UKC

Rockfax Description
Start at the base of the right-hand of two corners that lead up to the base of the main corner-line of Doors of Perception.
Climb the corner to an overhang and swing up right to a small left-facing corner with a very thin crack in the back. A tricky move up this gains a ledge on the right. Take a good thin crack on the right to a large flake and move up into a slim corner on its right. Follow the shallow corner and right-trending ramp-line to the top passing a detached block with care. © Rockfax

Ticklists: 100 More Classic British VS Climbs, West Country Climbs, South West VDiff-HVS.


ClimberDateStyle
janegallwey 13/May Lead O/S
Hidden 13/May Lead O/S
Retro Rowan 06/May 2nd
Stefan_Morris 06/May Lead O/S
alexcollins123 06/May 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Apr 2nd O/S
Harry Ellis 14/Apr 2nd
Lumbering Oaf 14/Apr Lead O/S

A nice route. Avoided the hanging table top.

with Laura
DanC1985 22/Feb 2nd O/S
with Sarah
tom169 17/Feb Lead O/S
Al Evans ??/2018 Lead
with andrea evans
Hidden ??/2018 Lead
pete johnson 01/Sep/17 2nd
with BarbsMurray, pauldrew, Andy Boorman
BarbsMurray 01/Sep/17 2nd
pauldrew 01/Sep/17 Lead
LoneDeranger 19/Aug/17 Lead O/S

This is an excellent route! Steady. Appropriately delicate on the toes in places.

outdoorrob999 19/Aug/17 2nd O/S
royle883 19/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Jacob Eagles 19/Aug/17 AltLd
J.A.Thomson 13/Aug/17 2nd O/S
with Vinnyb
Sam Buckee 13/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with John Andrew Thompson , Vinnyb
Vinnyb 13/Aug/17 2nd
Pete Nugent 10/Aug/17 2nd

Good lead by JV, I agree with CC guidebook and reckon the moves up the grove are 5a

with John Venier
SamThomas ?/Aug/17 2nd
ph442 21/Jul/17 2nd dog
Cheethamjd 01/Jul/17 Lead O/S
cpoad 26/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with paulerussell, Clare F
ewanthomson 26/Jun/17 2nd O/S
with Kimberly Jarrad, Ben Davies
paulerussell 26/Jun/17 2nd O/S
with cpoad
catty_9 17/Jun/17 TR O/S

Top roped as the tide was in so couldn't get down to the ledge. One hard section in the thin corner, the rest felt pretty good

with Chris Richards, KatOstrich, Camilla Mapstone
Camilla Mapstone 17/Jun/17 TR
with catty_9
Christina 11/Jun/17 2nd

Really nice route

with Arjun
Bob M 10/May/17 Lead
Hidden 19/Apr/17 Lead O/S
John Clinch (Ampthill) 09/Apr/17 2nd
Jack_Clinch 09/Apr/17 Lead
MoWalker3 08/Apr/17 -
with Joanna B
EllieWoods 12/Mar/17 Lead O/S
petecallaghan 12/Mar/17 2nd rpt
Hidden 30/Oct/16 2nd
Tommy_shaw 06/Oct/16 Lead O/S
David Staples 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Matt CS
Hidden 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S
James Smith 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S

pretty fiddly gear and an echoing massive flake! nice climbing but one to be comfortable at the grade on..!

with melon
Rhys Deane 07/Aug/16 -
with Huw Harvey, Sam Russel
pelvoux 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S

First VS for at least 15 months, tough!

with Stephen
andy dunn 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Slarti B 23/Jul/16 2nd

Lovely route, mix of styles with interesting moves.

with pelvoux
Claireybloomers 23/Jul/16 2nd
JackM92 12/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Pretty tough for a VS! Found it harder than Undercracker (which goes at E1). There's some quite delicate and exciting moves and overall it's a brilliant route, superior to Lost Horizon due to the variety.

with Australian Dave
Côme Berger 25/Jun/16 Lead

Belay on boulders at the top. My first VS lead.

with Rob
Stanners 04/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Better than Lost Horizons in my opinion. 3 stars.

