58m, 3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A 'Classic Rock' tick taking on the well defined right-to-left diagonal line that slants up the left side of the crest of the buttress. Start at a peg and nut belay at the top of Exhibition Slab.
1) 4c, 20m. Move left 6m to a wide corner. Climb the corner to a peg and the make a precarious sequence of moves left across the wall to an easing. Continue traversing left beneath the overhangs and then step down to a sloping niche and peg and nut belays.
2) 4a, 14m. Step back right and move up and then left to pass the overhang. Climb a slab on the left to a small tree and then continue up a short steep crack to a larger tree and belay.
3) 4b, 24m. Behind and left of the tree is a wall with a borehole. Take the wall via diagonal cracks, steep at first, to an easing up and left. Continue up ledges past a vertical iron spike and then via easier ground to the top and a substantial twin tree belay. © Rockfax

Ticklists

Classic Rock, The 100 Best UK VS routes?, Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes, West Country Climbs, Avon VSes, The Original 'Classic Rock' List, Avon VS challenge, CC GUIDE (2016): Avon Gorge - 1-3 Star Classic & Hard Rock, South West Classic VS's

Feedback

UserDateNotes
Steve Neads 12 Jul Show βeta
βeta: Led pitches 1 and 3 - many years since I last climbed it, but still a great route
βeta?
Show beta
βeta: Led pitches 1 and 3 - many years since I last climbed it, but still a great route
ElBarto 25 Apr Show βeta
βeta: It's getting quite polished now, especially on the hard move of the first pitch. Second pitch slab is very run out although Terry thinks there's a nut placement to be had in one of the slabs handholds that I didn't see.
 
Show beta
βeta: It's getting quite polished now, especially on the hard move of the first pitch. Second pitch slab is very run out although Terry thinks there's a nut placement to be had in one of the slabs handholds that I didn't see.
Login as Existing User to add your feedback

Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
Dan Leach 17 Aug AltLd
with Henry Sackville-Hamilton
with Henry Sackville-Hamilton
Steve5543 11 Aug Lead O/S Last pitch in the rain. Good route. Enjoyable cruxi on each pitch.
Last pitch in the rain. Good route. Enjoyable cruxi on each pitch.
deniskoch 11 Aug AltLd
with Thomas Kidner
with Thomas Kidner
mshorter 27 Jul Lead O/S Simul
Simul
sparkass 27 Jul AltLd O/S
Hidden 25 Jul AltLd
Tom Barter 21 Jul Lead O/S
markfromstoke 12 Jul AltLd
Steve Neads 12 Jul AltLd Led pitches 1 and 3 - many years since I last climbed it, but still a great route
Led pitches 1 and 3 - many years since I last climbed it, but still a great route
BenjaminLockie 10 Jul AltLd O/S I lead the first. Dylan lead the second two.
with Dylan Jones
I lead the first. Dylan lead the second two.
with Dylan Jones
doggedjones 10 Jul AltLd
with Ben Lockie
with Ben Lockie
Philoosh 30 Jun AltLd O/S
SamThomas 29 Jun 2nd
ChrisMasters 29 Jun Lead
HannahFrancis 28 Jun AltLd
with arose
with arose
arose 28 Jun AltLd Good fun. Fairly easy for the grade.
Good fun. Fairly easy for the grade.
Fellmonkey 25 Jun AltLd O/S Led P2 and P3, really nice route! Couple of slippery steps on P1 but found it better than comments suggested. P3 very wet to start but difficulties eased quickly
with knighty
Led P2 and P3, really nice route! Couple of slippery steps on P1 but found it better than comments suggested. P3 very wet to start but difficulties eased quickly
with knighty
knighty 24 Jun AltLd O/S Led P1. Huge amount of rain this morning and wet streaks everywhere! Actually found the route to be very pleasant and enjoyable moves throughout. A lovely evening climb. I'd probably give this 2* as the line isn't the most obvious to follow.
Led P1. Huge amount of rain this morning and wet streaks everywhere! Actually found the route to be very pleasant and enjoyable moves throughout. A lovely evening climb. I'd probably give this 2* as the line isn't the most obvious to follow.
Phil Murray 24 Jun Lead rpt Good polished fun!
with Tim Tett
Good polished fun!
with Tim Tett
Hidden 5 Jun -
Mark Salter 5 Jun AltLd
inglesp 3 Jun AltLd Let P2 and P3.
with Tim
Let P2 and P3.
with Tim
markfairbank 25 May AltLd O/S Led P1
Led P1
climbdevon 25 May -
Anne Fairbank 25 May Lead
yossarian714 5 May AltLd O/S Led P1 & 3
Led P1 & 3
Jules Lane 5 May AltLd Led P2. Nice route. The couple of polished footholds barely distract from the route as they are flat. Ignore guidebook comments on this point !
Led P2. Nice route. The couple of polished footholds barely distract from the route as they are flat. Ignore guidebook comments on this point !
cclawrence 3 May 2nd dog Like a soap box!
Like a soap box!
Big_T 21 Apr AltLd O/S Lead 1&3. Neil led P2. Had a great time on this route. Thought the climb was pretty straight forward but spicy enough to be fun.
with ElBarto
Lead 1&3. Neil led P2. Had a great time on this route. Thought the climb was pretty straight forward but spicy enough to be fun.
with ElBarto
ElBarto 21 Apr AltLd O/S Lead pitch 2. Wasn't such a fan of the route but I think that's mostly because of the polish. Might come back and lead it when I've very confident on the VS 4 grades again.
Lead pitch 2. Wasn't such a fan of the route but I think that's mostly because of the polish. Might come back and lead it when I've very confident on the VS 4 grades again.
JGriffiths 11 Apr AltLd rpt Led p1
Led p1
PaulJepson 11 Apr AltLd O/S First evening climb of the year! Classic Avon but not A Classic. Lead P2 & 3. Pitch 2 felt a bit harder and bolder than 3? Pitch 3 is a banger though. Polished in places on P1 but you can always find holds that aren't.
First evening climb of the year! Classic Avon but not A Classic. Lead P2 & 3. Pitch 2 felt a bit harder and bolder than 3? Pitch 3 is a banger though. Polished in places on P1 but you can always find holds that aren't.
EllieWoods 30 Mar AltLd rpt
with Jamie Tiplady
with Jamie Tiplady
Emilyjnb 26 Mar 2nd β With Philip and Helen
With Philip and Helen
Fergus Moore 10 Mar AltLd dnf First trad route of the year! Lead P1, the polish keeps it spicy. Teo took P2 while the heavens opened. The route was soaked so we abbed off the tree at the second belay
with Teo Garcia Milan
First trad route of the year! Lead P1, the polish keeps it spicy. Teo took P2 while the heavens opened. The route was soaked so we abbed off the tree at the second belay
with Teo Garcia Milan
alasdaircavaye 27 Feb AltLd O/S Lead P2 and P1. Really fun and well protected. Took two seconds so lots of faff. Great day.
with Ellen Carrick , Tilly Fuller
Lead P2 and P1. Really fun and well protected. Took two seconds so lots of faff. Great day.
with Ellen Carrick , Tilly Fuller
Hidden ?? -
riff156 9 Dec, 2018 AltLd rpt
Julian Prieto 9 Dec, 2018 AltLd O/S Led P1
with riff156
Led P1
with riff156
chris cockbain 25 Nov, 2018 Lead O/S Hanging,
Hanging,
Tom Brierley 18 Nov, 2018 Lead rpt Good one for being intentionally benighted on :)
with karenhh
Good one for being intentionally benighted on :)
with karenhh
Ashley King 3 Nov, 2018 AltLd rpt Lead P2, Good fun. No issues.
Lead P2, Good fun. No issues.
jamieevans 29 Oct, 2018 Lead rpt
Dom Goodwin 29 Oct, 2018 2nd Brilliant route!
Brilliant route!
leobold ?Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
with Ruairidh King
with Ruairidh King
matthop32 28 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S Lead 1st and 3rd pitch. Very pleasant climbing, even with the polish
with DJM
Lead 1st and 3rd pitch. Very pleasant climbing, even with the polish
with DJM
Hidden 28 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21 Sep, 2018 Lead
Hidden 21 Sep, 2018 Lead
guisboro andy 21 Sep, 2018 Lead
Hidden 13 Sep, 2018 AltLd
robertcunningham86 4 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S With Mat O’Toole led second pitch
With Mat O’Toole led second pitch
motoole 4 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
James_L88 25 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Did in 2 pitches. Led P1 up to first ash tree.
with KatDay
Did in 2 pitches. Led P1 up to first ash tree.
with KatDay
joermann 23 Aug, 2018 AltLd
fammer 21 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S I led the last pitch. Good route. First classic rock tick, hopefully more to come
with Jason, WillCrabtree
I led the last pitch. Good route. First classic rock tick, hopefully more to come
with Jason, WillCrabtree
WillCrabtree 21 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Led the first pitch, really enjoyable climb despite the polish.
with fammer
Led the first pitch, really enjoyable climb despite the polish.
with fammer
Hidden 11 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
Jamiewalkerjones 7 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Led P1 and P3. Good climbing. Roasting hot. Noisy traffic. Lots of good protection, solid (looking) pegs all the way.
Led P1 and P3. Good climbing. Roasting hot. Noisy traffic. Lots of good protection, solid (looking) pegs all the way.
FeargalR 7 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Jonnaylor 3 Aug, 2018 AltLd I led 1st and 3rd pitches. A bit polished and sparse pro but a good classic VS nonetheless!
with Dave Tait
I led 1st and 3rd pitches. A bit polished and sparse pro but a good classic VS nonetheless!
with Dave Tait
Olliebradbury 1 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Done as 2 pitches, I lead the 2nd
with Neil, Shelle
Done as 2 pitches, I lead the 2nd
with Neil, Shelle
Olliebradbury 1 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Done as 2 pitches, I lead the 2nd
with Neil, Shelle
Done as 2 pitches, I lead the 2nd
with Neil, Shelle
Olliebradbury 1 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Done as 2 pitches, I lead the 2nd
with Neil, Shelle
Done as 2 pitches, I lead the 2nd
with Neil, Shelle
Olliebradbury 1 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Done as 2 pitches, I lead the 2nd
with Neil, Shelle
Done as 2 pitches, I lead the 2nd
with Neil, Shelle
Olliebradbury 1 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Done as 2 pitches, I lead the 2nd
with Neil, Shelle
Done as 2 pitches, I lead the 2nd
with Neil, Shelle
Olliebradbury 1 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Done as 2 pitches, I lead the 2nd
with Neil, Shelle
Done as 2 pitches, I lead the 2nd
with Neil, Shelle
Olliebradbury 1 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Done as 2 pitches, I lead the 2nd
with Neil, Shelle
Done as 2 pitches, I lead the 2nd
with Neil, Shelle
Olliebradbury 1 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Done as 2 pitches, I lead the 2nd
with Neil, Shelle
Done as 2 pitches, I lead the 2nd
with Neil, Shelle
Olliebradbury 1 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Done as 2 pitches, I lead the 2nd
with Neil, Shelle
Done as 2 pitches, I lead the 2nd
with Neil, Shelle
markfromstoke 19 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with luke43
with luke43
luke43 19 Jul, 2018 AltLd
Master Chief 27 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
with jgclimb
with jgclimb
Hidden 24 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
ryan_keith_thomas 24 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
Samedmo111 12 Jun, 2018 2nd not an enjoyable route... Pitch 1 very polished, 2 & 3 were fine
not an enjoyable route... Pitch 1 very polished, 2 & 3 were fine
kolosz99 12 Jun, 2018 Lead 2nd P1 - Really polished crux is making this climb challenging. 2nd P2 - start is on slaby wall with one finger drilled holes :) very nice, Lead P3 - Interesting start, 2 or 3 places for a couple of interesting moves. Great route but too polished to go again for us.
