Rockfax Description
A pleasant route with some good climbing on its top two pitches.
Start below a small left-facing corner on the first section of cliff reached on the approach.
1) 10m. Move up past a large block to the small left-facing corner and climb it to a grass fringed ledge and belay.
2) 4a, 11m. Just above the right-hand end of the overhang above, make an exposed traverse left, before climbing the steep wall to a ledge and belay on the right side of a large pinnacle.
3) 4b, 18m. Climb up the wide crack to the top of the pinnacle and gain a ledge above it by a cramped mantleshelf move. Move right and up to finish. © Rockfax

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

BStar 27/Sep Lead O/S

The first pitch rather awkward for saying it has no technical grade. A good route on good rock though.

with Rachael
Rachael88 27/Sep 2nd

Enjoyed attempting to climb the chimney crack on pitch 3. Least I didnt require any hauling on this chimney!

with Adam
Hidden 26/Sep AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Sep AltLd O/S
John Brayshaw 20/Sep AltLd O/S
with Gareth
Alexseren 01/Sep -

big boots

Sarah Roscoe 04/Aug AltLd
Matt Harmon 04/Aug AltLd O/S

led P3

with Sam Huget
Hidden 07/Jul AltLd
Mark Kemball 27/Jun Lead
with Liz Swanson, Solly Kemball Dorey
helen.baldwin 18/Jun AltLd O/S

Led the first two pitches, pretty fun

with Cerith Morgan, Molly McLeod
Hidden 18/Jun 2nd O/S
Master Chief 15/Jun AltLd O/S
with Jeremy
andrewmcleod 14/Jun Lead O/S

In approach shoes (training for Snowdonia!). Route finding quite tricky, or maybe I was just being dull :P the fairly unprotected (found two reasonable brass offsets) mantelshelf is quite tricky... the chimneying, although very traditional, is quite easy though :)

with Anette Van der Wal
Hidden 14/Jun AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Jun AltLd O/S
KDhruev 06/Jun Lead O/S
with UECC
Hidden 03/Jun AltLd O/S
Lizard Ollie 03/Jun AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1 and 2 together. Thought the start was tough for a S

Hidden ?/Jun Lead
Nick Arthur 23/May AltLd
with Owen Gibson
Jack Porteous 23/May AltLd O/S
Maywood96 09/May Lead
ChrisGard 09/May AltLd O/S
Skip 04/May 2nd rpt
Mr Tickle 04/May AltLd O/S
jamie ward 04/May AltLd O/S

1 + 3

Hidden 01/May AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Apr AltLd O/S
GrahamHP 05/Apr Lead
with Fiona Dean
clairemathews 05/Apr AltLd
with Tony Walentowicz
fidean ?/Apr 2nd
with Graham
Hidden ?/Mar Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
Rob Owen ??/2015 -
with George Budd
MinHazeldine 12/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1 &2 , second 3

Hidden 14/Sep/14 AltLd
Maywood96 14/Sep/14 Lead
Monkey_Alan 14/Sep/14 AltLd

Led P2.

with Abbi Louise, Max Streeton
Hidden 06/Sep/14 Lead
crater 06/Sep/14 2nd

difficult mantlshelf

with steve
landy813 23/Aug/14 2nd O/S
gregclarke 30/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Ygraine
LozM 25/Jul/14 AltLd
with Mark J
hazeysunshine 13/Jul/14 AltLd rpt
with Joan
Cherish 30/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Loved the mantle on the 2nd pitch and the variety on this climb. Really enjoyable - just what I like.

with Chris Hammick
clubmanpete 23/Jun/14 AltLd

Instead of going round the over hangs go over them the bottom one is harder that the top out one but the top is nicely exposed.... lovely climbing

surf1nal-kern0w 23/Jun/14 -

alt lead

Hidden 21/Jun/14 2nd
Meinertzhagen 14/Jun/14 2nd
with Jess
Shynnagh 17/May/14 AltLd
Nick Arthur 17/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Rich Corlett
manbat 28/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

I lead P2. Mantle shelf on P3 is a right bastard! Glad I did not have to lead it!

