Rockfax Description
The arching corner is a magnificent line and is climbed in two very long and sustained pitches. Some big cams and nuts are needed to protect the first pitch. Start at the base of the corner.
1) 5a, 42m. Ascend the corner until it starts to steepen and widen. Climb the wide crack to a flake from where easier climbing gains a big ledge on the left and a belay.
2) 5b, 50m. Climb the corner and its subsidiary to its end. Traverse right across the slab on small holds stepping down at a steepening to a pillar of compact red rock and better holds. Move up to small ledges (the site of an old belay) and continue for 5m before stepping right to a weakness in the overhang above. Climb up this and the easy groove above to the top.
2a) 4c, 50m. An easier but poorer finish moves left around the arete from the belay ledge and then climbs up the wall above the edge of the arete on big, but at times dubious, holds to a grassy final 10m. © Rockfax

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robgixer 15 Sep Show βeta
βeta: Very adventurous route, finding where to abseil in and place rope to belay on, and then the actual climbing! Very bold on P2 after leaving the corner, hardest part offwidth on first pitch
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βeta: Very adventurous route, finding where to abseil in and place rope to belay on, and then the actual climbing! Very bold on P2 after leaving the corner, hardest part offwidth on first pitch
JoeCoxson 19 May Show βeta
βeta: Gull's nest on the belay, worth leaving for a few weeks
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βeta: Gull's nest on the belay, worth leaving for a few weeks
David Coley 12 May Show βeta
βeta: Amazing route. Some 4,5 and even size 6 cams make the first pitch HVS. Otherwise it's E1 5a. Overall this route is possibly best expressed as E2 5a, or E3 5b due to its emotional content and the difficulty of escape
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βeta: Amazing route. Some 4,5 and even size 6 cams make the first pitch HVS. Otherwise it's E1 5a. Overall this route is possibly best expressed as E2 5a, or E3 5b due to its emotional content and the difficulty of escape
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
robgixer 14 Sep Lead O/S
CharleyAnn 14 Sep 2nd
Hidden 1 Sep AltLd O/S
Ollie B 27 Aug AltLd O/S
with T.Ripley
with T.Ripley
Hidden 3 Aug Lead O/S
aiyer 18 May AltLd O/S Lead P2. Mega!!
Lead P2. Mega!!
JoeCoxson 18 May AltLd O/S Reasons to buy a 100m ab rope: 1. This. 2. See reason 1. Lead pitch one, got properly involved in wide crack, thrutching and all. Big size 6 was appreciated, but not actually necessary as there's a nut in the flake at the same height, bit runout in places before that though. Pitches were different styles, but pretty evenly matched. The steep climbing and topout after the runout on P2 is pure glory jug pulling.
Reasons to buy a 100m ab rope: 1. This. 2. See reason 1. Lead pitch one, got properly involved in wide crack, thrutching and all. Big size 6 was appreciated, but not actually necessary as there's a nut in the flake at the same height, bit runout in places before that though. Pitches were different styles, but pretty evenly matched. The steep climbing and topout after the runout on P2 is pure glory jug pulling.
Dominic Acland 11 May AltLd O/S As amazing as hoped for. Seagull nesting at mid point.
As amazing as hoped for. Seagull nesting at mid point.
David Coley 11 May -
Martin Bagshaw 18 Apr AltLd O/S Wet, but fun! Did the 'direct' version that is less direct than the normal version.
Wet, but fun! Did the 'direct' version that is less direct than the normal version.
islandlynx 18 Apr AltLd O/S A lovely route up a great piece of rock architecture. The rock at the bottom is very stylish. There is a nice offwidth section on p1 but its a shame it doesn't last longer. In contrast to previous comments I think it is possible to protect this very adequately with a number 5 and okay without, given a reasonable modern rack. Enjoyed the climbing on pitch 2 despite the wet.
A lovely route up a great piece of rock architecture. The rock at the bottom is very stylish. There is a nice offwidth section on p1 but its a shame it doesn't last longer. In contrast to previous comments I think it is possible to protect this very adequately with a number 5 and okay without, given a reasonable modern rack. Enjoyed the climbing on pitch 2 despite the wet.
