Rockfax Description
Brilliant climbing on the wall just right of the arete. Start as for Suspension Bridge Arete at a pocketed crystal crack.
Move up the crack and then head left to a small groove that leads to a ledge system at 10m. Climb up the wall rightwards on good pockets to a large hole. Follow the crack-system leftwards to the finishing corner of Suspension Bridge Arete. Abseil off the post. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes, West Country Climbs, 100 Best South West Mid Grade Routes.

ali.scott 25/Nov/17 Lead rpt

In the dark. Cold!

with Cara W
petecallaghan 19/Nov/17 Lead rpt
with Jamie Tiplady, Ellie Woods
EllieWoods 19/Nov/17 2nd β
with Jamie Tiplady, Pete Callaghan
steve_gibbs 31/Oct/17 2nd rpt
with Ross Davidson
Hidden 31/Oct/17 Lead rpt
Jonny Nick 25/Oct/17 Lead O/S
Muff Snills 03/Oct/17 -
hmetoomey 26/Sep/17 2nd O/S

Great route, would love to lead it when i'm as strong as Reggae!!

with rosatb
rosatb 26/Sep/17 Lead O/S
garygecko 20/Sep/17 Lead
with Titus, Foss
Rob Morgan 17/Sep/17 Lead rpt

Great to repeat this. A note: the ledge at the base of the Arete and Suspense stank of piss, making it really unpleasant to be there. Please try not to piss here...

with Win-yei
adam088 17/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Jon Turner
Win-yei 17/Sep/17 2nd
with Rob
foostu4 06/Sep/17 2nd O/S
MoWalker3 02/Sep/17 AltLd
with Doc
garygecko 02/Sep/17 2nd O/S
with Mo
danieleaston 31/Jul/17 Lead rpt
with Ruth
Gibbo 25/Jul/17 2nd
with Matt Ward
Fakey Rocks 24/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Sustained in mid section, i got a bit scared cos i ran it out a bit, but i missed gear partner used, eg i found 2 threads, he found 4!

with willnor
Gibbo 18/Jul/17 2nd
with Ed Wright
andy dunn 03/Jul/17 2nd
with Big Ben, J
James Smith 26/Jun/17 2nd rpt
with Cara , melty
Hidden 20/Jun/17 2nd O/S
cwildblood 20/Jun/17 Lead O/S
gazhbo 19/Jun/17 Lead
FreyaD 13/Jun/17 TR
AngelaC 11/Jun/17 2nd
Anouk Spelt 05/Jun/17 2nd
with FreyaD
Euan Todd 03/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Really good, but found this pretty pumpy. Couldn't fiddle in any decent gear around the crux, so hung around a lot and got pumped. Having done the move, found a great thread, such is life! Well worth doing. Edit: Found out I was actually on the crux of Baby Duck instead, should have had a proper look at the guidebook before setting off!

with Digga
Digga 03/Jun/17 2nd RP
richsmithinbristol 25/May/17 Lead rpt
just one more 24/May/17 Lead rpt
with rich h, Max B
Hidden 22/May/17 2nd rpt
JonoDHawkins 19/May/17 2nd rpt
with Ash
Ashley King 19/May/17 Lead

Finally got out to lead this! Didn't disappoint was an amazing climb with lots of good gear and holds. A bit steeper than anything I've done before. Would definitely recommend.

SamDicks 18/May/17 Lead O/S

I must missed a thread/gear, felt very exposed. Would love to do again with a stronger head.

WillAndrew 18/May/17 Lead rpt
with KatePG
KatePG 18/May/17 2nd O/S

Really enjoyed this!

kmcmonagle 18/May/17 2nd
Hidden 07/May/17 2nd O/S
Jim blackford 07/May/17 Lead O/S
with Arthur
mcrispin 04/May/17 Lead rpt
with Darren till
crag_monster ?/May/17 AltLd
yan hawkins 17/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with ron
frank ramsay 15/Apr/17 Lead
with Thea Ramsay
afrosam 15/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with chrisscutt
Hidden 02/Apr/17 2nd O/S
David Staples 02/Apr/17 Lead O/S
chrisscutt ?/Apr/17 2nd β
with sam
Hidden 12/Mar/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Mar/17 Lead
Nathan Chrismas 10/Mar/17 Lead O/S

Not bad at all. Eats up gear, two or three threads and a bunch of cams and small wires. Couple of bits where you need to make a move or two past gear, but all good. No need to get pumped either, plenty of room to rest. Nice.

with Timms
riff156 19/Feb/17 Lead rpt

Was intending to do baby duck but thought better of it so ended up doing this again

Chris Sansum 19/Feb/17 2nd rpt

Steve started up Baby Duck, but changed his mind and traversed across to finish up this.

with Steve Collard
Digga 18/Feb/17 2nd O/S
DredStripe 18/Feb/17 Lead O/S
steve_gibbs 18/Feb/17 Lead rpt
with henryspurr, Ed Causton
henryspurr 18/Feb/17 2nd O/S
with Ed Causton, steve_gibbs
onlyfoddington 29/Dec/16 2nd O/S

Lovely pockets, and no need for a head torch.

