Rockfax Description
Beautiful climbing, and on sculpted, jagged pockets and edges. Climb the lower ramp, then the pocketed wall above, with a tough move to gain the upper break. Finish direct to block belays a little higher. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
On the Velvet Wall about 5mins walk from main crag

RosieYates 20/Oct/17 2nd β
with Danny
mop449 20/Oct/17 Lead O/S

Hung around placing gear badly for too long. Got quite pumped.

Roland stopps 26/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Not good for the short

Kevin Cass 26/Aug/17 2nd O/S
with R. Stopps
Chris Murray 10/Aug/17 2nd

The line in Rockfax seems a little left of the natural line.

DanChad 10/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Stixy 28/May/17 2nd O/S
with Stump
Ilia Nadyrbayev 29/Apr/17 Lead

I'd say HVS but I've heard it's a height thing

with Jam
Just_Waltr 29/Apr/17 2nd O/S
bob johnson 18/Apr/17 2nd
tobiasae3 25/Oct/16 TR
Danny Crump 22/Sep/16 Lead
with Cat
Hidden 29/Aug/16 Lead O/S
ClimberJimmyB 29/Aug/16 2nd
Trace 27/Aug/16 2nd

Harder than Chinon, protected well but thinner at the top

Kasia Rzepka 17/Aug/16 Lead O/S


with Daryl Cavanage
freemanTom 16/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Just superb

with Nicky
Hidden 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Ffyona 14/Aug/16 2nd
bwestwood 08/Aug/16 Lead
pie_eater_pete 07/Aug/16 2nd
RubySeagull ?/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Dan
Hidden ?/Aug/16 Lead O/S
planetmarshall 14/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Worthwhile, but not very independent of the neighbouring line.

Cheese Monkey 25/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Ian M
therat ?/Jun/16 -
Hidden 16/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/16 2nd
deklan 14/Apr/16 Solo
Adam24B 09/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Great moves, very escapable though, put on the blinkers and keep going straight up.

Kirill 31/Aug/15 Lead O/S
cem 31/Aug/15 2nd rpt
LovelyMrTom 29/Aug/15 TR O/S

Had the ab rope down the line so figured might as well make use of it and have a go. Think I followed the line in the RockFax, felt pretty stiff!

eduardo 24/Aug/15 Lead dog

Pumpy! Poor decision to lead on a single, spent forever adjusting the line of the rope, clipping, unclipping whatever. 2 halves and less faff to di-kink the line of the rope would have helped.

with lout
Lmt ?/Aug/15 2nd
callumbtaylor 23/Jul/15 Lead

very eliminate, swerved around the line of the route but a few of the moves still felt very stiff, probably not E1 with a side runner in the left crack which spoilt it a little

ReubenS1990 ?/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Whipinator ?/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 10/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Norman_P_W 23/May/15 2nd
with Bob M
Bob M 23/May/15 Lead dnf

Ran out of strength for last hard move, avoided it by moving onto Chinon.

Monkey_Alan 23/May/15 Lead O/S
with Marta Adamus, Anne-Marie Shepherd
Julian Prieto 23/May/15 2nd O/S
with Steve Newman, Anita Christensen
Dizz 06/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Dave Frost
deklan ??/2015 Solo
garywong 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/14 2nd RP
Hidden 21/Aug/14 2nd
Jaysquared69 02/Aug/14 2nd
with Olly P
Hidden 02/Aug/14 Lead O/S
joedoherty 24/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Graham Westbrook 28/May/14 Lead O/S
RachelP 25/May/14 2nd
BFG 01/May/14 -
mattkemp70 ?/May/14 2nd
with Westy
richardr 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
GPN 17/Apr/14 Lead

The line in the Rockfax guide is an eliminate and tough for E1. The natural line is probably quite a lot easier and maybe only HVS?

with Annette
net 17/Apr/14 2nd
with George
Andrew1 09/Apr/14 Lead
with Hulda
Hulda 09/Apr/14 2nd
with Andi
JoeWilliams 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Kelvin W
Steve Lenartowicz 14/Sep/13 Lead

pre-placed gear

with Clare
rd20 26/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Loic
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/13 2nd
bencole 20/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Dad
james.slater 16/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Brilliant route with a dynamic - ish crux! Perect rock.

