Rockfax Description
A worthwhile variation on Dexter. Start as for Dexter just left of the corner that drops down from the upper approach-ledge.
Climb the wall to a widening crack and follow this on excellent holds for a few metres until level with a line of weakness on the right wall. Move out right along the line of weakness and, from where it fades, reach right to a rounded shallow crack.
Take the flake above leftwards to the finish of Dexter. © Rockfax

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

Hidden 08/Oct 2nd O/S
Marti999 26/Sep Lead O/S

About a grade harder if your short.

with Debbie
manbat 06/Sep Lead

Found the move from halfway along the traverse to gaining the groove on the right really hard! Felt much harder than 5a to me. Matt cruised it. Nice route, a very worthwhile variation to Dexter.

Lumbering Oaf 06/Sep Lead RP

Fell off this route some years ago as I attempted to foot traverse the sloping break rather than use it as a hand traverse. It is much easier as a hand traverse! Nice route and with better gear this way round: much more like HVS 5a!

derekwwl 25/Aug 2nd O/S
with Aidan Morris
chris cockbain 05/Jul Lead dog

Didn't commit and rested on a dodgey cam at the end of the traverse :(

JackSewell1997 20/Jun Lead O/S


with Michael
Quarryboy 17/Jun Lead O/S

Quite perplexed originally about where to go but after committing to the traverse eventually got to where I needed to be.

with Elias Khoury
kierankeavy 17/Jun Lead O/S


with Rhys Roberts
Hidden 15/Jun Lead O/S
George_Surf 12/Jun Lead O/S

really hard! the traverse is thin and commiting, the top is also pretty scary standing on the grey blob

rachelpearce01 12/Jun 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/May Lead O/S
Katsmiff 16/Apr Lead O/S

Lovely climb, really enjoyed it. Good gear. Crux move was a lean onto a rounded column.

with Christian Keefe, Ian Pegg
Hidden 13/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Apr 2nd
Hidden 11/Apr Lead O/S
Jess patel 11/Apr 2nd
with tim ashlin, mike thomas
Hidden 08/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Feb Lead O/S
AndrewP 13/Oct/16 Lead dog
with Daniel Bryan
Hidden 31/Jul/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/16 2nd
Mr Tickle 28/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Sally
Hidden 18/Jul/16 2nd dog
shoulders 14/Jul/16 Lead dnf
with pete lewis
Hidden 03/Jul/16 Solo O/S
George Killaspy 02/Jul/16 -
Hebe Knowles 02/Jul/16 TR O/S

Hard move at the top, requires balls on lead!

with George
Skinnybloke 01/Jul/16 2nd
Calum M 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Tom McCabe 17/Jun/16 Lead rpt
with Clare Petrie
8PetrieC 17/Jun/16 2nd O/S
with Tom McCabe
Hidden 17/Jun/16 2nd dog
Alex Wade 12/Jun/16 2nd O/S
partz 12/Jun/16 Lead O/S
kyaizawa 12/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/16 2nd
OliverRoss 10/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Megan Stillwell
MegStillwell 10/Jun/16 2nd dog
with Ollie Ross
clubmanpete 01/Jun/16 Lead

well well well... what a great bold little climb... hard for the shorter climber for sure... but either way there are a few committing moves from slabby foot holds! a great climb and one not to be missed in MHP

Hidden ?/Jun/16 2nd β
JCAshman 02/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Sep/15 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 18/Sep/15 2nd O/S


with Gareth
Hidden 04/Sep/15 2nd rpt
Sophie Nunn 04/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Sue
supersouthward 01/Aug/15 -

Soggy pocket/dish, really fun route

with Selen Thyssen
jordana86 23/Jul/15 2nd
Stickle Tarn 23/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Went a little too high up the crack before making the traverse. Tried to under cut the large flake directly above the start (should have payed more attention to the guide book!). Down climbed a little and got back on the correct line. Superb climbing but a little bit of an eliminate; one really reachy move and your on decent holds all the way up !

andrea83 15/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Excellent, really enjoyed this. Thought it was pretty hard for the grade.

with Hamish
Hamish777 15/Jul/15 2nd dog

Damm. A great lead by Andrea, I found this to be a tough route.

with Andrea
Paula Ryan ?/Jul/15 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/15 Lead
dbrooks 20/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Alex, Michael, Gareth
afrosam 19/Jun/15 Lead O/S
joeurwin 19/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with afrosam
chrismadar 13/Jun/15 Lead O/S

An interesting route, particularly the top out move which seemed to be standing on a bulge to what, at the time, was a sopping wet blind pocket.

kateharborne 13/Jun/15 2nd dog

Slipped on the reach move across the face. Otherwise a really fun climb.

foostu4 02/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Oo 25/May/15 2nd
Tim_C7 23/May/15 Lead O/S
with Henry G, Toby D
guy757 18/Apr/15 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden 13/Sep/14 Lead
Lumbering Oaf 10/Sep/14 Lead dnf

Fell off trying to get to the foot ledge on right hand side of traverse. Gear good. Will return and complete another day.

Hidden 31/Jul/14 Lead rpt
duckhead 19/Jul/14 -
Brian H 13/Jul/14 Lead rpt
alice fuller 13/Jul/14 Lead β
Hidden 27/Jun/14 Lead
MaccMark 20/Jun/14 Lead

Big reach on a pinch when stepping right on the face.

augustus trout 20/Jun/14 2nd
Tom McCabe 19/Jun/14 2nd

Nice climb with an interesting traverse. Freed a sling from boulders above.

with James Thompson
gg4419 26/May/14 2nd O/S
Joemanglerocks 26/May/14 Lead
with Aiden
nickstephens 26/May/14 Lead O/S
Sam4242 04/May/14 Lead O/S
tomB 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
robman 19/Apr/14 2nd
Simon cook ??/2014 -
Motown 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Lee Simmons
leerybunny 06/Jul/13 2nd
Tim W 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
TonyF 03/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with David
DaveFidler 03/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Climbed in proper mist which made the holds wetter as you went along without you realising.

