Rockfax Description
Sennen's most coveted crack-pitch is a test of technique and determination. Start below the long finger-to-hand-crack.
Follow the crack-line all the way to the top. © Rockfax

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Paul's pre-Kendal Kernow ticklist, CUC Climbing Club, Part 2: Hidden Gems, Adventures & Harder Offerings.

Cbulman 17/Sep/17 Lead dog
Tom Hill 17/Sep/17 2nd dog
Hidden 28/Aug/17 2nd
Marl 19/Aug/17 -

Found it more tricky than leading it yesterday! On mini traction

Jake Maxwell 18/Aug/17 2nd
with chris
The Grist 18/Aug/17 2nd
Marl 18/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/17 TR dnf
Hidden 15/Jun/17 TR
Avon Man 28/May/17 Lead dnf
with Derek
Hidden 17/May/17 Lead O/S
mcgovern 17/May/17 2nd
with woj man
masa-alpin 14/May/17 2nd rpt

During the BMC International Meet 2017.

with Moos
hornbywill 22/Apr/17 Lead O/S

After down climbing Gillian did this instead. Didn't jam because I'm a super punter.

Flavio 20/Apr/17 2nd O/S
Duncan Campbell 20/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Tricky climbing to the overlap!

with Gus
Gus 20/Apr/17 2nd
Hidden 20/Apr/17 Lead G/U
Jess patel 11/Apr/17 2nd dog
with tim ashlin, mike thomas
Hidden 11/Apr/17 2nd β
Hidden 09/Apr/17 Lead dog
efrance24234 15/Aug/16 Lead dog

Messed a move up by not using the good undercut to the right, annoying.

will9911 ?/Aug/16 -
beni 19/Jul/16 Lead
with Wojtek
Hidden 02/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Rocky 02/Jul/16 2nd dog
with Remus
Hidden 02/Jul/16 Lead dog
nickdonohue 01/Jul/16 TR
with Cornish Dave
Tom.Priestley 21/Jun/16 Lead G/U

Fell off a lot! Kept lowering back down and managed to get it GU yoyo in the end tho. Pumpy and not my style of climbing.

Scott Quinn 21/Jun/16 2nd O/S

not much of a crack pitch, face climbed it after the first jam & ring lock - very slippy inside the crack

JRJones 17/Jun/16 2nd O/S
Tom McCabe 17/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Pippa 11/Jun/16 Lead O/S
OliverRoss 09/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Sam Yates, David Jung
Hidden 09/Jun/16 2nd dog
robgixer 02/Jun/16 Lead dog
perrys 02/Jun/16 2nd dog

Had to sit on the rope to get one stuck nut out. Clean otherwise.

with Rob Goodman
Jess Carr ?/Jun/16 2nd O/S
with Rich Pollard
Tom Seccombe 29/May/16 Lead dog
with Ellie
manbat 20/Apr/16 2nd rpt

Fell off first go, but then got it clean to the top on second ago. Used different beta to my tr attempts last year.

with Luke Randall
Borden 12/Mar/16 Lead O/S
petecallaghan 12/Mar/16 TR dog

My jamming technique was tested and found wanting. I felt comfortable with the hand jams, but I need to work on those finger jams. I inched my way up relying heavily on the rope. Still aching thoroughly the following day

Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden 01/Nov/15 TR dnf
Lumbering Oaf 29/Oct/15 TR RP

Will have to lead it next time.

manbat 29/Oct/15 TR rpt

Coming together. First section sorted. Second part, after the big flake was proving tricky, but mostly sorted that too now...

Lumbering Oaf 23/Oct/15 TR dnf

Burly. A crack line that keeps on giving. Upper parts felt greasy. Pro looks good if led.

manbat 23/Oct/15 TR dog

Great route! Had lots of goes at this. After my first go of successfully getting past the crux, every subsequent effort suffered due to the crux getting increasingly greasy (big seas throwing spray around). Had in been dry, I think I could have got have got a clean ascent. I'll be back - could be a good one to headpoint. Doesn't feel too steep, the key is making those jams feel secure.

elliptic 04/Oct/15 Lead
with Nick E.
Hidden 31/Aug/15 Lead β
Hidden 31/Aug/15 Lead
Sophie Nunn 31/Aug/15 2nd O/S
NancyJones 26/Aug/15 2nd dog
Justin T ?/Aug/15 Lead O/S

I don't think this is actually that hard, I think it just leads you into trying to climb it in a way that's nails. Have a good look what's available, don't get sucked into tunnel vision and you might have it easier...

with Nancy
Jack Porteous 31/Jul/15 Lead dnf
Hamish777 08/Jul/15 TR dnf
with Andrea
andrea83 08/Jul/15 TR dnf
with Hamish
benkelsey 06/Jul/15 Lead dnf

Wind Rain and huge spray made it too greasy, plus running out of time in car park.

