Rockfax Description
An enticing and much-attempted pitch with good gear. Start below an open corner right of Ra.
Move up to the crack in the blunt arete right of the corner, and climb this with difficulty to the large mid-height break. Pull up into the continuation crack and take this to the top. The lower section can also be climbed via the corner on the left or the wall to the right at about the same grade. © Rockfax

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, CUC Climbing Club, Part 1: The Classics.

dready 17/Nov/17 TR rpt
whiteexplorer 17/Nov/17 TR
Hidden 12/Jul/17 Lead
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 08/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Roisin
sinbad 02/Jul/17 Lead

Damp! great pitch - tricky 5b move - felt good.

with Pete
Pete Burgess 02/Jul/17 2nd
with simon tong
Alice Thompson ?/Jul/17 2nd O/S
Alison Cairns 19/May/17 2nd β

Good but only a couple of 5b moves, well protected.

with Maria
Mark Kemball 18/May/17 Lead
with Joni Kuusenmaki
Hidden 18/May/17 2nd
masa-alpin 14/May/17 Lead O/S

During the BMC International Meet 2017.

with Moos
Jess Carr 07/May/17 Lead rpt
with Rich Pollard
Hidden 18/Apr/17 2nd
Sarah Black 17/Apr/17 Lead O/S
irish paul 17/Apr/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/17 Lead O/S
LDJ 05/Apr/17 Lead
with Lou
Hidden 25/Mar/17 2nd rpt
beni 25/Mar/17 2nd
with JakeB.
Jess Carr 07/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with Rich Pollard
Hidden 23/Sep/16 2nd
dripdry1 23/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/16 Lead O/S
dbrooks 16/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with John, Demitri
John Tanner 16/Jul/16 Lead O/S
shoulders 12/Jul/16 Lead dog
with pete lewis
johncoxmysteriously 12/Jul/16 Lead O/S

By the right-hand variation, in the rain. Only HVS this way and nice enough though the crack is a tiny bit gritty and untravelled.

with Simon Carr
Hidden 18/Jun/16 2nd
shaunhumphreys 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Fairly soft! Easier than Ra!

Dawn_K_B 18/Jun/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Sam McCarthy 18/Jun/16 2nd O/S
JRJones 13/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with nick
kyaizawa 13/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/16 2nd dog
Hidden 13/Jun/16 2nd O/S
Pixie-Andy 29/May/16 2nd O/S
with Charlene, Rob Goodman Bowline
robgixer 29/May/16 Lead
Lumbering Oaf 14/May/16 Lead O/S

A good climb on excellent rock. I thought the pro was good. Low in the technical grade but right for the adjectival grade.

with Luke
ian d f 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S
pearson9596 30/Apr/16 2nd O/S
tessa teapot ??/2016 -
manbat 10/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Disappointed to find UKC has this as HVS, as I thought I'd lead my second onsight E1. Don't think HVS is unfair, as there only one short tricky section, with decent enough gear.

with Luke Randall
Hidden 06/Sep/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Sep/15 2nd β
Hidden 02/Sep/15 Lead O/S
J.A.Thomson 29/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Dan
Hidden ?/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Paula Ryan ?/Jul/15 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/15 Lead
daxtari 16/Jun/15 2nd O/S
afrosam 16/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
cem 04/Sep/14 2nd rpt
petegruf 04/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 20/Aug/14 2nd β
david morse 20/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with KT, Andy Lole, helen, chris todd
Hidden 20/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/14 Lead O/S
RFWilkie 05/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 04/Aug/14 2nd
with Poppy Culshaw, Ali Wood, Solly Kemball Dorey
Hidden 04/Aug/14 TR
andrea83 04/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Very nice.

with Hamish
Hamish777 04/Aug/14 2nd O/S

Andrea's first E1 lead, fantastic!! Tough crux section as it's hard to see where to place gear.

with Andrea
alice fuller 12/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/14 2nd
jon_ridley 31/May/14 Lead O/S
ashtond6 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
NancyJones 15/Mar/14 TR O/S
with Dad
Pete Jones 15/Mar/14 TR
Tom Seccombe 12/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Louise Street
Monkey_Alan 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S

One tricky move with gear at head height. HVS 5b probably reasonable.

Guy Lowndes 24/Aug/13 2nd
with alan Blanchflower
tim.fairhall 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Eric
whiteexplorer 28/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Dilwat, SurferStan
Dilwat 28/Jun/13 2nd rpt
SurferStan 28/Jun/13 Lead rpt
dready 03/May/13 Lead O/S

nice route good pro

whiteexplorer 03/May/13 2nd O/S
with nick
Nick Wallis ?/May/13 Lead
with BMC international meet
gowla ?/May/13 Lead
andy_pemberton 16/Feb/13 Lead
with Steve Gibson
Bristoldave 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Caroline
Sarah Welsh 09/Sep/12 2nd
Hidden 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/12 Lead
jgordon75 25/Aug/12 Lead O/S

HVS I would say.

alastairbegley 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 04/Jul/12 Lead O/S
ian d f 28/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Tom C, Pete C
tcn_2002 28/Jun/12 Lead
Spearos 28/Jun/12 Lead rpt
Master Chief 28/Jun/12 2nd rpt
Stewart Armstrong 04/Jun/12 Lead
with Steve Westwood
Hidden 07/May/12 Lead O/S
monsteratt 07/May/12 2nd O/S

Good route and quite tricky in the lower half. Some balancy moves that I almost messed up.

