425m, 13 pitches.

Rockfax Description
HS. At the top of the scree slope, locate a painted name on the rock 'Esp Central' - there are 2 painted names about 30m apart, the right-hand is the correct one to use. This painted name indicates the direct start.
1) 3+, 30m. From the right-hand painted name move up easily, to the left of a very smooth brown shield of rock, then belay beneath a long corner.
2) 4+, 30m. Climb up the corner, then move up and left onto the arete. Climb the arete (pegs) to a belay at a bolt and peg.
3) 3, 30m. Continue directly up grooves to a big ledge and trees on the left (this ledge is the point at which the Quick Start joins the route).
4) 3+, 40m. Move right a few metres from the big ledge and climb awkwardly up past a sapling at 3m. Continue up corners and cracks and move right to a belay.
5) 1, 12m. Walk/scramble right to belay on the ridge next to a small sapling sticking out horizontally from the rock.
6) 4, 20m. Climb the face of the arete to a ledge, and a peg belay just up and right of a large tree.
7) 4, 45m. Follow the cracks and arete to a good ledge.
8) 4+, 40m. Traverse left to the foot of a crack/groove. Take this with interest to easier ground and a large ledge and tree. A good spot for lunch.
9) 1, 8m. Move up and right a short distance to belay beneath the steep, crack-seamed wall © Rockfax

FA. J.Roig, C.Torregrosa, M.Gascon 1965

Ticklists: Mountain Rock (big mid grade summit routes on rock!), Costa Blanca in a Week Tick List, Costa Blanca "Must Do" routes.

A Mountain Journey 17/May Lead

Four years since we first climbed this. Forgotten how brilliant it is. Thoroughly enjoyed all of it. Will manage the Edwards finish next time, if we get started early enough!

Nigel Bond 01/May AltLd O/S
with Colin Hutton
danieleaston 01/May Lead

Fantastic, a few hard bits and an epic day out, mentally tiring but really good consistent climbing throughout.

with Ruth
monkeyru 01/May 2nd
with Dan
Hidden 25/Apr AltLd
Hotcake 20/Apr Lead

MP. Lead 2 students.

samparsons 16/Apr Solo O/S

1 hour 45 minute solo, great fun apart from lots of loose rocks.

afterthesend 16/Apr Solo O/S

1hr45 on the wall. What a day. Fully irradiated by the sun.

Mike W 30/Mar Lead O/S
oddis 14/Mar Lead O/S

Started with the Direct version. Arnfred did 1-3, 6-7,11,13 Oa 4-5,8-9,10,12. Completed the climbing with a version of Edwards Finish. Walked to the base of the pinnacle, traversed right and climbed the route marked EF on the rock. Beware of loose rock. Walked off to the right and ended up in the notch after a while. Rapell, from shiny new bolts, quite easy to find. Walked to the top of Puig afterwards. 10 hours car-to-car.

with Pierre Vidal, Arnfred Iversen
newby4804 12/Mar AltLd

Amazing! Exposure was massive.

with Neil, Giles
benclimbing 26/Feb Lead O/S
with Cat Dick
John Nuttall 14/Jan Lead
with Sharon
Sarah Greenwood 02/Jan AltLd O/S

Excellent route, led in blocks.

KeithAlexander 02/Jan AltLd O/S

6hr ascent. Led in blocks of 4, then 2. Very very windy. Fantastic route.

with Sarah
PAJames ??/2016 -
Hidden 23/Dec/15 -
Kay Dee 23/Dec/15 2nd

James & Bryan alternated leading. Two seconds coming up together. Nae fun scree descent.

with Bryan, James
pearson9596 17/Dec/15 AltLd O/S

Simul climbed. 3h from car to top of route.

onlyfoddington 17/Dec/15 AltLd O/S

A wonderful day out in the mountains. Climbed entirely moving together, I just lead the last couple of pitches. Afterwards scrambled to the top until the deep gully stopped our progress and then braved the scree marbles. Halved guidebook time.

with Michael
Hidden 06/Dec/15 AltLd β
Hidden 24/Nov/15 AltLd O/S
Dorte 11/Nov/15 2nd

Did first 3 pitches. We decided to retreat down the "direct" since the route was not quite what we expected. Possibly nicer once you get higher up??

with Nick E.
duzinga 08/Nov/15 Lead O/S

Did in 8 pitches.

with MTV
martintv 08/Nov/15 2nd O/S

Did in 8 pitches. Spent 6.5 hours of climbing. 2 hours of breaks. 2 hour walk to car from the top. Finding the way down was easy in daylight. Lots of via ferratas and red dots all over. Downclibing a bit scary a few times. But not too bad. An amazing climb.

