Rockfax Description
A classy, sustained pitch in an idyllic setting. The route follows the sheer-looking, blank wall to the right of the picturesque waterfall. Start on boulders in the stream at the base of the line.
32m. Climb the line of thin cracks to small ledges and continue past a peg to another small ledge midway up the wall. The upper section of the crack gradually steepens but the holds get bigger and better. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Climb the crack to small grassy ledge, ticky moves past poor peg, follow sustained diangnal crack to the top.
Still needs a extra stake, there is a new one up high that's good, but the one in the hollow is only a foot long, be warned.

Ticklists: Best slab climbs of the UK, West Country Climbs, Culm - When the tide's in., Ultimate E3 ticklist, Alex's Cornwall and Devon ticklist.

mattnuttall 14/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Superb. River in spate for added atmosphere.

datoon 14/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
tash 06/Jun/15 2nd

First time belaying in a stream or climbing next to a waterfall!

with ali k
R2B 16/May/15 Lead O/S
with ferdia
ferdia 16/May/15 2nd
with Russell
riddle 23/Aug/14 2nd O/S

Lost at S,P,S and had to second this great route.

mikeyjbs 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Roger Hamilton-Smith
Owen W-G 13/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Well chuffed with this one, lots of doubt and digging deep, had a few moments, felt a step up from the E2s I'm used to, hardest and best route this year

with Tony Seale
Duncan Campbell 13/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Brilliant little route. A couple of poor pegs but lots of natural gear available. Great end to a sweet day at Sharpnose!

with GuyVG
Wood for Trees 13/Aug/14 2nd O/S

breathtaking surroundings. Gets hard when the angle steepens.

Hidden 21/Jul/14 2nd
Dave Turnbull, BMC 20/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Tom Last 15/May/14 Lead dnf

Damn damn damn! Got to within 3 metres of the top, but was totally spent. Great climb, wouldn't say the protection was excellent to be honest, at least not between the grassy breaks. First peg is dead. Didn't come across any loose rock. Bit pissed off but don't get much E3 milage, so could be worse.

Ed Babs 19/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Great. Found 4 stakes at the top and equalised with spare rope. 2 in hollow, 1 up slope and 1 behind mound towards ford.

with AlexD
AlexD 19/Sep/13 2nd
with Ed
Hidden 18/Sep/13 Lead O/S
alexjz 18/Aug/13 2nd rpt

This felt harder than when I lead it a month ago. I must have been in better shape then. Very happy with the lead back then. A couple of hard sections: passing the second peg and near the end moving from a big flat slanted edge high up to a constricting flaring crack which I got a poor finger lock in.

with Rufus Lusk
Mike W 07/Aug/13 Lead O/S
alexjz 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Great climb, felt good in spite of the lack of sleep from the party the night before. Amazing day and very hot though the line was in the shade. I need to work on my gear placements. Lots of gear and bigger than I thought it would be. The stakes at the top need changing.

with Matt Burdekin
Hidden 09/Jun/13 TR
Ed morris 18/May/13 Lead O/S

Unusual belay on the rock in the middle of the stream. Good climbing but with loose rock on the lower half. Fantastic climbing on the second half, unrelenting sustained 5b.

with Colin
Rob84 04/May/13 2nd O/S
with Rob Greenwood
The Green Giant 24/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Plenty of small gear, the grade is debatable.

with Fiila
El3ctroFuzz 24/Mar/13 2nd
burto 06/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with jerome
nick arding 21/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Philippa Arding
Hidden 16/Aug/12 TR
Philippa Arding 28/Jul/12 2nd
with nick arding
Tom Seccombe 09/Jul/12 Lead rpt

Retro Flash. Holes in Rockboots.

mountain_jay 17/Jun/12 2nd O/S

Awesome! Don't forget the wellies and a bucket!!

Pippa 15/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S
jkarran 06/Apr/12 2nd

Pegs are looking pretty sorry for themselves. Top section sustained and tricky, only just stayed with it.

with Aly
Hidden ??/2012 -
steveb2006 27/Sep/11 Lead

Great to get this done after previous failure. Sustained.

Hidden 31/Aug/11 Lead O/S
dan gibson 31/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with michael porter
CRiddiford 29/Aug/11 2nd
with Jonny, Mike
wi11 17/Aug/11 Lead dnf
with Rob G
alaan 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Will
steveb2006 06/Aug/11 Lead dnf

Wanted to do this for some time but the middle crux bit is soaking and not much hope of climbing through it, so carefully climb back down

with David Andrew
Hidden ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
JeromeT ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Matt L
Ged Desforges ??/2011 -

A really great route, but take care on the bottom half. Some pretty snappy rock, and not much gear. The first peg is nackered, but can be backed up with a reasonable RP

mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden 16/Sep/10 Lead O/S
david morse 16/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with chris todd
Tom Seccombe 29/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Stu Bradbury
Chad123 11/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Really fun climb, slightly bold in bottom half with fiddly gear and then a cool steep, well protected finger crack to finish. Much easier than more than a match done the same day - a great double!

with Sam
thomasadixon 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Brilliant. Looks a bit grassy but isn't, stunning situation and great climbing!

with Becca
BeccaSnowden 03/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Very cool place to belay from, really exciting route to follow!

with Tom
Hidden 02/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Marti999 02/Aug/10 Lead O/S
briar4012 02/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Marti, Pete
Hidden 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Bobby Gilbert 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
katherinesydney 10/Apr/10 2nd dnf

tiring after a full-on day, but great location got to top but didn't do all the moves (pulled up!), so dnf

Hidden 12/Sep/09 2nd dog
Hidden 30/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/09 2nd O/S
chris sm 13/Jul/08 Lead rpt
with Pippa Froggatt
Hidden 15/Jun/08 Lead RP
prawn 15/Jun/08 2nd β
with Graham
Dan Shirley 25/Apr/07 TR O/S
Mark Kemball 25/Jun/06 2nd
with Nic Dill
richardr ?/Jun/06 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/05 2nd
Hidden 19/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/04 Lead β
tuftynick ??/2004 Lead O/S
with andy benson
Hidden 24/Aug/03 2nd O/S
Mark Kemball 31/May/03 2nd
with Nic Dill
Hidden 27/May/03 2nd O/S
goi.ashmore 21/Apr/03 Lead O/S


with Roy Thomas
Hidden ??/2001 Lead
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
bullybones ??/2000 -
Simon cook ?/Apr/98 -
chris sm ?/Sep/97 2nd O/S
with Jim Hall
andy_pemberton ?/May/97 Lead
with Rik Meek
Rich Kirby 11/Aug/92 Lead O/S
Andy Say 27/Apr/91 Lead
Mark Kemball ??/1990 Lead
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