Rockfax Description
A popular line that, although well-travelled, is still worthwhile. It is endowed with good gear on its hardest moves at mid-height. Start at a low ledge on the nose of the buttress.
Move onto the ledge and work left on ledges for a few metres until it is possible to pick the easiest line up, then move rightwards to below a big overhang. Move right and then step up left to clear the overhang. Continue more easily past a cluster of bolts and finish leftwards. © Rockfax

F E Bennett, J Nixon, Ms E M Baldwin 1956

Ticklists: Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes, West Country Climbs, Avon sub-VSes, South West Climbs for a Northerner.

JoeCoxson 18/Dec/17 Solo rpt
Stewwy21 03/Dec/17 2nd O/S

Managed to squeeze another route in before last light.

Ryan59 01/Dec/17 Lead O/S
with Steve
El Capitan 21/Nov/17 -
Hidden 05/Nov/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Nov/17 2nd O/S
Steve Brooks 08/Oct/17 TR

Top roped with children. Their first rock.

elclarko 06/Oct/17 2nd O/S
AWalker96 22/Sep/17 Lead
Burleyg 14/Sep/17 2nd

Climbed with Muny & Donna - very polished start and in places

with Muny Baborovsky
Oscar Popels 10/Sep/17 2nd rpt
BrizzleChris 02/Sep/17 Lead O/S

First lead, loads of fun but a bit polished at points

HarryPalmer 01/Sep/17 2nd
with NiallN
alexbarry 01/Sep/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/17 TR O/S
ljkenny 31/Aug/17 TR O/S

An afternoon with Mac Mackay a IFMGA mountain guide [] from Bristol. Day consisted of 3 top rope climbs, followed by 2 Sport Lead Climbs.

with Sophie, Mac Mackay
jameslomax 15/Aug/17 2nd O/S

Doms first lead, he placed some pretty solid gear

with Dom
Oscar Popels 10/Aug/17 Lead
with Lydia
Hidden 08/Aug/17 TR O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/17 TR O/S
crag_monster ?/Aug/17 -

MIA day - leading day

Hidden 04/Jul/17 Lead
brittarudner 04/Jul/17 2nd
Charlie Low 04/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Climbed to set up a top rope

with James O'Halloran
Steve_westy 11/Jun/17 Lead O/S
mathesar 11/Jun/17 2nd β

Windy with big rucksack

alasdaircavaye 02/Jun/17 2nd
RobertHalls 02/Jun/17 Lead
G Weatherley 28/May/17 2nd O/S
with Sophie Philbrick
marr.simon 25/May/17 Lead O/S

Very sparse gear but easy climbing

Rich Pitt 22/May/17 2nd
Rich1Smith 22/May/17 Lead O/S

First Second for Rich Pitt

rosso 14/May/17 2nd
with Faye
faye 14/May/17 Lead
Echuum 11/May/17 2nd O/S
Jack Gawthrop 10/May/17 Lead O/S
Wendy Watthews 09/May/17 Lead O/S
lusonavigator 01/May/17 2nd rpt

BF. Staggering the increase in proprioception. .

AndyScheller 01/May/17 2nd O/S
Paul Baxter 01/May/17 Lead O/S
RWB1986 23/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Reesclimbs 23/Apr/17 2nd
with RWB1986
Hidden 19/Apr/17 2nd
Phil Murray 27/Mar/17 Lead rpt
with Tim Tett
Phil Murray 15/Mar/17 TR rpt

1st ever shunt. Did it about 3 times with variations to get used toe the Shunt.

with Shunt
JoeCoxson 07/Mar/17 Solo O/S
reubenhf 04/Mar/17 Lead O/S
with Alasdair C, Joe C
alasdaircavaye 04/Mar/17 2nd rpt

Dried very quickly, probably better with halfs

with Joe and Ruben
ShaneHartley 02/Jan/17 Lead
Donny M ??/2017 Solo O/S
with Bob the Sendor
alasdaircavaye ??/2017 Lead
Climbingspike ??/2017 -
c357 20/Dec/16 Lead rpt
GeorgeR 04/Dec/16 2nd
with John Wisker
Hidden 27/Nov/16 Lead
DavidWilby 27/Nov/16 2nd
with Anna
fharnish13 25/Nov/16 Lead O/S
with Tim Exley
Hidden 19/Nov/16 Lead O/S
robert.b.s 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Nice route to warm up on, no gear for first few metres but it's relatively straight forward.

