Rockfax Description
The huge left-leaning corner is a fantastic line. The initial wall is hard and committing. Start on a block at the left side of a black wall that leads up into the base of the corner.
From the block, step onto the black wall and climb it on diminishing holds to eventually enter the base of the main corner. Climb the excellent corner-line all the way to an easing near the top and finish up the steep black corner on good holds. This pitch can easily be split at a good stance (the 'Armchair') midway up the main corner. © Rockfax

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Paul's pre-Kendal Kernow ticklist.


ClimberDateStyle
evhall 26/Jun Lead O/S

somewhat sustained

with Mike B
mark4344 24/Jun Lead O/S

Great climb, long route,take lots of gear.

with Sue
bryan61 21/Jun 2nd O/S
with sally
Hidden 21/Jun Lead
kierankeavy 20/Jun Lead O/S

Varied climbing with a bit of everything! Awesome techy moves, with a small amount of thuggery near the start. Bit more exposure would make it even more exciting though! **

Elaine Reed 20/Jun 2nd dog

Repeatedly fell off the top of the slab and rested further up as well. Awesome techy moves.

with Kieran
nickstephens 14/May Lead rpt
with Will Hornby
Katsmiff 17/Apr Lead O/S

Would have been a lovely route in the dry without run off. Careful climbing needed to find the dry hand/foot holds.

Wilkie210685 29/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with Sam
Sam4242 29/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Oct/16 TR O/S
Hidden 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Keelan McNulty 08/Oct/16 2nd O/S

Henry led, took a fall on the first section, nearly made it clean after but my weak arms could hack it anymore 3 moves from the top, still a punter, good route though

Hidden 23/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Lumbering Oaf 23/Aug/16 AltLd rpt

Tom led start, used quite a bit of gear and so belayed in niche. After a good dose of rope faff at belay, I led the second half of the climb to top. Pleasant climbing.

with Tom P
Hidden 20/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Cecilewannaclimb 10/Jul/16 Lead
with Luke
misterb 03/Jul/16 AltLd

traditional haha

with nancy, justin
David Clover ?/Jul/16 Lead O/S
kyaizawa 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Melissa Benbow
nickdonohue 11/Jun/16 Lead

An excellent climb, just enough gear at the bottom, a mixture of technical & powerful climbing and keeps on coming!

Hidden 11/Jun/16 2nd
Lumbering Oaf 06/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Good route. Armchair has birds nest in it. Led as one big pitch.

with Luke
m.powell02 04/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Ed Walker
KDhruev 04/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Katie
Tom Hupjé ?/Jun/16 2nd
with Tom Williams
Rob Owen 30/Apr/16 2nd O/S
with Jake Bailey
JakeB. 30/Apr/16 Lead rpt

Wet, wet, wet

with Mary, Rob
Hidden 31/Mar/16 Solo
jonleighton 17/Aug/15 2nd O/S
miriamclaire 15/Aug/15 Lead dog
Hidden ?/Aug/15 Lead O/S
manbat 17/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Led as 1 pitch. Nice climb, but I didn't feel I climbed it that well. It also started raining, meaning the whole 2nd pitch was slippery and less pleasant than it should have been.

with Luke Randall
Paula Ryan ?/Jul/15 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/May/15 2nd
evhall 23/May/15 Lead O/S
with Mike B
London Luke 23/May/15 Lead O/S
with Emma
Jackislav 23/May/15 Lead O/S

Great route, no idea why it gets 1*!

supersouthward 16/May/15 -
aidanchitty 12/May/15 2nd
Lizard Ollie 12/May/15 2nd
Wendy Watthews 12/May/15 Lead rpt

Set up a belay at in what I think was the arm chair as I was running out of quick draws

with JakeB., cuc
JakeB. 12/May/15 2nd O/S

Wendy led.