Hidden 28/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/14 Lead O/S
dbrooks 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Gideon
Lyndsay Superclimber 19/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

I led 1st & 2nd pitch

with Ryan
Hidden 19/Apr/14 AltLd
gidmord 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Led both pitches

with dbrooks
robman 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
jessericson 18/Apr/14 2nd dog
jhb0510 16/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Mike Weare
s.thursz 12/Jan/14 AltLd

first pitch interrupted with the rescue operation for Chris and Doug on suicide wall

Will Mortimer 12/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
Alfie Conn ??/2014 Lead
neilstubbs 30/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

Horrid wet start, Hernan led P1 & P2 as one, I led P3 (the pinnacle mantel)

with Hernan Chile Ibanez
jhb0510 19/Oct/13 2nd rpt

Crack School. Bottom pitch, jamming only. Second pitch. No holds, chimneying, arm bars and chicken wings.

with Andy March
Slick 06/Oct/13 AltLd
Egons Issy 06/Oct/13 AltLd
bennevis 15/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
with paul
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Lead
Maywood96 14/Sep/13 2nd
with Jen George, Chris lucas
matthoey 02/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Fitzy
Danslingsby 02/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with CPL Lewis
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/13 2nd
omaskrey 26/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Joe led 1st and 2nd pitches together and I led 3rd pitch to top but went right around the arete instead of climbing straight up.

with Joe
JoeCoxson 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Lead first pitch with no issues. Oli Maskrey Lead second pitch. Adam followed up both.

jakenichol 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S
benny_m 13/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Big move to get onto the mantleshelf harder than 4b, much better route than ochre slab ll

with Su
Hidden 13/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 13/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
MazElden 13/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Graeme
Mark Kemball 03/Aug/13 Lead
with Solly Kemball Dorey
minexplorer 02/Aug/13 Lead

great route.went straight up then right after the 4b move,dont see how u can do it by mantle tho.think HS fair grade,as plenty of moves to keep u interested.

with grant newcombe
Peter Reynolds ?/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Robin Woodward ?/Aug/13 -
Philippa Arding ?/Aug/13 Lead
with anna thompson, sarah saunders
John Foster 28/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Will, Geoff
Hidden 28/Jun/13 AltLd
Will Gordon 28/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Geoff led P1, John P2 and me P3.

jhb0510 27/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Ran Pitch one and two together, there is not a lot of room on the sloping ledge and it is very sloping!

with Mike Weare
Webster 18/Jun/13 AltLd

climbed top 2 pitches as bottom was sopping wet

Huw Mithan 18/Jun/13 AltLd
with Tom Sauter
Hidden ?/Jun/13 Lead
thom1202 ?/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

climbed the second pitch nice chimney on the third pitch

Hidden ?/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 26/May/13 AltLd
andrea83 05/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Hamish
Hamish777 05/May/13 AltLd rpt

P1+2 strung together.

with Andrea
carl_123 04/May/13 Lead O/S
Wendy Watthews 07/Apr/13 AltLd O/S


rockpool 07/Apr/13 Lead

led 1st and 3rd pitches

with wendy mathews
elbeanio ?/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Nick Biven ??/2013 -
Aimee Louise ??/2013 2nd
fraserbarrett 30/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Nice warm up......

