Rockfax Description
A thin, steep crack-climb up the headwall. Start left of the arete.
Climb a left-leaning groove to the base of the crack. The thin crack proves to be a well-protected challenge, right until the very end. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The former aid route Rainy Day (A1) provides a superb energy sapping test piece with positive holds and good protection. Belay at a detached block beneath the arete which bounds the right side of the crag. Gain the sharp arete via a groove to its left and layback up it's left side. Purists will avoid holds on Hermeda and plough on direct to meet cracks leading to the diagonal break and good gear. A stiff pull on wilting arms should gain an awkward top out, or not …

Chris Nicholson, Mark Courtier 28/Apr/1984

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Ultimate E4 ticklist.

kennythescot 13/May/17 Lead O/S

Very nice route, pumpy but it's all there for your hands and feet, a good tester of your fitness?!. There is a peg before the top out and it is loose as you exit. (once you have puller over the top)

with Rich Mackie
alice fuller ?/Jan/16 TR RP

Thank you loads to Pete for arranging a top rope on this. Lovely climb.Took a second go to get acclimatised. THINK I may try and lead it one day... using Pete's tactics.

BC 08/Sep/15 2nd
Andy Moles 25/Jul/15 2nd
with Ferdia
ferdia 25/Jul/15 Lead

intimidating steepness. fell off getting crossed over near the top though rather than due to pump, which is surprising for me! some suspect rock and committing moves off the deck.

tedj234 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Craig Jordan
Russell Blackaller 11/Apr/15 Lead β
John Mcshea 11/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Russ
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden 16/Mar/14 Lead RP
Brian H 16/Mar/14 Lead β
kingholmesy ??/2014 Lead RP

Fell off with my hand on the top of the crag on my first attempt due to flash pump. Went OK as a clip-up second go.

with Colin
andy_pemberton 30/Dec/13 Lead

Nice climb. Easy for E4 as the others suggest, but I go by the usual rule of accepting the grade in the most recent guidebook unless it is lower.

with Steve Gibson
burto 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with steve
Hidden ??/2012 -
Toby Dunn 10/Dec/11 Lead O/S

perhaps E2 if you thought it was all solid, but this is Torquay (so it isn't). Quite steep as well.

with Pete Saunders
Justin T 22/May/11 2nd
with Cherry
feilx 22/May/11 Lead O/S
with Heather
Hidden 22/May/11 Lead O/S
Bristoldave 23/Jan/11 Lead dnf
with nick
Steerpike 10/Sep/09 Lead dog

Steep, steep, steep. Felt steep.

with Bish
Rob Pitt 17/Aug/09 Lead dog
Dave Searle 15/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with sim
Hidden 28/Sep/08 2nd
Mark Stevenson 10/May/08 Lead O/S

The 1995 guide gives E4 6a, making it the softest E4 in the UK. Rather disappointed, E2 5c is closer to the mark.

with Sarah
Hidden ?/Apr/95 2nd
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