4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A long and popular trip that has masses of interesting climbing punctuated with good belay ledges. The climbing is fairly tough in places but these sections are well-protected. Begin at a short wall just right of the thin crack at the start of Gronk.
1) 4a, 28m. Boulder up the short steep wall to a big ledge and a good nut runner. Wander right to an easy-angled blocky corner. Follow the corner for a couple of moves until easy-angled slabs and short walls lead back leftwards to a belay in a little bay at a tall white-stained flake.
2) 16m. Layback up to the top of the flake and move right and up. Continue up short walls slightly right until a move left gains easy ground and a block covered belay ledge which is below a corner with an intermittent wide crack in it.
3) 10m. Climb the corner to an old peg and overcome the next section of the corner by moving right and up. Continue to a good stance on the right. Climbing the corner and wide crack direct is much harder.
4) 12m. Move up to below a small bush and then climb diagonally right to a ledge and the top. © Rockfax

M Rhodes 1956

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes, West Country Climbs, Avon sub-VSes, South West Climbs for a Northerner, Avon gorge road to ruins HVS, Memorable Climbs, No Car? No Problem! (Cardiff).

ClimberRGM 12/Jan Lead O/S
alasdaircavaye 10/Jan AltLd rpt

Great climb! Lead P2&4. Quite wet in bits requiring some severe climbing. P4 was disgustingly run out in the dry line. Topped out in the dark.

with Joseph Camfield
magicmartin 10/Jan AltLd O/S
with Martyn Wright
aceagles 03/Dec/17 Lead O/S

As two pitches to rescue the bag we left behind climbing gronk.

with RWB1986
RWB1986 03/Dec/17 2nd rpt

Climbed in 2 long pitches

El Capitan 21/Nov/17 -
ljkenny 12/Nov/17 Lead O/S

2 pithes only. There was a jumper, so I had to make an improvised abseil (7mm accessory cord - doubled through a thread) to escape.

with Jacek
El Capitan 12/Nov/17 2nd
with ljkenny
Hidden 29/Oct/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Oct/17 AltLd O/S
Jayden 24/Oct/17 Solo
andyhewlett 21/Oct/17 AltLd
with Mike Riley
Elaine Reed 14/Oct/17 AltLd O/S

Lead P1 and 4. Only found out afterwards that I was given completely the wrong directions for the first pitch (as we had no guidebook). However, the route I took was absolutely awesome. Started up a finger crack with plenty of micro placements and some polished feet. Traversed higher up than the route description, across sloping rock with no hands, which was a lot of fun too, then went over a block and ran it out to the belay. Also on the 4th pitch, I couldn't remember if I was supposed to build a belay after the traverse or climb up the wall in front of me. Wanting to make sure I completed the full route, I chose the latter option and terrified myself with exposure, no gear except 1 cam which wouldn't have protected me from the ledge below, and really balancey moves. Turns out that wasn't actually part of the route and was apparently more like HS than HVD whoops. Still a fantastic route though.

with Scottish Matt
elclarko 06/Oct/17 AltLd O/S
rgd1977 28/Sep/17 Lead O/S
hmetoomey 26/Sep/17 AltLd O/S

Definitely went the wrong way which resulted in so much rope drag!

rosatb 26/Sep/17 2nd O/S
routrax 23/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Nice route!

with John
FloWallace 07/Sep/17 2nd
BrizzleChris 07/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Could not find any pegs, so set up 3rd anchor from below the tree and the last pitch became very short

with Flo
alexbarry 01/Sep/17 AltLd O/S

Led P2 & 4

Hidden 31/Aug/17 AltLd rpt
Clee 31/Aug/17 2nd
with Matt, Dan G
TGHB 31/Aug/17 Lead rpt

Led the first few pitches of gronk but exited through morpheus as we were already an hour late

Hidden 31/Aug/17 AltLd rpt
Hidden 06/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Legs 31/Jul/17 AltLd
Rob Morgan 31/Jul/17 AltLd

Led P1&2.

with Max
andy dunn 25/Jul/17 2nd
with Claire
Claireybloomers 25/Jul/17 Lead
with Andy
Hidden 16/Jul/17 Lead rpt
alexm198 13/Jul/17 Solo O/S

Went straight up the corner on the third pitch not realising going rightwards was easier. Exciting! Good route but a lot of it looks a bit unstable?

joshtee25 09/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Really enjoyable, not as polished as most of the low grade stuff at Sea Walls. Took 2 friends up it so took a while! Climbed direct up the steeper wall for the final pitch, to add a little excitement!

laurence_falconer 22/Jun/17 2nd
with Alex Waldron, Lucy Vass
Wendy Watthews 21/Jun/17 AltLd rpt
DanJennings 21/Jun/17 AltLd
TGHB 21/Jun/17 2nd O/S

Sweaty but beautiful evening, nice gentle climb

Jeremy Wilton 17/Jun/17 AltLd O/S

Good fun, nice route... a little warm!

with Kevin Gibbs, Greg Childs
Carl 15/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Led in two pitches. Think I went off route a couple of times, it felt pretty hard at points. There's a number 3 nut left in there somewhere too, accidentally left by my seconds!

with Ed W, Jon H
jessie 15/Jun/17 AltLd rpt

Lead pitch 1 and 2 in 1 on half ropes. Antony lead pitch 3 and 4 in 1.

with Rob, Ant
Hidden 15/Jun/17 AltLd β
Hidden 13/Jun/17 AltLd
mathesar 11/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
Steve_westy 11/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
RobertHalls 02/Jun/17 AltLd
alasdaircavaye 02/Jun/17 AltLd O/S

Great fun, scary when wet but dried quickly.

with Gemma, Robert Halls
matthewbpt 28/May/17 AltLd O/S

First ever multi pitch attempt and second trad lead. Led second pitch only.

with Sue
marr.simon 25/May/17 Lead O/S

First summit of the Gorge! Nice route, got to pay attention, we almost got lost

laurence_falconer 23/May/17 AltLd

Lucy lead p1&2 together. I lead 3&4 together

with Lucy Vass, Patrick Beavis
steve-grigg 21/May/17 AltLd rpt
Lottie Green 21/May/17 AltLd O/S

Led p2-4, accidentally strung them together (would not recommend). Really great route beyond accidentally climbing the crack rather than avoiding it at the start of p3, which proved to be possibly the worst ten minutes on a rockface I've ever had. All polished to high hell, beware.

jessie 10/May/17 2nd β

Amazing route, picked up some dropped cards and a phone from the previous climbers

with Ciaran
Hidden 10/May/17 Lead rpt
KiranV 08/May/17 2nd

Hidden 08/May/17 Lead rpt
Rob Morgan 07/May/17 AltLd rpt
with Harry P, Win-yei
lyneux 07/May/17 AltLd O/S

I lead P1 & P3, Susan P2, P4

Tasermiut 07/May/17 AltLd
Win-yei 07/May/17 AltLd

Led pitch 2

with Rob
Hidden 26/Apr/17 Lead
krasavenko 17/Apr/17 AltLd O/S

got slightly lost on the last pitch.. nice route nevertheless

with Scott
Big Lez 11/Apr/17 AltLd O/S

All good

Phil Murray 10/Apr/17 Lead rpt

All fine. No idea how the accident happened 3 weeks ago - he must have been off route high above the final (4th) pitch.

with Tim Tett
Hidden 10/Apr/17 Lead rpt
jessie 10/Apr/17 2nd β
with Ciaran
AndyT4 26/Mar/17 2nd O/S
RWB1986 26/Mar/17 Lead rpt

Took another friend out for there first trad outing. I think Morphious is a great route for this, fun pitches ,gain's height rapidly and has good protection where you need it most.

Donny M 25/Mar/17 Lead

Fun, easy climb. Serious accident and rock fall for the party after, route may be different in last pitch now.

with Bob the Sendor
RWB1986 19/Mar/17 Lead rpt

I took my friend up his first multipitch trad route. It took bloody ages but was fun nether the less.

Hidden 11/Mar/17 AltLd O/S
Climbingenthusiast 11/Mar/17 AltLd O/S
Steve Clegg 11/Mar/17 AltLd
with Zoe
Steve Lewis 11/Mar/17 AltLd O/S
with Tayz
JoeCoxson 07/Mar/17 Solo O/S
RWB1986 25/Feb/17 Lead O/S
with Manton
Manton 25/Feb/17 2nd
with RWB1986
Hidden 28/Jan/17 AltLd rpt
Hidden 28/Jan/17 AltLd
Hidden 28/Jan/17 AltLd rpt
PEccleston 27/Jan/17 Lead

Great Friday morning micro-adventure, pleasant little route and Archie's first multi-pitch. Day was only marred by losing a nut on the second belay.

with Archie.W
Green_t 25/Jan/17 Lead O/S
with Fynn Bishop-Guest
crabby2009 22/Jan/17 AltLd O/S
Chris Holmes 22/Jan/17 AltLd O/S
with Crabby2009
petellis 21/Jan/17 2nd O/S

First climb in 8 months, legs feel stupid.

with Tsaleetees
Hidden 04/Jan/17 AltLd O/S
foobar123 04/Jan/17 AltLd O/S

Good climb to scuff up my shiny new gear! Led p1 and p3, doing the direct variation instead of veering right.

ElBarto 03/Jan/17 AltLd

Seconded pitch 1 & 4, lead pitch 2 & 3 (ran together). I stopped at the peg on pitch three rather than finishing it as I couldn't do the move, turns out I should have stepped out right which would have made it much easier than trying to do direct.

Big_T 03/Jan/17 AltLd rpt
with Neil
Peter Durin ??/2017 AltLd O/S
Climbingspike ??/2017 -
BStar 18/Dec/16 AltLd rpt

Had to go off route onto harder ground due to seepage. Found a lovely unpolished variation of P3

will484 18/Dec/16 AltLd
with BStar
Matico 03/Dec/16 Lead
with Judd
jamie_bkc 27/Nov/16 Lead O/S

After a bit of a faff with a misplaced belay plate finally got on to start at 14:45 with the November evening darkness on the approach. By pitch 4 the street lamps were on and head torches were a necessity, got a bit lost the same as others traversing too late at the end. Ruth's torch had the power of a small star, which was useful as mine was so low on batteries I'd have been better with a candle. Good times!

Kemics 25/Nov/16 Lead rpt

First climb with Rhian. Definitely was a bit dark by the top pitch. Head torch in bag in car. Nice sunset

with RAJ
robert.b.s 01/Nov/16 AltLd O/S

Pretty bold in places but an absolutely cracking climb.

