27m.

Rockfax Description
A thrilling pitch combining a head-spinning position with faultless wall-climbing. Start at the top of the ramp.
Traverse out left for 3m along the break, level with the ramp, to a tiny ledge. Climb slightly rightwards up the wall, past 2 pegs, to good nuts in the cracks above. Move up leftwards with difficulty to the base of an open groove and a peg on the right and proceed up the groove to where it fades. Finish up the fingery final wall passing a peg. © Rockfax

P R Littlejohn, C King 17/Nov/1977

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Hidden 1 Aug Lead dnf
aiyer 27 Jun Lead O/S So glad I picked a sweltering, hot, windless blue sky day to do a technical crimpy climb. Felt an extra grade harder...
So glad I picked a sweltering, hot, windless blue sky day to do a technical crimpy climb. Felt an extra grade harder...
Cailean Harker 22 May Lead rpt
yan hawkins 21 May Lead O/S
with Jason
with Jason
Hidden 16 May Lead O/S
danieljames123 24 Mar Lead spectacular route, entrance traverse is not as bad as initially looks (though still hair raising). Had just enough energy to beached-whale myself over the top with a bit of forearm friction
spectacular route, entrance traverse is not as bad as initially looks (though still hair raising). Had just enough energy to beached-whale myself over the top with a bit of forearm friction
Will_Armstrong 24 Mar 2nd
with Daniel Heins
with Daniel Heins
Martin Bagshaw 9 Sep, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 9 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
aptius 11 Aug, 2018 2nd dog Several rests on the top half after Rob's rapid onsight before the rain got too bad
Several rests on the top half after Rob's rapid onsight before the rain got too bad
Stanners 11 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S totally psyched to finally have the bottle to attempt the Onsight and it paying off. Didn't feel particularly hard or bold. So pleased to get this. Bring on the my other ramp projects !
with Jeff Jackson
totally psyched to finally have the bottle to attempt the Onsight and it paying off. Didn't feel particularly hard or bold. So pleased to get this. Bring on the my other ramp projects !
with Jeff Jackson
Hidden 2 Aug, 2018 2nd
Hidden 2 Aug, 2018 Lead rpt
Ellis Bird 27 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
W d c 28 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S Class.
with Timm. O
Class.
with Timm. O
Wil Treasure 15 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S
with Lorne
with Lorne
Kemics 23 Aug, 2017 TR RP Cowardly TR. Fine till the crux, nails hard so fell off lots, came up with a ridiculous sequence. Nick had a go and found the holds. Second try clean. The top half seems protectedly solely by pegs. Should probably go for a lead
Cowardly TR. Fine till the crux, nails hard so fell off lots, came up with a ridiculous sequence. Nick had a go and found the holds. Second try clean. The top half seems protectedly solely by pegs. Should probably go for a lead
nickwhimster 23 Aug, 2017 TR dog
with Kemics
with Kemics
alexm198 15 Aug, 2017 2nd dog Fingers uncurled on the penultimate move (off the last peg). Amazing route though. Crux felt utterly desperate - must get stronger...
Fingers uncurled on the penultimate move (off the last peg). Amazing route though. Crux felt utterly desperate - must get stronger...
Matt Harle 15 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
julesmckim 2 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S Pleased to get this on sight. Could have wimped out - sun was shining, already feeling tired from previous routes. So glad I got on with it. Full of interest from the off: traversing out into space with a fall into a bramble bush the cost of getting it wrong, steady to the crux, then a great run out on unhelpful handholds which become useful when your feet are in the right place. Lovely easier climbing above with an exciting finish past the peg.
Pleased to get this on sight. Could have wimped out - sun was shining, already feeling tired from previous routes. So glad I got on with it. Full of interest from the off: traversing out into space with a fall into a bramble bush the cost of getting it wrong, steady to the crux, then a great run out on unhelpful handholds which become useful when your feet are in the right place. Lovely easier climbing above with an exciting finish past the peg.