2nd P1 - Really polished crux is making this climb challenging. 2nd P2 - start is on slaby wall with one finger drilled holes :) very nice, Lead P3 - Interesting start, 2 or 3 places for a couple of interesting moves. Great route but too polished to go again for us.
VinnyW 12 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 9 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
NatCheeseman 9 Jun, 2018 AltLd Lead pitch 2
with tobra
Lead pitch 2
with tobra
Hidden 28 May, 2018 Lead
raidiun 19 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
BrizzleChris 19 May, 2018 AltLd rpt Lead the middle pitch, was very hungover at start but not too technically hard, just ultra polished
with raidiun
Lead the middle pitch, was very hungover at start but not too technically hard, just ultra polished
with raidiun
NickSayers 15 May, 2018 AltLd Did not do harder first pitch
Did not do harder first pitch
rosso 13 May, 2018 AltLd rpt
nathanjmasters 13 May, 2018 AltLd
with rosso
with rosso
Kemics 10 May, 2018 AltLd rpt No actual hard moves. But very polished and poor gear. I think most of avon's bad reputation is really just specifically about the crapness of this one route.
with Jon
No actual hard moves. But very polished and poor gear. I think most of avon's bad reputation is really just specifically about the crapness of this one route.
with Jon
Hidden 9 May, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 3 May, 2018 AltLd
Megapode ?May, 2018 2nd
with James Evans
with James Evans
evhall 29 Apr, 2018 AltLd rpt p1 and 2 together
with SM
p1 and 2 together
with SM
JoeWilliams 20 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Mike Napier
with Mike Napier
Hidden 19 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S
foobar123 19 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S Led p3, taking a more direct line than suggested at first and traversing left a little higher. A nice route that was perhaps worth its "Classic Rock" status once, but the polish definitely takes away from the experience!
Led p3, taking a more direct line than suggested at first and traversing left a little higher. A nice route that was perhaps worth its "Classic Rock" status once, but the polish definitely takes away from the experience!
Hidden 25 Mar, 2018 -
nathanjmasters 8 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
with rosso
with rosso
rosso 8 Mar, 2018 AltLd rpt
Wally ??, 2018 AltLd
Dave Cundy ??, 2018 -
with Christian Saxtoft, Alan Howell
with Christian Saxtoft, Alan Howell
El Swiftos! 25 Dec, 2017 AltLd O/S Great route if a little damp
with charlie
Great route if a little damp
with charlie
JendeHoxar 12 Nov, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
Flavio 12 Nov, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25 Oct, 2017 Lead
BrizzleChris 18 Oct, 2017 2nd O/S I think this is the right date. Good to get back on rock after falling at the peaks, nice but scary route
with Dan Akam
I think this is the right date. Good to get back on rock after falling at the peaks, nice but scary route
with Dan Akam
Hidden 13 Oct, 2017 AltLd
The_Boy_ODwyer 8 Oct, 2017 AltLd
mike lawrence? 8 Oct, 2017 AltLd
Felix Ottey 24 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S I led pitches 1&3 first pitch was quite tough in places polish not too bad though. A rain shower came and thankfully went mid pitch!
with Dave
I led pitches 1&3 first pitch was quite tough in places polish not too bad though. A rain shower came and thankfully went mid pitch!
with Dave
petecallaghan 17 Sep, 2017 2nd O/S Climbed in trainers. Third pitch was too wet, so headed right onto another VS
Climbed in trainers. Third pitch was too wet, so headed right onto another VS
Conan 7 Sep, 2017 AltLd Polished crux made harder by the poor protection
Polished crux made harder by the poor protection
john jennings 7 Sep, 2017 AltLd Not great, at all. How did an average route on quarried limestone in a noisy urban, and litter-strewn setting get into Classic Rock? The only thing I can say in its defense is that the polish was not quite as bad as its reputation suggests. Zero stars in my book
with Conan
Not great, at all. How did an average route on quarried limestone in a noisy urban, and litter-strewn setting get into Classic Rock? The only thing I can say in its defense is that the polish was not quite as bad as its reputation suggests. Zero stars in my book
with Conan
foostu4 6 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
Richardlake 19 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S 1 and 3
1 and 3
will_lake 19 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
Legs 31 Jul, 2017 AltLd
Rob Morgan 31 Jul, 2017 AltLd Led P1 & P3.
with Legs
Led P1 & P3.
with Legs
Nickwild 29 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Daniel Wild
with Daniel Wild
Daniel-Wild 29 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Nick
with Nick
danieleaston 27 Jul, 2017 AltLd rpt Led 1 and 3. Break for rain at the end of 2.
Led 1 and 3. Break for rain at the end of 2.
Steve Bartle 27 Jul, 2017 AltLd rpt I'd forgotten how good this is. We had to sit at the tree belay for about 1/2 hour waiting for some unforecast rain to pass though
I'd forgotten how good this is. We had to sit at the tree belay for about 1/2 hour waiting for some unforecast rain to pass though
Fakey Rocks 24 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Lead P1. Seem to have dropped my gold colored dmm offset somewhere on route.
with willnor
Lead P1. Seem to have dropped my gold colored dmm offset somewhere on route.
with willnor
dprib123 15 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Me p1.
Me p1.
routrax 15 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Originally started to lead P1, couldn't commit to the very polished crux in the slightly damn conditions, so we swapped and I led P2&3 as one. Nice route, not too confident on the Gorge in damp conditions though!
with David
Originally started to lead P1, couldn't commit to the very polished crux in the slightly damn conditions, so we swapped and I led P2&3 as one. Nice route, not too confident on the Gorge in damp conditions though!
with David
edgar_spaten 9 Jul, 2017 Solo O/S
Westy 29 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
Andypeak 26 Jun, 2017 AltLd P1 and 3. Very polished
P1 and 3. Very polished
Hidden 26 Jun, 2017 AltLd
Ed Hastings 12 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
with Si Bennett
with Si Bennett
richardsavill 28 May, 2017 AltLd O/S
with luke m
with luke m
luke13 28 May, 2017 AltLd
with Rich
with Rich
Ashley King 26 May, 2017 Lead O/S Great climb, a bit polished in places and its the first pitch that really makes it VS. The other two weren't too hard or exposed.
Great climb, a bit polished in places and its the first pitch that really makes it VS. The other two weren't too hard or exposed.
badgerjockey 25 May, 2017 Lead O/S A great evening adventure! The polish fuels the adrenaline during the baking summer heat!
with Dan M
A great evening adventure! The polish fuels the adrenaline during the baking summer heat!
with Dan M
trouserburp 14 May, 2017 AltLd O/S Polished but fun. Davide ran top two pitches together on a 50m, just
Polished but fun. Davide ran top two pitches together on a 50m, just
Jimbob64 13 May, 2017 Lead O/S
with Mace, Jimson, Strife
with Mace, Jimson, Strife
c357 10 May, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26 Apr, 2017 AltLd
AngelaC 22 Apr, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 20 Apr, 2017 Lead
lieraza 18 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S Led P1 (all the polish)
with Colin, Julio
Led P1 (all the polish)
with Colin, Julio
AndyRogers 16 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S I led 1 and 3 . 1 is an experience. No hands and all polished feet make it all feel very precarious. Lovely moves and varied climbing througout. Not bad for a quick pre lunch effort with a hangover!
with ianlaw
I led 1 and 3 . 1 is an experience. No hands and all polished feet make it all feel very precarious. Lovely moves and varied climbing througout. Not bad for a quick pre lunch effort with a hangover!
with ianlaw
Hidden 16 Apr, 2017 AltLd rpt
mattprince 24 Mar, 2017 AltLd
with Owen James
with Owen James
Lil_Pete 11 Mar, 2017 Solo O/S Seconding what Rob says below, "A wild expedition up a good line. Clearly very polished, but all the more wild as a result of it." Wild. Definitely wild! Next time a rope will be used!
Seconding what Rob says below, "A wild expedition up a good line. Clearly very polished, but all the more wild as a result of it." Wild. Definitely wild! Next time a rope will be used!
ewanhenesy 10 Mar, 2017 2nd O/S Joe Fraser lead this one. Learned how to tie in between pitches using clove hitches, one on each anchor. Also learned belaying while seconding. Letting out the rope etc. First abseil in a while once topped out.
Joe Fraser lead this one. Learned how to tie in between pitches using clove hitches, one on each anchor. Also learned belaying while seconding. Letting out the rope etc. First abseil in a while once topped out.
Hidden 10 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S
clarkeadventure 10 Mar, 2017 2nd O/S Fantastic experience of first multi-pitch climb. Focus on securing anchor points between pitches. 5 anchors for 3 people.
Fantastic experience of first multi-pitch climb. Focus on securing anchor points between pitches. 5 anchors for 3 people.
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 10 Mar, 2017 Solo A wild expedition up a good line. Clearly very polished, but all the more wild as a result of it.
A wild expedition up a good line. Clearly very polished, but all the more wild as a result of it.
fuzzysheep01 4 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S Led P1 and 3. Excellent climbing on p2 and 3. A bit polished but not as bad as I expected.
Led P1 and 3. Excellent climbing on p2 and 3. A bit polished but not as bad as I expected.
MusicalMountaineer 4 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S Great route. Loved the middle pitch. Involved all the way. Not nearly as polished as expected.
Great route. Loved the middle pitch. Involved all the way. Not nearly as polished as expected.
Hidden 8 Feb, 2017 Lead
faye 8 Feb, 2017 2nd
Drummerboy444 25 Jan, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 1 Jan, 2017 Lead
james-carey ??, 2017 -
Climbingspike ??, 2017 -
Jim blackford 29 Nov, 2016 Lead O/S i felt it was only VS for the first pitch.
with Arthur
i felt it was only VS for the first pitch.
with Arthur
Hidden 3 Nov, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 4 Oct, 2016 AltLd
Nick Arthur 2 Oct, 2016 AltLd Great sunny climb, the top two pitches were definitely the better ones, not helped by the fact that I made an unnecessary detour up the face right of the groove to avoid the polish...
with Libby Clarke, Ewan Thompson
Great sunny climb, the top two pitches were definitely the better ones, not helped by the fact that I made an unnecessary detour up the face right of the groove to avoid the polish...
with Libby Clarke, Ewan Thompson
Hidden 7 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S
KevB 31 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29 Aug, 2016 Lead
bidean 29 Aug, 2016 2nd
SenzuBean 28 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S Oh dear... Couldn't tell where the route went easily (unfamiliar guide, and only photos on a phone). Rained on just after the crux (whew). Went extremely far off-route on the last pitch, and had to downclimb 5-6m of fairly technical 4b terrain above my last gear to regain the route. But glad to have done it :) Would've been a much better route with more gear, and less pitons. Wtf was this "obstetrician move" - didn't see anything like that.
with Manoj
Oh dear... Couldn't tell where the route went easily (unfamiliar guide, and only photos on a phone). Rained on just after the crux (whew). Went extremely far off-route on the last pitch, and had to downclimb 5-6m of fairly technical 4b terrain above my last gear to regain the route. But glad to have done it :) Would've been a much better route with more gear, and less pitons. Wtf was this "obstetrician move" - didn't see anything like that.
with Manoj
bob johnson 8 Aug, 2016 -
with Rich Ball
with Rich Ball
andy dunn 25 Jul, 2016 AltLd
Claireybloomers 25 Jul, 2016 AltLd
will484 17 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S Pitch two
with paul sheridan
Pitch two
with paul sheridan
DaveX 18 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S Horrific first pitch of pure polish. Decidedly unpleasant climbing. Pitches two and three much nicer and a lot more enjoyable.
