Rockfax Description
An interesting route climbing to the large tree just below the top of the crag and left of the quarry's impressive headwall. Start on a ledge 8m up from the small tree at the base of the crag.
1) 4a, 21m. Climb to good gear in a thin slanting crack just to the right of a slanting rectangular block. Pull up the wall right of the block and step left to a broken corner/groove-system. Now head directly for the tree on steady ground via a good nut in the base of a borehole. Belay at the tree.
2) 6m. Climb up to the overhang behind the tree and pass it on the right. © Rockfax

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

phil456 09/Jul AltLd

Lead P1

with Mark G
Marktrin 09/Jul AltLd
with phil456
adamkidson 08/Jul AltLd O/S
with Kiddo
Hidden 08/Jul AltLd
Marktrin 27/May AltLd
with Bob
Chris Hurlock 05/Apr AltLd O/S

Horrible first pitch second pitch loose rock. Tree for belay gone

with Jim Oakley
stella imong 02/Dec/16 Lead

tough and there is no tree any more so intermediate belay is difficult

with Pamela Holt
keepguessing 28/Nov/16 Solo O/S

Maggot brain

Tippo 25/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Kim
Kim Middlebrook 25/Sep/16 2nd
with Dave
cpoad 23/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
with John S
Hidden 28/Aug/16 Lead
Hidden 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Motown 13/Jul/16 Lead rpt

In two pitches. Probably harder than Diamond Rib - perhaps DR is only VD.

Gregory Gibas 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Done as one pitch.

S pav 88 18/Jun/16 2nd
with GregG
phil456 31/May/16 2nd rpt
with Graham M
matt_batchelor 22/May/16 2nd
francois 18/May/16 2nd
with Ben
francois 18/May/16 2nd
with Ben
Sean Kelly 18/May/16 2nd rpt
with Alex
Marktrin 18/May/16 2nd
with Sean K
AngelaC 30/Apr/16 Lead
andrew549 28/Apr/16 2nd
with Dr Matt
Sean Kelly 16/Apr/16 AltLd
with Donald, Steve Woollard
Steve Woollard 16/Apr/16 2nd
with Donald
crater 16/Apr/16 Lead

scuttled off right to join v diff due lack of gear

Hidden 07/Apr/16 2nd
Hidden 07/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Digga 03/Apr/16 Lead

O/S after a fashion, as I ended up wandering around so much I must have done a hybrid of this, Tree Root, and pretty much any other route in the vicinity. Had to untie one rope due to drag after it wrapped itself around a flake. Nice top out, and glad to get there!!

with Claire Falck, Dredstripe
DredStripe 03/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with james gregory, Claire Falck
Hidden 09/Oct/15 2nd O/S
phil456 09/Oct/15 AltLd rpt

Lead P1

with Liam
Marktrin 05/Sep/15 2nd
with Phil
phil456 05/Sep/15 Lead rpt

Started 2 meters to the left, nice climbing, in one pitch with bad rope drag by the top.

phil456 02/Sep/15 2nd rpt
with Mark G
Marktrin 02/Sep/15 Lead

Did it in one pitch. Found a lot more pro' this time, but the tree stump is now almost completely rotten.

with Phil
Skip 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Lumbering Oaf 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Skip
Danhan 07/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Loose large blocks in first third. Poor gear. Led P1, Rob finished P2.

with Rob Johnson
Hidden 24/Jun/15 Lead O/S
timreynolds 17/Jun/15 2nd
mreynolds 17/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Despite what everyone says about gear I found it okay and I'll give you a tip (SPOILER ALERT...cams in the blowholes)

Hidden 05/Jun/15 Lead O/S
supersouthward 29/May/15 -

Seemed creaky and hollow

Marktrin 17/May/15 AltLd
with Phil
phil456 17/May/15 AltLd

1st pitch, Poor gear, used pink & red tricam , grey peanut !

