Rockfax Description
Another enticing climb in a similar mold to The Brink of Solarity but slightly tougher, and with a bold start. Start at the base of a long thin crack 5m right of the vegetated corner.
Climb carefully to good wires at 7m and then take the well-protected remainder of the crack to a double bolt lower-off just beyond where the crack curves left and fades. © Rockfax

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

AshBarnes 06/Sep Lead O/S
with Jake
JGriffiths 06/Sep Lead O/S
NigelHurst 02/Sep Lead dnf

Inches from the bomber handhold to get up and place decent gear past bold start and foot lost grip (I know why - a lesson learnt - don't try laying in hip to get that extra reach when smearing on a slab). Ended up on deck 4m below, somehow landing on shoulder. All ok apart from dented pride, torn, blistered fingertips (fingers don't work well as brakes on limestone!) and a grazed forearm. Got back on to do again but sore, bloody fingers don't fare well in cracks so backed off and went and led Finesse to get back on the horse so to speak. Spoke too soon about bold start in my previous comment, that'll teach me. Frustrating as have technically climbed this without falling or weighting rope - head game!!

with Nick S
NigelHurst 22/Aug TR O/S

Lead with gear placements and didn't fall or weight TR but can't really claim as lead because TR was there. Didn't think start was as bold as others have said. No 0 cam in slot makes it less bold. Good gear all the way up. Had mental aid of TR but did forget it once i got going and didn't fall and weight it, but still, so will have to go and lead it properly with my big boy head on!

with Paul J
RM199 19/Jul Lead rpt
Mike Soulby 19/Jul 2nd O/S
OC24 12/Jul 2nd
Dave Latimer 12/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jul TR
needlefluff 03/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul Lead O/S
will_benfold 01/Jul Lead O/S
with Georgina Brooke
Hidden 01/Jul 2nd
Georgina Brooke 01/Jul 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun TR O/S
Hidden 21/Jun Lead rpt
Hidden 20/Jun Lead rpt
Lilypopskeal 03/Jun Lead O/S

Second ever lead climb. It was awesome...! I was a little heady as haven't done slab for ages ...was chucking gear all over the shop trying to place me nuts in the crack.

with Donny
BStar 02/Jun TR rpt
wjcdean 02/Jun TR rpt
Derek Ryden 24/May 2nd O/S
with Paula, Tom Lowery
acer2012 24/May Lead O/S

More engrossing than the brink of solarity but a bit less varied. Perfectly fine gear after the ground fall risking start (just don't think about it!).

with Matt Young
Meinertzhagen 13/May 2nd
with Christopher Lyus, Niall Lusby
Robertspd2 07/May 2nd
Donny M 07/May 2nd
with Peter Derrett
minty1984 26/Apr Lead rpt
Hidden 26/Apr TR rpt
SamDicks 25/Apr Lead O/S

Fab route, hairy at start. Just gotta keep moving! Small wires!

kmcmonagle 25/Apr 2nd
with Sam Dicks
SteveLobley 23/Apr TR O/S

Liked this better than The Baldest

with Rich Taylor
Hidden 21/Apr Lead
Gillie 19/Apr Lead
Rob Hirst 17/Apr Lead O/S

Great climb. Keep a cool head though the start then enjoy the crack climbing ahead.

climbingchica 17/Apr 2nd β
andyclimber 16/Apr Lead O/S

Another pleasant slab climb. Felt easier than The Baldest.

Hidden 14/Apr Lead
Hidden 14/Apr 2nd rpt
AndyRogers 14/Apr Lead O/S

Enjoyed this . Still not down with this "nut placing" malarkey.... too much time on the grit mincing around on cams. Good fun.

with Bill, ianlaw
jezb1 01/Apr Lead

Steady slab padding

Hidden 01/Apr 2nd rpt
Radical-G 31/Mar 2nd rpt
Hidden 22/Mar 2nd
Steve Woollard 17/Mar Lead
with Ruth
BALD EAGLE 11/Mar 2nd
with Simon Fletcher
Hidden 11/Mar Lead rpt
Skip 11/Mar 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Feb TR
Hidden 07/Feb Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jan TR
stella imong 03/Jan 2nd
with Steve Wollard
Steve Woollard 03/Jan Lead
with stella
Hidden 01/Jan Lead
harrypayne ??/2017 2nd O/S
Stanners 24/Dec/16 Lead rpt
with Martin Stanfield
Hidden 20/Dec/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 20/Dec/16 2nd
Jim blackford 14/Dec/16 Lead O/S

Good route - bold in places

with Arthur
Hidden 11/Dec/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 11/Dec/16 2nd rpt
Hidden 10/Nov/16 TR
Hidden 30/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Oct/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/16 TR
rickstaylor 21/Oct/16 TR
leland stamper 20/Oct/16 2nd O/S

Not that bold

with BU6330
Hidden 22/Sep/16 Lead
Bristol_Quornstar 12/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Sam de Belder
David Clover ?/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Jelly Mould Surfer 18/Aug/16 Lead O/S

A bit spice at the start, but good fun

with Mike Thorpe
mattonthesea 16/Aug/16 TR
wilsers 16/Aug/16 TR rpt

AOAC Club session.

