Rockfax Description
A great pitch that passes the small round hole high on the right-hand side of the face. Start 5m left of the right arete of the slabby wall. High in the grade.
Climb up slightly right towards the arete and then move up to a crack that leads to the hole. From the hole a leftwards-trending line has a couple of small nut placements that protect the technical moves to the top. © Rockfax

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Alex's Cornwall and Devon ticklist, 100 Best South West Mid Grade Routes.

Lumbering Oaf 27/Aug/17 Lead rpt
SGD 24/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Hard on the feet. Sustained with some thin gear.

Lumbering Oaf 08/Jul/17 Lead O/S

A nice route with enough quality gear and a slight run-out at the crux.

Hidden 08/Jul/17 2nd
simonhammond1966 04/Jul/17 2nd

Rob kicked off with this route. Very nice.

with Rob Byrom
hornbywill 24/Jun/17 Lead O/S

In the wet

Hidden 20/Jun/17 TR O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Alirw 21/May/17 TR O/S
Jess Carr 06/May/17 Lead O/S
with Rich Pollard
daisypeters ??/2017 -
kw299 ??/2017 Lead
Hidden 07/Sep/16 2nd
Kevster 13/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Found the bottom half a little run out.

Martin Bagshaw 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Ed Green
simonhammond1966 19/Jul/16 Lead


Joel Perkin 19/Jul/16 2nd rpt
JackM92 08/Jul/16 2nd O/S

Straightforward climbing, several decent rests. Not much gear.

with Tim Howell
Jelly Mould Surfer 03/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Jelly Mould Surfer 03/Jul/16 2nd rpt

Second and lead on the same day

nickdonohue 03/Jun/16 TR

Done from TR to retrieve gear left due to incoming tide. Thought it was desperately thin (with no gear) above the niche.

Dilwat 03/Jun/16 TR β

Beaten by tide and nerves on the lead.

Jelly Mould Surfer 08/May/16 Lead rpt
Skip 13/Mar/16 2nd rpt
Cheese Monkey 13/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Another excellent route. Hard to leave the comfort of the hole

with Skip
Phileas Fauntleroy 31/Oct/15 Lead O/S

My second E1 lead. Greasy and insecure today after rain last night. Nice route with the hardest moves at the top :-)

Hidden ?/Oct/15 2nd rpt
dohart 28/Aug/15 TR
with shunt
whiteexplorer 18/Jul/15 TR O/S
with joe
dready 18/Jul/15 TR O/S
Jelly Mould Surfer 10/Jul/15 Lead rpt

Thunder and lightning during the crux sequence right overhead, and a rain shower once I got to the pocket. A 15/20 minute wait for it to stop and dry out.

Skip 07/Jun/15 2nd
Bob Peters 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Ran it out a bit far (1piece at 10ft then nothing until the crack beneath the pocket) felt hard as a result.

Hidden 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
BALD EAGLE 06/Jun/15 2nd
with Bob Peters, Iain Peters
Skip 06/Jun/15 TR rpt
tash 06/Jun/15 2nd
with ali k
bigbear86 ?/May/15 TR
bigbear86 ?/May/15 TR
Jelly Mould Surfer 19/Apr/15 Lead rpt
JoeCoxson 12/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Scary top section. Gear in the hole was worse than I was expecting, and I would have down-climbed to rest in the hole after I set off, but was completely unable.

stephen ashworth 19/Mar/15 Lead
with Thomas Simpson
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
Russell Blackaller 23/Nov/14 2nd O/S
with Nick B
Hidden 23/Nov/14 Lead
Skip 12/Oct/14 TR rpt
with Ivan
riddle 23/Aug/14 2nd O/S
mikeyjbs 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Roger Hamilton-Smith
Kim M 20/Aug/14 Lead β
with Nige
steveprice.exmouth 22/Jun/14 TR
Hidden 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S
EllieWoods 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with pete belfield
petecallaghan 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Fabulous route and was in perfect condition.

with Adrian Swinscoe, Sam, David Llewelyn, Ellie Woods, Stephen Price
Aaswinscoe 21/Jun/14 2nd
Chris Ebbutt 21/Jun/14 Lead

Burning calves and toes despite a good rest at the hole.

with Rupert
Hidden 19/Apr/14 TR rpt
firebuoy ?/Apr/14 TR O/S
with Alex
Jelly Mould Surfer 30/Mar/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 09/Mar/14 TR O/S
Neil McA 28/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Stan
maffujones 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with David Fisher
Skip 06/Jul/13 TR rpt
with Brenden
Jelly Mould Surfer 04/Jul/13 Lead rpt
drpeters 19/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Joel Perkin 18/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Big Rob
Hidden 18/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Skip 08/Jun/13 TR rpt
with Paul, Ivan
Davebryant 30/May/13 Lead O/S
andyclimber 26/May/13 TR O/S
Hidden 25/May/13 2nd
Hidden 06/May/13 TR O/S
stuart34 06/May/13 Lead O/S
with rich p
alexjz 04/May/13 Lead β

Great climbing as most other routes on this slab. Hard section is a few moves past the hole where you have to rock over on little more than a vague bulge in the slab. Trust your shoes will stick!!