Lil_Pete 30/Oct/16 Solo rpt
Jim blackford 27/Oct/16 Solo O/S
label 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Done twice after we got lost on sleepwalk in the afternoon, so lead every pitch. Nice route, especially with the direct corner. Got lost on the 4th pitch both times - ended up way above the bush and the simple traverse became a slightly unnerving down climb.

tom.wp6 19/Oct/16 2nd O/S
Sverre Aarseth Tunstad 19/Oct/16 Lead rpt
nathanjmasters 16/Oct/16 AltLd rpt
Lil_Pete 16/Oct/16 Solo rpt

Tootled off the last pitch after traversing over from Sleepwalk to string out the climbing across Seawalls. Good little adventure every time.

rosso 16/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Swapped lead few meters below the second belay. Added some variations on exposed slabs to make it more interesting.

with Nathan
edgar_spaten 09/Oct/16 Solo O/S
Dan Wilcox 05/Oct/16 Lead
RoryLucas 02/Oct/16 Lead
JGriffiths 14/Sep/16 AltLd dnf

Think this route is cursed. Ran out if daylight and had to traverse rightwards from the fourth pitch and bail out

with Gravy
thompsonjr21 14/Sep/16 AltLd rpt
elewis96 08/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches, strung p2 and p3 together. Really nice, although I went a bit high on the 4th pitch and had to squeeze behind the trees

with Rob Lewis
AlexPaterson 06/Sep/16 2nd
with Anna
Hidden 06/Sep/16 Lead O/S
HendrikTBB 29/Aug/16 Lead rpt

Switched to this after bailing on Gronk.

with Dan
Big_T 28/Aug/16 AltLd
with Neil
ElBarto 28/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1 & 3 - got a little stuck on pitch 3 due to polish but went a little further right on less positive but unpolished footholds.

DAL 23/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Jack Luke 21/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

A bit of drizzle to add some spice! Linked first two and second two pitches. Lots of nice fossils.

TrevorCruse 16/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Malcolm
Js9535 13/Aug/16 Lead
WaterMonkey 12/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Done in 2 pitches

with Neil
Adamfraczek 11/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
with David chatterton
Davidchatterton 11/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
with Fraz
my 07/Aug/16 AltLd

Matt T P1&3, Me P2.

Hidden 07/Aug/16 Lead rpt
Rob Moorcroft 06/Aug/16 Lead

Amazing weather, don't forget a fiver for the ice cream van!

with Tansy Billingham
Hidden 06/Aug/16 AltLd
DavidWilby 30/Jul/16 2nd

Taking Dom for hist first roped climb.

JonoDHawkins 30/Jul/16 Lead
Joe Mathers 27/Jul/16 AltLd
wilkinscl 26/Jul/16 Lead

interesting heel hook right on p3, rain on p4

monkeyru 25/Jul/16 AltLd
with Dan
danieleaston 25/Jul/16 AltLd rpt

Ruth led pitch 3, her first trad lead!

with Ruth
Jack Porteous 20/Jul/16 -
alan1234 16/Jul/16 Lead
Meinertzhagen 16/Jul/16 AltLd

Led second pitch

with Christopher Lyus
Chris Harbour 06/Jul/16 2nd O/S
EdRedfearn 06/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
richie934 22/Jun/16 AltLd
with Alan Ahmed
Hidden 13/Jun/16 Solo
Sverre Aarseth Tunstad 08/Jun/16 Lead rpt
with Florence Wallace
Ashley King 02/Jun/16 2nd

Seconded, moved together up to practice before the alps

with adawson
adawson 02/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Led moving together

crag_monster ?/Jun/16 Lead

Guided Andy Short (MIA day)

Phil Anderson ?/Jun/16 AltLd
with Mike
The Ivanator 30/May/16 AltLd O/S

Hot afternoon, a nice easier route. Done in 2 pitches, I led the first.

with Kev
nathanjmasters 29/May/16 AltLd
Hidden 29/May/16 AltLd
HendrikTBB 29/May/16 AltLd rpt
with Julian
Katie Welch 28/May/16 2nd rpt
with Rob Mills
robertmills4 28/May/16 Lead O/S
with Katie Welch
haydng 25/May/16 AltLd rpt
with Dave R
JGriffiths 25/May/16 Lead

Led final pitch after bailing out of Gronk

Anouk Spelt 25/May/16 Lead

My first trad lead whoop whoop!

with Cara
Thwaites 24/May/16 2nd rpt
Will AKA Dave 24/May/16 Lead O/S
with Al
dpiddock 24/May/16 AltLd O/S

I led P2 & 4

with Chris P
cpoad 24/May/16 AltLd rpt
with Dan P
laurence_falconer 11/May/16 Solo


aleks 06/May/16 Lead
with Fred Henry
Big_T 05/May/16 AltLd O/S

Meant to climb sleepwalk but went a little off track and ended up on Morpheus. Went straight up instead of right on last pitch for a little harder climbing

Hidden 04/May/16 AltLd O/S
Doug miller 04/May/16 AltLd O/S
with Camilla Brimble
Thwaites 04/May/16 Lead rpt
with Grant
laurence_falconer 03/May/16 2nd
Thwaites 03/May/16 AltLd O/S
with Al Toppin
Matt Smith 30/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

In between showers. Pitches 1,2 and 4.

Hidden 30/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
Bobling 29/Apr/16 Lead

A gift snatched from poor weather. Enjoyed in two pitches in the golden sunset. A positive welter of gear found abandoned/stuck. Good times.

with Dave B
HendrikTBB 26/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
with Dan
Sverre Aarseth Tunstad 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S

First multipitch lead, enjoyable.

with Sam de Belder, Adam Buckley
JamesRich 20/Apr/16 AltLd rpt
CasualLime 20/Apr/16 AltLd
mattonthesea 17/Apr/16 2nd
wilsers 17/Apr/16 Lead rpt

Lead in 3 pitches again. Took radios this time for better comms.

dbm 17/Apr/16 AltLd rpt

Lead P2 & P4

with Steve Hind
Nick Russell 13/Apr/16 Solo rpt

Some weird variation of Morpheus (i.e. I got off route somewhere in the middle). Finished up the Gronk traverse.

Trevers 06/Apr/16 AltLd rpt

Led pitch 3, foot nearly slipped off as I was stepping out onto the arete as it turns out I had loads of mud on my shoe! Topped out in the dark. Really enjoyable route, plenty of interest for the grade. This was the first outdoor route for me and Will over 3 years ago, found it utterly terrifying back then. Turns out I'd gone the wrong way on the final pitch. I definitely wouldn't take any novices up this.

with Ian Sturridge, Tony Raphael
Ian Stirrups 05/Apr/16 AltLd

Somewhat dark when we finished. Thanks to Adam for coming up the way down with a torch

with Tony Rafael, Matt
BStar 05/Apr/16 Lead rpt

P1-3 then onto Gronk. Done in two pitches

with Rachael
Rachael88 05/Apr/16 2nd
with Adam
millionpoundhat 02/Apr/16 Lead O/S
JakeBest ?/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Headed straight up from the last belay for the invigorating "Phobetor" finish.

Marcin78 ?/Apr/16 AltLd
with Tomek
youwillfindjimbo 28/Feb/16 Solo rpt
Digga 10/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
with Kev
Charlotte Nelson 23/Jan/16 Lead
with georgia, Luke
Hidden 23/Jan/16 Solo
thompsonjr21 23/Jan/16 AltLd
Hidden 23/Jan/16 AltLd
AshBarnes 23/Jan/16 AltLd rpt

Poor rope work. Almost got lost. Took too damn long. Shouldn't have brought James along with us.

with Gravy
mattprince 18/Jan/16 Lead
miltonwakefield 16/Jan/16 AltLd O/S

Had a right epic, would not recommend the route for novices! Just not a great route

with Smelda
Big_T ??/2016 -
cwildblood ??/2016 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2016 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Lil_Pete ??/2016 Solo

Quick dash off the final pitch rather than finishing Gronk after being told the cracks were a bit buggy on the traverse. The scarab scene from The Mummy was mentioned, sod that on my own!

Hidden 12/Dec/15 AltLd O/S
PeteMc 12/Dec/15 AltLd O/S
Ashley King 09/Dec/15 Lead

Was both seconds first multi pitch outdoor climb, a largely enjoyable experience until the dark settled in with only two head torches between the three of us. Still no regrets :). Easy simple climbing with lots of gear so a comfortable ascent. Lost of size 6 nut but gained a size 5 one and a size 10 offset so overall came out on top :). Swings and roundabouts ay.

with Helen and Katherine
Claire Noble 09/Dec/15 2nd
laurence_falconer 09/Dec/15 Lead
nathanjmasters 09/Dec/15 2nd
hvtaylor03 09/Dec/15 2nd O/S

First multi-pitch climb as well as first night climb (although that part was unintentional!). Lots of fun.

with Catherine Easdon, Ash King
Hidden 09/Dec/15 Solo rpt
jhobbs 02/Dec/15 AltLd O/S

A bit wandering and broken. Wouldn't give 2*. Led pitch 1, and 3 and 4 which I ran together.

with Elliott Clark
DavidWilby 22/Nov/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/Nov/15 Lead
onlyfoddington 25/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Escape back to the car. Probably sought out unnecessary complexity.

with James H
Kayan 25/Oct/15 AltLd
greedo 24/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Also finished up an alternative top pitch. 1st bit of death or dishonour to over the overlap then traversed into final groove of Möbius. Overall about hvs.

with Jeremy, Jason porter
Hotcake 17/Oct/15 Lead

MP. Reasonable cliff climb - great location

with Jim H
Footiemadhannah 16/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Headed to Avon, forgot my boots so did this climb in trainers. Pitch 3 was a little hairy at the slab, shoes kept slipping off the polish. Finally placed a bomber bit of gear and got over it!

