Rockfax Description
An all-time winner finding its way through steep territory on the first pitch and in airy locations on the second. Start by scrambling to a belay at the lowest of three small trees.
1) 5a, 23m. Climb small corners to the highest tree and then climb the wall on the right to the overhangs and a peg. Pull over the overhang past another peg, and traverse right between the overhangs until good holds allow a stiff pull to be made through the second overhang, peg. Climb the rib and step left to a short corner and an awkward stance just above, at the base of a corner below a steep wall.
2) 4c, 45m. Move left around the edge of the steep wall and into a corner, peg. Climb up right to the arete and then with hands on the lip of an overhang traverse back left and pull over the overhang on good holds. Move right once again to the arete and gain the long, easy-angled finishing slab. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes, West Country Climbs, Avon gorge road to ruins HVS, George's Evening Gorge Ticklist, 100 Best South West Mid Grade Routes.

Jim blackford 05/Oct Lead O/S
George_Surf 24/Sep Lead O/S

Best route of the day. Steady to the roof, clip pegs and gear. The steep groove is safe on pegs but exiting the roofs/corner felt a bit airy to the belay. Still delicate footwork. Bolt belay! P2 maybe better than p1, varied climbing weaving around the roofs and generally good gear/pegs. Abseil off the very small tree

rachelpearce01 24/Sep 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Sep Lead
Hidden 17/Aug AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Aug AltLd
JoeCoxson 10/Aug Lead O/S

Awesome climbing in a great situation but not that hard. Pegs everywhere as well

TGHB 10/Aug 2nd O/S

Straightforward climb with a very obvious crux

Euan Todd 01/Aug AltLd O/S

Good route, two really interesting and contrasting pitches! I led the 5a pitch. Plenty of gear for the traverse, and a newish peg protecting the crux move at the overhang. Crux took a little figuring out, but it didn't feel bold after that as you do about 3 moves above the peg and then you get to two brand new bolts on the belay ledge! Second pitch had some really interesting moves, and Chris even managed to place the tricam - always a sign of a quality route... Felt like steady HVS 5a, 4c **.

with Chris Cookson
c357 01/Aug AltLd O/S
Rock to Fakey 24/Jul AltLd O/S

Lead 1st pitch. Its a bit awkward round the overhand, but good holds. Not so bold at the overhang, can place good small wire, medium cam, and clip peg with good holds.

with willnor
dprib123 15/Jul Lead O/S

P1 only, what's with the grade inflation esp.with all the pegs,e1 in new guide.

with steve
TommyKips 05/Jul Lead O/S
with Ross Stephenson
haydng 05/Jul AltLd rpt
with Lachlan
67hours 15/Jun AltLd O/S
JGriffiths 01/Jun AltLd rpt

Led P2 this time. Found the overhang on P1 much easier this time

with Kevin VC AMC
Hidden 23/May Lead
rosso 09/May AltLd
with Nathan
nathanjmasters 09/May AltLd rpt

Peter lead P1 and I took over for P2. Peter took a little (long) while doing the crux moves but made it eventually. P2 has got to be one of the best bits of climbing in the Gorge.

JGriffiths 08/May Lead dnf

Backed off at the belay as it didn't look as though we'd have enough time (energy) to top out in the light. Dogged the first pitch too, took a rest at the overhang

with Gravy
thompsonjr21 08/May 2nd dnf
Hidden 03/May 2nd
Doug miller 27/Mar 2nd
cwildblood 27/Mar Lead O/S
youwillfindjimbo 25/Mar AltLd O/S
with Steve
Fatclimber 25/Mar AltLd dog

Came off on crux. Led pitch 2

with Jimbo
Hidden 01/Jan Lead
Climbingspike ??/2017 -
munromoffat 12/Oct/16 Lead
suds_01 07/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Stu Bracher
saz_b 16/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

1st pitch. Felt bold after the overhang. Glad dan lead 2nd pitch!

with daniel easton
danieleaston 13/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Really good. Led P2 - enjoyable.

