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[The 1st chockstone, 2 kb]90m. 10 meters right of Wide Gully. Take the first two chockstones direct, and then pass the third by climbing onto the buttress.

Photo: The 1st chockstone © Matt Schwarz
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Not very banked out but turf frozen solid and quite a lot of ice. Direct over both chock stones.
Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/10 with Katharine

Katharine.eaton - 2nd O/S - 31/Jan/10 with Dom

Main difficulty was overcoming first chockstone, eventually finding good hooks beneath snow on right side of top of chockstone. This seemed a lot smaller than on Matt Schwartz' photo, I reckon we were stood about his elbow height. Fairly certain the second chockstone was banked out, made first belay below steep wall. This was turned by moving right onto the buttress, with much appreciated help from the turf being in great nick, once found under snow. Second belay soon after at boulder and small chockstone on left, but slightly higher on right would have been better- there's a large ledge with some likely looking cracks for gear. Trending right through the gully on slightly easier but entertaining ground led to  the lower snow slope and an excellent belay on an isolated boulder. A quick run up the remaining 30m of snow slope, keeping to the exposed rock leading to  the small summit cornice and quick body belay to bring up the rest of the party to top out just at last light.   Nice work Jimb0 and Deadahead;) 
Ander - AltLd - 31/Dec/09 with Deadahead, Jimb0

Great route.
Jimb0 - AltLd O/S - 31/Dec/09 with Ander

sausage - AltLd O/S - 22/Dec/09 with Matt Schwarz

Matt Schwarz - AltLd O/S - 22/Dec/09 with tim irlam

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