Rockfax Description
Enthralling wall-climbing, tempered by the need for careful gear placement. Start just left of the thin crack of Golva.
Climb the thin left-slanting crack and then move up to a pocket. Continue slightly right and up to the first large horizontal break. Finish up the cracks and breaks. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Great Wall Climbs of the UK, West Country Climbs, Ultimate E3 ticklist.

Lumbering Oaf 01/Nov TR rpt

Top roped once previously but dogged it that time. Felt much easier this time around with beta at second crux move. Another one to lead...

with Luke, Matt George
manbat 01/Nov TR rpt
dready 25/Sep TR
whiteexplorer 25/Sep TR dog


with joe, Dave Piper
John Brayshaw 21/Sep 2nd dog

Sensational climbing, shame it took 2 falls before getting the crux

with Gareth
Hidden 26/Aug 2nd dog
Justin T ?/Aug Lead O/S


with Nancy
andrea83 08/Jul TR O/S


with Hamish
Hamish777 08/Jul TR O/S
with Andrea
LJC 25/Jun Lead G/U

2nd go

with Nathan
dbrooks 21/Jun TR O/S

awesome climbing but felt like it would be a bold lead! didn't fancy it.. maybe with a couple of mats....

with Alex, Michael, Gareth
Jackislav 17/May 2nd dog

Rested on the rope to get gear out that lewis fell on! needed another rest near the top of the crack and all

Bargate_Champ 08/May TR O/S
manbat 27/Apr TR RP

Solo top-rope. my first go was shocking, just got pumped too quick and put it down to climbing the day before. It was much to my surprise that I got it cleaned on the second attempt. Stoked!

manbat 16/Apr TR dog

Solo top-roped. Had three goes. Fell off several times on my first go and/or took rests. Second go went much better, but still couldn't get it clean and needed a couple of rests. The third go started great - got past the first crux fine, but ran out of steam from there on and was basically knackered. Took many long rests after that, and my climbing suffered due to fatigue. The move up pasts the pods is quite perplexing!

Cheese Monkey 15/Mar TR O/S
with Peter
pheotleyr 15/Mar TR O/S
with Ben
Hidden 12/Oct/14 Lead RP
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 18/Sep/14 Lead G/U

Cracking route, shame about the bad gear.

Hidden 18/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Ewan Russell 15/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Tom Nichols
Hidden 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
islandlynx 29/May/14 TR dog

A bed down and then top roped the route placing gear. Will lead one day

Hidden 07/May/14 TR
Bristoldave 12/Apr/14 Lead β

Skyhook(?s) useful- spotted this abbing off golva

with Caroline
CarolineH 12/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Dave
whiteexplorer 18/Mar/14 2nd dnf

got a little further than last time

with Dave Piper
Tom Livingstone 05/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/13 2nd
Tom Last 04/Apr/13 2nd


with Billy
aljezurusrf08 31/Mar/13 TR dnf
with Willow
Ed morris 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Colin
Hidden ??/2013 TR O/S
Hidden ??/2013 Lead RP
Johnny Baker ??/2013 -
kingholmesy ??/2013 Lead O/S
with Dave
Jen Crook 26/Jul/12 2nd dog
Hidden 26/Jul/12 Lead
Ricky Rocks 20/Jul/12 Lead

A great route, lovely sunny day. ground up. So pumped 1st go.

gg4419 ?/Jul/12 2nd rpt
MinHazeldine 12/Jun/12 2nd
burto 13/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with tom powell
Mr Powly 13/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Ian B
Pete Graham ?/Apr/12 Lead
with Rick Graham
gg4419 ?/Mar/12 TR RP
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
wojt ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
alice fuller ??/2012 TR β
with woj
colesy ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Dilwat 16/Sep/11 TR rpt

Came off first attempt. Managed second time round. Brilliant climb and something for me to aspire to on a lead.

