Rockfax Description
A well-protected pitch that builds to an exciting climax. Start at the base of a wide recess.
Climb up the wide recess to the steep upper cracks. Climb the thin middle crack with assistance from its wider right-hand neighbour to the top. © Rockfax

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, CUC Climbing Club.


ClimberDateStyle
bpmclimb 22/Aug Lead rpt
with Clare
onlyfoddington 19/Aug Lead O/S
with The old man
Hidden 20/Jul Lead
johncoxmysteriously 14/Jul 2nd

Much easier than it looks with a spot of bridging.

with Simon Carr
Alex Wade 14/Jun Lead O/S
with Betty Rotsides
accordion_to_who 04/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun Lead
Hidden ?/Jun Lead O/S
dripdry1 28/May 2nd O/S
with ollie
Lizard Ollie 28/May Lead rpt
Hidden 16/Apr TR O/S
Hidden 11/Apr Lead dnf
Hidden 25/Mar TR
nick88 25/Mar 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Jan Lead rpt
marcusknevett ??/2016 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/15 Lead
Hidden 03/Oct/15 Lead O/S
willc91 02/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Awkward getting established before the crux crack. Nice sequence of moves on great gear to finish. Good belaying from Carrie :)

manbat 27/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Climbed second half after traversing over from Colomen. Great bit of climbing, shame it's so short.

with Luke Randall
Hidden 08/Aug/15 TR O/S
cbonner 20/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/15 2nd O/S
pebbles 06/Jul/15 Lead
with harry
pebbles 06/Jul/15 Lead
with harry
SGD 05/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Quite tough at the top.

Hidden 05/Jul/15 2nd rpt
Aimee Louise 16/Jun/15 TR
Hidden 13/Jun/15 Lead rpt
Dave Rumney 28/May/15 2nd
with Tanya Milner
JoeE 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Exciting upper part feels awesome

with Oscar
Joel Perkin 03/Apr/15 2nd O/S

In the pouring rain, fair play Hammond!

with Simon Hammond
simonhammond1966 03/Apr/15 Lead O/S

It didn't look that steep from the bottom but the top wall and crack definitely required a short sequence on committed moves, good gear though.

Mattholland96 ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Johny Currel
Listy35 31/Mar/15 2nd O/S
with Nico Jones
Wendy Watthews 22/Mar/15 Lead rpt
Rob Owen 22/Mar/15 2nd
Hidden 15/Feb/15 Lead
fulton333 15/Feb/15 2nd
with Aidan
Rob Owen ??/2015 2nd dog
WilliamD 04/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Oct/14 Lead β
Stu.Cossey 19/Oct/14 Lead
Hidden 19/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Lizard Ollie 19/Oct/14 2nd
with Luke Gorman
Alexseren 11/Oct/14 Lead
Alexseren 11/Oct/14 Lead
Wendy Watthews 11/Oct/14 Lead rpt
arandall 11/Oct/14 2nd rpt
JoeCoxson 11/Oct/14 2nd rpt

Wendy's lead, fun repeat.

Simon Caldwell 05/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Great finish, shame about the scrappy climbing needed to get there!

with Carmen
Hidden 05/Sep/14 Lead O/S
holly138 17/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Tom B
mdjb 24/Jul/14 -
Hidden 22/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Aimee Louise 27/May/14 Lead
tiffanykate12 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S
bpmclimb 17/Apr/14 Lead rpt

After failing (again) to lead Giggle Wiggle.

with Clare
Huntlyfiddler 17/Apr/14 2nd
jhb0510 15/Apr/14 2nd rpt
with Luke Randall, Andy March
DaveGoesClimbing 12/Apr/14 2nd O/S

Jon led

eddy-on-the-rocks 05/Apr/14 Lead O/S

wet and in approach shoes - loads of fun

with max
Hidden 08/Mar/14 -
omaskrey 16/Feb/14 2nd O/S
with Joe
JoeCoxson 16/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Walked up the first section unsurprisingly, then ploughed into the hard section full speed. Got a few good pieces of gear in, but didn't have my hands and feet in the right place. Retreated a couple of moves, sorted my life out and powered through the last few moved. Awesome route, just for those last few moves.

penguinpete 17/Jan/14 2nd
with Dave, Ian
lukegorman ??/2014 Lead O/S
with CUC
whiteexplorer 17/Dec/13 2nd O/S
with Dave Piper
Ribbit 17/Dec/13 Lead
with Tom
Georgia H ?/Dec/13 2nd
neilstubbs 23/Nov/13 2nd dog

POOR EFFORT!!

