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
pete johnson 01/Sep 2nd
with BarbsMurray, Paul Drew, Andy Boorman
BarbsMurray 01/Sep 2nd
with Paul
pauldrew 01/Sep Lead
LoneDeranger 19/Aug Lead O/S

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

outdoorrob999 19/Aug 2nd O/S
royle883 19/Aug Lead O/S
Jacob Eagles 19/Aug AltLd
J.A.Thomson 13/Aug 2nd O/S
with vince
Vinnyb 13/Aug 2nd
Pete Nugent 10/Aug 2nd

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

with John Venier
ph442 21/Jul 2nd dog
Cheethamjd 01/Jul Lead O/S
cpoad 26/Jun Lead O/S
with Paul R, Clare F
ewanthomson 26/Jun 2nd O/S
with Kimberly Jarrad, Ben Davies
paulerussell 26/Jun 2nd O/S
catty_9 17/Jun 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, Kat Ostrich, Camilla Mapstone
Christina 11/Jun 2nd

Really nice route

with Arjun
Bob M 10/May Lead
Hidden 19/Apr Lead O/S
John Clinch (Ampthill) 09/Apr 2nd
Jack_Clinch 09/Apr Lead
MoWalker3 08/Apr -
with Joanna B
EllieWoods 12/Mar Lead O/S
petecallaghan 12/Mar 2nd rpt
Hidden 30/Oct/16 2nd
Tommy_shaw 06/Oct/16 Lead O/S
David Staples 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S
James S 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 melty
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
with Claire
Slarti B 23/Jul/16 2nd

Lovely route, mix of styles with interesting moves.

with Eric
Claireybloomers 23/Jul/16 2nd
with Andy
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.

with Andy G
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
with Jamie T
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
Hidden 11/Aug/15 Lead
andrea83 19/Jul/15 Lead O/S

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

with Rachel, Hamish
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, Andrea
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.

with Mike
mike.moss 06/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Lorène ?/Sep/14 2nd O/S
TP 31/Aug/14 -
with Dave M
dbm 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Tom P
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
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 Gregor
Echna 28/Aug/13 2nd O/S

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

with Rich, Andy
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, john ripley
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
with Marianne Khoo
kim.mulji 09/Aug/13 2nd
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
with Phil
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
chappers909 ?/Aug/12 2nd dog
Paul1 30/Jul/12 2nd
with Nick, Jon
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
stoneback 27/Jan/12 2nd O/S

First clean vs 4c, awesome venue.

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

Lovely climbing

with Nick, Toby Kluth
alan moore ??/2012 -
alan moore ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
martin clarke 26/Nov/11 Lead O/S
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
Quarryboy 19/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Flipin amazing route! Easily better than Lost Horizons, more varied and generally more interesting climbing in a more exposed setting (3 stars defo) However it did feel more like solid HVS to me or just very hard VS. A couple of 5a bits and less than decent gear for the first half of the route. Being unorganised plonkers like we are me and my dad left our guidebook at our accommodation but luckily we got some beta on finding the start of the route from two friendly guys at the top of the cliff. (You can always count on friendly climbers when you screw up)

with David Bradbrook
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
with Alan
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.

with Rosie, Rich
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
misterb 23/Jan/11 2nd O/S

good value vs

with wain
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 Becky, Andy
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
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.

with Becca
BeccaSnowden 14/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Tom
feilx 15/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Heather
John Brayshaw 28/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Erica
erica 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with John
eley1 21/Feb/08 Lead
with graham
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
Hidden 10/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Simon4 01/Sep/07 Lead
with dobrek
dobrek 01/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Simon K
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
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
with Mike
mikelaing ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Carolyn
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
localboy 20/Nov/05 2nd O/S
with Simon F
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 Simon
Sime64 17/Jul/04 2nd
with Matt
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
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
with Nicky
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
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 -
clark alston ?/Jan/88 Lead O/S
with Alan Pow
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
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
Paul Clarke ??/1976 -
with Mike Lynch, FMC
turnerk ??/1976 -
Dave Musgrove 27/May/72 AltLd
with Alex Webster
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