Rockfax Description
Fine sustained climbing up the left-facing corner-crack in the centre of the wall is preceded by a short, fingery start. Start at a weakness in the lower wall that leads to a ledge under the corner.
Make a hard move to better holds and the ledge just above. Bridge and jam away up the steep corner-crack to the top. © Rockfax

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

Master Chief 15/Oct 2nd rpt
Hidden 02/Sep 2nd O/S
Anna Maykova 19/Aug Lead O/S
with Ian
Rosie Henstock 10/Jul 2nd O/S
Mark D 10/Jul Lead O/S
sinbad 02/Jul Lead

Nice finish to the day before practising short roping up the headland in preparation for the Alps....

with Pete
Pete Burgess 02/Jul 2nd
with simon tong
Hidden 31/May 2nd rpt
mattx1123 27/May Lead O/S

Great route, sustained midsection, esp placing gear!

Darrell Read 27/May 2nd
Lenny 20/May Lead O/S
with Lada Lukinić
Alison Cairns 19/May 2nd β

Hard boulder problem start then delightful.

with Maria
Mark Kemball 18/May 2nd
with Joni Kuusenmaki
Hidden 18/May 2nd
teh_mark 18/Apr 2nd
with Izzy White
irish paul 17/Apr Lead O/S
bpmclimb 14/Apr Lead rpt

Couple of good micros made me more confident about the start. An excellent route, very sustained, loads of good protection.

with Clare
Huntlyfiddler 14/Apr 2nd rpt
Hidden 11/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr 2nd
Hidden 23/Sep/16 Lead
dripdry1 23/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Felt solid but got pumped towards the end, ran out a bit more than Id like to! Glad I went for it though ! Sustained VS climbing !

Hidden 23/Sep/16 2nd rpt
Hidden 07/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/16 Lead O/S
JimboWizbo 13/Aug/16 2nd

Hard start, careful of the loose block

with Beth
dbrooks 16/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Demitri, John
Cecilewannaclimb 16/Jul/16 Lead
with Matt, Luke
John Tanner 16/Jul/16 2nd
with Demetri, Derwood Brooks
shoulders 12/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with pete lewis
Hidden 18/Jun/16 2nd
Hidden 18/Jun/16 2nd O/S
Dawn_K_B 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S
JRJones 13/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Second needed a leg up over the first move

with kate, nick
Hidden 13/Jun/16 2nd
arandall 12/Jun/16 2nd rpt
with Nick
Pixie-Andy 29/May/16 Lead O/S

Fell off start, maybe wrong line, crap gear popped, very bold until hand on wobbly jug. Crack was awesome, sustained climbing.

with Charlene, Rob Goodman Bowline
thetradlad 27/May/16 2nd rpt
with Annie Rose, Mark Chevassut
Lumbering Oaf 25/Apr/16 2nd O/S
with Luke P
tessa teapot ??/2016 -
Ben1983 24/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Dilwat 19/Sep/15 Lead rpt

The bouldery start is tough...

nickdonohue 19/Sep/15 2nd
with Cornish Dave, Ian Riddell
J.A.Thomson 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Dan
NickJH 03/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Andy Dunhill
Hidden ?/Aug/15 2nd
daxtari 16/Jun/15 2nd O/S
HimTiggins 28/May/15 2nd O/S
with Alan
fulton333 21/May/15 2nd
with Darren
Mike_Hayes 17/May/15 2nd
with dan parkes
guy757 18/Apr/15 -
manbat 08/Apr/15 2nd O/S

Had a struggle seconding, as almost all Ben's gear needed to be hammered out, resulting in serious pump. Nice route, but quite an intimidating lead. Don't think I found the first moves that hardest, but maybe I was just super pumped removing gear!

with Mayo
Mayo 07/Apr/15 Lead
with Matt G
Legs 07/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Bouldery start leading to fun jam mining above.

Slick 06/Apr/15 Lead
alastairbegley 06/Apr/15 2nd O/S

Enjoyable climb, was a bit wet in the morning.

gingerbex 06/Apr/15 2nd dog

difficult start...

