8m.

Rockfax Description
Start at a pointed spike below the bulges, pull through the overhang (4c for the strong-of-arm?) and climb the slab above. © Rockfax

FA. Chris Craggs 1993

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Pythonist 21 Nov, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: One of the more "route-y" climbs in the area, but how on earth do you get 4b out of the first rockover from the ground? No. Easy VS, 4c/5a, and quite nice.
βeta?
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βeta: One of the more "route-y" climbs in the area, but how on earth do you get 4b out of the first rockover from the ground? No. Easy VS, 4c/5a, and quite nice.
Iggy_B 22 Feb, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Very similar to the other VS 5a routes at the crag, one tricky move then you're away!
βeta?
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βeta: Very similar to the other VS 5a routes at the crag, one tricky move then you're away!
Monk 11 Jul, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: The move felt like 5a to me and I wouldn't disagree with VS either as it is similar to other VSs at this crag.
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βeta: The move felt like 5a to me and I wouldn't disagree with VS either as it is similar to other VSs at this crag.
Skyfall 16 Jun, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Agree with previous comment, this is much easier than other VS's on the crag. More like Severe 4b/c. Nice route all the same.
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βeta: Agree with previous comment, this is much easier than other VS's on the crag. More like Severe 4b/c. Nice route all the same.
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admackie 17 Aug Solo
Ravingfool 2 Jun Lead O/S
with Helen
with Helen
newvena 14 May Solo O/S
with will
with will
TwofoZeus 5 May Solo O/S
RM199 3 Apr Solo G/U
Hidden 1 Apr Solo
Hidden 17 Feb Lead
Rob Gillespie 2 Jan Solo O/S
RayG 29 Oct, 2018 Solo O/S
magd3026 21 Oct, 2018 Solo O/S
ipfreely 19 Oct, 2018 Solo
ipfreely 19 Oct, 2018 Solo
Jason livesey 22 Aug, 2018 Solo
Swiss Tony 20 Aug, 2018 Lead
Climbed69 20 Aug, 2018 2nd
JOHNB-W 25 Jun, 2018 Lead
with stuart leflay, andywinfrow
with stuart leflay, andywinfrow
TGreen 23 Jun, 2018 Solo O/S
Hidden 17 Jun, 2018 Solo O/S
Matt Shepherd 3 Jun, 2018 Solo O/S
Hidden 12 May, 2018 2nd
Andy England 12 May, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Apr, 2018 Lead
Hidden 22 Apr, 2018 2nd
Sid Sherborne 14 Apr, 2018 Solo O/S
with Sarah Moran, Lee Coleman, George Colley, Jonathan Taylor
with Sarah Moran, Lee Coleman, George Colley, Jonathan Taylor
morganator 8 Oct, 2017 Solo
with Dave Sykes, Neil McAdie, Stan Halstead
with Dave Sykes, Neil McAdie, Stan Halstead
freemanTom 7 Oct, 2017 Solo rpt
with Paul Davies
with Paul Davies
daviesp2 7 Oct, 2017 Solo
charvey 27 Aug, 2017 Solo O/S
keitht 15 Aug, 2017 Solo
Marl 8 Aug, 2017 Solo O/S
db79 11 Jun, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 4 Jun, 2017 Lead
alanblyth 4 Jun, 2017 2nd O/S
with CarlN
with CarlN
