Rockfax Description
A fine pitch that has a reachy exit - high in the grade. Start just left of the corner that drops down from the upper approach-ledge.
Climb the wall to a widening crack and follow this on excellent holds to a point level with a wide flake-crack on the right wall. Swing out right along the flake to below a black blob on the wall above. Step up onto the blob and make a crucial stretch for a good hold on the finishing ledge. Scramble off right. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock, West Country Climbs.

Knut 03/Oct Lead O/S

Surprisingly scary move to swing out onto the flake despite good gear.

clubmanpete 18/Sep -

Omg crazy top half awsome!!!!!

Skinnybloke 18/Sep 2nd

Very comiting around the corner!

andrea83 12/Sep 2nd rpt
with Hamish
Hamish777 12/Sep Lead rpt

Wonderful, what a great route!

with Andrea
Graham Booth 07/Sep Lead O/S

Very tough for VS I thought...

ianburton 05/Sep Lead O/S
mariannekhoo 31/Aug 2nd O/S
with Loic Menzies
Hidden 31/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug 2nd rpt
Sophie Nunn 31/Aug 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Aug 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug Lead
LJC 25/Jun Lead O/S
with Nathan
natebuckley 25/Jun 2nd O/S
with Luca
lukegorman 18/Jun Lead O/S
with aimee jewit harris
beakerburgess 17/Jun Lead O/S
HardmanJ 16/Jun 2nd rpt
myrddinmuse 16/Jun Lead O/S

Terrifying, run-out finish. Should've put more gear in near the top.

James Lamb 16/Jun Lead dog
henry.jeffreys 08/Jun Lead O/S
with Em K
Hidden 08/Jun 2nd O/S
foostu4 02/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun 2nd O/S
STipuric ?/Jun 2nd O/S
luke glaister 30/May Lead O/S

Top roped to kc's high point and finished it off. Such a good route. Reminds me of grit stone at the top. Brilliant.

Hidden 26/May 2nd
Tom Last 07/May Lead O/S

Great route. Found getting on the flake hardest. Top move pretty easy.

Brian H 05/Apr 2nd
with Rob Davies
Luxulyan 05/Apr 2nd
with Abi
Rob Davies 05/Apr Lead

Hard finishing move protected by extra runner - someone kindly dropped a loop of rope for me to use!

katherinesydney 04/Apr 2nd dog

The finish is hard! Took a detour left via some hand jams for a slightly easier finish.

with neil morbey
Hidden 08/Feb 2nd O/S
fulton333 08/Feb Lead
ferdia 30/Nov/14 2nd
with Andy
Andy Moles 30/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Ferdia
tobydunford 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Kerr
Hidden 23/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Tom Seccombe 17/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Louise Street
Mark Kemball 06/Aug/14 Lead

Backed off Dextrose, so repeated this.

with Solly Kemball Dorey
andrea83 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Committing top move, good though!

with Hamish
Hamish777 13/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Andrea
Hidden 12/Jul/14 2nd O/S
supersouthward 05/Jul/14 -
stephen ashworth 05/Jul/14 2nd
with Jack southward
snook 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Auguste
Valentine 05/Jul/14 2nd O/S
BLodge 14/Jun/14 2nd
davetaylor 06/Jun/14 Lead dnf

Last move too committing at the time. Escaped by traversing more of the flake to the right and up.

jon_ridley 03/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/May/14 2nd
JP78 29/May/14 Lead
Hidden 05/May/14 -
dbrooks 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S

scary at the top!

with Gideon
gidmord 20/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with dbrooks
petegruf 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with mark h
Hidden 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 16/Apr/14 Lead rpt
leerybunny 08/Apr/14 Lead
with Ryan Newman
James Jackson ??/2014 -
Simon cook ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 Lead
Hidden 28/Aug/13 Lead
bpmclimb 27/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Clare
Guy Lowndes 26/Aug/13 2nd
with alan Blanchflower
Hidden 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
mat cooper 25/May/13 Lead O/S
Rob84 25/May/13 Lead O/S
with Roy (Netherlands)
Hidden 18/May/13 Lead O/S
67hours 05/May/13 Lead O/S

Utterly brilliant. Very exciting final few moves. Highly recommended.

with RobWM
R_W_M 05/May/13 2nd dog
with George
LauraTejada ?/Apr/13 2nd
aljezurusrf08 31/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Willow
Wendy Watthews 31/Mar/13 2nd O/S
rockpool 31/Mar/13 Lead

a great little route which keeps the heart rate up and the mind focused, worthy of its grade ..if its a sunny morn, wear some polaroids as the sun will be in your eyes as you make the move onto the flake traverse

with wendy mathews
catty_9 16/Mar/13 2nd
with Hamish, Tom Svejstrup
SurferStan 22/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Pete Chapman, Dilwat
Dilwat 22/Feb/13 2nd O/S

In full this time.

with Pete, SurferStan
Hidden ??/2013 2nd rpt
Lumbering Oaf 15/Sep/12 2nd RP

Started but backed off. Commitment issues.

hotfeet 15/Sep/12 Lead

The finishing move needs faith!

