Rockfax Description
A good expedition that possesses a lot of interesting and varied climbing, and a test of jamming ability on the first pitch. Start on a block ledge 5m right of Hydraulic Arete.
1) 10m. Move up the initial wall past diagonal breaks and then up steeper ground via some deep vertical cracks to a ledge. Move right along the ledge to a belay below a wide chimney.
2) 12m. Climb up the left wall of the chimney and stride over to the main tor on the other side of the chimney. Traverse right under an overlap until it is possible to pull up onto the summit. © Rockfax

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Dartmoor punter fifty (ish) routes in a day.

TommyKips 17/Oct Lead O/S
tinners88 17/Oct 2nd
SPAnnie 10/Oct Lead
VictoriaPancake 27/Sep 2nd
Hidden 26/Sep Lead
mjackson 13/Sep Solo
Graham Westbrook 13/Sep Solo O/S
with Mark Jackson
joe.wahab 12/Sep Lead dnf

Can't jam - I am trash.

rbond55 ?/Sep Lead O/S
ChelseyRoberts ?/Sep Lead O/S
ChelseyRoberts ?/Sep Lead O/S
Ellis20 08/Aug Lead O/S
with Sarah
Hidden ?/Jul TR
myrddinmuse 20/Jun Solo O/S

Dodgy arm jam, but good overall.

Hidden ?/Jun Lead
naomibrazier 27/May Lead O/S
with Claire M
buglow 26/May 2nd
J_joewhite 24/May Solo
steve1234 23/Apr Lead O/S
pete9071 19/Apr Lead β
Hidden 19/Apr Lead
NathanTurnock29 19/Apr 2nd O/S

Climbed first pitch. Walked off via the squeeze and then a jump over the void to walk off left.

with Ned
bedmaster_3000 16/Apr Lead O/S

Climbed as two pitches, middle of first pitch was cheeky. second pitch was very easy, but gear was sporadic.

unslev 16/Apr 2nd O/S
Andy Moles 10/Apr Solo O/S
with James Oswald
Kemics 25/Mar Solo O/S

harder than all the HVD's on the buttress.

Camilo EM 21/Feb 2nd
with Chris Semple
D Berry 15/Feb Solo rpt
PaulRickard 12/Feb -
with John Smith
m_harbour 08/Feb Lead O/S
Sempo 25/Jan Lead O/S

Trad lead easy climb, poor nut protection

with Camillo
Hidden ??/2015 -
jamiegee97 ??/2015 Solo O/S
suds_01 ??/2015 -
bigbear86 ??/2015 Lead
Hidden 24/Nov/14 AltLd O/S
Footiemadhannah 24/Nov/14 Lead

Chickend out at the second piece of gear, not a good day for climbing! Weather was cold (3degrees) but bright and sunny!

twill 22/Nov/14 Lead O/S
mattcoleman 06/Nov/14 2nd dog
runwildjohn 05/Oct/14 Lead

Led in one pitch.

jamespilgrim 05/Oct/14 2nd rpt
NickKel 04/Oct/14 Lead
alastairbegley 04/Oct/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 24/Sep/14 Lead
bpw666 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/14 2nd O/S
chrisbartlett 09/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Dave Page 26/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Lenaya Page
Hidden 24/Aug/14 Lead
Jen Mason 19/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Rather undergraded - gaining the belay is actually harder than it looks - perhaps Severe 4a would be a better indication of the feel of the route. The top part is very easy though.

with Julia
Hidden 25/Jul/14 2nd β
fire_munki 25/Jul/14 Lead O/S

The jamming, the pain! Good fun though.

silviac 23/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Tom, Duncan
Sean Kelly 23/Jul/14 Solo
RobRocks 19/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Roz Cooper
maffujones 12/Jul/14 Solo
Rob Morgan 12/Jul/14 Lead
Joemanglerocks 07/Jul/14 Solo
Rory Bascombe 03/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Ali Clark
Hidden 03/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Motown 02/Jul/14 -
RKirke 02/Jul/14 Solo O/S
with Jack W
Hidden 09/Jun/14 Sent O/S
alexrowe 26/May/14 2nd


Hidden 26/May/14 Lead
alisonlea75 26/May/14 2nd
with Stu
Jack Porteous 26/May/14 Lead
jhobbs 05/May/14 AltLd

Led 2nd pitch

with Elliott Clark
Elliott90 05/May/14 AltLd

Lead 1st pitch

Didymus 04/May/14 2nd O/S
Maywood96 04/May/14 2nd
1poundSOCKS 04/May/14 Lead O/S

I don't climb many VDiffs, so I'd forgotten how bloody hard they can be.

