Rockfax Description
The superb face to the right is taken pretty much in its
centre. Although it has some old fixed gear, this can all be backed up although it may be worth E4 when the peg eventually goes. Climb the wall to a break and a thread, then climb up and slightly right (two old pegs) to reach easier ground. Continue leftwards, to the loose finish of Whispering Wind. © Rockfax

FA. A Richardson May/1986

Hugh Simons 10/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Pegs are a bit rotten looking, thankfully the hardest move is standing up to clip them! A little easier to read after that. Good route!

Euan Todd 10/Sep/17 2nd O/S

Yassss, so psyched for Hugh on this one. 5c mini-crux lower down into a rest and gear, then definite 6a move to get stood up in the ledge. He figured it out, and helpfully chalked the holds so I knew what to do on second. There's enough holds on there, but only just!

Hidden 19/Aug/17 2nd
bryan61 19/Aug/17 Lead O/S

very happy with this one

with sally
jgordon75 15/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Mark Harris
pete johnson ?/Aug/17 Lead
with Bob Allen
Hidden 31/Jul/17 Lead O/S
C May 27/May/17 2nd dog
with Tim
Tim M ??/2017 -
Mike W 27/Aug/16 TR O/S
with chris
Chriswallis2 26/Aug/16 TR O/S
with Mike W
Luke Brooks 15/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Kate
Hidden 15/Aug/16 2nd
Hidden 13/Aug/16 Lead O/S
duncana 13/Aug/16 2nd dog

Found it hard and grabbed sling on pegs. But excellent technical face climbing on small features on super rock

with Pippa Archer
Ed Babs 08/Aug/16 2nd O/S

Alex says - disappointingly easy. 😀

with AlexD
AlexD 08/Aug/16 Lead O/S

All over by the time the pegs are reached. Backed up anyway with large micro-wire.

with Ed
Hidden 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Wendy 06/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Sash.C
Hidden 05/Aug/16 Lead O/S
The Grist 04/Aug/16 2nd O/S
rurp 02/Jun/16 -

One very tricky step up. But off vertical and amazing friction

Hidden 31/May/16 2nd
Hidden 31/May/16 Lead O/S
Luxulyan 29/May/16 2nd
with Tim
tim.fairhall 29/May/16 Lead O/S
with Richard
phil64 29/May/16 Lead O/S

bit hot and greasy

with Andy Bowman
belay bunny turned bad 28/May/16 Lead O/S
with Iain M
brices 28/May/16 Lead O/S

Nice and technical

with Llinos
Hidden 15/May/16 Lead
Hidden 15/May/16 2nd
Stefan_Morris 08/May/16 Lead O/S
markalmack 07/May/16 Lead O/S
Duncan Campbell 07/May/16 2nd rpt
with Almadad
adam 24 31/Aug/15 Lead

Great route. Fell by snapping a hold hanging at the crux when i hung around too long. Not too bad if you commit.

rajeshwarbisht 31/Aug/15 2nd dog
with Flavio
Flavio 31/Aug/15 Lead O/S

The pegs are very dodgy, they could hold, maybe. First 6a!

chrisallan 31/Aug/15 2nd dog
James Marshall 01/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Great, so thin at the crux - you just have to believe ! Couldn't back up the pegs till quite a bit later.

with Pete Shepherd
richsmithinbristol 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Snell Stock 2015. With Tom Rainbow

Stephen Horne - Rockfax 06/Jun/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 06/Jun/15 2nd dog
tim newton 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 06/Apr/15 2nd O/S
NuclearNev ??/2015 -
HAJ Francis ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
redjerry 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Ed Morris
simon kimber 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Wood for Trees 17/Apr/14 Lead β

On Dunc's gear, very nice climbing, wouldn't argue with 5c however

Duncan Campbell 17/Apr/14 Lead O/S

A really fun little route, a couple of thin technical moves, but not much harder than First Blood in my opinion.

with GuyVG
w.pettet-smith ?/Apr/14 2nd

Safe enough even considering state of pegs. Crozzley fun.

cooperman 20/Sep/13 Lead O/S

crappy pegs but bomber gear below

with Graham Iles
James Oswald 06/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Weird rock, like climbing slopey gritstone. Great moves up from the first break. Weird climbing, had to convince myself that the pegs would hold, I've no idea! Underrated, worth 3*s for it's uniqueness. Ace technical climbing.