Horrific first pitch of pure polish. Decidedly unpleasant climbing. Pitches two and three much nicer and a lot more enjoyable.
joeurwin 18 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
with DaveX
with DaveX
Sverre Aarseth Tunstad 6 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
with Sam de Belder
with Sam de Belder
Hidden 5 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
PeteMc 5 Jun, 2016 AltLd HVS finish
HVS finish
nathanjmasters 3 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S A lovely morning ascent. Despite the polish a great route with a mix of overhangs, slabs and juggy climbing towards the top. Lydia getting into the swing of leading again :)
with Lydia King
A lovely morning ascent. Despite the polish a great route with a mix of overhangs, slabs and juggy climbing towards the top. Lydia getting into the swing of leading again :)
with Lydia King
Anouk Spelt 3 Jun, 2016 AltLd
with Cara, Matt
with Cara, Matt
David Clover 15 May, 2016 Lead
with hutchay
with hutchay
miriamclaire 15 May, 2016 AltLd O/S I led first and third pitch
with hutchay
I led first and third pitch
with hutchay
hutchay 15 May, 2016 2nd
JGriffiths 12 May, 2016 AltLd O/S Led P1 and P3
Led P1 and P3
AshBarnes 12 May, 2016 AltLd O/S Lead the 2nd pitch. Easy route. Good fun. Standard Avon gorge.
Lead the 2nd pitch. Easy route. Good fun. Standard Avon gorge.
Mike Hood 26 Apr, 2016 Lead
catty_9 24 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S Seconded pitch 1. Ran pitches 2 and 3 together on lead.
Seconded pitch 1. Ran pitches 2 and 3 together on lead.
Angrypenguin 24 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S Nice route but very polished. Might have been good 50 years ago but as is, there is better on main wall.
with catty_9
Nice route but very polished. Might have been good 50 years ago but as is, there is better on main wall.
with catty_9
KatOstrich 23 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S Lead p1, p3 on the ubmc alumni dinner weekend
with Matt
Lead p1, p3 on the ubmc alumni dinner weekend
with Matt
Hidden 17 Apr, 2016 Lead
Hidden 17 Apr, 2016 2nd
steve_gibbs 13 Apr, 2016 2nd rpt
riccynino 13 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Munro Moffat
with Munro Moffat
munromoffat 13 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S Riccy led the first two pitches and I led the third pitch
Riccy led the first two pitches and I led the third pitch
Bristol_Quornstar 13 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S Pleasant despite a few polished foot placements
Pleasant despite a few polished foot placements
UBES_Bristol_Expeditions 4 Apr, 2016 Lead
Alasdair Robertson 4 Apr, 2016 Lead
with rosso
with rosso
rosso 4 Apr, 2016 2nd O/S
Hidden 2 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S
David Clover ?Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
Moritz L 23 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Led 2 and 3. Relatively straight forward, fun climbing.
with Dan0Me
Led 2 and 3. Relatively straight forward, fun climbing.
with Dan0Me
Dan0Me 23 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
Matt Smith 5 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S Not as "classic" as some others, but still some nice moments.
Not as "classic" as some others, but still some nice moments.
Alex Hallam 5 Mar, 2016 Solo O/S Had to stop on the ledge and wait for it to stop raining. Pretty sad. Very polished and slippery in the wet.
Had to stop on the ledge and wait for it to stop raining. Pretty sad. Very polished and slippery in the wet.
Hidden 5 Mar, 2016 2nd O/S
Cheese Monkey 28 Jan, 2016 AltLd rpt
with Liam J
with Liam J
Mike Roger ??, 2016 -
HimTiggins ??, 2016 -
Hidden 23 Dec, 2015 2nd O/S
Samuel Wainwright 23 Dec, 2015 Lead O/S
with Emma Smith
with Emma Smith
Adrian Eggleton 2 Dec, 2015 AltLd O/S Chris led 1 & 3, I led 2
with Chris Shorrock
Chris led 1 & 3, I led 2
with Chris Shorrock
James Smith ?Dec, 2015 AltLd O/S nice to get this done after being rained off the first pitch years ago. The rain still came during pitch 2 making it very full value for vs!
with melon
nice to get this done after being rained off the first pitch years ago. The rain still came during pitch 2 making it very full value for vs!
with melon
cameron_hall 25 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
with Tom Barrett
with Tom Barrett
Doug miller 14 Oct, 2015 AltLd Wildblood P1, Me P2, Joyce P3, really enjoyable classic route,
Wildblood P1, Me P2, Joyce P3, really enjoyable classic route,
cwildblood 14 Oct, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14 Oct, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12 Oct, 2015 AltLd O/S
philmcf ?Oct, 2015 -
lcullum7 28 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S
Alex Winter 22 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S Did in four pitches. Had to sit out a couple of showers on the belays.
with J. Winter
Did in four pitches. Had to sit out a couple of showers on the belays.
with J. Winter
Trevers 19 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S Led the second pitch. Tricky, interesting moves on polished rock and some great variety. Really good climb overall!
with Rachael, BStar
Led the second pitch. Tricky, interesting moves on polished rock and some great variety. Really good climb overall!
with Rachael, BStar
BStar 19 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S P1 and P3, rather polished on P1 apart from that it's a great route.
with Trevers, Rachael88
P1 and P3, rather polished on P1 apart from that it's a great route.
with Trevers, Rachael88
Rachael88 19 Sep, 2015 2nd Enjoyed the route. The first pitch certainly lives up to the routes reputation! Really good day over all
Enjoyed the route. The first pitch certainly lives up to the routes reputation! Really good day over all
omaskrey 18 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S 3rd pitch.
3rd pitch.
JoeCoxson 18 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S Not as polished as I was expecting, very worthwhile route.
Not as polished as I was expecting, very worthwhile route.
lukegorman 18 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S 4a pitch
with Olly maskery, JoeCoxson
4a pitch
with Olly maskery, JoeCoxson
9fingerjon 13 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S Great line, shame about the polish - esp on pitch 1
with Adam bro
Great line, shame about the polish - esp on pitch 1
with Adam bro
Hidden 4 Sep, 2015 AltLd rpt
Hidden 4 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 Sep, 2015 AltLd rpt
Rob Moorcroft 29 Aug, 2015 2nd
with Richard Ive
with Richard Ive
ali.scott 27 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S led first pitch and a bit of the second (by accident)
led first pitch and a bit of the second (by accident)
WillAndrew 27 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12 Aug, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 12 Aug, 2015 Lead rpt
Euan S 11 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
Heather Milne 11 Aug, 2015 AltLd
with Euan S
with Euan S
jsmcfarland 10 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S Olly led the first pitch (I.e. the hardest and most polished!) which is really insecure in the giant scoop, slipping off there wouldn't be very fun for the leader. I ran the last 2 pitches together and near enough solo'd them, they are pretty easy. a 50m rope will just about let you get to the bomber tree root for a belay!
Olly led the first pitch (I.e. the hardest and most polished!) which is really insecure in the giant scoop, slipping off there wouldn't be very fun for the leader. I ran the last 2 pitches together and near enough solo'd them, they are pretty easy. a 50m rope will just about let you get to the bomber tree root for a belay!
Hidden 10 Aug, 2015 AltLd
Chris Manasseh 16 Jul, 2015 AltLd Led P 2+3 as 1
with John Armstrong
Led P 2+3 as 1
with John Armstrong
jvarmstrong 16 Jul, 2015 AltLd led p1
with Chris
led p1
with Chris
Slick 9 Jul, 2015 -
with Kevin Vans-Colina
with Kevin Vans-Colina
steve_gibbs 5 Jul, 2015 2nd rpt
with Pauline Picchio
with Pauline Picchio
67hours 4 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S P1 and 3. Casual polish at every turn.
with Emilyford
P1 and 3. Casual polish at every turn.
with Emilyford
nickwhimster 25 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
with dan
with dan
Hidden 25 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 25 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24 Jun, 2015 AltLd
bonoid 16 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S First route in the gorge for a while. Bit polished in places but a fun route!
First route in the gorge for a while. Bit polished in places but a fun route!
Mr-Cowdrey 14 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S Led the 2nd pitch. Plenty of pitons to clip, little bit of polish but a good climb.
with chris ridgers
Led the 2nd pitch. Plenty of pitons to clip, little bit of polish but a good climb.
with chris ridgers
Hidden 14 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
Boogs 11 Jun, 2015 2nd β
with beds74
with beds74
beds74 11 Jun, 2015 Lead Nice, it is polished but if you look you can put your feet mostly on holds that aren't that polished. Shame about the road noise but you forget this whilst your climbing. Thanks to Leon for meeting up!
with Boogs - Leon
Nice, it is polished but if you look you can put your feet mostly on holds that aren't that polished. Shame about the road noise but you forget this whilst your climbing. Thanks to Leon for meeting up!
with Boogs - Leon
purpledistorsion 10 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
Hidden 10 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 4 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28 May, 2015 Lead
cwildblood 21 May, 2015 Lead O/S p1 & 3 shaun, p 2 & 4 myself,
p1 & 3 shaun, p 2 & 4 myself,
huwmjames 17 May, 2015 2nd β
Hidden 17 May, 2015 AltLd O/S
andrewmc 17 May, 2015 AltLd O/S Led pitch 3/3. Polished :( but then I do hate limestone...
Led pitch 3/3. Polished :( but then I do hate limestone...
ewalker278 17 May, 2015 AltLd
saz_b 13 May, 2015 AltLd O/S P1 and p3 - interesting p1! Gear is interesting but just enough. P2 bold up slab!
P1 and p3 - interesting p1! Gear is interesting but just enough. P2 bold up slab!
danieleaston 13 May, 2015 AltLd O/S Led p2, found the polish difficult throughout
with saz_b
Led p2, found the polish difficult throughout
with saz_b
Hidden 28 Apr, 2015 Solo O/S
Rob84 25 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S Brings new meaning to the word polished in places!
with Si White
Brings new meaning to the word polished in places!
with Si White
Steve Bartle 23 Apr, 2015 AltLd rpt Having seconded the whole route last year, it was great to lead pitches 1 and 3. Rob led pitch 2. Great route, even with the polish on P1
Having seconded the whole route last year, it was great to lead pitches 1 and 3. Rob led pitch 2. Great route, even with the polish on P1
Rob Morgan 23 Apr, 2015 AltLd Led second pitch, enjoyable climb! Was getting a bit dark on pitch 3!
