2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The counter-line to Aviation is a fine but difficult proposition that is high in the grade. Start right of a blank wall below the narrowest point of the overhang.
1) 5c, 14m. Climb to the band of overhangs and use thin flakes to pull onto the wall and then move left to the hanging belay of Aviation.
2) 5c, 22m. Reverse the traverse of Aviation and take the flake at its end to the next bulge. Move right for 3m and make a very hard move up the bulging wall on tiny crystals. Easier climbing above gains the summit of Low Man. © Rockfax

FA. P.Littlejohn 1971

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Littlejohn South West Climbs, West Country Climbs

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Chris Shorter 5 Sep, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Ah but the second pitch shouldn't be missed. The Aviation traverse is surprisingly tricky in the opposite direction.
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βeta: Ah but the second pitch shouldn't be missed. The Aviation traverse is surprisingly tricky in the opposite direction.
Jason Down 18 Oct, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: The first pitch of Rhinoceros makes for a great direct start to Aviation at a higher grade, continuing up the second pitch of Aviation. This makes a great route 'Rhinoation'
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βeta: The first pitch of Rhinoceros makes for a great direct start to Aviation at a higher grade, continuing up the second pitch of Aviation. This makes a great route 'Rhinoation'
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Hidden 1 Jun Lead
foobar123 11 May Lead G/U Fantastic stuff! Eventually led in one rope-draggy pitch. First time pulling round the p1 crux the crucial pinch moved in my hand and spooked me out, so I tried to downclimb but ended up slipping off. Second try pulled round to the flakes but didn't think about my feet and was off again. Got it third try, lowering to the ground between attempts: the key as always was to think about your feet a bit more! Pretty steady-going until the p2 crux, which felt pretty tenuous. Had to fight back the urge to just jump for the good-looking hold as I've been doing too much indoor bouldering recently!
Fantastic stuff! Eventually led in one rope-draggy pitch. First time pulling round the p1 crux the crucial pinch moved in my hand and spooked me out, so I tried to downclimb but ended up slipping off. Second try pulled round to the flakes but didn't think about my feet and was off again. Got it third try, lowering to the ground between attempts: the key as always was to think about your feet a bit more! Pretty steady-going until the p2 crux, which felt pretty tenuous. Had to fight back the urge to just jump for the good-looking hold as I've been doing too much indoor bouldering recently!
Hidden 11 May 2nd O/S
Flavio 25 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S "B-Bwaark!", has to be done :)
"B-Bwaark!", has to be done :)
JendeHoxar 25 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
Marl 13 Aug, 2017 TR O/S On mini traction
On mini traction
Euan Todd 13 Aug, 2017 2nd dnf Dred lead the first pitch, I followed. So far, so good. Wouldn't normally log a 2nd dnf for the other pitch, except this was quite an experience. After a wee fall on the traverse early on, Dred powered up the groove and stepped back right. On the last hard moves, a tenuous rockover, he popped off and took a tumble down the bulge. In the course of this fall, a brand new half rope got ripped down to the core! Lowered Dred off then abbed myself. A reminder to be careful around sharp rocks!
Dred lead the first pitch, I followed. So far, so good. Wouldn't normally log a 2nd dnf for the other pitch, except this was quite an experience. After a wee fall on the traverse early on, Dred powered up the groove and stepped back right. On the last hard moves, a tenuous rockover, he popped off and took a tumble down the bulge. In the course of this fall, a brand new half rope got ripped down to the core! Lowered Dred off then abbed myself. A reminder to be careful around sharp rocks!
brian watson 23 Jun, 2017 Lead dnf struggle a first hard bit then rained off. Previously fell off from somewhere near the top, not logged probably 2010 ish.
with Mike Hawkins
struggle a first hard bit then rained off. Previously fell off from somewhere near the top, not logged probably 2010 ish.
with Mike Hawkins
Hidden 23 Apr, 2017 AltLd G/U
m.powell02 23 Apr, 2017 AltLd Lead P2. Found the crux moves much easier this time round!
with twill
Lead P2. Found the crux moves much easier this time round!
with twill
gem_stone12 17 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
m.powell02 17 Apr, 2017 Lead dnf Dropped the crux on P1 twice. Fought on into P2 and the upper crux. Popped off pulling onto the slab and took all the gear in the break under my feet with me. Pulled back on with better gear but couldn't pull through the slab. I will return!
