Bridle Piton Slab* D
[One cat stuck in a tree..., 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
The fine set of right-facing flakes in the easy-angled slab combined with the descent down the wide chimney gives a substantial round trip. Start at the base of the slab.
Follow the flakes until moves right gain a small corner that leads to the top of a pinnacle. To descend, climb down the deep chimney to the left (facing in) which is Mod in dry conditions. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Dartmoor punter fifty (ish) routes in a day.

Photo: One cat stuck in a tree... © col3
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This climb is in 237 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Mayaculpa - TR - 25/Jul/15 with Kate, Mike Rotraxion

tomwright1509 - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/15

37degrees - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/15

Hidden - TR O/S - 09/Jul/15

Well ard for The grade
OllieF - TR rpt - 09/Jul/15 with James

ms26g10 - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/15

Quick blast before group arrived. Diff my arse!
OllieF - TR rpt - 04/Jul/15

Soloed, so unfortunately unable to use the handy tat for the descent. Horrible, licheny descent, worse than climb.
myrddinmuse - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/15 with Jon Hardman, maddy92

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jun/15

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/May/15

Lead first pitch. Must of gone off route! as alot harder for a Diff. Went straight up face. Zara seconded easily and Pete stormed up. Abseiled off.
surf1nal-kern0w - AltLd O/S - 25/May/15

Well though it would be a nice easy one to get the Gf up.... lucky she flew up it as a second... when I came to second it I'd defo advise it s4a. ....
clubmanpete - 25/May/15 with surf1nal-kern0w

Hidden - Lead - 22/May/15

Good climb, bit slippery in places. Abseil tat at top helped, even if our rope got caught as we pulled it through!
bedmaster_3000 - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/15 with Robert Terry

unslev - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/15 with Ken Hard

Caspian Johnson - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/15 with Nickfoulds

CameronH - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/15 with Carrie Holloway, Craig Holloway

philipworth - 2015 with David Macintyre

bleddynmawr - 2015

Patrick Clissold - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/14 with Rachel Fox, Paraic Scanlond, Rory Fyffe, Eleri Clissold

Was teaching Hana to climb outdoors. Picked this to lead (normally lead around HVS). Found it hard and thought I might fall. Also all the gear placements were muddy and not great. Admitedly the slab was a bit damp, but if I had a full range of votes I go HS/VS,4a,Bag of....
Sam Husband - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/14 with Hana Mabb

Very wet and slippy. Planned to second Sam, made some of the way up and then abandoned. (Sam found it tricky for the grade)
Hannah Mabb - 2nd - 06/Dec/14 with Sam husband

Rory Fyffe - 2nd - 06/Dec/14 with Paraic Scanlon, Rachel Fox, Eleri Clissold, Patrick Clissold

Skip - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/14 with jamie ward

TrevorCruse - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/14 with Phil Hammond

Bumped into a load of teenagers smoking a spliff when emerging from the cave at the end who were all very excited by it. Was offered a puff from it then called it a day.
Quarryboy - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Alkis Tsapanidis

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/14

A bit of a scary moment on this, which was surprising considering the grade.
OllieF - Solo O/S - 22/Jul/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Jul/14

EcoClimber - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/14 with Kit

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Jul/14

hthom - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/14

Partner started lead but backed off. Finished the lead using his gear left in (up to about half way). Felt much harder than a Diff.
Rob Morgan - Lead - 13/Jul/14

Joemanglerocks - Solo - 07/Jul/14

Reversed down as ab tat is manky.
Steveb27 - Solo - 29/Jun/14

mdjb - Lead - 22/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 22/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/Jun/14

darcan - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/14 with ciara lane

Fabien went for an epic poo trip
DavidFarrow - Solo O/S - 11/May/14 with Tom Amraoui, Jing Tang

Maywood96 - 2nd - 05/May/14 with Chris Gard

I felt this was a lot harder than a diff
ChrisGard - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with Kyle Maywood

Green and wet. Difficult to find good protection.
jing - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Dave F, Fabian, Tom

did it with direct finish
Lilla Horvath - TR O/S - 03/May/14 with Will

Jack J Keogan - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/14 with James Helm

Jackislav - Solo - 08/Mar/14

not diff, not good.
bede.west - Lead O/S - Feb/14

Joel Perkin - Solo O/S - 25/Jan/14

Nick Biven - 2014

Poly pocket - 2014

Patrick Clissold - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/13

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Sep/13

Phil Layton - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/13

henrybedford - TR O/S - 26/Aug/13

don't think much of the grading round here... how is this supposed to be a diff? it should be very basic to warrant that, as gear I awful.
Little B - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/13 with Isaac, Jane

This is probably not a route for someone just starting out leading or for novice ropes. Protection is awkward to find, the middle half of the slab is rather run-out, and the descent is not a pleasant prospect unless you abseil from the belay of Vandal & Ann.
Jen Mason - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/13 with Julia

