Rockfax Description
Unusual climbing on large sloping holds gains a heart-stopping finish. Start 2m right of the arete.
Move up and right to stand on a good ledge. Head left into a cramped niche and pull out insecurely on slopers. More steep moves gain a ledge and a brief breather. Climb the final wall on pockets and hard to spot finger-edges. Lower-off just above. © Rockfax

FA. Nick White, Mike Barnes 6.6.88 06/Jun/1988

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

tom russell 27/Aug Lead RP
with mike
mshorter 27/Aug Lead
JackMac 17/Apr Lead RP

Cool in a way but I'm also glad I don't have to climb it again :)

with Paul Roberts
tobydunford 19/Mar Lead dog
with Oli
Hidden 01/Jan Lead
Brian H 18/Dec/16 Lead rpt
alice fuller 07/Dec/16 Lead RP

tricky.nice to redpoint

JKinsella 30/May/16 Lead RP

First tried back in probably around 2009 with Mark, maybe 2008. One of the strangest things I've done. Glad not to have to do it again! Certainly easier when you know what to do.

with Freya, i_a_coops
Hidden 30/Apr/16 Lead RP
LeeHogarth 12/Mar/16 Lead O/S
John Mcshea ??/2016 Lead O/S
Rory Bascombe 23/Oct/15 Lead RP

thought it would be an onsight... fell on the last move just before all the jugs! Bummer.

ferdia 09/Jul/15 Lead O/S

didn't have a guidebook or enough draws. made some out of prussicks etc and spent a while on the last shelf figuring out where the route might go! really weird climbing. more like winter climbing with all the ledges and udging around!! clipped one draw sort of back and footing and another looking like i was losing a game of twister.... ? great route. produced a lot of laughs.

Max Lowry 30/May/15 Lead O/S
Brian H 07/May/15 Lead RP
Dave Turnbull, BMC 07/Feb/15 Lead rpt
with Kasia Osipowicz, Simon Lee
ukb & bmc shark 07/Feb/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Dec/14 Lead β
brices 02/Nov/14 Lead β

interesting climbing, feels like a ledgy VS that has been lent over 40 degrees, Moves between no hands stances

Cailean Harker 02/Nov/14 -
C coldwell-storry 25/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with jake Rodgers
TomJ 07/Sep/14 Lead dog
with John, derico
BillyRidal 29/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/14 Lead
lewisrichardson ?/Aug/14 Lead RP
with dad
Dan Savory 28/May/14 Lead RP

1St RP. A real surprise to discover pretty much nothing but slopers until well up the route. Tops steady as it has positive holds. Much easier on the second go when you know what to expect.

with Paul Edwards
mikeshewring 26/May/14 Lead RP

2nd go

Sarah Black 12/Apr/14 Lead RP
Tim W 12/Apr/14 Lead RP

2nd red point

Paul Robertson 17/Mar/14 Lead dnf

Bit pumpy

guy xavier percival 17/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Mostly onsight a bit of beta shouted up. Four short hard sections separated by three good rests

with paul
Hidden 08/Mar/14 Lead β
kingholmesy ??/2014 Lead β

Paul's beta certainly helped the flash.

with Paul R
Macca_7 16/Nov/13 Lead RP

Really pleased to get this after a failed onsight and two very poor top ropes spread over about 4 years! Went pretty easily in the end!

with Matt Cooper
dmoir 08/Sep/13 Lead RP
with Derwood
R2B 20/Jul/13 Lead RP

Tried this a few times before the send. New shoes made all the difference for top moves. 1st 7a+

with Dale
Dan 85 14/Jul/13 Lead dog

Hard work mid heat wave!

with Jack
Ellis Butler-Barker 19/Jun/13 Lead RP

Hmm went a bit off route on first go so had to come down but did it straight after. Very nice route actually!

