Rockfax Description
The huge bow-shaped arete has lots of difficult moves punctuated with good rests. Start at the base of the arete.
Boulder-out the leaning arete to a ledge. Move left and climb the arete to a rest on the right. Move to the left of the arete again and make some long moves to another good rest. Continue up the arete before making a fingery move left to positive holds and a lower-off just above. © Rockfax

FA. Nick White, Bruce Woodley 1.6.89 01/Jun/1989

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Classic Anstey's.

Lilypopskeal 17/Sep TR dog

Did not enjoy this climb at all!! Maybe I was tired from day before but I don't recommend this as a warm up!

with Ash
Hidden 30/Aug Lead O/S
beni 20/Aug Lead
aiyer 19/Aug Lead β
with Beni
Hidden 27/Jul -
tom169 25/Jul Lead rpt
Dale Turrell 25/Jul Lead RP

1st pre-clipped.

with tom169
Dave Cale 15/Jul Lead RP
with Mike
keepguessing 24/Jun Solo rpt

After maybe a dozen ascents TR solo and the weather closing in it was time.

D.Russell 15/Jun Lead O/S
Larey 19/May Lead RP
with Max Ayrton
cornishben 14/May Lead dog

Meant to be the warm up but stopped to pull up a clipstick for the runout..

with Rich Draisey
penny.orr 14/Apr Lead O/S

Great... pretty bouldery with good rests. Spicy run-out

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 14/Apr Lead

Hard/bouldery, but with good rests between

Ellis Bird ?/Apr Lead O/S
ricci.andrea86 ?/Mar Lead O/S

pumpy and quite a fight to get the bolts!

Hidden 27/Nov/16 Lead dnf
Harry10933 25/Oct/16 Lead dnf
Hidden 10/Oct/16 Lead β
Ian Ash 09/Oct/16 Lead rpt
m.powell02 30/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Gemma
gem_stone12 30/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Matty P
Hidden 27/Aug/16 Lead dnf
Hidden 07/Aug/16 Lead rpt
Patrick Hill 05/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Rach
Kris suriyo 18/Jun/16 Lead rpt
with Rob, Gary
keepguessing 05/Jun/16 Lead RP

followed jon's lead, then proceeded to climb it with out much trouble, had more issues getting to the first bolt than the rest of the route.

with jon
emdawes 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S
SaraAlassam 30/May/16 Lead dog
BeastintheWest 15/May/16 Lead β
with Paul Roberts
EmilyFell 15/May/16 Lead β
Hidden 21/Mar/16 Lead O/S
MathewWright1998 19/Mar/16 Lead O/S
hankyc 29/Feb/16 Lead β

Actually pretty good, the run outs are only where there is easy ground, just make it more exciting

gem_stone12 ??/2016 Lead O/S
John Mcshea ??/2016 Lead O/S
EdGS 25/Sep/15 Lead RP
with Rory
afrosam 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with TomJ, Si
alice fuller 10/Sep/15 Lead RP

Prev seconded. Great to lead it with the beta from the canny Kafoozalem incl. sling on the flake at the bottom to protect the start

will smith11 30/Aug/15 Lead O/S
ferdia 11/Aug/15 TR
JackMac 04/Aug/15 Lead RP

This must be what trad climbing feels like...

BC 04/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Cracking route, one of my best 6's I've done cool runout as well. Crux is short lived.

JackMac 28/Jul/15 Lead dog

Jumped for the block thinking it was a sinker!