Jim blackford 21/Oct/16 Solo
riff156 19/Oct/16 Lead rpt
with julie Carlise
TommyKips 19/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Tonebear 22/Sep/16 2nd
andrew549 22/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Tony
edgar_spaten 16/Sep/16 Solo O/S
Rachael88 08/Sep/16 2nd
with Adam
BStar 08/Sep/16 2nd rpt
Trevers 08/Sep/16 Lead
with Rachael, BStar
Hidden 06/Sep/16 Lead
will_benfold 04/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Helen Alexander, Ian Maybury
Big_T 28/Aug/16 2nd O/S

Nice little route to warm up on. No protection for the first few meters, but easy enough climbing until you get a few good nuts in.

with Neil
ElBarto 28/Aug/16 Lead O/S

First part of the route (bit less than a 1/4 maybe?) has no protection but climbing isn't hard - once you're past that there are great nut placements.

foobar123 23/Aug/16 Lead

First trad route with finger injury. Polished but good fun!

with Robbie Cecere
Rmjmarlow 22/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Chris Cardwell
RivalAllan 20/Aug/16 TR O/S
IainMay 17/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Chris Harbour 16/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/16 Lead O/S
MegBaker 13/Aug/16 2nd
with Navman
WaterMonkey 12/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Neil
That Dude With The Beanie 07/Aug/16 Lead rpt
The-Fall-King 07/Aug/16 TR O/S

Beanie climbed first and cleaned on descent; I then TRed it, a couple of friends went up after me. Excellent starter climb.

Rob Moorcroft 06/Aug/16 Lead
with Tansy Billingham
aelaeks 05/Aug/16 Lead

Pleasant climb despite the polish, no protection for the first 3+ metres, better further up.

Joe Mathers 28/Jul/16 Lead
Hidden 24/Jul/16 Lead
sus 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S
c357 21/Jul/16 2nd
Katsmiff 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Pleasant climbing

with Anthony Lauderdale
alan1234 16/Jul/16 Lead
Hidden 16/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Ryan Parle 05/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Ian
Bill Lawrence 02/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with ivan and alina
That Dude With The Beanie 21/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Setting up TR for some friends.

maxsmith 12/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Felt far harder than other vds I've climbed.

vertigo 04/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Jack
rosso 03/Jun/16 2nd

Teaching Angus how to Lead and set an anchor.

with Angus, Jess
Jelly Mould Surfer 01/Jun/16 Lead O/S

No guidebook, so I just guessed at a line I reckoned I could do. Very nice climbing

Phil Anderson ?/Jun/16 Lead
with Mike
Hidden 29/May/16 Lead O/S
Suzygirl 29/May/16 2nd
HendrikTBB 29/May/16 2nd rpt
with Julian
cpoad 24/May/16 2nd rpt
with Dan P
dpiddock 24/May/16 Lead O/S
with Chris P
jon_gill1 14/May/16 Lead O/S
with nick loc, Gemma Gill
WillAndrew 14/May/16 2nd rpt
mattharper 14/May/16 Lead O/S

First trad lead!

Thwaites 04/May/16 2nd rpt
with Grant
Thwaites 03/May/16 AltLd O/S
with Al Toppin
Lynn Robin 02/May/16 Lead O/S
PanzerHanzler 02/May/16 2nd O/S
HendrikTBB 26/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Dan
rosso 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Teaching Liana how Lead belay and her first outdoor climbing. Great chance to revise safety rules and the reason beyond most important climbing choices

with Liana
d.heard 24/Apr/16 Lead rpt

First trad lead, some more gear lower down might have been nice, straightforward climbing though.

with ThomN
danieleaston 20/Apr/16 2nd
with Neil
Nick Russell 13/Apr/16 Solo O/S

I've probably done all the climbing before, but it's the first time I've definitely set out with the intention of climbing this route.

Dakam12 10/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
cem 28/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Used as a way up to retrieve stuck abseil ropes.

lusonavigator 28/Mar/16 2nd
with cem
Ashley King 16/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Really easy climb, not a lot of gear at the bottom though so wouldn't recommend as a first lead. A good climb to do if you want to do it quickly.

laurence_falconer 16/Mar/16 Solo
rosso 16/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Really easy climb, not a lot of gear at the bottom though so wouldn't recommend as a first lead. A good climb to do if you want to do it quickly. [A.K.]

Claire Noble 16/Mar/16 2nd

Good climb to just do really quickly. Super easy but not that well protected initially. Would still quite like to come back and give leading it a go

adawson 16/Mar/16 2nd
laurence_falconer 15/Mar/16 Solo
Nathan Chrismas 12/Mar/16 2nd rpt
with Dave
DavidWilby 12/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Nathan
jcking231 11/Mar/16 Lead O/S
CasualLime 11/Mar/16 2nd
Angrypenguin 05/Mar/16 Solo O/S
dkilner 03/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Kiran
KiranV 03/Mar/16 2nd O/S
with David Kilner
miltonwakefield 27/Feb/16 Lead O/S
with Smelda
mattprince 18/Jan/16 Lead
Hidden ??/2016 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Hidden 27/Dec/15 Lead
Hotcake 17/Oct/15 Lead

