Rockfax Description
Sections of good climbing on a snaking line up the slab to the left of the corner of The Armchair. Start at a layback crack directly under the corner of The Armchair.
1) 5a, 14m. Climb the layback crack with conviction and make tricky moves left and up into the base of the corner. Traverse left to ledges and belay.
2) 4c, 15m. Climb the slabby wall leftwards, and then up to a belay on a grassy ledge.
3) 4a, 15m. Traverse 10m rightwards to a steep black corner and finish up this on good holds. © Rockfax

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alvaroBV 7 May Show βeta
βeta: Rather uncomfortable belay on the grassy ledge
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Laurence Mitchell 20 Jun AltLd rpt Fell off first pitch, tried again, succeeded. Hated second pitch, thought I was going to die. Third pitch was quite fun. Wouldn't do it again.
Fell off first pitch, tried again, succeeded. Hated second pitch, thought I was going to die. Third pitch was quite fun. Wouldn't do it again.
climbdevon 24 May -
RSabin 4 May AltLd O/S Alvaro led the first pitch which is very physical and commited . I led pitch two which requires some fine gear placement.
Alvaro led the first pitch which is very physical and commited . I led pitch two which requires some fine gear placement.
alvaroBV 4 May AltLd O/S Led pitch 1
Led pitch 1
Tom Last 26 Sep, 2018 AltLd rpt
Tom Last 4 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S Led pitch 1 and 3. Easy for the grade, pitch 2 is fine.
Led pitch 1 and 3. Easy for the grade, pitch 2 is fine.
Hidden 12 Aug, 2018 2nd
Hidden ??, 2018 Lead
Hidden ??, 2018 Lead
bryan61 6 Jul, 2017 Lead G/U slipped off 1st pitch crux, hit the ground due too a poorly placed runner, fortunately only pride hurt "wake up call" got up and led all 3 pitchs in one
with Mr Cess
slipped off 1st pitch crux, hit the ground due too a poorly placed runner, fortunately only pride hurt "wake up call" got up and led all 3 pitchs in one
with Mr Cess
Hidden 6 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
James Smith 11 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
with geoff
with geoff
Kiddo 7 Jun, 2017 AltLd
Lumbering Oaf 6 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S Led P1. Partner led P2 and P3 together. P2 was more interesting than it looked.
with Luke
Led P1. Partner led P2 and P3 together. P2 was more interesting than it looked.
with Luke
Laurence Mitchell 4 Jun, 2016 2nd
with Richard Ive
with Richard Ive
Hidden ?Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 13 May, 2016 AltLd
Mattholland96 13 May, 2016 AltLd O/S Pitch 1 and an excellent pitch 2 by jake! looked so exposed
with JakeB.
Pitch 1 and an excellent pitch 2 by jake! looked so exposed
with JakeB.
davebrox 13 May, 2016 AltLd Danny and Charlie
Danny and Charlie
timreynolds 30 Apr, 2016 AltLd
with Ian Timbrell
with Ian Timbrell
Joel Perkin 31 Mar, 2016 2nd rpt Thankfully Simon lead this one. We've done it before, but somehow managed to block the route from out memories. Bold as hell with some potential to fall directly onto the belay if you're not careful. Thankfully the belay is amazing.
Thankfully Simon lead this one. We've done it before, but somehow managed to block the route from out memories. Bold as hell with some potential to fall directly onto the belay if you're not careful. Thankfully the belay is amazing.
simonhammond1966 31 Mar, 2016 Lead 1st Pitch is great. 2nd Pitch is scary as no real gear. 3rd Pitch nice and juggy even when wet.
1st Pitch is great. 2nd Pitch is scary as no real gear. 3rd Pitch nice and juggy even when wet.
Hidden 4 Aug, 2015 AltLd
Alison Cairns 9 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S Crux traverse on p1 was wet but well protected. Took ages trying to work out where p2 goes - started off going up obvious cracks above belay then left but suddenly blanks out with no gear so came back down again. It actually drops down and a long way left across some grassy ledges before heading boldly up some slabs. Took ages and much too hot.
Crux traverse on p1 was wet but well protected. Took ages trying to work out where p2 goes - started off going up obvious cracks above belay then left but suddenly blanks out with no gear so came back down again. It actually drops down and a long way left across some grassy ledges before heading boldly up some slabs. Took ages and much too hot.
