Rockfax Description
The eye-catching rightward exit from the sea-level cave of the back wall is rarely attempted. The often-greasy first pitch has been the scene of a few epics. Start in the cave, which can be gained by an abseil or via an awkward traverse from Right Angle.

1) 5c, 16m. From the ledge, climb two steep, offset corners (aid, if at all damp) and pull out rightwards onto the open face to an awkward, hanging belay.
2) 5a, 17m. Climb the wall rightwards to the left-leaning corner/groove-line, and follow this to a protruding ledge and belay.
3) 10m. Finish up the corner. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, West Country Climbs.

soph 28/Jun AltLd O/S
with Michaela Tracy
Hidden 17/Apr Lead O/S
phil64 ??/2015 -
markalmack 17/Aug/14 2nd O/S

in a 1er

with gwen, james marjot
jfletcher 27/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Rock on 1st pitch was in rare, dry condition. (Wouldn't fancy it in the wet!) Fantastic sea cliff route and 1st day climbing with G.B. for ~15 years. Great day.

with Graham Baxter
Graham Baxter 27/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

John led the dicey first pitch

Hidden 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
mike mo ??/2014 -
jakenichol 17/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1. Bit greasy. Climbing feels fine for 5c unless you kick out your only gear...

with Billy Ward
Marti999 21/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Graham C 21/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Marti
Hidden 01/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2012 Lead
with Alex Haslehurst
Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor ??/2011 -
Si dH 13/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

I led 1st pitch, Neil 2nd pitch. Well chuffed to do this. Conditions were good despite it being midday and an out-going tide on a cloudy day.

with Neil Furniss
Hidden 13/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
pezzerrr 12/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
cornishben 24/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Bobby Gilbert 10/May/10 2nd O/S

With Stefan from Swedan on BMC international meet.

with Stefan Lindblom
tuftynick ??/2008 -
jimdanson 01/Jun/06 2nd O/S

The first pitch out of the cave was damp and felt like verglass. Wait until evening and the sun comes round to enjoy it properly.

with Mike Adams
Bern ??/2006 -
PaulTanton ?/Jun/04 AltLd O/S
with Dave Taylor
Tim M ??/2000 -
Mark Kemball 28/Jul/99 Lead
with Ian Howdin
Hidden 16/May/98 AltLd O/S
Gregory ??/1997 AltLd
with dave langrish
Hidden 22/May/95 Lead O/S
keefe 26/May/91 -
Glenn Sutcliffe 26/May/91 -
with keefe
Hidden ??/1990 -
William Robertson ??/1987 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Mark Kemball 23/Jun/83 2nd
with Dave Abbey
Nic Robinson 11/Apr/80 AltLd O/S
with Mike Chapman
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