Rockfax Description
Sustained and surprisingly pumpy climbing on generally good holds with good gear. The upper wall requires a degree of lateral thinking. Start as for Certain Surprise. Climb the steep cracks of Certain Surprise and, at its second thread, move right to a slight groove. Climb the hold-infested wall above past double bolts where more good holds allow a peg on the blank wall out right to be clipped. Step down and execute a precarious sequence right to another duo of bolts. Another stiff pull gains positive holds and a final peg. The top is just above. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Climb the large crack of Certain Surprise to half height. Take a meandering line up the wall to the right to reach a shallow cave from where a high peg can be clipped. Sit here and contemplate the moves across right before committing to a sequence that will invariably not work as well as you'd hoped.

G A Jenkin, J Allum 17/May/1999

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

ian d f 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S
pearson9596 27/Aug/16 2nd O/S
alan rosier 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S


with steve pack
Hidden 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Pippa 26/May/16 Lead O/S
with Geoff
gazhbo 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Caspian Johnson 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with brices
London Luke 23/Jan/16 2nd dog

wet and cold !

with David R
Bristoldave 23/Jan/16 Lead

Really wet and slippy

with Luke, colin
grp ??/2016 AltLd O/S

Justin T 19/Sep/15 Lead rpt

On Sue's gear. Definitely harder than certain surprise, packs a punch in the finish.

with Sue
Hidden 19/Sep/15 2nd rpt
Paul Baller 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with matt stevens
Toby Dunn 30/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Chris Jones
tobydunford 09/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Harry Martin
AlexD 06/Jun/15 2nd
with Ed
Ed Babs 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with AlexD
Rich Kirby 30/May/15 Lead O/S
with Helen
Hidden 02/Jul/14 Lead O/S
chris j 14/Apr/14 2nd

Quite go-ey at the top, a better route than Certain Surprise

with Nick Arding
Didymus 30/Nov/13 2nd dog
with Rich
richiebongo 30/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Numb hands for until the white overhang but found a knee bar underneath and in the bush so could then enjoy the tasty moves at the top. Nice route.

with Jon Didymus
Hidden 19/Jul/13 Lead dog
brices 04/Jul/13 2nd β

Really nice route with a good amount of new climbing.

with Sash
Hidden 04/Jun/12 Lead dnf
Hidden ?/May/12 2nd
Justin T 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
thomasadixon 23/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Fairly tough at the grade, tricky crux move.

with Becca
BeccaSnowden 23/Aug/11 2nd dog

Sustained. Ran out of strength for the crux.

with Tom
pezzerrr 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
eddy-on-the-rocks 08/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Surprisingly brilliant.

with James
Hidden 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Marti999 ??/2006 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
just one more 18/May/05 Lead dog
with tim b
John Southworth ?/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Bruno Marks
The Jazz Butcher ??/2002 -
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