69m, 3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The central line of weakness in the suspended white and pink wall is brilliant. Start via a scramble to a good ledge directly below the wall, as for Pink Ginsane.
1) 5a, 30m. As for Pink Ginsane, then traverse right to a stance at a quarry spike and bolt at the top off Krapp's Last Tape.
2) 6a, 25m. Move left from the spike belay to a steep wall below a small overhang with two bolts in it. Climb with difficulty past the bolts and over the left end of the overhang to an easing and a peg at the base of a long groove. Climb the groove to a bolt and stretch past it to a better series of cracks that are climbed to a belay ledge and tree.
3) 5c, 14m. Move left along the break to below a right-slanting thin crack with a peg near its base. Climb past the peg and continue a short distance before better holds lead leftwards up the wall away from the crack to the top and a tree belay. © Rockfax

R Harrison (After F E Bennett, P Lennard climbed The Pink Link at A3 in 13/Feb/1965 the aid was further reduced in 1971) 04/Dec/1977

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Extreme Rock, Littlejohn South West Climbs, Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes, Trad climbs for sport climbers, West Country Climbs, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, Ultimate E3 ticklist, The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), South West Climbs - Pat Littlejohn (1st Ed.)

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
GraMc 19 Sep AltLd O/S
with Steve c
with Steve c
Olliebradbury 5 Sep AltLd dog Onsite P1 2nd /dogged P2+3 (as one pitch)
with soli
Onsite P1 2nd /dogged P2+3 (as one pitch)
with soli
Olliebradbury 5 Sep AltLd dog Onsite P1 2nd /dogged P2+3 (as one pitch)
with soli
Onsite P1 2nd /dogged P2+3 (as one pitch)
with soli
Dan Arkle 17 May AltLd P1 and 3 P2 was desperate.
with Donie
P1 and 3 P2 was desperate.
with Donie
donie ?May -
donie ?May -
donie ?May -
mrblack ?? -
JendeHoxar 20 Oct, 2018 2nd O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
Flavio 20 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S No idea why there were so many ladybirds on this route today, I'm no Johnny Dawes but it was an absolute massacre!
No idea why there were so many ladybirds on this route today, I'm no Johnny Dawes but it was an absolute massacre!
tobydunford 4 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S
with Harry Martin
with Harry Martin
kenneM 20 Apr, 2017 2nd Hard - new guide has it at E4 and that is probably fair enough. I lead Krapp's Last Tape and this this was Chris' lead - thankfully!!
with Chris
Hard - new guide has it at E4 and that is probably fair enough. I lead Krapp's Last Tape and this this was Chris' lead - thankfully!!
with Chris
Stanners 27 Mar, 2017 Lead dnf I knew I shouldn't of gone for it! I wasn't commited from leaving the belay (post Krapps last tape). Too thirsty, too hot, too tired, needed a wee. 'Had a go' and started entering the groove, but the mindset wasnt there so rather than pull harder and fight the pump I jumped into the air. Good falling experience to be fair! Something I really must return to and feels well within my ability to get first go next time. Shame I blew the onsight but always good to get some falling practice in. Retired to redpoint for a burger and pint !
with Kyle87
I knew I shouldn't of gone for it! I wasn't commited from leaving the belay (post Krapps last tape). Too thirsty, too hot, too tired, needed a wee. 'Had a go' and started entering the groove, but the mindset wasnt there so rather than pull harder and fight the pump I jumped into the air. Good falling experience to be fair! Something I really must return to and feels well within my ability to get first go next time. Shame I blew the onsight but always good to get some falling practice in. Retired to redpoint for a burger and pint !
with Kyle87
Hidden 25 Mar, 2017 AltLd RP
Martin Bagshaw 25 Mar, 2017 AltLd dog Messed up getting into the groove, in spite of watching Michaels redpoint on p2. Guess I couldn't see his hands. A really good route, one worth coming back for.
Messed up getting into the groove, in spite of watching Michaels redpoint on p2. Guess I couldn't see his hands. A really good route, one worth coming back for.
quiffhanger 24 Sep, 2016 AltLd Lead P2&P3 (strung together). Ambitiously started about 90mins before sunset & just managed to top out in reasonable light. Peter wasn't so lucky but had at least prepared for nightfall by climbing in his pyjamas. Great route. Well psyched for Pink Ginseng!
Lead P2&P3 (strung together). Ambitiously started about 90mins before sunset & just managed to top out in reasonable light. Peter wasn't so lucky but had at least prepared for nightfall by climbing in his pyjamas. Great route. Well psyched for Pink Ginseng!