Hidden 27/Jun/15 Lead rpt
ferdia 25/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Not very good. And turned out to be a pretty fierce 'warm up'!

with Joe G, Russell Blackaller, Luke Partridge
Hidden 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Tom Corras 15/Jun/15 Lead
Joe Costello 10/Jun/15 Lead O/S
AlexD 09/Jun/15 Lead β
with Vicky, Marti
Marti999 09/Jun/15 Lead rpt
with Vic, Alex Dennis
Hidden 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/15 Lead dog
Hidden 06/Jun/15 Lead β
Hidden 24/May/15 Lead
KDhruev 12/May/15 Lead O/S
climbomaniac 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Staying left of the arrete at 2nd bolt is pretty hard, but going right via jugs looked like cheating

Hidden 11/Apr/15 Lead RP
James Oswald 11/Apr/15 Lead O/S


with Andy Moles, Ferdia
innes 03/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Ruth
Hidden 22/Mar/15 Lead rpt
tobydunford 08/Feb/15 Lead RP
with Tomar
ukb & bmc shark 07/Feb/15 Lead rpt
Rory Bascombe ?/Dec/14 Lead β
Hidden 02/Nov/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/Sep/14 Lead dog
Hidden 29/Sep/14 2nd dnf
Hidden 17/Sep/14 Lead O/S
TomJ 06/Sep/14 Lead RP
with John, Chris, derico
jonleighton 30/Aug/14 Lead rpt
duncan 30/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Jon Leighton
C coldwell-storry 19/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Sion Fletcher-Rees
patus1111 17/Aug/14 TR RP
Hidden 08/Aug/14 Lead dog
Hidden 22/Jul/14 TR dog
jfreeman 31/May/14 Lead O/S
with Ben Lansbury
Luuuuuke 23/Apr/14 Lead β
with conner, Si
Tim W 12/Apr/14 Lead dog
Hidden 12/Apr/14 Lead dog
Will Mortimer 12/Apr/14 Lead

Scarily run out section adds to the enjoyment of the climb, great once you get the moves

Hidden 14/Mar/14 Lead β
guy xavier percival 12/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Lots of hard moves with plenty of good rests. Quite tough for the grade

with paul
Paul Robertson 12/Mar/14 TR dog
chris j ?/Mar/14 Lead rpt
lawsy_boy1 ??/2014 Lead RP
jonleighton 16/Nov/13 Lead O/S
arandall 14/Oct/13 2nd dnf

far too hard, i got past the first hard bit then got halfway through the second hard bit but ran out of steam.

Hidden 14/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/13 TR rpt
Macca_7 12/Oct/13 Lead rpt

Done as the warm up and what turned out to be the only route of the day! Heathern Man and How the Mighty Fall proved too much for me!

dbrooks 26/Sep/13 Lead RP
with Dave
Charlotte Warner 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
nath_casper 14/Sep/13 Lead dog

bit of a stiff warmup flash pumped

with dan
dbrooks 08/Sep/13 Lead dog

fell off above 3rd bolt on rp attempt

Kris suriyo 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
emily_allen 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
timmyhobby 16/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Julie Carroll 11/Aug/13 Lead RP
with Rob Russell
Daniel 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Andrea Somaschini
3 Names 03/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Ed Bulman
3 Names 02/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Ed Bulman
Gus 02/Aug/13 Lead
peteharrison06 ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S

A good trad route

Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Ellis Butler-Barker 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Best F6 I've done so far! So cool, love the big run-out too.

R2B 01/Jul/13 Lead RP

Took me a couple of goes to get this. A classic at the great with lovely arete climbing.

with Ian B, Charlotte
quiffhanger 09/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Jerome
alek 09/Jun/13 Lead β
Coops_13 09/Jun/13 Lead RP
dmoir 07/Jun/13 Lead RP
brices 29/May/13 Lead β

nice pumpy warmup

with Jim Pope, Gav
Hidden 29/May/13 Lead β
Hidden 29/May/13 Lead O/S
Viki Claudia Harvey 26/May/13 Lead
with Rachel Keys
ambrooker 25/May/13 TR dog
with Zappa, Tom
chiverstom 25/May/13 Lead O/S
with zappa, Alice
J1_TOV 22/May/13 TR β

Used as warm up so lead with rests then TR clean, seems pretty run out and felt hard for grade.

