Rockfax Description
Intriguing moves and good protection ensure the popularity of this pitch. Start 8m left of the full-height corner of Doors of Perception at a narrow corner that leads to the overhang.
Climb the narrow corner easily to the overhangs. Step right to a very slim corner and make a perplexing move to a big pocket up on the right just above the overhang. Stand in the pocket and reach a left-leaning break above that is followed to a point where it is possible to access a line of weakness running back rightwards to the top. If the upper wall is vegetated, move left to ledges at the end of the left-leaning break and scramble up the ridge to the belay. © Rockfax

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
khalidq 3 Aug Lead O/S
with Guy Arnold
with Guy Arnold
EllieWoods 3 Aug 2nd O/S
jobangles 3 Aug 2nd β
J.A.Thomson 1 Jul Lead rpt
Hidden 25 May 2nd
StuartBlackler 25 May Lead
with Jayne-o
with Jayne-o
climbdevon 23 May -
andy bisson 11 May AltLd
Hidden 10 Oct, 2018 2nd RP
Lumbering Oaf 10 Oct, 2018 Lead rpt Led using partner’s gear up to the pocket.
with tp45597
Led using partner’s gear up to the pocket.
with tp45597
petecallaghan 29 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S Very intense. Committing moves above thin gear. Sandbagged by Tim again. Was perplexed by the pocket. Retreated to the ground to reconsider. Climbed again and surmounted by putting a high left toe on the face. Gaining the leftward crack was also quite thin. Traversing the rightward seam was also quite thin.
with Jamie Tiplady
Very intense. Committing moves above thin gear. Sandbagged by Tim again. Was perplexed by the pocket. Retreated to the ground to reconsider. Climbed again and surmounted by putting a high left toe on the face. Gaining the leftward crack was also quite thin. Traversing the rightward seam was also quite thin.
with Jamie Tiplady
Lumbering Oaf 24 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S Nice moves to gain the upper slab. Shame to top part is a bit vegetated and chossy.
with Dan Lane
Nice moves to gain the upper slab. Shame to top part is a bit vegetated and chossy.
with Dan Lane
cymjt 24 Sep, 2018 2nd O/S
with Matt Box
with Matt Box
Martin Bagshaw 23 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
Fakey Rocks 23 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S Occasionally thin gear, definitely can lead next visit. Interested in doing the straight up crack that short cuts the middle, from the overlap, apparently hvs 5a that way from an old guide. Not sure about any dynos to a pocket but also can't remember if ever there was a pocket or not to be picked... Oh that one! daylight memory robbery! Or early onset dementia....
Occasionally thin gear, definitely can lead next visit. Interested in doing the straight up crack that short cuts the middle, from the overlap, apparently hvs 5a that way from an old guide. Not sure about any dynos to a pocket but also can't remember if ever there was a pocket or not to be picked... Oh that one! daylight memory robbery! Or early onset dementia....
Hidden 14 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Adam Henderson 14 Jul, 2018 2nd
gareth scott borthwick 14 Apr, 2018 2nd
StuartBlackler 14 Apr, 2018 2nd β bloody good
bloody good
Nathan Chrismas 14 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
Harry Ellis 14 Apr, 2018 Lead Fantastic pitch, definitely 3 stars despite a bit of shaky rock at the top
Fantastic pitch, definitely 3 stars despite a bit of shaky rock at the top
Al Evans ??, 2018 Lead
with andrea evans
with andrea evans
J.A.Thomson 13 Aug, 2017 2nd rpt
with Vinnyb
with Vinnyb
Sam Buckee 13 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
with John Andrew Thompson , Vinnyb
with John Andrew Thompson , Vinnyb
Vinnyb 13 Aug, 2017 Lead dog to long trying to find the foot hold at the brake final slipped and rested on the rope with the small but obvious foot placement obvious!!! Will be a tea leaf and pick the pocket in one go next time!!! I hope
to long trying to find the foot hold at the brake final slipped and rested on the rope with the small but obvious foot placement obvious!!! Will be a tea leaf and pick the pocket in one go next time!!! I hope
LoneDeranger 13 Jul, 2017 2nd
Dominic Acland 13 Jul, 2017 Lead Great trip!
with Daniel Frean
Great trip!
with Daniel Frean
Euan Todd 1 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S Steady at the bottom, and getting to the pocket was straightforward. However, found the moves after this (left trending crack) pretty tricky - balancey, and not as well-protected as I'd hoped. Had to try pretty hard on 2 or 3 delicate moves with big-ish fall potential. Moves were really cool though!