theplacelives 3 Jun, 2017 Lead
jcdavy 3 Jun, 2017 2nd O/S
Ben Jones 94 7 May, 2017 Lead O/S
with Josh Dawes
with Josh Dawes
Hidden 30 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
samh.uk 30 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 29 Apr, 2017 Lead
MarkCunnington 29 Apr, 2017 Solo O/S
with JP78
with JP78
JP78 29 Apr, 2017 Lead
hazeysunshine 8 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
slab_happy 8 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
with Hazel
with Hazel
Hidden 8 Apr, 2017 Solo O/S
pawel suhy 2 Apr, 2017 2nd dog
JasonK 2 Apr, 2017 Lead
Tom Last 24 Mar, 2017 Solo
Hidden 19 Feb, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 18 Feb, 2017 Solo O/S
Hidden 13 Nov, 2016 Solo O/S
Alex_Derbyshire 9 Oct, 2016 Solo
with Lloyd
with Lloyd
Hidden 6 Sep, 2016 Solo O/S
Dale Comley 14 Aug, 2016 Solo O/S
James Oakes 10 Aug, 2016 Solo O/S
Withey3 30 Jun, 2016 Solo O/S
cpoad 26 Jun, 2016 Sent O/S
matt peacey 22 Jun, 2016 Solo O/S
Hidden 20 May, 2016 Solo
Hidden 6 May, 2016 Sent
mtempest 3 Apr, 2016 -
bendevonport 25 Mar, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 20 Mar, 2016 Solo O/S
Jaynie 19 Mar, 2016 2nd
with will484
with will484
will484 19 Mar, 2016 Lead dog
with Jaynie
with Jaynie
will_benfold 12 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Mar, 2016 2nd
sopaz 6 Mar, 2016 Solo
Matt Shepherd 19 Feb, 2016 Solo O/S
Ardo 7 Feb, 2016 Solo O/S
the power 7 Feb, 2016 Solo
with Ardo
with Ardo
Wayne S 18 Dec, 2015 Solo
PanzerHanzler 18 Oct, 2015 Lead rpt
with Paul Bartrum
with Paul Bartrum
meltdown34 17 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
Becks87 11 Oct, 2015 Solo O/S
with atom
with atom
atom 11 Oct, 2015 Solo rpt
with Becks87
with Becks87
Paul1 5 Sep, 2015 2nd
with col3
with col3
gaz3212 4 Sep, 2015 Solo O/S
Lynn Robin 3 Aug, 2015 2nd
PanzerHanzler 3 Aug, 2015 Lead rpt
with Beardless Martin, Lynn Robin
with Beardless Martin, Lynn Robin
Iclimb 25 Jul, 2015 Lead Loved this. Bit of a one move wonder up the overhang, but very enjoyable.
with Wavey
Loved this. Bit of a one move wonder up the overhang, but very enjoyable.
with Wavey
alex goodall 26 Jun, 2015 Solo
Hidden 7 Jun, 2015 2nd
chrisdjackson 25 May, 2015 Lead O/S Tough to get foot up for the start
with Teague
Tough to get foot up for the start
with Teague
Hidden 13 May, 2015 Solo
samdickensuk 10 May, 2015 Solo O/S
Matt_C9716 8 Apr, 2015 Lead
with Ellie
with Ellie
robertcollier 4 Apr, 2015 Lead
with Emily Collier
with Emily Collier
bradley_bear_96 30 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 18 Mar, 2015 Solo O/S
John Higgs 13 Dec, 2014 Solo O/S
Robin Nichols 2 Dec, 2014 Solo O/S
with Jemma
with Jemma
Rich Malcolm 19 Oct, 2014 Solo β
Matt Harmon 15 Aug, 2014 Solo O/S
KamilJ 15 Aug, 2014 Solo
dannyboy83 15 Aug, 2014 Solo O/S
with KamilJ
with KamilJ
RossCallender 3 Aug, 2014 Lead
ipfreely 9 Jul, 2014 Solo
Hidden 9 Jul, 2014 Solo O/S
peter.ravenscroft27 24 Jun, 2014 Solo
Markheighton 11 Jun, 2014 Lead dnf Bottomed out. Ligament and Tendon Damage. Out for 6-8 weeks.
Bottomed out. Ligament and Tendon Damage. Out for 6-8 weeks.
