Rockfax Description
A good but awkward climb that does remain wet for a while after rain. Start below the wide, right-slanting crack.
Move up cracks to below the corner proper. Climb the wide crack to an awkward exit onto a sloping ledge and continue up the still-tricky continuation crack above to the top. © Rockfax

J Deacon, R Goodier 09/Sep/1955

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Paul's pre-Kendal Kernow ticklist.

Hidden 28/Jan Lead rpt
Lizard Ollie 28/Jan 2nd O/S
Skinnybloke 24/Sep/16 AltLd dnf

Tricky start, got rained off

garywong 23/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Chris Owens, Christine Belk
Hidden 23/Aug/16 2nd
r.greaves 12/Jul/16 Lead
with Michelle Auckland
Hidden 14/Jun/16 2nd O/S
Lumbering Oaf 14/Jun/16 Lead


with Tom P
Hidden 10/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/16 2nd
Rob Moorcroft 04/Jun/16 Lead

Rather strenuous.

with Sophie Philbrick
just one more 16/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Proper,tough VS

with chris h, Phil K
runwildjohn 17/Jul/15 TR

Self belay

Wendy Watthews 18/Jun/15 Lead rpt

Seconded a few years ago

with cuc
Hidden 18/Jun/15 2nd
chrismadar 16/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Andrew Wright
Andrew Wright 16/Jun/15 2nd
with Chris Madar
c jepps 16/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Alex Wieczorek 10/Jun/15 2nd dog

So hanging today after a night out on Tuesday, so little strength...

John1458 10/Jun/15 Lead O/S
andrea83 09/Jun/15 Lead rpt
with Hamish
Hamish777 09/Jun/15 2nd rpt
with Andrea
HazelMacLean 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Initially started aiming to climb Overhanging climb, there was some confusion and I ended up doing this. A nice climb but I was a bit fed up with faff. Plenty of gear.

with UBMC
Hidden 17/May/15 2nd rpt
Chilidog 17/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/15 2nd O/S
Marti999 15/May/15 Lead O/S
with Debbie
Hidden 07/May/15 Lead O/S
clams ?/Apr/15 Lead
fulton333 ??/2015 Lead
with JakeB
Hidden ??/2015 2nd
Hamish777 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Hard, a total body work out. Take a few large size friends.

with Andrea
andrea83 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Andy, Hamish
monkeytennis 07/Sep/14 2nd β

sprayed with beta by hamish to get up chimney to top out.

Hidden ?/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S
jhb0510 08/Jul/14 Lead dnf

Bottled it, was having a really bad day!

with Min
hotfeet 11/Jun/14 Lead


Hidden 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Kirill 17/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Siobhan McGowan 17/Apr/14 2nd
Rob Davies 15/Apr/14 Lead rpt

35 years later this doesn't seem any easier

with Phil Ashton
kylesherman ??/2014 2nd
Simon cook ??/2014 -
Hidden 04/Sep/13 2nd
Skip 31/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/13 2nd
Mark Kemball 01/Aug/13 Lead
with Solly Kemball Dorey
Peter Reynolds ?/Aug/13 Lead
jennamsmile 04/Jun/13 TR
with Jack Evans, Robin Wilson
robinmuzette 04/Jun/13 TR O/S
with Jack Evans, Jenna Mckeer
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead O/S
mikeyn48 20/May/13 TR dnf

cloudy day, but dry. made it to 2/3 of the height. during climb. on top rope.

Hidden 20/May/13 TR
Hidden ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 2nd rpt
janegallwey ??/2013 Lead
manbat 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Slow and steady, no worries. Was expecting it to be worse.

with Zach Lawlor
Hidden 28/Jun/12 Lead O/S
fall-line 28/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Laurence
Laurence Cowton 28/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Found it quite hard.

with Donald
shouter 27/Jun/12 Lead
Dean177 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/12 2nd dnf
Harri777 06/Apr/12 Lead
with Naomi
Will Gordon 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Rich Goodbody, Gaz Veacock
Hidden 31/Mar/12 2nd dog
Zerocks 25/Mar/12 TR dnf

too greasy to finish the corner-chimney

arandall 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Glen Jackson, Wendy Matthews, Emma Wilson
Wendy Watthews 24/Mar/12 2nd
with Glen, emma wilson, arandall
e.sunnyside ?/Mar/12 2nd
with Glen Jackson, Wendy Matthews, Alex Randall
wojt ??/2012 Lead O/S
ewanthomson 06/Nov/11 TR
Hidden 05/Nov/11 TR dnf
manbat 31/Aug/11 2nd O/S