Dexter JW 30 Mar AltLd O/S P2. What a route!
P2. What a route!
Will Mortimer 30 Mar AltLd O/S P1. Lesson learnt, take big gear! Its fairly bold without.
P1. Lesson learnt, take big gear! Its fairly bold without.
Nathan Chrismas 15 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
Lumbering Oaf 15 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Wow! What a fantastic route with great climbing! I led P1 which requires some affinity for jamming, as well as a little thrutching at an engaging crux. Nathan led P2 which is well protected up the final section of the crack line but is bold and exposed as you traverse and climb the slab toward the exit groove (the peg is still in good nick). The rock at the top of the route is friable and having a pre-placed line to belay from is a good idea. I was buzzing with joy on topping out - a day of climbing that will live long in the memory!
Wow! What a fantastic route with great climbing! I led P1 which requires some affinity for jamming, as well as a little thrutching at an engaging crux. Nathan led P2 which is well protected up the final section of the crack line but is bold and exposed as you traverse and climb the slab toward the exit groove (the peg is still in good nick). The rock at the top of the route is friable and having a pre-placed line to belay from is a good idea. I was buzzing with joy on topping out - a day of climbing that will live long in the memory!
gjd 30 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Nevil
with Nevil
Hidden 30 Jun, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 29 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
davkeo 29 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Direct version. Abbed down on 60m rope & abed off the end of it with 50s. Anni did p1 which was pretty hard & awkward at the crux. Blindly seconding got me facing the wrong way & it felt desperate. Had to jam my way up & got covered in those little critters that love sea cliff cracks. I did p2 which was superb but v bold once u leave the crack & it’s amble protection. The climbing isn’t hard from there to the top but u need to treat the rock with suspicion. We climbed on 50s & were well short of the top belay. Glad I had set up a rope in place. Another 3* sea cliff adventure.
Direct version. Abbed down on 60m rope & abed off the end of it with 50s. Anni did p1 which was pretty hard & awkward at the crux. Blindly seconding got me facing the wrong way & it felt desperate. Had to jam my way up & got covered in those little critters that love sea cliff cracks. I did p2 which was superb but v bold once u leave the crack & it’s amble protection. The climbing isn’t hard from there to the top but u need to treat the rock with suspicion. We climbed on 50s & were well short of the top belay. Glad I had set up a rope in place. Another 3* sea cliff adventure.
Master Chief 25 May, 2018 AltLd O/S Epic! Did the Mercury connection which was a good warm up the body and mind! Lead first pitch which required some interesting tactics! There is a seagulls nest on the belay ledge at the moment. Got dive bombed a few times. On the second pitch it started to rain whilst John was leading which just added to the adventure! All in all great climb!
with Spearos
Epic! Did the Mercury connection which was a good warm up the body and mind! Lead first pitch which required some interesting tactics! There is a seagulls nest on the belay ledge at the moment. Got dive bombed a few times. On the second pitch it started to rain whilst John was leading which just added to the adventure! All in all great climb!
with Spearos
Spearos 25 May, 2018 AltLd O/S Been trying to find the balls to do this for ages! Started on the ledge 10m up after doing The Mercury Connection. At the top of first pitch is this crazy offwidth (shorts not recommended!). I Led p2, there's good spike before leaving the corner and the peg can be backed up (small wire). Topped out just as it started to rain, well done Tom for seconding a wet top pitch! Didn't think it would take as long as it did but luckily I took some water with me, could have done with a pasty as well though! By the time we had retrieved all our gear i was completely spent. My most memorable route ever, brilliant long adventure when combined with Mercury Connection. 30m preplaced rope needed for belay.