Kayan 29/Dec/16 Lead
Hidden 29/Dec/16 2nd
JGriffiths 29/Nov/16 2nd rpt
JGriffiths 26/Nov/16 Lead rpt
with Gravy
thompsonjr21 26/Nov/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Nov/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Nov/16 Lead
Gibbo 01/Nov/16 2nd
with Ben Greatorex
meinecke 23/Oct/16 Lead

Great gear!

superturbo 23/Oct/16 Lead

Hungover, not ideal. Otherwise nice.

with Jon
RagingPuffin 09/Oct/16 Lead rpt
with Nicki, Tom
suds_01 07/Oct/16 Lead rpt
with Stu Bracher
jammy4536 22/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Alasdair Cavaye
danieleaston 04/Sep/16 Lead rpt

On the way home from a wet Roaches trip. Good to finally lead this

with Jake
JGriffiths 04/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Dan E
Gingerlings 29/Aug/16 2nd
with Matt Larkins
lieraza 23/Aug/16 2nd
with Julio, Colin
BU6330 18/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Tim
leland stamper 18/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with BU6330
Hidden 13/Aug/16 2nd rpt
Angrypenguin 13/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Strayed a little far right near the top, made it harder than necessary. Not pumpy but sustained in the top half. A good route.

KatOstrich 13/Aug/16 2nd
with Catherine Johns
BStar 11/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Lee
gingerbex 10/Aug/16 2nd O/S

great climb. much better than the arete in my opinion. Both of us up and down in 1/2 hour!

Hidden 10/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Carl Watkins 08/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Neil
Hidden 31/Jul/16 2nd rpt
Hidden 31/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 14/Jul/16 2nd rpt
Hidden 07/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Bob Peters 05/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with George Rowland, Joe
George.Rowland 05/Jul/16 2nd

Some lovely moves and exposure. Delightful.

TimCul 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
ian d f 03/Jul/16 2nd O/S
pearson9596 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
max_dickens 01/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Georgia
Tom courtiour 26/Jun/16 Lead rpt
Pohil 21/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with SP
djwilse 13/Jun/16 2nd
with Ben
Lakesben 13/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Great route, well protected

with djwilse
SimonWooden 05/Jun/16 2nd O/S
with Mark Lewis
aleks 02/Jun/16 2nd
with Clare Erskine
Hidden 24/May/16 Lead rpt
steve_gibbs 07/May/16 2nd rpt
with Dan Akam, John Harris
Hulda 06/May/16 Lead O/S
with Andi
Andrew1 06/May/16 2nd
with Hulda
Big_T 05/May/16 2nd O/S

Great climb. Logbook says 30m so we risked it with a single 60m rope. Ran out of rope about 8m from the ground on the abseil, s**t. So had to put a bit of tat through a thread and do a second ab. So be aware, it's longer than 30m.

Hidden 04/May/16 2nd rpt
laurashaw 04/May/16 Lead dog
Hidden 29/Apr/16 2nd rpt
Hidden 29/Apr/16 Lead O/S
JonoDHawkins 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Claire
PeteMc 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Claire Noble 24/Apr/16 2nd

Probably one of the most fun climbs I've done :D Arms were completely dead after the steep bit, don't think I'll be able to lead this for a long time!!

with Jono
Hidden 24/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Steve Bartle 19/Apr/16 Lead rpt

Lead it this time and found the middle third fairly committing, compared to my memory of blasting up it seconding last June. Great climbing for the whole route though and mostly easy to rest on jugs if you get pumped

danieleaston 19/Apr/16 2nd rpt

Really should lead this at some point

with Steve
Bristol_Quornstar 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Dan Akam
Dakam12 17/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Bob M 13/Apr/16 2nd

Felt quite a bit harder than Suspension Bridge Arete.

Norman_P_W 13/Apr/16 Lead
with Bob M
ali.scott 12/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Fab - really nice climbing and never stressful.

with Tom N, WillAndrew
WillAndrew 12/Apr/16 2nd O/S
with Tom N, Ali
VPJB 05/Apr/16 Lead

Too much polish.

andy dunn 02/Apr/16 2nd
with J
bpmclimb 31/Mar/16 Lead rpt
with Sarah Jane
katherinesydney 31/Mar/16 2nd rpt
with neil morbey
Hidden 27/Mar/16 2nd
Kemics 26/Mar/16 2nd rpt

Really fun route.

with Corin
wilkinscl 25/Mar/16 Lead rpt

Lovely route.

with Caleb
Hidden 13/Mar/16 Lead
Dino Dave 25/Feb/16 Lead O/S
with EC
EC 25/Feb/16 -
with Dave
Tim Sparrow 31/Oct/15 Lead
with Ned
nniff 31/Oct/15 2nd O/S
Cheese Monkey 28/Oct/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Oct/15 2nd O/S
skinner.roddy 25/Oct/15 -
with Steve Gibbs
mark schramm 25/Oct/15 Lead rpt
with Jamie
steve_gibbs 25/Oct/15 Lead rpt
with Roddy Skinner
cheeky 07/Oct/15 2nd O/S
mark4344 07/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Matt Payne
ben.phillips 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Ellie
ellakw 04/Oct/15 TR dog
Benjaminblanc 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S

First Avon gorge HVS! Not hard but worth the grade for the potential run out. Loads of threads and excellent climbing all the way.

