Rockfax Description
One of the more popular technical routes at the Tor. Climb to the top of the prominent flake then move up and traverse left via hard moves on poor footholds. Continue direct via more hard and reachy moves to pull onto the slab and an easier finish. © Rockfax

FA. Steve Lewis 1988. It has become much harder since the first ascent.

Ticklists: UK 8a and up.

Tophe 20/Jul Lead RP
with Tony
Nickc 01/Jun Lead RP

1st RP today 5 weeks after falling off and hurting myself... glad to put this one to bed !

with Joel
Hidden 19/May Lead dog
Luke Dawson 29/Jan/16 Lead RP

felt much better today in the perfect connies than when i tired this the other year or when I climbed obscene toilet definitely a tor classic although its not that pleasant

dannyboy83 20/Aug/15 Lead RP
with Lena
mark20 27/Jul/15 Lead RP
PeterDawson 21/Jun/15 Lead
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 31/May/15 Lead dog
Ally Smith 10/Jul/14 Lead RP


with Haydn
Ally Smith 06/Jul/14 Lead dog

Frustrating! Half a dozen goes - best go dropped the post crux undercut move

with Matt Donnelly
NDD 04/Jun/14 Lead RP
with sam harvie
Ally Smith 25/May/14 Lead dog
with Broome
Hidden 18/Apr/14 Sent x
AdamHodgson ??/2014 Lead RP
bigie bob ??/2014 Lead RP
Haydn Jones 10/Aug/13 Lead RP

3rd try should have gone 2nd

Cailean Harker 10/Aug/13 Lead RP
nathanlee 23/Jul/13 Lead RP

Unexpected, hard fight with the grease.

with Dom Lee
Somerset swede basher 30/Jun/13 Lead RP

Got all the moves in a couple of sessions but taken a while to finally link it all. Fitness weakness exposed!

with Adam
Ethan 18/May/13 Lead
with Don Walker
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 21/Aug/12 Lead RP
with Eric Hildrew
Hidden 16/Jun/12 Lead RP
Simon Davis 16/Jun/12 Lead RP
with dav
Hidden 07/Jun/12 Lead RP
drysori 07/May/12 Lead dog

All the moves done, which was a surprise. I don't think I have the chutzpah to link this through the powerful undercut moves, but I'm going to plug away anyway because it feels like good training.

Dave Bond 16/Apr/12 Lead RP
with Duncan and will
J.Wells 22/Mar/12 Lead RP
with Alex Blaza
Hidden 07/Apr/11 TR dog
steepstuff 05/Oct/10 Lead RP
with Simon
ukb & bmc shark 05/Oct/10 Lead RP

Full of cold. First working go knocked a foothold off on step left. First redpoint Got to gaston/last hard move first redpoint but couldnt hold it. Next go fingers slipped on flake on crux trav left. Walk. 3rd go got it just. God knows how many days Ive been on it this year.

marky65 05/Oct/10 -
with Simon
Dave Musgrove Jnr 16/May/10 Lead RP
Fraser13 ?/Sep/09 Lead RP
jondude 04/Mar/09 Lead RP
Hidden 25/May/08 Lead RP
Hidden 24/Apr/08 Lead RP
Boy ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2003 -
sadams 28/Mar/00 Lead RP
with unseconded
Seb Grieve ??/1991 Lead RP

Fast ascent. Loved the runout top bit.

craig d ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1989 -
Hidden ?/Sep/88 -
stp 03/Jun/88 Lead RP

F.A. My favourite new route at Raven Tor. Loss of hold's has made it harder than the original 7c grade but is it really 8a? Maybe I'll do it again sometime to check it out.

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