with Tuze
Hidden 08/Nov/15 Lead O/S
G Weatherley ?/Nov/15 AltLd
with Ed Walker
swmackey 31/Oct/15 AltLd
Hidden 31/Oct/15 AltLd
NeilHowarth 22/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
with Colette
scottyskier82 22/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

A great day out. Quite busy with a really exciting descent

with Ben Brierley
cols1982 22/Oct/15 AltLd
with Neil
Hidden 15/Oct/15 AltLd
leathers 12/Oct/15 AltLd
with Rich Cole
Hidden 01/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
tallginge 01/May/15 AltLd O/S
with Isaac
sambeaumont 20/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Stanners 13/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
with the Orange house legends, Andy G
Hidden 13/Apr/15 2nd
CreepingExcellence. 13/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
mjeffery 10/Mar/15 Lead rpt
jburrows99 14/Feb/15 AltLd dog
Hidden 14/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
plain kitten 11/Feb/15 Lead

TGA Melissa. Superb climbing. Worth doing the lot + stringing some pitches together.

jamie ward 05/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches, direct (5) on pitch 9

with Ellis Blower
Ellislee 05/Feb/15 2nd
Lawrie Brand 29/Jan/15 Lead O/S

About HS/VS 4b overall. Long route! Entertaining descent but not too bad if you follow the cairns and red spots. No sign of the big red cirle mentioned in the rockfax guide

with Sarah Laing
Hidden 29/Jan/15 2nd
winston22 23/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
Tim Rodgers 31/Dec/14 Lead
with Ross Heron
islandlynx 17/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

Led p2,4,6,8,10,12. Great route: quality rock, great exposure and spectacular belays. 11.5 hrs car to car, 8 hours climbing. Probably HS overall. Descent would be nasty in the dark, fortunately we made it down just before sunset.

with Amy
AmyAmy 17/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

really enjoyable days climbing, definitely worth getting up at 5:30 for, takes a great line up the puig, satisfying looking back up at the route on the decent.

Steve Woollard 05/Dec/14 AltLd
steveprice.exmouth 04/Dec/14 AltLd

Just brilliant!

with Steve Woollard
Chris Manasseh 26/Nov/14 AltLd

Led 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13

with John Armstrong
jvarmstrong 26/Nov/14 AltLd
with Chris
andyevans 10/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

Solo'd p1, then alt leads taking the odd pitches. Brilliant day out - walked in witg head torches to miss the main heat of the day - this is doable but dont turn off left from the path to the face early as we did.as youll end up having to scramble a steep wall before the start (not shown in guide topo). Car to car was 9.5hours, climbing 6.5 and descent 1hr40 with two of us. There's about 4 bolts on the whole thing outside of the belays so you do need gear. Epic.

with cdpuk
cdpuk 10/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

9.5h car to car. Approached in darkness which caused us to miss the start as we couldn't see the oval shaped recess. Found it as the sun came up. Set of wires, 1-3 dragons and 8 QDs fine for a competent team. Stunning views. Unpleasant descent but be sure to go to the left of the scree to find a slightly more solid path. Solo P1 then alt leads excluding grade 1's.

gdjcoleman ?/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
with Simon
Hidden 04/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Skullfire 15/May/14 Lead O/S
with Jun Minohara
Loubylou 14/May/14 -
with Mark Edwards
robblowen 04/May/14 Lead O/S
JoeWakefield 04/May/14 2nd
PilarMartinez 25/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Lovely Climb, It took us 12 hours car to car as we took little breaks, nice long lunch and enjoying all the climb without rushing it.

with StweRat Walker
Hidden 04/Apr/14 Lead
SPK06 ?/Apr/14 AltLd
with tony
Stuart Macfarlane 25/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
with Jeanie
Luke Jones 06/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches except scrambles

with Jim
Hidden 28/Feb/14 Solo O/S
madguernseyboy 27/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

Climbed with intention to finish in 6 hours. It took us 8 hours. We lost time between pitch 6-9. Got off route I believe on pitch 11. When's too far left as it looked easier at first. Completed the down climb to the scree in the daylight. Arrived at the scree as it turned dark. If we had been 10 min shower we would have had an epic trying to descend. The decent path is easy in daylight as piles of rocks and red markings make it e asy to find your way. Once in becomes dark you cannot see far enough with a a head torch to find the route down. Allow 2 hours for the decent. You can escape from any pitch to the bottom with a pair of ropes however we didn't climb with a pair. Only the last 4 pitches had proper bolt belays. The odd bolt and peg was ween on the way which wears not always very helpful as it can pull you off the correct path. Personal recommendation for rack. - full send of nuts cams and a bunch of slings, nothing special required. All in all a Fantastic climb and highly recommended.