AlexRenshaw 2 Jul, 2017 2nd
Duncan Campbell 29 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S Brilliant exposed technicality!! Has got some tricky sequences on it and keeps you thinking all the way - the sort of quality you expect from a Littlejohn route! Felt like a bigger lead than Arms Race
Brilliant exposed technicality!! Has got some tricky sequences on it and keeps you thinking all the way - the sort of quality you expect from a Littlejohn route! Felt like a bigger lead than Arms Race
Katekeltie 29 Jun, 2017 2nd rpt
Ellis Bird 1 Jun, 2017 Lead
quiffhanger ?Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
with Rachel
with Rachel
James Smith 23 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S Was intimidated by this route for years so I'm glad to have finally got on and done it! A couple of hard sections, lots of questionable pegs which can for the most part be backed up. Save some beans for the top!
with geoff
Was intimidated by this route for years so I'm glad to have finally got on and done it! A couple of hard sections, lots of questionable pegs which can for the most part be backed up. Save some beans for the top!
with geoff
_m.cox_ 13 Nov, 2016 Lead rpt
with Wendy Coles
with Wendy Coles
Wendy 13 Nov, 2016 Lead O/S
with _m.cox_
with _m.cox_
Andrew1 3 Sep, 2016 Lead
with Hulda
with Hulda
blaza1 15 Jul, 2016 2nd β
Wendy Watthews 21 Jun, 2016 2nd dog
kenneM 3 May, 2016 Lead G/U Absolutely bloody brilliant. Didn't commit to the run out from the crack first time round and had some air time. Back down to the ledge and then back up again and got across to the crack ok - well just about.... Has to be one of the best E3 single pitche routes in the UK!! Pretty damn tricky as well.
with Chris
Absolutely bloody brilliant. Didn't commit to the run out from the crack first time round and had some air time. Back down to the ledge and then back up again and got across to the crack ok - well just about.... Has to be one of the best E3 single pitche routes in the UK!! Pretty damn tricky as well.
with Chris
HappyTrundler 24 Apr, 2016 2nd rpt Good lead by Rich
with Rich 'Wild Man' Rogers
Good lead by Rich
with Rich 'Wild Man' Rogers
Hugobristol 8 Mar, 2016 Lead dnf Going for ground up now. Found getting to the top of the lower crack pretty strenuous, then failed to commit fully and dropped off early in the runout.
with Liam
Going for ground up now. Found getting to the top of the lower crack pretty strenuous, then failed to commit fully and dropped off early in the runout.
with Liam
Mark Stevenson 25 Oct, 2015 Lead rpt
with Michael Pearson
with Michael Pearson
Bristoldave 18 Aug, 2015 Lead rpt
with colin
with colin
James Marshall 29 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S Great, a bit of a route finding mission if you don't read the guide book properly !
with Gaz
Great, a bit of a route finding mission if you don't read the guide book properly !
with Gaz
JoeE 30 Apr, 2015 TR RP Wicked route! Scary runout crux
with Mr Shunt
Wicked route! Scary runout crux
with Mr Shunt
Hidden 26 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
alice fuller 12 Oct, 2014 2nd β
Brian H 12 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S Claiming onsight as I downclimbed when attempting a while back. New pegs make it safer and this time I was able to read the moves on the runout section into the groove. Really good route.
Claiming onsight as I downclimbed when attempting a while back. New pegs make it safer and this time I was able to read the moves on the runout section into the groove. Really good route.
Hidden 12 Oct, 2014 Lead β
tobydunford 24 Sep, 2014 Lead rpt
with Kirsty Kerr
with Kirsty Kerr
eel 23 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S
with Andy J
with Andy J
bigdrew 23 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
with eel
with eel
tobydunford 22 Sep, 2014 2nd β
with Harry Martin
with Harry Martin
mountain_jay 2 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S oh my! turned into a bit of a battle. downclimbed from the crux (getting into groove) to the crack. at the top of the groove couldn't decide whether to go direct, but ended up stepping left a bit. was pretty tired and was getting dark! a bit of downclimbing a couple of times from the final peg! eventually got the onsight after about 2.5 hours on the route, by the light of some other climber's headtorches! exciting times!
