30m.

Rockfax Description
An intimidating pitch featuring both delicate and strenuous climbing. Start at the peg and nut belay of Krapp's Last Tape.
Climb up rightwards past a peg and up a shallow corner to an overhang, pegs. Pull over the overhang at a tiny corner, 2 pegs, and continue to a bolt. Steep climbing through the overhangs above on reasonable holds gains a break and bolt above. Head upwards to a shallow depression with two bolts in its left wall and climb it to its end, from where moves left reach an abseil station. © Rockfax

C King (C Jones, F E Bennett at A2 on 12/Sep/1965 and with 1 aid pt by A Strapcans, R Harrison 1976) Jun/1978

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Stanners 18 Nov, 2018 Lead O/S a brilliant November 'shirts off' avon afternoon in late November?! Superb route.
with Dave Pickford
a brilliant November 'shirts off' avon afternoon in late November?! Superb route.
with Dave Pickford
haribotheclimber 6 May, 2017 2nd dog
with Ed babs
with Ed babs
Ed Babs 29 Apr, 2017 Lead dog Foot slip in polished crux scoop. Bit gutted as I'd climbed that bit before on central wall. Well worth coming back for. Left at low roof.
with Eddie Young
Foot slip in polished crux scoop. Bit gutted as I'd climbed that bit before on central wall. Well worth coming back for. Left at low roof.
with Eddie Young
Nick Russell 24 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S Good, varied climbing with plenty of rests. I found the first overhang technically harder than the scoop at the top. Pretty poor conditions, but the drizzle didn't start in earnest until we were on the way down.
Good, varied climbing with plenty of rests. I found the first overhang technically harder than the scoop at the top. Pretty poor conditions, but the drizzle didn't start in earnest until we were on the way down.
Alex Winter 24 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S God I'm unfit.
with Nick
God I'm unfit.
with Nick
Bristoldave 23 Sep, 2015 Lead β
with Ben
with Ben
benkelsey 23 Sep, 2015 2nd O/S Introduction to Avon's weird style. Good climbing with a crux mantle at one third.
Introduction to Avon's weird style. Good climbing with a crux mantle at one third.
Hidden 10 Jun, 2015 Lead RP
Chubbard 10 Jun, 2015 Lead dog Clean to the crux, 2 Falls then to the top from the good rest after the overhang.
with ollie_e
Clean to the crux, 2 Falls then to the top from the good rest after the overhang.
with ollie_e
_m.cox_ 31 May, 2015 Lead O/S A great route with a rather bold start.
A great route with a rather bold start.
LucasHarazin 1 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
thomasadixon 30 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S Brilliant climb - tough first roof then good yarding and a rest before the crux. Agree with whoever said harder than CW, safer after the start though.
Brilliant climb - tough first roof then good yarding and a rest before the crux. Agree with whoever said harder than CW, safer after the start though.
BeccaSnowden 30 Oct, 2012 2nd dog
Billg 9 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S i snapped off one of the pair of pegs at the top of the initial groove by hand! (can be backed up)
with Bob Brewer
i snapped off one of the pair of pegs at the top of the initial groove by hand! (can be backed up)
with Bob Brewer
richsmithinbristol 13 Jun, 2011 Lead β Will chalked the holds up for me (except for missing the crucial one on the crux!)Still not convinced by main wall climbing.
Will chalked the holds up for me (except for missing the crucial one on the crux!)Still not convinced by main wall climbing.
Justin T 30 Aug, 2010 Lead dnf Foot popped off between two crux bolts, utterly battered after spending 2 hours getting that far lowered off bolts. Had been a long day already but felt pretty hard.
Foot popped off between two crux bolts, utterly battered after spending 2 hours getting that far lowered off bolts. Had been a long day already but felt pretty hard.
billb ?Aug, 2009 Lead dog
with Mike S
with Mike S
msoldn 3 Jun, 2009 2nd O/S Stunning climbing throughout. Only just managed to get though crux clean, foot holds thin and getting a bit polished. Staying left on second overlap appeared a lot easier.
with Will
Stunning climbing throughout. Only just managed to get though crux clean, foot holds thin and getting a bit polished. Staying left on second overlap appeared a lot easier.
with Will
Ricky Rocks 2 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S brilliant route
brilliant route
Hidden ??, 2009 Lead dog
Hidden 31 Oct, 2007 Lead dnf
Hidden 12 Jun, 2006 Lead dog
Ally Smith 12 Jun, 2006 2nd
Kev Little ??, 2005 Lead O/S
Hidden 19 Jun, 2004 Lead O/S
KRB 28 Jul, 2002 Lead β Great climb. Good moves through the overhangs
with unseconded
Great climb. Good moves through the overhangs
with unseconded
Ally Smith ??, 2000 -
pete johnson ?Jul, 1999 -
with Steve Findlay
with Steve Findlay
Hidden 6 May, 1996 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 May, 1996 -
AndySL ??, 1996 2nd O/S
with Tim
with Tim
Hidden ?Sep, 1995 Lead O/S
Roget 3 Apr, 1995 Lead O/S
with jon
with jon
rockaddiction ??, 1995 Lead O/S
frank ramsay ??, 1989 Lead
Hidden 14 Oct, 1988 Lead
keefe 20 Aug, 1988 -
Hidden 11 Apr, 1988 Lead O/S
DDDD ??, 1988 -
UKB Shark 15 May, 1987 Lead rest point
rest point
pete johnson ??, 1985 -
Mike Owen 16 Oct, 1984 Lead O/S
with Simon King
with Simon King
Hidden ??, 1984 Lead
Steve Lewis 12 Nov, 1983 Lead O/S
with Alun Richardson
with Alun Richardson
stp 12 Sep, 1983 Lead rpt Seconded before in April 82
Seconded before in April 82
andy gittins ??, 1983 -
duncan ?Aug, 1982 Lead O/S
Steve Bell ??, 1981 -
Hidden ??, 1981 AltLd
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