Rockfax Description
An initially serious slabby wall gives way to a steep crack-system. Start at a left-slanting seam, right of the broad arete.
Climb the seam past a ledge on the right, then make a committing move left to a good foothold in the shallow groove on the left, and a thread in the break above. Climb the gradually steepening line of cracks to the col between the prow and the main cliff. Finish up the wall and corner opposite the prow. © Rockfax

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Lizard Ollie 31/Oct 2nd O/S
Rob Owen 31/Oct Lead β
with Ollie Thomas
manbat 27/Aug Lead O/S

Great climb after an initial bold and tricky traverse. Took ages to commit, and when I did so, had appalling footwork. The rest of the climb was great fun.

with Luke Randall
JulesV 06/Jul Lead O/S
with Shauna
SGD 05/Jul Lead O/S

Started a bit to far right and went a bit direct. i.e missed the move left.... Excellent route with very contrasting sections. Balancy and bold (E1 the way I went) then steeper and well protected followed by traditional. Really good.

tobydunford 13/Jun Lead O/S
with Kirsty Kerr
Mayo 31/Mar Lead
with Stocker
JoeCoxson 15/Feb Lead rpt

Fun repeat, varied climbing, something of everything.

Hidden 15/Feb Lead
Wendy Watthews 19/Oct/14 2nd
with Luke
JoeCoxson 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Another HVS tick according to West Country Climbs, and although I reckon I cruised it, I'd agree. Fun climbing after the balancey start.

Wendy Watthews 11/Oct/14 2nd rpt
arandall 11/Oct/14 2nd rpt
leerybunny 02/Sep/14 Lead rpt
jackwf01 18/Aug/14 2nd O/S
jhb0510 05/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Luke Randall
Jack J Keogan 14/May/14 Lead O/S
with Lottie Thorne
Lottie Thorne 14/May/14 2nd dog
lukegorman ??/2014 Lead O/S
rd20 14/Aug/13 Lead dog

Slipped off whilst smearing on traverse at start

with Len
bpmclimb 25/Jul/13 Lead rpt

In two pitches. Awkward and difficult to protect first section.

with Clare
SurferStan 04/Apr/13 Lead O/S
dready 04/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with surferstan
Mark Kemball 26/Jul/12 Lead
with Solly Kemball Dorey
Hidden 10/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Thunderthighsontheloose 10/Jul/12 2nd
matiamallia 06/Jun/12 Lead O/S
flyinfrenchy 25/May/12 Lead O/S
Blue68 08/Apr/12 2nd RP

Got my feet wrong on the traverse and fell, got it the second try, think HVS in Rockfax is right!

with David Hammond, Alan Mountford
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
jchenoweth 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Espen
mattshort 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Phil Porter
aljezurusrf08 24/Mar/12 TR RP
with Willow
Hidden 24/Mar/12 2nd dog
arandall 04/Mar/12 Lead β

Direct start.

Wendy Watthews 04/Mar/12 2nd

Direct start

arandall 03/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Went slightly the wrong way at the end but still did the crux.

Wendy Watthews 03/Feb/12 2nd
gingerking ?/Feb/12 Lead rpt

direct start much more fun, almost makes it worth hvs

Hidden ??/2012 -
Dave192939 13/Nov/11 Lead rpt

Led in buffeting winds with hiking boots clipped on. Fun times! I'd give it HVS 5a.

with Simon Allan
Hidden 06/Nov/11 Lead
Ceridwen 24/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Uber Mike
mark_jee 14/Jul/11 TR
andybenham 30/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Backed off the direct and did the normal route. Both options are fairly bold. After that its a very pleasant climb to the top.

with Stann Norrie
SamChessell 26/May/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 26/May/11 Lead O/S
Dave192939 26/May/11 2nd O/S
leerybunny 16/May/11 Lead rpt

Repeated with the 5a direct start. Cracking

with Stan
James Mitchelmore 14/May/11 Lead O/S
SamChessell 12/May/11 2nd rpt
SamChessell 11/May/11 Lead rpt

Second time on the route, first time climbing it on lead. amazing route with a little bit of everything.

gingerking ?/May/11 2nd O/S
gingerking ?/May/11 Lead β
gingerking ?/May/11 Lead O/S
SamChessell 29/Apr/11 2nd O/S
mbradberry2008 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
abicampbell 21/Apr/11 2nd dnf
DOVEY 21/Apr/11 Lead


with abi & Corlos
Dave89 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Laura
carlgodfrey 22/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Kim Middlebrook 06/Nov/10 -
andrea83 08/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Oh no, thought I'd got a HVS tick! Given HVS in Rockfax! Good route, really enjoyed.

Matt Fry 08/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Good effort from Andrea, especially in greasy conditions - HVS.

Hidden 05/Aug/10 Lead O/S
berry 05/Aug/10 2nd
robroy ?/Aug/10 2nd
MoWalker3 16/Jul/10 -
1651SP 26/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with nick
nickstephens 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
tdudley 14/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/10 2nd
jakenichol 14/Jun/10 Lead O/S
haylow 14/Jun/10 2nd
JessicaBell ?/Jun/10 2nd
with Graham Hadaway
redshapedfriday ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
gg4419 ?/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/10 Lead
jchenoweth 02/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Dan
JerryD ??/2010 -
james999 ??/2010 Lead O/S
1651SP 17/Dec/09 2nd
mbradberry2008 18/Oct/09 2nd rpt
with Gareth Greeves
gg4419 ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Marti999 19/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Oddjob 14/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Direct Start.

Rowansb ??/2009 -
bpmclimb 07/Aug/08 Lead rpt
with Clare
Hidden 29/May/08 Lead
Master Chief 19/Mar/08 Lead O/S
leerybunny 26/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Tim W 26/Jan/08 2nd O/S
midgelt 24/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Oli
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Hidden 16/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/04 Lead
bpmclimb 05/May/03 Lead O/S
with Clare
nickdonohue ??/2002 Lead
with Simon Reynolds
crater 08/Sep/95 TR
Ashley Hold 26/Aug/95 Solo
with Laurence North
Charles Arthur 15/Apr/95 2nd


colin milton 08/Apr/95 Lead
with eric milton
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
MrWiggles, Hidden
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