Been trying to find the balls to do this for ages! Started on the ledge 10m up after doing The Mercury Connection. At the top of first pitch is this crazy offwidth (shorts not recommended!). I Led p2, there's good spike before leaving the corner and the peg can be backed up (small wire). Topped out just as it started to rain, well done Tom for seconding a wet top pitch! Didn't think it would take as long as it did but luckily I took some water with me, could have done with a pasty as well though! By the time we had retrieved all our gear i was completely spent. My most memorable route ever, brilliant long adventure when combined with Mercury Connection. 30m preplaced rope needed for belay.
beni 22 May, 2018 AltLd
Annika Marie 22 May, 2018 AltLd β
with beni
with beni
Hidden 11 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
nickstephens 10 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Jay Jackson
with Jay Jackson
Chimnastics 14 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S Wow, proper adventurous from the ab in until you top out. The off-width near the top of P1 is heinous, bold (even with a #5 cam), and by far the technical crux for me. Haven't been that terrified on lead for a while. I don't see how it can be climbed at 5a. Found the traverse on P2 surprisingly amenable, despite the run out. However, I had a lengthy pause psyching myself up for the run out climbing above the peg. From here it's about 4c and fairly quickly eases to 4b moves with some dubious cams. The top groove is easy, but with very brittle looking rock. Definitely E2 in my book, and although not technically very hard, both pitches demand 5b moves. ***
Wow, proper adventurous from the ab in until you top out. The off-width near the top of P1 is heinous, bold (even with a #5 cam), and by far the technical crux for me. Haven't been that terrified on lead for a while. I don't see how it can be climbed at 5a. Found the traverse on P2 surprisingly amenable, despite the run out. However, I had a lengthy pause psyching myself up for the run out climbing above the peg. From here it's about 4c and fairly quickly eases to 4b moves with some dubious cams. The top groove is easy, but with very brittle looking rock. Definitely E2 in my book, and although not technically very hard, both pitches demand 5b moves. ***
Steve Woollard 25 May, 2017 AltLd Amazing climbing both pitches. Led P1 and agree with the consensus that it's E1 5a. P2 solid 5b and very bold.
with Steve Thorpe
Amazing climbing both pitches. Led P1 and agree with the consensus that it's E1 5a. P2 solid 5b and very bold.
with Steve Thorpe
Flavio 15 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S
JendeHoxar 15 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
The Grist 11 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S Led pitch 1. Great pitch. Exposed traverse on pitch 2. Great fun. In the sun all day......I did not expect that.
Led pitch 1. Great pitch. Exposed traverse on pitch 2. Great fun. In the sun all day......I did not expect that.
J.A.Thomson 30 Aug, 2016 AltLd dnf
Hidden ?Aug, 2016 Lead
Adam Hill 3 Jul, 2016 - Went looking for adventure, this delivered. Heavy seas the day before kept half of P1 wet. Pumped to see dry rock today. Ab in kept dislodging loose rock. Found the hardest moves on P1. P2 was all in balance. Fantastic situation, stunning climb.
with Simon
Went looking for adventure, this delivered. Heavy seas the day before kept half of P1 wet. Pumped to see dry rock today. Ab in kept dislodging loose rock. Found the hardest moves on P1. P2 was all in balance. Fantastic situation, stunning climb.
with Simon
kennythescot 18 Jul, 2015 AltLd dog
with Luke Robinson
with Luke Robinson
Bristoldave 27 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
with Derwood
with Derwood
dbrooks 27 Jun, 2015 2nd RP started to lead top pitch, grabbed what i thought was a solid block, pulled it and myself off the wall, smashed my head against the rock and landed inverted below the belay.... got back on the lead but head wasn't in the right place and got Dave to finish
started to lead top pitch, grabbed what i thought was a solid block, pulled it and myself off the wall, smashed my head against the rock and landed inverted below the belay.... got back on the lead but head wasn't in the right place and got Dave to finish
Hidden 7 Aug, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 30 Jul, 2014 2nd
tim newton 25 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
burto 15 Jun, 2014 Lead
with hertha
with hertha
msoldn 14 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S Spectacular, one of the very best!
with Mark
Spectacular, one of the very best!
with Mark
Avon Man 14 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S A great adventure. P1 would be very bold without a no. 5 cam, and P2 is just bold full-stop! It's a good idea to pre-place a rope to belay from at the top (we didn't).