Hidden 16/Oct/15 -
Pohil 14/Oct/15 Lead

Multi pitch teaching session 1. Confident second.

with Charles
gobbledigook 12/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Lead P2 and 4, watched my brother thrutch his way up the corner crack then took the guidebook advice and went up the easier slab! l

tim123487 12/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
with Dan guy
Dan Vaj 03/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
with Neil Prickett
NeilPrickett 03/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
with Dan Vaj
Hidden 28/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
thomasmerry 27/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Pete
Hidden 20/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Phil Murray 18/Sep/15 Lead rpt

Some gear-removal issues, on p2 & p4 (= top pitch of Mobius), slightly marred this ascent. only Dan's 2nd or 3rd day out on trad, so ... should have expected it. Sigh.

with Dan Heard
senorbeyonce 10/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st, 3rd and 4th Pitch

edjenkins 10/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
with Chris Bunce
Win-yei 06/Sep/15 AltLd
with Rob
Rob Morgan 06/Sep/15 AltLd

Led P2 & P4. Think I went off route on P2 by going left - it felt fairly hard. Win led the thrutchy corner on P3. I watched her struggle and then took the much easier outside slab!

with Win-yei
Annabel Tall 02/Sep/15 2nd
Hidden 01/Sep/15 Lead
David Maddison 21/Aug/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 21/Aug/15 Lead O/S
TommyKips 20/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Mostly wall nuts 1-5. A few long unprotected easy sections

Adamasage 20/Aug/15 2nd dog
Hidden 18/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/15 AltLd
Bobling 11/Aug/15 Lead

Good as ever, felt a bit rusty. Did Slab variation on P3 which was quality much better than the thrutch of the corner! Intrigued to note Rockfax now seems to list this as the standard route.

with Peter B
Hidden 08/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/15 AltLd rpt
Hidden 06/Aug/15 AltLd rpt
Scottysparks 05/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Top completed after weather stopped climb of Gronk.

with Tony McPhillips
Hidden 02/Aug/15 AltLd
birge55 02/Aug/15 Lead O/S
mjcostain 30/Jul/15 Lead O/S

With Mel

tom0129 08/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
stpauliblade 08/Jul/15 AltLd
pnorth 08/Jul/15 AltLd
with Mark Ackroyd TSCC
pad-rat 08/Jul/15 AltLd
mackroyd 08/Jul/15 AltLd
with Patrick North
Dominic_H 04/Jul/15 Lead
Bonkers Dog 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
andy dunn ?/Jul/15 Lead
with Claire
Hidden ?/Jul/15 AltLd
Claireybloomers ?/Jul/15 2nd
with J, Andy
gingerbex 18/Jun/15 AltLd rpt

Was meant to be doing sleepwalker. Off route at p2

jammy4536 16/Jun/15 Solo rpt
Hidden 14/Jun/15 Lead O/S
clairepagan 14/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Mango 09/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Dr Toph 08/Jun/15 Solo O/S

downclimbed after Gronk (i think)

Hidden 05/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 04/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
aiyer ?/Jun/15 2nd
dickhib 28/May/15 Lead

Very long unprotected runout on our ascent. Obviously went off line. Wouldn't have thought it possible, but managed to get loop of lace into a crab. Almost caused a really freaky fall. Top crack very polished footholds but good jams for hands. Despite eveything, thoroughly enjoyed it.

with Chelsea Hibbert
mrdaniel 13/May/15 2nd O/S
Phil Murray 13/May/15 Lead rpt

Led all pitches; did top pitch of Mobius to finish (4b) - very nice.

with Pete Blacow
Hidden 13/May/15 Lead
KieranT 10/May/15 Lead O/S
with Phil
Roch 10/May/15 Lead O/S

RAFMA Weekend

with Nat Hillier
Tim Harper 10/May/15 AltLd O/S
malina 09/May/15 2nd O/S

Superb climb! Quite polished at places. I think we climbed the 'harder' variant the guidebooks talks about.

Jlewis01 09/May/15 AltLd O/S
BALD EAGLE 09/May/15 Lead
with Dave Smith
Hidden 03/May/15 AltLd
Redwall 01/May/15 2nd O/S
with Jesse
ian.ross.bnc ?/May/15 Lead
gingerbex 23/Apr/15 Lead rpt

far too easy, but enjoyable

alastairbegley 23/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Alex Wieczorek 22/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Our first multi-pitch without anyone experienced around! Everything went smoothly and it was wicked! I led 1st and 3rd pitches.

John1458 22/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 2 and 4

kateharborne 22/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
chrismadar 22/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Lovely evening climb, made even better by fantastic weather. Lead pitches 1,3 and 4 and Kate did her first trad lead on pitch 2. Finished direct from the last belay although think went to far on pitch 3.

Hidden 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/15 AltLd rpt
JoeE 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Katie Lines
ali.scott 18/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
DoMakeSayThink 15/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Climbing without a guidebook. Martin started by leading the first pitch of Gronk, before we traversed back on line. Beautiful sunshine!

m_andersson 15/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Ended up leading the first one/two pitches of Gronk since we didn't have a guidebook before we traversed back on to Morpheus. Great weather and a nice climb (both the Gronk part and the Morpheus part)

eddyill 14/Apr/15 Lead rpt
Larey 10/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
with carl 09/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Paul Sheridan
Hidden 08/Apr/15 Lead
daveb84 01/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
AshBarnes ?/Apr/15 AltLd dnf

Did the first pitches of Gronk without realising due to poor route reading. Ended on Morpheus which was the original intention. Scary but we managed!

with Gravy
thompsonjr21 ?/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
duncanedgley 27/Mar/15 2nd

Emily's first gorge lead!

with Emily Ford
Dino Dave 27/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Nighttime ascent

with John Harris
FernandoHidalgo 22/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
Legs 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/15 Lead
Hidden 07/Mar/15 Solo O/S
duncanedgley 06/Mar/15 Lead

Ran together last two pitches

with Ash King
eddyill 04/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
duncanedgley 27/Feb/15 2nd

Rhodri's first multi-pitch lead

with Rhodri
Pete Scott 21/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
robburgundy 21/Feb/15 AltLd

Led pitch 2

with Pete
nickwhimster 12/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with Tyler
Patrick Clissold 07/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with Eleri Clissold
jammy4536 23/Jan/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jan/15 2nd
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Nick Russell 31/Dec/14 AltLd rpt

Midnight climb at New Year. Interrupted as I was setting off on P3 by police shining a searchlight up to see if we were ok!

with Emily
Emily 31/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

A midnight climb to see in the new year, enlivened by a check-up from a police car down on the Portway! I led P2, Nick ran P3&4 together. Quite exciting and definitely more fun than dancing in a funny little circle.

with Nick
bonoid 31/Dec/14 AltLd

Climbed in big boots for a bit of inner city mountaineering fun! Nice to do it in daylight this time.

with Duncan McLaughlin
Hidden 29/Dec/14 AltLd rpt
Hidden 29/Dec/14 AltLd
hankyc 07/Dec/14 Lead O/S

classic fun, took girlfriend for her first trad experience.... and first multi pitch , all went well!

Hidden 07/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Nov/14 AltLd
Hidden 30/Nov/14 AltLd rpt
KatOstrich 30/Nov/14 Lead O/S
mattprince 31/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Lydia Miles
RKirke 30/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with Shane, Andy French
Hidden 26/Oct/14 2nd dog
klo1981 21/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
Mackinclimb 01/Oct/14 Lead
dbm 28/Sep/14 AltLd rpt

Lead P2 & P4

with Steve Hind
Annabel Tall 26/Sep/14 2nd
with Andy Trek, Barry Donovan
Nathan Chrismas 10/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Nice little adventure, tried taking the slab direct after the last belay (Death or Dishonour?) and took a bit of a whipper. Finished as normal.

with Dave
DavidWilby 10/Sep/14 2nd
with Nathan
Hidden 09/Sep/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Sep/14 2nd O/S
JamesRich 08/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with Adam Vaslet
minty1984 01/Sep/14 Lead O/S

led all pitches

Melonfly ?/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Caleb
Martin1973 26/Aug/14 AltLd
with Huw Gilbert
roryferris 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Jack Porteous 23/Aug/14 Lead
Alessandro Tentori 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Kirsten Donovan
s.thursz 20/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with jack potous
s.thursz 20/Aug/14 AltLd

great evening out =, found loads of free gear :)

with jack potous
Jack Porteous 20/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
smartydh9 18/Aug/14 2nd
SiyP 16/Aug/14 Lead
with Martin Hauge
Hidden 13/Aug/14 AltLd
Alex Winter 08/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Katie Welch 05/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Tom Musgrave
musgravet 05/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Rained at the end, had to lower rope to matt lyen

with Katie Welch
RicksterD ?/Aug/14 2nd
Keelan McNulty ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
georgeevans88 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Finished along the Gronk traverse

with Caitlin
LucasHarazin 22/Jul/14 Lead O/S
corinrathbone 22/Jul/14 2nd rpt
with Łukasz Harazin
Abs 21/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Left my number 1 wallnut & a draw slightly off- route on the second pitch; had a scenic detour round the hawthorn right of the route and my second didn't find it :( If anyone happens upon it please shout! 07980 744 497. Otherwise good fun, some spicy moves for HVD!

Hidden 18/Jul/14 Lead O/S
PaulWatson 18/Jul/14 2nd O/S

first steps in getting back onto rock, outing with instructor Dave Talbot

with DaveTalbot
nicknicely 17/Jul/14 AltLd

Good fun

with steve
Steve Bartle 17/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
sianabanana 16/Jul/14 2nd β

Liked the first pitch, was scared by the second pitch. Then it got dark and someone was climbing above us. Finished in the dark.

with Merten
Zerocks 16/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Sian
Harry Thorpe 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Anushka
Anushka Puri 12/Jul/14 2nd O/S
timstyles 09/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Huw P1+3, Me P2+4. Climbing the corner direct on P3 is definitely harder!

with Huw Howells
jumpingrock 05/Jul/14 -
riff156 05/Jul/14 2nd rpt
with Hannahc
Rob Morgan 02/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 02/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Rachael88 25/Jun/14 2nd

Second time climbing this, excellent climb

with Dan, Adam
wjcdean 25/Jun/14 Lead dnf

got to the ledges above the layback then decided it was getting too late and bailed. not without stress. some other guys abbed from (i think) gronk and they let us ab on their ropes, which was nice of them and saved me a dodgy down climb.

BStar 25/Jun/14 AltLd rpt

P1 and P3. Great climb, the corner is very polished, although nothing too bad!

with Dan Carron, Rachael
badgerjockey 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Ended up doing Gronk 3rd pitch and added a direct finish around S/HS!

with Kuang
Hidden 16/Jun/14 AltLd
Hidden 16/Jun/14 AltLd
shaunleonard 11/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Ian
Hidden 11/Jun/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
mariannekhoo 07/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Worth the 2 stars but polished as buggery. Wouldn't recommend this to any new leader as it's a fairly serious undertaking and route finding isn't the most obvious on the CC guidebook topo. Led P1 and strung the last 2 pitches together.

