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

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

NickJH 06/Aug 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
ricci.andrea86 09/Jul Lead O/S
Tommy yorke 15/Apr 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
Skip 15/Apr 2nd O/S
with Tommy
alanblyth 28/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Started on the slab and moved into the groove, really nice route.

JendeHoxar 28/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with Alan
Hidden 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Keith Swainson 29/Aug/16 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
Georgie25 29/Aug/16 2nd
Dilwat 06/Aug/16 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.

nickdonohue 06/Aug/16 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.

Cheese Monkey 19/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Caleb S
Kemics 19/Jul/16 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

with Ben
RubySeagull ?/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Dan
Hidden ?/Jul/16 Lead O/S
BobMorston 14/Jun/16 2nd O/S
with Dave Blower
Georgina Brooke 04/Jun/16 Lead O/S

fine, weird barnacle-y start

theotherpetehill 04/Jun/16 2nd
with Georgina Brooke
JackM92 17/Apr/16 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
Mark Kemball 02/Sep/15 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
jonleighton 30/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/15 2nd O/S
climbhannahclimb 30/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Tom Simpson
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Lead
whiteexplorer 22/Mar/15 2nd O/S

the top section that looked the easiest part from the ground turned out to be the hardest .

with joe
dready 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
nickstephens 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Darcan
darcan 21/Mar/15 2nd
with nick
Hidden 13/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Bob M 16/Jul/14 Lead

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/14 TR
with Bob M
BALD EAGLE 18/May/14 2nd
with Nick Russell, David Martinez Majo
Nick Russell 18/May/14 Lead O/S

Great route, despite the barnacle-encrusted start!

JamesColeman 20/Oct/13 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.

Jelly Mould Surfer 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Bugger of a start with the barnacles. Good climbing but a little awkward in places

benkelsey 05/Sep/12 2nd O/S

nice lead from anna. could not get the number 7 out just below the topout. crag swag for someone?!

with Anna
gripped01 26/Aug/12 2nd
with Rimon Than
burto 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with hertha
J.A.Thomson 27/May/12 TR
with Hans
HansUDes 27/May/12 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!

oscaig 26/May/12 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
Anna duckett ??/2012 Lead
with Ben Kelsey
westyb3 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Heather Ogston
Hidden 02/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 02/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/11 Lead
Carol Goodall 24/May/11 2nd
jonnie3430 24/May/11 Lead O/S
with Carol
Hidden 20/May/11 2nd O/S
Dave Heaton 20/May/11 Lead
with Martin Cathrow, James Forbes
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
vertically_challenged 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S
vertically_challenged 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Justin T 20/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Crispin
Hidden 07/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 27/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Marti999 ?/Aug/06 Lead
rockpool ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S

fading light and nearly cut off by incoming tide

with pol
Hidden 12/May/04 2nd
colin milton 31/Aug/03 2nd rpt
with simon murphy
cem 28/Jun/03 2nd
with Liam Mark, Neil Northrop
nige pacer 31/May/03 Lead O/S
chris wyatt ??/2002 -
with Hugh Wormington
Roget 08/Jun/00 Solo O/S
with jim
mikej 30/Aug/99 Lead
with Jeremy Cowen
Hidden ??/1999 Lead
Hidden 07/Jun/96 2nd
Hidden 05/Aug/95 2nd O/S
colin milton 28/Jul/95 Lead
with eric milton
clark alston ?/Aug/87 2nd
with Alan Pow
Nick Biven ??/1987 -
Martin Bennett 22/Jul/80 -
with JD, IW
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