with Saz
danbirkby 08/Jul/16 AltLd rpt
with Gordon
Hidden 07/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/16 AltLd
Hidden 07/Jun/16 2nd dnf
Hidden 07/Jun/16 2nd O/S
manbat 06/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Really enjoyed this! Classic grovel under the roof, before a hard move to pull up. Then a spicy run out awaits to reward your efforts! Sadly couldn't do P2 as second couldn't get over the overhang. No matter, really felt I got my money's worth!

with Laura Packford
WillAndrew 05/Jun/16 2nd O/S
with Cara, Matt G
Hidden 05/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
PeteMc 05/Jun/16 AltLd
Cheese Monkey 28/May/16 2nd rpt
with Colin
nathanjmasters 24/May/16 Lead O/S

What a brilliant route. Really struggled on the first overhang and got very tired hanging around on the crimps but after a while just got on with it and wondered what I was making the fuss about. Following the first overhang, and the exhaustion it caused me, the slightly run-out nature up to the shiny bolts tempted a big fall but was no problem in the end. Second pitch equally as good, and this overhang fairly comfortable when you know of the lovely holds above - gloriously bold with nice big moves. Split the final pitch into two, and Tom had his first lead outdoors on the slab up towards the end. The whole route was complemented by a brilliant sunset and the warm rock from a day in the sun. A wonderful route and my second HVS!

with Tom Timberlake
GraMc 15/May/16 Solo O/S
steve_gibbs 04/May/16 2nd rpt
with Alex Rhodes
Bristol_Quornstar 04/May/16 Lead O/S

Found the 2nd overhang more of a technical challenge than the first!

spragglerocks 24/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

Led p2

with John
Hidden 24/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
catty_9 23/Apr/16 2nd
Angrypenguin 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Rory, Cat
Dakam12 03/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Cheese Monkey 28/Feb/16 AltLd rpt
with Rich R
Mike Roger ??/2016 Lead
Hidden 25/Oct/15 Lead O/S
lusonavigator 25/Oct/15 2nd O/S

Bold move out of second roof in first pitch onto crimp holds required. Move to left edge of roof in second pitch to find good jugs.

andycash 27/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
with Daryl nayler
Gibbo 13/Sep/15 AltLd
with Ed Wright
Hidden 12/Sep/15 AltLd
Hidden 12/Sep/15 AltLd β
jon_gill1 12/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Mart did p1 and me p2. Fantastic route with great exposure!

with martin johnson
Pohil 01/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with SP
Rob Moorcroft 31/Aug/15 2nd
with Richard Ive
stevethomas 21/Aug/15 Lead
with Heather
Rob Morgan 21/Jul/15 AltLd

Great route, led P2.

Steve Bartle 21/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Led P1. What an awesome route. Worth noting that there are now 2 shiny new-looking bolts and rings at the bottom of the short corner at the end of pitch 1. You can belay there. I was reading the description from the old Avon guide which says that you belay on a peg and nut belay at the top of that corner, right next to the leaning pink wall....I saw no peg and the gear wasn't great (one of the flakes is definitely to be avoided!). I had to downclimb back to the bolts (fortunately with gear above me)...I probably should have taken the shiny hint the first time!

Chris Sansum 21/Jun/15 AltLd rpt

Ewan P1, Chris P2.

with Ewan Whitmey
hutchay 30/May/15 Lead O/S
with Temssy
Hidden 17/May/15 AltLd O/S
andrewmc 17/May/15 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1 (to the bolt belay) and second half of pitch 2.