with Chris Goddard
Julesthe1st 08/Apr/12 Lead RP
with Mike
Pete Graham ?/Apr/12 2nd
with Rick Graham
arandall 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Frances Bensley, Amber Thornton
nickstephens 13/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Dave Heaton 11/Mar/12 2nd
with Jake Nichol
jakenichol 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
whiteexplorer 09/Mar/12 TR O/S

damp and breezy,fun climb good chance to practice your laybacks and hand jams

with Dilwat
gg4419 ?/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
adie84 ??/2012 -
Bob Peters ??/2012 Lead
Hidden 24/Nov/11 2nd
domskezz 21/Sep/11 Lead

HVS 5b in my guidebook. Nice climbing and lots of good protection.

with Jamma
DanLear 18/Sep/11 2nd
with Andy & Gillian
andy_pemberton ?/Sep/11 Lead

very nice - I've got no problem with it being E1!

with Gillian, Dan Lear
mat cooper 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/11 2nd
nicolat ?/Aug/11 2nd
with James Mitchell
inspiration_needed ?/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Mat Cooper
AlistairB 30/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Matt Fry, Lisa
LisaA 30/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Harry Thorpe 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/11 2nd O/S
thetradlad 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S

placed some appalling gear, fortunately the climbing was easy enough

Em66 02/Jun/11 Lead
with Mat
Hidden ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Spearos 15/May/11 2nd O/S
Master Chief 15/May/11 Lead O/S

Great climb!

Hidden 29/Apr/11 2nd
cem 29/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with Charles Mason, Paul Bolton
Kirill 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
CrispsSmiths 29/Apr/11 2nd
with Kirill
mattshort 27/Apr/11 2nd
mtempest 23/Apr/11 2nd
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 23/Apr/11 Lead
Alan100 ?/Apr/11 Lead

Fun climb - nice balancy climbing with decent gear

flyinfrenchy 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Chris Ebbutt 05/Mar/11 2nd
mark schramm 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S
mbradberry2008 05/Mar/11 2nd rpt
Chaman 05/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Lead by Mark

SurferStan 04/Mar/11 TR O/S
with Dilwat
Dilwat 04/Mar/11 TR O/S
andybenham 26/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Good fun with a couple of committing moves low down

royal 26/Feb/11 2nd O/S

First visit to Carn Barra, great afternoons climbing :)

mbradberry2008 23/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Simon Allan
Rob Pitt 02/Sep/10 2nd
with Helen Pitt
tommytuffa 11/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with ollie b
3 Names 04/Aug/10 2nd
PaulTanton 01/Jun/10 Lead O/S
eddy-on-the-rocks 22/May/10 Lead O/S

Good fun.

with max
Bobby Gilbert 14/May/10 2nd rpt

With Luis from Portugal on BMC international meet.

with Luis Fernandes Silva
Bobby Gilbert 31/Jan/10 Lead O/S

In a snow storm

with Sara Scaife
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Richard Horn 29/Aug/09 2nd rpt
Swotson 18/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Tony Madden
chris sm 22/Jun/09 2nd rpt
with Pippa Froggatt
Hidden 26/May/09 Lead O/S
Danos 23/May/09 Lead β
with Jamie
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
riddle 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
mikeyjbs 12/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Roger Hamilton-Smith
Hidden ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
chris j 25/May/08 Lead RP
with Alan & Jeremy
Dan_Carroll 11/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Rebecca Holland
Pete Horn 23/Dec/07 2nd O/S
with Brother Rich
Richard Horn 23/Dec/07 Lead O/S
cornishben 12/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Ian Butterworth
bpmclimb 03/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Clare
Huntlyfiddler 03/Aug/07 2nd
Dave Kerr 05/Aug/06 Lead
with Jill Kerr
Bob M 02/Aug/06 TR
Norman_P_W 02/Aug/06 TR
with Bob M
Mark Davies PK 23/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Laura
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Sidekick ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/06 Lead O/S
robbo157 ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/05 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/05 Lead O/S
cem 27/Mar/05 Lead dog

Hand hold broke

pete johnson ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Lun
Samuel P 16/May/04 2nd
with Justin Ford
Hidden 20/Sep/03 2nd
chris sm ?/Aug/03 Lead
with Pippa Froggatt
pezzerrr 30/Mar/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/01 Lead
Tim Sparrow ??/2001 -
stuart100 18/May/00 Lead O/S
with Claire Graham
jfletcher 04/Mar/00 Lead
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
lost.arrow 31/May/99 -

E1 5b in my book.

with Tim Malone
belay bunny turned bad ??/1999 2nd
chrisrogers ?/Aug/97 2nd O/S
with TWMC
craig h 28/Jul/97 Lead O/S
with Janet Hannah
michael burrows 27/Jul/97 Lead O/S
with steve swygart
richsmithinbristol 09/Jun/97 Lead O/S
Charles Arthur 01/Apr/97 2nd
with Debbie Matthews
Mark Kemball 15/Mar/97 2nd
with Paul Marshall
GAtkins 22/Oct/95 Lead O/S
with Jonny Baker
frost ?/May/95 Lead
with J Turner
Hidden 16/Apr/95 2nd O/S
Andy Say 31/May/94 Lead O/S
jcw ??/1994 2nd
with Martin Harris
Martin Bennett 11/Apr/93 -
with SF
Nick Biven 09/Apr/93 Lead O/S
with Ray Jenkins
steve taylor ?/Apr/88 2nd
with Steve Williams
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