Wildstyle 27/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
mrteale 20/Feb/14 Solo rpt
Michael Haywood 14/Feb/14 AltLd

Totally wicked climb

with Tim Chamberlain
derryclimbs 26/Jan/14 Lead O/S

+ Direct Start and Edwards finish = 13 hour round trip (mainly from spending a lot of time at the summit). Beautiful route which exceeded expectations. We got to the base of the direct start for an amazing sunrise and thank god we did as we were chased up the route by a czech couple and a pair of valenthians. Simul climbed so thankfully were moving much faster than them and didn't get stuck at belay ledges (as the czech couple were). Blessed with a good weather window as it blew an absolute gale the next night. Highly recommended!

atapper21 21/Jan/14 Solo O/S
mark20 05/Jan/14 Solo O/S
red_rhodesha 03/Jan/14 2nd

Awesome route with Ollie moving together as an alternative to pitching - 45 mins walk in, 3 hours climbing, 1hur 45min descent.

DavidR 03/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

4 hours 32 minutes. Me - pitches 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13. Hol - pithes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12. Great route. Done with Kev Bowser and Dave Clark behind us.

Hidden 03/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
davidanthony ?/Jan/14 2nd O/S

Lead by guide - Mark Edwards

Rich ??/2014 -
bob johnson 30/Dec/13 -
with Bram
Hidden 29/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
mrteale 19/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

Amazing day! Pissed it down 3 pitches from the top and got to climb some pretty exposed sections on sopping rock and then descent the scree slope inside a cloud. Great climbing.

alooker 19/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

Great route, did a variation after the second big ledge at about VS 4c

with Alex, Ed
scott mayled 18/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with A student
JonesJ 18/Nov/13 AltLd
Jonny Harrison 15/Nov/13 2nd O/S

One pitch towards the top either pitch 10 or 11 we turned it into a higher grade 5 or 5+ going off the route. 8 hrs spent walking and climbing. Got a bit lost in the dark on the walk off walking the wrong way up the road towards the car.

five 15/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Awesome. Climbing fast and staying well ahead of Norwegians until they shortcut pitches 5 and 6 together. Grrr:) Doesn't go to the summit, but amazing views of Benidorm and descent is almost as exposed as the climb and fun in itself. Snowing at the end for full mountain experience.

with ALA
Wildstyle 08/Nov/13 AltLd dnf

Only managed first three pitches due to time. A long walk in and off. Need trad gear. A good climb (first three pitches) NEXT YEAR!!!

Caroline 2010 08/Nov/13 AltLd dnf

Only managed first three pitches due to time. A long walk in and off. Need trad gear. A good climb (first three pitches) NEXT YEAR!!!

with lgp81
Hidden 08/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
Freshprintce 06/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Nov/13 Lead
cathymiller 25/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Awesome route! (although not HS) Led P2,4,7,10,12. Fraser a bit off route on P11, made for a VS/HVS pitch... rest of the route only VDiff/S though.

Tarquin 16/Oct/13 Lead
with Louise
Louvet 16/Oct/13 2nd
with Tarquin
BenedictIEP 09/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Possibly the most intense day of my life. Approaching Puig Campana in the dark for Sams second ever multi-pitch (1st on trad.), 11 pitches of awesome trad, all led. excellent banter with some Spanish climbers. An exciting via ferrata exit. The weather closing in just as we descended, with ace scree surfing. Then hearing shouts of help through the cloud, Mountain rescue promptly called. Back to the orange house for a much needed beer.

vix 09/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Most epic climbing adventure day yet... Quick start, just after dawn, dodging falling rocks. Lead pitches 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 12. With clouds moving in a quick decent on the via ferrata (which does not protect much, scary). Then a very long scree slope in the rain... heard calls for help on the mountain as walked out called mountain rescue... hope they were ok. Big day out... Awesome route :-)

with chris
Bristoldave 01/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

With direct start and Edwards finish. 9 1/2 hours car to car.

with Caroline
Hidden 19/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Jim-Roberts-1987 19/Sep/13 2nd O/S


with Reece Venn, Peter Briggs
HP9 ?/Sep/13 2nd
with Mark Hayes
GOS 23/May/13 AltLd O/S

