Rockfax Description
The right-hand side of the corner is not as dirty as Gandhi. It sees few ascents but is a useful grade for this crag. The pull around the bulge near the top needs determination. © Rockfax

FA. J.Taylor 02/Jan/1978

Ticklists: Pembroke VDiff-HVS.

Kemics 28/Oct/17 2nd O/S

Very wet, would be nice in the dry

mr_w 19/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Chose this route as an "easy" way out after a long day of thuggy crack climbing... not as easy as anticipated, although 7 h of pump may do that to you. A fair bit of polish, but the undercut on the crux move helps things a lot.

Adderbury Climber 19/Sep/17 2nd O/S

With rucksac

with Ceri
C@rwyn 05/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Geraint, Dad
lieraza 02/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Useful as a way of getting out of the crag... not sure it's worth it for the climbing itself.

with EllieM, Sarju
bryan61 23/Aug/17 Solo O/S
Michael Bortoluzzi 27/May/17 Lead O/S
with Maz (WCC)
Sophie Nunn 20/May/17 2nd O/S
with Jane W
Jane Weir 20/May/17 Lead O/S
brian watson 19/May/17 Lead O/S

Hard work at the end of the day with a pack! (How embarrassing Ed)

with Mike Hawkins
mrteale 17/Apr/17 Solo rpt
Richardlake 16/Apr/17 2nd O/S
will_lake 16/Apr/17 Lead
Hidden ??/2017 -
Andrew Sloan 12/Oct/16 TR O/S

Escape route after retrieving gear left on Deranged yesterday.

with pete
SenzuBean 18/Sep/16 2nd O/S

Really nice route :)

with Andrew S
simibrown 10/Sep/16 AltLd
with andre
LDudill 05/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Pretty bad day for conditions... Extremely greasy / wet / slimey... Therefore felt stiff for grade... Kelly slipped off seconding! Not too enjoyable...

Hidden 04/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Ffyona 04/Sep/16 2nd
robgixer 28/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Charley
charleybaby5287 28/Aug/16 Lead
SamN 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Benn k 04/Aug/16 2nd
monkeyman79 04/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Peter Willey
ginger 27/Jun/16 Lead
with Nick
mrteale 20/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Tom
John Harrison 08/Jun/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/May/16 Lead
Anouk Spelt 30/May/16 2nd
with d.heard
d.heard 30/May/16 2nd O/S
KatePG 30/May/16 2nd
with d.heard, Ali
ali.scott 30/May/16 Lead O/S
with KatePG, David H
Jenn_Stretton 28/May/16 Lead O/S

pretty grimey and a a couple of moves felt a bit stiff for severe

DaveThexton 28/May/16 2nd O/S
net 28/May/16 Lead

Lots better than it looks; getting round the bulge was fun

with George
Carl 06/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Andy Parry, Dan Mills
alixfelly 06/Mar/16 Lead
with Emily Beeston
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Hidden 25/Sep/15 TR O/S
Eagertom 06/Sep/15 Solo O/S

probably shouldn't have done this in boots, the crux move is tech graded for a reason.

Palindrome 01/Sep/15 2nd

Backed off then seconded route, very dirty and polished.

Cleve 28/Aug/15 2nd O/S
mreynolds 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
timreynolds 16/Aug/15 2nd


Charles Kinniburgh 10/Aug/15 2nd
harold walmsley 10/Aug/15 Lead rpt
with Charles
Hidden 01/Aug/15 Lead
Hidden 01/Aug/15 2nd
Josh Hadley 01/Aug/15 Lead O/S
gingerking ?/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Joel Sargent, Josh Hadley, Hadley
cpoad 07/Jun/15 2nd rpt
with Clare F
Monster 13/May/15 -
cdpuk 01/May/15 2nd O/S

Few ascents? Not according to the polish!

beckyjg 05/Apr/15 2nd
Hidden 05/Apr/15 2nd
JamesWilliams 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Becky
Charlie Low 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Futing Yuan (Jane)
Hidden 22/Mar/15 2nd O/S
AidanBT 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Gainz 22/Mar/15 Lead

The rock was greasy, but mostly a fine climb.

callumbtaylor 22/Mar/15 2nd
NuclearNev ??/2015 -
gurumed 30/Sep/14 Lead O/S


with gjd
gjd 30/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Gurumed
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/14 2nd
Duncan Turner 14/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hamish777 14/Sep/14 2nd O/S

This climb feels like a HS 4b one.

Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Flavio 13/Sep/14 Solo O/S 22/Aug/14 2nd

very polished on one section.

leon 07/Aug/14 Lead O/S
fabricio 07/Aug/14 2nd
with leon
Woody63 05/Aug/14 2nd
with Dave W
Hidden 05/Aug/14 Lead
Neil Watson 28/Jul/14 2nd

Absolutely choss. Hardly sees any traffic? It's pretty polished for lack of use. Stacked Against around to the left is easier and nicer.

adam clarke 18/Jul/14 Lead dog

A dreadful route in the wet; aided up slippery/muddy ramp to get up and out of the rain!

with Adam Lynch
CameronH 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Phil Glass
Hidden 12/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/14 Lead O/S
John Harrison 12/Jun/14 2nd
HazelMacLean 12/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Horribly wet when climbed, didn't enjoy.

Lizzie B 10/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/14 2nd O/S
George Frisby 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/14 2nd
Hidden 04/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/14 Lead O/S
penny_pops25 03/May/14 2nd O/S
Ed Hayter ?/May/14 Lead RP
bigbobbyking 12/Apr/14 2nd

Wet and polished. Not recommended!

with David Brock
onlyfoddington 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Poor gear, was wet and was convinced I was going to slip off. Why did I bother?

Roo123 08/Apr/14 Lead
pftom 30/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 30/Mar/14 -
rosiehawker 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Tom Grady
MarkRoe 05/Nov/13 2nd O/S
Luke W Edwards 05/Nov/13 Lead O/S
althesin 21/Sep/13 2nd O/S
schristophersmith 21/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Reds 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 25/Aug/13 2nd
John Sheehan 25/Aug/13 Lead β
with David Sheehan
nmott 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Kerrie Mott
EllieWoods 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Jono
chrissloan84 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Alex Dunn, Rob Martin
JP78 24/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 24/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Richard Alderton 23/Aug/13 Lead dnf
with Liam
Dervey 23/Aug/13 2nd
with Rich
cpoad 05/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Clare F, John S
David Walker 05/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/13 Lead
auld al 23/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/May/13 Lead O/S
michael burrows 06/May/13 Lead O/S

in situ friend!

Sophieeee 05/May/13 2nd
CragDog 04/May/13 Lead O/S
JenDurden 04/May/13 Lead
Nexonen 04/May/13 2nd O/S
with Jen
catty_9 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Cat Smith
Hidden ??/2013 2nd
Jillybean 29/Oct/12 Lead
with Brad
Alister123 14/Sep/12 Lead O/S
jon_ridley 01/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Emily Cropton 01/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
EliotStephens 27/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Brian Moseley 23/Jun/12 2nd O/S
BenedictIEP 22/Jun/12 Lead O/S
AntieJ 22/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 22/Jun/12 2nd O/S
vix 22/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with JP, Alex
thedatastream 22/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Luke D, Vix
Hidden 04/Jun/12 2nd
sman3333 01/Jun/12 Lead

tried the loosener and failed so did this instead :(

msoldn 19/May/12 2nd O/S
with Thomasina
w-watson 19/May/12 Lead
Hidden 19/May/12 2nd O/S
partz 05/May/12 Lead O/S
Henry Brown 05/May/12 2nd
with matt ev
Vicky T ?/May/12 2nd O/S

Pembroke GUCC summer trip

with Ollie Lancett
ollieboy ?/May/12 Lead
with Vicky Taylor
Hidden 11/Apr/12 Lead O/S
ritchierich 11/Apr/12 2nd O/S
vinspin 10/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with sammy
louby 07/Apr/12 Lead
chris_B 07/Apr/12 2nd
mhawk 27/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Paul Martin
cf2g08 27/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Adam Coles ?/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with Clare, ben park
Hidden ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
murray ?/Mar/12 2nd O/S
rockman 28/Oct/11 Lead O/S
timcedwards 28/Oct/11 2nd
Luke Jones 20/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Jim
Hidden 20/Oct/11 2nd
hels bels 30/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Adam Booth 23/Sep/11 Lead O/S

One move wonder...