Hidden 30/Sep/15 Lead O/S
ad111 30/Sep/15 2nd O/S
minty1984 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Such a great route. Steep and sustained with nice technical moves. Excellent gear for pretty much all the route. bomb proof where you need it.

Hidden 25/Sep/15 Lead rpt
Wendy Watthews 19/Sep/15 2nd O/S

Luke's and Ollie did the aerate so we all met up for cozyness on the belay

JoeCoxson 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Excellent steep climbing all the way up in a brilliant position

arandall 19/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/15 2nd O/S
David Maddison 08/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/15 Lead
ChrisWills 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Great fun - found the gear a bit sketchy before reaching the threads which were very welcoming.

with Jon Bamber
Annabel Tall 05/Sep/15 2nd
GridNorth 29/Aug/15 Lead

Better than the Arete IMO.

with Kirsten Donovon
kirsten 29/Aug/15 2nd
jsmcfarland 27/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Seconded after Tim. Gear is good and the climbing is nice.

with Tim
tim.fairhall 27/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Sachi
Richardlake 22/Aug/15 Lead O/S
will_lake 22/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/15 Lead
Hidden 22/Aug/15 2nd O/S
steve phillips 02/Aug/15 Lead O/S

nice route better than the Arete

with evhall
steve_gibbs 30/Jul/15 2nd rpt
with Pauline Picchio
Ian Stirrups 21/Jul/15 Lead

Found this quite a bit harder than the arete

with Sue
Avon Man 11/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Derek
danieleaston 09/Jul/15 2nd rpt
with Jon
9fingerjon 09/Jul/15 Lead β

Had a good look at it on the ab down from the arête. Lovely route.

with Dan
AndyMcCoy 07/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Jeremy, Fred
Hidden 07/Jul/15 Lead
Fred_Richard 07/Jul/15 2nd
Hidden 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/15 Lead rpt
steve_gibbs 29/Jun/15 Lead rpt
with Pauline Picchio
Paul_southgate68 26/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Great climbing, really enjoyed this!

Steve Bartle 16/Jun/15 2nd O/S

Rob's first HVS lead. What a great route this is, really enjoyable climbing, even better than Suspension Bridge Arete

Rob Morgan 16/Jun/15 Lead

First HVS lead!

sheelba 16/Jun/15 2nd

Felt like one of the harder HVS's in the gorge

with Kevin
Hidden 14/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Larey 05/Jun/15 Lead RP
with Emily dawes
chrisallan 31/May/15 Lead O/S
Phil Murray 27/May/15 2nd rpt
with John Alcock
Tim_C7 13/May/15 Lead O/S
wilkinscl 12/May/15 2nd
Kemics 12/May/15 Lead rpt

Missed a thread apparently so did the crux with a healthy run out. Climbing felt very solid. Great route. Must remember more slings for this buttress!

with Corin
Jaysquared69 09/May/15 AltLd O/S
with Jonathon Percival, David Tait
emdawes 07/May/15 Lead
Georgina Brooke ?/May/15 2nd O/S
with Chris Allan
jon_ridley 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Legs 16/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Really enjoyable apart from where is started heading up baby duck!

with Steve
steve_gibbs 16/Apr/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 14/Apr/15 Lead
LJKing 11/Apr/15 2nd

Led before.

with Paul Clarkson
Nick Russell 04/Mar/15 Lead rpt
with Emily
Emily 04/Mar/15 2nd rpt

Didn't remember anything about this one from doing it a couple of years ago, and it felt really hard. Probably resulted from a combination of climbing rock for the first time in a little while (it works so very differently to indoor routes), and not quite following the right line (went right much too high).

with Nick
Larey 24/Feb/15 2nd β
with Rogers
adawson 04/Feb/15 2nd
PEccleston 04/Feb/15 2nd
with adawson
Ashley King 04/Feb/15 2nd

a really interesting climb, would love to lead one day

with adawson
riff156 11/Jan/15 Lead rpt
with Jo Smith
Tom Pillow ??/2015 Lead
with David Pillow
Hidden ??/2015 2nd
katherinesydney 13/Dec/14 2nd rpt
with neil morbey
bencaley 30/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Megan Jackson, Zolly Whitaker
Hidden 30/Nov/14 2nd
gingernick 29/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Brilliant climbing

with Dean Jones
GeorgT ?/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Eagertom ?/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Emily Ford, Thom Jenkinson
clmacdonald 25/Oct/14 Lead
tskelhon 25/Oct/14 2nd
Phil Murray 19/Oct/14 2nd rpt
with Steve Wright
Andrew Sloan 19/Oct/14 Lead rpt

Easier than I remember.

