Gain the mantle shelf and step across with care (protect with large hex before making the move)to holds on left of crack and minimise swing. Pull up with effort and climb crack to pinnacle at top of window. With bomber gear climb overhang to large shelf. Second pitch has a few variations: climb slab on right using crack for aid - HS; climb obvious large crack - vdiff or climb centre of slab with no protection whatsoever - HVS

Bl1374 21/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Phil_Brock 14/Apr/17 Lead dnf

LMC Cornwall meet. Definitely not VDiff - initial move is first on bad holds then mantle shelf onto a ledge - no protection if you fell off into the gap between the cliff and the boulder which would hurt a lot. Once you're on the shelf you can put in a bad nut or two before trying to step out into overhanging crack... description suggests a large hex to protect said crack but didn't spot this at the time so felt very exposed trying to make the move into the crack on a single bad handhold. There's probably a "trick" to this that makes it feel a lot easier (plus a hex in the crack would take the risk out of it) but I didn't have either of these so bailed via a rope dropped from the top. With detailed beta maybe a HVD but grades are meant to be onsight at this level! Approach with care!

Lizard Ollie 11/Mar/17 Lead O/S

It's as if the Lord himself had sent his watery wrath down upon me. Would like to maybe try again, when the route doesn't have the ability to sustain marine life, as the moves themselves were nice.

with Johny Currell, Jenny Scott Russell
Hidden 11/Mar/17 2nd O/S
Marl 18/Aug/16 Lead rpt

Sopping wet lower section. Right side of slab & crack was a wee bit tricky in Mountain Boots.

Sam4242 18/Aug/16 2nd
Hidden 01/Jul/16 2nd
cdpuk 24/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Alpine start to avoid rain. Windy, high seas. Led p2. Retreated to campsite.

bigbobbyking 24/Mar/16 AltLd
with cdpuk
John Brayshaw 26/Jun/15 Lead O/S

V Diff? I don't think so!

with John Ward
Maxwc ?/Jun/15 AltLd
with Adam
Hidden ?/Sep/14 Lead β
Hidden 21/Jul/14 Solo O/S
kev1307 18/Jul/14 2nd
with Noisy
Hidden 11/Jun/14 2nd O/S
partz 11/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Jack Brown, Leah Hewitt
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead dnf
CatMc ?/Apr/14 Lead
with clams
clams ?/Apr/14 2nd
stewc 08/Oct/13 TR O/S

Practiced top rope set up. Nice route.

Danslingsby 27/Aug/13 2nd rpt
with SGT Precola
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
matthoey 17/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Pete Evans
CLyus 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Hannah
partz 09/Jun/13 2nd rpt
Alex Wade 09/Jun/13 Lead
Meinertzhagen 09/Jun/13 2nd
with Christopher Lyus
mikehenesy 04/May/13 -

Would have to agree with the previous post. Maybe everyone else is climbing another route?? Real bad advice for a VD leader or second for that matter.

with Hatty
jhb0510 25/Apr/13 Lead O/S

V Diff my arse

with Mike Weare
whiteexplorer 22/Feb/13 Lead O/S

did route twice first led it but used the HS crack start from variation 1a,then seconded Dave who did the whole 1a variation route

with Pete, Dave Piper
motoole ??/2013 Lead
janegallwey ??/2013 Lead
kingholmesy ??/2013 Solo O/S

P2 only after leading Angel's Highway.

Alexk567 ??/2013 -
Chappy 09/Sep/12 2nd β
Jack.Luckhurst 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Elmo9090 10/Jul/12 Lead O/S

first 4 meters unprotected awkward move, more severe because of this!

with Martin Cathrow
Clare Harris 11/Jun/12 2nd dog
partz 11/Jun/12 Lead O/S
CaffCaff 09/Jun/12 2nd β
with joem
joem 09/Jun/12 Lead
HIGHTOWER 03/Jun/12 Lead O/S

HS direct start

with Steve (Son of Biffa)
arandall 12/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/May/12 Lead O/S
DanC1985 08/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Dave P, Martin
Hidden 08/Apr/12 2nd
dprctr 08/Apr/12 2nd β
with Martin Wilson, Dan Clemson
LovelyMrTom 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/12 Lead
Will Gordon 31/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Rich Goodbody, Gaz Veacock
John Foster 31/Mar/12 AltLd
with Geoff
Dave192939 30/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Joe Haederle
minexplorer 10/Mar/12 AltLd

embarassing.not exactly alternative leads but had to climb back down from the starting ledge to get grant to show me how to get across.seemed ridiculously hard for VDiff,(tho actually easy once u know how).then he lowered off and i resumed.finished up small crack to left of big one

with grant newcombe
aljezurusrf08 15/Jan/12 TR dnf

Took the VS route. Made it to the flake but DNF

with Willow
wojt ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
2602steve ??/2012 -
jag ??/2012 Lead

harsh for a v. diff - ended up freakin out a little rather than warming up gently

with steveo
dc88104 ??/2012 -
tom parsons 21/Oct/11 AltLd dog

Lead the second pitch, slipped once a few foot above my last piece of placed protection which was a slcd.