with Fiona McGowan
Kellz 22/Nov/13 TR dnf

The high crux is hard, but well protected,tbc

Stu.Cossey ?/Nov/13 Lead
davebrox 12/Oct/13 -
Hidden 12/Oct/13 TR dnf
Hidden 12/Oct/13 -
lucas95 12/Oct/13 TR dog
jhb0510 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Leon Balchin, Mike Weare
mauricechetwyndwoods1 10/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with archie reed
cathymiller 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
SteveM 25/Aug/13 Lead
with Kat
kitkat78 25/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with SteveM
guy757 19/Aug/13 -
with cj iles
Christine Iles 19/Aug/13 -
with Guy757
Hidden 15/Aug/13 Lead O/S
rd20 14/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Len
Patrickmartin99 09/Jul/13 Lead
with Bosh
Hidden ?/Jul/13 -
Marti999 27/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Debbie
Hidden 07/Jun/13 2nd β
partz 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
beakerburgess 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/13 -
Alex Wade 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
morganator 15/May/13 2nd
with International Meet Guest
Sean Kelly 13/May/13 2nd
with Alberto Rampini
Hidden 11/May/13 Lead
Fletch 11/May/13 2nd O/S

Enjoyed big time!

with Matthew Robinson
Aaron.D 05/May/13 2nd O/S
Duncan Turner 05/May/13 Lead
with stu
Hidden 05/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 30/Apr/13 2nd
Steve Lenartowicz 27/Apr/13 Lead
with Clare
bpmclimb 26/Apr/13 2nd rpt
with Chris Nolan
Cheziar 16/Apr/13 2nd RP

VS in guide book but felt in between v and vsd, struggled with overhang, three attempts and over but realistically could have made it first time, think if had been with more encouragement would have been much more straight forward. Great way to end first morning climbing!

Skip 06/Apr/13 2nd
A Walker 06/Apr/13 Lead
with Skip
SurferStan 03/Mar/13 Lead O/S

So cold - couldn't feel my fingers! Great moves through the top section :)

whiteexplorer 03/Mar/13 2nd O/S
with Dave Piper, SurferStan
Aimee Louise 09/Feb/13 TR
Hidden 02/Feb/13 TR O/S
neilstubbs 20/Jan/13 TR O/S
with Fiona McGowan
Hidden ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Dec/12 TR
Hidden 14/Oct/12 Lead
Cheese Monkey 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Great fun

with Goss
MrWiggles 15/Sep/12 Lead
MinHazeldine 12/Sep/12 Lead O/S
robertharris7 26/Aug/12 2nd

Clarke nemisis ... put to bed .. awsome top crux

with wayne clark
Hidden 28/Jul/12 TR dog
Hidden 28/Jul/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 27/Jul/12 -
Mark Kemball 27/Jul/12 Lead
with Solly Kemball Dorey
Jay-Ast 14/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Had a bit of a moment on the final moves... maybe one day i will get my head round trad!!

with Rosyk
Rosyk 14/Jul/12 2nd dog
Mike_Hayes 10/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Thunderthighsontheloose 10/Jul/12 2nd
jag 22/Jun/12 Lead

a great route for the budding VS leader. Challenging, strenuous but bomber gear below the crux. Recommended

Log dog 18/Jun/12 Lead dog

Top roped it the first time, when I was out doing my first leads. I returned a month later to lead it and fell ont the top section (the only dificult bit of climbing) fiddling gear into the left crack

with dan tanner
Wendy Watthews 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
arandall 17/Jun/12 2nd rpt
JonnyW 10/Jun/12 2nd
with Alexander J Linge
berry ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with alice
jpd80 ?/Jun/12 2nd
with Ashley
Hidden 08/Apr/12 2nd O/S
hotfeet 08/Apr/12 Lead
with David Hammond, Mark MacDonald
annak 08/Apr/12 2nd
Hidden 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/12 2nd dog
Julesthe1st 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Mike
mattshort 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Phil Porter
kcollender 04/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/12 Lead
Jacob k-d 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Dave192939 04/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with Rebecca Parfrey, Glen Jackson
Tom Last 15/Feb/12 2nd

Really nice moves at the top.

with Crispin
Hidden 11/Feb/12 TR
Hidden 02/Feb/12 2nd O/S
aljezurusrf08 21/Jan/12 2nd dog
with Willow
gingerking ?/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Eric Conrad-Brice
mreynolds 26/Nov/11 2nd O/S
mikehenesy 26/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Just the top bit, rest is a scramble, good though. Is it 5a? maybe I'm just monster strong, you recon??

with Sean Corbett
timreynolds 26/Nov/11 Lead
arandall 13/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Amber Thornton
Hidden 03/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Andrew will wilson 16/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden 21/Aug/11 TR dog
robroy 24/Jul/11 TR
Hidden 26/Jun/11 2nd
stuaart 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Actually led twice; the second time I was trying (and failing on) Avalanche Direct, which made this seem extremely easy in comparison.

thomasaneurinsmith 26/Jun/11 Lead
with Katherine Torr
Dave192939 29/May/11 2nd rpt
Monkey_Alan 29/May/11 Lead O/S

Good finish up the steep cracks. Topped out, then watched Johnny Dawes giving a masterclass West Wing.