Led second pitch, enjoyable climb! Was getting a bit dark on pitch 3!
will_benfold 18 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S Led P1
Led P1
danbirkby 7 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S P1 & P3; Neil's first lead of the season (P2)
with Nige
P1 & P3; Neil's first lead of the season (P2)
with Nige
Mike Bayley ??, 2015 -
Hidden ??, 2015 -
Mike Bayley ??, 2015 -
Hidden 3 Oct, 2014 AltLd
Martin1973 23 Sep, 2014 AltLd
with Huw Gilbert
with Huw Gilbert
felixizzy 20 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S P1 & 2
with Mike
P1 & 2
with Mike
sheelba 9 Sep, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 31 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 31 Aug, 2014 Lead
Legs 23 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S Very polished but a worthwhile route from the 'Classic Rock' era. Good moves on spaced gear.
Very polished but a worthwhile route from the 'Classic Rock' era. Good moves on spaced gear.
Hidden 22 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
mikedevcole 4 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
Kemics 15 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S In hind sight it would have made a lot more sense to run pitches 1 + 2 together. Some lovely shiny pegs along the way. Strangely there is still a utterly rank casin ring peg on the 3rd pitch...which is the only piece of gear in a long run out. Soft touch for VS and 4c.
with Juliuus
In hind sight it would have made a lot more sense to run pitches 1 + 2 together. Some lovely shiny pegs along the way. Strangely there is still a utterly rank casin ring peg on the 3rd pitch...which is the only piece of gear in a long run out. Soft touch for VS and 4c.
with Juliuus
cheeky 10 Jul, 2014 - Led Pitch 1, Mark Joined 2 + 3. Not a great route but got the classic rock tick!
Led Pitch 1, Mark Joined 2 + 3. Not a great route but got the classic rock tick!
mark4344 10 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S lots of new pegs! some polish higher up. joined pitches 2 and 3.
with Matt Payne
lots of new pegs! some polish higher up. joined pitches 2 and 3.
with Matt Payne
Callum Smith 10 Jul, 2014 AltLd Two stars is fair. Not too glassy but getting there.
Two stars is fair. Not too glassy but getting there.
Hidden 3 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
Steve Bartle 3 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S
Loubylou 2 Jul, 2014 2nd polished in extreme
with Simon Reynolds
polished in extreme
with Simon Reynolds
gingerbex 2 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S
alastairbegley 2 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
j.buckley87 15 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S Harder comms than the north face of Ben Nevis in a blizzard, but a great route.
Harder comms than the north face of Ben Nevis in a blizzard, but a great route.
Hidden 15 Jun, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 30 May, 2014 AltLd O/S
jon_ridley 21 May, 2014 AltLd O/S
with j4star
with j4star
Rebs 16 May, 2014 AltLd
bencaley 16 May, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Rebs
with Rebs
Mayaculpa 15 May, 2014 2nd With variations - the Inverted V on the second pitch and the Direct Finish instead of the 3rd pitch.
With variations - the Inverted V on the second pitch and the Direct Finish instead of the 3rd pitch.
pheotleyr 15 May, 2014 Lead O/S With variations - the Inverted V on the second pitch and the Direct Finish instead of the 3rd pitch, the latter is really good value HVS.
With variations - the Inverted V on the second pitch and the Direct Finish instead of the 3rd pitch, the latter is really good value HVS.
mattprince 4 May, 2014 AltLd O/S Lead 2nd pitch. Polished route.
Lead 2nd pitch. Polished route.
joedoherty 4 May, 2014 AltLd O/S
clmacdonald ?May, 2014 AltLd
tskelhon ?May, 2014 AltLd
crossdressingrodney 29 Apr, 2014 Lead
pheotleyr 29 Apr, 2014 2nd rpt 2nd pitch only.
2nd pitch only.
Hidden 29 Apr, 2014 AltLd O/S
Martin1973 23 Apr, 2014 AltLd
with Huw Gilbert
with Huw Gilbert
Dino Dave 19 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
with Dad
with Dad
Matt Amos 14 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S
with Barney Adams
with Barney Adams
Tristypants 12 Apr, 2014 AltLd O/S Nice outing, nice blalncey moves first pitch, nice little bit of exposure...
with David Pribelszki
Nice outing, nice blalncey moves first pitch, nice little bit of exposure...
with David Pribelszki
matt.woodfield 10 Apr, 2014 AltLd rpt
Ragingpossum 30 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S Led P1 and Thom did P2 and P3, would run the last two together in future. A good weaving line with some nice moves that are made a bit spicy due to the polish on P1
Led P1 and Thom did P2 and P3, would run the last two together in future. A good weaving line with some nice moves that are made a bit spicy due to the polish on P1
Hidden 30 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S
bigbobbyking 16 Mar, 2014 AltLd Great climb. Not as polished as the reputation of the venue had led me to expect. A reasonably cool day probably helped. I led second pitch which was quite run out.
with Gary Connor
Great climb. Not as polished as the reputation of the venue had led me to expect. A reasonably cool day probably helped. I led second pitch which was quite run out.
with Gary Connor
Hidden 15 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 8 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
Pete Scott 8 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S Climbed in 2 pitches
with JIMBO
Climbed in 2 pitches
with JIMBO
matt_claydon 22 Feb, 2014 Lead O/S Continued P1 to belay on the higher ledge before the slab on P2. Ran the rest of P2 and P3 together.
Continued P1 to belay on the higher ledge before the slab on P2. Ran the rest of P2 and P3 together.
corinrathbone 22 Feb, 2014 2nd
James Jackson ??, 2014 -
Jonnie Watkins ??, 2014 -
Neil ??, 2014 Lead O/S
yesbutnobutyesbut ??, 2014 -
Willythegreat 8 Dec, 2013 AltLd Polished crux on pitch one is the worst I've seen!! Makes the moves very stiff for vs. rest of the route felt hs! Plenty of gear placements when you look. Remember to extend all pieces due to the direction of route! Good route in all pity about the shine
Polished crux on pitch one is the worst I've seen!! Makes the moves very stiff for vs. rest of the route felt hs! Plenty of gear placements when you look. Remember to extend all pieces due to the direction of route! Good route in all pity about the shine
casey johns 8 Dec, 2013 AltLd O/S Pitch 1&3 first climb of the day so seemed a hard vs and polished but can also see why it gets the stars.
with Andrew willie wilson
Pitch 1&3 first climb of the day so seemed a hard vs and polished but can also see why it gets the stars.
with Andrew willie wilson
riff156 24 Nov, 2013 Lead rpt
with HannahC
with HannahC
Kayan 23 Nov, 2013 AltLd O/S
onlyfoddington 23 Nov, 2013 AltLd O/S I enjoyed satisfying my classic rock itch. I lead the last pitch.
with Kayan
I enjoyed satisfying my classic rock itch. I lead the last pitch.
with Kayan
Hidden 15 Nov, 2013 2nd
RamblingRyan 13 Nov, 2013 AltLd
with Col
with Col
Hidden 2 Nov, 2013 Lead
Matt_L_Robinson 20 Oct, 2013 AltLd in the rain
in the rain
Hidden 20 Oct, 2013 AltLd dog
Hidden 10 Oct, 2013 Solo O/S
AndySL 5 Oct, 2013 Lead rpt Great, varied pitches with derisory protection from ancient pegs. The Obstetricians move was full of water. Take a steady second for the first pitch.
with Deano
Great, varied pitches with derisory protection from ancient pegs. The Obstetricians move was full of water. Take a steady second for the first pitch.
with Deano
lordsauce 16 Sep, 2013 2nd dog Rained, slipped on first pitch. Lead by James Cullen.
Rained, slipped on first pitch. Lead by James Cullen.
George Frisby 10 Sep, 2013 Lead
stafford101 10 Sep, 2013 2nd rpt
Hidden 9 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
tobydunford 8 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Kerr
with Kirsty Kerr
andy dunn 4 Sep, 2013 AltLd rpt
with Alan
with Alan
matt.woodfield 4 Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S
machine45 2 Sep, 2013 2nd
with Webster
with Webster
Webster 2 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S lead in two pitches, tried to string the first two pitches together but rope drag put paid to that, had to belay halfway through second pitch
lead in two pitches, tried to string the first two pitches together but rope drag put paid to that, had to belay halfway through second pitch
jtree03 28 Aug, 2013 AltLd
with Col
with Col
Col Kingshott 28 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
Will Gordon 8 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S Led P2 & 3, Rich led P1.
with Nelcboy
Led P2 & 3, Rich led P1.
with Nelcboy
Hidden 8 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 7 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
jalien 6 Jul, 2013 AltLd rpt Led P1 and P3, M led P2 - good effort! Seemed harder than the final pitch, with bold moves up the slab
Led P1 and P3, M led P2 - good effort! Seemed harder than the final pitch, with bold moves up the slab
Hidden 30 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
sjbrook 18 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S Polished.
with Jamie
Polished.
with Jamie
zcsharp 18 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
with sjbrook
with sjbrook
localboy 11 Jun, 2013 AltLd β Simon did P1 & P3, I did P2. P1 is still polished, but otherwise still a good route.
with raingod
Simon did P1 & P3, I did P2. P1 is still polished, but otherwise still a good route.
with raingod
VPJB 9 Jun, 2013 Lead
panda70 8 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S
with Matt Ryder, Tom Fraser
with Matt Ryder, Tom Fraser
Dr Toph 5 Jun, 2013 Solo O/S
HarryB 4 Jun, 2013 AltLd rpt
with Tom
with Tom
Hidden 31 May, 2013 Lead
Anthony Dixon 31 May, 2013 AltLd
BeccaSnowden 27 May, 2013 AltLd O/S Led pitches 1&3. Shame about the polish, a fun excursion nevertheless.
with Ben
Led pitches 1&3. Shame about the polish, a fun excursion nevertheless.
with Ben
Hidden 27 May, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23 May, 2013 AltLd
carl_123 21 May, 2013 AltLd O/S great climb, don't be put off by the name plenty of nuts around compared to other gorge VSs. superlight rocks came in handy. thought the first pitch was easier than both the others. the belay off to the left on the first pitch seemd awkward the twin pegs and nut on the right at the start of pitch 2 would have been better
great climb, don't be put off by the name plenty of nuts around compared to other gorge VSs. superlight rocks came in handy. thought the first pitch was easier than both the others. the belay off to the left on the first pitch seemd awkward the twin pegs and nut on the right at the start of pitch 2 would have been better
Hidden 8 May, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 7 May, 2013 AltLd
Chazwoz 1 May, 2013 AltLd O/S led the second pitch after seconding the first pitch of Central Rib
led the second pitch after seconding the first pitch of Central Rib
jonlord ?May, 2013 Lead
GeorgT 22 Apr, 2013 2nd dog First ever route outside, and first ever trad experience. Memorable and not in a good way, yet, I'm still here in 2019!
with Martin
First ever route outside, and first ever trad experience. Memorable and not in a good way, yet, I'm still here in 2019!
with Martin
tompilgrem 5 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S
bobpilgrem 5 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Tom
with Tom
Hidden 2 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S
Nick Russell 4 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S Approximately anyway. I took a lower line below and to the left of the original line on P2. (I think this is part of "central rib" in the rockfax book) I don't think that detracted too much from the route though, it was still very enjoyable. Shame about the polish, but this is Avon gorge!
with Emily
Approximately anyway. I took a lower line below and to the left of the original line on P2. (I think this is part of "central rib" in the rockfax book) I don't think that detracted too much from the route though, it was still very enjoyable. Shame about the polish, but this is Avon gorge!
with Emily
gingernick 3 Mar, 2013 AltLd
steve_gibbs 2 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S
with Mustafa
with Mustafa
Cheese Monkey 1 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S A bit dissapointing. P1 was excellent and the 1st bit of p2 though. The polish on the traverse is approaching Chudleigh levels.
