Rockfax Description
Start just right of the chimney of Plimsole. Step up onto the flake and follow a groove to the overhang. Move left into the overhanging crack and do battle to the top of the pinnacle and belay. Finish up Plimsole. © Rockfax

K Robertson, M Gresham 1980

Hidden 27/Aug 2nd
Rocky 12/Aug 2nd dog
with Darren Mc, Remus
Hidden 12/Aug Lead O/S
Pete_Frost 02/Jun Lead O/S

Really pleased to get this onsight. Stepped right for a hands-off rest as in the Ground Up guide, stepped left to place a red (1") cam, then back to the rest, then back to place a green (0.75"?) cam a bit higher, then climbed back to the rest again before jamming my way through the crux. Top Tip: tape up or use jamming gloves - the rock here will tear your skin to pieces. PS. I voted E1 5C for this as in the definitive guide because the crux is short and well-protected. It is way easier than E2 5C routes like Vector and The Weaver.

pauldrew 27/May 2nd
Dan Hostford 11/Jun/16 Lead rpt
Davesmith1981 22/Sep/15 2nd dog
with duncan darnell
JendeHoxar 20/Sep/15 2nd dog
with Mike
MichaelGallimore 20/Sep/15 Lead O/S
SGD 30/Aug/15 Lead dog

What a Monster!! After working out how to get into the crack I took 2 falls from where the angle changes. Pulled up on the gear and still couldnt do it! Dogged the living xyzx out of it! Great route though and strangely satisfying to get crap kicked out of me. must improve on steep trad.

Emma Reynolds 10/Jun/15 2nd
Tom McCabe 10/Jun/15 2nd O/S
kyaizawa 10/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Strenuous but on solid jams and well protected. Definitely a bit of a beast!!

JulesV 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Shauna
markcoulter50 07/May/15 TR dnf
will_benfold 15/Nov/14 Lead dnf
with Tim Bevan, Jen Booys
harry_lewis 11/Oct/14 Lead dog
with Bastien
Lenny 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
justaddpowder 24/Aug/14 2nd
Keiran O'Mahony 24/Aug/14 Lead dnf

Bailed at the overhang

Dan Hostford 23/Aug/14 Lead RP
dicky79 ?/Aug/14 Lead dnf

Too tough for me.

with Pete
Dan Hostford 07/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with George Hostford
UncleMephisto 09/May/14 Lead dnf

Too hard (for me)! Got absolutely battered by the crack, lack of jamming skills were brutally exposed! Glenn got a good laugh out of it.

dprctr 06/May/13 Lead dog

Omg, this was nails, had to aid climb it to get up. Clearly I cant do any overhanging trad routes.

with Fiona McFarlane
Fiona McFarlane ?/May/13 2nd dog

Crikey, it really is a monster, had to pull on gear to make it up the overhanging crack

with Dave proctor
Alex.M-M. 29/Sep/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 06/Jul/12 Lead dnf
ASchwirtz 06/Jun/12 Lead dnf
guy757 15/May/12 -
Dave Rumney 28/Apr/12 Lead dog

not bad jams but powerful

with Kev Sales, Tanya Milner
Hidden 18/Jun/11 Lead dnf
Cardi 13/Jun/11 Lead dnf

Desperate For E1 and 5c, but good gear. Sam got to the same place and aided up and I followed suit. Monster!

with Sam S
Sianny ?/Jun/11 2nd dnf

moved onto Cursing instead

with Terry
Owain Llewelyn 17/Mar/11 Lead

Desperate, had a few rests to work it out.

with Dad and sarah
duncandarnell ??/2011 Lead
david morse 11/Jul/10 Lead RP

one fall, pulled ropes and sent. green camalot crack, the worst size for my hands

with siobhan
Hidden 11/Jul/10 2nd
theotherpetehill 31/Oct/09 Lead dog

Two rests

bridget143 27/May/09 2nd dnf
with Duncan Frisch
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead
Hidden 12/Apr/09 2nd dog
ksjs 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S

pretty stiff first up, especially when the sun hasnt come onto this. the ultimate boulder problem route and hard for 5c, not an easy onsight. good gear below you so no stress though. nice move when you finally commit.

Hidden 10/Apr/09 2nd
mattyork2 06/Jan/09 Lead O/S

Don't know what I thought about the grade of this as it is essentially a boulder problem in the sky. Great climbing though....brutal.

with Henry Fairwood
lukea 08/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with Al
Hidden 28/Jun/08 -
Hidden 28/Sep/07 2nd
steve taylor 16/Jun/07 -
with Steve Williams
lost.arrow 10/Jun/06 Lead

E1 5c * in my book. Takes everything you have.

Christian Beck ?/Apr/05 Lead RP
nickdonohue ?/Jun/03 Lead
with Jim Barradale, Kath Donohue
Hidden 05/May/01 Lead O/S
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