42m.

Rockfax Description
A popular photogenic route up the left arete of the Diedre Sud corner. It can be split at a belay on the arete. Start from a hanging belay, below a short groove, in the lower left side of the arete. Climb the groove and slabby wall above to reach a ledge on the arete (possible belay). Climb the wall just right of the arete then pull up steeply to gain some cracks above. Follow these and the arete above to finish. © Rockfax

FA. R.Harrison May/1976

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
Hidden 5 May 2nd O/S
ian d f 5 May Lead O/S
josefft 21 Apr 2nd O/S Top pitch only as a finish to Heart of Darkness.
Top pitch only as a finish to Heart of Darkness.
Graeme Hammond 21 Apr Lead O/S Top pitch only as a finish to Heart of Darkness. Quality.
with josefft
Top pitch only as a finish to Heart of Darkness. Quality.
with josefft
knighty 21 Apr 2nd O/S Harsh to call this HVS I think - I found the moves stepping around onto the face were harder than Snozwanger for sure. Great exposure stepping left on the upper face.
Harsh to call this HVS I think - I found the moves stepping around onto the face were harder than Snozwanger for sure. Great exposure stepping left on the upper face.
Euan Todd 21 Apr Lead O/S I bloody love this crag, every route is so involved. 40m of proper climbing above a booming sea. Bird restrictions, so abbed into hanging stances today. Felt the crux on this one was quite blind, nice moves though. Felt like E1 5b IMO.
with knighty
I bloody love this crag, every route is so involved. 40m of proper climbing above a booming sea. Bird restrictions, so abbed into hanging stances today. Felt the crux on this one was quite blind, nice moves though. Felt like E1 5b IMO.
with knighty
Hidden 22 Mar 2nd O/S
Kris2fa 22 Feb Lead O/S Started as for Snozwanger
with Adam24B
Started as for Snozwanger
with Adam24B
Tim Sparrow 21 Feb 2nd
with nniff
with nniff
nniff 21 Feb Lead
nuts and bolts 9 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 1 Sep, 2018 2nd rpt
bidean 28 Aug, 2018 2nd
Hidden 28 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
Lakesben 27 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 16 Aug, 2018 Lead
Sam Brown 13 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with Nat williams
with Nat williams
Sam Brown 13 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with Nat williams
with Nat williams
Hidden ?Aug, 2018 Lead
tom jefferies 19 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with Kim Tirreyll-Marsh
with Kim Tirreyll-Marsh
Sebastien Gastaud 24 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
with Charlotte Perry-Houts
with Charlotte Perry-Houts
Bruise Apprentice 24 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S Tricky moves coming out of the corner.
Tricky moves coming out of the corner.
Hidden 24 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
cperryhouts 24 Jun, 2018 2nd
Hidden 21 Jun, 2018 Lead rpt
Hidden 5 May, 2018 Lead β
williap 5 May, 2018 2nd
Hidden 1 Apr, 2018 -
NickJH ??, 2018 -
jesse.stuck ??, 2018 Lead β
Simon Allcock 25 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S traversed in at about 5m coz seas. 2 pitches - route check at ledge. Felt spicy at HVS - glad to see E1 in new book. Second wished he had a harness!
with Wilki
traversed in at about 5m coz seas. 2 pitches - route check at ledge. Felt spicy at HVS - glad to see E1 in new book. Second wished he had a harness!
with Wilki
George_Surf 26 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S In 1 pitch. Up to the stance is fine but leaving the stance was sustained and bold. Maybe I was too close to the arete? Felt e1
In 1 pitch. Up to the stance is fine but leaving the stance was sustained and bold. Maybe I was too close to the arete? Felt e1
rachelpearce01 26 Sep, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 26 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
freec 25 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S E1 5b in CC guide
with cem
E1 5b in CC guide
with cem
cem 25 Aug, 2017 2nd rpt
with Clare Freer
with Clare Freer
lukegorman 22 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Wendy Watthews 22 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 22 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 19 Aug, 2017 2nd
Hidden 19 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
justdoit 17 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S really good route, the upper wall was a bit tricky.
really good route, the upper wall was a bit tricky.
