Dire Espolon* 5a

Rockfax Description
A slab leads to a groove wall and bulge. There maybe a 2nd pitch up the white rib. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Line of bolts between Dire Straits and Espolon Gris only did 1st pitch not knowing the actual grade, guessing maybe 5 or 5+. Moves up the groove to the left of Espolon Gris and through the bulges to belay at a chain to the right of a small tree.

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This climb is in 18 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

Had to go back down and get my nuts. Sparse bolting indeed
BoulderyDave - Lead RP - 03/Apr/15 with BlizzardLizard

Hidden - 03/Apr/15

jon59 - Lead - 28/Mar/15

Hidden - TR O/S - 12/Mar/15

NickJH - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/14 with CThistlethwaite, Andy Dunhill

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Mar/14

RobSimpson - 2nd - 19/Jan/14

A Mountain Journey - 2014

Ablewings - Lead O/S - Nov/13

Katya - AltLd O/S - 21/Oct/13 with Laura Reading

HP9 - 2nd - Sep/13 with Mark Hayes

Done on 50m rope. Belayed from 2nd bolt, down climbed from 3rd on the easy lower slab. Sparingly bolted high up.
vertigo - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/13 with Dash

Hidden - Lead - 12/Oct/12

Shelley_Watson - 2nd - 12/Oct/12 with Stuart Watson

Celia Watson - 2nd - 12/Oct/12 with stuart watson

Meant to do Espolon Gris but went off route! Didn't do p2 as light was fading and didn't know grade as realised I was off route and guidebook gave P2 of Carlos as 6a and Blue route and Posi as 5+ so didn't want to risk it. P1 had some quite tricky sections for the 4+ I thought I was on and I would give it a 5 or 5+ I think.
valentinesbabe - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/12 with Steven Fletcher

chumleywarner - 2nd - 13/Feb/12 with Angela Paul

Nick Biven - Apr/94

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