Rockfax Description
Sections of good climbing on a snaking line up the slab to the left of the corner of The Armchair. Start at a layback crack directly under the corner of The Armchair.
1) 5a, 14m. Climb the layback crack with conviction and make tricky moves left and up into the base of the corner. Traverse left to ledges and belay.
2) 4c, 15m. Climb the slabby wall leftwards, and then up to a belay on a grassy ledge.
3) 4a, 15m. Traverse 10m rightwards to a steep black corner and finish up this on good holds. © Rockfax

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.


ClimberDateStyle
Lumbering Oaf 06/Jun AltLd O/S

Led P1. Partner led P2 and P3 together. P2 was more interesting than it looked.

with Luke
Laurence Mitchell 04/Jun 2nd
with Richard Ive
Hidden ?/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 13/May AltLd
Mattholland96 13/May AltLd O/S

Pitch 1 and an excellent pitch 2 by jake! looked so exposed

davebrox 13/May AltLd

Danny and Charlie

timreynolds 30/Apr AltLd
with Ian Timbrell
Joel Perkin 31/Mar 2nd rpt

Thankfully Simon lead this one. We've done it before, but somehow managed to block the route from out memories. Bold as hell with some potential to fall directly onto the belay if you're not careful. Thankfully the belay is amazing.

simonhammond1966 31/Mar Lead

1st Pitch is great. 2nd Pitch is scary as no real gear. 3rd Pitch nice and juggy even when wet.

Hidden 04/Aug/15 AltLd
Alison Cairns 09/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Crux traverse on p1 was wet but well protected. Took ages trying to work out where p2 goes - started off going up obvious cracks above belay then left but suddenly blanks out with no gear so came back down again. It actually drops down and a long way left across some grassy ledges before heading boldly up some slabs. Took ages and much too hot.

with Andy
Hidden ?/Jul/15 Lead
Paula Ryan ?/Jul/15 2nd
daxtari 15/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/15 -
Maywood96 13/Jun/15 AltLd
Hidden 23/May/15 AltLd O/S
jimmatthews 23/May/15 AltLd O/S
nickstephens 15/May/15 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2 a 4c?

with Henri
Hidden 18/Aug/14 Lead dog
MD 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Sean, Jo
Happy Wanderer 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Shaun, Mike D
Senna 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S
PaulTanton 06/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Ted Roggers
francois 19/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

First pitch easier than expected. The psychological crux is pitch2.

with Ben
Hidden 11/Jul/13 AltLd
David Sherratt 11/Jul/13 AltLd
Nick Biven ??/2013 -
Marti999 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Graham C 22/Sep/12 2nd
with Marti
Spearos 01/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with Riggo
DOVEY 06/Apr/12 AltLd
with Joe, Budd
Joel Perkin ??/2012 -
with Simon Hammond, Dad
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
jon bradley 23/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Sustained first pitch, bold but easy second pitch - good climb

with Huw Howells
Kirill 30/Apr/11 AltLd dog

difficult 2nd pitch

CrispsSmiths 30/Apr/11 AltLd
with Kirill
andybenham 05/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Led p1, which felt a bit polishd/greasy in places.

Hidden 05/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Em66 16/Jun/10 AltLd
with Mat
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Hidden 12/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
rockferret 12/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Interesting route. I did the first pitch and pumped my way across to the belay point rather than making delicate moves as the guide describes. Second pitch seemed way above the grade given in the guide.

with Pete
JPGR ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

Led pitch two, had an epic heading up to0 soon...E3?? retreated and tried again. Headed further left and up the slab at the end. Still felt very bold with a deck out possible!

with Steve Ahern
nickdonohue ??/2009 Lead

I found this unpleasantly bold on 2nd pitch; keep traversing from belay to arete, avoid going up early (though it looks tempting) otherwise gets into harder ground

with Alan Dovey, Andy March
chris.griffiths ??/2008 2nd

very bold second pitch. It's quite hard too!

Dan_Carroll ??/2008 Lead O/S
Bob Peters ??/2008 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Mark_RMC 27/Aug/06 2nd

Cracking 1st pitch, layback then traverse then another layback. 2nd pitch had NO gear at all, Simon Chetwynd came to th rescue fortunately.

with Rich Laid
wojt ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
Different Steve ?/Aug/05 AltLd O/S

Minor epic! - CC guidebook grade & description rather wanting...

with Caroline Goldsworthy
Different Steve ?/Aug/05 AltLd O/S

Minor epic! Led P1 & some P2!

with Caroline Goldsworthy
Hidden ??/2005 -
PenJD 28/Aug/04 AltLd O/S

5a, 4c, 4a - lead pitch two

with James D
Samuel P 14/Aug/04 AltLd O/S

led 4c pitch

with Tim
eddy-on-the-rocks ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Dan
pezzerrr 29/Mar/02 Lead O/S
Stone Muppet ??/2001 -
VPJB ??/2000 -
cornishben ?/Jan/97 AltLd O/S
with Andy Connor
Nigel Coe 24/May/80 AltLd
with Steve Portnoi
Hidden ??/1980 -
petemeads ??/1974 Lead
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