Raven Face* VD 4a
[Raven Face, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
A very pleasant way to finish off the climbs on the lower section of Raven Buttress. Start at the col between the lower and upper buttress. The col is most easily reached by walking up the right hand side of the lower buttress and moving left to the col.
Move up the broad rib above the col to a slabby section of rock beneath a prominent overhang. Traverse right under the overhang and finish up the break to its right. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Very worthwhile.
1) 3a. Climb up until beneath the overhang. Move right, until it is possible to climb up a short corner, to reach a belay on the top.
A rock fall has blocked the finishing chimney right of overhang, still VD though

R.G.Higgins 1949

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Photo: Raven Face © rotsoscooper
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This climb is in 146 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/15

alastairbegley - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/15 with Becky Bagnall

Skip - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/15

Jake glenn - Lead - 16/Apr/15

Jake glenn - Lead RP - 22/Mar/15

mjkilburn - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/15

enjoyed lunch at the top
Stanners - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Andy G

CreepingExcellence. - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Rob Stanfield

Skip - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/14 with jamie ward

jamie ward - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Mick

Alex Thurstans - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/14

Merlin - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/14 with Alex Thurstons

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14

In its present state, this is not one to seek out - there are some nice moves, but it also has many prickly bushes at the top
jamespilgrim - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead - 31/May/14

clubmanpete - Lead - 20/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/14

rd20 - 2nd O/S - 05/May/14 with Jing

Slightly unpleasant and prickly exit. Overall a good route.
jing - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with Robert

Phil Hutchinson - 2nd - 05/May/14 with Fiona McFarlane

Fiona McFarlane - Lead - May/14

phil456 - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/14 with Graham M

Geting started is a sod! Lost most of the skin off my knee.
Skinnybloke - 2nd - 19/Apr/14 with clubmanpete

Got to the ledge to the right on the overhang and came across what looked like a lot of very loose rock, with some obvious recent rockfall (a block about the size of a microwave seems to have been dislodged, and a lot of new looking loose dirt). Anyway, didnt fancy clambering up the rest of the way so downclimbed the whole route, which was an interesting challenge!
The Norris - Lead dnf - 19/Apr/14 with Gem

Dislodged boulder from just right of the overhang. Bottom twitching event!!!!!
Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/14 with Chris W

chrisweight - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/14 with Paul Hyland

Jack Porteous - 09/Apr/14

Jack Porteous - 09/Apr/14

Simon cook - 2014

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/13

nickdonohue - Lead - 22/Nov/13 with Mark McCarthy

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Aug/13

Jamiet297 - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/13 with Carl

Hinchrn - 2nd - 06/Jun/13 with Ben Renshaw

benren - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Tom

Ed morris - 2nd O/S - 23/May/13 with Ian

wurzelinzummerset - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Nick

stoneback - 2nd - 06/May/13 with Alan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/13

After bailing this climb a couple of mon ths ago, was pleased to be able to climb it with ease.
Ian Miller - Lead rpt - 04/Feb/13 with James Goss

a family of goldcrests entertained us as we were waiting to climb the route
whiteexplorer - 2nd O/S - 07/Dec/12 with Dave Piper, Dilwat, SurferStan

Dilwat - 2nd O/S - 07/Dec/12 with Dave P, Tom M, SurferStan

SurferStan - 2nd O/S - 07/Dec/12 with Tom Monday, Dave Piper, Dilwat

Lead after partner bailed. Not a very good route, should of walked out. Instead got caught in the dark in the rain. Great
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/12 with Ian M

Ian Miller - 2nd - 16/Nov/12 with Ben Darby

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12

Lyndsay Superclimber - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Jimbo

Marti999 - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/12 with Debbie

Overgrown at the top. Lost a cam to this climb. Fun moves though
ledifer - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with jac hess

clubmanpete - Lead dnf - 13/May/12

zcsharp - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/12 with Greg

arandall - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Wendy Matthews

Wendy Watthews - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12 with arandall

Hidden - Lead - 04/Feb/12

Will Gordon - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/12 with Geoff Burton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/12

Tom Campbell - Lead O/S - 15/Jan/12

Hidden - 2012

ali macphee - Lead - 23/Jul/11

Frostie - Solo - 19/Jun/11

exit is very overgrown with gorse
Joby - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Alice Fuller