Hidden 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
adam 24 05/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Caroline
Hidden 14/Mar/15 Lead dog
Hidden 14/Mar/15 TR
Lizard Ollie 14/Mar/15 2nd

The ab rope!

beni ??/2015 TR
Wendy Watthews 21/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Annika
Hidden 20/Aug/14 2nd O/S
hotfeet 10/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
jon_ridley 31/May/14 2nd
Dave Mahon 24/May/14 Lead

Start was hard for VS and required a determined approach.

with Justin Sharpe
gowla 29/Apr/14 2nd
with Andy
howlers 29/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Steve seal
Jules Lane 20/Apr/14 2nd O/S

Fun start and nice but sustained.

with Dan
Dan Lane 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Interesting start, then good climbing all the way up the corner!

with Dad
ashtond6 19/Apr/14 Lead

found it desperate! 5b/c off floor? surely HVS 5 and as hard/harder than the E1 to the left

NancyJones 15/Mar/14 Lead rpt
with Dad
Pete Jones 15/Mar/14 2nd
Tom Seccombe 12/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Louise Street
cymjt ??/2014 -
Hidden 23/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Ed Babs 16/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with AlexD
AlexD 16/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Ed
Monkey_Alan 24/Aug/13 Lead rpt

Just got on with the start this time. Much better style than my previous attempt.

Guy Lowndes 24/Aug/13 2nd
with alan Blanchflower
tim.fairhall 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Eric
David Sherratt 09/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 09/Jul/13 Lead
Steve Lenartowicz 07/Jul/13 Lead
with Clare
NancyJones 15/Jun/13 TR rpt
with Dad
Pete Jones 15/Jun/13 TR
drysori 18/May/13 2nd
with Elisa
Nick Wallis ?/May/13 2nd
with BMC international meet
gowla ?/May/13 Lead
Master Chief 04/Apr/13 TR rpt
andy_pemberton 16/Feb/13 2nd
with Steve Gibson
gingerking ?/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/12 2nd
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead
hotfeet 16/Sep/12 Lead
Blue68 16/Sep/12 2nd O/S
timreynolds 09/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 09/Sep/12 TR
Ana Broad 09/Sep/12 TR
with Emma
mreynolds 09/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Sarah Welsh 09/Sep/12 2nd

Nick led

with Andy Bisson, Nick Donohue
Hidden 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
BelayBunney 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Fingery, bouldery start up to the fist ledge. Crack is nice; quite sustained - bridge when you can!

Hidden 08/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/12 2nd O/S
nickdonohue ?/Sep/12 Lead

surprisingly tough

with Sarah Welsh, Andy Bisson
Owen W-G 25/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Jim
jgordon75 25/Aug/12 2nd
SurferStan 23/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Tom Monday, Pete Chapman
whiteexplorer 22/Aug/12 2nd O/S

this was one of the first routes i climbed when i started climbing last autumn ,it was a lot easier this time,hopefully one day i will be good enough to lead the route.

with Dave Piper, SurferStan
Hidden ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 04/Jul/12 Lead O/S
ian d f 28/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Tom C, Pete C
tcn_2002 28/Jun/12 2nd
Stewart Armstrong 04/Jun/12 2nd
with Steve Westwood
jon_gill1 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S

found the move off ledge very scary and quite dangerous.

with pierce ferris
Chris Manasseh 05/May/12 2nd
El3ctroFuzz 16/Apr/12 Lead
Elaine Budden 16/Apr/12 2nd β
with Tristan Sherlock, tom bunn
Mr Powly 15/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Rozzy
kim.mulji 09/Apr/12 2nd O/S

Abseiled into wrong section due to bad reading of Rockfax guide! Steven led us out!

with Steven
cem 08/Apr/12 Lead rpt
stevepotter 08/Apr/12 Lead
with Kim M
burto 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with hertha
Pete Graham ?/Apr/12 2nd
with Rick Graham
arandall 18/Mar/12 2nd dog

Did the hard bit then wasn't really paying attention on the crack and completely missed a foothold and found myself hanging on the rope before i knew what had happened :(

with Frances Bensley, Amber Thornton
nickstephens 13/Mar/12 2nd O/S
gg4419 ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
popov86 16/Feb/12 Lead
adie84 ??/2012 -
Bob Peters ??/2012 Lead
Hidden 24/Nov/11 Lead
whiteexplorer 28/Oct/11 2nd dnf

couldnt manage the crimpy start so got on to the first ledge by using the start of the dialectic adjacent climb ,really struggled but succeded on the rest of the climb ,burning out my arms trying to remove some jammed gear didn't help.

with Dilwat
Dilwat 28/Oct/11 Lead dog

Crack a bit wet and took a short fall

domskezz 21/Sep/11 Lead
with Jamma
Chris the Tall 19/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Sustained but very well protected

with Dave R
DanLear 18/Sep/11 2nd
with Al McPhierson
andy_pemberton ?/Sep/11 Lead
with Dan Lear
El3ctroFuzz 16/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Actually harder than it looks. 5a move to the ledge, then fairly sustained 4c.

with Tom Thorpe
Hidden 04/Aug/11 Lead
nicolat ?/Aug/11 2nd
with James Mitchell
stuaart 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Quality route. One 5a move at the bottom but felt like solid 4c after that.

