21m. An entertaining struggle up the slab within the left side of the cave. Follow the slab diagonally to a subsidiary cave and thread. Enter the cave and wriggle towards the light. Alternatively move the route to Pembroke, up the grade two or three notches, give it ten stars for quality and write tedious adventure stories about it. The larger framed will have to abseil off a tat before the top.

R McElligott, R Hoare 1984

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leo-z-g 19 Sep Show βeta
βeta: bring a #6 cam.
 
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βeta: bring a #6 cam.
FerClimbs 6 Jul Show βeta
βeta: Seriously, the chimney is thight. I am 72kg and 1.83m. So a bit tall and a bit skinny. I was pressing with my chest against the wall. And I had to take stuff off my harness to be able to pass through. It was still hard work and I nearly give up a couple of times.
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βeta: Seriously, the chimney is thight. I am 72kg and 1.83m. So a bit tall and a bit skinny. I was pressing with my chest against the wall. And I had to take stuff off my harness to be able to pass through. It was still hard work and I nearly give up a couple of times.
guy xavier percival 25 Jun Show βeta
βeta: Probably the best VS in the world. The squeeze is really narrow
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βeta: Probably the best VS in the world. The squeeze is really narrow
Rock Star 2003 Show βeta
βeta: This is not climbing. I give it -3* for the cold (-1*), dark (-1*) and perpetual damp (-1*). If you are going to insist on listing it in a log book, be sure to note it is the worst climb in the UK.
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βeta: This is not climbing. I give it -3* for the cold (-1*), dark (-1*) and perpetual damp (-1*). If you are going to insist on listing it in a log book, be sure to note it is the worst climb in the UK.
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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
ssutton 1 Sep Lead O/S 1 out 3 made it through, very good fun
with Alberto, martin one
1 out 3 made it through, very good fun
with Alberto, martin one
martin one 1 Sep 2nd O/S Could not manage to get through the gap
with ssutton
Could not manage to get through the gap
with ssutton
Mermaidrockminx 1 Sep 2nd dog OMG it was tight. Nearly backed out a couple of times
OMG it was tight. Nearly backed out a couple of times
RagingPuffin 7 Aug Lead O/S
with Rhys
with Rhys
sheelba 28 Jul Lead Worth the wait! Alex couldn’t make it
with Alex
Worth the wait! Alex couldn’t make it
with Alex
alexporter 28 Jul 2nd dnf Sam made it. I couldn't fit through the hole... Good thread protecting the crux?
with sheelba
Sam made it. I couldn't fit through the hole... Good thread protecting the crux?
with sheelba
Craigyboy13 25 Jul Lead
with partz
with partz
partz 25 Jul 2nd rpt
DJH 14 Jul Lead
with Aidan
with Aidan
just one more 23 Jun Lead rpt Wet today, still felt very squeezy, but still excellent. Josh loved it!
with josh b
Wet today, still felt very squeezy, but still excellent. Josh loved it!
with josh b
AliceJS 27 May 2nd
with Ram
with Ram
guy xavier percival 27 May Solo O/S Probably the best VS in the world
with none
Probably the best VS in the world
with none
Mayaculpa 4 May 2nd dnf Still can not squeeze through!
Still can not squeeze through!
Luke90 4 May Solo O/S
Hidden 4 May Lead O/S
CrawfMatt 5 Jan Lead O/S
leo-z-g 14 Sep, 2018 DWS dnf super tough, ended up on the overhanging wall as opposed to the slab. route finding needs some work.
with Dan swygart
super tough, ended up on the overhanging wall as opposed to the slab. route finding needs some work.
with Dan swygart
BDoc 18 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Lowered off the thread...
with Hugo
Lowered off the thread...
with Hugo
Tim W 15 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Great fun. Tighter than I thought it would be!
with Gemma Lockwood
Great fun. Tighter than I thought it would be!