tebs 31/May/13 2nd O/S
with Adam
soph 04/May/13 2nd
with Alex Hughes
Mike_Hayes 04/May/13 Lead O/S
Fran S8 04/May/13 Lead
Thunderthighsontheloose 04/May/13 2nd O/S
nicolat ?/May/13 2nd
with James Mitchell
gregoritos 11/Sep/12 Lead O/S
ksjs 05/Sep/12 2nd rpt
with owen
Hidden 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Dave Foster 11/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Si 2
dswansonlow 10/Aug/12 Lead O/S
jacobjlloyd 10/Aug/12 2nd rpt
with Dougie
Hidden 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Oddjob 06/Apr/12 2nd
with Markus
cem 27/Aug/11 2nd dog

Stupidly slipped off after having completed the crux sequence

drcorbasisgod 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Shauna 10/Aug/11 2nd
with Jules
feilx 06/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Andy L
dannyboy83 05/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Jake
jacobjlloyd 05/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Safe and steady, but involving. Much more fun than expected - really recommend it! Awesome route, and enjoyably unusual for the area. Pegs looked solid to me, and the tat was fairly fresh. Looked tough to back them up though (microcam?)- would definitely be E4 without.

Hidden 15/May/11 Lead β
duncan 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Pippa 22/Apr/11 Lead
with Jon
Ed morris 09/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Brilliant non-commiting climbing

with Martin
ksjs 02/Sep/10 Lead O/S

class all the way, almost slate-like. could be slightly intense sans pegs (one looks good and other less so, these were tied off and equalised with new looking tat at time of ascent). by the way these cant be backed up (or at least i didnt see any way to do so) until you are well past them. also, RF description vague here (no change there then): trend right after the pegs to attain a tiny flake / ear of rock and a standing position beneath the grotty right hand corner and more gear.

with phil
Rob Pitt 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Owen Davies
NeilGriffiths 29/Aug/10 2nd
with Dave Garry, Simon Frost
LoopyLou 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S

What a beauty. Not an obvious striking line like other routes here, but it magically reveals itself in all its subtlety as you embark on it and commit to higher moves/ the crux sequence. Its basically a 20m technical boulder problem on thin holds requiring strong fingers and steady feet. And divinely protectable/ safe, a rare treat at this grade. Had me smiling ear to ear; my style of route. Wish there was more of this in pembroke.

with Helen Lear / Pinnacle meet
frost 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with N Griffiths, D Garry
Chubbard 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Ray
Hidden 07/Aug/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 22/May/10 2nd O/S
mattyork2 13/Apr/10 2nd O/S
mux ??/2010 -
with Simon Frost , Neil Griffiths
Rob Grant ?/Jul/09 Lead
with Lindy
Hidden 15/Jun/09 Lead
datoon 03/May/09 Lead O/S
with K
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
nicolat ?/Jul/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
janegallwey ??/2007 Lead
Wil Treasure ??/2007 Lead dog
benjhans ?/May/06 2nd dog

Struggled on my first E3

bfreeman ?/Mar/06 Lead O/S
DanH9883 ?/Jan/06 2nd
with Ed
Hidden ??/2006 -
eddy-on-the-rocks ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Dan
Kev Little ??/2006 Lead O/S
Dan Savory 17/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Billg ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/03 Lead
LC ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 12/May/02 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
Rock Fairy ?/Jul/01 2nd

My 1st E3 6a Second :-)

with david
Hidden 30/May/01 Lead O/S
PaulTanton 16/Aug/99 Lead O/S
with Dave Taylor
Mathias Willerup 29/Aug/98 Lead β

My first E36a

with Tim Wilkinson
Rich Kirby 03/Jun/98 2nd
sadams 22/Jun/97 2nd
with Team Midlands
Rich Kirby ?/Jun/97 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/97 Lead
michael burrows 02/Apr/97 Lead O/S
with andy boorman
Mike Owen 26/Aug/90 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
Hidden 21/Apr/87 Lead
Steve Lewis 19/Apr/87 Lead O/S
with Clive Curle
Hidden ??/1986 Lead O/S
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