100m. The obvious rocky ridge which juts back towards the quarry entrance, and which separates the East and West Ends. Moderate climbing, but care needed, especially in wet and/or windy weather.

flatlandrich76 15/Oct/17 Solo

in descent

BStar 16/Sep/17 Solo O/S

In descent

leland stamper 26/Aug/17 Solo rpt


Sam O'Rourke 11/Aug/17 Solo O/S
caron gaisford 10/Aug/17 Solo
Hidden 15/Jul/17 Solo O/S
etrillaud 01/Jul/17 Solo
with Bud
budchawla 01/Jul/17 Solo

Down climb

ngreen ?/Jul/17 Solo O/S
Guy Lowndes 17/Jun/17 Solo
with davej17
Hidden 17/Jun/17 Solo O/S
Jonnyseale 01/Jun/17 Solo
Hidden 06/May/17 Solo
matt_batchelor 06/May/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/May/17 -
Rachel Hodge 06/May/17 Lead
with Mel Dixon, Jon Dixon
Phil 29/Apr/17 Solo O/S
thel33ter 29/Apr/17 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2017 -
Jim blackford 26/Nov/16 Solo O/S
David Staples 06/Nov/16 Solo
Robertspd2 06/Nov/16 Solo
RyanH 22/Oct/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/16 Solo
Hidden 31/Aug/16 Solo
Hidden 31/Aug/16 Solo
Hidden 29/Aug/16 Solo
Hidden 29/Aug/16 Solo
OllieF 22/Aug/16 Solo
with Martin
WaterMonkey 14/Aug/16 Solo O/S


Hidden 14/Aug/16 Solo O/S
Robrossmills 14/Aug/16 Solo O/S
will_benfold 13/Aug/16 Solo rpt

Used many times before as a descent; ticking now as I think it's the first time I've actually gone up it.

wilsers 03/Aug/16 Solo O/S
with poops
Hidden 03/Aug/16 Solo
c357 23/Jul/16 Solo O/S
Jimkato ?/Jun/16 -
Jimkato ?/Jun/16 Lead
with Matt Walker
Hidden 04/May/16 Solo
Hidden 04/May/16 Solo
piersg ?/May/16 Lead
Gibbo 17/Apr/16 Solo
with James Thompson, Ed Wright
amester 17/Apr/16 Solo


jcking231 17/Apr/16 Solo


leland stamper 16/Apr/16 -


Steve Woollard 05/Apr/16 -
steveprice.exmouth 05/Apr/16 -

Descent. Not the hardest of PDs......

Hidden 03/Apr/16 Solo
Hidden 03/Apr/16 Solo
Hidden 02/Apr/16 Solo
Hidden 02/Apr/16 Solo
leland stamper 02/Apr/16 Solo O/S


DavidWilby 25/Mar/16 Solo

Ascent. Descent. Descent. Descent.

Nathan Chrismas 25/Mar/16 Solo O/S

In ascent and descent and then another descent and then an ascent to untangle a stuck abseil rope and then in descent. *** Classic.

Trevers 13/Mar/16 2nd

In descent

with Will
wjcdean 13/Mar/16 Lead O/S

in descent

with Trevers
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Phil Anderson ??/2016 Lead
Hidden 25/Oct/15 Solo
steve_gibbs 04/Oct/15 Solo O/S
George Frisby 04/Oct/15 Solo O/S


richie934 26/Sep/15 Lead
with Alan Ahmed
Hidden 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/15 Solo
Hidden 06/Sep/15 Solo
Hidden 04/Sep/15 Solo
OllieF 23/Jun/15 Solo O/S

Jolly good show

with Chris Rees
Monkey_Alan 14/Jun/15 Solo O/S


BALD EAGLE 14/Jun/15 Solo
Trace 14/Jun/15 Solo
Lizziemay 14/Jun/15 -
Shaky Dog 13/Jun/15 Solo

Up and down

Steve Bartle 10/Jun/15 Solo
danieleaston 10/Jun/15 -
with Steve
Jessicacrump 06/Jun/15 2nd
betathief 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
jhobbs 30/May/15 Solo

Several descents throughout the day, good fun!

Ejminee 29/May/15 Sent
LovelyMrTom 28/May/15 Solo O/S

As descent route

BALD EAGLE 16/May/15 Solo
Hidden 10/May/15 Solo rpt
gingerbex 09/May/15 Solo
Legs 09/May/15 -
Alpinehero 09/May/15 Solo O/S
with Luke VDB
FernandoHidalgo 30/Apr/15 Solo

Down climbed it several times. Please someone put a fix rope in the little tricky bit... it is a bit scary to solo it.

