65m, 2 pitches. How adventurous can you get? this is the apocalyptic rotting yellow fissure in the right-hand side of main wall (cc guide).
Cleaned recently with in situ gear replaced(10/12).
1 star in 1992 guide.

Ed Ward Drummond, M Putnam 08/Jun/1971


ClimberDateStyle
KRB 02/Sep Lead O/S

Fantastic climb. As natural a line as you can imagine but on rock that you would normally look to avoid. The first half of P1 is like caving in sunshine with some beautiful formations and holds. The second half of P2 is unprotected climbing up rocky blocks loosely held in vertical dried mud. A fall from the final moves would just about land you in the hanging bramble bed 50ft below. Ollie had no problem on 2nd despite being out of sight and out of earshot virtually the whole way. A good adventure climb for this sunny and warm afternoon.

Stanners 24/Feb Lead O/S

A climbing experience only possibly matched by my ascent of Dogs of War E4 5c** at gogarth with Matt. Probably the best city adventure climb you're going to get in the world? Incredible route, and praise to those who have cleaned it. From the amazing tufa pitch to the bold and loose runout finish. Enough gear the whole way and with some brilliant climbing. We did it in 3 pitches having a hanging belay on the threads at the end of the first roof. I only ever saw the TOPO as I took photos of the description on my phone and then accidentally left it in the car! I took a whipper off route left near the iron spike on the first pitch breaking a hold. But consider this an Onsight for sure as got back on, on what I think was the correct line! So so so psyched for more of this outrageous stuff... Well seconded by kyle the whole way with all the shoes and long belay sessions ! A 2 star route for sure.

EyebrowTom 05/Jun/15 Lead

i dont normally log anything but as an exception due to the nature of the assent...Back in 2012 I cleaned 'The Evening Light' in the Avon Gorge, with the help of my good friend Andy (tree surgeon) Holden. We removed 2 Transit vans worth of bramble, gorse and some hawthorn from its exit and face, as well as a fridge size block and lots of loose nasties. I also replaced 3 pegs on the route too. I attempted it later that year with Henry Castle but the conditions were piss poor and I retreated from just below the belay. I tidied it up in 2013 but due to a range of commitments and more poor weather I didn't manage 2 get on it again...until today! Again, I cleaned it up again 2 weeks ago and finally got my assent today, with the ever keen Jason Payne as a 2nd on both pitches, and what a route it is! This is the thorn in the crown, of all the Avon routes, quote " how adventurous can you get..." It is the Gorges most striking line, in my eyes, although sadly, very affected by the seasons. The climbing is delicate, yet strenuous in places, largely safe enough but with bold, unpredictable moments to keep you well on your toes! the top out is friable and to be approached with care! It is a truely unsung Avon classic and in my eyes deserves some stars when in nick. This has been a highlight of my climbing life so far and will not be forgotten in a hurry. Thanks you, all those who helped along the way, I hope you all have a great adventure leading it at some point to wink emoticon if you want a 2nd I'll be happy 2 help. X

with jason payne
jcw ??/2013 -
Aaron Lines 11/Nov/12 AltLd O/S

great route. led p2

dan ely 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S

well done to the chap who cleaned it recently and replacing the pegs! Good job. threads ok too. Its still adventurous though.

with steve london
stevoland 21/Oct/12 2nd dog

Jug broke coming through the roof. Cheers Dan!

Hidden 23/Sep/89 AltLd
Hidden 12/Apr/88 AltLd
frank ramsay ??/1988 Lead

Fantastic, characterful and atmospheric.

Nic Robinson 06/Feb/83 Lead O/S
with Simon ?
stp 08/May/82 Lead O/S
Steve Bell ??/1981 -
Steve Lewis 12/Mar/78 AltLd O/S
with Phil Thomas
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