45m. P1 30m 4b. Right side of Withy Crack slab, below the lowest tongue of rock. Follow the line of saplings to belay on a hawthorn on the upper slab.
P2 15m 4c. Climb up left to reach cracks in the steepening headwall; then climb the leftmost of these to the top.

M Raine, P Clarke 10/Apr/2002

dbm 28/Aug 2nd
with Steve Hind
johnl 26/Aug AltLd O/S
with Mick Ward
Legs 04/Jul Lead O/S

Second half is really good climbing. A surprise.

acer2012 01/Jul Lead O/S

Surprisingly enjoyable first pitch given how broken it looks. 2nd pitch was great, a few proper moves towards the top.

JamesHarwood 01/Jul 2nd
catty_9 11/Jun AltLd O/S

Led P2. First pitch not great, loose, easy but no gear. But do it for the 2nd pitch which is the exact opposite

RachelHC 11/Jun Lead O/S
with Chris M
Angrypenguin 11/Jun AltLd rpt
with Cat
67hours 25/May AltLd O/S

Led P1 with three slings, which was two too many. P2 much better.

with Steve "d00D" Gibbs
steve_gibbs 25/May AltLd O/S
with George Cave
Hidden 02/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr AltLd
Felix Ottey 02/Apr AltLd O/S
TomGudgeon 09/Oct/16 2nd O/S

Miserable, crumbly bottom section, nice vertical finish.

RJLeish 30/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Stanners 30/Aug/16 Lead O/S

poor first pitch, and a rock fall recently? Half decent top pitch though. Only managed one route as popped over from work thinking it was still light until 10pm! Winter is coming!

leland stamper 24/Aug/16 Lead O/S

In one pitch. Prob better in two. Also didn't go far enough left at top and it all got a bit loose.

with BU6330
markfromstoke 16/Aug/16 AltLd
with Adrian, Steve N
Hidden 15/Aug/16 AltLd dnf
Hidden 15/Aug/16 AltLd
Seraphic8x 07/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/16 Lead
Bob M 22/Jun/16 AltLd

Still very slippery after morning rain.

with Nick Foot
Hidden 21/Jun/16 Lead
Jimkato ?/Jun/16 Lead
with Matt Walker
Jimkato ?/Jun/16 -
Hidden 24/May/16 AltLd rpt
Hidden 24/May/16 AltLd O/S
Bob M 13/May/16 Lead
will_benfold 23/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

Led P2, using only hexes.

Hidden 23/Apr/16 AltLd
Julian Prieto 03/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

Led P2

Norman_P_W 03/Apr/16 AltLd
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Hidden 03/Oct/15 Lead rpt
Wendy Watthews 03/Oct/15 2nd rpt
with Tom FP
redhead_climber 06/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Sophie Nunn 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Scott
Hidden 18/Jul/15 -
Hidden 11/Jul/15 2nd O/S
ali.scott 11/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
with Pete C
91dave 11/Jul/15 2nd O/S
cameron_hall 11/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Led first pitch, where there was more protection than expected from the route description.

trevor macalonan 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Richy
Angrypenguin 11/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Keelan McNulty 24/Jun/15 Lead O/S
stalbot 24/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Fatclimber 14/Jun/15 AltLd

pitch one very loose and vegetated.

Deako 14/Jun/15 AltLd
lukerathmell 11/Jun/15 Lead rpt
MoWalker3 07/Jun/15 -
with Colin
Hidden 07/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Robin Woodward ?/Jun/15 Lead O/S

As one pitch, headwall crack makes up for first half.

joeurwin 28/May/15 AltLd rpt
with Dave
DaveX 28/May/15 AltLd O/S

Did the lead on pitch 2

with Joe
Hidden 11/May/15 TR
cbonner 10/May/15 AltLd O/S


markfromstoke 15/Apr/15 AltLd
with Terry
markfromstoke 07/Apr/15 AltLd
with Luke
Ian JL 14/Mar/15 Lead β
David Staples 25/Oct/14 Lead dnf

To wet to get from ledge at the end of pitch 1 into the crack on pitch 2. Wet leaves made for a fun and interesting battle against the smooth headwall below the crack. Not too upset off as I have done it twice before.