Dropped the crux on P1 twice. Fought on into P2 and the upper crux. Popped off pulling onto the slab and took all the gear in the break under my feet with me. Pulled back on with better gear but couldn't pull through the slab. I will return!
nimajneb ?Apr, 2017 Lead O/S Matt had a REALLY good go at this but was using wrong/hard beta for the top. His first E2 attempt and first fall on trad. I lead on his gear. Had previously done both link ups so not really an OS.
Matt had a REALLY good go at this but was using wrong/hard beta for the top. His first E2 attempt and first fall on trad. I lead on his gear. Had previously done both link ups so not really an OS.
Laurence Mitchell 25 Mar, 2017 2nd
with twill
with twill
Hidden 25 Mar, 2017 Lead dog
gem_stone12 ?Mar, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 30 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
RKirke 29 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
Rob Moorcroft 17 Jun, 2016 2nd
with Richard Ive
with Richard Ive
AlexD 28 May, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Ed Babs
with Ed Babs
Ed Babs 28 May, 2016 AltLd O/S P1. Cool.
with AlexD
P1. Cool.
with AlexD
David Clover ?Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
Joe Costello 9 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S Evening epic! Surprisingly scrittly for a classic on a popular crag. Mostly HVS climbing with about 4 hard moves in total but the hard moves are all above ledges so it is all too easy to stand there and ponder commitment...
Evening epic! Surprisingly scrittly for a classic on a popular crag. Mostly HVS climbing with about 4 hard moves in total but the hard moves are all above ledges so it is all too easy to stand there and ponder commitment...
Russell Blackaller 9 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S P.1. Very good.
P.1. Very good.
Hidden 31 May, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 31 May, 2015 2nd
Mr Tickle 26 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S Led P1 then went onto 2nd pitch of Aviation.
Led P1 then went onto 2nd pitch of Aviation.
Dan0Me 13 Apr, 2015 2nd O/S Combined this and aviation into one pitch, nice route
with Geoff P
Combined this and aviation into one pitch, nice route
with Geoff P
Tom Seccombe 8 Sep, 2014 Lead bailed the hard move at the top traversed to aviation, then back on to the route.
with James Arding
bailed the hard move at the top traversed to aviation, then back on to the route.
with James Arding
Hidden 30 Jul, 2014 Lead dog
climbhannahclimb 30 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S climbed pitch 2 direct from belay
climbed pitch 2 direct from belay
nickstephens 30 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S
with Jay Jackson, climbhannahclimb
with Jay Jackson, climbhannahclimb
James Oswald 14 Apr, 2014 Lead dnf Mixed and matched with aviation. Totally ace climbing. Fell off the crux on the first pitch twice and then lead the rest of aviation. Then did aviation's first pitch and struggled massively worth the second crux of rhino, couldn't use the footholds to pull over the lip onto the slab. I fell off twice and a pebble slowly broke in my hand..
with lex
Mixed and matched with aviation. Totally ace climbing. Fell off the crux on the first pitch twice and then lead the rest of aviation. Then did aviation's first pitch and struggled massively worth the second crux of rhino, couldn't use the footholds to pull over the lip onto the slab. I fell off twice and a pebble slowly broke in my hand..
with lex
kingholmesy ??, 2014 Lead O/S
with Colin
with Colin
hornbywill 23 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
tim exley 23 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S 3 pitches because Will has commitment issues
3 pitches because Will has commitment issues
alice fuller 26 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S
Sean Kelly 19 Jun, 2013 Lead dnf Failed on the first O/H as I got the small flake with the wrong hand and then sliced the tip of my index finger on a sharp crystal on the flake! Both cams in the undercut failed, but a sidewards hex somehow held in a small pocket.Will try again when finger is OK.
with Harry Pearce
Failed on the first O/H as I got the small flake with the wrong hand and then sliced the tip of my index finger on a sharp crystal on the flake! Both cams in the undercut failed, but a sidewards hex somehow held in a small pocket.Will try again when finger is OK.
with Harry Pearce
andy_pemberton 29 Apr, 2013 Lead dnf P1 felt strenuous until I worked out which way to put my hands! P2 cocked up the ropes and had mega drag. Then pulled a crystal off the top slab and thus thoroughly freaked out in the cold and oncoming gloom I lowered off (into old age?).
with Steve Gibson
P1 felt strenuous until I worked out which way to put my hands! P2 cocked up the ropes and had mega drag. Then pulled a crystal off the top slab and thus thoroughly freaked out in the cold and oncoming gloom I lowered off (into old age?).