AndrewCollins ?/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Finan
Matt CS 26/May/14 2nd
betathief 18/May/14 AltLd O/S
Jessicacrump 18/May/14 AltLd
AngelaC 16/May/14 AltLd
with Jeremy
Hidden 16/May/14 AltLd
RoryLucas 15/May/14 AltLd
alexwolf47 13/May/14 2nd O/S
mutly 13/May/14 Lead O/S
with Alex W, Carla
Dave Ing 13/May/14 Lead rpt

Combined P1 & P2 then benighted after a late start, so abbed off from a large block at the belay - perfect easy escape. Beautiful sunset!

with Jenny H-I
karlanjana 13/May/14 2nd dog
leland stamper 12/May/14 AltLd rpt

Led pitch 4&5eventually remembered some of the moves.

with Alex
humptydumpty 12/May/14 AltLd O/S

Lead P1-3 in one. Slipped on polish at the start of P4, but landed back on the ledge.

petrch 10/May/14 AltLd
with Maarten Youngman
Senna 05/May/14 Lead O/S
Dave Mahon 04/May/14 AltLd

Jeff did 3 out of the 4 pitches. His first time at leading.

with Jeff Mashburn
Jeff Mashburn 04/May/14 AltLd β
with Dave Mahon
Hidden 02/May/14 AltLd rpt
drgrange 30/Apr/14 AltLd
with Ali
Jim Brooke 16/Apr/14 Lead rpt

1st pitch of Gronk, then Morpheus

James Jackson 16/Apr/14 2nd
youwillfindjimbo 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
BBEENN 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Annabel Tall 24/Mar/14 2nd

Did as a training climb with Baz leading and George and following. Multipitch abseil out.

with Barry Donovan, George Tall
Slick 23/Mar/14 AltLd
Hidden 23/Mar/14 AltLd
John Cornish 22/Mar/14 2nd

In the rain and hail!

with Steph, Gavin Edwards
gavin.edwards 22/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Had a great day with Steph and John leading up this awesome route. It was a bit wet in places which made it tough. Then it hailed. Wow, that 4th pitch in a hail storm was terrifying! Left a nut at the first belay ledge as my second couldn't remove it :( Let me know if you find it (07809 053147)!

Hidden 20/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Bristol_Quornstar 20/Mar/14 AltLd rpt

Brilliant afternoon, led P1&3

with Dawn
emilyjhunt 19/Mar/14 2nd
with Jaspar Topham
Rachael88 16/Mar/14 2nd
with Adam
Annabel Tall 16/Mar/14 2nd

First ever outdoor climb. Took it steady. Baz leading. Felt very secure despite being new to cliff exposure. Loved it!

robertcollier 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Emily Collier
matt.jj 16/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

We were supposed to have climbed 'Gronk' but picked the wrong line sadly, as pitch 2 of 'Morpheus' is dull. Pitch 3 is nice.

with Dave Mahon
BStar 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Lovely sunny weather. Did in 5 pitches (split the first pitch as there was a group above us). Relatively straight forward, a couple of awkward moves on polished rock, some good gear and some not so good as my 2nd nicely told me when half of it had lifted/popped out. I would say this is the top end of a VDiff or bottom end of HVD with the polish.

with Rachael
cteakle 15/Mar/14 2nd
with Danny
dmetcalfe 15/Mar/14 Lead
with Claire
R_W_M 12/Mar/14 AltLd rpt
with Rebs
Rebs 12/Mar/14 AltLd
with Rob
AndySL 09/Mar/14 Lead rpt
with Deano
markhill371 09/Mar/14 Lead
with Ed Miu
Deary65 06/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Mar/14 AltLd rpt
bencaley 05/Mar/14 AltLd β
with Emily Ford
David Staples ?/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
hp.hunt 26/Feb/14 Lead

Seconded first pitch, started to lead second pitch but backed off when dropped nuts.. Led 3rd pitch. First trad lead wooo

with Sam Hooper
Hidden 22/Feb/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
Psych ?/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Easty14 07/Dec/13 AltLd
Pippa Churcher 16/Nov/13 2nd
laurence_falconer 16/Nov/13 Lead
luke glaister 15/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

P1 3 and 4. Quite an undertaking for vd but still a good route to warm up on and get a feel for avon climbing. Nice. **

casey johns 15/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2 as my partner became greedy!

AndyRogers 25/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2 and 4. A cheeky warm up for spa training weekend! In cat 4 sunglasses in fading light.....

with ianlaw
Hidden 25/Oct/13 AltLd rpt
Hidden 17/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
Steve Woollard 15/Oct/13 AltLd
Hidden 12/Oct/13 Lead O/S
bencaley 03/Oct/13 Lead O/S

First multi-pitch lead! Missed the first belay spot and finished in the dark - otherwise went very well.

masmith 25/Sep/13 AltLd
jack.williams1 25/Sep/13 AltLd
robh14 25/Sep/13 Lead

2nd pitch in the dark with headtorches

matt_claydon 21/Sep/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 21/Sep/13 2nd
ali macphee 21/Sep/13 Lead rpt
ali macphee 21/Sep/13 2nd
corinrathbone 21/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 19/Sep/13 AltLd
aelaeks 14/Sep/13 AltLd
riff156 14/Sep/13 AltLd rpt
with Jo Smith
ali macphee 01/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
felixizzy ?/Sep/13 Lead O/S
JonnyFawell 28/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Climbed second of three, Andy Wilson leading, me seconding, Sophie Rolls last.

wilsers 28/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Excellent afternoon outing. Bit polished in parts but not really a problem as lots of options. Led it in 3 pitches with Sophie and Jon taking turns as second and third.

with Jon Fawell, Sophie Rolls
Hidden 26/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
WKaufhold 26/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Tom Harper 22/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd and 4th pitches. Some bold moves and little protection in places

lukimotaka 20/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Josh
Hidden 20/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Helen.Burgess 14/Aug/13 2nd
with Joe Bone, Hal Roberts
Hidden 14/Aug/13 2nd O/S
bonoid 14/Aug/13 Lead
sarahrowlands 11/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
richardsavill 11/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Richardlake 10/Aug/13 2nd O/S
will_lake 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
danieleaston 09/Aug/13 Lead rpt

Second left my number 1 purple nut at the first belay, if anyone finds it!

with Ruth
monkeyru 09/Aug/13 2nd
with Dan
Deary65 06/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Great route. 2 pitches. First pitch to ledge with good gear and seating. Start of 2nd pitch quite polished.

maresia 06/Aug/13 AltLd rpt
with Sina Ali
Hidden 28/Jul/13 AltLd
Samuel P 28/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Tommy
nicknicely 23/Jul/13 2nd
sjbrook 23/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Nice climb. Second could not retrieve a nut from the first belay and was getting too late to begin a rescue operation. If anyone gets it and fancies a beer let me know. Possibly left another on there too, wild country rocks 1 & 2.

with Ashley James
Hidden 18/Jul/13 Solo O/S
danieleaston 17/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Mark
Hidden 16/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Loubylou 11/Jul/13 AltLd

Took a lot longer than we thought!

with Andy Ball
maresia 08/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Louise Baltesz
Loubylou 08/Jul/13 2nd
with Alicia Whitaker, Ben Ashley
Hidden 06/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
The Iain 06/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Lead 1, 3 and 4. Pretty intimidating feeling first route in a while. First multi-pitch in AGES.

with Rob
mutly 06/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with John L, Vicky B
Cheese Monkey 05/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Vienna had her first epic on p2 going too far on the ramp!

with Vienna
BenBird 02/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Lead first two pitches in one. Nice climb.

with Stew Nutter
Stew nutter 02/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Lead the last 2 pitches.

with Ben bird
Callum Smith ?/Jul/13 AltLd
Mlongman 30/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Pete Davis
Hidden 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
mikedevcole 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Climber in 3 pitches (linked 1&2). Lead all pitches. Base jumpers jumped overhead during a belay.

Huw Mithan 17/Jun/13 AltLd
with Tom Sauter
Bethan 09/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Simon Perkins, Andy Arbon
mullermn 09/Jun/13 Lead β

First lead in 9 months. Shaking like a ***ting dog the whole way. Nice day though!

with Simon Perkins, Bethan
pheotleyr 08/Jun/13 Lead rpt

Pitches 2 and 3.

with Jana
richardsavill 04/Jun/13 AltLd
with jez blake
sianabanana 03/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Merten
Zerocks 03/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Sian
Hidden 02/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
laurence_falconer 01/Jun/13 -
t_hill 01/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Laurence led first 3 pitches, I led top (my first lead!).

Hidden ?/Jun/13 AltLd
Bcrich01 ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Jon Pilling ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Sttevei Atalla
Hidden 26/May/13 AltLd
JakubKepinski 25/May/13 -
Hidden 22/May/13 AltLd
ChrisUK 18/May/13 AltLd O/S

Climbed with other Chris. Had a bit of an epic with a "direct" finish!

tc7118 18/May/13 Lead O/S
maresia 05/May/13 2nd rpt
with Josh Ravenscroft
Luke Jones 05/May/13 Lead O/S
laurence_falconer 02/May/13 Lead β

Moved Together, really good route, with excellent moves

laurashaw 02/May/13 2nd
Hidden ?/May/13 Lead
fragglerock ?/May/13 AltLd rpt

Rainy evening climb. Finishing up in the dark without a headtorch; classic way to start a new partnership! Starting from the ledge at the bottom ran it through in three pitches. DL led the first and last pitches. KA led the middle pitch.

with Kevin Aston
Bcrich01 ?/May/13 AltLd rpt
Hidden 28/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
kelliroberts3 26/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Pete Rigby 26/Apr/13 AltLd rpt
with Kelli Roberts
Hidden 25/Apr/13 AltLd
Jon Ellis 25/Apr/13 AltLd rpt
Hidden 23/Apr/13 AltLd
Alex Parker 17/Apr/13 2nd

Enjoyable route and nowhere near as polished as I was expecting. Did the last 2 pitches in one. Traffic noise was awful, glad to have the radios! Fred's first multi-pitch.