with msoldn
A great adventure. P1 would be very bold without a no. 5 cam, and P2 is just bold full-stop! It's a good idea to pre-place a rope to belay from at the top (we didn't).
with msoldn
markalmack 27 May, 2014 AltLd O/S had to rescue jimmy, after him pussying out on the offwidth because we didnt have any wide gear. Traverse pitch was wet, so we did the escape pitch. incredible rock, but dont think it would hold a fall.
with james marjot
had to rescue jimmy, after him pussying out on the offwidth because we didnt have any wide gear. Traverse pitch was wet, so we did the escape pitch. incredible rock, but dont think it would hold a fall.
with james marjot
Johnny Baker 16 May, 2014 AltLd O/S A big route - double abb, pre placed rope to finish plus two big contrasting pitches. New SS peg at the end of the traverse on 2nd pitch.
with Sam Richards
A big route - double abb, pre placed rope to finish plus two big contrasting pitches. New SS peg at the end of the traverse on 2nd pitch.
with Sam Richards
alasdair19 ??, 2014 -
SJS 26 Aug, 2013 2nd
Nick Russell 26 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S A big adventure route and a fantastic line, abbing down round the arete and seeing the corner for the first time was awe inspirig! Watch out for the loose bits on P1... I found the offwidth section to be the hardest physically, but the P2 slab traverse was harder mentally. Runout with a very exposed feeling on those small holds.
with SJS
A big adventure route and a fantastic line, abbing down round the arete and seeing the corner for the first time was awe inspirig! Watch out for the loose bits on P1... I found the offwidth section to be the hardest physically, but the P2 slab traverse was harder mentally. Runout with a very exposed feeling on those small holds.
with SJS
Mike W 11 Aug, 2013 Lead dnf
aostaman 27 Jul, 2013 AltLd
RCrockford 26 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S Led P1, scary crumbly rock at top of P1 and on P2. An adventurous route for sure!
with Mike B
Led P1, scary crumbly rock at top of P1 and on P2. An adventurous route for sure!
with Mike B
Dilwat 13 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S Lead pitch 1 and had a good fight with the offwidth. Nick set out on P2 but I think traversed too early picking up the latter part of Andromeda Strain. Having made the peg here he watched it fall off into the sea. Going this way makes it very bold with just some shoddy placements in the rough area of the old peg. He finally found a way up to the better peg positioned at the base of the upper wall via some very fragile and dubious holds. What an adventure!
with Nick
Lead pitch 1 and had a good fight with the offwidth. Nick set out on P2 but I think traversed too early picking up the latter part of Andromeda Strain. Having made the peg here he watched it fall off into the sea. Going this way makes it very bold with just some shoddy placements in the rough area of the old peg. He finally found a way up to the better peg positioned at the base of the upper wall via some very fragile and dubious holds. What an adventure!
with Nick
nickdonohue 13 Jul, 2013 AltLd Ian led pitch 1; I led pitch 2. Not obvious route finding. I traversed too low on pitch 2 (at a point where the corner got a bit chossy) which made for a very serious run-out (especailly when peg in middle of slab snaps off!!). I should've kept going up the corner (via steep moves on the slab)to pass the chossy bit - then you can get good gear at the point where it finally peters out and then you cross the very top of the slab.
with Dilwat
Ian led pitch 1; I led pitch 2. Not obvious route finding. I traversed too low on pitch 2 (at a point where the corner got a bit chossy) which made for a very serious run-out (especailly when peg in middle of slab snaps off!!). I should've kept going up the corner (via steep moves on the slab)to pass the chossy bit - then you can get good gear at the point where it finally peters out and then you cross the very top of the slab.
with Dilwat
Kevster 26 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S Loose block half way up first pitch made the crux of the pitch all the more interesting. Good climb.
with Dave R
Loose block half way up first pitch made the crux of the pitch all the more interesting. Good climb.
with Dave R
Hidden 14 Jun, 2013 2nd
kingholmesy ??, 2013 AltLd O/S Direct. Led P2.
with Colin
Direct. Led P2.
