First belay ledge and three/four metres of the route were wet and covered in seaweed so traversed onto the slab from a ledge higher up. I lead 1st and 3rd pitches, Aimee lead the 2nd. very hot day.omaskrey - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/14 with Aimee Lou
Aimee Louise - AltLd - 23/Jul/14 with OliM
Joel Perkin - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/14 with Bryce Pudding, James Richards
Chris Cottle and Joel Perkins lead two different parties with 6 of us in total. This is a fantastic route in an incredible situation.
simonhammond1966 - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/14
chris.cottle20 - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/14
Led first (best!) pitch in middle of rope. Kate led 2nd, and Emma topped out. Trying to ab from summit resulted briefly in a stuck rope. Grand day out.
Tom McCabe - AltLd - 18/Jun/14 with Emma Reynolds, Kate Dean
Hidden - Lead - 27/May/14
Hidden - 2nd - 27/May/14
duckhead - 2nd O/S - 26/May/14
timreynolds - Lead - 04/May/14 with Simon
arandall - Solo O/S - 22/Nov/13
Lead pitch 1 and 3, lovely climbing- pitch 3 completely pointless but did it none the less.
JoeCoxson - AltLd O/S - 22/Nov/13 with Wendy Matthews
Wendy Watthews - AltLd rpt - 22/Nov/13 with joe c
Top rope solo. Brilliant route in stunning setting. The bold scramble to set up the ropes at the top and the scramble back off make this quite adventurous.
JamesColeman - TR O/S - 18/Oct/13
benny_m - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/13 with Su
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Aug/13
Mark Kemball - Lead - 06/Aug/13 with Solly Kemball Dorey
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/13
aljezurusrf08 - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Willow
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/13
John Foster - AltLd - 27/Jun/13 with Richard
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/13
Led P2 and 3, Geoff P1.
Will Gordon - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/13 with Geoff Burton
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/13
perranman - 19/May/13
jhb0510 - Lead O/S - 19/May/13 with Dave Webster
p1 paul ran p2&p3 together
Wendy Watthews - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with rockpool
led second pitch
rockpool - AltLd - 06/Apr/13 with wendy mathews
Ashley Hold - 06/Apr/13 with Tim Chamberlain
Hidden - Lead - 05/Apr/13
Philippa Arding - Lead - Apr/13 with anna thompson
Hidden - 2nd - 02/Feb/13
jarodbishop - Lead - 08/Sep/12
Easy and great fun!
Luxulyan - Lead O/S - Aug/12 with Kev Brown
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12
Stef led p1, lovely pitch with interesting scramble approach. P3 not really worth doing but gets you to he top!
neilstubbs - AltLd - 21/Jul/12 with Stefan Parkin
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jul/12
mike.moss - Lead rpt - 10/Jul/12
benwmorgan - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/12
Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jun/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/12
Peter Reynolds - AltLd - Jun/12 with charlotte simmons
easy but great fun.lovely atmospheric climb with tide rapidly rising.keep well left on the slab for max interest,'move' on first wall p3,easier for the tall
tomshanti - 2nd β - 07/May/12 with Max Streeton
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/12
gingerking - AltLd O/S - May/12 with Tom Mather
tmather - AltLd - May/12 with George King
Slick - AltLd - 08/Apr/12 with Isabel Evans
krispy_fish2000 - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Tom
davidbeynon - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Sharon Chircop
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Apr/12
I led the second & third pitches as one. A great route! Loved the bouldery section, which didn't stump me as I had thought it might. Got a lot of rope drag by joining pitches though and wasn't sure where the end of the route was. Really fun an enjoyable route.
RockaJo - AltLd - 08/Apr/12 with Rich Morgan
Nice easy route with classy grey rippled first pitch slab. Fun but easy chimney on 2nd pitch and boulder problem moves start to 3rd.
oscaig - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12 with R Tidy
Fantastic outing for the grade including the scramble down. Very atmospheric starting just above the sea
martroberts - Lead O/S - Apr/12
Sarah Welsh - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Emma Grant
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Mar/12
Ana Broad - Mar/12
Stone Idol - 2012
It's all about the first pitch. The other two are inferior by comparison. Salacious severe slabby fun. Led pitches 1 & 3.
Lumbering Oaf - AltLd - 21/Aug/11 with Matt george
I took the second pitch. Really easy pitch, after getting into the chimney, the rest is just a short scramble
manbat - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Matthew Box
paul horabin - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/11
fi15 - 2nd - Aug/11 with paul horabin
FragOcon - AltLd - 26/Jun/11
mattshort - AltLd - 29/Apr/11 with Alan Murray
First pitch is lovely a lovely slab - there isn't much gear but you don't need it ;)
Alan100 - AltLd - 29/Apr/11
mattshort - AltLd - 24/Apr/11 with Phil Porter
RichardMc - Lead - 24/Apr/11 with Tony Williams, Pete Stokes
BALD EAGLE - AltLd - 23/Apr/11 with Rob Horler
led all but the bottom half of the first pitch as the tide was on its way in..