Jelly Mould Surfer 28/Apr/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 27/Apr/13 Lead
Dawlish 15/Nov/12 2nd β

Followed Dave up it for a warm up - Very greasy and weeping/wet in places. Much harder than when i lead it! Needs a long period of dry weather to come into condition

Bristoldave 15/Nov/12 Lead O/S


with Dawlish
Dawlish 30/Oct/12 Lead

This is hard for its grade.

with Tanya
Skip 30/Sep/12 TR dog
Jams Crwca 20/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Craig
Jelly Mould Surfer 13/Sep/12 2nd O/S
JeromeT 07/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden 16/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Bex_M 13/Aug/12 TR O/S
with Duncan Dunbar
alexjz 06/Aug/12 TR O/S

had to be lowered in from the top and top rope it as the tide was coming in. Would like to lead it, top part no little protection

with Vincent Rang, Mark Zalewski
rurp 30/Jul/12 TR O/S


Philippa Arding 29/Jul/12 2nd
with nick arding
Hidden 23/Jul/12 TR
peter.ravenscroft27 15/Jul/12 TR
Tom Seccombe 09/Jul/12 2nd rpt
just one more 09/Jul/12 Lead
with Phil K
Okecroak 08/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Small wires, missed placement above large pocket consequent run out. Micro wires helpful.

with W. Frost
J.A.Thomson 05/Jul/12 TR O/S

Top roped on shunt

Motown 19/May/12 Lead β
with Mike
nickstephens 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Tom Seccombe 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/11 2nd
Adam Booth 17/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Ed Booth 17/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/11 2nd O/S
dan gibson 31/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with michael porter
Hidden 06/Aug/11 Lead
Joey C 28/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Legs 25/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Macca
manwithacam 02/Jul/11 2nd
with Joris
Joris.Roulleau 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S
tuftynick 02/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/May/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 25/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Andrew1 24/Apr/11 2nd
with Hulda
Hulda 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Andi
MatthParkinson 01/Apr/11 TR O/S

Very nice Climb

PeterDawson ??/2011 TR O/S
Luke Dawson ??/2011 TR O/S
Hidden 05/Dec/10 Lead
Ed morris 21/Nov/10 Lead O/S

bit bold

ewanthomson 21/Nov/10 TR
Haydn Jones 21/Nov/10 2nd O/S
thomasadixon 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Very good.

with Becca
BeccaSnowden 03/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Tom
metal arms 12/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/10 Solo RP
culmclimberRob 18/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Bobby Gilbert 01/May/10 2nd O/S
with Gary Burgess
Chad123 04/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Quite tough for E1 with a sting in the tail...

with Emily
MGrock ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
westong 12/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 12/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Marti999 09/Sep/09 Lead O/S
briar4012 09/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Marti
Hidden 24/May/09 TR
Hidden 24/May/09 TR O/S
Dave Thompson 10/May/09 Lead O/S
with Chris Mellor
Hidden 01/Mar/09 TR
Hidden ??/2009 TR O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/08 2nd
Hidden 13/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Dale ?/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with johny
Dan Shirley 01/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
chris sm 24/May/08 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
eley1 ?/Oct/07 Lead
with steve
Hidden 07/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Julia Chatterton 09/Jun/07 TR

Tide was too high to do anything but top-rope. Nice climb though

with Will
Hidden 03/Jun/07 2nd
prawn ?/Jun/07 2nd
with Graham
Hidden ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
AJM ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Nice route, interesting top section (protected by bomber swedges)

Mark Davies PK 19/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Laura
richardr ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/05 2nd
duncan 19/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Dan Donovan
rockjedi12345 ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 TR
Mark Kemball 16/Sep/01 Lead
with Nic Dill
Macca_7 30/Aug/01 Lead O/S
with Bev Brody
EllieWoods ?/May/01 TR O/S
with Laura
Roget 06/Jun/00 Lead O/S
with jim
andy_pemberton ??/2000 TR
with Louise Teal, Jonathon, Rik Meek
Stone Muppet ??/2000 -
goi.ashmore 05/Sep/99 Lead O/S
with James Tracey
mikej 27/Aug/99 TR
with Mr Shunt
Simon cook ?/Apr/98 -
GrahamHP ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Ross Jones
Hidden 30/May/97 2nd
Martin Bennett 27/Aug/95 -
with Paul Taylor
Hidden 07/May/95 Lead
eroica64 12/Jun/94 2nd
with Denis Crampton
alan moore ??/1993 -
kp64zl ?/May/91 Lead O/S
with Paul
Hidden 14/Apr/91 2nd O/S
mark-abz 12/Aug/89 TR
with Phill R
Hidden ?/May/89 Lead O/S
Bullybones ??/1989 Lead
Hidden 21/Jun/87 Lead O/S
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