lukegorman 12/May/15 Lead O/S

A bit wet, with birds, easy to protect

fulton333 11/May/15 Lead

really good route

websterm508 05/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/15 2nd β
Hidden ??/2015 -
beni ??/2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/14 Lead O/S
jhb0510 11/Sep/14 Lead dnf

Just could not make myself take my left hand off to reach the big hold at the top of the slab!

with Luke Randall
HarryBowyer 19/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 17/Aug/14 2nd β
david morse 17/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with KT
alice fuller 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 05/Jul/14 Lead
dready 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S

lots of balance, bridge moves not recommended if slightly wet as quite polished in places

whiteexplorer 15/Jun/14 2nd O/S

polished in places

with joe
Hidden 23/Apr/14 Lead O/S
gowla 08/Apr/14 Lead
with Max
stevorobs3 21/Mar/14 2nd O/S
ian d f 21/Mar/14 Lead O/S

very wet

onlyfoddington 21/Mar/14 2nd dog

I thought this was a good route, although wet. I found the start technical and struggled, one-armed, into the cave. I got really pumped pinching the load and couldn't quite move right at the first attempt.

with Ian, Steve R
jcw ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 Lead
alice fuller ??/2014 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
mike.moss 12/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Chris Ackroyd
PaulTanton 05/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Ted Roggers
Ian JL 19/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/13 2nd β
jhb0510 28/May/13 2nd O/S

Knackered! The bottom section of Beaker Route followed by the top section of The Armchair.

with Steve Seale
oakapple 13/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 2nd dog
Nick Biven ??/2013 -
fraserbarrett 30/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Nice, but wet

Albachoss 27/Oct/12 2nd O/S

Great climb with a technical but enjoyable start.

with Katie Preston
katiep 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Really nice route that just keeps going. The crack was a bit wet in places

with Alex Banks
Dilwat 21/Sep/12 Lead dog

Got through the polished stuff at the bottom and then a stupid slip. Gear is good from the 'beaker' onwards and its a great climb.

with Pete
gowla 14/Sep/12 Lead rpt

without wires!

with Keith Mitchell
tim.fairhall 23/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Elliott
Bex_M 16/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Duncan Dunbar
carlgodfrey 12/Jun/12 Lead O/S
groliver26 06/Jun/12 2nd
jon_ridley 06/Jun/12 Lead O/S

a little wet in places. exit involved humping a brain-shaped shrubbery

Stewart Armstrong 03/Jun/12 Lead

quite wet, felt sustained and difficult, took a long time, bold at the start

with Steve Westwood
arandall 06/May/12 Lead O/S

Dripping wet in the middle section. Also birds nest with eggs in the armchair.

Wendy Watthews 06/May/12 2nd dog

was a little wet and dripping :)

Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/11 2nd O/S
gowla 13/Sep/11 Lead β
with tom maunder
Dave Heaton 23/Jun/11 Lead
with Jake Nichol
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
ben bowry ?/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
LouiseCowie ?/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with josh daymond
a13x ?/Jun/11 Lead
Master Chief 25/May/11 AltLd O/S

lead 1st pitch! good route!

with Jeremy
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 29/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 28/Apr/11 2nd O/S
masa-alpin 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S

It was a bit greasy.

with Tony H
nickstephens 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S

More polish than an army parade ground! Top route though, even if it was a little tricky. Of special note are the jackdraws who jumped out of the armchair cave where they are nesting and then "escorted" me to the top!

Hidden 12/Feb/11 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 16/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/10 2nd O/S
tommytuffa 12/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with ollie b
kevin stephens ?/Aug/10 -

A surprisingly good climb, should be done in one pitch, worth 2 stars and ample gear so no need for the flutter symbol in the new rockfax. Start holds are polished but positive

metal arms 17/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2

Tim M 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Started to drizzle so ran the two pitches together to get out fast.

with Emma
climbergg 04/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 27/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
will_benfold 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Maria
d_meacher 05/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Sarah Joyce
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Bobby Gilbert 15/May/10 2nd rpt

With Simon from France on BMC international meet.

with Simon from France
Bobby Gilbert 28/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Dan_Carroll 09/Apr/10 Lead O/S

top half of pitch was soaking wet, felt like hard E1.

garywong 02/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch, which was a wall of water! Thankfully juggy.

