Rockfax Description
Follow the shallow curving groove up the centre of the face to better holds. Power steeply over the roof to reach the upper wall stylishly, or fail miserably in a mix of heel hooks and curses.
There is an eliminate to the right called Watson-Watt, 7a 6b, but is too eliminate for its own good. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Make a tricky move to gain the central crack which can be jammed or laybacked, and move up on improving holds for a rest under the overhang. Attack this using the obvious crescent-shaped hold, pull over with difficulty and finish more easily up the cracks above.

Unknown 1960

Ticklists: Southern Sandstone apprenticeship., Tonbridge School Sandstone Graded List.

AlexD 12/Nov/17 TR dnf
with Shamina
hervenuttall ?/Oct/17 TR O/S
with Doug
matthewbpt 30/Sep/17 TR rpt
with Yannick, Sue
murray 09/Sep/17 TR O/S
AgentStarling 15/Aug/17 TR dnf
with Lottie
matthewbpt 20/Jul/17 TR RP
with Phil, Kash
Max Harman 04/Jun/17 TR
matthewbpt 30/May/17 TR dnf
Rafal Malczyk 14/May/17 TR O/S
Katsmiff 14/May/17 TR β

If you stay to the right over the overhang there are good holds. The left not so much, fell off and did it from ground up again.

philluu 06/May/17 TR dnf
Samuel Vaughan 01/May/17 TR O/S
with Pete
pc1983 01/May/17 TR
DanC1985 21/Apr/17 TR dnf
with Alex W, Julia, Charlotte
Philoosh 16/Apr/17 TR dog
Hidden 08/Apr/17 TR
mikehenesy 07/Apr/17 TR dnf

Failed at the top, next time!

with Coxie
steuk92 07/Apr/17 TR

Failed! Need a second attempt....

Hidden ??/2017 -
Bettymolly 18/Nov/16 TR O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/16 TR rpt
AngelaC 23/Oct/16 TR dnf
hfotheri 18/Sep/16 TR dog
professorcobra 01/Sep/16 TR O/S
naylers 31/Aug/16 TR
Yinners 06/Aug/16 TR dnf
with Javes
gemmaT 21/Jul/16 TR dnf
peg ?/Jul/16 -
Hidden 04/Jun/16 TR rpt
Hidden 20/May/16 TR
Hidden 19/May/16 TR O/S
Ewa Koc 01/May/16 TR
Hidden 29/Apr/16 TR O/S
DampRice 14/Apr/16 TR rpt
DampRice 02/Apr/16 TR rpt

Chuffed to finally be doing this clean with regularity

DampRice 01/Apr/16 TR rpt
Hidden 25/Mar/16 TR RP
Henryvh 16/Mar/16 TR
gemmaT 13/Mar/16 TR rpt
jennysknight 13/Mar/16 TR dnf
with Gemma
Haimireich 13/Mar/16 TR β
td72 12/Mar/16 TR O/S
with Katie
rumblesan 18/Oct/15 TR dnf

not a good choice for the second climb of the day

Charlie1653 18/Oct/15 -
GrahamBEC 11/Oct/15 TR O/S
Juan S 11/Oct/15 -
David Sz 16/Aug/15 TR
with Ollie
Hidden 09/Aug/15 TR RP
Hidden 08/Aug/15 TR RP
naylers 28/Jul/15 TR
Hidden 11/Jul/15 TR dog
Hidden 27/Jun/15 TR RP
jsmcfarland 18/Jun/15 TR rpt

Felt so easy compared to last time, especially as I went the right way with the heelhooking over the roof! Start is as savage as ever...can the footholds get any more polished!

with Alan
martin one 13/Jun/15 TR rpt
with Ian Tingley
Hidden 11/Jun/15 TR dog
chrispypar 12/May/15 TR
Ian Bell 10/May/15 TR rpt

Couple of attempts but got it eventually

with Tania T
Ben Laddiman 07/May/15 TR
with Lenny Black
DampRice ?/May/15 TR
Katsmiff 19/Apr/15 TR dog

Last climb of the day. Tired at this point. Got a nice hand jam in the bottom section.

