Rockfax Description
Bosigran's most celebrated Extreme, and one of its most exciting. Start by scrambling up a corner and crack to a stance under the leaning light brown wall.
1) 5b, 26m. Follow a line of surprisingly good holds out rightwards across the impressive wall to a small spike. Continue up a crack, past a horizontal crack with what looks like a pancake of rock sandwiched in it, to a traverse-line slightly higher. Strenuous moves rightwards lead immediately into more technical ground that gains a cramped slab under an overhang. Move right and pull through the overhang to a belay just above.
2) 5b, 26m. Make an exposed traverse left along the lip of the overhang to meet a diagonal break that leads more easily back rightwards to the top of the crag. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Hard Rock, West Country Climbs, Rockfax West Country top 50, Ultimate E2 ticklist, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), CUC Climbing Club, Part 2: Hidden Gems, Adventures & Harder Offerings, Extreme 2018.

brian watson 29/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches with belay. P2 soft 5b IMO. Turned into a bit of a epic Mike had to 2nd P2 in the dark.

with Mike Hawkins
Tom Hill 18/Sep/17 2nd dog

Went for the lead on pitch 1, got a complete schooling in burly granite crack climbing at the end. Perhaps my anti-style?

Cbulman 18/Sep/17 Lead dog
Simon Allcock 21/Aug/17 AltLd dnf

Wilki shut down by the traverse under the roof. so want to get on this climb

with Wilki
Fragmod 10/Aug/17 Lead
tim whitaker 20/Jul/17 Lead dnf

Need more granite!

with Liz Whitaker
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 13/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

Strenuous at the end of p1

with Roisin
Barry Kerslake 19/Jun/17 2nd dog
with Vic Hau
Hidden 18/Jun/17 Lead dog
mcgovern 19/May/17 Lead

in one pitch, excellent

with pete
masa-alpin 18/May/17 2nd rpt

During the BMC International Meet 2017.

with Diego Dellai
masa-alpin 15/May/17 AltLd rpt

Moos lead P1 and I did P2. On a wet day. Rain started during P2, and we were soaking wet by the time we return to the hut after the climb. Perhaps the route of the day in the BMC International Meet 2017 (as Mark alleged)!?

with Moos
Dave Almond 14/May/17 AltLd O/S

Bmc International meet

with Maria Soltesova
Alice Thompson ?/May/17 Lead O/S

Did as one pitch! Excellent

kennythescot 21/Apr/17 Lead dog

Don't follow the chalk religiously!!!!

with Rich Mackie
Duncan Campbell 19/Apr/17 AltLd O/S

Led p1 - felt burly at the top!

with Gus
Gus 19/Apr/17 AltLd O/S
ned_85 17/Apr/17 AltLd dog
with Scott Marc Berry
Flavio 17/Apr/17 Lead O/S
JendeHoxar 17/Apr/17 2nd rpt
with Flavio
irish paul 16/Apr/17 AltLd O/S

Sarah took the crux (stopped to exclaim it was steep!) and I got the silly second pitch. Great fun and worth the wait

Senna 15/Apr/17 Lead dog
Sarah Black 14/Apr/17 AltLd O/S

Brilliant route. Very fun crux sequence across the undercuts onto the slab.

The Grist 11/Apr/17 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1. Enjoyable climb.

Hidden ??/2017 -
Hidden ??/2017 AltLd
joedean ??/2017 -
Hidden 14/Nov/16 AltLd
Hidden 14/Nov/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Oct/16 AltLd
alanblyth 29/Oct/16 2nd O/S
JendeHoxar 29/Oct/16 Lead
with Alan
WillDoyle ?/Oct/16 2nd
Hidden 18/Sep/16 2nd
emitto 20/Aug/16 2nd O/S

Its a pig to second, especially when its wet.

with Nigel
Nigel Bond 20/Aug/16 Lead

Another great route from Hard Rock which was climbed in high winds gale force. Did in four pitches but in the wind communication was too difficult. Well done great climb enjoyed 11 routes left to do.

with Tim Teo
Luxulyan 16/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
tim.fairhall 16/Aug/16 AltLd dog