A bit dissapointing. P1 was excellent and the 1st bit of p2 though. The polish on the traverse is approaching Chudleigh levels.
Deary65 19 Feb, 2013 Lead O/S Split into 2 pitches. Very polished!
Split into 2 pitches. Very polished!
hp.hunt 16 Feb, 2013 2nd
Eagertom 16 Feb, 2013 Lead Some tricky moves traversing the roof leftwards, and a bit of faff abbing down to unclip the right rope from pegs to the right of the roof. On the whole, pitches 2 and 3 were much simpler, and the whole climb yielded some enjoyable views in glorious weather.
with Hugo Hunt
Some tricky moves traversing the roof leftwards, and a bit of faff abbing down to unclip the right rope from pegs to the right of the roof. On the whole, pitches 2 and 3 were much simpler, and the whole climb yielded some enjoyable views in glorious weather.
with Hugo Hunt
Hidden ??, 2013 -
Hidden ??, 2013 -
Andy Chadwick ??, 2013 -
mikeydee135 ??, 2013 Lead
jcw ??, 2013 -
Hidden ?Dec, 2012 AltLd O/S
Stanners 19 Oct, 2012 Lead rpt Pitch 1 with no chalk was a grease fest for some reason. Pitch 2 and 3 was in down pour. None the less, banter with the G meister the whole way up and the thought of subway at the top made it a great laugh!
Pitch 1 with no chalk was a grease fest for some reason. Pitch 2 and 3 was in down pour. None the less, banter with the G meister the whole way up and the thought of subway at the top made it a great laugh!
CreepingExcellence. 19 Oct, 2012 2nd O/S
steve-grigg 14 Oct, 2012 AltLd O/S
riff156 6 Oct, 2012 Lead rpt
with Jo Smith
with Jo Smith
mattshort 1 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
Si ?Sep, 2012 AltLd
Safety Monkey ?Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 19 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
Matt Schwarz 18 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S bottled crux on p1, retreated, pete managed it. the polish is pretty savage in places, and like all avon routes gear is spare
bottled crux on p1, retreated, pete managed it. the polish is pretty savage in places, and like all avon routes gear is spare
Wendy Watthews 18 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S p2
p2
arandall 18 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S P1 and P3
P1 and P3
pheotleyr 28 Jul, 2012 AltLd rpt better than my impression after doing it for the first time
better than my impression after doing it for the first time
colin milton 28 Jul, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 13 Jul, 2012 AltLd
riff156 11 Jul, 2012 Lead rpt
with Ali Cann
with Ali Cann
Mark Salter 5 Jul, 2012 Lead dnf Led pitch 1
with Chris Shorrock
Led pitch 1
with Chris Shorrock
OC24 ?Jul, 2012 2nd
timstyles 27 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S P1 Me, P2 Brian, P3 Jon
P1 Me, P2 Brian, P3 Jon
jon bradley 27 Jun, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 27 Jun, 2012 AltLd
riff156 17 Jun, 2012 2nd O/S
climbingchippie 17 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
with riff156
with riff156
George Frisby 14 Jun, 2012 2nd rpt
stafford101 13 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S A thought provoking line. Only 4c because of the polish, requiring some careful footwork on the crux. Lead in 2 pitches, skipping the cave stance belay.
A thought provoking line. Only 4c because of the polish, requiring some careful footwork on the crux. Lead in 2 pitches, skipping the cave stance belay.
Murilo Lessa 10 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Alex Desborough
with Alex Desborough
Hidden 9 Jun, 2012 Lead
btalbot 6 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
with Dad
with Dad
steveprice.exmouth 4 Jun, 2012 AltLd led p2
with David Coley
led p2
with David Coley
George Frisby 2 Jun, 2012 2nd O/S Used a hanging belay on the 1st belay. Good climb
Used a hanging belay on the 1st belay. Good climb
scorpia97 ?Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
ron244 24 May, 2012 AltLd
with squire, mpc
with squire, mpc
Hidden 24 May, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 16 May, 2012 AltLd O/S
mikeyg 15 Apr, 2012 AltLd O/S Lead p2&3 as one
with Becky Butcher, Twigger
Lead p2&3 as one
with Becky Butcher, Twigger
pheotleyr 1 Apr, 2012 AltLd O/S polished, otherwise felt pretty easy, lead p1 and p2 as one pitch
polished, otherwise felt pretty easy, lead p1 and p2 as one pitch
Rampikino 31 Mar, 2012 AltLd Interesting, but never with enough continuous entertainment to truly relish the route. The polish was nowhere near as bad as I expected. The line is easy to follow (massive chalk palm hand prints for a start!) Generally good, but not amazing.
with Cat
Interesting, but never with enough continuous entertainment to truly relish the route. The polish was nowhere near as bad as I expected. The line is easy to follow (massive chalk palm hand prints for a start!) Generally good, but not amazing.
with Cat
Hidden 27 Mar, 2012 2nd
AJM 11 Mar, 2012 2nd
Stone Muppet 11 Mar, 2012 Lead rpt
with AJM
with AJM
ben.richards 10 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S
with piersg
with piersg
HarryB 26 Feb, 2012 AltLd rpt Led P1 and 3
Led P1 and 3
Ross Davidson 16 Feb, 2012 2nd rpt Moved together at night. <50 mins
Moved together at night. <50 mins
Hidden 16 Feb, 2012 Lead O/S
Chris Sansum 12 Feb, 2012 AltLd rpt Geo pitch 1-1.5, Chris pitch 1.5 to 3
with geomac
Geo pitch 1-1.5, Chris pitch 1.5 to 3
with geomac
Pete Rigby ?Feb, 2012 Solo rpt Scared!
Scared!
Marti999 25 Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S
Anthony Dixon 22 Jan, 2012 AltLd
Fatclimber 14 Jan, 2012 AltLd I led the second pitch, which I found hard. Although having now read Classic rock and got the beta, think I would have found it easier.
with leoneb
I led the second pitch, which I found hard. Although having now read Classic rock and got the beta, think I would have found it easier.
with leoneb
sophiecb 8 Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S Led pitches two and three; linked these together. One precarious, polished crux move on the first pitch. An enjoyable, if a little scrappy outing. Not quite worthy of three stars for me.
Led pitches two and three; linked these together. One precarious, polished crux move on the first pitch. An enjoyable, if a little scrappy outing. Not quite worthy of three stars for me.
jezb1 8 Jan, 2012 AltLd Very polished crux on P1. Not a 3 star route for me but not bad. (Ld p1)
Very polished crux on P1. Not a 3 star route for me but not bad. (Ld p1)
abtibbs ??, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Jack Verber
with Jack Verber
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Ian JL ??, 2012 -
alan moore ??, 2012 -
beckybutcher91 ??, 2012 2nd
davidtrelawnyross ??, 2012 -
Stewart Armstrong ??, 2012 -
Andy Chubb 13 Nov, 2011 AltLd
with Nick Gregory
with Nick Gregory
nicksdavies17 6 Nov, 2011 2nd
Bobby Pearson 6 Nov, 2011 Lead Really really enjoyable route, holds in all the right places, delicate but precise.
Really really enjoyable route, holds in all the right places, delicate but precise.
berndl 30 Oct, 2011 AltLd
bigrob 20 Oct, 2011 Lead
with caz neely
with caz neely
Gary S 15 Oct, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Tom Moat
with Tom Moat
Katherine Ross 12 Oct, 2011 AltLd O/S I led P1 - first successful VS 4c lead :)Traversing left across the slab was really scary. Sorry for taking so long over it, Charlie!
with cbeard
I led P1 - first successful VS 4c lead :)Traversing left across the slab was really scary. Sorry for taking so long over it, Charlie!
with cbeard
cbeard 12 Oct, 2011 AltLd O/S
pffft 27 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S Lovely Climbing. Not polished much at all. Very nice and didn't feel as run out as I was.
with Jojo Mills
Lovely Climbing. Not polished much at all. Very nice and didn't feel as run out as I was.
with Jojo Mills
patkubrick 12 Sep, 2011 AltLd O/S Climbed this on a wet and windy monday instead of work for Toms birthday. 2nd pitch was the worst polish and more than the 4a given. I lead 1 & 3 very enjoyable. Belayed from original stance on the two pegs plus tiny nut. next time will belay after next ledge.
Climbed this on a wet and windy monday instead of work for Toms birthday. 2nd pitch was the worst polish and more than the 4a given. I lead 1 & 3 very enjoyable. Belayed from original stance on the two pegs plus tiny nut. next time will belay after next ledge.
djking1983 2 Sep, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Steve Knaggs
with Steve Knaggs
Tom Seccombe 27 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
with duncan
with duncan
Kevster 21 Aug, 2011 Lead
reece.robinson 21 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S Went straight through 1st belay making it a 2 pitch route.
with Kevster
Went straight through 1st belay making it a 2 pitch route.
with Kevster
DerwentDiluted 20 Aug, 2011 Lead
joeurwin 12 Aug, 2011 Lead dnf Lead P1 & P2 clean then had to ab off as the rain came in. Will be back for the top pitch though, this is a lovely little route. Polish not anywhere near as bad as I expected.
with Heather
Lead P1 & P2 clean then had to ab off as the rain came in. Will be back for the top pitch though, this is a lovely little route. Polish not anywhere near as bad as I expected.
with Heather
Hidden 11 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S
SamStokes 10 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S Another cracking climb, very polished but i suppose you have to expect that from a "Classic Rock route"!
Another cracking climb, very polished but i suppose you have to expect that from a "Classic Rock route"!
JamesRich 9 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S A good route but the 3rd pitch is very polished at the start. Jack joined P1 and P2 together and I did P3
A good route but the 3rd pitch is very polished at the start. Jack joined P1 and P2 together and I did P3
Hidden 9 Aug, 2011 AltLd rpt
petegunn 28 Jul, 2011 AltLd A good route, polished but not overly so. The main difficulties are on the first pitch
A good route, polished but not overly so. The main difficulties are on the first pitch
Hidden 28 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
Ant Mace 27 Jul, 2011 Lead β Polished in places, but you can find alternative footholds. Very enjoyable for a Tuesday morning when I should have been working ;-)
with Mike Mace
Polished in places, but you can find alternative footholds. Very enjoyable for a Tuesday morning when I should have been working ;-)
with Mike Mace
yehti 23 Jul, 2011 Lead 1st pitch terrifyingly polished. The rest was much nicer.