Hidden 23/Apr/16 2nd O/S
WillAndrew 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Doug miller 12/Mar/16 2nd O/S
cwildblood 12/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Tristan Sherlock 16/Jan/16 Lead O/S
with haigh
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Darron ??/2016 -
G Weatherley ?/Nov/15 2nd

Incredibly windy storm conditions made delicate rock overs some what harder. An exciting climb on an adventurous day.

with Ed Walker
Hidden 28/Oct/15 Lead
Mr Tickle 28/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Phil West 28/Oct/15 2nd O/S
with Pete
petecallaghan 27/Sep/15 Lead rpt
steveprice.exmouth 27/Sep/15 Lead
with Emgrant
B.Chater 27/Sep/15 2nd O/S

First outdoor climb in a while! Pete lead and Jamie and I seconded. Nice climb but quite sustained

Hidden 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/15 2nd
Hidden 04/Sep/15 2nd
Hidden 01/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/15 2nd O/S
orangesmartie61 11/Aug/15 Lead

Spaced gear

with Diana Smart
andrea83 19/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Excellent, the climb of the weekend for me, really enjoyed it.

with Rachel, Hamish777
pimpy 19/Jul/15 2nd
Paul Baxter 19/Jul/15 Lead
Hamish777 19/Jul/15 2nd O/S

Well done Andrea for leading this, it was hard work to second it.

with Rachael, andrea83
Hidden 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
pimpy 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Paddy and Clare
Steve Woollard 18/Jul/15 Lead
with Chris Mellor
eroica64 18/Jul/15 2nd

Great value VS. And the loosish block near the top is still there!

HowieB ?/Jul/15 Lead
with James, Elliot
Jontheroofer ??/2015 -
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 27/Sep/14 Lead
phil456 09/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Graham M
petecallaghan 06/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with Josey Field
Rollo 06/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Good variety on this one.

mike.moss 06/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Rollo
Lorène ?/Sep/14 2nd O/S
TP 31/Aug/14 -
with dbm
dbm 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with TP
andrewmc 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Short of decent gear at the start, was a bit unnerving. Otherwise there is gear at not-too-widely spaced intervals, but it is very fiddly to find and place. I didn't find it technically too difficult though (lots of easy mantling) and there are lots of small ledges for rests and gear placement. Bring lots of small nuts. I ran out of quickdraws (12) but was running desperately short of small nuts. Don't expect to be able to put cams in the obvious slots; the flakes are very hollow.

with Jacques Masson
steveprice.exmouth 08/Jul/14 Lead
with Graham Mead
nickstephens 08/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with gg4419
gg4419 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jan/14 2nd O/S
Steve Woollard 19/Jan/14 Lead
phil456 ??/2014 2nd O/S
with Graham M
jon59 ??/2014 -
Monkey_Alan 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Really nice, sustained climbing, quite thin in places.

Hidden 05/Oct/13 2nd
TiffTiff 28/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Lizi
AndyF 28/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Lovely climb. tried the 5c finish but was a little too hard!

with Echna
Echna 28/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Nice and varied climbing all along. Enjoyed the juggy lay back flake a lot.

Hidden 28/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Bryan M 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Pero
Hidden 10/Aug/13 2nd O/S
jon_gill1 10/Aug/13 2nd rpt
with ross garfoot, ripper
mariannekhoo 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Very thin on gear where it matters. Not easy for the short.

ripper 10/Aug/13 Lead
Half Pint Lizz 10/Aug/13 2nd O/S
kim.mulji 09/Aug/13 2nd
with oscaig
oscaig 09/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Great varied pitch with some testing climbing for the given grade. Don't forget the micro-nuts and your twinkletoes for the thin corner-crack!

steve-grigg 07/Jul/13 2nd
darren hudson 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

nice climb

with Adele Long, Dave Wynne jones
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead
Rowena Clare 25/May/13 Lead O/S
Nick Biven ??/2013 -
Hidden 14/Oct/12 Lead
mike hooper 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S

All the way in the crack line

with richard hudson
schristophersmith 22/Sep/12 2nd dog
althesin 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Mind the flake and loose block, it would be a shame to change this route.

