Rockfax Description
Just brilliant; the best route here. Great climbing, great positions, and good rock. The lower traverse (crux) takes you to the base of a soaring arete; follow this, on its left side, to an exposed finale. © Rockfax

Ticklists: UK Lonely Leads, Orange Spot Pembroke.

guy127917 28/Aug Lead O/S
with Jen
Jen Jones 28/Aug 2nd β
Tara Exell 27/Aug 2nd
daviesp2 27/Aug Lead
with Curly Rich
Hidden 27/Aug 2nd rpt
Claireybloomers 27/Aug 2nd
with Andy
andy dunn 27/Aug Lead O/S
with Claire
TwofoZeus 26/Aug Lead O/S

Started at the CC definitive start: rightmost tip of the base of the entire slab instead of traversing from Gemini. Solid constant 4b/4c moves with lethal run-outs (decking potential) and smallest of micro protection. Amazing climbing but requires a very calm head, not for the anxious climber - would *not* recommend to average VS climbers as a result

Roland stopps 26/Aug 2nd
Kevin Cass 26/Aug Lead O/S
with R. Stopps
Hidden 26/Aug Lead O/S
JP78 26/Aug 2nd

With large rucksack that had almost landed on my head!

with Nick Loc
Jake397 12/Aug TR
RichT 09/Aug Lead O/S
jameslomax 25/Jun Lead O/S
Charlie Fraser 25/Jun 2nd
crabtreer 29/May 2nd O/S
Stixy 29/May 2nd O/S
with Stump
ecromwell 28/May Lead

Great climb, very exposed though and lots of decking potential. Most of the gear on the arête is dubious at best. Great rock and positions though. Best attempted at high tide to alleviate concerns during the traverse.

with Alison Cromwell
Hidden 27/May Lead rpt
matt.stevenson 01/May Lead O/S
heslop_ben 29/Apr Lead O/S
bob johnson 18/Apr 2nd
with Rich Ball
ThomN 16/Apr Lead O/S
with TomH
Hidden 16/Apr 2nd O/S
Richardlake 15/Apr 2nd O/S
will_lake 15/Apr Lead
Lewis Price 25/Mar Lead O/S
with Ffyona
Ffyona94 25/Mar 2nd O/S
Ffyona 25/Mar 2nd
Wendy Watthews 01/Oct/16 2nd O/S

The low tide start was quite reachey

with joe c
JoeCoxson 01/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Easy moves for VS, but the gear would have been hard to find up the start of the arete.

Michael Morrell 07/Sep/16 Lead
Hidden 06/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Phill_ Thompson 02/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Lucy Prins
suds_01 01/Sep/16 Lead
with Caoimhe
stephheeley 31/Aug/16 2nd
foostu4 31/Aug/16 Lead rpt
Tim Francis 31/Aug/16 2nd O/S

nice easy route after tricky traverse. will solo next time

ADConway 30/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Trace 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Kasia Rzepka 18/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Daryl Cavanage
Hidden 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Davidchatterton 14/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with heyhoot
Hidden ?/Aug/16 Lead O/S
RubySeagull ?/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Dan
philmitch 24/Jul/16 -
lxg613 18/Jul/16 2nd
Tony Jones 14/Jul/16 2nd
with Elin, Henry
Ron 14/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Scott
Hidden 14/Jul/16 2nd
Hidden 16/Jun/16 Lead
DanielBryan 07/Jun/16 Lead
with Charlie
Hidden 07/Jun/16 Lead
Hidden 28/May/16 Lead O/S
KLPearson 28/May/16 2nd
with Joseph
markfromstoke 07/May/16 Lead
with Steve S
benkelsey 02/May/16 Solo rpt

Cheeky yolo repeat

deklan 14/Apr/16 Solo
emgroves 05/Apr/16 2nd
Hidden 05/Apr/16 2nd
TradSux 05/Apr/16 Lead O/S
matt.woodfield 12/Jan/16 Lead O/S
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
richy85 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Great traverse out over the sea then a pleasant climb up the arete

with George
Hidden 19/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/15 -
Hidden 31/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Paul Baxter 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Traverse is easy compared to the bold upper section. One key hold feels slightly loose as well.