Training for multi pitch

with Jim H
Hidden 28/Sep/15 Lead O/S
smartydh9 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Rob Moorcroft 28/Aug/15 Lead
with Richard Ive
Hidden 12/Aug/15 Lead
robburgundy 11/Aug/15 Lead β
with Bumbum, Pete
Hidden 11/Aug/15 2nd
Hidden 11/Aug/15 2nd
Laurence20 28/Jul/15 Solo O/S
ChristyCole 25/Jul/15 2nd O/S
edjenkins 21/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Chris Bunce
riff156 18/Jul/15 Lead rpt
with Tim Gill
Dr Toph 08/Jun/15 Solo rpt

good way down

Hidden 04/Jun/15 2nd dnf
Hidden 02/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/15 2nd O/S
richsmithinbristol 30/May/15 Lead rpt
ape1980 29/May/15 2nd β
with Garth
Rob Morgan 29/May/15 Lead
with Win
Hidden 29/May/15 Lead O/S
Win-yei 29/May/15 2nd
with Rob
colinkeb 25/May/15 2nd
with john presley
WillAndrew 20/May/15 Lead O/S

First trad lead :)

with Ali
ali.scott 20/May/15 2nd O/S

will's first trad lead

Lee_Meaden 15/May/15 Lead O/S
with Emily Craig
Roch 10/May/15 Lead O/S

RAFMA Weekend

with Nat Hillier
anthonylewis 10/May/15 Lead β
with pete ross
Hidden 04/May/15 2nd rpt
Trisha Murphy 01/May/15 2nd
with Meg, mel
Trisha Murphy 01/May/15 2nd
with Meg, mel
Jim-Roberts-1987 29/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Tony McPhillips
Alex Wieczorek 22/Apr/15 Lead O/S
John1458 22/Apr/15 2nd O/S
nottommo 22/Apr/15 Lead O/S
masmith 21/Apr/15 Lead
with John Harrison
Phil Murray 14/Apr/15 Lead rpt

Paul D's first outdoor climb! Very nice - sunny spring day, warm!

with Paul Deaton
AshBarnes 12/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Went the wrong way initially (but that was my fault). Hard to communicate with my partner due to traffic and wind

with Gravy 09/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Trevor & Andy
Hidden 07/Apr/15 Lead O/S
thompsonjr21 07/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/15 Lead rpt
Nathan Chrismas 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Becky
Legs 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Larey 25/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with Emily dawes
JoeE 17/Feb/15 Solo O/S
Mango ??/2015 Lead
Hidden ??/2015 -
csumner28 10/Dec/14 Lead O/S
with Toby Godwin
Hidden 22/Nov/14 Lead β
matt davies 22/Nov/14 Lead O/S
AndyRogers 14/Nov/14 Solo rpt
Morgan Specht 27/Oct/14 Lead
Hidden 26/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Paul_southgate68 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
minty1984 01/Sep/14 Lead O/S
JamesRich 27/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with Adam Vaslet
Martin1973 26/Aug/14 AltLd
with Huw Gilbert
Alessandro Tentori 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Kirsten Donovan
Trevers 22/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with wjcdean
wjcdean 22/Aug/14 2nd rpt

seconded behind trevs then abbed off

with Trevers
Jack Porteous 22/Aug/14 Lead O/S
LucasHarazin 20/Aug/14 Solo O/S
RicksterD ?/Aug/14 2nd
Phil Layton 26/Jul/14 TR O/S

Speed climbed at the BMC festival - 1min 12 seconds.

Steve Bartle 22/Jul/14 Lead β
jackc 19/Jul/14 Solo O/S
FernandoHidalgo 15/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Keelan McNulty 12/Jul/14 2nd
with Helen Baldwin, Jon Hardman, Sam Talbot
HardmanJ 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Alex Winter 17/Jun/14 Solo O/S

Put a rope up for the girls.

with Claud, Tilly, and Mia
Lewis201 13/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Matt CS 26/May/14 2nd
robh14 15/May/14 Lead
shaunleonard 14/May/14 2nd O/S
with Ian
Hidden 14/May/14 Lead rpt
philw1964 14/May/14 2nd

with Gav Edwards. first outdoor climb in 30 years!

lucyh 07/May/14 Lead O/S

Awful rope drag having just a single rope!

with Matt
joeallen28 05/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/14 Lead
BStar 02/May/14 AltLd O/S

Polished, did it in two pitches as Will went off route slightly generating some impressive rope drag. Not a climb to shout about.

wjcdean 02/May/14 AltLd O/S

Got lost. Nice cam placement under the overhang if you can bothered and feel the need. Took me ages due to going off route and getting stuck on a ledge for a bit. Nice move out of the corner. Set up belay at the bolts to give Adam a go (not because I got scared!), the little tyke.

steve-grigg 24/Apr/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/Apr/14 2nd
Footiemadhannah 21/Apr/14 Lead

