Rockfax Description
The wide, overhanging crack-system sprouting from the left side of Cow Cave. Start on the left of the cave entrance.
Head for the narrowing funnel. Squeeze up the funnel and onwards to the roof. Spectacular moves utilising the crack on the left side of the roof gain the top. © Rockfax

FA. N.Hannaby 1960

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West Country Climbs, Thrutch and Clutch, UK road to wide crack mastery, Bristol Crack School, Chudleigh Challenge

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
masa-alpin 23 Aug Lead O/S I have wanted to climb this route for ages and it didn't disappoint me. Rite of passage for wide-crack climbers? Good 3-dimensional climbing. I managed to climb the crux inside (only just, without a helmet), but Si (and probably most people) had to climb outside.
with perrys
I have wanted to climb this route for ages and it didn't disappoint me. Rite of passage for wide-crack climbers? Good 3-dimensional climbing. I managed to climb the crux inside (only just, without a helmet), but Si (and probably most people) had to climb outside.
with perrys
perrys 23 Aug 2nd O/S
Hidden 29 Jun 2nd rpt
Hidden 29 Jun Lead
Hidden 9 Jun Lead
Hidden 3 Jun Lead rpt
Hidden 3 Jun 2nd rpt
Hidden 3 Jun 2nd
climbdevon 23 May -
Motown 12 May 2nd Good fun. Hard second overhang.
with Dan
Good fun. Hard second overhang.
with Dan
Hidden 1 Oct, 2018 TR
Hidden 13 May, 2018 Lead rpt
Hidden 13 May, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 13 May, 2018 2nd
Tilt 18 Apr, 2018 2nd
with LDJ
with LDJ
LDJ 18 Apr, 2018 Lead
with Tilt
with Tilt
Strife 2 Dec, 2017 Lead rpt
Brian H 26 Oct, 2017 Lead rpt A good battle!
A good battle!
Strife 16 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S Perverse, awkward and vexatious. Also somewhat sandbagged. So I'll give it two stars.
Perverse, awkward and vexatious. Also somewhat sandbagged. So I'll give it two stars.
Jimbob64 16 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
with Strife
with Strife
freec 25 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S bit of a fight really!
bit of a fight really!
JendeHoxar 23 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
Flavio 23 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
Gray 26 Feb, 2017 2nd dnf Weird style body jamming. Fun until the roof. Need to be fitter/better to complete.
Weird style body jamming. Fun until the roof. Need to be fitter/better to complete.
Joe Costello 26 Feb, 2017 Lead O/S Very enjoyable, top is quite hard. Should probably get E1.
Very enjoyable, top is quite hard. Should probably get E1.
m.powell02 25 Feb, 2017 2nd
with twill
with twill
Hidden 25 Feb, 2017 Lead dog
Hidden 18 Sep, 2016 2nd O/S
andy bisson 12 Sep, 2016 Lead
AndyMorrall 12 Sep, 2016 2nd
Ed Hastings 3 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
timreynolds 24 Aug, 2016 Lead
Hidden 24 Aug, 2016 2nd dog
stuartf 24 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
LDJ 30 Jun, 2016 Lead
with Lou
with Lou
sinbad 16 Jun, 2016 Lead
with Pete
with Pete
Bristol_Quornstar 16 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S Hurt like a b**ch, but did it in the end.
with Sam de Belder
Hurt like a b**ch, but did it in the end.
with Sam de Belder
Hidden 30 Mar, 2016 2nd rpt
Hidden 30 Mar, 2016 Lead rpt
alice fuller ?Mar, 2016 Lead β apparently doing these type off HVSs is filling in the gaps in my technique.Pete had time to take lots of pics of my contortions:)
apparently doing these type off HVSs is filling in the gaps in my technique.Pete had time to take lots of pics of my contortions:)
Hidden 30 Sep, 2015 TR
ferdia 10 May, 2015 2nd
Andy Moles 10 May, 2015 Lead O/S
with ferdia
with ferdia
eddy-on-the-rocks 4 May, 2015 Lead O/S Climbed in the pouring rain and it was still bone dry.
with max
Climbed in the pouring rain and it was still bone dry.
with max
Phil79 6 Apr, 2015 Lead dog After thrashing about in the chimney it all went wrong. One to come back for.
After thrashing about in the chimney it all went wrong. One to come back for.
Hidden ??, 2015 -
Tom Seccombe 31 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
with max goodman, Harvey
with max goodman, Harvey
Hidden 26 Aug, 2014 2nd
Hidden 23 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
petegunn 23 Aug, 2014 Lead
BC 26 May, 2014 Lead O/S
darcan 24 Apr, 2014 Lead
Lee_Meaden 15 Apr, 2014 TR O/S
with Luke Robinson
with Luke Robinson
Chris Ebbutt 28 Aug, 2013 Lead dog Thrashed and burned under roof.
with Ben
Thrashed and burned under roof.
with Ben
Chris dyer 2 Aug, 2013 TR dnf
with Jack Hunter, josh.sims
with Jack Hunter, josh.sims
josh.sims 2 Aug, 2013 TR
leo-z-g 2 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Webster 2 Jun, 2013 2nd dog really hard on a hot day, I hate limestone!
really hard on a hot day, I hate limestone!
Hidden 2 May, 2013 Lead dnf
kennythescot 2 May, 2013 2nd