ChrisGard 04/May/14 Lead O/S
with Dan Dearling
cameron_hall 03/May/14 AltLd O/S
DavidFarrow 03/May/14 AltLd
AmyLou87 14/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 12/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Rupey 12/Apr/14 Solo rpt
Matt Amos 10/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Sandreas 13/Mar/14 TR
robburgundy ??/2014 AltLd O/S

First trad lead

with Pete
chrisdevon 26/Dec/13 Lead O/S
with Moses
Hidden 01/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Mayaculpa 16/Nov/13 AltLd

Hard for a vdiff

with dbm
Hidden 16/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
JamesColeman 19/Oct/13 TR O/S

Top rope solo. Tough 1st pitch. The rest is easy.

MarcT 23/Aug/13 Lead O/S

First of the day.

PaulTanton 23/Aug/13 Solo O/S
phil456 20/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Sam
Marktrin 20/Aug/13 2nd dog
with Sam
Westcorkman 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Bob Dawson
Hidden 03/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Motown 25/Jul/13 Solo O/S
neiloutdoors 17/Jul/13 Lead O/S

single pitch, long extenders.

with SDMC
Rob McKenzie 17/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Jamming. Tough beginning to single pitch climb

with Neil SDMC
andy_pemberton 17/Jul/13 Lead
with Sarah Massey
dale1968 05/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with leon
Psych ?/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S
lukimotaka 26/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Josh
BenBird 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Um, I had a bit of an epic. Traversed far too far left and ended up on the middle section of the HVS! Whoops. Felt tough in the grade, which is why I sorted a different route. Probably made it harder but, ah well.

with Stew Nutter
Stew nutter 19/Jun/13 2nd
paul reah 10/Jun/13 Lead O/S

HHmm first pitch is a little stiff for VD!! not a lot of gear from what i could find ( maybe im just rubbish :)but climbs well, shame you have to make it into two pitches as the rope drag would be horrible to do it in one!:)very easy top pitch to the top :)

with Tim Orme
timorme 10/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Paul Reah
R2B 09/Jun/13 Solo O/S

Good jamming practice.

with Charlotte
Hidden 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
pash 03/Jun/13 Lead O/S

With Wendy

Wendy Watthews ?/Jun/13 -
with james
pffft 06/May/13 AltLd O/S

me top easy pitch, bottom pitch tricky

Heather651 06/May/13 AltLd
Dale Turrell 04/May/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
homing-penguin 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S

First pitch is a bit stiff, then it's a walk.

with David
Alex Parker 20/Apr/13 2nd

Tough for a Vdiff! My first time on granite but expected it to be a lot easier!

Laura Parker 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
richardsavill 11/Apr/13 Lead O/S
sarahrowlands 11/Apr/13 2nd dog
James Oswald 04/Apr/13 Solo O/S
laurence_falconer 09/Mar/13 Lead

Did in the pouring rain. made a slight modification to the route

with UBES
UBES_Bristol_Expeditions 09/Mar/13 2nd
Hidden 11/Feb/13 TR O/S
Alex179 26/Jan/13 Lead

Led all in one pitch, 2 would have been better on reflection!