with Gemma Lockwood
just one more 15 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Great, novel route. Tighter than expected, quite intimidating! Best to take a tiny rack, only placed one wire on slab,thread on the overhang and clip the in situ thread. Great effort by Josh and Lilly, age 10 and 11
with Lilly H, josh b
Great, novel route. Tighter than expected, quite intimidating! Best to take a tiny rack, only placed one wire on slab,thread on the overhang and clip the in situ thread. Great effort by Josh and Lilly, age 10 and 11
with Lilly H, josh b
simoncov 14 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with Etta
with Etta
Etta 14 Jul, 2018 2nd Didn't think it was going to be this tight for a slim girl like me! I found the first squeeze the hardest. Didn't have to remove gear or anything: in order to make it, I kept my left arm low, my right arm high and stayed left. Easier after that, but it is difficult to squeeze while your belayer at the tops keep laughing and makes you laugh too. For the final push, I twisted 180 degrees, sliding on my back while pulling with my arms on the roof of the cave. The next day I was covered in bruises, especially at my knees and elbows. Glad we ticked this, so we don't have to climb it again (though one day I might go crazy and decide to lead it!).
Didn't think it was going to be this tight for a slim girl like me! I found the first squeeze the hardest. Didn't have to remove gear or anything: in order to make it, I kept my left arm low, my right arm high and stayed left. Easier after that, but it is difficult to squeeze while your belayer at the tops keep laughing and makes you laugh too. For the final push, I twisted 180 degrees, sliding on my back while pulling with my arms on the roof of the cave. The next day I was covered in bruises, especially at my knees and elbows. Glad we ticked this, so we don't have to climb it again (though one day I might go crazy and decide to lead it!).
ftocher 8 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S At 6'2", 32" waist was still rather tight, dragged my rack up behind me on a sling, even had to remove my chalk bag in order to get through!
At 6'2", 32" waist was still rather tight, dragged my rack up behind me on a sling, even had to remove my chalk bag in order to get through!
MariaT 1 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt
with Steve Grey
with Steve Grey
Stanners 27 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S outrageous. A suitable return for Andy after his NZ adventures
outrageous. A suitable return for Andy after his NZ adventures
Munch 16 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
with Hanna
with Hanna
XrayCat 3 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
with Irish Nick, Sarah, Eric, Grace
with Irish Nick, Sarah, Eric, Grace
Danhan 3 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S To begin at the beginning, what a fun route. Slab was wet but with good holds and gear. Bridging up into cave was fun and well protected with thread and then the desperate squeeze to daylight was awesome (once out the other side!). Im a medium top, 34inch waist and left gear and helmet at the thread for 2nd to sort out!
with gnc760
To begin at the beginning, what a fun route. Slab was wet but with good holds and gear. Bridging up into cave was fun and well protected with thread and then the desperate squeeze to daylight was awesome (once out the other side!). Im a medium top, 34inch waist and left gear and helmet at the thread for 2nd to sort out!
with gnc760
gnc760 3 Jun, 2018 2nd
with Danhan
with Danhan
skinne 3 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S Yass! I was looking forward to this weirdness all day! The bottom half was sopping, and while that wasn't a problem on the barnacles at the start, a few moves just before and after the thread were quite slippery. It's all there though, VS for the sparse protection low down, and for the real possibility of getting wedged in the chimney. I have a 38" chest, and thin with it, and I had to breathe out in order to make progress at least once or twice. For me, keeping my arms below me was the weapon of choice for this battle. Aaaigh! Sunlight...
Yass! I was looking forward to this weirdness all day! The bottom half was sopping, and while that wasn't a problem on the barnacles at the start, a few moves just before and after the thread were quite slippery. It's all there though, VS for the sparse protection low down, and for the real possibility of getting wedged in the chimney. I have a 38" chest, and thin with it, and I had to breathe out in order to make progress at least once or twice. For me, keeping my arms below me was the weapon of choice for this battle. Aaaigh! Sunlight...
Paulos87 29 May, 2018 Lead O/S First VS lead! Weird & wonderful route. Took too much gear, once established in the hole it seems near impossible to fall out anyway!
First VS lead! Weird & wonderful route. Took too much gear, once established in the hole it seems near impossible to fall out anyway!