andyclimber 6 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
lloydellis93 21 May, 2014 Solo
adam carless 5 May, 2014 Solo rpt
Blueso 2 May, 2014 Solo
with Felipe Wigster, Jezz, B4tgirl
with Felipe Wigster, Jezz, B4tgirl
Hidden 14 Apr, 2014 Lead
fuzzysheep01 5 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S
with Adam Hughes, Karlos
with Adam Hughes, Karlos
popebenedictus 13 Mar, 2014 Solo rpt
with Soloed
with Soloed
Hidden 11 Mar, 2014 Solo
Deezel65 8 Mar, 2014 Solo O/S
lloydellis93 5 Mar, 2014 Solo
withey1992 4 Mar, 2014 Lead
lloydellis93 ?Feb, 2014 Solo
Jonny Holmes ?Jan, 2014 AltLd
lloydellis93 ?Jan, 2014 Lead
cwildblood 23 Nov, 2013 Solo O/S
emilykearl 23 Nov, 2013 2nd
with SteveoS
with SteveoS
SteveoS 23 Nov, 2013 Lead O/S
Ron 7 Jul, 2013 2nd
with Woody, Pete
with Woody, Pete
mfisher 4 Jul, 2013 Solo O/S
Hidden 16 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
antdav 8 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S Sustained and a few polished footholds low down
with Dan, Chicken Pie
Sustained and a few polished footholds low down
with Dan, Chicken Pie
matbrown333 ?Jun, 2013 Solo
Chris Redding 28 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
with Amy Mason
with Amy Mason
Chris Redding 28 Apr, 2013 Solo rpt
Hidden 28 Apr, 2013 Solo O/S
Wayne S 28 Apr, 2013 Solo
freemanTom 19 Apr, 2013 Solo
Cake 13 Apr, 2013 Solo O/S
The Reaper 8 Apr, 2013 Solo O/S
PeteWilson 7 Apr, 2013 Solo O/S
ChrisBrooke 2 Mar, 2013 Solo rpt
Hidden ??, 2013 -
stev1e.wilso 18 Nov, 2012 2nd O/S
Rozzlarr1992 18 Nov, 2012 2nd
deacondeacon 13 Nov, 2012 Solo O/S More like 4c
More like 4c
Hidden 27 Oct, 2012 Solo
Fraser hill-casey 7 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
Benn A 22 Sep, 2012 Solo O/S
Dan_Staff 9 Sep, 2012 Lead
yarrow 8 Sep, 2012 Solo O/S
Coops_13 8 Sep, 2012 Solo O/S
with yarrow
with yarrow
ChrisBrooke 18 Aug, 2012 Solo rpt
Hidden 27 Jul, 2012 Solo
atom 21 Jul, 2012 Solo O/S
St0neMonkey 21 Jul, 2012 Solo
with atom
with atom
Wayne S 20 Jul, 2012 Lead
Jethro ?Jul, 2012 Solo
Hidden 20 May, 2012 Solo O/S
timmyhobby 18 May, 2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 8 Apr, 2012 Solo O/S
Derek Furze 1 Apr, 2012 Solo
Hidden ?Apr, 2012 2nd
Charley Carpenter ?Apr, 2012 Lead O/S
joem 18 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
Matthew Edwards 18 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S
Hidden 18 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
spitfirerick 18 Mar, 2012 Lead
kingholmesy ??, 2012 Solo O/S
PAJames ??, 2012 -
Will Caesar ??, 2012 2nd O/S
with BossHog
with BossHog
Hidden 28 Dec, 2011 Lead
birthers 30 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
caroline256 30 Oct, 2011 2nd
chris_r 15 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
with rowan
with rowan
victim of mathematics 28 Sep, 2011 Solo O/S Not 5a.
Not 5a.
Gazleah 17 Sep, 2011 Solo O/S
with serge
with serge
LardClimber 27 Aug, 2011 2nd
mattgrange 27 Aug, 2011 Lead
Hidden 26 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
Danny Crump 26 Jul, 2011 2nd
with Richard Apthorp
with Richard Apthorp
Eddie Shelbourne 23 Jun, 2011 Solo
with Terry harris-ellis
with Terry harris-ellis
LivinITlarge 4 Jun, 2011 Solo O/S
Hidden 21 May, 2011 Solo O/S
Tithe Technique 1 May, 2011 Solo O/S
Hidden ?May, 2011 Solo
mustdobetter 29 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
Mikael 25 Apr, 2011 Lead
stemill 16 Apr, 2011 Lead
with Matt
with Matt
FrankW 16 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with Ally Anderson, Steve Graham
with Ally Anderson, Steve Graham
Hidden 2 Apr, 2011 Sent O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 12 Feb, 2011 Solo
mtempest 12 Feb, 2011 Sent
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
lozowen 11 Feb, 2011 Solo
mwatson ??, 2011 -
HeatherF 19 Oct, 2010 2nd
Hidden 19 Oct, 2010 Lead
Hidden 25 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
simeclimb68 30 Aug, 2010 Solo O/S
Webster 1 Aug, 2010 Solo O/S tough first few moves, easy top
tough first few moves, easy top
Hidden 23 Jul, 2010 Solo O/S
Rowlani 17 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
with Pinga
with Pinga
Pinga 17 Jul, 2010 2nd O/S
with Ian
with Ian
popebenedictus 6 Jul, 2010 Solo rpt
with Soloed
with Soloed
edd rab 6 Jul, 2010 Solo rpt
Hidden 5 Jul, 2010 Solo O/S
Hidden 27 Jun, 2010 Solo O/S
phildavies84 26 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S meh!!
