Rockfax Description
A tough right-hand variation on Wages of Fear. Start on the high ledge.
Climb to the ledge at 4m on Wages of Fear. Move up and right to enter a very narrow groove with difficulty and better holds just above. Move up the wall and rightwards to finish. © Rockfax

FA. Nick White 15.9.93 15/Sep/1993

Ticklists: Torbryan Quarry, West Country Climbs.

andy south devon 18/Dec/17 Lead O/S

Interesting onsight without a clip stick and the runout to the 4th bolt. Excellent crux, 7a+ max

D.Russell 15/Oct/17 Lead β

Putting the clips in.

Wood for Trees 12/Oct/17 Lead RP

fun pop, went with right hand exit as Brian said there was a left hand exit that was easier, all felt hard. 7a+? have a bit more crack for that pipe.

with Flo Barton
andrew hammond 29/Aug/17 Lead
LeeHogarth 27/Jun/17 Lead RP
felixwilkins 25/May/17 Lead RP
tom169 18/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Toby Dunn ??/2017 -
JackMac 02/Sep/16 Lead RP

Can't remember if I tried this before but 2nd go today. Felt 7a+. Very onsightable but I didn't like the look of the ledge below clip 2.

with tom169
Hidden 29/Aug/16 Lead
BenL 28/Aug/16 Lead O/S
quiffhanger 21/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Rachel
Patrick Hill 05/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Rach
pearson9596 09/Jul/16 Lead RP
BeastintheWest 09/Jul/16 Lead RP
with Paul Roberts
ian d f 09/Jul/16 Lead RP
hornbywill 18/Jun/16 Lead

Second go, fell off on the jugs because I'm a super punter.

with Adrian Parsons
Tom Seccombe 11/Sep/15 Lead RP
DrGav 18/Jul/15 Lead RP

Smooth once I sorted the post crux sequence, felt bold with the lonely 3rd bolt

with Wendy
Rory Bascombe 11/Jun/15 Lead β
KiaranR 06/Jun/15 Lead RP

First RP after putting putting draws in and working moves to warm up, fun route with cool pop move to get on to ledges at top.

with Team Rubbish, Lucy
BC 06/Jun/15 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Jun/15 Lead RP
burto 30/May/15 Lead O/S
with ferdia
jonleighton 28/May/15 Lead RP
Hidden 27/May/15 Lead β
ferdia 20/May/15 Lead RP

2nd go. Not as hard as little white lie and not as good.

Brian H 16/Apr/15 Lead

Bit surprised to flash this today after backing off some years ago (and after top roping about 20 years ago). Probably safe but the clips are spacey.

with Alice
alice fuller 16/Apr/15 TR dog

brilliant lead by Brian.. putting in clips and crushing:) i found i tv hard..and am not about to lead it. 10th rope and got a sequence now.may get on the sharp end with extended 3rd clip next time

Tom Corras ??/2015 Lead RP

2nd go

eddieclimb 22/Sep/14 Lead RP

Really good sequence, hard climbing only short but worthwhile!

with Tom Rogers
tskelhon 24/Aug/14 Lead RP
Russell Blackaller 16/Jun/14 Lead RP

Easier than Little White Lie in my opinion. A go to work out the moves then 1st RP. Moves after 3rd clip are excellent.

with Luke
Hidden 15/Mar/14 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2014 -
kingholmesy ??/2014 Lead β
with RusseyB
lewisrichardson ??/2014 Lead RP
with dad
Hidden 06/Sep/13 Lead β
Jon_Warner 06/Sep/13 Lead RP

A little close to wages. But a good line and cool moves through the lip. Took a few goes.

with Jonny
Luke Dawson 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
dmoir 12/Aug/13 Lead RP
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead RP
will ??/2013 Lead dnf
Ellis Butler-Barker 01/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Not too bad, pretty fun climbing though.

Pajamas Tom 01/Dec/12 Lead
Paul Robertson 29/Nov/12 Lead dog
guy xavier percival 29/Nov/12 Lead β
with paul
Hidden 12/Aug/12 Lead RP
derico 12/Aug/12 Lead RP
with Jenny, Sadact
Hidden 07/Apr/12 Lead dog
Jon_Warner 06/Apr/12 Lead dog

Felt miles harder than Little White Lie. Good though.

with Jenni
_m.cox_ 17/Mar/12 Lead RP
with Prajak
Bristoldave 15/Mar/12 Lead RP

2nd RP

with Dawlish
quiffhanger 04/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Maybe went a little to far left on the on-sight but re-climbed it direct and didn't feel harder so taking the tick.

with Jenni
Hidden 03/Mar/12 Lead dnf
Rob Pitt 15/Aug/11 Lead RP
with Nick Arding
i_a_coops 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Jenni
dannyboy83 28/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Dad
Hidden 07/Nov/10 Lead RP
Marti999 27/Sep/10 Lead RP

almost a flash.

sam.sam.sam.ferguson 27/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden ??/2010 -
Jeff25 31/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Think i might have been off line slightly as didnt feel 7b. V cruxy though between easy climbing

with Anwen
Davros the Psyched ??/2009 Lead O/S
w.pettet-smith ??/2009 Lead β

probably 7a, and barely worthwhile

Justin T 31/Aug/08 Lead RP

30% finding a sequence, 70% getting sure you're not going to fluff the 3rd clip...

Mark Stevenson 22/May/08 Lead RP
with Rich Mayfield
hippo99 ??/2008 Lead RP
Hidden 10/Jul/07 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2007 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2006 Lead RP
westyb3 ??/2003 Lead RP
with Andy long
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
clark alston 15/Sep/93 2nd

Seconded 1st ascent.

with Nick White
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