Rockfax Description
The testpiece of the sport routes at Brean Down and one of Somerset's most difficult undertakings. Start on the raised ledges just left of the gearing-up block.
Climb the fingery brown wall to the mid-height break, step right and climb the fierce upper wall. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Continues direct where Storm Warning escapes right into Chulilla. The first and second ascentionists (both short and strong) thought 8a+. Maybe the (two, maybe five) next ascentionists will simply take the tick!

S McClure 01/Jan/2002

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The road to 8a, West Country Climbs, Top 10 hard Bristol Ticks, South West 8's, The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), UK 8a and up, Brean Down Sports Climbs

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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
WillAndrew 4 Jan Lead dog
blaza1 11 Nov, 2018 Lead dnf Felt hard in the sun
with jack mac, Dave Parsons
Felt hard in the sun
with jack mac, Dave Parsons
blaza1 28 Oct, 2018 Lead dog First go felt good, second go felt harder
First go felt good, second go felt harder
Alex N-R 6 Apr, 2018 Lead RP Yes! pleased to do this before it gets to warm
Yes! pleased to do this before it gets to warm
DorsetGareth 6 Apr, 2018 Lead RP Phew! Enjoyed this route, took longer than I was expecting at eight sessions. Sent in perfect conditions, with a great atmosphere at the crag.
Phew! Enjoyed this route, took longer than I was expecting at eight sessions. Sent in perfect conditions, with a great atmosphere at the crag.
DorsetGareth 14 Jan, 2018 Lead dog Had a second look at this, and got at all the moves individually, after getting the beta. Better than I was expecting.
with Wise
Had a second look at this, and got at all the moves individually, after getting the beta. Better than I was expecting.
with Wise
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 18 Dec, 2017 Lead RP
blaza1 26 Nov, 2017 Lead dog Tired fingers
Tired fingers
Ramon Marin 25 Nov, 2017 Lead dog Still can't hang the crimps
with viki harvey
Still can't hang the crimps
with viki harvey
Tom Corras 23 Nov, 2017 Lead RP 2 sessions
2 sessions
blaza1 19 Nov, 2017 Lead dog Opened my account
Opened my account
Finley1234 12 Nov, 2017 Lead RP A good route that had one main crux after the flake.
A good route that had one main crux after the flake.
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 10 Nov, 2017 Lead dog 4th redpoint and fell one move from jug. 20 second rest and did it two moves previous to the top. Just need to try harder, crimps were sharp today.
with Dan, John, overbeyond
4th redpoint and fell one move from jug. 20 second rest and did it two moves previous to the top. Just need to try harder, crimps were sharp today.
with Dan, John, overbeyond
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 6 Nov, 2017 Lead dog
with Vicki Hau, Marti999
with Vicki Hau, Marti999
rhoslynfrugtniet 5 Nov, 2017 Lead RP So glad to put this to bed. Tried it a bit before summer and got close, but then it got too hot. Tried it last weekend once and switched beta, and went first go today. Thank God.
with Llinos
So glad to put this to bed. Tried it a bit before summer and got close, but then it got too hot. Tried it last weekend once and switched beta, and went first go today. Thank God.
with Llinos
brices 29 Oct, 2017 Lead dog Still coming off the same move . .
with remus
Still coming off the same move . .
with remus
Hidden 29 Oct, 2017 Lead dog
brices 22 Oct, 2017 Lead dnf First time with good conditions this year, fell with hand on the finishing Jug twice.
First time with good conditions this year, fell with hand on the finishing Jug twice.
tommccluskey 16 Oct, 2017 Lead RP
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 27 Aug, 2017 Lead dog 3 overlapping sections. Every move done. Positive since today was 30c and I could do good links.
3 overlapping sections. Every move done. Positive since today was 30c and I could do good links.
Ramon Marin 19 Feb, 2017 Lead dog Did some of the hard moves, two left and then it redpoint time I guess
with viki harvey
Did some of the hard moves, two left and then it redpoint time I guess
with viki harvey
Ramon Marin 18 Feb, 2017 Lead dog Account open
with viki harvey
Account open
with viki harvey
Finley1234 16 Feb, 2017 Lead dog Just had a quick try and got all of the moves.
Just had a quick try and got all of the moves.
DorsetGareth 4 Dec, 2016 TR dog Good grief, tried after black snake - sharper than I imagined.
with Wise
Good grief, tried after black snake - sharper than I imagined.
with Wise
quiffhanger 6 Nov, 2016 Lead RP Quicker than expected send - I pretty much fluked it by somehow sticking the final 2 desperate slaps! 4th RP.
Quicker than expected send - I pretty much fluked it by somehow sticking the final 2 desperate slaps! 4th RP.
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 14 Oct, 2016 Lead dog Tough stuff. Some of the holds were quite greasy today. Lower wall is fine then just a few small drinks to a jug.
with Elliot, purple sue
