Rockfax Description
The groove in the striking left-arete of the Main Face gives a stout and eye-catching route of great quality. Start at a wide crack in huge blocks below the arete.
Climb to a ledge on top of the blocks beneath the groove in the arete. Follow the groove to a move right at its top and a final pull on slopers. Abseil off. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Superb crack and corner climbing, up the side of the arête. A poorer second pitch. Start from the top of the large block.
1) 4c. Climb the corner, moving right near the top, to reach a spacious ledge.1) 4c. Climb the corner, moving right near the top, to reach a spacious ledge.
A variation is: Instead of the move right, continue up direct. HVS 5a. (1969)
Most abseil off the tree (A bolt abseil point would save wear and tear on the
poor tree; would anyone really object?), but you can go on to:
2) 4a. Climb rightwards, and up, through vegetation until above the corner of Central Groove (Pg 13). Continue right, across a ramp, until below a slabby corner. Finish up this corner.

FA. T.Patey 1957

Ticklists: Kernow, 100 More Classic British VS Climbs, West Country Climbs, UK Classic Corners, CUMC Ticklist, South West VDiff-HVS, 100 Best South West Mid Grade Routes.

R0BJ0N 29/Nov/17 Lead O/S
with Steve Price, Rich Bullough
Hidden 19/Nov/17 Lead O/S
PeteMc 19/Nov/17 2nd
skelf 17/Nov/17 Lead

I wouldn't recommend a second direct pitch through the rope dragging undergrowth...

with Bob
thel33ter 04/Nov/17 Lead O/S
with LukeWS
LukeWS 04/Nov/17 2nd O/S

Must be the first VS I've climbed with a chimney involved!

with Damon R
Bobmoz ?/Nov/17 AltLd
with skelf
Hidden 29/Oct/17 2nd
justaddpowder 28/Oct/17 Lead
with Calum
dinodinosaur 28/Oct/17 Lead O/S

Nice route with great climbing and positions. No ab tat on tree so ask rich to bring mine up and placed my own today with mallion to stop wear and tear on the tree. Please check the condition of this before using as it was a little bit makeshift with my small diameter ab tat that I take with me sometimes to use if I ever needed to escape a multi-pitch route! Another vote for bolts and an ab ring

Lawcallum 27/Oct/17 -
Vinnyb 15/Oct/17 2nd O/S

Good climbing well worth it and would like to lead it.

with JA
ali.scott 15/Oct/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/17 Lead O/S
J.A.Thomson 15/Oct/17 Lead O/S
with vince
steve_gibbs 15/Oct/17 2nd O/S
Luke_92 15/Oct/17 Lead O/S

Think I did the HVS 5a finish, going directly up, but I'm not sure it felt harder than the rest of the route...

garygecko 26/Sep/17 AltLd
with Mo
Hidden 06/Sep/17 Lead O/S
omaskrey 01/Sep/17 Lead rpt

The tree had no tat on. Probably a good thing - I wouldn't even use it as an anchor any more. Climbed straight up via two cracks and a scoop to join the top pitch of Central Groove.

poreilly 01/Sep/17 2nd O/S
Anna vojnits ?/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Sime64
badgerjockey 28/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Just about as much fun as you can possibly have on a VS. And what's more, it's safe fun...

danieleaston 28/Aug/17 2nd rpt
with Harry
Sime64 27/Aug/17 2nd O/S

Great stiff safe climb (P1 only - ab from tree)

with Anna Vojnits
Hidden 23/Aug/17 Lead rpt
lizbarilepage 19/Aug/17 2nd
with Tom Sedgewick
Tom.Sedgwick 19/Aug/17 Lead rpt

Abbed off after first pitch

Jim blackford 19/Aug/17 Lead O/S
StuartBlackler 19/Aug/17 Lead O/S

first pitch only

Hidden 05/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/17 AltLd
Bl1374 25/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/17 Lead O/S
ADJ85 23/Jul/17 Lead

Hornets nest at abseil point

with Tim
tim_broadhurst 23/Jul/17 2nd
with Ash
stella imong 20/Jul/17 2nd
with Steve Price
jflloyd 17/Jul/17 2nd

Sophie's route-reading requires finetuning

sophie wilson 17/Jul/17 Lead

beware of hornets nest on second belay, dont get get lost or it will become far more sketchy than a 4b pitch should be

andy_pemberton 13/Jul/17 Lead
Ben Wooler 08/Jul/17 2nd
spenser 08/Jul/17 2nd
outdoorrob999 06/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
LoneDeranger 06/Jul/17 Lead

Linked up to right traverse and finish up near Climbers Club routes for two pitch top-out instead of abseil.

with Rob
AngelaC 02/Jul/17 Lead

The first pitch is a great climb! Steep slightly tricky section at start of the crack but difficulty eases off and the top section is glorious

Hidden 01/Jul/17 Lead O/S
cclason 01/Jul/17 2nd
jackymc 25/Jun/17 2nd O/S
Sam Buckee 21/Jun/17 Lead β
with Rich Whitwell
Denoir 19/Jun/17 Lead
Hidden 17/Jun/17 2nd
Chris Sansum 17/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Dave Benyon
George_Surf 15/Jun/17 2nd O/S

Good line, easy with bridging and mega safe. In approach shoes, ab off the tree

Sharp94 15/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Not too bad. plent of rest spots if your a lanky git like me. The crack eats gear and had a mare trying to get a small nut out on the ab down. beware of getting your ab rope stuck on the ledge and a big thanks to the climbers who freed it for me.

with Elaine
Elaine Reed 15/Jun/17 2nd β
with Sharp94
rachelpearce01 15/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/17 Lead
Sam Mills 14/Jun/17 2nd O/S
Jack Porteous 14/Jun/17 Lead rpt
samrichards95 13/Jun/17 2nd O/S
Max Harman 04/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/17 2nd rpt
BIgYeti86 03/Jun/17 Lead
mskngch ?/Jun/17 Lead O/S
JoePointon ?/Jun/17 2nd
Noodles30 ?/Jun/17 AltLd
steveprice.exmouth 24/May/17 Lead
with Dan Racey
Ben Seeley 24/May/17 Lead O/S
Laura Clee 24/May/17 2nd
ajsburns 23/May/17 2nd
with Chris
Mattholland96 23/May/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/May/17 Lead O/S
tompilgrem 10/May/17 Lead O/S

Ab point has been removed. Finished up Vineyard

with John
Hidden 09/May/17 Lead rpt
crater 08/May/17 2nd rpt

lead continuation pitch to finish up central groove, needs more traffic!!

with steve
Steve Woollard 08/May/17 Lead
with Donald
ClimbingAlex 07/May/17 2nd rpt

Great lead by James!

jrobertshaw 07/May/17 Lead O/S

Great route, sweated it out in the sun. Sweet bridging and layback crack climbing

with Alex Thomas
paul turner ?/May/17 Lead rpt
with Julian
Hidden 29/Apr/17 2nd rpt
Tom Hill 29/Apr/17 Lead dog
with Steffan Henson
Steffan Henson 29/Apr/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/17 2nd
Benjaminblanc 16/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Seema
Morwenna Moore 15/Apr/17 AltLd
Hidden 15/Apr/17 -
Benjaminblanc 15/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Seema
ollie1 15/Apr/17 AltLd
LDJ 15/Apr/17 AltLd
with Ollie
Hidden 13/Apr/17 2nd
Kayan 11/Apr/17 AltLd
afterthesend 09/Apr/17 2nd rpt
with Sam P
samparsons 09/Apr/17 Lead O/S
LDJ 02/Apr/17 2nd
with Mark S
mark schramm 02/Apr/17 Lead rpt
with lee
Lee_Meaden 25/Mar/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/17 2nd
Brian H 16/Mar/17 Lead rpt
with Martin Dunning
m.powell02 13/Mar/17 Lead O/S
with Gemma
gem_stone12 13/Mar/17 2nd
with Matty P
UncleMephisto 18/Feb/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Feb/17 2nd
Hidden 24/Nov/16 Lead
Libla85 13/Nov/16 Lead O/S
Ed Hastings 19/Oct/16 Lead O/S