Hidden 18/Apr/15 Solo
Hidden 18/Apr/15 Solo
Hidden 09/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Ali Mortazavi 21/Mar/15 Solo


Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden 31/Dec/14 Solo
Hidden 31/Dec/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 30/Dec/14 Solo
Hidden 01/Nov/14 Solo O/S
JamesRich 01/Nov/14 Solo O/S
with Lewis
Matt Smith 27/Oct/14 Solo O/S

An accident waiting to happen... Why the alpine grade??

Adam Hill 19/Oct/14 Lead

Short roped Hannah twice up and down, she was pumped and much more confident the second time.

with Hannah
callans 12/Oct/14 Solo O/S
jayyaj 05/Oct/14 Solo O/S

Down climb

Hidden 03/Oct/14 Solo
Hidden 01/Oct/14 Solo
Hidden 01/Oct/14 Solo
BStar 27/Sep/14 Solo

In descent a few times throughout the day

with Rachael
Rachael88 27/Sep/14 Solo

Descended through out the day

with Adam
katiep 07/Sep/14 Solo
with Callan
Hidden 31/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 27/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 27/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 27/Aug/14 Solo
91dave 24/Aug/14 Solo O/S

Decent/ascent route

Hidden 18/Aug/14 Solo
cdpuk 03/Aug/14 Solo O/S

Should probably do this in winter...

Fatclimber 03/Aug/14 Solo


Adrian Daniels 27/Jul/14 Solo
spenser 26/Jul/14 Solo O/S
with Andrew Rembrandt
Hidden 25/Jul/14 Solo
Hidden 22/Jul/14 Solo
Hidden 17/Jul/14 Solo
Snorfalorpagus 29/Jun/14 -
Wildstyle 21/Jun/14 Solo rpt
Wildstyle 21/Jun/14 Solo

Down climbed

gingerbex 18/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/14 Solo
Hidden ?/Jun/14 -
Hidden 15/May/14 Solo
swhite 05/May/14 Solo O/S
Trisha Murphy 13/Apr/14 Solo
with Larkins
betathief 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
KatOstrich 29/Mar/14 Solo

Down climbed

with Tash
Wildstyle 19/Mar/14 Solo

Down climbed

David Staples ??/2014 Solo
morgan thomas ??/2014 -

Not fun to climb down in the rain David...

Hidden 30/Nov/13 Solo
duncan 12/Oct/13 Solo
Hidden 06/Oct/13 Solo
Liam_T 05/Oct/13 Solo O/S

You can log a descent?

SHONAJONES 15/Sep/13 -
spenser 14/Sep/13 Solo O/S

Shot up and down it many times over the weekend as my rope wasn't long enough to ab down balch's slide.

dereke12000 29/Aug/13 Solo O/S

Down climbed

with Rob
Matthew Martin Wsm 25/Aug/13 Solo

ascended and descent route to belay points, in rucksack

with marc fenton
Hidden 04/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Echna 04/Aug/13 Solo O/S
squicky 24/Jul/13 Solo O/S

Reverse ascent

pheotleyr 24/Jul/13 Solo O/S

descent x2

with Iggy, Ben
Hidden 21/Jul/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 21/Jul/13 Solo
Hidden 13/Jul/13 2nd
MoWalker3 13/Jul/13 Solo

up,down,with rucksack, extra ropes, bags in hands, etc. noticed 23/07/2014 that the top was becoming looser on mass! worth keeping an eye on.

Hidden 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
beckett45 28/Jun/13 Lead
lazyhopkins 23/Jun/13 Solo O/S
p3tersen 23/Jun/13 Solo
BruceW 08/Jun/13 Solo rpt

Combining this as a descent after Back to Basics is a great little trip!

with Becca
Paul_southgate68 05/Jun/13 Solo
with shane dawson
katherinesydney 05/Jun/13 Solo

More exciting descent route than a boring old abseil off an EDK :)

Laura Parker 02/Jun/13 Solo

Nice little ascent/descent path

Hidden 01/Jun/13 Solo
Cheese Monkey 17/May/13 Solo O/S

Epic. 4x descent

with Mike
Adam Perrett 06/May/13 Solo O/S

multiple descents

with Sarah Perrett, John Leonard
gjh 06/May/13 Solo O/S

Up and reversed in trainers

johnl 06/May/13 Solo O/S
with Sarah Perrett, Adam Perrett
Hidden 04/May/13 Solo O/S
Jcomber 01/May/13 Lead
Stuart William 15/Apr/13 Solo O/S


with Matt Ivory
Hidden 08/Apr/13 Solo
Hidden 08/Apr/13 Solo rpt
steve-grigg 07/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/13 Solo
Hidden 03/Apr/13 Solo O/S
MartinN 03/Mar/13 Solo O/S

In decent 3 times.

homing-penguin 02/Mar/13 Solo O/S

Think grade 1 scramble would be more appropriate...