1 fall seconding traverse on P1; led P2

with Richard
Anna Maykova 04/Aug/16 2nd
with Ian
Ian MK 04/Aug/16 Lead dog

Burned out at the crux and had to rest. Bit full on for a warm up. Great route though :)

with Anna
M_Robinson 03/Aug/16 Lead dnf

Only P1

with Ella Watkinson
ellawatkinson 03/Aug/16 2nd dnf
with Michael Robinson
beni 23/Jul/16 TR
brianhall16 22/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Helen Wallace
JoeCoxson 20/Jul/16 Lead dog

Put everything into the crux first go, started traversing but just had hands in a muddle; gutted to miss out on the onsight, but got it next go. An amazing bit of climbing.

omaskrey 20/Jul/16 2nd dog
Hidden 16/Jul/16 AltLd
Hidden 16/Jul/16 AltLd
Teappleby 16/Jun/16 AltLd

P1. Great climbing. Good old fashioned fight on the steep jams round the roof.

amccann 16/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Led P1

kyaizawa 16/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Amazing route, has to be up there as one of the best!! Certainly no give away, and an awesome line/position!!

with Libby Passey
shaunhumphreys 16/Jun/16 AltLd rpt

P2 felt harder than last time! still a sick route!

with Tom A
James Oswald 15/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Lead p2. Really good - felt quite tough for E2 on the final section of P1.

with Alex Mccan
OliverRoss 14/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Phil Rudd, David Jung
Hidden 14/Jun/16 2nd dog
JRJones 14/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

P2. Much easier than P1.

Tom McCabe 14/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Got the first pitch. Fantastic climbing up a great bit of rock. Absolute classic route, very Joe Brown.

Phil.Rudd 14/Jun/16 2nd
charleybaby5287 30/May/16 2nd
robgixer 30/May/16 Lead dog
with Charley
thetradlad 29/May/16 AltLd G/U

Mark p1, me p2. Fell on initial traverse, clean 2nd attempt.

with Mark Chevassut, Annie Rose
Hidden 14/May/16 Lead dnf
JCAshman 04/Apr/16 Lead rpt

Went way off route on Sunday and had to escape up/down/across god knows what onto doorpost, a Jamie and doogie mini epic special. Went back Monday knowing where to go and did it properly. Still felt wild though! Great route.

Jackislav 18/Mar/16 Lead rpt

P1&P2 - Great fun, cheers Hannah!

climbhannahclimb 18/Mar/16 2nd

fell once on each pitch

elliptic 03/Oct/15 Lead
with Nick E.
jonleighton 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
ferdia 02/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Andy Moles 02/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
with Ferdia
AlexD 01/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Lush in the evening sun. Lead p1, thankfully the big holds just kept coming on that final traverse!

with Ed
Sadie ?/Aug/15 2nd

Amazing route! Visionary from joe brown. Would have been well hard back in the day! Seconded jon up as he lead the first pitch and I chickened out as the second was quite exposed. First pitch was even scary on a second! Pendulum potential.

pete johnson 20/Jul/15 AltLd rpt
Hidden 20/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
benkelsey 07/Jul/15 AltLd rpt

P2. Pitch one is amazing, steep and delicate. Good lead shaun. 5b is probably fair.

with Shaun Humphreys
shaunhumphreys 07/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

P1 MEGA awesome position and climbing!

Ian Jones 28/Jun/15 AltLd rpt

Really not that great. **

with Robert Durran (aka 'Big Bob')
soph 26/Jun/15 AltLd rpt
with Michaela Tracy
Hidden 10/Jun/15 AltLd dog
Hidden 10/Jun/15 AltLd dog
Billg 23/May/15 AltLd

P1 - repeated after 27 years - I'll claim an Alzheimer's onsight :)

with Megan Beaumont
Hidden 23/May/15 AltLd dnf
Hidden 23/May/15 AltLd O/S
jimmatthews 23/May/15 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd pitch. Found crux bloody hard (Pitch 1).

darcan 17/May/15 AltLd dog
with nick
nickstephens 17/May/15 AltLd dog
with Darcan
Mike_Hayes 16/May/15 Lead
with dan parkes
Hidden 16/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/May/15 2nd
lost.arrow 03/May/15 AltLd

This being my third trip up this route. Stu got the first and hung on gear. I hung to get it out. I did the second clean.

