Rockfax Description
The fine set of right-facing flakes in the easy-angled slab combined with the descent down the wide chimney gives a substantial round trip. Start at the base of the slab.
Follow the flakes until moves right gain a small corner that leads to the top of a pinnacle. To descend, climb down the deep chimney to the left (facing in) which is Mod in dry conditions. © Rockfax

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Dartmoor punter fifty (ish) routes in a day, 40 For 40.

JoeCoxson 04/Nov/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/17 Lead
phil456 12/Aug/17 2nd rpt
with Mark G
Marktrin 12/Aug/17 Lead
with phil456
Chris Ebbutt 09/Aug/17 Solo

VD at least.

mattx1123 05/Aug/17 AltLd

2nd up the slab, green gully descent looked horrific so led off up Ann to the top and associated tourists with a minor slip on 1st move. Not exactly the quick warm up envisaged!

with Jamie S
Jim blackford 27/Jul/17 Solo O/S
powelli 19/Jul/17 2nd

Went for a quick tick on the drive home from Cornwall. Wish we'd kept driving. Mossy, slipper and off-balance and tricky to protect for a Diff in my opinion. It was misty so not prime conditions, but can't see it being much more enjoyable in the dry. As others have said, abseiled off the tat along the break (after checking it) as the deep chimney "descent" was furry, green and looked like a death trap. Thanks to whoever rigged it!

with Rob T, Jo Osborn
Ben Wooler 09/Jul/17 Lead
phil456 23/Jun/17 Lead rpt
with Stella
stella imong 23/Jun/17 2nd

very difficult due to slipperiness, lack of holds and gear placement on the top third of the climb. Attempted to lead but fell. Not much easier seconding.

with Phil Ellis
Joe Brooke 19/Jun/17 Solo O/S
Rhys.Roberts 13/Jun/17 2nd O/S

Mossy and horrible climb, not very good protection if you're not confident at leading. Thank god for the lowering off ring and tat someone left becuase the "climb down" looked attrocious.

Elaine Reed 13/Jun/17 Lead dog

Had an absolute mare on this. Went too far left, well above shit gear and ran out of holds. Charlie soloed up the actual route, placed a bomber nut and I grabbed the rope and pulled myself back onto the route. Bloody awful.

elclarko 23/May/17 Lead O/S

Descent down climb was a mossy horror show 💀

with Ryan
Ryan59 23/May/17 2nd O/S
with Clarky
AdamFreeman 29/Apr/17 Lead O/S

I went direct, but still did it. I only placed cams, so take lots of medium to small cams! ***Warning*** The abseil tat has died, I ended up down climbing the sketchy chimney to the left (not recommended)

Rachel Wrigley 29/Apr/17 2nd O/S
brittarudner 29/Apr/17 -
Hidden 29/Apr/17 Lead
Ellis20 11/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Harder than a dif, cams are very helpful! Abseil tat could do with renewing soon.

with Harriet
Adrian Daniels 05/Apr/17 Lead

Went straight up rather than trending right, more like HS.

with Ross Daniels
lizbarilepage 19/Feb/17 Lead O/S
with Steve Gibbs
phil456 26/Aug/16 Lead rpt

Lacking pro for a diff

with SP
kyo 25/Jul/16 Lead
with andrew loftus
Lilla Horvath 16/Jul/16 TR dog

did direct route for the top

with Will
Hidden 16/Jul/16 Lead
Circus 13/Jul/16 Solo O/S
harrison 25/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Hard climbing for a Diff (would say 4a for the route I took), but lots of good gear (cams and wires). Good friction on the slab and some slightly precarious moves moving right from the main flake. Getting down sucks.

with Owen
DeanJPepper 21/Jun/16 2nd
phil456 18/Jun/16 Lead rpt
with Steve Price
Hidden 10/Jun/16 Solo O/S
timreynolds 28/May/16 2nd
with Andy Matthews
Hidden 30/Apr/16 Lead
Fatclimber 30/Apr/16 2nd
BHuthers 23/Apr/16 Lead dnf

Went far left instead of up and right, holds ran out so did gear, so then just downclimbed the slab.

Rhys Deane ?/Apr/16 -
with Toby Benson
S pav 88 12/Mar/16 2nd
with GregG
Gregory Gibas 12/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/16 2nd
FlamehairedFrodo 11/Mar/16 Lead

South facing, wet underfoot, damp cold rock felt much harder than Diff

with Becky
Marktrin 27/Sep/15 Lead
with Phil
phil456 27/Sep/15 2nd rpt
with Mark G
Hidden 20/Sep/15 Lead rpt
chrisbartlett 20/Sep/15 Lead O/S
GethSurf 27/Jul/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/15 TR
tomwright1509 20/Jul/15 Lead O/S
37degrees 10/Jul/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/15 TR O/S
OllieF 09/Jul/15 TR rpt

Well ard for The grade

with James
ms26g10 05/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Windy day, first chance to try out friends and practise setting up belay stances. Opted out of topping the route, perhaps next time! Coached Kate up the crack too.

