Rockfax Description
A spectacular pitch on good rock and good holds all the way, with enough protection from wires to keep the flutter factor manageable. Start beneath the amazing narrow wall of culm in the centre of the cliff.
Climb the heavily pock-marked wall just to the right of the arete, past a small spike runner at 8m (on the arete) to where it forks left. Continue up the face on the right past good but spaced gear to the top. Low in the technical grade. © Rockfax

Ticklists

Classic Rock Climbs of Great Britain by Bill Birkett, Best slab climbs of the UK, West Country Climbs, Alex's Cornwall and Devon ticklist, South West Climbs - Pat Littlejohn (1st Ed.)

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
cpoad 14 Sep Lead O/S Easy climbing but very bold at the top. May of found more gear if I'd searched harder.
with Clare F
Easy climbing but very bold at the top. May of found more gear if I'd searched harder.
with Clare F
climbdevon 25 May -
R0BJ0N 22 May Lead O/S
with Steve Price
with Steve Price
Paulegan ?? 2nd O/S
rachelpearce01 25 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
George_Surf 25 Sep, 2018 2nd Crazy rock low down! Nice climbing on good holds. The spike runner is rubbish. Small cams make it safe, with a few wires here and there. Ab station wasn’t too terrible looking?
Crazy rock low down! Nice climbing on good holds. The spike runner is rubbish. Small cams make it safe, with a few wires here and there. Ab station wasn’t too terrible looking?
aiyer 2 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
Kev Little 2 Sep, 2018 2nd O/S
with aiyer
with aiyer
Kipper-Phil Smith 16 Aug, 2018 Lead A really good route, Good rock and spaced gear. Went a long way at the top with no gear. Spikes at the top that we abseiled off were a bit worrying. Gave Ian who is heavier than me a top rope on the Ab in case the rusty stakes snapped off. Suggest others do the same or risk a nasty accident
with Ian
A really good route, Good rock and spaced gear. Went a long way at the top with no gear. Spikes at the top that we abseiled off were a bit worrying. Gave Ian who is heavier than me a top rope on the Ab in case the rusty stakes snapped off. Suggest others do the same or risk a nasty accident
with Ian
IP Smith 16 Aug, 2018 2nd
Lynher 15 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 24 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Stanners 24 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
with Mark davies, Quarryboy
with Mark davies, Quarryboy
Paz 8 May, 2018 Lead O/S Brilliant crazy paving and great climbing above.
with AC nee AH, Stone Muppet
Brilliant crazy paving and great climbing above.
with AC nee AH, Stone Muppet
Stone Muppet 8 May, 2018 2nd
with Paz
with Paz
tobydunford 28 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S Good fun getting our 7 month daughter down to the beach. Wonderful lead in between showers with spring sunshine on the back. DIdnt find that many wire runners or the spike runner described but squeezed quite a few cams in. Easy climbing with lots of positive holds. Abseil stakes quite corroded, ended up backing up the abseil and then running around and scrambling up the back of the fin to recover gear.
with Kirsty Kerr
Good fun getting our 7 month daughter down to the beach. Wonderful lead in between showers with spring sunshine on the back. DIdnt find that many wire runners or the spike runner described but squeezed quite a few cams in. Easy climbing with lots of positive holds. Abseil stakes quite corroded, ended up backing up the abseil and then running around and scrambling up the back of the fin to recover gear.
with Kirsty Kerr
skelf 27 Mar, 2018 Lead
with Tom
with Tom
ChrisGard 2 Sep, 2017 Lead
with Tarin Payne
with Tarin Payne
abi.k.l 10 Aug, 2017 2nd Possibly my favourite climb of the holiday so far. Magical rock and wonderful technical moves. Bit of a bother getting down though- abseiled off some of our tat on an in situ stake towards the main tourist beach, struggled to pull our ropes through, then just managed to scramble across to the other beach to retrieve our bags 2-2.5 hours after low tide.
Possibly my favourite climb of the holiday so far. Magical rock and wonderful technical moves. Bit of a bother getting down though- abseiled off some of our tat on an in situ stake towards the main tourist beach, struggled to pull our ropes through, then just managed to scramble across to the other beach to retrieve our bags 2-2.5 hours after low tide.