TimCul 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S
badgerjockey 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Tom
derico 30/Jul/16 Lead β
with Jonny
Hidden 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S
gobbledigook 27/Jul/16 Lead rpt

TR this a while ago - nice to return and lead

BALD EAGLE 27/Jul/16 2nd
AngelaC 23/Jul/16 2nd
Hidden 20/Jul/16 2nd
Hidden 17/Jul/16 Lead
Josh Hadley 14/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/16 -
alan1234 10/Jul/16 Lead
Hidden 10/Jul/16 TR
Hidden 08/Jul/16 TR rpt
ad111 04/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Steve Woollard 30/Jun/16 Lead
with Carl
dbm 10/Jun/16 2nd rpt
Hidden 10/Jun/16 TR
mattmoss 08/Jun/16 TR O/S
kirsten 05/Jun/16 Lead

Happy to get this on only the second outing of the year, especially after a funny turn earlier, no doubt due to the insane heat, had me thinking it was going to be a short day.

with Chris Mellor
kirsten 05/Jun/16 Lead
with Chris Mellor
eroica64 05/Jun/16 2nd

This was far harder than Brink of Solarity and the hard moves in the second half kept on coming after the crux in the first half. The unprotected part was quite demanding.

Dr.S at work 04/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/16 Lead rpt
millionpoundhat 29/May/16 Lead O/S
maresia 25/May/16 Lead O/S
with Phil Harris
c jepps 23/May/16 Lead O/S
Keelan McNulty 23/May/16 2nd O/S
gingerbex 20/May/16 2nd rpt
with Neil Morbey
Angrypenguin 07/May/16 Lead O/S
with Cat
catty_9 07/May/16 2nd rpt
dbm 06/May/16 2nd RP
Hidden 06/May/16 TR
gonggashan 05/May/16 2nd
with Dan P
Chris Harbour 04/May/16 TR O/S
Hidden 01/May/16 TR O/S
Richezzz 01/May/16 Lead O/S
Bob Peters 23/Apr/16 -

Lovely route. Penultimate climb on a April afternoon that thought it was an August afternoon. Polish doesn't affect the quality after the first 15 foot. Bold start though.

with Joe
Footiemadhannah 20/Apr/16 TR
Hidden 20/Apr/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 20/Apr/16 Lead
Slick 16/Apr/16 TR
with Shunt
Hidden 12/Apr/16 TR
avonclimber 07/Apr/16 Lead rpt
with mike demenis
clipskipper 03/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Matt Huges
sorchawilliams 02/Apr/16 TR
with Sorcha Williams
Hidden 01/Apr/16 TR
julesmckim 31/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Fatclimber 28/Mar/16 Lead rpt
Deako 28/Mar/16 2nd
Capt. Chris 26/Mar/16 Lead O/S
The Ivanator 25/Mar/16 Lead rpt

Start steadier than I recalled, and gear is plentiful once you get going.

with Kev
Rob Morgan 20/Mar/16 Lead

Had to dig deep to get past the bold start but the rest of the climb is great.

with Win-yei
Win-yei 20/Mar/16 2nd
with Rob
crater 14/Mar/16 2nd rpt

tough start

with steve
Steve Woollard 14/Mar/16 Lead
with Donald
Ccmilree 13/Mar/16 2nd rpt
justaddpowder 13/Mar/16 Lead
andy dunn 12/Mar/16 Lead
with Claire
Claireybloomers 12/Mar/16 2nd
with Andy
Hidden 06/Mar/16 2nd rpt
Wendy Watthews 06/Mar/16 2nd rpt
with Mr G, Tom FP
Stanners 27/Feb/16 TR rpt
with Shunt
WillAndrew 27/Feb/16 Lead O/S
practicallypixie 27/Feb/16 2nd O/S
ali.scott 27/Feb/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Feb/16 2nd rpt
Fatclimber 27/Feb/16 Lead rpt
with Abi
Hidden 18/Feb/16 TR
Hidden 15/Feb/16 TR
Hidden 02/Feb/16 TR
Hidden 30/Jan/16 TR
BHuthers 24/Jan/16 2nd O/S
David Maddison 24/Jan/16 Lead rpt
steve-grigg 24/Jan/16 Lead rpt
with Barney
myrddinmuse 24/Jan/16 2nd O/S
Gabs Ruetz 24/Jan/16 Lead O/S
Scott.OD 23/Jan/16 TR
Will Middlemoore 23/Jan/16 TR
Cheese Monkey 08/Jan/16 Lead rpt
with Colin
Hidden 07/Jan/16 Lead rpt
Mike Roger ??/2016 Lead
Hidden 29/Dec/15 2nd O/S
curlycarl 19/Oct/15 Lead O/S
justaddpowder 10/Oct/15 Lead
Ccmilree 10/Oct/15 2nd
katherinesydney 10/Oct/15 2nd O/S