Ellen Cobby 23/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Thomas Healing 07/Sep/11 Lead O/S


LovelyMrTom 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Ketu 29/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Tom E
josh1905 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Goose4 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
fjellogpadleskole 05/Aug/11 Lead
Quarryboy 30/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Martins first real lead of the Pembroke trip, had to try and convince him that his gear was probably OK when he started to panic a bit as he didn't seem to think so.

Stanley 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Cragking, Jack Bradbrook
Stanners 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S

led some of mart's gear in place from him backing off.

with Martin Stanfield, Jack Bradbrook
Charlie Evans 11/Jul/11 Lead
jacktomlinson 11/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
joem 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S
beakerburgess 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
adam carless 06/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Andy Sheridan
Rhydian Evans ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Adam_42 29/May/11 Lead O/S

Felt hard at severe, though that may have been the wet.

with Rachel Pelham
simoncov 29/May/11 Lead O/S
with Toni
frume 24/May/11 Lead O/S
with Ian
mjeffery 19/May/11 Lead O/S
vinspin 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S

very polished! (:

with sammy
Stefan_Morris 11/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Tom Fuller 11/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 31/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Danny Bags ??/2011 -
Oliver Sherman 26/Sep/10 Solo O/S

Deniz left her rope at the top, so chose the fast retrieval method!

Jams Crwca 18/Sep/10 2nd O/S
themadbrown 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with james
tobydunford 01/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Happy Wanderer 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Ken T
mariannekhoo 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Dirty and polished. Used every single hex I'd carried with me.

andrewgarratt 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S
erica 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Dusty and polished but still enjoyable. Good move round the bulge. Good value for Severe!

with Shirley
bvilsue 29/Aug/10 2nd

mloskot - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Beatriz Villate, Pantera

mloskot 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Be prepared for a dust in your mouth :-)

with Beatriz Villate, Pantera
Hidden 29/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden 22/Aug/10 2nd O/S
tsjx 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
paulerussell 22/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Horrible - sandy, greasy, polished...

with Ewan Buckingham
dpiddock 22/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Tom Jones
Hidden 22/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Savlon 17/Jul/10 2nd
with Steve Foley, Terry Gilbert
Tala A 16/Jul/10 Lead

Very sandy and slightly wet, not nice

with Rich
Hidden 03/Jun/10 TR
kelliroberts3 ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
agibb 03/May/10 Lead O/S
petegruf 03/May/10 Lead
with luke g
JasRY 03/May/10 Lead O/S
with Liam
joe.91 02/May/10 Lead O/S

Horrible in every way, dirty, polished and rubbish moves not even worth considering

with Fione Rafla
melonmike 01/May/10 Lead O/S
with Fran Pickerill
Hidden 01/May/10 Lead O/S
mes32 01/May/10 2nd
Macca9999 ?/May/10 2nd
Macca9999 ?/May/10 2nd
john_ohlsson ?/May/10 Lead dog
john_ohlsson ?/May/10 Lead dog
eroica64 10/Apr/10 Lead

Tried dirty horrible VS on left and transferred over to this better but easier line after backing off VS.

with Rehan
Hidden 05/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Feb/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Feb/10 2nd
searla 20/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
w.pettet-smith 22/Aug/09 2nd

greasy and polished and dirty.

with doooogal
Dan_Carroll 16/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Rebecca Holland
Beck Robinson 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Twisty 07/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Nigel Stock
jak.kelly 09/May/09 2nd O/S
with Lynnette Evans
godusty 08/May/09 -
Hidden 03/May/09 2nd
Different Steve 02/May/09 Lead rpt
with Clio
Clee 02/May/09 2nd
with Steve
RobRock84 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S

great climb,little bit dirty and a fairly bold move to the right towards the top of the route

with Chris price
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Ed morris 20/Feb/09 Lead β
with arthur
annabel hodges 15/Feb/09 Lead dog

Rested from fear not tiredness. A good route with a fun rightwards swing...My first lead in too long.

