Rockfax Description
A long and interesting outing that requires a steady lead on the first pitch. Start at the base of the distinctive red-coloured dike on the left side of the main buttress.
1) 17m. Follow the dike to a ledge and belay on the descent rake.
2) 14m. From the landward side of the rake, climb the left-hand groove to the short red wall and a belay on a large ledge above it.
3) 15m. Move rightwards easily over large blocks to belay below a steep white wall.
4) 10m. Climb the open groove on surprisingly good holds to the top. © Rockfax

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Nick Earl 7 Aug AltLd O/S
Dannyboy369 12 Jul -
climbdevon 25 May -
Jeremy Wilton 21 Apr AltLd O/S As the tide came in poor old Greg was shouting and getting wet!... He was anchored but a little wary... The climb wanders around a bit at the top but that bottom pitch is cool...
with Greg Childs
As the tide came in poor old Greg was shouting and getting wet!... He was anchored but a little wary... The climb wanders around a bit at the top but that bottom pitch is cool...
with Greg Childs
Hidden 20 Apr Lead
Joshwb 20 Apr AltLd Led 4th Pitch
Led 4th Pitch
Hidden 20 Apr 2nd
bethanyleaver98 20 Apr AltLd Lead pitches 2 and 3
Lead pitches 2 and 3
tomdawson4 20 Apr AltLd O/S Climbed as a three. Lead p1.
Climbed as a three. Lead p1.
Hidden 20 Apr -
freec 19 Apr Solo Pitch 1
Pitch 1
Hidden 10 Apr -
Rob Seymour 7 Sep, 2018 AltLd
with Bob Watson
with Bob Watson
Martin Bennett 14 Aug, 2018 -
with Simno
with Simno
Simno 14 Aug, 2018 AltLd
with Martin Bennett
with Martin Bennett
net 6 Jul, 2018 AltLd Led p1; Nikki led p2-4 as one v long pitch
with Nikki H
Led p1; Nikki led p2-4 as one v long pitch
with Nikki H
Mike Bayley 13 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Led pitches 1 & 3
with Kathy Burgess, John Sellars
Led pitches 1 & 3
with Kathy Burgess, John Sellars
overdrawnboy 2 Jun, 2018 AltLd First pitch a bit spooky and needs care but excellent, the rest is rather vague, not sure how the top pitch is now rated severe in cc guide, normal hairy granite Vdiff. The scramble down requires a deal of care, crumbly rock abounds.
with bh, mc
First pitch a bit spooky and needs care but excellent, the rest is rather vague, not sure how the top pitch is now rated severe in cc guide, normal hairy granite Vdiff. The scramble down requires a deal of care, crumbly rock abounds.
with bh, mc
Marti999 21 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21 Apr, 2018 Lead rpt
Rob Seymour 12 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S P1 is very good, but above the Trough the route deteriorates and is hardly worthwhile.
with Ron Chambers
P1 is very good, but above the Trough the route deteriorates and is hardly worthwhile.
with Ron Chambers
Steven Andrews 3 Dec, 2017 AltLd O/S
janegallwey 3 Dec, 2017 AltLd
2minty 16 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S Got slightly lost in the middle but a good climb over all. Also got lost scrambling to the bottom!
with kerrimc
Got slightly lost in the middle but a good climb over all. Also got lost scrambling to the bottom!