Martin Bagshaw 19/Apr/15 TR RP

1 fall

with Dan Bell, Catherine Smith
Guy Atkinson 14/Apr/15 TR rpt
with Adrian
Hidden 11/Apr/15 TR O/S
kp64zl ?/Apr/15 TR dnf

felt harder than when I tried it last year.

with Julian M
maybe_si 22/Mar/15 TR O/S
timmyhobby 22/Mar/15 TR rpt
ASchwirtz 22/Feb/15 TR O/S
with Russ
Russtygibbons 22/Feb/15 TR
with Ant
Hidden 17/Feb/15 TR O/S
Dale Finnie ??/2015 TR
jw231 09/Nov/14 TR
nblackbeard 09/Nov/14 TR O/S
Guy Atkinson 20/Sep/14 TR RP

Got it first go.

Wine and climb 20/Sep/14 TR rpt
pete_fewings 14/Sep/14 TR O/S
daviesp2 16/Aug/14 TR dnf

got up to top of ear

Richard Justice 16/Aug/14 TR rpt
CurlyStevo 13/Aug/14 TR dnf

bit out of shape due to little recent climbing. managed the 5c lower crack - just - but didn't have the strength left for the overhang :(

with Rob
AdamCB 04/Aug/14 -
Flavio 02/Aug/14 TR O/S
Papa J Love 02/Aug/14 TR dnf
Redtournon 01/Jul/14 TR O/S
with JAnet Ethers, Chris Sawford, Colin fisher
BIgYeti86 ?/Jun/14 TR
Alex 74 30/May/14 TR dnf
with Tim
Hidden 18/May/14 TR rpt
jsmcfarland 05/May/14 TR RP

Tried the route last year and chickened out trying to get over the roof. Much stronger this year and got up the first section without too much difficulties. Getting over the roof was hard as I mantled over the wrong way and was off balance. Classic climb!

with Neil from Wiltshire
CurlyStevo 23/Apr/14 TR

Done off a fist jam in the lower crack. Found the whole climb surprisingly straight forward just one fingery move really.

with Rob
Hidden 15/Apr/14 TR dog
matt.jj 05/Apr/14 TR β
with Sue Paddon
kp64zl ?/Apr/14 TR dnf

couldnt get onto the ledge

matt.jj 08/Mar/14 TR rpt
with Dave Mahon
elyben 23/Feb/14 -
pete1185 07/Dec/13 TR dog
with Dom Koole
Hidden 30/Sep/13 -
Hidden 28/Sep/13 TR O/S
Munch 03/Sep/13 -
Hidden ?/Jul/13 -
Hidden 09/Jun/13 TR
Hidden 05/Jun/13 TR O/S
Emma Reynolds 16/May/13 TR β
jsmcfarland ?/May/13 TR dog

Rested halfway after the crimpy section

mrteale ?/May/13 TR
Hidden 21/Apr/13 TR O/S
Chris Sieradzki 21/Apr/13 TR O/S
with Hooo
Ian Ackerley 14/Apr/13 TR
with Mervyn Lamacraft, Martin Hore
leonr23 ?/Apr/13 TR rpt
martin one 30/Mar/13 TR rpt
with HMA
ardzeiem 16/Feb/13 TR RP

Faffed few starts & managed to struggle round the roof!

with Steph, Tim
tomendean ??/2013 -
Steve Dunton ??/2013 -
RamblingRyan 08/Nov/12 TR dog
with Col
Hidden 07/Nov/12 TR rpt
Hidden 29/Sep/12 TR rpt
HassenBali 18/Aug/12 TR dnf
with Jon Kwan, Eoin Parker
tradguy 11/Aug/12 TR rpt
adam 24 28/Jul/12 TR O/S
jh123 28/Jul/12 TR rpt
Stewart Armstrong 28/Jul/12 TR dnf

did the nasty crack on the second attempt and then did not realise the finish goes over the roof which may be a bit easier than the crack apparently