Joby - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/11 with Alice Fuller
Hidden - Lead - 08/Apr/11
alice fuller - 2nd O/S - Apr/11 with Joby
Led P1 and P3.
Neil D - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Beth Hodgett
Betha. - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Neil D
Lovely sunny afternoon after getting rained on in the morning. Intended on single pitching it, but tide caused a hurried change of plans due to seconds not wanting to get wet
Graham T - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10
Only climbed the top 2 pitches due to the big swell. Traversed in at 10 foot below the first belay.
dellboy - 2nd O/S - 23/Oct/10 with Dan Eastman
Filthy - Lead - 23/Oct/10 with Tom Simpson, James Dell
Led pitch 1.
spragglerocks - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/10 with James Hoyes, Rachel Batt
Wicked route for a fun day off. Not low tide but can traverse in from higher ledge at bottom of ab in. Nice big ledges all way up. Really worth it.
Batt - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/10 with rachael spraggs, James Hoyes
Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/10 with Rachael S, Rachel B
cas smerdon - AltLd - 30/Aug/10 with adam
Adam1973 - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with cas smerdon
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Aug/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/10
nickstephens - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Nancy Jones
got by a wave at the bottem and climbed it soaked.
erinbastian - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Ken Mayo
andy jennings - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Momber
Led first/best pitch!!
Master Chief - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/10 with Jeremy
funny how masterchief bagsied the best pitch...afraid of getting his feet wet perhaps!
jgclimb - AltLd - 27/Apr/10 with tom
Orifice - Lead - 16/Apr/10 with Stafford Dyer, James Dell
dellboy - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/10 with Stafford Dyer, Jason Ellway
Lead P2. Lovely position by the sea. Guidebook approach not necessarily the best once you have gotten through the 'maze of boulders'. The easily confused 'boulder bridge' is the area of black boulders. P3 has a nice boulder problem start but then turns into crappy scrambling over boulders covered in long-stranded lichen that prevents friction and breaks off to blow into your eyes! May be better to go left at the top of P2 and back to the approach. All in all al lovely outing!
Richard Morgan - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Toby Kluth
hazeysunshine - AltLd - 03/Apr/10 with Dave
An interesting approach, no people and a lovely little climb, except the top pitch
Ybot Htulk - AltLd - Apr/10 with Richard
chris j - Lead - 10/Sep/09 with Doug
Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/09
mbambi - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with nic
crobinson - AltLd - 04/Jan/09 with Tom Last
Chester led 1st and 3rd pitches. I led the chimney. This route is easily started at high tide by taking a belay in the right hand groove and traversing into the left of the slab. Good first proper lead by Chester.
Tom Last - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/09 with Chester
paulh1967 - 2009
Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/08
akhughes - Lead - Sep/06 with Emma Hughes
1st pitch straight forward until slopey gritstone style balancy move to finish.
mooseloose - Lead - 15/Aug/06 with Nina
petehaz - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/06 with Clare & Mike
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/04
John Southworth - Lead O/S - Oct/03 with Vicky Munn
The Pylon King - 2nd O/S - Jun/03 with Laura
Very misty day. We were going to check out Chair Ladder but visibility was too poor so gave it a miss. Bumped into Brian P and his girlfriend.
Navigating to the start of the climb was more of an expedition than the climb itself. Took wrong turns and ended at dead ends twice at sea level. Quite eerie in the mist down at the water's edge.
A seal popped out of the mist to watch whilst we were climbing.
Alaric - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/02 with Becca H, Neil
Hidden - 2000
Raggar - AltLd - 15/Apr/99 with jamie
stuart100 - Lead O/S - 12/May/98 with Claire Graham
babymoac - 12/Apr/98 with George
andy_pemberton - Solo - 1998 with Steve Gooberman Hill
Rog Wilko - Lead - Mar/97 with Debbie Wilkinson
Iain Thow - Solo - 10/May/96
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/95
colin milton - AltLd - 16/Apr/95 with eric milton
Hidden - Apr/95
Not a bad little route. A dearth of thread placements once you reach the scrambly bit at the top...
Cat on a Hot Thin Roof - Lead O/S - Jul/90 with Linda Roberts
RichardMc - Lead - 06/Apr/85 with Jon Clifford-Smith
Nigel Bond - Solo - 02/Sep/81
RichardMc - Lead - 14/Apr/77 with Robin Praeger
Dave Musgrove - Solo - 06/Jun/71