Rockfax Description
A steep and strong line that links some prominent features on the left-hand side of the main cliff. Start a short distance left of the awkward step-down in the path, right of a black corner.
1) 4b, 10m. Climb the wall and cracks just right of the black corner's right arete to a belay at a huge spike. A good steep pitch on positive holds. The black corner itself is an alternative at 4c.
2) 4c, 23m. Move up the blocks to a ledge, step right and climb a steep black vein to a ledge on the right below a large overhang.
3) 4c, 26m. From the left end of the ledge climb up left of the overhang and move up to a crack that runs back rightwards. Near the top of the crack make a final puzzling move to easier ground that leads left to the top. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Kernow, West Country Climbs.

JoeCoxson 22/Oct AltLd O/S

Ran the first two pitches together, and accidentally most of the third pitch.

Egons Issy 04/Oct 2nd
with Kevin Vans-Colina
mauricechetwyndwoods1 21/Sep Lead
with archie reed
andrea83 20/Sep AltLd rpt

Lead P2, Hamish P3, skipped P1.

with Hamish
Hamish777 20/Sep AltLd rpt
with Andrea
Skinnybloke 19/Sep 2nd

Hard to get going, last pitch in the dark!

JulianB 29/Aug AltLd O/S
with Pete Randall
Pete Randall 28/Aug AltLd O/S
with Julian B
MinHazeldine 12/Aug AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1,2 second 3

Matt Harmon 03/Aug AltLd O/S

led P1+P2 in one go

Anna duckett 03/Aug AltLd
with Matt H
Hidden 07/Jul AltLd
Robin Brooke ?/Jul Lead
Pryan ?/Jul 2nd
surf1nal-kern0w 21/Jun AltLd RP
clubmanpete 21/Jun Lead

Defo one of the best climbs at bosigran. ... amazing!!!!!! Defo one to do at sunset takes you to the most perfect view points....

steveprice.exmouth 17/Jun AltLd

p1 and 3

with Graham Mead
Hidden 14/Jun Lead O/S
foostu4 03/Jun AltLd O/S
maryleese 03/Jun AltLd O/S
with nickb1
nickb1 ?/Jun -
Graham Westbrook 22/May AltLd O/S
Gregory 17/May AltLd
with dom goodridge
andrewmcleod 16/May AltLd O/S

As in Rockfax (P1 from path above ground-level spike?). Led pitch 3/3.

Hidden 16/May AltLd O/S
ewalker278 16/May AltLd
cem 04/Apr AltLd O/S

Led p1.

Kirill 04/Apr AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Mar Lead O/S
clubmanpete ??/2015 Lead

Lead.all pitches... last pitch done in the pitch black with head touches a great adventure and a great line up the cliff face

Mine2209 ??/2015 AltLd
with Mick hunter
Hamish777 05/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with Saffra, Andrea
andrea83 05/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

Missed out Rockfax P1 as we were aware that the description is wrong. Lead P2.

with Saffra, Hamish
beds74 23/Sep/14 AltLd

Dave did first two in a one. I did top pitch, nice climb. Was a little bit strong on my jam on the top move of last pitch...ow.

with Dave Fisher
Pero 04/Sep/14 2nd
jhb0510 13/Aug/14 Lead rpt

Did the 4b start on Friday Evening with Des, got rained off. Came back on Wednesday evening with Mike and Des and climbed it with the 4c corner start.

with Des Hannigan, Mike Weare
peter.ravenscroft27 05/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

great rock, nice moves, a proper line.

augustus trout 16/Jun/14 AltLd
MaccMark 16/Jun/14 AltLd
Trobbo 16/Jun/14 AltLd
with martin dale
Hidden 14/Jun/14 AltLd
Lyndsay Superclimber 14/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Ryan
Hidden 13/Jun/14 AltLd
manbat 08/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

I lead pitch 2 - very enjoyable.

Lumbering Oaf 08/Jun/14 AltLd rpt
jon_ridley 01/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

I took p2

Neil D 20/May/14 Lead O/S
Joris.Roulleau 03/May/14 AltLd O/S
manwithacam 03/May/14 AltLd
with Joris
Hidden 03/May/14 AltLd rpt
Hidden 28/Apr/14 AltLd
manbat 28/Apr/14 AltLd
philhilo 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S

Never done this. Tricky moves off the first belay. Harry took some persuading but got them in the end.

with Helen E, Harry
bpmclimb 16/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Clare
jhb0510 12/Apr/14 2nd O/S

With 4c optional start.

with Luke Randall
kp64zl ?/Apr/14 AltLd
with Chris OMC, Claire OMC
Hidden ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S
jhb0510 11/Jan/14 Lead

It was getting late, so just climbed the 4b alternative start that starts just left of the awkward step and ends up on the grassy tarrace. But wet at the top, feeling very rusty!

