Rockfax Description
The front of the Seaward Face is taken centrally by this well-positioned and popular line. Start by negotiating 'The Crevasse' and then traversing 7m to a stance in a small corner.
1) 5a, 20m. Move up steeply leftwards through a small overhang to a flake in the wall above and then on up to a horizontal break. From the horizontal break climb up either on the left or right to a good belay ledge.
2) 5c, 10m. Above the stance is a corner with a thin black crack in its right wall. Gain the crack, either direct, or from a ledge on the left, and climb it to a ledge and belay.
2a) E3 6a, 10m. A good variation up the corner to the left.
3) 4a, 20m. Finish up the groove and broken ground above. © Rockfax

FFA Henry Barber & Frank Cannings 12/Sep/1974

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

beni 17/Jul/16 Lead dog
Hidden 17/Jul/16 2nd dog
Hidden 01/Sep/15 AltLd
AlexD 03/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

As Ed said, the worthwhile climbing is very short lived.

with Ed
Ed Babs 03/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

P2&3 together. Not much decent climbing for all the faff. We did discover that a 50m ab rope fixed for the descent and hooked round a nearby flake in the platform will allow you to ab down and step across the crevasse. More attractive an option than jumping!

with AlexD
soph 29/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Duncan Campbell 29/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1. Did the jump badly this time and broke my heel. Just managed to lead pitch 1, second the top pitch and hobble back to the count house. I recommend wearing tennies for the jump and not landing on your heel!

with Soph, Robbie
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 29/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Sophie Whyte, Duncan Campbell
Tom Seccombe 14/Jun/15 Lead dog

Seagulls on the ledge. went up the e3 corner slipped out in the heat. fun day.

Hidden 16/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Owen W-G 16/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Led P1 and grotty top pitch, took all day to locate, access and climb, dehydrated and sun stroked at top, nails crux, how many 5c cranks do you need to make for it to be 6a? All v memorable

Dave Turnbull, BMC 13/May/13 AltLd
Nick Biven ??/2013 -
Martin Cooper 13/Sep/12 AltLd

Rest on P2- should have worked sequence. Short and sharp Terrifying crevasse jump- belayed

Nick Wallis ?/Sep/12 AltLd
with Martin Cooper
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
billb ?/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Graham A
nickdonohue ?/Jun/11 Lead dog

Had rest at crux; regretted this, should've pulled through 1st time.

with Ashley Hold
Graham Atkins 21/May/11 AltLd O/S


with will boxen
daviesxxx ??/2011 -
alaan 28/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Felmar got Mat, I couldn't stop laughing until it tried to do the same to me. E3 variation.

with Mat
mattyork2 28/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Alan led alternative E3 pitch

eddy-on-the-rocks 12/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

The leap of doom is ball tearing!

with max
Hidden ??/2010 2nd
lukehunt 18/Jun/09 -

Fab. Jack led the E3 variant, perfect corner. In situ seagull on the belay ledge so we took a haniging belay five feet below and placated it with some bread!

with Jack and Nick
Hidden 18/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
wojt ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S
jfletcher 06/Oct/07 AltLd
feilx 29/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

e3 6a variation - very good

with Bern
chris j 05/Sep/07 AltLd dog

2nded hard pitch, fell off 3 times. Jump to the starting ledge is scary but very do-able (with a rope)

with Ben Bradford
Hidden ?/Sep/07 2nd
pete johnson ?/Aug/06 2nd
with Rick Newcombe
Alex Mason 22/Jul/06 Lead

abbed in to the ledge, glad we didnt make the jump. first pitch poorly protected 4c/5a good climbing though. got to the belay ledge to find a young seagull, couldnt leave the ledge so carried on while being under constant attack from the parents, steve came up to the ledge and the seagull chick jumped to a watery death, we came under abuse from some climbers with megaphones (soft sods). then i found the moves off the belay ledge desparate as it was raining and i couldnt be arsed, had to make the crux 3 times as well to strip all the gear.

Ram MkiV 21/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Alex Mason
duncan 23/Apr/04 AltLd
alex_th ?/Aug/03 2nd
with Tim Riley
Tim M ??/2000 AltLd O/S
Roget 16/Aug/99 Lead O/S
with jim
Mark Kemball 29/Jul/99 AltLd
with Mike Mowbray
William Robertson ??/1999 Lead O/S
with Lee Clement
Hamish Leslie ??/1997 AltLd O/S
with Ste Lawler
Hidden ?/Apr/96 Lead
pete johnson ?/Aug/93 2nd
with Hughie
Chris Wright 18/Aug/91 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/90 Lead
andy gittins ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1987 AltLd
Hidden 04/Oct/86 2nd
Seymore Butt ??/1986 2nd
with Barry Rawlinson
keefe ??/1985 -
Hidden 31/Jul/84 Lead
Ivan Machin 13/Apr/82 -
with Jon Mellor
Hidden ??/1982 Lead
The Reaper 26/Aug/81 Lead dnf
Hidden ?/Jun/81 -
Mark Kemball 20/Apr/81 2nd
with Bill McKee
Chris Terrey ?/May/80 2nd
with Mike O'Brien, Mike Morrison
Paul Clarke ??/1980 -
with FMC
mitch1960 ??/1980 Lead
with John Ripley
Hidden 30/Jun/78 AltLd
Steve Clegg 14/Sep/73 AltLd
with Chris H
Hidden 01/Jul/69 Lead dog
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