Used to be VS 4c

Ticklists: George's Evening Gorge Ticklist.

mike lawrence? 08/Oct/17 Lead


with Metal
Q.Estelles 08/Oct/17 Lead O/S

Scary runout at the slab section, luckily it's easy

jameslomax 19/Aug/17 Lead

Pretty sketchy climb. Nice climbing but on very little good gear. My foot slipped when I was climbing between the overhangs at the start and although I caught myself with my hands, it didn't do anything to reassure me in my feet when I got to the more delicate slabby moved further up, which had worse hand holds and worse gear.

with Dom
badgerjockey 16/Jun/17 Lead

Good route but a scary runout slab if you don't remember to extend the first few runners, terrible rope drag on sketchy rockover! The blank slabbiness doesn't stop at the belay either!

Green_t 07/May/17 2nd O/S
Bristol_Quornstar 07/May/17 Lead O/S
Moritz L 24/Mar/17 2nd O/S

great climbing, bit run out at top

Dan0Me 24/Mar/17 Lead O/S
jammy4536 12/Mar/17 AltLd O/S

The first pitch is very enjoyable, with good slab climbing that seems reasonably well protected. The second pitch (that I led) however, while not as hard, is horrendously protected. Not sure if I did it right, but I went leftwards towards some broken rock, compared to rocking onto the slab directly above the thread. This likely meant easier terrain, but no gear whatsoever.

Angrypenguin 12/Mar/17 AltLd O/S
with Rory, Jamie MacLeod
RoryLucas 11/Mar/17 2nd β
Jim blackford 13/Feb/17 Lead O/S

Really fun! Loved lying on the slab at belay. Finished with last pitch of the corner.

with Arthur
Climbingspike ??/2017 -
No? Yes! 04/Sep/16 Lead

Chose to finish under the big roof - value run out for sure !

with John the Dec
Cheese Monkey 05/Jul/16 Lead dnf
with Colin
sambosanquet101 10/Jun/16 Lead
with Lucas Fries
Bob Peters 04/May/16 Lead dnf

Before work. First pitch only to the belay of The Corner (as in the new SW climbs guide). Found the rock-over quite spicy. Really bad rope drag on the slab.

with Joe
markfromstoke 09/Apr/16 2nd
with Ian
ian d f 09/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Mark
Hidden 08/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
tcn_2002 25/Mar/16 Lead
onlyfoddington 25/Mar/16 2nd O/S

Found getting on to the slab particularly tricky

with Tom C
Mike Roger ??/2016 Lead
Hidden 18/Oct/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
stevethomas 21/Aug/15 Lead
with Heather
Hidden 04/Aug/15 Lead
FernandoHidalgo 19/Jul/15 2nd O/S

Nice climb, massive run out at the slab.

Hidden 06/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/15 Lead
Kemics 11/Jun/15 Lead rpt

Baking hot. 25 degrees at 9pm! Sweaty slab climbing. Found the step up really easy this time but found the slab quite spooky. Belayed from tree just below ledge

with Corin
wilkinscl 11/Jun/15 2nd
with Caleb
Hidden 28/Apr/15 Lead β
Steve Bartle 28/Apr/15 2nd rpt

Once again ran out of time to do the link up to Aftermath via The Corner.

hutchay 15/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Pretty run out, steady climbing though

Marti999 30/Dec/14 Lead rpt
with Debbie
Hidden 09/Nov/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Nov/14 AltLd O/S
Steve Bartle 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S

We were intending on doing the link up with Aftermath, via the 2nd pitch of The Corner, but ran out of time, so abbed off from the roof belay (please bolt this fully...).

miriamclaire 20/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
James Jackson ??/2014 -
Cheese Monkey 01/Oct/13 Lead O/S

First half was horribly dirty from rock clearance work. The moves were lovely up to the big slab though, then drunkenly wandered around trying to find gear and holds with terminal rope drag. Not the best route with a single

with Jamie B
sheelba 22/Sep/13 Lead
Mark Warnett ?/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Took a while to work out first move through the overlap. Went straight up the slab to The Corner belay which is a more obvious line but starts to get very run ot with only one medium cam in a dirty crack. Went straight up abpve the Corner belay, yarding on a huge old rusty bolt which was also good value!

alastairbegley 31/Aug/13 2nd O/S

P1 to approach Pink Wall Traverse

George Frisby 24/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Chris
stafford101 23/Aug/13 Lead rpt
georgeevans88 26/May/13 Lead O/S

More polised than I remembered at the start

with kirsten
kirsten 26/May/13 2nd

brilliant slab

with george
Nick Russell 19/May/13 Lead O/S

Continued up the slab direct to link up with The Corner and then Aftermath: a highly recommended combination. Due to a minor oversight in the morning, I arrived at the base of the climb without a harness. Turns out a 120cm sling and a couple of screwgates can be made to work.

with Emily
pheotleyr 05/May/13 Lead O/S

Contender for the gorge's softest HVS, nice though. The slab part of the route doesn't have much gear, but is easy climbing.