with Shaun Humphreys
waydan 04/Jul/15 Lead dnf
dbrooks 21/Jun/15 Lead dog

very sustained... good gear, but hard to place.. found it pretty tough

with Alex, Michael, Gareth
ian d f 25/May/15 2nd O/S


Mike_Hayes 20/May/15 Lead rpt
with dan parkes
Jackislav 17/May/15 2nd
Hidden 17/May/15 Lead RP
Hidden 15/May/15 TR dog
Grant Fulton 15/May/15 Lead dnf
Hidden ?/May/15 Lead dog
Dan0Me 11/Apr/15 Lead dog

Took a fall and had two rest. Hard. Got some good beta off a local though

with James S, Geoff P
James Smith 11/Apr/15 2nd
with geoff, dan
Rob Davies 05/Apr/15 AltLd dnf

Steep, technical, sustained - hence attempt was feeble

Hidden 03/Apr/15 2nd dog
Martin Bagshaw 03/Apr/15 Lead dog
with Neil Passmore
clams ?/Apr/15 -

Led with aiders

Cheese Monkey 15/Mar/15 TR RP
with Peter
pheotleyr 15/Mar/15 TR RP

Dogged lead first. Too tired to lead again properly afterwards.

with Ben
Hidden ??/2015 -
pearson9596 ??/2015 Lead O/S

Greasy and pumpy! Very nearly came off.

ferdia 30/Nov/14 2nd
Andy Moles 30/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Ferdia
Jack J Keogan 28/Sep/14 Lead RP

Worked ground up - slipped out of the last jam on the crux on the first attempt. Lowered off, pulled the rope and got it next time. Really pleased to send it - first proper crack climb, third E2, fourth ever lead fall... great day in great company.

with Will Mortimer, Luke Nolan
Hidden 23/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/14 TR
Hidden 23/Aug/14 TR RP
Hidden 22/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 22/Aug/14 Lead dog
masa-alpin 19/Aug/14 Lead dog

Set up the bottom-rope after my poor lead (taking a fall while reversing a move), and Loz made to the top with a great struggle for 2 hours in the end. Hat off to Loz!

with Loz K
Hidden 18/Aug/14 Lead dog
Hidden 31/Jul/14 2nd rpt
Ewan Russell 15/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Tom Nichols
kyaizawa 19/Jun/14 Lead dnf

So so pumped on route, and very few of the jams felt particularly secure. Took a couple of falls, ran out of gas near the top of the crack below the break and backed off. Stripping the gear I didn't overly like the look of the final few moves either...

Joemanglerocks 26/May/14 2nd dog
with Aiden
Hidden 07/May/14 TR
monsteratt 06/May/14 Lead dog

Never been so pumped :-( some of the jams felt greasy and tenuous. Dogged first attempt. Got back on and got to the top with a long rest half way.

with Dan Fairbank
Hidden 06/May/14 2nd dog
Bristoldave 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Caroline
CarolineH 12/Apr/14 2nd dog
with Dave
whiteexplorer 18/Mar/14 2nd dnf

quite damp,but had somewhat pain-full hand-jamming fun trying this route

with Dave Piper
Hidden ??/2014 Lead
Simon cook ??/2014 -
kelliroberts3 26/Aug/13 Lead dog

Fell off going into the big undercut (Someone elses gear up until here), finished it off from there in one push after a quick rest.

Pete Rigby 26/Aug/13 Lead dnf
with Kelli Roberts
masa-alpin 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Finally ticked! Loz interested me in this, coincidentally, as the route in his wish list. This is certainly one of the most eye-catching line in Sennen. I found steeper than it first appeared, but more face holds than it looks. I wish it'd be longer.

with Loz K, Andy Rich
Pixie-Andy 24/Aug/13 2nd dog

Tough route for me

with Masa
Hidden 07/Aug/13 Lead dnf
David Sherratt 07/Aug/13 2nd
chris j 12/Jul/13 Lead dog
with Nick Saunders
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead RP
Hidden 28/May/13 Lead O/S
Misha 18/May/13 Lead O/S

Mathijs did it with a rest earlier in the week so tried it again but pumped out and lowered off. I pulled the rope and led it with his gear to the flake. Steady if you've got good stamina, no hard moves but sustained. A good route. With Mathijs on the BMC International Meet.

with Mathijs
Wil Treasure 16/May/13 2nd
with Viktor
morganator 16/May/13 2nd

Greasy. Slipped out of the crack

with International Meet Guest
Nick Wallis ?/May/13 2nd
with BMC international meet
Ed morris 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Fantastic, top end E2.

with ewan
stevorobs3 31/Mar/13 Lead dnf


janegallwey ??/2013 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2013 TR
jacobjlloyd 28/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Whoa, hard! Got pretty boxed. So much gear, but the bottom section is taxing. Not a sport climber's route, and no pushover at the grade. About as hard as The Butcher - top end E2.

nimajneb 28/Oct/12 2nd
Brown 08/Sep/12 2nd
with Andy R
msoldn 08/Sep/12 2nd O/S

tough little number, especially since hand jams are not my forte. moved lightly left at top of crack.

with Eric, Johannes
klo1981 23/Aug/12 TR dog
with Iain
Dr Toph 09/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Sustained, and polished jams makes it a bit of a battle.

