Rockfax Description
The huge left-leaning corner is a fantastic line. The initial wall is hard and committing. Start on a block at the left side of a black wall that leads up into the base of the corner.
From the block, step onto the black wall and climb it on diminishing holds to eventually enter the base of the main corner. Climb the excellent corner-line all the way to an easing near the top and finish up the steep black corner on good holds. This pitch can easily be split at a good stance (the 'Armchair') midway up the main corner. © Rockfax

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

jonleighton 17/Aug 2nd O/S
miriamclaire 15/Aug Lead dog
Hidden ?/Aug Lead O/S
manbat 17/Jul Lead O/S

Led as 1 pitch. Nice climb, but I didn't feel I climbed it that well. It also started raining, meaning the whole 2nd pitch was slippery and less pleasant than it should have been.

with Luke Randall
Robin Brooke ?/Jul Lead

In one pitch

Pryan ?/Jul 2nd
Hidden 21/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun 2nd O/S
twill 08/Jun Lead O/S
with Tom Hubje
Jackislav 23/May Lead O/S

Great route, no idea why it gets 1*!

Hidden 23/May Lead O/S
London Luke 23/May Lead O/S
with Emma
supersouthward 16/May -
Hidden 12/May 2nd O/S
Lizard Ollie 12/May 2nd
Wendy Watthews 12/May Lead rpt

Set up a belay at in what I think was the arm chair as I was running out of quick draws

with Jake Bailey, cuc
lukegorman 12/May Lead O/S

A bit wet, with birds, easy to protect

fulton333 11/May Lead

really good route

Hidden 21/Mar 2nd β
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden 22/Sep/14 Lead O/S
jhb0510 11/Sep/14 Lead dnf

Just could not make myself take my left hand off to reach the big hold at the top of the slab!

with Luke Randall
Hidden 19/Aug/14 2nd
david morse 17/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with KT
Hidden 17/Aug/14 2nd β
alice fuller 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 05/Jul/14 Lead
with Solly Kemball Dorey
dready 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S

lots of balance, bridge moves not recommended if slightly wet as quite polished in places

whiteexplorer 15/Jun/14 2nd O/S

polished in places

with joe
Hidden 23/Apr/14 Lead O/S
gowla 08/Apr/14 Lead
with Max
onlyfoddington 21/Mar/14 2nd dog

I thought this was a good route, although wet. I found the start technical and struggled, one-armed, into the cave. I got really pumped pinching the load and couldn't quite move right at the first attempt.

with Ian, Steve R
ian d f 21/Mar/14 Lead O/S

very wet

stevorobs3 21/Mar/14 2nd O/S
jcw ??/2014 -
alice fuller ??/2014 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 Lead
mike.moss 12/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Chris Ackroyd
PaulTanton 05/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Ted Roggers
Ian JL 19/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/13 2nd β
jhb0510 28/May/13 2nd O/S

Knackered! The bottom section of Beaker Route followed by the top section of The Armchair.

with Steve Seale
oakapple 13/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 2nd dog
Nick Biven ??/2013 -
fraserbarrett 30/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Nice, but wet

katiep 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Really nice route that just keeps going. The crack was a bit wet in places

with Alex Banks
Albachoss 27/Oct/12 2nd O/S

Great climb with a technical but enjoyable start.

with Katie Preston
Dilwat 21/Sep/12 Lead dog

Got through the polished stuff at the bottom and then a stupid slip. Gear is good from the 'beaker' onwards and its a great climb.

with Pete
gowla 14/Sep/12 Lead rpt

without wires!

with Keith Mitchell
tim.fairhall 23/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Elliott
Bex_M 16/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Duncan Dunbar
carlgodfrey 12/Jun/12 Lead O/S
jon_ridley 06/Jun/12 Lead O/S

a little wet in places. exit involved humping a brain-shaped shrubbery

groliver26 06/Jun/12 2nd
Stewart Armstrong 03/Jun/12 Lead

quite wet, felt sustained and difficult, took a long time, bold at the start

with Steve Westwood
arandall 06/May/12 Lead O/S

Dripping wet in the middle section. Also birds nest with eggs in the armchair.

Wendy Watthews 06/May/12 2nd dog

was a little wet and dripping :)

Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/11 2nd O/S
gowla 13/Sep/11 Lead β
with tom maunder
Dave Heaton 23/Jun/11 Lead
with Jake Nichol
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
oooeese ?/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with josh daymond
ben bowry ?/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Master Chief 25/May/11 AltLd O/S

lead 1st pitch! good route!

with Jeremy
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 29/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 28/Apr/11 2nd O/S
masa-alpin 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S

It was a bit greasy.

with Tony H
nickstephens 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S

More polish than an army parade ground! Top route though, even if it was a little tricky. Of special note are the jackdraws who jumped out of the armchair cave where they are nesting and then "escorted" me to the top!