Hidden 28/Feb/13 Solo
Stanners 20/Jan/13 2nd rpt

Total winter conditions!

Hidden 20/Jan/13 Lead
Quarryboy 20/Jan/13 2nd O/S

Possibly first fully winter ascent, bloody cold!

Ian JL 13/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 Solo O/S
David Staples ??/2013 Solo

Judging by Tom's comment he liked it in the rain!

risby 08/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Nipped up and down this to retrieve Tom's abseil anchor gear

Hidden 08/Dec/12 Solo O/S
arandall 10/Nov/12 Solo rpt
Lizzie Randall 10/Nov/12 Solo O/S
with Alex
Hidden 29/Sep/12 Solo
dbm 29/Sep/12 Solo O/S

In decent

kirsten 15/Sep/12 Solo


MartinN 09/Sep/12 Solo O/S

In decent

Hidden 26/Aug/12 Solo rpt
arandall 23/Aug/12 Solo O/S
jamespilgrim 18/Aug/12 Solo O/S

You can log this - oh ok then... descent

Hidden 10/Aug/12 Solo O/S
wurzelinzummerset 27/Jul/12 Solo O/S

Down climbed it.

with Mike
Hidden 27/Jul/12 Solo
Hidden 19/Jul/12 Solo
mattx1123 19/Jun/12 Solo O/S

up, plus used for a few downclimbs

Hidden 09/Jun/12 Solo O/S
adam 24 02/Jun/12 -
riddle 02/Jun/12 Solo O/S
mullermn 12/May/12 Solo O/S


SharonC1604 12/May/12 Solo O/S

Descent Route

Hidden 15/Apr/12 Solo
Sarah Welsh 15/Apr/12 Solo O/S
sweenyt 26/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Katherine Ross 24/Mar/12 Solo O/S

Descent route from Balch's Slide

lazzaw 11/Mar/12 Solo O/S
ape1980 11/Mar/12 Solo O/S

down climb

j miller ??/2012 Solo
Warner 25/Nov/11 Lead
Hidden 13/Nov/11 Solo O/S
riddle 12/Nov/11 Solo O/S
Sam Ash 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Nick1812P 06/Nov/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/11 Solo
DreadyCraig 14/Aug/11 Solo O/S

downclimb as descent from topping out on other routes

Dopey_172 02/Aug/11 Solo O/S

Up and down several times

with Adam
victim of mathematics 10/Jul/11 Solo O/S

In descent.

Hidden 29/Jun/11 Solo O/S
bonoid 26/Jun/11 -
Mark Davies PK 19/Jun/11 TR dog


Stanners 19/Jun/11 Solo O/S

this has been a project of mine for several years now

Quarryboy 19/Jun/11 Solo O/S

Down climbed as a means of getting off the top of Robs slab.

Ruth ND 07/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Mr-Cowdrey 04/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with Lorcan O'Brien
catemuir 04/Jun/11 Solo

Used as descent. Nice scrambling.

Clay C 02/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Shonkhor 01/Jun/11 Solo
bradholmes 28/May/11 Solo
cbonner 28/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/11 Lead
Hidden 15/Apr/11 Solo
Hidden 05/Mar/11 Solo
Dale ?/Mar/11 Solo

good mini alpine route used as the decent

JonHarvey 23/Jan/11 Solo O/S

Reasonably easy walk in for an alpine route.

with Michael Maben
James Moyle ??/2011 Solo

Up, down, backwards, forwards. Not done it on a pogo stick yet. I love the fact that people have voted on the grade!