In approach shoes!

with Justin Nicholas
runwildjohn 10/Oct/16 2nd
How easy 10/Oct/16 Lead

Just pitch 1

Steve Lenartowicz 24/Sep/16 Lead
with Clare
mark4344 24/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with cheeky
cheeky 24/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Matt Magecha 13/Sep/16 Lead
with Alex
ClimbingAlex 13/Sep/16 2nd rpt
with Matt
TomSW 11/Sep/16 -
Dexter JW 09/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
with JD
jonathan_doyle 09/Sep/16 Lead

Pretty tough first route of the day, quite pumpy but great fun!

chris j ?/Sep/16 Lead
with Jeremy
nickdonohue 24/Aug/16 2nd
Hidden 24/Aug/16 Lead
HannahC 17/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/16 2nd
bob johnson 10/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Rich Ball
Chris Ebbutt 03/Aug/16 2nd
stuartf 03/Aug/16 Lead rpt
petecallaghan 03/Aug/16 2nd rpt

Always fun

rich H0001 ?/Aug/16 Lead
benwmorgan 31/Jul/16 Lead
mike.moss 31/Jul/16 2nd rpt
LDJ 23/Jul/16 Lead
with Lou
Bob M 18/Jul/16 Lead
jennyjen 16/Jul/16 2nd
with James
Hidden 16/Jul/16 Lead O/S
mackers 15/Jul/16 -
Hidden 07/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Katie S 05/Jul/16 Lead
Matt Schwarz 05/Jul/16 2nd
with katie
Skip 03/Jul/16 2nd
Hidden 26/Jun/16 2nd
foxjerk 25/Jun/16 Lead

Clean this time

Hidden 21/Jun/16 Lead rpt
Chris Murray 05/Jun/16 2nd

Felt really easy for VS.

DanChad 05/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Homes 03/Jun/16 -
richy85 02/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
with George, Paul
Hidden 02/Jun/16 Lead
FelixPeterken 01/Jun/16 2nd
with AndrewP
AndrewP 01/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/16 Lead rpt
RubySeagull ?/Jun/16 2nd O/S
with Dan
ClimbingAlex 29/May/16 Lead O/S

Felt good - enjoyable climb. Could have done with bridging more & trusting the feet.

with Matt
Matt Magecha 29/May/16 2nd
with Alex
Hidden 28/May/16 AltLd
AndyMorrall 25/May/16 2nd

With Andy Bisson

Hidden 19/May/16 2nd
Kenhard 15/May/16 Lead O/S

I led up, abseiled down and removed my gear, Zim led after me, onsight. The start was a little interesting. Then from the blocks it was on good if polished cracks with plenty of gear if you want to hang around a place it. Fairly good bridging at points.

Hidden 15/May/16 Lead O/S
Joe Rudman 08/May/16 Lead O/S

First intentional VS! Yyyyeeeaaaahhhh

Hidden 08/May/16 2nd
climbhannahclimb 04/May/16 Lead dog

Same as last time - needed a rest before the top! Ggrrr

with Lucy Walker
BarnDawg 01/May/16 Lead O/S

nice - always on your feet and bomber nut placements all the way. only need cams to back up the tree anchor.

with neil
Hidden ?/May/16 2nd
jeremyftaylor 30/Apr/16 2nd

Finally I managed to second a vs cleanly this year. Felt pretty strenuous. Steeper than it looks from below.

with rd20
rd20 30/Apr/16 Lead rpt
Jelly Mould Surfer 30/Apr/16 Lead

Quite tough but well protected

JulesClimbs 27/Apr/16 2nd rpt
with Paul
owen gibson 24/Apr/16 2nd
Nick Arthur 24/Apr/16 Lead

Great climb, though have absolutely no recollection of doing it before, despite what my logbook says...

Sean Kelly 20/Apr/16 Lead rpt
with John Bossingham, Jamie Trump
Hidden 20/Apr/16 2nd β
Ana Broad 20/Apr/16 Lead

My first VS! quite strenuous but loved it. Very pleased.

tom.ben 20/Apr/16 2nd β
with Francois Bocquet, Ben Devenish
Hidden 20/Apr/16 2nd
francois 20/Apr/16 -
with Tommaso, Ben
Jonno30 18/Apr/16 2nd O/S

Got the wrong route and ended up climbing this before topping out on an extra two pitches that no one has given a go. No idea how Katrina climbed the arete. Might need a bit more practise before I lead this one! would definitely use the absail point next time. Led the final pitch up a nice crack.

with Katrina Trew Rock Hoppers
Dale Turrell 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S

1st pitch.

with Bea C
B.Chater 17/Apr/16 2nd O/S

1st pitch

Joel Perkin 16/Apr/16 2nd rpt
Hidden 16/Apr/16 Lead
Phil79 15/Apr/16 Lead rpt
with Steve H
nickstephens 07/Apr/16 Lead rpt
Tom.Sedgwick 07/Apr/16 2nd rpt
JulesClimbs 30/Mar/16 2nd rpt
with Paul
G Weatherley 19/Mar/16 Lead
with Ed Walker
stephen ashworth 15/Mar/16 2nd
with Ian hendy
Hidden 05/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Dilwat 05/Mar/16 Lead rpt
with Dave P
JoeCoxson 25/Feb/16 Lead O/S

Glad to finally get up this, been on the ticklist for a while. Nice lead by Oli

omaskrey 25/Feb/16 Lead O/S

Would happily climb over and over again. Brilliant route.

Hidden 21/Jan/16 Solo rpt
felixwilkins ??/2016 -
9fingerjon 01/Nov/15 Lead O/S
with Kev
mes32 25/Oct/15 Lead β
with Adam
Hidden 25/Oct/15 2nd O/S
Aimee Louise 10/Oct/15 2nd
lukegorman 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Jack Porteous 07/Oct/15 Lead O/S
JazS 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/15 Lead rpt
gary9t9 21/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Skip 20/Sep/15 2nd dog
AlexD 17/Sep/15 Lead rpt

Great whether VS is top or bottom of your grade! It was raining before we started but the rock still felt dry. Sinker gear all the way.

with Ceri
Steeve 13/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/15 2nd
Fatclimber 12/Sep/15 Lead

First Pitch.

alastairbegley 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S
gingerbex 06/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/15 Lead
AMJ098 06/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Lumbering Oaf 05/Sep/15 2nd O/S

Surprisingly dry even with fine rain falling!

manbat 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S

First section before the groove was horrendously wet, so I was expecting it to be desperate the whole way. Luckily it was bone dry from the groove all the way to the top. A great route, brilliant fun. Good holds and gear all the way, with interesting moves.

Hidden 04/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hartz 01/Sep/15 2nd
with twill
Ceridwen ?/Sep/15 2nd rpt

Very damp conditions

Hidden ?/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/15 AltLd
danieleaston 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Sustained, great climbing.

with Saz
saz_b 29/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Good sustained climbing, lots of holds when needed! Top out not as hard as envisaged on slopers.

Hidden 28/Aug/15 Lead
bensimons 18/Aug/15 2nd β
gidmord 12/Aug/15 2nd rpt
with John Tanner
John Tanner 12/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
sdht 07/Aug/15 2nd
timreynolds 07/Aug/15 Lead
LauraTejada ?/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Well protected, scary step at the top which can still be protected. Extend gear before stepping other wise you will have drag or use twins

Hidden ?/Aug/15 2nd
Andy Moles 30/Jul/15 2nd
with Jon de Leyser
Jon_dL 30/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Montecore 30/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Kerry Simmons
Hidden 28/Jul/15 Lead rpt
Josh Bratchley 28/Jul/15 Lead dnf
Rob Moorcroft 21/Jul/15 2nd
with Richard Ive
onlyfoddington 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S

I cannot believe I had never got on this on my previous visits.

with Rob K
bigbobbyking 18/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
with David Brock
Hidden 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Rob Morgan 18/Jul/15 Lead
with Dan AMC, Emma B
gobbledigook 18/Jul/15 2nd dog

clean on second after i backed off the lead,

Kemics 11/Jul/15 Lead rpt

Dogged as one of my first trad leads. Felt great to cruise it. Cant understand how I got pumped...there's hands free bridging rests most of the way up! Great line

with Mel
s1362083 10/Jul/15 Lead dnf

first big trad fall!

