Rockfax Description
The long standing Cheesewring classic. A serious route that requires good judgement and a cool head. The route seeps for long periods after rainfall, although the alternative direct variation on the second pitch does dry a little quicker but it is no less serious. Start at a large quarry-ring at the very base of the crag.
1) 4b, 10m. Climb up leftwards to a long chain which is used for protection but not as a means of ascent! Belay at the rock ring holding the chain.
2) 4c, 13m. Climb up onto a ledge and then step up to another ledge on the right below a leaning wall. Traverse out right along the ledge to a groove and a good small nut-placement. Move up the groove to good holds, and then traverse back left along a large vegetated ramp to its end and move up to a large belay ledge. Very bold.
2a) E1 5a, 8m. A variation takes the direct line to the second stance past a poor peg, also bold.
3) 4b, 12m. Move rightwards to the base of a line that cuts back left and up a diagonal crack to the top in a fine position. © Rockfax

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Jess Carr 18/Apr AltLd O/S
with Rich Pollard
ian hendy 22/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

I did first and third pitch

with Stephen Ashworth
tracyclimber 21/Jul/16 Lead rpt
with Dougie Allen
minexplorer 17/Jul/16 AltLd
Jelly Mould Surfer 18/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

P1+P3. Top pitch is excellent. Seepage detracted from the middle pitch

with Mike Thorpe
ChristyCole 18/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Led P1/2a as one

with Dan
Hidden ?/Jul/15 AltLd
Dilwat 27/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Lead P2. Plenty of nervous laughter.

with Dave P
nickstephens 20/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Darcan
darcan 20/Jun/15 AltLd
with nick
Outdoor Dave 09/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Really enjoyable, I led 1st pitch and Paul led the 2nd and 3rd

Hidden 09/Sep/14 AltLd β
Hidden 08/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 08/Sep/14 Lead O/S
sam0000 ?/Jul/14 Lead O/S

With direct variation p1/2 as one

whiteexplorer 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with joe
Rassapotimus 11/Sep/13 AltLd β

Led top pitch, nice hand crack, had to think about the bridging move above the chain at first.

minexplorer 11/Sep/13 AltLd

me 1st 2nd pitches as one.sam top pitch

with sam
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead
Alex the Alex 24/Aug/13 AltLd dnf

Backed off the second pitch. I am a big girls blouse.

climber darlo 20/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with joe chandler, alex orr
Hidden 11/Aug/13 Solo rpt
callum brown 23/Jul/13 AltLd rpt
with Jack
Jackislav 23/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/13 AltLd rpt
eddy-on-the-rocks 10/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Did the route in a oner. The middle bit felt bold.

Hidden 27/Jun/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 21/Jun/13 AltLd
minexplorer 03/Jun/13 Lead

never tire of repeating this route

with ian
Ian Miller 03/Jun/13 2nd dog

Would have had this clean if it wasn't for a confidence shout of "take". I'll be back, nice route.

with Rad
neiloutdoors 18/May/13 2nd
tracyclimber 18/May/13 Lead

a lot less of the rusty belay hook now

Mark Kemball 18/Sep/12 2nd

Direct version of second pitch.

Hidden 06/Sep/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 04/Sep/12 AltLd dog
Michael Aylen 04/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Did top pitch great pitch ! second scary

with Kris
Danny_boulders ?/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
alice fuller 05/May/12 2nd O/S
climbhannahclimb 28/Mar/12 2nd O/S

watch out for the nest and the birds- scary and off putting!

suds_01 13/Mar/12 Lead
with Alan
Spearos 28/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Mike
Hidden 12/Sep/11 TR
Tom Seccombe 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
minexplorer 07/Aug/11 Lead
with pete campion
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead
Jordon Fleming 13/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

lead 1st and 3rd pitch. 1st was easy and used the chain to qick draw. second pitch has a hard move which requres you to brigde right above the belayers face :( thanks ben lol but really enjoyed the last pitch as it had good hand holds but none for the feet and very exposes. definatly do it again.

