35m.

Rockfax Description
A classic pitch with sustained face climbing. A tricky bulge at the start is taken on hidden incuts and pockets. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Climbs the right hand side of the calcite wall.
Start at the slabby rib leading to bulge at 5m. Stretch up this then delicately climb the wall above with a bit of weaving about to follow the best holds. You almost join "Tarus Bulba" at 2/3 height but move left to climb the wall on knobbly holds to a final flake and stretch right to the belay

Ticklists

CUMC Ticklist, Rockfax South Wales Top 50, Becky's ticklist, Dylan’s ticklist, Rockfax South Wales Top 45, Twenty in Twenty19

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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
eddieclimb 26 Aug Lead rpt Hot, a lot Harder in the Heat!
with Rebecca Edwards
Hot, a lot Harder in the Heat!
with Rebecca Edwards
Hidden 13 Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 5 Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 5 Aug Lead O/S
AnnJ 4 Aug Lead RP
with LAURA PAJÓN
with LAURA PAJÓN
AnnJ 4 Aug Lead RP
with LAURA PAJÓN
with LAURA PAJÓN
AnnJ 4 Aug Lead RP
with LAURA PAJÓN
with LAURA PAJÓN
Hidden 3 Aug Lead β
eddieclimb 3 Aug Lead O/S nice
with DanielW
nice
with DanielW
Hidden 2 Aug Lead RP
Hidden 2 Aug Lead O/S
Katekeltie 20 Jul Lead O/S
green445 11 Jul -
Waity94 9 Jul Lead RP
Steve.cw@live.co.uk 9 Jul Lead O/S
with Luke Baird
with Luke Baird
Hidden 2 Jul Lead dog
Roland stopps 22 Jun Lead dnf
gilib 22 Jun 2nd
cdpuk 22 Jun Lead O/S
with Andy Luckwell, Chris Mooney
with Andy Luckwell, Chris Mooney
Dugster 22 Jun TR dog
with Chris mooney
with Chris mooney
pguilloux 22 Jun Lead β
with gilib
with gilib
hague.chris 1 Jun Lead O/S Super soft. This would be a 6b in France. PB onsight
Super soft. This would be a 6b in France. PB onsight
Martina Gola 1 Jun Lead O/S Great route, for me the crux was higher up, the bottom was fairly easy.
Great route, for me the crux was higher up, the bottom was fairly easy.
ulbau 12 May Lead dnf
ulbau 12 May 2nd dog Took two attempts to get over the bulge, clean after that.
Took two attempts to get over the bulge, clean after that.
Hidden 12 May Lead RP
Max Lowry 5 May Lead O/S
Ignas Va 14 Apr Lead O/S
gingernick 30 Mar Lead rpt
with BarwoodP, Alex Duckett
with BarwoodP, Alex Duckett
BarwoodP 30 Mar 2nd
tobydunford 23 Mar Lead O/S
with Tomar, Oli
with Tomar, Oli
climb62 ?? -
Hidden ?? -
Smurf-cat 7 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
aharrison24 28 Sep, 2018 TR β Excellent route. Delicate and balancey, but with good rests. Starting bulge is fine once you know where the holds are hidden.
Excellent route. Delicate and balancey, but with good rests. Starting bulge is fine once you know where the holds are hidden.
kirstymcn 28 Sep, 2018 Lead dog Really awesome route. Took a few attempts to figure out the bulge, then chickened out at the crux and grabbed a quickdraw to clip / rest.
Really awesome route. Took a few attempts to figure out the bulge, then chickened out at the crux and grabbed a quickdraw to clip / rest.
Pete Minaeian 7 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
johnhan310 2 Sep, 2018 Lead β Psyched to flash this with crucial beta from John... beaut rock quality the whole way up
Psyched to flash this with crucial beta from John... beaut rock quality the whole way up
john lynch 2 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
Bethan May Davies 2 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
Harrietbarford 2 Sep, 2018 Lead β
Stephattwood 1 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
Daniel 21 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
Wil Treasure 21 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
J1_TOV 19 Aug, 2018 Lead β Witches point was sopping, so ended up here!
Witches point was sopping, so ended up here!