Laura Parker 17/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Really enjoyable climb and it was Fred's first multipitch route - he loved it! Papabear (my husband as of 3rd March) did a great job too - pneumonia won't keep him on the ground!

cpoad 15/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Oliver C
Bcrich01 ?/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
johnnyhobo 29/Mar/13 2nd O/S

Colin dropped his nuts, almost killing Hannan Brading who was bouldering at the bottom of the crag. ;)

with Colin Baker
colinkeb 29/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with john presley
pheotleyr 04/Mar/13 Solo O/S

Amazing for the grade I guess. As onsight as possible after having done the first pitch as part of Sleepwalk before. And a reasonably solid solo, was just a tiny bit nervous on the last pitch...

Mark Salter 04/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Chris Shorrock
Griff1990 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
laurence_falconer 20/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/13 2nd
Jon Ellis 16/Feb/13 2nd β
with James Corneloues, Robert Duer
Bobling 16/Feb/13 AltLd

An intro the Gorge for James and Jon, very enjoyable as always.

with Jon, James
Will O' T'' North 05/Feb/13 AltLd
with R King
robbiek 05/Feb/13 AltLd
with will brown
steve_gibbs 21/Jan/13 Solo O/S
steve-grigg 13/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
David Maddison 13/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
jayyaj 05/Jan/13 AltLd
Hidden 05/Jan/13 AltLd
Jonnie Watkins ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Robertspd2 ??/2013 2nd
laurence_falconer 05/Dec/12 AltLd

Lead first and last pitches. Were slightly unsure of route due to lack of a guide book, and finished in the dark!

with Sam Coppard
wjcdean 01/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

lead odd pitches. First time on multipitch after PyB course, absolutely khacked it all the way up

with Trevers
Trevers 01/Dec/12 AltLd

Done in 4 pitches. First ever outdoor lead for myself and Will without an instructor. Took ages over it. Will dropped his nutkey, tried to lower off to find it, couldn't find it and left the nut behind too :|

with wjcdean
Shaky Dog 18/Nov/12 2nd
with Old Dude, Andy
Hidden 13/Nov/12 2nd RP
Hidden 11/Nov/12 2nd
Kate Edhouse 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S

My partners first multipitch climb so I lead all the pitches, did in the standard 4. Pitch 3 is a gem :)

with Alex Dunhill
sideshow84 ?/Nov/12 2nd O/S
georgeevans88 21/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Psych ?/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
maresia 29/Sep/12 2nd rpt

Speedy 10 minute ascent moving together

Stuart William 22/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

P1 and 3 - Me P 2 and 4 - Pleb. Did a variation of the first pitch going up Gronk as far as the top of the first shallow slab, traversing across this before a few steep pulls up crumbly looking flakes took you to the right of the belay.

with Pleb
Pleb 22/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with 2PointO
Hidden 07/Sep/12 Lead
gingerbex 06/Sep/12 2nd
wurzelinzummerset 01/Sep/12 AltLd rpt
with Jim
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 28/Aug/12 -
with AlanB
BazJScott 26/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Slick 20/Aug/12 AltLd
Hidden 20/Aug/12 AltLd
Hidden 19/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Wendy Watthews 18/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
arandall 18/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

wendy P1, then i ran the last 3 pitches as one :)

SiyP 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

SP 1,3 AM 2,4

with McCoy
AndyMcCoy 11/Aug/12 AltLd
with Simon
rickstaylor 09/Aug/12 AltLd rpt
jarodbishop ?/Aug/12 AltLd
with Richard
Psych ?/Aug/12 AltLd rpt
Kemics 29/Jul/12 Lead rpt

Mel's first climb. Low faff climbing. Amazingly sunny and dry considering heavy morning rain.

Kemics 24/Jul/12 Solo rpt

Too big to enjoy, got a bit spooked.

Tom Brierley Gore 23/Jul/12 Solo rpt
cdpuk 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Attempt #2 after abandoning the crag due to rain the previous day. Had to park on Circular Road at the top of the cliffs and walk down due to a cycling event of some sort closing the entire dual carriageway for miles in both directions. Lead all 4 pitches. P3 quite shiny but still good.

with Alex Peka
SteveRyan 11/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Done in two pitches. Exposed and then it rained. Hard work!

with Rob Pattison
pattisonr 11/Jul/12 AltLd

Good climb apart from completing the last pitch in the rain and loosing a cam and nut!!!!

with Steve Ryan
pattisonr 11/Jul/12 AltLd

Good climb apart from completing the last pitch in the rain and loosing a cam and nut!!!!

with Steve Ryan
Psych ?/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Psych ?/Jul/12 AltLd rpt
Davebryant ?/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/12 AltLd rpt
Dan0Me 27/Jun/12 AltLd
beth_may 10/Jun/12 2nd
becoming-stranger 10/Jun/12 Lead O/S

A rather wet encounter

with Beth Mc
Joshthomas 10/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/12 AltLd rpt
evhall 09/Jun/12 Solo rpt

shoulder still injured - something relaxing...

steveprice.exmouth 04/Jun/12 AltLd

led p234

with David Coley
jasoncash 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Alex Pickup, Jimmy McSporran
muwasi 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S

went off route left, really enjoyed it!

with dave
cbeard 28/May/12 2nd O/S

Boring! Climbed very slowly in trainers. Would make a nice solo warm up.

Katherine Ross 28/May/12 Lead rpt

Chris' first outdoor climbing experience, which he found difficult in trainers. Did it in 2 long pitches.

with Chris New, Charlie Beard
Hidden 26/May/12 AltLd
squicky 23/May/12 AltLd O/S

Probably didn't do the route properly (didn't see a lot of polish) but superb nonetheless. Had to downclimb to retrieve a nut and then climb back up the first pitch to get a cam. Let George do the crack pitch with the piton.

with George
ross brinson 22/May/12 Lead
with Tom Waldron
TDSvejstrup 16/May/12 Lead O/S
EdDee 13/May/12 2nd

with Bob
Bobling 13/May/12 Lead

A pleasure as always, skipped the third belay to save time, and faff.

with Ed
George Frisby 05/May/12 2nd O/S
jonlord ?/May/12 Lead O/S
stafford101 28/Apr/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 24/Apr/12 2nd
PaulWatson 24/Apr/12 AltLd rpt

Still has some tricky bits

with Muny
Hidden 15/Apr/12 AltLd
mitch 06/Apr/12 AltLd
Hidden 06/Apr/12 AltLd
Richezzz 05/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
chris nutman ?/Apr/12 Lead G/U

Super polished but really cool route!

Hidden ?/Apr/12 Lead rpt
Poco Loco 28/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with Robert
Bobling 28/Mar/12 AltLd

Consolation after running away from Suspense and Daydream. Enjoyable as ever. Tagged on a cheeky extra pitch up the wall to the left of the final belay (last pitch of Nightcap?), very worthwhile.

with James P
cdent 28/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
maresia 28/Mar/12 AltLd rpt
with Phil Harris
Stanners 24/Mar/12 Lead rpt

Pretty dam scary in the pitch black with two torches duct taped to my helmet. We are so hardcore Andy!

with Andy G
CreepingExcellence. 24/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Done at night with head torches which made an easy route pretty frightening

matsav 21/Mar/12 2nd O/S
LouiseP 21/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with Sav, Naomi
Ragingpossum 06/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Climbed as three pitches, linking the middle two. Fun lead in the dark with a few route finding issues.

with Rob Wragge-morley
Kylie 03/Mar/12 AltLd rpt

I lead pitches 2 and 4. Really nice route, enjoyed it much more than I remember the first time around! Managed to finish before it started to rain too much. Despite care to avoid it I knocked a rather large bit of rock off on pitch 4, lots of loose bits up there still.

mullermn 03/Mar/12 AltLd rpt

Me P1 & 3. Very nice route. Currently som loose rock big enough to hurt just above p1 belay.

Hidden 02/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
sweenyt 28/Feb/12 AltLd rpt
with UBMC
matty g 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S

first climb on avon gorge with alan. polished in places but great climb and sunny weather.

surf1nal-kern0w 26/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Jon Pilling 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Cat Beaver
Matt Schwarz 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Peter north 25/Feb/12 2nd
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 20/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches, third pitch VERY polished. Others were fun

with Steph
Steph Roberts 20/Feb/12 2nd O/S
with Sam
mark schramm 14/Feb/12 2nd rpt
with Lyndsay
Hidden 14/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Nick Russell 21/Jan/12 Solo O/S

variation up the slab rather than the corner/chimney

panda70 15/Jan/12 Lead
with Alastair Blanshard
Hidden 14/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
wurzelinzummerset 14/Jan/12 AltLd
with Chris
riff156 07/Jan/12 AltLd rpt
with Morna
abtibbs ??/2012 AltLd O/S
with Jack Verber
Eagertom ??/2012 Lead

Done this so many times I've lost count now. Excellent route for introducing complete novices to multi-pitching, and that's what I've been using it for.

David Qualtrough ??/2012 -
David Qualtrough ??/2012 -
gary.earl ??/2012 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 AltLd O/S
pasbury ??/2012 -
katherinesydney 10/Dec/11 AltLd O/S

Speed climbing day

fragglerock 10/Dec/11 AltLd β

DL: P1/P3 L : P2/P4

with Laura
Hidden 18/Nov/11 Lead rpt
Kemics 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Chad's first climb. Not polished at all! Gear was pretty sparse on the easy ground, but decent stuff near any move of difficulty.

Deano100 06/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
with Nick
Hidden 01/Nov/11 Lead
Hidden 29/Oct/11 AltLd
Hidden 24/Oct/11 Lead O/S
pffft 23/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with Jojo Mills
Hidden 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Bobling 16/Oct/11 Lead

My annual polishing of this gem, not like it needs it! Finally did the face option on the third pitch which is certainly more enjoyable than the mirror smooth chimney.

with Jackie
stafford101 15/Oct/11 AltLd rpt

Straight up chimney

jas128 09/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

lead p2,3,4 in horrid damp weather. made some of the moves more interesting than i think theyd be when dry

Hidden 09/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
carl_123 29/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Becky H 28/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
Katherine Ross 28/Sep/11 AltLd rpt

Becky (accidentally!) ran P1&2 together, and I led P3 and P4. Fun!

kev_george 23/Sep/11 AltLd β
with Heather STephens
evhall 13/Sep/11 Solo O/S
nicksdavies17 11/Sep/11 AltLd
Bobby Pearson 11/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Climbing as a three

with Matt Forbes, Nick Davies
Hidden 10/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
wurzelinzummerset ?/Sep/11 2nd
with Carl
Stanley 23/Aug/11 Solo rpt

:) Wanted to do this ever since my brother first took me climbing on it. Was my first ever trad route. I am sorry 'Pablo' for giving you a heart attack when I got confused and thanks for the positve thoughts :)

vickydavies 14/Aug/11 Lead
with Alex Harper
Hidden 10/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 10/Aug/11 Lead rpt
Deano100 10/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Lead P1 & 3, Nick 2 & 4.

with Nick
hairy51 03/Aug/11 AltLd β
10029759 03/Aug/11 AltLd
Hidden 01/Aug/11 AltLd
stoneback ?/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

lead 2 and 4 good climbing on a blowy evening. first visit to AG.

with Dean
needlefluff ?/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 10/Jul/11 AltLd rpt
Prez 10/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Kevin
Hidden 09/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
ernie27uk 24/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Included an additional pitch at the end directly up the slab, probably severe. Interesting moves in the middle.