with Caleb
steveprice.exmouth 05/May/13 Lead
with Pete Callaghan, Stu Fox
Kemics 05/May/13 2nd O/S

One move stepping on to the slab was a little tricky. Finished up dawn walk to the ledge.

with Peter
petecallaghan 05/May/13 2nd O/S
Slick 02/May/13 Lead
with Kevin Vans-Colina
Hidden 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Ragingpossum 30/Apr/13 2nd O/S

Entertaining occurrences when climbing, 2nd over hang/lip felt pretty standard 5a.

steve_gibbs 23/Apr/13 Lead O/S
stafford101 23/Apr/13 2nd O/S

Hard for 4c, v. tenuous moves on both overhangs. High feet required, good flexibility helps!

gingernick 03/Mar/13 AltLd
with Daryl
TDSvejstrup 28/Feb/13 Lead O/S
James Smith 18/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with neil
georgeevans88 10/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with James N
jamesn89 10/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden 25/Jun/12 AltLd
BeccaSnowden 25/Jun/12 2nd dog

Went the wrong way oops

with Ben
Stewart Armstrong 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S

finished up Corner and Aftermath

with Ivan Bicknell
The Ivanator 24/Jun/12 2nd O/S

Nice. Continued straight up the slab to 2nd belay of the Corner, climbed the corner to the Gallery and then finished up Aftermath - 3* combination.

with Stewart
localboy 24/Apr/12 2nd dog

Aided the first overlap and rested on the second.

simonf ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Simon, Mike
bigdrew 29/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with Beth
BethM 29/Aug/11 AltLd rpt

Nice 1st pitch.

Ali D 27/May/11 AltLd O/S
with Harry B
HarryB 27/May/11 AltLd O/S
with Al
Hidden 02/May/11 Lead rpt
Quirina 02/May/11 2nd dog

Someone should have told me it was a "bum" move... First ledge is perfect fit for my bum and using it as such is the only way to get past it!

Hidden 24/Apr/11 2nd rpt
aipattison 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Alex Malins
Quarryboy 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Good route, some long run outs and a very balancey move over the lip onto the slab but still pretty soft for the grade.

Stanners 10/Apr/11 2nd O/S

massive swing potential when seconding. Great climb.

Clay C 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

I led P1, Seb led the easier pitch up to Lunchtime Ledge

with Seb
Pete Rigby 18/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Night Climb

with Jim Tan
31770 ??/2011 -
evhall 30/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st pitch. 5a move over triple point overhang

with Ian H, Mike D
Chris Sansum 18/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Gary p1, Chris p2 (no gear placed)

with Gary Lewin
Slick 11/Aug/10 Lead
with Kevin Vans-Colina
Dale ?/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Lead the first main pitch exiciting. The Slab felt like 1 of them long slabs in the alps just wondering round everywhere picking the easiest line

with johny
Hidden 15/Jun/10 Lead
andy dunn 15/May/10 AltLd O/S

J had the 1st (4c) pitch

with J
Will Homoky 12/Apr/10 Lead dnf

Went through the roofs no problem.. got wimpy on the run-out above them and bailed. Ended up doing equally adventurous traverse from Lunchtime Ledge to the belay by the roof to retrieve gear. Oops.

with Tom Whitton
Phil PBC ??/2010 -
mark89 04/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
fragglerock 30/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Started off wrong and begun heading up 'Rude Awakening' before getting back on track just below the second overhang. Brought Jon up on a Peg and nut belay just below the overlap on a good stance. Led on the remaining run-out pitch First 15m on very rotten Limestone with shi1e gear. Otherwise good fun.

Marti999 08/Jun/09 Lead O/S
briar4012 08/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2 though I suspect I went slightly the wrong way!

with Marti
Kenemo ??/2009 -
Bristoldave 19/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with douglas
bpmclimb 13/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Crossed Dawn Walk and went straight up the slab to a peg and bolt belay under the R end of the big roof (second belay of The Corner). Some thin moves (5b?) and a big run out. Then used a higher traverse line on undercuts and saplings to rejoin Dawn Walk at the wide crack.

with Clare
Huntlyfiddler 13/Jun/08 2nd
Humpty Dangler 19/May/08 Lead O/S

Fantastic route up the slab past two overhangs. Low one was straightforward, upper one took some thinking about; took a step to the right, then moved left and up. Protection good where it's needed, thin elsewhere. Blythe and Jordan both seconded. Blythe was singing, which was nice. So was Jordan, which wasn't.