MJS 6 May, 2018 2nd
jk29 6 May, 2018 Lead O/S Definitely one to tick off. Those on the beach below heard some interesting noises once I’d entered the final squeeze
with Lucie J
Definitely one to tick off. Those on the beach below heard some interesting noises once I’d entered the final squeeze
with Lucie J
Lucie J 6 May, 2018 2nd β
with jk29
with jk29
jimmysdead 6 May, 2018 Lead O/S Green and damp, once the thread is threaded it's a romp up through the gloom with some great shuffling and squeezing towards the rewards of daylight and freedom.
with MJS
Green and damp, once the thread is threaded it's a romp up through the gloom with some great shuffling and squeezing towards the rewards of daylight and freedom.
with MJS
TCarrick 6 May, 2018 Lead
abi.k.l 5 May, 2018 2nd A proper adventure! Squeezing through the tunnel surprisingly okay. Getting over the break with everything so wet and minimal footholds was the most difficult part for me.
A proper adventure! Squeezing through the tunnel surprisingly okay. Getting over the break with everything so wet and minimal footholds was the most difficult part for me.
AliHammond 5 May, 2018 Lead
Hidden 5 May, 2018 2nd
David Kay 5 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with abi.k.l
with abi.k.l
Stroppy 1 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
TeenageMutantClimbingTurtle 1 Apr, 2018 2nd O/S an interesting squishy climb
with Stroppy
an interesting squishy climb
with Stroppy
Hidden 4 Feb, 2018 Lead β
dmorgan27 5 Nov, 2017 Lead Lowered of from cave. Great to here but the slot looks too narrow for me!
Lowered of from cave. Great to here but the slot looks too narrow for me!
gingernick 5 Nov, 2017 2nd
JC95Evans 14 Sep, 2017 2nd O/S
Lizard Ollie 14 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S For those interested in re-living those first moments of life as you are ejected from your mother's womb, this route would not disappoint. 10/10 and 3* for hilarity alone
For those interested in re-living those first moments of life as you are ejected from your mother's womb, this route would not disappoint. 10/10 and 3* for hilarity alone
Willk 2 Sep, 2017 Lead
Willk 1 Sep, 2017 Lead
Willk 1 Sep, 2017 Lead
subdir 26 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S Quite an experience, not exactly recommendable as I am not bulky at all and still got stuck where the chimney narrows. Initial slab is nice and entering the chimney demands some decent balancing technique, then end of the climbing and start of a brutal fight for progression... only did this because Rob insisted, watch out for my revenge mate...
with Rob, Andy
Quite an experience, not exactly recommendable as I am not bulky at all and still got stuck where the chimney narrows. Initial slab is nice and entering the chimney demands some decent balancing technique, then end of the climbing and start of a brutal fight for progression... only did this because Rob insisted, watch out for my revenge mate...
with Rob, Andy
Rob892 26 Aug, 2017 2nd
Hidden 19 Aug, 2017 2nd
Hidden 19 Aug, 2017 Lead
Chris Oldfield 5 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
with Dave Smith, James Buckley
with Dave Smith, James Buckley
southern_smit 5 Aug, 2017 Lead great fun
great fun
Thomas Healing 6 Jul, 2017 Lead G/U
with Stu Edwards, Dom Mahon
with Stu Edwards, Dom Mahon
Hidden 28 May, 2017 2nd
cwhyatt 26 May, 2017 Lead rpt
with Tim hindel, Boo Dickinson
with Tim hindel, Boo Dickinson
steve_gibbs 21 May, 2017 Lead O/S
with catty_9
with catty_9
catty_9 21 May, 2017 2nd O/S This route is awesome!
This route is awesome!
KatOstrich 21 May, 2017 Lead O/S Lead with preplaced gear. Most fun I've had in a long time
with Camilla
Lead with preplaced gear. Most fun I've had in a long time
with Camilla
paulerussell 13 May, 2017 2nd O/S
with George Palmer
with George Palmer
George.Palmer 13 May, 2017 Lead dog
cmliebmann 26 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
dan_waterston 20 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
with Ruth
with Ruth
Hidden 3 Dec, 2016 Lead O/S
Melissa Charlotte ?Nov, 2016 -
curon 18 Sep, 2016 2nd Had a few issues at the overhang crux, which was a little wet. Not much space in the tunnel, wouldn't want to do this again...
with Jamie
Had a few issues at the overhang crux, which was a little wet. Not much space in the tunnel, wouldn't want to do this again...
with Jamie
Hidden 29 Aug, 2016 Lead dnf
Flickster 6 Aug, 2016 TR
with Becky
with Becky
Flickster 6 Aug, 2016 TR
with Becky
with Becky
Jay Schofield 25 Jul, 2016 2nd Backed off the lead early on. Having seconded it and only just squeezed through I didn't chastise myself too much. Would not have wanted to be at the sharp end getting through that hole 'on my own!'