My 2nd time on this route. Climbed much more comfortably this time, but still a very hard route for me. Found it much harder than Slippery Chute.

with Graham
Julesthe1st 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Mike
icTris 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Lisa
LisaA 30/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with icTris
manbat 07/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Nightmare! Got a cam wedged in a crack so bad it took us an hour to get it out! Terrible end to a challenging route.

with Zach Lawlor
stuaart 30/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Awkward and bit technical thrutch. Definitely a bit harder than other VSes at Sennen.

thomasaneurinsmith 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Hard. Large cam was very useful for protecting the corner. Chimney at the top wasn't easy either!

with Stuart Reeves
Maddi O'Brien 06/Jun/11 TR
with Sarah Hawkins
j miller 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with dean merchant
Hidden 02/Jun/11 Lead
carlgodfrey 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
cornishmackem ??/2011 Lead O/S
with Matt
manbat ??/2011 2nd
fatbuoybazza 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/10 2nd O/S
cheeky 07/Jul/10 2nd dog

Only fell because I was carrying a massive pack out on the small pulls on the wall to the left of the crack. Had to have the sack hauled to the top to even think about attempting the chimney which i thought was good fun!

mark4344 07/Jul/10 Lead O/S

did instead of OH wall as it seemed nails. v. tough for grade and chimney quite a thrutch. v.delicate holds lower down on climb. large cams needed. route obvious, but most of sennen seemed confusing for route finding.

with Matt Payne
Andrew Bangs 05/Jun/10 TR O/S

Found some good toe-heel jams in the chimney in the upper half.

PerrinT 05/Jun/10 TR
Maddi O'Brien 05/Jun/10 TR dnf
Annya 05/Jun/10 TR
hbrackstone 05/Jun/10 TR O/S
nickstephens 25/Apr/10 Lead O/S

interestingly awkward

Luuuuuke 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Billy
Hidden 08/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/10 2nd O/S
andybenham 24/Jan/10 Lead O/S


with Ben
Hidden 20/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/09 2nd O/S
JCB42 09/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Jack Brougham
Hidden 01/Jun/09 Lead O/S
willh88 01/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with David Spencer and Piz
Master Chief 12/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Mike
Hidden 27/Oct/08 Lead O/S
clive-greenwood 28/Jul/08 Lead O/S
MikeLeeds 28/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/08 Lead dnf
deverett 19/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/08 Lead
ieverett ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
dewrats ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Oli Boyes Chris Barr
Noodles30 ?/Oct/07 Lead
Hidden 30/Aug/07 Lead O/S
rockpool 30/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with army dave
Somerset swede basher 28/Apr/07 Lead β

Backed off from this last year as it was wet, much more pleasant in the dry!

with Lucy Benson and Nick Payne
masa-alpin 28/Apr/07 2nd β

Dom lead.

with Dom S, Nick Pay (ULMC), Lucy B (ULMC)
mattshort 10/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Alfie
drysori ??/2007 -
sam coward 17/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Simone
reg_measures 30/May/06 AltLd O/S
with timmy elson
chrissloan84 ?/May/06 Lead O/S
with Anna and Simon
Lev 04/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Jamie
ewen ?/Sep/05 -
AngelaC 19/Jun/04 Lead
Hidden 23/Aug/03 2nd
Samuel P 10/May/03 2nd
with Dr Martin
Hidden ?/Aug/02 Lead
Hidden 06/Jul/02 2nd
Hidden 18/May/02 Lead O/S
rockjedi12345 ?/Aug/01 Lead O/S
with Ian Stocker
rockjedi12345 ?/Apr/01 Lead O/S
with Ian Stocker
ZA ?/Feb/01 2nd
with Eggy
Rob Oram 25/Aug/00 Lead O/S

A nice intro to Cornish granite.

with Dave Frusher
andy_pemberton ??/2000 Lead
Steveb27 ??/2000 AltLd
rockjedi12345 ?/Apr/99 Lead O/S
with Phil Mathews
cornishben ??/1996 Lead O/S
pezzerrr ?/Jul/95 Lead O/S
jim_randell 21/May/95 Lead O/S
with FW
colin milton 09/Apr/95 2nd
with eric milton
davebrox ??/1995 -
Hidden ??/1994 -
sdht ??/1991 -
nigehughes ?/May/89 Lead
with Steve Magee
Hidden 30/Aug/88 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Nov/87 Lead
Nigel Coe 23/May/87 AltLd
with Norman Wright
Norman_P_W 23/May/87 Lead
keefe ??/1985 -
RichardMc 08/Sep/84 Lead
Rob Davies 01/Sep/79 2nd
with Angus McLean
Paul Clarke ??/1978 -
with FMC
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