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

Ticklists: 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.

sam.sam.sam.ferguson 27/Aug Lead dog

3 overlapping sections. Every move done. Positive since today was 30c and I could do good links.

with Steph
Ramon Marin 19/Feb Lead dog

Did some of the hard moves, two left and then it redpoint time I guess

with viki harvey
Ramon Marin 18/Feb Lead dog

Account open

with viki harvey
Finley1234 16/Feb Lead dog

Just had a quick try and got all of the moves.

DorsetGareth 04/Dec/16 TR dog

Good grief, tried after black snake - sharper than I imagined.

quiffhanger 06/Nov/16 Lead 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/16 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, Sue hazel
Hidden 15/Sep/16 Lead dog
yan hawkins 12/Mar/16 Lead RP

fisrt 8b!

with Emily
brices 28/Feb/16 Lead dog

Another flapper, another empty handed day

brices 30/Jan/16 Lead dog

To cold is but one of the excuses why it didn't go today

brices 23/Jan/16 Lead dog

Fell tickling the final Jug

brices 23/Dec/15 Lead dog

New high point, 2 more moves to go.

brices 13/Dec/15 Lead dog

New high point, good beta refinement for the crux, way to greasy to send though.

brices 22/Nov/15 Lead dog

All moves but need a better way to do one 1 and good links through top crux, crimpy

Hidden 19/Mar/15 Lead RP
Hidden 01/Mar/15 Lead dnf
Justin T 21/Feb/15 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... )

with Nancy
JM 08/Feb/15 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!

with Stevo
olliebenzie 06/Dec/14 Lead

after lots of work! probably 8a+, conditions make a massive difference

i_a_coops 11/Oct/14 -

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/14 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
peaches69 04/May/14 Lead RP

2nd Redpoint after a dog. Bout 4th session on this in 18 months

with luke
Luke Dawson 29/Mar/14 Lead RP

8a+ but climbs very well

with Emma Dawson
PeterDawson 30/Nov/13 Lead RP
Ellis Butler-Barker 19/Oct/13 Lead RP

Pleased to get this. Used completely different (and potentially harder) sequence on small pinches all through the upper section because conditions were too bad to hold the crimps. Sweet!

pezzerrr 20/Mar/13 Lead RP
Ricky Rocks 02/Feb/13 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
brices 08/Dec/12 Lead dog

Gona need to get stronger on small crimps most moves done

with Tomar
peaches69 05/Nov/12 TR dnf

2nd short session on it, other was 4 months ago. Still not done all moves between 6th & 7th clip.

with luke
westyb3 04/Nov/11 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
Cailean Harker 09/Jun/11 Lead RP
Kevster 06/Aug/10 TR
Luke d 07/Feb/10 Lead dog

tried to climb it with numb hands itll go though maby in walmer conditions

_m.cox_ ?/Jan/09 Lead RP
with Robyn Nelson
Ally Smith 21/Feb/07 Lead RP

1st redpoint, day 4.

Hidden ?/Dec/06 Lead RP
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