with Andy March
Nick Biven ??/2014 -
hornbywill ??/2014 -
Alfie Conn ??/2014 Lead
Hidden ??/2014 -
lukegorman ??/2014 Lead O/S
with Richard Welch
Big Lee 13/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1 & 3. Rockfax topo is wrong, as previously mentioned. I tried to climb the thin crack where the topo would suggest but it felt desparate. Backed-off and started further left. This way fitted the RF climbing description.

adam 24 13/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
with Lee Harrison
minexplorer 25/Sep/13 AltLd

led pitch 1&2,using the VS 4c start up the black corner.both pitches have some strenuous moves but good pro and holds.sam led top pitch.NOTE;the rockfax guide refers to the VS 4b start just right of the black corner but incorrectly shows a pair of cracks,prob 5a way to right.

with sam
Rassapotimus 25/Sep/13 AltLd

Led last pitch after a silly hesitation at the belay, nice climbing, lower sections quite strenuous

Skip 01/Sep/13 2nd O/S

Fantastic route, varied climbing.

PaulTanton 01/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
with Roy Thomas
dkd 28/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Al
MD 24/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Led p2. Found pitch 1 to be the hardest.

with Jo
Happy Wanderer 24/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Led p1 & p3. P1 terrifying for 4b - far harder than p2 or p3.

with Mike D
SteveM 20/Aug/13 AltLd
with Kat
kitkat78 20/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Middle pitch, after variation B start.

with SteveM
Craigyboy13 18/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Craigyboy13 18/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
sheelba 18/Aug/13 AltLd
rd20 12/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Len
masa-alpin 12/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Started from the lower wall (4c) I lead. Then Dave lead P2 and I did the last pitch.

with Dave W-J
HIGHTOWER 11/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Led both 4c pitches

with Nathan Maxwell
Robs_Uren ?/Aug/13 2nd O/S
tim.fairhall 15/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Led P2

with Eric
Matthew Robinson 10/Jul/13 AltLd
with David
Hidden 23/Jun/13 AltLd
Hidden 22/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
brianrunner 03/Jun/13 AltLd

first pitch is excellent on juggy rock and overall another great VS

with martina
Hidden 23/May/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/May/13 -
Hidden 05/May/13 Lead
Hidden 22/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
dready 21/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

nice pleasant route

with surferstan
SurferStan 21/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
alice fuller 19/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

I impressed Pete by leading the crux pitch very smoothly.

Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Dan_Carroll 30/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with mum
Hidden 28/Aug/12 AltLd
spragglerocks 26/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Led P1, Matt led P2 & 3 at once. Rockfax topo is wrong - south west climbs and cc guide are right. Lazy guide book topo - if they'd actually climbed it, it's obvious.

Lumbering Oaf 26/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Some confusion in our party between the Rockfax and CC Guides, which have different descriptions. CC Guide's P1 = Rockfax P2. To start from the path (rather than the ledge above as described in the CC Guide) climb cracks to the left of a black stained niche/sentry box in the wall to reach start of Zig Zag (as described in CC Guide).

Hidden 26/Aug/12 2nd β
jayrenegade 18/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

P2 to the top. Loads of rope drag, and prav couldn't hear me.

with Prav
gowla 01/Aug/12 AltLd rpt

alternate Pat Littlejohn finish... evidently had not been done for a while!

with Mike Freeman, Andy March
Hidden 28/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
ferdia 04/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

did a pitch of about HVS to reach start of route proper.

with Rozzy
manbat 25/May/12 2nd
with Zach Lawlor
alastairbegley 25/May/12 Lead O/S
JamesBrowning 19/May/12 AltLd dog
with Toby
tmather 12/May/12 AltLd O/S
cherad 04/May/12 Lead O/S
with Michelle Henshall
gingerking ?/May/12 AltLd O/S
burto 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with hertha
scmertes 06/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
with Jon Smith
Pete Graham ?/Apr/12 AltLd
with Rick Graham
NeilOMalley 24/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Topo in rockfax must be wrong, first pitch was the hardest by far

A Walker 24/Mar/12 AltLd
arandall 16/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Nice route. We took the topo in the rockfax guide a little too seriously and the first bit felt like 5a, must have done something wrong there. Wendy took some good falls giving it a go though.

Wendy Watthews 16/Mar/12 Lead dnf

fell off about 5 times before giving in and getting alex to lead

Wendy Watthews 16/Mar/12 2nd
Ian JL ??/2012 Lead O/S
PAJames ??/2012 -
janegallwey ??/2012 AltLd
Mowglee 01/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with Ali
Tightsgirl 23/Sep/11 2nd
pffft 23/Sep/11 2nd O/S
joe_lancs 23/Sep/11 Lead
Amazoniangirl 02/Sep/11 2nd
andybenham 23/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Good route. Climbed as 2 pitches - I led easy start plus second pitch as one.

mark sharples 23/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Dilwat 26/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Pete
Hidden 10/Jul/11 2nd O/S
BelayBunney 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
The_Boy_ODwyer 25/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Tom C
stuaart 25/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1, and P3. Found this route a lot more interesting than Nameless in spite of fewer stars in Rockfax WCC.