Made harder by kids lobbing rocks down at us from the top...

with neil morbey
Steve Bartle 02/Oct/15 Lead RP

Lead this time having seconded earlier this year

Hidden 13/Sep/15 Lead rpt
FernandoHidalgo 06/Sep/15 TR O/S
with Pete
gobbledigook 05/Sep/15 TR O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/15 2nd
mikedevcole 28/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/15 Lead O/S
jon_gill1 09/Aug/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Aug/15 Lead
ripper 09/Aug/15 2nd
Adam Polak 08/Aug/15 TR O/S
with Daisy
Adam Polak 02/Aug/15 TR O/S
with Daisy
Hidden 31/Jul/15 Lead
Footiemadhannah 31/Jul/15 2nd

Nice climb, seemed easier than 'the baldest'.

Hidden 29/Jul/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/Jul/15 2nd
Hidden 29/Jul/15 2nd rpt
Melonfly 23/Jul/15 Lead rpt

Repeated, no issues

with Caleb
Kemics 22/Jul/15 2nd rpt
with Mel
Laurence20 22/Jul/15 Lead O/S

First proper lead since Beatherder, still feeling the effects slightly...

with Bob Couper
Hidden 19/Jul/15 TR
Hidden 18/Jul/15 Lead
valentinesbabe 11/Jul/15 2nd O/S

Woo....scary start, glad I was on a rope :D

charley 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Polished start but it soon improves - really nice route!!

with Ange
Hidden 04/Jul/15 TR
Hidden 30/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Cheese Monkey 29/Jun/15 Lead rpt
with Iain
Hidden 29/Jun/15 TR O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hmgslade 21/Jun/15 2nd
with Jack
Hidden 19/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hugobristol 11/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Magnus
Hidden 04/Jun/15 -
Hidden 24/May/15 Lead
GeorgeR 20/May/15 Lead
Bluebird 20/May/15 2nd
with GeorgeR
Tom Pillow 16/May/15 Lead

Good route, take lots and lots of wires

with David Pillow
Tubs 16/May/15 Lead O/S
with Naomi
Kemics 09/May/15 Lead O/S

Not bold...when compared with baldest. Really struggle to remember anything about this climb.

with Pete
barrowclough 04/May/15 2nd O/S
Beren 03/May/15 Lead O/S
Limitless 01/May/15 TR dog

one brief rest and then straight up

with Lee
Hidden 01/May/15 Lead O/S
Lil_Pete 29/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with Fliss Smith
Hidden 26/Apr/15 TR
georgeevans88 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S

My best of the portishead HVS's in my opinion. Always find the start a bit worrying though.

with Caitlin
Hidden 24/Apr/15 TR
Lil_Pete 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Laced it with gear in comparison to The Baldest!

with Fliss Smith
Hidden 18/Apr/15 Lead
Matthew Martin Wsm 18/Apr/15 2nd

felt very tired but got up no problems after a morning powering up pen y fan, will return to lead this soon!

with Rich Maine
cpoad 15/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with John S
Hidden 14/Apr/15 TR
hands solo 11/Apr/15 2nd O/S
mikeydee135 09/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Ian Cutts
Hidden 09/Apr/15 TR
Hidden 08/Apr/15 TR
Footiemadhannah 08/Apr/15 TR

Top roped this (again). Could climb this next time!

Hidden 07/Apr/15 Lead
Steve Woollard 05/Apr/15 Lead
with Donald
crater 05/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with steve
Hidden 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Steve Bartle 21/Mar/15 2nd O/S

Yep that start is bold and unprotected!

drgrange 08/Mar/15 TR rpt
with Anna
Larey 02/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Paul
Hidden 04/Feb/15 TR
Hidden 31/Jan/15 Lead O/S
tommccluskey 24/Jan/15 Lead O/S
with Jess
jessbinx 24/Jan/15 2nd β
with Tom <3
Hidden 23/Jan/15 TR
steve_gibbs 18/Jan/15 2nd rpt
abtibbs 18/Jan/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jan/15 Lead O/S
outdoorrob999 17/Jan/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Jan/15 Lead O/S
BALD EAGLE 10/Jan/15 Lead
with Dave Smith
KeirVonMarlon ??/2015 Lead O/S
with Clare
pablosordo ??/2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Dec/14 2nd rpt
wjcdean 14/Dec/14 TR rpt