MarcinK 10/May/15 Lead O/S
with Jamie
my 09/May/15 2nd
with Mike H
Hidden 09/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/May/15 AltLd
danbirkby 01/May/15 Lead O/S
with Adrian
Hidden ?/May/15 Lead O/S
sheelba 23/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Not sure where the 5a move is supposed to be, felt quite straightforward for HVS

with Kevin
Hidden 15/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
zcsharp 01/Nov/14 2nd
steve_gibbs 01/Nov/14 Lead rpt
LucasHarazin 13/Aug/14 Lead O/S
corinrathbone 13/Aug/14 2nd dnf
with Łukasz Harazin
Hidden 16/Jul/14 2nd dnf
danmullett 15/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
cheeky 10/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Led 1st pitch which is awesome. On awesome rock and not so awesome gear above the roof.

mark4344 10/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

spaced gear, tricky route finding on pitch 2

Hidden ?/Jul/14 2nd
squicky 19/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Led P2.much more polish than I was expecting which must have made the first pitch intesting to lead. Left foot slipped on grass when pulling up over the overhanging traverse but somehow managed to save what would have been a nasty swinging fall with one hand and a flagging foot. 1*?

with Peter
pheotleyr 19/Jun/14 AltLd rpt

Alright, but no better than any other climb on Central Buttress.

with Iggy
AndyMcCoy 29/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Fred
mallardhealhook 13/Apr/14 2nd O/S
crimpylewis 13/Apr/14 2nd
Slick 09/Apr/14 AltLd
with Kevin Vans-Colina
darren hudson 17/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

wouldn't rush back. Bit meandering and awkward as a three. Lead second pitch

with Adele Long, David Ford
Dave Mahon 16/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Actually started off on Piton Route but went wrong on P2. The overhang felt exciting for 4a! 5a + polish + bold above overhang made it feel exciting. Matt's pitch was done in record time as the sun went down and it was getting cold.

Andrew Sloan 16/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Led first pitch, found the overhangs awkward and a bit run out.

matt.jj 16/Mar/14 2nd O/S

What a fine climb. Overhang on pitch 2 is pretty polished and poorly protected when the nerves need it, but hold your nerve and enjoy. Pitch 3 is a dream.

with Dave Mahon
Martin Haworth 16/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
with Andy
Hidden 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Pete Scott 08/Mar/14 2nd

Went to lead the second pitch, thought it went right once you get to the peg in the over hangs which it doesn't. Spooked myself and had to down climb and swap hanging belay with Jimbo. Rope work skills improved.

with Jimbo
Neil ??/2014 Lead O/S
thomb ??/2014 Lead O/S
onlyfoddington 23/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

I lead the first pitch. Possibly my best lead to date. There was enough protection to keep me calm and commit to surmounting the roof. Scurried up the next bit before spending an age trying to build a belay. The next steep bit was in a brilliant position and felt pretty stiff.

with James H
Kayan 23/Nov/13 AltLd
therat 19/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Lead P1

Hidden 25/Sep/13 AltLd
Abi Chard 25/Sep/13 AltLd
with Ian
Hidden 21/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/13 Lead
Cheese Monkey 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Very good, benchmark HVS. Possibly the best route of its grade I have done in Avon.

with Mike
Hidden 25/Aug/13 2nd
Graham Westbrook 11/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
sjbrook 06/Aug/13 AltLd dog

Jamie lead the first pitch which i found enjoyable. i lead the second pitch but went right at the double pegs, found this quite hard and fell off, now only a single peg left (glad i clipped both). this left me swinging back at the belay, perfect for swapping the lead so that Jamie could drag my shaking body up the left side of the now single peg. Which is the right way?

with Jamie
zcsharp 06/Aug/13 Lead rpt

An interesting lead from Sam, at least he has the broken peg as a souvenir now.

with Sam
mattkemp70 ?/Aug/13 AltLd
with Westy
pheotleyr 30/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Good, but definitely not worth 3 stars. Supposedly zero star route Central Slab just to the left is almost as good (and has zero polish)...

with Stuart
Stuart William 30/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Me - P1 Peter - P2 Didn't find the best sequence after the roofs on P1 making it feel rather insecure and awkward up the rib. Otherwise lovely climbing on both pitches but I'm not sure its quite 3 stars when compared with some of the no-star routes on the same wall.

with Peter
Alex Winter 20/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Led first pitch. Really humid. Felt unexpectedly pokey passing the roof. Managed to get quite a comfortable lying-down belay on the ledge, even listened to a spot of Test Match Special.