James Mitchelmore 14/May/11 Lead O/S
gingerking ?/May/11 Lead O/S
e.sunnyside ?/May/11 2nd rpt
with David Metcalf, Tom Simpson, George
ebunick 25/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Gabby
Rowan Mitchell 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
mark20 23/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Master Chief 17/Apr/11 TR rpt
with Moe
Master Chief 07/Apr/11 TR rpt
e.sunnyside 12/Feb/11 2nd
with Sam Chessel, George
gingerking ?/Feb/11 Lead O/S
SamChessell ?/Feb/11 2nd O/S
bpmclimb 21/Jan/11 Lead rpt
with Clare
Huntlyfiddler 21/Jan/11 2nd
carlgodfrey 20/Jan/11 Lead O/S
mark_jee ??/2011 -
Laura_S_C 07/Nov/10 TR dnf
Kim Middlebrook 06/Nov/10 -
Hidden 19/Oct/10 2nd dnf
jakenichol 20/Sep/10 Lead O/S
haylow 20/Sep/10 2nd
andrea83 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Brilliant climb. Really enjoyed this. Well protected but hard to place gear once you start moving up the cracks as strenuous positions. Managed to get a cam in but without could be a nasty fall. Not an easy VS, maybe even HVS. Fantastic though.

with Hamish
Hamish777 16/Aug/10 2nd

My first ever 5a move and it was HARD! When you get to the top of the climb look 1ft left for some great hand holds.

with Andrea
Hidden 12/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Freddie 1 12/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Andyh83
Hidden 10/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/10 Lead
nickstephens 14/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/10 TR dog
Dave89 ?/Apr/10 Lead
riddle 31/Mar/10 Lead O/S
arthurbeer 27/Feb/10 Lead
Hidden 06/Feb/10 Lead
redshapedfriday 31/Jan/10 Lead O/S
arthurbeer 23/Jan/10 TR
gg4419 ?/Jan/10 2nd rpt
mbradberry2008 18/Oct/09 2nd rpt
with Gareth Greeves
Master Chief 11/Oct/09 2nd rpt
with Mike
gg4419 ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S
mbradberry2008 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
1651SP 13/Sep/09 2nd
bpmclimb 25/Aug/09 Lead rpt
with Clare
Huntlyfiddler 25/Aug/09 2nd
lrandall ?/Aug/09 2nd
with Alan D
petegruf 17/Jul/09 2nd
with bridget c
Dilwat 03/Jul/09 Lead O/S

The crack is strenuous as it says in the book

with dready
dready ?/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with dillwat
neilstubbs ?/May/09 TR RP
with Stefan Parkin
Stick 14/Apr/09 Lead O/S

FIRST TRUE VS LEAD beau8tiful 0.5 friend at the bottom of the crack, too pumped t oput much gear in after that Big thank you to Adam for belaying, Christ K for seconding after Adam fell off and did want to go on and Alex for reassuring words when I wanted to back off

with Adam Wade & Chris K
AbstractLogic 14/Apr/09 2nd dnf
with Stick
Sam Longridge 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Simon Canning
jchenoweth 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Charlie Jeynes
Master Chief 02/Feb/09 TR rpt
Rowansb ??/2009 -
Master Chief 01/Dec/08 TR rpt
with Nick
Rusty2406 30/Nov/08 Lead RP
with Mike
Rusty2406 24/Oct/08 2nd O/S
sten 05/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Amy Gustin
eastfinchley pete 01/Aug/08 TR
Master Chief 05/Apr/08 Lead rpt
with Moe
jchenoweth 25/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Charlie Jeynes
Oddjob 24/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Pete Horn 22/Mar/08 -
cem 22/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Steve Capes
Master Chief 04/Mar/08 2nd O/S
with Jeremy
Master Chief 26/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Moe
Master Chief 11/Feb/08 TR
pmoody ??/2008 TR
Ashley Hold ??/2008 Lead
with Laurence North
midgelt 13/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Gareth
DorsetGareth 13/Aug/07 Lead O/S
bpmclimb 09/Jul/07 Lead rpt
with Clare
Rob Davies 06/May/07 2nd
with Phil Ashton
Hidden 15/Apr/07 2nd O/S
mattshort 06/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Sam
Hidden ?/Mar/07 2nd
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
JackMountains 25/Jun/06 Lead dnf
with Toni Miles
colin milton 14/Apr/06 2nd
with ian dunbar
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/04 2nd O/S
Alaric 27/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Paul G, Karen B
Hidden ??/2003 TR
bpmclimb 24/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with Clare
andybenham ??/2001 Lead O/S
tradguy 03/Oct/95 2nd
with Ed Lamb
ed_1973 03/Oct/95 Lead
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Voting
High HVS
Mid HVS
Low HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
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High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
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Style of ascent
Lead
Followed
Toproped
Not Set
Onsighted
Repeated
Dogged
DNF
Redpoint
Flashed (β)
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