Pippa 29 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 May, 2016 2nd RP
Nick Russell 26 May, 2016 Lead G/U Climbed after Krapp's Last Tape, which was quite a contrast! I led both pitches. The second has a bit to it, but it's very short-lived. I bit miffed to fluff up the onsight, at the obvious place (first crux). Relegated to 'ground up' which is probably legit as I ended up back at the start of the pitch anyway (that category can hide all manner of ills!).
Climbed after Krapp's Last Tape, which was quite a contrast! I led both pitches. The second has a bit to it, but it's very short-lived. I bit miffed to fluff up the onsight, at the obvious place (first crux). Relegated to 'ground up' which is probably legit as I ended up back at the start of the pitch anyway (that category can hide all manner of ills!).
No? Yes! 17 May, 2016 2nd dog Footholds bit slippy, rested couple of times on 1st pitch.Good leads by Rob - in light rain on top pitch too. Curiously that one stayed relatively dry.
Footholds bit slippy, rested couple of times on 1st pitch.Good leads by Rob - in light rain on top pitch too. Curiously that one stayed relatively dry.
Hidden 12 May, 2016 AltLd O/S
Wendy 12 May, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Sash.C
with Sash.C
Ellis Bird 1 May, 2016 Lead O/S
ian d f 25 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Led p2, got very pumped
Led p2, got very pumped
pearson9596 25 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
with ian d f
with ian d f
Bristoldave 27 Sep, 2015 Lead RP Fell off at the crux, flash pump. Climbed it from the belay- felt fine on the second attempt.
with Evan
Fell off at the crux, flash pump. Climbed it from the belay- felt fine on the second attempt.
with Evan
LRob 3 Jun, 2015 Lead
climbomaniac 17 May, 2015 Lead O/S Awesome!! The bolts take some of the adventure away (I still clipped them...)
Awesome!! The bolts take some of the adventure away (I still clipped them...)
i_a_coops 29 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S Led p2. Who needs the Verdon!
with remus
Led p2. Who needs the Verdon!
with remus
Hidden 29 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S
LucasHarazin 20 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S Second L1, Led L2
Second L1, Led L2
just one more 20 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S Found the 2nd pitch pretty well as hard as the first,pumpy finger locks
Found the 2nd pitch pretty well as hard as the first,pumpy finger locks
Avon Man 11 May, 2014 Lead dnf
with msoldn
with msoldn
mike mo ??, 2014 -
mike mo ??, 2014 -
Alex Winter 18 Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S Led the first pitch. Two stiff sections next to bolts, separated by a good rest. About 6c+. I didn't think the second pitch was much easier than the first, there were a fierce couple of moves up the crack. The Krapp's/Think Pink link-up is brilliant.
with AJM
Led the first pitch. Two stiff sections next to bolts, separated by a good rest. About 6c+. I didn't think the second pitch was much easier than the first, there were a fierce couple of moves up the crack. The Krapp's/Think Pink link-up is brilliant.
with AJM
AJM 18 Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S Alex led the main pitch from the Krapps belay, tough climbing, my foot popped once but held it. I got the top pitch which was a punchy little number, tough sting in the tail. The classic Main Wall linkup!
Alex led the main pitch from the Krapps belay, tough climbing, my foot popped once but held it. I got the top pitch which was a punchy little number, tough sting in the tail. The classic Main Wall linkup!
Hidden ?Aug, 2013 2nd
captain ??, 2013 -
Garrouli 31 Aug, 2012 Lead Was a little psyched out after Krapps tape and fell off after a silly mistake heading up to the roof - felt O.K. after doing it correctly. F6c?
with Northern Pete
Was a little psyched out after Krapps tape and fell off after a silly mistake heading up to the roof - felt O.K. after doing it correctly. F6c?
with Northern Pete
Pete Rigby 31 Aug, 2012 2nd dog
with Gary
with Gary
Mike Goldthorp 3 Aug, 2012 2nd O/S Really tough moves on crimpy flakes with bolt protection, and then a bit of respite but still tough. Cailean did well to link both pitches, as the 2nd is no pushover with a couple of slippery fingerlocking 6a moves, juicy!
Really tough moves on crimpy flakes with bolt protection, and then a bit of respite but still tough. Cailean did well to link both pitches, as the 2nd is no pushover with a couple of slippery fingerlocking 6a moves, juicy!