Steady at the bottom, and getting to the pocket was straightforward. However, found the moves after this (left trending crack) pretty tricky - balancey, and not as well-protected as I'd hoped. Had to try pretty hard on 2 or 3 delicate moves with big-ish fall potential. Moves were really cool though!
ewanthomson 26 Jun, 2017 Lead
with Kimberly Jarrad
with Kimberly Jarrad
Hidden 25 Jun, 2017 2nd
J.A.Thomson 22 Jun, 2017 Lead rpt
with Vinnyb
with Vinnyb
Vinnyb 22 Jun, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 26 Apr, 2017 Lead rpt
Hidden 11 Apr, 2017 -
MoWalker3 9 Apr, 2017 - definitely take care to avoid the thin flake near the top, all the big flakes are a bit hollow and gear should probably be put in the main face instead.
definitely take care to avoid the thin flake near the top, all the big flakes are a bit hollow and gear should probably be put in the main face instead.
Hidden 8 Apr, 2017 2nd
anthony moore ?Apr, 2017 2nd
with sam moore
with sam moore
G Weatherley 25 Mar, 2017 2nd
with Ed Walker
with Ed Walker
Hidden 24 Feb, 2017 Lead rpt
Hidden 27 Jan, 2017 Lead O/S
mike mo ??, 2017 -
mike mo ??, 2017 -
jamesb101 29 Dec, 2016 2nd O/S
with Stroppy
with Stroppy
Stroppy 29 Dec, 2016 Lead O/S
Lizard Ollie 30 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S Sloppy rope work led to infertility-inducing rope drag at the top but the pitch itself was very nice. Mini dyno off a smear to get the pocket
with FinnBar
Sloppy rope work led to infertility-inducing rope drag at the top but the pitch itself was very nice. Mini dyno off a smear to get the pocket
with FinnBar
Hidden 30 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 30 Oct, 2016 2nd O/S
Wendy Watthews 30 Oct, 2016 2nd O/S
with JakeB.
with JakeB.
DredStripe 8 Oct, 2016 2nd O/S
with Cusco
with Cusco
TomJ 23 Jul, 2016 2nd
with derico
with derico
derico 23 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
with Tom Jordan
with Tom Jordan
sheelba 20 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S Resorted to a little dyno for the pocket, definitely easier for the tall
with Legs
Resorted to a little dyno for the pocket, definitely easier for the tall
with Legs
Legs 20 Jul, 2016 2nd
with sheelba
with sheelba
JackM92 2 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S A few tricky moves, although gear is excellent where required.
A few tricky moves, although gear is excellent where required.
AngelaC 2 Jul, 2016 2nd
with Alix, Rick Sewards
with Alix, Rick Sewards
Sam O'Rourke 25 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S
elewis96 25 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 18 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
Rhys Deane ?Jun, 2016 -
J.A.Thomson 28 Feb, 2016 2nd
with jack
with jack
Ben1983 1 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 27 Sep, 2015 2nd O/S
Ian Miller 25 Sep, 2015 2nd
Cheese Monkey 25 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S Fantastic. Eyed up the pocket and decided to go for the lunge. Well good. Direct finish was fine too and nice
Fantastic. Eyed up the pocket and decided to go for the lunge. Well good. Direct finish was fine too and nice
Hidden 9 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 31 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
PeterDawson 21 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 16 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
Juan S 15 Aug, 2015 2nd Fun leap to get to the pocket. Was glad I was seconding this!
with Wei
Fun leap to get to the pocket. Was glad I was seconding this!
with Wei
Hidden 12 Aug, 2015 Lead
tom.ben 25 Jul, 2015 2nd β
timreynolds 25 Jul, 2015 Lead
with Tommasso Benacchio
with Tommasso Benacchio
cem 19 Jul, 2015 2nd rpt
Hidden 19 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
dbrooks 19 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S exciting route, tough for HVS... would be harder for the short, I expect
exciting route, tough for HVS... would be harder for the short, I expect
pimpy 18 Jul, 2015 2nd
with Paddy
with Paddy
J.A.Thomson 9 Jul, 2015 TR rpt
andrewmc 20 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S With alternative finish to the left a la Rockfax due to wanting to stay away from the loose death block at the top.