David Kay 10 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Probably my favourite route of the trip - just enough gear in the right places.
with abi.k.l
Probably my favourite route of the trip - just enough gear in the right places.
with abi.k.l
willow harman 20 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 11 May, 2017 2nd Dave retreated when rain shower began; he tried again after rock had dried out, but it still seemed a bit sandy. Left slings at top to use both stakes. Gear not great but OK.
with Dave Nicol
Dave retreated when rain shower began; he tried again after rock had dried out, but it still seemed a bit sandy. Left slings at top to use both stakes. Gear not great but OK.
with Dave Nicol
cameron_hall 2 May, 2017 2nd O/S A much more relaxing climb after Caravanserai. Really pleasant climbing even if there wasn't much gear for the leader.
with TimCul
A much more relaxing climb after Caravanserai. Really pleasant climbing even if there wasn't much gear for the leader.
with TimCul
gritstone7 ?May, 2017 Lead O/S
whiteexplorer 13 Mar, 2017 2nd O/S
th£wrecker 13 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S id say easy climbing but the gears pretty terrible you'd want to be Very confident at the grade or don't fall off. nice face climbing though
id say easy climbing but the gears pretty terrible you'd want to be Very confident at the grade or don't fall off. nice face climbing though
Tboeckx ??, 2017 -
Lady Vee 19 Jul, 2016 2nd
callummackay 16 Mar, 2016 2nd
with Brendon Green , Laurance Haxton
with Brendon Green , Laurance Haxton
Laurence20 16 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
with Callum Mackay, Brendan Greene
with Callum Mackay, Brendan Greene
jack morris 94 ??, 2016 -
Hidden 5 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
Homes 4 Jul, 2015 -
with Leo
with Leo
steveprice.exmouth 4 Jun, 2015 2nd
with Scott
with Scott
stephen ashworth 6 Mar, 2015 Lead
with Jack gray
with Jack gray
Jackislav 6 Mar, 2015 2nd O/S Seconded Steve on this amazing climb, really nice climbing all the way, gear looked like it required a bit of a head game!
Seconded Steve on this amazing climb, really nice climbing all the way, gear looked like it required a bit of a head game!
Thinker01 9 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S Nice and easy but you wouldn't want to fall off! If you've got some micro cams take them or it'll be even further down.
Nice and easy but you wouldn't want to fall off! If you've got some micro cams take them or it'll be even further down.
RFWilkie 9 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S Probably more like a fluttery but very easy VS 4a/4b.
Probably more like a fluttery but very easy VS 4a/4b.
Trobbo 17 Jun, 2014 2nd
with martin dale
with martin dale
Matthew Martin Wsm 27 May, 2014 TR O/S good climb, pretty sparse protection but good hold all the way! will return to lead this by end of the year!
with matt sim
good climb, pretty sparse protection but good hold all the way! will return to lead this by end of the year!
with matt sim
Hidden 25 May, 2014 2nd
CurlyStevo 18 May, 2014 Lead lovely climb a 3 star route IMO. run out in places so a steady leader at the grade is required.
with clipskipper
lovely climb a 3 star route IMO. run out in places so a steady leader at the grade is required.
with clipskipper
clipskipper 18 May, 2014 2nd O/S Pleasant steady route with some amazing rock on the first section. Worth the trip, for sure.
Pleasant steady route with some amazing rock on the first section. Worth the trip, for sure.
richgac 16 May, 2014 Lead O/S
with Nick
with Nick
Sandreas 6 May, 2014 2nd
Matt Smith 18 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S Technically easy but sparse gear. Very nice climb.
Technically easy but sparse gear. Very nice climb.
Hidden 18 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 30 Mar, 2014 2nd
mike mo ??, 2014 -
kingholmesy ??, 2014 Lead O/S
with Colin
with Colin
dmannion ??, 2014 - Good route
Good route
Samuel Wainwright 17 Dec, 2013 Lead O/S
with Rob Steer
with Rob Steer
outdoorrob999 17 Dec, 2013 2nd
Hidden 28 Nov, 2013 Lead rpt
Hidden 24 Nov, 2013 Solo
Skip 8 Sep, 2013 TR rpt
Jelly Mould Surfer 8 Sep, 2013 TR rpt Too wet to lead
with Skip
Too wet to lead
with Skip
Hidden 7 Sep, 2013 2nd
Hidden 7 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
Jelly Mould Surfer 25 Aug, 2013 Lead rpt
Hidden 13 Aug, 2013 2nd
Hidden 13 Aug, 2013 Lead
Hidden 6 Aug, 2013 2nd
Tala A 24 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
Mr Powly 21 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
with burto
with burto
Hidden 17 Jul, 2013 Lead
Marti999 24 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Ian JL 30 May, 2013 Lead O/S
westong 26 May, 2013 2nd
Hidden 26 May, 2013 Lead O/S
Robin Woodward ?May, 2013 Lead
Hidden 27 Apr, 2013 Lead
demarcation86 30 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S Lots of small cams make it pretty safe. Nice route.
with Elbish
Lots of small cams make it pretty safe. Nice route.
with Elbish
Kirill 29 Mar, 2013 2nd O/S It didn't look like it had much gear, so it was my partner's turn to lead.
with cem
It didn't look like it had much gear, so it was my partner's turn to lead.
with cem
cem 29 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S
with Kirill
with Kirill
Joel Perkin 14 Mar, 2013 2nd O/S
with Mike Thorpe
with Mike Thorpe
Jelly Mould Surfer 2 Feb, 2013 Lead O/S Top route. Not much protection, but all that's needed is a cool head
Top route. Not much protection, but all that's needed is a cool head
Nick Biven ??, 2013 -
Skip 13 Dec, 2012 2nd O/S Grade about right.