Hidden 19/Oct/12 AltLd
Hidden 19/Oct/12 AltLd
Hidden 30/Sep/12 2nd
Cheese Monkey 16/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with Goss
Skip 13/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Tricky moves on first pitch.

leerybunny 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Climb in the sun with the crag all to ourselves! Cracking old school route! Gigglesome!

with Stan
Mark D ?/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with Dave Duggan
Log dog 04/Jun/12 Lead β
henryisagibson 04/Jun/12 Lead
Hidden 12/May/12 AltLd O/S
tomshanti 04/May/12 AltLd O/S

max p1+2(together),me p3

Marcin78 07/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
with Kuba
Jeremy Wilton 06/Apr/12 2nd O/S

Had done this previously - back after calf pull - good fun

with Rick Gibbs
Hamish777 02/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
mark sharples 02/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
arandall 22/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Rebecca Palfrey
dc88104 ??/2012 Lead O/S
2602steve ??/2012 -
beckybutcher91 ??/2012 Lead
Hidden 26/Nov/11 AltLd β
Joby 05/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Led all

with Rosse Dalton Vandendorpe
chrisanderson 20/Aug/11 AltLd
mikehenesy 07/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Cracking route, interesting all the way, particularly that horrible mantle above the ball mashing spike! Stiff for a S but tons of pro. Weather came in on the second pitch-spectacular. Dried off by the wind as quick as we'd got wet. Thought we'd got away with it but we got well and truly monsooned on the last-fantastic!! Beta-dead eyed dicks may be able to swing a nut on a sling in to the crack above the mantle shelf.

with Tom Hinchcliffe aka Tom M.
Hinchrn 07/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Krystalli 31/Jul/11 2nd
with Luke
Homes 31/Jul/11 Lead
with Anna K
neilstubbs 02/Jul/11 AltLd rpt
with Stefan Parkin
Jimmykeenan01 ?/Jul/11 Lead

A fantastic mantle shelf move on the 3rd pitch

Dave192939 28/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Did it in two pitches, led both, took the wrong route up the last part but had a good time anyway!

with Ilya Maclean
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Annegret ?/Jun/11 2nd
with Gill and Derek
rfdl100 29/May/11 AltLd O/S
with Simon Waters
Simon Preuss 28/May/11 Lead

Lead all three pitches, drizzly day. Forgot the route description after doing the mantle-shelf on pitch 3 so finished incorrectly by heading left up a cramped groove rather than right up the slab.

with Phil
jdgaventa ?/May/11 AltLd
carl_123 30/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
tompilgrem 17/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

In 2 pitches, l pitch 1 running together 1+2, lovely little climb.

with Dad
bobpilgrem 17/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Nice climb- ran as 2 pitches (combined 1/2).

with Bob/Tom
Hidden 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/11 Lead
pudding 02/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with mike mason
Slipperking ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
callum brown ??/2011 AltLd O/S
BALD EAGLE 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with R.Horler
minexplorer 09/Oct/10 Lead

had to solo top pich as couldnt see to put gear in gettin dark v climb.the climbings better than it looks especially halfway up.

with grant newcombe
Paragonthewise 08/Oct/10 2nd
kat-lyle 26/Sep/10 2nd
with Jojo
Philippa Arding 03/Sep/10 Lead
with Furtemba Sherpa
CMCM ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Lumbering Oaf 24/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with Heather Lewis
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Martin Lilley 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Tricky but fun, particularly the mantle-shelf. FInished up the overhang of Ding instead of the slab for fun!

Rob84 05/Jun/10 2nd rpt
with Lou
mullermn 04/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Very nice climbing. Kylie did p1 and tried a harder variation of p3 but declined the crux move, so I lead it.

Kylie 04/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
freemanTom 31/May/10 AltLd

Led middle pitch

with Roger Lord
canis cibo 31/May/10 Lead O/S
with Ivan
Hidden 15/Apr/10 -
Hidden 09/Apr/10 Lead O/S
hazeysunshine 07/Apr/10 AltLd rpt
with Dave
Hidden 05/Apr/10 Lead O/S
RichardMc 04/Apr/10 AltLd
with Tony Williams
Pete Randall 03/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

lead 3

with Michael, Richard B
saundera ?/Apr/10 AltLd
with Zaheer
Hidden 26/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Freddie 1 26/Mar/10 AltLd


with Andyh83
nickstephens 02/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Went a little off route I think :-s

Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 2nd
stuart34 31/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
neilstubbs 17/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
with Stefan Parkin
richw2k2 05/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

