18m.

Rockfax Description
The last good route in this area is a serious undertaking. Climb up the right-hand corner of the arch to a foot-ledge near the top. Step up right onto a slab for a tricky and bold finish. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Oxley 8.2.89 08/Feb/1989

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AJ007 7 Jul, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: This is very serious at the grade, not well protected as the guide says. Unless you have micro wires the top is very run out. I almost lost it at the top stepping right from under the roof, I did not want to take that whipper, what a relief when I managed to hold it all together; but I know someone who wasn’t so lucky, fell from the crucial move at the top ripped gear and ended up a few meters from the deck. Any way I suggest removing the comment about good gear because it encourages the less skilled to have a go, and some one may get hurt!
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βeta: This is very serious at the grade, not well protected as the guide says. Unless you have micro wires the top is very run out. I almost lost it at the top stepping right from under the roof, I did not want to take that whipper, what a relief when I managed to hold it all together; but I know someone who wasn’t so lucky, fell from the crucial move at the top ripped gear and ended up a few meters from the deck. Any way I suggest removing the comment about good gear because it encourages the less skilled to have a go, and some one may get hurt!
drcorbasisgod 10 Apr, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: I also saw a guy lob off in the same place as the dodgy handhold.
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βeta: I also saw a guy lob off in the same place as the dodgy handhold.
drcorbasisgod 10 Apr, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Not sure about the "good gear" comment in the guide, although I am prepared to accept that I missed something. At the midpoint where you leave the crack and climb to the overhang before stepping out right, there's a loose but (I thought) crucial handhold. This and everything afterwards felt desperate to me.
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βeta: Not sure about the "good gear" comment in the guide, although I am prepared to accept that I missed something. At the midpoint where you leave the crack and climb to the overhang before stepping out right, there's a loose but (I thought) crucial handhold. This and everything afterwards felt desperate to me.
feilx 1 Nov, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Did this route on Sat and now its Monday morning and i am still thinking about it! Hard for the grade but still an awesome route.
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βeta: Did this route on Sat and now its Monday morning and i am still thinking about it! Hard for the grade but still an awesome route.
Owen W-G 4 Oct, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: I've not led many HVS's but this felt pretty desperate. The move around the corner was blind and the holds disappointing when you got there. I only just rattled my way to the top by skin of teeth. Some guy who led it after me lobbed spectacularly at the same point and he reckoned he was usually comfortable at the grade. Mostly good gear tho and worth a star for excitement.
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βeta: I've not led many HVS's but this felt pretty desperate. The move around the corner was blind and the holds disappointing when you got there. I only just rattled my way to the top by skin of teeth. Some guy who led it after me lobbed spectacularly at the same point and he reckoned he was usually comfortable at the grade. Mostly good gear tho and worth a star for excitement.
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Dangerous David 25 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S Nice to tick this off. Route was interesting following the corner, 3 proper moves to gain a foot ledge at about 12 meters, was more of a seat though. So I just sat on it, half cheek, while placing some bomber gear, corner takes some big cams and hexs. From the foot ledge the view of the slab looked terrible. Laybacking the final 4 meters of the corner and then escaping right seems a move logical line. The moves out right were still bold and tricky.
Nice to tick this off. Route was interesting following the corner, 3 proper moves to gain a foot ledge at about 12 meters, was more of a seat though. So I just sat on it, half cheek, while placing some bomber gear, corner takes some big cams and hexs. From the foot ledge the view of the slab looked terrible. Laybacking the final 4 meters of the corner and then escaping right seems a move logical line. The moves out right were still bold and tricky.
Will Beaumont 31 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
Lilla Bea 31 Jul, 2016 TR
Yaz Abbas 21 Jul, 2016 Lead dnf
benwmorgan 4 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S
with Rollo
with Rollo
jennysknight 4 Jun, 2016 2nd dog
with Rollo
with Rollo
Rollo 4 Jun, 2016 Lead Still HVS in my guide book, probably worth the E1 given the difficulty of protecting the last move.