Quarryboy 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Interesting route, a good variation of climbing styles as well as some good gear belays. Started pissing it down at the end of the second pitch so we were trying to be quick on the third one.

with Jack Treble
petermurdoch 23/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Clay C 19/Jun/11 Lead rpt

Moving together

with Harry K
karenhh 11/Jun/11 AltLd
Tom Brierley Gore 11/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Lead first two pitches together, Karen lead second two together, but she exited straight up instead of going right at the end O_o crazy karen. Was expectedly polished but enjoyable all the same.

Ander 06/Jun/11 Lead

Another awesome, sunny evening after work on a top route

with Cairnsy
Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/11 AltLd
Hidden 29/May/11 AltLd O/S
kyle 27/May/11 Solo
Hidden 25/May/11 Lead O/S
Abs 22/May/11 2nd
with David Martinez Majo, Greg Kemble
JamesRich 22/May/11 Lead O/S

Did with my Dad. I led all the pitches. really nice route

with Paul Rich
HarryB 21/May/11 Solo rpt
reashlin 21/May/11 2nd O/S

Spent lots of time chasing a haul bag and running off route making the climb harder than necessary. Otherwise an excellent route (if your on it).

Hidden 19/May/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/May/11 2nd
Dave Ing 09/May/11 Solo O/S
colinkeb 06/May/11 2nd β
DanMc 06/May/11 AltLd O/S

First multi pitch

Tarquin 06/May/11 -
with Sarah
BridgetteB 05/May/11 AltLd

Lead 2nd pitch - fun climb

with P Ross
HarryB 03/May/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/May/11 2nd O/S
Uberpussy 01/May/11 2nd O/S
with Neil Tucker
Neil Tucker ?/May/11 Lead
with Robert Bronsdon, Richard Reynolds
Hidden ?/May/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/11 AltLd rpt
Stanley 25/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Led the first pitch and then shared taking out the gear with Beth. Favorite climb I think :)

with Bethia Manson, Robster666
Stanners 25/Apr/11 AltLd rpt

lead all but 1st pitch. Good to see my wire has not been able to be removed, it is now a bomber back up for the peg at the top of the 3rd pitch.

with Bethia Manson, Martin Stanfield
sofe13 25/Apr/11 2nd

Seconded with Lisa on twin ropes. Gof lead it well.

with Gof, Lisa
Jonathan Storey 20/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Climbed as a three alt- lead by Jamie and Dave, ran first two pitches into one, ran out of light topped out under cover of darkness. addition lost nut added to route. Nice climb great view bit polished at points.

with JamieC, Dave
hairy51 20/Apr/11 2nd

Lost a size 4 DMM rock on the first pitch - was too hot and sweaty to work it out! If any one snaffles it let me know! Awesome climb, enjoyed.

Macca_7 19/Apr/11 Solo O/S

Very pleasent done in descent 3 times!

carlgodfrey 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Yeah i saw the nut just below the old piton near the top but i also failed on getting it out.

Hidden 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Greg Pittam 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Tom Adcock
Stanley 06/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Lead the last pitch, which was my first pitch of led trad

Stanners 06/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

lead all but last pitch,where martin performed his debut trad lead...and did well. A size 5 wire had to be left near the top for anyone to try and get out, spent ages to try and get it out and a lot of blood from my hands.

MagnusL 02/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Paddy
Jon_Warner ?/Apr/11 -
with Antony
Hidden 30/Mar/11 Lead O/S
SamStokes 28/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with Ed Webb
webbe01 28/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
HarryB 24/Mar/11 Lead O/S

took Scott out for his 1st time climbing, led all pitches, ran the last 2 together

MagnusL 23/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with Kieran, Andy
Jonny Raines 23/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with Felix
Neil D 13/Mar/11 Lead O/S
SamuelHarris 13/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Rory's first Trad and Multi-pitch lead, decided to run pitches together and did it in two.

Betha. 13/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Neil D
Rory Southworth 13/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Linked the first two and last two pitches together with myself leading the first two pitches.

catty_9 09/Mar/11 AltLd

Henry lead the 1st pitch and I led the second Cloudy and windy

with Emily Logie, Henry Todd
Hidden 02/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Mar/11 2nd β
Kyle87 ?/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Feb/11 2nd
stafford101 20/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Feb/11 Solo rpt
Clay C 18/Feb/11 AltLd rpt

First 3 pitches of Morpheus, followed by last 2 pitches of Gronk.

with Louise
LouiseP 18/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
with Clay
sofe13 08/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Varied off the route a little bit, but still fine. Should repeat it.

with Gof
hutchay ?/Feb/11 AltLd
Deano100 30/Jan/11 2nd

First outdoor climb yey ! Done with 4 pitches under the watchful eye of Mr BD. Amazing weather for Jan with nice warm sunshine. Polish on 3rd pitch made for some nervous moments but final pitch was really enjoyable. Nice adventure.

suffolknick 24/Jan/11 Lead O/S

First lead of 2011 - common!!

with Laura French
Fatclimber 23/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Lead Pitch 1/3/4 Thought pitch 3 (chimney) was very tough due to polish.

clams ?/Jan/11 Lead
with Snidds
funkyvin1 ??/2011 AltLd O/S

Climbed highly polished crack with in-situ piton for pitch 3 which seems harder than HVD. Guidebook does says it can be avoided on the right though.

31770 ??/2011 -
jameslam ??/2011 -
with Charlie Thorneycroft
Hidden ??/2011 -
Richard Morgan 21/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
Loubylou 13/Nov/10 2nd
with Andy Ball, Ben Ashley, Mike Kann
maresia 13/Nov/10 Lead rpt

Very moist today!

with Andy
Hidden 30/Oct/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 10/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
TCarrick 06/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
tobydunford 04/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Dassie 29/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

First climb at Avon Gorge. Sunday morning traffic noise & wind made communication a bit difficult. Me P1 to ledge below and to right of flake.Lee P2 to next decent ledge by ivy. Me P3. Lots of polish on the chimney made ascent a bit awkward. After that felt a bit exposed in parts but fair protection and good holds to finally a good ledge and anchors. Lee led last pitch but in hindsight we could have scrambled to the trees.Remember to take money for ice cream van at top.Great view. Walked back down path.

Stan011 28/Aug/10 Lead
with Mike Coles
fragglerock 23/Aug/10 Lead rpt

A pleasant repeat on damp rock. Just good to get out on the (wet) rock! DL led all. Above the chimney on the 2nd pitch I led higher than the normal route for added interest.

ChrisBrooke 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Keeley Scholes
TDembrey 05/Aug/10 Lead rpt

Climbed the front of the slab on pitch 3.

with Steve
Pete Rigby ?/Aug/10 Solo rpt
fragglerock 27/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

1st pitch; DL led, TP 2nd and JL 3rd. 2nd pitch; JL led, TP 2nd and DL 3rd. 3rd pitch; DL led, TP 2nd and JL 3rd. In retrospect I must have got a bit lost and actually led the 1st pitch of Gronk VS 4c.

Hidden 19/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Bobling 17/Jul/10 Lead

Overnight rain hadn't dried which made the first two pitches a little more interesting. The chimney was better with beta and the fourth pitch was awesome again - especially as it wasn't getting dark! Finally found the right top out too.

with Chris
Hidden 08/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/10 2nd
Bobling 08/Jul/10 Lead

Good effort from Gus, even seemed to enjoy himself a little. Shame we had to hurry through the last pitch due to fading light. Got the line a little wrong and went above the tree but still good. The stories about polish in the 3rd pitch are true like glass! Next time up the face route!

with Gus
Hidden ?/Jul/10 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/10 AltLd
kiwi boy 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S

very hot day. Excellent route. 3rd pitch nice open chimmey with more gear than you can shake a stick at. Great stance for final pitch. Cetainly good for folks new to multipitch trad (well done Jen)

with jen
samwillo 26/Jun/10 AltLd
with Jay
Jay C 26/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Sam W
lizzie789 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
RagingPuffin 12/Jun/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 05/Jun/10 AltLd
Clay C 05/Jun/10 AltLd rpt

In boots and with rucksack

with Will A
wilf 02/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

first avon gorge climb, perfect conditions, quiet too once schoolchildern packed up.Me pitch 2 and 4. Peregrines in residence, awesome. Good sustained climb, polish in chimney 3rd pitch makes face choice best. Exposed excellent 4th pitch.

with nick f
ParkFace ?/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Interesting variant . . . IE Lost trying to make life harder

sweenyt 30/May/10 Solo

Got pissed off with revision... took 12 mins.

dean cooke 25/May/10 AltLd O/S

Horribly polished in places but still a good climb. The chimney is horrible - the final easy break is superb.

with Ian Timbrell
dean cooke 25/May/10 AltLd O/S

The polished Chimney is horrible but the traverse out is really nice

with Ian Timbrell
Dan0Me 19/May/10 Lead
paul1234 10/May/10 Lead
with mike
jack36987 05/May/10 2nd dog
with Katherine Ross, Alex Saunders
luke13 ?/May/10 Lead O/S
with Meg
R_W_M 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Todd
TDembrey 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S

Climbed slab

with Rob
sweenyt 23/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with UBMC
mikeydee135 22/Apr/10 Lead O/S
gingergeorge 20/Apr/10 -
Ant Mace 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Mike's first time climbing outdoors (good effort!) - my first climb on the sea walls. Really enjoyed this and only a couple of bit of polish which didn't spoil the experience. Great fun mini expedition Ice creams at the top in the sun - what more could you ask for?

