Rockfax Description
A good varied climb that has three contrasting pitches.
1) 4c, 26m. Start up the popular Tapa de Isabella and break left across the wall to the rightmost of three belays.
2) 6a+, 30m. Climb the technical slab.
3) 6a+, 30m. The wall and steep corner-crack.
Descent - Abseil back down (3 x 30m). © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The second pitch is a bit spooky.

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Allterraindude 8 May AltLd O/S Led pitch 1, 3 Awesome varied route from slab to overhanging crack
with Phil
Led pitch 1, 3 Awesome varied route from slab to overhanging crack
with Phil
the satori trail 8 May Lead
Richard Byrom 13 Feb Lead O/S
Camthepainmain ?? Lead
Lilifa 31 Dec, 2018 AltLd
with Brown
with Brown
Brown 31 Dec, 2018 AltLd
with Lilifa
with Lilifa
Stuart Walker 19 Dec, 2018 Sent Wimped out on the exposed crux on p2 wierd route...
Wimped out on the exposed crux on p2 wierd route...
Amy121 27 Oct, 2018 Lead
will_of_fortune 26 Aug, 2018 Lead RP Tried this the day before but bailed after second pitch due to lack of water. Lead pitches 2 & 3.
with Alex Jakeman, Robbie-Fleming
Tried this the day before but bailed after second pitch due to lack of water. Lead pitches 2 & 3.
with Alex Jakeman, Robbie-Fleming
Robbie-Fleming 26 Aug, 2018 2nd
Dom Garman 27 Apr, 2018 -
intiocean 27 Apr, 2018 AltLd dog Loved this! First multi pitch ever! Second pitch has a hard move in the middle. I went left.
Loved this! First multi pitch ever! Second pitch has a hard move in the middle. I went left.
RobertHalls 6 Apr, 2018 AltLd
raidiun 5 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S Somehow made 4 pitches out of this. Led P1.5 and P2. First anchor we came across probably wasn’t on route. Flo looked at the holds on the crux and decided she’d rather do the final pitch. Followed markings for “Blue Line” initially, started in the same place as Los Arcángeles.
Somehow made 4 pitches out of this. Led P1.5 and P2. First anchor we came across probably wasn’t on route. Flo looked at the holds on the crux and decided she’d rather do the final pitch. Followed markings for “Blue Line” initially, started in the same place as Los Arcángeles.
FloWallace 5 Apr, 2018 AltLd dog
with raidiun
with raidiun
rossunitt 30 Dec, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Alfie
with Alfie
Hidden 16 Dec, 2017 AltLd dnf
Michael Bortoluzzi 26 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S
with Quentin Boudot
with Quentin Boudot
timmr002 16 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
with IzzyB, Meg Crothers, Astrid Southam
with IzzyB, Meg Crothers, Astrid Southam
tom.wp6 6 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S Started the first pitch just to the right of the route by accident. Long 'traverse' across the ledge, then led middle pitch slab up the left arete without clipping the middle bolt
Started the first pitch just to the right of the route by accident. Long 'traverse' across the ledge, then led middle pitch slab up the left arete without clipping the middle bolt
gw97 6 Apr, 2017 TR O/S
Steven_Cousins 3 Apr, 2017 Lead β Pitch 1 only (4)
Pitch 1 only (4)
jessie 3 Apr, 2017 Lead β Completed the first pitch only
Completed the first pitch only
emma1987 15 Feb, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15 Feb, 2017 AltLd O/S
chrisicles ?Feb, 2017 AltLd
GlennH 31 Jan, 2017 Lead O/S
derzuspaete 10 Jan, 2017 AltLd Leading P1 & P3
Leading P1 & P3
AdamBrown 31 Dec, 2016 Lead O/S Worthwhile though short outing. Pitches are certainly more like 32m each, not 12. Wouldn't be worth the multi pitch otherwise.
Worthwhile though short outing. Pitches are certainly more like 32m each, not 12. Wouldn't be worth the multi pitch otherwise.