BelayBunney 04/Jul/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Jul/15 2nd rpt
Nye Meerkat 30/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Nye Meerkat 30/Jun/15 Lead O/S
clubmanpete 23/Jun/15 Lead

Lead twice as left a sling on the bloody tree... oops...

Tiff Vaggas 21/Jun/15 2nd
huwbrace 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/15 2nd
Steveb27 20/Jun/15 AltLd
Hidden 20/Jun/15 2nd rpt
Circus 20/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Seren
silviac 15/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Brilliant :)

with Scott Borden
Hidden 06/Jun/15 2nd O/S
David Staples 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
mdjb 06/Jun/15 -
Lucy 04/Jun/15 Lead dog

Not clean :(

with Kiaran
Hidden 04/Jun/15 Lead
Skinnybloke 04/Jun/15 Lead
rocktickler 03/Jun/15 2nd dog
KColvin ?/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/May/15 2nd O/S
suds_01 20/May/15 AltLd rpt
with Tom Horton
steven703 16/May/15 Lead
afterthesend 16/May/15 Lead

First "proper" trad lead. Grabbed a nut wire at one point - ha.

oscra.davenport 16/May/15 2nd RP

Tried to lead but lowered off at the crux after I got pumped, seconded Mark removing both our gear.

with Mark Killburn
lmacey 22/Apr/15 -
Jack Porteous 16/Apr/15 -
Hidden 12/Apr/15 Lead rpt
andycash 07/Apr/15 Lead
with chris day
CrispsSmiths 06/Apr/15 Lead dog
with Ant Man
Hidden 06/Apr/15 2nd
Hidden 05/Apr/15 Lead
Hidden 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S
K Mckay 04/Apr/15 2nd O/S
tomballantine ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/15 2nd
Tom.Sedgwick 25/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Great route with a good view. A little shaky when I found a few damp holds half way up. No need for seconding as I stripped the route on the abseil.

cornishben 07/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
with Rich Draisey
Hidden 17/Feb/15 Lead
huwbrace 21/Jan/15 Lead
huwbrace 21/Jan/15 Lead
huwbrace 21/Jan/15 Lead
Tiff Vaggas ??/2015 2nd dog
bigbear86 ??/2015 Lead
Jim Malo 18/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with Stu
Hidden 12/Oct/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead
crater 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with john
John Sheehan 05/Oct/14 -
with Donald
Sarah Welsh 05/Oct/14 Lead
Hidden 03/Oct/14 Lead O/S
CreepingExcellence. 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S
owen gibson 27/Sep/14 Lead
Nick Arthur 27/Sep/14 2nd
pearson9596 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Andy Howell
Stanners 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S

really good fun

with Andy G
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/14 Lead O/S
beds74 22/Sep/14 Lead

Excellent! Best tat at the top of a climb i've ever seen!

with Dave Fisher
Montecore 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Mike McKenna
Kevin Cass 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
foxjerk 18/Sep/14 Lead dog

Bad show :(

with Nolan
kennythescot 16/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Ben Stainfield
Hidden 06/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Merlin 04/Sep/14 Lead dog

Bloody had me with the pump again! Unacceptable.

with Alex Thurstons
phil456 04/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Graham M
Alex Thurstans 04/Sep/14 2nd O/S
francois 30/Aug/14 2nd
with Chawn
gordon henderson 24/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with rob slack
humptydumpty 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Tricked into leading this! Rockfax version, but as 2 pitches. P1: lovely chimneying up the soggy corner (surely VDiff). P2 sustained up the groove, then left at the top...then back again...then right and up.

Paul423 21/Aug/14 Lead rpt

Repeat ascent after lead fall and then seconded No2. Difficult section prior to stepping out to left.

fire_munki 19/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 19/Aug/14 Lead β
Hidden 18/Aug/14 2nd
Sean Kelly 13/Aug/14 Lead

My first chance to lead this brilliant climb!

with Harry Pearce
montydog 13/Aug/14 2nd

Abseil decent

sgl 08/Aug/14 Lead
with Susie
GermanAlex 04/Aug/14 Lead O/S

found the top quite hard, blind long move when you're pretty knackered already

with Arno
Neil D 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
rocket ron 31/Jul/14 TR
zcsharp 27/Jul/14 2nd
georgeevans88 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Jamie
professorcobra 21/Jul/14 Lead O/S
froglette 20/Jul/14 Lead dog
with Rob Scarisbrick
RobScarisbrick 20/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Matt Amos 16/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Radical-G 14/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Ewan Russell 11/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Tom Nichols
Skinnybloke 01/Jul/14 2nd
with Alen Caley
Gilbery 30/Jun/14 2nd
steveprice.exmouth 30/Jun/14 2nd
with Graham Mead
deklan 25/Jun/14 Lead
with Chris Chafer
CChafer 25/Jun/14 2nd
joeallen28 24/Jun/14 2nd
Danslingsby 24/Jun/14 Lead O/S

really enjoyable, challenging with a nice top out!

JulesClimbs 23/Jun/14 Lead β
with Paul
dmaldonado 22/Jun/14 2nd RP
with Ed Walker
Hidden 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
David Maddison 21/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/14 2nd
Keelan McNulty 21/Jun/14 2nd dog

Came off about 5 meters from the belay

with Sam Davidson
wilchivs 21/Jun/14 Lead rpt

Did it 6 years ago so figured it was worth a re-run!

with David Maddison, Liv Pearson
Hidden 14/Jun/14 Lead rpt
Skinnybloke 13/Jun/14 2nd
with Alen Caley
Hidden 13/Jun/14 -
petecallaghan 11/Jun/14 Lead rpt
Sean Kelly 11/Jun/14 2nd

Repeat ascent. This route is just so good, if only it was longer!

with Pete Callaghan
stonemikey 07/Jun/14 Lead
with Mark Ward
Sandreas 31/May/14 Lead dnf

I fell near the top (about 2 metres), then tried to carry on but ended up deciding to abseil down

Hidden 31/May/14 Lead
John Tanner 28/May/14 2nd rpt
Matt Smith 28/May/14 Lead O/S
Dave Mahon 26/May/14 2nd

Nice route but had a battle to remove two cams.

with Justin Sharpe
andrea83 26/May/14 2nd β

Hamish's second VS lead, good climb.

with Hamish
Hamish777 26/May/14 Lead O/S

A great route, plenty of gear available.

with Andrea
Westy 21/May/14 Lead O/S
with Ruth West
Valentine 15/May/14 2nd O/S
with Andrew Hunt
monkeytennis 15/May/14 2nd O/S

Andrea's lead. Really nice route and fun ab off.

andrea83 15/May/14 Lead O/S

Nice, lots of gear placements available

Hidden 14/May/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 07/May/14 Lead
fire_munki 05/May/14 2nd O/S
1poundSOCKS 05/May/14 2nd β
Didymus 05/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/14 Lead
Hidden 04/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/14 2nd
garywong 04/May/14 Lead O/S
with Dave Tulloch
Hidden 03/May/14 2nd O/S
Piers Harley 03/May/14 Lead
with Richard Apthorpe
rd20 03/May/14 2nd O/S
with Peri
Luxulyan 02/May/14 2nd
with Sophie
Sophie Nunn 02/May/14 Lead O/S
with Richard
tim.fairhall 02/May/14 Lead rpt
with Bex
supersouthward ?/May/14 Lead
with dave buckley
Hidden ?/May/14 2nd
Paul Baxter 21/Apr/14 AltLd dog

Led P1, having to rest once (with hindsight, one move away from a rest position)