EOC:P6, 11 (part), 13 GOS: P4, 7, 8, 10, 11 (part), 12

with Eamonn O'Connor
Hidden 18/May/13 Lead O/S
smartie 18/May/13 2nd O/S

First trad climb, very good route. very exposed. Very windy.

with Tosh
wishicud climbHVS 18/May/13 Lead O/S

Fantastic mountain day. Took 9 hours to climb but we were in 2 groups and let others climb through. 2 hours down. Route finding ok. I moved onto arête at pitch 5, big mistake, belay tiny, exposed and V. Windy, might as well just climbed gully left of arête. Pitch 11 tricky. I went far left groove onto a very polished flake and horrid tat. Only scary part of mountain. Well worth a climb. Mega.

Napesneedle1 18/May/13 Lead O/S

Steady Ascent up a good path then scree to start of climb, the climbing was clean and beautifully exposed in places. The grading is top end of HS in places and could cause a novice leader a few problems. The decent is hairy however it is helped by the wires across the traverse. The huge scree gully is steep. The wind was very strong and relentless throughout the climb warm clothing is a must despite the hot Spanish Sun. An excellent day, fantastic route and entertaining company!

with Kate
Hidden 23/Apr/13 AltLd
Hidden 21/Apr/13 2nd
herman0055 12/Apr/13 -
with student
Theeni 04/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

7:50 car to car, 5:30 on route. With direct start, which I assumed was the norm, led in blocks. I led 1-3, 5, 8-11.

with Kitty Court
JamieSparkes 03/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Lead all but 2 pitches. Excellent route but strange that it stops halfway up the mountain, we decided to head down as per the usual descent but think it'd take about the same time to head p and over the top. Great route but the Descent is hairy!

crustypunkuk 03/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Hotcake 02/Apr/13 AltLd

14 Pitch MP - fully trad (HS). Excellent day out! Very windy.

Hidden 02/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/13 AltLd
mikesuth ?/Apr/13 Lead
with Jenny Colam
Hidden 21/Mar/13 2nd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 15/Feb/13 AltLd

Conscious of the epics that others have had we scrambed to avoid the first 3 pitches and strung together many of the other pitches (we had 2 x 60 metre half ropes). We also had Rich Mayfield snapping on our heels early on until his client slowed up when the climbing became a bit more technical. Left the car at 07:45, Back at car by 14:30. Next time we'll do the direct start and the time after that perhaps the original continuation at the top. The descent was quite long but clear to see and easy to follow in daylight and with no time pressure. It reminded us of a bigger version of some scrambly descents from Lakeland crags.

mtempest 15/Feb/13 AltLd
Hidden ?/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
antmorgan1991 ?/Feb/13 Lead
with lou reynolds, Johnny Heyes
Adventure Bennie ??/2013 2nd O/S

Very long, very hollow (piggy sounding rock) great weather though very windy from pitch 9. Long walk in and a savage decent.. Sketchy exposed and relatively unprotected traverses and down climbs and a god aweful scree slope to the bottom. In summary, very tiring but very rewarding.

with Billy mackintosh, Alan leckey
Hidden 31/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
rustaldo 31/Dec/12 Lead O/S

led pretty much all of it. badly off route on pitch 4 or something. slow ascent. very slow descent. 13hrs car to car. climbing is straightforward. confident pairs could move together for the majority. direct start.

craig naylor 27/Dec/12 Lead O/S

moved together for most pitches and lead some of the others

with alicia
RKirke 21/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
mikespooner 20/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
Aaronsim 04/Dec/12 2nd O/S

Direct start

Hidden ?/Dec/12 2nd
Hidden ?/Dec/12 AltLd
akhutton88 30/Nov/12 2nd
Tarquin 30/Nov/12 Lead
Hidden 24/Nov/12 AltLd
quickdrawmcraw 23/Nov/12 -
Marti999 02/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Debbie
debbie roberts 02/Nov/12 2nd
tiga271 ?/Nov/12 -
Theantoff 07/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

Wonderful day out - don't underestimate the difficulty of the descent, however,

Hidden 03/Oct/12 Lead O/S
irishguyinlondon 03/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

Forgot climbing shoes so used Tennies approach shoes, 11hrs car to car, worst scree descent I've had to endure to date.

with RooFin
charlesmfrench 24/May/12 AltLd O/S

Fantastic route! Cant understand why I waited so long to do it just because its so easy.

with Anette
charlesmfrench 24/May/12 AltLd O/S

Fantastic climb. Cant understand why it took me so long to get round to doing it.