with Colin
Hidden ??, 2012 Lead O/S
mick1jones 15 Oct, 2011 AltLd dnf Need lots of large cams (4 and 5) to protect crux on 1st pitch
with Rich Rogers
Need lots of large cams (4 and 5) to protect crux on 1st pitch
with Rich Rogers
Rich Cross - Alpine Guides 4 Jun, 2011 AltLd
tuftynick 4 Jun, 2011 AltLd rpt
datoon 1 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
with K
with K
khawk 1 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
with datoon
with datoon
jameshiggins 25 May, 2011 AltLd O/S Pitch 2. Excellent adventure with some dubious rock. Climbed too high before traversing right.
with Neil Adams
Pitch 2. Excellent adventure with some dubious rock. Climbed too high before traversing right.
with Neil Adams
Neil Adams 25 May, 2011 AltLd O/S Excellent route despite a brief off-piste choss variation on the top pitch
Excellent route despite a brief off-piste choss variation on the top pitch
kevin stephens 11 Aug, 2010 AltLd Incredible and memorable route for adventure if not technical merit. Our 100m ab rope got wet in the sea belayed off thread, nuts and cam in bluff as described in Rockfax, also thread in boulder on edge of cliff so ample to get to belay ledge. Although not hard the top pitch is serious with looong runouts
Incredible and memorable route for adventure if not technical merit. Our 100m ab rope got wet in the sea belayed off thread, nuts and cam in bluff as described in Rockfax, also thread in boulder on edge of cliff so ample to get to belay ledge. Although not hard the top pitch is serious with looong runouts
philhilo 31 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S 80m ab in, good sea running.Rock dry apart from part of crack on 2nd pitch but made no difference. Shame about wandering line across slab, otherwise impressive situation. Misha on 1st, me on 2nd. Bold but easy.
with Misha
80m ab in, good sea running.Rock dry apart from part of crack on 2nd pitch but made no difference. Shame about wandering line across slab, otherwise impressive situation. Misha on 1st, me on 2nd. Bold but easy.
with Misha
Misha 31 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S Had been keen to do this route since Phil mentioned it a few weeks earlier. Enjoyable climbing on weird rock. Not technically hard but pretty run out on P2, which Phil led. Save your big gear for the offwidth towards the top of P1, I didn't and ended up doing it at a run out E1 5a (looks like there used to be a good sling placement but it's loose now). Great route, though agree with Phil that it's not quite a brilliant 'top 50' route. The abseil in is more like 80m rather than 110m as the Rockfax suggests. It's not particularly intimidating as the wall that you abseil down isn't that steep and there are plenty of footholds to get in balance for the knot swap over.
Had been keen to do this route since Phil mentioned it a few weeks earlier. Enjoyable climbing on weird rock. Not technically hard but pretty run out on P2, which Phil led. Save your big gear for the offwidth towards the top of P1, I didn't and ended up doing it at a run out E1 5a (looks like there used to be a good sling placement but it's loose now). Great route, though agree with Phil that it's not quite a brilliant 'top 50' route. The abseil in is more like 80m rather than 110m as the Rockfax suggests. It's not particularly intimidating as the wall that you abseil down isn't that steep and there are plenty of footholds to get in balance for the knot swap over.
Legs 3 Jul, 2010 2nd O/S The abb in is a little worrying, but we did not need to change at the knot as we had the luxury of an extra long abseil rope. We had slightly mis-judged the tides, so whilst I was being hit by waves, Macca quickly lead up to the high tide ledge for me to belay in the dry (At this point I would like to point out I only had a shorts, chalk bag and shoes with me). It was very cold at the beginning! The first picth was excellent, up this massive crack to the large ledge. Which I had to share with a seagul chick and nest with its mother dive-bombing me. The second pitch (i.e. Mecury connection), is a bold line which follows the crack, smearing with the feet to then abondon the safety of said lovely crack for a barely protected traverse to a bolt and ledge. A fall during the traverse would bring the climber next to the belayer! Macca managed to get to the bolt using crimps and smearing once again. The finish to the top took a bit of time to be figured out. Whilst this was going on the light had faded on us. It was left to me to second in the dusk, not really being able to see my feet and the tiny edges I needed. On the travers I took a massive swing as I could not see anything by this point, but I didnt drop to far. I got to the top at 11:30pm, pitch black. An epic climb and an epic adventure, and a throughly relieved second!
