/ gogarth enchainments
got an idea of doing emulator into cordon bleu. (any superior alternatives?)
is there any option to reaccess the traverse at the base of the cliff via abseil (potentially leaving gear that could be recovered on the way back up)
worth getting along the bottom and ticking hud and mestizo and or scavenger and Night ride... have fun
Does Main Cliff lend itself well to 'logical enchainments'? I think for a really big day, you're better off going for the second option of abbing back down before the rambly upper pitches. Not as satisfying I suppose, but you could get a few great pitches done on the trot that way. I'm afraid all I can help you with is that after the 2 amazing pitches of Assassin you could ab back down off the massive ledge with the blocks to Nightride/Scavenger/Mestizo etc.
Something like this must be possible in Easter Island Gully too. Great routes (I've only done Hombre, thinking for a while it was This Years Model), but with so much steep grass between the climbing and escape, it's surely worth doing some sort of up-and-down-link-up? What about linking something down there into an ab down and traverse onto the LH side of Main Cliff (Mestizo maybe)? I'm not sure it's a goer, but I think the Gogarth North guide will tell you (or you could pick a nice low spring tide and try).
Alternatively if you have a 100m abseil rope you can abseil into the extreme far end of main cliff and do Scavenger HVS, then abseil straight back down to do Nightride, Heroine or Mestizo.
Rather than abbing how about downclimbing? One hot day we decided to leave approach shoes at the roping up spot rather than at the top. We did Citadel and near the top realised our shoes were now all the way back at the foot of the main cliff (and our feet already hurt like mad). A neat solution presented itself; we reversed Cordon Bleu until we reached the juncture with Gogarth then down climbed that (all bar top pitch). Voila, back at shoes!
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