with Anette
michael83 13/May/12 Lead O/S

What a route! 10hours car to car. Found the marked descent, but even that is some undertaking!

with Mel, Laura
Hidden 27/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
mdg skidmore 26/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
with joe penfold, clive dean
SeánM 21/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

stunning route

Warren Earle 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S

First trad climb for Iain and he was a star, Scrambled and soloed short easy pitch - grade 3 back to the ledge at P3 where we had left some water and gear,followed the RF guides for pitches with well equipped stations on the main arete, the top of P12 is a great place to be, what its all for. Forget the time a long day even if you keep going.

with Iain Powell
Hidden 06/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
Stickle Tarn ?/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
partz 31/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Fantastic climbing, great day out. Descent IS as varied as described although for the competent it is safe. Slightly disappointed that this doesnt top out at the top of the peak but it was still great fun. Wothwhile

Jonathan Emett 31/Mar/12 Solo rpt

3h10 car-car. 1h30 on climb (direct start)

Matthew Edwards 31/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Led direct, p1+2 together, Henry led lats pitch, all the alternates rest, I think...

Alex Wade 31/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Henry Brown 31/Mar/12 AltLd
daveyji 27/Mar/12 AltLd

Very long day. 10 hours climbing. Rockfax guide a bit wrong in places. Pitches get better higher you go. Long long walk back to car.

with Linda Williamson
Hidden 24/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
mark4344 24/Mar/12 AltLd rpt

repeat ascent and v. straight forward. did route car to car in 6 hours, a pleasant change from double that last time.

with Dale Knox
cheeky 24/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with Andreas
beckybray1 18/Mar/12 2nd O/S
rgd1977 18/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 12/Mar/12 Lead
99bolivar 12/Mar/12 2nd O/S

broken ribs

with Tim Josephy, John Hutchinson
Mick Riley 12/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Alt lead starting from pitch 2,4,6,8,10,12

with Ken prandy
Hidden ?/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Jonathan Emett 06/Feb/12 Solo O/S

5h45 from parking, incl direct start and edward´s finish. 2h for main route. very good route, hateful descent!

with tim
tim newton 06/Feb/12 Solo O/S
A Mountain Journey ?/Feb/12 Lead

A fantastic day out. Varied climbing with some wild exposure, loads of loose rock, super rough & sharp limestone, magnificent views. As we climbed pretty quick and finished early afternoon we enjoyed a daytime descent which although exposed, was pretty straightforward, just follow the big red dots. If misty (as seems to be the case quite often), or dark, this descent could be quite an epic. Personally i'd rather kip up there and wait for daylight.

KateA ?/Feb/12 2nd
Henry Brown ??/2012 -
dan ely 25/Dec/11 Solo rpt
Martin Bennett 12/Dec/11 -
with Ali
1918hasti 13/Nov/11 AltLd
Ash_Johnson ?/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Ash_Johnson ?/Nov/11 Lead O/S

13 pitches, 450 meters.

antonymcphillips ?/Nov/11 AltLd
Tenko 15/Oct/11 AltLd
with Guy Williams
AndyFunnell 11/Oct/11 AltLd
with Mark Beecher
Marq 11/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

7.26 start, finish at 15:15 back at the car. Andrew ran first 3 piches together then led 4th. Alternate after that. Climbed in 8 pitches - 5A, 3M

Tarquin 22/Sep/11 -
with Sarah, Liz
Hidden 22/Sep/11 2nd
dkd 28/Apr/11 -
with Karl
Sianny 26/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Brilliant mountain climb!

with Al
stouffer 13/Apr/11 AltLd

Via direct start

Hidden 12/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
The Green Giant 12/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

no sleep for 48 hours before hand. Not a good idea...

with kel
Liam Ingram 06/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Awesome and epic! Made a drunken decision to do this. No regrets! HS is more correct than 4+ as there are practically no bolts on any of the pitches. Great holds in a great position.

with Tom HS
jon clayton ?/Apr/11 AltLd
with luke dudill
Hidden 26/Mar/11 2nd O/S
knicos 21/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with James Chesmer
design crisis 19/Mar/11 Lead dog
with Tom W
kelly_426 ?/Mar/11 AltLd
Purple Roni 22/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/11 -
RKernan 30/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Colleen Mann
dan ely 14/Jan/11 AltLd rpt

moved together and did the direct start. Did in 1h 50m (stoped at the 1st decent path)

with paul (orange house)
Robin Head 05/Jan/11 Lead O/S

amazing climbing, but worst decent ever! why? it is hard to find the right point to stop the route, involves some scary abseils to get to the red dotted route if you missed the right turn, it's easy to mistake the first scree slope as the decent (really dangerous as it ends in a massive drop!!) and one usually does that in the dark. The actual decent traverse a long way and has a few hairy downclimbs.