Lauradavies23 13/Aug/13 2nd
mikecollins 13/Aug/13 Lead O/S
petegruf ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with andrew g
Hidden ?/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 24/Jun/13 Lead O/S
RachelP 06/Jun/13 2nd
Jillybean 29/May/13 Lead O/S
with Tim jepson
RFWilkie 06/May/13 Lead O/S

Great, steep and juggy and quite diferent from climbing nearby. Photogenic spot

with James
hlegge 03/May/13 2nd
Hidden 03/May/13 Lead O/S
DanielGyi 03/May/13 Lead O/S
with Bart Harris
Scott Quinn ?/May/13 2nd
Matthew Edwards 27/Apr/13 2nd O/S

big moves, got pumped but made it, just about!

partz 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Really good. Big reach for me!

with Ed
Martin Davies 12/Oct/12 Lead O/S


Hidden 12/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Mark Young ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Helen
givemetea 22/Jul/12 2nd rpt
with Ali Taylor
Hidden 08/Jul/12 2nd
LukeyG 08/Jul/12 Lead
simonp ?/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Annelies Sarrazyn
Chriswallis2 22/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Anna
chappers909 06/Jun/12 TR
yarrow 06/Jun/12 TR O/S
with Will C
gw3285 04/Jun/12 Lead
Anthony Dixon 02/Jun/12 -
steven 18/May/12 Lead dog
with Paul Horabin
Jams Crwca 12/Apr/12 Lead

I got to the top but don't think I followed the line!!

max_chan 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Becky E 08/Apr/12 2nd O/S
will9911 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Nice moves on good gear, bit powerful with high feet. Line in the book is the wall to the left of the diagonal crack, not using the crack.

with John
Hidden 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S

OKish, just too short a route..

UnkArl 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S

NIce route with a few reach moves. The rock is quite sharp and crozzly and the gear is a little bit fiddly to place so it felt quite pumpy.

with Ralph
hutchay 06/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Tom
Graeme Hammond 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Again... superb micro route

with Dick
Hidden 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Helnorris 14/Mar/12 2nd
stvredmond 14/Mar/12 Lead

absolute quality, 3 stars

Alex the Alex ?/Mar/12 2nd
paul horabin ??/2012 2nd
PAJames ??/2012 -
mandy ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with elf
Alex Winter 07/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Finished slightly right. The line of the topo seemed hard and eliminate on the lead.

Hidden 30/Aug/11 Lead rpt
Fiona McFarlane 30/Aug/11 2nd

Took a bit of a right at the end making it a slightly easier finish.

with Sarah Bayley
givemetea 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
dprctr 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Lovely purple rock with a unique feel. Found it quite pumpy but well protected. Felt like E1.

with Sara
scorpia97 18/Aug/11 2nd
with Caspian
Hidden 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S
tim newton 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
AlexRenshaw 26/Jul/11 2nd
with Ted Lister, Thomas Renshaw
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
asmith37 24/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Martin Cleaver 24/Jun/11 Lead O/S

easy for e1

with alex smith
just one more 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with tim b
Hidden 31/May/11 Lead O/S
mjeffery 20/May/11 Lead O/S
Edd Reed 19/May/11 Lead β
with Martin Allen
Edd Reed 19/May/11 Lead β
with Martin Allen
jtree03 02/May/11 Lead
with Brother Al
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
nia 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Nov/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/10 2nd dog
Hidden 27/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/10 2nd
cem 28/Aug/10 Lead β
Oliver Sherman 18/Aug/10 2nd
with Matt Reed
JoEglington 08/Aug/10 2nd
Rob Exile Ward 04/Aug/10 2nd
with L Edwards
pie_eater_pete ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Jo
Hidden 26/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Rich Guest 26/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Good climbing on nice rough rock. Was bloody hot and my feet were Barcudded out with pain

Hidden 11/Jun/10 Lead O/S
TGreen 11/Jun/10 2nd dog
Dibdawg 01/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Dominic Turner
Hidden 01/Jun/10 2nd
Paul Bowen 01/Jun/10 Lead O/S

belay well back on 2 stakes

Dan_Carroll 30/May/10 Lead O/S
with Dan Hancock
Danhan 30/May/10 2nd
Hidden 16/May/10 Lead O/S
MarkRyder 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with James P
jamespilgrim 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Mark
Hidden 16/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead rpt
mattyork2 17/Jun/09 Lead O/S

A fantastic little gem. Excellent route well worth seeking out. Started up it at 10:10 pm. Beautiful light - a wonderous evening - I love summer ( :

with Tim Jepson and Johnny Richard
eagleopus 28/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Martin Skinner
Hidden ?/Jul/08 2nd
BenJacobs 13/Jun/08 2nd O/S

really poor belay, glad i did it clean

with PeakDJ
Hidden 13/Jun/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 13/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Chris the Tall 13/Nov/07 Lead β

Done on gear placed by Dave

with Dave J
adrianj 30/Apr/06 2nd
Hidden 30/Apr/06 Lead O/S
mikehenesy ??/2006 2nd O/S
with Tim Reynolds
Hidden 15/Aug/04 2nd
Woody63 05/Aug/04 2nd
with Dave W
Hidden 05/Aug/04 Lead
timreynolds 09/Jul/04 Lead
mikehenesy 09/Jul/04 2nd
Sime64 27/Jul/02 2nd O/S
with Steve M
Hidden ??/2001 Lead
Tarquin ??/2001 -
Paul-Michael 25/May/98 Lead O/S
with Bill Russell
Hidden 25/May/98 Lead
alan moore ??/1997 -

Lovely place.

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