Mark_shack 14 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 9 Aug, 2017 -
Roget 9 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
with jon
with jon
bryan61 9 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
Ed Hastings 11 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
with Matthias Trickey
with Matthias Trickey
Steve Waters, Mynydd 10 Jul, 2017 2nd Did last pitch as a finish to Heart of Darnkess due to bird ban.
Did last pitch as a finish to Heart of Darnkess due to bird ban.
Hidden 10 Jul, 2017 2nd
Hidden 10 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
mtempest 10 Jul, 2017 Lead Finish to Heart of Darkness due to bird ban
Finish to Heart of Darkness due to bird ban
Hidden 26 May, 2017 Lead
Georgie25 21 May, 2017 2nd To finish out of heart of darkness due to bird ban on usual escape routes.
To finish out of heart of darkness due to bird ban on usual escape routes.
Keith Swainson 21 May, 2017 Lead O/S From the half height ledge as a finish to Heart of Darkness. Brilliant contrasting pitch to the wonderful jug wander before it.
From the half height ledge as a finish to Heart of Darkness. Brilliant contrasting pitch to the wonderful jug wander before it.
Mark Stevenson 9 May, 2017 Lead O/S
with Chrissy Derrick
with Chrissy Derrick
Hidden 25 Nov, 2016 2nd
Hidden 3 Oct, 2016 2nd O/S
gjd 3 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
with Brian H
with Brian H
julesmckim 23 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
with Alex Renshaw
with Alex Renshaw
Hidden 23 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
AlexRenshaw 23 Sep, 2016 2nd
Hidden 28 Aug, 2016 2nd
Pete Wimbush 27 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
with Richard Williams
with Richard Williams
hazeysunshine 6 Aug, 2016 2nd O/S
Charlie Low 6 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
with Hazel Jones
with Hazel Jones
nige pacer 31 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S
with Simon Dale
with Simon Dale
wi11 11 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
with Ruth B
with Ruth B
Hidden 6 Jul, 2016 TR O/S
tyho 27 Jun, 2016 Lead dog James forgot his half of the rope which necessitated two pitches. Something awful happened to my achilles tendon while standing on the ledge and half way up the second pitch I had to rest on a nut because I couldn't weight my left leg.
with James O Tool
James forgot his half of the rope which necessitated two pitches. Something awful happened to my achilles tendon while standing on the ledge and half way up the second pitch I had to rest on a nut because I couldn't weight my left leg.
with James O Tool
Hidden 15 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
Longsufferingropeholder 15 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S
with C May
with C May
Hidden 9 Jun, 2016 Lead
Hidden 9 Jun, 2016 2nd
Hidden 1 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S
luke glaister 15 May, 2016 Lead O/S Such a class route. Did in one long pitch. The top half is supurb. Good gear then some climbing to good gear. Brilliant. 3***s from me.
Such a class route. Did in one long pitch. The top half is supurb. Good gear then some climbing to good gear. Brilliant. 3***s from me.
Tim Sparrow ??, 2016 -
PAJames ??, 2016 -
Owen W-G 9 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S Led in two pitches as Ben was about to get wet. Probably a good thing as would've run out of gear and shambled the rope work. First route after the drive but still found moves about stance ledge quite tricky really for HVS. Brilliant route.
with Ben French
Led in two pitches as Ben was about to get wet. Probably a good thing as would've run out of gear and shambled the rope work. First route after the drive but still found moves about stance ledge quite tricky really for HVS. Brilliant route.
with Ben French
John Nuttall 15 Aug, 2015 Lead
with Sharon
with Sharon
Avon Man 19 Jul, 2015 2nd O/S
with Derek
with Derek
Hidden 18 Jul, 2015 Lead rpt
sparbus 16 Jul, 2015 Lead
with FedUp
with FedUp
Alison Cairns 15 Jul, 2015 Lead rpt Done in 1 runout feels like an E1
Done in 1 runout feels like an E1
MC 15 Jul, 2015 Lead top route. Glorious sunshine day. Lovely walk there and back in the evening to Bosherton thru the lily ponds to the pub. Idyllic!
with Dave Binney
top route. Glorious sunshine day. Lovely walk there and back in the evening to Bosherton thru the lily ponds to the pub. Idyllic!