with Stu Sherwood
Dan0Me 12/Apr/15 2nd O/S

1st pitch felt more like 5c. Top pitch much easier

with James S, Geoff P
grp 12/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
James Smith 12/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch, way easier than the 1st but just as good!

with geoff, dan
Dunx 09/Apr/15 AltLd dog
with Adam
Martin Bagshaw 05/Apr/15 AltLd dog

Gutted. Would have probably been alright if i paid attention to the topo

Katsmiff 05/Apr/15 AltLd dog

Sustained section at the end of the first pitch which Martin lead. If you miss the belay point the rope drag is horrendous. Overall an interesting climb.

adam 24 04/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
with Caroline
Hidden 04/Apr/15 AltLd β
Mine2209 ??/2015 AltLd
with Bill strachan, Jonny Newman
Hidden ??/2015 -
beni ??/2015 Lead rpt
phil64 ??/2015 Lead
Scooter Young ??/2015 -
Ed morris 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Led both pitches. It is a confused climber that gives the first pitch 5b!

with Colin
tskelhon 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Slick 27/Sep/14 2nd
alastairbegley 27/Sep/14 Lead

well I got up it.... few good falls at the crux. Felt more like 5c and pretty hard for E2!

eel 19/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Andy J
bigdrew 19/Sep/14 AltLd dog

shocking effort - the sun didn't help..

with Eve
Spearos 06/Sep/14 AltLd rpt
with Riggo
Hidden 21/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Tom Seccombe 19/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Louise Street
david morse 19/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Led p1. Another amazing Bosigran classic

with chris todd
Hidden 19/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
markalmack 18/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

lead p2

with gwen, james marjot
quiffhanger 10/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Practicing going quick for alps. One for shorties - bloody insecure and awkward crux on P1.

theotherpetehill 10/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with Ross McKerchar
1poundSOCKS 02/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Rich led P1, I led P2. Class route, but the tech grades are all wrong, P1 is 5c (5b doesn't make me feel sick), P2 is 4c (you can't bump it up for exposure!!!).

richiebongo 02/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1, tough for the grade.

with Mat Coburn
Hidden ?/Aug/14 AltLd
hornbywill 27/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Found it hard to start with was pumped down climbed got back on it and it didn't seem to bad

Brian H 27/Jul/14 AltLd
Ewan Russell 14/Jul/14 AltLd O/S


with Tom Nichols
Ally Baba 08/Jul/14 AltLd

Amazing route. Really pumpy pulling sideways through to the belay on the 1st pitch. Awkward pulling off the belay at start of second pitch.

with Gav Swinton
alice fuller 05/Jul/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 05/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 05/Jul/14 Lead β
peter.ravenscroft27 05/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Good Job Tim for smashing this Cracking route. holds seem to magicaly appear as you climb.

Misha 05/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Had led the crux on the International Meet the previous year. Sue had done it before as well but hadn't led the crux and fancied giving it a go so we did it as the last route of the day. Think I found the crux shuffle underneath the roof easier on lead! P2 was enjoyable, mostly fairly easy but airy climbing with a couple of exciting moves on the initial traverse leftwards.

with Sue
tim newton 27/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hinchrn 03/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Johny Logan
manwithacam 03/May/14 AltLd

Delighted to climb this route. Unfortunately unable to clean red Friend from under roof. If anyone can retrieve it either keep the booty or even nicer, let me know, was first cam I bought. Thanks.

with Joris
Joris.Roulleau 03/May/14 AltLd dog

Sat on rope at the crux. Pumpy

Hidden 14/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/14 Lead dnf
ian d f 19/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Led P1

stevorobs3 19/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Led P2

onlyfoddington 19/Mar/14 2nd dog

Got to the move below the roof at the end of pitch one, but couldn't gain the break. Twice took a swing before delicately managing to inch my way around the arete and back to the belay (with anther rest to surmount the roof. Managed pitch 2 ok.

with Ian, Steve R
Neil ??/2014 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Frank the Husky ??/2014 -
gg4419 12/Oct/13 AltLd dog

Mini epic with night approaching, standard day out!

adam 24 12/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Only P1. I lead it clean, just, but partner didn't make it up. Will be back for the second pitch.

with Lee Harrison
Big Lee 12/Oct/13 2nd dnf

The big flake at the start of the route is loose. This is the flake that the first piece of gear is placed behind. I'm not sure how stable it is. Totally nailed by this on second. Massively pumped out on the cracks leading to the roof and needed to be lowered off. A first...