Thorn bush, ouch!
Joey C - 2nd β - 14/May/11 with Laurie Turpin

Interesting section under the roof
lukerathmell - Lead O/S - May/11 with Rachel Bennett

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/11

Westcorkman - AltLd - 16/Apr/11 with Bob Dawson

laurie turpin - Lead - 14/Apr/11 with Joe Cossey

Hidden - Solo rpt - 22/Mar/11

Cath's leader training!
BelayBunney - 2nd - 19/Mar/11 with Catherine

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11

Tom_Page - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/11 with Chris

Hidden - Lead - Mar/11

Worth scrambling through the Gorse for the top out. Best view on the Dewerstone.
tsjx - Lead - 26/Sep/10

Lots of gorse
thoabb - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Nick

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/10

Think took wrong line after the over hang went left of the gorse bush. Got shredded by gorse at the top.
Bobling - Lead - 18/Apr/10 with Will

Hidden - Lead - 27/Mar/10

mreynolds - 2nd O/S - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 28/Sep/09

rockferret - Lead O/S - 12/May/09 with Phil

Birds nest in-situ on Raven Face/Randy. Best avoided until they are gone.
Phil79 - 2nd rpt - 12/May/09 with Rockferret

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - 20/Mar/09

First proper second, lead by Rich.
Jenba* - 2nd - 15/Mar/09 with Richard Stemp

Phil79 - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Pedro

pedro.silva - 2nd O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Phil

Mr_S - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Lee

JonHarvey - Solo rpt - 21/Jul/08

Jaynes 2nd lead
JonHarvey - 2nd rpt - 15/Jul/08 with Jayne-o

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Jul/08

DanLear - Lead - 08/Jul/08 with Al McPhierson

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/08

Hidden - Solo rpt - 19/Jun/08

My first lead
Popkids - Lead - 02/Apr/08 with Kafoozalem

Hidden - Lead - 07/Mar/08

existing debt - 2008

As a continuation of Fly on the Wall. No need for a technical grade.
Zoomer - 2nd - 24/Aug/07 with Julia Bloomer

Jules 210681 - Lead - 24/Aug/07 with glenn bloomer

So much variation in a single pitch!
mart rich - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/06 with Steve Moody

Justin T - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/06 with Wifey

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/06

JonHarvey - Lead O/S - Aug/06 with Jay Jackson

Bad ropework lead to a a huge amount of rope drag. Quite a rounded sloppy route.
localboy - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/06 with Clare D

We got lost and mucky.
rotsoscooper - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/06 with Tom and Chris

Tom Last - Lead - Jan/06 with Matt & Chris

leadmat - Lead - 2006

leadmat - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 24/Sep/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/05

sam coward - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/05 with Helen

crater - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/04

drpeters - 2004

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Aug/02

Mickdenali - 2002 with Tony Rudal

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/00

Hidden - Lead - 30/Apr/00

andy_pemberton - Lead - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/99

Hidden - Lead - 1998

sixties - AltLd - 25/Oct/97 with hrd

Hidden - Lead - 29/Sep/97

Paul's 1st lead
climbingrichard - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/97

called raven wall then
Raggar - 07/Sep/96 with Andy J

climbingrichard - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/96

Dry Lynne
climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/96

iskra2000 - Lead - 06/Apr/96 with Paul Woodcock

Hidden - Solo - 30/Mar/96

colin milton - Lead - Jul/93 with eric milton

jim_randell - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/92 with MS, WW

climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/92

Iain Thow - Lead - 30/Sep/91 with Rob Ivens

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/89

daviesdan - Lead - 1989

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Jun/86

Nigel Coe - 08/Oct/83 with Pam Holt

Andy S - 2nd dog - Jul/83 with Dad

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/83

mark-abz - Solo - 26/Apr/80

Mike C - Lead - 07/Oct/79 with Dave Bennett, Will Fitzpatrick, Neil ?

Mike C - Lead - 08/Oct/78 with Eifiona Main, Heather Tarplee, Tim Sladden

Mike C - 2nd - 02/Oct/77 with Nick Harman

Bolt Phobia - Solo - 03/Apr/76 with John Broadwell

Hidden - Lead - 1970

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
James A.S Read, jhobbs, andrewmcleod, Chris dyer, hcaw, Nelson

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