with Pippa
oh my! turned into a bit of a battle. downclimbed from the crux (getting into groove) to the crack. at the top of the groove couldn't decide whether to go direct, but ended up stepping left a bit. was pretty tired and was getting dark! a bit of downclimbing a couple of times from the final peg! eventually got the onsight after about 2.5 hours on the route, by the light of some other climber's headtorches! exciting times!
with Pippa
Pippa 2 Sep, 2014 2nd rpt
Ricky Rocks 20 Aug, 2014 Lead Total class, amazing position, great climbing. Forgot how good this was..
Total class, amazing position, great climbing. Forgot how good this was..
mike mo ??, 2014 -
mike mo ??, 2014 -
mike mo ??, 2014 -
Dave Turnbull, BMC 9 Oct, 2013 Lead rpt
with Dan Donovan
with Dan Donovan
JBO 21 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S Tough for E3! Hard and bold moving away from the two lower pegs.
Tough for E3! Hard and bold moving away from the two lower pegs.
Hidden 3 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
Nick Russell 26 Jul, 2013 Lead RP Eventually figured out the move at the crux. Impeccable climbing above, great exposure, three stars from me! (I'll give it a hard E3 because I know I'm not the only one to find that move hard to read, and it's a relatively big fall albeit onto bomber gear. Easy for 6a though, once you get it figured out)
Eventually figured out the move at the crux. Impeccable climbing above, great exposure, three stars from me! (I'll give it a hard E3 because I know I'm not the only one to find that move hard to read, and it's a relatively big fall albeit onto bomber gear. Easy for 6a though, once you get it figured out)
Alex Winter 26 Jul, 2013 Lead I won't win any style awards for this one: mostly on Nicks's gear and with loads of beets. Still, great climbing. Easy when you know how.
with Nick
I won't win any style awards for this one: mostly on Nicks's gear and with loads of beets. Still, great climbing. Easy when you know how.
with Nick
Alex Winter 13 Jul, 2013 Lead dnf Alternated attempts with Jon. Can't figure out the move into groove.
with Ayrton
Alternated attempts with Jon. Can't figure out the move into groove.
with Ayrton
Keendan 25 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S Cool techy route, more sustained than expected.
Cool techy route, more sustained than expected.
Nick Russell 29 Apr, 2013 Lead dnf Standard procedure: stopped mid-crux, got pumped, fell. Should have gone home before trying this, some day I'll learn to finish early and finish strong, rather than keep going til I'm bleeding!
Standard procedure: stopped mid-crux, got pumped, fell. Should have gone home before trying this, some day I'll learn to finish early and finish strong, rather than keep going til I'm bleeding!
Hidden 21 Apr, 2013 2nd β
Hidden 21 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
Kevster 7 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
Ross Davidson 19 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S Awesome route
with Raf
Awesome route
with Raf
Ed Babs 13 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S Happy to find this straightforward. Must try MWE.
with AlexD
Happy to find this straightforward. Must try MWE.
with AlexD
AlexD 13 Sep, 2012 2nd dog
with Ed Babs
with Ed Babs
cem 19 Jun, 2012 2nd dog Flummoxed by the crux section: couldn't work out the sequence or spot the holds
Flummoxed by the crux section: couldn't work out the sequence or spot the holds
akhughes 19 Jun, 2012 2nd O/S
BeccaSnowden 4 Jun, 2012 2nd dog Really hard!
Really hard!
thomasadixon 4 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S Might be down to illness/heat/error but it felt near/as hard as Main Wall Eliminate. Hard, sustained and bold "first" crux, didn't remember there was a second one til I checked the guidebook after! Great route on good upper wall rock.
Might be down to illness/heat/error but it felt near/as hard as Main Wall Eliminate. Hard, sustained and bold "first" crux, didn't remember there was a second one til I checked the guidebook after! Great route on good upper wall rock.