with Luke Weaver
Backed off the lead early on. Having seconded it and only just squeezed through I didn't chastise myself too much. Would not have wanted to be at the sharp end getting through that hole 'on my own!'
with Luke Weaver
Hidden 21 Jul, 2016 Lead β
Hidden ?Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
mattx1123 18 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
JamesBurton 18 Jun, 2016 2nd
nick ferro 6 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S
with Oli Birkill
with Oli Birkill
Emily-Cooper 23 Apr, 2016 2nd O/S
James Lamb 23 Apr, 2016 Lead rpt
davebrox ??, 2016 -
matthew.n.u ??, 2016 -
Christina 27 Sep, 2015 2nd
with Zaheer
with Zaheer
AndrewHeaton 27 Sep, 2015 2nd O/S
daniel heaton 27 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
wnicholson 19 Sep, 2015 Lead β I had a rather unpleasent time in the cave.
I had a rather unpleasent time in the cave.
Tiff Vaggas 19 Sep, 2015 2nd rpt
David(20) 8 Aug, 2015 2nd
martin c 7 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S Slippery to tunnel. Could not get through the hole despite my best efforts so lowered off thread to let Dave have a go. Dave also had to come back out the wrong way!
with Dave Thomas
Slippery to tunnel. Could not get through the hole despite my best efforts so lowered off thread to let Dave have a go. Dave also had to come back out the wrong way!
with Dave Thomas
riccer 18 Jul, 2015 2nd
Hidden 18 Jul, 2015 2nd O/S
Martin73 5 Jul, 2015 2nd O/S
with James Andrews
with James Andrews
jowe87 21 Jun, 2015 AltLd
with cameron moyes
with cameron moyes
Rob McGurk 9 Jun, 2015 2nd β
James Lamb 4 Jun, 2015 Lead rpt
Tiff Vaggas 4 Jun, 2015 Lead rpt
StephMH 4 Jun, 2015 2nd β
huwbrace 4 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
thomasmai ?Jun, 2015 Lead β
Hidden ?Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
James Lamb 30 May, 2015 Lead dog
c jepps ?May, 2015 Lead rpt
cwildblood 25 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
with owen gibson
with owen gibson
MJAS82 19 Apr, 2015 2nd O/S
Gareth T 19 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
with Chris Nevil
with Chris Nevil
francois 18 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S Very tight! You need to propel yourself with your feet and pop out past the constriction.
with Colin, Mike K
Very tight! You need to propel yourself with your feet and pop out past the constriction.
with Colin, Mike K
huwmjames 17 Apr, 2015 Lead dnf
Drew Bennett 6 Apr, 2015 Lead stuck just after crux due to rope drag- untied and soloed tunnel
stuck just after crux due to rope drag- untied and soloed tunnel
Hidden 28 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
Somerset swede basher 28 Sep, 2014 Solo O/S
with Linus Whitmarsh
with Linus Whitmarsh
Keelan McNulty 28 Sep, 2014 Lead dog Took my ever first lead fall at the overhang but had already clipped the thread. Proceeded to take an ungodly amount of time to get through the tunnel, fitting required dumping gear and copious amounts of "encouragement" from sam and gen. Not really enjoyable.
with c jepps
Took my ever first lead fall at the overhang but had already clipped the thread. Proceeded to take an ungodly amount of time to get through the tunnel, fitting required dumping gear and copious amounts of "encouragement" from sam and gen. Not really enjoyable.
with c jepps
steve2006 13 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S It was a squeeze, David and Elli were fine.
with david moore
It was a squeeze, David and Elli were fine.
with david moore
Ellie.Webb 13 Sep, 2014 2nd
Hidden 7 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
c jepps ?Sep, 2014 2nd O/S
Mike Hood 7 Aug, 2014 Lead
cmjones2 7 Aug, 2014 2nd
JClimb 16 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S However skinny you are, your bum WILL look big in this.
with Stuart MacLachlin
However skinny you are, your bum WILL look big in this.
with Stuart MacLachlin
stujamac 16 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S Hilarious climb! Unfortunately laughing so much hurt once stuck...
with JClimb
Hilarious climb! Unfortunately laughing so much hurt once stuck...
with JClimb
andrewmc 14 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S Amazing :P
with Chris Sergent, Rosa Williams, DavidSAmundsen
Amazing :P
with Chris Sergent, Rosa Williams, DavidSAmundsen
Mayaculpa 14 Jun, 2014 2nd dnf Couldn't get out of the upper section, tried a few options, just got stuck.