Marky B 03/May/13 Lead O/S
with hannah phillips
shoulders 27/Apr/13 TR
mikeshewring 27/Apr/13 Lead RP
JackMac 02/Mar/13 Lead dnf

Far too run out to be leading with current ankle/foot injuries. Try seconding to the top first...

Hidden ?/Mar/13 Lead β
kingholmesy ??/2013 Lead O/S
with Colin
tom106 27/Aug/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Aug/12 TR dog
theotherpetehill 24/Aug/12 Lead dog
with Michelle
TCCB 12/Aug/12 Lead rpt
Macca_7 22/Jul/12 Lead rpt

Done as the warm up!

tom106 15/Jul/12 Lead β
with tom, mikey, si.
rustaldo 11/Jul/12 Lead rpt

felt harder today than last time!

mikeshewring 01/Jul/12 Lead dog
pete87abs 04/Jun/12 2nd
dj_brigham05 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Tom Seccombe 21/May/12 Lead β
with Dale, Tarn, Will, Matt Parkinson
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead β
Rob Pitt 08/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with Nick Saunders, Nick Arding
Hidden 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Philippa Arding 06/Apr/12 TR
with helen pitt
hepitt ?/Apr/12 TR
with Nick Saunders, Phillipa Arding
Elaine Budden ?/Apr/12 Lead β
robbie Warke 16/Mar/12 Lead β

Felt really hard today, surely its 7a if you stick to the left side of arete without sneaking of right too much?

with Jamie Langler
Cailean Harker ??/2012 -
adam cooper*super* 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Never even been on this before having been down ansteys a guzillion times..

with Si Downing
rustaldo 19/Oct/11 Lead O/S

a smashing route!

with Pete
dominic lee 17/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/11 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Kevster 23/Sep/11 Lead
with Goonie
Hidden 23/Sep/11 Lead RP
Compo 23/Sep/11 Lead RP
with Kaveh
James Marshall 30/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with ollie
Dan Jenkin 30/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Ollie Benzie, James Marshall
Rob Grant 29/Aug/11 Lead
with Naomi
Hidden 20/Aug/11 Lead RP
Bristoldave 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S
jacobjlloyd 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Not a great line, but the high first bolt gives it enough interest to make it worthwhile. That, and being belayed on a half rope by a well-meaning italian who didn't understand that the manual locking design of my belay plate meant he had to keep his hands on it...

with Davide
quiffhanger 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
lojant 11/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Pawel Gregorczyk
felixthelion 11/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Nice moves but the route doesn't really flow. The start is pretty bold. The run out section higher up doesn't really matter as you are on very easy ground. No way 6c+.

with Dan craig
lojant 10/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Pawel Gregorczyk
Hidden 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
EmilyElouise 09/Aug/11 2nd dog
alaan 04/Aug/11 Lead O/S
drysori 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
tedj234 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S


with Kate
Ricky Rocks 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead β
_m.cox_ 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
highrepute 09/Jul/11 Lead β
Hidden 04/Jul/11 Lead RP
Pippa 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/11 Lead dog
Ed Booth 29/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/May/11 Lead rpt
Adam Booth 28/May/11 Lead RP
Hidden 28/May/11 Lead
Glyn 23/May/11 Lead O/S
with Amy
La benya 22/May/11 Lead O/S
Ciro 21/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Lead RP
Tom Heslam ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Rosea
dan gibson 28/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with andre hedger
Hidden 28/Feb/11 Lead β
James Mitchelmore 15/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Oct/10 Lead O/S
dan gibson 23/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with michael porter
Hidden 29/Sep/10 Lead O/S
gg4419 ?/Sep/10 TR RP
gg4419 ?/Sep/10 Lead RP
Luke Dawson 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/10 TR dog
Hidden 23/Aug/10 TR rpt
Hidden 19/Aug/10 TR dog
Hidden 14/Aug/10 Lead O/S
derico 03/Aug/10 Lead β
with Dave J
Mike Goldthorp 30/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Tricky little number. Hard sections interrupted with complete rests, but theyre really good bouldery moves

