Rockfax Description
The front face of the lower buttress is balancy, reachy and green. It feels bold despite the runners in the break, and a long reach is a great asset. Another great effort for its day. © Rockfax

FA. Bernard Simmonds 1938

Ticklists: The Black Rocks 1949 Guide VS Challenge, Stonnis Allstars.

Dan Hostford 24/May/16 Solo O/S
OliverRoss 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S
chrismadar 04/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Took the second pitch and managed to make an embarrassing meal of a HVD after not reading the guide book and down traversing on jams to what turned out to be Blind Man's Crack. First pitch was pretty nice despite looking green, regretted not taking the lead!

Hidden 25/May/15 2nd O/S
bryan61 18/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Mr Cess
Hidden 18/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/14 Lead G/U
dantheoptimist 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Henry Gollop
Angus Taylor 14/Jul/14 Lead dnf

climbed to the break, put in gear and stood up, then just couldn't figure the move out! will return and crack this climb

Mark Duncan 14/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead dnf
onlyfoddington 18/Aug/13 2nd O/S

A long reach is important for the tricky move. Although I found the ending pretty testing.

with Steve R
stevorobs3 ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/13 2nd
robblowen 01/Jun/13 Lead dnf
with Munch, Jules
jrccrosby 06/May/13 2nd
Theeni 06/May/13 Lead O/S
with Joseph
pearson9596 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with David Pearson
whitehouse_rhys 18/Jul/12 2nd rpt
MarkRoe 18/Jul/12 Lead O/S
whitehouse_rhys 12/Jul/12 2nd rpt
with ben roe
BRoe 12/Jul/12 Lead O/S
whitehouse_rhys 11/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Rob law
Climbster 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Leslie
LukeyG 06/Mar/12 TR

simple move but committing above gear when its green

nickcanute 24/Sep/11 Solo
Lunar25 08/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Phil Marsh
iamstebarker 23/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Solo O/S
jshields 04/May/11 2nd

Solo early 90s when it was 4c!

with Paul Tretheway
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
matthomas79 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S

What a fantastic climb, and right at the end of the day. Easier for those with the reach.

with Simon Palmer
simeclimb68 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Aaron Hauptmann 31/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Mungo took the E1 pitch, I took the V-Diff. It was heart breaking though all the chizzled holds, could have been a great HVS otherwise, but what can you do.

with Mungo
Cornish Cream ??/2011 -
tpbeckley ??/2011 Lead O/S
migs493 22/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
ben_250 25/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Tom
Hidden 21/Sep/10 2nd dog
CWMulcahy 02/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 29/Jun/09 Lead dnf
dan gibson 16/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Byronius Maximus 04/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Moves from the block were a little scary, and the top half (i.e. the VDiff bit!) was absolutely superb. Low in the grade but still just about E1. Nearly had an epic as I dropped the lapped ropes in to the crack when second topped out, doh!

Guy Wilson 04/Jun/09 2nd
with Byron Buck
Hidden 22/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead dnf
Hidden 31/Jul/08 Lead
lenn1346 25/May/07 2nd dog
with Tom M
tom169 25/May/07 Lead RP
with Justin
Budge 06/Jul/06 Lead O/S

Hard and Scary

Hidden ??/1982 -
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High E2
Mid E2
Low E2
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
Votes cast 18
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
Votes cast 19
Votes cast 19
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Ground Up
Not Set