with Tim
steve_gibbs 05/Oct/14 Lead rpt
with Verity
Hidden 30/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead
Graham Westbrook 27/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 26/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/14 2nd
sara n 20/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Lots of threads, like it's neighbouring climb on the arête. A bit of loose rock around.

with Neville Contractor
Hidden 20/Sep/14 2nd
Bernie L 20/Sep/14 2nd O/S
sara n 20/Sep/14 TR rpt

Did this twice to end the day on top rope.

with Neville Contractor
Hidden 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Slick 14/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 14/Sep/14 2nd
Cheese Monkey 12/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with PeteUKC
halfwaythere 12/Sep/14 2nd

recommend this very enjoyable well protected; led in style by Ben

with ben
alice fuller 10/Sep/14 Lead O/S

great climb.great situation

mattkemp70 ?/Sep/14 Lead
with Westy
nickwhimster 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Aaron Lines 31/Aug/14 2nd
with nick
Hidden 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
musgravet 24/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Olly P
Hidden 04/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 24/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
professorcobra 24/Jul/14 Lead O/S
riff156 24/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Hannahc
Annabel Tall 22/Jul/14 2nd β

started on limbo but lead found a bird's nest with eggs so bailed and I did suspense again; far better than the first time!

martinlevya82 19/Jul/14 Lead O/S
hutchay 16/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Beth Kendrick
Hidden 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Dave Mahon 05/Jul/14 2nd
matt.jj 05/Jul/14 Lead
APAPAP ?/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/14 2nd O/S
andy dunn 23/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with J
jon_ridley 18/Jun/14 2nd
andy dunn 18/Jun/14 2nd
with J
andy dunn 16/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with J
George Frisby 08/Jun/14 Lead rpt
steve_gibbs 08/Jun/14 2nd rpt
catty_9 05/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Angrypenguin 05/Jun/14 2nd O/S
KatOstrich 05/Jun/14 Lead dog

Had to rest on a sling but otherwise good

with Catherine Johns
chrisclimber ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Avon Man ?/Jun/14 Solo rpt
felixizzy 31/May/14 Lead O/S
with Peter
pheotleyr 31/May/14 2nd rpt
with Felix
corinrathbone 19/May/14 2nd
with Łukasz Harazin
LucasHarazin 19/May/14 Lead rpt
Annabel Tall 17/May/14 2nd
Hidden 15/May/14 Lead
steve_gibbs 09/May/14 Lead rpt
George Frisby 09/May/14 2nd rpt
Jeff Mashburn 04/May/14 2nd β
with Dave Mahon
Dave Mahon 04/May/14 Lead O/S
with Jeff Mashburn
just one more 04/May/14 Lead
clmacdonald ?/May/14 2nd
tskelhon ?/May/14 Lead
danmullett 28/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Slick 14/Apr/14 2nd
with Kevin Vans-Colina
philhilo 13/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Stuart William 11/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Ben D
Cheese Monkey 11/Apr/14 2nd rpt
with Stuart I
James Smith 08/Apr/14 Lead rpt

4th time climbing this route but actually the first time I've ever actually led it! Lovely climbing and lovely gear, what more could you want!

with tom p
Hidden 08/Apr/14 2nd β
Ragingpossum 04/Apr/14 2nd rpt

Found the climbing technically easier than last time but definitely more pumpy!

laurence_falconer 04/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Excellent climbing, very glad of some decent rests as it seemed quite pumpy! Lots of good gear where you need it, the challenge is getting it in without getting pumped!

alastairbegley 02/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Mark Van Rossum
Matthew Martin Wsm 01/Apr/14 2nd

nice positive climbing, fely easy after warming up on howhard!

with neil morbey
HannahC 15/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 12/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 12/Mar/14 2nd
riff156 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Hannahc
clams ?/Mar/14 Lead
CatMc ?/Mar/14 2nd
with clams
James Jackson ??/2014 -
James Smith 04/Dec/13 2nd rpt

solid effort by henry on the lead for his first ever trad lead...cruised it!

with henry
hankyc 04/Dec/13 Lead O/S

first ever trad lead, awesome!!

Hidden 04/Nov/13 2nd
pheotleyr 04/Nov/13 Lead rpt

Felt easy on repeat ascent. Lots of good rests. Did the last couple meters of Baby Duck instead of the easy groove of Suspension Bridge Arete to finish. Better and doesn't change the grade.

with Mike, Jana
matt.woodfield 05/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Phil Murray 04/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Liz
Andrew Sloan 02/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Cheese Monkey 30/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Mike
Hidden 30/Aug/13 2nd
stafford101 26/Aug/13 Lead rpt

Quality climbing all the way - a lovely one to lead. The timing of the rests, the gear, and the steep sections all falls into place. 3*

George Frisby 25/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Chris
Dean Russell 20/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 19/Aug/13 2nd
evhall 17/Aug/13 Lead rpt

showing Gareth from Cornwall the delights of avon!

with goat
Hidden 17/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 06/Aug/13 2nd O/S
steve_gibbs 06/Aug/13 Lead rpt
tommy.henriksson78 06/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Henry Giddens
steve_gibbs 02/Aug/13 Lead rpt
just one more 01/Aug/13 Lead
with babs schempp, marc schempp
Georgia H ?/Aug/13 Lead
Alex Winter 21/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Jake placed three runners. His mother would be very disappointed.