with Mike Mace
sam_owen41 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
sbc 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Dunx
Number Two 17/Apr/10 Lead β
with Melanie McDowell
Dunx 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Shell
Hidden 08/Apr/10 Lead rpt
gingergeorge 06/Apr/10 Lead
Poco Loco 28/Mar/10 Lead rpt

Meri's first multipitch climb. Memorable to say the least.

with Meri
SamuelHarris 28/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Pitch 3 was very polished, and the top 5m seemed to be unprotected.

with Richard Green
ruaidh 21/Mar/10 Lead
with Abigail
Ander 16/Mar/10 AltLd

An almost perfect mini- expedition. Taking counsel of that wise old sage St Steve the Healer led the ever intrepid Jimb0 and I to venture, one unseasonably warm evening after work, onto this fine line, wending our way up sun warmed slabs and flakes, lightly polished cracks and corners, and abundantly furnished stances and belays. Deviously mixing descriptions in the Avon and South West Climbs guides resulted in five pitches, and so passing all the [though minor] difficulties to Jimb0. Street lights and headlights on the A40, and that perennially festive Clifton bridge, surprisingly atmospheric as dusk fell on our final moves. A scramble back through the woods in the dark, to the car, and picnic on crisps and Fanta.

with Jimb0
Jimb0 16/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Great evening climb in warm rock. Last pitch in dark.

with Ander
Rafash 14/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Szymon
bluesharper 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Rafal
Clay C 10/Mar/10 Lead rpt
with George
67hours 10/Mar/10 2nd

Post Xtreme party very hungover. "Clay, make me safe"

with Clay
crossdressingrodney 06/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Tomar
Tomar 06/Mar/10 2nd O/S

First trad multipitch

sweenyt 14/Feb/10 Lead O/S

bit spicy for VD but good fun, with no problems. Matt did well, his first multipitch.

with Matt
Hidden 13/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Clay C 13/Feb/10 2nd O/S
with Ross, Will A
Shonkhor 03/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Teaching Jim to lead, he dun well!

with Jim
RM199 ??/2010 Solo O/S
sweenyt ??/2010 AltLd rpt
with UBMC
TR909 ??/2010 Lead
kyle ??/2010 Lead O/S
crobinson 26/Oct/09 AltLd

big route!!!!quite polished on the third pitch.

Hidden 26/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
jase burnard 25/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

multi pitch 2xleads 1xsecond

Chris Sansum 25/Oct/09 Solo rpt

A bit more serious to solo than Sleepwalk because of the polish!

mr.alex 25/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
space monkey 10/Oct/09 2nd O/S

Chimney and Last pitch are great!

stvredmond 10/Oct/09 Lead

lead the lot. was an absolute marathon. the chimney got the heart racing a bit for a VD. shame its situated in the loudest venue ever

howlingbaboon 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Kat's 1st multipitch. Went off route (foolishly) on the 1st pitch and went direct up a thin crack past a peg

with Kat
Hidden 19/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/09 AltLd rpt
Dunx 13/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
with Joe M
joeym 13/Sep/09 AltLd
Poco Loco 13/Sep/09 Lead rpt

First climb with Dora and her first route in the gorge. A gentle route to start.

with Dora
PaulWatson 24/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Used to escape / gain access to a two session assault on Gronk. led 1 & 4, Going Right at p3 chimney is a more satisfying line , there is some polish on crucial areas.

with Dan
Hidden 19/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Emma-Louise Anderson 02/Aug/09 Lead β
webs_69 ?/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Colin Matheson 25/Jul/09 Lead

First route for Lewis for two years

with Lewis Matheson
Andy White 18/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1 & 2, ran together as a single pitch including a traverse across to the belay at the top of the first. Pitch of Gronk to search for gear we left behind in the dark two weeks previous, traversed back onto route after failing to find any of it. :(

with Anna Rothwell
Mr. K 18/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/09 AltLd rpt
Shona H 13/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Emma Anderson
andy dunn 04/Jul/09 Lead rpt

Led the 2nd and 4th. Alan led 1st & 3rd. Took Vicky along for her 5th climbing experience - multipitch in the gorge.

with Alan
Hidden ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
suffolknick 30/Jun/09 2nd O/S

Nice route but enjoyment slightly over shadowed by the setting sun, topped out at 1030pm.

with Paul
Hidden 28/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Mr. K 27/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Finished up Gronk

Joking 18/Jun/09 2nd RP
with Kyle
andy dunn 05/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

I led 2nd pitch. Alan led pitch 1 and 3&4 rolled into 1

with Alan
Poco Loco 03/Jun/09 AltLd rpt

Lead to chimney, Billy lead second half. Quick climb after work.

with Billy
Shonkhor 03/Jun/09 -

Led top 2 pitches. Good fun!

with James
hlegge 26/May/09 AltLd
tcn_2002 26/May/09 AltLd

Trickier in the rain

kev_george 02/May/09 AltLd O/S

1st Multi-pitch climb and it was great

with Sean King
rorschach 02/May/09 AltLd

Led pitches 1 and 3. Enjoyable climb. Worth the *.

Braintax ?/May/09 Lead

First lead, took the Chimney pitch.

Wrighty87 28/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Found it hard to follow the route as described in the logbook and ended up going pretty much straight up the face, much harder climbing, more like 5b/5c in places. Also missed the first belay spot and contiuned in my incorrect path and ended up at the 2nd belay spot but on the left, tricky getting up there from that side. i think i need to work on reading the guidebook....

with Chris Mountford
Hidden 22/Apr/09 Solo O/S
rorschach 19/Apr/09 AltLd β

I led pitches 2 and 4. Andy Hills led 1 and 3. Great climb - would like to do again!

with Andy Hills
sdkoutdoor 14/Apr/09 Lead
with That Guy!
pffft 12/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Monkey
Monk 12/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with Luke Vincent
thomasadixon 08/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/09 Lead O/S
dbm 22/Mar/09 2nd O/S

Route followed for lower part only. From top of chimney pitch followed traverse on Gronk (VS) to finish.

with Tom P
Monk 28/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

I lead pitches 1 and 3

with PerrinT
catemuir 25/Feb/09 AltLd

Alternate leads with me leading pitches 1 and 3, and Alex leading pitches 2 and 4

aipattison 25/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

Lead P2&4

jmr 21/Feb/09 2nd

Some polish (of course - this is Avon) makes this harder than expected in places.

with Bob Howard
Shonkhor 24/Jan/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Jan/09 Solo
PerrinT ??/2009 AltLd
with Monkey
Hidden ??/2009 -
climbingxcat ??/2009 -
Hidden 03/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
bsavage 03/Dec/08 2nd β

Instead of climbing up open chimney cut right onto slab and ascended. Much more graceful line. In-situe piton had sling placed on it :) (left in place).

with Giles Savage, George Malkin
suunto12 03/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
with Ben Savage, George Malkin
richardadventurecafe 22/Nov/08 Lead

first pitch / 2 pitches.... approx 25 metres... then abbed off - routefinding pretty tricky....

with andrew mclaughlin
Poco Loco 17/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Great fun. Interesting move on third pitch by peg, easily protected though.

with Gernot Riedel
Hidden 23/Aug/08 2nd
Hidden 22/Aug/08 Lead O/S
sdkoutdoor 07/Aug/08 2nd
with That Guy!
KarlH 03/Aug/08 Lead dnf

Led first 3 pitches but Gem was unable to climb 3rd pitch due to the rain so abseiled off.

with Gemma
Zygoticgema 03/Aug/08 2nd dnf
with KarlH
Hidden 01/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
diggers 27/Jul/08 Lead

Nice climb, easy cruise up the Gorge, but a great route to take a beginner on. Great protection all the way up, a couple of good moves to make you think! did it in three pitches

with CAS
Hidden 26/Jul/08 AltLd
Jon_Warner 15/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

Why you'd tackle the chimney with that inviting looking slab i do not know. Good route. As with other routes here the gearless bouldery start is prob. the physical crux

with Mark Glaister
fishinwater ?/Jul/08 Lead
with RD
Hidden 29/Jun/08 2nd O/S
AngusB 28/Jun/08 2nd rpt

1st time climbing Morpheus, fantastic last pitch, exposure focused my concentration :-)

with RoryG
Hidden 17/Jun/08 AltLd
Protheroe 17/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

lead pitch 1, 3 and 4

with Eleri Dawson
PaulWatson 10/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Exciting climb! Led 2 & 3 as a single pitch, 3 is tough, shiney and deserves a higher grading, harder than an S I have led. It may be a space walk fit for the gods but us mortals have to concentrate on the rock!

with Dan
Francis Lister 03/Jun/08 Solo
lizannday ?/Jun/08 2nd
with Ewan Richards
Francis Lister 11/May/08 Solo β
Hidden 10/May/08 2nd O/S
georgeevans88 10/May/08 Lead O/S
with Emily K
Hidden 10/May/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/May/08 AltLd O/S
Ewan Richards ?/May/08 Lead
with LizD
flytzen 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
bsavage 23/Apr/08 AltLd rpt
with Felicia Line
Hidden 16/Apr/08 2nd O/S
Alistair Everett 16/Apr/08 Lead
with Vasja Urbancic, Nic
catemuir ?/Apr/08 2nd
with Calum Smith
ISavage ?/Apr/08 2nd O/S

Moving Together

bsavage 05/Mar/08 Lead rpt
with Piers
CarolineH 20/Feb/08 Lead rpt

3rd and 4th pitches slippy as in the rain. Put them together, much rope drag!

with Simon and Ashley
RagingPuffin 16/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Al Franks 16/Feb/08 Solo O/S
bsavage 12/Feb/08 Lead O/S

both soloed to 1st ledge and started belaying from there. Done in two pitches with 2nd belay just above open chimney on ledge. Gully/open chimney before 2nd belay committing move but well protected by in site piton

with Richard Craddock
rh5980 02/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with John Edgell
catemuir ?/Feb/08 2nd
with Joe Barrington, Pete Swan
Hidden 27/Jan/08 Lead rpt
CarolineH 23/Oct/07 Lead
with Dave
mullermn 21/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Off route slightly for the first pitch, ran the last 2 pitches together.

rrrock! 13/Oct/07 AltLd

Led pitches 2 and 4

georgeevans88 10/Oct/07 -
with Pete
Hidden 10/Oct/07 -
Humpty Dangler 08/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

First taste of the Avon Gorge. Easy access; park and climb out of the boot (almost). Polish up to 4 metres made getting on the route a challenge, but once started the rest was nowhere near as bad. Pleasant progress up to the final belay position which is shared with the spacewalk traverse pitch 4 of Gronk; a tempting glimpse of things to come.

