Rockfax Description
The central line on the slab is quite superb. Follow Great Slab to its rest then friction up the slab to access the curving flake which is followed precariously to a rapid exit rightwards. © Rockfax

FA. John Allen (solo) 1975

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Hidden 10/Oct Solo RP
Helen Gibson 26/Jun TR O/S
with Graham Hoey
FlavioL1989 16/Jun Solo RP
with Paddy McBoulderface
Andy Moles 27/Mar Solo RP
mshorter 24/Jan Solo
with tom
tom russell 24/Jan Solo RP
with mike
Hidden ??/2017 -
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 26/Oct/16 Solo RP

Abbed down it first to check out the holds and have a look at the moves. Sure it would have gone without, but some days you just don't need that sort of psychological torture in your life....

with Calum Muskett
Dawlish 12/Aug/16 TR
Hidden 31/Jul/16 TR rpt
MischaHY 19/Apr/16 Solo O/S

Another classic in the bag! So glad I saved these, felt brilliantly tenuous to onsight. Of course, the moves are fine as soon as you stop being silly and get on with it... That took me a while!

harvie ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 2nd
James Thacker ??/2016 -
Hidden 25/Oct/15 Solo rpt
Hidden 14/Oct/15 TR O/S
jacob shieldhouse hadley 03/Oct/15 TR O/S
with paddy
griffithpatrick 03/Oct/15 TR O/S

Pretty intense. Won't solo it for a while.

Dr Toph 25/Apr/15 Solo O/S

Intense smearing! Then its not all over....

petegunn 28/Oct/14 TR
with Davina
Hidden 05/Oct/14 TR O/S
dannyboy83 05/Jun/14 Solo RP

Harder and more intricate than Heartless Hare

M_Robinson 08/Jun/13 TR O/S
with Richard Hatto, Ian Robinson
gazfellows 14/Oct/12 TR
with Billy
LJC 16/Sep/12 TR O/S

with a slack top rope, some sandy foot placements, wouldn't commit to the solo this time.

with Theo
Bob ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
mwatson 17/Oct/11 TR
with shunt
j miller 26/Jun/11 TR O/S
luckyluke 26/Jun/11 TR dog

Took a while.

chrishedgehog 25/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with S. Hunt
Jonathan Hall 16/Apr/11 TR O/S
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ??/2011 -
highlux 26/Nov/10 Solo RP

Top roped it a few times on my own with grigri and then went for the solo. Very nice climbing.

Dave Musgrove Jnr 27/Oct/10 Solo

had to be rescued off this 14 years ago. OS otherwise!

with Tom Bridgeland
dodfoster 24/Oct/10 Solo RP
Hidden 05/Aug/10 TR dnf
dashitboarder 04/Apr/10 TR dog

One rest

akhughes ??/2010 Solo O/S
jimbonfire ??/2009 -
chadrads 24/Sep/08 TR dog
with adrian berry
Somerset swede basher 22/Aug/08 Solo RP

Retro-flash im sure I have toproped this before at some point.

with Katharine
daveagriff ??/2008 TR
PaulWillis1973 ??/2008 -
PaulWillis1973 ??/2008 -
Hidden 15/Sep/07 2nd O/S
jon bradley 24/Jul/07 TR rpt

Sustained and insecure. Can't imagine what it must be like to lead.

with Huw Howells
steve taylor ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
dp1 18/Aug/06 -
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 Solo RP
ali_robb ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/03 TR RP
agagsgrot ?/May/01 TR O/S

There's no way I would ever lead this. I just remember thinking that at any moment my foot was going to pop off and that I was going to hurt my knees. Somehow the feet didn't pop-off and I made it. Not sure even now after all this time if I enjoyed it (I think I probably did). But I certainly marvel at anyone who can lead/solo this.

Hidden ?/Nov/00 TR O/S
petekeron ??/2000 TR O/S
with Mally Johnson
antroy 10/Sep/99 TR
Jon Read ?/Jun/99 Lead RP
Tim W 07/Nov/98 TR dog
JuneBob 18/Oct/98 TR

I know this is tragic, and I apologise - I'd only just got started in trad climbing, and didn't know about the ethics!

Hidden ??/1998 Lead
switch ??/1998 Solo O/S
DavidEvans 29/Oct/97 TR

Twice. Easy but wouldn't like to lead!

kato'sdad ?/Oct/97 TR
RobSimmo ?/Oct/97 TR
phardman ??/1997 -
akamini ?/Jul/96 TR
Davros the Psyched ??/1996 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1995 TR
OMSKB ??/1994 TR
adi bryant ?/Jun/93 Solo O/S
NickJH ?/Sep/92 TR O/S
with I Smith
Cowflinger ?/Aug/92 TR
Cowflinger ?/Jun/92 TR
Hidden 02/May/92 TR rpt
Hidden 10/Jul/91 TR dog
Hidden 27/Mar/91 TR
AB1965 10/Sep/90 Lead
craig h 19/May/90 -
Sean Kelly ??/1990 TR

Brilliant climbing but oh so serious without a TR. Repeated a few times over the years.

Hidden User 56 ??/1990 Solo O/S

Date a rough guess

Rob Davies ?/Sep/89 TR
Hidden 22/Aug/87 TR
Hidden 10/Aug/87 TR
William Robertson ??/1987 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Carl Hamer ??/1987 TR dog
Bruce Kerr 27/Sep/86 TR
with Paul Dunkley
Chris Ellis 29/Mar/86 TR
with Andy Barker
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
mark mcgowan01 ??/1986 -
Mike Owen 10/Nov/85 Solo RP
with Joe Picalli
Dave Musgrove 12/Jun/85 TR
with Kim Greenald
charlesmfrench 04/Nov/84 TR O/S
sadams 26/Jun/84 TR
with Pete Herrod
Steve Lewis 27/May/84 Solo
Mike Owen 01/Apr/84 TR
with John Peake
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
Hidden ??/1983 Lead
Mark Kemball 03/Oct/82 TR
with Bill McKee
ewar woowar ??/1982 2nd
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 2nd
Hammy 25/Oct/80 TR
with Rob Lawson
Mark Kemball 04/Oct/80 TR
Hidden 21/Jun/80 TR
TonyF 01/Jun/80 2nd
with Tony Cox
mark-abz ?/Apr/80 TR
with ?
Paul Clarke ??/1980 Lead
with FMC
nbotting ??/1980 -
Andy Edgar ??/1980 TR
Hidden ??/1980 -
Hidden ??/1980 Solo
Chris Terrey ??/1979 TR
andy gittins ??/1978 TR
Hidden ??/1973 -
FATBOYFAT ??/1972 -
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