with Jo Davison, Jen, Joe Premier
Hidden 05/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Jo Davison 05/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
jon clayton 05/Jan/11 Lead

A long but worthwhile day!!!! An easy walk in, generally easy climbing BUT and this is a big BUT!!!!! a horific and confusing descent in the dark due to the fact it is easy to climb to far on the top pitches and end up on the edwards finish Soloing !!WHERE Is ALL THIS CABLED PROTECTION THE GUIDE MENTIONS? We only found 1 section protected!!! Despite this it is a really enjoyable day out and worth doing :) Also met some great people from the southhampton climbing club who were very helpful on the descent and in return i returned there Stuck? gear.

with jason williams
JenDurden 05/Jan/11 2nd β
with Robin
JonBrown 01/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Sarp
31770 ??/2011 -
jcj ??/2011 -
with jon paul clayton
Hidden 04/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/10 Lead
Hidden 29/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
timcedwards 15/Nov/10 2nd

Splendid day out. Did direct start &, accidentally, harder variant on p12 (5+? with 2 bolts & 2 threads in situ).Descent into gully tricky in dark. Start early!

with Andrew Edwards
dan ely 06/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

amazing line, bad top out and loose rock

with max and dread girl
Hidden ?/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
JimBee ?/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

P4 J. P5,6,7 M. P8,9 J. P10 M. P11 J. P12,13 M. Easy to join together pitches with a 60m rope. Route finding ok, take a photocopy of the guidebook to be sure.

with Matt Ellis
climbhannahclimb ?/Nov/10 2nd O/S
with Max Fitzgerald, Dan...
carlh 29/Oct/10 Lead O/S

A fantastic day out. I led all 13/14? pitches with Michael Whitley seconding me. We left the car in the dark and finished in the dark, even though we were moving well. Had no problems with route finding and agree with guide book (HS) as grade. A top notch mountain route!

heathergotrumbled 24/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with JH
Jake Howard 24/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Long day out even with no problems (c.12 hours) Alternate leads

with Heather Rumble
marvin1987 ?/May/10 AltLd O/S

Absolutely amazing! Best ascent ive ever done to date. Went as two pairs, alternate leading. 11 hours car to car.

with Thomas Grainger
riff156 ?/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Bob Hotchkis
Shaw Brown 12/Apr/10 AltLd

Brilliant day out.

with Earl Gray Larty
Hidden 03/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/10 Lead O/S
saz_b 30/Mar/10 Lead O/S

what a day, dugs broke leg on way down :(

with steve
sweenyt 25/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Superb. Quality day out, with some wild exposure.

with UBMC
martinp 17/Mar/10 AltLd

Three climbers. Simultaneous climbing for the seconds.

with Dave S and Alan C
Andrewbirkett 15/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Stephane
Richard Gilbert 04/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Via Direct Start. Lovely fine climbing in an amazing setting.

with Paul Padman
ldadams ?/Mar/10 AltLd
with Mark Chaplin
Hidden 20/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Nov/09 AltLd O/S
howhard 15/Nov/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Nov/09 AltLd O/S
Liam FLeming 03/Nov/09 Lead
with karen dalzell
Rich Clague ?/Nov/09 AltLd
GScot38 ?/Nov/09 Lead O/S
Jeremy Wilton 09/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

Super expedition - we did the direct start - three parties of more experienced dudes went past (politely) so we were a little slow - started at 7.30am finished at 4.00pm - take off an hour for delays - hmmmm. Went wrong on pitch 8/9 and went left onto the side of the arete - this wasn't 4+ The descent shouldn't be attempted in the dark. My feet ached like hell by the time we got back to the car. Two grande ice cold San Miguels made up for all that - Brilliant - well done Ash!

with Ashley Stevens
innesmac ?/Oct/09 -

Great must do climb

Hidden 05/May/09 2nd O/S
steveadkinson 05/May/09 Lead O/S

Led the final 2 pitches. Ascent in 4 hrs. Car to bar in less than 7 hrs.

with Tim & Ryan
Mark Fairhurst 01/May/09 AltLd
jacoob81 ?/May/09 2nd
dickie01 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Awesome day out

with Nick Briggs
Hidden 14/Apr/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 14/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 26/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 25/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
sims 14/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