Hidden 24/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/13 2nd O/S
David Maddison 19/Jun/13 2nd 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Luke Dawson 31/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/13 Lead rpt
stevorobs3 31/Mar/13 Lead O/S
onlyfoddington 31/Mar/13 2nd dog

I could not quite get established in the undercut flake on the first attempt. Needed some thought.

with Steve R
aljezurusrf08 30/Mar/13 2nd O/S
with Willow
Hidden 23/Mar/13 2nd
dobby 200 23/Mar/13 Lead β

Lead with pre-placed gear

joedoherty 23/Mar/13 Lead O/S
smolders ?/Mar/13 -
Hidden ??/2013 Lead O/S
Spearos 20/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Riggo
Carter 28/Jun/12 Lead dog
Hidden 28/Jun/12 Lead β
El3ctroFuzz 31/May/12 2nd O/S

Very escapable route.

with Joe Harris
Dilwat 19/May/12 2nd O/S
with Nick
nickdonohue ?/May/12 Lead
with Ian Riddell, Chris Stanyon
guy757 14/Apr/12 -
Dave Heaton 24/Mar/12 2nd
with Jake Nichol
jakenichol 24/Mar/12 Lead

Felt hard and bold in places

wojt ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
arandall 10/Dec/11 2nd O/S
with Tom Pinnons
Hidden ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/11 Lead RP
Harry Thorpe 17/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Awesome route, quite blind and reachy I thought

JamPlastick 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Alkis 10/Jun/11 Lead dog

Went the wrong way, slapping right too early, from the jug below the undercut and fell off. Figured out which way it was meant to go (up to the undercut then right) and did it.

GermanAlex 10/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 24/May/11 Lead O/S
Gareth 26/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Andrew
andybenham 26/Sep/10 Lead rpt

Fell off this several times a few years back so good to get back on it. Went very smoothly this time. Really enjoyable climbing on perfect granite. Would be three stars if you couldn't walk off it at a couple of points.

culmclimberRob 11/Sep/10 2nd

good climb well worth doing

with tom
GraMc 09/Sep/10 Lead dog

went the wrong way so rested on gear

Hidden 09/Sep/10 2nd dog
redshapedfriday ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
berry 29/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S
andy dunn 02/Jul/10 2nd
with Tom
Hidden 18/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Em66 18/Jun/10 2nd
Little AndyH 18/Jun/10 Lead

second half only!

jmhood ??/2010 -
Rowansb ?/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Mark D 11/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/09 Lead O/S
paulh1967 ??/2009 -
Dan_Carroll 07/Aug/08 Solo rpt
Al Franks 31/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Liz davies
lizzie789 31/Jul/08 2nd
RagingPuffin 31/Jul/08 Lead O/S
DavidR 28/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Brilliant. Deserves some stars.

Hidden 28/Jul/08 2nd dog
BicepAndrews 10/Jun/08 Lead

Took a reasonable sized fall going up for the undercut/sidecut, my gear popped out, good job i backed it up. Got near the top (after the long runout) and turned into a complete pussy!

with Mike Spilka
Steve Winslow ?/Jan/08 -
dewrats ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Oli Boyes Chris Barr
erinbastian 09/Sep/07 2nd
with jacob phillips
Hidden 09/Sep/07 Lead O/S
zcapxa5 11/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Dave Prady, Hannah Shaw
masa-alpin 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Dom S, Lucy B (ULMC)
Somerset swede basher 28/Apr/07 2nd β
with Masa Sakano
Hidden ??/2007 AltLd
Hidden 04/Mar/06 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
eddy-on-the-rocks ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
Lev 05/Feb/05 Lead O/S

Great route, but I took a offroute sit down rest

with Claire Durant, Beth
MagnusL ?/Feb/05 2nd dnf

yeah, i suck.

mikeyjbs 02/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with wilko, sven hassle, will woodhead, jeremy leicester, dan, paul kenny, hans allnut, simon ball, farrow
Hidden ?/Sep/03 2nd
Macca_7 28/Aug/03 Lead O/S

Great route with tricky moves really enjoyable!

Hidden ?/Jun/03 2nd O/S
Mark Stevenson 18/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/02 Lead
pezzerrr 01/Apr/02 Lead O/S
Stone Muppet 09/Aug/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/01 Lead
Hidden 02/Aug/00 2nd
stuart100 20/May/00 Lead RP
with Claire Graham
FrankW 21/Nov/99 Lead rpt
with Laura
lost.arrow 11/May/98 Lead
with Gill Heartly
FrankW 01/May/98 2nd O/S
with Joe
John Southworth ?/Apr/98 Lead
belay bunny turned bad ??/1997 Lead
tompercy ?/Mar/96 2nd
cornishben ??/1996 Lead O/S
michael burrows 23/Jul/95 Lead O/S
with cen lewis
colin milton 29/Apr/95 Lead dnf
with eric milton
Hidden 14/Apr/95 Lead O/S
davebrox ??/1995 -
tompercy 14/Mar/94 Lead
with Chris Lear
Hidden ??/1994 -
Roget 14/Sep/93 Lead O/S
with jon
NickJH ?/Aug/90 Lead
with D Townsend
Hidden 12/Feb/89 2nd
RichardMc 05/Apr/85 Lead
with Jon Clifford-Smith
GordonHart ?/Aug/84 Lead O/S
with James Butler
The Reaper 03/Apr/83 Lead O/S
Nic Robinson 06/May/80 Lead O/S
with Roy Stupak
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