Rockfax Description
14m. The ever-dry wall under the arches gives a steep and pumpy pitch (aren't they all) with a couple of reachy moves (5b for the tall) and a precarious mantelshelf to reach easier ground. © Rockfax

FA. Al Evans 1977

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

RM199 04/Nov/17 2nd β
Jack2222 04/Nov/17 -
WilliamRupp 02/Nov/17 2nd
with mark
Hidden 09/Sep/17 Solo G/U
mrteale 09/Sep/17 Solo O/S
with Shannon
WilliamRupp 09/Mar/17 Sent
with felix
FelixJT 09/Mar/17 Sent
Michael Bortoluzzi 11/Feb/17 Lead O/S
TwofoZeus 11/Feb/17 2nd dog

Hard bouldering start, easy top. Fell from sandy holds, shame.

Andy Peak 1 26/Dec/16 2nd

Hard reach which I fell off going strait up first time, hard 6a going from the left hold if your under 5.9 with Trex arms

deacondeacon 26/Dec/16 Lead O/S

Easily as hard as (and a bit scarier) than Honcho. I'd agree with them both being hard E3. It's a nice boulder problem but I thought as a route not really worthwhile.

Hidden 10/Dec/16 TR O/S
Hidden 10/Dec/16 TR O/S
zcsharp 06/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Danish
Hidden 06/May/16 Lead O/S
David Kay 30/Mar/16 Lead G/U
with Richard Waltham
MrFantastic 25/Mar/16 Solo O/S
with Catherine
Jaytaylor ?/Mar/16 Solo β
MischaHY ??/2015 Lead G/U
Matt Groom 20/Dec/14 -
harry_lewis 19/Dec/14 Lead O/S
with Jed
jedster1111 19/Dec/14 2nd
Jake Young 29/Nov/14 Sent x
Hidden 29/Nov/14 Solo RP
amccann 16/Nov/14 Solo O/S

Went up and downclimbed the first few moves for a while working out the best way to get my hands up. Ended up cutting loose from the diagonal rail to get my feet high enough to reach the ledge.

charlescooper 14/Jul/14 Solo O/S

Onsighted in perfect conditions

DanielGyi 30/Jun/14 Solo
James Oakes 30/Jun/14 Solo O/S
with Dan Gyi
ashtond6 25/Jan/14 Sent rpt

mantle was wet so came back down!

alaan 07/Nov/13 Sent O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Cake 05/May/13 Solo dnf

I got hands on the big ledge. Wasn't in the right frame of mind to finish it off and wandered all the way over to the severe leftwards to downclimb. Nice boulder problem nonetheless.

Somerset swede basher 02/May/13 Lead O/S

There must be a better sequence than the one I used as it felt harder than Honcho! Went direct to the diagonal rail from the jug under the sloper via a huge lock.

with Petar the Bulgarian
Alex@home 08/Apr/13 Solo RP
MikeHughes6690 ??/2013 -
Steeve ?/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 21/Apr/12 Solo rpt

led before, done above one pad.

gregoritos 30/Mar/12 Solo

backed off this 5 years ago. The top section smelt like my dining room

pie_eater_pete 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Niall
cem 04/Mar/12 TR dog

A real struggle to get the sequence at the start; having cold fingers didn't help

Kirill 04/Mar/12 TR dnf
Climbfool_88 ??/2012 Sent x
Hidden 26/Aug/11 Lead O/S
melonmike 26/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Nick, Jack Metcalfe
nic42 26/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with mike, Jack
Dave Foster 13/May/11 Solo

Bottled it last year. Better sequence this time, maybe I went technical over winter.

rob.s22 ?/May/11 Solo


with A.K
i_a_coops 28/Feb/11 Solo
with Jacob
Mr Sparkle 22/Jan/11 2nd O/S
Mike_Hayes 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Fairly scary

Nickc ??/2011 -
jacobjacob 26/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Mr Wild 21/Aug/10 Solo
Hannes B 06/Aug/10 Solo
with Rik
rikbattye 06/Aug/10 Solo
cliffrad 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with ian
eazyclimbing 25/Jul/10 Lead
with stueeeyg, cliff
Greenpeas 25/Jul/10 -
Tony Little 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Did it above a pad

with Dan
nadeem 10/Jun/10 2nd
with Tom Foote
andrea83 20/May/10 TR dog

Very good. Would have liked to try again to get in one.

with Saffra
Chi Cheng 10/May/10 Lead RP

Did above a mat.

Rachel Slater 10/May/10 2nd β
PeteH 01/May/10 Solo rpt
with Chris Fox
Dan Lane 01/May/10 Solo RP

Climbed up, then dropped off a couple of times, then once i had 2 mats, I climbed it clean.

Chi Cheng 26/Apr/10 TR RP
Em66 26/Apr/10 TR
with Chi
Ketu 27/Feb/10 2nd rpt
Graeme Hammond 27/Feb/10 Lead G/U

jumped off the first lead attempt. Done above one mat.

with Rob
cymjt ??/2010 -
willoates ?/Mar/09 Solo RP

With 2 mats

Stoff ?/Dec/08 TR
Hidden 17/Jul/08 Sent O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/08 Sent
Hidden 04/Jan/08 Sent dnf
kingholmesy ??/2008 Solo RP
Hidden 14/Dec/07 Solo O/S
Nicos 08/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Dec/07 Sent
Pythonist 10/Aug/07 Solo O/S

Not 5c if you get it right...

MNA123 01/Jul/07 Solo RP

Soloed clean ground-up on 2nd atempt

with climbingjohn
psychicbread 11/May/07 TR dog
Hidden ?/May/07 Sent O/S
Hidden 29/Jan/07 Sent O/S
Hidden 29/Jan/07 Sent
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Ben1983 ?/Aug/05 Lead β
nige 28/Oct/03 Solo
with nick colton
adamwesthead 07/Sep/01 Lead dnf


with Taylor
adamwesthead 13/Jul/01 Lead dnf
with Taylor
Nigel Coe 27/Jun/99 2nd
with Martin Crocker
Marti999 ??/1998 Lead
Stoney Boy 27/Oct/96 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 17/Jul/93 2nd
with Andy Barker
Noah Near-Theholds 01/May/93 Solo O/S

some time back in the day

Roget 02/Nov/91 Solo O/S
Gambit ??/1989 Solo O/S

Soloed in trainers, after doing it a couple of times in rockboots. My mate went for the solo later and broke his arm in 2 places after fluffing the mantleshelf!!

Hidden 12/Nov/77 TR
Hidden 12/Nov/77 TR
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High E3
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High E1
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High 6a
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High 5c
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High 5b
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Style of ascent
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