Tom Heslam 2 Jun, 2012 Lead rpt
with Lydia
with Lydia
mwatson ?Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
drcorbasisgod ?Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
with cem
with cem
Graham C 19 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S
Marti999 19 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
Mike Goldthorp 25 Jan, 2012 Lead O/S Very nearly came off on the crux coming into the base of the groove, sloppy footwork, but such a brilliant climb all the way, dont understand why it was left out of the selective rockfax, absolute gem!
with Nick, Giles, Cailean Harker
Very nearly came off on the crux coming into the base of the groove, sloppy footwork, but such a brilliant climb all the way, dont understand why it was left out of the selective rockfax, absolute gem!
with Nick, Giles, Cailean Harker
Cailean Harker 25 Jan, 2012 Lead O/S Amazing climb with great exposure
Amazing climb with great exposure
Toby Dunn 19 Nov, 2011 Lead O/S
with Justin Timms
with Justin Timms
Justin T 19 Nov, 2011 2nd
danp 17 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S amazing line, as good as it looks.
amazing line, as good as it looks.
richiebongo 17 Oct, 2011 Lead RP
with Dan Perrot, Nick Smith
with Dan Perrot, Nick Smith
Hidden 14 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
benkelsey 14 Sep, 2011 2nd O/S So nearly stacked the last move. found the good jug with a few seconds strength to spare.. 3 star route. fantastic.
with remus
So nearly stacked the last move. found the good jug with a few seconds strength to spare.. 3 star route. fantastic.
with remus
Tom Brierley 9 Jul, 2011 Lead dog lots of pegs, but it doesn't make it any easier :/
with karenhh
lots of pegs, but it doesn't make it any easier :/
with karenhh
karenhh 9 Jul, 2011 2nd dog
Pippa 14 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
richsmithinbristol 14 Jun, 2011 Lead
with Pippa
with Pippa
gazhbo ?Jun, 2011 Lead
billb ?Jun, 2011 Lead
Tom Heslam 25 May, 2011 Lead O/S
colesy 6 May, 2011 Lead O/S Nice route.
Nice route.
Rosea Day ?Mar, 2011 2nd O/S
with Thomas Heslam
with Thomas Heslam
pezzerrr 16 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
richiebongo 6 Jul, 2010 Lead dog
with Nick Smith
with Nick Smith
Hidden 4 Jul, 2010 2nd rpt
Hidden 4 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
dan gibson 24 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
with oscar
with oscar
Hidden 24 Jun, 2010 -
Aaron Lines ??, 2010 2nd O/S
JulesV 25 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S
with Will Boxen
with Will Boxen
Dunx 2 Oct, 2009 2nd
with Giles, Ru
with Giles, Ru
Hidden 4 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
feilx 3 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
Bristoldave 6 May, 2009 Lead rpt
with Jon Hauser
with Jon Hauser
jh5638 26 Apr, 2009 2nd dog
with Bristol Dave
with Bristol Dave
Bristoldave 26 Apr, 2009 Lead dog Messed up top crux. Small slump onto peg.
with Jon Hauser
Messed up top crux. Small slump onto peg.
with Jon Hauser
Hidden 22 Nov, 2008 Lead RP
Paz 22 Nov, 2008 2nd dog Numb as F
Numb as F
Paz 28 Sep, 2008 2nd rpt
with WG, HA
with WG, HA
Hidden 1 Aug, 2008 2nd dog
richgac 16 Jul, 2008 2nd rpt
with Army Tom
with Army Tom
richgac 7 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S Superb. Best route I've done at Avon.
with Ben
Superb. Best route I've done at Avon.
with Ben
Hidden ??, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 13 Aug, 2007 Lead rpt
Paz 13 Aug, 2007 2nd
Paz 9 May, 2006 2nd rpt
Ally Smith 9 May, 2006 Lead
with Paz
with Paz
Marcus ??, 2006 -
Kev Little ??, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Marcus ??, 2006 -
Hidden ?Aug, 2005 2nd O/S
Will Homoky ?May, 2005 2nd dog Pretty sure I took a rest somewhere on this one. Stunning face climbing though.