Cailean Harker 3 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S Seconded Mike up Kraps and then led the top two pitches in one! awesome.
Seconded Mike up Kraps and then led the top two pitches in one! awesome.
gb05 3 Aug, 2012 2nd O/S Mike led Kraps for first pitch, then Cailean led pitch 2 & 3 of think pink in one.
with Mike Goldthorp, Cailean Harker
Mike led Kraps for first pitch, then Cailean led pitch 2 & 3 of think pink in one.
with Mike Goldthorp, Cailean Harker
Ed Babs 28 Jul, 2012 AltLd β Alt lead dog previously with Marti. The crux is hard. Even the moodle had to stop to work it out.
with IainAM
Alt lead dog previously with Marti. The crux is hard. Even the moodle had to stop to work it out.
with IainAM
Hidden 28 Jul, 2012 AltLd dog
Mark Warnett ?May, 2012 Lead dog desperate
with Princess Diana
desperate
with Princess Diana
Marti999 6 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S did Krapp's as first pitch
with Ed Babs
did Krapp's as first pitch
with Ed Babs
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??, 2012 Lead
with Alex Haslehurst
with Alex Haslehurst
Misha 13 Nov, 2011 Lead Seconded Phil up Krapps to start - leading it 4 weeks earlier and having a rope above made for a pleasant warm up! The crux past the bolt and over the overlap was powerful and pumpy and spat me off twice on the second bolt. Once I got the feet sorted I was able to get the half decent handholds above the overlap but it was still a fight to get established in the groove. Moving up to and past the last bolt was also tricky but managed it ok. Just below the ledge made a short detour leftwards to avoid the prickly bush in the groove. It's almost a sport pitch as the hard bits are protected by good staples but somehow still has a trad feel. I'd say it's pushing 7a. Was fairly knackered but Phil kindly offered me the top pitch as he was also pretty spent. A nice E1 5c - glad the 5c bit wasn't sustained! Being able to downclimb after placing gear for the crux also helped. Started around 12.30 - 1pm after a leisurely morning and topped out around 5pm, shortly before it got dark. Ice cream van still there but didn't have enough money... Walked off down the road for what seemed like ages in the gathering gloom - didn't fancy abseiling or walking through the forest in the dark. A great late season route on a warm, sunny, still day. Should put this as 'led with falls' but just put 'lead' so it would count for Extreme Rock ticklist!
Seconded Phil up Krapps to start - leading it 4 weeks earlier and having a rope above made for a pleasant warm up! The crux past the bolt and over the overlap was powerful and pumpy and spat me off twice on the second bolt. Once I got the feet sorted I was able to get the half decent handholds above the overlap but it was still a fight to get established in the groove. Moving up to and past the last bolt was also tricky but managed it ok. Just below the ledge made a short detour leftwards to avoid the prickly bush in the groove. It's almost a sport pitch as the hard bits are protected by good staples but somehow still has a trad feel. I'd say it's pushing 7a. Was fairly knackered but Phil kindly offered me the top pitch as he was also pretty spent. A nice E1 5c - glad the 5c bit wasn't sustained! Being able to downclimb after placing gear for the crux also helped. Started around 12.30 - 1pm after a leisurely morning and topped out around 5pm, shortly before it got dark. Ice cream van still there but didn't have enough money... Walked off down the road for what seemed like ages in the gathering gloom - didn't fancy abseiling or walking through the forest in the dark. A great late season route on a warm, sunny, still day. Should put this as 'led with falls' but just put 'lead' so it would count for Extreme Rock ticklist!
philhilo 13 Nov, 2011 2nd Did this after Krapps - total change of style. Totally physical, strong and technical. Several attempts at first o'hang, then a rest in the blank section of the groove. Too tired to lead top pitch - even Misha downclimbed for a rest! Finished in the dark, as usual!
with Misha
Did this after Krapps - total change of style. Totally physical, strong and technical. Several attempts at first o'hang, then a rest in the blank section of the groove. Too tired to lead top pitch - even Misha downclimbed for a rest! Finished in the dark, as usual!
with Misha
westyb3 5 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
with Alan Sarhan
with Alan Sarhan
pezzerrr 28 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
GeoffG ??, 2011 -
Marcus ??, 2011 -
Hidden 16 Aug, 2010 AltLd rpt
Ricky Rocks 27 May, 2010 Lead O/S Brilliant. When combined with Krapps last tape, it makes for a wicked route bottom to top.
Brilliant. When combined with Krapps last tape, it makes for a wicked route bottom to top.