Wise 19 Aug, 2018 Lead rpt It seemed like all of South Wales was sopping, but only slightly damp here! Such a good route.
with J1_TOV
It seemed like all of South Wales was sopping, but only slightly damp here! Such a good route.
with J1_TOV
Climbingenthusiast 22 Jul, 2018 Lead Still one of the best routes around for my money.
with ZClegg
Still one of the best routes around for my money.
with ZClegg
Sujan limbu 21 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with danny meehan
with danny meehan
ukcsprearden 16 Jul, 2018 TR O/S
Slater425 14 Jul, 2018 Lead RP
with Nige
with Nige
tonevert 8 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Excellent
with Paloma
Excellent
with Paloma
Chops 7 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Jun, 2018 TR O/S
Hidden 7 Jun, 2018 TR
nikolai17 ?Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
with Vicky
with Vicky
Ricky Rocks 7 May, 2018 Lead rpt
Becky Athay ?May, 2018 Lead β
with Bill Gregory
with Bill Gregory
dinjones 26 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
chrislord 26 Apr, 2018 Lead dog
shazza65 23 Apr, 2018 2nd dog
julesmckim 22 Apr, 2018 Lead rpt
with paul mccarthy
with paul mccarthy
Billg 20 Apr, 2018 Lead rpt
with Becky Athay
with Becky Athay
myrddinmuse 14 Apr, 2018 Lead G/U Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinally. Spent the last third screaming my way up, trying not to peel off after all that work. One of the hardest sport routes I've ever done, not for hard moves, but for half and finger stamina. Worthy of the stars!
Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinally. Spent the last third screaming my way up, trying not to peel off after all that work. One of the hardest sport routes I've ever done, not for hard moves, but for half and finger stamina. Worthy of the stars!
gingernick 25 Mar, 2018 Lead rpt
with Alex Duckett
with Alex Duckett
steveanthony 24 Feb, 2018 Lead RP Quality
Quality
gingernick 24 Feb, 2018 Lead rpt Great climbing
Great climbing
dickypips 7 Jan, 2018 Lead O/S
with gav
with gav
Adam24B 7 Jan, 2018 Lead O/S
Swamp murphy ??, 2018 -
julesmckim 29 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S Brilliant! The bulge is surprising...and then followed by steady crimping, one hard move, to good blocky holds in the upper section
with Rob Smart
Brilliant! The bulge is surprising...and then followed by steady crimping, one hard move, to good blocky holds in the upper section
with Rob Smart
Climbingenthusiast 19 Sep, 2017 Lead RP Tp in May. Excellent
Tp in May. Excellent
oli87 17 Sep, 2017 Lead RP
embob 13 Sep, 2017 Lead Awesome, varied route. Felt easier than Taurus! Loved the section where red rock turns to black.
with alik b
Awesome, varied route. Felt easier than Taurus! Loved the section where red rock turns to black.
with alik b
mike hope 10 Aug, 2017 Lead Great route, good footwork & balance will definitely help. Didn't concentrate on the lower bulge and took a lob, otherwise ok.
with Pedro, Chris B
Great route, good footwork & balance will definitely help. Didn't concentrate on the lower bulge and took a lob, otherwise ok.
with Pedro, Chris B
Hidden 6 Aug, 2017 2nd dog
james n 6 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
with Lisa P
with Lisa P
Chris Redding 5 Aug, 2017 Lead rpt Retro-flash. Tried a long time ago and fell near the top. Could hold on for a lot longer this time so was able to work out the right beta
with Boulders Crew
Retro-flash. Tried a long time ago and fell near the top. Could hold on for a lot longer this time so was able to work out the right beta
with Boulders Crew
Hidden 5 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Avon Man 1 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
with Derek
with Derek
Ben Harper 14 Jul, 2017 Lead RP First go a undercling just disintegrated in my hand. Cool route
First go a undercling just disintegrated in my hand. Cool route
WillAndrew 1 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
AndrewP 29 Jun, 2017 Lead RP My first 6c+. Feels easy when you've worked out the sequences.
My first 6c+. Feels easy when you've worked out the sequences.