with Dave
Montecore 18/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Massive ground fall potential - no fear between 5 and 20 metres

with Ciara Silke
Rebecca North 15/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Tom
MoWalker3 08/Aug/15 -
with CraigC, DavidK
Hidden 17/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/15 2nd O/S
hazeysunshine 15/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Claire
ayuplass 15/Jul/15 2nd
with hazel
j4kub 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with claire gibson
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Pinguville 04/Jun/15 2nd O/S

found the traverse delicate , nice climbing once on the arete , there is gear as long as you have plenty of small/micros

with George
Hidden 04/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Keenb 24/May/15 Lead
with Andy Elliott
doyle12 24/May/15 Lead
with Dan S
Hidden 24/May/15 Lead O/S
mark12345 24/May/15 Lead
with rich brown
Norman_P_W 23/May/15 2nd
with Bob M
Bob M 23/May/15 Lead
Hidden 26/Sep/14 2nd
jbb 25/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hamish777 16/Sep/14 2nd O/S

A good lead by Andrea.

andrea83 16/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Andy, Hamish
monkeytennis 16/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Andrea's lead

Hidden 12/Sep/14 Lead O/S
timcedwards 10/Sep/14 2nd
rockman 10/Sep/14 Lead

Right hand start. Bold route

timcedwards 10/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 24/Aug/14 2nd
Martin1973 14/Aug/14 2nd
with Huw Gilbert
philboy 05/Aug/14 Lead
with matt g
philboy 05/Aug/14 Lead
with matt g
Hidden 05/Aug/14 2nd
mikelaing ?/Aug/14 Lead
with Roy & Jo
Chris Murray 26/Jul/14 Lead

A couple of short run-outs but I managed to get 7 pieces of gear in, only one of which I'd call marginal. Great route.

DanChad 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S
NickyC 21/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Zain Karim
Stanners 11/Jul/14 Solo O/S

Waited for the tide to come in, and took it on as a deep water solo. One of the highlights of the week.

Hidden 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
KimberlyJarrad 09/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Adam24B ?/Jul/14 Solo O/S
CameronH 25/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
UBMC 09/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 09/Jun/14 Lead O/S
RachelP 25/May/14 2nd
The Reaper 05/May/14 TR O/S

High sea running at high tide. Discretion required

jamie ward 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with John Howes
Dan3266 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Simon Gladstone
Karlos 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Adam
GStone 03/May/14 2nd O/S
fuzzysheep01 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Graham Perry
pog100 23/Apr/14 2nd
with Cath Walton
Andrew1 09/Apr/14 Solo
Hulda 09/Apr/14 Solo
with Andi
David Maddison 30/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 30/Mar/14 2nd β
JoeWilliams 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Kelvin W
Hidden 07/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Steve Lenartowicz 09/Sep/13 Lead
with Clare
Katie S ?/Sep/13 Lead
Matt Schwarz ?/Sep/13 2nd
with katie
Clee 29/Aug/13 2nd
with Julian
bob johnson 26/Aug/13 -
swmackey 20/Aug/13 Lead
JenDurden 18/Aug/13 2nd
with JoePrem
Hidden 18/Aug/13 2nd
ladymuck 08/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Enjoyed the traverse

Fiona McFarlane ?/Aug/13 Lead
with Loic menzies
Sam Moss ?/Aug/13 2nd
with Misha
mikeski 27/Jul/13 Lead
Sy Finch 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Certainly bold. Gear is very well spaced and very poor. Otherwise nice climbing and a good route. Did the traverse start.

Superpump 27/Jul/13 2nd

Such a splendid climb. Not sure we started in the right place though looking at the second pic! looks like they're traversing in from a gulley to the left as opposed to from the slight bridge on the right then step left and up around onto the Arêtê we did? Aries Rugby Club confused start first ascent ?

with mikeski
chris skipton 21/Jul/13 2nd
with erica
John Brayshaw 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
erica 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Chris
Phil Mercer 21/Jul/13 2nd O/S
cpoad 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with John S
Hidden 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/13 2nd O/S
RUDIN.J.D.H 15/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Brillent route, spicy start followed by an elegant finish. Little gear, so would recommend a dry and calm day.

lcullum7 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Dawn_K_B 13/Jun/13 2nd
charvey 13/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Scott Quinn 07/Jun/13 2nd

poor route..