1st pitch terrifyingly polished. The rest was much nicer.
girlymonkey 23 Jul, 2011 2nd
with yehti
with yehti
mandy 11 Jul, 2011 AltLd
bonelessivar 11 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
with mandy
with mandy
kyle 1 Jul, 2011 -
Bobling 29 Jun, 2011 AltLd Very nice, polish present but not a problem. Lovely climbing.
with James P
Very nice, polish present but not a problem. Lovely climbing.
with James P
Poco Loco 29 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S Led P1 and P3. Some interesting balance move on first pitch, good fun. The polish wasnt as bad as expected!
with Bobling
Led P1 and P3. Some interesting balance move on first pitch, good fun. The polish wasnt as bad as expected!
with Bobling
Kate Edhouse 28 Jun, 2011 AltLd Lead Pitch 2
with kyle
Lead Pitch 2
with kyle
ajtay 26 Jun, 2011 Lead
with dts
with dts
DOVEY 14 Jun, 2011 Lead Multi Pitch, 2nd Pitch Bold climbing!
with Billie x
Multi Pitch, 2nd Pitch Bold climbing!
with Billie x
PaulWatson 9 Jun, 2011 Lead rpt Third pitch only, the best one - no horrid polish apart from very start, which is excellent
with Dan
Third pitch only, the best one - no horrid polish apart from very start, which is excellent
with Dan
Hidden 3 Jun, 2011 2nd β
Hidden 3 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 25 May, 2011 2nd O/S
Darrell Read 25 May, 2011 Lead
with cpt_si
with cpt_si
mullermn 15 May, 2011 AltLd O/S Me 1 (in spitting rain) & 3, Kylie 2. Not very satisfying, didn't find my groove and took too long/got too nervous to be pleased with it. Brand new shoes, rain and a month off from trad probably not helping.
with Kylie
Me 1 (in spitting rain) & 3, Kylie 2. Not very satisfying, didn't find my groove and took too long/got too nervous to be pleased with it. Brand new shoes, rain and a month off from trad probably not helping.
with Kylie
Tarquin 6 May, 2011 -
with Sarah
with Sarah
Hidden 3 May, 2011 2nd
Slick 3 May, 2011 Lead Didn't seem as polished as last year - strange!
Didn't seem as polished as last year - strange!
BridgetteB 30 Apr, 2011 2nd Very enjoyable, interesting little crux on the 1st pitch!
with P Ross
Very enjoyable, interesting little crux on the 1st pitch!
with P Ross
Dave Ing 22 Apr, 2011 Lead dnf Led first pitch happily but second needed to ab off after getting the fear on the polished, traversing crux move.
with Ruth
Led first pitch happily but second needed to ab off after getting the fear on the polished, traversing crux move.
with Ruth
Joolz 21 Apr, 2011 AltLd HVS finish.
with Relph Higson
HVS finish.
with Relph Higson
hutchay 18 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S pitches 1 and 3
with Andy Clay
pitches 1 and 3
with Andy Clay
Stanners 17 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S Led P3. Great climbing! Not as polished as some routes but still annoying.
Led P3. Great climbing! Not as polished as some routes but still annoying.
Hidden 17 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S
andy dunn 5 Apr, 2011 Lead rpt A really good route. Not as polished as I remember either.
with Bloater
A really good route. Not as polished as I remember either.
with Bloater
kingrollo 2 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S Great fun route
Great fun route
ashley_sandeman 2 Apr, 2011 AltLd A nice climb chock full of pitons. The first pitch is the spicier of the bunch and the final pitches fairly mundane in comparison. Still, a good outing, and nice views from the beyal ledges.
with kingrollo
A nice climb chock full of pitons. The first pitch is the spicier of the bunch and the final pitches fairly mundane in comparison. Still, a good outing, and nice views from the beyal ledges.
with kingrollo
Jeavsy 1 Apr, 2011 2nd Nicked off work early and climbed with Matt Swannell. First time back on steep rock for a while so Matt led all pitches. Weather fine.
with Matt Swannell
Nicked off work early and climbed with Matt Swannell. First time back on steep rock for a while so Matt led all pitches. Weather fine.
with Matt Swannell
Ross Davidson 27 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
with Johnny
with Johnny
Cornish_James 27 Mar, 2011 2nd
with Johnny Sneller, Ross Davidson
with Johnny Sneller, Ross Davidson
nick hawkins 22 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S Pete did 1&2 together I did 3
Pete did 1&2 together I did 3
halfwaythere 22 Mar, 2011 AltLd
Pete Rigby 14 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S Night Climb
Night Climb
Hidden 9 Mar, 2011 2nd O/S
HarryB 9 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S Led all pitches
Led all pitches
TDembrey 2 Mar, 2011 Lead rpt
with R_W_M
with R_W_M
aipattison 2 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S Led P1 & 3, Al led P2. P3 was a bit of a scramble, but otherwise good route. A bit polished, but actually not that bad for the Gorge!
with UBMC
Led P1 & 3, Al led P2. P3 was a bit of a scramble, but otherwise good route. A bit polished, but actually not that bad for the Gorge!
with UBMC
Dave Ing 20 Feb, 2011 TR O/S Solo top-roped whole route, re-anchored on descent to follow the route. Followed the line of polish and piton scars all the way up. Fun.
Solo top-roped whole route, re-anchored on descent to follow the route. Followed the line of polish and piton scars all the way up. Fun.
Jim Walton ??, 2011 -
31770 ??, 2011 -
rurp ??, 2011 Lead
scott titt ??, 2011 -
PAJames ??, 2011 -
brianrunner ??, 2011 -
saintlade ??, 2011 -
Danny Bags ??, 2011 -
evhall 30 Oct, 2010 AltLd O/S polished! Did 1st and 3rd pitch - 3rd pitch as HVS variant
with Ian H, Mike D
polished! Did 1st and 3rd pitch - 3rd pitch as HVS variant
with Ian H, Mike D
suffolknick 30 Oct, 2010 AltLd O/S Lead 3 pitch, merl joined 1st and 2nd. Lovely 1st pitch.
with clams
Lead 3 pitch, merl joined 1st and 2nd. Lovely 1st pitch.
with clams
kenneM 16 Oct, 2010 AltLd
with Steve Marner
with Steve Marner
Stan011 8 Oct, 2010 2nd
with Mike Coles
with Mike Coles
catemuir 6 Oct, 2010 AltLd I started leading the 1st pitch then wussed out, so Alan lead pitch 1 and 3; I lead pitch 2. A pleasant route, but lots of the bolts seem pointless as there's good gear placements right by them.
I started leading the 1st pitch then wussed out, so Alan lead pitch 1 and 3; I lead pitch 2. A pleasant route, but lots of the bolts seem pointless as there's good gear placements right by them.
clams ?Oct, 2010 AltLd O/S led p1 and p2 in one
led p1 and p2 in one
_m.cox_ ?Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
with Jason Williams
with Jason Williams
TDembrey 17 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S Lead P2&3. Clay P1.First pitch was very polished and caught me by suprise, the rest was good climbing.
with Clay C
Lead P2&3. Clay P1.First pitch was very polished and caught me by suprise, the rest was good climbing.
with Clay C
Hidden 17 Sep, 2010 AltLd rpt
ron244 2 Sep, 2010 Lead rpt
with Peter Bird
with Peter Bird
Tenko 15 Aug, 2010 -
with Guy Williams
with Guy Williams
Hidden 15 Aug, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 5 Aug, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 5 Aug, 2010 AltLd
localboy 3 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S Simon lead 1 and I lead 2 & 3. Felt a long way between gear on occasion.
with simonf
Simon lead 1 and I lead 2 & 3. Felt a long way between gear on occasion.
with simonf
simonf 3 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S Led P1, Mike led P2 and 3
Led P1, Mike led P2 and 3
Pete Polish 9 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
with Harry
with Harry
Didymus 5 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S P1&p3. Polish not too bad. Great route: p2 obstetrician's move was tight, warm and very damp. Lots of pitons!
with Peet
P1&p3. Polish not too bad. Great route: p2 obstetrician's move was tight, warm and very damp. Lots of pitons!
with Peet
Hidden 30 Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30 Jun, 2010 AltLd rpt
ben bowry 29 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S
with Caspar
with Caspar
Hidden 29 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
dan ely 27 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S amazing. polished bad
with jon
amazing. polished bad
with jon
Slick 21 Jun, 2010 AltLd
with Kevin Vans-Colina
with Kevin Vans-Colina
redshapedfriday 5 Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S lead middle pitch, good climb
with gareth greeves
lead middle pitch, good climb
with gareth greeves
mpc 18 May, 2010 2nd O/S 3rd pitch: really enjoyable, a great route.
with ron244
3rd pitch: really enjoyable, a great route.
with ron244
ron244 18 May, 2010 Lead O/S Lovely climb, polish on first pitch not as bad as lead to believe.
with mpc
Lovely climb, polish on first pitch not as bad as lead to believe.
with mpc
Hidden 17 May, 2010 AltLd
Tom Brierley 17 May, 2010 AltLd I lead the middle bit, Neil the first and third bits... was kinda polished ! but good
I lead the middle bit, Neil the first and third bits... was kinda polished ! but good
Hidden 7 May, 2010 Solo rpt
katherinesydney 25 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S very shiny first section i led the middle bit
very shiny first section i led the middle bit
Hidden 24 Apr, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 24 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S
gingergeorge 20 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S Polished, ive seen less polish in Mr Sheen it makes the first pitch v un-nerving as I did not trust my feet. Collected 4 v short quick draws and sling on the route as it looked like someone had bailed out after pitch one.
with rcp
Polished, ive seen less polish in Mr Sheen it makes the first pitch v un-nerving as I did not trust my feet. Collected 4 v short quick draws and sling on the route as it looked like someone had bailed out after pitch one.
with rcp
Hidden 19 Apr, 2010 Lead dnf
Quirina 19 Apr, 2010 2nd dnf Epic number 2!
with larsen
Epic number 2!
with larsen
Hidden 18 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S
Rosea Day ?Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Thomas Heslam
with Thomas Heslam
Hidden ?Mar, 2010 AltLd
Ali D ??, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Alex pattison
with Alex pattison
Phil PBC ??, 2010 -
TR909 ??, 2010 Lead O/S
RM199 ??, 2010 AltLd O/S Lead 1st pitch 4c
Lead 1st pitch 4c
Fred_Richard ??, 2010 Lead
sdi 10 Oct, 2009 AltLd O/S Pitch 1&3 (backed off the HVS variation after seeing the peg!)
with tomski3
Pitch 1&3 (backed off the HVS variation after seeing the peg!)
with tomski3
valuks1 10 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S excellent outing once again, incredible to thimk it was first climbed over 70 years ago. Looking forward to the next ascent
excellent outing once again, incredible to thimk it was first climbed over 70 years ago. Looking forward to the next ascent
Stone Muppet 19 Sep, 2009 -
Graham Westbrook ?Sep, 2009 AltLd
mattkemp70 ?Sep, 2009 AltLd
with Westy
with Westy
Andy Clarke 29 Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S Don't be put off by some of the exaggerated comments about polish here. It's not particularly bad and doesn't much detract from a fine route. Led P1&3, with the HVS finish.