I had the crux pitch. Enjoyable route!

with Hamish
Hidden 29/Sep/09 AltLd
3kidsandanorton 13/Sep/09 Lead
with Kay
Beck Holland 31/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Dan_Carroll 31/Aug/09 2nd rpt
with Rebecca Holland
richardadventurecafe 22/Aug/09 Lead

Slightly damp start to the day - but rock is amazing (compared to what I normally climb on!) - great route - straightforward... maybe got the middle bit wrong but found the spike and mantleshelf... nice!

with Neil Sperrings
simoncov 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with LJ
Hidden 22/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Dave Mason 05/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with Trev Tatler
craig h 23/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Sue
ben.richards 15/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

Great climb :)

hazeysunshine 12/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Big John
limmer01 22/Jun/09 Lead
with charlie
Hidden 24/May/09 AltLd
fishinwater 24/May/09 Lead

Lead second pitch

with Dan U
RCrockford 04/May/09 2nd
with Jonah and Mark C
Monkey_Alan 02/May/09 2nd dnf

Only first two pitches (run together) as we were running out of time

Peeley.b 11/Apr/09 AltLd rpt

I lead first pitch Rick lead remaining as 1 pitch. Finished over the overhang.

with Rick Gibbs, Heather Aston.
howhard 11/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Peeley.b 10/Apr/09 2nd O/S

Finshed around the right side of the overhang.

with Kev Gibbs, Ash Stevens
Hidden 10/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
lrandall ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Lead all 3 pitches

with Dave W
Rich Wain-Hobson ?/Apr/09 2nd O/S

Confident second with competent leader.

with Daniel Racey
Mike Hargreaves ??/2009 AltLd
with Graham Chadwick
paulh1967 ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 AltLd
@ndy 11/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Oct/08 -
Neil Pacey 23/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Tanya Savage 23/Aug/08 Lead
perranman 03/Aug/08 AltLd
flytzen 26/Jul/08 AltLd β

FL, SW, FL. Done this before so swapped the pitches around.

with Sean Worthington
Hidden 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
flytzen 10/May/08 AltLd O/S

We both lead the first pitch on alternate goes. I lead the 2nd pitch and Sean the third (crux) pitch

with Sean Worthington
mreynolds 03/May/08 Lead O/S
timreynolds 03/May/08 2nd
Hidden 20/Apr/08 2nd O/S
bewildebeest 20/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with Nick Barwick, Richard Parsons
Dilwat 23/Dec/07 Lead O/S
with dready
bpmclimb 23/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Couldn't see any reason not to run the first two pitches together.

with Clare
cliffy 07/Oct/07 AltLd
Julian Prieto 07/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
Bob Peters ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Dad
Bisteris 13/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/07 Lead O/S
ellentaylor 28/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

Led middle pitch. Not too tricky. Crux is start of top pitch stepping up from the spike. Nice hand hold, just need to step high right on nubbin then rock over onto left.

adamscottthomas 28/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

I led 1st and 3rd pitches. Good mantle move at the top.

The Mountain Goat 27/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Nick Payne
halhorner 15/Apr/07 AltLd
with Chris Densham, James Shand
RichardMc 06/Apr/07 Lead
with Mary Sealey
Rob84 03/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Katie
Hidden ?/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2007 AltLd
Hidden ??/2007 -
Stuie 13/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with James Dell
dellboy 13/Oct/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/06 AltLd
Hidden 27/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/06 Lead
chrissloan84 15/Aug/06 Solo O/S
victim of mathematics 01/Aug/06 2nd O/S
crossdressingrodney 01/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
2shortplanks 03/Jun/06 Lead
Alaric 02/Jun/06 Lead

