Rockfax Description
From a roofed-in alcove, move left to access the 'Royal Seat' then finish up the steep groove behind. A compelling line. © Rockfax

FA. Eric Byne early 1930s

Somerset swede basher 09/Jul/17 Solo O/S
slab_happy 23/May/17 2nd
with Droyd
Droyd 23/May/17 Lead O/S
with Clare
Hidden 13/Aug/16 2nd O/S
John Higgs 13/Dec/15 Solo O/S
sjbrook 20/Aug/15 2nd RP

Dogged to death on Lead before DNF, then climbed on second with my knees. Bit slippy and quite physical. Not the best return to trad!

with PCC
birthers 16/May/15 2nd
caroline256 16/May/15 Lead O/S
with Tom B
Budge 24/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Ade
Chris Oldfield 08/Mar/15 Lead dog

Getting pretty wet by this point. Was told it was only a severe. Several stops to dry the rock and my shoes to try and get some purchase. Had my first bit of gear pop out, whoops.

with James Buckley
SR1970 17/May/14 Lead
thrutch 17/May/14 2nd O/S
with Sven
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead dog
Simon Caldwell 01/Sep/13 2nd O/S

Didn't find the start too bad (I could reach the good holds), but the finishing cracks seemed hard and sustained 4b. Maybe I missed something. Felt like top end HS 4b, certainly not S 4b as in the guidebook.

with Carmen
Hidden 09/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 12/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/May/13 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 25/Apr/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 30/Sep/12 2nd
pebbles 26/May/12 2nd

good value

with alastair, dave shield
Hidden 25/May/12 2nd
Harri777 12/May/12 Lead

Massively dogged. Gets HS 4b in Eastern Grit, and is good value even at that.

with Naomi
NB Pixel 12/May/12 2nd O/S

Nice moves from under the overhang :-) Definitely HS though!

with Harri!
Hidden ?/May/12 Lead O/S
jon_gill1 28/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Chris Haynes
dbarmbs 06/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Hard for the grade, poss HS 4b? good to finish it in one.

with Duncan Beard
Dibdawg 27/May/11 Solo O/S
Wil Treasure 30/Apr/11 2nd
with Gareth
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Solo O/S
lozowen 29/Mar/11 Solo
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
flick ??/2011 -
nick ferro 13/Nov/10 -
andrea83 19/Jul/10 Lead O/S

HS in rockfax-I'd give it that. Good route.

with Saffra
Si dH 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Gary, Olly
Hidden 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S
mol 25/Apr/10 Lead
with Jesse
Jesse Dufton 25/Apr/10 2nd
Creep_pea 10/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Tom
joeldering 04/Apr/10 2nd
stewieatb 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with joel182
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
AJ007 28/Sep/09 Solo
Graeme Hammond 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Patrick Daniel
jcurley 27/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 18/May/08 Lead
with Colin Imrie, Steve Wade
barrylong 15/May/08 Lead O/S

Looked well mossy, but had surprisingly good holds in the right places, a good, steep finish, and overall very satisfying.

with Phil from Peak CC
007 big d 21/Apr/07 2nd
with mark
markhilton 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
MNA123 ??/2007 Lead
howlingbaboon 08/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Sue
Hidden 28/Aug/05 Lead
DerwentDiluted 25/Apr/05 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
Nicos 18/Mar/05 Solo O/S
with mum
nickdonohue 21/Jun/03 2nd
with Jim Barradale, Kath Donohue
Phil West 20/Apr/03 2nd
with Chris Tan & Wingnut
Chalky Cat ??/2003 2nd O/S
with Dom
Peakology ??/2003 Lead O/S
with cat
Chris the Tall ?/Sep/00 Solo O/S
five ?/Jul/00 Lead O/S
RobSimmo ??/2000 2nd
kato'sdad ??/2000 Lead
rocktigger ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Clare
Roget 22/Nov/98 Solo rpt
BruceW ??/1997 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/90 Solo
Hidden 17/Jun/90 Lead
Roget ??/1989 Lead O/S
with jim
BigHairyIan 28/Mar/88 2nd O/S
with Tufty (Stewart Moffat)
Tom V ??/1987 -
Dave Musgrove 13/Apr/86 -
with Kim Greenald
charlesmfrench 09/Jul/85 Solo O/S
rogerskews 23/Jun/85 Lead
with Jane Holmes
Rob Davies ?/Aug/82 Lead
with Tony Welsh
babymoac 30/Jan/82 -
with MTW & Paul R
babymoac 30/Jan/82 -
Brian Wilderspin 15/Jul/81 Solo O/S
malc ??/1981 Lead
andy tetsill ?/Sep/80 Lead
with Rob Kevan
Hidden 20/Jun/80 Solo
Hidden ?/Oct/78 -
Nigel Bond 31/May/77 Lead
with Tony Cuddy
Hidden 08/Jan/77 Lead
RichardMc 16/Nov/75 Lead
with Unknown
Gordon Stainforth 31/Aug/75 Lead
with Nick Gregory
Andy Say ??/1973 Lead
mikej 01/Jun/71 Solo
with Wil Hurford
tutbury ?/Aug/69 Solo
mikej 08/Jun/69 Solo
with Alan Booth, Mike Browne
mikej 31/May/69 Solo
with E
mikej 02/Jul/67 Solo
with Nigel Sumner
mikej 16/Jul/66 2nd
with Keith Gregson
mikej 09/Jul/66 Lead
with Ted Markham, Nigel Sumner
mikej 23/Apr/66 Solo
with Dave Williams, Ted Markham, Nigel Sumner
mikej 10/Oct/65 Solo
with Howard Furguson
mikej 14/Sep/65 TR
with Ted Markham
mikej 05/Jan/65 2nd dnf
with Barrie Dixon
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