Last lead of the day. Nice climb, almost went the wrong way under the block. Leon said gear was almost impossible to get back. Whoops.

fragglerock 17/Apr/14 Lead rpt

An evening climb up an easy route to get back into t he spirit for 2014. KA lead up to bolts then lowered off and pulled the ropes. DL lead with gear in-situ and cleaned on the lower off.

with Kevin Aston
Hidden 16/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Cheese Monkey 15/Apr/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 10/Apr/14 Lead
AngelaC 10/Apr/14 2nd
AndyMcCoy 10/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Muny
RichardMcN 10/Apr/14 2nd
John Cornish 09/Apr/14 2nd β
with Gavin Edwards
gavin.edwards 09/Apr/14 Lead dnf
Hidden 04/Apr/14 2nd
Cheese Monkey 27/Mar/14 TR rpt

Via a direct start which was quite nice

with Shunt
Hidden 20/Mar/14 -
Bristol_Quornstar 20/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Abbed off twin bolts

with Dawn
Hidden 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Echna 15/Mar/14 2nd O/S

Some fun in the dark!

with Rich
Hidden 15/Mar/14 Lead rpt
Rebs 05/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Rob
R_W_M 05/Mar/14 2nd rpt
with Rebs
Mpaynter 24/Feb/14 Lead O/S
dmetcalfe 23/Feb/14 2nd
with Mike P
jezb1 19/Feb/14 Lead

Wet and in trainers = pretty slippy!

Hidden 18/Feb/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Feb/14 Lead rpt
AndyRogers 18/Feb/14 2nd rpt
with ianlaw
robertcollier 16/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Emily Collier
Deary65 04/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Polished bottom but otherwise good gear.

purpledistorsion 25/Jan/14 Lead O/S

Bit soggy at the top, nice easy Lead.

crichtonlizzie 17/Jan/14 2nd O/S
widdlestickmcpoos 17/Jan/14 Lead O/S

Soggy but fun :)

Hidden ??/2014 Lead
Hidden 29/Dec/13 2nd rpt
AndyRogers 29/Dec/13 Lead rpt

Exposed nice climbing, no good gear for the first 6m or so tho

with ianlaw
Kemics 25/Dec/13 Lead

Steve and Dom. To put up a top rope. Smooth groove looks good

with Marta
AndyRogers 25/Oct/13 Lead O/S

topped out as the last of the light faded, walked off in the dark! -climbing heaven!

with ianlaw
Hidden 25/Oct/13 2nd rpt
badgerjockey 20/Oct/13 Lead O/S

The heavens had to open halfway up didn't they...

with Chris H
Hidden 17/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Steve Woollard 15/Oct/13 Lead
Hidden 12/Oct/13 Lead O/S
justaddpowder 10/Oct/13 2nd
Ccmilree 10/Oct/13 Lead
Hidden 08/Oct/13 Lead rpt
Joshthomas 18/Sep/13 Lead O/S

good climb shame about the polish

Hidden 08/Sep/13 Lead O/S
aelaeks 05/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Jonners 02/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Cameron Porteous
Puma 31/Aug/13 TR
wilsers 28/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Repeat. Warm up before Morpheus. Sophie led and I cleaned up.

with Sophie Rolls
Neil Gay 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Nikki Riches
lukimotaka 20/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Josh
Hidden 20/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/13 2nd rpt
leland stamper 11/Aug/13 Solo O/S

rpt. Missed the balloons taking off in the morning

Richardlake 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
will_lake 10/Aug/13 2nd O/S
maresia 06/Aug/13 2nd rpt
with Sina Ali
nicknicely 01/Aug/13 Lead
with pete
Hidden ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Zerocks 30/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Sian
sianabanana 30/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Easy enough. Not as polished as I expected. No gear for quite a while, but good pro at crux and easy climbing later.

Tom Harper 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S

first lead at avon

Hidden 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
lukerathmell 10/Jul/13 Lead
with Rachel Bennett
Stew nutter 02/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Very nice climb with good moves.

BenBird 02/Jul/13 2nd
with Stew Nutter
gobbledigook 30/Jun/13 TR O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
wilsers 19/Jun/13 TR O/S

Set up a top rope whilst waiting for Chris to turn up. Nice simple route right of the overhanging block. Climbed again at the end but this time going left of the block (more direct), was a little more tricky but still in the grade. Would certainly be happy to lead this next time.

with Chris Brown
budoghost 14/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
mikedevcole 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
neiloutdoors 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with SDMC
Jon Pilling ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Sttevei Atalla
cwildblood 23/May/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/May/13 2nd
jayyaj 19/May/13 Lead
laurence_falconer 18/May/13 2nd
laurashaw 18/May/13 Lead
Luke Jones 06/May/13 2nd O/S
Dunx 25/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Russ Tong
Hidden 23/Apr/13 Lead rpt
cpoad 15/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Oliver C
Hidden 06/Apr/13 Lead rpt
anthonylewis 06/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Neil D 09/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Robertspd2 ?/Mar/13 Solo
Cheese Monkey 28/Jan/13 Lead O/S

