The obvious crack and groove in the front face of Lion Rock.

Ticklists: Cheddar Intermediate, Bristol 1st E1s.

AJM 11/Oct Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Oct Lead β
tobydunford 04/Oct Lead O/S
with Kirsty Kerr
Hidden 27/Sep Lead O/S
gazhbo 18/Aug Lead O/S
pezzerrr 27/Jun Lead O/S
Wendy Watthews 26/Jun Lead dnf

Started to back off because of the rain got to the ground and told myself to stop being stupid, found the crux difficult but didn't even have the decency to fall on the frankly solid gear so down climbed again retrieving the gear as I went, should get back on it in cooler and less humid weather

Cassidy ??/2015 2nd β

Was an impressive effort for Helen who ran it out boldly without adequate big gear and a distinct size disadvantage

Dizz 05/May/14 Lead

Tricky! Couldn't get into balance after crux and so ended up below it again :)

si_pro_83 05/May/14 2nd
with Liz
quiffhanger 13/Oct/13 Lead O/S

My sole ascent of the weekend. Led in pissing wet conditions with half an inadequate rack, followed by a gear-retrieval mission... Unnecessarily exciting.

Hidden 07/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Mr Tickle 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Tough move into the groove but found good intermittent rests all the way up.

Hidden 05/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/13 Lead dog
just one more 19/Jul/13 Lead
with john smith
morpcat 28/Apr/13 TR

Pulled through the bulge on second attempt after being told to stop being a girl about it

wilkinscl 28/Apr/13 TR
The Ivanator 07/Apr/13 2nd

Great line, physical route and a tough crux section.

with Pete
Dave Ing 30/Mar/13 Lead dnf
with Pete
Hidden 19/Feb/13 Lead β
BeccaSnowden 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S

A gem.

with Tom
thomasadixon 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Good climb and good line.

with Becca
Hooo 22/Jul/12 2nd O/S

Great route. Strenuous getting over the bulge, then keeps throwing up another hard move just when you think it's all over. Jammed all the way up the crack. Must come back and lead it. It was tough enough getting all the gear out without resting.

with Nevil
Nevil 22/Jul/12 Lead
with Howard
MarkRoe 10/Apr/12 Lead O/S
matty123 10/Apr/12 2nd
Stone Muppet 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with ah
shoulders 19/Nov/11 Lead β
with mart, andy sharp, dai
Quarryboy 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Fairly sustained although the crux is definitely the initial bulge. Brilliant route but fairly hard for the grade. Make sure you have perfected your jamming skills before taking this one on.

Stanners 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S

started on lead, but down climbed before the first crux. Leading head just wasn't on. What's wrong with me at the moment!?!

Didymus 29/Sep/11 Lead dnf

Very hot day (26 degrees!) and Lion Rock in full sun. Downclimbed from first roof for a rest after putting in gear but still couldn't get through the crux - miffed.

with Rich
ericinbristol 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Very good, well worth doing. Great gear all the way.

just one more 13/Jul/11 Lead
with Svenn G
benkelsey 25/May/11 Lead O/S

brought my friend flash pump to help me get through the first roof. other than that solid climbing with bomb proof gear all the way.. felt soft for E1 and for 5b

with Phill Butler
Bristoldave 14/May/11 Lead O/S
with Jim, douglas
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/10 Lead β
andy dunn 23/Aug/10 Lead β

Awesome looking line when viewed from down on the road. Wasn't expecting the lower crack to be as pumpy as it was. Pulled up out of it, couldn't get balanced and promptly fell off. Straight back down and climbed it ground up.

Hidden 23/Aug/10 2nd RP
Tomar 18/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Tom
tommytuffa ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with tomar
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Solo dnf
Hidden 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Marti999 11/May/10 Lead O/S
with Anna
Hidden 25/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/10 2nd O/S
JimR 21/Mar/10 -
Chubbard 21/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Derek
colesy 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S

With Wendy and Geof

richiebongo ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Gwen Thomson, Nick Smith, Jon Didymus
Wendy ??/2010 2nd O/S
beardy mike 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Great pitch, although dirty and a touch loose to start - this can be avoided to the right of the groove. The crux is brutal, but protected if you are strong enough to stop and put in gear. I just had to plough on to better holds. Onc past the entry to the grrove it relents a bit, getting easier as you get higher.

JimR 13/Sep/09 2nd
just one more 18/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Max B
Paul Robertson 18/Mar/09 2nd O/S
guy xavier percival 18/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with paul
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