jiles 20/Jul/13 AltLd
Hidden 30/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Si Carter 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Fantastic route in glorious evening sunshine. The sandwhich slab in P1 is quite shiny which adds to the exitement, and the belay was of the hanging variety.

with Colin Tiley
Hidden 25/May/13 Lead O/S
halfwaythere 25/May/13 Lead O/S

led first pitch but got so much rope drag from not extending gear had to bale.

with george
Ragingpossum 25/May/13 2nd rpt
with steve gibbs, willbris3
steve_gibbs 25/May/13 2nd O/S
with Will Attridge
Hidden 03/May/13 AltLd O/S
katherinesydney 30/Apr/13 2nd rpt

I don't remember the moves after the roof being as tricky last time!

thomb 30/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 28/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
alastairbegley 24/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Chris Sansum 03/Mar/13 AltLd rpt

Rich p1, following the e1 line after the overhang. Chris led up p2 of Central Buttress, as the belay was set up a bit high to continue up Great Central Route.

with Richard Lade
HarryB 27/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Catherine
catty_9 27/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with Beth Norman, Harry Bloxham
georgeevans88 15/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Ragingpossum 15/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Good first pitch with what felt like quite hard moves then a fantastic belay right on the nose before seconding the second pitch which felt like it would be easier to lead in light of the direction of pull on the ropes.

with Tom Eldridge
aipattison 15/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Eagertom 15/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Some difficulty getting through the 5a move with a cumbersome rucksack on. Second pitch easier to lead than second due to rope pull - Will had to deal with that issue though.

jcw ??/2013 -
masa-alpin 30/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Expectedly polished, but looser than I had anticipated. Better than it appeared.

with Jamie R, Simon Da
Hidden 29/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Slick 16/Sep/12 AltLd

Led P1. Forget about the overhang in P2 and worse forgot you need to move left!

with Kevin Vans-Colina
tobydunford 16/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with Harry Martin
Alan100 01/Sep/12 AltLd

Think I went too far right at the overhang on the second pitch. fun route tho.

richiebongo 23/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

nick lead pitch 1 and i lead pitch 2 - quite tough for the grade

with Nick Smith
Kemics 17/Aug/12 AltLd rpt

Lead 2nd pitch. In the rain. Scary. Friday night after work, topped out just before dark and a heavier rain shower. Brilliant climb

with Anthony
Anthony Dixon 17/Aug/12 AltLd
georgeevans88 14/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with James N
jamesn89 14/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Kemics 27/Jul/12 Lead O/S

First pitch only. Then bailed as martin struggled with the crux. Seriously awkward belay? Class climbing. Though a little spicy once through the roof, 4c moves and definitive ledge to deck into.

zcsharp 25/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with James S
James S 25/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with jamie
pffft 23/Jun/12 AltLd β

Started leading pitch 1, got between over hangs and decided it wasn't for me, a good decision it turned out. Monkey lead instead. I lead pitch 2 which was a joy, traverse through overhang what a move. Run out above with quite a spicy move :)

with Monkey
Monk 23/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Really good, but surprisingly hard and bold after the roof on pitch 1.

with Luke Vincent
localboy 19/Jun/12 2nd dog
simonf 19/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Led P1; Simon led P2. P1 very polished but P2 not so bad.

with Simon, Mike
Hidden 10/Jun/12 2nd
efrance24234 09/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Stanners 25/May/12 Lead O/S

Good route with the top of the overhang harder than I was expecting. Hanging nut belay I'm sure wasn't necessary though! 2* not 3* though in my opinion.