Siobhan McGowan 21/Apr/14 2nd
cem 21/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Siobhan MacGowan
pimpy 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Alison, Dave, Mladin
beksch 19/Apr/14 -
with Martin
Gingerdarren 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S

great climb with much anxiety, very strong start that doesn't look to have been climbed at the beginning over the boulder, the protection later was fine. I was anticipating it getting pumpy but never did. Anchor at the top was solid. Halyey pulled a nut out which cut the top of her head. I therefore lowered her on belay and made my way off abseiling.

with Hayley Stokes
Paul Hy 09/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Jack G
dbrooks 23/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Gideon
gidmord 23/Mar/14 Lead rpt
with dbrooks
gidmord 23/Mar/14 2nd rpt
with dbrooks
Hidden 17/Mar/14 2nd
climbhannahclimb 15/Mar/14 Lead dog

one rest before moving right around bulge

with Mark Barrett
Hidden 12/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 10/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 08/Mar/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 08/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 22/Feb/14 AltLd
RebeccaBeswick73 ??/2014 2nd
jamiegee97 ??/2014 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
Tilt ??/2014 2nd
andrewmc 07/Dec/13 Lead rpt

Intense but fun and the crack eats nuts :) including second pitch (traverse up to finish of Central Groove).

with Rosa Williams
nickdonohue 22/Nov/13 2nd
with Mark McCarthy
dmaldonado 16/Nov/13 2nd dog
nblackbeard 16/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Oct/13 2nd
s.thursz 10/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/13 Lead O/S
cathymiller 05/Oct/13 2nd
Phil79 28/Sep/13 2nd rpt

The only thing we could see that was still dry-ish. Top moves were wet and felt very insecure, glad I wasn't leading

with Steve H
Hidden 11/Sep/13 Lead
solenostomus 03/Sep/13 2nd

Quickly followed Dave up, felt good. Abseiled off tree, existing rope and mallion was untied, so we retied it to the tree.

with Dave H
lmacey 01/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 28/Aug/13 2nd β
Paul_southgate68 26/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 23/Aug/13 AltLd
beetleb00 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
AJH 13/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Rebecca
A Walker 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Skip
Skip 10/Aug/13 2nd dog
kiwi boy 10/Aug/13 2nd

Savage and unrelenting. Have done easier HVS. The finsh is also tough on slopers. So good

with David Smith
JB2250 06/Aug/13 2nd O/S
lmacey 06/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Alan Caley
rockferret 03/Aug/13 AltLd rpt

We climbed the rarely done second pitch to the top. I lead the first pitch

with Richard
Hidden 02/Aug/13 2nd
clubmanpete 27/Jul/13 Lead

First climb of the day! And done clean as a babys bum well chudded,

with lmacey
lmacey 27/Jul/13 2nd
with Pete campion
Hidden 23/Jul/13 Lead
Wevcore 19/Jul/13 Lead β

First lead VS! Whoop!

with Callum
I Jones 14/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Callum B
Hidden 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
tedj234 14/Jul/13 -
callum brown 14/Jul/13 Lead
with Ian
Dawlish 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Sasa, June
Hidden 14/Jul/13 2nd
Jcomber 12/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Jackislav 10/Jul/13 Lead O/S
petecallaghan 03/Jul/13 2nd rpt

Nice route

Hidden 03/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 30/Jun/13 2nd
jakenichol 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/13 2nd
Hinchrn 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S
martin clarke 18/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Ryan
richsmithinbristol 09/Jun/13 AltLd
shoulders 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/13 2nd β
nickdonohue 08/Jun/13 Lead
with Hector ?
ElBarto 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Really nice climb.

Hidden 08/Jun/13 2nd
martin one 08/Jun/13 Lead rpt
snook 08/Jun/13 Lead β

What a beauty! Great crack line with some good exposure on the way. Had a bit of a 5p 50p moment during the final top out move. Pumpy in places but good feet help you recover for the finish. New lower off point for the ab back down looks a lot better than the last one! Cheers to who ever put that up.

davepotter2011 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S

My first second on a VS cheers Martin :)

Hidden 05/Jun/13 Lead O/S
lmacey 05/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Alan Caley
RossT 02/Jun/13 2nd
with Andrew Edwards
CurlyStevo ?/Jun/13 Lead
with Rob
metal arms 30/May/13 Lead O/S
LDJ 30/May/13 Lead
with Oscar, Alfie, Lou
natalio 25/May/13 Lead O/S

The crack where the climb actually starts was extremely green, so started on the right hand side. The rest was fine. Nice route.

with Mario
hornbywill 18/May/13 Lead O/S
andrewmc 13/May/13 AltLd O/S

Including second pitch (small traverse + same as Central Groove but good fun); led pitch 2

Binder 06/May/13 2nd O/S
with Dave J, JT
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead O/S
mrteale 05/May/13 Lead O/S

Fantastic pitch.

nickstephens 05/May/13 2nd O/S
with marija, Gareth Greeves
gg4419 05/May/13 Lead O/S
nickstephens 01/May/13 Lead O/S
with Matt Thorne
tskelhon ?/May/13 Lead O/S
clmacdonald ?/May/13 2nd
Hidden ?/May/13 Lead
tim.fairhall 28/Apr/13 2nd rpt
with Matt
Hidden 24/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Cheese Monkey 24/Apr/13 Lead rpt

Renewed ab tat

with Goss
Sarah Welsh 24/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Solo rpt
carl_123 17/Apr/13 Lead O/S
ali macphee 17/Apr/13 2nd
payne93 07/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 06/Apr/13 Lead
burto 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with hertha
tomwheeler 05/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 04/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Grabtheslab ?/Apr/13 -
john lynch 29/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with lewis stuart
Homes 29/Mar/13 Lead
with Sam A
tim exley 20/Mar/13 Lead rpt
with Sam Cliffard
Hidden 13/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Tony Kartawick ??/2013 -
Grabtheslab ??/2013 -
willhornby ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 2nd
SimonMarcYoung 05/Nov/12 Lead dnf

Didn't get far, got intimidated by it

Jams Crwca 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Craig
Ybot Htulk 13/Sep/12 Lead

Led this before. Somehow cocked it up this time and became a pumped sweaty mess. No fun.

with Richard
Richard Morgan 13/Sep/12 2nd
RFWilkie 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Dave Rumney 31/Aug/12 2nd
with Tanya Milner
Psychlane 23/Aug/12 Lead

Hmmmm ... does one little finger in a wire count as dogged?

with Else
Paul_southgate68 23/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Brilliant, quality climbing all the way ***

rustyfishhook 23/Aug/12 2nd O/S

Loved it! Really sweet route. Good climbing Paul, I felt pretty exposed at 1 point but enjoyed the moves. Check out the rusty junk we ab'ed off if it hasn't turned to dust by the time your next there.

mark schramm 22/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with Lyndsay
Hidden 22/Aug/12 2nd O/S
snook 15/Aug/12 2nd O/S

Great climb but pretty pumped by the finish. Few sketchy moments due to the high winds. Lowered descent.