With alternative finish to the left a la Rockfax due to wanting to stay away from the loose death block at the top.
phil456 4 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
with Graham M
with Graham M
J.A.Thomson 21 May, 2015 TR rpt
scott titt ??, 2015 -
Hidden 27 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 27 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 27 Sep, 2014 Lead
ian d f 31 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
with Pete H
with Pete H
Hidden 22 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
spragglerocks 28 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
with Matt
with Matt
JonHarvey 14 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 14 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
nickstephens 8 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S Not so much vegetation, but large loose blocks on the right-tending exit ramp to finish. Surprised they didn't go during the storms earlier in this year considering how much they were moving.
with gg4419
Not so much vegetation, but large loose blocks on the right-tending exit ramp to finish. Surprised they didn't go during the storms earlier in this year considering how much they were moving.
with gg4419
gg4419 8 Mar, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 22 Sep, 2013 2nd O/S
BelayBunney 22 Sep, 2013 Lead dog Couldn't figure out the move into the pocket. Wasn't till I sat in that I saw the little dimple on the blank wall for my foot..... The second part of the climb (traverse left after the pocket) is quite thin with sparse protection. Found it to be harder than HVS... Still a very nice climb.
with KittyG
Couldn't figure out the move into the pocket. Wasn't till I sat in that I saw the little dimple on the blank wall for my foot..... The second part of the climb (traverse left after the pocket) is quite thin with sparse protection. Found it to be harder than HVS... Still a very nice climb.
with KittyG
Bryan M 25 Aug, 2013 2nd
with Pero
with Pero
Pero 25 Aug, 2013 Lead
dprctr 10 Aug, 2013 2nd β Brilliant crux section which does have a no hands rest. Good quality sequence.
with rd20
Brilliant crux section which does have a no hands rest. Good quality sequence.
with rd20
rd20 10 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
with dprctr
with dprctr
Mr Tickle 3 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S Tough crux, but really good gear.
with davenev
Tough crux, but really good gear.
with davenev
davenev 3 Mar, 2013 2nd
Ed morris 13 Jan, 2013 2nd O/S
with Colin
with Colin
Nick Biven ??, 2013 -
Hidden 14 Oct, 2012 Lead
mike hooper 14 Oct, 2012 2nd O/S
with richard hudson
with richard hudson
Hidden 1 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
Jams Crwca 21 Sep, 2012 Lead dnf Started to rain right when I was on the crux. Abd off piece of gear, left for the next pick-pocketer!
with Craig
Started to rain right when I was on the crux. Abd off piece of gear, left for the next pick-pocketer!
with Craig
alastairbegley 5 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S fantastic climb, loved every minute of it bar the last few meters over vegetated ground
fantastic climb, loved every minute of it bar the last few meters over vegetated ground
peter.ravenscroft27 26 Aug, 2012 Lead
with Dad
with Dad
ripper 11 Aug, 2012 2nd
jon_gill1 11 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
with ripper
with ripper
J.A.Thomson 9 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S Start at the next left facing corner after doors of perception.The first time i lead this i started on the rigth facing corner just after door of perception and i do think that should be a E1
Start at the next left facing corner after doors of perception.The first time i lead this i started on the rigth facing corner just after door of perception and i do think that should be a E1
Chad123 4 Aug, 2012 AltLd rpt excellent climb, with a couple of fun 5b moves, so tough for grade, plenty of bomber gear though.....
with Zoe
excellent climb, with a couple of fun 5b moves, so tough for grade, plenty of bomber gear though.....
with Zoe
Hidden ?Aug, 2012 2nd O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2012 2nd O/S
peter.ravenscroft27 29 Jul, 2012 2nd
tim exley 28 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S i swear this never happened, but my logbook, and pete, says otherwise.
i swear this never happened, but my logbook, and pete, says otherwise.
