Rockfax Description
Although unbalanced, this is a memorable struggle from which few escape unmarked. Start at a crack above a gap in the ledge.
Burly crack manoeuvres ease at the midway point. Follow the natural line of steep cracks above to finish. © Rockfax

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

mark4344 21/Jun Lead dog

V.tough start,good pro. Easier after first crack.

JoeCoxson 18/Jun Lead G/U

Bastard crux was wet. Gutted I didn't get it first time, but enjoyed it none the less once I'd passed the first laybacks.

with Hazel Partridge, Wendy Matthews
Wendy Watthews 18/Jun 2nd O/S

Had Joe fall off and land on my head, but good on second

with joe c, cuc
Hidden 18/Jun 2nd dog
daxtari 14/Jun Lead O/S
Lumbering Oaf 09/Aug/14 2nd O/S

Great atmosphere with swell booming at high tide. Good jamming and careful bridging to surprise flake on cruxy bottom section. Middle and top sections are easier and interesting. Good route and worth a star.

manbat 09/Aug/14 Lead dog

Very physical. Pumped out placing gear and had to take a couple of rests.

Spearos 05/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Riggo
Simon cook ??/2014 -
jhb0510 09/Jul/13 Lead dog

Having seconded this on Sunday I thought I would give it a go. Fell 3 times at the crux, not elegent but I made it to the top!

with Dave Webster
jhb0510 07/Jul/13 2nd dog
with Alan Dovey
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Tim M 25/May/13 Lead
with Emma
climbergg 25/May/13 2nd
jakenichol 10/Jul/12 Lead O/S
arandall 12/May/12 Lead O/S

well protected but really hard

Dave192939 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Felt pretty damn hard for the grade!

with Frances Bensley
wojt ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Harry_Pymont 12/Aug/11 Lead β
stuaart 30/Jun/11 Lead dnf

Got to just before it eases a bit but then had a good time hanging on the gear. Too tired, and thuggy start was just not going to happen that day for me.

HIGHTOWER 28/Aug/10 2nd

Started up swift flight of fancy, but escaped into this.

Jim Slater 28/Aug/10 Lead dog

Difficult start, hung on gear.

Hidden 28/Aug/10 2nd dnf
centurion05 28/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Batt 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Start's a beast, partic if shoulder pops out!! Good value and good gear though.

paulh1967 ??/2009 -
Dan_Carroll 09/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Rebecca Holland
bpmclimb 08/Apr/08 Lead O/S

The start is hard work (which is obvious just looking at it)

with Clare
Noodles30 ?/Oct/07 TR
JPGR 29/Apr/06 2nd
with Andy
Bern ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
ewen ?/Sep/05 -
Hidden ?/Aug/05 Lead
Hidden 27/Jul/01 Lead
Richard Weller 26/May/85 -
with Pete Dewdney
RichardMc 05/Apr/85 2nd O/S
with Jon Clifford-Smith
Nigel Coe ??/1982 Lead
with Bob Elder
Chris Terrey ?/Apr/80 Lead
with Mike Quantrell
Mark Kemball ??/1980 2nd
Hidden 19/Aug/77 2nd
Hidden 19/Aug/77 Lead O/S
Nigel Bond 15/Apr/77 Lead
with Tony Cuddy
Dave Musgrove 23/Sep/69 Lead

Plus 1st ascent of Rt hand variant on 25.9.69

with Andy Wild, Dennis Gray
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