Reds 22/Sep/12 2nd O/S
MartinN 16/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Barry Kerslake 07/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Tammy
Mistee 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 30/Aug/12 -
with AlanB
peter.ravenscroft27 26/Aug/12 Lead
Wendy Watthews 20/Aug/12 2nd O/S

really fun climb

arandall 20/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Best single pitch route this year :)

Bex_M 12/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Duncan Dunbar
ripper 11/Aug/12 2nd
jon_gill1 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with ripper
chappers909 ?/Aug/12 2nd dog
Paul1 30/Jul/12 2nd
alexjz 23/Jul/12 Lead O/S

felt like little protection at the start, tough for VS 4C

with Simon Kemper
Julie Carroll 22/Jul/12 2nd
with Andy Chubb
Andy Chubb 22/Jul/12 Lead

I didn't think the line was 100% obvious given the inverted V is invisible from the foot of the route and you have two completely different options for the route. Took the right hand version which was good.

with Julie Carroll
GavinB ?/Jul/12 Lead O/S
stoneback 27/Jan/12 2nd O/S

First clean vs 4c, awesome venue.

with Rich, Ybot Htulk
Ybot Htulk 27/Jan/12 Lead
with Rich and Nick, Nick
Richard Morgan ?/Jan/12 2nd

Lovely climbing

with Nick, Ybot Htulk
alan moore ??/2012 -
alan moore ??/2012 -
scott titt ??/2012 -
martin clarke 26/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with steve ashworth
Frostie 26/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Nick Andrews
stephen ashworth 26/Nov/11 2nd
with martin clarke
Hidden 12/Nov/11 Lead
Jessie Rushbrooke 28/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with GF
Jim Slater 21/Sep/11 2nd O/S
MGrock 18/Sep/11 AltLd
AJH 29/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Rob
Hidden 19/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/11 Lead O/S
nickmattia 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Superb and varied route. Tricky moves to access the slab, fine powerful lay backing above into a careful and delicate walk(!) to safety.

with jonno hodgson
jonnohodgson1 14/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with nick mattia
Hidden 14/Aug/11 2nd
Slick 14/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Anthony Dixon 12/Aug/11 Lead
asmith37 04/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Superb route, worthy of 3 stars. Crux was harder than anything on lost horizon. Some of the gear was a bit awkward too and not always where you wanted it.

Hidden 28/Jul/11 2nd
mountaingoatgirl 28/Jul/11 2nd
with Rich, Ivan
The Ivanator 28/Jul/11 Lead

Tricky crux section, really excellent route ...I preferred it to Lost Horizon.

Kevster 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
eduardo 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S

An excellent climb, 3 star. More varied and thought provoking than Lost Horizon, although not as sustained.

with Roger F
Hidden 08/Mar/11 Lead
BelayBunney 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S

A good mix of interesting climbing - really enjoyable! I give it 3 stars.

francois 05/Mar/11 2nd

Three stars! Less sustained than Lost Horizon but more fun!

Hidden 05/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/11 2nd O/S
paddymitton ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Steve Woollard 07/Nov/10 2nd
with Lou Reynolds
culmclimberRob 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
gingerwolf 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 19/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Quite tough. Worth 5a for the crux, and it doesn't relent too much after that. Excellent climbing.

with Bex_M, Pagan
Bex_M 19/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Andy, Colin
Hidden 19/Sep/10 2nd O/S
cjohn62 12/Sep/10 2nd
with gareth
Hidden 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Sophie Nunn 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Floris
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Haytor_Haggis 12/Sep/10 2nd
Steve Woollard 12/Sep/10 Lead
gareth r 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with John Crossan
Hidden 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S
nickstephens 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Zoomer 17/Oct/09 Lead

Think i started the traverse to high, tough (5a) moves above small gear. Good route though. Rushing to make a wedding.

Jules 210681 17/Oct/09 2nd
with Zoomer
Richard Gamble 26/Sep/09 2nd
with Mark B
evhall 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S

nice climb - couple of good moves

with Fletch
3 Names 27/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 27/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/09 2nd O/S
PilarMartinez 25/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/09 Lead
thomasadixon 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Extremely good route, deserves more stars.