timdi ?Jun, 2012 Lead
BDA - changed 13 Mar, 2012 2nd
Tom Seccombe 28 Jan, 2012 Lead O/S
with Jack Curtin
with Jack Curtin
alan moore ??, 2012 -
Hidden ?Dec, 2011 Lead
Hidden 26 Nov, 2011 Lead β
Hidden 26 Nov, 2011 2nd
MGrock 18 Sep, 2011 AltLd
AJH 29 Aug, 2011 Lead dog took ages to figure out the move to the pocket, got cramp, rested and then did it clean
with Rob
took ages to figure out the move to the pocket, got cramp, rested and then did it clean
with Rob
James Oswald 18 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S Brilliant, really technical crux - required full committment to it. A horrible loose upper half. Got a little scared in the middle.
with Chris White
Brilliant, really technical crux - required full committment to it. A horrible loose upper half. Got a little scared in the middle.
with Chris White
timstyles 14 Aug, 2011 2nd β Top half was not too vegetated.
Top half was not too vegetated.
jon bradley 14 Aug, 2011 Lead dog Good climb - annoyed that I sat on the crux
with Tim Styles
Good climb - annoyed that I sat on the crux
with Tim Styles
Kevster 23 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
bigrob 8 Mar, 2011 2nd
with coombs, harri honan
with coombs, harri honan
coombs 8 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
Ybot Htulk 30 Jan, 2011 Lead Just about caught the pocket as my foot shot off. Hard (for me) but good gear.
with Jez
Just about caught the pocket as my foot shot off. Hard (for me) but good gear.
with Jez
jezb1 30 Jan, 2011 2nd no dyno needed.... very nice route, delicate traverse.
no dyno needed.... very nice route, delicate traverse.
Rob84 23 Jan, 2011 2nd O/S
with Chris James
with Chris James
crispyboy 23 Jan, 2011 Lead O/S slightly wandering line could easily be more direct, but still a lot of fun!
with phil j, denzel
slightly wandering line could easily be more direct, but still a lot of fun!
with phil j, denzel
Hidden ??, 2011 Lead O/S
James Oswald ??, 2011 - Brilliant, really technical crux - required full committment to it. A horrible loose upper half.
Brilliant, really technical crux - required full committment to it. A horrible loose upper half.
Hidden 7 Nov, 2010 Lead β
Steve Woollard 7 Nov, 2010 Lead Definitely harder than Midnight Cowboy or Sexilegs
with Lou Reynolds
Definitely harder than Midnight Cowboy or Sexilegs
with Lou Reynolds
brian watson 17 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
with neil weymouth
with neil weymouth
Owen W-G 26 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S Brilliant dyno crux to reach the juggy pocket. Interest maintained after, good gear, really enjoyable.
with Matt77
Brilliant dyno crux to reach the juggy pocket. Interest maintained after, good gear, really enjoyable.
with Matt77
Matt77 26 Sep, 2010 2nd
culmclimberRob 26 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 25 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S
Dawlish 17 Sep, 2010 Lead couple of slips from crux wihle finding the right foot placement to step up
couple of slips from crux wihle finding the right foot placement to step up
Sophie Nunn 12 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
with Floris
with Floris
jtree03 28 Aug, 2010 Lead
with dazza
with dazza
Hidden 28 Aug, 2010 Lead dog
RagingPuffin 15 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
with Claire
with Claire
lrandall 15 Aug, 2010 2nd Brilliant slab / face climbing at the grade. A really enjoyable crux, but it doesn't let up there!
Brilliant slab / face climbing at the grade. A really enjoyable crux, but it doesn't let up there!
bigrob 13 Aug, 2010 Lead
with si teasedale
with si teasedale
mike.moss ??, 2010 Lead O/S
blahblahblah 22 Aug, 2009 2nd O/S a couple of hard moves traversing under the overlap and to get over it ... nice route though
with Nick Hirst
a couple of hard moves traversing under the overlap and to get over it ... nice route though
with Nick Hirst
Steerpike 19 Oct, 2008 Lead O/S
with Bruce
with Bruce
Hidden 13 Sep, 2008 2nd O/S
climbingpixie 13 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S
with James
with James
Bristoldave 8 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S Dyno-ed the tricky move!
with long
Dyno-ed the tricky move!