Hidden 12/Apr/15 AltLd
BelayBunney 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Difficult to find gear

Hidden 04/Apr/15 2nd O/S
supersouthward 06/Mar/15 -
with Lee Renshaw
Hidden 23/Nov/14 2nd
Tegankensa 25/Oct/14 2nd
benjaminloveday 14/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Marktrin 06/Aug/14 Lead

Went considerably off line several times, but still felt good to do it. Gear was sparse from about 30ft to 60ft. Did it in one pitch. Thanks once again Phil for your patience.

with Phil
ElvisLeg 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Sally
andrea83 31/May/14 2nd O/S
with Hamish
Hamish777 31/May/14 Lead O/S
with Andrea
Kate Edhouse 17/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 17/Apr/14 2nd
Thardinge 11/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 02/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Sam Falconer 02/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

First multi pitch

Nick Biven ??/2014 -
andy_pemberton 30/Dec/13 2nd

Done as one pitch without problems. Not much gear. Nice.

with Steve Gibson
Hidden 19/Dec/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Steve Woollard 06/Oct/13 2nd
Paul_southgate68 21/Sep/13 Solo
Wendy Watthews ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with james
LDJ 09/Jun/13 Lead
with Lou
ShelleyRhodes 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Phil Rudling
Hidden ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Chris Ebbutt 29/May/13 Lead
petecallaghan 29/May/13 2nd
with Jamie T
Hidden 29/May/13 Lead O/S
neiloutdoors 29/May/13 2nd
auld al 28/May/13 AltLd O/S
crampy11 22/May/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 20/May/13 2nd O/S
Macca_7 15/Apr/13 Solo O/S

A nice route on a good line but with little gear.

Hidden 06/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 06/Apr/13 Lead
LauraTejada ?/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 Lead β
Mike_Hayes 13/Oct/12 Lead
with Choad, Caroline Ashman
Thunderthighsontheloose 13/Oct/12 2nd
Motown 16/Sep/12 -

Nice finish at overhang.

with Richy
Hidden 16/Sep/12 -
Hidden 08/Jul/12 Lead rpt
timreynolds 30/May/12 Lead
Hidden 30/May/12 2nd
MBano 30/May/12 Lead O/S
with Sarah
Sarah Welsh 30/May/12 2nd
Mr Tickle 07/May/12 Lead O/S

Just before the squall. Not that great. A big detached loose block held in by mud about 1/3 of the way up that wobbled when pulling on it, underneath was a natural place to put protection so beware.

pete3685 16/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/12 Lead
Chloe Potter 15/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Peter north 24/Mar/12 Lead
Matt Schwarz 24/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Started to far right, which lead to a awkward traverse to start, Peter continued to stray left off route making it hard for himself!

wezzie 02/Mar/12 Lead rpt
wezzie 27/Nov/11 TR O/S
Hidden 23/Oct/11 AltLd
nick99 23/Oct/11 AltLd
with julian h
Hidden 07/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Philippa Arding 07/Oct/11 Lead
with jo nosworthy
ewanthomson 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Ed morris 02/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with ewan
ClimberTony ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
JackHatton 16/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with richy mardell
Hidden 01/Sep/11 2nd O/S
MarcT ?/Sep/11 2nd O/S

Oops rope too short. Had to lead first two gear placements to gain end of first's(Nicki's) rope and second from there on.

with Kerrie Mott, Nicky Mott
nmott ?/Sep/11 Lead
DOVEY 28/Aug/11 Lead
with Billie x
timrowland 27/Aug/11 2nd
with Rob H, jmjw
Marti999 04/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Felix Ottey 15/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 05/Jul/11 Lead rpt
Marktrin 30/May/11 2nd
with Mike (Met)
Lauren Davies 16/May/11 Lead O/S

Rubbish route!

Eike 12/May/11 Lead
Hidden 12/May/11 2nd rpt
wezzie 10/May/11 Lead O/S
MissMuddypenny 10/May/11 2nd
Kim Middlebrook 29/Apr/11 -
Zoomer 23/Apr/11 2nd

Great last few moves over (around) the overhang.

Jules 210681 23/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
JonHarvey 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with mike maben and jayne bulbeck
abicampbell ?/Apr/11 TR O/S
kyebrooks 26/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
brynmays 26/Mar/11 2nd rpt
althesin 19/Mar/11 2nd
with Reds
Reds 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
brynmays 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
minexplorer 16/Mar/11 Lead

feels serious tho fairly easy

with jordan
Kate Edhouse 06/Mar/11 AltLd

Lead the second pitch

with jake parrish
MJAS82 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S
kyebrooks 26/Feb/11 2nd O/S
Paul_southgate68 05/Feb/11 Lead O/S

in the wet!!