Hidden 12/Oct/14 AltLd rpt
Hidden 12/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
Echna 28/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Dalinda, Rich
Hidden 28/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/14 AltLd rpt
arandall 14/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Wendy Watthews 14/Sep/14 AltLd O/S


Ian JL 07/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Steve Woollard 20/Aug/14 AltLd
Hidden 16/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Steve Bartle 27/Jul/14 2nd
darren hudson 26/May/14 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st pitch. Sue lead the more interesting 2nd pitch

with Sue
Hidden 26/May/14 AltLd O/S
felixizzy 22/May/14 Lead rpt

Did the first pitch of hillwithy connection. Worst pitch ever, fight with a bramble bush. Really cool top pitch!

with Craig
Hidden 18/May/14 AltLd O/S
markfromstoke 21/Apr/14 Lead
with Ian
ian d f 21/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Mark
joeurwin 29/Mar/14 2nd rpt
with Sam Robinson
afrosam 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Ran as one pitch, no rope drag issues just some very suspect rock on p1.

David Staples ??/2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/13 Lead
Felix Ottey 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Left wire in crack after trying for twenty mins to get it out! Nice moves at the top.

The Ivanator 04/Aug/13 2nd rpt

With bold first pitch of Four Paw Drive, variation probably worth HVS 4c.

with Roger
riddle 04/Aug/13 Lead O/S

weather forced this option.

with Ivan B
just one more 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with tim b
Hidden 22/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/13 AltLd
MoWalker3 17/Jul/13 -
with Cormac
Felix Ottey 23/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Led top pitch.... Fantastic moves!!! Shame the bottom is so crap! Super easy for VS more like HS.

BALD EAGLE 19/Jun/13 AltLd
with Sarah Flint
fishinwater 19/Jun/13 Lead
with Bald eagle
Hidden 02/Jun/13 AltLd rpt
Cheese Monkey 18/May/13 2nd O/S

Nice top half

with Peter
pheotleyr 18/May/13 Lead O/S

Second pitch is really good (we did the climb in just one pitch, which is easily possible).

with Ben
Hidden 14/Nov/12 Lead O/S
kirky_p 14/Nov/12 2nd
Monk 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Done in one pitch, which created enough drag to lift out some of my gear towards the top (for added spice). Very nice climbing on the headwall, although I am not convinced I followed the correct line. I assumed the top belay was the ash tree - I only noticed the hawthorn off to the right when I was at the top - and I had to climb rightwards up a slab to the start of a diagonal crack all the way to get to the obvious vertical crack. Some of the blocks in the top crack are not particularly permanent - I could feel the crag below my feet vibrate when my second was taking out gear several metres below!

mullermn 26/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Monkey
carl_123 23/Aug/12 Lead O/S
jamespilgrim 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S

2 pitches to reduce rope drag

with Mark
Quarryboy 12/Aug/12 2nd O/S

Was getting dark and Rob said he would give me £10 if I was able to second this in under 4 minutes so after a ready set go I was off, unfortunately my speed attempt was stopped after reaching a stuck wire at 2/3 height.

Mark Davies PK 12/Aug/12 Lead rpt

In one long pitch in fading light. Toad in upper crack!

with Rob and Jack
cpoad 09/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Paul R
paulerussell 09/Aug/12 2nd O/S
lukerathmell ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Rachel Bennett
Hidden 28/Jun/12 AltLd rpt
Hidden 28/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Phil Murray 18/Jun/12 AltLd rpt

Led top bit this time. Not 4c - 4b? Route barely scrapes VS IMO.

with Liz
Warner 29/May/12 AltLd
Hidden 29/May/12 AltLd
Nigel Coe 27/May/12 AltLd
with Norman Wright
Hidden 23/May/12 Lead
Hidden 23/May/12 AltLd O/S
Big Lee 20/May/12 AltLd O/S

This felt more like VS,4c. The top section is not that difficult, it's short lived, and with bomber gear placements.

Steve Woollard 15/Apr/12 AltLd
with Joe Bellows
Hidden 15/Apr/12 AltLd
wurzelinzummerset 28/Mar/12 2nd
with Andy
bpmclimb 26/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with Alan
wurzelinzummerset 26/Mar/12 2nd
with Brian
Will Gordon 02/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2. Overgraded at HVS, more like VS 4c.