Still HVS in my guide book, probably worth the E1 given the difficulty of protecting the last move.
el_monty 23 May, 2016 2nd β
with Seb Lee
with Seb Lee
Monkey_Alan 29 Jun, 2014 2nd
with DAJ Johnson, uncontrollable
with DAJ Johnson, uncontrollable
uncontrollable 29 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
Sophie Nunn 14 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 14 Jun, 2014 Lead rpt
pelvoux 3 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S Did it when it was graded HVS 5a 6 years ago. Finished straight under the overhang, reaching slightly to the right over the overhang; committed move. Good climb with interesting moves.
with Jon
Did it when it was graded HVS 5a 6 years ago. Finished straight under the overhang, reaching slightly to the right over the overhang; committed move. Good climb with interesting moves.
with Jon
Hidden 26 May, 2013 Lead O/S
clipskipper 25 May, 2013 Lead O/S Escape from the chimney tricky. Finished direct through the roof rather than up the RH slab. Grade probably unaffected.
with Neil
Escape from the chimney tricky. Finished direct through the roof rather than up the RH slab. Grade probably unaffected.
with Neil
JUSTADUDE 25 May, 2013 2nd dog Brilliant climb! Should have rest in the first narrow roof section before taking on the crux, couldnt reach a hold to move up over the top bulge and ended up getting pumped, had to hang on rope for a sec to then tackle it, will have to do again clean!
Brilliant climb! Should have rest in the first narrow roof section before taking on the crux, couldnt reach a hold to move up over the top bulge and ended up getting pumped, had to hang on rope for a sec to then tackle it, will have to do again clean!
scott titt ??, 2013 -
Hidden 1 Apr, 2012 2nd
jasonpm 30 Jul, 2011 2nd
with Simon Chandler
with Simon Chandler
stevorobs3 23 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
with stef mesch
with stef mesch
Monkey_Alan 15 Aug, 2010 Lead dnf Got up near the top of the corner, couldn't see how to get any further and eventually lowered off.
Got up near the top of the corner, couldn't see how to get any further and eventually lowered off.
Andre Clarke 15 Aug, 2010 Lead dnf
with Alan
with Alan
David Mayers ??, 2010 2nd
with Stuart Howard
with Stuart Howard
Hidden 25 Jul, 2009 Lead dnf
d_meacher 16 Jun, 2009 Lead dnf Pulled off a big hold onthe arete just before moving onto the slab so retreated.
Pulled off a big hold onthe arete just before moving onto the slab so retreated.
Ceridwen 17 Apr, 2009 2nd dog
with D
with D
Dan_Carroll 13 Apr, 2009 Lead dnf worked out after that I went too high into the corner before trying to move round onto the slab, found there was no gear, got pumped and a little scared, then it got dark. down climbed then ab'd in to get the gear. some loose rock near the top of the corner too. felt hard and a little bold for the grade. will hopefully go back and finish it properly at some point.
worked out after that I went too high into the corner before trying to move round onto the slab, found there was no gear, got pumped and a little scared, then it got dark. down climbed then ab'd in to get the gear. some loose rock near the top of the corner too. felt hard and a little bold for the grade. will hopefully go back and finish it properly at some point.
AndyM-LVB 5 Apr, 2009 Lead dnf Bottled it on the last wall section, even after getting on to it! After reading some of the comments on here, I'm not so gutted now. It was a serious route, quite commiting for a HVS, the guidebook description is very deceptive.
with Nicolas Tardy
Bottled it on the last wall section, even after getting on to it! After reading some of the comments on here, I'm not so gutted now. It was a serious route, quite commiting for a HVS, the guidebook description is very deceptive.
with Nicolas Tardy
EmmanuelF 1 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S committing, scary as hell, and the final slab took me a while to work out, very "sequency". But a really great route nonetheless. Would probably deserve more stars but more of a warning too. This is followed by a typical loose mud and rocks finish and a belay by rattly a peg in the ground.
with Laura
committing, scary as hell, and the final slab took me a while to work out, very "sequency". But a really great route nonetheless. Would probably deserve more stars but more of a warning too. This is followed by a typical loose mud and rocks finish and a belay by rattly a peg in the ground.
with Laura
Dieter Z ?Apr, 2009 Lead O/S f**k that was hard
f**k that was hard
LiLaMont 29 Mar, 2009 2nd O/S
tobydunford 29 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
tumbling wizard ?Mar, 2009 -
recon ??, 2009 - corker! was sweating blood.. and bleeding sweat..
corker! was sweating blood.. and bleeding sweat..