jiles 21/Jul/13 Lead
Eike 11/Jul/13 2nd
with Tim Rogers, Rob Scheichl
Hidden 06/Jul/13 2nd rpt
Phil Murray 03/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Liz
Chazwoz ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Billg 30/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with Megan Beaumont
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Phil Murray 24/Jun/13 Lead rpt

Again, Baby duck start & finish. Same grade tho. HVS 5a

with Tanya
saz_b 24/Jun/13 Lead O/S
danieleaston 24/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Saz
Slick 19/Jun/13 2nd
with Kevin Vans-Colina
andrea83 14/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Lovely climb. First HVS of this year.

with Hamish
Hamish777 14/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Excellent lead by Andrea!

with Andrea
rob.grafton 04/May/13 -
simonf 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Mike
localboy 30/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Simon F
pftom 26/Apr/13 Lead O/S
James Smith 24/Apr/13 2nd rpt
with peter
pheotleyr 24/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Fantastic HVS!

with James
andy dunn 23/Apr/13 2nd
with J
Hidden 23/Apr/13 2nd
gripped01 20/Apr/13 Lead
with Dave Tait
SGD 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S

really good route. steep, good holds, good gear

suds_01 15/Apr/13 Lead
with Lizzie
steve_gibbs 25/Mar/13 Lead rpt
TDSvejstrup 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Simon White
Hidden 15/Feb/13 2nd O/S
Murilo Lessa 06/Jan/13 Lead O/S

A soft start wich gets steep on nice holds. Good gear, fair grade.

with Alex Desborough
therat 06/Jan/13 Lead O/S
richiebongo ??/2013 Lead O/S

Sometime in the naughties.

jcw ??/2013 -
alastairbegley 08/Dec/12 Lead O/S
zcsharp 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Will
Hidden 18/Nov/12 2nd O/S
HarryB 13/Nov/12 2nd rpt
with Will B
Ragingpossum 13/Nov/12 Lead O/S

My first lead under the bridge, which gave good positive climbing on steeper ground with nicely spaced rests.

Nick Russell 11/Nov/12 Lead rpt

Good, as always

with Emily
Hidden ?/Nov/12 2nd O/S
steve-grigg 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
debbie roberts 27/Sep/12 2nd
Marti999 27/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Debbie
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Slick 16/Sep/12 Lead

Felt easier on lead than I remember!

with Kevin Vans-Colina
evhall 16/Sep/12 Lead rpt

after backing off baby duck climbed this to get gear back...

with Fletch
budchawla 08/Sep/12 2nd O/S

This is a lovely route!

LJKing 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Bud Chawla
tobydunford 06/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Kirsty Kerr, Harry Martin
tommytuffa 04/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Libby
Hidden 14/Aug/12 Lead O/S
ericinbristol 12/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with Johnny S
Edvenables ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Felt so easy after sport climbing in Chamonix 'just 5+'. Very nice, very composed. First proper trad lead.

Phil Murray 28/Jul/12 Lead rpt

Finished up Baby duck for a change, but it wasn't the E1 bit! Very pleasant.

with Karin Burnett
James Smith 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with dan
Billg 15/Jul/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Dan0Me 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with James S
Joemanglerocks 01/Jul/12 Lead

First HVS lead (finally!). Loved it!

TimKnight 01/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/12 2nd rpt
bpmclimb 19/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with Helen S
mallardhealhook 17/Jun/12 2nd O/S
stafford101 13/Jun/12 2nd rpt
with Charlie
cbeard 13/Jun/12 Lead O/S

A nice route, typical suspension bridge buttress style

Kemics 09/Jun/12 2nd rpt
with Anthony
Anthony Dixon 09/Jun/12 Lead
Billg 26/May/12 2nd
with Susanne Richards
Hidden 26/May/12 Lead
evilweed 25/May/12 Lead O/S
with Sara Currie
pffft 19/May/12 2nd O/S

Totally different to the neighbouring arete, lovely big moves

with Monkey
Monk 19/May/12 Lead

Lovely climbing, with good gear.

with Luke Vincent
Poco Loco 17/May/12 Lead O/S

Found it reasonable pumpy with some large moves, but maybe I am not climbing very well at the moment. Tons of gear, interesting climbing, good fun!

with Will Wykes
Neil McA 15/May/12 Lead O/S
with Matt bengey
Nick Russell 12/May/12 Lead rpt
with Jason
Hidden 21/Apr/12 Lead
Clay C 15/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with George
67hours 15/Apr/12 2nd
with Clay
mikeyg 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Becky Butcher, Will Twigger
richsmithinbristol 24/Mar/12 2nd
shoulders 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
LJC 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Harry
Kemics 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S

First climb of the year in a T-shirt. Found it more enjoyable than Hell's Gates. Very nice!

katherinesydney 10/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Great climb. Crackin features all the way up and all the steep bits are mercifully followed by rests!