Daveyc86 24 Jun, 2017 TR dog
with Rob
with Rob
FelixPeterken 24 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S Having chalked holds helped a lot on onsight
Having chalked holds helped a lot on onsight
JJones 22 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S Excellent
Excellent
AndrewP 22 Jun, 2017 Lead dog Great route. Good balance and footwork required. Nearly got it onsight but fell on the upper crux.
Great route. Good balance and footwork required. Nearly got it onsight but fell on the upper crux.
just one more 9 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
katiep 31 May, 2017 Lead β Very pleased to get this clean - steep bulgy start and then very balancey
Very pleased to get this clean - steep bulgy start and then very balancey
Matt Smith 31 May, 2017 2nd O/S Not often that I get to try harder stuff so was pretty chuffed to get this clean, especially the bulge start. Really sustained wall climbing above. Great route!
Not often that I get to try harder stuff so was pretty chuffed to get this clean, especially the bulge start. Really sustained wall climbing above. Great route!
slowmotion 31 May, 2017 Lead O/S
dkilner 21 May, 2017 TR
Climbingenthusiast 21 May, 2017 TR O/S
with dkilner
with dkilner
Megan.richardson1 6 May, 2017 2nd dog
Tomar 29 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S About 6b. Nice though.
with Iwona
About 6b. Nice though.
with Iwona
AlexanderWilliams 18 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S What a climb! Top quality route worth all the stars. Personally i found the route pretty straight forward with nice easy moves with a great flow. Get on it you won't be disappointed.
What a climb! Top quality route worth all the stars. Personally i found the route pretty straight forward with nice easy moves with a great flow. Get on it you won't be disappointed.
dclarkson 18 Apr, 2017 Lead β
RosieYates 9 Apr, 2017 Lead RP Got this second go after a slip low down on the first attempt. Really really nice climbing.
with Sam Garland, dom_joyce265, mop449, joe1joe1joe2
Got this second go after a slip low down on the first attempt. Really really nice climbing.
with Sam Garland, dom_joyce265, mop449, joe1joe1joe2
joe1joe1joe2 9 Apr, 2017 Lead β Such a fun route. The bulge at the beginning isn't nearly as hard as it looks from the ground.
Such a fun route. The bulge at the beginning isn't nearly as hard as it looks from the ground.
dom_joyce265 9 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S Favourite climb that day
Favourite climb that day
mop449 9 Apr, 2017 Lead β Good fun. Easy with chalk and beta.
Good fun. Easy with chalk and beta.
dannygale 8 Apr, 2017 Lead rpt
with Shane
with Shane
Rhys.Roberts 25 Jan, 2017 2nd
myrddinmuse 25 Jan, 2017 Lead dnf Did the hard moves up to the rest point (3rd clip maybe?) without too much hassle. Yet again can't work out where to go from there.
Did the hard moves up to the rest point (3rd clip maybe?) without too much hassle. Yet again can't work out where to go from there.
MathewWright1998 7 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S Found it quite tuff on the upper slab finding holds.
Found it quite tuff on the upper slab finding holds.
waynekinrade ?Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
Ricky Rocks 31 Jul, 2016 Lead rpt
Alex Wade 1 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
with partz
with partz
nickyprice77 1 Jun, 2016 Lead
partz 1 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S Very good climbing, worth the 3 stars. Deadpointed through the crux with a huge reach - not a great idea but worked.
Very good climbing, worth the 3 stars. Deadpointed through the crux with a huge reach - not a great idea but worked.
Matt Clifton ?Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
with Helen
with Helen
Hidden 17 Oct, 2015 Lead
Didymus 17 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
with PaulTclimbing, Nick
with PaulTclimbing, Nick
Hidden 25 Sep, 2015 TR O/S
Billg 9 Jun, 2015 Lead rpt The missing crimp on the crux has made it bit harder (still 6c+)
The missing crimp on the crux has made it bit harder (still 6c+)
Hidden 9 Jun, 2015 Lead β
myrddinmuse 11 Feb, 2015 TR dnf Bloody hard start. Got a bit lost in the middle and wandered over to the 7a next door.
with MegWan
Bloody hard start. Got a bit lost in the middle and wandered over to the 7a next door.
with MegWan
pdrums777 ??, 2015 Lead RP
Josh Lewis 2 Dec, 2014 Lead RP Should have got the O/S but my fingers were just too cold/numb after the bulge. 1st RP.
