Songs From A Gentle Man** VS 4b
[Nearing the top of the difficulties and still singing!, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
A fantastic arete that looks to be much tougher than it actually is. Start below the soaring arete behind a huge pinnacle.
Climb the arete on small, but reliable holds to a good horizontal break at 8m. Continue up the arete past a notch to the top. An exposed pitch. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Photo: Nearing the top of the difficulties and still singing! © oscaig
View all 2 photos or Submit a new photo of this climb.

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 62 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/15

EllieWoods - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Leo

ray.allwood - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/15 with timreynolds

timreynolds - Lead - 18/Jul/15 with Ray Allwood

Amazing line, worth 3 stars.
static266 - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/15

Master Chief - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/15 with Jeremy

Ollie T - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/15 with Jake Bailey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/15

jamesb101 - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/15

Lots of climbing for your money, little bit ropey moving from the comfort of the back wall onto the steep first section, after that it's golden.
JoeCoxson - Lead O/S - 22/Nov/14 with Luke Gorman

fulton333 - Lead - Nov/14

Nice arete
neilstubbs - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Stefan Parkin

Great route, run out in places but reasonably protected where it matters. Solid rock, VS 4b ** as per Rockfax probably about right.
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Carmen

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Aug/14

Marktrin - 2nd - 12/Jul/14

silviac - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Tim Reynolds, Sam

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jul/14

In the rain!
timreynolds - Lead - 12/Jul/14 with Sam Boughton, Silvia Candia

Poly pocket - Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 28/May/14

Norman_P_W - 2nd - 28/May/14 with Bob M

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/14

Another one I was more happy to second I think!
manbat - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/14 with Tom Palmer

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Nov/13

Wendy Watthews - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/13 with Stuart, Alex p

Got the route description slightly wrong, and was a couple of meters to the right of the arete, but the climbing was still on the grade and very enjoyable.
JoeCoxson - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/13 with Hannah Smith, Jordan Mattack, Harry Oelmann

Jamiet297 - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Steve Price

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/13

steveprice.exmouth - Lead - 11/Aug/13 with Jamie

Sarah Welsh - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Emma Grant

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/13

Tricky moves, a weird line that wanders all over the place, wiggy rock and not entirely trustworthy gear - definitely not VS, 4b or the 2 stars given in the Rockfax guide!
Rob84 - Lead O/S - 24/May/13 with Jeremy

Great route. Be gentle with the rock and it's ok.
Dilwat - Lead O/S - 18/May/13 with Dave P

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 26/Apr/13 with Clare

PAJames - 2013

andork123 - 2nd O/S - 2013

arandall - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/12 with David Metcalf, Rebecca Palfrey

Dave192939 - 2nd O/S - 01/Dec/12 with arandall, Rebecca Parfrey

Marti999 - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/12 with Graham Charman

Philippa Arding - 2nd - 07/Sep/12 with nick arding

stefie c - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Matt Harmon

Lovely climbing with good but quite spaced gear - especially in the lower section. Quite sustained (and on sound rock) I thought - until the easier top bit at least.
oscaig - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/12 with R Tidy

eduardo - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Rob Trz

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Oct/11

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/11 with Kirsty Kerr

Sam4242 - Lead - Aug/11

Nice enough route but very worrying rock. I was pulling it out all the way up.
stuaart - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Thomas Smith

Good fun, but a bit friable. I don't think the guidebook writers idea of 'solid rock' is quite the same as mine.
thomasaneurinsmith - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Stuart Reeves

jakenichol - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/11

haylow - 2nd - 07/Jun/11

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Carol Fowles

spaced but adequate gear
nickdonohue - Lead - Jun/10 with Simon Reynolds

Anna Horrox - 2nd - 24/Jul/08 with Clive Greenwood

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/08 with Anna

mat cooper - Lead - 08/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead - 01/Aug/06

Norman_P_W - 2nd - 01/Aug/06 with Bob M

victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/06 with Alex

crossdressingrodney - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/06 with alex malins, victim of mathematics

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/06

Urgles - Lead O/S - Aug/02 with Laura

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
DaveGoesClimbing, SurferStan

Voting
Total votes cast 40
hard HVS0 of 14
HVS1 of 14
easy HVS0 of 14
hard VS0 of 14
VS9 of 14
easy VS3 of 14
hard HS1 of 14
HS0 of 14
easy HS0 of 14
hard 4c1 of 14
4c3 of 14
easy 4c2 of 14
hard 4b8 of 14
4b0 of 14
easy 4b0 of 14
hard 4a0 of 14
4a0 of 14
easy 4a0 of 14
3 Stars4 of 12
2 Stars5 of 12
1 Star3 of 12
0 Stars0 of 12
Bag of .....0 of 12
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent
Lead
Followed
Unknown
Climbed
Clean O/S