35m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
An impeccable and varied climb that takes on the full height of Low Man's central wall. Start 3m right of the base of Raven Gully at a protruding flake in the low line of overhangs. Climb past the flake and follow thin grooves to gain a horizontal break. Make a difficult couple of moves left and then up, to the base of a larger curving groove. Climb the steepening groove then make strenuous moves up left to a rest at its top. Move back right and stand on a small knobbly ledge. Technical moves away from this rightwards are rewarded with easier climbing that leads to the summit. © Rockfax

FFA. M.Fowler 1980

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James Oakes 29/Aug Lead O/S
Dale Comley 28/Aug Lead O/S

Did it as one big pitch. Nice techy moves

ricci.andrea86 26/Aug Lead O/S
Marl 13/Aug TR O/S

Wanted to lead but no partner today so climbed on mini traction on fixed rope

hornbywill 09/Jul Lead O/S

Brilliant climbing good gear and steady

Brian H 02/Jul Lead rpt

Annual, 2017, ascent after cleaning and having a good look on abseil. Still superb.

Bettymolly 01/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul 2nd dog
alice fuller ?/Jul Lead RP

seconded both beasts in 2015. Lead it proper now

m.powell02 17/Apr 2nd β
Paul Baller 09/Apr TR O/S


nimajneb ?/Apr Lead G/U

Rushed it and fell off the traverse. Second go. Very good.

gem_stone12 ?/Mar 2nd O/S
Jackislav 22/Dec/16 2nd
Alex moore 22/Dec/16 Lead O/S

stunner, despite the cold mid December wind...

Sam4242 29/Aug/16 Lead dog

1 fall on first traverse section, then completed climb

Hidden 06/Aug/16 Lead dnf
Brian H 21/Jul/16 Lead rpt

Pete and I both led on our traditional annual ascents. Not getting any easier!

shoulders 05/Jun/16 2nd O/S
crag_monster 05/Jun/16 2nd
with Rich
richsmithinbristol 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S
dbrooks 25/May/16 Lead dog
with John
John Tanner 25/May/16 2nd β
waydan 12/Apr/16 TR
with Rich, El Swiftos
petegunn 05/Apr/16 TR
with Mel, James, Davina
ewalker278 24/Oct/15 Lead

Great route, first E3. Was freezing at the top!! Retrieved a nut from the final thuggy section shortly before the rock-over/ mantle If this is yours, drop me a message, tell me the size and the tape you've marked it with (and your address, obviously!) and i'll post it back. Happy tradding :)

tcn_2002 27/Sep/15 TR
kennythescot ?/Sep/15 TR RP
Hidden 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
LRob 01/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Matt77 20/Jun/15 2nd

Shane's first E3 onsight. Well done that man!

with Shane
islandlynx 20/Jun/15 Lead O/S

First e3 onsight (thanks matt) and amazingly it went smoothly. Great route with some varied climbing. Struggled with the mantle for a couple of attempts then did some weird frog move to get up it.

Brian H 10/Jun/15 Lead rpt

Annual ascent. Felt hard this year. Wonder what next year will feel like.

with Alice
Jackislav 25/May/15 Lead dog

Got myself too strecthed out on the tricky traverse past the dodgey peg! Laughing as i came off at my mistake and then got annoyed because i lost the on-sight! Rested on the rope and finished clean with horrendous rope drag... whoops. Absolutely stunning route

Andy Moles 05/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
with Ferdia
ferdia 05/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

led pitch 1. excellent.

Hidden ??/2015 -
mike mo ??/2015 -
Rory Bascombe 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Tom Newberry
ptrickey 03/Aug/14 Lead dog

Went for lead on single rope with one set of nuts, a single cam and not many quickdraws... and ran it into a single pitch.... not my best decision ever.

with Anyela Camargo Rodriguez
Brian H 20/Jun/14 Lead rpt

Stripped gear on abseil and Pete then led. Best route on Dartmoor.

Hidden 17/May/14 2nd
Mike Goldthorp 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Incredible climb, just immense! So varied, sustained but with definite crux sections, awesome gear placements, and desperate finish (I think I went too direct and ended up on this really thin slab way above my gear pulling on tiny crystals and flakes into a mossy groove, should have been further right) But yeah, one of the best trad routes I've ever done!

with Henry, Tara, Paul S
Paul_southgate68 22/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 22/Sep/13 2nd
burto 14/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with jack, jerome
Luke Dawson 13/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Ed morris 06/May/13 Lead

One fall at the crux from missing the big foot hold. One rest at the overhang working out where to go. Incredible varied route.

with Colin
Johnny Baker ??/2013 -
kingholmesy ??/2013 Lead O/S

Well worth its 3 stars.

with Colin
Ed Babs 19/Aug/12 Lead O/S

A bit mossy but very good. Felt bold moving up to the horizontal break above the first peg.

with Mike Hawkins
Justin T 11/Aug/12 Lead

Onsight bar having photographed others on it, no discernibly useful beta gained! Massively tired before I started, felt right at my limit all the way, 3 hour epic involving traversing to the raven belay to pull up more gear before spending a *long* time committing to the final headwall.

with Crispin
Brian H 19/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with Andy Pemberton
andy_pemberton 19/Jul/12 2nd

Glad to second this one! Felt hard for E3. Continuous, sustained dificulties. I thought the crux was the initial wall. Brian led it in one pitch.

with Brian Hannon
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead O/S
Jordon Fleming 09/Apr/12 2nd O/S

is a lovely route :) matt did it in one pitch and the climbing is great and pritty hard with to hard thin moves.