Tom.Priestley 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S

not a lot of gear, not great climbing

RileyJ 02/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 31/May/13 2nd
jezb1 31/May/13 Lead


beakerburgess 30/May/13 Solo O/S
joem 30/May/13 Solo O/S
banana joe 21/May/13 2nd β
jimbonfire 05/May/13 2nd O/S
Col Kingshott 05/May/13 Lead O/S
dannygiblin ?/May/13 -
jonny_098 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S

I dont know which took longer on this one, the climb or setting up the hanging belay...

with George Lewtas
ross brinson 23/Apr/13 2nd
with Ben Biscoe
Danhan 06/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Dom
Izzy ?/Apr/13 2nd
EmilyElouise 28/Mar/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/13 Lead O/S
foostu4 04/Mar/13 Lead O/S
jacksonm1 ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 13/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Martin Davies 12/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/12 2nd O/S
smolders 26/Aug/12 2nd
rd20 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Martin
mcglenr25 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Palindrome ?/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/12 TR
Hidden 26/Jul/12 TR O/S
LukeyG 09/Jul/12 -
Hidden 08/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/12 Lead rpt
jossjones 09/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/12 2nd
casey johns 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S

Good climb to second. Mid section run out. Well in luke.

luke glaister 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Hardest bit is at the bottom. then its about staying calm cause there a few run outs till the top 3rd where there's a good few wires. nice.

Dan Geh 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Freshers
Hidden 02/Jun/12 TR O/S
AMJ098 02/Jun/12 2nd O/S
chappers909 02/Jun/12 TR O/S
with Dan Geh
paul horabin 17/May/12 2nd
steven 17/May/12 Lead O/S
with Paul Horabin
Will Hunt 06/May/12 2nd O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 06/May/12 Lead O/S
Mark Salter 23/Apr/12 Lead β
Hidden 21/Apr/12 Lead
Ian JL 12/Apr/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/12 2nd
Hidden 11/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/12 TR O/S
wilkie14c 08/Apr/12 2nd
with Blue Straggler
Graeme Hammond 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Pete aka Dad
greedo 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Guy reid
Rhydian Evans 05/Apr/12 Lead O/S
djromberg ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Mistee 12/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with Phil
Hidden ?/Nov/11 Lead O/S
beds74 31/Oct/11 Lead

Thin gear for vs. Jon wasn't having it that Ive known thinner e1's! Great route.

with Jon ginesi
garethsteel 19/Oct/11 Lead O/S
mjeffery 27/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Ando
Chris M Thomas 20/Sep/11 TR

alone protected by shunt

Hidden 14/Sep/11 2nd
Alex Winter 07/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Huge seas made this feel pretty wild. Managed to drop all sorts of ironmongery into the sea while I was at it. I'd imagine this is a lovely solo in better weather.

Jus 01/Sep/11 Solo O/S
ardzeiem 01/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Ali
Hidden 29/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Slick 29/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 29/Aug/11 2nd
fatbuoybazza 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Started from right hand side due to tide racing in.

Hidden 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Steve Webster 27/Aug/11 2nd
Adrian Daniels 27/Aug/11 Lead
WalnutHorse 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Carly 26/Aug/11 Lead
with Jamie
iceicebaby 26/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Found this hard....on second!! I think the sea was a bit close for comfort for my liking! Fab route though.

Voltemands 26/Aug/11 2nd O/S
scorpia97 17/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/11 Solo O/S
hutchay 02/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/11 Lead
tully1987 01/Aug/11 2nd
tjmillen ?/Aug/11 AltLd
with vicky
Ali ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Rich M
tumbling wizard ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Rona
fjellogpadleskole 30/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Slarti B 17/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Traverse in (crux)was fine and after that the climbing was straightforward. Spent ages trying to find gear lower down, shouldn't have bothered, there isn't any!