with Dale
Don't be put off by some of the exaggerated comments about polish here. It's not particularly bad and doesn't much detract from a fine route. Led P1&3, with the HVS finish.
with Dale
TimPerkin 16 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
with Richard Harris
with Richard Harris
Dale ?Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S Good fun route finger pockets good polish didn't bother us
Good fun route finger pockets good polish didn't bother us
jimorothy 19 Jul, 2009 Lead On drive south, after masses of rain and a cheeseburger. Very polished desperate traverse scared hell out of me, nice for an urban route.
with Rachel Crolla
On drive south, after masses of rain and a cheeseburger. Very polished desperate traverse scared hell out of me, nice for an urban route.
with Rachel Crolla
Hidden 1 Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S
andy dunn 30 Jun, 2009 AltLd O/S alan lead pitches 1 & 2 in 1 go - seems he was enjoying himself up there!. I finished up 3.
with Alan
alan lead pitches 1 & 2 in 1 go - seems he was enjoying himself up there!. I finished up 3.
with Alan
Chris Sansum 13 Jun, 2009 AltLd rpt I led pitch 1. Belayed a bit later than normal, which enabled us to do it in 2 pitches. Gary led pitch 2.
with Gary Lewin
I led pitch 1. Belayed a bit later than normal, which enabled us to do it in 2 pitches. Gary led pitch 2.
with Gary Lewin
ruaidh 6 Jun, 2009 Lead β Classic? A bit dull I think, especially at the top. Best combined with top pitch of Central Rib.
with Andy Hickman
Classic? A bit dull I think, especially at the top. Best combined with top pitch of Central Rib.
with Andy Hickman
rorschach 1 Jun, 2009 2nd Really is a classic, found the 'finger pockets' just when I needed them. Would like to lead next time. First pitch is most 'tricky', then easier after each pitch.
with Andy Hills
Really is a classic, found the 'finger pockets' just when I needed them. Would like to lead next time. First pitch is most 'tricky', then easier after each pitch.
with Andy Hills
Rob Davies 24 May, 2009 AltLd It was quite polished, even 35 years earlier but now it's a lot worse!
with Phil A
It was quite polished, even 35 years earlier but now it's a lot worse!
with Phil A
richardadventurecafe 10 May, 2009 AltLd Tricky Polished first pitch - rest straightforward.... interesting finger 'pockets' on pitch 2...
with Andy Owen
Tricky Polished first pitch - rest straightforward.... interesting finger 'pockets' on pitch 2...
with Andy Owen
EmmanuelF 10 May, 2009 Lead O/S led pitch 1 arnaud pitch 2
with arnaud
led pitch 1 arnaud pitch 2
with arnaud
IanGilbertJones 4 May, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Richard Garnett
with Richard Garnett
Hidden 29 Apr, 2009 AltLd rpt
Monk 18 Apr, 2009 Lead rpt
with Andy A, kylie
with Andy A, kylie
mullermn 18 Apr, 2009 2nd O/S
with Kylie, Monk
with Kylie, Monk
Kylie 18 Apr, 2009 2nd O/S And Mullermn
with Monk
And Mullermn
with Monk
Hidden 27 Feb, 2009 Lead
Monk 31 Jan, 2009 AltLd O/S I lead 1st and 3rd. Excellent route.
with Matt Hartgrove
I lead 1st and 3rd. Excellent route.
with Matt Hartgrove
Hidden ??, 2009 -
tombushell ??, 2009 2nd
Tom Heslam ??, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2009 AltLd
Hidden 11 Oct, 2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Oct, 2008 AltLd
Protheroe 28 Sep, 2008 AltLd rpt
with Douglas Hamilton
with Douglas Hamilton
Hidden 28 Sep, 2008 AltLd rpt
PaulWatson 25 Sep, 2008 AltLd O/S Led 2nd (easiest) pitch. Excellent climb. Scary traverse on 1st pitch. You often only really appreciate good advice when you finally put it into practice, so thanks Alistair for the talk on feet the other week, it was invaluable.
with Muny
Led 2nd (easiest) pitch. Excellent climb. Scary traverse on 1st pitch. You often only really appreciate good advice when you finally put it into practice, so thanks Alistair for the talk on feet the other week, it was invaluable.
with Muny
cy 22 Aug, 2008 2nd O/S
Al Franks 22 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
with cy
with cy
RagingPuffin 22 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
with Claire
with Claire
Hidden 15 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
martinazando ?Jun, 2008 AltLd
with Alex Walker
with Alex Walker
Hidden 8 May, 2008 Lead O/S
georgeevans88 7 May, 2008 Solo O/S Moved together for a bit of alps practice
with heallan
Moved together for a bit of alps practice
with heallan
beardy mike 26 Apr, 2008 Solo rpt Well chuffed to have soloed this - first big VS solo and was very nevous about it but held it all together nicely apart from having a bit of a wobbler on pitch 3 at the steep bit which I've never liked even with a rope on!
Well chuffed to have soloed this - first big VS solo and was very nevous about it but held it all together nicely apart from having a bit of a wobbler on pitch 3 at the steep bit which I've never liked even with a rope on!
Chris Sansum 10 Feb, 2008 Lead O/S
with Weilin Wang
with Weilin Wang
noah ??, 2008 AltLd Date a guess.
with Slimmy
Date a guess.
with Slimmy
Hidden ??, 2008 AltLd O/S
Andrew1 30 Dec, 2007 Lead
with Rachel Smith
with Rachel Smith
georgeevans88 ?Nov, 2007 Lead O/S
with Emily
with Emily
Circus 20 Oct, 2007 AltLd O/S 1st and 3rd pitches. Bit of a faff trying to find third pitch. Started up HVS variation before reversing and going the right way.
1st and 3rd pitches. Bit of a faff trying to find third pitch. Started up HVS variation before reversing and going the right way.
Dr Caterpillar 20 Oct, 2007 AltLd O/S led pitch 2
with Circus
led pitch 2
with Circus
georgeevans88 ?Oct, 2007 Lead O/S
with Emily
with Emily
Hidden 16 Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S
Duncan I 16 Sep, 2007 Lead
with Toby Tyas
with Toby Tyas
Hidden 9 Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S
Hidden 7 Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S
chris sm 5 Sep, 2007 AltLd rpt Led P2. Have doen others before many times...
Led P2. Have doen others before many times...
cornishben 5 Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S nice polish...
with Chris Sims
nice polish...
with Chris Sims
Al Palmer 1 Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Ant
with Ant
tom.e 1 Sep, 2007 AltLd rpt
with Charlie Everett
with Charlie Everett
chedder 23 Aug, 2007 2nd
with chris thorne
with chris thorne
lithos 21 Aug, 2007 AltLd p1,p3. p1 polished horror. p2+p3 nice
p1,p3. p1 polished horror. p2+p3 nice
WRMusall 19 Aug, 2007 AltLd dnf Troy had to lead the first pitch and I bottled the second one. Had to absail from double pitons plus one nut. Troy recovered the gear.
with Troy
Troy had to lead the first pitch and I bottled the second one. Had to absail from double pitons plus one nut. Troy recovered the gear.
with Troy
Caralynh 28 Jul, 2007 AltLd O/S led pitches 1 and 3
with dpmUK
led pitches 1 and 3
with dpmUK
dpmUK 28 Jul, 2007 AltLd O/S Led pitch 2
Led pitch 2
Hidden 27 Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 Jul, 2007 AltLd O/S
maresia 14 Jul, 2007 2nd O/S
thomasadixon 4 Jul, 2007 Lead O/S Started raining heavily after the first pitch, strung two and three together. Brilliant!
with Matt Frank
Started raining heavily after the first pitch, strung two and three together. Brilliant!
with Matt Frank
Richard Hall 16 Jun, 2007 AltLd
with Sam Kendrick
with Sam Kendrick
leigh 9 Apr, 2007 2nd
with Ed
with Ed
jon thompson27 ?Apr, 2007 AltLd O/S Lovely jubbly wouldn't want to have climbed in the 1940's though, slings to drape I see nowhere! Hobnail boots no chance, hemp rope around the waist just for shits & giggles not or me! Still a classic
with Alex Thompson
Lovely jubbly wouldn't want to have climbed in the 1940's though, slings to drape I see nowhere! Hobnail boots no chance, hemp rope around the waist just for shits & giggles not or me! Still a classic
with Alex Thompson
Hidden ?Mar, 2007 Lead
mattf77 ?Jan, 2007 2nd
Hidden ??, 2007 -
haydng ??, 2007 AltLd O/S
with RMG
with RMG
simon kimber ??, 2007 Lead O/S
sea_lene ??, 2007 -
Hidden ??, 2007 Lead O/S
crossdressingrodney 29 Jul, 2006 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29 Jul, 2006 AltLd O/S
victim of mathematics 29 Jul, 2006 2nd O/S
chiverstom 13 Jul, 2006 AltLd O/S Pitches 2 and 3
Pitches 2 and 3
Hidden 13 Jul, 2006 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29 Jun, 2006 AltLd rpt
sims 13 May, 2006 2nd O/S
with Nick
with Nick
wildrover220 6 May, 2006 Lead O/S
with Neil Thomas
with Neil Thomas
bpmclimb 4 May, 2006 AltLd O/S I led P2.
with Clare & Sandy
I led P2.
with Clare & Sandy
Martyv 29 Apr, 2006 Lead O/S Why did I never climb this before today, despite the polish it is a superb route
with Phil Knight
Why did I never climb this before today, despite the polish it is a superb route
with Phil Knight
Hidden 28 Apr, 2006 Lead O/S
jamieevans ?Apr, 2006 AltLd
Marcus ??, 2006 -
Steve Lenartowicz ??, 2006 -
with Clare
with Clare
mikelaing ??, 2006 -
beardy mike ??, 2006 Lead O/S Vastly over rated final pitch. Personally I finish up the last pitch of Central Rib giving more interest and making it more sustained. Otherwise a good route. Worthy of Classic Rock? Probably not...
with Many
Vastly over rated final pitch. Personally I finish up the last pitch of Central Rib giving more interest and making it more sustained. Otherwise a good route. Worthy of Classic Rock? Probably not...
with Many
Bristoldave ??, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 Oct, 2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Sep, 2005 Lead O/S
Hidden 17 Aug, 2005 Lead
Marq 28 Mar, 2005 AltLd O/S D,M,D Variant 3rd pitch. Original grade VS 4b
with Daniel Dennehy
D,M,D Variant 3rd pitch. Original grade VS 4b
with Daniel Dennehy
al99 ?Jan, 2005 Lead O/S
with Jeremy king
with Jeremy king
Hidden ??, 2005 Lead O/S
tom.e ??, 2005 Lead O/S
phsharpy ??, 2005 Lead O/S
with Bethan Davies
with Bethan Davies
Hidden 2 Nov, 2004 AltLd O/S
furry 25 Aug, 2004 AltLd O/S
with Neil
with Neil
FayeG 12 Jun, 2004 AltLd O/S
with Rory
with Rory
ruaidh 12 Jun, 2004 AltLd O/S
mol 5 Jun, 2004 AltLd
with James Wasiak
with James Wasiak
Mark Davies PK ?Jun, 2004 Lead O/S
with Laura
with Laura
Mark Davies PK ?Jun, 2004 Lead O/S
with Laura
with Laura
BALD EAGLE 19 May, 2004 Lead
with Phillipa Beale
with Phillipa Beale
Hidden ?May, 2004 Lead
Hidden ?Apr, 2004 2nd O/S
richsmithinbristol ??, 2004 Lead O/S
krikoman 11 Oct, 2003 2nd O/S
Hidden 4 Oct, 2003 AltLd
EllieWoods ?Aug, 2003 Lead O/S
with Simon Greenslade
with Simon Greenslade
Hidden 25 Mar, 2003 Lead O/S
WRMusall 11 Oct, 2002 AltLd I lead the 4c pitch, Bryan lead the last 2 pitches in one push.
with Bryan Shenone
I lead the 4c pitch, Bryan lead the last 2 pitches in one push.
with Bryan Shenone
MikeC59 14 Aug, 2002 Lead
EllieWoods 6 Jul, 2002 AltLd O/S
with Trevor
with Trevor
Hidden ?May, 2002 AltLd O/S
James Moyle 3 Apr, 2002 AltLd O/S
with P. McCourt
with P. McCourt
AndySL ??, 2002 Solo O/S Third pitch only.