Much better than Syph, even when wet.

with Iain
Zerocks 06/Jan/13 2nd

Went dark by the time is was about to second it plus no headtorch - is now on the shopping list... Protection is a bit sparse on the lower section, nice climb tho and not to polished.

with Anne
Will Homoky 05/Jan/13 Lead O/S
with Tom Whitton
Hidden 05/Jan/13 Lead
Will Gordon 05/Jan/13 2nd O/S
Marcin78 ??/2013 Lead
with Basia
Mark Salter 06/Dec/12 Lead
with Chris Shorrock
riff156 02/Dec/12 Lead rpt
with Hannahc
crispycodd 25/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Probably done this before in the 80s!

Eike 18/Nov/12 Lead
with Tom Blight
Stone Muppet 27/Oct/12 TR

Coached Matt up this toprope solo

Westcorkman 25/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Bob Dawson
Psych ?/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/12 Lead rpt
wurzelinzummerset 01/Sep/12 2nd rpt
with Jim
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/12 Lead rpt
Bobby Pearson 15/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Fine evening

with James Ashton
rachelvlc 10/Aug/12 TR
Hidden 30/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/12 2nd β
Hidden 24/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Tom Brierley Gore 15/Jul/12 Solo rpt
rachchanter 14/Jul/12 -
Hidden 14/Jul/12 Lead
George Frisby 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Chris
stafford101 24/Jun/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 23/Jun/12 Lead
riff156 17/Jun/12 2nd O/S
jwhereat 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
climbingchippie 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Eike 17/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 13/Jun/12 Lead
wurzelinzummerset 13/Jun/12 2nd
with Mike
beth_may 10/Jun/12 Lead O/S
becoming-stranger 10/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Beth Mc
Dave 88 01/Jun/12 Lead O/S

With our rucksacks at the end of the day. Polished and awkward with little gear.

with Salisbury Pete
Hidden 06/Apr/12 2nd
pheotleyr 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Jana
ben.richards 26/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Ragingpossum 14/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Sam Mitchell 14/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with Will Bourne
Kylie 03/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Nice warm up climb.

mullermn 03/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Nice route.

Hidden 02/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Ross B 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Jon Pilling 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Cat Beaver
Matt Schwarz 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Petes first ever outdoor climb.

Peter north 25/Feb/12 2nd
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 20/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Steph
Steph Roberts 20/Feb/12 2nd O/S
with Sam
mark schramm 14/Feb/12 2nd rpt
with Lyndsay
Hidden 14/Feb/12 Lead O/S
climbingchica 07/Feb/12 TR O/S

did part of this and part somthing else - no guide book

stafford101 01/Feb/12 Lead rpt

In the dark.

stafford101 22/Jan/12 2nd rpt
Ragingpossum 22/Jan/12 Lead

First lead in the gorge. Very easy climbing with good holds and very little polish.

with Chris Stafford
Hidden 14/Jan/12 2nd O/S
Fatclimber 14/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Lee
wurzelinzummerset 14/Jan/12 Lead
with Chris
Ross B 07/Jan/12 2nd O/S
with Phil Connock
riff156 07/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Morna
Hidden 06/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 2nd O/S
theocelano ??/2012 -
gary.earl ??/2012 Lead
theocelano ??/2012 -
kestrelspl 29/Dec/11 Lead O/S


rg1976 27/Dec/11 2nd O/S
with squicky
squicky 27/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with rg1976
fragglerock 11/Dec/11 2nd β

Standard wet-weather repeat.

evilweed 11/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Dan
jiggerypokery 19/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Izzy
Hidden 18/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Nov/11 AltLd
Alex Parker 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Only my second lead, first gear is not as near to the ground as I would have liked! Knowing I was going to deck if I fell made the climb seem much harder than it probably was!!

Laura Parker 30/Oct/11 2nd
Sam Mitchell 08/Oct/11 TR O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/11 TR
pffft 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Ruth White
Hidden 01/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Paul Robertson 01/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with Joseph Robertson, William Robertson
Katherine Ross 29/Sep/11 2nd O/S

Cam's first trad lead! Felt harder than a lot of other VDiffs but that was probably down to the polish.

with Cameron Smith
Hidden 10/Sep/11 TR O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead
Stanley 23/Aug/11 Solo rpt

Warm up to get soloing head on for Morpheus

DerwentDiluted 21/Aug/11 Lead
Maddi O'Brien 21/Aug/11 Lead
with Ruth White
Hidden 01/Aug/11 Lead
maresia 25/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Client
luckyluke 15/Jul/11 Lead O/S

First lead trad! Dean second. Polished first half.