with Dave Binney
Hidden 9 Jul, 2015 2nd
CharlieMack 22 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
with Angus
with Angus
anguskille 22 Jun, 2015 2nd β
Hidden 5 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
darcan 4 Apr, 2015 AltLd
nickstephens 4 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S
with darcan
with darcan
Hidden ??, 2015 -
Hidden ??, 2015 -
grp 12 Sep, 2014 2nd
rd20 24 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
with Sumee
with Sumee
Rob Rocket 23 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Scooter Young 23 Aug, 2014 2nd
leon 5 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S In 1 pitch
In 1 pitch
fabricio 5 Aug, 2014 2nd
with leon
with leon
Hidden 22 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
1poundSOCKS 20 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S Led as one 40m pitch. Committing crux but generally steady climbing. Great route.
Led as one 40m pitch. Committing crux but generally steady climbing. Great route.
tobydunford 28 May, 2014 Lead O/S
with Harry Martin
with Harry Martin
Olli-C 2 May, 2014 Lead O/S Traversed in from Diedre Sud to the big ledge on the arete.
Traversed in from Diedre Sud to the big ledge on the arete.
Hardcore Pat 22 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
with Dr Julie
with Dr Julie
Hidden 20 Apr, 2014 Lead
steve.warrington 19 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
alastairbegley 13 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S Given E1 5b in the CC guide which seemed correct, no way this is HVS!
with Slick
Given E1 5b in the CC guide which seemed correct, no way this is HVS!
with Slick
SJS 13 Apr, 2014 2nd
Slick 13 Apr, 2014 2nd
Nick Russell 13 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S Second pitch only. E1 5b would seem fairer. Not entirely sure if I took the right line after the bulge as there was another crack further left. Had a look at that and it looked desperate for E1 though. Whatever I did, it was some really good climbing up sharp finger cracks, all very positive but deceptively steep. Watch out for a loose block near the top. Approximately the size of my head, I'd just matched both hands onto it to haul up when it shifted alarmingly. A tense few moments followed as I shifted my weight very carefully onto more solid rock, placed an additional runner and continued to the top.
with SJS
Second pitch only. E1 5b would seem fairer. Not entirely sure if I took the right line after the bulge as there was another crack further left. Had a look at that and it looked desperate for E1 though. Whatever I did, it was some really good climbing up sharp finger cracks, all very positive but deceptively steep. Watch out for a loose block near the top. Approximately the size of my head, I'd just matched both hands onto it to haul up when it shifted alarmingly. A tense few moments followed as I shifted my weight very carefully onto more solid rock, placed an additional runner and continued to the top.
with SJS
adie84 ??, 2014 -
al99 21 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
with Luke Hodson
with Luke Hodson
lukehodson 21 Sep, 2013 2nd O/S Did snozwanger to half height due to wet start
with al99
Did snozwanger to half height due to wet start
with al99
Pete_Frost 25 Aug, 2013 2nd O/S Left hand line after intermediate belay is E1 according to CC definitive guide. Certainly felt E1 when following.
Left hand line after intermediate belay is E1 according to CC definitive guide. Certainly felt E1 when following.
James Oswald 25 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S Did the first pitch of Blowin' and then Clare backed onto Diedre Sud for the final pitch. Cool crag
with Clare Erskine
Did the first pitch of Blowin' and then Clare backed onto Diedre Sud for the final pitch. Cool crag
with Clare Erskine
Shaw Brown 24 Aug, 2013 2nd
with loz01
with loz01
Jim Slater 24 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S Led top pitch.
with Trevor Wilson
Led top pitch.
with Trevor Wilson
Hidden 24 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
Rachel S 24 Aug, 2013 2nd
with Ted
with Ted
Tom Livingstone 12 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
Steeve 7 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
tom.e 1 Aug, 2013 2nd rpt
with Charlie Everett
with Charlie Everett
duncan 20 Jul, 2013 AltLd rpt
Hidden 20 Jul, 2013 AltLd
asmith37 7 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
with Mike Grant
with Mike Grant
dan gibson 6 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
with andrew porter
with andrew porter
AlexD 25 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
RachelP 5 Jun, 2013 2nd
alasdair19 ?Jun, 2013 - felt hard but was a bit hot the start was soaking after tide went out. not too bad once dry, split at half height.
felt hard but was a bit hot the start was soaking after tide went out. not too bad once dry, split at half height.