Couldn't get out of the upper section, tried a few options, just got stuck.
Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) 14 Jun, 2014 2nd β
pheotleyr 14 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S 4a? Not really - thought the overhang should be worth 4b? Was close to giving up on the squeeze, but onlookers from above sucessfully provided encouragement. Fun? Not sure.
4a? Not really - thought the overhang should be worth 4b? Was close to giving up on the squeeze, but onlookers from above sucessfully provided encouragement. Fun? Not sure.
Steve Bartle 13 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 13 Jun, 2014 Lead
c jepps 2 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
mollymcleod 2 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S Glad I tried it but would never repeat. Claustrophobia ensued
with c jepps
Glad I tried it but would never repeat. Claustrophobia ensued
with c jepps
Hidden 17 May, 2014 2nd O/S
John Sheehan 17 May, 2014 2nd Laughed as I bruised through, finally. Breath in and your tightly wedged; breath out and you're still tightly wedged!
Laughed as I bruised through, finally. Breath in and your tightly wedged; breath out and you're still tightly wedged!
Neil Rigiani 17 May, 2014 Lead O/S Took several goes to get through first part of cave, resulting in bruised chest and damaged t-shirt. John managed to get through after several goes. Sam didn't make it so was lowered.
with John Sheenam, Sam Bugller
Took several goes to get through first part of cave, resulting in bruised chest and damaged t-shirt. John managed to get through after several goes. Sam didn't make it so was lowered.
with John Sheenam, Sam Bugller
Sutherland J 17 May, 2014 2nd O/S Cheekie Selfie in the tunnel!
with Huw Mithan, helen.baldwin
Cheekie Selfie in the tunnel!
with Huw Mithan, helen.baldwin
Hidden 17 May, 2014 Lead β
silviac 17 May, 2014 2nd O/S
LovelyMrTom 4 May, 2014 Lead O/S Last climb of the day, tide coming in to add a bit of pressure, a few tense moments in the squeeze. A very fine caving climb!
with Joe
Last climb of the day, tide coming in to add a bit of pressure, a few tense moments in the squeeze. A very fine caving climb!
with Joe
Henry Brown 3 May, 2014 Lead
Rhi Rhi 3 May, 2014 2nd O/S
with partz
with partz
partz 3 May, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 May, 2014 2nd O/S
BStar 3 May, 2014 2nd O/S VS 4B in selected rock climbs guide. First half was good, it then got damp, then it got very very tight! And I mean very tight! 32" waist medium build with no rack on my harness and I only just got through!
with Phil?
VS 4B in selected rock climbs guide. First half was good, it then got damp, then it got very very tight! And I mean very tight! 32" waist medium build with no rack on my harness and I only just got through!
with Phil?
Matt Robinson 21 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
Jo sumner 18 Apr, 2014 Lead
Hidden 18 Apr, 2014 2nd
Dylantl ?Apr, 2014 2nd rpt
meanderthal ??, 2014 2nd
with Joel, sgtwickool
with Joel, sgtwickool
Ccmilree ??, 2014 2nd
Ccmilree ??, 2014 2nd
edjenkins 5 Oct, 2013 Lead
DaveFidler 5 Oct, 2013 2nd O/S
Dr Toph 10 Sep, 2013 Solo dnf couldn't fit though, no matter which way I turned myself!
couldn't fit though, no matter which way I turned myself!
stonemikey 1 Sep, 2013 Lead Real struggle to control claustrophobia. Took helmet off and felt much better.
with Mark Ward
Real struggle to control claustrophobia. Took helmet off and felt much better.
with Mark Ward
thehugehead 3 Aug, 2013 Lead
with Alice
with Alice
Hidden 10 Jul, 2013 2nd rpt
Greg Jones 10 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
with ZeeTee
with ZeeTee
Hidden 23 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
MariaT 22 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S James led but didn't fit through the squeeze so lowered off. I seconded up to the threads and then led from there. Very tight squeeze, with a fair amount of guano, but good fun nonetheless. Jon seconded as the only person willing and able to follow!