Hidden 11 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21 Mar, 2010 Lead dnf
Hidden ?May, 2009 2nd O/S
billb ?Mar, 2009 AltLd
with Graham A
with Graham A
richsmithinbristol ??, 2009 Lead O/S HVS access pitch. Need to do Krapps really!
HVS access pitch. Need to do Krapps really!
Hidden 1 Nov, 2008 Lead
IceMonkey1982 25 Jul, 2008 -
Billg 3 May, 2008 Lead O/S
with Bob Brewer
with Bob Brewer
Hidden ??, 2008 AltLd dog
_m.cox_ ?Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
with Adam Mulholland
with Adam Mulholland
Hidden 2 Aug, 2006 Lead
Paz 15 Jul, 2006 Lead RP 1 fall on 6a pitch then pulled the ropes and redpointed - much more worth while than I thought it was going to be. I think most people fall off at the second bolt then do it after, and then say it's only F6c/6c+, and even though I think it's equivalent to a good F7a fight onsight, who am I to disagree?
1 fall on 6a pitch then pulled the ropes and redpointed - much more worth while than I thought it was going to be. I think most people fall off at the second bolt then do it after, and then say it's only F6c/6c+, and even though I think it's equivalent to a good F7a fight onsight, who am I to disagree?
Hidden 15 Jul, 2006 2nd dog
Marcus ??, 2006 -
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Hidden 10 Aug, 2005 2nd O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2005 2nd dog
joe_alexander 21 Mar, 2005 2nd dog little bit of an epic, snapped peg
with Nick Gillette
little bit of an epic, snapped peg
with Nick Gillette
Kev Little ??, 2005 Lead O/S
Hidden 31 Mar, 2004 Lead O/S
Ally Smith ?Feb, 2004 Lead
with Paz
with Paz
Paz ?Feb, 2004 2nd dog 1 fall per pitch
1 fall per pitch
Jason Gotel ?Aug, 2002 TR
KRB 12 May, 2002 Lead β Classic climbing. Well protected
with unseconded
Classic climbing. Well protected
with unseconded
John Southworth 9 Sep, 2001 AltLd O/S Led P1
with Jason Parker
Led P1
with Jason Parker
Hidden ?Jun, 2000 AltLd O/S
Ally Smith ??, 2000 -
Tim M ??, 2000 -
Hidden 18 Jul, 1999 Lead O/S
pete johnson ?Jul, 1999 -
with Steve Findlay
with Steve Findlay
Hidden 20 Jun, 1999 AltLd dog
accynez ??, 1999 Lead
Hidden ??, 1998 Lead O/S
chris sm 28 Oct, 1995 2nd dog
with Andy Gill
with Andy Gill
AndySL 10 Aug, 1995 2nd dog
with Tim
with Tim
duncan 18 Jun, 1995 2nd
with AlisonC
with AlisonC
keefe ??, 1995 -
UKB Shark ??, 1995 Lead
with John Codling
with John Codling
Glenn Sutcliffe ??, 1995 -
with keefe
with keefe
mattnuttall 9 Sep, 1994 AltLd O/S
with Dave Stott
with Dave Stott
Hidden ??, 1989 Lead RP
keefe 20 Aug, 1988 -
wynaptomos ?Jul, 1988 AltLd O/S
DDDD ??, 1988 -
Hidden 23 Jul, 1987 Lead O/S
William Robertson ??, 1987 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Eduardo Martinez 8 Sep, 1985 Lead O/S
pete johnson ??, 1985 -
Mike Owen 16 Oct, 1984 Lead O/S
with Simon King
with Simon King
Nigel Coe 30 Sep, 1984 2nd dog and Mike ????. I used 3 points of aid.
and Mike ????. I used 3 points of aid.
William Robertson ??, 1984 Lead O/S
with Emily
with Emily
stp 19 Aug, 1983 Lead O/S
stp 19 Aug, 1983 Lead O/S
andy gittins ??, 1983 -
duncan ?Aug, 1982 Lead O/S
Steve Lewis 29 Jul, 1981 Lead O/S Jon Grubb
Jon Grubb
Hidden ??, 1981 Lead
Marcus ??, 1980 -
Pete Ogden ??, 1980 AltLd O/S
with Dave Ramsey
with Dave Ramsey
Marcus ??, 1980 -
Marcus ??, 1980 -
Marcus ??, 1980 -
Steve Bell ?Jul, 1979 Lead O/S
with Steve Marriot
with Steve Marriot
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