A very dangerous route on steep loose shale and dirt - realistically ungradeable

Ticklists: BMC On-Peak Rock: Esoterica, Puttrell's Progress.

mark20 28/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Nov/14 Solo O/S
MatthewH 14/Jun/14 Solo

'Topped out' left of the head wall. Probably not a tick!

Somerset swede basher 18/May/14 Solo O/S

1st time in summer, have done before in winter

with James Fulson
Hidden 01/Nov/13 Solo
Goodstuff 18/Oct/13 Solo

Like climbing shredded wheat. Fun in a very perverse way.

davidalcock ??/2012 Solo

Done drunk, no sleep, at first light, after a row, after two weeks of rain. She did it in pyjamas. Great route. Think we trended right towards the top. E9 2a.

with Mrs Maman
Steeve 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S

XS atleast. never have i been so terrified on a climb. didnt stick to the gully, took the face to the right for alot of it.

Andrew Barker 30/Aug/11 Solo

Good dirty fun. Not as hard or as scary as Hard XS makes it look.

RHarding 17/Aug/11 Solo β

OH MY GOD! This is not a scramble or a climb......Potentially would have been easier with ice axes, but then there wouldn't have been half as much fun. Fantastic climb. Steep, loose and very dangerous last section. First bit is ok, if you just keep going and don't look back. Awesome time.

with Matt Reynolds
Iain Thow 27/Jan/11 Solo

Snow free despite the date. Suppose I had to do this sometime. Mildly idiotic.

Hidden ??/2011 -
Botion 25/Sep/10 Solo

Done this a fair few times in summer conditions. Definatly an acquired taste, but well worth it for the awesome situations. Easy scrambling on shale/grass/rock until the final headwall, which is quite dangerous and rather frightening! Not as good as the gully on Back Tor as a summer scramble, but still great fun.

RM199 ??/2010 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Peakpdr 19/Aug/09 Solo O/S

i not sure if i really enjoyed it or hated it , no hand holds no foot holds just a mess of dirt , grass and bits of rock

with scarab
Pete Graham 13/Jul/08 Solo
Tom Last 24/Nov/07 Solo O/S

Oh my God this route is something else. None of the holds are attached to the face, neither is the grass or mud for that matter. The whole thing is like climbing up a down escalator. There is very real potential for all your holds to give way simultaniously on this route, resulting in a fall of potentially hundreds of feet. I notice it's graded here as a grade 3 scramble! LOL, that's somewhat misleading.

Hidden ?/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Jake463 ??/2005 -

Slippery and scary in the gully to start, then trended slightly right up grass to the top. Frightening but satisfying

SteveM 22/Sep/03 Solo dnf

Backed off about 10m from the top. Rank stupidity.

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Tommy Moore, Phil J Booth, PanzerHanzler, Hidden, Mattyk, gazbonutter
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