Hidden 3 May, 2013 Lead
Hidden 3 May, 2013 2nd
fizzychewitt 3 May, 2013 2nd
with Marion, John Norman
with Marion, John Norman
Dan Lane 2 Apr, 2013 2nd O/S Tricky low down and the some nice jamming higher up.
Tricky low down and the some nice jamming higher up.
David Kay 2 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
cymjt ??, 2013 -
Hidden 15 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
edmitchell 28 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S
Adam Booth 28 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
The_Boy_ODwyer 28 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S
with Ian Lau
with Ian Lau
JulesV 20 Jul, 2012 2nd
Hidden 16 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
hamish2016 6 May, 2012 Lead
with chris_B
with chris_B
chris_B 6 May, 2012 2nd
Hidden 5 May, 2012 Lead O/S
hrgcb 5 May, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Virgil Scott
with Virgil Scott
Kyuzo 5 May, 2012 -
cem 5 May, 2012 2nd rpt
with Kirill
with Kirill
themadbrown 15 Oct, 2011 2nd O/S P2-having moved left from snozwanger. Found top ten metres tiring-grrrr-will return
P2-having moved left from snozwanger. Found top ten metres tiring-grrrr-will return
Jams Crwca 15 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S 1st pitch of Snozwanger
1st pitch of Snozwanger
Rob84 1 Oct, 2011 2nd rpt
with Rob Adie, Chris Ashton
with Rob Adie, Chris Ashton
Hidden 13 Sep, 2011 Lead
PaulTanton 1 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
with Anita Grey
with Anita Grey
Katya 29 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
with Bry
with Bry
Bry 29 Aug, 2011 2nd β
with Katya
with Katya
liamoloughlin 29 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
will9911 28 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
with Pete Nugent
with Pete Nugent
Pete Nugent 28 Aug, 2011 AltLd rpt Steep anxious moves up the groove with suspect gear. Pulled out right & eventually joined Snozwanger. Took belay on the ledge. Will led p2. E1,5b in my opinion.
with Will Taylor (LC&CC)
Steep anxious moves up the groove with suspect gear. Pulled out right & eventually joined Snozwanger. Took belay on the ledge. Will led p2. E1,5b in my opinion.
with Will Taylor (LC&CC)
brian watson 28 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S
scott titt 28 Aug, 2011 Lead
Monkey_Alan 28 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
with Neil Weymouth
with Neil Weymouth
Rob84 23 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
with Jess P, MikeThomas
with Jess P, MikeThomas
Rory Shaw ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 18 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S P2 Only. More technically sustained, though less strenuous than Snozwanger. Excellent climbing on an improbable looking line. Another E0 contender?
with SCC
P2 Only. More technically sustained, though less strenuous than Snozwanger. Excellent climbing on an improbable looking line. Another E0 contender?
with SCC
Hidden 18 Oct, 2010 2nd
Hidden 27 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 27 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 Sep, 2010 2nd
Oliver Sherman 25 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
with Deniz Sumengen
with Deniz Sumengen
Hidden 29 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 Aug, 2010 2nd
Hidden 28 Aug, 2010 Lead
Hidden 28 Aug, 2010 Lead
Different Steve 28 Aug, 2010 2nd rpt
with Guy Reid
with Guy Reid
Dave Foster 18 Aug, 2010 2nd O/S Delicate and exposed. Quite goey over the bulge, E1 5b.
with Andy
Delicate and exposed. Quite goey over the bulge, E1 5b.
with Andy
Sut 1 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
alek 27 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 27 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 27 Sep, 2009 2nd
Hidden 21 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
Different Steve 18 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
with Clare
with Clare
Tim W 12 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
with Rich P, Andrew Davidson
with Rich P, Andrew Davidson
Hidden 5 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
spacey 4 Sep, 2009 2nd O/S
Paul Evans 4 Sep, 2009 Lead
with spacey
with spacey
Hidden 8 Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S
matt.woodfield 15 Feb, 2009 AltLd
Chris the Tall 29 Sep, 2008 AltLd O/S Done in two pitches - led the top (5b). Brilliant route, hard HVS rather than E1 cos you get good gear. Awesome position
Done in two pitches - led the top (5b). Brilliant route, hard HVS rather than E1 cos you get good gear. Awesome position
Paul Bowen 27 Sep, 2008 2nd rpt
with bec
with bec
Hidden 27 Sep, 2008 Lead
Richard Hession 26 Sep, 2008 AltLd O/S Good route
with Stu
Good route
with Stu
Hidden 23 Sep, 2008 AltLd O/S
david morse 28 Aug, 2008 AltLd O/S Hanging belay just above incoming tide, very strong winds. best way to do this route. difficult to read top pitch, 5a if you work it out, bloody desperate if not!
