Rockfax Description
A similar but harder climb to its neighbour Out of the Blue. Start between the crack in the bulge of Out of the Blue and the corner that defines the right side of the wall.
Climb boldly up the wall to better holds and gear. Follow a series of reasonable holds up the sustained upper wall to the top. © Rockfax

FA. R. Harrison Jun/1987

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Alex's Cornwall and Devon ticklist, Ultimate E4 ticklist.

James Oswald 17/Jul 2nd O/S

Felt about E2/3, rather than E4 though the start is pretty bold.

with Ian Burton
burto 17/Jul Lead
with james oswald
Hidden 14/Jul Lead β
alice fuller ?/Jul 2nd O/S
beni 28/May Lead
JackM92 09/Oct/16 TR O/S

Should have gone for the lead. None of the moves are hard, but it seemed very sustained. Would probably have fallen off but irritated I didn't at least give it a try.

Marti999 23/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Eddy young
Ed morris 22/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Jon Stewart
Hidden 25/Oct/15 TR rpt
mattnuttall 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Last route of day... Tired and probably climbed a bit far right. Also didn't have much gear big enough left after half way so scary. Good though.

Jackislav 19/Jul/15 Lead O/S
ferdia 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Misha 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S

Easy to second, especially if you quickly find the hidden hold, but must be scary to lead as it's bold to the break. Steady pulling above but you feel it by the end. Worth E4 for the bold bit, E3 physically.

Andrew Wilson 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Ferdia
Hidden 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
phil64 27/May/15 Lead O/S

Great moves and Ace climbing

with Ali Taylor
Adam Booth 11/May/15 Lead O/S
Ed Booth 11/May/15 2nd O/S
kingholmesy ??/2015 Lead O/S
with Colin
Alex moore 05/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Bold to start, Superb E3 beyond.

with Jemma Powell
Pippa 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S
mountain_jay 15/Jun/14 2nd
Justin T 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Steady climbing but steady approach needed.

with Nancy
R2B 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Good climbing. Like it says in the guide, similar to it's neighbour. Classic Sharpnose. Loved it.

with Charlotte
Hidden 01/Jun/14 2nd dog
NancyJones 01/Jun/14 2nd dog
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/14 2nd O/S
Bristoldave 30/May/14 Lead β

Had a look at the gear for the start from the ab

with john and steve
andy_pemberton 04/May/14 Lead

Great route. Pulled a small flake off just above the first good break, which added to the spice factor.

with Brian Hannon
Hidden 02/May/14 2nd
Ed Babs 20/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with AlexD
AlexD 20/Sep/13 2nd
with Ed
mike lawrence? 03/Sep/13 2nd
with FatRob
Mike W 08/Jul/13 Lead β
Luke Dawson 08/Jun/13 TR rpt
Michael Aylen 07/May/13 2nd
with Macca
Macca_7 07/May/13 Lead rpt

Seriously pleased to do this so early in the year. A bold start is not helped by the loose flake. After that its excellent all the way good gear and moves!

Rob84 05/May/13 2nd dog
with Rob Greenwood
Hidden 22/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/12 2nd
El3ctroFuzz 11/Jun/12 2nd O/S

Cool route. Large loose flake holding other loose rock just below half height. Quality climb.

with George Coiley
Hidden ??/2012 -
john nightingale 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Large loose hold at 30ft up

Fran S8 09/Aug/11 2nd
dannyboy83 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Dad
Adam Lincoln 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Keith Sharples, Kev Avery
nickdonohue ?/Jul/11 Lead
with Andy March
thomasadixon 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Class. Not that bold, not that hard...Sharpnose is awesome.

with Mike
jameshiggins 27/May/11 Lead O/S
with Neil Adams
Neil Adams 27/May/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/11 2nd
pezzerrr 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
mwatson ??/2011 -
carlgodfrey 22/Oct/10 TR RP
Hidden 06/Oct/10 TR
benkelsey 02/Sep/10 2nd O/S

good climbing - crimpy holds between the long reaches between bigger holds and rests.

Hidden 02/Sep/10 Lead β
Hidden 17/Jul/10 TR
Toby Dunn 04/Apr/09 Lead
with Alex Hughes
Hidden ??/2009 TR O/S
sara n 10/Oct/08 TR
with Neville Contractor
Hidden 08/May/08 Lead O/S
Chad123 20/Apr/08 AltLd O/S

A bit bold at the bottom but not too bad if you look around. Lovely sustained steep, juggy climbing with some tricky bulges at the top - I managed to lace it with gear, just about worth E4 I think or tough E3 5c....

with Emily
Ally Smith ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Date is a guess

with Dave P
datoon 07/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with MJ
eley1 ?/Feb/07 2nd
with graham
Hidden ?/Feb/07 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2007 -
beanfingers 17/Jun/06 2nd O/S

exciting unprotected start.

with felix
feilx 17/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Crazy Tom
Gus 28/May/06 Lead O/S
with mini pickles
Dave-Westlake ??/2006 -
Hidden 11/Jul/05 2nd
tuftynick ??/2003 -
tuftynick ??/2003 Lead O/S
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
clark alston ?/May/99 Lead β

Typical sustained Sharpnose brilliance.

with Steven Martin
Rich Kirby ?/Aug/98 Lead O/S
with Robin
duncan 15/Aug/97 Lead O/S
with Hugo Glover
Roget 16/Jun/97 Lead O/S
lowersharpnose 24/May/97 Lead O/S

Ace. Lots of tiny wires.

with tombawimba
FATBOYFAT ??/1994 Lead O/S
with Dave Henderson
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