Rockfax Description
An excellent and underrated route which tackles the smooth white wall directly by some surprisingly amenable climbing. Start as for Flight Path and climb the wall with a hard move to gain a curving overlap at half-height (reasonable gear and two stainless pegs). Move left then continue up the easier but scarier upper wall trending left to finish up The Arrow. The original start was slightly to the right but is a bit artificial. © Rockfax

FA. G.Gibson 23/Oct/1982

Ticklists: Great Wall Climbs of the UK, Ultimate E4 ticklist.

Llinos C 05/May Lead O/S

Led this in the full heat of the sun on a Hot Bank holiday weekend, not recommended if you want to keep your skin! Good route, felt thin but the gear is good even if there doesn't feel like much of it.

with brices
Ed Babs 05/May Lead O/S

great moves, but the pegs are rusty above is micro-wire protection and a poor sling - I took my time!

with Eddie Young
J_Spooner 29/Aug/17 2nd O/S
with Ben Smart
harry_lewis 19/Aug/17 2nd O/S
with Ed Teale, benkelsey
benkelsey 19/Aug/17 Lead O/S

So very slow. Didn't find the kit too inspiring but haven't tradded in a few months. Climbing is amenable but that's where the similarities with the description here end. Two pegs, in different breaks, quite rusty but not terrible. Excellent - almost a three starer.

mrteale 19/Aug/17 2nd O/S
Pippa 23/Jul/17 Lead O/S
mountain_jay 23/Jul/17 2nd O/S

Real quality! Techy face climbing. Loved it. Pip found some gear out right before the first bolt.

with Pippa
Wendy 08/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Found the gear really fiddly

with ali k
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 02/Jul/17 Lead rpt

I didn't think I'd done this, but the logbooks are saying otherwise. Apparently my memory is worse than I thought it was. Good route too, memorable some may say!

penny.orr 02/Jul/17 2nd

A really enjoyable 2nd

ian bryant 18/Jun/17 Lead O/S

There are 2 pegs (June 2017) - not stainless though they looked ok, if a little rusty on the surface. The first is not really necessary as there's pretty good gear up to that point but the second would be very welcome, if it's any good as the gear above that point is pretty poor until you reach the arrow. After the overlap go right then up then left into the arrow just under the roof. I'm glad I hadn't read this first or it would have sent me off course.

Alex Mason 27/May/17 Lead rpt

Great wall climbing.

with Jemma Powell
eel ?/Aug/16 Lead O/S
onlyfoddington 30/May/16 2nd dog

I thought I had done the hard bit when I had removed the gear past the overlap, but I was wrong. Should have realised I needed to move right, but moving back left again was hard anyway. Fairly pleased with my attempt.

ian d f 30/May/16 Lead G/U
pearson9596 30/May/16 2nd O/S
with ian d f
Hidden 14/May/16 Lead O/S
markalmack 07/May/16 2nd rpt
Duncan Campbell 07/May/16 Lead O/S

Wanted to do this for a while! Definitely felt like a touch harder than Body Language. The climbing is pretty tricky and the kit never massively inspiring. No stainless pegs (some rusty ones) and the top feels especially bold. I ended up making a couple of moves into The Arrow a little early as the ledge you aim for had a few seagulls nesting on it and I didn't fancy going anywhere near them. I ended up going left over the roof as well to keep out of their way!

ian d f 19/Mar/16 Lead dnf

Will have to try again.

with Jan, Liz F
Dizz 19/Mar/16 2nd dnf

Ian scuttled off to the Arrow and put gear in my rope which I didn't mind as was too tired and already fell off several times :) Good route - need to have some up left!

with Jan, Ian F
patrickcd 27/Sep/15 2nd
with Andy
Hidden 31/Aug/15 Lead O/S
mynyddresident 08/Aug/15 Lead dnf

Must get back on this next time, bailed a few metres before the easy climbing due to excruciating foot pain. Took too long route finding in the heat and think i added uneccessary difficult moves by staying too far left at roof?

