Rockfax Description
Gorge ambience without too much of the commitment - lashings of exposure and sadly plenty of polish too. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Verdon.

JCAshman 05/Oct/18 Lead O/S

Super exposed but easy as far as verdon 6a goes. Was super windy which deffinately added to the vibe!

BTphonehome 28/Sep/18 2nd

Airy stuff!

with tmawer
tmawer 28/Sep/18 Lead O/S

Quite exposed and superb rock.

Hidden 02/Sep/18 Lead O/S
Eloise_SW 05/Apr/18 2nd O/S
with dom94
FelixJT ?/Apr/18 2nd
Sarah Busef ?/Apr/18 Lead
with FelixJT
dom94 ?/Apr/18 Lead rpt
john lynch 16/Nov/17 Lead O/S

Polished but epic exposure. Tied beth off at top and went round to take photos :)

with Bethan D
coach_scb 27/Oct/17 Lead
Little AndyH 27/Oct/17 Lead O/S
with MrRiley
MrRiley 27/Oct/17 2nd O/S

Jaw-dropping stuff!

seanhendo123 01/Oct/17 2nd rpt
with Tim
Hidden 01/Oct/17 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/17 TR
Jen BXM S ?/Oct/17 TR O/S
Georgie25 21/Sep/17 2nd

Amazing exposure on the hanging belay! A bit polished but great moves - one to come back and lead!

Keith Swainson 21/Sep/17 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth 13/Sep/17 Lead O/S
Brannock 13/Sep/17 Lead O/S
KKilroy ?/Sep/17 TR
with Lee, claire
Hidden 09/Aug/17 Lead
Adam Coles 16/May/17 Lead O/S
with Clare
W d c 04/May/17 Lead β

Top pitch.

Hidden 04/May/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/17 Lead O/S
Julesthe1st 02/May/17 TR O/S

Verdon, the only place you can have a mini epic top roping a 6a. Lowered in to test out the new Rock shoes on a rest day. Missed the anchor and was left dangling on the Pichenibule face (7c). Had to prussik up 25 metres.

with Robin
ferdia 07/Apr/17 TR
with Rozzy Pedder
K Mckay 29/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Tots amaze balls.

with gav
gav 29/Jul/16 2nd β

My lead, but wanted to preserve some energy for the next day, so left it for Katie. Massive holds, steady climbing apart from one slightly harder move above the second to last bolt. Exposed, but probably soft at the grade if anything.

with K Mckay
Rachael Ellis 30/May/16 Lead O/S
with patrick hill
Hidden 10/May/16 2nd
Lamb 02/May/16 2nd O/S


with Sean Henderson
seanhendo123 02/May/16 Lead O/S

Amazing exposed jug pulling....

with Lamb
Hidden 27/Nov/15 Lead O/S
ian d f 15/Oct/15 TR O/S
Paul Figg 06/Oct/15 Lead
with Andy Brown, Malcolm Bass
Malcolm Bass ?/Oct/15 AltLd
with Paul Figg, Andy Brown
Hidden 30/Aug/15 TR
saaruli 19/May/15 2nd O/S

Laskeuduttiin alas, ja tulin Ramin perässä.

with Rami M.
Simon Alden 01/Oct/14 -
Luke Brooks ?/Oct/14 -
James Oakes 05/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Fragmod
Fragmod 04/Sep/14 Lead
leopolian 29/Aug/14 2nd β
with dom94
dom94 29/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Such an unbelievably awesome setting, with great climbing too.

Uisdean hawthorn 02/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 02/Aug/14 Lead O/S
kelliroberts3 25/May/14 Lead O/S
Stoney Boy 23/May/14 Lead O/S
with Nick Conway
Graham Baxter 19/May/14 Lead O/S

In the wind and rain!

with Alan Carne
Nickc ?/May/14 Lead O/S
Nickc ?/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/14 2nd O/S
stuart34 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Andy Moles 08/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Clare
RonnydeWeerd ??/2014 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 11/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Tom Livingstone 11/Oct/13 Lead O/S
james.slater ?/Oct/13 Lead O/S

First route we did in the gorge... WOW!! Heart was beating out of my chest!