with Martanin Kathrow
jfletcher 11/Sep/11 Lead

Very windy. Big sea running, main platform wet and spray was reaching the bottom of the climb. Climbed via direct (crack) start (Severe) with Oscar (7 yrs old) in his trainers.

with Oscar Fletcher
Hidden 29/Jul/11 Solo rpt
manbat 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Damn tough and bold for a VD!

with Zach Lawlor
Leonie 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Forget the mantle on to the shelf, started the crack from the bottom

jon_ridley 08/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

led p1, second p2. challenging.

Emily Cropton 08/Jun/11 AltLd
Radical-G 30/May/11 Lead O/S

Led both pitches as one, doing the HS variation which was excellent

manbat 11/May/11 2nd O/S
with Zach Lawlor
Becky C 27/Apr/11 Lead
with Notsi
Jonesy_A 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Lead
Library Claire 22/Apr/11 2nd dog

finished climb up HS crack.

jeffb 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Jess
Calder 20/Apr/11 2nd
with jeffb
carlgodfrey 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
David Qualtrough ?/Apr/11 -
Gareth Bowen 24/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Followed the obvious crackline.

benlawlor85 24/Feb/11 Lead rpt

First time on lead felt alot easier than before step across still interesting, Did the traditional mantle onto the shelf not the direct that seems to be the accent of choice these days. Up the small cracks on pitch two felt very hard for grade! but im told thats just me!

with Jack
James Moyle 24/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Lead thin top cracks. Gareth did the direct start. Taken together this route is a Severe variation

M govier 23/Jan/11 2nd O/S

pitch 2

m_harbour ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Mark Postles
CMCM ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/10 Solo O/S
GF ?/Aug/10 Lead
jakenichol 05/Jul/10 Lead
redshapedfriday ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
AmyR 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Martin Lilley 16/Jun/10 2nd β
tdudley 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S

gained the upper half via the crack, not the step from the boulder. thought I was doing church window direct..

TomWebber 12/Jun/10 Lead
with Eira
Hidden 12/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 15/May/10 Solo O/S
Shorty83 ?/May/10 -
with Giles
Gigga ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
royal ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Nice challenging route to end our first time outside and first time leading. Took a while to realise I needed to get on the mantle shelf. Nice move onto the nose before getting onto the big shelf. Did the little small crack on the slab up above to finish off which was very satisfying.

Bobby Gilbert 18/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Feeling bold 28/Aug/09 2nd O/S

Ignored the mantel and started from bottom of crack. Plenty of interest here followed by even better 2nd pitch. followed the 2 small cracks on left. Thought it was more than a VD, that said royal marines climbed it in big boots. Excellent lead SB.

Slarti B 28/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Did alternative start from the bottom, nice sloping layback. Then did narrower crack at top, very enjoyable but seemed harder than VDiff. Wild weather, great fun. Thanks FB

Lumbering Oaf 24/Aug/09 Lead

Not a particularly great climb...did the variation (S?) at the base of the initial crack. Didn't mantle from the near-by boulder.

Kate Edhouse 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Haven banks
Hidden ?/Aug/09 2nd dnf
Rowansb ?/Aug/09 Solo O/S
d_meacher 19/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
tdudley 13/Jun/09 2nd O/S
zard 10/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Lead the second pitch using just the two cracks (not the obvious big one which is on the picture here)

with Huw Treasure
Hidden 06/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/09 Lead O/S
HuwT ?/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Led the first pitch. The first two moves felt very bold for a VDiff!

with Petr Klus
Mahou 24/May/09 2nd RP

The first part traversing the ledge was quite scary but I'm so glad that I finished.

with Misha Warshaw, Mark Fendley
phildavies84 24/May/09 -

Did the HS start, fished misha's hex out f a crack. Jack finished up the HS cracks on the second pitch

with Jack
jack adams 24/May/09 Lead O/S
Paragonthewise 21/May/09 Lead
Paragonthewise 21/May/09 Lead
3kidsandanorton 04/May/09 2nd
with Pete Templar
Hidden 03/May/09 2nd dnf
Hidden 03/May/09 2nd O/S
GrahamHP 03/May/09 Lead O/S