Hidden 25/Oct/10 Solo O/S
davenev 16/Oct/10 Solo O/S
with luke
Hidden 16/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Mr Tickle 16/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Matt Smyth 16/Oct/10 Solo O/S

PD- 100m Solo Warm-up Avon and Cheddar

with Raff Russell, Olly Pirkis
Hidden 22/Sep/10 Solo
crossdressingrodney 18/Sep/10 Solo O/S

In descent

with The Pix
Jonny M 18/Sep/10 Solo O/S
with Chris Billington, Colin Skuse, Karen Chalmers
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Solo O/S
kiwi boy 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S

A bit of a giggle practicing moving together. Shame its all over in the space on 30m. Just needs to be another 1000m Ascent and descent. Amusing to think that it has a PD but it is alpine ridge

with Greg K
Tom_Harding 08/Aug/10 Solo rpt
with Tim
onlyfoddington 29/Jul/10 Solo β
Kayan 29/Jul/10 Solo

down climb...

Hidden 24/Jul/10 Solo
dale1968 23/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/10 Solo O/S
mikehay 23/Jul/10 -


darren hudson 18/Jul/10 Solo

Bit of practise for the alps when its wet. Up and down. Very easy.

with David Ford
Hidden ??/2010 Solo O/S
Tom_Harding 16/Aug/09 Solo O/S
with Gordy
Hidden 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Matt02003 ?/Aug/09 Lead
webs_69 ?/Aug/09 Lead
JJMOZ 20/Jul/09 Solo
Hidden 20/Jul/09 Solo O/S
carl_123 13/Jul/09 Solo
with foy
tobydunford 27/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Poco Loco 31/May/09 Solo O/S

Descent route. I love how this gets an alpine grade.

with James Gray
Livvy Mcglone 30/May/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/May/09 Solo O/S
andy dunn 10/May/09 Solo O/S
with Alan
Mark Salter 10/May/09 Solo
gringoloco 13/Apr/09 AltLd
with colin milton
KarlH 28/Feb/09 Solo

Decended this several times but this was the first time climbing up.

SC 07/Feb/09 -

Climbed in winter conditions. Never seen this much snow in Somerset!

Ollie Wickham 14/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
tractorbachcoch 22/Nov/08 Solo

used for descent (cheap tick)

with Teresa
alexisg 08/Nov/08 Solo O/S
Rose Williams 22/Aug/08 Solo
Humpty Dangler 27/Jul/08 Solo

Got to Fairy Cave Quarry first; 'climbed' this in trainers with guide book in hand looking for a phone signal and identifying the climbing areas. Only realised the ridge was a graded route later, but hey, a tick's a tick right?. Useful descent route from Rob's slab.

Jon_Warner 07/Jul/08 Solo O/S

Descent. Ok unless v windy

chris sm 17/May/08 Solo O/S
with Martin Sime
Hidden ??/2008 Solo
leeangell ??/2008 Solo
richardadventurecafe 25/Nov/07 Solo
igneouscarl 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Merlin 30/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Matt Tranter 22/Sep/07 Solo
with Mark Ward.
dcomeau 08/Sep/07 Solo rpt
dcomeau 30/Aug/07 Solo O/S
kevinknights 25/Aug/07 Solo rpt

downclimb twice

deklan ?/Aug/07 -
Merlin 22/Jul/07 Solo O/S
leonjones 26/Jun/07 Solo
Hidden 28/Apr/07 Solo O/S
kevinknights 07/Apr/07 Solo O/S


ebunick 18/Feb/07 Solo O/S

completed as a decent

jimjimmyjimjim 18/Feb/07 Solo O/S

Used as a descent, many times.

Tom87 17/Feb/07 Solo
freelancer_85 15/Feb/07 Lead O/S

Did it moving together, got to the end, and found no way down,so turned back round and downclimbed it. Downclimbed this another two times to get down from other climbs.

with Megan
RichS-Bristol ??/2007 -

In descent. Be careful with novices!

Hidden 12/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Zoomer 29/Oct/06 Solo
Jules 210681 29/Oct/06 Solo
Hidden 12/Oct/06 Solo rpt
Somerset swede basher 19/Sep/06 Solo O/S
with Jon Miles
TiffTiff 21/Aug/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/06 Solo
Hidden 03/Jun/06 Solo
bpmclimb 22/Apr/06 Solo O/S

Almost as many times as up my stairs at home

BruceW 25/Feb/06 Solo O/S


maresia 11/Feb/06 Solo O/S

A nice scary descent back into the quarry!

Marti999 ??/2006 Solo O/S
beardy mike ??/2006 -
zcapxa5 05/Nov/05 Solo O/S
Mark Salter 10/Aug/05 Solo O/S
with Chris Shorrock
Hidden ??/2005 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/04 Lead
Hidden 19/Sep/04 AltLd
tom.e ??/2004 Solo O/S
Paz ?/Jun/02 Solo
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