in the wet because it rained. slippy! big rock fall from the left wall while we were there

jeottaway 14/Dec/14 TR
with Rachael Pemberton, adam bird, Trevers, William Dean
BStar 14/Dec/14 TR rpt
with Jack Ottaway, Rachael
Rachael88 14/Dec/14 TR
Hidden 07/Dec/14 2nd
Hidden 07/Dec/14 Lead rpt
JamesRich 06/Dec/14 2nd O/S
with Sam
steve_gibbs 29/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Tommy Henriksson
tommy.henriksson78 29/Nov/14 2nd O/S
with steve_gibbs
sgl 15/Nov/14 Lead
with Susie
Hidden 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Nov/14 Lead
Alessandro Tentori 19/Oct/14 TR O/S
with Kirsten Donovan
Hidden 19/Oct/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Slick 12/Oct/14 Lead
with Kevin Vans-Colina, Isabel Evans
Hidden 12/Oct/14 2nd
JoeE 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Simon Cox
hairy51 22/Sep/14 2nd O/S
catty_9 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Causes toe cramp if you don't climb fast enough

with Viktoria Zekoll
Tom Seccombe 10/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with max goodman
Hidden 08/Sep/14 Lead rpt
widdlestickmcpoos 05/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Bluebird 02/Sep/14 Lead O/S

steady easy climbing in tip top dry sunny conditions. Glorious!

Benjaminblanc ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
JamieAyres 24/Aug/14 TR rpt

Led it years ago so just wanted to see if I could still do the moves. Found it easy on a slack top rope. Next time...

gripped01 24/Aug/14 Lead
with Dave Tait
Tristan.Stricker 22/Aug/14 TR O/S
wilsers 22/Aug/14 TR rpt
Owen W-G 15/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Tony Seale
Hidden 13/Aug/14 Lead
Melonfly 13/Aug/14 Lead O/S
BicycleBradley 13/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with Mel
Hidden 08/Aug/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 08/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/14 2nd O/S
drgrange 16/Jul/14 TR
with Martin
ChristyCole 16/Jul/14 TR O/S


Easty14 12/Jul/14 Lead
Quarryboy 11/Jul/14 Solo rpt

Remember the prospect of leading this when I was about 13 seeming like the most scary thing ever, but felt super casual today, definitely an infinitely better climber than I was back then

iantoday 05/Jul/14 2nd rpt
with Jamie Parffrey, Darren LeMarquand
Nibblator 23/Jun/14 TR O/S

Started on approaching maturity but found myself lacking so moved across to pickpocket after the first couple of metres.

wjcdean 23/Jun/14 TR O/S
BStar 23/Jun/14 TR O/S

Top roped in 2min 45s as a bet with Will D that I couldnt do it in under 3 min.

wilsers 20/Jun/14 TR O/S

Very nice. I'll be back to lead this - soon I hope...

with Gareth Coltman
NancyJones 12/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Nathan
Nathan Chrismas 12/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Jones
Slick 11/Jun/14 2nd
with Shunt
Matthew Martin Wsm 06/Jun/14 TR rpt

nice climb will return to lead this soon!

with matt sim
Bob Loblaw 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Simon
bpmclimb 30/May/14 Lead rpt
with Clare
Huntlyfiddler 30/May/14 2nd
Hidden 24/May/14 2nd
Hidden 11/May/14 Lead O/S
nicknicely 11/May/14 2nd
with felix
felixizzy 11/May/14 Lead O/S
BALD EAGLE 07/May/14 2nd
Poco Loco 07/May/14 Lead

I climbed up to the bold start but didn't fancy it today. Instead I climbed pharos and traverse left to the first gear placement on Pickpocket and continued up from there.

Echna 05/May/14 Lead O/S
with Alex
Mike Goldthorp 05/May/14 Lead O/S

Bomber gear everywhere! Just a bit goey at the beginning, but nicely sustained all the way, class route

with Adam
minty1984 01/May/14 Lead O/S
Dave Thompson 15/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Mark Lee
Cheese Monkey 09/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Great climb, didnt think the start was that bold with a good micro cam in the slot...

with Peter
David Maddison 05/Apr/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/Apr/14 2nd O/S
steve-grigg 05/Apr/14 Lead rpt
RicksterD 01/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 31/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 31/Mar/14 2nd
Matthew Martin Wsm 18/Mar/14 2nd

great climb, quite balancy, but positive holds

with martin paley
Deary65 18/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Bold start

Hidden 09/Mar/14 2nd β
RichyBOYY 26/Feb/14 Lead

the run out at the start is pretty delicate... had to have a word with myself to make the last move to gear haha

Lazytraveller 26/Feb/14 Lead O/S
BicycleBradley 26/Feb/14 Lead O/S
bpmclimb 24/Feb/14 Solo rpt
Stanners 22/Feb/14 2nd rpt

hard going on the legs!

