Rockfax Description
An exciting and slightly bold headwall is the main attraction of this pitch. The top pitch can be gained easily by abseil if the tides are not favourable. Start on sea-level ledges below the main buttress.
1) 4c, 16m. Traverse left and climb a crack in a slab to a ledge and belay below the steep headwall.
2) 5c, 18m. Climb up the headwall to a horizontal break and move right. Boldly climb the wall above to better holds and protection before finishing up a short lichen-covered wall. © Rockfax

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Great Wall Climbs of the UK, Ultimate E4 ticklist.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
Hidden 04/Sep Lead O/S
AlexD 31/Jul 2nd
Ed Babs 31/Jul Lead G/U

Fell off the lichen covered top wall, pulled the ropes and finished on the right next time.

papashango 21/Jul Lead O/S
pete johnson 21/Jul 2nd rpt

Line in new Littlejohn select guide is Dawn Direct (E5).

Conor Shepherd
ferdia 04/Jul 2nd
Misha 04/Jul Lead O/S

Not particularly bold if you take offsets and lots of cams but the moves at the top are quite hard, getting to the undercuts in the last break and moving off them with a long move for the top took some thinking. No chalk so not entirely obvious exactly whic way to go, always better that way! Hard E3 - not bold or puppy enough for E4. Abbed into the ledge as the tide had come in.

Hidden 16/Oct/14 TR
manbat 16/Oct/14 TR O/S

Only did top half of route due to tides/swell, but didn't find a move harder than 4c. Looked like there was adequate gear, too.

Hidden 12/Sep/14 Lead O/S
kingholmesy ??/2014 Lead O/S

Just made it!

Ed Booth 16/May/13 Lead O/S
PJ ( Belgium)
morganator 15/May/13 Lead

Bad gear, good climbing. Reminiscent of North Stack Wall

International Meet Guest
Justin T 04/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/11 2nd
gg4419 ?/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Lead Pitch 1

Rowansb 11/Jul/10 TR O/S
Mr Shunt
Hidden 26/May/09 Lead O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Mark Kemball 26/Oct/03 2nd
Nic Dill
jfletcher 06/May/01 Lead
Tom Wells
Tim M ??/2000 2nd
Steve Crowe 19/Jul/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/99 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/95 TR
Al Evans ??/1995 -
mattnuttall 25/Jul/94 Lead O/S
Alan Holden
Simon cook ?/Sep/87 -

With Steve Bell

Steve Bell ??/1986 -
High E5
Mid E5
Low E5
High E4
Mid E4
Low E4
High E3
Mid E3
Low E3
Votes cast 5
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
Votes cast 4
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Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Ground Up
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