An excellent pitch with powerful climbing above a big drop! Takes the impressive overhanging arete bounding the R side of the Snowdrop headwall. From the belay at the top of Astoroth's first pitch, follow the groove of Astoroth Direct finish for 20 feet. Instead of stepping left, take the thin curving layback/undercut flake up and right to the arete, a good pocket (with threaded rock 6). Pinch, slap and heelhook up the leaning prow with sensational exposure to gain slopers then jugs mawr at the top of the crag.
Owen Hayward & Matt Anthoine 04/Aug/2000