Rockfax Description
One of the earliest and very best rock climbs of its grade discovered on the peninsula. Although described in three pitches it is often accomplished in one. Start at some right-trending cracks and holds above the lower of the smooth ledges at the base of the face.
1) 17m. Take the good holds and cracks to a stance and belay.
3) 17m. Follow the crack to another good ledge below an overhang.
3) 8m. Move up under the overhang and traverse right to an easy finishing slope. © Rockfax

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, CUC Climbing Club, Part 1: The Classics.

Jim blackford 27/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Want to return for roof crack!

Phill_ Thompson 12/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
with Lucy Prins
Hidden 10/Jul/17 AltLd
jhobbs 10/Jul/17 2nd O/S

Arrived at midnight, just in time for low had to be done!!!

with Pete Belfield
Hidden 02/Jul/17 Solo O/S
Rob Davies 29/May/17 2nd

Biggest challenge was getting Phil down the descent!

with Phil Ashton
Hidden 17/Apr/17 2nd
Hidden 15/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Trace 14/Apr/17 -
with John Fallowfield
EllieWoods 17/Mar/17 Lead O/S

In one pitch

with Leo
Gympaul 29/Dec/16 Solo
DAL 18/Dec/16 2nd O/S
benclimbing 18/Dec/16 Lead O/S
Raggar 01/Oct/16 2nd
with Ian M, Jon B
Hidden 17/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/16 2nd
gillyml 31/Aug/16 Lead
Tommy yorke 25/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with alex
Hidden 25/Aug/16 2nd
smolders 24/Aug/16 Lead O/S

MO P1, Katy P2 & P3 together

Tom Phillips 16/Aug/16 Lead
with Penny
Hidden 06/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Alison Cairns 10/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Andy
Hidden 13/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
partz 13/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Alex Wade ?/Jun/16 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Lancer 30/May/16 2nd O/S
with Age, Steve D
perrys 27/May/16 Lead O/S
with Alex Beuchert
Jess Carr ?/May/16 2nd O/S
with Rich Pollard
JC95Evans 06/Mar/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/16 Lead O/S
dripdry1 06/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Lizard Ollie 06/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Left it a tad late in the day and had to dodge waves to start the route

Hidden 19/Sep/15 -
Hidden 05/Sep/15 Lead
K_Maywood 27/Aug/15 AltLd
ChrisGard 27/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Climbed as a three introduction to climbing for Dean Bettle

Steve Lenartowicz 23/Jun/15 2nd
with Clare
John Brayshaw 21/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with John Ward
Marti999 16/May/15 2nd O/S
with Debbie
Gentleman Joe 07/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Lead in 2 pitches with Nash and Lucas. Good(ish) climb but with a greasy, tricky start.

JenDurden 05/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Rob Morgan 04/Apr/15 AltLd

Lead first pitch. Scrambled off third.

with Louis, Win
Legs 03/Apr/15 Lead O/S
cas smerdon 03/Apr/15 2nd

Max led

with Suzanne, Max
clams ?/Apr/15 Solo
seanprendiville 17/Feb/15 Lead

Tessa 5 months pregnant.

with Tessa
Shaw Brown 20/Oct/14 AltLd
judith neaves 20/Oct/14 AltLd
Martin Bennett 14/Sep/14 -
with Ali
guy757 27/Aug/14 -
Joel Perkin 15/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Bryce Pudding, James Richards, Pork Pie
timreynolds 04/May/14 2nd
with Simon
DaveGoesClimbing 03/May/14 Lead O/S

I lead the first pitch, Mark lead pitches 2 and 3 in one go. Really nice route.

duckhead 19/Apr/14 2nd
Wendy Watthews 22/Nov/13 AltLd
with joe c
arandall 22/Nov/13 Solo O/S
JoeCoxson 22/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

Easy climbing, Wendy lead pitch one and I lead pitch 2.

Hidden 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/13 2nd O/S
benny_m 08/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Su
Hidden 08/Aug/13 2nd
Mark Kemball 06/Aug/13 Lead
with Solly Kemball Dorey, Alison Dorey
Hidden 01/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Jenny Dart ?/Aug/13 Lead

As one pitch

jhb0510 19/May/13 AltLd O/S

I lead the first two pitches in one, Dave lead the 3rd.

with Dave Webster
jakenichol 24/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/13 2nd
gg4419 ?/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Jake
Hidden ??/2013 Lead O/S
iskra2000 22/Aug/12 AltLd
with Clare Downie
nickdonohue ?/Aug/12 Lead
with Peter Hart
Hidden 30/Jul/12 2nd
aljezurusrf08 09/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Willow
Misha 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Holly
hazeysunshine 11/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Fred
cas smerdon 08/Apr/12 AltLd
with Dave Emmett
Chris Ellis 06/Apr/12 AltLd
with Louise Pellett
Tarryn ?/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Sarah Welsh 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Led all 3 pitches as a single pitch

Hidden 11/Mar/12 AltLd
mikeydee135 11/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Goater, Fletch
coffeepot 29/Aug/11 2nd
with Nick shuttleworth
Jon Read 19/Aug/11 Solo
paul horabin 18/Aug/11 Lead O/S
pezzerrr 13/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
nick arding 01/Aug/11 2nd
with Philippa Arding
Philippa Arding 01/Aug/11 Lead
with nick arding
fi15 ?/Aug/11 2nd
FragOcon 26/Jun/11 AltLd
Hidden 26/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 26/Apr/11 2nd
BALD EAGLE 23/Apr/11 AltLd
with Rob Horler
vickytee ??/2011 TR
mark_jee ??/2011 TR
with Vicky
erinbastian 30/Dec/10 Lead
with martin
crobinson 03/Nov/10 AltLd

big big swell

with Southern Man
Hidden 03/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
Orifice 23/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Stafford Dyer
andrea83 10/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Hamish lead all pitches. Very easy and well protected. Lovely, relaxed sunny day. Had some cake and tea in the little cafe.

with Hamish
Hoyes 02/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Batt 02/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Fun while waiting for tides at Chair Ladder. Is just about ok even not at low tide in calm sea. Belayed well back for short first pitch up to ledge to get away from the sea!! Rest of the route is lovely easy ambling up cracks.

cas smerdon 30/Aug/10 AltLd
with Ann Shaw
Ann S 30/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

led second pitch

with Carole
royal 31/Jul/10 Solo O/S

Wet weather but climbing was still great. Nice route.

nickstephens 17/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
andy jennings 15/May/10 Lead O/S
with Momber
nickstephens 05/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

With an interesting variation on the exit through a hole in the cave roof on the right at the top. Not for those with a generous waistline :-)

with Peter Jones
Dilwat 11/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Pete
dpe 03/Aug/09 2nd
with Dave
Hidden 03/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Roger Cruse 08/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Kris & Jill & Roger H
Hidden 14/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 15/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/01 2nd
Samuel P 17/Jun/01 2nd
with Farmer Paul, Gareth
Bob M ??/2001 -
with Jill Stevens
babymoac 12/Apr/98 -
with George
jim_randell 19/Sep/97 Lead O/S

Susi avoided the final variation pitch and finished directly.

Rog Wilko ?/Apr/97 2nd
with Debbie Wilkinson
auld al ?/Apr/96 AltLd O/S
Iain Thow 23/Mar/89 Lead

Dowser's Route & Porthgwarra Face are different routes! Soloed both 10/5/96

with Dave Morris, Cath Hollis
Nigel Bond 29/Aug/81 Solo
Dave Musgrove 06/Jun/71 Solo
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