with Chris Beale, Alistair
Mark Davies PK 10/Jul/11 Solo O/S

For pix

asmith37 23/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/11 2nd
Martin Cleaver 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S


with alex smith
Hidden 23/Jun/11 Lead
philboy 09/Jun/11 Lead
with Ste
Hidden 03/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 31/May/11 Lead
TheLiz 31/May/11 2nd
with Josh
Hidden 14/May/11 2nd rpt
jtree03 02/May/11 2nd
with Brother Al
Hidden 01/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/May/11 2nd
John Roe 01/May/11 Lead
benkelsey 01/May/11 Solo O/S

fantastic arete climbing with pleasant moves/rests

Byronius Maximus 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Darren McMaster
shed_hed 30/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
RMG 22/Apr/11 2nd
with haydng
haydng 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with RachelG
Hidden 06/Apr/11 Lead O/S
james.slater 03/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Superb, crux on the traverse is lovely! Gear not great, but not too serious, awesome route :D

loz901 20/Feb/11 TR
Tom Downes 20/Feb/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Matt Smith 20/Feb/11 TR O/S

Really cool crimpy clmbingup the arete, gear is sparse!!!!

Ffej 26/Jan/11 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
Richard James Edmunds ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
wilkie14c 27/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Stunning position on the arete, very photogenic from the other side of the bay, great bold route.

with Dave Clarke
Hidden 23/Sep/10 2nd
Chris M Thomas 04/Sep/10 TR rpt
Hidden 28/Aug/10 2nd
Ed morris 18/Aug/10 2nd O/S

super sketchy lead from tom. Solid VS due to the lack of 'proper' gear placements.

with Tom
TM_Horton 18/Aug/10 Lead O/S

good and fun but WOW the gear is terrible and at the top sorta run out...

with ed
JoEglington 08/Aug/10 2nd
hazeysunshine 03/Aug/10 2nd
with Dave
Rob Exile Ward 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with L Edwards
minda_kat 01/Aug/10 2nd
Steve Hill 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Pretty much no gear worth a damn after about half way along the traverse. Scary in a "fall off and you're gonna die" kind of way.

pie_eater_pete ?/Aug/10 AltLd
with Jo
Hidden 28/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/10 2nd
Bob M 21/Jul/10 Lead
Norman_P_W 21/Jul/10 2nd

Quite bold

with Bob M
Hidden 05/Jul/10 Lead O/S
garethb 05/Jul/10 2nd
with cheque
Hidden 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
thetradlad 14/Jun/10 Lead O/S

didn't pull too many of those crimpy flakes off

with Tom Lister
DanH9883 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Lee
Hidden 03/Jun/10 Lead
Paul Bowen 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Nicola Brankley
timofy ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
ross duffield 30/May/10 Lead O/S
with row
Hidden 13/May/10 Lead
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/10 -
RobRock84 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S

enjoyable route,great climbing,not much gear

with Chris price
The Ivanator 13/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Not much gear after the traverse (found one good runner at 2/3rds height on the right of the arete), but easy climbing in a fantastic position. Great route.

with Rhydian
Rhydian Evans 13/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Simon Rackley ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with tracy baldwin
Hidden 31/Mar/10 Lead
d_meacher 06/Feb/10 Lead O/S
grumpyoldjanner 06/Feb/10 2nd O/S
spadge ??/2010 2nd
Gibson27 ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/09 2nd
Hidden 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Jimmy O 23/Sep/09 Lead O/S
jonny taylor 23/Sep/09 2nd

The friction on the un-polished rock is a huge pleasure

with James
Jules 210681 22/Sep/09 2nd
Zoomer 22/Sep/09 Lead

Bold but fairly easy.

Hidden 29/Aug/09 Lead
Irn Bruce 18/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Technical traverse and then easy arete. Long runouts but seemed light for a VS (Compare with Bachelor's Climb at Hen Cloud - ouch!)

heavy Belay 18/Aug/09 2nd
with Fisher
dave1 21/Jun/09 Lead

Nice route, barely VS. Colin did lower traverse to arete. Also led traverse route S on 20th on (Craig Long?)

with Colin Powell
cjohn62 21/Jun/09 2nd
with keith
Hidden 09/Jun/09 Solo O/S
popov86 18/Feb/09 Lead
jamie ward 04/May/08 Lead O/S
with Michelle Baker
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 05/May/07 Lead O/S

Fine arete. Probably only 4b, but long runout.

with Ann Sanderson
Rob Hirst ?/Sep/06 TR O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Nov/03 Lead O/S
FrankW 18/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Laura
Will Webb ?/Jun/87 Solo
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