Cheese Monkey 13/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Awesome route, delicate traverses. Hard move up from chain ledge. 3.5 friend fit perfect into the bore hole above. Final pitch was about as exposed as it gets I think, well good.

mike hooper 12/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

first time i lead middle pitch with robin frazer started to rain so finished on T/R GUTTED this time rob 1st me 2nd john 3rd finshed in the dark. middle pitch still freaked me out. but good route

with john martin, robin frazer
Legs 06/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Simon O'Hara
minexplorer 09/Apr/11 Lead

just as satisfying third time round

pielander 09/Apr/11 2nd

awsome second pitch

with rad
Pricey06 ?/Apr/11 Lead β
pete3685 25/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Mar/11 Lead O/S
callum brown ??/2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
petecallaghan ??/2011 AltLd

I took the lead for the second pitch. The route was very wet, particularly at the start. In fact the route was a slimy succession of puddles, drips and seeps. On the crux move of the second pitch, the foothold was green and slimy, and after a couple of false starts and one fall on a(bomber) No 3 wire in the base of the crux groove, I made the move. I think we finished a couple of hours after we started.

with Ben Devenish
Hidden 20/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Paragonthewise 09/Sep/10 2nd

bailed the first time we did this, but this time did it. the crux's were not as hard as i first thought, some very delicate traverses. and the seepage was fun to cope with, try and go when it has been dry for a while

minexplorer 09/Sep/10 Lead

this climb is such fun.2nd time ive led it properly.find v easy now but the care u have to take because of the run outs makes it exciting

with grant newcombe
Hidden 03/Sep/10 AltLd
DCIGadget 01/Sep/10 2nd O/S

Wow even as a second a fairly bold experience well led Dr Dave

with Dr Dave
Bristoldave 01/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Mark
minexplorer 16/Aug/10 Lead

2nd attempt.sussed the correct(bridging)way to get up from the chain ledge.v ok.def climb again

luke sherratt 16/Aug/10 2nd
El3ctroFuzz 16/Jun/10 Solo rpt

Fuck, i Nearly Fell Off!

Rowansb 14/Jun/10 Solo O/S

It feels like a really epic scramble on the ledges below the flake

with me
rockjedi12345 09/Apr/10 AltLd dnf

bailed on the belay of pitch 2 started very late and ended up in the dark wth no torch! good climbing by nigel..

with Neil Parry, Nigel Kerr
jack adams ??/2010 Lead O/S
with andrew
Hidden ??/2010 -
andrew hammond ??/2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
crobinson 03/Oct/09 AltLd

Fantastic route, Linked P1 and P2 together, gears a bit sparse for my liking but very enjoyable, last pitch is exciting!!!

Hidden 22/Jun/09 2nd O/S
El3ctroFuzz 20/Jun/09 AltLd rpt

Ian Did P2 i did P1. I had to show him it :P

with Ian Luscombe
Lummy41 20/Jun/09 AltLd
with Tom Bunn
El3ctroFuzz 09/May/09 AltLd rpt

Did P1 and P2 this Time, as one pitch.. Alex did P3. Sick

with Alex Orrrrrrr - Green giant
Hidden 09/May/09 AltLd O/S
El3ctroFuzz 28/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Hard Variation - 5a. Me first Multi-pitch lead. I Seconded the first pitch, and lead the second. Did the route in 2 pitches, put the belay at half height, Climbed up, then lead the second pitch. Really good top section, Amazing crack!

with Tom Thorpe
Hidden 14/Sep/08 2nd O/S
JonHarvey 14/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Fantastic last pitch!

with Jay Jackson, Jayne Bulbeck
Hidden 14/Sep/08 AltLd rpt
Marti999 02/Sep/07 AltLd
with Tom Thorp
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
rockjedi12345 ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Phil Mathews
Hidden ?/Sep/04 Lead O/S
Macca_7 19/Aug/03 Lead O/S

Good route very bold in places and very dark to finish

with Ann Fisher
BenTiffin ?/Apr/03 Lead

Unseconded. Done in one go.

EllieWoods 14/Sep/02 Lead O/S
with Trevor
howlers 17/Aug/02 2nd
Mark Kemball 17/Jun/00 Lead
with Joel Dyer
Hidden 11/Mar/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
Roget 21/Aug/99 Solo O/S
with jim
migs493 19/Jun/99 AltLd O/S
tomkhoward ??/1997 AltLd O/S
with John Spear
Hidden 27/Aug/95 Lead
ellie macpherson ?/Aug/95 Lead RP
with Bob Smith
FATBOYFAT ??/1995 -
colin milton 10/Oct/93 Lead
with eric milton
clark alston ?/May/91 2nd
with Dick Hanson
beaumap 26/Jul/89 AltLd
with Tim Waddington
Nigel Coe 28/May/89 -
Hidden 19/Nov/83 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/78 2nd
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