James led but didn't fit through the squeeze so lowered off. I seconded up to the threads and then led from there. Very tight squeeze, with a fair amount of guano, but good fun nonetheless. Jon seconded as the only person willing and able to follow!
whiting.jp 22 Jun, 2013 2nd
with MariaT
with MariaT
David Walker 22 Jun, 2013 2nd dnf
with jamesca
with jamesca
JamesBurton 2 Jun, 2013 2nd
with Corinne, Alistair Everett
with Corinne, Alistair Everett
Nigel R Lewis 27 Apr, 2013 Lead
with Christian
with Christian
SteveK 27 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 2 Mar, 2013 2nd β
Alex Wade 2 Mar, 2013 Lead rpt
with ZeeTee
with ZeeTee
tdudley 2 Mar, 2013 2nd
with partz
with partz
partz 2 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S
with tdudley
with tdudley
pearson9596 24 Feb, 2013 2nd O/S
with James Cowley
with James Cowley
JHC 24 Feb, 2013 Lead The cave is a squash!
The cave is a squash!
mauricechetwyndwoods1 16 Feb, 2013 2nd O/S
with Leo Grabowski
with Leo Grabowski
leo-z-g 16 Feb, 2013 Lead O/S
clarky_two ??, 2013 -
justaddpowder ??, 2013 Lead
David Maddison 22 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
Huw Mithan 22 Sep, 2012 Lead
with Hannah Scott, Olivier Goury
with Hannah Scott, Olivier Goury
ejohnson 22 Sep, 2012 2nd
Hannahjscott 22 Sep, 2012 2nd
with Huw Mithan
with Huw Mithan
ejohnson 20 Sep, 2012 2nd
imogen.fish 20 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
lloyd 16 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S
Matthew Edwards 26 Jul, 2012 2nd rpt was wet, found the gear, left it there incase someone needed to ab off if they don't fit...
was wet, found the gear, left it there incase someone needed to ab off if they don't fit...
Hidden 26 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Jul, 2012 Solo
toriwest ?Jul, 2012 -
partz 27 May, 2012 2nd rpt
Steve Hill 27 May, 2012 Lead dnf Couldn't squeeze my rib cage through the tunnel entrance, so sacrificed gear and lowered off. :( Also, did the crux move onto the overhang with only a couple of dodgy wires below me - couldn't find the thread (which I'm sure used to be a really obvious bit of conglomerate at the overhang) - has it fallen off or am I going blind?
with minda_kat, Liz Corcoran
Couldn't squeeze my rib cage through the tunnel entrance, so sacrificed gear and lowered off. :( Also, did the crux move onto the overhang with only a couple of dodgy wires below me - couldn't find the thread (which I'm sure used to be a really obvious bit of conglomerate at the overhang) - has it fallen off or am I going blind?
with minda_kat, Liz Corcoran
Matthew Edwards 27 May, 2012 Lead rpt Managed to do it a lot quicker this time, was bone dry, finally done it clean!
with partz
Managed to do it a lot quicker this time, was bone dry, finally done it clean!
with partz
minda_kat 27 May, 2012 2nd
Geras 20 May, 2012 Lead
with Paul O-T
with Paul O-T
Hidden 19 May, 2012 2nd O/S
Pete Randall 19 May, 2012 Lead O/S :)
with John H
:)
with John H
Hidden 6 May, 2012 2nd
Ana Broad 6 May, 2012 2nd
Sarah Welsh 6 May, 2012 Lead O/S Strictly speaking this is a repeat, but it must be more than 20 years since I last did it. I didn't recognise the start point, and the tunnel was narrower and longer than anything I remember. It's a route with great character, I'm delighted that the new guidebook has given it a star and I love the extra detail and biting humour of the updated description. For the record - I'm never doing this route again, ever. It reminded me of why I never got into caving.
with Emgrant
Strictly speaking this is a repeat, but it must be more than 20 years since I last did it. I didn't recognise the start point, and the tunnel was narrower and longer than anything I remember. It's a route with great character, I'm delighted that the new guidebook has given it a star and I love the extra detail and biting humour of the updated description. For the record - I'm never doing this route again, ever. It reminded me of why I never got into caving.