DaveHo 18 Dec, 2016 Lead O/S Only first pitch. Second very wet after rain. A lot of seepage.
with Charlie H
Only first pitch. Second very wet after rain. A lot of seepage.
with Charlie H
lakeyross 1 Nov, 2016 AltLd p1 hard to find as there are lots of new routes. p2 hard for the grade but one hard exposed move on a slab. p3 pummpy but otherwise fine.
p1 hard to find as there are lots of new routes. p2 hard for the grade but one hard exposed move on a slab. p3 pummpy but otherwise fine.
kristapse 3 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S Only P1
Only P1
Hidden 9 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
chrismadar 30 Mar, 2016 Lead rpt Lead P2, backed off two years ago so really nice to go and finish. Exposed move for a 6a+, definitely felt harder.
Lead P2, backed off two years ago so really nice to go and finish. Exposed move for a 6a+, definitely felt harder.
Gordon W 30 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Lead P1&3
Lead P1&3
Anthony Cheung 27 Feb, 2016 AltLd dog about 60m, not 34m. P2 hard and slabby and P3 super pumpy but overall awesome route with a mix style of climbing
about 60m, not 34m. P2 hard and slabby and P3 super pumpy but overall awesome route with a mix style of climbing
Danny Crump 1 Feb, 2016 Lead dnf
with Clients
with Clients
cjcuni ?Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S I lead pitch 2 clean, seconded pitches 1 and 3 clean. Our line and the one beside were closer than the guide said, so I also lead the traverse pitch as well to get us back on the route at the base of pitch 2. Pitch 2 is a fantastic slab, pitch 3 was a meaty corner with a crack in the back, would like to lead that pitch if I ever repeat it.
with Antony Cheung
I lead pitch 2 clean, seconded pitches 1 and 3 clean. Our line and the one beside were closer than the guide said, so I also lead the traverse pitch as well to get us back on the route at the base of pitch 2. Pitch 2 is a fantastic slab, pitch 3 was a meaty corner with a crack in the back, would like to lead that pitch if I ever repeat it.
with Antony Cheung
Hidden 17 Jan, 2016 AltLd O/S
KKilroy 10 Jan, 2016 Lead O/S
with claire
with claire
Ian Clare ?Jan, 2016 Lead
steve_gibbs 1 May, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Tommy Henriksson
with Tommy Henriksson
zcsharp 1 May, 2015 AltLd O/S
with John Harris
with John Harris
Matt Harmon 24 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S Only P1, didn't finish P2- felt very hard
Only P1, didn't finish P2- felt very hard
Lawrence Beesley-Peck 24 Mar, 2015 2nd
Anna Maykova 20 Dec, 2014 Lead
with Ian MK
with Ian MK
Ian MK 20 Dec, 2014 Lead dog First climb of the trip, not quite 12m, 12m & 10m as the book described. Pitch 2 is 35M! and quite tricky. I slipped of the crux waking up my belayer.
First climb of the trip, not quite 12m, 12m & 10m as the book described. Pitch 2 is 35M! and quite tricky. I slipped of the crux waking up my belayer.
emilyclimbs 15 Dec, 2014 Lead O/S NOT obvious!! Confusing where 4 ended and 6a+ began. Only did first pitch, (or did I??) which was nice.
NOT obvious!! Confusing where 4 ended and 6a+ began. Only did first pitch, (or did I??) which was nice.
mol 4 Dec, 2014 Lead
Jesse Dufton 4 Dec, 2014 2nd
with mol
with mol
winst0n ?Dec, 2014 Lead O/S
mjeffery 13 Nov, 2014 Lead O/S Superb 2nd and 3rd pitches. Would be 3 star if it weren't for the scrappy first pitch.
Superb 2nd and 3rd pitches. Would be 3 star if it weren't for the scrappy first pitch.
Hidden ?Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
Danielle Arnott ?Apr, 2014 AltLd Missed pitch 1 for tapa de isabelle. Clean second of pitch 2 (possibly trended too far left at crux; would be hard and scary on lead!) and 3 (backed off lead attempt halfway up). Don't think rockfax lengths could be more wrong!
Missed pitch 1 for tapa de isabelle. Clean second of pitch 2 (possibly trended too far left at crux; would be hard and scary on lead!) and 3 (backed off lead attempt halfway up). Don't think rockfax lengths could be more wrong!
philippotter 4 Nov, 2013 Lead O/S 1st pitch
with Stuart Bardsley, Sophie Rolls
1st pitch
with Stuart Bardsley, Sophie Rolls
wilsers 30 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S First pitch only. Nice and juggy 4.