Should have got the O/S but my fingers were just too cold/numb after the bulge. 1st RP.
simo 2 Dec, 2014 Lead rpt
Hidden 20 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
simo 20 Sep, 2014 Lead rpt
simo 16 Sep, 2014 Lead rpt
with El, JT
with El, JT
Giles Davis 12 Sep, 2014 Lead RP 1st go red point today. Went straight through at the crux, just used a higher hold. Great route now that it was dry, some holds needed a brush as usual at Taffs Well.
1st go red point today. Went straight through at the crux, just used a higher hold. Great route now that it was dry, some holds needed a brush as usual at Taffs Well.
simo 11 Sep, 2014 Lead rpt
with Si
with Si
Giles Davis 26 Aug, 2014 Lead dog Finally worked out a move to get through the crux only to snap the hold off whilst practising the move :-/
Finally worked out a move to get through the crux only to snap the hold off whilst practising the move :-/
bluesharper 31 Jul, 2014 Lead RP
with Carwyn
with Carwyn
gingernick 22 Jul, 2014 Lead rpt Again. Pretty brilliant all the way. 3 star
with Dean Jones
Again. Pretty brilliant all the way. 3 star
with Dean Jones
simo 10 Jul, 2014 Lead rpt
with Si
with Si
simo 14 Jun, 2014 Lead β
imogen.fish 6 Jun, 2014 Lead β
Steve Lewis 6 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
Ian Bell 31 May, 2014 Lead RP 2nd go, 1st rp
with Tania T
2nd go, 1st rp
with Tania T
Stone Muppet 17 Apr, 2014 2nd rpt
with simo
with simo
simo 17 Apr, 2014 Lead dog
Robheirene 9 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
with Tomas P
with Tomas P
Tomas P 9 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
Eugetj ?Apr, 2014 Lead RP Really good hard to read if not chalked
with goi.ashmore
Really good hard to read if not chalked
with goi.ashmore
tommccluskey 9 Mar, 2014 Lead RP Got confused by lots of chalk in the wrong place on first go. Got it easily second time round. Really good!
Got confused by lots of chalk in the wrong place on first go. Got it easily second time round. Really good!
Petar Samkov 9 Mar, 2014 Lead β Go , do it , deffo worth it.
Go , do it , deffo worth it.
Ricky Rocks 9 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S A good flowing route
A good flowing route
DorsetGareth 2 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S Soft, was heavily chalked.
with Wise
Soft, was heavily chalked.
with Wise
Hidden 31 Aug, 2013 Lead β
Ollie B 2 May, 2013 Lead β Probably 2nded a few years ago. Not a clue though
with B.Brewer
Probably 2nded a few years ago. Not a clue though
with B.Brewer
Stone Muppet 30 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S Finally got around to this! Chalked up, felt like 6c could be harder without
Finally got around to this! Chalked up, felt like 6c could be harder without
Bates 17 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S Really great route.
Really great route.
brices 10 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
with Andy Brice
with Andy Brice
Holister ??, 2013 Lead dog
Billg 6 Oct, 2012 Lead rpt
richardr 6 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
with Billg
with Billg
Billg 1 Jul, 2012 Lead rpt
with Paul Bowen
with Paul Bowen
Hidden 29 May, 2012 Lead RP
jon clayton 22 May, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 May, 2012 Lead β
Wise ??, 2012 Lead O/S
with Marcus
with Marcus
mikeshewring 1 Sep, 2011 Lead β
Dan Jenkin 31 May, 2011 Lead O/S
with Gordon Jenkin
with Gordon Jenkin
gingernick 21 May, 2011 Lead O/S Brilliant climbing yet again
with Dean Jones
Brilliant climbing yet again
with Dean Jones
Claire S-J 21 Apr, 2011 2nd dog
with rob
with rob
Christian Reynish 19 Apr, 2011 Lead RP 1st rp after 2 tr's.
1st rp after 2 tr's.