nickstephens 12/Oct/13 AltLd dog
smallerrich 11/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Led first two pitches (CC guide) together, rope drag was epic round the roof!

masa-alpin 15/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Great route! Dave lead the first scrambling bit and I lead the rest. I almost blew as I misread the sequence at the P2 crux. Each individual move is 5b, but when they are one after another in the overhanging terrain, there is not margin for the mistake!

with Dave W-J
Hidden 09/Aug/13 AltLd
David Sherratt 09/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 23/Jun/13 AltLd rpt
Justin T 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

P2, found the traverse on P1 desperate bunched, balls-out thrutching but the rest was very pleasant.

John Mcshea 09/Jun/13 AltLd
Misha 15/May/13 AltLd O/S

Brilliant! Pleasant VS climbing to start with, then it picks up the pace but there's a half decent rest under the roof. The way onwards is intimidating, you have to commit but it's not that hard (there's even another rest - if you have stamina!) and pretty well protected. Great stance at the end of P1 and very happy to get there! Davor led P2 & 3 in one. Some good moves tip toeing cross the slab. With Davor on the BMC international meet.

with Davor
oakapple 13/May/13 Lead O/S
Dave Turnbull, BMC 13/May/13 2nd
morganator 13/May/13 AltLd


with International Meet Guest
Wil Treasure 13/May/13 AltLd
with Viktor
Pieterjan De Roo 13/May/13 AltLd O/S
Ed Booth 11/May/13 2nd rpt
with Benno Wagner, Rob Greenwood
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 11/May/13 Lead
mike lawrence? 03/May/13 AltLd

led first pitch, disappointed the climbing didn't get easier and easier as expected but then I should have read the guidebook. great second pitch.

with FatRob
Nick Wallis ?/May/13 AltLd
with BMC international meet
Davebryant 19/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
sam.hann 19/Feb/13 AltLd
David Sherratt ??/2013 -
andybirtwistle ??/2013 -
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2013 -
duncan 13/Oct/12 AltLd rpt

As part of all the SW Hard Rock Routes IAD

El3ctroFuzz 29/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

The hardest E2 i have ever done. Period. Easy up to the traverse, hard 5c leads right to cramped slab, another move further gains a good rest below the belay.

with Paul Roberts
Martin Cooper 12/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2- wild but OK. P1 hard- 5c

with Nick
Dean Russell 07/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth 05/Sep/12 AltLd dog

Fell at the slab after the strenuous traverse.

Spearos 01/Sep/12 AltLd
with Riggo
Nick Wallis ?/Sep/12 AltLd
with Martin Cooper
Owen W-G 26/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Led p2. Had attempted route in 2008 and got v confused but turns out Id got to first stance and attempted to keep on going for some reason, ended up aborting onto doorpost. Think I can still claim onsight, having led both pitches in entirety, if 4ys apart.

with Jim
jgordon75 26/Aug/12 AltLd

Too high on traverse and couldnt reverse before pumping out.

Ed Babs 26/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

P1. A superb pitch. P2 with AlexD on 01Aug15. Also good.

clipskipper 26/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with Ed Babington
Mike W 09/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with bigrob
Hidden 09/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
mjeffery 06/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
tgeh 22/Jun/12 AltLd dog
with Ed
Hidden 22/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Mr Powly 04/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Ian B
burto 04/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with tom powell, calum
rustaldo 06/May/12 Lead dnf

spectacular route, a great line forced through demanding terrain, sadly had to retreat just short of the belay, one to come back for, might keep me awake at night for awhile.

with Si
Hidden 21/Apr/12 2nd
Dale Turrell 08/Apr/12 2nd dog
JeromeT 08/Apr/12 Lead dog

Was soaking wet, fell off the crux!

BelayBunney 24/Mar/12 Lead dnf

Ended up on Bow Wall after misreading route for Doorpost! D'oh! Tried crux of pitch 2, but was a bit tough so backed off.

Pete Graham 27/Feb/12 AltLd
with Ben Silvestre
Dave Heaton 28/Jan/12 AltLd
with Jake Nichol
jakenichol 28/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Done in 2 pitches, led 1st pitch. Traverse was pumpy as hell but gear was solid throughout. Not bad for January?