Hidden ?/Oct/13 Lead O/S
ambrooker 16/Sep/13 Lead O/S

My first route in the gorge - brilliant

chiverstom 16/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Doesn't matter how many times I do this climb its still one of the best routes at the grade anywhere

oliver.ghill91 14/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Patrick Hill 13/Aug/13 Lead O/S
oliver.ghill91 13/Aug/13 Lead O/S
tgeh 08/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with imogene, dan geh
Dan Geh 08/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Wow! Climbing wasn't great but the position is simply amazing, very exposed! finished just before the storm came in.

David Kay 27/Jun/13 2nd
Moritz L 27/Jun/13 Lead dog

Pretty nervous after seconding it day before but felt amazing. Took a rest after going wrong away across bulge, should have just gone for it

David Kay 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Moritz L 26/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Shat myself from abseiling until a good hr after finishing it. Felt similar to highlining.

dohart 10/May/13 Lead

very pleased to do this - most "out there" thing i've ever lead !

with alan carne
dohart 06/May/13 2nd

amazing situation.

with alan carne
John Carney ?/Mar/13 -
highrepute 09/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/May/12 TR
Paula Ryan ?/May/12 TR
with Robin Brooke
Laurence Cowton 29/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Unbelievable exposure. Turned into a nervous wreck on the belay waiting for Vince to get to the top.

with Vince
mic_b 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with heidi m
chiverstom 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
centurion05 ?/Jul/11 -
uphillnow 26/Jun/11 -
al99 31/May/11 Lead
martinazando 31/May/11 2nd O/S

sooo exposed, very exciting

with al99
Danjones 15/May/11 2nd O/S

Excellent route, good climbing as not that scary one you get going and you get used to the air beneath your feet!

with Martin dyer
metal arms 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Katya 01/Apr/11 TR
with ChrisC
nadeem ?/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/11 -
Saurus ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S

An absolute must should you find yourself in the Verdon - what a schweet abseil, talk about exposure - absolutely brilliant with an aweful lot of..... space around you.

luke2442 27/Oct/10 TR O/S

bloody brilliant.

swild ?/Oct/10 2nd
Hawkscry ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Greg M 06/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 13/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 09/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 13/Sep/09 2nd
with Andy Hobson
Hidden 13/Sep/09 Lead β
Jake Shaw ?/Sep/09 -


with Dan
Hidden 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/09 Lead
chiverstom 03/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Dave Turner
Paddy_The_Fascist ??/2008 2nd O/S
with Alex Gaastra and Andy Morris
jonnyboy 07/Sep/07 2nd
with tomB
tomB 07/Sep/07 Lead O/S
g1m147 ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S

WOW! Just sitting in the hanging belay is scary enough! Had to pull myself together after clipping each bolt. A must do route in the Verdon.

with Steve
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden 18/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
Ben1983 31/Aug/06 Lead β
K1 ?/May/06 Lead
with Kevin Davey
john1 ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with James
Hidden ?/Jun/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/May/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/03 Lead O/S
Phill Mitch ??/2001 Lead O/S
whispering nic ?/Sep/00 2nd
with The Wife
keith leonard ??/1999 -
Hidden ?/Oct/98 -
dan gibson ?/Sep/97 AltLd O/S
Mike Owen 23/Aug/97 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
Yourlead 09/Aug/97 2nd

Ric not climbing (too hung over) climbed with a chap I meet on campsite Steve

with Steve
Mozer ?/Aug/94 Lead O/S
Colin McKerrell ??/1993 -
wbo 01/Aug/92 Lead
Yourlead 21/Jun/92 2nd
with Graham Penny
Mick King 11/May/92 2nd
with Pete Hankinson
Hidden ?/May/92 Lead O/S
pauldrew ?/Sep/91 Lead
with Emma Hart
Hidden ?/Jun/91 Lead O/S
Duncan I ?/Jun/91 -
with Mike Long
Hidden ?/Apr/90 Lead
Hidden ??/1990 -
Nick Rundall ??/1990 AltLd
Hidden 10/Aug/89 Lead
nniff ?/Aug/88 Lead O/S
with Chris Garner
Alan James - UKC and UKH ?/Jun/88 Lead
with Henriette Louwerse
GordonHart ?/Aug/87 Lead O/S

Scary, magically fantastically easy over massive exposure.

wynaptomos ?/Aug/87 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1986 Lead O/S
Robmwatt ??/1985 Lead
Hidden 28/Oct/84 -
Pete Ogden ??/1980 -
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