First pitch only. Nice and juggy 4.
philippotter 30 Oct, 2013 2nd
with Stuart Bardsley, Sophie Rolls
with Stuart Bardsley, Sophie Rolls
Hardcore Pat 26 Oct, 2013 AltLd O/S Pitches 1 & 3
with Chris Vanderz
Pitches 1 & 3
with Chris Vanderz
mmmhumous ?Oct, 2013 -
Hidden 7 Apr, 2013 2nd dnf
Roberttaylor 7 Apr, 2013 Lead dnf Pretty scrappy, there are 2 options after the first belay, one is 6a+, the other is scary and tough.
with Isolde
Pretty scrappy, there are 2 options after the first belay, one is 6a+, the other is scary and tough.
with Isolde
richardashe ?Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Mark Jackson
with Mark Jackson
Hidden 20 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S
tprebs 11 Feb, 2013 Lead O/S Last route of the trip. pitch lengths in the rockfax guide completely wrong
Last route of the trip. pitch lengths in the rockfax guide completely wrong
Siobhan Vye ?Feb, 2013 AltLd Lead first pitch
Lead first pitch
Hidden 2 Dec, 2012 Lead dnf
Hidden 25 Nov, 2012 Lead O/S
Marq 14 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S J then me for the second pitch after J backed off. Only did the first 2 pitches as J couldn't second the second pitch!
J then me for the second pitch after J backed off. Only did the first 2 pitches as J couldn't second the second pitch!
Hidden 14 Oct, 2012 Lead dog
gavster2405 11 Oct, 2012 Lead dnf escaped off the 2nd pitch. bumbled up the choss on the left to the top and tried doing the crux, but failed as too tired and too hot. gave up.
with jane phillips
escaped off the 2nd pitch. bumbled up the choss on the left to the top and tried doing the crux, but failed as too tired and too hot. gave up.
with jane phillips
caroline256 11 Apr, 2012 AltLd O/S
birthers 11 Apr, 2012 AltLd O/S CC p1, TB p2, missed out 3rd pitch due to light. Tricky! Agree with what others have said - the guide book pitch lengths are way off.
CC p1, TB p2, missed out 3rd pitch due to light. Tricky! Agree with what others have said - the guide book pitch lengths are way off.
leglesslizard ?Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Feb, 2012 Lead O/S
owb106 20 Dec, 2011 AltLd dnf Last route of day. Started on the wrong route. Faffed a lot with rope (definitely longer than the guide says). Couldn't be bothered about 30m up so abbed off.
Last route of day. Started on the wrong route. Faffed a lot with rope (definitely longer than the guide says). Couldn't be bothered about 30m up so abbed off.
Matt Smith 20 Dec, 2011 AltLd O/S Don't believe the current Rockfax pitch lengths they're probably double that. Went up Tapa de Isabella first before finding out we'd gone wrong. Traversed left and then up the 6a+ pitch, one very hard move.
with owb106
Don't believe the current Rockfax pitch lengths they're probably double that. Went up Tapa de Isabella first before finding out we'd gone wrong. Traversed left and then up the 6a+ pitch, one very hard move.
with owb106
Hidden 18 Dec, 2011 Lead O/S
mwatson ?Dec, 2011 Lead O/S
Philippa Arding 21 Nov, 2011 2nd
with nick arding
with nick arding
Freshprintce ?Nov, 2011 Lead
fi15 25 Oct, 2011 AltLd
paul horabin 25 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
john_ni 17 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S 4+, 6b, 6a. Guidebook pitch lengths are very wrong. Started 1st from lowest point rather than ramp so 20-25m. But pitch 2 is hard & deff 30m to a new chain as was a foot from the knot in my 60m rope when abbing down it! Pitch 3 is steep & juggy & at least double the guide length. Led 2 after Ian lowered down from crux. I moved R & up but then couldnt reach next bolt, ended up well run out by next one.
with Ian Wilkinson
4+, 6b, 6a. Guidebook pitch lengths are very wrong. Started 1st from lowest point rather than ramp so 20-25m. But pitch 2 is hard & deff 30m to a new chain as was a foot from the knot in my 60m rope when abbing down it! Pitch 3 is steep & juggy & at least double the guide length. Led 2 after Ian lowered down from crux. I moved R & up but then couldnt reach next bolt, ended up well run out by next one.
with Ian Wilkinson
Alex Mason 1 May, 2011 Lead O/S 5+,6b+,6b imo. Middle pitch is very good and its obvious why the lower off tat/mallion is where it is.