Kyle87 22/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Kyle87 22/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/14 TR rpt
gregclarke 19/Jan/14 TR O/S
with Brian
bpmclimb 19/Jan/14 Lead rpt
with Ygraine, Greg Clarke, Clare
Huntlyfiddler 19/Jan/14 2nd
pheotleyr 14/Jan/14 Lead rpt
with Mike
Hidden 14/Jan/14 2nd
alastairbegley 11/Jan/14 2nd O/S
Wendy Watthews ??/2014 Lead O/S

Probably 2014 I've just noticed it want logged

Hidden ??/2014 Lead O/S
Steve Woollard 10/Nov/13 Lead
Hidden 10/Nov/13 2nd O/S
bpmclimb 04/Nov/13 Lead rpt
with Mark
bpmclimb 17/Oct/13 TR rpt
with Shunt
Andrew Sloan 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Slightly unnerving start. The hardest of the 3 HVS's on the slab.

sheelba 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Andy
Hidden 12/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 12/Sep/13 Lead
Webster 10/Sep/13 Lead O/S

The best of the bunch great gear after 8m

David Maddison 10/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
iantoday 26/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Neil Watson 13/Aug/13 Lead dnf

Tried this one after Baldest but bottled it at about 5 metres. Another day ....

with Troedyrhiw
Hidden 12/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Matthew Martin Wsm 10/Aug/13 TR

nice crack climbing

with marc fenton
Huntlyfiddler 09/Aug/13 2nd
bpmclimb 09/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Clare
Hidden ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
The Ivanator 12/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Nice, another on this slab with a bold start.

with Dave
davenev 12/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Good steady climb after what felt like a pretty bold start

with Ivan
Hidden 07/Jul/13 2nd O/S
upontop 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Chris
Laura Parker 29/Jun/13 Lead

Job done! :-)

D Tempest 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Liz
Alex Parker 23/Jun/13 TR

Repeat ascent after about 15 years with the same person I did it with originally!

catty_9 17/Jun/13 2nd O/S
KatOstrich 17/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Jamie
zcsharp 17/Jun/13 Lead O/S
BruceW 09/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Becca
Hidden 04/Jun/13 Lead
Mark Kemball 27/May/13 Solo
with Solly Kemball Dorey, Nic Dill
Hidden 28/Apr/13 Lead
Rock_Monk3y 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
yan hawkins 22/Apr/13 2nd
with tom rodgers
Slick 08/Apr/13 Lead
with Kevin Vans-Colina
Hidden 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes 01/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Thunderthighsontheloose 01/Apr/13 2nd
petellis 31/Mar/13 TR O/S
with Sloth
Hidden 29/Mar/13 2nd
ollie_e 13/Jan/13 TR rpt
Hidden 13/Jan/13 Lead
ollie_e 08/Jan/13 Lead O/S
chrisscutt 08/Jan/13 Lead O/S
with oly
lukehodson 02/Dec/12 2nd O/S
pheotleyr 18/Nov/12 Lead rpt
with Jana
Hidden 11/Nov/12 TR O/S
Hidden 11/Nov/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 11/Nov/12 TR
Hidden 11/Nov/12 Lead
Mark Davies PK 08/Nov/12 TR rpt
with Mr Shunt
iantoday 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Oct/12 Lead
Hidden 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
JonHarvey 20/Oct/12 2nd O/S
gingerbex 14/Oct/12 TR
with LLoyd Mayers
SJS 07/Oct/12 2nd
with Nick
Nick Russell 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Climbed this after bailing from "Approaching Maturity". Didn't feel any harder than the Brink of Solarity, easier if anything.

gingerbex 22/Sep/12 TR
with Debbie Halfhide
tobydunford 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Kerr
Hidden 13/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Dawlish 07/Sep/12 Lead β

previously on sighted

LeadBalloon 07/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Kelvin
Hidden 28/Aug/12 Lead
Slick 22/Jul/12 2nd

Then solo'd to top and home for tea and medals!

with Shunt
steve-grigg 05/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Mark Davies PK 28/Jun/12 TR rpt
with Mr Shunt
mikeyg 23/Jun/12 Lead O/S
gingerbex 20/Jun/12 2nd
with Will Wykes
pheotleyr 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Todd
benj89 10/Jun/12 TR
leigh 05/May/12 Lead rpt
with Sara
saraguti 05/May/12 Lead
with leigh
Hidden 21/Apr/12 Lead
cbeard 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
georgeevans88 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with James N
Katherine Ross 15/Apr/12 2nd O/S
jamesn89 15/Apr/12 2nd dog
pete87abs 13/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Rosie Crossley
Adrian Daniels 07/Apr/12 2nd
with John Parrott, Steve Webster
TDembrey 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Good climb, felt reasonably easy for the grade.

