Rockfax Description
Enthralling wall-climbing, tempered by the need for careful gear placement. Start just left of the thin crack of Golva.
Climb the thin left-slanting crack and then move up to a pocket. Continue slightly right and up to the first large horizontal break. Finish up the cracks and breaks. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Great Wall Climbs of the UK, West Country Climbs, Ultimate E3 ticklist.

bavarianmountaingoat 23/Sep/17 TR dnf

Crimp harder

with Alex
Hidden 23/Sep/17 TR dnf
John Brayshaw 13/Sep/17 2nd dog
with Gareth
Marl 19/Aug/17 TR

Mini traction. Another good route probably should have left for lead

Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 10/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Really hard to get any worthwhile gear for a while but good climbing

with max, Roisin
Tom Hill 01/Jul/17 Lead dog

1 rest, 1 stupid fall; will come back to get this clean!

Hidden 24/Jun/17 TR
bryan61 24/Jun/17 TR O/S

glad I top roped it as the crux moves, for me, would have involved a ground fall onto a solid granit floor from high enough, maybe there's a placement I didnt see

with sally
Hidden 22/Jun/17 TR dnf
m.powell02 08/Jun/17 2nd O/S
hornbywill 18/May/17 Lead rpt

previously seconded

Tommy yorke 18/May/17 2nd β
Hidden 17/May/17 2nd O/S
mcgovern 17/May/17 Lead
with woj man
masa-alpin 14/May/17 2nd rpt

During the BMC International Meet 2017.

with Moos
Flavio 20/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Duncan Campbell 20/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Brilliant. Nice and steady although a little spicy to the first overlap. Fun wall climbing

with Gus
Gus 20/Apr/17 2nd
JendeHoxar 20/Apr/17 2nd O/S
with Flavio
Frank the Husky ??/2017 -
Sam Marks 14/Sep/16 Lead β
with Josh
Jmpollard 14/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Fiddly gear at the bottom but managed to get a very small micro offset in and a tiny cam. Good moves and great climbing after that, I was just pumped out of my mind! First E3 onsight.

will9911 01/Aug/16 -
Hidden 31/Jul/16 TR O/S
Wendy Watthews 31/Jul/16 TR O/S
with Henry H, JakeB.
Hidden 31/Jul/16 TR
beni 23/Jul/16 TR
robgixer 02/Jun/16 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2016 -
mike mo ??/2016 -
manbat 01/Nov/15 TR rpt
Lumbering Oaf 01/Nov/15 TR rpt

Top roped once previously but dogged it that time. Felt much easier this time around with beta at second crux move. Another one to lead...

with Luke, Matt George
Hidden 01/Nov/15 TR dnf
dready 25/Sep/15 TR
whiteexplorer 25/Sep/15 TR dog


with joe, Dave Piper
John Brayshaw 21/Sep/15 2nd dog

Sensational climbing, shame it took 2 falls before getting the crux

with Gareth
NancyJones 26/Aug/15 2nd dog
Justin T ?/Aug/15 Lead O/S


with Nancy
andrea83 08/Jul/15 TR O/S


with Hamish
Hamish777 08/Jul/15 TR O/S
with Andrea
LJC 25/Jun/15 Lead G/U

2nd go

with Nathan
dbrooks 21/Jun/15 TR O/S

awesome climbing but felt like it would be a bold lead! didn't fancy it.. maybe with a couple of mats....

with Alex, Michael, Gareth
Hidden 25/May/15 Solo O/S
Bargate_Champ 08/May/15 TR O/S
manbat 27/Apr/15 TR RP

Solo top-rope. my first go was shocking, just got pumped too quick and put it down to climbing the day before. It was much to my surprise that I got it cleaned on the second attempt. Stoked!

manbat 16/Apr/15 TR dog

Solo top-roped. Had three goes. Fell off several times on my first go and/or took rests. Second go went much better, but still couldn't get it clean and needed a couple of rests. The third go started great - got past the first crux fine, but ran out of steam from there on and was basically knackered. Took many long rests after that, and my climbing suffered due to fatigue. The move up pasts the pods is quite perplexing!

Cheese Monkey 15/Mar/15 TR O/S
with Peter
pheotleyr 15/Mar/15 TR O/S
with Ben
Hidden 12/Oct/14 Lead RP
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 18/Sep/14 Lead G/U

Cracking route, shame about the bad gear.

Hidden 18/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Ewan Russell 15/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Tom Nichols
Hidden 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
TomRiddelsdell 29/May/14 TR O/S
islandlynx 29/May/14 TR dog

A bed down and then top roped the route placing gear. Will lead one day

Hidden 07/May/14 TR
Bristoldave 12/Apr/14 Lead β

Skyhook(?s) useful- spotted this abbing off golva

with Caroline
CarolineH 12/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Dave
whiteexplorer 18/Mar/14 2nd dnf

got a little further than last time

with Dave Piper
Tom Livingstone 05/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 04/Apr/13 2nd
aljezurusrf08 31/Mar/13 TR dnf
with Willow
Ed morris 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Colin
Hidden ??/2013 TR O/S
Johnny Baker ??/2013 -
kingholmesy ??/2013 Lead O/S
with Dave
Hidden ??/2013 Lead RP
Hidden 26/Jul/12 Lead
Jen Crook 26/Jul/12 2nd dog
Ricky Rocks 20/Jul/12 Lead

A great route, lovely sunny day. ground up. So pumped 1st go.

gg4419 ?/Jul/12 2nd rpt
MinHazeldine 12/Jun/12 2nd
Mr Powly 13/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Ian B
burto 13/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with tom powell
Pete Graham ?/Apr/12 Lead
with Rick Graham
gg4419 ?/Mar/12 TR RP
wojt ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
alice fuller ??/2012 TR β
with woj
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
colesy ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
whiteexplorer 16/Sep/11 2nd dnf

somewhat beyond my ability couldnt get past the first crimp hold

with SurferStan, Dilwat
SurferStan 16/Sep/11 TR dnf
with Dilwat
Dilwat 16/Sep/11 TR rpt

Came off first attempt. Managed second time round. Brilliant climb and something for me to aspire to on a lead.