with Macca_7
The abb in is a little worrying, but we did not need to change at the knot as we had the luxury of an extra long abseil rope. We had slightly mis-judged the tides, so whilst I was being hit by waves, Macca quickly lead up to the high tide ledge for me to belay in the dry (At this point I would like to point out I only had a shorts, chalk bag and shoes with me). It was very cold at the beginning! The first picth was excellent, up this massive crack to the large ledge. Which I had to share with a seagul chick and nest with its mother dive-bombing me. The second pitch (i.e. Mecury connection), is a bold line which follows the crack, smearing with the feet to then abondon the safety of said lovely crack for a barely protected traverse to a bolt and ledge. A fall during the traverse would bring the climber next to the belayer! Macca managed to get to the bolt using crimps and smearing once again. The finish to the top took a bit of time to be figured out. Whilst this was going on the light had faded on us. It was left to me to second in the dusk, not really being able to see my feet and the tiny edges I needed. On the travers I took a massive swing as I could not see anything by this point, but I didnt drop to far. I got to the top at 11:30pm, pitch black. An epic climb and an epic adventure, and a throughly relieved second!
with Macca_7
Hidden 3 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
Bobby Gilbert 22 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S I thought the off width on the first pitch was the crux! The top pitch is exciting though. Run out but always in balance and never too hard.
I thought the off width on the first pitch was the crux! The top pitch is exciting though. Run out but always in balance and never too hard.
Luke pavey ??, 2010 Lead O/S Lost count how many times I've climbed it solid pure gold what a route best done with the connection start and direct finish original finish is amazing position as well
with Steve scadden
Lost count how many times I've climbed it solid pure gold what a route best done with the connection start and direct finish original finish is amazing position as well
with Steve scadden
chris wyatt 23 Aug, 2008 AltLd O/S P2 One of my more interesting leads. Abseil in had its moments too
P2 One of my more interesting leads. Abseil in had its moments too
Hidden 23 Aug, 2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14 May, 2008 AltLd
cem 7 Apr, 2007 AltLd O/S We did Mercury Direct rather than the original version. Led p2
with GrahamD
We did Mercury Direct rather than the original version. Led p2
with GrahamD
ecowaller 2 Jul, 2006 AltLd O/S I led crux pitch...great climb, glad to have done it after so long, really luck with the weather, it was raining everywhere else!!!!
with Nick Arding
I led crux pitch...great climb, glad to have done it after so long, really luck with the weather, it was raining everywhere else!!!!
with Nick Arding
Paz ?Jul, 2006 AltLd O/S Brilliant. quite sustained and hard on P2 - the traverse and face moves were harder than I was expecting, but the groove beforehand was very tiring. I made us do something like the original committing traversey scrambly approach with no possible escape up the abseil rope. Normally this isn't advisable, but the alternative abseil over the sharp lip sounds nasty.
Brilliant. quite sustained and hard on P2 - the traverse and face moves were harder than I was expecting, but the groove beforehand was very tiring. I made us do something like the original committing traversey scrambly approach with no possible escape up the abseil rope. Normally this isn't advisable, but the alternative abseil over the sharp lip sounds nasty.
jimdanson 2 Jun, 2006 AltLd O/S Second pitch up the corner was wet so we used the original finish.
with Mike Adams
Second pitch up the corner was wet so we used the original finish.