with KP
Andy Peak 1 13/May/15 Lead dog

Multiple route reading errors, after the overlap trend rite to go back left

Hidden 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S
brices 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S

very techy climbing, No stainless pegs found only two very rusty ones and a number of micro wires. great route

nathanlee 03/Apr/15 2nd
with Rob Greenwood
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 02/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Ramon Marin 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Last route of the weekend after coaching Viki all weekend. Had a minor epic with an angry seagull on the crux, and added pressure of incoming tide. Found no stainless pegs, but found a couple of very rusty one not worth clipping. Loads on small gear all the way. Steady at E4. Good route

with viki harvey
Hidden 11/Apr/14 Lead
Stefan_Morris 04/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Ed morris 04/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with stefan
ejected ??/2013 Lead O/S
Nick Sillem ??/2013 Lead O/S
KRB 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S

An excellent climb and pretty reasonable for the grade. Pulled over the top to see Wendy strolling up with the picnic. Coupled with introducing Ollie to some very good VS's/HVS's this made for a great day's climbing.

with Oliver Bridges
dswansonlow 09/Aug/12 2nd O/S
jacobjlloyd 09/Aug/12 Lead dog

missed the sequence, hung around not seeing it for too long. Silly.

redjerry ?/Aug/12 TR O/S
Luke Brooks 14/Apr/12 Lead
Glyn 14/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Toby Dunn 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Andy Reeve
markalmack 07/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with james marjot
Paul Boggis ??/2011 2nd
phil64 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
catblack 12/Aug/10 2nd dog
Andrew Barker 12/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Harder and more pumpy than I anticipated! It doesn't look very steep but certainly felt it. Great climbing, definitely underrated. We went with the name and did it above a rising tide but started on a ledge just above the high tide mark to avoid any mishaps!

billb ?/Aug/10 Lead dog
Ed Booth 09/Apr/10 Lead O/S
fennerz 09/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Angus and Ed
anguskille 09/Apr/10 2nd O/S

what an ace pitch

with Tom and Ed
Richard Horn 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Ian Broome 29/Jun/09 2nd
with alaan
alaan 29/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/09 Lead dnf
morganator 22/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with James Hall
Hidden 29/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 04/Apr/08 Lead O/S

Started at about 7 15 just made it before sunset, very nearly came off several times from pump, first time ive managed to recover on jugs. great route with good climbing and nothing too desparate.

with Keith Phizacklea
dan gibson 24/Jun/07 Lead O/S
cragdan 24/Jun/07 2nd dog
with Dan Gibson
feilx 23/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Phil Davis
PaulTanton 29/May/07 Lead O/S

Excellent route, nice and commiting. Stick to the line and don't jib-out into the Arrow. It all comes good

with Dave Taylor
Gus 04/May/07 Lead O/S
Tony Little 08/Apr/07 2nd
with Ed Brown
janegallwey ??/2007 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/06 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Kev Little ??/2006 2nd
Hidden 25/Feb/05 Lead O/S
daveayton ??/2005 Lead O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
JulesV ??/2005 Lead O/S
sadams 11/Apr/04 2nd
with Eric Hildrew
fyfee8a ??/2004 -
Hidden 02/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Steve Crowe 31/Mar/02 Lead O/S
with karin
Billg ?/Jul/00 Lead O/S
with Megan Beaumont
Hidden 30/Apr/00 Lead O/S
D Tempest 11/Jun/99 2nd
with Rick
Roget 25/May/99 Lead O/S
with jon
sadams 15/Aug/98 Lead
with Pete Bukowski
innes ?/Aug/98 Lead O/S
with Jon Bracey
Rich Kirby ?/May/98 Lead dog
duncan 30/Mar/97 Lead O/S
with AlisonC
Steve Long ??/1997 Lead
Greg Cunningham ?/Jun/96 Lead
with nigel birtwell
Alan James - UKC and UKH 28/May/94 Lead
with Paul Dearden
jfletcher 27/May/94 Lead O/S
whispering nic ?/Aug/93 Lead
with Graham Iles
Hidden ??/1990 2nd
UKB and BMC Shark 23/May/87 2nd
with Seb Grieve
Mike Owen 21/Apr/87 Lead O/S
with Phil Ralph
andy gittins ??/1987 -
jon 09/Apr/85 Lead
with H
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