Laurence Everitt 29/May/13 Lead RP
with Jay Kay
esther ?/May/13 Lead
Jeronimo 10/Sep/12 Lead O/S
rustaldo 11/Jul/12 Lead dnf

more like didnotstart! couldn't get up to the first bolt, major fail. couldn't remember any of the beta for the start. got spanked. very polished.

jacobjacob 19/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Luke Dawson 31/May/12 Lead O/S
Bristoldave 26/May/12 Lead β

V good conditions

with Cusco
Jon_Warner 12/May/12 Lead dog

Dogged first attempt and didn't feel worth coming back to... maybe on a dry day.

with Jenni
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead dnf
misterb 05/May/12 Lead dog

bolt to bolt, felt ok. +1 failed redpoint 10/05/12

Hidden 21/Jan/12 TR dog
tom106 13/Nov/11 Lead RP
Tophe 13/Nov/11 Lead rpt
rustaldo 19/Oct/11 TR dog

need to work the top section a little more before any serious attempts on the lead. felt good though up to the last bit..

with Pete
Hidden 19/Oct/11 Lead RP
Hidden 12/Sep/11 Lead RP
tedj234 28/Aug/11 Lead
davidliu 27/Aug/11 Lead RP
thomb 07/Jun/11 Lead

awkward climbing. would be clean onsight, but holds at the top of the headwall hard to find!

with Darren
Tom Heslam ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S

sweaty betty

with Rosea
PeterDawson ??/2011 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/10 Lead RP
Hidden 29/Sep/10 Lead dog
Hidden 13/Aug/10 Lead dnf
alaan 13/Aug/10 Lead O/S
pezzerrr 04/Aug/10 Lead O/S
raku 20/May/10 Lead dog
Hidden ??/2010 -
eddieclimb 01/Dec/09 Lead RP

1st rp

with Rebecca Edwards
Hidden 20/Sep/09 TR dnf
jondude 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Billg 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with James Kauntze
feilx 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Angus
dannyboy83 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
w.pettet-smith ?/May/09 Lead dog

clipped the bolt with the mallion attatched in a rediculously strenuos position, then grabbed the quickdraw. once vital crimp just under the bolt was found, pretty easy clip. darn. once onsight fury had dissapeared, fell off lower section a number of times. will be back.

with josh
Justin T 12/Apr/09 Lead RP

Hard, slopey, superb!

with Crispin
steepstuff ??/2009 Lead
with Jondude
Hidden ??/2009 -
ukb & bmc shark 27/Dec/08 Lead RP

Disappointed to dog this as never fallen off it before but redpointed first go.

henbot 29/Nov/08 TR dnf

A step too far possibly...

with Ben Bradford
eddy-on-the-rocks 29/Nov/08 Lead rpt
with Ben
Dave Searle 24/Nov/08 Lead
with Dave henderson
Dave Searle 26/Sep/08 Lead
with dave
Hidden 22/Sep/08 Lead RP
hippo99 ?/Feb/08 Lead β
Docent 21/Oct/07 Lead dog
with wojt
chris j 19/Oct/07 Lead RP
with Jerome
bigie bob 20/Jul/07 Lead O/S
sebrider ??/2007 Lead dog
with Roby Rudolf
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead RP
Paz 12/Apr/06 Lead dog
with AS
Ally Smith 12/Apr/06 Lead β
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
The Jazz Butcher ??/2004 -
Hidden ??/2003 Lead β
Paz ??/2003 Lead RP
with BM,JC,S?
jmhood ??/2002 Lead RP
with Wayne Miller
andy_pemberton ??/2000 2nd
with Brian Hannon
Davros the Psyched ??/2000 Lead rpt
Roget 07/May/96 Lead O/S
with jon
robyn1 ??/1996 -
robyn1 ??/1996 -
kristian ??/1995 -
Nick Biven ??/1995 TR
with Rich Whitwell
ukb & bmc shark ??/1995 Lead O/S
FATBOYFAT ??/1994 Lead RP
mattnuttall 04/Aug/93 Lead O/S

was given E5 6a

with Ian Vickers, Alan Holden
Steve Crowe 11/Jul/93 Lead O/S

I think it was E5 when I did it?

with KM
Hidden ??/1993 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 12/Aug/92 Lead O/S
Mike Owen 07/Aug/92 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
Hidden 08/Sep/91 Lead rpt
Hidden 16/Sep/90 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/90 Lead
jon 09/Nov/89 Lead
with H
clark alston ?/Jul/89 Lead RP

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