250m, 10 pitches.

Rockfax Description
One of the best and most popular routes on this face. The route follows two successive black streaks. The harder upper pitches can be avoided by exiting right after pitch 5 to join the normal descent from the face.
Start near the rightmost point of the lowest horizontal break, just right of a cave a few metres higher up the face.
1) IV+, 50m. Climb a shallow crack to reach the break in the face. Climb right then back left to a good belay in a small hollow.
2) V+, 50m. Climb left to reach a small corner. Follow this then the successive corner to reach a small ledge. Move right then climb direct.
3) III+, 40m. Follow the black streak to belay before a large loose scree ledge.
4) III, 45m. Ascend the ledge aiming for the base of another black streak on the wall above. Belay just left of the streak.
5) IV, 50m. Climb a small corner on the left side of the black streak. Either avoid an overhang on the right climbing a short steep corner then continue direct, or move 5m left to follow a crack before moving diagonally right to reach the second ledge. Possible escape right here.
6) III, 35m. Climb easier ground to the left.
7) III, 35m. Continue in the same line to a belay below a steep black wall to the right of an arete.
8) V+, 50m Continue left to a black ledge by the arete, then move diagonally right up an inclined ramp to reach a steep face. Step up and climb a black bulge, then move left to reach a ledge. Follow this 10m left to belay below an overhanging crack.
9) V+, 45m. Climb the overhanging crack then continue vertically following a corner to reach a ledge.
10) II, 30m. Do not climb the crack above but instead move right and continue on easy ground to a large scree-strewn amphitheatre. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Big black water streak, protectable by countless thread runners.

timmyhobby 01/Sep AltLd dnf

I lead pitches 2 and 4. Bailed at the half way point as the sky was looking ominous (which came to nothing!)

cmars89 27/Aug AltLd O/S

L2, 4, 6, 8, 10

Tcampbell390 27/Aug 2nd O/S
DubyaJamesDubya 18/Aug AltLd O/S

Pitch 8 was superb. Rain spotting at the start of 8 but held off until we topped out.

with Ian Smith
Mike W ?/Aug Lead O/S
sam duckworth ??/2015 AltLd O/S
with Craig
cameron_hall 22/Aug/14 AltLd dnf

Only climbed first five pitches (in four pitches), and then took the early escape route because of approaching showers. Led P1, P3-4.

bigbobbyking 18/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Led first pitch and last proper pitch (over hanging corner). Pitches 1&2 and last two really good. Some rambling scree climbing in the middle.

with Chris Bull
Hidden ?/Aug/14 -
Sam Simpson 15/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/13 AltLd
Hidden 27/Jul/13 2nd
williamsd79 02/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
centurion05 ?/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with dyl
Hidden 16/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Peter Holder 26/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Becky Murray
Hidden ??/2011 -
uphillnow 29/Aug/10 AltLd

Started too early for weather - very cold. No feeling in hands on first 3 pitches but didnt stop me enjoying pitch 2 - thankful that threads were pro cos I saved placing much gear. Later that day we met others in C C party and competed for "who had been climbing earliest and was therefore coldest". We then found we had done the same route, and had been well up route before they started, so ya boo suchs, we win !!?

with Stuart Holmes
Alessandro Tentori ?/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Luca Gasparini
jonnie3430 02/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Welsh Tom
nathanlee ?/Sep/09 2nd β

wat they said

Hidden 27/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Lev 27/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
dominic lee 03/Aug/09 Lead
whistler 27/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

Awesome first three pitches and a cool crack at the end.

with Anna
Dunx ?/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Jason
Anna_wells ?/Jul/09 AltLd
with pete
tjekel ??/2006 -
Hidden ?/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/02 AltLd O/S
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