Alex Mason 30/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Great moves, better rests, wanky bolting.

with Mikey G
Richard Hall 12/Jul/10 Lead O/S


with James Marshall
raku 12/Jul/10 Lead RP
with Claudia Hildebrandt, Beata Rakowska
sparkass 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/10 TR dog
Hidden 19/Jun/10 TR dog
tom169 20/May/10 Lead O/S
with Jack
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead β
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead RP
pezzerrr ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
colesy 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S

With darren

Hidden ??/2010 -
Garrouli ??/2010 Lead β
with Mark
Hidden 05/Sep/09 Lead rpt
georgel 30/Aug/09 Lead RP
with iain, morgan
Morgan Woods 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Brilliant route....worth 3 stars.

with Iain, George
jondude 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
steepstuff 29/Aug/09 Lead β
with Jondude
natalietanzer 28/Aug/09 Lead RP
Hidden 23/Aug/09 2nd dog
Jeff25 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S

bit run out without any real need. Hardest climbing is straight off the deck though.

with Anwen
Jillybean 12/Jul/09 2nd
with Sam
Jon_Warner 07/Jul/09 Lead β

Scary, and very close to coming off!

with Tom
Billg 28/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with James Kauntze
Macca_7 22/Jun/09 Lead β

Really cool climb used to warm the muscles ready for my first empire session

Hidden 03/Jun/09 Lead dog
Hidden 31/May/09 TR
graham knott 17/May/09 TR dnf

Great fun dangling about!

with Phil Webber
Justin T 16/May/09 Lead RP

Blew the onsight a couple of weeks ago at the second bolt - came back to finish the job. Bit bold between 3rd & 4th bolts and the rock is loose there in places...

with Crispin
w.pettet-smith ?/May/09 Lead

got clean on second attempt after dialling when to stay on the left and when to slink off to the right

with josh
Hidden ??/2009 -
JKinsella ??/2009 Lead β

Think I climbed this in 2009, but possibly 2008. I was pretty rubbish back then, sure it must be 6c. Possibly my first 6c?

jld579 ??/2009 Lead RP
tommytwotone 27/Dec/08 2nd RP
ukb & bmc shark 27/Dec/08 Lead β
Hidden 09/Dec/08 Lead RP
Paz 21/Sep/08 Lead dog

Damnit Damnit Damit. Got the fear, embarassingly.

with AB, MT, EB
Hidden 21/Sep/08 Lead β
Hidden 19/Sep/08 Lead rpt
Matt Bennett 05/Jul/08 Lead RP
Steve Bell ?/Jul/08 -
with Brian Hannon
bigie bob 26/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/08 Lead RP
Hidden 05/May/08 Lead O/S
hippo99 ?/May/08 Lead O/S
with roby rudolf, tom newberry, si
Docent 20/Oct/07 Lead β
with wojt
richardr ?/Sep/07 Lead RP
Jon Read 19/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Had been rained out of Sharpnose earlier in the day.

with John Wilson
sebrider ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Roby Rudolf
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Shane Donnelly
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
The Jazz Butcher ??/2004 -
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Paz ??/2003 Lead RP
with BM
westyb3 ??/2003 Lead O/S
crimpaway 01/Apr/00 Lead
Simon cook ??/2000 Lead O/S
Davros the Psyched ??/2000 Lead O/S
Roget 07/May/96 Lead O/S
with jon
robyn1 ??/1996 -
robyn1 ??/1996 -
clark alston ??/1994 Lead β

Very good climbing even with the ledges.

with Dave Henderson
mattnuttall 08/Aug/93 Lead O/S

was given E46a

with Ian Vickers, Alan Holden
Hidden 26/Jun/93 Lead
Hidden 26/Jun/93 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1993 Lead O/S
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