with Dave
Dave Ing 07/Apr/12 Lead β

Pre placed gear (pulled rope after partner led)

with Todd
Steve Webster 07/Apr/12 Lead
SGD 31/Mar/12 2nd
Slick 29/Mar/12 TR
Stone Muppet 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with ah, jg
luke13 18/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with Helen, Hazel
Fatclimber 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Lee
dbm 10/Mar/12 TR dog
with Martin Grenfell
Bobling 03/Mar/12 2nd

Phew, far harder than BoS next door. Did I really lead this last year?

with Dave L
BALD EAGLE 03/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 25/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Billg 22/Jan/12 2nd
j miller 21/Jan/12 Lead O/S
clams ??/2012 Lead
with Toby
petecox84 ??/2012 -
PAJames ??/2012 -
Hidden 17/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Dec/11 2nd
Hidden 10/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Jo sumner 10/Dec/11 Lead O/S
SGD 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
WestcountryTom 06/Oct/11 Lead O/S
wilf 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S

fine climb, good gear.

with nick f
Hidden 22/Sep/11 2nd
_m.cox_ 04/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Jason Williams
Hidden 01/Sep/11 Lead
lithos 30/Aug/11 Lead

solid route in the middle of the slab and HVSs for toughness

SGD 13/Aug/11 Lead

good route.

Tom Brierley Gore 23/Jul/11 Lead rpt

First time i did it with a rope :D

karenhh 23/Jul/11 2nd
andy dunn 22/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Big Ben
Stanley 15/Jul/11 Lead rpt
Stanners 15/Jul/11 2nd rpt
with Phil the van man, Martin Stanfield
Hidden 10/Jul/11 2nd
Aaron Phillips 09/Jul/11 2nd O/S

good and tough HVS.

with my dad
Dawlish 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Poco Loco 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Sunshine, warm rock and fun crack climbing with good gear. What more do you want! PS. the first placement will take a micro-cam, but not a nut, otherwise the first gear placement is higher!

with R. Horler, Bald Eagle
BALD EAGLE 09/Jul/11 2nd
with Rob Horler, J.Pomeroy
gingerking ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Tom Brierley Gore 30/Jun/11 Solo rpt
climbojimbo 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Worthwhile protection is quite high, looks like what used to be first nut slot at about 6m has been broken for some time. Residual slot should take a micro cam though - if like me you're not carrying one, gear at about 8m is the first.

ian d f 28/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Mark
markfromstoke 28/Jun/11 2nd
with Ian
Stanley 26/Jun/11 TR rpt
with Petzl Shunt
Tom Brierley Gore 18/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Limpet 14/Jun/11 Lead RP

Was very pleased with myself when I did this last night. Am even more pleased today cos I didn't realise at the time it's an HVS (my first).... ignorance is bliss!!

with Sue Battin
bonelessivar 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Andy
milkyjoe 29/May/11 Lead RP
with rob
Stanners 29/May/11 Lead rpt

finally getting round to leading, after the start it is well protected and fairly easy.

with Martin Stanfield
Stanley 29/May/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/May/11 2nd rpt
jon_gill1 22/May/11 Lead O/S
dctarrant2000 22/May/11 Lead O/S
with Tom Ball
Hidden 22/May/11 2nd O/S
R_W_M 15/May/11 2nd
with Eleri
Hidden 15/May/11 Lead O/S
ron244 05/May/11 Lead O/S

Lovely climbing that needs some brain muscle to get up it.

with Peter Bird
Hidden 03/May/11 Lead rpt
jon bradley 27/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Mayur Patel
Radical-G 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S
helios 24/Apr/11 TR
with Sean Willetts, Dave Willetts, Chloe Raphael
wildrover220 06/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Niall Lusby
mullermn 02/Apr/11 Lead β

With beta as I'd just belayed Monkey for his lead. Bottom section a bit thin on gear, but a fair amount after that. Unfortunately I made very bad use of it.. at the first crux I managed to drop two thirds of my medium nuts down the crag, causing my helpful belayer to offer to throw them back up. Unfortunately he throws like a retard and managed to toss them in to a nearby tree instead. By the time I reached the top 3rd of the route (using only the large nuts and micros I had left) I realised I only had 1 quickdraw renaining. Finally got to the top above some pretty large run outs, along the way having placed my bunches of nuts in placements where they didn't really fit properly and clipping their krabs. Apparently the climbing is quite nice. I can't remember for some reason.

with Monkey
Prez 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S

First HVS Lead

with Kevin
Monk 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 31/Mar/11 Lead
j miller 13/Mar/11 -

nice route!