with ric
Hanging belay just above incoming tide, very strong winds. best way to do this route. difficult to read top pitch, 5a if you work it out, bloody desperate if not!
with ric
khawk 8 Sep, 2007 Lead
with Wil
with Wil
Hidden 30 Aug, 2007 Lead
tom.e 28 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
with Claire
with Claire
janegallwey ??, 2007 Lead
chris wyatt ??, 2007 Lead O/S
with Dave Reaney
with Dave Reaney
dan_o_b ?Sep, 2006 AltLd O/S
ASchwirtz 27 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S
with Graham
with Graham
Hidden ?Aug, 2006 2nd O/S
Kev Little ??, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Oct, 2005 Lead O/S
Dave Reeve ?Sep, 2005 Lead O/S
with Tony Payne
with Tony Payne
duncana 28 Aug, 2005 2nd Good
with Pippa Archer
Good
with Pippa Archer
Hidden 3 Aug, 2005 Lead O/S
NeilGriffiths ?Aug, 2005 -
with Sean
with Sean
Hidden ?Aug, 2005 Lead O/S
Neil Ireson ?Aug, 2005 Lead
with John
with John
datoon 29 Aug, 2004 Lead O/S
with RT
with RT
johnboyrevel ?Aug, 2004 Lead
with Faye
with Faye
Mark Davies PK ?Aug, 2004 Lead O/S
with Jack G
with Jack G
davebrox ?Aug, 2004 Lead O/S With alex
With alex
belay bunny turned bad ??, 2004 -
Hidden 11 Oct, 2003 Lead
Hidden 30 Aug, 2003 2nd
shoulders 23 Aug, 2002 Lead O/S
with dai
with dai
Hidden ??, 2002 Lead O/S
cem 17 Feb, 2001 2nd
with GrahamD, Miles Butteriss
with GrahamD, Miles Butteriss
Rich Cross - Alpine Guides ??, 2001 2nd
with Julian Wood
with Julian Wood
Hidden ??, 2000 Lead
Chris Ellis 29 Aug, 1998 Lead
with Louise Pellett
with Louise Pellett
duncan 11 Aug, 1998 2nd
with Hugo Glover
with Hugo Glover
Rich Kirby ?Aug, 1998 2nd
with Robin
with Robin
Hidden 14 Aug, 1997 Lead
chris sm 14 Aug, 1997 2nd
steveriley ??, 1997 Lead
with Pete
with Pete
Hidden ??, 1997 -
Hidden ??, 1996 Lead
Hidden 23 Sep, 1995 Lead
pete johnson 26 Aug, 1995 2nd
with Pete Swanson
with Pete Swanson
mikej 20 Aug, 1995 Lead
with Nick Salmon
with Nick Salmon
rob.grafton 26 Sep, 1993 2nd
with Bruce
with Bruce
Hidden 23 Aug, 1990 AltLd
Hidden ??, 1990 -
Neil McA 30 Aug, 1987 Solo rpt
Neil McA 8 Aug, 1987 Solo rpt
Nigel Coe ?Aug, 1987 -
Hidden 15 Feb, 1987 AltLd
andy gittins ??, 1987 -
Neil McA 17 Aug, 1986 2nd O/S
with Jim Dockery
with Jim Dockery
Mike Owen 5 Aug, 1986 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
with Elaine Owen
Mark Kemball 21 Aug, 1985 Lead
with Dave McCann
with Dave McCann
Martin Bennett 31 Oct, 1983 -
with RA
with RA
Hidden 2 Oct, 1982 Lead
Steve Lewis ??, 1978 Lead O/S
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