35'. Start just left of the left arete that bounds the front face of the crag. Climb the steep wall via an OHung niche to the top. It is also possible to traverse RWs above the OHs (on rounded holds) and then climb to the top.

Barrie & Pete Biven, Cliff Fishwick 14/May/1961

Lumbering Oaf 31/Oct/17 Lead O/S

Wow! What a sublime struggle. Getting into the niche was tough, and getting out again was awkward. This route gives you value for money - hard for VS!

with Tom P
Hidden 31/Oct/17 2nd
luke2107 24/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Azzy
AngelaC 28/Aug/17 Lead dnf

Tough VS! I didn't feel confident to enter niche with gear too far below - would have been happier with a 31/2 or 4 cam to protect the move - a shame as it looked like a 'Harrison's type climb'!

Matt Smith 09/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Had a proper battle with this one. As guidebook says getting into the niche is difficult, getting out again more so.

Hidden 09/Jul/17 2nd dog
burto ?/May/17 2nd
with rowena, hertha
chrismadar 24/Apr/17 Lead β

Quite a hard one for VS, went direct at the top and my handhold tried to crumble in my hands, not sure that would have been much fun!

Phil79 14/Apr/17 2nd dog

Hard work. Rested on rope getting out of the niche.

with Steve H
francois 08/Jun/16 2nd

Couldnt move above the niche with one rope stuck on the RHS (near pedestal). Rested, flipped rope and grovelled succesfully

with Ben
Dale Turrell 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S
LauraTejada ?/Jul/15 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 24/Jun/15 2nd O/S
alice fuller 24/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Made hard work of it.. the V patient belaying by Pete.Pleased afterwards:)

DredStripe ?/Apr/15 Lead dog
Digga ?/Apr/15 2nd dog
Dilwat 02/Oct/14 Lead dnf

One to do when your fit not f#@*ed

with Tom M
whiteexplorer 02/Oct/14 2nd dnf

got my knee jammed in the upper crack and had to descend to free it ,ran out of energy and fell

with Dilwat
Tristan Sherlock 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Neil Rigiani 06/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Jamie Trump, Tim Reynolds
timreynolds 06/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 06/Aug/14 2nd O/S
phil456 15/Jul/14 2nd dog

Fell trying to go straight up into the niche, 2nd go used the crack line 1 meter to the left and then into the niche.

with Graham M
Marti999 22/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Debbie
petecallaghan 07/Aug/13 Lead O/S

A brutal climb. Getting into the niche was pretty hard work, and escaping it more so. Stay out of the niche if you can ...

with David Llewelyn
mark schramm 07/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Chris E
Chris Ebbutt 07/Aug/13 Lead

Epic body wrestle to get into niche, brilliant exit moves from niche and balancy bulges to finish in fading light. Thanks to Mark for holding the ropes and coming up in the dark. Strongly recommend getting on this course clean and full body piece of Dartmoors finest.

Hidden 07/Aug/13 2nd
Stanners 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S

One of my favourite routes of the day.

Quarryboy 27/Oct/12 2nd O/S

Last route of the day and really bloody struggled on this. Took me ages to get up the awkward middle section of the route and used more swear words than most people will hear in their lifetime.

Hidden 10/Aug/12 Lead
martin clarke 10/Aug/12 2nd
surf1nal-kern0w 10/Aug/12 2nd

Lee lead - crux move in niche after overhang.

lmacey 10/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/12 2nd
nickdonohue ?/Jul/12 Lead
with Emma Grant
Hidden 21/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Frostie 28/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Steve Ashworth
stephen ashworth 28/Jun/11 2nd
with john frost, floss_81
Frostie 24/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Thanks Floss for stepping in and removing the gear, when the other two failed to do the hard moves.

with Leigh, Roy Harris
Hidden 24/Jun/11 2nd
Myfingershavefallenoff 04/Jun/11 -
Hidden 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Chaman 01/Jun/11 2nd dog

Led straight up the thin finger crack to the bulge but couldn't get passed. Managed it as second by doing a leg jam.

with Ollie
Motown 22/May/11 Lead O/S
with Jo Day
leohl 14/May/11 Lead O/S
jcook1980 14/May/11 -
mike88 06/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Hannah Good
Mark Kemball 14/Mar/11 2nd
with Nic Dill
timreynolds 16/Aug/10 Lead
Luuuuuke 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with David
mattparratt 23/May/10 2nd

Led to the pod, then bailed - apologies to Nick who then had to lead it ;o)

tcfield 20/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Marie-Fanny Racault
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Dilwat 16/Jul/09 Lead dog

Fell on the overhang

with dready, surferstan
SurferStan 15/Jul/09 Lead dog

Lead from overhang to top. Gear in place for start (thanks to Joe and Ian)

Hidden ??/2008 TR
Hidden 09/Aug/07 Lead
Hidden 29/May/07 2nd O/S
manwithacam 20/Nov/06 Lead

Came off, v.slippy conditions. Beautiful location

with Martin
Hidden 23/Sep/06 Lead
Jon Evans ?/Mar/05 -
nickdonohue ?/May/03 Lead

superb route

with Kath Donohue
Hidden 18/Apr/03 Lead O/S
jonlord ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 TR
clark alston ?/Apr/97 2nd
with Steven Martin
climbingrichard 19/Mar/97 Lead O/S

Good dry Paul

Hidden 21/Aug/96 Lead
climbingrichard 26/Jun/96 Lead O/S


colin milton 29/Aug/93 TR
with eric milton
climbingrichard 02/Sep/92 Lead O/S


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