35m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
An incredibly intimidating line that requires good route finding on the second pitch, which snakes through the upper overhangs. Start 7m right of a large roof-capped corner.
1) 5a, 16m. Pull up through bulges to a rest above. Climb rightwards to an arete, then move around it to a corner that ends at the fault-line and a belay.
2) 5b, 19m. Climb the wall on the left, past a small overhang, then move right to below a roof. Pull strenuously through the roof at a break to a corner. Follow this to a final overhang which is passed on its left side. Stake belays in place above. © Rockfax

FA. P.Bell, T.Goodfellow 11/Jul/1963

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Hidden 20/Nov/17 -
andycash 02/May/17 Lead O/S
with Rob Butcher
robgixer 22/Apr/17 Lead O/S

P1 into second pitch of Jo

simibrown 10/Apr/17 AltLd
with Rich
Hidden 18/Mar/17 Lead O/S
Flavio 18/Mar/17 2nd O/S
Ellis Bird ??/2017 AltLd O/S
petecallaghan 29/Dec/16 Lead dnf

The guidebook gives it HVS 5a. I think I prefer the UKC grade. I placed a size 4 dragon cam to protect the initial moves but wasn't brave/strong enough to pull up over the roof. I lowered off twice on the cam, and ran away to finale groove.

EeFu 09/Oct/16 2nd
Kirill 09/Oct/16 Lead
with EeFu
Pero 14/Sep/16 2nd
bryan61 06/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
with m meaney
tim.fairhall 21/Jul/16 Lead O/S

As 1 pitch

with Ian
Bloke on a Rope 21/Jul/16 2nd β
mariannekhoo 30/May/16 2nd O/S

Vince led this in one pitch.

bencoope 01/May/16 Lead O/S
Mark Warnett ?/May/16 AltLd rpt

Pitch 2

with Andy O'Conner
greedo ??/2016 AltLd O/S

Led 1st pitch

with Martin hoare
Matt.c.Warner 22/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
with Simon
Hidden 29/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Albachoss 31/May/15 Lead dog

Tried to link as one pitch, p1 was excellent but i totally misread p2 and instead went gardening leftwards

with Andrea
MDR61 11/Apr/15 2nd O/S

Fantastic route, a little more sustained than Jo.

with Luca
LJC 11/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Mark
ian bryant ??/2015 -
Hidden 30/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
Mark Warnett ?/Oct/14 AltLd
Dave Thompson 17/Sep/14 AltLd
Hidden 17/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Ash Sayers 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Couldn't have been on the route, second pitch was easy climbing but a complete horror fest.

James Oswald 24/Aug/14 AltLd O/S


with John Bramwell
Ahab 24/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/14 Lead O/S
tash 01/Aug/14 2nd
with ali k
clipskipper 20/Jul/14 Lead rpt

Both pitches. Footholds falling off the second!

with Jerome
Hidden ?/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
ian d f 16/Jun/14 AltLd rpt
with Paul K, Pete H
mick1jones 15/Jun/14 2nd dog

Led 2nd pitch but couldn't unlock the move so passed lead to Rich

with Rich Rogers
joedoherty 14/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
mattprince 14/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/14 AltLd rpt
funsized 30/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Fi
mc fifi 30/May/14 AltLd O/S

lead 1st pitch. good solid climb.

JM 25/May/14 Lead O/S
with Stevo
burto 04/May/14 Lead
with bruce
Duncan Campbell 03/May/14 AltLd O/S

Led P2 which has a wild crux but isn't much harder overall than Jo.

with Bubbles
Martin Haworth 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Tony
Tony Holdsworth 03/May/14 2nd O/S
with Martin Haworth
Mike_Hayes 03/May/14 Lead O/S

In one. E1 in definitive guide - Warrants it IMO. Awesome though.

brices 09/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Really good value for this one

with Remus
Hidden 09/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
cymjt ??/2014 -
Hidden 20/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Tom Livingstone 29/Jul/13 AltLd O/S


Dan Lane 29/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

P1. P2 was pretty exciting!

will moy 16/May/13 AltLd O/S

p1, good route

with paul taylor
paultaylor 16/May/13 AltLd O/S


mattc 05/May/13 2nd dog

Took a wrong line and got stuck in an extra roof

bigie bob 04/May/13 AltLd O/S
adam 24 21/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Monkey_Alan 02/Feb/13 AltLd rpt

Led P1.

uncontrollable 02/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

led p2

with Alan B
ianto ??/2013 -
Monkey_Alan 14/Oct/12 AltLd

Led P1.