Hidden 28/Jul/12 TR
NathanW 23/Jul/12 TR O/S
with Laura
Hidden 30/Jun/12 TR rpt
tradguy 23/Jun/12 TR rpt
with Mark Hazell
BarefootCeds 20/Jun/12 TR dog

Almost clean on sight if it wasn't for the overhanging bit, because I didn't grab the right hold!

with Dave Mahon
matt.jj 13/Jun/12 TR rpt
nic42 ?/Jun/12 TR
Hidden 19/May/12 TR RP
Matt250 17/May/12 TR O/S
sparkass 15/Apr/12 TR O/S
with Ian Stronghill
Graham C 13/Apr/12 TR rpt
with Derek
tunaficiency 08/Apr/12 TR O/S
with kate surry
tex.ryan 01/Mar/12 TR O/S
with jib jib
Hidden 26/Feb/12 2nd O/S
IanMulvany 26/Feb/12 TR O/S
olllie26 14/Jan/12 TR O/S
Cat G ??/2012 TR
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Mike Parks 27/Nov/11 TR dnf
with Todd, Ean, Cess
Hidden 27/Nov/11 TR rpt
Hidden 27/Nov/11 TR dnf
Ian Bell 26/Nov/11 TR β
with Tania T
kiks 01/Oct/11 TR O/S
dunky 10/Sep/11 -

Managed the bottom, failed on the roof a couple of times.. will do it clean next time... Didn't find the knee bar.

Mike Parks 27/Aug/11 TR dnf
with Sue, Kendra, Debs, Cess
Hidden 24/Aug/11 TR RP
mattshort 20/Aug/11 TR O/S
CurlyStevo ?/Aug/11 TR
with Rob, Matt
James Nott 31/Jul/11 TR O/S
with Duncan Cantor, Lorraine Pope
Hidden 09/Jul/11 -
Rich K 04/Jul/11 TR dnf
with Wayne Cheung
Jon Read 02/Jul/11 TR
with Matt Gallagher
Jon Read 02/Jul/11 TR
with Matt Gallagher
littleluke 02/Jul/11 -
tradguy 02/Jul/11 TR rpt
patsaunders ?/Jul/11 TR
Hidden 21/Jun/11 TR
wi11 06/Jun/11 TR β
with Marcus, Nat
Tru 30/May/11 TR RP
Hidden 29/May/11 TR RP
Hidden 29/May/11 TR dnf
Hidden 12/May/11 TR β
Jim Malo 10/May/11 TR dnf
with Mark
Hidden 08/May/11 TR
Hidden 07/May/11 TR
finchelata 06/May/11 TR rpt

Climbed a couple of years ago onsight (I think).

with Mark
Hidden 06/May/11 TR rpt
alan1234 29/Apr/11 TR O/S
dan gibson 10/Apr/11 TR rpt
with anna barnes
barfani chita 09/Apr/11 TR rpt
with Saurus
Guy Atkinson 09/Apr/11 TR dnf
with Dick, Nick Briggs
Hidden 03/Apr/11 TR rpt
steve2006 02/Apr/11 TR O/S
feilx 27/Mar/11 TR O/S
with Heather
barfani chita 13/Mar/11 TR RP
with Saurus
Hidden 12/Mar/11 TR
Hidden 04/Mar/11 TR dnf
timmyhobby ??/2011 TR
Hidden ??/2011 TR
Alex Munnery ??/2011 TR β
with Jake Shreeve
JIMJIM ??/2011 TR
with Tex
Hidden ??/2011 TR
james.pilbeam ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 TR β
michaelcolledge ??/2011 TR β
keith leonard ??/2011 -
climber46 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 TR dnf
royal 24/Nov/10 TR RP

First time back in a while and chuffed to get this clean after getting so close but in bad style last time. Did it a couple of times and in good style after working the moves out.

