The fossilised remains of a shallow sea bed lifted up and tilted at an angle.
The slab behind the start of Left edge is climbed by a series of rounded mantelshelves.
Very little protection and belays can be hard to find. Friction is fantastic.

H. Porter May/1921


ClimberDateStyle
butterscotch 13/Jul Solo O/S

Interesting feature! Mossy, wet and very slippery at the bottom and a boggy approach. Damp and mossy right at the top too. All added to the adventure doing it in boots. A few interesting moves can be found if you don't plan ahead often enough as there are areas that are a bit smoother and less waved. Great exposure, a fall would not end well at all. Mod for the climbing but not for the exposure.

jimorothy 01/Aug/16 Lead

I like Rockfax's optimistic 'do it in one long 60m pitch' - that'd be an achievement when it's at least 180m long! Astoundingly good friction and padding fest! In approach shoes. Not sure about that grade, at times I didn't see much difference between it and the Devils Slide (HS) on Lundy, but then conditions weren't ideal (damp, raining high up and fairly blustery). Stayed dead centre on the cleanest rock and lead in 5 or 6 very long pitches (lost count!). Gear is incredibly sparse and much ingenuity is needed with belays. Certainly not one for beginners, and therefore 'Mod' seems well-out - I'd say a run-out VDif. Nonetheless, incredible line and undoubtedly an appealing solo.

with Mark
escalador ?/Aug/16 Solo
lewk_c 23/Jul/16 Solo O/S

Climbed in approach shoes. Friction was fantastic. Such a superb feature of rock and the first and possibly last time I'll find myself doing moves without any "positive" hand or foot holds on a Mod. Awesome climbing in an awesome area.

Hidden 12/May/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/15 Solo
odari 11/Jun/15 -

Barefoot - forget acupressure mat and go try those rough and blood stimulating waves - so healthy!

yossarian714 07/Jun/15 Solo O/S
carl_123 25/May/14 Solo O/S
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
Hidden 04/Jun/13 Solo
Hidden ??/2013 AltLd
Chris Manasseh 01/Sep/12 Solo
bsparky 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
splatman 02/Jul/11 Lead
marc1967 21/Apr/11 Solo O/S
alan moore ??/2011 -
mattkemp70 ?/Oct/10 AltLd
with Westy
Graham Westbrook ?/Oct/10 Lead
Steve Pardoe 05/Sep/10 Solo O/S

The friction was excellent, provided you avoided stepping on the wet mossy bits, but it paid to look ahead to avoid getting trapped on a bad surface, and the start and finish are horribly vegetated. After rain, in a gusty breeze, soloing in big boots, and all alone on that vast expanse, it didn't feel at all "moderate" to me.

with Roger Dyke, John Marsland, Marek Piekarski
Glyn 31/Aug/10 Solo O/S
zukator 02/Jul/10 Solo
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Solo
adam06 02/May/09 Solo
emlynroberts 03/Apr/09 Solo

Easy enough to be fun, high enough to be worth doing.

with alone
Gary1185 03/Jan/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/May/08 Solo
Hidden 05/May/08 Solo O/S
Ian Archer 14/May/05 Lead

Worth a go at. A unique clmb.

with Norman Wright
Hidden ??/1996 Lead O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet ?/May/91 Solo
Iain Thow 02/Dec/89 Solo
nigehughes ?/Dec/83 Solo
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