HarryB 10/Mar/12 2nd rpt
with Luca
Pete Rigby 07/Mar/12 Lead
with Kelli Roberts
kelliroberts3 07/Mar/12 2nd
Ciro 03/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Ramon
s.c.white 29/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Brilliant route with excellent gear.

with Jonathan Fuller
Mike Goldthorp 21/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Niiiiiice climbing! Really cool crystally pocketed cracks and holds, funky cool rock

with Adam
JamesRich 14/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Really good pumpy moves on steep ground but with big holds and protected by some ggod threads. Climbed in a t-shirt because it was nice and sunny when I started out but I was freezing when belaying at the top.

Quarryboy 14/Feb/12 2nd rpt

Due to cold hands felt harder than when I first did it in the summer.

HarryB 28/Jan/12 Lead rpt

Seconded before

with Al
Kevster 15/Jan/12 Lead O/S
georgeevans88 08/Jan/12 2nd O/S
aipattison 08/Jan/12 Lead O/S
beckybutcher91 ??/2012 2nd
peterbeaumont ??/2012 -
peterbeaumont ??/2012 -
j miller ??/2012 2nd
grp 22/Dec/11 Lead O/S
jon_ridley 22/Dec/11 2nd O/S
petecallaghan 20/Nov/11 2nd O/S
adam 24 13/Nov/11 Lead O/S
HarryB 06/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with Al
Ali D 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Harry B
thomb 29/Oct/11 Lead
with Gareth
DorsetGareth 29/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Tom B
deklan 26/Oct/11 Lead
with chris
trants1 25/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with deklan
stephenhartley 03/Oct/11 Lead
with Burns
Nick Russell 15/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Harder than Suspension Bridge Arete, but well worth it! (still a bit pumped from bouldering when I led this)

Hidden 14/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Andy Clarke 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Enjoyably steep.

with Dale
tom.o.prince 11/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Cheese Monkey 04/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Eric
ericinbristol 04/Jul/11 2nd rpt
wildrover220 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S
haydng 24/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Dave R
stvredmond 19/Jun/11 2nd

again very steep

just one more 17/Jun/11 Lead
with Sue B
stafford101 09/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Clay
Clay C 09/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Chris S
bonelessivar 07/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Andy
mandy ?/Jun/11 2nd
with rick
gilbert 21/May/11 2nd O/S

Lovely line upto the arrete. End of a great day!

with Jonathan Percival
Hidden 20/May/11 Lead O/S
Slick 16/May/11 2nd
with Kevin Vans-Colina
morganator 15/May/11 Lead O/S
with Charlie Davies
cayteye 13/May/11 Lead O/S
with Brian Mead
Hidden 08/May/11 Lead
Mike Kiss 05/May/11 Lead O/S

Great route, big pockets, bit wary picking my way around the crow's nest!

with Nick Hatton
Kirill 02/May/11 Lead O/S
CrispsSmiths 02/May/11 2nd
with Kirill
gripped01 ?/May/11 Lead
with Gilbert
mark20 19/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/11 Lead rpt
catemuir 24/Mar/11 2nd
just one more 20/Mar/11 Lead
with tony l, Svenn G
Hidden 20/Mar/11 2nd rpt
Stanners 12/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Quarryboy 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Fantastic route, quite gymnastic. Plenty of different body positions and down right fun to climb.

crossdressingrodney 02/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Tomar
Tomar 02/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Oli
Clay C 17/Feb/11 Lead rpt
with Jimmy
bpmclimb 09/Jan/11 Lead rpt
with Clare
Huntlyfiddler 09/Jan/11 2nd
Phil PBC ?/Jan/11 Lead β
with burns
31770 ??/2011 -
Jonnie Watkins ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
tommoulds 11/Dec/10 2nd β
with Schramm
mark schramm 11/Dec/10 Lead O/S
with tom m
_m.cox_ ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Robyn Nelson
Chris Sansum 24/Oct/10 Lead rpt
with Richard Lade
andy dunn 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Alan
TDembrey 04/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Clay
Clay C 04/Oct/10 2nd rpt
with Todd
steve_gibbs 23/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Clay C
Clay C 23/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Joris.Roulleau 18/Sep/10 2nd O/S
manwithacam 18/Sep/10 Lead

Nice climb, loads of great threads, but got so into threading them all that I got tired and nearly came of on the crux, which I thought was fairly stiff and quite committing.

with Joris
Hidden 11/Sep/10 Lead
Sgt. Vest 11/Sep/10 AltLd
Stone Muppet 09/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Paz
Paz 09/Sep/10 2nd rpt
with CC
thomasadixon 07/Sep/10 2nd rpt
with Becca
BeccaSnowden 07/Sep/10 Lead O/S

One longish reach but found it quite easy.

with Tom
RagingPuffin 02/Sep/10 Lead rpt
joeurwin 02/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 02/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Chris Sansum 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Gary Lewin
jon bradley 24/Jun/10 Lead
timstyles 24/Jun/10 2nd β
with Huw Howells, Jon Bradley
Didymus 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Rich
Hidden 21/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Si dH 20/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Andy Morris
Hidden 20/Jun/10 2nd
ruaidh 17/Jun/10 Lead rpt