BeccaSnowden 23/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2. Interesting and good climbing.

with Tom
thomasadixon 22/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Lead 1 an 2 in one pitch. Good climbing on both.

with Becca
thetradlad 16/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Harry Thorpe 16/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Good route, led pitches 1 & 3

mikeyg 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Awesome climb, lead pitches 1 and 2

highfivekrissy 03/Jun/11 AltLd
oooeese ?/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with josh daymond
peter myers ?/Jun/11 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Oceanic 28/May/11 -
Jasminaberry 28/May/11 2nd
DOVEY 16/May/11 Lead
with Budd
Hidden 29/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
chris ebbutt 29/Apr/11 AltLd
with Dave R.
Okecroak 29/Apr/11 AltLd
Rowan Mitchell 28/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

P1(up to blocks on terrace) Alfie, P2 + P3 Rowan

stevepotter 23/Apr/11 2nd
with Bryan, Adie
hellboundblr 23/Apr/11 Lead
with Steve P, Adrian Goldstraw
Elaine Budden 17/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

tom climbed the first 2 pitches in one and i lead the last pitch, very enjoyable

El3ctroFuzz 17/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Linked P1&2, Miss's led P3!

with Elaine Budden
Hidden 08/Apr/11 Lead
djking1983 04/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Jack Hodgson, Steve Knaggs
Pete Nugent 03/Apr/11 AltLd

AP approached via Autumn Flakes start. I did top pitch - enjoyable!

with Andy Peasgood
chrisallan 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
zach.stone 02/Apr/11 2nd
with Chris Allen
Justin T 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
cornishmackem ??/2011 -
bigbear86 ??/2011 Lead rpt
David Sherratt ??/2011 Lead O/S
Grabtheslab 10/Sep/10 Lead
with Mykl white
adam cooper*super* 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S
MH123 27/Aug/10 2nd O/S
andy dunn 30/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Tom
will_benfold 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Maria
willson 10/Jun/10 AltLd

2nd pitch

with chris, ben
adamscottthomas 11/May/10 AltLd rpt

Led the first pitch of Autumn Flakes (in the rain) and the second pitch of Zig Zag up the black vein.

with Erik Borghans
verticon ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Robin Head 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
jacobjlloyd 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S

from the starting ledge all in one pitch. Enjoyable climbing.

with Robin Head, Arnaud
Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd
Jessie Rushbrooke 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with GF
Hidden 09/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
david morse 09/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with chris todd
JerryD ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
nickstephens 17/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Climbed although had a moment or two at what the guide book calls a puzzling move

with Peter Jones
petegruf 15/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with capn bob
ben.richards 15/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

Sketchy moment leading P1 - pumpy forearms and awful gear placements but pulled through to the horribly slopey and polished belay be honest I'm probably making this sound worse than it really was! Piers lead P2 and got to the top just in time for sunset. Last climb of an amazing 10 days at Bosigran - will definitely go again, so should you!

charlesmfrench 09/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Anette
Em66 19/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with MUMC
lukehunt 16/Jun/09 Solo
davefount 10/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

led pitch 2 (4c)

with Glyn
Glyn 10/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 AltLd
Hidden 06/Apr/09 Lead
Norman_P_W 06/Apr/09 2nd
with Bob M
existing debt ?/Mar/09 -
with Iain a
Hidden ??/2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
JackMountains 11/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
Ben Snook 11/Sep/08 AltLd
with n0ph33r
sgl 11/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Susie
liz77 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Paul
Skinny Kin 07/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

Again, tough 4c grade on the 2nd pitch. Very top end of VS 4c. Nice route though. Some seepage in some cracks after a few days of dreary weather.

with Mike Parkinson
Peter Reynolds ?/Aug/08 AltLd
Master Chief 23/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Jeremy
Hidden 29/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
SteveM 10/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Tobs
Hidden 09/Jun/08 Lead O/S
The Mountain Goat 11/May/08 AltLd O/S

Scrambled pitch one. Lead pitch two.