Had a bit of an epic-too slow on route got benighted just as we were finishing last pitch.Epic descent in the dark- very scary!

with Jonno
gav 09/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

Scrambled to avoid first 3 pitches, lead pitches 4-8 inclusive, dave lead 9-13. Descended in dark; powerful headtorch came in /very/ useful

with Tim, Dave
Lunar25 ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Lead every pitch, nakered!

with Phil Marsh
Hidden 18/Feb/09 Lead O/S
greenclimb 18/Feb/09 Lead O/S

lead all

with Sarah
Hidden 08/Feb/09 Lead
barrington1978 ?/Feb/09 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Hidden 08/Dec/08 -
John HW 28/Nov/08 AltLd
with Cath
ebastock 11/Nov/08 2nd

Fantastic route. Scrambled the first couple of pitches. Only took 3.5hours to climb but with an hour walk in and a couple of hours descent, it makes a full day out. Fixed cables pretty much on all the tricky bits of the descent so well protected compared to the walk off on some routes in the UK. Not as daunting as the guide book makes it sound.

with John Beddard
Hidden 09/Nov/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Nov/08 2nd O/S
Bruveris ?/Nov/08 Lead

Very nice climb. It's not a hard climb, but the sight is good.

Hidden ?/Nov/08 Lead
gordon henderson 21/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
with Chris
crisaitken 21/Oct/08 AltLd

in the thunder

thomasholyoak ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Descent from end p13, go right, starts with a via ferrata cable, look for large red splodge, and has red marks and occaisional big red cirular splodges to follow. No abseils, mostly a series of via ferrata cables descending quite moderately. I´d say roping up and moving together is advisable on this descent. This descent path/via ferrata ends near the top of a big scree slope to descend to finish.

jamie ward ?/Aug/08 -
Hidden ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 06/May/08 -
with SF
prycey ?/May/08 AltLd
Ken Taylor 23/Apr/08 AltLd
with Andy Chadwick
Conan 23/Apr/08 AltLd

Excellent route

with Chris Michalak
JonT 05/Apr/08 AltLd dnf

Didn't have full rack, so decided best to only climb the first 3 pitches and come back another time with a full rack for a full ascent.

with Helen Edwards
ChrisBrooke 04/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
with Shona D'Arcy
Hidden ?/Apr/08 AltLd
Hidden 23/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
Glyn 17/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Jonny
Peter Metcalfe 15/Mar/08 AltLd

Soloed first 7 pitches

with Mike Downing
mark4344 14/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with dave tourell
Andrew Sloan 14/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with Steve Grove
Hidden ?/Mar/08 -
red-poppy ?/Feb/08 2nd O/S
net 21/Jan/08 AltLd
with Pete M
Peter Metcalfe 21/Jan/08 AltLd

A grand day out!

with Annette
NCorbett 05/Jan/08 AltLd O/S

Brilliant day out. Richard from the orange house acted as a guide and was well worth the money. The rock is beautiful - lots of holds and amazingly grippy. Heard a few stories of polished bits and tricky sections - but none that we discovered. There are potentially lots of different lines up and it would be easy to follow the wrong one and end up on a hiher graded section. Overall a brilliant day out and my longest multipitch route yet! Led first pitch and alternated each one after that, although we may have split one of the pitches in two. There are so many that they become a bit of a blur!

auld al ?/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
Phil PBC ??/2008 -
Hidden 25/Dec/07 -
Zoomer 21/Nov/07 AltLd

One student dropped out which speeded up things. Easy climbing at V Diff but a bit exposed in places. Walk off more dodgy than the climb. Bus to bus in 8 hours with climbing time of 5 1/2 hours. Direct start will put on half an hour tops. Don't be put off by it's size, good day out.

with Sally Brown, A Student
crisaitken ?/Nov/07 AltLd
gordon henderson ?/Nov/07 AltLd
with Chris
jcurley 30/Oct/07 Lead O/S

lead entire route

with Horace
The Bad Cough 08/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
DanT 15/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

Amazing Route, Amazing day, combined with the Edwards Finish a 16 hour Epic

Hidden 15/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
TonyP 23/Aug/07 AltLd

Did Edwards Finish . Great day out

with Simon
JonHarvey 18/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

Amazing route! Did direct start, 5hrs enjoyable climbing to top. Didnt bother with Edwards finish. 1.5 hrs to base of mountain. :)

Hidden 18/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
hamish2016 ?/Apr/07 Lead dnf