Awsome step left after the mantle shelf, a real bold move and very much typical of a cornish vdiff

Sam Longridge 11/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Simon Canning
Dave89 10/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with jonny
Bob M 04/Apr/09 2nd

40th anniversary ascent (to the day) of Paul's first rock climb

neilstubbs ?/Apr/09 2nd
with Stefan Parkin
Rose Williams 31/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Gareth
gnc760 31/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Rose Williams
Hidden ?/Mar/09 -
Spence22 ??/2009 -
with Jo
paulh1967 ??/2009 -
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead
Dilwat 18/Jul/08 Lead rpt

HS 4c direct variation

SurferStan 18/Jul/08 2nd O/S

Church Window Direct - HS 4c

with Dilwat
Hidden ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
mattparratt 23/Jun/08 2nd

With Geraud Lavandier

Hidden 19/Jun/08 AltLd
benlawlor85 01/Jun/08 2nd O/S

Nice route, tricky traverse from ledge. 2nd pitch up the HVS crack hairy but well worth the effort- unless ur leading! ahemm

Master Chief 24/May/08 Lead O/S

Very wet!! Did direct start!

with Jeremy
GuyC 03/May/08 Lead O/S
with Clare
Steve Winslow ?/Jan/08 -
sharmawho? ??/2008 Lead O/S
with oli, chris
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
kitkat78 01/Nov/07 2nd
with SteveM
SteveM 01/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Kat
joem 24/Oct/07 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/07 -
mick1jones 30/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

Very scary step over to crack from ledge. Found it quite strenuous until crux passed

with Nick Rowe
Jules 210681 26/Aug/07 Lead
Zoomer 26/Aug/07 2nd

Did 4c start, easier than the 4a bit.

Hidden 15/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Master Chief 09/Aug/07 2nd O/S
tobydunford 08/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Browny 11/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Bisteris 09/Jun/07 2nd O/S
BallsofBritishSteel 09/Apr/07 2nd
cakebrake ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S

This is not for the faint hearted, it was hard, a little overhanging, scary, terifing, and all of teh above. girly screams came from me, i did it with no style, but glad i did it, dont think it should be a vdiff tho, more a severe, or just plain scary

with Jon Seddon
Pete Horn ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with The artist formerly known as Smokey Rob
Hidden ??/2007 AltLd
Hidden ??/2007 -
richardr ?/May/06 -
MartinN 30/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Steve_Fozz 03/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
with Fay Isherwood
jonny357 ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/05 AltLd O/S
MontyH ?/May/05 Lead O/S
with Mandy hobbs
Peter Swift ??/2005 TR O/S
with tim
Hidden ??/2005 2nd
deano 16/Jun/04 Lead
Hidden ??/2004 -
cliffy ??/2004 -
feilx ??/2004 Lead
leonjones ??/2004 2nd
Lev 08/Feb/03 Lead O/S
with Bex Whitney, Rob Hughes
Samuel P 04/Jan/03 Lead
with Gareth
Hidden 04/Jan/03 Lead
Paul-Michael 28/Sep/02 2nd O/S
with Barry Wright
DerwentDiluted ?/Aug/02 Lead
with Laurie Smith
Neil Henson 04/May/02 2nd
with Mark Collins
pezzerrr 01/Apr/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/01 Lead O/S
DubyaJamesDubya 26/Apr/00 Lead O/S
with Caroline..., Naomi Walker
Raggar ??/2000 Lead
Steveb27 ??/2000 AltLd
SR1970 ?/Aug/99 Lead O/S
guisboro andy ?/Aug/98 Lead
Toerag ?/Apr/98 -
DafSWMC ?/Mar/98 Lead O/S
kitkat78 ??/1998 -
Hidden 15/Jun/97 AltLd
belay bunny turned bad ??/1997 Lead
jim_randell 02/Jun/96 AltLd rpt

I fell whilst attempting the HVS variation on the second pitch and Ruth was pulled from her stance.

with RL
davebrox ??/1995 -
Hidden 08/Sep/94 Lead
jim_randell 08/May/94 Lead O/S
with SL2
Hidden ??/1994 -
Nigel Coe ??/1990 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/88 -
Hidden ??/1987 2nd dog
Neil R 18/Aug/86 Solo
RichardMc 08/Sep/84 Solo
Richard Weller ?/May/82 Lead
with Fiona
Nigel Coe 27/May/78 -
with Robin Wilson
Nigel Bond 12/Apr/77 Lead
with Tony Cuddy
Hidden ?/Aug/74 Lead
Martin Bennett 04/Aug/73 -
with Maggie Dow
Andy Say ??/1973 Lead O/S
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