Grade about right.
Cheese Monkey 13 Dec, 2012 Lead O/S Nice route with some lovey moves.
with Skip
Nice route with some lovey moves.
with Skip
treg 23 Sep, 2012 2nd
with Ben
with Ben
benkelsey 6 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S lead then belayed anna on my gear then seconded it. good effort from anna on first HVS lead!
with Anna
lead then belayed anna on my gear then seconded it. good effort from anna on first HVS lead!
with Anna
gripped01 25 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
with Mark Hill
with Mark Hill
Hidden 25 Aug, 2012 2nd
Michael Aylen 7 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S
with Macca_7
with Macca_7
Hidden 1 Jul, 2012 2nd
dohart 26 Jun, 2012 2nd
with stu bradbury
with stu bradbury
Okecroak 1 Jun, 2012 Lead No pegs
with W. Frost
No pegs
with W. Frost
Hidden 26 May, 2012 Lead O/S
Spearos 6 May, 2012 2nd O/S
with Mike
with Mike
Hidden 25 Mar, 2012 Lead
Tom Seccombe 24 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
with Ben Woods, Tj murray
with Ben Woods, Tj murray
josh william legg ??, 2012 Lead
Anna duckett ??, 2012 2nd
with Ben Kelsey
with Ben Kelsey
sparbus 12 Oct, 2011 Lead
with FedUp
with FedUp
Steve Webster 3 Oct, 2011 2nd
Adrian Daniels 3 Oct, 2011 Lead
just one more 25 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S Spaced gear,but easy technically
with Max B, Phil K
Spaced gear,but easy technically
with Max B, Phil K
oscaig 24 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S Lovely route and fascinating rock. Gear OK on lower half but starts to disappear on upper part (thankfully where it starts to ease off a bit).
with R Tidy
Lovely route and fascinating rock. Gear OK on lower half but starts to disappear on upper part (thankfully where it starts to ease off a bit).
with R Tidy
bobtheclimber 21 Sep, 2011 TR O/S
Mark Kemball 21 Sep, 2011 Lead
with Steph Le Cornu, bobtheclimber
with Steph Le Cornu, bobtheclimber
domskezz 19 Sep, 2011 Lead
with Jamma
with Jamma
Jim Malo 17 Sep, 2011 2nd O/S
with Stu
with Stu
msoldn 14 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S Thoroughly enjoyable, with plenty of gear if you look for it.
with Rory
Thoroughly enjoyable, with plenty of gear if you look for it.
with Rory
ruaidh 14 Aug, 2011 2nd A 'must do' climb. Soft HVS, but v. atospheric.
with msoldn
A 'must do' climb. Soft HVS, but v. atospheric.
with msoldn
Chad123 10 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S The gear is actually pretty good if a little spaced, small wires and cams useful. Technically it's no more than 4b but great rock and very enjoyable especially at high tide with big waves coming in!
with Jo
The gear is actually pretty good if a little spaced, small wires and cams useful. Technically it's no more than 4b but great rock and very enjoyable especially at high tide with big waves coming in!
with Jo
annetweddell 3 Aug, 2011 Lead
with Jeff
with Jeff
Country_Boy 28 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S
with Stu Bradbury
with Stu Bradbury
Hidden 23 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
laurie turpin 13 Jul, 2011 2nd
with Ed Evans
with Ed Evans
tom_hall(: ?Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
nickstephens 5 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
petecallaghan 22 May, 2011 Lead O/S
tim exley 20 May, 2011 Lead O/S
Michael Aylen 20 May, 2011 2nd
Jo sumner 3 May, 2011 Lead O/S
Nick Wallis ?May, 2011 Lead
with Laura
with Laura
Jules 210681 25 Apr, 2011 2nd
with Zoomer
with Zoomer
Zoomer 25 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S Easy climbing but don't 'think' about the lack of gear. Amazing rock, loved it.
Easy climbing but don't 'think' about the lack of gear. Amazing rock, loved it.
victim of mathematics 22 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S "Good but spaced gear" is rather inaccurate. More like "a reasonable amount of shonky gear, but not much that's very inspiring". Nice climbing though, maybe only 4b?
