/ The axe on cloggy - poss to abb down and strip?
Would be a real pain, especially as the crux is down and to the right of the arÍte, also steep ground underneath so you may end out in space at end of rope with no easy way to swing back in (even if you can swing in to get gear pff the crux). The Axe is likely to be quite busy this weekend so you won't be popular taking up a lot of time with your antics. Why not just toss for it?
The approach up the gulley is not very stable and unpleasant/dangerous if many folk on it. Best approach is to do another route to get to top of East buttress and ab of a spike well to left of the Axe. Loser of "the toss" could get consolation prize of November to get up there.
Cool Mark, it was a very long time ago for me; memory not so reliable...
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