Rockfax Description
A phenomenal pitch that features a steep initial section and a stunningly positioned final crack. Start on sea-level ledges below the steep corner-line.
Climb the corner a short way and then the very steep flake-line on the right to less strenuous ground at 16m. Make a short traverse rightwards to a crack-system and follow it to the top. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Pete, bless his cotton socks, handed this one to me on a plate. Easily the best new route I've ever done. Just go and do it, it's worth the trip.

Steve Bell, Pete O'Sullivan, Sarah Bishop 16/Mar/1986

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Rockfax West Country top 50, Ultimate E3 ticklist.

Lumbering Oaf 26/Sep 2nd dog

Steep and pumpy. I was culled.

with Luke
Hidden 04/Sep Lead O/S
tom s g 31/Jul Lead O/S
papashango 21/Jul Lead O/S
with PJ
pete johnson 21/Jul 2nd rpt
ferdia 04/Jul Lead O/S
with Misha
Misha 04/Jul 2nd O/S

Great route, really fun to second. Jugfest most of the way with some good rests, though didn't really need them on second. Lots of 5b and may be some 5c at the top where the jugs run out - found that to be the hardest bit. Hard to grade on second, easy E3 perhaps but who cares, such a good route!

with Ferdia
tobydunford 14/Jun Lead β
with Harry Martin
Hidden 20/May 2nd O/S
Ian Jones 08/Apr 2nd O/S

Ugly Mica Schist but a good route with a real pump at the top on flat holds.

with Robert Durran (aka 'Big Bob')
Hidden 16/Oct/14 TR
manbat 16/Oct/14 TR O/S

P2 only because of tide and swell. Climbed a bit onto Tickled My Pink, perhaps. Again, didn't find a move harder than 4c.

Hidden 12/Sep/14 Lead O/S
eddy-on-the-rocks 11/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Wicked route

with max
kingholmesy ??/2014 2nd O/S

Brilliant route and great to belay Colin on his first E3.

with Colin
Ed Babs 16/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with AlexD
AlexD 16/Sep/13 2nd
with Ed
burto 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with hertha
Sarah Welsh 10/Aug/13 2nd
with Nick Donohue
nickdonohue 10/Aug/13 Lead

Brilliant route, looks wild but great holds and good gear. Sustained, steep 5b.

with Sarah Welsh
Ed Booth 16/May/13 2nd O/S
with PJ ( Belgium)
morganator 15/May/13 2nd

Great Route. Not E3

with International Meet Guest
Hidden ??/2013 TR β
adie84 ??/2013 -
Marti999 20/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Graham C 20/Sep/12 2nd
with Marti
Hidden 23/Aug/12 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad 23/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with loundsy
M govier 01/Jun/12 TR dog
Dave Heaton 29/Feb/12 Lead
with Martin Cathrow
Justin T 04/Jul/11 2nd
with Cherry
Hidden 04/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/11 2nd
Pippa 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Jon
Hidden 03/Jun/11 Lead β
Hidden 03/Jun/11 Lead
HamishD ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Oliver Hill
Hidden 27/May/11 Lead RP
Hidden 19/May/11 Lead dog
Hidden 17/May/11 TR rpt
oliver.ghill91 ??/2011 2nd
Matt Fry 13/Oct/10 Lead O/S

brilliant, slight pose for the camera part way up!

andrea83 13/Oct/10 2nd dog

Great climb! Moves fine, just too sustained and pumped at the top. Didn't have anything left to give. Had a rest and then completed. Hopefully one day I'll be back...

Hidden 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Rowansb 11/Jul/10 TR O/S
with Mr Shunt
pezzerrr 02/Jun/10 Lead O/S
gangreen ??/2010 TR
pielander 12/Oct/09 2nd

the hardest climb i have ever done to date

Hidden 23/May/09 Lead
Hidden 12/May/08 TR O/S
KRB 30/Jul/07 Lead O/S

Tremendous route

with Martin Bridges
jfletcher 19/May/07 Lead

Also climbed the girdle, Blood Brothers E1 5a first while the tide went out

Hidden ??/2007 2nd
keefe 23/Aug/06 -
with Tansy
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Mark Kemball 26/Oct/03 Lead
with Nic Dill
Hidden 29/May/03 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 09/Aug/02 Lead O/S

Outstanding. Best trad route I've ever done.

with Kaspar Martin
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
Steve Crowe 19/Jul/99 Lead O/S
with KM
Hidden 15/Jun/99 Lead O/S
andy_pemberton ?/Jun/99 Lead

+ Rick and Brian

timbanton ?/Apr/96 -
Hidden 31/Mar/95 Lead
Al Evans ??/1995 -
mattnuttall 25/Jul/94 2nd O/S
with Alan Holden
Simon cook ?/Sep/87 -

With Steve Bell. Guidebook checking

Steve Bell ??/1986 -
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