with rob
matt.jj 09/Nov/10 TR O/S
benscarter 09/Oct/10 TR RP
Graham C 02/Sep/10 TR rpt

too much chalk

with Derek
givemetea 08/Aug/10 TR rpt
with Craig Jenkins, Hannah Heywood
Kevster 03/Aug/10 TR
cayteye 03/Aug/10 TR β
with Kevin Faux
Danny Crump 26/Jul/10 TR dog
barfani chita 24/Jul/10 TR dnf
with Saurus
davidrblakeman 11/Jul/10 TR β
with Oli Ryan
Tommy Harris ?/Jul/10 -
tex.ryan ?/Jul/10 TR
with jib jib
Hidden ?/Jul/10 TR RP
royal ?/Jul/10 TR dog

Awesome route but another wasted onsight. Fell a couple times on the overhang before getting over in awful belly roll style! looking forward to doing it again in good style. Should have done more routes at the grade before attempting it. Going to save the good 6a routes until I've practiced on the not so good ones!!

with Karen
nigel pearson 13/Jun/10 TR O/S

quite tricky mantel, heel hook above overhang

with lucy
dan gibson 24/May/10 TR rpt
zombie_pat 22/May/10 TR dog
with Lewis
Radical-G 25/Apr/10 TR O/S
tradguy 20/Apr/10 TR rpt
Hidden 19/Apr/10 TR O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/10 TR β
Hidden 18/Apr/10 TR O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/10 TR β
givemetea 18/Apr/10 TR dog
davidrblakeman 13/Apr/10 TR rpt
Simon Bowyer 11/Apr/10 TR β
with Nik
Alexandre Buisse 21/Mar/10 TR
LiL Saz 06/Mar/10 TR dnf
Hidden 06/Mar/10 TR O/S
Danny Crump 06/Mar/10 TR
Hidden 06/Mar/10 TR O/S
Hidden ??/2010 TR
vid ??/2010 -
sachichas ??/2010 TR
Unclejona ??/2010 -
Simon Bowyer ??/2010 -
stuartberg 31/Dec/09 TR O/S
Hidden 07/Nov/09 TR dnf
Hidden 12/Sep/09 -
patrickc 22/Aug/09 TR
Hidden 02/Aug/09 TR O/S
Ade7 02/Aug/09 TR O/S
with Jasmina
Anthony Allsopp 02/Aug/09 TR O/S
with Olly Ryan
Jevans ?/Aug/09 TR
JPGR ?/Aug/09 TR
with Steve Ahern
Hidden 28/Jul/09 TR RP
Ugly Kid Jo 28/Jul/09 TR dnf
with Skinny
Monk 18/Jul/09 TR rpt
Hidden 05/Jul/09 TR
Hidden ?/Jul/09 TR dnf
Hidden 30/Jun/09 TR dnf
Hidden 19/Jun/09 TR O/S
Graham C 06/Jun/09 TR rpt
Monk 06/Jun/09 TR O/S
mikehenesy ?/Jun/09 TR O/S

must have cheated because I can't climb 5c. Otherwise well done my first 5c. Beers are on the sweaty bloke covered in sand.

with Tom Boeux
Teemo 23/May/09 TR dnf
martin one 19/Apr/09 TR RP
with Sue
tradguy 16/Apr/09 TR rpt
RFWilkie 04/Apr/09 TR rpt
riddle 22/Mar/09 TR dog
with Yasmina
Hidden 22/Mar/09 TR dnf
shepman ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 TR O/S
hippo xx ??/2009 -
davidrblakeman ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
davebowes ??/2009 -
olipab121 ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden 09/Oct/08 TR dnf
Marti999 26/Sep/08 TR O/S
Graham C 26/Sep/08 TR rpt

too much chalk

with Marti
tradguy 18/Sep/08 TR rpt
breed 01/Sep/08 TR O/S
Eoinparker 30/Aug/08 TR
with Gaby Amiel
Al Franks 16/Aug/08 TR O/S
with Luke and Nicki
RagingPuffin 16/Aug/08 TR O/S
with Luke hodson, Nicki
lukehodson 16/Aug/08 TR O/S

