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.

julesmckim 29/Sep 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
Climbingenthusiast 19/Sep Lead RP

Tp in May. Excellent

oli87 17/Sep Lead RP
embob 13/Sep Lead

Awesome, varied route. Felt easier than Taurus! Loved the section where red rock turns to black.

with Alex
mike hope 10/Aug 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
Lisa P 06/Aug 2nd dog

Not a good one if you are 5ft2. The holdes are just out of reach and due to the slightly wavey features of the wall there are no higher feet where you need them. Looks a good route if you are normal height. May go if I worked it. Apart from the powerful dynamic move around the bulge.

with james n
james n 06/Aug Lead O/S
with Lisa P
Chris Redding 05/Aug 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
Hidden 05/Aug Lead O/S
Avon Man 01/Aug Lead O/S
with Derek
Ben Harper 14/Jul Lead RP

First go a undercling just disintegrated in my hand. Cool route

with Fiona
WillAndrew 01/Jul Lead O/S
with KatePG, Ali
AndrewP 29/Jun Lead RP

My first 6c+. Feels easy when you've worked out the sequences.

Daveyc86 24/Jun TR dog
with Rob
FelixPeterken 24/Jun Lead O/S

Having chalked holds helped a lot on onsight

JJones 22/Jun Lead O/S


AndrewP 22/Jun Lead dog

Great route. Good balance and footwork required. Nearly got it onsight but fell on the upper crux.

just one more 09/Jun Lead O/S
with Patrick
katiep 31/May Lead β

Very pleased to get this clean - steep bulgy start and then very balancey

Matt Smith 31/May 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!

slowmotion 31/May Lead O/S
dkilner 21/May TR
with james
Climbingenthusiast 21/May TR O/S
Megan.richardson1 06/May 2nd dog
Tomar 29/Apr Lead O/S

About 6b. Nice though.

with Iwona
AlexanderWilliams 18/Apr 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.

dclarkson 18/Apr Lead β
RosieYates 09/Apr Lead RP

Got this second go after a slip low down on the first attempt. Really really nice climbing.

with Sam Garland, Dom Joyce , Danny, Joe Hanson
joe1joe1joe2 09/Apr Lead β

Such a fun route. The bulge at the beginning isn't nearly as hard as it looks from the ground.

dom_joyce265 09/Apr Lead O/S

Favourite climb that day

mop449 09/Apr Lead β

Good fun. Easy with chalk and beta.

with Rosie Yates, Joe Hanson, Sam Garland, Dom Joyce
dannygale 08/Apr Lead rpt
with Shane
MathewWright1998 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Found it quite tuff on the upper slab finding holds.

waynekinrade ?/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Ricky Rocks 31/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Alex Wade 01/Jun/16 Lead O/S
nickyprice77 01/Jun/16 Lead
partz 01/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Very good climbing, worth the 3 stars. Deadpointed through the crux with a huge reach - not a great idea but worked.

PaulTclimbing 17/Oct/15 Lead
with Didymus
Didymus 17/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with PaulTclimbing, Nick
Hidden 25/Sep/15 TR O/S
Billg 09/Jun/15 Lead rpt

The missing crimp on the crux has made it bit harder (still 6c+)

Hidden 09/Jun/15 Lead β
pdrums777 ??/2015 Lead RP
Josh Lewis 02/Dec/14 Lead RP

Should have got the O/S but my fingers were just too cold/numb after the bulge. 1st RP.

simo 02/Dec/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
simo 20/Sep/14 Lead rpt
simo 16/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with El, JT
Giles Davis 12/Sep/14 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.

simo 11/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with Si
Giles Davis 26/Aug/14 Lead dog

Finally worked out a move to get through the crux only to snap the hold off whilst practising the move :-/

bluesharper 31/Jul/14 Lead RP
with Carwyn
gingernick 22/Jul/14 Lead rpt

Again. Pretty brilliant all the way. 3 star

with Dean Jones
simo 10/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Si
simo 14/Jun/14 Lead β
imogen.fish 06/Jun/14 Lead β
Steve Lewis 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Imogen
Ian Bell 31/May/14 Lead RP

2nd go, 1st rp

with Tania T
simo 17/Apr/14 Lead dog
Robheirene 09/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Tomas P 09/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Eugetj ?/Apr/14 Lead RP

Really good hard to read if not chalked

with goi.ashmore
tommccluskey 09/Mar/14 Lead RP

Got confused by lots of chalk in the wrong place on first go. Got it easily second time round. Really good!

with Petar
Petar Samkov 09/Mar/14 Lead β

Go , do it , deffo worth it.