Big cam in the pocket at 2/3 height was a help. managed to get in five threads. finished off with top pitch of hell gates, but in reverse.

with Zoe
Hidden 17/May/10 2nd O/S
Steve Woollard 03/May/10 2nd
7om 01/May/10 Lead O/S
matt_claydon 16/Apr/10 Lead O/S
jimmatthews 14/Apr/10 Lead
ericinbristol 13/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with Ant Mace
Ant Mace 13/Apr/10 2nd O/S

My first experience of the gorge - great fun!

shyster boulder 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S

also very nice

with alex harper
Will Homoky 08/Apr/10 Lead rpt

We like this one.

tom.e 04/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with Andy Wigley, Charlie Everett
Hidden 10/Mar/10 Lead O/S
R_W_M 10/Mar/10 2nd
with Eleri
Hidden 21/Feb/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jan/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Phil PBC ??/2010 -
Chubbard 04/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Derek, J Robinson
Dandan82 27/Sep/09 Lead β
deklan 24/Sep/09 Lead
with julie
ruaidh 18/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Fabulous climb. Steep, sustained, difficulties all the way up. Lashings of protection. I used three little threads and a big sling, loads of cams, but just three wires (no.2 and two no.6).

with Baz
Jessie Rushbrooke 18/Aug/09 Lead β
with GF
MikeC59 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
lukewilliams 23/Jun/09 Lead RP
evhall 21/Jun/09 Lead rpt

lovely route - but quite easy

with Fletch
Danos 30/May/09 2nd rpt
with Andras
Hidden 28/May/09 Lead rpt
Quirina 28/May/09 2nd O/S
JamieAyres 25/May/09 2nd dnf

could not get past crux. fat and weak.

Dan_Carroll 21/May/09 2nd O/S
with Eric Herring
DorsetGareth 12/May/09 Lead O/S
cornishben 12/May/09 2nd rpt
just one more 03/May/09 Lead
with Sue B, Max B
Jessie Rushbrooke 09/Mar/09 Lead β
with GF
mick1jones 22/Feb/09 2nd O/S
lukehodson 14/Feb/09 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Paz 01/Oct/08 2nd rpt
with AM2
fishinwater ?/Oct/08 2nd
with RD
scorpia97 26/Sep/08 Lead rpt
with Paul
Hidden 07/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Dale ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S

top end HVS pumpy on good jugs.

with johny
thomasadixon 14/Aug/08 2nd rpt

Climbed this loads of times now. Great route.

with Will
CarolineH 10/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Dave
Hidden 19/Jul/08 2nd rpt
Andrew1 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Rachel Smith
Hidden 04/Jun/08 2nd O/S
scorpia97 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Caspian
Francis Lister 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S

pumpy, good thread protection, watch footing on polished slab just as you reach for mushroom at top

georgeevans88 04/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Francis
Hidden 14/May/08 Lead
Bluekowari 13/May/08 2nd
with MT
Hidden 09/May/08 2nd O/S
Humpty Dangler 09/May/08 Lead O/S

Wow, what an experience. Same first section as Suspension Bridge Arete up to the ledge, then it's a step to the right and straight up the wall on massive holds. Good gear placements on the steepest bits inspired the confidence needed to push on up a sustained section that is probably the steepest I have yet encountered. Topped out at the belay stake in failing light, (abseiling in the dark is becoming a habit), to a flash of lightning and dramatic drum-roll of thunder. Obviously the gods approve...

Hidden 08/May/08 Lead rpt
Greg Pittam 07/May/08 Lead O/S

Nice climb, I faffed a bit to much then a Crow flew out at me!

with Sam Howel
Hidden 07/May/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 23/Apr/08 2nd
James Marshall 02/Apr/08 Lead O/S

First trad lead

thomasadixon 24/Feb/08 Lead rpt

Cracking route.

with Richard
Mark Davies PK 24/Feb/08 Lead rpt

was supposed to be a warm up for other things but it started to rain. :(

with Brian (bpm climb)
RagingPuffin 14/Feb/08 Lead rpt
with Rob loveridge, Jeremy
Al Franks 14/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Jeremy Cusack
Hidden 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
luke2442 09/Feb/08 Lead
just one more 09/Feb/08 Lead
with Max B
lukehodson 08/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Tom Heslam ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Ed Heslam
georgeevans88 ?/Dec/07 2nd O/S
with Pete
Hidden 15/Nov/07 Lead O/S
georgeevans88 15/Nov/07 2nd
with Pete
chris sm 10/Nov/07 Lead rpt
with Julie Osborn
Hidden 24/Oct/07 Lead β
Hidden 08/Oct/07 Lead O/S
pelvoux 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Mario
Circus 23/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Lou
Al Franks 06/Sep/07 2nd O/S
RagingPuffin 06/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Sam Howell
Paz 29/Jun/07 Lead dog

I jumped off high up to test the system...