with super gav
Hidden ?/Feb/11 Lead
mike88 30/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Hannah Good
nickledlie 23/Jan/11 Lead
with Dave Radley
adam kendrick 27/Nov/10 Lead
Hidden 27/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
NathanC 1994 06/Nov/10 2nd O/S
Steve Woollard 30/Oct/10 2nd
Phil Layton 30/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Steve, Kevin
Haytor_Haggis 30/Oct/10 Lead
jack243 16/Oct/10 -
with Rob H
kyebrooks 19/Jul/10 Lead O/S
adam kendrick 13/Jun/10 TR
minexplorer 23/May/10 Lead O/S

what a lovely warm up climb have to think about the prot not a lot but enough-just

with grant newcombe
Paragonthewise 22/May/10 2nd
RandomHero 10/May/10 Lead O/S

The Tree, which in the guidebook is a belay stance has now been cut down.

with Chris Malin
Steve Woollard 02/May/10 Lead
with Karenza Case
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Kemics 10/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Tree belay gone so ran out as single pitch, bad idea. Not much gear low down either.

Hidden ??/2010 2nd
Hidden 12/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Oct/09 Solo O/S
RobSteere ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S
aldred 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
tommoulds 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Hardly any gear! good fun

with Schramm
Michelle Piper 22/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/09 AltLd β
mick1jones 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Diana
dave_whale 07/Jun/09 2nd O/S

Only one tricky bit, just coming onto a ramp just before the tree.

with Floss Morgan
est1985 19/May/09 2nd O/S
with Chris Malin
Hidden ??/2009 -
mark schramm ??/2009 2nd
with tom m
Hidden 15/Nov/08 Lead rpt
Steerpike 15/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Paula
Hidden ?/Aug/08 -
Hidden 13/Jul/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 11/Jul/08 TR β
FayeG 09/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Rory first pitch, then me.

with Rory
ruaidh 09/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with FayeG
Hidden 01/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/08 Lead dog
existing debt 31/May/08 AltLd
with Sam
AlexD 07/May/08 AltLd O/S
joeurwin 06/May/08 AltLd O/S
with alex
existing debt ?/May/08 -
with Iain a
mark schramm 11/Apr/08 -
with bigwig
Hidden 11/Apr/08 -
Hidden ?/Mar/08 -
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd
sharmawho? ??/2008 Lead O/S
Dave Searle 22/Jul/07 Lead
znewsham 15/Jul/07 AltLd O/S

First multipitch

with John Miller
Justin T 09/Jun/07 2nd rpt
with Clara
Phil Latham ?/Jun/07 Lead
with Thom Cole
Hidden ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Justin T 17/May/07 Lead rpt
with Lynsey
Hidden 12/May/07 2nd
Justin T 12/May/07 Lead rpt
with Wifey
Ybot Htulk ?/May/07 Lead
with Lyns
Alaric 07/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Malcolm S
richardr ?/Apr/07 -
Justin T 31/Mar/07 AltLd rpt
with Martin
Justin T 24/Mar/07 Lead rpt
with Wifey
Hidden 24/Mar/07 AltLd β
Justin T 25/Feb/07 Lead rpt
with Wifey & Stinky
climber sim ??/2007 -
Hidden 03/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Justin T 03/Nov/06 2nd O/S
with Wifey
Worcester_Ash 30/Oct/06 2nd O/S
with Jo and Ant
jo86 29/Oct/06 Lead
mattpw ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Jon_Warner 30/Jul/06 Lead O/S

No gear - so quite scary

with Dave B
Hidden ?/Feb/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 Lead
D Berry 13/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with Claire Berry
sam coward ??/2004 Lead O/S
with Helen
rockjedi12345 ??/2004 Lead O/S
with Ian Stocker
northerngreg 28/May/01 Lead O/S
hayleylouise 21/Dec/00 TR
Hidden 25/Jun/00 2nd
hayleylouise 09/Feb/00 TR O/S
petegunn 30/Jan/00 Lead
with Matt Wilkes
CraigMac1 ??/2000 -
Mickdenali ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Liane Jennings
mikej 10/Oct/99 2nd
with Mike Byles
Hidden 30/May/98 AltLd
colin milton 29/Oct/94 2nd
with eric milton
Mark Kemball 14/Aug/93 2nd
with Alison Dorey
Derek Ryden 21/Jan/90 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Dec/89 Lead O/S
Derek Ryden 19/Nov/89 Lead O/S
with Gabbi, Marie
Mike C 06/Dec/80 Lead
with Marie-Louise Clayton
mark-abz 12/Jan/80 Lead
with Rob S
Steve Bell ??/1976 -
Steve Woollard ??/1972 Lead
jamessandels ??/0000 Lead
with Ross McQueene
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