Tough stuff. Some of the holds were quite greasy today. Lower wall is fine then just a few small drinks to a jug.
with Elliot, purple sue
Hidden 15 Sep, 2016 Lead dog
yan hawkins 12 Mar, 2016 Lead RP fisrt 8b!
with Emily
fisrt 8b!
with Emily
brices 28 Feb, 2016 Lead dog Another flapper, another empty handed day
Another flapper, another empty handed day
brices 30 Jan, 2016 Lead dog To cold is but one of the excuses why it didn't go today
To cold is but one of the excuses why it didn't go today
brices 23 Jan, 2016 Lead dog Fell tickling the final Jug
Fell tickling the final Jug
brices 23 Dec, 2015 Lead dog New high point, 2 more moves to go.
with cha1n
New high point, 2 more moves to go.
with cha1n
brices 13 Dec, 2015 Lead dog New high point, good beta refinement for the crux, way to greasy to send though.
New high point, good beta refinement for the crux, way to greasy to send though.
brices 22 Nov, 2015 Lead dog All moves but need a better way to do one 1 and good links through top crux, crimpy
All moves but need a better way to do one 1 and good links through top crux, crimpy
Hidden 19 Mar, 2015 Lead RP
Hidden 1 Mar, 2015 Lead dnf
Justin T 21 Feb, 2015 Lead RP A bit of a seige, inflicted a lot of flappers and took a long time to get this done despite linking both sections first session. Really enjoyable journey, first 8a+ (this might be 8b in Kalymnos but it'd be soft 8a+ at Anstey's... )
A bit of a seige, inflicted a lot of flappers and took a long time to get this done despite linking both sections first session. Really enjoyable journey, first 8a+ (this might be 8b in Kalymnos but it'd be soft 8a+ at Anstey's... )
JM 8 Feb, 2015 Lead RP Finally a quiet day and good conditions. Felt fairly steady when I sacked off the crap beta I was using and just pulled on the savage crimp!
Finally a quiet day and good conditions. Felt fairly steady when I sacked off the crap beta I was using and just pulled on the savage crimp!
olliebenzie 6 Dec, 2014 Lead after lots of work! probably 8a+, conditions make a massive difference
after lots of work! probably 8a+, conditions make a massive difference
i_a_coops 11 Oct, 2014 - Very nice climbing and lots of jumping. Might as well be 9b for me with the usual sequence, can't even pull onto the holds!
Very nice climbing and lots of jumping. Might as well be 9b for me with the usual sequence, can't even pull onto the holds!
James Marshall 12 Aug, 2014 Lead RP Just made it before my BIG birthday!! Plenty of evening sessions over the summer (most a complete waste of time because of the heat), but today was perfect despite all the rain in Bristol.
with Tom Ball
Just made it before my BIG birthday!! Plenty of evening sessions over the summer (most a complete waste of time because of the heat), but today was perfect despite all the rain in Bristol.
with Tom Ball
peaches69 4 May, 2014 Lead RP 2nd Redpoint after a dog. Bout 4th session on this in 18 months
2nd Redpoint after a dog. Bout 4th session on this in 18 months
Luke Dawson 29 Mar, 2014 Lead RP 8a+ but climbs very well
with Emma Dawson
8a+ but climbs very well
with Emma Dawson
PeterDawson 30 Nov, 2013 Lead RP
Hidden 19 Oct, 2013 Lead RP
pezzerrr 20 Mar, 2013 Lead RP
Ricky Rocks 2 Feb, 2013 Lead RP The Topping has finally given in, not before inflicting two more war wounds. Hard and intense, with some painful holds, which limits attempts and adds to the difficulty.. A new PB and really pleased to get this local hard classic done. Beautiful sunshine and perfect conditions today. Brean is such a good winter venue..
with Donald
The Topping has finally given in, not before inflicting two more war wounds. Hard and intense, with some painful holds, which limits attempts and adds to the difficulty.. A new PB and really pleased to get this local hard classic done. Beautiful sunshine and perfect conditions today. Brean is such a good winter venue..
with Donald
brices 8 Dec, 2012 Lead dog Gona need to get stronger on small crimps most moves done
with Tomar
Gona need to get stronger on small crimps most moves done
with Tomar
peaches69 5 Nov, 2012 TR dnf 2nd short session on it, other was 4 months ago. Still not done all moves between 6th & 7th clip.
2nd short session on it, other was 4 months ago. Still not done all moves between 6th & 7th clip.
westyb3 4 Nov, 2011 Lead RP A very unexpected red-point, Starting with one finger taped due to a split and then splitting another finger tip at the crux but some how managing to push on through a wet top to the chains.
with Heather Ogston
A very unexpected red-point, Starting with one finger taped due to a split and then splitting another finger tip at the crux but some how managing to push on through a wet top to the chains.
with Heather Ogston
Cailean Harker 9 Jun, 2011 Lead RP
Kevster 6 Aug, 2010 TR
Luke d 7 Feb, 2010 Lead dog tried to climb it with numb hands itll go though maby in walmer conditions
tried to climb it with numb hands itll go though maby in walmer conditions
_m.cox_ ?Jan, 2009 Lead RP
with Robyn Nelson
with Robyn Nelson
Ally Smith 21 Feb, 2007 Lead RP 1st redpoint, day 4.
with Paz
1st redpoint, day 4.
with Paz
Hidden ?Dec, 2006 Lead RP
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