Dean177 15/Jul/11 2nd rpt
SteveRyan 12/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Polished with the first bit of protection quite high up. Good fun though on a nice evening.

with Rob Pattison
cwildblood 11/Jul/11 Lead O/S
ruaidh 10/Jul/11 -

Seconded Abigail and Cathryn in guide mode and ab'ed off three point anchor. Followed with Floating Voter: ab'ed in to setup toprope, then climbed up, stripped out and ab'ed off.

Hidden 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
leigh 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S

polished with first protection high

with Ed
karenhh 01/Jul/11 Lead
Tom Brierley Gore 01/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Quarryboy 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S

First piece of decent gear is ridiculously high up! Be cautious despite it being only vdiff.

with Jack Treble
petermurdoch 23/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Stanley 21/Jun/11 Solo rpt
Stanley 18/Jun/11 Solo rpt
Stanley 16/Jun/11 Solo rpt
Stanley 14/Jun/11 TR rpt

First climb using the shunt as a belay

with Petzl Shunt
Glyn 31/May/11 Solo O/S
Abs 17/May/11 2nd
with Iain Afshar, Diane Bent
Hidden 17/May/11 2nd
Hidden 07/May/11 TR
Andrew Bangs 02/May/11 Lead O/S
with James
Hidden 02/May/11 2nd O/S
PerrinT 02/May/11 Lead
with Monkey
j miller 02/May/11 2nd O/S

really polished but an easy warm up to harder climbs.

with andrew bangs
Debs 01/May/11 2nd
with Karl
UnkArl 01/May/11 Lead O/S

EXTREMELY polished and the gear isn't very good either.

with Susana, Andrew, Debbie
Phil PBC ?/May/11 AltLd O/S
with henry castle
nich0las 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Catriona C
hutchay 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S
elizabetha 26/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 22/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Dave Ing 22/Apr/11 2nd rpt

Finished the day with one logbook tick ;)

with Alex, Ruth
carlgodfrey 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Ruth ND 12/Apr/11 TR O/S
with Mike D
el_monty 11/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 10/Apr/11 2nd
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 10/Apr/11 TR O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Stanley 06/Apr/11 Lead O/S

First Trad Lead

Stanners 06/Apr/11 2nd O/S

polished as hell and especially slippy in heat. Harsh second lead for mart; nice one.

katherinesydney 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S

unexciting other than the hideous polish and my zig zagging rope dragging creation.

with jonny kelly
kelliroberts3 ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Pete Rigby ?/Apr/11 Solo
Lil_Pete 25/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with Carly Michaels
Clay C 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Seb
stafford101 13/Mar/11 Solo rpt
Rory Southworth 13/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Dave Ing 26/Feb/11 2nd

Technically my first ever trad climb, but counts as more of a scramble...

with Pete
Hidden 20/Feb/11 Solo O/S
DanMc 17/Feb/11 Lead O/S

First outdoor climb and lead it :) Was a lot of fun looking fowerd to more

Hidden 17/Feb/11 2nd O/S
R_W_M 26/Jan/11 2nd

Seconded Chris after his second trad lead

with Chris
stafford101 26/Jan/11 Lead rpt
Ushuaia 09/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Solo O/S
steve-grigg ??/2011 Lead O/S
HarryB ??/2011 -
Danny Bags ??/2011 -
JamesColeman ??/2011 Solo rpt

Climbed many times.

stvredmond 11/Dec/10 Lead
with kelwyn
Shaky Dog 11/Dec/10 Lead O/S

I lead in dreadful style. Poor protection lower down

Topper Harley 23/Nov/10 Lead
cas smerdon 13/Nov/10 2nd
lostinmidlands 13/Nov/10 2nd O/S

Followed the direct vertical line in the bottom half.

TDembrey 10/Nov/10 2nd rpt
with James
Richard James Edmunds 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Climb done at night and following a very wet and rainy day. Route highly polished

with Chris Jex, Marcus Wood
stafford101 16/Oct/10 TR
JamesRich 29/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Paul Rich
tobydunford 04/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Stan011 07/Aug/10 Lead
with Mike Coles
Hidden 31/Jul/10 2nd O/S
fragglerock 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S
TDembrey 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Jana
Jay C 25/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Sam W
samwillo 25/Jun/10 Lead
with Jay
nigsims 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Nig Caton
Hidden 22/Jun/10 2nd O/S
martinp 20/Jun/10 2nd
with Adam
cjohn62 20/Jun/10 Lead
with gareth
AdamP 20/Jun/10 2nd
with Martin
sweenyt 17/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Ant Mace 26/May/10 Lead O/S

Started just as it began spotting rain, Mike seconding got caught in a torrential downpour halfway up! Not much gear but plenty plenty bolts halfway up.

with Mike Mace
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead O/S
Number Two 22/May/10 Lead β

A nice route, but amazingly scarce for protection!

with Melanie McDowell
paul1234 10/May/10 Lead
with Phil
Macca_7 07/May/10 Solo O/S

Used in descent again not sure if it was this but hey!