with Mike Adams
leadmat ??, 2006 Lead
with Hosey B
with Hosey B
Hidden ??, 2006 -
steveb2006 20 Sep, 2005 AltLd Lead p2. A long impressive route in exciting setting
with Pete Carter
Lead p2. A long impressive route in exciting setting
with Pete Carter
Hidden 21 Jun, 2005 AltLd
pauldrew 29 May, 2005 AltLd
pete johnson 29 May, 2005 AltLd O/S
Mark Kemball 25 Sep, 2004 2nd
with Stu Bradbury
with Stu Bradbury
Hidden ??, 2004 AltLd O/S
Samuel Palmer 20 Jun, 2003 2nd
with Luke
with Luke
pauldrew ?Jun, 2003 Lead Led both pitches
with Steve Thompson
Led both pitches
with Steve Thompson
Ian JL ?Apr, 2002 Lead O/S
with Duncan Henderson
with Duncan Henderson
WB ?Sep, 2001 AltLd O/S
with GuyM
with GuyM
Ian Jones ??, 2001 Lead O/S Is this really E2? Matt usually climbs VS and he had no trouble at all.
with Oleg, Matt York
Is this really E2? Matt usually climbs VS and he had no trouble at all.
with Oleg, Matt York
Steve Claw ??, 2001 AltLd
nickdonohue 18 Mar, 2000 AltLd dnf Did first pitch (bold off width for a section) but didn't try 2nd as slab was wet. Escaped on Quicksilver (original mercury finish).
with Joe Brown
Did first pitch (bold off width for a section) but didn't try 2nd as slab was wet. Escaped on Quicksilver (original mercury finish).
with Joe Brown
colin milton 14 Sep, 1996 AltLd O/S did the original E1 version. lead p1
with eric milton
did the original E1 version. lead p1
with eric milton
Derek Ryden 3 Jul, 1995 AltLd O/S
with Mark Lee, Jim Cheshire
with Mark Lee, Jim Cheshire
duncan ??, 1994 AltLd O/S Date approximate
with Dan Donovan
Date approximate
with Dan Donovan
rogerskews 29 May, 1991 AltLd Abseiled in to sea level well left of the start. Climbed Mercury Connection to access the base of the big groove/corner of Mercury. This then proved to be a superb and entertaining first pitch! While on the halfway belay ledge, three divers were laying an underwater explosive charge out from the cliff. Not realising what was going on, when they detonated it, the belay ledge we were on shook in unison with our bowels and nerves. We were convinced the ledge could disappear and shot up the last pitch of Quicksilver at high speed !!!!! Memorable adventure.
with Bryn Roberts
Abseiled in to sea level well left of the start. Climbed Mercury Connection to access the base of the big groove/corner of Mercury. This then proved to be a superb and entertaining first pitch! While on the halfway belay ledge, three divers were laying an underwater explosive charge out from the cliff. Not realising what was going on, when they detonated it, the belay ledge we were on shook in unison with our bowels and nerves. We were convinced the ledge could disappear and shot up the last pitch of Quicksilver at high speed !!!!! Memorable adventure.
with Bryn Roberts
Hidden ??, 1991 -
frank ramsay 4 Aug, 1990 Solo backrope solo which made top traversing pitch entertaining.
backrope solo which made top traversing pitch entertaining.
Hidden 1 May, 1990 Lead O/S
eroica64 17 Jul, 1989 AltLd Had the runs on pitch one. Do not eat Ginster's pasties. Poor Denis who followed me. We escaped up Quicksilver. Amazing place with a 300 foot abseil in.
with Denis Crampton
Had the runs on pitch one. Do not eat Ginster's pasties. Poor Denis who followed me. We escaped up Quicksilver. Amazing place with a 300 foot abseil in.
with Denis Crampton
DDDD ??, 1987 Lead O/S HVS when I did it, what a climb for adventure
HVS when I did it, what a climb for adventure
Robmwatt ??, 1984 -
Martin Bennett 28 Jul, 1980 -
with Martin Cornforth, IW, JD
with Martin Cornforth, IW, JD
Hidden 12 Aug, 1978 AltLd
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High E2
Mid E2
Low E2
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
Votes cast 30
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
Votes cast 28
Votes cast 26
Style of Ascent
Alt Leads
Lead
Followed
Soloed
Not Set
Onsighted
DNF
Repeated
Redpoint
Dogged
Flashed (β)
Not Set