6a/b. E4 to solo. Hard Start leads to easy but slightly airy climbing until a span leads to the arete and the descent!

M Ward, G Williams, M J Crocker, G A Jenkin, K Marsden 07/Aug/1986

tommccluskey 11/Jan Solo G/U
Bristoldave ?/Jun/17 Solo rpt
quiffhanger 04/Dec/16 Sent O/S

Above pads. No spotters as on my todd.

Tom Pillow 09/Nov/16 Lead

I was an idiot and fell off this first go. Much better second try.

with Will Rivers
BenNorman 10/Aug/16 Lead G/U

No flash as foot popped from about 4 inches up!

Ally Smith 07/Aug/16 Solo rpt

All came flooding back when reaching the top rail, then all went pear shaped as the finishing holds were full of plants and mud!

with Helen
Justin T ?/Aug/16 Lead

Ground up jump-point team seige. No mat, just some heckling, probably a good way to break an ankle or two.

with Russ
grp 12/Apr/16 Solo

Finally did the direct finish. Guess it must have been Most choice which id done in the past

richsmithinbristol 22/Nov/15 Lead
shoulders 22/Nov/15 2nd dog

An incredibly difficult start for the short led to tactics being used to get just before the bolt. Rest was good

Hidden 12/May/15 Solo rpt
grp 20/Apr/15 Sent
grey wolf 12/Apr/15 Solo RP
hankyc 02/Mar/15 Sent x

above pads, jumped off next to bolt to calm nerves then got next go

Hidden 15/Feb/15 Sent dnf
Didymus 19/Nov/14 Lead dnf
with Nick
i_a_coops 12/Nov/14 -
Ollie B 13/Aug/14 Lead β

Played about on the start a bit then did it. The peg/bolt doesnt really do much as once clipped the hard climbing is over.

with D.Foster
Jack_F 08/Apr/14 Solo RP
with Remus
Hidden 08/Apr/14 Solo RP
sdi 26/Mar/14 Sent dnf
Cheese Monkey 26/Mar/14 Sent dnf

Should have tied on today

with Helen
Cheese Monkey 21/Mar/14 Lead dnf

Rained off :(

with Peter
Cheese Monkey 11/Mar/14 Lead dog

First moves are hard. Lovely climbing afterwards.

with Alex W
Alex Winter 11/Mar/14 Lead

Brilliant little route! Took a few abortive attempts to suss out the moves to the bolt, then fell from the last move twice. Sans pads.

with Ben Darby
yan hawkins 06/Dec/13 Solo O/S
with Max Benzie
A-dog ?/Dec/13 Solo
with max b
Ricky Rocks 18/Feb/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 09/Dec/12 Sent dnf
tombeasley 08/Dec/12 Lead rpt
Joyce 08/Dec/12 Solo G/U

Above pads. Fantastic stuff - properly memorable, especially high up.

Didymus 05/Dec/12 Sent dnf

re-worked the hard moves up to pinch

Mike Goldthorp 15/Nov/12 Solo O/S

Verrrry nice, immaculate wall climbing, small feet, small crimps that get a bigger as you get higher, which is nice, and then a great move for the juggy tope ledge, boom! Bouldery 6b into solid 6a moves into scary 5c top moves.

with Andy
Pete Rigby 01/Sep/12 Lead RP
with Kelli Roberts
akhughes 20/Jun/12 Solo β
Cailean Harker 30/Apr/12 Solo O/S
brices 15/Feb/12 Solo β

flashed solo, good fun

Didymus 02/Feb/12 Sent dnf

Bouldered the start easily but didn't fancy the solo. Peg looks high up and a long way to the right

colesy 09/Jan/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Jan/12 Solo dnf
Hidden 12/Nov/11 Solo β
Stanners 21/Jul/11 Lead RP

bouldered the start a few times managing to find the best sequence. Grabbed a quickdraw and roped up. A little bit of relief when peg was clipped. Needed to catch a bus in 20 minutes so had to sacrifice a quickdraw on the peg. Well earned whoever gets it!

Hidden 26/May/11 Solo dnf
richiebongo 11/May/11 Solo
with Nick Smith, Jon Didymus
richiebongo 07/May/11 Lead RP
with Nick Smith
tombeasley 07/Apr/11 Sent dnf

Beta needed!

Justin T 26/Mar/11 Lead dnf

Worked ground-up but play stopped couple of moves below peg after ripping a tip. Didn't really know where line goes as pretty much every hold on that wall is chalked.

Hidden 05/Mar/11 Lead β
Richard Hall 13/Dec/10 Solo

Solo with high scary finish, much better this way. Put to bed now.

Richard Hall 22/Nov/10 Solo

Finally put to rest, no broken bones today.

with Chris Savage
Ricky Rocks 24/Oct/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead dog
Ally Smith ?/Aug/10 Sent
Hidden 11/Mar/10 Lead dog
Hidden 07/Mar/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 07/Mar/10 Lead
Hidden 02/Mar/10 Sent dnf
Richard Hall 25/Jan/10 Lead β

Finally after falling off and breaking my ankle almost 2 years ago. Led this time though.

with Chris Savage, Howard
Hidden 23/Feb/09 Solo RP
lukehodson 22/Feb/09 Lead RP

2nd try (overall) felt pretty straightforward this time

with Loz
lukehodson 21/Feb/09 Solo dnf

Used a couple of pads. Got to the last move and bailed, was getting dark and couldn't see footholds well. Felt like i might barn door off otherwise, and miss the mats ( = broken ankles). Fell about 6 metres but was ok.

with Howard
KRB 25/Nov/08 Solo rpt

I'll not record everytime I do it, but it lends itself to a good warm up route

Bristoldave 22/Nov/08 Lead rpt

Ground up. Mat + peg used

with Jon Hauser
Paz 19/Nov/08 Solo rpt


with AM2, DR
Hidden 18/Nov/08 Lead rpt
Paz 01/Nov/08 Solo rpt
with BJ, MK
Paz 21/Oct/08 Solo rpt
Paz 08/Oct/08 Solo rpt
Paz 28/Sep/08 Solo rpt
with BJ
Paz 16/May/08 Lead rpt
with WG
Paz 27/Mar/08 Solo rpt

Reacquainted myself with the RH start.

Paz 22/Mar/08 Solo rpt
Paz 07/Mar/08 Solo rpt
with heallan
Paz 01/Feb/08 Solo rpt
with heallan
Hidden ??/2008 -
Paz 07/Dec/07 Solo rpt
Hidden 07/Nov/07 Lead rpt
Paz 01/Feb/07 Solo rpt
Paz 28/Nov/06 Sent rpt

Did start of Critic's pretty much static too.

Paz 23/Sep/06 Solo rpt
with AB
phsharpy 25/Feb/06 Solo β

did it solo as soon as i could do the first move

with Nick Ingram
Hidden 07/Feb/06 Solo RP
A Longleat Boulderer ??/2006 Solo
with Ally Smith
_m.cox_ ?/Jun/03 Solo β
with Adam Mulholland
John Southworth ?/Jul/02 Solo
Ally Smith ?/Jan/02 Solo
Paz ?/Jan/02 Solo rpt
with AS
Paz ??/2002 Solo β

1st Gorge E4. The beta (from PE before I knew him) was the starting foothold.

with AS
Ally Smith ??/2000 -

THE warm up

Hidden ??/2000 -
richsmithinbristol 18/Apr/99 Lead O/S
guy xavier percival ??/1999 -
mattnuttall 06/Mar/93 Solo O/S
Pete Ogden ??/1990 Lead
adriandesouza ?/May/87 Lead O/S
Bullybones ??/1987 Lead
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