The Hive Queen E2 5b
30m. Just about independent, but gets very close to Orcrist. A delicate slab precedes some good, steep, sequency climbing on the headwall. Left of the deep cleft of Thorin is a projecting rib (taken by Trim the Fringe). Start on the left side of the rib, a metre right of a tree. Climb into a scoop and pull steeply up right to an easing of the angle. Step back left and boldly climb the slab, directly above the tree, to a junction with a wide, left-rising crack (Thorin). Step right, place microwires in the headwall, and make steep moves up rightwards to gain good finger jugs just left of a deep groove (Orcrist). Place wires (strenuous); then climb steeply, staying a metre or two left of Orcrist, to a small tree. Move up left of the tree and mount the massive flake/block; then step right around a rib and finish up a narrow slab.
B Mullan C Lindley 03/Mar/2012
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excellent route - really enjoyed it
hms - 2nd β - 09/Mar/14 with Brian

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 09/Mar/14 with Helen S

Worth doing. Missed the undercut hold at the crux and got too pumped. Did the moves okay after finding it.
wurzelinzummerset - 2nd dog - 10/Oct/13 with Brian

The pull onto the headwall can be protected by 2 micros stacked in a tiny slot (I used a pair of green BD microstoppers).
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 10/Oct/13 with Alan

Perhaps the fingery undercling at the crux should be specifically mentioned.
bpmclimb - TR rpt - 29/May/12 with Shunt

First lead ascent, after cleaning on abseil and top roping.
bpmclimb - Lead β - 03/Mar/12 with Clare

bpmclimb - TR β - 03/Mar/12 with Clare

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