Rockfax Description
The trade route at Split Rock Quarry is a brilliant classic. Start at a small, shallow cave at ground level. Hard moves up the crack sprouting from the cave lead to an easing at 6m. Follow the steepening crack past two threads and climb the wall above to a large niche, bolt. Move up and left out of the niche on big holds to a small corner and follow this on more good holds to a move right at its end to finish. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Start at the small alcove in the center of the crag, from there follow the large, obvious crack to half height and continue up to a ledge/shattered cave 5m from the top. Either follow the groove above straight up or use the left arete (slightly easier.)

R Harrison, R A Broomhead 09/May/1980

Ticklists: Littlejohn South West Climbs, West Country Climbs, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

WillAndrew 26/Feb Lead O/S
with James S
James S 26/Feb 2nd O/S
with Will Bristol
pearson9596 29/Aug/16 Lead O/S
ian d f 29/Aug/16 2nd rpt
Nathan Chrismas 30/Jul/16 2nd dog

Did the first section and didn't pull on the threads this time. Still a massive struggle!

with Lucas F
Hidden 05/Jun/16 2nd
grp 31/May/16 Lead O/S

derico 30/May/16 Lead β

Another uber classic, great to be back on the trad

with Tommy S
chrismadar 30/May/16 Lead O/S

Really cool route, got very pumped through the first few meters but otherwise awesome. Top section is nice and airy!

Hidden 30/May/16 Lead O/S
kateharborne 30/May/16 2nd dog

Awesome climb!

Pippa 26/May/16 2nd rpt
with Geoff
Hidden 13/May/16 2nd dog
Nick Russell 13/May/16 Lead β

I didn't much like the start, but found it steady above that.

accordion_to_who 08/May/16 TR O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hugobristol 07/Jan/16 Lead O/S

First E3 onsight.

with Eleanor
EC 07/Jan/16 -
with Hugo
elliptic 05/Dec/15 Lead O/S
with Max, Jay
Hidden 30/Sep/15 TR O/S
Nathan Chrismas 27/Sep/15 2nd dog

Start a bit beyond me and threads make excellent aid for those lacking in technique and gumption (i.e. me). Top is awesome though.

with Jones, Timms
Justin T 19/Sep/15 Lead rpt

Another repeat of a quality excursion, always a good one!

with Sue
Hidden 19/Sep/15 2nd rpt
afrosam 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Si
kenneM 17/Aug/15 2nd

Hard and polished start but good route.

with Chris
ferdia 08/Aug/15 2nd
with Andy
Andy Moles 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Ferdia
Kemics 18/Jul/15 Lead G/U

Ground up style. Took one fall by the first thread..but really mentally whimped out. Pulled back on and finished fine. Pulled the ropes and lead clean second time. Great line, super safe gear. Proper 3 stars. Although if i'm totally honest, felt more like E2 5c because it's so safe. Very comparable to regent street. But I'll happily take easy e3 tick

with Corin
wilkinscl 18/Jul/15 2nd
with Caleb
Hidden 11/Jul/15 TR dog
Toby Dunn 30/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Chris Jones
La benya 19/Jun/15 Lead β
Owen W-G 19/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Pleased with this one. First E3 of year (even if more like a hard E2 5b). Tamed significantly by all the fixed gear and a picnic rest after the difficulties. Somehow missed bolt in niche and clipped one of the 2 to the right. Moved left above niche to finish up corner as per Rockfax. 3* smash and grab. Thanks Mark.

Luxulyan 15/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Harry
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Brian H 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 30/May/15 Lead O/S
with Helen
Paul Baller 17/May/15 Lead G/U
with matt stevens
ferdia 17/May/15 2nd
with Burton
burto 17/May/15 Lead O/S
with ferdia
Alex Winter 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Awesome. Good gear, and a natural line. Got more pumped than I was expecting.

with Pablo
ollie_e 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S

A touch harder than Rustic Wall, still a bit soft.

red_rhodesha 18/Apr/15 2nd
Paul Baller 12/Apr/15 Lead dog

One rest on second thread. Went to left at top rather than direct.

with matt stevens
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
petegunn 30/Dec/14 Lead
with Davina
Hidden 30/Dec/14 2nd rpt
Hidden ?/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Jon_Warner 17/Aug/14 2nd rpt
with Jenni, Tom
tskelhon 17/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/14 2nd β
_m.cox_ 05/Jul/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 02/Jul/14 Lead O/S
tash 02/Jul/14 2nd
with ali k
tobydunford 01/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Harry Martin
zcsharp 14/May/14 2nd
with Joe Innes, Al
Hidden 14/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Joe Innes 14/Apr/14 Lead O/S
chris j 14/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Nick Arding
Hidden 14/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
shepherd ??/2014 -
Cailean Harker 28/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Alex Harper
danmullett 16/Nov/13 Lead O/S
rurp 10/Nov/13 -

Shunt, quite pumpy but great venue

morpcat 18/Sep/13 TR

Certainly surprised myself and got this first time on top-rope. Maybe one to lead one day?