with Markwww
with Markwww
Hidden 6 Feb, 2013 TR dnf
timorme ?Jun, 2012 TR dog
with Alex Frosty
with Alex Frosty
burto 8 May, 2012 Lead O/S
with tom powell
with tom powell
Hidden 21 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S
Okecroak 13 Apr, 2012 2nd
with Chris Ebbutt, W. Frost
with Chris Ebbutt, W. Frost
Chris Ebbutt 13 Apr, 2012 Lead dog To much time on climbing walls, more real rock required.
To much time on climbing walls, more real rock required.
Hidden 12 Apr, 2012 Lead rpt
Davebryant 21 Feb, 2012 AltLd
sam.hann 21 Feb, 2012 AltLd
BelayBunney 6 Oct, 2011 Lead dog Hard work! Got tired and sat in on the last move up the funnel out of the roof - so annoyed with myself!! Will do it clean next time...
Hard work! Got tired and sat in on the last move up the funnel out of the roof - so annoyed with myself!! Will do it clean next time...
francois 6 Oct, 2011 2nd O/S Awkward with a stiff finish. I couldn't turn my head while in the crack, it was that narrow. Hard for the grade when you're not used to the style!
Awkward with a stiff finish. I couldn't turn my head while in the crack, it was that narrow. Hard for the grade when you're not used to the style!
Toby Dunn 5 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
with Sophie Nunn
with Sophie Nunn
Sophie Nunn 5 Oct, 2011 2nd dog
DOVEY 29 Aug, 2011 Lead
with Liza
with Liza
Hidden 11 May, 2011 2nd
Hidden 11 May, 2011 Lead rpt
Frostie 4 May, 2011 Lead Very poliished lower part. A hard climb for its grade.
with Steve Ashworth
Very poliished lower part. A hard climb for its grade.
with Steve Ashworth
DOVEY 1 May, 2011 Lead β Wet at the end
with Laura & Harry
Wet at the end
with Laura & Harry
Hidden 9 Apr, 2011 2nd rpt
nickdonohue ?Apr, 2011 Lead
with Dave Coley
with Dave Coley
abicampbell ?Apr, 2011 TR dnf
loz901 6 Feb, 2011 2nd
mrstarwarsman 6 Feb, 2011 2nd
with sarp
with sarp
John Tanner 5 Feb, 2011 Lead dog Such a funny route. Awkward but well protected, and entertaining. Fell on a nut under the roof, which now remains in situ.
Such a funny route. Awkward but well protected, and entertaining. Fell on a nut under the roof, which now remains in situ.
Marti999 6 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
with Mick Ward
with Mick Ward
tommoulds 29 Aug, 2010 2nd β
with Schramm
with Schramm
Hidden 29 Aug, 2010 Lead
Tom D 22 Aug, 2010 TR Lead the first time (i would not recomend a helmet as mine got jammed in the first crack not fun!!) top roped with darren! much better as a lead!
Lead the first time (i would not recomend a helmet as mine got jammed in the first crack not fun!!) top roped with darren! much better as a lead!
Hidden 22 Aug, 2010 TR O/S
Hidden 8 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
raku 1 May, 2010 Lead O/S aproximate date
with Paul Thomson
aproximate date
with Paul Thomson
Chris Ebbutt ??, 2010 Lead
jmhood ??, 2010 -
tommoulds 22 Aug, 2009 2nd dog Mental climb. Was raining so coming out from under the roof was nuts.
with Schramm
Mental climb. Was raining so coming out from under the roof was nuts.
with Schramm
Hidden 22 Aug, 2009 Lead
twm 23 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
with Stu
with Stu
Hidden 2 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
mike88 20 Feb, 2009 Lead O/S brutal! and mildly moist
with JAmes Codner
brutal! and mildly moist
with JAmes Codner
Jack_F ??, 2009 -
Hidden ?Jul, 2008 TR dnf
Steerpike 3 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S
with Huw
with Huw
daraghpoynter 9 Feb, 2008 TR O/S
with meghann weiss
with meghann weiss
tumbling wizard 3 Feb, 2008 2nd
ijd201 ??, 2008 -
dewrats ??, 2008 Lead O/S
Justin T 13 Oct, 2007 Lead O/S
with AJH
with AJH
Dave Searle 31 Jul, 2007 Lead
AJH 18 Jul, 2007 Lead dnf Got up to the roof and chickened out.
with Crispin
Got up to the roof and chickened out.
with Crispin
WLNesfield 24 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
with Mark Dormon
with Mark Dormon
OliBoyes ??, 2007 -
with Oli Boyes, Nick Baron, Dave Searle
with Oli Boyes, Nick Baron, Dave Searle
climber sim ??, 2007 -
Jon_Warner ??, 2006 TR rpt
with Jack M
with Jack M
Hidden 15 Jun, 2005 Lead O/S
snowy white 24 Aug, 2004 AltLd
Ben1983 ?Jul, 2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2000 -
CraigMac1 ??, 2000 -
Hidden 21 Feb, 1999 Lead dog
Hidden ?Sep, 1997 Lead G/U
leadmat ?Jul, 1995 Lead
Hidden ?Apr, 1990 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball ??, 1990 Lead
Mickdenali ??, 1990 Lead
Derek Ryden 8 Aug, 1989 Lead O/S
with Krishna
with Krishna
Hidden ??, 1987 2nd
Hidden 7 Aug, 1984 Lead O/S
jcw ?May, 1983 -
with Mike Harrop
with Mike Harrop
Hidden ??, 1981 -
Nick Biven ??, 1981 -
Steve Bell ??, 1979 -
Simon cook ??, 1978 -
Simon cook ??, 1974 -
clanger ??, 1973 -
Steve Woollard ??, 1972 2nd
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Style of ascent
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