with Steve Gibson
hornbywill ??, 2013 AltLd O/S Commitment issues
Commitment issues
willhornby ??, 2013 -
Mike Goldthorp 29 Nov, 2012 Lead O/S Sublime route, 2 hard cruxes at start and finish, both felt pretty 6a to me, and quality steady climbing in between. Moors grades feel hard, but my god they are good!
with AJM
Sublime route, 2 hard cruxes at start and finish, both felt pretty 6a to me, and quality steady climbing in between. Moors grades feel hard, but my god they are good!
with AJM
AJM 29 Nov, 2012 2nd β Burly at the bottom with solid gear. Flake after Aviation traverse a bit lichenous and insecure. Nails move at the top, and the gear albeit good isn't as high as you'd like for a move that hard! Good fun!
Burly at the bottom with solid gear. Flake after Aviation traverse a bit lichenous and insecure. Nails move at the top, and the gear albeit good isn't as high as you'd like for a move that hard! Good fun!
burto 15 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
with chris wall
with chris wall
Hidden 6 May, 2012 AltLd O/S
bunn.aroundthebloc 11 Mar, 2012 AltLd George did P1, I did P2. Well protected throughout, no harder than E2 5c.
with George Coiley
George did P1, I did P2. Well protected throughout, no harder than E2 5c.
with George Coiley
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 28 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
with Dad
with Dad
mikespooner 20 Mar, 2011 2nd dnf
with Sarp Ackay
with Sarp Ackay
sarpedon ?Mar, 2011 Lead dog One fall on Pitch 1, onsight pitch 2.
One fall on Pitch 1, onsight pitch 2.
Toby Dunn 26 Jul, 2010 Lead
with Andy Reeve
with Andy Reeve
Justin T 16 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S Stonking. Attempted to gain the top slab too far right, desperately scraped around for 20 minutes trying to mantel onto nothing using crystals that aren't there, reversed, went back a few feet, then used the holds instead which worked much better. Re the comment below the gear on the first pitch is in no way "thin" - plenty there and you can pretty much see it all from the ground. The only problem being the obvious one of hanging on to place it!
with Cusco
Stonking. Attempted to gain the top slab too far right, desperately scraped around for 20 minutes trying to mantel onto nothing using crystals that aren't there, reversed, went back a few feet, then used the holds instead which worked much better. Re the comment below the gear on the first pitch is in no way "thin" - plenty there and you can pretty much see it all from the ground. The only problem being the obvious one of hanging on to place it!
with Cusco
scott titt ??, 2010 -
Steerpike ?Sep, 2009 Lead β First pitch done before. Second pitch onsight. Tom got very cold waiting for me to do the crux!
with Tommo
First pitch done before. Second pitch onsight. Tom got very cold waiting for me to do the crux!
with Tommo
Steerpike 11 Jun, 2009 Lead dog 1st pitch and 2nd pitch of Aviation, all in one pitch. Superb.
with Huw
1st pitch and 2nd pitch of Aviation, all in one pitch. Superb.
with Huw
Jack_F 31 May, 2009 Lead dog
with sam farnsworth
with sam farnsworth
Hidden ??, 2008 -
Dave Searle 29 Jul, 2007 Lead
climber sim ??, 2007 -
eddy-on-the-rocks ??, 2007 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??, 2007 -
Hidden ?May, 2006 AltLd
Steve Bell ??, 2005 -
Rob Pitt ??, 2003 -
Marti999 ??, 2000 -
andy_pemberton ??, 2000 Lead
with Steve Gooberman Hill
with Steve Gooberman Hill
Hidden ??, 2000 -
Derek Ryden ??, 1996 2nd O/S
leadmat ?Jun, 1993 Lead Very Strenuous and on first pitch thin gear through and past the bulge, commiting until you arrive on aviation. Second pitch is fingery to get through the bulge - palm down!
with Chris Hingston
Very Strenuous and on first pitch thin gear through and past the bulge, commiting until you arrive on aviation. Second pitch is fingery to get through the bulge - palm down!
with Chris Hingston
Nick Biven ??, 1990 Lead
Brian Wilderspin 29 Aug, 1987 -
with Perric Crellin
with Perric Crellin
Billg 8 Aug, 1987 2nd
with Keith Sharples
with Keith Sharples
Hidden ?Jun, 1987 Lead O/S
Hidden 18 May, 1985 Lead O/S
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