Chris Sansum 13/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Gary Lewin
Hidden 07/Mar/11 Lead
Slick 06/Mar/11 -
Pete Rigby ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Kelli Roberts
kelliroberts3 ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Stanners 26/Feb/11 TR rpt
with Shunt
kyle ?/Feb/11 Solo O/S
Stanners 23/Jan/11 2nd O/S
Quarryboy 23/Jan/11 Lead rpt

Did the direct finish this time which felt a little harder.

RM199 ??/2011 TR O/S

Start really bold, back off on lead

Helnorris 13/Dec/10 2nd

Really enjoyable route.

stvredmond 12/Dec/10 2nd

Rob stole this one off me, was dying to lead it but im glad rob gave it a go, much amusement watching him shake all the way to the top. Real good climb

Bobling 12/Dec/10 Lead
with Helen, sredmond
Didymus 21/Oct/10 Lead rpt
with Peet
kenneM 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Steve Marner
jameslam 12/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Duncan Curry
explodingsprouts 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Quite shaky at the start, but with some encouragement from below and a bit of a stern word with myself, things came together

with Ev
Ollie Bridges 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S

A polished climb at the bottom. Saw someone fall and hit the ground on this climb before, but it turned out not to be too hard.

Hidden 24/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 02/Sep/10 Lead
bpmclimb 30/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with Clare
Huntlyfiddler 30/Aug/10 2nd
Macca_7 23/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Excellent line with some lovely climbing and a good length to boot! Very enjoyable.

Hidden 23/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Gibbo 15/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Andy Strachan
thomasadixon 02/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with Becca
BeccaSnowden 02/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Really enjoyed this.

with Tom
tskelhon 23/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Jon_Warner 23/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Bold start...

with Tom
andy dunn 08/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Big Ben
Bloater 08/Jul/10 2nd O/S
nick hawkins 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Richard Morgan 02/Jun/10 2nd
Ybot Htulk ?/Jun/10 Lead
with Richard
Mark Davies PK 28/May/10 Solo rpt


with Mr Shunt
crossdressingrodney 24/May/10 2nd O/S
with Jez
Hidden 24/May/10 Lead O/S
Alan100 23/May/10 Lead

Scary highball bouldering start! Bit of a shocker after the well protected HVS at places like wintours. Great route tho and plenty of it..

bpmclimb 21/May/10 Lead rpt
with Clare
bpmclimb 21/May/10 Lead rpt

To retrieve stuck rope. Finished at bolts.

with Clare
Huntlyfiddler 21/May/10 2nd
TimPerkin 20/May/10 Lead O/S
with Dave Gale
Pete.ent 02/May/10 Lead β
with 7om
7om 02/May/10 Sent O/S
simeclimb68 17/Apr/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 06/Apr/10 Lead
Danos 05/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Rich
fishinwater 27/Mar/10 2nd
with Bald eagle
luke13 10/Mar/10 Lead
paul1234 10/Mar/10 2nd
with luke13
blazz ??/2010 TR rpt
T ny ??/2010 Lead
Chris Parsons ??/2010 TR O/S
with Richard Crossley, Lee Dyer, Paul James, Steve White
T ny ??/2010 -
Tom Heslam ??/2010 Lead rpt
with Rosea
Didymus 08/Oct/09 Lead rpt
with Peet
sofe13 19/Sep/09 2nd
with Juls
Quarryboy 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Asome route scairy as hell at the start though seconder dave did good work

with David Bradbrook
Circus 15/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Ania
Hidden 07/Aug/09 2nd
bobumf 12/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Alan Howells
James Moyle 04/Jun/09 2nd O/S


with Pete
Hidden 24/May/09 Lead rpt
JamieAyres 24/May/09 TR rpt
Hidden 21/May/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/May/09 Lead rpt
Turbo 21/May/09 2nd O/S
with matt
sawarner 04/May/09 TR
with Mark
tcn_2002 21/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
richardadventurecafe 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S

First HVS - beautiful day, good route, fairly straightforward! Great protection...

with Andy Owen
luke13 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Dec
deklan 05/Apr/09 2nd
with luke
leigh 21/Mar/09 Lead RP

No fall at the beginning this time!

with Ed
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead rpt
evhall 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Cutts
Dale ?/Jan/09 Lead O/S

hard for the grade

with johny
Hidden ?/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Charlotte Warner ??/2009 2nd β
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Matt Tranter ??/2009 Lead
Hidden 06/Dec/08 Lead rpt
Dr Caterpillar 15/Nov/08 Lead O/S

quite damp

with Harry
Rob Davies 22/Sep/08 Lead

Actually thought at the time we were doing Brink of Solarity

with Chris Phelps, Phil Ashton
Hidden ?/Sep/08 Lead
Hidden 30/Aug/08 Lead dog
Hidden 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
bpmclimb 23/Aug/08 Lead rpt
with Clare
Huntlyfiddler 23/Aug/08 2nd
Hidden 02/Aug/08 Lead β
Hidden 02/Aug/08 2nd
leigh 26/Jul/08 Lead dnf