Hidden 19/May/08 AltLd O/S
thomasadixon 16/Apr/08 Lead rpt

Finished up The Corner. Still found moving onto the slab tricky!

with Maria
Feeling bold 16/Apr/08 2nd O/S

It was gratifying to hear applause from below (Neil and John) when i cleared the overhangy crux, the polish didn't help. Cheated on The Corner finish and used bolt.

rh5980 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S

did it all as one which was interesting nice climb though

with Liz Davies
Hidden 30/Jan/08 2nd O/S
pezzerrr 11/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/07 Lead O/S
thomasadixon 07/Oct/07 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st pitch, good climb. Found getting onto the slab much trickier than getting over the 1st overhang, which was one none too hard move.

with Nicolas
ellentaylor 07/Sep/07 AltLd

Had to aid to do the first crux move (on 2nd), getting onto the slab was hard, but nothing compared to the first move, was too knackered and shakey to enjoy the rest of it. Led pitch 2.

with Ollie & Adam
31770 07/Sep/07 AltLd rpt
Hidden 07/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
RagingPuffin ?/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

Lead the 2nd easier pitch

with James Burrows
ASchwirtz 12/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Kate
Hidden 31/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Jason Gotel ?/Jun/07 Lead


with Shiv
Bux 17/Mar/07 Lead rpt
with Rupert Bassadone
Hidden ??/2007 -
Al Franks ??/2007 AltLd

Lead 2nd pitch

with James Burrows
Hidden 02/Nov/06 2nd O/S
flatcap 15/Oct/06 2nd O/S

There were a couple of places where Ian had to stop and think, but he was leading. Seconding, I had to use a knee (heinous) to get up over the overhang. I wasn't too troubled by the rest.

with IanI
TiffTiff 01/Sep/06 2nd O/S
tom.e 25/May/06 Lead rpt
with Charlie Everett
beardy mike ??/2006 Lead O/S

Hard pitch!

with Rob Scheicl
Marcus ??/2006 -
John Lisle ??/2006 -
pattisonr ?/Jul/05 -
with Matt
Bux ?/May/05 Lead O/S
with Rupert Bassadone
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
tom.e ??/2005 2nd O/S
mol 25/Nov/04 AltLd
with Dave
Hidden ?/May/04 AltLd
Digger 16/Apr/03 2nd O/S
with James Latham
Hidden 08/Sep/02 AltLd
Lev 13/Aug/02 AltLd O/S
with Tom Elliot
Hidden ?/Jul/02 AltLd O/S
greedo ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Andy ballard, Various red rope chaps
Paz ?/Nov/01 Lead O/S

After grit superstar AR backed off - he hadn't lead owt in a while.

with AR
gimmer ??/2001 -
Roget 19/Feb/00 Lead O/S
with jon
alan moore ??/2000 -


Hidden ??/2000 -
Boxy 13/Oct/99 AltLd O/S
with Al Ferraro
Hidden ?/Jun/99 AltLd O/S
richsmithinbristol 31/May/99 Lead
Jim Brooke 31/May/99 2nd O/S
with Rich
Austin manns3 ??/1999 Lead
chrisrogers ?/Sep/97 Lead O/S
with Steve J
Didymus 04/Sep/96 2nd O/S
with Marcus
colin milton 22/Jul/96 Lead


with anne dillon
mike fenwick ?/Jul/96 Solo

Back rope solo

kp64zl ?/Mar/96 Lead
tracyclimber 30/Oct/95 Lead

p1 of this and then The Corner, p3 only.

jim_randell 15/Jun/95 AltLd O/S
with FW
mikej 11/Apr/95 2nd
with Nick Salmon
Tom Vivian 29/Nov/94 AltLd
chris sm 06/Oct/94 Lead O/S
with Martin Sime
jmr ?/Sep/94 Lead
with Paul Greenhow
Hidden ??/1994 -
AndyB123 ??/1989 AltLd
with Andy E
leland stamper ??/1988 2nd rpt

move on to the slab was a stretch

Hidden ??/1988 AltLd
mikej 01/Jul/87 Lead
with Pete Rowbottom
RichardMc 10/May/87 2nd
with Pete Stokes
mark-abz 20/Oct/85 2nd
with Charlie G
leland stamper ??/1985 Lead O/S
with Mark V
Hidden ?/Dec/84 Lead O/S
JamieAyres ?/Aug/84 Lead O/S

went straight over 2nd OH

with Phil Windall
Pete Nugent ?/Mar/84 Lead

VS** 4c,3b at the time (S.Monks 1980 guide)

with John Derbyshire
John Marsland ?/Jun/82 Lead
with Karen Creek
stp 09/May/81 Lead O/S

Tricky. Soloed pitch 2

Hidden 17/Nov/79 Lead
duncan ?/Jul/79 AltLd
with Simon Reed
duncan ?/Jul/79 AltLd O/S
with Simon Reed
Rob Davies 30/Jan/77 Lead

VS 4b in Drummond guide

with Anne Vowles (CUMC)
Hidden ??/1976 2nd
Bolt Phobia 28/Mar/75 Lead
with Chris Strange
Steve Woollard ??/1973 Lead O/S
Gordon Stainforth 16/Jun/72 Lead O/S

Was graded Mild VS, I think. I never agreed with that at the time, and see that my doubts have now been vindicated. :)

with John Williams
Hidden ??/1965 AltLd
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