with Pete Milnar
Pretty sure I took a rest somewhere on this one. Stunning face climbing though.
with Pete Milnar
Paz 13 Apr, 2005 Lead RP
Ally Smith 13 Apr, 2005 2nd
with Paz
with Paz
Hidden 4 Jun, 2004 Lead RP
Mark Stevenson 19 May, 2004 2nd O/S
Ally Smith 18 May, 2004 Lead
with Paz
with Paz
Paz 18 May, 2004 2nd dog Seconded it (with tight rope assistance) to get my the gear back after my lead attempt lead to airborne retreat.
Seconded it (with tight rope assistance) to get my the gear back after my lead attempt lead to airborne retreat.
_m.cox_ ?Mar, 2004 Lead O/S
with Adam Mulholland
with Adam Mulholland
cornishben ??, 2004 2nd O/S
with Mike Raine
with Mike Raine
richsmithinbristol 20 May, 2003 Lead O/S With Woody
With Woody
Ally Smith ??, 2003 -
KRB 29 Jun, 2002 Lead β
with unseconded
with unseconded
John Southworth 20 Aug, 2001 Lead O/S
with Jason Parker
with Jason Parker
migs493 1 Jul, 2001 2nd β
ellis ?Sep, 2000 Lead O/S
Si Witcher ?Sep, 2000 2nd
with ellis
with ellis
Billg ?Jul, 2000 Lead O/S
with Harry
with Harry
Tim M ??, 2000 Lead O/S
steveb2006 25 Oct, 1997 Lead RP Fall off on initial attempt. Feels hard
with Terry Thornton
Fall off on initial attempt. Feels hard
with Terry Thornton
Hidden 18 Jun, 1996 Lead dog
AlexRenshaw 16 May, 1996 Lead
with Simon Donowho
with Simon Donowho
Hidden 6 May, 1996 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 May, 1996 -
Hidden ??, 1995 Lead
Johnny Baker ??, 1994 -
with Nigel Birtwell
with Nigel Birtwell
Hidden ??, 1994 Lead O/S
3points of contact 10 Oct, 1993 Lead O/S
AndySL 8 Jul, 1993 2nd O/S Stunning.
with Tim
Stunning.
with Tim
pete johnson 13 Jun, 1993 Lead O/S
with Andy Tallant
with Andy Tallant
mattnuttall 6 Mar, 1993 Lead O/S
with Alan Holden
with Alan Holden
Hidden 12 Dec, 1992 2nd dog
Neil McA 11 Oct, 1992 Lead dnf Failed on this one. Felt harder and more committing than Highway One (portishead) done earlier the same day, and harder than The Crow done the previous day.
with Beak 1.
Failed on this one. Felt harder and more committing than Highway One (portishead) done earlier the same day, and harder than The Crow done the previous day.
with Beak 1.
Nigel Coe ??, 1992 2nd
with Ray Mardon
with Ray Mardon
mark-abz 4 Nov, 1990 2nd
with Dan W
with Dan W
Hidden 8 Oct, 1989 2nd O/S
UKB Shark 9 Sep, 1989 Lead O/S
keefe 21 Aug, 1988 -
Hidden ?Aug, 1988 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby ?Jul, 1988 2nd
Matt Clifton ?Apr, 1987 Lead O/S
with Helen
with Helen
DDDD ??, 1987 -
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) ??, 1987 Lead
William Robertson ??, 1986 Lead O/S
with Emily
with Emily
Adrian Gostick ??, 1986 Lead
AlexRenshaw 2 Nov, 1985 Lead
with jcw
with jcw
stp 28 Jun, 1983 Lead rpt Seconded the year before. More sustained than cruxy. E3 5c.
Seconded the year before. More sustained than cruxy. E3 5c.
andy gittins ??, 1983 -
duncan ?Nov, 1982 Lead O/S
Steve Lewis 12 Jul, 1981 Lead O/S
with Gary
with Gary
Steve Bell ??, 1981 -
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