Hidden 02/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
el_monty 06/Jan/12 2nd β
with marti
Marti999 06/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/11 Lead
gilmourheid 02/Oct/11 2nd
with Steve27
cas smerdon 21/Sep/11 AltLd
with mark joyce
Deano100 03/Sep/11 2nd
with James
Poco Loco 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Led as one pitch. Loose rock in the first half, watch out. The headwall was fun to climb, but yes its well protected and soft for the grade.

with Dean
RossT 14/Aug/11 2nd
with Reg
victim of mathematics 10/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1, which was a bit loose and flaky. P2 is short, but well positioned and with a few nice moves. Probably easier than Rob's Crack.

crossdressingrodney 10/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Bobling 21/May/11 AltLd

Nice top pitch. I have either suddenly become a better climber or this is a very soft touch HVS!

with Rob H, Dave L
BALD EAGLE 21/May/11 AltLd
with Rob Horler, Rob Duerr
Dave Ing 02/May/11 Lead O/S

Roped solo. Felt like HS 4a,4b. Good route though.

Huntlyfiddler 27/Apr/11 2nd
bpmclimb 27/Apr/11 Lead rpt

Guidebook heights ok. VS, p1 4b, p2 4c

with Clare
Bob M 26/Apr/11 AltLd

Led top (5a) pitch - no way is this HVS, low end VS is more like it.

joeurwin 21/Mar/11 Lead O/S
RagingPuffin 21/Mar/11 2nd O/S

done as one pitch

nick hawkins 11/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Done in 1 pitch

with Jez
jezb1 11/Mar/11 2nd

Top the best bit.

Hidden 16/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
Matt Smyth 16/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

HVS 1. 4b- 30m 2. 5a- 15m Alternate LP Good climb Avon and Cheddar

Gibbo 26/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with Tom Gibbison
Hidden 19/Sep/10 AltLd
The Ivanator 19/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

I led pitch 2, short-lived but good steep finish, probably only VS though.

with Rich
davenev 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Nice slabby woodland up to the steeper headwall - comfortable......

with luke
Mr Tickle 04/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Didymus 13/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Nice steepening crack at top but very short lived. Loose first pitch with a bunny or weasel hole halfway up.

with Nick
Richard Fox 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Rob hand
bpmclimb 05/Aug/10 Lead rpt

In one pitch

with Clare
Huntlyfiddler 05/Aug/10 2nd
tobydunford 18/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Ben Smith
Hidden 01/Jul/09 2nd O/S
cas smerdon 01/Jul/09 2nd
with trevor and chris
upontop 11/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Chris
AlexD 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
joeurwin 13/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with alex
mol 05/Apr/09 2nd
with Jesse
Jesse Dufton 05/Apr/09 Lead
MarkRyder 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S

easy vs

with James P
jamespilgrim 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Mark
Hidden 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Humpty Dangler 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S

How does this get an HVS grade? Easy slab past the trees is S at best, only the short upper wall presents a challenge, and it's very well protected, very short, impossible to go off route, at best three or four moves and you're there. Compared with HVSs like Desecrator and Hell Gates at Avon and Thor at Cheddar this one probably barely merits an HS.

with Alan Howells
Hidden 23/Jun/08 AltLd
Hidden 23/Jun/08 AltLd
Hidden 13/May/08 Lead
jon bradley 07/May/08 Lead O/S

Very easy for grade. All difficulties in last 10 feet.

with Matt Pearcey
ian d f ??/2008 Lead
Richard Fox 15/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
with Kevin VC
simonw1 08/Jul/07 Lead O/S

The easiest HVS in the world. Go get that tick!

with Ginger Pete
JimR ?/Jul/07 AltLd
with AJM
Hidden 18/Jun/07 Lead O/S
cas smerdon 18/Jun/07 2nd
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
gringoloco ??/2007 Lead rpt
with Colin Charles
Hidden 12/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/06 2nd O/S
Phil Murray 08/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Steve Wright
Hidden 29/Jun/06 2nd rpt
Huntlyfiddler 11/May/06 AltLd
bpmclimb 11/May/06 AltLd O/S

More like a VS. Clare did pitch 1.

with Clare
gaz.marshall ??/2006 Lead O/S
beardy mike ??/2006 Lead O/S
Mark Davies PK ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with David Elder
Hidden ??/2004 AltLd O/S
timstyles ??/2004 2nd
MikeC59 22/Aug/03 Lead RP
Digger 05/May/03 2nd O/S
with James Latham
Digger 05/May/03 2nd O/S
with James Latham
cornishben ?/Jan/03 AltLd O/S
with Ed Vincent
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