Couldn’t do the mantelshelf on pitch 3 – too fat! Led the unprotected wall immediately to the left to get past (prob VS :-)

with Karen B, Neil
Rob Davies 01/May/06 AltLd rpt
with Jacques - Toulouse, Phil Ashton
Zoomer ?/May/06 -
with Nobby Clarke
krikoman 14/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Viviana Vivanco
dellboy ?/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with Jon Rogerson, Alix Blockley
Runtothehills ??/2006 AltLd O/S
drysori ??/2006 -
wojt ??/2006 Lead
five ?/Dec/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead
Jon Read ?/Aug/05 AltLd
with Debs and Al Downie
Paul-Michael 15/May/05 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1 & 3.

with Nick Lovell
lost.arrow 01/May/05 -
Hidden 30/Apr/05 Lead
Hidden 09/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/05 Lead O/S
Raggar ??/2005 AltLd
Darrell Read 22/May/04 AltLd
Rog Wilko ?/Apr/04 AltLd
with Debbie Wilkinson
drpeters ??/2004 -
DanLear 14/Dec/03 Lead
with Nicky Beaumont
Greg M 16/Sep/03 Lead
Hidden 10/Apr/03 AltLd
The Mountain Goat ?/Mar/03 Lead O/S

way off route

with Tom Harvey
Scotsken ??/2003 -
tobydunford 06/Oct/02 AltLd O/S
with Tom Harvey, Jon Miles
Hidden 01/Sep/02 2nd
Hidden 07/Apr/02 AltLd O/S
aged_ape ?/Apr/02 AltLd O/S
with KM
Hidden 16/Mar/02 AltLd
Hidden 11/Jun/00 AltLd
rockjedi12345 ?/Apr/00 Lead O/S
with Phil Mathews
Hidden ?/Jan/00 -
kitkat78 ??/2000 -
NickP ??/2000 -
alan moore ??/2000 -
Steveb27 ??/2000 AltLd
Hidden 25/Sep/99 AltLd
SimonN 30/May/99 Lead
timreynolds 01/May/99 AltLd
with David Baines, John Burnip
andy_pemberton ??/1998 AltLd
Hidden 12/Oct/97 -
cornishben ?/Jan/97 Lead O/S
with Andy Connor
Hidden ?/Jun/96 AltLd
Hidden 05/May/96 2nd O/S
Babika 06/Apr/96 2nd O/S
with Isobel Hinton
rurp ??/1996 Lead O/S
pezzerrr ?/Jul/95 Lead O/S
Ashley Hold 12/Jun/95 Lead
Different Steve ?/Apr/95 AltLd O/S
with Darren Lambert
jmr 04/Mar/95 AltLd
with Paul Greenhow
Hidden ??/1995 AltLd
goi.ashmore 06/Dec/94 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Dec/94 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/94 2nd
colin milton 03/Jul/94 AltLd
with eric milton
Hidden 06/Nov/93 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/93 Lead O/S
crater 10/Apr/93 2nd
Hidden 03/Apr/93 AltLd
trisimondo 03/Apr/93 Lead O/S
davebrox ??/1993 -
Iain Thow 27/Mar/89 AltLd

Led pitch 2. Solo10/5/96

with Rob Ivens
keefe ??/1989 -
davehvs ??/1986 -
Nigel Bond 06/Oct/84 Lead
with Nick
Dreamchaser 22/Jun/84 Lead O/S
charlesmfrench 12/Dec/81 Solo O/S
Ian Clare ??/1980 -
Hidden ??/1980 -
Mike C 24/Feb/79 Lead
with Richard Oxlade
mark-abz 24/Feb/79 2nd
with John S
uphillnow ??/1979 -
tapley 04/Oct/78 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Bolt Phobia 08/Apr/76 Solo
with John Broadwell
Chris Terrey ?/Feb/76 Lead
with John Mortimer
Simon cook ??/1976 -
Peter Main 25/Aug/75 AltLd
with Les Berrow
Nigel Bond 22/Jun/75 AltLd
with Pete Bott
Rob Davies 01/Nov/74 AltLd
with Niall Macfadyen
petemeads ??/1974 Lead
Hidden ??/1971 Lead
Dave Musgrove ?/Sep/69 AltLd
with Andy Wild, Dennis Gray
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