with Mme Gri-Gri & Mr Shunt
Hidden 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
just one more 01/Jun/07 Lead
with rich h
Hidden 01/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Paz 07/May/07 2nd rpt
with AJM
thomasadixon 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Christian
Hidden 13/Apr/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 13/Apr/07 Lead
jon bradley ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Matt Pearcey
bpmclimb 08/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Clare
Huntlyfiddler 08/Mar/07 2nd
Bristoldave 24/Jan/07 Lead O/S
with Joe
Stone Muppet ??/2007 -
Bullybones ??/2007 Lead O/S
Greg Pittam ?/Aug/06 2nd
with James Burrows
Boxy 09/Jul/06 2nd rpt
Mark Davies PK 02/Jul/06 Lead rpt
with Borris
JasonG ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Barry Donovan
Hidden 28/Jun/06 2nd O/S
gonggashan 08/Jun/06 Lead
with Dan Perrott
Hidden 08/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/06 2nd rpt
tom.e 24/May/06 2nd rpt
with Matt Gordon
Paul Robertson 04/May/06 2nd rpt

Marking a return to Avon after several years of abstinence

with Ben Friedland
tom.e 11/Apr/06 Lead rpt
with Charlie Everett
Hidden 21/Mar/06 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Jan/06 2nd rpt
Hidden 14/Jan/06 2nd rpt
IceMonkey1982 ??/2006 -
chris wyatt ??/2006 Lead
with llio elgar
gimmer ??/2006 -
John Lisle ??/2006 -
sdi ??/2006 2nd O/S
with Tom K
just one more 15/Oct/05 Lead
with rich h, Max B
Fat Tim 16/Jul/05 Lead rpt
mwh 09/Jul/05 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Solo rpt
Bux ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Rupert Bassadone
Hidden 04/May/05 2nd
just one more 28/Mar/05 Lead
with Max B
Hidden 30/Jan/05 Lead O/S
Paz 28/Jan/05 Lead rpt
with DEJ
danp ??/2005 Lead O/S
tom.e ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 Lead
phsharpy ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Alex Barrows
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Mark Davies PK ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Beesley (oliver)
Mark Stevenson 19/May/04 Lead O/S
James Jackson 19/May/04 2nd
furry 02/May/04 2nd O/S
with Neil
Hidden ?/Mar/04 Lead rpt
evhall 12/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with J
just one more 08/Aug/03 Lead
with john smith, Max B
just one more 08/Jul/03 Lead
with rich h
MikeC59 27/Jun/03 Lead dog
just one more 21/Jun/03 Lead
with Max B
cornishben ?/Jan/03 Lead O/S
with Ian Butterworth
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden ??/2003 2nd O/S
just one more 21/Jul/02 Lead
MikeC59 28/Jun/02 Lead

pre placed gear by Ian

MikeC59 26/Jun/02 2nd
just one more 26/Apr/02 Lead
with dave c
pezzerrr ?/Jan/02 Lead O/S
CurlyStevo ??/2002 Lead
greedo 18/Aug/01 Lead O/S
with Colin knowles
Hidden 20/May/01 2nd O/S
Roget 05/May/01 Lead O/S
with baccy
Hidden 10/Jul/00 Lead O/S
Boxy 19/Jun/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
alan moore ??/2000 -

Really nice.

Ally Smith ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
crimpaway ??/1999 Lead
AndySL 06/Aug/98 2nd O/S
with Mark
kevp ?/Mar/98 Lead O/S
with Jasen Ainley
Jim Brooke 03/Oct/96 Lead O/S
with James Latham
jmr 01/Jul/96 2nd
with Robin Pearce
lost.arrow 26/Apr/96 Lead
chris sm 01/Nov/95 2nd dog
with Andy Gill
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/95 Lead
mikej 01/May/94 Lead
with Nick Salmon
jim_randell 29/Apr/94 2nd O/S
with FW, WW
agagsgrot ?/Apr/94 2nd O/S
with Pete
Hidden ??/1994 Lead
WRMusall 01/Oct/93 Lead dnf
GAtkins 01/Oct/92 Lead O/S
with Andy Russell
Budge ??/1992 Lead O/S
with Brian Ottewell
strapless ??/1990 Lead
with Ju
Hidden 21/Dec/88 2nd
Hidden 19/Jun/88 Lead
AndyB123 ??/1988 2nd O/S
with Andy E
tapley 14/Jun/87 AltLd
with John Sumner
surfbish ?/Feb/87 Lead O/S
William Robertson ??/1987 Lead O/S
with Emily
Pete Nugent 11/Apr/86 AltLd
with Dave Streader
JamieAyres 08/Sep/85 2nd rpt

previously failed leading it

with Gareth Williams
Ena ?/Jun/85 2nd O/S
with Mark Courtiour
andy gittins ??/1984 -
AlanLittle ??/1983 Lead
Paul Clarke ??/1981 -
Steve Bell ??/1980 -
Marcus 25/Jan/76 -
with Pete Sutton
Steve Lewis 04/Oct/75 Lead O/S
with Morty
Steve Woollard ??/1973 Lead O/S
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