Somerset swede basher 11/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Jon Miles
OffshoreAndy 04/May/08 AltLd O/S

pitch 1

with Skell
Dan_Carroll 27/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Rebecca Holland
Beck Holland 27/Aug/07 2nd O/S
chris wyatt ?/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/07 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/07 2nd O/S
mooseloose 01/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Ian Gas Bennet
Sidekick ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/07 AltLd
Rog Wilko 18/May/07 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
chrissloan84 08/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with AJM
Rob84 02/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Jules and Rob G
Nobster ?/Apr/07 AltLd
with Glen Bloomer
adamscottthomas 04/Feb/07 AltLd O/S

Great climb on a gorgeous sunny day at Bosigran, could have been the summer! Led first pitch of Autumn Flakes (HS) rather than the initial scramble of Zig Zag. Ollie led the steep black vein and I took the last pitch. Varied, lots of fun and managed to avoid to much rope drag. Nice moves around the nose and good step out onto the slab

maresia 04/Feb/07 2nd O/S
31770 04/Feb/07 AltLd
climber sim ??/2007 -
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
Geoffers ??/2007 AltLd O/S
with Tim
Rowansb ??/2007 AltLd
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 AltLd
Hidden ??/2007 -
a_d_tru 07/Oct/06 Lead
with Carol
anthonyp 24/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
with Fred Richard
Hidden 16/Sep/06 Lead O/S
bpmclimb 05/Sep/06 Lead O/S

Slightly soft touch for a Bosigran VS

with Clare
Neil Ireson 31/Aug/06 2nd

Jane lead this as one long pitch, with very careful rope work.

with Jane
collingwood 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S

Strong and technical but definitely worth it

with Matthew Rhodes
Danos ?/Apr/06 AltLd
with Danjou
Mark Kemball 21/Feb/06 AltLd

Started up Dominator, but the crux section was wet so finished up Zig Zag

with Nic Dill, Stu Bradbury
mikelaing ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
wojt ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 24/Jun/05 2nd O/S
crossdressingrodney 24/Jun/05 Lead
Si dH 17/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
with Alison Ingleby
Hidden 01/May/05 AltLd rpt
rlrs ?/May/05 AltLd
fifth ??/2005 -
Alaric 21/Aug/04 Lead O/S

led p1 and p2, Paul led p3

with Paul L, Karen B
Hidden 10/Aug/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/May/04 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2004 AltLd
Samuel P 08/Nov/03 2nd
with Luke
Siderunner 23/Aug/03 AltLd O/S

I led P1 (scramble) & P3 (ropedrag!)

with John E
Different Steve ?/Apr/03 AltLd O/S

Led P1, P3

with Rupert Holbrook
Rob Pitt ??/2003 -
Steve Vincent 26/Aug/02 AltLd

led 2nd and 4th 4c

Hidden ?/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/01 Lead
Stone Muppet ??/2001 -
andy_pemberton ??/2001 AltLd
Hidden ?/Oct/00 2nd O/S
rockjedi12345 ?/Jun/00 Lead O/S
with Phil Mathews
timreynolds 29/Apr/00 Lead
goi.ashmore 10/Mar/00 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
NickP ??/2000 -
VPJB ??/2000 -
alan moore ??/2000 -
nickdonohue ??/2000 AltLd
with Mark McCarthy
Steveb27 ??/2000 AltLd
Mark Kemball 28/Jul/99 2nd
with Ian Howdin
Hidden 30/May/99 AltLd O/S
hdog76 ??/1999 -
lost.arrow 10/May/98 Lead
with Gill Heartly
Hidden 30/Jul/97 Lead O/S
michael burrows 28/Jul/97 AltLd O/S
with steve swygart
craig h 23/Jul/97 AltLd O/S
with Janet Hannah
five ?/Jun/97 Lead O/S
lost.arrow 03/May/97 -
with Gill Heartly
skygodley 01/Apr/97 Lead O/S
cornishben ?/Jan/97 Lead O/S
with Andy Connor
belay bunny turned bad ??/1997 -
Hidden ?/Nov/96 Lead O/S
rurp ??/1996 Lead O/S
pezzerrr ?/Jul/95 AltLd O/S
colin milton 14/Apr/94 AltLd
with eric milton
GAtkins 09/Oct/93 Lead O/S
with Tim Noble
davebrox ??/1993 -
Hidden 06/Oct/91 Solo O/S
whispering nic 29/Mar/91 Lead
with Graham Iles
Iain Thow 12/May/90 AltLd

Led pitch 1

with Rob Ivens
keefe ??/1989 -
RichardMc 22/Apr/87 AltLd
with Daphne Pritchard
Tony Buckley ?/Apr/87 AltLd
with Robert Clark
Robmwatt ??/1985 Lead
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Lead
Nigel Coe 25/May/80 AltLd
with John Walmsley
uphillnow ?/Oct/79 Lead
with Al Bennett
Mike C 12/Nov/78 2nd
with Dave Hyde
tapley 06/Oct/78 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Chris Terrey ?/Nov/76 Lead
with Roger Wilson
Falko 18/Apr/76 AltLd O/S
with Alan Taylor
Bolt Phobia 08/Apr/76 Lead
with John Broadwell
Ken Taylor 15/May/75 AltLd
with George Diprose
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