Hidden ??/2013 Lead O/S
Chelsea Crossman 05/Nov/12 TR
Hidden 14/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
JonHarvey 14/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
Hamish777 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Andrea
andrea83 07/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Hamish
Cheese Monkey 06/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

P1 was proper hard for VD, rescued some guy soloing behind us! Nice climbing though

with Vienna
Matt250 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/12 Solo O/S
scmertes 13/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Klaus-Dieter Schoul-Mertes
arandall 10/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Wendy Watthews 10/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Felix Ottey 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
AndrewHeaton 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Daniel
daniel heaton 26/Aug/12 Lead dnf
Jayzen 19/Aug/12 Lead
with Joshu Hardy
Tommyt 30/Jul/12 Lead O/S
climbhannahclimb 27/Jul/12 2nd
with Iain Adams
awilly1985 25/Jul/12 Lead RP

nice little jamming session at the top of the first pitch

peter.ravenscroft27 22/Jul/12 Lead
Thinker01 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Becster
becster 21/Jul/12 2nd
alisterrobbird 19/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/12 2nd
alexporter 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Multi-pitch. I lead both pitches. Took me a while, still getting used to placing gear again.

ed2204 28/May/12 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches, second pitch was pretty much a scramble.

with Claire Harrison
cdpuk 28/May/12 Lead O/S
KLucy 28/May/12 2nd
Marktrin 25/May/12 2nd
with Phil
phil456 25/May/12 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st pitch, Martin 2nd pitch.

with Martin S, Mark G
ledifer 19/May/12 AltLd dog

Lead 1st pitch. went a little off route and had to take a rest as was out of bravery

KDhruev 15/May/12 Lead O/S
with Tom G
Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) 07/Apr/12 Solo O/S
alastairbegley 30/Mar/12 Lead O/S
ali macphee 29/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Sarah Welsh 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
mark schramm 18/Mar/12 2nd rpt
with Lyndsay
Lyndsay Superclimber 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Mark S
misterb 01/Mar/12 Solo
Matt Smith 28/Jan/12 Lead O/S

All in one.

lewisea 28/Jan/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Jan/12 Solo
eis201 ??/2012 Lead
burto 15/Sep/11 Solo O/S
edordead 01/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden 25/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
ElvisLeg 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Lena Roland
broc 21/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with neil
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
wezzie 03/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Climbed, then down climbed back to ledge.

Mr Powly ?/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/11 TR
Joey C 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Laurie Turpin
laurie turpin 24/Jul/11 2nd
laurie turpin 24/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
abicampbell 14/Jul/11 Lead
neal_p 09/Jul/11 -
Hidden 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Alessandro Tentori ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Kirsten Donovan
rockpool ?/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Marti999 30/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/May/11 Lead rpt
gjh 14/May/11 Lead O/S

Led in one pitch.

MBarraclough 13/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/11 2nd
Hidden 05/May/11 Lead β
Liam FLeming 28/Apr/11 Solo
Jim Brooke 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Rich
Gra B 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
dellboy 22/Apr/11 2nd rpt
davenev 21/Apr/11 -
with luke
Tightsgirl 19/Apr/11 Lead
with Joe
lukerathmell 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Rachel Bennett
lukerathmell 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Rachel Bennett
dale1968 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Tom
Hidden 08/Apr/11 2nd O/S
combatrock ?/Apr/11 2nd
abicampbell ?/Apr/11 TR O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
David Qualtrough ?/Apr/11 -
Tom_Page 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Chris
harryjan 20/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

2 Pitch- James led first, I lead Second

Hidden 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
josh88 06/Mar/11 Lead
jenna 06/Mar/11 2nd O/S

1st multipitch

Michael Aylen 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with dad
MJAS82 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Chipster ?/Mar/11 -
krishewz ?/Feb/11 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Nov/10 Lead
tobydunford 27/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
dellboy 07/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with John Frost
Frostie 07/Sep/10 Solo
Rupey 04/Sep/10 Solo
joshcoombs 29/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Jon Olliffe 28/Aug/10 TR O/S
Blackgoby 16/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Tracey
Joe Richards 03/Aug/10 TR O/S

Nice Jamming.

with David White
ncrowe 02/Aug/10 TR
with Alan Chivers, Sarah Wood, Seb Chivers
ncrowe 02/Aug/10 Lead
with Alan Chivers
VLogan ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
tsl42 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S


with Nick H
nick hawkins 25/Jul/10 2nd
byatt2002 17/Jul/10 Lead
mreynolds 25/Jun/10 Lead O/S
timreynolds 25/Jun/10 2nd
lukebowman551 06/Jun/10 Lead
with Duncan Bourne
Monkey_Alan 06/Jun/10 Solo rpt
Frostie 01/Jun/10 Lead rpt
andybuckley 23/May/10 Solo

Finding routes at HT is a nightmare... the guide description doesn't fit at all! But I think this is what I did... nice awkward move through the bulge is the only hard bit, but all in a nice situation.