Hidden 12/Feb/11 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 16/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 28/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S
tommytuffa 12/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with ollie b
kevin stephens ?/Aug/10 -

A surprisingly good climb, should be done in one pitch, worth 2 stars and ample gear so no need for the flutter symbol in the new rockfax. Start holds are polished but positive

metal arms 17/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2

Tim M 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Started to drizzle so ran the two pitches together to get out fast.

with Emma
climbergg 04/Jul/10 2nd
adamscottthomas 27/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

led first pitch to the 'Armchair' - which seemed to be an uncomfortable hanging belay shared with a large plant - more of a hanging basket really.

will_benfold 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Maria
d_meacher 05/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Sarah Joyce
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Bobby Gilbert 15/May/10 2nd rpt

With Simon from France on BMC international meet.

with Simon from France
Bobby Gilbert 28/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Dan_Carroll 09/Apr/10 Lead O/S

top half of pitch was soaking wet, felt like hard E1.

GarethHall 02/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Did the first pitch.

garywong 02/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch, which was a wall of water! Thankfully juggy.

Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
sparbus 21/Oct/09 AltLd
with mike b
Duncan Campbell 14/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Bit of a battle! Left cams on the ground so had to have them passed up to me!! Ran out of quickdraws too so had to improvise with a hex! Wet in places.

Richard Horn 28/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Mark_RMC 22/Aug/09 AltLd

A slimy, polished and unpleasant, pumpy route. With woodlice!!

with Rob Smart
Roger Cruse 07/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Kris
Marti999 18/Jun/09 Lead O/S
briar4012 18/Jun/09 2nd dog

Got stuck on one move near the bottom as didn't see a foothold - otherwise clean.

with Marti
Hidden 02/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
mattcyp88 02/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Fat Tim 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Had to ab for some of the gear

Mr Tickle 10/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Did 1st picth of beaker route then traversed onto 2nd picth of Armchair...traverse was quite hard!

with davenev
davenev 10/Apr/09 2nd O/S

Started leading p2 but got a bit lost!!!! Luke to the rescue once again :)

with luke
Hidden 15/Jun/08 2nd
bfreeman 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Ben Lea
tobydunford 10/May/08 Lead O/S
LiLaMont 10/May/08 2nd dog
DeniseWootten ?/May/08 2nd O/S
with Paul Hendry
Bob Peters ??/2008 Lead O/S
bpmclimb 23/Oct/07 Lead O/S

The moves up to the "neck of the beaker" felt insecure and a bit bold. (BTW there's enough gear on P2).

with Clare
shoulders 09/Aug/07 Lead
with dai
Hidden ?/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Dave Searle 08/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with jim
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
wojt ??/2007 Lead
Hedley 24/Aug/06 2nd
with Matt Burrows
leadmat ??/2006 Lead
Bern ??/2006 -
Different Steve ?/Sep/05 Lead

strenuous 1st pitch, virtually unprotected 2nd pitch

with Caroline Goldsworthy
Hidden ?/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
pezzerrr 21/Sep/04 AltLd O/S
ghockey4 01/Aug/04 TR dog

had to have a rest near the top. other than that it was a clean climb. very tiring one.

Hidden 27/Jun/03 AltLd
cem 18/Apr/03 AltLd O/S

Led p1

with Pete Cleveland
Hidden 18/Apr/03 AltLd O/S
eddy-on-the-rocks ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Dan
Steve Vincent 25/Aug/02 2nd
alex_th ?/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with Royston Smith
andy_pemberton ??/2002 Lead
rlrs ??/2001 AltLd
Hidden 02/Sep/00 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/00 -
michael burrows 28/Jul/97 2nd
with steve swygart
Hidden 10/Aug/96 AltLd O/S
colin milton 15/Apr/95 Lead dog

start up breaker route

with eric milton
NickJH ?/Aug/90 Lead
with D Townsend
charlesmfrench 27/May/90 Solo O/S
tapley 23/Oct/89 2nd
with John Sumner
Ashley Hold 07/Aug/88 2nd
Hidden 09/May/87 Lead O/S
RichardMc 20/Apr/87 Lead O/S
with Tim Oakes
sadams 28/Jul/86 2nd
with Kevin Edwards
DDDD ??/1986 -
keefe 24/Aug/84 -
Hidden 02/Aug/84 AltLd
Gregory ??/1984 Lead
with caroline lee
Hammy 11/Aug/81 Lead
with Rob Lawson
Nigel Coe 12/Oct/80 Lead

Approx date

with John Walmsley
Hidden 13/Jun/80 Lead
Simon cook ??/1978 -
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