Rockfax Description
The inset corner on the left side of the slab. Start at the base of the corner by a rock pool.
A steep barnacle-encrusted start is best attempted in dry conditions. Above, clean rock and good gear arrive and lead to the final section up the edge of the rock. © Rockfax

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
climbdevon 25 May -
althesin 17 Apr TR
with Pet Z L Shunt
with Pet Z L Shunt
NickJH 6 Aug, 2017 Lead Pretty bold start on disintegrating barnacles. Careful bridging allows the placing of adequate protection (unless you take a rack of multiple large cams). Surprised this is graded at VS given the number of people alluding to this routes boldness. Feel this route deserves a definite HVS grade.
with N Hancock
Pretty bold start on disintegrating barnacles. Careful bridging allows the placing of adequate protection (unless you take a rack of multiple large cams). Surprised this is graded at VS given the number of people alluding to this routes boldness. Feel this route deserves a definite HVS grade.
with N Hancock
ricci.andrea86 9 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
Tommy yorke 15 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S Started on the slab and stepped over into the corner found the crux hard work but really enjoyed it good route
with Skip
Started on the slab and stepped over into the corner found the crux hard work but really enjoyed it good route
with Skip
Skip 15 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
alanblyth 28 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S Started on the slab and moved into the groove, really nice route.
Started on the slab and moved into the groove, really nice route.
JendeHoxar 28 Oct, 2016 2nd O/S
Hidden 18 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
Keith Swainson 29 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S Intimidating start, after breaking through the barnacle barrier gear improved but not sure my head did. Sustained, run out laybacking (perhaps unnecessarily) ensued until the relief of steep, protectionless grass pulling added some light relief.
with Georgie
Intimidating start, after breaking through the barnacle barrier gear improved but not sure my head did. Sustained, run out laybacking (perhaps unnecessarily) ensued until the relief of steep, protectionless grass pulling added some light relief.
with Georgie
Georgie25 29 Aug, 2016 2nd
Dilwat 6 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S The opening moves on this are so barnacle encrusted that you don't actually climb on rock, but molluscs. I came in from the right and found the whole route a real effort, but I didn't climb it in very good style. Nick showed me how it should be done. Keep a big piece of gear for the final moves.
The opening moves on this are so barnacle encrusted that you don't actually climb on rock, but molluscs. I came in from the right and found the whole route a real effort, but I didn't climb it in very good style. Nick showed me how it should be done. Keep a big piece of gear for the final moves.
nickdonohue 6 Aug, 2016 2nd A difficult rather precarious start due to the barnacles - we came in from the right (rather than direct) and a camelot 4 was useful to protect this (and higher!). Good climbing above and worthwhile. Care needed after the top-out on the walk up grass to the top point.
with Dilwat
A difficult rather precarious start due to the barnacles - we came in from the right (rather than direct) and a camelot 4 was useful to protect this (and higher!). Good climbing above and worthwhile. Care needed after the top-out on the walk up grass to the top point.
with Dilwat
Cheese Monkey 19 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S
with Kemics
with Kemics
Kemics 19 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S Turbo speed lead so Ben didn't drown. Took lots of big cams which really helped, would have felt run otherwise. Nice bridging and cool moves. I thought all the climbing felt very easy hs/vs 4b. Trad head defjnitely suffered
Turbo speed lead so Ben didn't drown. Took lots of big cams which really helped, would have felt run otherwise. Nice bridging and cool moves. I thought all the climbing felt very easy hs/vs 4b. Trad head defjnitely suffered
RubySeagull ?Jul, 2016 2nd O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
BobMorston 14 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S
with Dave Blower
with Dave Blower
Georgina Brooke 4 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S fine, weird barnacle-y start
fine, weird barnacle-y start
theotherpetehill 4 Jun, 2016 2nd
with Georgina Brooke
with Georgina Brooke
JackM92 17 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S Found it harder then Sacre Coer. Quite awkward and needs some pretty big cams to protect adequately. Much harder than any other VS I've climbed on the Culm Coast.
with Nick Nixon
Found it harder then Sacre Coer. Quite awkward and needs some pretty big cams to protect adequately. Much harder than any other VS I've climbed on the Culm Coast.
with Nick Nixon
Mark Kemball 2 Sep, 2015 Lead Is it me, or is this hard for the grade? Felt more like HVS 5a. Slipped into the pool trying to start it direct - seemed easier to come in from the right.
with Mike Thorpe
Is it me, or is this hard for the grade? Felt more like HVS 5a. Slipped into the pool trying to start it direct - seemed easier to come in from the right.
with Mike Thorpe
jonleighton 30 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
Hidden 30 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
climbhannahclimb 30 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
with Tom Simpson
with Tom Simpson
Hidden 7 Jun, 2015 Lead
whiteexplorer 22 Mar, 2015 2nd O/S the top section that looked the easiest part from the ground turned out to be the hardest .
the top section that looked the easiest part from the ground turned out to be the hardest .
th£wrecker 22 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S
nickstephens 21 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S
with darcan
with darcan
darcan 21 Mar, 2015 2nd
anthony moore ??, 2015 Lead date approx.hard start
with malcolm patterson
date approx.hard start
with malcolm patterson
Hidden 13 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S
Bob M 16 Jul, 2014 Lead Avoided the desperate unprotected start on wet barnacles by sneaking in from the main slab. Very enjoyable climbing after that.
