Rockfax Description
The soaring white arete to the right of the corner of Last Exit to Torquay is a stunning line. Start as for Gates of Eden.
1) 4c, 20m. As for pitch 1 of Gates of Eden.
2) 6a, 27m. Move up the corner until level with a small overhanging groove on the right wall. Pull across the groove, past an old peg in the groove and a good peg in the wall to the right, and climb steeply up the slim overhanging groove above to a block on the arete. Move up the right-hand side of the arete for 5m and transfer to the left side where it steepens, peg out left. Fingery moves up the wall on crimps and pockets access the final wall that is taken rightwards to the top. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Littlejohn South West Climbs, West Country Climbs, Ultimate E4 ticklist.

Brian H 02/Apr 2nd

One fall when I pulled a hold off on the lower part of the arete. The top section was hard to read - needed beta from Ed.

with Ed
burto 14/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with rozzy
Luxulyan 15/May/16 Lead O/S
with Abi
aiyer 14/May/16 2nd dog

Lots of rests! God only knows how Rich lead it!!

Hidden 15/Sep/15 Lead O/S
ferdia 07/May/15 Lead G/U

An 'experience'. Very good climbing, hard to read in lower section. Same with the gear, which appears but is pumpy to place. Got boxed and fell off below midpoint ledge on first go, lowered back to belay ledge and then just managed to pull it out the bag on yo-yo attempt, runout from the last peg at the top!

Andy Moles 07/May/15 2nd
with Ferdia
andy gittins ??/2014 2nd
with Mark Carnall
R2B 30/Jun/13 AltLd dog

Led pitch one. Luke led the second. Got to the head wall clean but couldn't see holds due to the sun shining straight in to my eyes. Bad excuse i know. Had to weight the rope twice. Fantastic line but terrible exit at the top. Got stung all over!

with Luke
kingholmesy ??/2013 AltLd O/S

Led the top pitch. The rest around the right of the arete detracts from the route slightly, but the moves up the headwall are excellent.

with RusseyB
Hidden ??/2012 -
John Mcshea 28/Sep/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 28/Sep/11 Lead O/S
jameshiggins 23/May/11 Lead dnf

Jumped on this straight away after a frustratingly long journey south. Flash pump and a very lame attempt. Sustained.

with Neil Adams
Neil Adams 23/May/11 2nd dog

Too hard for me!

Toby Dunn 24/Jul/10 2nd
with Andy Reeve
Toby Dunn 17/Apr/09 Lead O/S

tricky, pumpy and runout

with Alex Hughes
Dave Searle 15/Nov/08 Lead O/S

briliant climbing but a bit loose in some places.

with sim
Tim M ??/2000 2nd
clark alston ?/Apr/97 Lead RP
with Steven Martin
Nick Biven ??/1996 AltLd O/S
with Rich Whitwell
FATBOYFAT ??/1994 2nd dog

Ridiculously cold on the belay ...

with Dave Henderson
Hidden 26/Jun/93 2nd
Hidden 26/Jun/93 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1993 Lead β
ecowaller ??/1990 -
Hidden 08/Oct/86 2nd O/S
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