Andrew23 07/Sep/12 Lead O/S
EmmaRoseT 07/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Mayo 06/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/12 Lead
francois 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Joe
Joe Costello 26/Aug/12 2nd
with Francois
Philippa Arding 26/Aug/12 2nd
with nick arding
tim.fairhall 26/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Hui
manbat 30/Jun/12 2nd O/S

Terrifying climb. Not too hard, but awkward moves and super-bold to finish. Fair play to Zach on a great lead!

with Zach Lawlor
oliver.ghill91 28/Jun/12 Lead
shouter 24/Jun/12 Lead
pffft 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S

really enjoyably climbing. Super committing getting out onto the face with the flake, but totally rewarding.

El3ctroFuzz 31/May/12 2nd rpt
with Joe Harris
BelayBunney 20/May/12 Lead O/S

Nice airy move at the top as you hand traverse along the flake! Last move is a bit reachy...

Hidden 20/May/12 2nd O/S
El3ctroFuzz 15/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Elaine Budden
Elaine Budden 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Marti999 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Guy Buckingham
windle 11/Apr/12 Lead

didn't read the guide book properly and got lost, went left instead of doing the traverse and finished up something else.

Hidden 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Will Gordon 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Rich Goodbody, Gaz Veacock
Hidden 31/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
jag ??/2012 AltLd

superb climbing in the earlier section; the top out move is comitting for a 4c

with steveo
wojt ??/2012 Lead O/S
2602steve ??/2012 -
M_Payne ??/2012 2nd
arandall 10/Dec/11 2nd O/S
with Tom Pinnons
paul horabin 16/Aug/11 Lead O/S
stvredmond 13/Aug/11 Lead


fi15 ?/Aug/11 2nd
niallk 28/Jun/11 Lead

Tricky to get established on the hand traverse but great. Failed to spot the back knob to go up (no mention in our guide) so scuttled back when I saw the flake dropping off down to the right. Finshed up Double Overhang.

with Sarah
AlistairB 27/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Lisa
LisaA 27/Jun/11 2nd O/S
just one more 25/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Svenn G
Hidden 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/11 Lead O/S
oooeese ?/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with josh daymond
Hidden 31/May/11 Lead
Chris M 29/May/11 Lead
with Louise
liamoloughlin 27/Apr/11 2nd
victim of mathematics 26/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Jammed up the back of the flake instead of monkeying around it - looked much easier.

crossdressingrodney 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Getting established on the flakey superjug is hard for the grade.

Hidden 25/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Legs 24/Apr/11 2nd dog

Really nice climb. I had to employ some fist jams in the large cracks. The top out is interesting to say the least!

with Simon O'Hara
klimmer 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
jeffb 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Calder 16/Apr/11 2nd
ollyroberts 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Harry
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Lead
martin clarke 02/Apr/11 2nd
stephen ashworth 02/Apr/11 2nd
with martin clarke, floss_81
SamChessell 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Hell-of-a scary last move, slipped but held on. Didnt slip on my next push!

Hidden 12/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
tmansfield 12/Mar/11 Lead
carlgodfrey 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with John P
Jpsofishy 05/Mar/11 2nd
Dave Heaton 22/Jan/11 2nd
Hidden ??/2011 -
fletch73 ??/2011 -
lou_p ??/2011 2nd
with Chris
Ed morris 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S

brilliant. take big gear.

with doug
jakenichol 02/Sep/10 Lead O/S
haylow 02/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S
berry 29/Jul/10 2nd
cheeky 07/Jul/10 Lead

Thought I was on double overhang at the time and think I finished on the exit of Africa.

andy_pemberton ?/Jul/10 Lead
with Katharine Pemberton
Martin Lilley 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Be prepared for the top move...

erinbastian 16/Jun/10 2nd
with Ken Mayo
melonmike 14/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Fran Pickerill
Em66 14/Jun/10 2nd
with Mat
wilchivs 06/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/10 2nd
Rob84 06/Jun/10 2nd β

The top traverse is improbable and hard for the grade but it's a great position and moves once you commit.

with Chris James
Jacob k-d 01/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/10 2nd O/S
dready 07/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with dillwat
Dilwat 07/Apr/10 Lead dnf

Cold.... Couldnt feel my hands so topped out through DO. Gutted.

with Alex, dready
andybenham 24/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Stonking good route...Very exposed move near the top...the whole thing is a joy to climb!

with Ben
Mark Kemball 13/Sep/09 Lead
with Lee Bartrop
Geoffers ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Tim
John Henry Wynn 06/Jul/09 2nd

Bold and hard, higher end of the VS spectrum

Will_Murray 06/Jul/09 Lead

First sloper holds out on the exposed slab is the scariest thing Iv ever done... fun route.

with Olly and Jay
JCB42 11/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Katie Marshall 11/Jun/09 2nd
gnc760 08/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Alex Dexter
Hidden 04/Jun/09 Lead O/S
willjh 04/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with David Spencer and Piz
mattcyp88 01/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Aurelie Deckoninck
AlexDexter ?/Jun/09 2nd
with GarethC
masa-alpin 25/May/09 Lead O/S
with Lee Barra
Hidden 24/May/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/May/09 Solo O/S
mikehenesy 04/May/09 2nd O/S