Avoided the desperate unprotected start on wet barnacles by sneaking in from the main slab. Very enjoyable climbing after that.
Norman_P_W 16 Jul, 2014 TR
with Bob M
with Bob M
BALD EAGLE 18 May, 2014 2nd
with Nick Russell, David Martinez Majo
with Nick Russell, David Martinez Majo
Nick Russell 18 May, 2014 Lead O/S Great route, despite the barnacle-encrusted start!
Great route, despite the barnacle-encrusted start!
JamesColeman 20 Oct, 2013 TR dog Top rope solo. Started just above barnacles due to sea level. Extremely wet first section. No grip - like ice. Had to aid a few moves to get to some grip. Took a further two rests on way to top. Found this very tough. Hindered slightly by carrying excess rope in bag to avoid it getting soaked in sea. Nice line. Amazing formation and location. Scramble up round back to set up ropes and downclimb are serious. There is an anchor point to abseil off but both pegs look very rusty. Great adventure route.
Top rope solo. Started just above barnacles due to sea level. Extremely wet first section. No grip - like ice. Had to aid a few moves to get to some grip. Took a further two rests on way to top. Found this very tough. Hindered slightly by carrying excess rope in bag to avoid it getting soaked in sea. Nice line. Amazing formation and location. Scramble up round back to set up ropes and downclimb are serious. There is an anchor point to abseil off but both pegs look very rusty. Great adventure route.
Jelly Mould Surfer 6 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S Bugger of a start with the barnacles. Good climbing but a little awkward in places
Bugger of a start with the barnacles. Good climbing but a little awkward in places
benkelsey 5 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S nice lead from anna. could not get the number 7 out just below the topout. crag swag for someone?!
with Anna
nice lead from anna. could not get the number 7 out just below the topout. crag swag for someone?!
with Anna
gripped01 26 Aug, 2012 2nd
with Rimon Than
with Rimon Than
burto 21 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
with hertha
with hertha
J.A.Thomson 27 May, 2012 TR
HansUDes 27 May, 2012 TR O/S Used a rope from above and a self-belay device for speed. We wanted to get this climb done before getting wet feet from the incoming tide! Great and interesting climb!
Used a rope from above and a self-belay device for speed. We wanted to get this climb done before getting wet feet from the incoming tide! Great and interesting climb!
oscaig 26 May, 2012 Lead O/S Tricky start with your feet on a glassy wall above a deep, evily winking rockpool. Can be outflanked on left edge of main wall but the traverse left into groove is delicate. Really nice climbing up a fine line with good gear above.
with R Tidy
Tricky start with your feet on a glassy wall above a deep, evily winking rockpool. Can be outflanked on left edge of main wall but the traverse left into groove is delicate. Really nice climbing up a fine line with good gear above.
with R Tidy
Anna duckett ??, 2012 Lead
with Ben Kelsey
with Ben Kelsey
westyb3 1 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
with Heather Ogston
with Heather Ogston
petegunn 2 Aug, 2011 2nd Davina got to the belay just as the tide was starting to lap at my feet!
Davina got to the belay just as the tide was starting to lap at my feet!
Hidden 2 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
bigrob 22 Jul, 2011 Lead
with si teasedale
with si teasedale
Carol Goodall 24 May, 2011 2nd
jonnie3430 24 May, 2011 Lead O/S
with Carol
with Carol
Hidden 20 May, 2011 2nd O/S
Dave Heaton 20 May, 2011 Lead
with Martin Cathrow, James Forbes
with Martin Cathrow, James Forbes
Hidden ??, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
vertically_challenged 17 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
vertically_challenged 17 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
richgac 9 May, 2009 Lead O/S
with Charlie
with Charlie
Justin T 20 Sep, 2008 2nd O/S
with Cusco
with Cusco
Hidden 7 Jun, 2008 2nd
Hidden 27 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??, 2007 -
Marti999 ?Aug, 2006 Lead
rockpool ?Jun, 2005 Lead O/S fading light and nearly cut off by incoming tide
with pol
fading light and nearly cut off by incoming tide
with pol
Hidden 12 May, 2004 2nd
colin milton 31 Aug, 2003 2nd rpt
with simon murphy
with simon murphy
cem 28 Jun, 2003 2nd
with Liam Mark, Neil Northrop
with Liam Mark, Neil Northrop
nige pacer 31 May, 2003 Lead O/S
chris wyatt ??, 2002 -
with Hugh Wormington
with Hugh Wormington
Roget 8 Jun, 2000 Solo O/S
with jim
with jim
mikej 30 Aug, 1999 Lead
with Jeremy Cowen
with Jeremy Cowen
Hidden ??, 1999 Lead
Hidden 7 Jun, 1996 2nd
Hidden 5 Aug, 1995 2nd O/S
colin milton 28 Jul, 1995 Lead
with eric milton
with eric milton
Hidden ?Aug, 1987 2nd
Nick Biven ??, 1987 -
Martin Bennett 22 Jul, 1980 -
with JD, IW
with JD, IW
Brian Wilderspin 17 May, 1980 2nd O/S
with Walter Phipps
with Walter Phipps
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