Made an early start and got to the base of the route in good time. Decided to take the easy shortcut mentioned in the Rockfax guide for the first 3 pitches. The description was very poor (a photo would be useful) and we got about 2/3 of the way up the mountain via an overgrown gully before deciding to retreat. Back at Orange House by 1pm.

with Ross Overhead
tskelhon ?/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with John Warner
roverhead ?/Apr/07 2nd dnf
Jon_Warner 31/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

A brilliant adventure, as expected the start is a bit pants, soloed first 2 pitches in skate shoes.. but after that it becomes brilliant. Ledges all the way up make for comfortable belays, while the faces inbetween still look daunting. The climbing is easy but wich a rucksack and a long day so far its no walk in the park. Route finding was relatively ok apart from once where i managed to nearly climb off the edge of the arete. DESCENT IS PROBABALLY MOST DANGEROUS PART advise keeping the rope out until you hit the scree for anyone nervous!

with Tom
Matt Shepherd 06/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/07 Lead
Tom Phillips 22/Jan/07 AltLd O/S

direct start

with bruce
Hidden ?/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2007 AltLd
John HW ?/Dec/06 Lead O/S

Instructing Tarquin's Exped 2 x students

with 2 x Students
Sylvi 14/Nov/06 2nd
with Andy L
JWB ?/Oct/06 AltLd O/S
with Lucy Adams & Mark Anstey
Simon Allcock ?/Oct/06 -
mr bounce ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Shona
andy mcc ?/Sep/06 AltLd

Amazing day out, great climbing in spectacular situations but very, very hot. Descent is the worst part of it

with Jason King
Hidden 20/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Sankey 23/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

A perfect day out.

with Luke
thebigfriendlymoose ?/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
with Stephen
Hidden 22/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
dfbpdave ??/2006 2nd
Lil'Lou 25/Dec/05 2nd dog

Christmas day extravaganza. Mega first outdoor climbing experince, and legendary post descent longest piss of my life.

with Stuart Greenall, Clare Forster
steve mee 09/Dec/05 AltLd
with Mark Glaister
will_benfold ?/Dec/05 AltLd O/S

Moving together.

with Ben D
Hidden ??/2005 AltLd
HansStuttgart ?/Dec/04 -

about 5h from foot to summit

Hidden 17/Nov/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/04 AltLd
Phil West 17/Sep/04 AltLd O/S
with Shaun Walby
shaun walby 17/Mar/04 2nd O/S
with Mark Edwards
Hidden 28/Feb/04 -
Hidden ?/Apr/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/03 AltLd
Hidden 19/Mar/03 2nd
Katex 12/Mar/03 AltLd dnf

Due to rockfall on second pitch had to be rescued off. Had a black arm for a month but thankfully no broken bones!

with Simon Edwards
Hidden ??/2003 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
dan gibson ?/Nov/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/02 2nd
John Brayshaw 18/Mar/02 AltLd O/S
with Chris
Hidden ?/Oct/01 -
Hidden ??/2001 AltLd
Tarquin ??/2001 -
Mick r ?/Oct/00 Lead rpt
with Jim Kirkwood, Steve and Pat
Simon Caldwell 29/Mar/00 AltLd O/S
with Ian A
Nigel R Lewis 09/Mar/00 AltLd
with Pete Bennett
Howard J 28/Feb/00 AltLd rpt
with John Hopkins
steveb2006 25/Feb/00 Solo

Beautiful morning - start climbing at 8am. Continue up Edwards Finish and on to the summit of Puig Campana (tricky crossing the summit niche). On S summit at 12 noon.

rockjedi12345 ??/2000 Lead

route guided on whilst working for rowland edwards

Bob M 07/Apr/99 -

Left the car at about 7.45, started climbing about 9.15, top of route at 1.30. Wonderful high mountain route. Scrambled up some way towards the Edwards finish, but gave up as it seemed much further than the guidebook suggested.

with Jill Stevens
Howard J 22/Feb/99 AltLd O/S
with Paul Barker
Hidden ??/1998 2nd
stugreen75 ??/1998 AltLd O/S
with The Youth
Hidden 28/Mar/97 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/96 -
EddieA ?/Nov/95 AltLd O/S

We decided to start early and move quickly - un roped for the first six pitches or so, and roped for the rest. Good practice for alpine climbing and a fine route in its own right

with Simon W
steve prior ?/Nov/95 Lead
with Roz C
Mick r ?/Mar/95 AltLd O/S
with Jim Kirkwood
Hidden 06/Dec/94 AltLd
Hidden 03/Dec/93 AltLd O/S
sdht ?/Apr/92 Lead
andyfeds ??/1990 AltLd
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