with kerrimc
Raggar 4 Nov, 2017 AltLd led easy pitch 3
with Jon B, Ian M
led easy pitch 3
with Jon B, Ian M
freemanTom 6 Sep, 2017 AltLd Led the excellent first and 3rd pitch. Big swell added to atmosphere
with Brian Sigma
Led the excellent first and 3rd pitch. Big swell added to atmosphere
with Brian Sigma
Reevinator 29 Aug, 2017 Lead 4 pitch route with the first pitch being the best and seems about right at HVD. The route follows a seam of red rock which is very interesting and very pleasant. The remainder of the climb is more like a scramble
with Isme, Walshyboy
4 pitch route with the first pitch being the best and seems about right at HVD. The route follows a seam of red rock which is very interesting and very pleasant. The remainder of the climb is more like a scramble
with Isme, Walshyboy
Pixie-Andy 24 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
with ZoeP
with ZoeP
Spearos 14 Jul, 2017 Solo O/S
tim whitaker 13 Jul, 2017 Lead
with Liz Whitaker
with Liz Whitaker
Hidden 12 Jul, 2017 Lead
Hidden 11 Jun, 2017 Solo O/S
Hidden 11 Jun, 2017 Solo O/S
JC95Evans 11 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
jennysr95 11 Jun, 2017 2nd O/S
gillyml 25 May, 2017 AltLd O/S
cdpuk 16 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S Great first pitch
with KLucy
Great first pitch
with KLucy
Hidden 14 Apr, 2017 AltLd
Felix Ottey 14 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S
Graham Booth 12 Sep, 2016 Solo Nice solo in trainers
Nice solo in trainers
Jon Greening ?Apr, 2016 Solo
JoeCoxson 16 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S Only did the first pitch, Hannah's lead. Climbed in socks
Only did the first pitch, Hannah's lead. Climbed in socks
Hidden 16 Jun, 2015 Lead
rfdl100 25 May, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Ciara Silke
with Ciara Silke
Hidden ?Jan, 2015 AltLd
Robin Woodward ?Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S OK first pitch, after that it was either pretty dull, or we got lost.
OK first pitch, after that it was either pretty dull, or we got lost.
Hidden 24 Apr, 2014 AltLd O/S
John Foster 24 Apr, 2014 AltLd
with Geoff
with Geoff
tobydunford 22 Jul, 2013 Solo O/S
jhb0510 5 May, 2013 AltLd O/S Dave lead 1 and 3,I did 2 and 4.
with Dave Webster
Dave lead 1 and 3,I did 2 and 4.
with Dave Webster
Hidden 15 Feb, 2013 Lead
aljezurusrf08 15 Feb, 2013 2nd O/S
Hidden ??, 2013 Lead O/S
Skip 22 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S I led all pitches. 1 and 2 very good, 1 difficult lead for the grade, not much protection.
I led all pitches. 1 and 2 very good, 1 difficult lead for the grade, not much protection.
Cheese Monkey 17 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S Very enjoyable!
Very enjoyable!
Joemanglerocks 8 Sep, 2012 Lead P1 only
with Baz
P1 only
with Baz
Hidden 8 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 8 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S
steveprice.exmouth 8 Sep, 2012 AltLd
MrWiggles ?Sep, 2012 AltLd led 1st, 3rd & 4th pitch
led 1st, 3rd & 4th pitch
neilstubbs 31 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S P 1 & 2 better than expected
P 1 & 2 better than expected
Hidden 31 Aug, 2012 AltLd
Joel Perkin 5 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S I lead P1, Simon P2 + P3 and Tim P4. Really nice and enjoyable climbing, easy but worth doing.
with Tim Taylor, Simon Hammond
I lead P1, Simon P2 + P3 and Tim P4. Really nice and enjoyable climbing, easy but worth doing.
with Tim Taylor, Simon Hammond
arandall 24 Jun, 2012 AltLd rpt
Wendy Watthews 24 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S leap p1 & p4
leap p1 & p4
cpoad 3 Jun, 2012 Lead rpt Just first pitch
with John S
Just first pitch
with John S
flyinfrenchy 20 May, 2012 2nd O/S
arandall 20 May, 2012 Solo O/S
whiteexplorer 4 May, 2012 AltLd O/S first alternate lead with dave,we both had bits of protection fall out,more practice required
with Dave Piper
first alternate lead with dave,we both had bits of protection fall out,more practice required
with Dave Piper
Ribbit 1 May, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 3 Apr, 2012 AltLd
PeteBall 28 Jan, 2012 2nd O/S
carlgodfrey 27 Jan, 2012 Lead O/S group session
group session
Hidden 27 Jan, 2012 TR O/S
DanLear 17 Sep, 2011 2nd
with Andy Pemberton, Al
with Andy Pemberton, Al
andy_pemberton ?Sep, 2011 2nd Al, Dan and me Also 2nd Louise 5/2001
Al, Dan and me Also 2nd Louise 5/2001
Hidden 19 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
Harri777 19 Jun, 2011 AltLd I led P1, not confident in gear as seam is falling to pieces a bit. Simon led 2 and 3 then we wandered off sideways.