with Laura Perry
5+,6b+,6b imo. Middle pitch is very good and its obvious why the lower off tat/mallion is where it is.
with Laura Perry
Hidden 1 May, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23 Apr, 2011 2nd
CRiddiford 16 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S me=1st and 3rd pitch, mike=2nd (after my attempt!)
with mwatson
me=1st and 3rd pitch, mike=2nd (after my attempt!)
with mwatson
Stone Muppet ?Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with ah
with ah
iccy 5 Feb, 2011 -
with aidant
with aidant
Hidden 5 Feb, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jan, 2011 TR
Mark Eddy ?Jan, 2011 TR
with KateA
with KateA
RM199 ??, 2011 Lead dnf
ollieben ??, 2011 Lead
Mark Eddy ??, 2011 -
with KateA
with KateA
steve prior ?Nov, 2010 Lead
with Andy C
with Andy C
garywong 26 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S Working out the crux moves on 2nd pitch was a bit difficult and a bat in a hold I wanted to use on the 3rd was rather startling!
with kleinej
Working out the crux moves on 2nd pitch was a bit difficult and a bat in a hold I wanted to use on the 3rd was rather startling!
with kleinej
kleinej 26 Oct, 2010 2nd Guidebook pitch lengths are very wrong. Should be something like 24m, 34m, 25m. I led 12m of P1 to two bolts, but it wasn't the right belay. Gary led on to the right belay after route finding problems, then led P2. I tried leading P3, backed off down and Gary finished it. 3 abseils back to the ground, 2nd abseil doesn't quite reach with a 60m rope, a little scramble down to the lower off.
Guidebook pitch lengths are very wrong. Should be something like 24m, 34m, 25m. I led 12m of P1 to two bolts, but it wasn't the right belay. Gary led on to the right belay after route finding problems, then led P2. I tried leading P3, backed off down and Gary finished it. 3 abseils back to the ground, 2nd abseil doesn't quite reach with a 60m rope, a little scramble down to the lower off.
fireman_al ?Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
with Paul McDonald
with Paul McDonald
Jim Slater 30 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S
with hash
with hash
Liam Ingram 3 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S
AndyGodber75 3 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
with Dan, Martin, Ollie and Phil
with Dan, Martin, Ollie and Phil
krasavenko 3 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S Led 1st, 2nd and 4th pitches. Starting off we knew of 3 - discovered and did 2 more; realised it was never ending and went down
Led 1st, 2nd and 4th pitches. Starting off we knew of 3 - discovered and did 2 more; realised it was never ending and went down
Will Hunt 30 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S Just the first two pitches as ran out of time. Surprisingly hard move on pitch 2.
with Sean_J
Just the first two pitches as ran out of time. Surprisingly hard move on pitch 2.
with Sean_J
SaraAT 30 Mar, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 30 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
Ciro 25 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 20 Feb, 2010 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
with Roy Thomas
Skullfire 14 Feb, 2010 Lead dnf
with Daniel Rovira
with Daniel Rovira
Hidden ?Jan, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden ??, 2010 Lead
lucasp 30 Dec, 2009 AltLd dog Mike fell on pitch 2 and I backed off pitch 3.
with Mike Nuttall
Mike fell on pitch 2 and I backed off pitch 3.
with Mike Nuttall
katiep 19 Dec, 2009 AltLd dog Led the 6a+ pitch
with Sian Gardiner
Led the 6a+ pitch
with Sian Gardiner
Hidden 19 Dec, 2009 AltLd dog
Hidden 17 Dec, 2009 AltLd O/S
razorfin 28 Nov, 2009 2nd O/S
Different Steve 23 Nov, 2009 AltLd O/S Led P2 (6a+) & P3 (6a)
with Karen Roberts
Led P2 (6a+) & P3 (6a)
with Karen Roberts
timcedwards ?Nov, 2009 2nd
with Andrew Edwards
with Andrew Edwards
Hidden 23 Apr, 2009 Lead
tobyk ?Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Mar, 2008 Lead rpt
Hidden ?Apr, 2006 AltLd O/S
Erkke ??, 2004 AltLd O/S
with Jody
with Jody
EllieWoods 25 Apr, 2001 AltLd O/S Led p1
with Si
Led p1
with Si
skygodley 19 Dec, 2000 Lead O/S
whispering nic ?Jan, 2000 -
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Style of Ascent
Lead
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Followed
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