Hidden 19/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/11 2nd
nicolat ?/Aug/11 2nd
with James Mitchell
John Mcshea 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Superb cornish wall climbing.

with Nick Arding
nick arding 30/Jul/11 2nd
with rob pitt
Rob Pitt 29/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Nick Arding
benkelsey 13/Jul/11 2nd O/S

requires good faith to keep ploughing on to the jugs and gear then a well protected hard pull. pretty steady for the grade but high quality

Hidden 13/Jul/11 Lead O/S
thomasadixon 21/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Soft? Didn't seem that bold, harder than Golva though.

with Mike
Hidden 31/May/11 2nd O/S
mbradberry2008 07/May/11 TR dog

first moves past the jugs on the small crimps hard, really pumpy route even the easy moves at the top felt strenuous! will be back to lead at some point!

leohl 01/May/11 Lead O/S
Jez 26/Apr/11 Lead dog

One rest. Nice route well protected. Just wasn't psyched for it!

masa-alpin 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Pretty steady.

with Ian S
jakenichol 25/Mar/11 Lead RP

several goes up on top rope made the route fairly easy on lead. good gear where you need it

Hidden 25/Mar/11 Lead RP
Hidden 13/Mar/11 TR
Hidden ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -

very soft if your tall enough to reach the good wire over right before commiting to the crux

Dave Heaton 02/Nov/10 TR
Bobby Gilbert 18/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Dan from St Ives, Heather Clark
El3ctroFuzz 11/Sep/10 Lead RP

Didnt get the onsight. 2nd go Ground up.

with Tom Thorpe
Hidden 28/Aug/10 Lead rpt
Jack_F 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S

An fantastic route with lovely flowing moves through the first black part. definatly rewarding jugs and good gear in the middle

HIGHTOWER 27/Aug/10 2nd
centurion05 27/Aug/10 Lead
Master Chief 15/Aug/10 TR dog
3 Names 06/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/10 TR
Harald 11/May/10 Lead O/S
Philippa Arding ?/May/10 2nd
with nick arding
williamsd79 ??/2010 2nd
Dan_Carroll 01/Sep/09 Lead RP

superb - first Cornish E3. climbed it much smoother on lead than on the top rope. definitely easier than Golva.

Hidden 24/Aug/09 2nd O/S
JPGR ?/Aug/09 -
with Steve Ahern
jominator 12/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
tomB 18/Jun/09 2nd
with Alex Cannon
Ben Snook 04/May/09 TR O/S
JackMountains 04/May/09 TR O/S
w.pettet-smith 03/Sep/08 Lead dnf

came,tried, failed. lost a rock 1. will be back.

with claire jane carter
Matt Bennett 31/Aug/08 Lead O/S
centurion05 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
bfreeman 10/Jun/08 Lead β
with Tom Laurence
jfreeman 07/Jun/08 2nd
simonr 07/Jun/08 Lead β
Dan_Carroll 30/Aug/07 TR O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Rich Kirby 04/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Ash
Toby Dunn 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Ruth
Sidekick ?/Jun/07 Lead dog
Neil Adams 18/May/07 Lead O/S

My first E3! Climbing style really suited me and it felt OK.

with Bez
dannyboy83 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Heather Rogers, Dave Moir
mankrambler 07/Apr/07 TR O/S
with Harry Low
Jus ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Wil Treasure ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 TR
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
feilx 26/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Natalie
Dave Kerr 01/Aug/06 Lead
with Jill Kerr
bronsonite 12/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Andy Lole
Hidden 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/06 2nd rpt
John Southworth ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Vicky Munn
Bobmoz ??/2004 Lead
lukea 29/Aug/03 2nd O/S
with Al
Mark Davies PK ?/Jun/03 Lead RP
with Laura
Hidden 19/Apr/03 TR O/S
pete johnson 27/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with Lun
Gus 27/Aug/02 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 23/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
pezzerrr 27/Mar/02 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 20/Oct/01 Lead
with Nic Dill
jfletcher 28/Jul/01 Lead
Roget 12/Sep/00 Lead O/S
with jon
richsmithinbristol ?/Sep/00 Lead O/S
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
Jon Read ?/May/97 Lead O/S
with Noel Curtis
andy_pemberton ?/Apr/97 Lead
lost.arrow 30/Mar/97 2nd
ecowaller ??/1997 Lead O/S
with bunny
frost ?/May/95 2nd
clark alston ??/1993 Lead O/S
whispering nic ?/Apr/91 Lead
with noj
Hidden 10/Sep/90 TR
BigHairyIan 27/Aug/89 2nd dog
with Mike Buckley (Little Mike)
Hidden ?/Jul/88 Lead RP
Nigel Coe 29/May/88 2nd
Hidden 05/Aug/87 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/86 2nd
Mark Kemball 21/Jun/83 Lead
with Dave Abbey
Chris Terrey ?/May/80 Lead
with Pete Hevezi
Paul Clarke ??/1978 -
with FMC
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