Hidden 23/May/10 Lead O/S
BenRyle 14/May/10 TR O/S
CharlotteMilner 06/May/10 TR rpt
Wainers44 15/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Solo
Hidden 07/Apr/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 07/Apr/10 Solo
Brocky 04/Jan/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Jan/10 Lead
daveyji ??/2010 Solo
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
wezzie 17/Nov/09 TR RP
mattshort 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/May/09 Solo
Ade Lane 10/May/09 TR
with Stephen Kingston
Stephen kingston 10/May/09 TR
tobydunford 03/May/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/09 Lead β
Monkey_Alan 12/Apr/09 Solo O/S
r.greaves 10/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with John Beddard
culmclimberRob 30/Mar/09 Solo
with helen cook
Hidden 23/Feb/09 2nd
suunto12 23/Feb/09 Lead O/S
jamessandels ??/2009 2nd
with Chris Sandels
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
beccafrench 25/Nov/08 Lead
Karlos 19/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Norman
CiderMatt 12/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/08 TR O/S
D Berry 12/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Claire Berry
Phil Latham 05/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Thom Cole
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Solo rpt
freelancer_85 14/Jun/08 Lead rpt
with Laura
ncrowe 18/May/08 Lead
with Seb Chivers
Reeges 06/May/08 Lead O/S
Spanglepants 05/May/08 2nd O/S
sam coward 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Helen
sharmawho? ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Oli, Chris, Nick , Dave
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
craig h 13/Nov/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Nov/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Nov/07 2nd
Mr_S 30/Sep/07 Lead β
Hidden 30/Sep/07 2nd
misterb 14/Sep/07 Solo
freeclimbfreemind 10/Sep/07 TR β
jamespilgrim 28/Aug/07 2nd
fivestar 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
adamscottthomas 23/Aug/07 Solo
Hidden 13/Aug/07 2nd
broc 09/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/07 2nd β
Dave Searle ?/Aug/07 Sent
Hidden 26/May/07 Lead
alaan 08/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Lloyders ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
jo86 12/Nov/06 Lead
just matt 01/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Jim
ebunick 01/Oct/06 Lead O/S

think it was this one :P CHECK GUIDEBOOK

with Lizzie
freelancer_85 09/Sep/06 Lead O/S

Lives up to it's name.

with Chris and Steve
gaz.marshall ?/Jul/06 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/06 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/06 Lead dnf
richardr ??/2006 -
Hidden ?/Dec/05 2nd dnf
eddy-on-the-rocks 02/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with Ben
victim of mathematics 19/Jun/05 Solo O/S
crossdressingrodney 19/Jun/05 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/05 Lead O/S
crater 25/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with neil
Hidden ?/Mar/05 2nd
aged_ape ?/Nov/04 Lead O/S
with MD
dellboy 15/May/04 2nd O/S
Jon Evans ??/2004 -
Rob84 ?/May/03 Lead O/S
with Raz
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
Hidden 01/Sep/02 2nd
FrankW 29/May/00 Lead rpt
with Joe
Steveb27 ??/2000 AltLd
Fatclimber 01/Nov/99 Lead
Mickdenali ??/1999 Lead O/S
FrankW 30/May/98 Lead O/S
with Roland K
rockjedi12345 ?/May/98 Lead O/S
with Phil Mathews
sixties 25/Apr/98 Lead
with hrd
Raggar 08/Sep/96 -
with Andy J
nacnud 03/Dec/95 Lead
colin milton 22/Aug/93 TR
with eric milton
Pete Nugent ?/Aug/87 Solo
bleddynmawr ??/1986 -
Hidden 31/Jul/85 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1970 Lead
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