52m, 3 pitches. On Acid Rock,a classic climb that follows the chimneys that divide the Main Face and Freaky Wall. 1.20m's The Rowan Chimney.On the right of The Main Face is a large chimney climb this to a cave with a large chockstone then traverse right to the remains of an old ash tree,gain the ledge above then scramble to a good block belay below the next chimney. 2.12m's. The Raven Chimney. Struggle up the chimney behind the belay,good chockstone runners then pull out into the groove above (beware loose rock on the right) tree belays above. 3. 20m's. The Knight's Pinnacle (remains of) Climb onto the pinnacle and step across the gap with difficulty,possilbly Hard Severe (this could be avoided to the right) and continue to the top.Tree belays.

W Keith Marples, R Bates. 1931

Ticklists: Mendip for Moderates..

BoHeMlo 25/Oct AltLd O/S

Harder than a D I would say, especially because some footholds are polish. As someone said, do not bring a backpack or you will be in trouble in the chimneys (maybe that is the reason I seemed harder than D to me).

with Andrew Varma
Hidden 18/Oct 2nd O/S
Piers Harley 17/Oct AltLd
with Simon Clark
mr random 17/Oct Lead
with Rafael Malczyk
Hidden 30/Nov/14 Lead O/S
vicky_cairns 30/Nov/14 2nd
flannery 01/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

dont take a bag

Hidden 27/Oct/14 AltLd
Hidden 26/Oct/14 2nd
matt_read 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Bobling 25/Oct/14 AltLd

Erm, an experience! Good move at the start of the final pitch. I say Alt Leads but I conned Dave into leading both the chimneys and I got the glory move at the top. No way is that move Diff anymore.

with David Smith
BALD EAGLE 25/Oct/14 Lead
with Rob Horler
leland stamper 10/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

Led P1

with Andy Sparrow, Deepstar
Hidden 10/Oct/14 AltLd
Didymus 05/Oct/14 Solo O/S

with both daughters in tow. A good adventure.

ojr88 ?/Apr/14 2nd

Ridiculously easy climbing but enjoyable and worth it for the views at the top. Take some beers to enjoy at the top, leave the rope at home

with Jay Locke
Hidden 15/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
bradholmes 15/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
purpledistorsion 02/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Lead with two seconds.

tc7118 01/Feb/14 Lead O/S

soloed first pitch

erkdaly12 24/Nov/13 TR O/S
Stuart William 06/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Alex - P1 & 3 Me - P2

with Pleb
Pleb 06/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
with 2PointO
felixizzy ??/2013 Lead rpt
with Mike
TomGudgeon 14/Oct/12 2nd O/S

Not feeling 100% still found it pleasant. Not very challenging. First multi-pitch experience.

with Kirsty Pegg, Matt Williams
kirky_p 07/Oct/12 Lead
lazzaw 06/Oct/12 AltLd dog

The first ascent of the season? A sodden first pitch then got jammed in the chimney (stick to the outside and don't wear a rucksack!) and a mini fall when a foot slipped on the wet stuff. All worth it for the view on exiting the chimney. Not the most inspiring climbing but the location and view made it a fab route

with Jason Wilber, Andrew Porter
ape1980 06/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

Topping out into the sunshine after a lot of grimy chimney action... perfect! Led p3.

with Jason, lazzaw
morpcat 24/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
wildrover220 03/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Led 1st & 3rd

Marti999 31/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 31/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
matt_read 22/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Lead all 3 pitches. First ever multi-pitch lead. Awsume route any climber of all ability's should enjoy this one, what an adventure and a great day out. Thanks goes to Edd for the master class of gear placement and setting up belays and positive motivation......also to the vegue guide action 'climb and you'll see the belay, it's just up there'! Epic day out, very nice top out. Will repeat again.