SGD 15/Apr/12 AltLd

This was good. Only slightly marred by the polish where piton route crosses it. We climbed it as a 3. I led P1, Dale P2 and DW2 came along for the ride.

with Dale
Dale ?/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

Good fun route. Stu had 1st 5a pitch I had 2nd 4c pitch. First pitch a little polished but I found it ok. Pulling threw the overhangs on both pitches was fun good exposer.

with stu, dave
evhall 25/Feb/12 AltLd rpt


with goat, Dave F
PAJames ??/2012 -
The Ivanator 27/Nov/11 AltLd O/S

Rambly start then good (if polished) climbing through the overhangs to the belay. I led P2, and moved right rather than left up onto the final slab after the ancient twin pegs, felt 5a and bold this way, but at least the holds were rough! Second pitch eases off completely once on the slab. Didn't think the climbing was consistent enough to warrant 3 stars, but a good route for sure.

with Stewart
djking1983 14/Nov/11 Lead
maresia 13/Nov/11 AltLd rpt

I had some unfinished business with this route after backing off in heavy rain last time.

dan ely 23/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

dont fall!

with jon (ukc reading)
Nick Russell 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Double ropes would have been good. Rope drag was bad on both pitches. I'm not sure if my way over the first overhang was 'on route'

Quarryboy 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Ended up going past the belay at the end of the first pitch by accident as it wasn't really that obvious, which turned out to be a pretty bad mistake as I ended up doing the entire route as one super pitch. The main problem with this is it led to killer rope drag as well as the problem of running out of quick draws on the last section meaning I had to improvise a bit.

ashley_sandeman 27/Sep/11 AltLd β

Myself and the mighty TNM figured we'd eat this in a couple of hours, with Rollo there to try out his new GoPro. But it all went a bit wrong. TMN pumped out, Rollo went home, and we faffed our way through it. The little traverse near the overhang is polished but ok in the end and takes either a long reach or bold foot moves. Rubbish belay in the seat is better swapped for a peg belay on the ledge if you're ok with that as the seat is uber uncomfortable. However, if you're ok with the seat or have a well cushioned arse there are more anchors available than in the Royal Navy. No peg though. Crossed ropes on P2 lead to much faffing and a top out with a head torch on but apart from the move to the right of the double pegs it's plain sailing.

with Richard Miles
saintlade 23/Sep/11 -
Hidden 23/Sep/11 2nd
cem 21/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Led p2

Hidden 03/Aug/11 Lead O/S
jas128 03/Aug/11 2nd β
karenhh 09/Jul/11 AltLd
Tom Brierley Gore 09/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Fred_Richard 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Awsome route! 3 well deserved stars, the polish traverse under the first overhang was quite thrilling. Overhang move is well protected but very bold after that.

with Kat
kat-lyle 23/Jun/11 2nd
with fred
Slick 20/May/11 Lead
Hidden 20/May/11 2nd
Hidden 17/May/11 Lead
Mark Warnett 14/May/11 Lead O/S

with Chris and Rich and a 45 min belay wait due to general team incompetance

ruaidh 11/May/11 AltLd O/S

Necky move end of P1, with runout section straight after. Thought-provoking. Nice to tick this lead after six years.

with Steve
Clay C 03/May/11 Lead O/S
with James C
kelliroberts3 ?/May/11 AltLd O/S
Pete Rigby ?/May/11 AltLd O/S
with Kelli Roberts
catemuir 09/Mar/11 2nd
with Sophie Keltie
Dave Ing 24/Feb/11 TR dnf

More like did not start - only had time for the top pitch. Good fun though.

31770 ??/2011 -
manwithacam 18/Sep/10 AltLd

All the excitement happens in the middle section, with both ends a bit scrappy and easy, so a bit of a strange climb, but the tougher bits are tasty. Nice topout onto the clifftop walk, and belay to the old railings.

with Joris
Joris.Roulleau 18/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

led P1

fragglerock 16/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

P1 JL Lead, DL 2nd, TP 3rd P2 DL Lead, TP 2nd, JL 3rd An interesting and varied climb with some exciting moves. Relatively well protected but with some good exposure in parts. Best finished in the dark!

evilweed 16/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch, Dan lead second. Finished in darkness, perfect mid week after work route.