1651SP 09/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Nice climb, first one in a year and it was pumpy. Very enjoable though

with James Goss
nickstephens 09/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Ming Xi Yang
pete87abs 09/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Jen Lewis
Alexstone 04/Aug/12 Lead rpt
nick99 28/Jul/12 Lead
with Adrian
stevorobs3 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Alexseren 12/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead dnf
Jimmykeenan01 ?/Jul/12 Lead

A great little crack route

dohart 18/Jun/12 2nd
with stu bradbury
Brian H 17/Jun/12 Lead
with Rik
iantoday 04/Jun/12 2nd
with Nathan, Darren LeMarquand
Mistee 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Phil
Hidden 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/12 Lead
alice fuller 01/Jun/12 Lead RP

Seconded it and then lead it today. Previously seconded Ben 2010 and Joby? 2011.

berry ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with ken
Dawlish 31/May/12 2nd rpt
LeadBalloon 31/May/12 Lead dog

Nice climb, took my first leader fall and thanking my number 11 nut for saving my skin - woo hoo. Got up it in the end.

with Kelvin
Mr Tickle 26/May/12 Lead O/S
with Ben R
ewanthomson 25/May/12 Lead O/S
with Sean Turner
Westcorkman 23/May/12 Lead O/S
with Alice Fuller
Alex Steele 21/May/12 Lead dnf

First Lead Fall... Size one wallnut took the fall and is now stuck in the crack.

with Josh Bratchley
EcoClimber 21/May/12 Lead O/S

Saw Alex & his nut still in place. Good luck recovering it - looked stuck fast.

with Sarah Keight
Hidden 20/May/12 Lead
SimonMarcYoung 04/May/12 TR O/S
skeight88 ?/May/12 AltLd
with Richard
Hidden 14/Apr/12 Lead
guy757 13/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden 13/Apr/12 2nd rpt
guy757 13/Apr/12 -
Philippa Arding 08/Apr/12 Lead
with helen pitt
wildrover220 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
surf1nal-kern0w 01/Apr/12 2nd

lee lead

cwildblood 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Beautiful climbing, with very interesting exposure at times

ed2204 01/Apr/12 2nd
roryferris ?/Apr/12 Lead β
Robin Woodward ?/Apr/12 Lead
lmacey 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
arandall 28/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Wendy's first VS lead

Wendy Watthews 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Wendy Watthews 27/Mar/12 Lead O/S

first vs lead :)

Motown 17/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 12/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 10/Mar/12 Lead
Mattheww2356 05/Feb/12 2nd
angie 28/Jan/12 2nd
gidmord 22/Jan/12 2nd rpt
with John Tanner
Tom Campbell 15/Jan/12 Lead O/S
tim exley 08/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Jordan Fleming
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
PAJames ??/2012 -
Jenny Dart ??/2012 Lead
Ian JL ??/2012 Lead O/S
beardy mike ??/2012 -
Tristan Sherlock 12/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with George Coiley
Hidden 02/Dec/11 -
ian d f 27/Nov/11 2nd O/S
will_benfold 27/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Bilge Ar
jacko1485 20/Nov/11 Lead rpt
with Callum
Carl Johnson 18/Nov/11 Lead O/S
danbrice 13/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with Jay
Becky H 13/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Rob Evans, Jack Verber
Hidden 13/Nov/11 Lead rpt
crobinson 07/Nov/11 Lead

great little route, sustained and loads of gear

with Southern Man
Hidden 07/Nov/11 2nd
Ian Miller 21/Oct/11 2nd dog
trants1 19/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with deklan
Doug miller 19/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with alex steele
deklan 19/Oct/11 Lead
with chris
Alex Steele 19/Oct/11 2nd
Ian Miller 18/Oct/11 2nd dog
MrWiggles 17/Oct/11 Lead O/S

With Ian Miller

jpksalmon 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Fingering, sketching climb but felt great when I got to the top!

with Si
rustaldo 15/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with Liam W
tim.fairhall 04/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Matt
Graham Westbrook 02/Oct/11 2nd
i_a_coops 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
mattkemp70 ?/Oct/11 Lead
with Westy
mandy ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with elf
p2-melhuish ?/Oct/11 Lead
p2-melhuish ?/Oct/11 Lead
Bristoldave 29/Sep/11 Lead O/S
CarolineH 29/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Dave
MBarraclough 28/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden 21/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Rustyjas 12/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Chris Clayton-Jones (CJ)
Simon Caldwell 03/Sep/11 2nd O/S

First pitch only (as in Rockfax), as the rest is pretty much the same as Central Groove pitch 2. Brilliant climbing with a definite crux but still sustained for the rest. Wish I'd got C to ab off so I could lead it.

with Carmen
DOVEY 31/Aug/11 Lead


with Jon & Kate
Davebryant 31/Aug/11 AltLd
with Kye Brooks, Bryn Mays
Graeme Hammond 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Really good!!! much easier than it looks from below, perfect holds and gear!

with Becky E
Becky E 28/Aug/11 2nd O/S


Hidden 25/Aug/11 Lead O/S
stephen ashworth 22/Aug/11 2nd
with martin clarke
Rustyjas 12/Aug/11 AltLd rpt
with Chris Clayton-Jones (CJ)
Andre Clarke 07/Aug/11 Lead dog

Rested on gear once hence dogged

with Dundoo
Andre Clarke 07/Aug/11 Lead dog

Rested on gear once hence dogged

with Dundoo
nick ferro 05/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Can't fault this climb! :)

wave1art 05/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Great route. did the full approach to the bulge, apparently harder but felt ok.

with Mark Wren
simon.roberts 03/Aug/11 AltLd
garth paterson 03/Aug/11 Lead
cesca 31/Jul/11 Lead β
with Roy Vasey
Joby 30/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Alice Fuller
Hidden 27/Jul/11 Lead
The Ivanator 27/Jul/11 2nd O/S

OK, but not as good as Climbers Club or Central Groove IMO.

with Rosie, Rich
mountaingoatgirl 27/Jul/11 2nd
with Rich, Ivan
mark schramm 23/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with harry, emma
Hidden 23/Jul/11 2nd
Marky B 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Emma Ransome
jas128 11/Jul/11 2nd β
Hidden 11/Jul/11 Lead O/S
samappears 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S

First climb in Devon. Neil got about 1/3 of the way up before down climbing, and slightly unconvinced but willing to give it a try, I then led the route. Nice route. Plenty of gear. Definitely slopers on the top-although a few larger holds do exist too. I personally went for the 'use large holds to pull up, twist hands, palm up, have all four limbs on the same level like a frog' top out method. Easy abseil back to ground, and easy to make a hanging belay for the seconder. Nice route :)

with Neil McCarthy
Hidden 04/Jul/11 2nd rpt
jacko1485 04/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Callum
Tom Seccombe 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Sarah Mgwigan, Daniel Curtis, Brother Nick
nickdonohue ?/Jul/11 2nd
with Pete Merrick
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/11 2nd
stephen ashworth 30/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Elaine Budden 23/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Cheese Monkey 23/Jun/11 2nd rpt
with Elaine
Bob M 23/Jun/11 Lead

Had forgotten what a great pitch this is.

Cheese Monkey 21/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Goss
Hidden 19/Jun/11 2nd O/S
chrisallan 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
tcn_2002 19/Jun/11 Lead
mes32 19/Jun/11 2nd

Seconded Chris. Got in a bit of a pickle taking piece of gear out - rope under arm and as Chris took in it pulled my hand off. Needed to hang quickly. Was considering leading it but decided to save for another day!

Hidden 14/Jun/11 2nd
Cheese Monkey 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Exactly my sort of climbing, really good

with Matt
rustaldo 04/Jun/11 2nd rpt
with Ben
solenostomus 03/Jun/11 Lead
with Shaun
Hidden ?/Jun/11 AltLd
gidmord 23/May/11 Lead β
rustaldo 22/May/11 Lead O/S

Good climbing after the mossy start, which is more thrutchy than anything. The 2nd half up the "corner" is great value VS climbing on solid gear with lots of exposure. Abbed down for the gear after.

with Moffatt
Stone Muppet 22/May/11 Lead O/S
with andy's mate dave
suds_01 20/May/11 AltLd rpt
with Jenny dart, Alan
suds_01 20/May/11 AltLd rpt
with Jenny dart, Alan
timreynolds 18/May/11 Lead
Hidden 18/May/11 2nd
steveprice.exmouth 18/May/11 2nd
with Chaman
Chaman 18/May/11 Lead O/S
with Nick, Steve Price
petecallaghan 18/May/11 Lead β