OllieF 04/Jul/15 TR rpt

Quick blast before group arrived. Diff my arse!

ryansb90 ?/Jul/15 Lead dnf
with Jenny Davison
myrddinmuse 19/Jun/15 Solo O/S

Soloed, so unfortunately unable to use the handy tat for the descent. Horrible, licheny descent, worse than climb.

with maddy92
Hidden 18/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Tilt 18/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 28/May/15 Solo O/S
surf1nal-kern0w 25/May/15 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch. Must of gone off route! as alot harder for a Diff. Went straight up face. Zara seconded easily and Pete stormed up. Abseiled off.

clubmanpete 25/May/15 -

Well though it would be a nice easy one to get the Gf up.... lucky she flew up it as a second... when I came to second it I'd defo advise it s4a. ....

Hidden 22/May/15 Lead
Hidden 24/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Kenhard 24/Apr/15 2nd O/S

Good climb, bit slippery in places. Abseil tat at top helped, even if our rope got caught as we pulled it through!

Caspian Johnson 17/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Snowbones 17/Apr/15 Solo
with Cas
CameronH 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S
CarrieAnn 04/Apr/15 2nd
craigholloway 04/Apr/15 2nd
bleddynmawr ??/2015 -
philipworth ??/2015 -
Rory Fyffe 06/Dec/14 2nd
with Paraic Scanlon, Rachel Fox, Eleri Clissold, Patrick Clissold
Hannah Mabb 06/Dec/14 2nd

Very wet and slippy. Planned to second Sam, made some of the way up and then abandoned. (Sam found it tricky for the grade)

Patrick Clissold 06/Dec/14 Lead O/S
with Rachel Fox, Paraic Scanlond, Rory Fyffe, Eleri Clissold
Sam Husband 06/Dec/14 Lead O/S

Was teaching Hana to climb outdoors. Picked this to lead (normally lead around HVS). Found it hard and thought I might fall. Also all the gear placements were muddy and not great. Admitedly the slab was a bit damp, but if I had a full range of votes I go HS/VS,4a,Bag of....

with Hana Mabb
Skip 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
TrevorCruse 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Phil Hammond
Quarryboy 24/Aug/14 Solo O/S

Bumped into a load of teenagers smoking a spliff when emerging from the cave at the end who were all very excited by it. Was offered a puff from it then called it a day.

Alkis 24/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/14 Lead O/S
OllieF 22/Jul/14 Solo O/S

A bit of a scary moment on this, which was surprising considering the grade.

Hidden 22/Jul/14 Solo O/S
froglette 19/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Harrison Thom
EcoClimber 19/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Kit
hthom 19/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Amanda Redevers
Rob Morgan 13/Jul/14 Lead

Partner started lead but backed off. Finished the lead using his gear left in (up to about half way). Felt much harder than a Diff.

Joemanglerocks 07/Jul/14 Solo
Steveb27 29/Jun/14 Solo

Reversed down as ab tat is manky.

mdjb 22/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 22/Jun/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 18/Jun/14 2nd rpt
darcan 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with ciara lane
DavidFarrow 11/May/14 Solo O/S

Fabien went for an epic poo trip

with Tom Amraoui, Jing Tang
K_Maywood 05/May/14 2nd
ChrisGard 05/May/14 Lead O/S

I felt this was a lot harder than a diff

jing 04/May/14 Lead O/S

Green and wet. Difficult to find good protection.

Hidden 03/May/14 Lead rpt
Lilla Horvath 03/May/14 TR O/S

did it with direct finish

with Will
Jack J Keogan 30/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Jackislav 08/Mar/14 Solo
bede.west ?/Feb/14 Lead O/S

not diff, not good.

Joel Perkin 25/Jan/14 Solo O/S
Nick Biven ??/2014 -
Poly pocket ??/2014 -
Patrick Clissold 07/Dec/13 Lead O/S
onlyfoddington 01/Dec/13 Lead O/S

Felt hard because of the moss. Soloing back down the green chimney was terrifying and not recommended.

Hidden 05/Sep/13 2nd
henrybedford 26/Aug/13 TR O/S
Phil Layton 26/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Little B 21/Aug/13 Lead O/S

don't think much of the grading round here... how is this supposed to be a diff? it should be very basic to warrant that, as gear I awful.

with Isaac, Jane
Little I 21/Aug/13 2nd
with Dad
Hidden 20/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/13 2nd
Snorfalorpagus 19/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Far too stressful for a Diff.

with Lindsey Robinson
timmyhobby 16/Aug/13 TR O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/13 Solo
Motown 23/Jul/13 Solo O/S

Harder if you go left at the top.