BeccaSnowden 14/Mar/09 2nd O/S
feilx 15/Feb/09 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 28/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with erica
erica 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
eley1 21/Feb/08 Lead
Hidden 21/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Dan Shirley 16/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
Anna duckett ??/2008 2nd
with Dave King
django 21/Sep/07 2nd O/S

cool

with Phil Watson
blahblahblah 10/Sep/07 Lead O/S

found it to be quite stiff for vs 4c !

with Mike McKenna
Simon4 01/Sep/07 Lead
with dobrek
dobrek 01/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Simon4
Hidden ?/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/07 Lead
Marti999 03/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Matt Shepherd 10/Jul/07 Lead O/S
John Lisle ??/2007 -
climber sim ??/2007 -
Hidden 28/Oct/06 2nd O/S
adrianj 28/Oct/06 Lead
with TimmyG
Hidden 24/Sep/06 2nd
CJE 09/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Chris Haynes
richardr ?/Sep/06 -
Hidden 12/Aug/06 2nd
Hidden 12/Aug/06 2nd
cas54321 ?/Aug/06 2nd
mikelaing ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
localboy 20/Nov/05 2nd O/S
with simonf
sam coward 07/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Jamie
Steve Lenartowicz ??/2005 -
with Clare
TobyA 04/Oct/04 Lead O/S
with TobyFK
Hidden 14/Aug/04 Lead O/S
JamieAyres 14/Aug/04 2nd O/S
max_chan 17/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Sime64
Sime64 17/Jul/04 2nd
colin milton 28/Sep/03 Lead rpt

fantastic

with simon murphy
Bob M 23/Sep/03 Lead
Hidden 20/Sep/03 Lead O/S
nige pacer 06/Sep/03 Lead O/S
cem 29/Jun/03 2nd
with GrahamD
rockjedi12345 ?/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Pete Sanderson
BALD EAGLE 22/Jun/02 Lead
with Emma Postlethwaite
Will Homoky 05/Sep/01 Lead O/S
with Ned Atkins
jmhood ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Allen Brady
timreynolds 24/Sep/00 Lead
with Paul Bastiaiens
Hidden ??/2000 AltLd
Hidden ??/2000 -
CraigMac1 ??/2000 -
CrashMat Rob 29/Aug/98 Lead O/S
Mickdenali ??/1998 Lead O/S
andy_pemberton ??/1998 Lead
Adrian Daniels 14/Sep/97 Lead
with John Parrott
colin milton 20/Aug/95 2nd
with eric milton
timreynolds 15/Jul/95 Lead
with Lee Gathercole
chris wyatt ??/1995 AltLd
with MarkLee
spidermonkey ??/1994 2nd

My first ever outdoor climb. Great fun. Start of a lifelong love....

kristian ?/Nov/93 Lead
Derek Ryden ?/Nov/93 Lead O/S
with Mark Lee
Hidden 02/Aug/93 -
sdht ??/1993 -
kp64zl ?/Feb/92 Lead
with Giles
Hidden 08/Jul/90 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/90 2nd O/S
daviesxxx ??/1990 -
Hidden ?/Jan/88 Lead O/S
William Robertson ??/1988 Lead O/S
with Emily
davidalcock ??/1988 -
with Philip Scorer
Tom V 16/Aug/87 -
with Howie Darwin
Ena ?/May/83 2nd
with Martin Trouse
Simon cook ?/Jun/82 -
jon 20/Feb/82 Lead
with Elaine
The Reaper 23/Aug/81 AltLd
mark-abz 12/Oct/80 Lead
with Rob S
duncan ?/Aug/79 Lead O/S
with Simon Reed
Ken Taylor 17/Apr/79 AltLd O/S
with Andy Bond
Brian Wilderspin ??/1979 2nd
with Dave Winter
D Tempest 01/Jul/78 Lead O/S
Mike C 29/Apr/78 2nd
with Kevin Howett
Steve Lewis 02/Apr/77 Lead O/S
with Gary
Hidden ??/1976 -
turnerk ??/1976 -
Dave Musgrove 27/May/72 AltLd
with Alex Webster
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