Rockfax Description
A memorable pitch that contains a good variety of moves. The start especially needs good dry conditions. Start 4m left of the right edge of the face at the base of a left-trending line of improving holds.
Move up and leftwards along the line of improving holds to below a wide crack. Traverse left across the face to another widening crack/chimney and climb this line and the wall above to the top. © Rockfax

J Deacon, A Blackshaw May/1956

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

miriamclaire 04/Jun 2nd
Hidden 30/Apr 2nd
joem 16/Jun/15 Lead O/S

took the lower traverse line, possibly much harder...

with Linge
John Nuttall 03/Sep/14 Lead
with Sharon
neilstubbs 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Delicate and bold traverse with gear a little way away. I think as hard as P2 of diocese which gets VS 5a! Stef started leading and got as far as the traverse but backed off and I lead it.

with Stefan Parkin
Hidden 15/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Tim M 15/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Emma
augustus trout 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S
MaccMark 15/Jun/14 2nd
climbergg 15/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 14/Jun/14 Lead
Spearos 18/May/14 Lead O/S
with Riggo
Hidden 04/May/14 2nd
Hidden 04/May/14 2nd O/S
Chazwoz 04/May/14 Lead O/S
Robin Woodward ?/Aug/13 Lead
jhb0510 16/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Felt quite exposed on the traverse, very delicate climbing and the gear seemed a long way away!

with Alan Dovey
Steve Lenartowicz 13/Jul/13 Lead
with Clare
MinHazeldine 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/12 Lead
alastairbegley 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Dilwat 18/May/12 2nd O/S
SurferStan 18/May/12 Lead O/S
with Dilwat
kim.mulji 09/Apr/12 2nd O/S

Start tricky, but traverse straight-forward, if you go up a bit to large jug holds!

with Steven
stevepotter 08/Apr/12 Lead
with Kim M
thomasaneurinsmith 02/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Stu Lead

with Dad, Stuart Reeves
stuaart 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Not massively protected lower move + quite thin traverse = probably not HS. Excellent route.

with David Smith, Thomas Smith
MoWalker3 18/Jun/11 -
with Andy
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 18/Jun/10 -
with Ali
five 03/May/10 Lead O/S

The end of the traverse is committing and felt harder than any of the Bosigran VSs we did the same weekend.

with AV
nickstephens 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Interesting and a little akward in places. Nice route though.

joehanks61 12/Apr/09 -
Different Steve 12/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Joe
Babika 10/Apr/09 Lead

Climbed with wet feet as hit by a wave after the ab descent. The traverse was soaking wet as well so all a bit slippery. But worth the stars

with Charles Leek
victim of mathematics 03/Aug/06 2nd O/S
crossdressingrodney 03/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Excellent but quite hard. Very delicate traverse.

Bob M 30/May/05 2nd
Ashley Hold 13/Jul/03 Lead
with Laurence North
Hidden 06/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Urgles ?/Jun/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/01 2nd O/S
Rob Oram 27/Aug/00 Lead O/S

Nice climb, slightly airy in parts.

with Tim Monks
Boxy 28/Aug/99 Lead O/S
with Jon H
lost.arrow 31/May/99 -
with Tim Malone
nigehughes ?/May/99 Lead

Technically 4b as stated; but warrants VS grade as the hard move to gain the crack is at the end of a traverse with protection about 8ft away.

with Ginge Moore
iskra2000 19/Jun/98 Lead
with John Dale
craig h 29/Jul/97 2nd O/S
with Janet Hannah
Hidden 10/Sep/96 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 11/May/96 TR

Top rope solo

colin milton 08/Apr/95 2nd
with eric milton
malc 16/Apr/92 Lead
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Master Chief, johnpr, Hidden
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