Dave Foster ?Aug, 2008 Lead O/S Much procrastination before rocking onto slab. Climbed too high into corner first go and had to reverse. Gear felt spaced and not reet cracky. Had Coastguard helicopter hovering behind us for five minutes. Great experience. Scary and hard for HVS.
with Carl
Much procrastination before rocking onto slab. Climbed too high into corner first go and had to reverse. Gear felt spaced and not reet cracky. Had Coastguard helicopter hovering behind us for five minutes. Great experience. Scary and hard for HVS.
with Carl
Hidden ?Jun, 2008 2nd
aged_ape 15 May, 2008 Lead O/S
with KM
with KM
duncan 7 Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
with Mun
with Mun
Marti999 6 Jun, 2007 Lead
djdf 6 May, 2007 2nd β First time anywhere near a HVS. Most of it was OK and I could feasibly have done myself, didn't like the last bit though. Could maybe have made the stepover on to the footledge/slab, but the tricky fingery stuff beyond that would have spit me off just after I cacked myslef.
with Alex Borresen
First time anywhere near a HVS. Most of it was OK and I could feasibly have done myself, didn't like the last bit though. Could maybe have made the stepover on to the footledge/slab, but the tricky fingery stuff beyond that would have spit me off just after I cacked myslef.
with Alex Borresen
pelvoux 28 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S First HVS, tough finish
with Heloise, Jonathan
First HVS, tough finish
with Heloise, Jonathan
nicnic 21 Apr, 2007 - I decided to try this as one of my first HVSs, partly because the guidebook said it was well protected. Fell about 16ft off on the face and smashed my knees. I think i was very lucky to just have cuts, swelling and bruises. I returned the day after to have a look and saw someone else take the same fall. I think an amendment to the next edition of the guidebook could prevent some serious injuries.
I decided to try this as one of my first HVSs, partly because the guidebook said it was well protected. Fell about 16ft off on the face and smashed my knees. I think i was very lucky to just have cuts, swelling and bruises. I returned the day after to have a look and saw someone else take the same fall. I think an amendment to the next edition of the guidebook could prevent some serious injuries.
riddle ?Apr, 2007 Lead Hadley lead the corner to the roof and fell, i TR'd this and finished the route. Must lead it proper next time.
with Hadley Slade-Jones
Hadley lead the corner to the roof and fell, i TR'd this and finished the route. Must lead it proper next time.
with Hadley Slade-Jones
Hidden ??, 2007 Lead O/S
blahblahblah 9 Sep, 2006 Lead O/S found the RF comment "good gear on route" totally inaccurate - the gear in corner isn't that good and then nothing else once on the slab to the right ... all a bit scary really ...
with Nick Hirst
found the RF comment "good gear on route" totally inaccurate - the gear in corner isn't that good and then nothing else once on the slab to the right ... all a bit scary really ...
with Nick Hirst
dan gibson 28 May, 2006 2nd O/S
with AJ
with AJ
AJ007 ?Mar, 2006 2nd
Tom Gadsden ??, 2006 2nd dog Difficult last moves
with Mike
Difficult last moves
with Mike
Hidden ?Jun, 2005 Lead O/S
Charlie Williams ?Apr, 2005 Lead O/S
with Gary Dicker
with Gary Dicker
Hidden 19 Mar, 2005 Lead dnf
Owen W-G 19 Sep, 2004 Lead O/S Scary, and another skin of teeth lead. Saw some E2-(or so he claimed) climber taking a flyer from the usual point just after my lead.
with Andrew
Scary, and another skin of teeth lead. Saw some E2-(or so he claimed) climber taking a flyer from the usual point just after my lead.
with Andrew
feilx ??, 2004 -
gripped01 ?Jul, 2000 2nd O/S Serious fall for lead climber.
with Spider
Serious fall for lead climber.
with Spider
kylo-342 ?Oct, 1996 TR
Nigel Coe ??, 1990 - Approx date
Approx date
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