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Aug/13

Far too stressful for a Diff.
Snorfalorpagus - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/13 with Lindsey Robinson

timmyhobby - TR O/S - 16/Aug/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Aug/13

Harder if you go left at the top.
Motown - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/13

Hidden - Solo - 23/Jul/13

Tricky slab moves with little protection.
Stew nutter - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13 with Alan reason

lukerathmell - Lead - 05/Jul/13 with Rachel Bennett

Abseil off the tat at the top...chimney was sketchy
raymondlinklater - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Chris Garcia

Kate Edhouse - 28/May/13 with Alex Dunhill

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13

thomaspomfrett - Solo O/S - 11/May/13

Great climb and my first ab off -chuffed :)
Taramitchell1 - 2nd O/S - 06/May/13 with Lloyd

paul1234 - Lead - 30/Apr/13 with Saffers

Marti999 - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/13 with Debbie

debbie roberts - Lead - 23/Apr/13 with Marti999

sarahrowlands - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/13 with richard savill

Grabtheslab - 2013

Hidden - Solo - 27/Oct/12

arandall - Solo O/S - 21/Sep/12

shaded but easy ascent
awilly1985 - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/12 with tom jeffcote

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/12

awesome fun my first real solo :)
paul reah - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/12

phil456 - 2nd rpt - 27/Jul/12 with Martin S

Joe Richards - TR O/S - 25/Jul/12

Sunny, clear and no wind. Cheeky little climb. Abseiled descent off the tat at the top.
jpksalmon - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/12 with Si

Shua1990 - Solo - 17/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/12

phil456 - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/12 with Sam

cooperman - Solo O/S - 30/May/12

MBano - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12

mark schramm - Lead rpt - 11/Mar/12 with MBano

Did the first half then moved onto the Chimney - seemed harder than a diff!
Robbiobaby - Lead - 10/Mar/12 with Rich Andrews

Tried one handed but got sucked too far left on the face, got stuck and had to get the other hand involved.
Mr Powly - Solo O/S - 03/Mar/12

pete87abs - Solo O/S - 08/Oct/11

Severe if finished direct. Good pro.
Sean Kelly - Lead - 03/Oct/11 with Harry Pearce

Compo - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Kaveh

not to sure about this being a diff:S
JackHatton - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/11

JRSB1991 - Lead O/S - Sep/11

gjh - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11

Richy boy - Solo - 15/Aug/11 with AliciaHarrison

Awkward at the top and very poor gear, not a good warm up
Noodles - Lead - 10/Aug/11 with Mollie Hughes

martin clarke - Solo - 09/Aug/11 with john frost

Frostie - Solo - 09/Aug/11

Dave Page - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/11 with Tegan Page, Lenaya Page

1st dartmoor granite,wet!should have trended right earlier
tomshanti - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/11 with Will

Will_Maxwell - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/11

Easily Severe. Bad gear near the top of the slab - quite runout in fact! Slopey holds too.
Chris Ellyatt - Lead - 24/Jun/11 with Owen Jefferies

Owen Jefferies - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/11 with Chris Ellyatt

John Foster - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/11 with Ben

Marktrin - 2nd - 11/Jun/11 with Marc, Nicky

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/11

mustdobetter - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11

Gra B - Lead O/S - 20/May/11 with james dell, Rosie Braithwaite

dellboy - 2nd O/S - 20/May/11 with Graham Braithwaite

MrsBra77 - 2nd - 20/May/11 with James Dell, Gra Braithwaite

chrisweight - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Matt Thorne

fire_munki - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Chris Weight

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/11

Straight forwards climb. Had to ab down from flake to the left as decent in logbook was unsafe.
tommyt82uk - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11

Rupey - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Wayne

abicampbell - TR O/S - Apr/11

Got sucked in to travel to far left so had to be saved.
jpksalmon - Lead dnf - 24/Mar/11 with Nicole, Paul

Jon took the lead but whent the wrong way so retreated. I lead on his rope. May have gone the wrong way as felt much harder than Diff.
Paul1 - Lead - 24/Mar/11 with Jon, Nicole

There is no way this was a Diff. I had to rescue Jon because he got stuck going the wrong way and couldn't make the big move back onto route. I couldn't get high enough really but managed to get on a ledge across from him with the only anchor I could and did use was wrapping my rope round a massive rock. Then I lowered him enough to clamber off. First rescue! Afterwards Paul finished the lead and I seconded, bottom half maybe VDiff but top half definitely Severe. Not many useful holds.
col3 - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/11 with Jon, Paul

Anne-Marie Dobner - TR - 22/Mar/11

ian1234567 - Solo O/S - 20/Mar/11

njlyons - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11 with Laurent Moseley

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10

OliNewman - AltLd - 01/Aug/10

Poor protection. Ended up climbing a little too far right for protection and so a little off route. Good climb but you need to trust your feet.
RockaJo - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Anne