with Simon H
I led P1, not confident in gear as seam is falling to pieces a bit. Simon led 2 and 3 then we wandered off sideways.
with Simon H
Hidden 25 Apr, 2011 AltLd
Rob Davies 17 Sep, 2010 Lead After Long Climb
with Jim Wheatley, Phil A
After Long Climb
with Jim Wheatley, Phil A
ilarge 28 Aug, 2010 -
Hidden 28 Aug, 2010 Lead
bigrob 7 Mar, 2010 Solo in boots and rucksack very windy so couldnt be arsed to belay!!
with caz neely
in boots and rucksack very windy so couldnt be arsed to belay!!
with caz neely
Master Chief 11 Jun, 2009 AltLd O/S
with jgclimb
with jgclimb
jgclimb 11 Jun, 2009 AltLd
with tom
with tom
RCrockford 2 May, 2009 AltLd O/S Skipped first pitch due to big sea.
with Jonah
Skipped first pitch due to big sea.
with Jonah
Hidden 11 Apr, 2009 2nd O/S
Hidden 10 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S
saz_m 13 Sep, 2008 Lead
with David Medcalf
with David Medcalf
Hidden ?Aug, 2008 Lead
hazeysunshine 11 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Bob
with Bob
dan gibson 19 Feb, 2008 Lead O/S
rockjedi12345 23 Aug, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Stuart
with Stuart
Dilwat 9 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
with Bart
with Bart
cpoad 9 Apr, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Clare F
with Clare F
Hidden 30 May, 2006 Lead O/S
colin milton 16 Apr, 2006 Solo
Nigel Coe 28 May, 2005 Lead dnf Pitch 1 only.
with Steve Berry
Pitch 1 only.
with Steve Berry
Mark Davies PK ?Jun, 2004 Solo O/S
rockjedi12345 ?Jun, 2004 Lead O/S
with Pete Sanderson
with Pete Sanderson
Hidden ??, 2004 Lead O/S
Hidden 15 Jun, 2003 2nd O/S
Hidden 25 Sep, 2002 Lead
Samuel Palmer 25 Aug, 2002 AltLd
with Gareth
with Gareth
Bob M 1 Jun, 2002 AltLd
with Robert Read, Mike Giddens
with Robert Read, Mike Giddens
andybenham ??, 2001 AltLd O/S
goi.ashmore 1 Aug, 1999 Solo O/S
chris sm 2 May, 1999 2nd O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
with Pippa Froggatt
Nigel Coe ??, 1999 Solo dnf Pitch 1 only
Pitch 1 only
Raggar 3 May, 1998 AltLd
with Bob s
with Bob s
cem 12 Apr, 1998 AltLd O/S Led p 2 & 4
with David Cronk
Led p 2 & 4
with David Cronk
Hidden 12 Apr, 1998 AltLd O/S
Rog Wilko ?Apr, 1998 AltLd Omitted first pitch - looked horrible and was the known scene of a fatality.
with Alan Nuttall
Omitted first pitch - looked horrible and was the known scene of a fatality.
with Alan Nuttall
Raggar 5 May, 1996 Lead P1 only
with John H
P1 only
with John H
GuyC 5 May, 1996 Solo rpt
with Clare
with Clare
Iain Thow 3 May, 1996 Solo
Ashley Hold 26 Dec, 1995 AltLd
with Simon Richards
with Simon Richards
ed_1973 5 Oct, 1995 2nd
with tradguy
with tradguy
tradguy 5 Oct, 1995 Lead O/S
with ed_1973
with ed_1973
SimonN 28 May, 1994 Lead
ill_bill 17 Oct, 1992 AltLd
Andy Say ?Apr, 1990 2nd
Hidden ?Jul, 1989 Lead O/S
Alan Scowcroft 28 Mar, 1989 Lead
GuyC 27 Mar, 1989 AltLd O/S
with Clare
with Clare
Alan Scowcroft ?Apr, 1988 Lead O/S
davemhart 30 Jul, 1987 Lead O/S
Rick51 9 Apr, 1969 AltLd
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