Jughead 14/Jan/12 Lead O/S

a lot of fun this one, not hard by any stretch but a very pleasant outing for an hour or so and pretty top out

with Andy Macrae
Oliver Hopper 17/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Oct/11 AltLd
Hidden 17/Oct/11 AltLd
rg1976 15/Oct/11 AltLd
with squicky
squicky 15/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with rg1976
Matt250 10/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
wurzelinzummerset ?/Oct/11 AltLd
with Bruce
TerryLines 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S

VS variant. short-lived and scrappy.

superdiamondgeezer 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S

VS option, lead P1 good climbing. P2 presents a vegetated finale!

nick hawkins 27/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
with peter
Dave Ing 27/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Led P2. The whole climb was like the sort of scramble I'd have done without protection as a kid. Great view from the top though.

with Nick H, Pete
ElvisLeg 11/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
richardadventurecafe 21/Nov/10 Lead

Clambered up muddy gullys to reach bottom of this climb... have been thinking about this climb or a long time... but the weather and time got the better of us - so only tackled pitch 1... then abbed back down to the start of the route...

with Chris Wilson
nugski 03/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Led the last pitch of 3. Haven't really done any trad so was amazing. First time i have been tio the top of the gorge and first multi pitch i have done at the gorge. Foregot about the out of season rule until after when we saw the sign. Whoops. Sorry. left the south side and went straight to the North side for the rest of the day. Lucky it was first thing.

with sash
Hidden 11/Jun/10 2nd β
JJSegarty 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Marc Cotten
dan ely 13/Feb/10 Lead

scrapy climb with lots of loose rock and dirt

with jim and jesse
Hidden 17/Dec/09 AltLd rpt
bazzag 12/Dec/09 Lead

What an amazing climb! I wanted to do this 20 years ago, but have never got round to it. Wow! Awesome! This is what climbing is all about.Climbed 'Jill' to get to start of route.

with reece
Hidden 07/Nov/09 AltLd O/S
Lee.M 01/Nov/09 AltLd O/S
with Sash
andysroom ?/Nov/09 Lead O/S
SC 10/Oct/09 Lead

Have climbed this route several times before. Top of pitch 2 is a bit loose & nasty with poor protection. Very nice climb

Ian Archer 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Really enjoyable - the step across from the top of the pinnacle not that bad -even for a shortie like me.

with Ross Purcivel
Hidden ?/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
minus273degrees ?/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/09 2nd O/S
stevehaskew 08/Mar/09 2nd
GWidgery 08/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Nov/08 Lead O/S
chockstone ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Nick Hawkins
nick hawkins ??/2008 2nd
with tom
Hidden 04/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Quirina 03/Feb/07 2nd O/S
James Moyle 21/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
with D. Murphy
mrtom ??/2007 Lead O/S

Years and years ago

Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
beardy mike ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 AltLd O/S
freelancer_85 27/Dec/06 Lead O/S

Led in three pitches. Pitch one was quite vegetated with a selection of fairly crap protection, pitch two was more entertaining, bomber protection, and a very small chimney that managed to entrap me halfway up, much to the amusement of Steve. Pitch three was nice, good pro again, but the bold stride was more of a leap if done from the very top of Knight's Pinnacle, so I downclimbed into the gap and stepped across at full stretch, onto the wrong part of the slab, and made some hasty 4a moves back onto the correct line. The paths from the top of Knight's Climb back down to the road seem to have gone, so either abseil back down, or take the morons route (guess which we chose) back along the well defined footpath to the top of the gorge, and walk back down to your car. Felt more like vd/hvd at points.

with Steve W
Hidden 16/Dec/06 AltLd rpt
Hewey 04/Nov/06 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch

with Sally
Hidden 04/Nov/06 AltLd O/S
deanster01 02/Jul/06 Lead O/S

A scrambling climb bit fun never the less, not ideal on a wet day as overgrown in places.

with Dave Simpson
django ?/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Steve Corner
Sean Bell ?/Jul/05 AltLd
with rob, matt
Paz ??/2002 Lead

The best Diff in England.

with SB
cliffy ??/2001 AltLd O/S
with Susanne Svendsen
Stone Muppet ??/2000 -
Hidden ?/Sep/99 AltLd
jim_randell 15/Feb/98 AltLd O/S
with MB
colin milton 09/Oct/94 AltLd
with eric milton
Hidden ??/1994 Lead
Hidden ??/1993 -
ericinbristol ??/1990 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/81 AltLd
Brian Wilderspin ?/Mar/77 AltLd
Bolt Phobia 24/Feb/74 -
Hidden ??/1974 Lead
alpboy57 ?/Nov/72 -
with Si Pryce
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