Paula Ryan ?Jul, 2015 2nd
Hidden ?Jul, 2015 Lead
daxtari 15 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
K_Maywood 13 Jun, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 13 Jun, 2015 -
Hidden 23 May, 2015 AltLd O/S
jimmatthews 23 May, 2015 AltLd O/S
nickstephens 15 May, 2015 AltLd O/S Pitch 2 a 4c?
with Henri
Pitch 2 a 4c?
with Henri
Hidden 15 May, 2015 -
Hidden 18 Aug, 2014 Lead dog
Happy Wanderer 19 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S
with Shaun, MD
with Shaun, MD
MD 19 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
Senna 19 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S
PaulTanton 6 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
with Ted Roggers
with Ted Roggers
francois 19 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S First pitch easier than expected. The psychological crux is pitch2.
with Ben
First pitch easier than expected. The psychological crux is pitch2.
with Ben
Hidden 11 Jul, 2013 AltLd
David Sherratt 11 Jul, 2013 AltLd
Nick Biven ??, 2013 -
Graham C 22 Sep, 2012 2nd
Marti999 22 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
Spearos 1 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Riggo
with Riggo
DOVEY 6 Apr, 2012 AltLd
with Joe, Budd
with Joe, Budd
Joel Perkin ??, 2012 -
with Simon Hammond, Dad
with Simon Hammond, Dad
Hidden ??, 2012 Lead O/S
jon bradley 23 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S Sustained first pitch, bold but easy second pitch - good climb
with Huw Howells
Sustained first pitch, bold but easy second pitch - good climb
with Huw Howells
CrispsSmiths 30 Apr, 2011 AltLd
with Kirill
with Kirill
Kirill 30 Apr, 2011 AltLd dog difficult 2nd pitch
difficult 2nd pitch
Hidden 5 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S
andybenham 5 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S Led p1, which felt a bit polishd/greasy in places.
with Crofty
Led p1, which felt a bit polishd/greasy in places.
with Crofty
Em66 16 Jun, 2010 AltLd
with Freg1
with Freg1
Hidden ?Jun, 2010 Lead
Hidden ?Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2010 -
rockferret 12 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S Interesting route. I did the first pitch and pumped my way across to the belay point rather than making delicate moves as the guide describes. Second pitch seemed way above the grade given in the guide.
with Pete
Interesting route. I did the first pitch and pumped my way across to the belay point rather than making delicate moves as the guide describes. Second pitch seemed way above the grade given in the guide.
with Pete
Hidden 12 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S
JPGR ?Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S Led pitch two, had an epic heading up to0 soon...E3?? retreated and tried again. Headed further left and up the slab at the end. Still felt very bold with a deck out possible!
with Steve Ahern
Led pitch two, had an epic heading up to0 soon...E3?? retreated and tried again. Headed further left and up the slab at the end. Still felt very bold with a deck out possible!
with Steve Ahern
nickdonohue ??, 2009 Lead I found this unpleasantly bold on 2nd pitch; keep traversing from belay to arete, avoid going up early (though it looks tempting) otherwise gets into harder ground
with Alan Dovey, Andy March
I found this unpleasantly bold on 2nd pitch; keep traversing from belay to arete, avoid going up early (though it looks tempting) otherwise gets into harder ground
with Alan Dovey, Andy March
Hidden ??, 2009 Lead O/S
Beck Robinson 10 Jan, 2008 2nd rpt
Beck Robinson 10 Jan, 2008 2nd rpt
Beck Robinson ?Jan, 2008 2nd
Beck Robinson ?Jan, 2008 2nd β
Beck Robinson ?Jan, 2008 2nd
chris.griffiths ??, 2008 2nd very bold second pitch. It's quite hard too!
very bold second pitch. It's quite hard too!
Bob Peters ??, 2008 Lead O/S
Dan_Carroll ??, 2008 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??, 2007 -
Mark_RMC 27 Aug, 2006 2nd Cracking 1st pitch, layback then traverse then another layback. 2nd pitch had NO gear at all, Simon Chetwynd came to th rescue fortunately.
with Rich Laid
Cracking 1st pitch, layback then traverse then another layback. 2nd pitch had NO gear at all, Simon Chetwynd came to th rescue fortunately.
with Rich Laid
Hidden ??, 2006 -
wojt ??, 2006 Lead
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! ?Sep, 2005 AltLd O/S
with Rebecca
with Rebecca
Different Steve ?Aug, 2005 AltLd O/S Minor epic! Led P1 & some P2!
with Caroline Goldsworthy
Minor epic! Led P1 & some P2!
with Caroline Goldsworthy
Different Steve ?Aug, 2005 AltLd O/S Minor epic! - CC guidebook grade & description rather wanting...
with Caroline Goldsworthy
Minor epic! - CC guidebook grade & description rather wanting...
with Caroline Goldsworthy
scott titt ??, 2005 -
PennyL 28 Aug, 2004 AltLd O/S 5a, 4c, 4a - lead pitch two
with James D
5a, 4c, 4a - lead pitch two
with James D
Samuel P 14 Aug, 2004 AltLd O/S led 4c pitch
with Tim
led 4c pitch
with Tim
eddy-on-the-rocks ?Apr, 2003 Lead O/S
pezzerrr 29 Mar, 2002 Lead O/S
Stone Muppet ??, 2001 -
VPJB ??, 2000 -
cornishben ?Jan, 1997 AltLd O/S
with Andy Connor
with Andy Connor
Brian Wilderspin 6 Sep, 1988 -
with Perric Crellin
with Perric Crellin
Nigel Coe 24 May, 1980 AltLd
with Steve Portnoi
with Steve Portnoi
Hidden ??, 1980 -
Hidden ??, 1977 -
petemeads ??, 1974 Lead
Seymore Butt ??, 1967 Lead
with Gibby
with Gibby
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