Rockfax Description
Superb and very sustained wall-climbing. Start at pockets in the wall just left of a small overhang, 4m right of the start of Arms Race.
Climb up the pockets to meet the base of a short right-trending crack. Climb the crack to a peg and step right to a thinner crack. Climb this past another peg to a move right and a shakeout on the blunt arete. Move up to a peg and then climb the steepening wall past a peg on the left to the top. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Takes a disjointed crackline. Grade depends on finish used. The LH finish is best and hardest at E5. The original finish traverses R 20' below the top to the arete and is E4.

C Gore, L M McGinley (A Hall, P Long, finishing up Us 10/5/1980) (left hand finish M Corbett, G A Jenkin, M Donnan 26/4/1982), direct finish 10/5/1980 10/May/1980

Ticklists: Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes, Trad climbs for sport climbers, West Country Climbs, Ultimate E5 ticklist, 20 Routes For 2017, The Ramp 'Super' Challenge.

Hidden 15/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Duncan Campbell 29/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Brill!! Got a fairly bad flash pump having quickly warmed up on Lost Horizons which maybe didn't quite get enough blood flowing. Great climbing with tricky to read rock. Thought it was more like E5 6a with a bold start and lots of tricky moves but no particularly stopper ones. Trusting all those pegs feels exciting at the top though on abbing back down realised I had maybe missed a bit of kit.

with sam Harvie
Ellis Bird 01/Jun/17 Lead
Wendy 13/Nov/16 Lead O/S
with Sash.C
Justin T ?/Sep/16 Lead dnf

In my defence it was lightly raining and a touch on the greasy side [whinge whinge], came off the moves up to the top peg which was disappointing, but then properly shut down trying to get up the final wall, just couldn't work out which way to go in a blizzard of poor holds. A bit like the hard bit of Mirage but lots more of it! Ended up escaping up the top of Arms Race.

with Nancy
Cailean Harker 10/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Absolute quality. Enjoyed that.

with Ben Norman
Hidden 16/Jul/16 Lead RP
blaza1 10/Jul/16 Lead dog

Got lost at the end

Hidden 06/Jul/16 Lead β
Caspian Johnson 06/Jul/16 Lead RP

second E5, felt safe and steady

Pippa 05/May/16 Lead β
with Caspian
Caspian Johnson 05/May/16 Lead dog
with Pip
Bristoldave 05/Mar/16 Lead dog

Fell off the confusing last bit.

with john
John Tanner 05/Mar/16 2nd dog
richiebongo 14/Oct/15 Lead dog

Lost my way on a sea of poor holds and so took a few falls, however its not so hard when you know how.

with Jon Didymus, Nick Smith
tobydunford 18/May/15 TR dog
with Harry Martin
i_a_coops 22/Apr/15 Lead G/U

Tried to go in between the two finishes first go. Bloody routes with rules ;)

with Hugo
brices 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Felt really steady on this after bold as love, great route

with Jack F
Nick Russell 04/Mar/15 Lead RP

Felt easy this time.

Nick Russell 02/Mar/15 Lead dog

Logged some more air miles from the top moves. Turns out it's pretty easy when you know how.

Hidden 11/Oct/14 Lead β
JBO 18/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Wasn't expecting the headwall to be so tricky!

Alex Winter 17/May/14 2nd rpt
with Nick
Nick Russell 17/May/14 Lead dog

Decided to go for the onsight - wasn't expecting much - and fell off moving up to the good holds after the shake-out. I'd probably have just fallen off later anyway. Great route, hard to read.

Alex Winter 14/May/14 Lead RP

Had flashed on a top-rope at the end of a session last week. First go today. Really good climbing. If you make it to the slot in one piece then it's a 7a clip-up! Maybe not 6b -- there aren't really any very hard moves -- although it's tricky to read at the top.

with Ben Darby
Cheese Monkey 14/May/14 2nd dog

2 falls just ran out of go

with Alex W
Keendan 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Just a clip up, but pretty scary at the top with a very blind sequence on random crystal bumps. Essentially safe with enough good pegs even if the top one blows.

AJM 24/Jun/13 2nd dog

Nearly! 1 rest.

Mike Goldthorp 24/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Superb sustained wall climbing, quite thin at times but never desperate, not 6b but several 6a moves, such nice rock - cracks, crimps, pockets, a slopey top, classic!

gazhbo 17/Feb/13 Lead RP

Bold start - Easy when you know how. Better route than I thought it would be.

drcorbasisgod ?/Sep/12 Lead dnf
Tom Heslam 02/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with Lydia
_m.cox_ 16/Mar/12 2nd rpt
Tom Heslam 16/Mar/12 Lead O/S
pezzerrr 14/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 12/Feb/12 Lead dog
Tomar 05/Feb/12 Lead RP

E5 version. 2nd go today, have worked the route on previous session. Such a nice route.

with Mike Coles
Richard Hall ?/Feb/12 Lead RP

Unsure of date. As with all the routes on this wall Low Profile is significantly easier when you know where the holds are. Safe 7a (ish).

with Martin Crocker
colesy 16/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Toby Dunn 30/Nov/11 Lead O/S

A fairly steady E5, though a couple of sections felt tricky to read in a completely unchalked state.

with Pete Saunders
Hidden 22/Sep/11 TR dog
_m.cox_ 24/Jun/11 Lead RP
with Jason Williams
richsmithinbristol 18/Jun/11 Lead RP

Glad to get this after falling off last week at the top peg. Reading the guidebook always helps.Total classic.

Pippa 14/Jun/11 2nd dog
with Richard
Paz 17/Aug/08 Lead dog

I actually made it to the top this time, even if I did sit on all the pegs and chicken out up the arete.

with WG
Paz 15/Apr/08 Lead dnf

Sat on penultimate peg, did a move then bailed right.

with WG
Hidden 21/Aug/07 Lead dog
Kev Little ??/2006 Lead O/S
Paz 18/May/04 2nd dog

1 fall.

with AS
Ally Smith 18/May/04 Lead
Ally Smith ??/2004 -
Hidden 24/Apr/00 Lead RP
Roget 14/Aug/99 Lead O/S
Pete Ogden 03/Jul/99 2nd dog
guy xavier percival ??/1999 Lead RP

Did the E4 finish

Pete Ogden ??/1990 -
with Nigel Birtwell
clark alston ?/Oct/87 2nd dog
with Nick White
stp 01/Dec/83 Lead

Great route. 6a not 6b. Original finish is E4 and direct is worth E5.

duncan ?/Oct/83 Lead RP
with Paul Smith
Steve Bell ??/1981 -
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