Tom Seccombe - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/10

dale1968 - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/10 with Tom

tom169 - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/10

dellboy - Lead O/S - 25/May/10 with Dan Eastman

Filthy - 2nd - 25/May/10 with James Dell

pielander - Lead - 23/May/10

berry - 2nd - 23/May/10

yet another wet day climbing jibbed out on 2nd pitch
mike hooper - Lead dnf - 22/May/10 with robin frazer

Hidden - Solo - 28/Apr/10

Still think this is very hard at diff.
Tom Last - Lead β - 04/Apr/10 with Caroline

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/09

Popkids - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/09 with Kafoozalem

francois - Lead - 20/Aug/09 with Chris

Fx lead the first pitch, I lead the second to the top out.
BelayBunney - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/09 with Francois

Dizz - 2nd - 16/Aug/09 with phoebe

Hidden - TR O/S - 14/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead - Jul/09

tasmat - Lead - 07/Jun/09 with Gareth

SusanH - Lead O/S - Mar/09 with Disco

themanfromdelmonte - 2009

Hidden - 2009

probably hvd or so. nice in the summer.
w.pettet-smith - Solo - 2009

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Dec/08

top out hard and mossy on V&A(HVS)
suunto12 - Lead O/S - 21/Dec/08 with George Malkin

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Nov/08

danleyden - Solo - 21/Sep/08 with Peter Shone

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/08

Popkids - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08 with Baz

slimey and green in the rain...
clairejane - Solo - Aug/08

RobSteere - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/08 with John Axeworthy

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/08

culmclimberRob - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/08 with barry.c nat.w

Orifice - 2nd - 10/Jun/08 with Stafford Dyer

Reeges - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/08 with Bernie Jutson

Spanglepants - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/08 with Reeges

Hidden - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/07

Danhan - 2nd - 14/Oct/07 with Steve, Nick

Hidden - Lead - 14/Oct/07

Polished and greasy - not Diff.
AlastairB - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/07 with Sarah Ford, Charlie Mill

fordie77 - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/07 with A Brookes

Noodles30 - Lead - Oct/07

wildbill - Lead O/S - Sep/07 with Chris Charles

David Robinson - Lead - 30/Aug/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/07

trevor macalonan - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/07 with pete swift

Hidden - TR - 05/Aug/07

Mike_T0501 - TR - 05/Aug/07

Dave Searle - Lead - 29/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jul/07

kitch22 - Lead - 07/Jul/07 with Justin Halls

Ollie Wickham - Solo - 01/Jun/07

felt a bit scary, good gear when looked for. Run out at top. All a bit wet and green and windy!
nikinko - Lead O/S - 12/May/07 with 184Dave

blowing a hooley, misty then the rain come!!!
chalk monster - TR O/S - 03/Apr/07 with simon

climber sim - 2007

phil_freeman - Lead - 2007 with PJ

Hidden - Lead - 2007

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/06 with Stepanie Brown

rotsoscooper - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/06 with Tom and Tris

Tom Last - 2nd - 27/Aug/06 with Matt & Trys

DerwentDiluted - Solo - Apr/06

Jon Evans - May/05

Fatclimber - 2nd β - 27/Mar/05 with Roger Lee

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/04

sam coward - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/04 with Helen and Rob

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/04

mreynolds - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/04

timreynolds - Lead - 14/Jun/04 with Matt Reynolds

hayleylouise - 2nd - 12/Jun/04

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/04

aged_ape - Lead O/S - Apr/04

D Berry - Lead O/S - 26/May/03 with Claire Berry

Rob84 - Lead O/S - May/03 with Raz

Hidden - Solo - 2003

Allan Young - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/02 with Ann Rees, Sandra Spall, Michelle Ryan

Alaric - 2nd - 25/May/02 with Pierre Maxted, Richard H, Jerry L

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Oct/01

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Oct/01

Gareth - Lead O/S - 2000 with Andrew

andy_pemberton - Lead - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Steveb27 - AltLd - 2000

Alaric - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/99 with Pierre Maxted

FrankW - Solo O/S - 12/Aug/99 with Levi

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/99

Hidden - Lead dog - 20/Feb/99

Hidden - Solo - 1996

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/94

colin milton - Lead - Jun/93 with eric milton

No protection, lead as a start to North Face Chimney HS (4b) which I fell ~25ft and retreated on.
jim_randell - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/92 with MS

Roget - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/90

Iain Thow - Solo - 31/May/90

Mark Kemball - Solo - 1990

Hidden - Solo O/S - 1990

eroica64 - Solo - 01/Jan/89 with Denis Crampton

Hidden - Lead - 1989

ChrisJD - Solo - 19/Aug/87

tapley - Lead - 26/Jun/85 with Alison Tapley

RichardMc - Solo - 09/Apr/78

RichardMc - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/77

Simon cook - 1974

Bolt Phobia - Lead - 03/Jun/73

Bolt Phobia - 03/Jun/72

Hidden - Lead - 1970

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