Hidden 08/Apr/10 2nd O/S
ron244 08/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Peter Bird
Monk 13/Mar/10 Lead rpt
with Matt Hartgrove
crossdressingrodney 06/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Tomar
Tomar 06/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Chris Sansum 14/Feb/10 Lead rpt

A quick climb to finish the day off. Started at sunset, finished in the dark!

with Thom Myers
matt_claydon 03/Jan/10 TR O/S
Lil_Pete 03/Jan/10 Solo O/S

Solo'd to set up top rope in trainers - wanted to play with Prussiks. Magic sling abseil technique went askew and so had to solo a second time to recover sling (and rope!). Tedious!

hutchay ?/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Dave Nicholl
TR909 ??/2010 Lead
Chris Sansum 25/Oct/09 Solo O/S

Started up 'Nightmare' but then decided it was probably a bit too polished for soloing, so traversed onto this!

kev_george 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Sean King
rorschach 18/Oct/09 2nd

OK - All been said before - polished!

Poco Loco 09/Sep/09 Lead rpt

Led to fix gear for James's first lead on rock. As sheeny and shiny as I remember but pleasant enough.

with James Gray
PaulWatson 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Doesnt get any less shiny. First outing for Stuart on a proper climb, did in two pitches to keep in line of sight.

with Stuart
Hidden 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/09 2nd
dereke12000 26/Jul/09 TR O/S

My first Avon Gorge climb. First time went to left of large protruding rock (more technical), second time to the right (easier but more exposed).

with Aiden & Matt
Mr. K 18/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Joking 18/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Kyle
kiwi boy 01/Jul/09 2nd
with mike
jez_springall 21/Jun/09 Lead β

Very polished start which can cause a few scary moments as the gear isn't great. Good protection once you get to the block which has a big jug on the top of it.

with Rich Paterson
aipattison 10/Jun/09 2nd O/S
catemuir 10/Jun/09 Lead

Very polished start, but good fun!

Hidden 01/Jun/09 2nd O/S
tcn_2002 01/Jun/09 Lead
Sarah Everitt 24/May/09 TR O/S
Hidden 24/May/09 TR rpt
Andy White 24/May/09 Lead O/S
with Anna Rothwell
Hidden 12/May/09 TR
PaulWatson 23/Apr/09 2nd O/S

again quite run out at the bottom, Polished to the edge of oblivion.

with Rosy
Hidden 22/Apr/09 Solo O/S
FayeG 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S

climbed so my kid could follow me up - she loved it!

with Abigail
APaul 09/Apr/09 2nd O/S

First outdoor climb!

with Ryan Evans
Shonkhor 28/Feb/09 2nd
with James
Shonkhor 28/Feb/09 Lead
with James
Poco Loco 28/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Billy
Poco Loco 28/Feb/09 2nd rpt
with Billy
Hidden 10/Jan/09 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 TR β
Kenemo ??/2009 -
aldred 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
pboniface 12/Oct/08 2nd
Hidden 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/08 Lead O/S
lizannday ?/Sep/08 Lead
with Ewan Richards
sdkoutdoor 09/Aug/08 2nd
with That Guy!
Hidden 01/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/08 TR O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/08 2nd O/S
PaulWatson 17/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Despite what the book says, sparse protection at bottom. Good climb, fairly sustained at VD

with Dan
Hidden 15/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/08 TR
richardadventurecafe 31/May/08 Lead
with andrew mclaughlin
Jimmer82 ?/Apr/08 TR O/S
with Al, Mel
Ewan Richards ?/Apr/08 Lead
with Dave6
bsavage 02/Mar/08 Lead rpt
with Jeremy Savage
martinazando ?/Mar/08 2nd O/S
with Alex Manlis
tombushell 22/Feb/08 2nd
bsavage 06/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Easy climb but not very well protected until bolts.

Hidden 21/Jan/08 TR
Hidden 21/Jan/08 Lead
scorpia97 21/Jan/08 TR
with Caspian
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
scorpia97 ??/2008 -
Ian Parnell 28/Nov/07 Solo β
Humpty Dangler 20/Oct/07 2nd

This secion to the far right of the Sea Walls is the most popular venue for outdoor pursuits parties doing abseiling and top-roping so beware the polish. On a damp morning such as we had today there are almost no conceivable foot positions that will give any friction whatsoever. This was our first route of a day spent ticking off the last few sub-HVS routes in the Gorge before pushing the grade and when I got to the top I seriously wished I hadn't bothered. I would not recommend this route to anyone.

