UKC

18m. Now 8a+ in 2015 guide following further hold loss. More holds are likely to follow - the tier is very loose.


CAUTION: Be careful on the short solo to the belay ledge - there is a lot of lose rock around so advisable not to stand below climbers or under ropes when they are being pulled.

M Crocker 11/Oct/1990

Ticklists: Cheddar Eight's, Top 10 hard Bristol Ticks, South West 8's, UK 8a and up.


ClimberDateStyle
i_a_coops 31/Jul Lead RP

3rd go thanks to Dale's beta at the start and finding a super awkward rest. Not the nicest rock but good moves and sustained by cheddar standards. Had to try super hard, not going to argue with 8a+!

brices 20/Jul Lead RP

Really good, route surprisingly sustained for a natural route in cheddar.

brices 17/Jul Lead dog

Fell off in the top groove a few times. Next session for sure

Dale Comley 10/Jul Lead dog

Nice route, the top felt like the hard bit to me. keen to get this ticked off soon. Circumcised my finger on the spike after the first crux!

with brices
brices 06/Jul Lead dnf

All moves done, a few links, feels ok

Alex N-R 10/Jun Lead RP

took longer than I first thought, great little PE route

with chris hobbs
Luke Dawson 04/Nov/17 Lead RP

Second go with numb fingers from the third bolt, sharp and chossy.

rhoslynfrugtniet 25/Jun/17 Lead RP

2nd session, 2nd go today. Felt easy!

with folland
blaza1 18/May/17 Lead RP

First of the grade :)

tommccluskey 18/May/17 Lead RP
with blaza1
blaza1 14/May/17 Lead dog
blaza1 09/May/17 Lead dog
blaza1 04/May/17 Lead dog

Find a sneaky sneaky sequence for the top, got through the hard move at the bottom

blaza1 06/Apr/17 Lead dog

The pinch at the top is no more, great route, still climbs at the same grade though (hopefully!)

blaza1 06/Oct/16 Lead dog
with mark tomlinson
PeterDawson 23/Jun/16 Lead RP
quiffhanger 23/Jun/16 Lead RP

Fun battle against skin and conditions. Very sustained for a non-eliminate at Cheddar. I'm taking 8a+ given I didn't pre-clip the bolt by the crimps making for a v tough clip and a nameless fatty (he tells me it's due to his power, but I'm not so sure) pulled of a v useful hold on the last section. Doesn't make the moves much harder (I think it climbs better now and the hold [an upside down crozzly-spike] was a skin shredder) but it does turn a poor rest into an awful rest.

_m.cox_ 19/Apr/15 Lead RP

Good to come back and finish this off at last

James Marshall 05/Jun/14 Lead RP

Classic Chedder 8a. The old jug (now sika crimp by 2nd bolt) would have made the route a lot easier, but I would keep it at hard 8a rather than 'give away' 8a+.

with wendy
Wendy 22/May/14 Lead RP

Hard and intense but great climbing. This route rewards patience and determination! I had run out of patience..and skin, so it was good to do it. The crimp moves at second bolt are desperate.

Hidden 21/May/14 Lead RP
Ged Desforges ??/2014 Lead RP

You should have flashed it Jim! 8a+ I reckon. One of the best 8's in cheddar. Which isn't saying much I suppose. But definitely worth doing. A good old power endurance battle.

_m.cox_ 18/Oct/13 Lead dog

Very close today but unfortunately no cigar!

with max aryton, westyb3
Cailean Harker 16/Aug/13 Lead RP

Just scraping in at 8a+ I think. Felt really tired on it though after too many days on.

with Dave Pickford
westyb3 08/Aug/11 Lead RP

Great route! I think first ascent since the jug came off. Probably F8a+ now. Thanks to Al for the belay.

with Alan Sarhan
Hidden ??/2007 TR dog
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