|Climber||Date||Style||Notes & Partners|
|Ed Babs||30/Oct/12||Lead O/S||
Much better than the name suggests! Direct finish.
Been up this as an HVS - this time as an E1. Final corner quite tricky, I thought.
Big fall circa 10 metres from the traverse after the steep bulge on pitch 1. Was reseating a poor wire and next thing I'm falling, so my foothold must have collapsed. Belayer lifted a couple of metres into the air. What do I do now, he says. Gently lower yourself to the ground and then gently lower me please, I asked looking up at the single wire that had held my fall (another had ripped [not extended enough] and the remainder were too low). After the excitement, I tried to reclimb, but wanted to get some more gear in on the bulge and was getting pumped and was more nervy. Day was getting late, so removed lower gear and pulled ropes, and went off to climb Kittiwake instead to escape. There's a number 7 wire and quickdraw left in the route for grabs.
Loose in some places, but good holds and plenty of gear. Care needed on the top out.