35m. Just right of where the Waterworks wall joins the cliff(on the downhill side)is a stepped corner.Follow this to a ledge where the pitch can be split if required and then continue up the steeper corner to the top.Tree belays,escape can be made into "The Shoot"descent gully on the right or by carrying on to the top by climbing one of the Pyramus and Thisbe climbs or the gully to the left of them.

Ticklists: Mendip for Moderates..

Hidden 08/Jun Lead O/S
KingJim 02/May 2nd O/S

Good fun climb. Easy route with the option to walk off or as we did a multi stage abseil.

Jonathan Storey 01/May Lead rpt

Climbed full route up to eden, walk round to big trr belay and ab'ed Off big forbiden tree onto top of temptation and second ab to 1st belay of route. Recovered lost gear and dark finish.

with KingJim
Jonathan Storey 22/Apr Lead O/S

first pitch to get to temptation (stopped at second big tree with oblong slab seat belay)

with KingJim
KingJim 22/Apr 2nd RP

First section is very easy ropes optional then getting onto the second was very difficult but the climb was fun with tricky bits. Walked off the top but this was not easy with lots of brambles etc.

leland stamper 05/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

With Pyramus a nice December mountainous route

Hidden 05/Dec/14 AltLd
Hidden 21/Jul/13 Solo
Hidden 04/Jul/13 Lead
Tristypants 01/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/13 Solo
Stuart William 17/Oct/12 Solo O/S

Started off in rain and walking shoes. Very slippy in places. Having my bag on made things far more difficult and in a couple places I had to take it off and throw it up in front of me before carrying on.

Babybear 29/May/12 Lead O/S

rock climbing. easy

Laura Parker 29/May/12 Solo

Babybear lead and you could hear his nerves rattling around. Papabear walked up it easily and instead of throwing the rope down I just scrambled up it. Reminded me of scrambles in North Wales, :-)

Alex Parker 29/May/12 2nd

did first pitch to get to 'temptation'. disappointing, even for a mod.

wurzelinzummerset 18/May/12 AltLd
with Mike
Mayaculpa 18/May/12 AltLd
Hidden 30/Mar/12 Solo
Hidden 06/Nov/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/11 AltLd
Pleb 15/Sep/11 Solo

did the second as well.

WestcountryTom 14/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/11 AltLd
Pleb 09/Jun/11 Solo

only the first pitch though...

WestcountryTom 09/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Nix33 ??/2011 -
HardenClimber 14/Nov/10 2nd

Very slippery in the wet, but quite fun. Would do it again.

with Jamie
guy xavier percival 09/May/10 Solo O/S
with none
Hidden 18/Oct/09 2nd O/S
luke13 13/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Mike
Hidden ?/Sep/09 2nd
Master Chief 02/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Bit harder than a Mod??

Rusty2406 02/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Tom, Jeremy, Moe, Pete
Jonathan Storey 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Nice climb, good protection available. Lots of loose rocks on top out. Dirty ab-route down shoot gully very slippery and muddy(up till you get to the surprised walkers then right till you see a propper gully). Great first intoduction to the gorge for us. N.B Found the gate in shoot gully I say gate more of a detachable link in a wire fence on the left where people have abviously been squeezing through without undoing it :-)

with Roger
Hidden ?/Mar/09 2nd
beardy mike ??/2009 -
richardadventurecafe 24/Nov/07 Lead

Damp slippery cold winter day - but fun nevertheless!!

with Stevan James
Hidden 24/Nov/07 2nd
Hidden 24/Nov/07 Lead
wheelo 04/Nov/07 AltLd
with cas
cas smerdon 04/Nov/07 AltLd
with john wheeler
DerwentDiluted 07/Apr/07 Solo
freelancer_85 21/Jan/07 Lead O/S

How to have a Cheddar Epic.
Lots of Ivy, lots of loose rock. My first lead in big boots, thinking "It's just a Mod", I rashly donned big boots, a small rack and rucksack, attached Megan to a useful tree and merrily set off up the first pitch in the hail. Battling my way through a dank mixture of loose rock and wet ivy, I achieved the first ledge unscathed and mostly unshaken, and after looking at the "short step" decided that some company was in order. Assembling a belay from the wobbly flakes proved entertaining and time consuming, and the finished result was not something that I spent much time contemplating. Megan arrived, thankfully not paying much attention to the belay and I set off along the second pitch. Giving up on style,I crawled across the first part, and cleared the ivy from the "short step" in order to see the footholds. The conquering of the "short step" proved to involve an interesting maneuver resembling old westerns, where the good guy (the one in the white hat) mounts his horse by leaping at it from behind. After that, easy ground led to a intimidating looking crack, with a nasty little nut one placement at it's foot and seemingly no protection until the very top. The obligatory under-the-breath swearing and Mark Twightesque mental chants revealed in due course a wobbly chockstone, which when threaded provided the necessary mental boost to make it to the tree at the top, which was again threaded, and I weaved my way, shaky-legged from fear to a large, reassuring tree. After some confusion leaving her belay, Megan reached me, and the descent began.
Shoot Gully is not something to be taken lightly, full of loose rock, earth, ivy, fallen trees and other debris (anyone care to explain the plastic chair?), it demands a bit of respect. Three rappels later, the second over a rock fence, due to the “gate” being blocked by a small landslide's worth of rocks and trees (Cue Josh reading a sign saying “Warning. Feral Goats on the other side of this gate. Please close after use” out loud, at which point, both Josh and Megan exclaim, “What f*cking gate!”) and the last of them by head-torch (and headlight, thanks guys), had us safely in the bus turning circle, two and a half hours after setting off.

with Megan
Hidden 04/Nov/06 AltLd rpt
Hewey 04/Nov/06 AltLd O/S

Led 1st and 3rd pitches. Nasty top out

with Sally
Hidden 18/Feb/06 AltLd
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Solo O/S
cliffy ??/2000 AltLd
with Steve Trask
Ian Archer 09/Jun/96 Solo O/S
with CDW
chris d williams 09/Jun/96 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/78 Solo
charlesmfrench ??/1978 AltLd O/S
alpboy57 ??/1975 -
with Peter Foster
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