Hidden 7 Apr, 2011 Lead
stu1981 7 Apr, 2011 Lead
with Ben Mitchell
with Ben Mitchell
Tom Heslam 27 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
with Ed Heslam
with Ed Heslam
Tom Heslam ??, 2011 Lead rpt
with Ed Heslam
with Ed Heslam
dannygale 14 Oct, 2010 Lead
with george
with george
chris wyatt 2 Oct, 2010 Lead RP should have got the onsite but messed up after the fist crux and slipped. Interesting rock
with DafSWMC
should have got the onsite but messed up after the fist crux and slipped. Interesting rock
with DafSWMC
tskelhon 30 Aug, 2010 Lead rpt
with Bez
with Bez
gejones 29 Jul, 2010 Lead rpt
with DafSWMC, Sean
with DafSWMC, Sean
monkeyk8 ?Jun, 2010 Lead RP
Billg 9 May, 2010 Lead rpt
with Bob Brewer
with Bob Brewer
irish paul 4 May, 2010 Lead rpt
with Julian
with Julian
Hidden 27 Apr, 2010 Lead RP
Cowflinger 12 Mar, 2010 Lead rpt
with Suzanne
with Suzanne
Hidden ??, 2010 -
matthewtraver ??, 2010 -
Hidden 18 Aug, 2009 Lead dnf
irish paul 18 Aug, 2009 Lead
with Dave Ripley
with Dave Ripley
haydng 10 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S Great route, easier if you can reach the pocket at the start. Would have voted for F6b+ if it had been available...
with Dave, Mark
Great route, easier if you can reach the pocket at the start. Would have voted for F6b+ if it had been available...
with Dave, Mark
Marti999 4 May, 2009 Lead O/S
Billg 23 Apr, 2009 Lead rpt
with Susanne Richards
with Susanne Richards
DafSWMC 7 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S Chalked. Very satisfying.
with gejones
Chalked. Very satisfying.
with gejones
John Southworth 3 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
with Bob Brewer
with Bob Brewer
irish paul 31 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
with Dave Ripley
with Dave Ripley
tweedcore 31 Mar, 2009 TR
with Sam Brown
with Sam Brown
Hidden 17 Mar, 2009 Lead dog
Matt Fry 12 Oct, 2008 Lead RP Missed hold on buldge at start unfortunately. Came down and then did it. Sustained and technical but never hard. Great rock to finish.
with Various
Missed hold on buldge at start unfortunately. Came down and then did it. Sustained and technical but never hard. Great rock to finish.
with Various
Jon_Warner 24 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S Brilliant sustained route.
with Tom
Brilliant sustained route.
with Tom
Cowflinger 20 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S
with Pete Lewis
with Pete Lewis
Hidden 18 Sep, 2008 2nd
Paul Bowen 18 Sep, 2008 Lead rpt
with bec
with bec
Billg 8 Jul, 2008 Lead rpt
with Bob Brewer
with Bob Brewer
Hidden ?Jul, 2008 -
Mikeyped ??, 2008 2nd rpt
Ian Parnell 16 Nov, 2007 Lead O/S
with Marcus
with Marcus
gejones 8 Sep, 2007 Lead RP Fell off at the first tricky move, foot slipped, wasn't concentrating. Went on to onsight the rest.
with Matt
Fell off at the first tricky move, foot slipped, wasn't concentrating. Went on to onsight the rest.
with Matt
Mark Walter 4 Sep, 2007 TR RP
with Clare Dallimore
with Clare Dallimore
Billg 29 May, 2007 Lead O/S
with Bob Brewer
with Bob Brewer
onlytovey ??, 2007 Lead RP
Mihkel 14 Jun, 2006 Lead dog Two rests on initial move to pocket; rest of it clean.
with Rob Lawrence
Two rests on initial move to pocket; rest of it clean.
with Rob Lawrence
Tim W 17 May, 2005 Lead dog
with Paddy
with Paddy
shoulders 16 Apr, 2005 Lead
with mikeshewring, dai
with mikeshewring, dai
Hidden ?Mar, 2005 Lead β
Hidden ??, 2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2004 Lead
Hidden 3 May, 2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2004 -
goi.ashmore 30 Sep, 2003 Lead O/S With Original Start
with Myles Jordan
With Original Start
with Myles Jordan
goi.ashmore 21 Sep, 2003 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
with Roy Thomas
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Style of Ascent
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