SurferStan 16/Sep/11 TR dnf
with Dilwat
whiteexplorer 16/Sep/11 2nd dnf

somewhat beyond my ability couldnt get past the first crimp hold

with SurferStan, Dilwat
Hidden 19/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/11 2nd
John Mcshea 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Superb cornish wall climbing.

with Nick Arding
nick arding 30/Jul/11 2nd
with rob pitt
Rob Pitt 29/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Nick Arding
benkelsey 13/Jul/11 2nd O/S

requires good faith to keep ploughing on to the jugs and gear then a well protected hard pull. pretty steady for the grade but high quality

Hidden 13/Jul/11 Lead O/S
thomasadixon 21/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Soft? Didn't seem that bold, harder than Golva though.

with Mike
Hidden 31/May/11 2nd O/S
mbradberry2008 07/May/11 TR dog

first moves past the jugs on the small crimps hard, really pumpy route even the easy moves at the top felt strenuous! will be back to lead at some point!

leohl 01/May/11 Lead O/S
Jez 26/Apr/11 Lead dog

One rest. Nice route well protected. Just wasn't psyched for it!

masa-alpin 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Pretty steady.

with Ian S
Hidden 25/Mar/11 Lead RP
jakenichol 25/Mar/11 Lead RP

several goes up on top rope made the route fairly easy on lead. good gear where you need it

Hidden 13/Mar/11 TR
Hidden ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -

very soft if your tall enough to reach the good wire over right before commiting to the crux

Dave Heaton 02/Nov/10 TR
Bobby Gilbert 18/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Dan from St Ives, Heather Clark
El3ctroFuzz 11/Sep/10 Lead RP

Didnt get the onsight. 2nd go Ground up.

with Tom Thorpe
Hidden 28/Aug/10 Lead rpt
Jack_F 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S

An fantastic route with lovely flowing moves through the first black part. definatly rewarding jugs and good gear in the middle

HIGHTOWER 27/Aug/10 2nd
centurion05 27/Aug/10 Lead
Master Chief 15/Aug/10 TR dog
3 Names 06/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/10 TR
Harald 11/May/10 Lead O/S
Philippa Arding ?/May/10 2nd
with nick arding
williamsd79 ??/2010 2nd
Dan_Carroll 01/Sep/09 Lead RP

superb - first Cornish E3. climbed it much smoother on lead than on the top rope. definitely easier than Golva.

Hidden 24/Aug/09 2nd O/S
JPGR ?/Aug/09 -
with Steve Ahern
jominator 12/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
tomB 18/Jun/09 2nd
with Alex Cannon
JackMountains 04/May/09 TR O/S
Ben Snook 04/May/09 TR O/S
w.pettet-smith 03/Sep/08 Lead dnf

came,tried, failed. lost a rock 1. will be back.

with claire jane carter
Matt Bennett 31/Aug/08 Lead O/S
centurion05 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
bfreeman 10/Jun/08 Lead β
with Tom Laurence
jfreeman 07/Jun/08 2nd
simonr 07/Jun/08 Lead β
Dan_Carroll 30/Aug/07 TR O/S
Rich Kirby 04/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Ash
Hidden 04/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Toby Dunn 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Ruth
Sidekick ?/Jun/07 Lead dog
Neil Adams 18/May/07 Lead O/S

My first E3! Climbing style really suited me and it felt OK.

with Bez
dannyboy83 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Heather Rogers, Dave Moir
mankrambler 07/Apr/07 TR O/S
with Harry Low
Jus ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 TR
drysori ??/2007 -
feilx 26/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Natalie
Dave Kerr 01/Aug/06 Lead
with Jill Kerr
bronsonite 12/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Andy Lole
Hidden 08/Jul/06 2nd rpt
Hidden 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S
John Southworth ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Vicky Munn
lukea 29/Aug/03 2nd O/S
with Al
Urgles ?/Jun/03 Lead RP
with Laura
Hidden 19/Apr/03 TR O/S
Gus 27/Aug/02 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 23/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
pezzerrr 27/Mar/02 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 20/Oct/01 Lead
with Nic Dill
jfletcher 28/Jul/01 Lead
Roget 12/Sep/00 Lead O/S
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
Jon Read ?/May/97 Lead O/S
with Noel Curtis
andy_pemberton ?/Apr/97 Lead
lost.arrow 30/Mar/97 2nd
ecowaller ??/1997 Lead O/S
with bunny
frost ?/May/95 2nd
whispering nic ?/Apr/91 Lead
with noj
Hidden 10/Sep/90 TR
BigHairyIan 27/Aug/89 2nd dog
with Mike Buckley (Little Mike)
Hidden ?/Jul/88 Lead RP
Nigel Coe 29/May/88 2nd
Hidden 05/Aug/87 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/86 2nd
Mark Kemball 21/Jun/83 Lead
with Dave Abbey
Chris Terrey ?/May/80 Lead
with Pete Hevezi
Hidden ??/1978 -
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