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.

Kemics 10/Oct 2nd O/S

Bit easy for vdiff. More like diff?

with Corin
Hidden 06/Sep Lead O/S
alastairbegley 06/Sep 2nd O/S
Skip 05/Sep Lead rpt
Jake glenn 16/Apr Lead
Jake glenn 22/Mar Lead RP
mjkilburn 22/Mar Lead O/S
Stanners 27/Sep/14 Solo O/S

enjoyed lunch at the top

with Andy G
CreepingExcellence. 27/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Skip 21/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
jamie ward 21/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Mick
Alex Thurstans 13/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Merlin 13/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Alex Thurstons
Hidden 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S
jamespilgrim 07/Jun/14 Lead O/S

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

Hidden 31/May/14 Lead
clubmanpete 20/May/14 Lead
Hidden 05/May/14 2nd
rd20 05/May/14 2nd O/S
with Jing
jing 05/May/14 Lead O/S

Slightly unpleasant and prickly exit. Overall a good route.

with Robert
Phil Hutchinson 05/May/14 2nd
Fiona McFarlane ?/May/14 Lead
phil456 30/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Graham M
Skinnybloke 19/Apr/14 2nd

Geting started is a sod! Lost most of the skin off my knee.

The Norris 19/Apr/14 Lead dnf

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!

with Gem
Paul Hy 10/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Dislodged boulder from just right of the overhang. Bottom twitching event!!!!!

with Chris W
Hidden 10/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Jack Porteous 09/Apr/14 -
Jack Porteous 09/Apr/14 -
Simon cook ??/2014 -
Hidden 25/Nov/13 Lead O/S
nickdonohue 22/Nov/13 Lead
with Mark McCarthy
Hidden 10/Aug/13 2nd
Jamiet297 03/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Carl
Hinchrn 06/Jun/13 2nd
benren 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Tom
Ed morris 23/May/13 2nd O/S
with Ian
wurzelinzummerset 06/May/13 Lead O/S
with Nick
stoneback 06/May/13 2nd
with Alan
Hidden 19/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Ian Miller 04/Feb/13 Lead rpt

After bailing this climb a couple of mon ths ago, was pleased to be able to climb it with ease.

whiteexplorer 07/Dec/12 2nd O/S

a family of goldcrests entertained us as we were waiting to climb the route

with Dave Piper, Dilwat, SurferStan
Dilwat 07/Dec/12 2nd O/S
SurferStan 07/Dec/12 2nd O/S
Cheese Monkey 16/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Lead after partner bailed. Not a very good route, should of walked out. Instead got caught in the dark in the rain. Great

with Ian M
Ian Miller 16/Nov/12 2nd
Hidden 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Lyndsay Superclimber 29/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Jimbo
Marti999 21/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Debbie
ledifer 21/Jul/12 2nd O/S

Overgrown at the top. Lost a cam to this climb. Fun moves though

with jac hess
clubmanpete 13/May/12 Lead dnf


zcsharp 04/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Greg
arandall 19/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Wendy Watthews 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Feb/12 Lead
Will Gordon 22/Jan/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Tom Campbell 15/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
ali macphee 23/Jul/11 Lead
Frostie 19/Jun/11 Solo
Joby 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S

exit is very overgrown with gorse

with Alice Fuller
Joey C 14/May/11 2nd β

Thorn bush, ouch!

with Laurie Turpin
lukerathmell ?/May/11 Lead O/S

Interesting section under the roof

with Rachel Bennett
alice fuller ?/May/11 2nd O/S
with Joby
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Westcorkman 16/Apr/11 AltLd
with Bob Dawson
laurie turpin 14/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 22/Mar/11 Solo rpt
BelayBunney 19/Mar/11 2nd

Cath's leader training!

Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Tom_Page 07/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Chris
Hidden ?/Mar/11 Lead
tsjx 26/Sep/10 Lead

Worth scrambling through the Gorse for the top out. Best view on the Dewerstone.

thoabb 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Lots of gorse

with Nick
Hidden 30/May/10 2nd
Bobling 18/Apr/10 Lead

Think took wrong line after the over hang went left of the gorse bush. Got shredded by gorse at the top.

with Will
Hidden 27/Mar/10 Lead
mreynolds ??/2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/09 Lead
rockferret 12/May/09 Lead O/S
with Phil
Phil79 12/May/09 2nd rpt

Birds nest in-situ on Raven Face/Randy. Best avoided until they are gone.

with Rockferret
Hidden 13/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/09 Lead
Jenba* 15/Mar/09 2nd

First proper second, lead by Rich.

with Richard Stemp
Phil79 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Pedro
pedro.silva 21/Feb/09 2nd O/S
with Phil
Mr_S 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Lee
JonHarvey 21/Jul/08 Solo rpt
JonHarvey 15/Jul/08 2nd rpt

Jaynes 2nd lead

with Jayne-o
Hidden 15/Jul/08 Lead rpt
DanLear 08/Jul/08 Lead
with Al McPhierson
Hidden 26/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 19/Jun/08 Solo rpt
Nobster ?/Jun/08 Lead G/U
with Sven
Popkids 02/Apr/08 Lead

My first lead

with Kafoozalem
Hidden 07/Mar/08 Lead
existing debt ??/2008 -
Zoomer 24/Aug/07 2nd

As a continuation of Fly on the Wall. No need for a technical grade.

Jules 210681 24/Aug/07 Lead
mart rich 26/Aug/06 AltLd O/S

So much variation in a single pitch!

with Steve Moody
Justin T 08/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Wifey
Hidden ?/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
JonHarvey ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
localboy 30/Apr/06 Lead O/S

Bad ropework lead to a a huge amount of rope drag. Quite a rounded sloppy route.

with Clare D
rotsoscooper 22/Jan/06 2nd O/S

We got lost and mucky.

with Tom and Chris
Tom Last ?/Jan/06 Lead
with Matt & Chris
leadmat ??/2006 Lead
leadmat ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
Hidden 24/Sep/05 Lead
Hidden 03/May/05 Lead O/S
sam coward 20/Feb/05 Lead O/S
with Helen
crater 19/Sep/04 Lead O/S
drpeters ??/2004 -
Hidden 31/Aug/02 2nd
Mickdenali ??/2002 -
with Tony Rudal
rockjedi12345 ?/Oct/00 Lead O/S
with Phil Mathews
rockjedi12345 ?/Oct/00 Lead O/S
rockjedi12345 ?/Oct/00 Lead O/S
with Neil Parry
Hidden 30/Apr/00 Lead
andy_pemberton ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 13/Nov/99 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
sixties 25/Oct/97 AltLd
with hrd
Hidden 29/Sep/97 Lead
climbingrichard 15/Mar/97 2nd O/S

Paul's 1st lead

Raggar 07/Sep/96 -

called raven wall then

with Andy J
climbingrichard 28/Jul/96 2nd O/S


climbingrichard 25/Jun/96 Lead O/S

Dry Lynne

iskra2000 06/Apr/96 Lead
with Paul Woodcock
Hidden 30/Mar/96 Solo
colin milton ?/Jul/93 Lead
with eric milton
jim_randell 12/Sep/92 2nd O/S
with MS, WW
climbingrichard 06/Aug/92 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 30/Sep/91 Lead
with Rob Ivens
Hidden 15/Oct/89 Lead O/S
daviesdan ??/1989 Lead
Hidden 18/Jun/86 Solo O/S
Nigel Coe 08/Oct/83 -
with Pam Holt
Andy S ?/Jul/83 2nd dog
with Dad
Hidden 29/May/83 Lead O/S
mark-abz 26/Apr/80 Solo
Mike C 07/Oct/79 Lead
with Dave Bennett, Will Fitzpatrick, Neil ?
Mike C 08/Oct/78 Lead
with Eifiona Main, Heather Tarplee, Tim Sladden
Mike C 02/Oct/77 2nd
with Nick Harman
Bolt Phobia 03/Apr/76 Solo
with John Broadwell
Hidden ??/1970 Lead
uphillnow ??/1964 Lead
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
James A.S Read, jhobbs, andrewmcleod, Hidden, Chris dyer, hcaw, Nelson
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