Joris.Roulleau ?/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/10 AltLd rpt
Slick 11/Aug/10 AltLd
with Kevin Vans-Colina
BeccaSnowden 06/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2. Cool move on smallish holds (though maybe I just couldn't reach the big ones!). Had a lot of problem with rope drag after though. I need half ropes!

with Tom
thomasadixon 06/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Doubles would have been very useful! Did first pitch which felt pretty bold.

with Becca
crossdressingrodney 16/Jul/10 Lead O/S

The 5a move is not too bad, protected by an old peg, with proper gear a couple of metres below. Gets run out on the slightly easier section above, so perhaps slightly above average difficultly for HVS? The second pitch involves some thought; it would be bog-standard VS with beta.

Hidden 16/Jul/10 2nd rpt
philhilo 06/Jul/10 -
with nick dinnis, simon C
localboy 06/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Phil lead and went right at the wall rather than left. We only did the first pitch of this route and the second pitch of Central Butres. Got rope stuck as well.

with Phil, Simon C
wildrover220 22/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Ali good lead on 1st pitch, I led 2nd

Hidden 25/May/10 Lead O/S
lizannday 22/May/10 2nd
with Pete
katherinesydney 18/Apr/10 2nd dog

climbed the bit around the overhang atrociously: grabbed two bits of gear, took two rests and fell off! gary said i'd enjoy it... once i got over the wobble though, the rest was quite enjoyable. warm rock perch on the slabs at the top was a treat

with gary burgess
ian d f ??/2010 AltLd O/S
with Pete H
Phil PBC ??/2010 -
evhall 17/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

Lead much easier second pitch - not sure I could have lead the first...

with Leandro
Stone Muppet 19/Sep/09 -

after benightment the previous year

RagingPuffin 01/Aug/09 AltLd rpt

Lead 2nd pitch

with Malins
Al Franks ?/Aug/09 AltLd rpt
with Alex
Hidden 30/Jul/09 AltLd rpt
Hidden 22/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Chris Sansum 13/Jun/09 AltLd dog

Fell off climbing through the overhang on P1, after rushing it and not getting the feet in the right place. Led pitch 2.

with Gary Lewin
Hidden 23/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
andy dunn 22/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

lead 2nd pitch

georgeevans88 19/Apr/09 2nd rpt
with Francis
_m.cox_ ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Robyn Nelson
Hidden 14/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
Protheroe 14/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

lead P2

with Douglas Hamilton
Hidden 29/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
scorpia97 29/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
simonw1 28/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Chubbard 07/Sep/08 Lead O/S

In one pitch.

JimR 07/Sep/08 2nd
with Charles H
Eddie Hung 15/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

Led first pitch: got a bit lost, and it was all a bit scary underneath the overhang and moving round the rib...!

with Rob Horton
rh5980 15/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
georgeevans88 06/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Pete
Hidden 01/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Nov/07 AltLd
Dr Caterpillar 24/Nov/07 2nd O/S

Hmmm, think the block you belay on for the top of the 1st pitch might fall off one day

with Adam
Circus 24/Nov/07 Lead O/S


with Loz
Hidden 23/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Nov/07 AltLd rpt
Al Franks 08/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st pitch

RagingPuffin 08/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
with Emma Ross
Hidden 08/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
dycotiles 11/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

Led P2. Eric led P1. Very exposed and tasty!

with Eric
Hidden 26/Jun/07 AltLd rpt
Hidden 01/Jun/07 -
Hidden 01/Jun/07 Lead O/S
maresia 08/May/07 AltLd dnf

I hate British sodding wet weather!! Had to abseil off after being caught by the rain half way up. Nothing like wet limestone to make you shudder.

Marti999 05/Apr/07 Lead
Bristoldave 27/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

Led P1

with Joe
ruaidh 20/Sep/06 AltLd dog
with ?
Lev 12/May/06 AltLd
with Emma Ross, Greg Pittam
Hidden 12/May/06 AltLd O/S
cragdan 30/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with jamie
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
beardy mike ??/2006 Lead O/S

Great route, with a tricky exit to the first pitch. Just make sure you carry on hanging on!