with Emily
EmilyN 09/Aug/12 2nd
with Toph
jakenichol 23/Jul/12 Lead

Took 3 falls but eventually got to the top. Hard

burto 03/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with hertha
Hidden 02/Jun/12 Lead dog
Peter Reynolds ?/Jun/12 Lead dnf
El3ctroFuzz 30/May/12 2nd rpt

Found it quite hard with a debilitating back!

with Joe Harris
El3ctroFuzz 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Easy E2 5b!!

with Elaine Budden
Elaine Budden 15/Apr/12 2nd β
Dan_Carroll 13/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with mum
Pete Graham ?/Apr/12 Lead
with Rick Graham
Hidden 10/Mar/12 2nd
gg4419 ?/Mar/12 TR RP
wojt ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Rich Guest 19/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Seemed easy, then seemed desperate, then seemed ok, then seemed desperate again, so bit of a mixed bag. Felt nice to complete it though!

Hidden ?/Aug/11 -
nicolat ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with James Mitchell
nickcanute ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S

damp -felt hard, but on-sight with a lot of effort. top route!

nick arding 30/Jul/11 Lead β
with rob pitt
Rob Pitt 29/Jul/11 2nd
with Nick Arding
jas128 23/Jul/11 TR dog

crack was very slimy

Mark Young 09/Jul/11 2nd
with Tom L, Heather
Tom Livingstone 09/Jul/11 2nd
thomasadixon 21/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Hung around on the layback jugs for *AGES* before committing to what turned out to be fairly simple! Need to man up sometimes.

with Mike
Hidden 10/Jun/11 2nd dog
a13x 07/Jun/11 2nd dog
pudding 07/Jun/11 Lead dog
Hidden 01/Jun/11 Lead dnf
quiffhanger 30/May/11 Lead O/S
flyinfrenchy 28/May/11 2nd dnf
Fran S8 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Jez 26/Apr/11 2nd dog

Meaty, had to rest - because of stuck gear... I wish :-)

with NJSharp
Hidden ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
nickstephens 19/Sep/10 TR O/S
colkurtz 02/Sep/10 2nd dog
with Robb
Jack_F 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Good route although not really my style of climbing. definate E2

tom169 26/Jun/10 2nd dog
with Pawel
Dave Turnbull, BMC 14/May/10 Lead
with Becky McGovern
Harald 11/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/10 Lead O/S
dan gibson 09/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with michael porter
freakeystyley34 08/Apr/10 2nd dog
with Dan
Hidden ??/2010 -
Gus ??/2010 Lead O/S
with whiters
Dan_Carroll 01/Sep/09 Lead dnf

pumped out and moved left before the good holds ran out at the top of the crack.

Bobby Gilbert 01/Aug/09 Lead RP

1 fall. Lowered off for good rest then did it clean.

with Richard Morris, Alan Dovey
climber130887 17/Jun/09 Lead dnf
with roper
Hidden 24/May/09 2nd dog
Ben Snook 04/May/09 2nd

Think I went up it to strip.

JackMountains 04/May/09 Lead dnf
jchenoweth 10/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Dunc
DavidR 28/Jul/08 2nd dog
Hidden 28/Jul/08 Lead dog
riddle 23/Mar/08 Lead dnf

Tough route!

with Alastair
Lev 08/Mar/08 Lead dnf
with Ingrid Fidi
Docent 23/Feb/08 Lead dog
with stecu
Dan_Carroll 30/Aug/07 TR O/S
shoulders 09/Aug/07 Lead
with dai
Hidden 04/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 04/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Ash
Hidden 11/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 AltLd
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Dave Kerr 30/Jul/06 Lead

Hard work. Gillian is easier.

with Olan Parkinson
Hidden 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/06 2nd rpt
bfreeman ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes ??/2006 Lead dog

year a guess

with Nolan Smyth
Hidden ?/Sep/05 2nd dog
ukb & bmc shark 03/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Annie
jmhood ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Wayne Miller
Bobmoz ??/2004 Lead
lost.arrow 20/Oct/03 -
pezzerrr 05/Aug/03 Lead O/S
Mark Stevenson 18/Apr/03 2nd O/S
andy_pemberton ??/2003 Lead


pete johnson 27/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with Lun
goi.ashmore 05/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
Hidden ?/May/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/01 2nd
jfletcher 28/Apr/01 Lead
Roget 12/Sep/00 Lead O/S
with jon
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
Jon Read ?/Aug/99 Lead O/S
lost.arrow 30/Mar/97 2nd
craig h 23/Jun/96 Lead O/S
with Janet Hannah
John Southworth ?/Jul/91 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/91 Lead O/S
whispering nic 29/Mar/91 2nd
with Graham Iles
Hidden 10/Sep/90 2nd
Chris Ebbutt ??/1990 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/88 Lead dog
Nigel Coe 29/May/88 2nd
Hidden 05/Aug/87 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1982 Lead
Mark Kemball ??/1980 Lead
Paul Clarke ??/1978 -
with FMC
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