Third pitch only.
Paz ??, 2002 Solo O/S
IceMonkey1982 ??, 2002 -
Boxy 20 May, 2001 Lead O/S
gimmer ??, 2001 -
Hidden 7 Apr, 2000 AltLd
John Southworth ?Mar, 2000 AltLd O/S
with Vicky Munn
with Vicky Munn
blenner 14 Feb, 2000 2nd
with helix
with helix
Ally Smith ??, 2000 -
Hidden ??, 2000 -
Hidden ??, 2000 -
greedo ??, 2000 AltLd O/S
with Steve Marriott
with Steve Marriott
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) ??, 2000 -
timreynolds 11 Jun, 1999 AltLd
with John Burnip
with John Burnip
Hidden ??, 1999 AltLd
kevp 11 Oct, 1998 Lead O/S
with Gareth Arnold
with Gareth Arnold
jim_randell 7 Jun, 1998 AltLd rpt
with PS
with PS
Steve Neads 21 May, 1998 AltLd
with Adrian
with Adrian
Hidden 15 Mar, 1998 2nd O/S
Hidden ??, 1998 Lead
JamieAyres ?May, 1997 AltLd rpt
with Huw Davies
with Huw Davies
luke43 8 Jul, 1996 AltLd
Steve Neads 8 Jul, 1996 AltLd O/S
with luke43
with luke43
Small and weak ?Jul, 1996 Lead
chrisrogers ?Jul, 1996 2nd O/S
with Dave ?
with Dave ?
WRMusall 5 May, 1996 AltLd
with Rick Stanley
with Rick Stanley
tracyclimber 30 Oct, 1995 2nd p1 only (E1), then p2 of Piton route (4a), then p2 of Great Central Route (4b). Piton Route - 2nd
p1 only (E1), then p2 of Piton route (4a), then p2 of Great Central Route (4b). Piton Route - 2nd
tradguy 20 May, 1995 Lead O/S
with ed_1973
with ed_1973
ed_1973 20 May, 1995 2nd
with tradguy
with tradguy
jim_randell 5 May, 1995 Lead rpt
with MS
with MS
mikej 16 Apr, 1995 AltLd
with Nick Salmon
with Nick Salmon
Hidden ?Mar, 1995 AltLd
lowersharpnose 1 Jan, 1995 Lead
chris wyatt ??, 1995 AltLd O/S
with Surfer Mark
with Surfer Mark
Mickdenali ??, 1995 - Took ages with "The Sloth" lol
with Keith Biddle
Took ages with "The Sloth" lol
with Keith Biddle
jim_randell 3 Dec, 1994 Lead rpt
with RL, SL
with RL, SL
jim_randell 8 Oct, 1994 Lead rpt
with WW
with WW
jim_randell 13 Aug, 1994 AltLd O/S
with FW
with FW
Hidden ??, 1994 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 1994 Lead
Hidden 12 Aug, 1989 AltLd
nuts and bolts ??, 1989 AltLd O/S
AndyB123 ??, 1989 AltLd
with Andy E
with Andy E
Nigel Coe 26 Nov, 1988 -
with Mike Scott, Tim Dunsby
with Mike Scott, Tim Dunsby
Ali MacDonald 17 Apr, 1988 Lead O/S
BigHairyIan 5 Apr, 1988 AltLd O/S
GuySummers 5 Apr, 1988 AltLd
pauldrew ??, 1988 Lead
Moses 18 Aug, 1987 Lead O/S
mikej 12 Aug, 1987 AltLd
with Pete Rowbottom
with Pete Rowbottom
Tony Buckley ?Jul, 1987 AltLd
with Robert Clark
with Robert Clark
wbo 15 Oct, 1986 AltLd One of my first leads. Traffic made communication impossible. And honestly polished as heck even then. 2*, don't think so
with Charlie Cochrane
One of my first leads. Traffic made communication impossible. And honestly polished as heck even then. 2*, don't think so
with Charlie Cochrane
migs493 23 Feb, 1986 Lead rpt
Budge ??, 1986 AltLd O/S
with Bonds Western
with Bonds Western
rogerskews 21 Sep, 1985 AltLd
with Martin Coward
with Martin Coward
Steve Webster ?Jan, 1985 AltLd
Adrian Daniels ??, 1985 AltLd O/S
pete johnson ??, 1985 -
Hidden 8 Sep, 1984 Lead
Hidden 2 Sep, 1984 AltLd
JamieAyres ?Jul, 1984 Lead rpt Had swung leads with Phil before on this. Since done it loads more times..
Had swung leads with Phil before on this. Since done it loads more times..
Hidden ?Mar, 1984 AltLd
Pete Nugent ?Mar, 1984 AltLd
with John Derbyshire, Nigel Brooks (Thames Valley CC)
with John Derbyshire, Nigel Brooks (Thames Valley CC)
Hidden ??, 1984 AltLd O/S
steveb2006 20 May, 1983 Lead
with Mike Pryzodski
with Mike Pryzodski
duncan ?May, 1983 Solo rpt
The Reaper 17 Apr, 1983 AltLd
andy gittins ??, 1983 -
andy gittins ??, 1983 -
charlesmfrench 25 Oct, 1982 AltLd O/S L,2,L.
L,2,L.
RichardMc 26 Sep, 1982 Lead
with Pip Jones
with Pip Jones
stp 25 Mar, 1982 Solo rpt Climbed in May 81 with ropes.
Climbed in May 81 with ropes.
John Marsland ?Oct, 1981 AltLd
with Ian Stopforth
with Ian Stopforth
leland stamper ?Sep, 1981 Lead O/S bit polished
with hugh rawson
bit polished
with hugh rawson
Nic Robinson 30 Aug, 1981 Lead O/S
with Alice Hampton
with Alice Hampton
AlanLittle ?Feb, 1981 AltLd
with Roger Murray
with Roger Murray
MikeDowsett 3 Jan, 1981 Lead
with Jon Sharpe
with Jon Sharpe
mitch1960 ??, 1981 AltLd O/S
with Andy Perkins
with Andy Perkins
Hidden ??, 1981 -
deepstar 3 Sep, 1980 2nd
with Dave Long.
with Dave Long.
migs493 ?May, 1980 Lead O/S
Chris Ebbutt ??, 1980 AltLd
Hidden ??, 1980 -
Mike C 24 Nov, 1979 2nd
with Walter Phipps
with Walter Phipps
Nigel Coe 30 Sep, 1979 AltLd
with Steve Portnoi
with Steve Portnoi
Steve Lewis 8 Sep, 1978 AltLd O/S
with Pat
with Pat
Bob M ??, 1977 2nd
with Chris Bristow
with Chris Bristow
Hidden ?Jul, 1976 2nd
Ken Taylor 17 Feb, 1976 Lead
with Charles Towers
with Charles Towers
Mark Kemball 11 May, 1975 Lead
with Norman
with Norman
Rob Davies 7 Dec, 1974 AltLd
with Joseph Cullen (ICMC)
with Joseph Cullen (ICMC)
Mark Kemball ?Nov, 1974 2nd
with Charlie Cook
with Charlie Cook
Nigel Bond 4 May, 1974 AltLd
with Pete Bott
with Pete Bott
tapley 30 Mar, 1974 Lead
with Alison Tapley
with Alison Tapley
Rick51 28 Jul, 1973 AltLd
Steve Woollard ??, 1973 Lead O/S
Hidden 21 Jun, 1972 Lead
Gordon Stainforth 19 Oct, 1969 Lead How weird that this rather undistinguished, scruffy (traditional, quite demanding Hard Severe) route, worth one star at the most, is now a three-star VS. I wonder how this can be.
with Bob ('Ginger') Thomas
How weird that this rather undistinguished, scruffy (traditional, quite demanding Hard Severe) route, worth one star at the most, is now a three-star VS. I wonder how this can be.
with Bob ('Ginger') Thomas
Dave Musgrove 20 Sep, 1969 AltLd
with Andy Wild, Dennis Gray
with Andy Wild, Dennis Gray
tutbury ?Aug, 1969 -
with Fred Graham
with Fred Graham
clanger ??, 1969 -
with John Prosser
with John Prosser
deepstar ??, 1968 2nd
with Pete Wells
with Pete Wells
uphillnow ??, 1965 -
Hidden ??, 1965 AltLd
Oliver Hill 8 Oct, 1964 2nd O/S My first proper climb. Led 2 weeks later. It was polished then too. I can still smell it.
My first proper climb. Led 2 weeks later. It was polished then too. I can still smell it.
oldmanofmow 15 May, 1957 Lead O/S Dave Morris and I on a RUMC meet at Avon, also climbed Desperation and another route
Dave Morris and I on a RUMC meet at Avon, also climbed Desperation and another route
Fred S ??, 1956 Lead rpt The remark about 'Hobnailed' boots has opened memories. This route was my first proper lead in 1956. We had Viking nylon hawser laid rope tied round the waist and cheap plimsoles (daps) bought from Woolworths for 6s 8d (33p). As I remember it was then less than VS.
with Can no longer remember name
The remark about 'Hobnailed' boots has opened memories. This route was my first proper lead in 1956. We had Viking nylon hawser laid rope tied round the waist and cheap plimsoles (daps) bought from Woolworths for 6s 8d (33p). As I remember it was then less than VS.
with Can no longer remember name
Melonfly ??, AltLd Haha, it rained 2 pitch. Ah well, all good fun.
Haha, it rained 2 pitch. Ah well, all good fun.
104 users have this on their wishlist
Voting
High HVS
Mid HVS
Low HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 116
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
Votes cast 111
Votes cast 106
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Lead
Followed
Soloed
Toproped
Not Set
Onsighted
Repeated
DNF
Flashed (β)
Dogged
Not Set