Jeeze Louise, hardest thing I've done for ages! Completely flummoxed getting round on to the traverse, took an age which resulted in a shakey armed hand traverse and top out. It said 'HS' in our guide!! Tres bon lead Tim.

with Tim Reynolds
timreynolds 04/May/09 Lead
paulh1967 ??/2009 -
flytzen 28/Aug/08 2nd O/S

Feels a lot harder than it's grade would suggest. Almost "Stanage" like...

with Sean Worthington
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead
MikeLeeds 28/Jul/08 2nd O/S
clive-greenwood 28/Jul/08 Lead O/S
matthewjc 12/Jul/08 Lead
with Nigel
matthewjc 12/Jul/08 Lead
with Nigel
Hidden ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
jon clayton ?/Jul/08 Lead
with cherry
carlbakes 25/Jun/08 2nd O/S

Part of RCP

with Karlos Robinson, Pete Greening
Hidden 15/Jun/08 2nd
bfreeman 10/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Tom Laurence
jfreeman 07/Jun/08 2nd
simonr 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Subwaycups ?/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Blisco 25/May/08 2nd
manwithacam 25/May/08 -

Hand traverse is great

with Dave G
chrissloan84 03/May/08 Lead O/S
jonka ?/May/08 Lead
with sean
Steve Winslow ?/Jan/08 -
dewrats ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Oli Boyes Chris Barr
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
paddymitton ??/2008 -
brady 22/Sep/07 2nd

exposed hand traverse and step up at the top..phew!

with Martin Skinner
Hidden 30/Aug/07 Lead O/S
rockpool 30/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with army dave
kenneM ?/Aug/07 Lead
with Ange Laycock, Booby Hewitt
Dave Mahon ?/Jul/07 Lead

With Ute. Bottled the last move, had to be rescued!

eugeneth 16/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Alex F
jfreeman ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Steve Rigler
Sidekick ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
ellentaylor 29/Apr/07 2nd dog

Pleasant steep exposed start. Tricky to stand on spike and then move right onto traverse.

adamscottthomas 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Monk 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S

That top move was desperate and scary!!!

with RUMC
Hidden 09/Apr/07 Lead O/S
emdiesse 08/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Samian
Kirill 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Gordon Scott
Hidden ??/2007 -
drysori ??/2007 -
Dave Kerr 30/Jul/06 Lead
with Olan Parkinson
colin milton 17/Apr/06 Lead

the hand traverse is sensational

with geoff barker
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
jfmchivall ?/Sep/05 -
lost.arrow 29/Apr/05 -
Hidden 25/Mar/05 2nd O/S
Topsy Turvy ?/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with Rob Sykes
BALD EAGLE 30/Aug/04 Lead
with Christian Darr
bpmclimb 05/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Clare
johnboyrevel ?/Aug/04 Lead
with Faye
Hidden 30/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Rog Wilko ?/Apr/04 2nd

Great route, **, but also VS 4c

Urgles ?/Jun/03 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/03 Lead O/S
cem 20/Apr/03 2nd rpt
with Eric Olson, Rob Smithies
Samuel P 12/Apr/03 2nd
with Dr Martin
Hidden 11/Apr/03 Lead
Paul-Michael 28/Sep/02 Lead O/S
with Barry Wright
DerwentDiluted 27/Jun/02 Lead
with Chris Pearson
Gus ??/2002 Solo O/S
alex_th ?/Jul/01 Lead
pezzerrr 27/Jun/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/01 2nd O/S
Stone Muppet ??/2001 -
Hidden ??/2001 -
Roget 16/Sep/00 Lead O/S
with jon
crater 11/May/00 Lead O/S
with cheryl
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
NickP ??/2000 -
alan moore ??/2000 -
Hidden 11/Apr/99 Lead O/S
Rich Malcolm 23/Jul/98 Lead O/S
with Rich Hewitt
Hidden 07/Jun/98 2nd O/S
cem 14/Apr/98 2nd
with David Cronk
John Southworth ?/Apr/98 Lead
DafSWMC ?/Mar/98 Lead O/S
timreynolds 05/May/97 Lead
with John Burnip
belay bunny turned bad ??/1997 Lead
steve prior ?/Aug/96 Lead
with Roz C
Raggar ?/May/95 2nd
with John H
Ashley Hold 14/Apr/95 Lead
with Simon Richards
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Apr/95 Lead O/S
with Naomi Walker
colin milton 10/Apr/94 Lead

graded HS at the time quite an epic. A lot of climbing for it's modest lenght

with eric milton
Hidden ??/1994 -
nigehughes ?/Aug/90 Lead
with Chris Goodfellow
Hidden 02/Apr/85 Lead O/S
GordonHart ?/Aug/84 Lead O/S
with James Butler
Nigel Coe 26/May/79 AltLd
with John Walmsley
Hidden ??/1978 -
Andy Say ??/1973 Lead O/S
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