Always a pleasure, never a chore

with Emma Grant
Debs 15/May/11 2nd
with Karl
UnkArl 15/May/11 Lead O/S
with Debbie
James Mitchelmore 10/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/May/11 2nd rpt
Eike 08/May/11 2nd
with Ben Devenish, Chawn Harlow
Hidden 05/May/11 Lead rpt
Philippa Arding 02/May/11 2nd
with nick arding
david morse 02/May/11 Lead O/S
with tori, todd
climbingpixie 01/May/11 Lead O/S
with Andy
Hidden 01/May/11 2nd O/S
Different Steve 28/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Andy Hansler, Guy Reid
PanzerHanzler 28/Apr/11 2nd O/S
tobydunford 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Charlie
Hidden 24/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
klimmer 21/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Chris Ebbutt 20/Apr/11 Lead
with Dave R.
mike88 20/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Hannah Good
Hidden 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Lauren Davies 19/Apr/11 Lead O/S
nickstephens 18/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Still haven't the foggiest where the "bulge" quoted in the guide book is

El3ctroFuzz 13/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with Elaine Budden
Elaine Budden 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S

a very very plesant and enjoyable climb

SurferStan 08/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Dilwat
Dilwat 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Nick, SurferStan
minexplorer 07/Apr/11 AltLd

jordan led 1st 2nd pitch finished up the final crack of fruit flan case for a change.

with jordan
Jordon Fleming 06/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Jurga ?/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with James
nickdonohue ?/Apr/11 2nd
with Ian Riddell, Chris Stanyon
nickdonohue ?/Apr/11 2nd
with Mike Reading
smollett ?/Apr/11 Lead

direct finish this time

with jurga
francois 27/Mar/11 Lead
with Chris
Hidden 27/Mar/11 2nd rpt
BelayBunney 27/Mar/11 2nd rpt

Fx lead.

chappers909 23/Mar/11 TR rpt
gfoster 22/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Samantha Rendell
Hidden 22/Mar/11 Solo rpt
dale1968 18/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Tom
Hidden 18/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Gibbo 16/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Ollie Keynes
Hidden 12/Mar/11 2nd dog
Alexstone 12/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with Gemma
Luke90 06/Mar/11 Lead rpt
culmclimberRob 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with adrian
Haydn Jones 12/Feb/11 Lead dog

Led with one rest, was more that I didn't want to commit to the move than I got pumped out, a few minuets dangling around and I built up the courage to do it....also found a cheeky foothold which I missed last time. there were plenty of rest points where you could bridge.

Ed morris 12/Feb/11 2nd O/S
bpmclimb 19/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Clare
Huntlyfiddler 19/Jan/11 2nd
31770 ??/2011 -
jon59 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
bigbear86 ??/2011 Lead rpt
CptRicActiv ??/2011 Lead β
Hidden 25/Nov/10 Lead
steveprice.exmouth 15/Sep/10 Lead
with Chaman
Hidden 15/Sep/10 Lead
Chaman 15/Sep/10 2nd O/S

David led

with Steve Price, David Coley
mark schramm 15/Sep/10 2nd
with emma
DanLear 13/Sep/10 AltLd rpt
with Al McPhierson
amyb 04/Sep/10 2nd
with Rubber boy Kev
katherinesydney 04/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Bobby Gilbert 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/10 Lead rpt
mark schramm 30/Aug/10 Lead
with tom m
tommoulds 30/Aug/10 2nd β
with Schramm
vertically_challenged 23/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Dave Cooke 07/Aug/10 2nd dnf
Filthy 03/Aug/10 Lead
Orifice 03/Aug/10 2nd RP
foxjerk ?/Aug/10 2nd
with wiwwim
tania 31/Jul/10 2nd
with Rich
VLogan 30/Jul/10 2nd
vertically_challenged 20/Jul/10 Lead O/S

was at the crux when it started to rain..... then i stupidly dropped my nuts :( the number 10 just missed my belayer, but it all added to the excitement :D really fun climb

davefount 08/Jul/10 Lead rpt

did a second pitch to top out via the last pitch of Central Groove

with lewis stewert
Pero 01/Jul/10 Lead
_m.cox_ ?/Jul/10 2nd β
with Jason Williams, Tom Harrison
jonnyridleylogan ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Kitiara 29/Jun/10 2nd
Luuuuuke 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Max C
Legs 26/Jun/10 2nd
El3ctroFuzz 20/Jun/10 2nd rpt

Tis hard for the grade, but not worth Hvs. Probably worth 5a.

with Chris Full
Chris_barr 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Tank
chappers909 16/Jun/10 2nd
francois ?/Jun/10 Lead rpt

Not that bad after all.

RobSteere ?/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with Andy, Alan Irvine, Chelsea, AJ
Orifice 31/May/10 2nd O/S

slight slip

with Andy Owen
Steve Woollard 30/May/10 Lead
Kemics 26/May/10 Lead dog

Got a bit panicy placing gear on the crux and took a rest shamefully, rewarded by some uber-jugs just after. Probably should have bridged more.

Hidden 25/May/10 2nd
Hidden 25/May/10 2nd O/S
francois 25/May/10 Lead dog

Bad choice for a warm up, got pumped placing gear and sat in my gear, two moves before a megarest!

Hidden 25/May/10 Lead rpt
BelayBunney 25/May/10 2nd O/S
Philippa Arding 21/May/10 2nd
nick arding 17/May/10 Lead rpt
with Lee Pooley
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead O/S
stuart34 15/May/10 Lead O/S
with Mark Walter
ellmang 15/May/10 2nd
DCIGadget 28/Apr/10 2nd O/S
JulesClimbs 21/Apr/10 2nd
with Paul
jack adams 20/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with andrew
minexplorer 15/Apr/10 AltLd rpt

led 1st pitch grant top pitch.lower part of the groove the hardest part but plenty there to is bit of a staircase.glad i had 2nd it before as does look daunting to the un initiated

with grant newcombe
minexplorer 13/Apr/10 AltLd

2nded first pitch led top.think will be easier to lead first pitch than 2nd,no ropes pulling u out

with james
Paragonthewise ?/Apr/10 2nd O/S
smollett ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with rad
Hidden 21/Mar/10 2nd rpt
hilled101 13/Mar/10 Lead

Nice route, could feel the strain in the middle.

with Lois
uncontrollable 13/Feb/10 AltLd β

lead pitch 2, finished as for Central Groove

with Alan B
Monkey_Alan 13/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Led 1st pitch. Finished up along the line of Central Groove.

Ben Vieyra 07/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Linked Leviathan with pitch of Inkspot Hangover and ? to make 3 pitch outing.

jack adams ?/Jan/10 Lead
with andy
jack adams ?/Jan/10 Lead
with andy
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
DOVEY ??/2010 Lead
Gra B ??/2010 -
jcook1980 ??/2010 -
andrew hammond ??/2010 2nd O/S
jmhood ??/2010 -
solenostomus 22/Nov/09 Lead
with Ben Vieyra, Lauren F
Luke d 15/Nov/09 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 30/Oct/09 Lead
with Stacey Ward
The_Boy_ODwyer 25/Oct/09 Lead rpt
with Mat, Caroline
mark schramm 25/Oct/09 Lead

nice for a warm-up.

with tom m
tommoulds 25/Oct/09 2nd β
with Schramm
Homes 14/Oct/09 Lead
with Tom F
Hidden ?/Oct/09 2nd O/S
rob1 28/Sep/09 Lead
with Dave Williams
matthoey 26/Sep/09 Lead
with Brian Usher
Will_Murray 13/Sep/09 Lead

Fun! Although the rope connected to the abseil tree at the top has been removed.

with Will Ames
Hidden 05/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Dux 04/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Scrambled up from left to start 1st pitch.

with Emma
Hidden 04/Sep/09 2nd
urbanmonkey 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Frances
pedro.silva 19/Aug/09 Lead rpt

Harder than I remembered. Had a bit of a run-out mid way up as didn't fancy stopping to place gear.

Hidden 09/Aug/09 2nd rpt
El3ctroFuzz 07/Aug/09 Lead O/S

P1 Only. Did the generic Abb off. Did the Hvs 5a Variation. Was nice :)

with Ian Luscombe
Lummy41 07/Aug/09 2nd
with Tom Bunn
Luke Dawson ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
SusanH ?/Aug/09 2nd
Seth.J ?/Aug/09 Lead β
with Susan Haigh
John Henry Wynn 28/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with will aimes
Hidden 18/Jul/09 2nd O/S
davefount 18/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with David Williamson
petecallaghan 15/Jul/09 Lead
Hidden 21/Jun/09 2nd
Steerpike 20/Jun/09 2nd rpt
with Bish
surfbish 20/Jun/09 Lead β

Loads of good gear but found it pumpy putting it in at the crux.

with Ben
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Lead
ruaidh 28/May/09 Lead O/S

Found this sustained in the middle.

with FayeG
JWB 24/May/09 Lead O/S

Steady climb but top out interesting!