with Jon Bleiker
nickevens ??/2009 2nd O/S
benclimbing 25/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Kyle Rance 03/Aug/08 Lead
daviesp2 03/Aug/08 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/08 2nd
Edd Reed 14/Jun/08 Lead rpt
with Donna Mawson
Katie Marshall 10/Jun/08 Lead
with Jules
riddle 24/May/08 2nd
with Yasmina
Hidden 24/May/08 Lead O/S
bpmclimb 12/May/08 Lead O/S
with Clare
Huntlyfiddler 12/May/08 2nd
Hidden 11/May/08 2nd
leigh 11/May/08 Lead O/S

A bit wet in places

with Ed
Luke Marsden 03/May/08 2nd
with Jonathan Plumridge
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead dog
Stuie 04/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Alex Mason
grumpyoldjanner 09/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Xavier
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
btc 23/Jun/07 2nd
with Heather Rogers
plaz 15/Jun/07 Lead
with Mat
Mtnexploits 21/May/07 2nd
with Henry
vet 07/May/07 -

Lead half way

with Helen
Hjort 05/May/07 2nd
with Hilary Theaker
Andrew1 29/Apr/07 2nd
with Andy Lewington
Hidden ?/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/07 2nd
Tim W 24/Mar/07 Lead
7ames ??/2007 Lead
steve taylor ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
janegallwey ??/2007 Lead
djdf 26/Nov/06 2nd O/S

So glad I didn't lead this. The crux around the bulge would have had me cacking my pants. Felt bad enough on second, respect to Oli. Roadinight fell off!

with Oli
colkurtz 31/Aug/06 Lead
with Andy, Karin
jdgaventa ?/Jul/06 Lead
with james davies
KeithW 30/Apr/06 Lead dog

Polished horror, had to rest on gear

with Damian W
belay bunny turned bad ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Dave Foster ??/2006 2nd O/S


with Bryn
Hidden ?/Nov/05 Lead O/S
Neil R 28/Jul/05 Lead
with Sharon
Smelly Fox ?/Aug/04 Solo O/S
Hammy 10/Aug/03 TR
Hidden 14/Jun/03 Lead
ASchwirtz 07/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Marq 06/Jun/03 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
John Brayshaw 29/Sep/02 Lead O/S
with Pete Twist
shoulders 25/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with dai
EllieWoods ?/Jul/02 2nd O/S
with Trevor
Different Steve ?/May/02 Lead O/S
with Cathy Tye
Tarquin ??/2002 -
PaulTclimbing ??/2002 -
with Johnjames, Trelewis gang, Neville, Adrian, Neil, Howell graham
chris wyatt ??/2000 Lead
with chris praxmarer
cornishben ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Edouard Vincent
Roget 24/May/99 Solo O/S
cem 01/May/99 2nd
with Gordon Carder
buxtoncoffeelover ?/Apr/97 Lead
Ruth Allan ??/1996 2nd O/S

With Imperial College Mountaineering Club.

Hidden 21/Sep/94 2nd
jfletcher 14/Aug/94 Solo
craig h 04/Apr/94 2nd O/S
with Shaun
Chris Ellis 10/Jul/93 Lead
with Hillary Gott
Scott McRae ?/Apr/93 2nd O/S
with Steve Jones
Andy Say 15/Apr/92 Lead
Hidden 15/Apr/92 2nd
Hidden ?/Mar/91 2nd
morganator ?/Sep/90 Solo
ndm 11/Jul/90 Lead
Hidden ??/1988 Solo
Hidden 25/Sep/87 Lead
Alan James - UKC and UKH 21/Aug/87 Solo
Steve Crowe 21/Apr/87 Solo O/S
Neil McA 29/Sep/86 Solo O/S
Martin Bennett 14/Jul/86 -
with RA
Jelly Mould Surfer ??/1986 Lead β
Bob M ?/Aug/85 Lead
with Brian Linnington
Nigel Coe ??/1985 Lead
with Jerry Hawley, Steve Portnoi
hazeysunshine ?/Jun/84 Lead O/S
with Pete H
Lone Rider ??/1982 -
Hidden 11/Jul/81 Lead
Hidden 02/Jan/78 Solo
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