with Terry
meh!!
with Terry
edd rab 18 Jun, 2010 Solo rpt
Hidden 4 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S
Blue Straggler 4 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
with adamski
with adamski
Hidden 9 May, 2010 Lead
charley 9 May, 2010 Solo O/S
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) 23 Apr, 2010 Solo
Hidden 17 Apr, 2010 Lead rpt
Ander 17 Apr, 2010 Lead
with Deadahead
with Deadahead
M_Bell 17 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
andy jennings 17 Apr, 2010 Solo O/S
Somerset swede basher 8 Apr, 2010 Solo O/S
johnl 8 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S 10yr old nieces first trad trip.
with Isobel Leonard
10yr old nieces first trad trip.
with Isobel Leonard
migs493 4 Apr, 2010 Solo O/S
The Bad Cough 4 Apr, 2010 Solo O/S
with Christian Minett
with Christian Minett
Mark Collins 27 Mar, 2010 Solo O/S
Hidden 21 Mar, 2010 2nd
Hidden ??, 2010 Solo O/S
disturbed_one51 31 Oct, 2009 Solo
The Wild Scallion 18 Oct, 2009 Solo
Justin T 10 Oct, 2009 Solo O/S
Adam1973 5 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
David Wynne 5 Sep, 2009 2nd
Hidden 5 Sep, 2009 TR
markburgin83 5 Sep, 2009 TR
Scott McRae 18 Aug, 2009 Solo O/S
Milne 12 Aug, 2009 Solo O/S
with tallsop
with tallsop
Steve J P 9 Aug, 2009 2nd
Bernie Wylde 9 Aug, 2009 Lead
Hidden 31 Jul, 2009 Solo
alexyoung 20 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S This not VS or 5a
with Batt
This not VS or 5a
with Batt
Hidden 20 Jun, 2009 2nd dnf
GPN 23 May, 2009 Solo O/S
Hidden 23 May, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 11 May, 2009 Solo O/S
Hidden 10 May, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 2 May, 2009 Lead rpt
simoncov 13 Apr, 2009 Lead dog
with Ian Inch
with Ian Inch
PanzerHanzler 12 Apr, 2009 Solo O/S
Hidden 9 Apr, 2009 2nd
Hidden 15 Mar, 2009 Lead
Sidekick ??, 2009 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2009 -
tiga271 18 Oct, 2008 2nd
with mark20
with mark20
mark20 18 Oct, 2008 Lead O/S easy
easy
JonathanJones 3 Oct, 2008 Solo O/S 1 5a move at the start.. easy after that.
with abreen
1 5a move at the start.. easy after that.
with abreen
Hidden 13 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S
Col Kingshott 16 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
popebenedictus 3 Aug, 2008 Solo rpt
with Soloed
with Soloed
morrisdaboss 5 Jul, 2008 Solo O/S
with Ste 'O' C
with Ste 'O' C
SteveOc 5 Jul, 2008 Solo O/S
with Pete
with Pete
vvanhinsbergh 2 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
with Mike Swinn
with Mike Swinn
Grabtheslab 10 May, 2008 Lead
Hidden 5 May, 2008 Lead β
Hidden 6 Apr, 2008 Solo O/S
phil stubbs 30 Mar, 2008 Lead
with Dave Short
with Dave Short
Hidden 2 Mar, 2008 Solo O/S
Hidden 12 Jan, 2008 Solo O/S
Hidden ?Jan, 2008 Solo O/S
daveagriff ??, 2008 Lead
oliverthomp 3 Nov, 2007 Lead
with Alice Woodhouse
with Alice Woodhouse
Pilch 6 Oct, 2007 Solo
nai 30 Jul, 2007 Solo O/S
Hidden 14 Jul, 2007 2nd O/S
howlingbaboon 14 Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
with Richard
with Richard
edd rab 14 Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
with Loz and seb Rab
with Loz and seb Rab
Powder Puff Girl 14 Jul, 2007 TR O/S
with Los Rab
with Los Rab
popebenedictus 14 Jul, 2007 TR O/S
with Laurence Rab
with Laurence Rab
seb rab 14 Jul, 2007 2nd O/S
with edd rab
with edd rab
Hidden 9 Jun, 2007 Solo O/S
vvanhinsbergh 29 May, 2007 2nd O/S More top rope than 2nd!