6M Fall at bottom! Lot's of bruises and scrapes!

with Ed
Hidden 26/Jul/08 Lead
diggers 22/Jun/08 TR

Nice climb, great bolts at the top for an easy belay

with Cheese
diggers 22/Jun/08 TR

Nice climb, great bolts at the top for an easy belay

with Cheese
Hidden 20/May/08 2nd O/S
thrutch 14/Apr/08 Lead
with helen
upontop ?/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Chris
mattf77 17/Feb/08 2nd
with andy pollard
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Neil Adams 11/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/07 TR
BruceW 09/Sep/07 Lead rpt
with Becca
Hidden 24/Jul/07 TR
jon thompson27 ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S

Loving the slabs! :-)

with ben harden
Hidden 28/Jun/07 Lead rpt
Feeling bold 16/Jun/07 TR
with Egons - Sue
thomasadixon 03/Jun/07 Lead rpt

Bolts at the top since the rockfall, no real change other than that.

with Christian
Hidden 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Bristoldave 01/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Protheroe
capuchinster 23/May/07 2nd
with Daryl W
Tom Heslam ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Ed Heslam
srees2108 ?/Nov/06 TR O/S
with Tim
tcn_2002 20/Sep/06 Lead
thomasadixon 24/Aug/06 Lead β
Hidden 24/Jun/06 Lead β
upontop ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Chris
Hidden 22/Apr/06 Lead
Hewey 08/Apr/06 Lead
with Sarah
BruceW 01/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Julian
Hidden 05/Mar/06 2nd
rotsoscooper 05/Mar/06 Lead β
with Karen and Tom
rotsoscooper 05/Feb/06 2nd O/S
with Karen
Tamlyn ?/Jan/06 Lead O/S
with Dave V
oldmanrivers ??/2006 -
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
sdi 13/Nov/05 Lead
with Tom K
Jethro ?/Nov/05 Lead
JPGR ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with Justin Adams
gaz.marshall ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Huntlyfiddler 30/May/05 2nd
bpmclimb 30/May/05 Lead O/S
with Clare
Fat Tim ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 Solo rpt
Hidden 09/May/04 2nd rpt
JamieAyres 09/May/04 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Mar/04 Lead
Ally Smith ??/2004 Lead

As an undergrad, so pre-2004

cornishben ??/2004 2nd O/S
with Chris Sims
Mark Davies PK ?/Nov/03 Lead O/S
with Laura
Digger 09/May/03 2nd O/S
with James Latham
Boxy 04/May/03 Lead O/S
with Steve
Norman_P_W 01/Apr/03 2nd
with Bob M
Bob M 01/Apr/03 Lead
Neil Curtis 08/Feb/03 Lead O/S
with Arthur Austin
Paz ?/Jan/03 Lead O/S
with SN
Hidden ??/2003 2nd O/S
7ames ??/2003 Lead
rapidrich 02/Sep/02 Lead O/S
with Katie
greedo 29/Sep/01 Lead O/S
with Julian redrope
Andrew1 03/Jun/01 2nd
with Martin Carter
KRB 08/Oct/00 Solo O/S
MartinN 09/Sep/00 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/00 Lead
alan moore ??/2000 -
Hidden 16/Jun/99 Lead
Hidden 01/Jun/99 2nd
John Southworth 20/Feb/99 Lead O/S
with Vicky Munn
cliffy ??/1999 Lead O/S
with Susanne Svendsen
craig h 31/Mar/98 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/1998 Lead O/S
mikej 08/Sep/96 Lead
with Nick Salmon
mike fenwick ?/Jul/96 Solo

Back rope solo

craig h 28/May/96 Lead O/S
with Jamie Tompson
chris sm 18/Feb/96 Lead O/S
jim_randell 29/Jun/94 Lead rpt
with SL
snowcat 13/Apr/94 2nd
with Chris Schiller
AndySL 27/Mar/94 Lead β

Made even more interesting by being shot at by kids in camo as we climbed.

with Mark
Didymus 20/Mar/94 Lead β
with Rongor
Didymus 30/Jan/94 2nd O/S
with Rongor
Hidden ??/1994 Lead
duncan ??/1994 Lead O/S
with Dan Donovan
goi.ashmore 18/Sep/93 Lead O/S
with Simon Coles
NeilGriffiths 30/Jan/93 Lead
with jon didymus
jim_randell 10/Sep/92 2nd O/S
with MB
Budge ?/Jun/92 2nd O/S
with Brian Ottewell
Hidden ??/1990 Lead O/S
AndyB123 ?/Jul/88 2nd O/S
with Andy E
JamieAyres ?/Jul/88 Lead O/S
with Peter Rickard
Hidden 08/May/86 2nd
Bullybones ??/1986 Lead
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