Jules 210681 01/Sep/07 Lead
Zoomer 01/Sep/07 2nd
Hidden 17/Aug/07 Lead
markshobbrook 12/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Cypher 10/Jul/07 2nd O/S

Pretty clean onsight, long time ago

No-chalk Nailer ?/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
Dan 85 29/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Jonny
Circus 26/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Tim Wood
Gabe 18/Jun/07 2nd O/S
CarolineH 09/Jun/07 2nd
phosphojesus 21/May/07 AltLd O/S

Fantastic! my first trad experience. I led the last two pitches rolled into one as the climbng was easy and fun. I had the chance, and took it, to use my purple friend! Can't wait to repeat this climb later in the summer. The variation of pitch 3 will be my goal for later.

with Chris deverson
Hidden 03/May/07 Lead
Hidden ?/May/07 Lead O/S
django ?/May/07 2nd O/S
with Phil Watson
Hidden 29/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
mlmatt 28/Apr/07 Lead dnf
with chris jones
Byronius Maximus 10/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Paul Dewey
Hidden 10/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
Tamlyn 08/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Mark Somerfield
TiffTiff 25/Feb/07 AltLd
Matt Tranter ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Chris Sansum ??/2007 AltLd O/S
with Guy Dereham
sea_lene ??/2007 Lead O/S

First climb I did in when moved down to Bristol. It was wet and I'd never climbed on limestone (aka ice) before - so slippy!

mrtom ??/2007 Lead O/S

Done a few times

Justin T 09/Dec/06 AltLd O/S
with Martin
Hidden 05/Nov/06 AltLd
Hidden 05/Nov/06 Lead
mikej 21/Oct/06 Lead
with Steve Stobart
nikinko 10/Oct/06 Lead β

Lovely long lead. Under instruction with help placing gear and some extra pro over a tricky steep bit. Dead Chuffed about this and a wicked enjoyable route!

with Kathryn- Under instruction
Digger 24/Sep/06 Lead rpt
with Cathy
andy mcc ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Arifa Chakera
JonT 12/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Helen Edwards
deanster01 20/Jul/06 Lead

Good climb to take new starters to the Gorge. Polished in places but thats part and parcel of Avon Gorge. Repeated climb on numerous occations as lead.

with Laurie Neale
dpmUK 13/Jul/06 AltLd rpt

Led second half of first pitch and pitch 2 as one and then pitch 3 and 4 as one.

with Jayne
Salsicha 09/Jul/06 2nd O/S
maresia 09/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
Sarah Bough 07/Jun/06 Lead O/S

Last pitch of Mobius HVS 4b

with Oliver Mentz
Hidden 06/Jun/06 Lead rpt
philkerswell 01/Jun/06 2nd O/S

Polished to buggery ! Apparently that's the way with the "easier" Avon Gorge climbs. Lot's of fun tho'. Neil and John were lead climbing in BOOTS as practice for some Alpine adventure... while little old me was tip-toeing up behind them in my best climbing shoes. First outdoor climb !!!!

with Neil & John
Feeling bold ?/Jun/06 2nd O/S

A very hot day, a very hot climb.

with Baz - rock god
tom.e 27/Apr/06 Solo rpt
duncan 10/Apr/06 Solo rpt
Mull 08/Apr/06 2nd O/S

My first Trad Multipitch.

with Matt
rotsoscooper 08/Apr/06 Lead β

Nice to go from the bottom to the top on the lead, might be an easy route, but it's quite a long way!

with Chris
Hidden 04/Apr/06 Lead O/S
camillaclifford ?/Apr/06 2nd

First outdoor climb :)

with mrtom
Hidden 25/Feb/06 Solo
JamieAyres 29/Jan/06 AltLd rpt
Hidden 29/Jan/06 AltLd
Jethro ?/Jan/06 AltLd
with Tom Bouquet
beardy mike ??/2006 Solo β
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Tamlyn ??/2006 Lead O/S
JamesColeman ??/2006 Lead rpt

Great route. Done many times.

with Gordon, Jon, Alan, Andy
Bristoldave ??/2006 AltLd O/S
chiverstom 29/Dec/05 Lead O/S

First Trad lead

rotsoscooper 11/Dec/05 AltLd O/S

Oh the joy, the unadulterated wonder! Apparently there has been a rock fall that has left the start of the third pitch a little sparse up the crack, bit hairy, but interesting crux. (Glad I didn't lead this bit.)

with Karen
sdi 20/Nov/05 Lead
with Eddie Hung
Liam M ?/Oct/05 AltLd O/S

Dripping wet polished monstrosity, but great fun. Not sure i'm used to this limestone lark yet.

with Andy D
Huntlyfiddler 05/Sep/05 Lead
bpmclimb 05/Sep/05 2nd O/S
with Clare
dpmUK 21/Aug/05 Lead dog

Fell due to stinking headache

with Jayne
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Solo rpt
ron244 20/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Peter Bird
Epic Ebdon 15/May/05 AltLd O/S

Lead 1 and 2

with Molly Thompson
mol 15/May/05 AltLd
Paz 17/Apr/05 AltLd rpt
with DEJ
MagnusL ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S

Love this climb!

with My mate Rich
MagnusL 09/Mar/05 AltLd O/S
mwh 09/Mar/05 AltLd O/S

Somehow I got the polished pitches.

with MagnusL
Hidden ??/2005 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2005 AltLd O/S
Jon Greengrass ??/2005 AltLd
with Nick King
tom.e ??/2005 Solo rpt
phsharpy ??/2005 Solo O/S
with Bethan Davies
al99 ?/Dec/04 Lead O/S
with Jeremy king
Hidden ?/Oct/04 Solo rpt
Kev Webster 01/Aug/04 AltLd
Hidden 28/Jul/04 AltLd
Fat Tim 03/Apr/04 Lead O/S
KarlH 07/Mar/04 Lead O/S
with Phil Lilley
Hidden ??/2004 AltLd
Marq 06/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with Isabel Kingsmill
JamieAyres ?/Sep/03 Lead rpt
BALD EAGLE 13/Aug/03 Lead
Stephen Shaw 19/Jul/03 AltLd
Lizard ?/May/03 AltLd O/S
with Moose
Digger 30/Mar/03 2nd O/S
with James Latham
Richard Hall 30/Mar/03 Solo

Have led and soled many times. A note in my copy of "South West Climbs" said I first did it on 30/3/03. I think this was with some girl I met in the UCL student union.

Paz ?/Oct/02 Solo O/S
furry 05/May/02 Lead O/S
Lev 03/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with Tom Elliot, Emma Joy
tomkhoward ??/2002 AltLd O/S
with Unknown
simon kimber ??/2002 -


with Nigel Kitney
IceMonkey1982 ??/2002 -
Jason Gotel ?/Jun/01 Lead


with Matt Gotel
Stone Muppet ??/2001 -
Mickdenali ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Mike Hammil
steev ??/2001 AltLd O/S
with Dave V
gimmer ??/2001 -
migs493 17/Dec/00 Lead rpt
EllieWoods 14/Nov/00 AltLd O/S
with Kath Rosedale
Hidden ??/2000 -
alan moore ??/2000 -
CurlyStevo ??/2000 Solo
Ally Smith ??/2000 -
jim_randell 01/Apr/99 AltLd rpt

My first climb since I broke my thumb in a cycling accident on 7th August 1998. There was a football sized loose block at the penultimate stance, which I dislodged and it fell down the route.

with WW
Hidden ?/Jan/99 AltLd
Hidden ??/1999 AltLd
cliffy ??/1999 AltLd O/S
with Susanne Svendsen
richsmithinbristol ??/1999 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/98 Lead
WRMusall 10/Dec/97 AltLd
with Shaun and Gary
jim_randell 04/Oct/97 AltLd rpt
with MB
mikej 05/Apr/97 Lead
with R
colin milton 22/Sep/96 AltLd
with eric milton
Ian Archer 09/Jun/96 Lead O/S
with CDW
Jim Brooke 09/Jun/96 AltLd O/S
with James Latham
chris d williams 09/Jun/96 -
pezzerrr ??/1996 AltLd O/S
leland stamper ?/Jul/95 Lead rpt
mike fenwick ?/Jul/95 Solo

Back rope solo

lowersharpnose 01/Jan/95 Lead
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
Hidden ??/1995 AltLd
jim_randell 23/Oct/94 Solo rpt
jim_randell 20/Jul/94 Lead rpt
with BOC
WRMusall 19/Mar/94 2nd
with Rick Stanley
Hidden ??/1994 Lead
lundyman 22/Aug/93 Lead O/S

A gorge classic. My first multi-pitch Avon climb with Brian leading most of route, but I did P1 & P4. Finished as sun set. Have now lead with various seconds. Two days later (24/8/93) I lead with Louise 2nd.

with Matt C, Louise, Brian Milthorp
Didymus 31/Jul/93 AltLd O/S
with Chris
Marti999 04/Apr/93 Lead
chris sm 26/Feb/93 AltLd O/S
with Martin Sime
Tarquin ??/1993 -
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
jim_randell 17/Sep/92 2nd rpt
with MS
jim_randell 14/Aug/92 Lead rpt
with MS
jim_randell 29/Jul/92 AltLd rpt

I led the first pitch. Sean took a direct line for the final pitch - finishing unprotected up a steep wall.

with SF
ndm 10/Jul/90 Lead
Mal Grey ??/1990 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/88 Lead
JamieAyres ?/Jul/84 AltLd
with Phil Windall
Richard Weller 19/May/84 Solo
leland stamper ??/1982 Solo O/S
charlesmfrench 31/Oct/81 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/80 AltLd
duncan ?/Sep/78 AltLd O/S
Brian Wilderspin ?/Feb/78 Lead
with Russel Houghton
Hidden ??/1977 Solo β
Rob Davies 27/May/74 AltLd
with Mike Papworth
Nigel Bond 02/Feb/74 AltLd
with Dave
alpboy57 ??/1974 -
with Si Pryce
Andy Chubb ??/1974 -
with Phil Jardine
tapley 28/Oct/73 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Bolt Phobia 24/Jun/72 -
Steve Woollard ??/1972 Lead
Gordon Stainforth 07/Mar/71 Lead
with MIke Danford, Les Ainsworth
Hidden ??/1966 AltLd
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