Julian Prieto 14/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2

Hidden 29/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
tonevert 29/Sep/12 2nd
with Kevin Faux
jcook1980 05/Sep/12 AltLd
with Dan Moore
Hidden 21/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Dave89 01/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch and ali led the first

with Ali
philhilo 08/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Bottom bulge taxing with very heavy sac - invited everyone to take everything inc spare rack shoes food water etc! Led top pitch after Phil had a go.

with Phil simister, Helen E
cooperman 25/Jun/12 AltLd

P2 space walk :))

with Greg Foster
MarkRyder 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Iain
Hidden 02/Jun/12 2nd β
Hidden 27/May/12 2nd
djking1983 23/May/12 Lead O/S

Led p1 of Thunderball and P2 of Jo. Good sustained steep climbing. Hot day

Monkey_Alan 13/May/12 AltLd

Led P2. Comitting start to P1, then steady climbing. Pulling through the roof on P2 is full-on!

Stewart Armstrong 13/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Monkey Alan
Haydn Jones 12/May/12 Lead O/S
with pep
Kevster 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Good value all the way, takes tonnes of medium nuts.

couchio 03/Sep/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 26/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
tommytuffa 25/May/11 AltLd O/S

Led 1st pitch of Jo, then Luke did O2 of thunderball. Very exposed

lukehunt 25/May/11 AltLd O/S
davewing 30/Apr/11 2nd
with Lee
chris_B 17/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

a very hard 2nd pitch at hvs!

hamish2016 ?/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with chris burn
ian d f 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with Emmanuel
msoldn 22/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Great fun!

with Felix
feilx 21/Nov/10 2nd rpt
AlexD 21/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Sophie
Sophie Nunn 21/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Alex
Chris Sansum 26/Sep/10 AltLd dog

Chris p1, Gary p2. Found the start of p1 very hard (bold) for the grade. Had about 3 rests before finally commiting. Great route though!

with Gary Lewin
Different Steve 26/Sep/10 AltLd rpt
with Guy Reid
Hidden 31/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
staceyjg 24/Jul/10 2nd dog

Barra led both pitches. This is the hardest 5a that I have ever climbed. Had a nice swing out into the sea on my second attempt at ascent.

minaturechris 24/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Simon Allcock ?/Jun/10 AltLd

led first pitch

with Mark
mattkemp70 ?/May/10 2nd
with Westy
Graham Westbrook ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S
clipskipper 22/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

Good fun thuggy roof climbing. Lots of holds and lots of gear.

with Davey Boy
tobydunford 21/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Harry Martin
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/09 AltLd O/S
matt.woodfield 03/May/09 Lead
dickie01 11/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Loved it, positive holds and good exposure

with third, Nick Briggs
Hidden 14/Mar/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S
mutt ??/2009 -
with Naomi Moran
DDDD ??/2009 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2009 -
Different Steve 26/Sep/08 AltLd rpt

Led P2

with Guy Reid
Ed Babs 13/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Coz
Hidden 21/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
Oliver Sherman 30/Sep/07 AltLd
Different Steve 22/Sep/07 2nd rpt
with Martin Hore & Guy Reid
brian watson ??/2007 Lead O/S
jamieevans ??/2007 Lead
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden 17/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
AJ007 ?/Aug/06 AltLd
Hidden 28/May/06 AltLd O/S
Different Steve 01/May/06 AltLd dog

Poor routefinding and loose rock - Doh!

with Craig Evans
dan gibson 28/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
with jamie evans
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Outdoorfun37 12/Apr/05 2nd
with Paul Chidel
feilx ??/2005 -
duncan 16/Nov/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/01 2nd
aged_ape ?/Jun/01 AltLd O/S
with Rob B
WB 13/Mar/99 AltLd O/S
with Guy
kp64zl ?/Oct/96 AltLd
with Pete A, Jason M
lost.arrow 08/Apr/96 AltLd
with Iain Kerr
Hidden ??/1996 Lead O/S
William Robertson ??/1995 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
steve taylor ?/May/89 AltLd
with Ket
Nigel Coe ??/1988 -

Approx date

with Pete Oxley, Tim Dunsby
DDDD ??/1986 Lead O/S
with Neil
GuyM ??/1985 -
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