 19/Aug/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Outdoorfun37 10/Apr/06 Lead
with Spitz
RedFox 09/Feb/06 2nd

Done to get to the top after I led Mike's Mistake

with Tom K
Tamlyn ??/2006 Lead O/S
John Lisle ??/2006 -
beardy mike ??/2006 -
Marcus ??/2006 -
Hidden 23/Nov/05 Lead O/S
pattisonr ?/Jul/05 -
with Matt
Bux ?/May/05 Lead rpt
with Rupert Bassadone
mwh 20/Apr/05 2nd O/S
gripped01 ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Dan Graves
tom.e ??/2005 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
cat22 ??/2005 2nd dog
with Will S
KarlH 17/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Tom Hales
Urgles ?/Jun/04 2nd O/S
with Ryan K
Hidden ?/Mar/04 Lead O/S
Richard Hall ??/2004 Lead

First climbed with IH (I think). Prob 2004ish

with Ian Hawkins
krikoman 11/Oct/03 2nd O/S
five ?/Sep/03 AltLd O/S
Lev 11/Jul/03 Lead rpt
with Claire Durant
Paz ?/Jun/03 Solo O/S
Boxy 10/May/03 Lead O/S
Lev 30/Apr/03 Lead dnf

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.

with Claire Durant
Hidden 24/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Lev 12/Aug/02 2nd O/S
with Tom Elliot
Hidden ?/Jul/02 AltLd O/S
pezzerrr ?/Apr/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 2nd O/S
gimmer ??/2001 -
Hidden ?/May/00 2nd
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
alan moore ??/2000 -
kevp 11/Oct/98 Lead O/S
with Jasen Ainley
chrisrogers ?/Sep/97 2nd O/S
with Steve J
jim_randell 08/Jul/97 2nd rpt

Possibly a little ambitious given the form of the party. We just managed to top out before dark.

with WW
Didymus 04/Sep/96 2nd O/S
with Marcus
colin milton 05/Apr/96 2nd dog
with eric milton
jim_randell 27/Apr/95 Lead rpt
with SL
mikej 11/Apr/95 Lead
with Nick Salmon
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/95 Lead
Simon Caldwell ??/1995 -

We definitely did something there that involved climbing a tree so I assume it must have been this one!

with Ian A and Mike
Tom Vivian 29/Nov/94 AltLd
chris sm 06/Oct/94 Lead O/S
with Martin Sime
jim_randell 19/Aug/94 Lead O/S
with FW
AndyB123 ??/1989 AltLd
with Andy E
sniffer ??/1988 2nd
with Paul Thomas
Moses 18/Aug/87 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/87 Lead O/S
mikej 01/Jul/87 Lead
with Pete Rowbottom
Tony Buckley ?/Jul/87 Lead
with Robert Clark
bullybones ??/1987 Lead
Hidden 16/Apr/85 Lead
Pete Nugent 02/Feb/85 2nd
with Nigel Brooks (Thames Valley CC)
JamieAyres ??/1985 Lead O/S
with some geezer I met down the Gorge
Hidden ?/Aug/82 Solo O/S
John Marsland ?/Jun/82 Lead
with Karen Creek
AlanLittle ??/1982 AltLd
stp 09/May/81 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1981 -
charlesmfrench ??/1978 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/76 2nd O/S
Rob Davies 02/Nov/75 2nd
with Bob Lowe (CUMC)
Nigel Bond 19/Aug/73 Lead
with John
Hidden ??/1973 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1970 Lead
Hidden ??/1965 AltLd
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