pattisonr ?/Aug/05 -
with Matt
sdi 23/May/05 AltLd
with Tom K
al99 13/May/05 AltLd O/S
with Rupert Rosedale
Marq 28/Mar/05 AltLd O/S


with Daniel Dennehy
Hidden ??/2005 Lead β
simon kimber ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Tim Rolfe
simon kimber ??/2005 Solo
phsharpy ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Bethan Davies
tom.e ??/2005 Lead O/S
furry ?/Sep/04 AltLd O/S
with Neil
Andrew Barker ?/May/04 AltLd O/S
with Dave Peachey
Hidden ?/May/04 AltLd
Hidden ??/2004 AltLd O/S
climbingxcat 12/Aug/03 2nd β
with Brian
IceMonkey1982 ??/2003 -
Boxy 11/Oct/02 Lead O/S
DavidR 29/Mar/02 AltLd O/S
with John Marston
Hidden 02/Mar/02 2nd
Paz ??/2002 Lead O/S
with SN
gimmer ??/2001 -
greedo ??/2001 AltLd O/S
with Colin knowles
Hidden 14/May/00 AltLd
alan moore ??/2000 -

Slippery let-down after the superior CB.

Ally Smith ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Ian Jones ??/1999 Lead O/S
with Chris Newton, Karen Ghiselli
pezzerrr ?/Jan/98 Lead O/S
mike fenwick ?/Jul/96 Lead
with Ben Pearce
tracyclimber 30/Oct/95 Lead

p1 only (E1), then p2 of Piton route (4a), then p2 of Great Central Route (4b). Piton Route - 2nd

colin milton 29/Aug/95 AltLd
with eric milton
leland stamper ?/Aug/95 AltLd O/S
with rich anderson
mikej 16/Apr/95 AltLd
with Nick Salmon
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/95 Lead
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
chris sm 09/Oct/94 AltLd O/S

Martin off to Casualty!

with Martin Sime
AndySL ??/1994 AltLd O/S
with Jerry
AndyB123 ??/1989 AltLd
with Andy E
Tony Buckley ?/Jul/88 AltLd
with Robert Clark
mark-abz 25/Oct/87 AltLd
with Andy W
Moses 19/Aug/87 Lead O/S
Bullybones ??/1987 Lead
Mike Owen 23/Oct/84 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
Richard Weller 06/Oct/84 AltLd
with john sanders
sadams 30/Sep/84 Lead
with Steve Gordon-Head
Pete Nugent 30/Sep/84 AltLd

Led p2

with Nigel Brooks (Thames Valley CC)
JamieAyres ??/1984 Lead dnf

failed on 1st pitch and never went back

stp 02/Dec/83 Solo rpt

Seconded in May 81.

sadams 04/Oct/83 AltLd
with Steve Newman
Rob Davies 03/Jul/83 Lead
with Angus McLean
andy gittins ??/1983 -
andy gittins ??/1983 -
charlesmfrench 25/Oct/82 Lead O/S
The Reaper 05/Sep/82 AltLd
Nigel Bond 05/Sep/82 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
Nic Robinson 01/Sep/81 Lead O/S
with Richard Dickenson
AlanLittle 30/May/81 Lead

first HVS lead

with Dave Hayward
Paul Clarke ??/1981 -
Brian Wilderspin 27/Oct/80 AltLd
with Kev Howett
tapley 12/Oct/80 2nd
with John Sumner
Hidden ??/1980 -
duncan ?/May/79 Lead O/S
beaumap 02/Sep/77 Lead
with Pete Coghill
Hidden ?/Sep/77 Lead O/S
Andy Chubb 16/Sep/76 AltLd
with Saxon Ridley
alpboy57 09/May/76 -
with Stuart Hermalin
Steve Lewis 21/Dec/75 Lead O/S
with Gary, Morty
Marcus 07/Dec/75 -
with Roger Stokes
Mark Kemball 11/May/75 AltLd
with Geof Hargreves
Andy Chubb ??/1975 -
with Pete Coghill
Andy Chadwick ??/1975 AltLd O/S
Steve Woollard ??/1973 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1965 AltLd
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High E1
Mid E1
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High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
Votes cast 67
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
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Votes cast 65
Votes cast 63
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