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Becks87 - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/15 with atom, georgenvk
georgenvk - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/15 with Adam Lindley, Becks87
An amazing days adventure. Interesting little traverse at the start. Bomber Jug broke off above the chains on the first scramble up George took a tumble onto Rebecca and then me. Test those holds before you pull on. Don't try to take cams in your hand luggage though security at Manchester Airport as they don't put them back in your bag :( Could have really done with those on the second climb but George used his ingenious Czech knot technique. The ridge was absolutely stunning. There is a summit book to sign at the concrete trig point inside the small metal box. First abseil was good but the last two required a longer rope than stated in the Rockfax guide. We had to leave a sling in situ to reach the ground and then use the top chains of a route to do the same at the end. Watch you don't go abseiling into a cactus like George too haha. Cool walk back skirting the base of the ridge along a disused water channel
atom - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/15 with George Novak, Rebecca Wood
Bailed out at the fixed rope due to lateness.
Completing the whole ridge traverse in the 6 hours guide time would be quite impressive for an on-sight. Route-finding makes for slow progress.
For the section we did I would not give this 3 stars, it's not as continuous as the Bernia ridge for example. However, what it does give is more adventure due to less footfall
A Mountain Journey - Lead - Dec/14 with Kate
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/13
stopped at 2nd notch by fixed rope and abseiled off due to lateness
GOS - Solo dnf - 19/May/13 with Eamonn O'Connor, John Higgs, Majella Diskin
Hidden - 28/Oct/12
bit of route finding issue at start (follow the picture not the description to find the start, its way around facing the sea under the sports climbs)/ No idea where it goes at the start, vague up and left, as we went up too far and had some fun getting onto ridge. Agree scramble out of first notch and climb out of 2nd (traverse right then up slabs). We were an hoiur cross to proper summit with book, and 3 hours from there to TV masts
Not sure about the last abseil, we had lost the description by then ! Couldnt find any decent threads at the end of the ridge on Rh side only a wire thread going down left of 45m or so.
lithos - 17/Apr/12 with Pete Bradshaw, julie
Hidden - Lead - 10/Mar/12
This is a fine adventure with some climbing and lots of scrambling. Some tiring 'easier' sections though jumping between fins of karst limestone and spikey bushes. It makes for slow progress.
Revisions to mini guide:
1. Approach- a yellow/white paint waymarked trail leads rightwards from the parking area up to the foot of the rock buttress and the perched block.
2. We noted that there is a way off back to the start dropping north on the same yellow/white paint waymarked trail at the broad saddle under where it says 'Long, broad section of the ridge' in the rockfax ridge photo.
3.After the 1st abseil in the text 'to the notch below' then it should read 'From notch climb straight up the slabby ridge 3+ . Continue along ridge to smaller notch.' Then follow the text 'Climb rightwards out of notch (4) to a fixed rope...'
brianrunner - AltLd - 02/Mar/11 with martina