Hidden 24/May/09 Lead
Hidden 24/May/09 2nd O/S
ripper 24/May/09 Lead

with a slight Jail Ale hangover - but very enjoyable!

with Jigi Desai
FayeG 23/May/09 2nd O/S
with Rory
Tim W 23/May/09 Lead O/S
with Marina Unterfosthuber
graham knott 22/May/09 Lead rpt

Lead 1st pitch and abseiled off.

with Pedro Silva
pedro.silva 22/May/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 09/May/09 Lead O/S
cliffy 03/May/09 Lead O/S
with Steve Newman and Fred
Ceridwen 03/May/09 Lead O/S
with Beatriz
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 2nd O/S
Ybot Htulk ?/May/09 Lead
with Norman
DanLear 21/Apr/09 AltLd
with Al McPhierson
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/09 2nd
Steerpike 08/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with Tommo
knthrak1982 07/Apr/09 2nd O/S
richardadventurecafe 04/Apr/09 Lead O/S

A totally wicked route, steep, physical (for me!), challenging, and with good protection - all in all one of my top routes - well chuffed!

with Neil Sperrings
MontyH 04/Apr/09 Lead

fine route , felt quite hard for VS

with Paul Milton
Hidden 04/Apr/09 2nd RP
JonHarvey 01/Apr/09 Lead rpt

Went direct at the top. More exciting usual finish :)

with Ant Smith
mark schramm ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
mike hooper ?/Apr/09 AltLd

rob1st lead i done 2nd pitch very hard rob good lead. a climb to remember

with dave dean, robin frazer
Rock Lizard ?/Apr/09 Lead
suunto12 31/Mar/09 2nd
Hidden 31/Mar/09 Lead O/S
tavarua 21/Mar/09 2nd dog
with Julian
Julian Prieto 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Matt Burke
Hidden 18/Mar/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead rpt
Phil79 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Did the 5a direct version.

with Pedro & Jiff
graham knott 01/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Phil Webber
Rich Wain-Hobson ?/Mar/09 Lead RP

Pumpy lead with experienced seconder.

with Sam Sherbert
andy_pemberton ?/Mar/09 Lead
with Katharine Pemberton
Disco ?/Mar/09 Lead rpt
Greg Pittam 22/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Nick
pedro.silva 21/Feb/09 2nd O/S
with Phil, Graham
tcfield ?/Feb/09 Lead
mikeburf ?/Feb/09 2nd O/S
sophie291188 ??/2009 2nd
Hidden ??/2009 2nd
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
paulh1967 ??/2009 -
Thinker01 ??/2009 -
Jack_F ??/2009 Lead O/S

Really pissed it down on me!

with Max hodges
keith leonard ??/2009 -
Steve Lenartowicz ??/2009 -
with Clare
briar4012 11/Nov/08 2nd O/S
with Pete
Rich Wain-Hobson ?/Nov/08 2nd O/S

Confident second with competent leader.

with Daniel Racey
@ndy 10/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
danleyden 20/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Nicholas Wilson
Hidden 20/Sep/08 AltLd
Merlin 20/Sep/08 Lead dog
with Alex Elliot
grumpyoldjanner 17/Sep/08 Lead rpt

Went back to climb it on lead

argyle_dude 16/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Beautiful climbing, feels steep but the gear and holds are all good.

grumpyoldjanner 16/Sep/08 2nd O/S
RobSteere 13/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with John Axeworthy
dan gibson 28/Aug/08 Solo rpt
Ally Smith 23/Aug/08 Lead
Sean Kelly ?/Aug/08 2nd
with Sam
Seth.J ?/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Alex Stone
Hidden 15/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/08 2nd
django 29/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with John Rowe
Steerpike 22/Jun/08 2nd rpt
with Tommo
dmoir 12/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Jon Harvey
JonHarvey 12/Jun/08 2nd rpt
Popkids 11/Jun/08 Lead β
with Martin
rockferret 11/Jun/08 2nd
with Tony
Hidden ?/Jun/08 AltLd
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead rpt
graham knott 29/May/08 TR O/S

First climb of the summer!! Lovely one to blow the cobwebs away.

with Paul N. & Phil W.
pelvoux 24/May/08 Lead O/S

Well protected route excellent to practice bridging

with Ollie
AlexD 24/May/08 Lead O/S


joeurwin 24/May/08 2nd β
with alex
Shaw Brown 03/May/08 2nd
with simon blythe
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead rpt
nutcracker ?/May/08 Lead
Kate Edhouse 15/Apr/08 2nd
with James Clapham
Hidden 13/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/08 TR
Hidden 27/Mar/08 Lead
Steerpike 20/Feb/08 Lead rpt
with Jez
wilchivs 10/Feb/08 2nd rpt
with Olly Birrell
Hidden 10/Feb/08 Lead dnf
Eccentric 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Dam good VS, hardest VS ive climbed to date, bloody scary half way up but a dam good route none the less!

with Marina
neilfish 02/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with stuart
matt22 ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S
eley1 ?/Feb/08 Lead
with graham
Hidden ?/Feb/08 2nd
Hidden 27/Jan/08 2nd O/S
Popkids 26/Jan/08 -
with Kafoozalem & Nolan
nick99 ??/2008 Lead
with Mike
robbo11 ??/2008 TR
with various
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
jameswbrae 11/Nov/07 2nd O/S

Fun if a bit slimey. Big crystals and blood.

with Al Franks
RagingPuffin 11/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with James Rae
Al Franks 11/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with James Rae
Hidden 10/Nov/07 2nd rpt
The_Boy_ODwyer 03/Nov/07 Lead dog

Memo to self... Bridging can be useful...

with Caroline
inspiration_needed ?/Nov/07 2nd O/S
with Jimbo
Matt Bennett ?/Nov/07 Lead O/S
nblackbeard 14/Oct/07 2nd O/S
jw231 14/Oct/07 Lead O/S
hash 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Janette
alexharv3y 29/Sep/07 Lead O/S

HVS 5a variation

Hidden 28/Sep/07 2nd O/S 28/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Once you're on it (the approach to the groove was a little sketchy) the line is just beautiful, hard (for me) but all the gear and all the holds are there, so it was just a matter of getting on and enjoying it. The final airy arete closed things nicely too. I grinned lots.

with jamesca
viking56 09/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with JEH
Hidden ?/Sep/07 2nd
cat22 ?/Sep/07 2nd
with Mike
lithos 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S

top route, feels steep but isnt really and tons of wires and holds.

Hidden 24/Aug/07 Lead
matthoey 21/Aug/07 2nd
alaan 12/Aug/07 Solo rpt
chris wyatt ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
JonHarvey 24/Jul/07 Lead rpt

Fantastic route

staceyjg 08/Jul/07 2nd dog

In fairness, Mark had to retrieve his own gear on the abseil back down! Ooops sorry!!! I think HS is my limit for now!

Hidden 07/Jul/07 Lead β
martin one 26/May/07 Lead
with dave knight
Hidden 19/May/07 AltLd β
Epic Ebdon 04/May/07 2nd O/S
with Neil Adams
Neil Adams 04/May/07 Lead O/S

Really nice route!