Hidden ??/2012 AltLd
Steven Carter ??/2012 Lead O/S
DanH9883 ??/2012 Lead
matt perks ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Dale ?/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

Still not feeling 100% after being ill got on route anyway. Tim had the frist 5b pitch, and what a pitch. The start was graesy and thought the move after the traverse onto the slab was hard for 5b more like 5c, We did grendal the next day E2 5c I thought that was easier me and tim both agreed that was top end E2. I would of fell off here if leading slumped onto rope o well strugged to get gear out. The next pitch only few moves of 5b but the space walking is also great fun.

with Tim
mark20 01/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Led P2

soph ?/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
with Helena Robinson
Hidden 28/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
jelaby 28/Aug/11 AltLd dog

Led P1 and P2; notgnarly led P3 as it started to go dark. Slumped on P2 on the crux. Got it next go: very, very annoyed. It's a beautiful route.

Rich Guest 23/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Led throughout, which just about works ok. Crux is classic JB, but I found it fairly steady along the traverse with just a stiff pull required at end. Great, great climb of classic status!

Hidden 23/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/11 Lead dnf
pezzerrr 19/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
nicolat ?/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with James Mitchell
Longsufferingropeholder 08/Jul/11 AltLd
with Ed
richsmithinbristol 25/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Led the last pitch. Climbed at great speed having started the route after 9pm!

thomasadixon 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Pumpy as hell! Totally sandbagged by Mike saying it was easy! Great climb, esp the first pitch.

with Becca
BeccaSnowden 23/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Fantastic route. Great belay stance.

with Tom
CRiddiford 23/Jun/11 2nd
with Mike
Harry Thorpe 18/Jun/11 2nd O/S

stunning main pitch, was so close to coming off the final traverse, so pumped!

Hidden 18/Jun/11 Lead O/S
datoon 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with K
hamish2016 ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Oliver Hill
miastacey ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Katherine Sellers
Adam Booth 27/May/11 AltLd

Fell off the crux on P1. Felt hard for 5b.

Ed Booth 27/May/11 AltLd O/S

led top pitch.

billb ?/May/11 AltLd
richsmithinbristol ?/May/11 AltLd
drcorbasisgod 30/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
cem 30/Apr/11 AltLd β

Led pitch 1 (that is, p1 + p2 as described in the guidebook, as 1 pitch). Good to get it done after a previous abortive attempt seven years earlier.

Hidden 27/Apr/11 AltLd
ellis 26/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with Tom Bridgeland
Hidden 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Jez 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Quality - Lead P1 and P3

with NJSharp
_m.cox_ 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Jason Williams
oliver.ghill91 ??/2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Johnny Baker ??/2011 -
with Nigel Birtwell
Hidden ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Glenn Sutcliffe ??/2011 -
Bristoldave 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S

p1 only

Matt Fry 02/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

lead 2nd pitch.

Hidden 02/Oct/10 AltLd
Hidden 02/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
adam cooper*super* 30/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

feels alot harder then 5b, maybe strong 5c/6a

Jack_F 30/Aug/10 Lead
with mike waller, adam cooper* super*
tommytuffa 13/Aug/10 2nd dog
with ollie b
Hidden 12/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Si dH 12/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Neil led first pitch, I led second pitch. Brilliant route, one of the best I've done. Second pitch surprisingly good although obviously first is the meat of the route.

with Tom Lambert, Neil Furniss
Brown 19/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Ben Lepesant
lukea 10/Jul/10 Lead β
with Al
Jennyvs 01/Jul/10 2nd
with Dan Walker
jacobjacob 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

lead the middle pitch, was a shaking wreck by the end of it.