with Emgrant
steveprice.exmouth 5 May, 2012 Lead O/S Well, led until the squeeze but was too fat to get through so lowered off
with Eike Mueller
Well, led until the squeeze but was too fat to get through so lowered off
with Eike Mueller
Hidden 21 Apr, 2012 Lead dnf
Hidden 24 Mar, 2012 2nd
steve-grigg 24 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S wont forget this anytime soon. had to move my gear around my harness a bit, but got through in the end
wont forget this anytime soon. had to move my gear around my harness a bit, but got through in the end
Ana Broad ??, 2012 -
Alex Wade 30 Sep, 2011 2nd O/S
Greg Jones 30 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S Still great fun if a little damp today..
Still great fun if a little damp today..
Snowbones 24 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
matt.woodfield 31 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
UnkArl 27 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S Tighter and longer than I was expecting - don't take loads of gear!
with Ali
Tighter and longer than I was expecting - don't take loads of gear!
with Ali
Rick Ashton 27 Aug, 2011 Lead
with Fiona Dalton
with Fiona Dalton
steve2006 14 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S I am not a big person but it was a squeeze.
with david moore(13)
I am not a big person but it was a squeeze.
with david moore(13)
Ali ?Aug, 2011 2nd
with Karl
with Karl
josh1905 ?Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2011 -
SianR 25 Jul, 2010 2nd
with Cora & Simon
with Cora & Simon
Hidden 17 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 17 Jul, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 31 May, 2010 2nd
Matthew Edwards 21 May, 2010 Lead dog at the thread, couldn't work out where to go, and got tired so rested there, cntinued up, hard getting through the narrow part at the start of the cave, spent an age moving an inch at a time, fun, would like to do it again! Hopefully when a bit dryer!
with partz
at the thread, couldn't work out where to go, and got tired so rested there, cntinued up, hard getting through the narrow part at the start of the cave, spent an age moving an inch at a time, fun, would like to do it again! Hopefully when a bit dryer!
with partz
partz 21 May, 2010 2nd O/S
JamieGreig 21 May, 2010 Lead dnf Climbed the wet slab alright, got into the cave alright, got stuck. Load of rubbish.
Climbed the wet slab alright, got into the cave alright, got stuck. Load of rubbish.
Hidden 15 May, 2010 2nd dnf
eclipse 15 May, 2010 Lead dog
with d_b
with d_b
TomWebber 17 Apr, 2010 Lead With a bit of an audience below! Initial slab is straightforward with good gear. Tricky move is getting into the cave, which again is well protected. Great route overall
with Hannah Buckland
With a bit of an audience below! Initial slab is straightforward with good gear. Tricky move is getting into the cave, which again is well protected. Great route overall
with Hannah Buckland
tdudley 31 Jan, 2010 Lead O/S
mattshort 19 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
with Tash
with Tash
Monkey_Alan 21 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S Brilliant climb, makes Lockwood's Chimney and Avernus seem spacious!
with Jeff Escosio, Craig Shelley
Brilliant climb, makes Lockwood's Chimney and Avernus seem spacious!
with Jeff Escosio, Craig Shelley
mrfeebus ?Jun, 2009 -
Hidden 25 May, 2009 Lead O/S
Greg Jones 12 May, 2009 Lead O/S This is an amasing climb, led this after Tom lead scavanger and both agreeded we enjoyed it more, once you pass the first five or so meters the protection gets better. It seems to be over graded becsuse of the squeese.
This is an amasing climb, led this after Tom lead scavanger and both agreeded we enjoyed it more, once you pass the first five or so meters the protection gets better. It seems to be over graded becsuse of the squeese.