with matt
rustaldo 08/Apr/12 Lead dog

An awesome route - my first 6a trad lead. Found it hard going, did it in onepitch and suffered with rope drag. Climbing is all well protected if you have faith in pegs. Have to come back and lead it clean. E3 6a ***

with Jordon
burto 24/Mar/12 Lead dnf
with tom powell
Hidden ??/2012 -
nathanlee 15/Oct/11 2nd
with Dom Lee
dominic lee 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 03/Oct/11 2nd dog

freaked out in a feeble manner on the traverse to the 1st belay.

with toby
Stone Muppet 01/Oct/11 TR dog

I'm told conditions were a bit greasy, but this was desperate - not sure how it's E3 yet!

with bc, md
Chad123 09/Aug/11 AltLd dog

Well I tried! Got to the thin move left before falling off (after very tough starting wall) and then had a few more rests before taking a good lob off the awkward move standing on the block. Thin runout finish too, overall very tough for E3 but I might just be rusty.....great climb though just wish I'd got it clean!

with Emily
i_a_coops 08/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Totally brilliant, totally covered in lichen.

richiebongo 03/Aug/11 Lead dog

I came, i climbed, i dogged. Worse, i stood on the ledge pumped to oblivion and a bit scared asked for a top rope. The shame.

with Gwen Thomson, Jon Didymus
dannyboy83 28/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Dad
Mike_Hayes 21/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Sarah Marks
Hidden 21/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Lloyders ?/Jul/11 2nd O/S
msoldn 16/May/11 AltLd dog

lead p1. maybe a bit early in the day, but got thoroughly pumped and fell on crux. stunning climbing with great gear throughout.

with Sam
Liam FLeming 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
adam cooper*super* 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Ahhh wicked route! Did both pitchs

with dazza
Hidden 20/Mar/11 2nd dog
Dave Searle ??/2011 -
jacobjlloyd 30/Sep/10 Lead

Ground up, second go - fell at the first peg trying to go too direct, lowered off then got right back on it. Should have warmed up. Crux felt 6a to me, but it was a bit greasy. Had to belay off to the left before going through the overlap due to lack of draws and serious drag. Was a good call - the belay at the top is further off right and would have made it sketch to belay the second well through the balancy moves and traverses. Excellent climbing all through! Quality route.

with Dougie
dswansonlow 30/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Bristoldave 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S

In one pitch. One of the best single pitch trad routes I've done - quite a journey!

with nick
Hidden 31/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Popkids 28/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Climbed the origial route, E3 5b/c. Not the 6a start.

with Kafoozalem
Toby Dunn 26/Jul/10 Lead
with Andy Reeve
Hidden 18/Jun/10 Lead O/S
John Mcshea 06/Jun/10 2nd rpt
with Ben Bradford
alaan 14/Feb/10 Lead O/S
mattyork2 14/Feb/10 2nd

Found it really hard. Lovely to see good old Al though and bump into Crispin ( :

eddy-on-the-rocks 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S

It isn't limestone!

with Geoff
Steerpike ?/Oct/09 Lead dog

First pitch only.

with Tommo
Rob Pitt 18/Aug/09 Lead O/S
JimR 14/Jun/09 -
Chubbard 14/Jun/09 Lead dnf

Bugger,bugger, bugger ... awesome route though.

Hidden 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2008 -
OliBoyes ??/2008 Lead dnf
with Chris Barr
Dave Searle 17/Apr/07 2nd β
with sim
climber sim ??/2007 -
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Dave Kerr 08/Aug/06 Lead
with Jill Kerr
Steve Bell ??/2005 -
Hidden 18/Oct/03 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/01 Lead
Marti999 ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
CraigMac1 ??/2000 -
DJonsight ??/2000 -
Hidden 14/Jun/99 AltLd O/S
Mark Kemball 04/May/98 2nd
with Jason Lloyd
Derek Ryden ??/1998 Lead rpt
with Mark Lee
Simon cook ??/1998 AltLd
Bulls Crack ??/1998 Lead O/S
with RW
Mark Kemball 25/Oct/97 Lead

Pitch 1 only

with Bill McKee
Roget 15/Jun/97 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden ??/1997 Lead O/S
Greg Cunningham 05/Nov/96 Lead

Climbed in fading light after a memorable night out at the Lakota in Bristol

with nigel birtwell
Derek Ryden ??/1996 Lead O/S
Tim M ??/1996 Lead O/S
with Phil T
FATBOYFAT ??/1996 Lead O/S
ukb & bmc shark ?/Apr/95 Lead O/S
with John Codling
leadmat ?/Jun/93 Lead
Hidden 05/Sep/92 2nd
Cowflinger 21/Apr/92 -
with Pete Lewis
Hidden 14/May/91 AltLd rpt
Hidden 31/Mar/91 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 04/Sep/90 -
Nick Biven ?/Aug/90 2nd
with Rich Whitwell
ecowaller ??/1990 -

One of my all time favourite routes

with Wendy Sampson
Bruce Kerr 20/Jul/89 AltLd
with Keith Turton
clark alston ?/Apr/88 Lead O/S

Awesome climbing.

with Bjorn Aikman
Billg 08/Aug/87 Lead O/S
with Keith Sharples
Hidden ??/1987 AltLd
Hidden 18/May/85 Lead β
Mark Kemball 26/Jun/83 Lead
with Dave Abbey
mark-abz 20/Jun/81 2nd
with Kev H
Paul Clarke ??/1981 Lead
with Mike Lynch
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