Vía Pany** 5a
[Lou on the traverse on Pitch 3, 2 kb]220m, 7 pitches.

Rockfax Description
VS. The most popular route on this face by a margin. It has some shrubbery (and gulls), though the climbing higher up is worthwhile. There is a fair bit of fixed gear, so carry a light rack.
1) 4, 25m. Climb the awkward, narrow and slippery chimney in the right-hand side of the bay, then move right over a bulge to a good ledge on the right.
2) 3, 50m. Bush-bash up to the top of the buttress on the right.
3) 3, 20m. Climb the rib above, then traverse 8m left to a belay.
4) 5, 20m. Climb straight up the steep chimney to a ledge and continue to a stance on the top of the second buttress.
5) 4+, 25m. Step around the corner to the right, and climb up an easy, low-angled, broad ramp to the top of the buttress.
6) 4, 30m. Climb the slab slightly leftwards to a crack leading to the summit. Follow this in a fine position to a stance and belay about 15m up the crack system.
7) 4+, 30m. Follow the crack - awkward low down, but easing as height is gained. Where it becomes vegetated, pull out left onto the rib (bolt) and follow this, eventually moving left into another groove that leads to the cliff top and a belay on easy ground. © ROCKFAX

FA. Panyella, Salas 1955

Photo: Lou on the traverse on Pitch 3 © Tarquin
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This climb is in 60 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

North Face in 7 pitches. Grade VS
danielsclarke73 - 2nd O/S - 02/Mar/15 with Ryan Lang, David Robson

Had done the first pitch last year, but Nick led that this time. I led P2, 4 and 6. P4 was fun, and P6 was also pretty nice with good views. Met Steve McClure at the top having his lunch.
pdamann - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/15 with N Leathers

Hidden - Lead - 01/Nov/14

Led 2,4 & 6 . Went a bit off route on Pitch 6 finishing up shrubby crack
tiga271 - AltLd - 20/Oct/14 with Dave

Hidden - Lead - 16/Oct/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Sep/14

jon59 - Lead - 23/Mar/14

Horribly grotty first pitch which I led cleanly to the first belay. I took ages, getting stuck wiht bag on my back, and not spotting the way out the chimney. We lost motivation after that (Joby decided not to follow), so we retreated.
pdamann - Lead dnf - 20/Feb/14 with Ed Russell

Michael Haywood - AltLd - 12/Feb/14 with Tim Chamberlain

P1,3,5,7 Uncle Bill P2,4,6 me Climbed in a 3 in 3:15hrs (5:20 door to door)
UnkArl - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/14 with Uncle Bill, Dad

JonesJ - AltLd - 15/Nov/13

Great route, easy climbing with plenty of trad gear. Went a little off route on the last two pitches. Soft at grade but excellent belays and views.
Zoomer - 2nd O/S - 01/Nov/13 with Gary Mitchell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/13

Jess Mills - 2nd - 24/Aug/13

Very spaced out bolts. Beware seagulls.
ColinVern - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/13 with Mike Thomson

the ant hill mob - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead - 26/Nov/12

Louvet - 2nd - 26/Nov/12 with Tarquin

daveyji - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/12 with Linda Williamson

LardClimber - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/12 with matt grange

Could do with more cleaning and less undergrowth, but a fine easy expedition anyway
mattgrange - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/12

jon clayton - AltLd - Apr/12 with sasha

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Dec/11

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Nov/11

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Nov/11

First two pitches were pretty overgrown and slippy. Improves alot as we gained height. Very Very windy.
execlimber - Lead O/S - Nov/11

Tenko - AltLd - 12/Oct/11 with Guy Williams

joscott - 2nd - Sep/11 with Sun and Rock

P1 Charlie, P2 Me, P3 C, P4 Me, P5 & P6 C, P7 Me
Rowan Mitchell - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Charlie Jeynes

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jan/11

3+ 50m scramble, what a mess
seeroo - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/11 with Scone

Not sucha great route! Lots of vegetation that was sharp and nasty.
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 2011 with Alex, Anette

Hidden - Lead - 14/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Jan/10

Excellent route, good rock. Discripion in the guide was alittle out. Pitch 5 was about 20m and pitch 4 felt as though it was streigh up, climb directly above the bolt to the stance.
John Roe - AltLd - 27/Mar/09 with Connor Roe

lead the 1st 3rd 5th 7th.
konna - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/09 with John Roe

anyes P2-3
anyes varenne - AltLd - 08/Mar/09 with suzanne

sdht - 2009

Zara_92 - 2nd - Oct/08

crisaitken - AltLd - Nov/07 with gordonhend

gordon henderson - AltLd - Nov/07 with Chris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Nov/06

mikelaing - 2006

Hidden - AltLd β - 15/Dec/05

7 pitches.
Will Gordon - AltLd O/S - Dec/05

dan gibson - Solo O/S - Nov/05

DerwentDiluted - AltLd - 22/Aug/05 with Nicola Pettit

Hidden - Lead - 2004

hayleylouise - 2nd - 06/Sep/03 with Holly Adamthwaite, Mike Pohl

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/03

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Sep/03

Hidden - 2003

Hidden - 2001

Hidden - 1999

Hidden - 1997

Good route as a committing scramble, probably a bit scrappy to climb in pitches
EddieA - Solo O/S - Nov/95 with Simon W

steve prior - Lead - Jan/94 with Ally P, Roz C

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