Bobby Gilbert 15/May/10 2nd rpt

With Simon from France on BMC international meet. Ran pitches 2 and 3 together. Nearly pulled me off the traverse by pulling rope tight at wrong moment. Had to hang on halfway across for a minute or two while the message was relayed up the crag that I needed slack. It was good to finally complete the traverse!

with Simon from France
Hidden 11/May/10 AltLd
Different Steve 10/May/10 AltLd rpt

Led top pitch

with Mick Walsh
Dave Turnbull, BMC 08/May/10 2nd
with Jiri Sefl (Czech)
benkelsey 15/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
dan gibson 08/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with michael porter
nickdonohue ?/Mar/10 AltLd

Mark did pitch 1, I did 2nd & 3rd

with Mark McCarthy
Chris Ebbutt ??/2010 2nd

Messed up at the crux.

with Dave C.
JerryD ??/2010 Lead
Luke Brooks 19/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/09 AltLd
Dan_Carroll 28/Aug/09 Lead rpt

central traverse pitch definitely warrants 5c. superb route.

with Rebecca Holland
Beck Robinson 28/Aug/09 2nd dog
Dave Turnbull, BMC 20/Jul/09 Lead

First did this in 1987 then again in 1 long pitch with Crag Jones in 2003.

with Craig Harwood
Hidden 02/Jul/09 AltLd dnf
shane54 ?/Jul/09 AltLd dog

Climbed with Dave Wag. He took flight from the 1st pitch crux but finally made it, much to my appreciation...because one more fall and it would have been my go!

Hidden 23/May/09 AltLd rpt
dannyboy83 04/May/09 Lead O/S
with Shane
Chad123 30/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

Felt harder than Beowolf - a bit of a pumper! There is a hands off rest just before the crux but the traverse is hard the way I did it... Top pitch is brilliant airy and delicate climbing though much easier...Not worth belaying after 4c pitch, run 1 and 2 together.

with Jonny M
Hidden 25/Aug/08 AltLd
centurion05 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Matt Bennett 22/Jun/08 Lead RP
Somerset swede basher 10/May/08 AltLd O/S
with George Taylor
switch ??/2008 AltLd O/S
Stone Muppet ??/2008 Lead dnf

holy sh*t! fell off, didn't finish

Mark Stevenson 16/Aug/07 AltLd rpt
with Rich Mayfield
Hidden 15/Aug/07 2nd
Rich Mayfield 16/Jul/07 AltLd
Toby Dunn 12/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Ruth
Hidden ??/2007 -
climber sim ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 AltLd
Hidden ??/2007 -
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
pete johnson ?/Aug/06 2nd
with Rick Newcombe
Ram MkiV 20/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Mike Grant
Hidden 04/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/06 Lead O/S
eddy-on-the-rocks 01/May/06 Lead O/S
with Sinbad
sinbad 01/May/06 AltLd
Hidden ??/2006 -
wojt ??/2006 Lead
centurion05 11/Aug/05 Lead O/S


with Dan Carroll
Tim Steward 28/May/05 Lead
with Jame Wasiak
Mark Stevenson 02/Apr/05 AltLd O/S
feilx ??/2005 AltLd
Scott Anderson ??/2005 2nd
Macca_7 03/Jul/04 Lead O/S

Great Route Ann led 1st and last pitch awesome

with Ann Fisher
skygodley 24/Jun/04 Lead O/S
cem 09/Apr/04 AltLd dnf

Stupid choice for the end of the day when we were both knackered. Got to the first belay not cleanly) but then had to ab off before it got dark

leadmat ?/Jan/04 Lead

pitch 1 and 2 completed then escaped due to nasty shower. came back for pitch 3 on another date. Brilliant.

with Dr James Armstrong
Hidden 20/Sep/03 Lead
lukea 29/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Al
Hidden 20/Aug/03 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Jun/03 Lead
DubyaJamesDubya 18/Apr/03 Lead O/S

Great first pitch.

with John Bunny
Samuel P 14/Apr/03 2nd
with Luke
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Chris Reid 03/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with Paul Tanton
PaulTanton 02/Jun/02 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/02 AltLd
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2002 Lead O/S

Not sure if it was Naomi

with Naomi Walker
Hidden 26/May/01 AltLd dog
tompercy 26/May/01 AltLd
Ally Smith ?/Nov/00 Lead O/S

With Any Bitmead - freezing cold uni trip to Cornwall.

