Canis* VS 4c

Rockfax Description
When the upper slabs are clear of moss this is a worthwhile pitch. Start on the left side of the face next to a deep chimney that is formed by a massive flake that leans against the tor.
Move up cracks in the wall left of the chimney to a spike and continue up cracks until a pull up the wall above can be made and a ledge on the left gained. Move up through a bulge and climb carefully up the mossy slab to the top. Do not attempt this section in damp conditions. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
To the left of the wide chimney head up cracks (spike runner), then continue up further cracks until you can pull left onto a ledge. Take care to arrange gear here as above the bulge the very mossy slab is largely unprotected and not for the feint hearted! Be careful and avoid altogether when wet.

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This climb is in 122 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Pleasant lead. Well protected and interesting moves on low section. Mossy top but very easy climbing.
Motown - Lead - 18/Aug/15

paul reah - 2nd β - 17/Aug/15 with will cottel

with Joe and Lill. Then solo'd around to get my stuck gear back.
Bob Peters - 2nd - 18/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/15

pftom - 2nd O/S - 23/May/15 with Rosie Hawker

A great start and middle, just a shame about the awful, mossy, shitty excuse for a slab at the top. Ended up waiting for a rope to be thrown down rather than climb on. Bitterly cold wind didn't help.
Nick Arthur - Lead dnf - 20/May/15 with Kimberly Jarrad

mjkilburn - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/15

Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/14 with Louise Street

Hidden - TR O/S - 22/Sep/14

Warm up, reminded me how you need to treat the holds and gear on Dartmoor granite, although Alkis seemed to hate the climbing and the moss I thought the route had interesting character.
Quarryboy - Lead - 24/Aug/14 with Alkis Tsapanidis

Ok route, but slab at top needs some gardening. It deserves more assents - bring a stiff yard broom.
EcoClimber - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Kieran Dougherty Smith

KDSclimber - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Richard

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 25/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd β - 22/Jun/14

Pretty green on the top slab, but not too much to get in the way on a dry day, nice run out ending was exciting!
Angus Taylor - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/14 with Will Evans

Very green and unprotected at the top. Gardening required.
csd23 - Lead O/S - Jun/14 with Richard Dodds

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/May/14

mark schramm - Lead - 04/May/14 with John s, Jamie, Dave L

Jamiet297 - 2nd β - 04/May/14 with Dave Llewellyn, mark schramm

Hidden - 2nd dog - 11/Aug/13

petegruf - Lead - 11/Aug/13 with julia k

Not willing to make the move from the top of the fang.
Motown - Solo dnf - 23/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 17/Jul/13

BelayBunney - Lead rpt - 17/Jul/13 with Catherine

stephen ashworth - 2nd - 06/May/13 with john frost, martin clarke

martin clarke - Lead rpt - 06/May/13 with john frost, steve ashworth

Nick Biven - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12

Very dificult for its grade and not much fun once it got a bit wet. Once you had dug away at the moss you could find ok hand holds. Leader had a huge run out finish.
Tom Gregory - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/12 with Rebecca Heidi Milichamp

Popkids - Lead rpt - 28/Jul/12 with Baz

Good lead from Ben. The sketchy bit on the top slab is not too far up and there's gear just at the start. Still a bold finish on dirty ground. Bring a brush!
francois - 2nd O/S - 24/May/12 with Ben

lmacey - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with barefootjim

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/12

Cold and windy.
mark schramm - Lead rpt - 06/Apr/12 with Sarah W

Sarah Welsh - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Mark Schramm

dparsons - Lead O/S - 2012

Lewis Stewart - 2012

JRSB1991 - Lead O/S - Sep/11

mark schramm - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/11 with Neil Rigiani

Neil Rigiani - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/11 with Mark Schramm

Hidden - Lead - 09/Aug/11

very mossy at top, as guide say don't do in the wet; in fact don't bother at all!
nickdonohue - Lead - Aug/11 with Pete Merrick

chrisbrown_023 - Sent O/S - 02/Jul/11

mark schramm - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/11 with tom mason

abicampbell - Lead - 23/Jun/11

mark schramm - Lead O/S - 25/May/11 with DCIGadget

Tried to lead but failed lowered off and Mark Led
DCIGadget - 2nd dog - 25/May/11 with Mark Schramm

Hidden - AltLd - 21/May/11

poor climbing and very dirty/dangerous at the top. not recomended
misterb - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11 with bob

abicampbell - TR O/S - Apr/11

never again, far too green!
Tom Campbell - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11

dmaldonado - 2nd dog - 20/Mar/11 with Tom Campbell-Schofield

Great start but horribly run out on the top. Don't do it when it is damp - it's very green on the top.
BelayBunney - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Catherine

Diddnt bother with the mossy top part
Spence22 - Solo O/S - 17/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/10

Homes - Lead - 19/Jun/10 with Rach C

Hidden - Lead dnf - 28/May/10

Monkey_Alan - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/10 with Frodo Stickel

uncontrollable - 2nd O/S - 14/Feb/10 with Alan B

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 2010

accidentally strayed onto 2nd pitch of Diamond Sky, HUGELY MOSSY, especially at the top
r_findlay - Lead - 30/Sep/09 with stu_buchan43

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Sep/09

MarkRyder - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/09 with Lee

matt25 - Lead O/S - 06/May/09

keith leonard - 2009

Ollie Wickham - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Adam Thorp

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/08

Really, really exposed at the top when covered in moss
tom169 - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/08 with Hannah

Popkids - 13/Apr/08 with Kafoozalem & Baz

bold on the top
Andy Peak 1 - Apr/08 with jhone kendal

sam gordon - Lead - 2008 with samuel hext

I enjoyed the start **, but the top slab was very mossy at the time - making it a bit of a death route, a bit of a shame.
Jon_Warner - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/07 with Richard Ray

climber sim - 2007

Dave Searle - Lead - 05/Oct/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/06

Stuie - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/06 with James Dell

dellboy - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/06 with Stuart Heald

richardr - Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/06

victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/05 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/05 with victim of mathematics

Steve Bell - 2005

sims - 2nd O/S - 29/Oct/04 with Nick

aged_ape - Lead O/S - Apr/04

Hidden - Lead - 20/Aug/03

Hidden - Lead dnf - 27/Jul/03

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jul/03

Boxy - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/03

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jun/03

Digger - 2nd dog - 04/May/03 with James Latham

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Mar/02

timreynolds - Lead - 15/Jun/01 with Steve Taylor

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/01

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Aug/00

MartinN - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/00

stuart100 - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/00 with Ian Brown

AJH - 2nd - 2000 with Cameron

CraigMac1 - 2000

Marti999 - 2000

NickP - 2000

Steveb27 - AltLd - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 08/Oct/99

Hidden - Lead - 12/Sep/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/99

FrankW - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/99 with Levi

Frostie - Lead - 1999 with various

AndySL - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/96 with Jerry

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 21/Aug/96

colin milton - Lead - 07/May/94 with eric milton

sdht - 1994

A very good climb with a sting in tail Cold Dry
climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/93

leadmat - Lead - Jun/93

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/92

Iain Thow - 2nd - 31/May/90 with Rob Ivens

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/90

tapley - Lead - 04/Jul/89 with Alison Tapley

Raggar - 2nd - 21/Sep/86 with Jon B

Hidden - TR - 29/Sep/84

Mark Kemball - Solo - 26/Jun/83

Simon cook - 1976

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