Hidden 02/May/07 2nd rpt 02/May/07 2nd
with Jason Down
Hidden 02/May/07 Lead O/S
Justin T 28/Apr/07 Lead rpt
with Wifey, Greg
AJH 28/Apr/07 Lead rpt
with Richard
Hidden 28/Apr/07 2nd
vet 21/Apr/07 2nd
with Jon
JPGR 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Yvette
Hidden 20/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Kirill 09/Apr/07 Lead rpt
with Gordon Scott
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
climber sim ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 -
sebrider ??/2007 Lead O/S

Only first pitch

alaan 22/Dec/06 Lead O/S
with Toby
Ybot Htulk ?/Dec/06 2nd
with Alaan
Hidden 05/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Jules 210681 04/Nov/06 2nd
Hidden 07/Oct/06 2nd
eugeneth 07/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Jay
Justin T 23/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Wifey
Hidden 23/Sep/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/06 2nd
Hidden 20/Sep/06 Lead
Mowglee 15/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Mark T
alicia 15/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Kate
zcapxa5 12/Aug/06 Lead O/S
ducle 12/Aug/06 2nd O/S
with Hanneke Den Ouden
cmsg 12/Aug/06 2nd O/S
with Luke Gannarelli
Hidden 09/Aug/06 Lead O/S
JonHarvey ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S

One of my favourite trad leads!

Hidden ?/Aug/06 2nd
Sarah Bough 30/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Oliver Mentz
tom_1985 ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Ed Dutton
nienke 04/Jun/06 2nd
cmsg 04/Jun/06 Lead O/S

Fab climb. LONG time spent doing belay service on ledge.

Hidden 01/Jun/06 Lead O/S
dan gibson 31/May/06 Lead rpt
with karing
Hidden 29/May/06 2nd O/S
Dave Searle 25/May/06 Lead
with sim
cem 30/Apr/06 Lead rpt
with Kirill Spiridonov, James Gill
Kirill 30/Apr/06 2nd
with James Gill, Charles Moreton
Hidden 17/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Andy Barwell ?/Mar/06 Lead
with Jaq Tildesley
Noodles ?/Jan/06 TR


Merlin ??/2006 AltLd O/S

Finished up CG.

leadmat ??/2006 Lead
leadmat ??/2006 -
CraigMac1 ??/2006 -
richardr ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/05 Lead
Hidden 09/Jul/05 Lead O/S
crossdressingrodney 27/Jun/05 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 27/Jun/05 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/05 Lead O/S
lost.arrow 01/May/05 -
ferret newman ?/May/05 TR
with Phil & Chris
Hidden 26/Mar/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/05 Lead O/S
Flashy ??/2005 Lead O/S
tom.e ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Charlie Everett
feilx ??/2005 -
Boxy 16/Oct/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/04 Lead
Bob M 21/Sep/04 AltLd
sam coward 30/Aug/04 Lead RP
with Helen
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/04 Lead O/S
crater 09/Jun/04 2nd
with sam
eddy-on-the-rocks 19/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Ben
Hidden ?/Apr/04 Lead dnf
mike.moss ??/2004 Lead O/S
duncana 20/Sep/03 2nd

Just bashed thigh at Caddihoe, so using arms too much and tired at top.

with Pippa Archer
Bob M 02/Sep/03 AltLd
Norman_P_W 02/Sep/03 AltLd
with Bob M
James B 04/May/03 Lead dog
with Nigel
nickdonohue ?/May/03 Lead
chris sm ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd
garethMottram ??/2003 Lead rpt
with Alex Stone
Rob Pitt ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
cem 06/Oct/02 2nd
with James Gregory
Hidden 22/Jul/02 2nd
Samuel P 21/Jul/02 2nd
with Bob
Ben1983 ?/Jul/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/02 Lead
darren1 19/Jun/02 -
Macca_7 31/May/02 Lead O/S

Great climbing up the steep groove line to a lovely belay ledge and view

with Ann Fisher
Hidden 12/May/02 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/02 Lead O/S
Kerm ?/Mar/02 -
mike.moss ?/Jan/02 2nd
Neil Henson ??/2002 2nd
with Mark Collins
Joe Costello ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Ben, Liam
Frostie ??/2002 Lead
with various
rockferret ??/2002 2nd
Hidden ??/2002 Lead
MKH ??/2001 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2001 Lead O/S
Gareth 26/Jun/00 Lead O/S
with Andrew
duncan 21/Apr/00 2nd
with Dan Donovan
Hidden 23/Mar/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/00 Lead
FrankW 20/Feb/00 AltLd rpt
with Simon Rogers
MoWalker3 01/Jan/00 -
with Joe
NickP ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 AltLd
Steveb27 ??/2000 Lead
northerngreg ??/2000 TR
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden 10/Nov/99 2nd
Bob M 11/Sep/99 2nd
with Jill Stevens
FrankW 14/Aug/99 Lead O/S
with Levi
TobyA ?/Aug/99 Lead O/S

date is a guess.

with Ellu and Olly
Hidden 21/Jul/99 Lead dog
rockjedi12345 ?/Apr/99 Lead O/S
with Phil Mathews
AJH ??/1999 2nd O/S
with Henk
Hidden 18/Aug/98 2nd
Tombauer 18/Aug/98 Lead
plain kitten ?/May/98 Lead
Mickdenali ??/1998 -
with Mark Harvey
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
craig h 31/Jul/97 2nd O/S
with Janet Hannah
Hidden 29/Jul/97 Lead
cornishben ??/1997 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/96 Lead
five ?/Aug/96 Lead O/S
with TW
climbingrichard 30/Jul/96 Lead O/S

Dry going dark fast Lee

climbingrichard 09/Jul/96 Lead O/S

Dry Dean

climbingrichard 12/Jun/96 Lead O/S

Good start to the day Lee

iskra2000 05/Apr/96 Lead
with Paul Woodcock
Hidden ??/1996 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/95 -
Hidden 30/Jun/95 Lead
JiveWeasel 25/Jun/95 Lead
timreynolds 07/Jun/95 Lead
ellie macpherson ?/Jun/95 AltLd
with Steve Taylor
Hidden 16/Apr/95 Solo
cornishben ??/1995 Lead O/S
tompercy ?/Nov/94 AltLd
with John S
Hidden 12/Jun/94 Lead
Rog Wilko ?/Mar/94 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
John Andrew Simpson ??/1994 Lead
with Tim Harnett
DubyaJamesDubya ??/1994 Lead O/S
with Naomi Walker
kristian ?/Nov/93 AltLd
colin milton 05/Sep/93 Lead
with eric milton
trisimondo 15/Aug/93 Lead O/S
climbingrichard 01/Jan/93 Lead O/S

Sustained route

Hidden ??/1993 -
timreynolds 16/Sep/92 AltLd
Marti999 ??/1992 Lead
Iain Thow 30/Sep/91 AltLd

Led pitch 1

with Rob Ivens
tapley 01/Aug/91 Lead
with Alison Tapley
auld al ?/Apr/91 Lead O/S
DaveHo ??/1990 Lead O/S
sdht ??/1990 -
Hidden 12/Nov/89 2nd O/S
Derek Ryden 27/Aug/89 2nd O/S
with Adam Harvey
daviesdan ??/1989 Lead
Nick Biven 10/Sep/88 Lead O/S
nigehughes ?/Jun/88 Lead
with Nick Staroszczuk
Hidden 27/Apr/88 Lead O/S
davidalcock ??/1988 -
with Philip Scorer
Hidden ??/1987 -
davehvs ??/1986 -
Nigel Coe 20/Nov/83 -
with Ian Griffiths, Allan Yeend
jcw ??/1983 -
with Mike Harrop
Hidden 16/May/82 2nd O/S
PaulTanton ?/May/82 Lead O/S
with Greg Smith
Mike C 13/Mar/82 2nd
with Chris Davis
Simon cook ??/1982 -
Andy Fielding ??/1982 Lead
with Mark Williams
Steve Woollard ??/1981 2nd
with Pete O'Sullivan
mark-abz 02/Mar/80 Lead
with Dave B
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
Mike C 01/Jul/79 Lead
with Charlie Grey
Steve Bell ??/1979 -
Mike C 21/May/78 2nd

First Pitch only

with Kevin Howett
Falko 22/Apr/76 Lead O/S
with Mike Milnes
Bolt Phobia 04/Apr/76 Lead
with John Broadwell
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