GarethHall 02/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Did the first pitch.

Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
sparbus 21/Oct/09 AltLd
with mike b
Duncan Campbell 14/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Bit of a battle! Left cams on the ground so had to have them passed up to me!! Ran out of quickdraws too so had to improvise with a hex! Wet in places.

Richard Horn 28/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Mark_RMC 22/Aug/09 AltLd

A slimy, polished and unpleasant, pumpy route. With woodlice!!

with Rob Smart
Roger Cruse 07/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Kris
briar4012 18/Jun/09 2nd dog

Got stuck on one move near the bottom as didn't see a foothold - otherwise clean.

with Marti
Marti999 18/Jun/09 Lead O/S
mattcyp88 02/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Fat Tim 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Had to ab for some of the gear

davenev 10/Apr/09 2nd O/S

Started leading p2 but got a bit lost!!!! Luke to the rescue once again :)

with luke
Mr Tickle 10/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Did 1st picth of beaker route then traversed onto 2nd picth of Armchair...traverse was quite hard!

with davenev
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden 15/Jun/08 2nd
bfreeman 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Ben Lea
tobydunford 10/May/08 Lead O/S
LiLaMont 10/May/08 2nd dog
DeniseWootten ?/May/08 2nd O/S
with Paul Hendry
Bob Peters ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Oct/07 Lead O/S
shoulders 09/Aug/07 Lead
with dai
eel ?/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Dave Searle 08/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with jim
wojt ??/2007 Lead
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hedley 24/Aug/06 2nd
with Matt Burrows
Hidden ??/2006 -
leadmat ??/2006 Lead
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! ?/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
with Rebecca
Different Steve ?/Sep/05 Lead

strenuous 1st pitch, virtually unprotected 2nd pitch

with Caroline Goldsworthy
pezzerrr 21/Sep/04 AltLd O/S
ghockey4 01/Aug/04 TR dog

had to have a rest near the top. other than that it was a clean climb. very tiring one.

Hidden 27/Jun/03 AltLd
cem 18/Apr/03 AltLd O/S

Led p1

with Pete Cleveland
Hidden 18/Apr/03 AltLd O/S
eddy-on-the-rocks ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Dan
Steve Vincent 25/Aug/02 2nd
alex_th ?/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with Royston Smith
andy_pemberton ??/2002 Lead
tompercy ?/May/01 AltLd
with Lisa
rlrs ??/2001 AltLd
Antony Mariani ??/2001 AltLd O/S
with rlrs
Hidden 02/Sep/00 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/00 -
Martin Bennett 12/Jul/98 -
with MT, SF
michael burrows 28/Jul/97 2nd
with steve swygart
Hidden 10/Aug/96 AltLd O/S
colin milton 15/Apr/95 Lead dog

start up breaker route

with eric milton
NickJH ?/Aug/90 Lead
with D Townsend
charlesmfrench 27/May/90 Solo O/S
tapley 23/Oct/89 2nd
with John Sumner
Ashley Hold 07/Aug/88 2nd
Hidden 09/May/87 Lead O/S
RichardMc 20/Apr/87 Lead O/S
with Tim Oakes
sadams 28/Jul/86 2nd
with Kevin Edwards
DDDD ??/1986 -
keefe 24/Aug/84 -
Hidden 02/Aug/84 AltLd
Greg Cunningham ??/1984 Lead
with caroline lee
The Reaper 25/Aug/81 Lead O/S
Hammy 11/Aug/81 Lead
with Rob Lawson
Nigel Coe 12/Oct/80 Lead

Approx date

with John Walmsley
Hidden ?/Jul/80 -
Hidden 13/Jun/80 Lead
Simon cook ??/1978 -
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Voting
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Style of ascent
Lead
Followed
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