cool route

tradguy 12/Aug/08 TR rpt
pete_fewings ?/Aug/08 TR
Luke Marsden ?/Jul/08 TR
with Jonathan Plumridge
Hidden 30/Jun/08 TR β
mr random 29/Jun/08 TR
Hidden 18/Jun/08 TR O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/08 -
Graham C 21/May/08 TR O/S
Hidden 05/May/08 TR
PKR 12/Feb/08 -
strapless ??/2008 -
dickie01 ??/2008 -
jimmay ??/2008 TR O/S
mrthehud ??/2008 TR
with Tom Hudson
timo.t 07/Oct/07 TR O/S

Groveled a bit, as I got the sequence a bit wrong on the overhang, not the most stylish ascend, but up we went.

with Ben
mikeyfield 25/Aug/07 TR O/S
Sean Cunliffe 04/Aug/07 TR rpt
with Tim
manwithacam ?/Aug/07 TR
with Alex
Hidden 16/Jul/07 TR O/S
martin one 07/Jul/07 TR
with sue and dave
tradguy 14/Jun/07 TR rpt
davidwright 26/May/07 TR RP
kendogcatchy ?/Apr/07 TR RP
tyler vacher ?/Mar/07 TR β
Hidden 03/Feb/07 TR O/S
chrisrogers ??/2007 TR
Hidden ??/2007 -
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Nathan Kemp ??/2007 TR
themidnightninja ??/2007 TR
Graeme Hammond 10/Sep/06 TR dog
with Pete aka Dad
Hidden ?/Sep/06 TR O/S
Dhonny_Jaws ?/Sep/06 TR RP
Hidden 20/Aug/06 TR β
Hidden 17/Aug/06 TR O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/06 TR rpt
BoulderMonster 21/Jul/06 -
Rob Laird 16/Jul/06 TR O/S
finter22 26/Jun/06 TR dog

with richey tramp

dan gibson 07/May/06 TR
with AJ
Simon Webb 26/Mar/06 TR RP
with Adam
Hidden 22/Jan/06 TR dog
MikeC59 23/Jul/05 TR
Hidden 21/Jul/05 TR O/S
Wilbur 10/Apr/05 TR dnf
with Iain
AJ007 ??/2005 TR
Rokmunky ??/2005 TR
Hidden ??/2005 TR
Jacob Ram 25/Jul/04 TR
with elisa best
Hidden ??/2004 -
KarlH 05/Jun/03 TR
with Phil Lilley
Ab Wilson 16/Mar/03 TR O/S
with Georgina Turnbull
Hidden ??/2003 -
clive-greenwood ??/2003 TR
danieljmarsh ??/2003 -
julian allen 09/Nov/02 TR
Rob Davies ?/Aug/02 TR
Brown 14/Apr/01 TR
chris wyatt ??/2001 TR
Hidden 30/Sep/00 TR
Lepista 11/Jul/00 TR
Lepista 15/Jun/00 TR
NickP ??/2000 -
Jon Read ??/2000 TR
with Matt Gallagher
Jacob Ram 21/Nov/99 TR
with mike taylor
Jacob Ram 13/Jun/99 TR
Hidden ??/1997 -
Hidden 02/Sep/95 TR O/S
Antony Mariani ??/1995 TR β
with Nikki, Rich
Hidden ??/1995 TR
andy gittins ??/1990 -
craig h ??/1989 -
Hidden ??/1989 TR O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/88 TR
tradguy 28/Jul/87 TR
Gordon Stainforth 03/Apr/83 TR
with David BA Jones
Rob Davies ??/1983 TR
Gordon Stainforth 06/Aug/78 TR

'One of the best sandstone days ever. Going very well. 32 routes.'

Gordon Stainforth 13/Mar/77 TR
with Sam Whimster
Chris Terrey ??/1974 TR
Martin Bennett ??/1973 -
Martin Bennett ??/1972 -
Martin Bennett ??/1972 -
Martin Bennett ??/1971 -
Martin Bennett ??/1971 -
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