wilkinscl 18/Sep/13 TR
tom.e 31/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Charlie Everett
Hidden 18/Jul/13 TR RP
Pete Rigby 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Jim Tan
Hidden 10/Jul/13 TR
Chubbard 09/Jul/13 TR rpt
Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
richiebongo 03/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Nick Smith
Joehorton 06/May/13 TR O/S
Hidden 28/Apr/13 Lead RP
Cheese Monkey 15/Apr/13 2nd dog
with Neil
Bristoldave 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with douglas
James Marshall 07/Oct/12 Lead rpt
with ollie
brices 06/Sep/12 Lead O/S

at the end of the day stoped at the bolt belay as getting dark fun end to day hard at start

wilkinscl ?/Sep/12 2nd
James Marshall 19/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Dick Hall
Paul Baller ?/Aug/12 TR RP

Not sure of date

will909 20/Jun/12 Lead RP
Willstokes88 05/May/12 TR
remus 29/Mar/12 TR rpt

Couple of laps.

al99 10/Mar/12 Lead
Stone Muppet 10/Mar/12 Lead dnf
with am
Marti999 27/Feb/12 2nd rpt
Ed Babs 27/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Slipped out of initial (wet) crack. Back on and flashed the rest. Very pumpy.

with Marti
Hidden 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
paultaylor 19/Feb/12 Lead rpt
with Edd
dan gibson 14/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with anna barnes
maddy.c ??/2012 -
gazhbo 29/Aug/11 Lead rpt

Not as good as Video Kills. Soft for E3.

Richard Hall 29/Aug/11 Lead β

On Gaz's gear. Pretty easy for E3. Video Kills is loads better.

with Gaz
thomasadixon 23/Aug/11 Lead RP

Slipped off the start first go, flashed the rest.

with Becca
BeccaSnowden 23/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Very good

with Tom
petegunn 12/Aug/11 Lead

An excellent route, pumpy but with good and easy to place gear

with Davina
Hidden 12/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Justin T 31/Jul/11 2nd
with Cherry
billb ?/Jul/11 Lead
richsmithinbristol ?/Jul/11 Lead
Jon_Warner 22/May/11 Lead rpt

Puuummmped. There's an easier route through the middle - I'm sure...

with Dan P
Hidden 22/May/11 Lead O/S
will909 13/May/11 TR dog


will909 13/May/11 TR dog
benkelsey 05/May/11 TR rpt

did four laps on this with lunch break in between these..

_m.cox_ 01/May/11 Lead O/S
Spacetourist 14/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Rosea
Rosea Day ?/Apr/11 2nd β
paultaylor 19/Mar/11 Lead dog
with Edd
Hidden 05/Mar/11 2nd RP
willbatho 05/Mar/11 Lead dog
Hidden ??/2011 -
remus 24/Sep/10 2nd rpt
benkelsey 24/Sep/10 Lead β

lead ground up backed off it 6months ago. finished this time. fairly pumpy.

just one more 15/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Svenn G
Gibbo 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Pete Milner, Ollie Keynes
tommytuffa 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with max, ollie b
Hidden 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Oct/09 Lead β
Hidden 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S
pezzerrr 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
ian d f 02/Oct/09 Lead RP
with Pete B
Jon_Warner 04/Jul/09 TR rpt
with Mark Glaister, Tom
remus 20/Jun/09 Solo rpt

The once and only.

Jon_Warner 13/Apr/09 TR β
with Mark Glaister
eddy-on-the-rocks ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Anna Yorke ??/2009 TR
Chubbard 01/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Amazing thuggy route with great (easy to place) gear

JimR 01/Jul/08 2nd
with Charles H
Hidden 06/May/08 Lead O/S
ian d f ??/2008 TR
remus 29/Jun/06 TR
remus 28/Jun/06 TR

Also did a variation up the corner on the left, could make a new route.

with Phil Butler
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Neil Ireson ?/Jul/05 Lead
with Pete M
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
cornishben ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Mike Raine
rapidrich 03/Sep/02 Lead O/S
with Katie
The Jazz Butcher ??/2002 -
KRB 14/Jun/01 Lead O/S
with Ken Padgett
crimpaway 01/Jun/00 Lead O/S
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
shoulders 05/Dec/99 Lead RP

With some of the gear still in

with mart
John Southworth 01/Jun/99 Lead O/S
with Stone Elworthy
guy xavier percival 22/Mar/99 Lead O/S
with paul
Hidden ?/Sep/98 -
Hidden ??/1998 Lead O/S
Nigel Coe ??/1998 TR
with Norman Wright
NeilGriffiths 18/Jun/94 Lead
with frances haden
Almar Postma ??/1993 TR RP
Hidden ??/1993 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/91 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/91 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1991 TR
14 users have this on their wishlist
High E4
Mid E4
Low E4
High E3
Mid E3
Low E3
High E2
Mid E2
Low E2
Votes cast 29
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
Votes cast 27
Votes cast 28
Style of ascent
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Ground Up
Not Set