Stew nutter 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Tricky slab moves with little protection.

with Alan reason
lukerathmell 05/Jul/13 Lead
with Rachel Bennett
Hidden 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Kate Edhouse 28/May/13 -
with Alex Dunhill
Hidden 26/May/13 2nd O/S
thomaspomfrett 11/May/13 Solo O/S
Taramitchell1 06/May/13 2nd O/S

Great climb and my first ab off -chuffed :)

with Lloyd
paul1234 30/Apr/13 Lead
with Saffers
Marti999 23/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Debbie
debbie roberts 23/Apr/13 Lead
richardsavill 12/Apr/13 2nd
sarahrowlands 12/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Grabtheslab ??/2013 -
Hidden 27/Oct/12 Solo
arandall 21/Sep/12 Solo O/S
awilly1985 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S

shaded but easy ascent

with tom jeffcote
Hidden 31/Aug/12 Lead O/S
paul reah 23/Aug/12 Solo O/S

awesome fun my first real solo :)

phil456 27/Jul/12 2nd rpt
with Martin S
jpksalmon 25/Jul/12 2nd O/S

Sunny, clear and no wind. Cheeky little climb. Abseiled descent off the tat at the top.

with Si
Joe Richards 25/Jul/12 TR O/S
Shua1990 17/Jul/12 Solo
froglette 30/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with KJ Kajla, Barbara Kokocinska
Hidden 23/Jun/12 2nd
phil456 01/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Sam
cooperman 30/May/12 Solo O/S
MBano 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
mark schramm 11/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with MBano
Hidden 10/Mar/12 2nd
Robbiobaby 10/Mar/12 Lead

Did the first half then moved onto the Chimney - seemed harder than a diff!

Mr Powly 03/Mar/12 Solo O/S

Tried one handed but got sucked too far left on the face, got stuck and had to get the other hand involved.

pete87abs 08/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Sean Kelly 03/Oct/11 Lead

Severe if finished direct. Good pro.

with Harry Pearce
Compo 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Kaveh
JackHatton 02/Sep/11 Lead O/S

not to sure about this being a diff:S

JRSB1991 ?/Sep/11 Lead O/S
gjh 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/11 Solo
Noodles 10/Aug/11 Lead

Awkward at the top and very poor gear, not a good warm up

with Mollie Hughes
Frostie 09/Aug/11 Solo
martin clarke 09/Aug/11 Solo
Dave Page 29/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Tegan Page, Lenaya Page
tomshanti 17/Jul/11 Lead O/S

1st dartmoor granite,wet!should have trended right earlier

with Will
Will_Maxwell 10/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Chris Ellyatt 24/Jun/11 Lead

Easily Severe. Bad gear near the top of the slab - quite runout in fact! Slopey holds too.

Owen Jefferies 24/Jun/11 2nd O/S
John Foster 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Ben
Marktrin 11/Jun/11 2nd
with Marc, Nicky
Hidden 03/Jun/11 Lead rpt
mustdobetter 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Gra B 20/May/11 Lead O/S
dellboy 20/May/11 2nd O/S
MrsBra77 20/May/11 2nd
fire_munki 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/11 2nd O/S
tommyt82uk 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Straight forwards climb. Had to ab down from flake to the left as decent in logbook was unsafe.

Rupey 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Wayne
abicampbell ?/Apr/11 TR O/S
col3 24/Mar/11 2nd O/S

There is no way this was a Diff. I had to rescue Jon because he got stuck going the wrong way and couldn't make the big move back onto route. I couldn't get high enough really but managed to get on a ledge across from him with the only anchor I could and did use was wrapping my rope round a massive rock. Then I lowered him enough to clamber off. First rescue! Afterwards Paul finished the lead and I seconded, bottom half maybe VDiff but top half definitely Severe. Not many useful holds.

with Jon, Paul
jpksalmon 24/Mar/11 Lead dnf

Got sucked in to travel to far left so had to be saved.

with Nicole, Paul
Paul1 24/Mar/11 Lead

Jon took the lead but whent the wrong way so retreated. I lead on his rope. May have gone the wrong way as felt much harder than Diff.

with Jon, Nicole
Anne-Marie Dobner 22/Mar/11 TR
ian1234567 20/Mar/11 Solo O/S
njlyons 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
RockaJo 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Poor protection. Ended up climbing a little too far right for protection and so a little off route. Good climb but you need to trust your feet.

with Anne
OliNewman 01/Aug/10 AltLd
Tom Seccombe 24/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/10 Lead O/S
dale1968 02/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Tom
tom169 03/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/10 2nd
Filthy 25/May/10 2nd
dellboy 25/May/10 Lead O/S
berry 23/May/10 2nd
pielander 23/May/10 Lead
mike hooper 22/May/10 Lead dnf

yet another wet day climbing jibbed out on 2nd pitch

with robin frazer
Hidden 28/Apr/10 Solo
Hidden 04/Apr/10 Lead β
Hidden ??/2010 -
Popkids 27/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Kafoozalem
Hidden 27/Sep/09 Solo O/S
francois 20/Aug/09 Lead
with Chris
BelayBunney 20/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

Fx lead the first pitch, I lead the second to the top out.