No-chalk Nailer 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Walk in the park but polished

CarolineH 15/Sep/07 Lead
Hidden 17/Aug/07 Lead
Circus 13/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Monk 28/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Mandy
thomasadixon 21/May/07 Solo O/S
dcomeau 06/May/07 Lead O/S
with Sam Foot
Feeling bold 02/May/07 2nd
with Rich
mlmatt 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with chris jones
jh5638 22/Apr/07 2nd
with Neil Ferguson
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
tim402 ?/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with edg
Hidden 05/Nov/06 Lead
Hidden 07/Oct/06 TR O/S
deanster01 08/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Ridiculously polished, would not suggest repeating.

with Laurie Neale
Shezzer 23/Jul/06 2nd β
with Simon Brown
Sean Bell 21/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with rob
dpmUK 19/Jul/06 Lead rpt
with Dunks
Hidden 08/Jun/06 Solo O/S
pattisonr ?/Jun/06 -
with Matt
rotsoscooper 29/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with Karen and Tom
rotsoscooper 29/Apr/06 Lead

Polished to hell!

with Karen and Tom
Hidden 29/Apr/06 Lead
Jethro ?/Apr/06 Lead
with Tom Bouquet
chiverstom 12/Mar/06 Lead RP
dpmUK 27/Feb/06 Lead O/S
with Jayne
maresia 04/Feb/06 Lead O/S

My First Lead!

beardy mike ??/2006 Solo β
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Colin Matheson ?/Aug/05 Lead
with Lewis Matheson
ron244 27/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Peter Bird
Hidden ?/Jun/05 Solo O/S
al99 ?/Feb/05 2nd O/S
with Jeremy king
tom.e ??/2005 Solo O/S
phsharpy ??/2005 Solo O/S
with Bethan Davies
mol 16/Sep/04 Lead
with Dave
Kev Webster 03/Aug/04 AltLd
Hidden 28/Jul/04 2nd
BALD EAGLE 14/Jul/04 Lead


jakeclimber ?/May/04 Lead
with Rupert Rosedale
Fat Tim 03/Apr/04 Lead O/S
KarlH 07/Mar/04 Lead O/S
with Phil Lilley
Paz ??/2004 Solo O/S
Marq 06/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with Isabel Kingsmill
Lev 06/Oct/02 Solo rpt
Lev 27/Oct/01 TR O/S
Andrew1 01/Apr/01 TR
cliffy ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Allan Clifford
steev ??/2001 -
gimmer ??/2001 -
Andrew1 29/Dec/00 2nd
with Martin Carter
migs493 17/Dec/00 2nd rpt
alan moore ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
CurlyStevo ??/2000 AltLd
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Ally Smith ??/2000 -
John Southworth 02/Jul/99 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/99 Lead
guy xavier percival ??/1999 -
Hidden ??/1999 AltLd
kitkat78 15/Feb/98 -
Hidden ?/Jul/97 Lead
DavidR 31/May/97 2nd O/S

Nathan's first lead

with John Marston and Nathan Rippin
craig h 28/Apr/97 Solo rpt
mikej 05/Apr/97 Lead
with R
Jim Brooke 02/May/96 Lead O/S
with James Latham
colin milton 06/Apr/96 2nd
with eric milton
jim_randell 16/Feb/96 Lead rpt
with RL
Hidden ??/1996 -
pezzerrr ??/1996 Lead O/S
mike fenwick ?/Jul/95 Solo
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/95 Lead
jim_randell 06/Nov/94 Solo rpt
jim_randell 20/Aug/94 Lead rpt
with BOC
jim_randell 15/Aug/94 Lead rpt
with AH
jim_randell 21/Jan/94 Lead rpt
with WW
AndySL ??/1994 Solo O/S
lundyman 19/Aug/93 Lead O/S

Straightforward. Matt lead this at some later date (Aug 94?) with Louise second (see photo). On 11/07/96 DOC did with me seconding (calming down after Slurp). Both Matt and Dave ware using this to learn trad leading and made quite a fuss.

with Louise
Marti999 24/Jan/93 Lead O/S
chris sm 04/Sep/92 TR O/S
jim_randell 01/Dec/91 TR O/S
jim_randell 01/Dec/91 TR rpt
ndm 13/Jul/90 Solo
Mal Grey ??/1990 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/88 TR
Bullybones ??/1987 Lead
JamieAyres ?/Aug/85 Solo rpt
pete johnson ??/1985 -
Richard Weller 19/May/84 Solo
duncan ?/Sep/82 Solo O/S
charlesmfrench 24/Apr/82 Solo O/S
leland stamper ?/Oct/80 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1976 Solo
Bolt Phobia 28/Mar/75 Solo
with Chris Strange
Bolt Phobia 23/Feb/74 -
Hidden 17/Feb/74 Lead
alpboy57 ??/1974 -
with Si Pryce
Nigel Bond 08/Nov/73 Lead
with Dave
Steve Woollard ??/1973 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1970 Solo
Hidden ??/1966 AltLd
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