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[Jamie and Adrian on P.P.E (7a+) on the Penon, 3 kb]155m, 6 pitches. This fully-bolted 7-pitch monster has atmospheric and intimidating climbing. Start midway between Costa Blanca and Diedre UBSA, below a line of bolts in the centre of the huge pillar. 1) 7a+, 30m. Climb into a crumbly cave. Pull out right and up a leaning, compact wall (crux!). Easier climbing to a belay. 2) 6c+, 20m. Climb up past a rock scar, make a scary move leftwards onto a flake. Climb overlapped walls above to a belay. 3) 6b+, 30m. Climb a worrying bulge then easy ground to a big steep jamming/layback crack which leads to a belay. 4) 6c, 20m. A technical and exposed hanging arete leads to a belay on big ledge on top of the pinnacle. 5) 5, 25m. Step down across the void to gain lovely, easy and smooth jamming cracks. A very pleasant respite. 6) 6c+, 30m. A brilliant, big overhanging pitch up a band of perfect rock. Make ever-steeper moves up the big corner to a tricky capping roof. Completely wild! no holds. Stretch left to clip a bolt out on the wall, then reverse back to base. Drop down and traverse underneath a perfect top-rope left to pockets in the leaning wall. Lever up these to the aforementioned thread and follow the thin corner above, past the odd chipped slot, to easy ground and the top. There may be a higher method of doing the traverse. © ROCKFAX
FA. Roy de Valera, Miguel Cebrian 1999

Photo: Jamie and Adrian on P.P.E (7a+) on the Penon © Chris the Tall
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This climb is in 17 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Good route. Rockfax topo has lots of errors (there are no shared belays with Costa Blanca), the description is better. Did P2 of the route to the right by accident, make sure you head left from the first belay. Also, the start of the route proper is reached by a bit of a steep scramble.
PeteH - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/14 with Brian McAlinden

Daniel Heath - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/13

I lead first two and last two pitches, all clean so I really happy, last pitch I was a bit shaky because of the exposure and I really didn't want to balls it up! My hardest multipitch route, and every pitch was amazing.
Joughton - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/12

Great route, enjoyed every pitch. Did it in morning shade. 3hrs, moved fast then did a route on the puig.
Glyn - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Tom Skelhon

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/11

tskelhon - Lead O/S - Mar/11 with glyn hudson

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 14/Jan/10

Hidden - 2010

Wow! I thought Costa Blanca was good but this one is even better - every single pitch has some classy climbing on it - though I disagree with the pitch grades low down :- 7a (one move wonder, easier than pitch 2), 7a (thin and sustained and hard), 6b+ (tough and badly bolted at start, 6b+ (brilliant, airy climbing with loads of holds), 5 (great fun), 6c+ (best pitch, stunning) and 7a (very wet when we did it, but seems about right grade). Again WOW! Especially nice after I dogged the warm up route to cruise this one....
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/09 with Paul T

mgeek - Lead O/S - Dec/07 with greg boswell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/07

2nded: pitch 1 (dogged hard move); pitch 3 (clean); pitch 5 (clean); pitch 7 (clean). Led: pitch 2 (one fall); pitch 4 (clean onsight); pitch 6 (clean onsight) Possibly the best bolted route I have ever done - superb quality throughout and pitches 6 and 7 are amazing!
jamiev - AltLd - 18/Jan/06 with Adrian Berry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/03

sharpie - Lead O/S - Feb/01 with PL

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shark - AltLd O/S - 2001 with Chris Sowden

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