Dizz 16/Aug/09 2nd
with phoebe
Hidden 14/Aug/09 TR O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/09 Lead
tasmat 07/Jun/09 Lead
with Gareth
SusanH ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Disco
w.pettet-smith ??/2009 Solo

probably hvd or so. nice in the summer.

themanfromdelmonte ??/2009 -
RM199 ??/2009 -
Hidden 21/Dec/08 2nd O/S
suunto12 21/Dec/08 Lead O/S

top out hard and mossy on V&A(HVS)

Hidden 16/Nov/08 Lead dog
danleyden 21/Sep/08 Solo
with Peter Shone
Hidden ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Popkids 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Baz
clairejane ?/Aug/08 Solo

slimey and green in the rain...

RobSteere 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with John Axeworthy
Mark Stevenson 20/Jul/08 Solo O/S
culmclimberRob 30/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with barry.c nat.w
Orifice 10/Jun/08 2nd
with Stafford Dyer
Spanglepants 05/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with Reeges
Reeges 05/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 25/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/07 Lead
Danhan 14/Oct/07 2nd
with Steve, Nick
fordie77 08/Oct/07 2nd O/S
AlastairB 08/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Polished and greasy - not Diff.

Noodles30 ?/Oct/07 Lead
wildbill ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Chris Charles
David Robinson 30/Aug/07 Lead
dpmUK 27/Aug/07 Solo O/S
trevor macalonan 05/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/07 TR
Mike_T0501 05/Aug/07 TR
Dave Searle 29/Jul/07 Lead
Hidden 11/Jul/07 Lead
kitch22 07/Jul/07 Lead
with Justin Halls
Ollie Wickham 01/Jun/07 Solo
Nobster ?/Jun/07 Lead
with Dave Burchill
nikinko 12/May/07 Lead O/S

felt a bit scary, good gear when looked for. Run out at top. All a bit wet and green and windy!

with 184Dave
Hidden 03/Apr/07 TR O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
phil_freeman ??/2007 Lead
with PJ
climber sim ??/2007 -
tobydunford 14/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Stepanie Brown
rotsoscooper 27/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Tom and Tris
Hidden 27/Aug/06 2nd
DerwentDiluted ?/Apr/06 Solo
Jon Evans ?/May/05 -
Fatclimber 27/Mar/05 2nd β
with Roger Lee
Hidden 01/Sep/04 Solo O/S
sam coward 07/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Helen and Rob
Andy Say 10/Jul/04 Solo O/S
mreynolds 14/Jun/04 2nd O/S
timreynolds 14/Jun/04 Lead
hayleylouise 12/Jun/04 2nd
charlesmfrench 18/Apr/04 Solo O/S
aged_ape ?/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Dale Berry 26/May/03 Lead O/S
with Claire Berry
Hidden ?/May/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Solo
Allan Young 01/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with Ann Rees, Sandra Spall, Michelle Ryan
Hidden 25/May/02 2nd
EllieWoods 06/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with Leo
Samuel P 27/Oct/01 2nd
with Gareth
Hidden 27/Oct/01 2nd
Gareth ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Andrew
andy_pemberton ??/2000 Lead
iantoday ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
Steveb27 ??/2000 AltLd
Hidden 28/Aug/99 Lead O/S
FrankW 12/Aug/99 Solo O/S
with Levi
rockjedi12345 ?/Jul/99 Lead O/S
with Phil Mathews
Hidden 20/Feb/99 Lead dog
Hidden ??/1996 Solo
mike fenwick ?/Jun/95 Solo
Hidden 30/Apr/94 2nd O/S
colin milton ?/Jun/93 Lead
with eric milton
jim_randell 16/Aug/92 Lead O/S

No protection, lead as a start to North Face Chimney HS (4b) which I fell ~25ft and retreated on.

with MS
Roget 24/Jun/90 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 31/May/90 Solo
Mark Kemball ??/1990 Solo
Hidden ??/1990 Solo O/S
eroica64 01/Jan/89 Solo
with Denis Crampton
Hidden ??/1989 Lead
Hidden 19/Aug/87 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/85 Solo
tapley 26/Jun/85 Lead
with Alison Tapley
RichardMc 09/Apr/78 Solo
RichardMc 17/Apr/77 Solo O/S
Simon cook ??/1974 -
Bolt Phobia 09/Dec/73 AltLd
Bolt Phobia 03/Jun/73 Lead
Steve Woollard ??/1970 Lead
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