Rockfax Description
Although this line only covers a small amount of independent ground it is still a good route in its own right. Start as for Hostile Witness on a flat-topped block below the left end of the huge overhang in the centre of the main face.
Pull up directly into the corner left of the overhang and take the corner to an overhang at its top. Traverse right, around the arete to reach a good crack that is followed to the top. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
55'. This route follows Oak Tree Zig Zag to below the upper overhang before hand traversing it out right. Jamming around the arete leads to footholds, more gear, and a rest, before the final few moves of Hostile Witness are joined. Rope drap can be a problem and a step right at the rounded top seems easier than the direct slopey finish.

Paul Twomey, S. Scarbro 10/Aug/1989

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Dale Turrell 23/Sep/17 Lead β

Done after Hostile Witness. Direct finish.

with Tom M
kyaizawa 28/Aug/17 2nd O/S
felixwilkins 22/Aug/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/17 2nd dog
Luke90 06/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Made the mistake of trying to top out direct, having trusted Rockfax rather than checking SD&D. What a horror show!

with James
timreynolds 24/May/17 2nd rpt
Hidden 24/May/17 Lead O/S
Chris Ebbutt 24/May/17 Lead
AndyMorrall 08/Aug/16 2nd
timreynolds 25/May/16 Lead
phil456 30/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Graham M
Hidden 29/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Rob Moorcroft 20/Jun/15 2nd
with Richard Ive
Hidden 13/May/15 2nd O/S
Chris Ebbutt 13/May/15 Lead
Joel Perkin 17/Apr/15 2nd rpt
with Simon Hammond
simonhammond1966 17/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Great climb with nice moves from the start. Moving under the roof looks committing but is well protected with cams.

Hidden 09/Apr/15 2nd
Thinker01 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Becster
supersouthward 05/Oct/14 2nd
snook 05/Oct/14 Lead β

Wicked move around the arete. Tricky finish

LDJ 05/Oct/14 Lead
stephen ashworth 05/Oct/14 Lead
with Jack southward, Alex cox
Hidden 24/Jul/14 Lead O/S
nickdonohue 26/May/14 Lead

went right at the top, avoiding sketchy mantelshelf

Hidden 26/May/14 2nd O/S
monkeytennis 17/Jul/13 2nd O/S
andrea83 17/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Enjoyed this climb, particularly moving round the corner. Lots of gear.

with Andy
andy_pemberton 10/Jul/13 Lead
with Sarah Massey
Hidden ?/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 05/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/May/13 Lead O/S
simonhammond1966 26/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Really nice climb. Old guide book mentions moving right at the top for a good jug to finish! Didn't get this info from new guide book so finished direct over a very rounded edge with a few crystals to pull on!

Joel Perkin 26/Apr/13 2nd O/S

Good. Nice moves. Another one worth doing.

Hidden 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Jordon Fleming 27/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Cheese Monkey 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Very enjoyable. The traverse was great, the move around the arete felt nice. Although soft for 5b.

Mark Davies PK 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Very nice but quite possibly VS 5a

with Rob
Stanners 21/Oct/12 2nd O/S


with James Rich, Mark Davis, Jack Bradbrook
Tom Seccombe 12/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Marti999 28/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Debbie
debbie roberts 28/Aug/12 2nd
Popkids 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Baz
andy_pemberton 23/May/12 Lead

Watch out for rope drag. Head slightly right at the top to minimise rounded top out as ropes haul you back!

with Sarah Massey, Steve Gibson
Hidden 07/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden 16/Aug/11 2nd O/S
BelayBunney 16/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Really nice HVS, but top out was a bit*h on horrible slopey slab! Maybe I should have gone a bit further right! Ceiling and arrete move really nice.

francois 16/Aug/11 2nd

Lead by Chris. Exciting slopey finish if going direct.

timreynolds 27/Jul/11 Lead
BelayBunney 14/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Nice climb - easier than Senior's Wall too!

with Ben Devonish
Hidden 28/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/11 Lead
culmclimberRob 03/Apr/11 Lead O/S
VLogan ?/Sep/10 2nd dnf

Traverse freaked me out.

Frostie 11/Aug/10 Lead rpt

This was Floss first taste of climbing outdoors.

Hidden 11/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/10 Lead O/S
jonnyridleylogan ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Frostie ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
shaun.yandell 12/Mar/10 -
Gra B ??/2010 2nd
Phil79 16/Aug/09 2nd O/S

Good route. Nice move around the arete.

with Baz
Hidden 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Justin T 02/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Wifey
Hidden 02/Sep/07 2nd O/S
eley1 ?/May/07 2nd
with graham
Hidden ?/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/03 Lead
StoneT ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Dad
andy_pemberton ?/Jul/99 2nd
with Chris Clarke, Brian Hannon
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