"Good but spaced gear" is rather inaccurate. More like "a reasonable amount of shonky gear, but not much that's very inspiring". Nice climbing though, maybe only 4b?
crossdressingrodney 22 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 26 Mar, 2011 2nd
Hidden 26 Mar, 2011 Lead
culmclimberRob 5 Dec, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S
Haytor_Haggis 24 Oct, 2010 2nd
with Bob Dawson, Steve Woollard
with Bob Dawson, Steve Woollard
Steve Woollard 24 Oct, 2010 Lead
with Haytor_Haggis, Bob Dawson
with Haytor_Haggis, Bob Dawson
Hidden 14 Oct, 2010 2nd
Hidden 13 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
Luuuuuke 4 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
with Legs
with Legs
Legs 4 Oct, 2010 2nd O/S
sdi 18 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S
with tomski3
with tomski3
Hidden 29 Aug, 2010 2nd
manwithacam 29 Aug, 2010 Lead great rock, nice climbing
with Sarah
great rock, nice climbing
with Sarah
Hidden 6 Aug, 2010 -
Steve Lenartowicz ?Aug, 2010 -
with Clare
with Clare
Bristoldave 31 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S Fairly serious but prob only 4b
Fairly serious but prob only 4b
gangreen 3 Jul, 2010 -
Chris_barr 13 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S Snappy top, gear not brilliant.
with Mike
Snappy top, gear not brilliant.
with Mike
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Hidden 22 Jun, 2009 Solo O/S
Hidden 4 May, 2009 Lead dnf
paulh1967 ??, 2009 -
Dave Cundy ?Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
with Christian Saxtoft, Arwel Roberts
with Christian Saxtoft, Arwel Roberts
Hidden 18 Apr, 2008 Solo rpt
bigrob ?Apr, 2008 TR
with caz neely
with caz neely
Hidden 23 Feb, 2008 TR O/S
Matt Vigg ??, 2008 -
drpeters ??, 2008 -
with Iain Peters
with Iain Peters
dan gibson 30 Oct, 2007 Solo O/S
John Kettle 28 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S no pegs present so rather bolder than expected
no pegs present so rather bolder than expected
Bob M 12 Apr, 2007 2nd
with riggy
with riggy
bigrob ?Apr, 2007 TR
with tim byrom
with tim byrom
greg101 4 Feb, 2007 Lead
with Ben Amor
with Ben Amor
Hidden ??, 2007 -
Bob Peters ??, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ?May, 2005 Solo
bigrob ?Apr, 2004 TR
with tim byrom
with tim byrom
drpeters ??, 2004 -
Hidden 25 Aug, 2003 TR
Hidden 3 May, 2003 Lead O/S
Samuel Palmer 19 Apr, 2003 2nd
with Luke
with Luke
bigrob ??, 2003 TR
steveb2006 17 Aug, 2001 Solo
rockjedi12345 ?Jun, 2001 Lead O/S
with Ian Stocker
with Ian Stocker
Hidden 18 Mar, 2001 Lead O/S
rockjedi12345 ?Aug, 2000 Lead O/S
with Phil Mathews
with Phil Mathews
Mark Kemball 30 Jul, 2000 Lead
Hidden 7 May, 2000 Lead O/S
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) ??, 2000 -
mikej 17 Feb, 1998 Lead
with E C/W
with E C/W
Roget 17 Jun, 1997 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 1997 Lead
Hidden 16 Jun, 1996 Lead
Didymus 11 Jul, 1995 Lead O/S Only bold at top
with Marcus
Only bold at top
with Marcus
auld al ?May, 1995 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 1994 Lead O/S
alan moore ??, 1994 - Not bad. Put a peg in but it turned out to be easy.
Not bad. Put a peg in but it turned out to be easy.
Ian Jones ?Aug, 1993 Lead O/S
with Karen Ghiselli
with Karen Ghiselli
Hidden 14 Jun, 1992 2nd
whispering nic ?Dec, 1991 Lead
with Ali W
with Ali W
JimR ??, 1991 -
Dave Rumney ?Jun, 1990 -
Mickdenali ??, 1988 Lead
with Gail Waller
with Gail Waller
Hidden 23 May, 1987 -
eroica64 6 Apr, 1986 Lead O/S
with Paul Smethurst
with Paul Smethurst
Hidden ??, 1981 -
Martin Bennett 31 Jul, 1980 -
with Magi
with Magi
Brian Wilderspin 17 Apr, 1980 TR
with Neil
with Neil
Hidden ??, 1980 -
Ken Taylor 15 Apr, 1979 AltLd
with Richard Langthorp
with Richard Langthorp
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