Hidden 23/Jun/11 2nd
Dizz 21/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Richard S
thetradlad 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Em66 02/Jun/11 Lead
with Mat
Master Chief 19/May/11 Lead O/S

Great line and well worth a look!

with Moe, Jeremy
Dave Heaton 15/May/11 2nd
with Jake Nichol
jakenichol 15/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
dale1968 30/Apr/11 2nd O/S

excellant rock,no guano!

with Tom
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
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 Lead O/S
PanzerHanzler 25/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Different Steve 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/11 2nd O/S
mark20 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
mark schramm 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S
flyinfrenchy 05/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Chris Ebbutt 05/Mar/11 2nd
Chaman 05/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Lead by Mark

andybenham 26/Feb/11 2nd rpt
royal 26/Feb/11 Lead O/S

First climb at Carn Barra. Quality climb with some cheeky moves for it's grade.

perranman ??/2011 2nd


with Alan Dovey
nickstephens 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Monkey_Alan 30/Aug/10 AltLd

Late in the day, rock was hot to the touch. Struggled on the first wall, eventually getting there ground-up. Got to the first big break after the ledge with nothing left in my arms and lowered back to the ledge. Belayed the others up to the ledge, then Andre led the upper section.

with Andre Clarke, Stella Moggs
Andre Clarke 30/Aug/10 Lead dog

Fussed about ages on the lower ledged which felt like 6A more than 5A. This consequently left us feeling totally spent; so pleased to make any assent even if dooged. I'd like to return to climb this clean and quite possibly with the correct start! top climb though

with Alan
3 Names 04/Aug/10 2nd
metal arms 18/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Bobby Gilbert 14/May/10 2nd O/S

With Luis from Portugal on BMC international meet.

with Luis Fernandes Silva
andybenham 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Tough for the grade. Imaculate rock.

with Ben
sparbus 22/Oct/09 Lead
with mike b
Rob Davies 06/Sep/09 Lead

Start is hard for a VS - might even be 5b at Pex Hill

Martin Bennett 30/Jun/09 -
with SF, AlanB, Ali
Hidden 28/May/09 Lead O/S
Danos 23/May/09 2nd
with Jamie
Sophie Nunn 04/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
riddle 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Oct/08 TR O/S
chris j 01/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Jeremy
Hidden ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Geoffers ?/May/08 Lead O/S
with Tim
Dan_Carroll 11/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Rebecca Holland
Hidden 02/Nov/07 Lead
Bob M 05/Oct/07 2nd
bpmclimb 03/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Clare
Huntlyfiddler 03/Aug/07 2nd
cornishben 25/May/07 Lead O/S
with barnaby carver
Mazmaslen ??/2007 2nd
Dave Kerr 05/Aug/06 Lead
with Jill Kerr
Bob M 02/Aug/06 Lead
Norman_P_W 02/Aug/06 2nd
with Bob M
Tom Vivian 30/Jul/06 Lead
Mark Davies PK 23/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Laura
Sidekick ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
five 29/May/04 Lead O/S
with PW
Samuel P 14/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Luke
pezzerrr 27/Mar/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/01 2nd
Hidden 10/Aug/01 Lead
Hidden 06/Aug/01 2nd β
Tim Sparrow ??/2001 -
Bry ?/Jun/00 2nd O/S
with Pete Roberts
stuart100 18/May/00 Lead O/S
with Claire Graham
cem 23/Apr/00 Lead O/S
jfletcher 04/Mar/00 Lead
Bullybones ??/2000 2nd
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
lost.arrow 31/May/99 -
with Tim Malone
nickdonohue 28/Mar/99 2nd

feels hard for the grade - sustained, steep and a bit awkward (but a great climb)

with Andy March
belay bunny turned bad ??/1999 2nd
craig h 28/Jul/97 2nd O/S
with Janet Hannah
michael burrows 27/Jul/97 2nd
with steve swygart
chris sm 10/Jun/97 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Charles Arthur 01/Apr/97 Lead O/S
with Debbie Matthews
GAtkins 22/Oct/95 Lead O/S
with Jonny Baker
Hidden 01/Sep/95 2nd O/S
Budge ?/Aug/95 Lead O/S
with Adrian Fox
colin milton 01/Jul/95 Lead
with eric milton
Hidden 16/Apr/95 2nd
Andy Say 31/May/94 2nd
jcw ??/1994 2nd
with Martin Harris
Martin Bennett 11/Apr/93 -
with SF
Nick Biven 09/Apr/93 Lead O/S
with Ray Jenkins
RichardMc 03/Apr/88 Lead
with Daphne Pritchard
steve taylor ?/Apr/88 Lead
with Steve Williams
Hidden 24/Nov/85 Lead O/S
keefe ??/1985 -
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