with long
John Lisle ??, 2008 -
Hidden ??, 2008 -
Anna duckett ??, 2008 2nd
with Dave King
with Dave King
Hidden 28 Aug, 2007 2nd O/S
Hidden 6 Aug, 2007 Lead
Hidden 3 Aug, 2007 -
Marti999 3 Aug, 2007 2nd O/S
John Kettle ?Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
alaan 17 Mar, 2007 Lead O/S
with Aly
with Aly
John Lisle ??, 2007 -
climber sim ??, 2007 -
Stone Muppet ??, 2007 -
DDDD ??, 2007 -
Hidden 28 Oct, 2006 Lead O/S
adrianj 28 Oct, 2006 2nd
with TimmyG
with TimmyG
Hidden 14 Sep, 2006 Lead
chris m fisher 14 Sep, 2006 2nd
with Jake
with Jake
Hidden 29 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S
Oliver Sherman 8 Jul, 2006 2nd O/S Good fun, well protected, one delicatish move but not hard. Worth a star or two.
Good fun, well protected, one delicatish move but not hard. Worth a star or two.
Daniel Wrightson 8 Jul, 2006 Lead
John Lisle ??, 2006 -
Hidden ??, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Aug, 2004 Lead O/S
JamieAyres 14 Aug, 2004 2nd dog
petebale2000 21 Jul, 2004 TR rpt
Chad123 ?Jul, 2004 Lead O/S
with Various
with Various
Hidden ?Aug, 2003 2nd
Mark Collins 13 Jul, 2003 2nd O/S
with Mark Watson
with Mark Watson
Hidden 13 Jul, 2003 Lead O/S
cem 29 Jun, 2003 Lead O/S
with GrahamD
with GrahamD
Lepista 2 Sep, 2000 Lead O/S With Gill
With Gill
Hidden ??, 2000 -
Mickdenali ??, 1998 Lead O/S
chris sm 5 Oct, 1997 Lead O/S
with Dom Goodridge
with Dom Goodridge
andy_pemberton ?Sep, 1997 Lead
with Claudia Birmen
with Claudia Birmen
Hidden 24 Aug, 1997 Lead
colin milton 20 Aug, 1995 2nd
with eric milton
with eric milton
tracyclimber 16 Jul, 1995 2nd
Hidden ??, 1995 Lead
tompercy 20 Nov, 1993 Lead
with Rich Bull
with Rich Bull
Rob Davies 28 Aug, 1993 Lead We had retreated from a very wet Switzerland to sunny Devon
with Roy Lindsay
We had retreated from a very wet Switzerland to sunny Devon
with Roy Lindsay
Hidden 2 Aug, 1993 -
sdht ??, 1993 -
Derek Ryden ?Nov, 1992 Lead O/S
with Mark Lee
with Mark Lee
Hidden 4 Nov, 1990 Lead O/S
Andy Say 1 Nov, 1989 Lead
Hidden ?Aug, 1989 Lead O/S
Hidden 1 Jul, 1989 Lead O/S
anthony moore ??, 1989 Lead subsequently climbed with sam
subsequently climbed with sam
robbie mallinson 16 Jun, 1988 2nd
Hidden ?Jan, 1988 Lead O/S
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) ??, 1987 Lead
eroica64 23 Aug, 1986 2nd
with Denis Crampton
with Denis Crampton
Hidden 5 Jan, 1985 Lead O/S
wynaptomos ?Oct, 1984 Lead O/S
Ena ?Jun, 1983 2nd Early start
with Martin Trouse
Early start
with Martin Trouse
Simon cook ?Jun, 1982 -
Hidden 15 Nov, 1981 Lead
The Reaper 23 Aug, 1981 AltLd
mark-abz 7 Dec, 1980 Lead
Mike C 8 Jun, 1980 2nd
Brian Wilderspin 8 Jun, 1980 Lead O/S
with Mike C
with Mike C
D Tempest 1 Jul, 1978 Lead O/S
Steve Lewis 8 Apr, 1978 Lead rpt
with Gary
with Gary
Steve Lewis 27 Apr, 1977 Lead O/S
with sharpie
with sharpie
Hidden ??, 1976 -
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Voting
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
Mid HVS
Low HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
Votes cast 45
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
Votes cast 47
Votes cast 40
Style of ascent
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Followed
Alt Leads
Toproped
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Repeated
Flashed (β)
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