Steve Hill 10 May, 2009 2nd O/S
eagleopus 10 May, 2009 Lead O/S
with Steve Hill
with Steve Hill
Hidden 10 May, 2009 2nd rpt
Ewan Richards 22 Feb, 2009 Lead rpt
with Owen
with Owen
owenrhyswilliams 22 Feb, 2009 2nd O/S
with Ewan, Gareth Protheroe
with Ewan, Gareth Protheroe
Browny 1 Feb, 2009 Lead dog An amazing route
An amazing route
summo ??, 2009 -
jbutler ??, 2009 Lead O/S
Ewan Richards 23 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
with Conor
with Conor
SianR 20 Jul, 2008 Lead Woohooo! This is the best route I've ever done! Really good fun VS with interesting overhang as you head up into the blackness! Excellent gear - superb threads!First bit of the tunnel is the narrowest - I got someone to lower a rope to haul up the excess gear, chalk bag etc. Quite a long session of wriggling before I broke through to daylight again.
with Tara
Woohooo! This is the best route I've ever done! Really good fun VS with interesting overhang as you head up into the blackness! Excellent gear - superb threads!First bit of the tunnel is the narrowest - I got someone to lower a rope to haul up the excess gear, chalk bag etc. Quite a long session of wriggling before I broke through to daylight again.
with Tara
Hidden ?May, 2008 Lead O/S
Sgt. Vest 17 Feb, 2008 Solo O/S
Hidden 27 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 Aug, 2007 Lead
jon clayton 26 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
with cherry
with cherry
Cardi 9 Sep, 2006 Lead O/S Fantastic route (if you're thin enough!). New guide gives it VS 4a. Move over the overlap is a bit tricky for 4a I think though. First VS, maybe given because of the dire consequences of getting stuck in the tunnel!
with Pete D
Fantastic route (if you're thin enough!). New guide gives it VS 4a. Move over the overlap is a bit tricky for 4a I think though. First VS, maybe given because of the dire consequences of getting stuck in the tunnel!
with Pete D
Sarahcrowsley ?Aug, 2006 Lead
Hidden ?Jul, 2006 Lead
Hidden 25 Feb, 2006 Lead O/S
irish paul ?Jun, 2005 Lead O/S
with Mel,Mike,ffitch
with Mel,Mike,ffitch
Mihkel 28 May, 2005 Lead O/S
with Chris Roberts
with Chris Roberts
Hidden ?Oct, 2004 Lead O/S
Howard J 30 May, 2004 2nd dnf Alan thought he was too big to fit through the hole, I just thought it was too manky, so we backed off
with Alan Kemp
Alan thought he was too big to fit through the hole, I just thought it was too manky, so we backed off
with Alan Kemp
Rock Star ??, 2003 Lead This is not climbing. I give it -3*. For the cold (-1*), dark (-1*) and perpetual damp (-1*). If you are going to insist on listing it in a log book, be sure to note it is the worst climb in the UK. Don't believe me, look at the uploaded photos and ask yourself if the poor sods who ventured too close and were sucked in, are having fun. Still don't believe me, squeeze yourself through then tell me I'm wrong.
with Carl
This is not climbing. I give it -3*. For the cold (-1*), dark (-1*) and perpetual damp (-1*). If you are going to insist on listing it in a log book, be sure to note it is the worst climb in the UK. Don't believe me, look at the uploaded photos and ask yourself if the poor sods who ventured too close and were sucked in, are having fun. Still don't believe me, squeeze yourself through then tell me I'm wrong.
with Carl
Will Gordon ?May, 2002 Lead O/S Climbed to the entrance, assessed, downclimbed, ditched the harness and gear and went with a sling-harness, re-climbed to the entrance and did the worm until back in the sunlight. Adventurous and very cosy. 3*.
with Rob Gleeson
Climbed to the entrance, assessed, downclimbed, ditched the harness and gear and went with a sling-harness, re-climbed to the entrance and did the worm until back in the sunlight. Adventurous and very cosy. 3*.
with Rob Gleeson
goi.ashmore 17 Mar, 2002 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
with Roy Thomas
Gilgar ??, 1999 Lead O/S
with Andy Freem
with Andy Freem
Hidden 30 Aug, 1998 Solo O/S
Hidden 1 Jun, 1998 2nd O/S
NeilGriffiths 1 May, 1993 -
turl ??, 1992 -
RichardMc 12 May, 1990 Lead
with Tony Whitehouse
with Tony Whitehouse
andrewlegg ??, 1988 Lead O/S don't carry a big rack - you will get stuck !
don't carry a big rack - you will get stuck !
RichardMc ??, 1984 Lead O/S Removed harness and pushed it in front of me to exit hole.
with Rupert Hoare
Removed harness and pushed it in front of me to exit hole.
with Rupert Hoare
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