with Adam Thorpe
More top rope than 2nd!
with Adam Thorpe
steveb2006 26 May, 2007 Solo
tristangale 6 May, 2007 Lead O/S
with Dan
with Dan
Hidden 28 Apr, 2007 Solo O/S
Hidden 15 Apr, 2007 Lead dnf
Hidden 15 Apr, 2007 2nd rpt
jimjimmyjimjim 14 Mar, 2007 Solo O/S
Jonny M 5 Nov, 2006 Lead O/S
GiveHerHelen 5 Nov, 2006 2nd O/S
with Jonny M
with Jonny M
chiverstom 1 Nov, 2006 Solo O/S
with Dave Turner
with Dave Turner
Hidden 14 Oct, 2006 Lead O/S
rob wmc 14 Oct, 2006 2nd O/S
with Alan
with Alan
Oddjob 14 Oct, 2006 Lead O/S
jamiev 8 Oct, 2006 Solo O/S
Ben1983 17 Sep, 2006 Solo O/S
nmwr 27 Aug, 2006 Lead
AJ007 10 Jul, 2006 Solo
tatz45 ?Feb, 2006 Solo O/S
ChrisBrooke 28 Jan, 2006 Solo O/S
John Lisle ??, 2006 -
Pythonist 20 Nov, 2005 Solo O/S
liamnkaz 1 Sep, 2005 Lead O/S
Rich Long ?Sep, 2005 2nd
Hidden 4 Aug, 2005 TR
chrissloan84 ?Aug, 2005 Solo O/S
Rampikino 11 Jun, 2005 Lead
with Liz & Claire
with Liz & Claire
collingwood 29 May, 2005 Lead O/S should have been a solo really
with Matthew Rhodes
should have been a solo really
with Matthew Rhodes
caradoc 11 Oct, 2004 Solo O/S
Adam Potter 22 Aug, 2004 2nd
Graeme Hammond 17 Jul, 2004 Lead O/S
with Pete aka Dad
with Pete aka Dad
Hidden ?Jul, 2004 Solo O/S
mikej 27 May, 2004 Solo
with Rick Naylor
with Rick Naylor
samwelli 26 Mar, 2004 Solo O/S
darren1 21 Jun, 2003 -
Mark Stevenson 9 May, 2003 Solo O/S
SteveM 21 Apr, 2003 Solo
RussB 6 Apr, 2003 Solo O/S
Hidden 6 Apr, 2003 Lead
chrishedgehog 25 Feb, 2003 Solo
LankyPaddy 30 Jan, 2003 Solo O/S
Monk ??, 2003 -
nige pacer 6 Oct, 2002 Solo O/S
Hidden 15 Sep, 2002 Solo
Neil Curtis 4 Aug, 2002 Lead O/S
Hidden 24 Mar, 2002 Solo
DerwentDiluted 18 Nov, 2001 Solo
mikej 21 Aug, 1999 Solo
with Maff W
with Maff W
Laramadness 21 Aug, 1999 Solo O/S
rocktigger ?Jun, 1999 Solo O/S
Andy Fielding 2 May, 1999 Solo
RobSimmo 18 Oct, 1998 TR O/S
with Adult Ed course, kato'sdad
with Adult Ed course, kato'sdad
kato'sdad 18 Oct, 1998 TR
Iain Thow 23 Jul, 1998 Solo
ajoliver 4 Jun, 1998 Solo O/S
andrewbooth1000 10 Sep, 1997 Solo
crater 24 Oct, 1996 Solo O/S
Strong Steve 14 Jul, 1996 Solo O/S
adam carless ??, 1995 Solo
Chris Ellis 27 Mar, 1991 Solo
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Style of ascent
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