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

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
morgan91 6 Jun Solo O/S
danprince 21 Apr Solo O/S First proper solo, amazing rock, great weather. Easy climbing but situation felt a bit scary for the grade.
First proper solo, amazing rock, great weather. Easy climbing but situation felt a bit scary for the grade.
Tradical 19 Apr Solo O/S
with Ed Austin, Tom Churchman
with Ed Austin, Tom Churchman
Manton 13 Apr AltLd Easy slab climbing in dry conditions
with Karen
Easy slab climbing in dry conditions
with Karen
butterscotch 13 Jul, 2017 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.
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.
Josh Bratchley 13 Jul, 2017 Solo O/S A magnificent slab. Very exposed especially in soaked hiking boots, a fall would not end well at all! Easy climbing if you plan ahead enough, can get interesting if you don't...
A magnificent slab. Very exposed especially in soaked hiking boots, a fall would not end well at all! Easy climbing if you plan ahead enough, can get interesting if you don't...
jimorothy 1 Aug, 2016 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
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, 2016 Solo
ellpeecee 23 Jul, 2016 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.
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, 2016 Solo O/S
Hidden 3 Jul, 2015 Solo
odari 11 Jun, 2015 - Barefoot - forget acupressure mat and go try those rough and blood stimulating waves - so healthy!
Barefoot - forget acupressure mat and go try those rough and blood stimulating waves - so healthy!
yossarian714 7 Jun, 2015 Solo O/S
carl_123 25 May, 2014 Solo O/S
Alfie Conn ??, 2014 -
Hidden 4 Jun, 2013 Solo
Hidden ??, 2013 AltLd
Chris Manasseh 1 Sep, 2012 Solo
bsparky 2 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S
splatman 2 Jul, 2011 Lead
marc1967 21 Apr, 2011 Solo O/S
alan moore ??, 2011 -
mattkemp70 ?Oct, 2010 AltLd
with Westy
with Westy
Graham Westbrook ?Oct, 2010 Lead
Steve Pardoe 5 Sep, 2010 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
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, 2010 Solo O/S
zukator 2 Jul, 2010 Solo
Hidden 27 Jun, 2010 Solo
adam06 2 May, 2009 Solo
emlynroberts 3 Apr, 2009 Solo Easy enough to be fun, high enough to be worth doing.
with alone
Easy enough to be fun, high enough to be worth doing.
with alone
Gary1185 3 Jan, 2009 2nd O/S
Hidden 5 May, 2008 Solo
Hidden 5 May, 2008 Solo O/S
Ian Archer 14 May, 2005 Lead Worth a go at. A unique clmb.
with Norman Wright
Worth a go at. A unique clmb.
with Norman Wright
Hidden ??, 1996 Lead O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet ?May, 1991 Solo
Iain Thow 2 Dec, 1989 Solo
nigehughes ?Dec, 1983 Solo
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