Ricky Rocks 09/Oct/13 Lead O/S

A good flowing route

DorsetGareth 02/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Soft, was heavily chalked.

Hidden 31/Aug/13 Lead β
Ollie B 02/May/13 Lead β

Probably 2nded a few years ago. Not a clue though

with B.Brewer
Stone Muppet 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Finally got around to this! Chalked up, felt like 6c could be harder without

with irish
Bates 17/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Really great route.

brices 10/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Andy Brice
Holister ??/2013 Lead dog
Billg 06/Oct/12 Lead rpt
richardr 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Bill
Billg 01/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with Paul Bowen
Hidden 29/May/12 Lead RP
jon clayton 22/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/12 Lead β
mikeshewring 01/Sep/11 Lead β
Dan Jenkin 31/May/11 Lead O/S
with Gordon Jenkin
gingernick 21/May/11 Lead O/S

Brilliant climbing yet again

with Dean Jones
Claire S-J 21/Apr/11 2nd dog
with rob
Christian Reynish 19/Apr/11 Lead RP

1st rp after 2 tr's.

Hidden 07/Apr/11 Lead
stu1981 07/Apr/11 Lead
with Ben Mitchell
Tom Heslam 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Ed Heslam
dannygale 14/Oct/10 Lead
with george
chris wyatt 02/Oct/10 Lead RP

should have got the onsite but messed up after the fist crux and slipped. Interesting rock

with Daf
tskelhon 30/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with Bez
gejones 29/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with DafSWMC, Sean
monkeyk8 ?/Jun/10 Lead RP
Billg 09/May/10 Lead rpt
with Bob Brewer
irish paul 04/May/10 Lead rpt
with Julian
Hidden 27/Apr/10 Lead RP
Cowflinger 12/Mar/10 Lead rpt
with Suzanne
Hidden ??/2010 -
matthewtraver ??/2010 -
Hidden 18/Aug/09 Lead dnf
irish paul 18/Aug/09 Lead
with Dave Ripley
haydng 10/Jul/09 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
Marti999 04/May/09 Lead O/S
Billg 23/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with Susanne Richards
DafSWMC 07/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Chalked. Very satisfying.

with Gareth
John Southworth 03/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Bob Brewer
irish paul 31/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Dave Ripley
tweedcore 31/Mar/09 TR
with Sam Brown
Hidden 17/Mar/09 Lead dog
Matt Fry 12/Oct/08 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
Jon_Warner 24/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Brilliant sustained route.

with Tom
Cowflinger 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Pete Lewis
Hidden 18/Sep/08 2nd
Paul Bowen 18/Sep/08 Lead rpt
Billg 08/Jul/08 Lead rpt
with Bob Brewer
Hidden ?/Jul/08 -
Mikeyped ??/2008 2nd rpt
Ian Parnell 16/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Marcus
gejones 08/Sep/07 Lead RP

Fell off at the first tricky move, foot slipped, wasn't concentrating. Went on to onsight the rest.

with Matt
Mark Walter 04/Sep/07 TR RP
with Clare Dallimore
Billg 29/May/07 Lead O/S
with Bob Brewer
onlytovey ??/2007 Lead RP
Hidden 14/Jun/06 Lead dog
Tim W 17/May/05 Lead dog
with Paddy
shoulders 16/Apr/05 Lead
with mikeshewring, dai
Hidden 03/May/04 Lead O/S
PaulTclimbing ??/2004 -
goi.ashmore 30/Sep/03 Lead O/S

With Original Start

with Myles Jordan
goi.ashmore 21/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
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