jfletcher 27/Aug/00 AltLd
pete johnson ?/Aug/00 Lead
with Peter Beaumont
peterbeaumont ?/Jul/00 Lead
Hidden 03/Jun/00 -
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
Steve Crowe 14/Jun/99 Lead O/S
with KM
goi.ashmore 13/Jun/99 Lead O/S
with Iain Fisher
lost.arrow 01/Jun/99 AltLd
with Tim Malone
WB 03/Apr/99 AltLd O/S

hard but awesome route

with Guy
Hidden 02/Apr/99 2nd
duncan ?/Apr/99 AltLd O/S
lost.arrow 21/Jun/98 Lead
with Gill Heartly
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
Just Another Dave ??/1998 AltLd
with Ben Hope, Jo Bertalot, Laura
Nigel Coe ??/1998 AltLd
with Tim Dunsby
Si Clapham ??/1998 AltLd
with Alun & Moggs
phardman 20/Jul/97 -
Greg Cunningham ?/Mar/97 Lead
with andy mcarthy
belay bunny turned bad ??/1997 -
Hidden ?/Aug/96 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/1996 AltLd
Dave Musgrove 06/Jul/95 AltLd O/S
with David
Dave Musgrove Jnr 06/Jul/95 AltLd
with Dad
frost ?/May/95 -
NickJH ?/Aug/94 -
djones66 ?/Jun/94 Lead O/S

Two excellent pitches. The 'big pitch' is brilliant - the higher you get, the better the gear gets...and the harder it gets. Top pitch is not to be sneezed at; just not nearly as memorable as the one before.

with Mark Jones
Roget 13/Sep/93 Lead O/S
with jon
pete johnson ?/Aug/93 Lead
with Hughie
Martin Bennett 12/Apr/93 -
with SF
Hidden 21/Apr/92 Lead O/S
Eduardo Martinez 01/Jan/92 Lead O/S
Nick Biven 28/Dec/91 Lead O/S

Got pumped after following the false trail :-)

with Rich Whitwell
whispering nic 31/Mar/91 AltLd
with Graham Iles
Hidden 29/Mar/91 AltLd
Hidden 08/Sep/90 Lead
daviesxxx ??/1990 -
philhilo ??/1990 -
philhilo ??/1990 -
andy gittins ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
pauldrew ??/1990 AltLd
with Dominic Leggett
Bruce Kerr 12/Jul/89 Lead
with Keith Turton
Hidden ??/1989 Lead
scree ?/May/88 -
with Dave H
Bullybones ??/1988 Lead
Billg 09/Aug/87 AltLd
with Keith Sharples
sadams 26/Jul/86 Lead
with Kevin Edwards
William Robertson ??/1986 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Seymore Butt ??/1986 Lead
with Ian Fenton
Richard Weller 03/Aug/85 AltLd dog
with john sanders
Hidden ?/May/85 AltLd
Robmwatt ??/1985 Lead
keefe 22/Aug/84 -
Campbell42 ?/Aug/84 AltLd O/S
with Eric Marsden
malc 11/Apr/84 AltLd dog
with JW
KRB 01/Sep/83 Lead O/S

Brilliant holds up the steep wall lead to a tricky step right on rounded holds. Good position.

with Mike Bridges
TonyF ?/May/83 Lead O/S
with Paul Harrison
DanW ??/1983 Lead O/S
charlesmfrench 02/Sep/82 AltLd O/S


with Alan Bennett
Hidden ??/1982 AltLd
The Reaper 28/Aug/81 AltLd

Thin Wall Special/Bow Wall super route

Hidden ?/Jul/81 -
Mark Kemball 20/Apr/81 Lead
with Bill McKee
GeoffG ?/Apr/80 AltLd
Paul Clarke ??/1980 -
with Others, FMC
Chris Terrey 10/Nov/79 Lead
with Gerry Dunford, Ken Taylor
uphillnow 31/Oct/79 AltLd

Did the 2nd 5b pitch

with Al Bennett
Mike Owen 29/Jul/79 Lead O/S
with Elaine Watson
William Robertson ??/1979 Lead O/S

Desperate at the time.

Ian Jones ??/1978 2nd β

We didn't think it was so great.

with Dave Greenald
Hidden 16/Jan/77 AltLd
Steve Lewis 27/Oct/76 AltLd O/S
with sharpie
Falko 16/Apr/76 Lead O/S
with Alan Taylor, Chris Plant
tmawer ??/1976 AltLd O/S
with Rick
Marcus ??/1976 -
petemeads ??/1974 Lead
Steve Clegg 12/Sep/73 AltLd
with Chris H
Tony Holdsworth 01/Jan/70 -
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