plain kitten - 11/Feb/15
plain kitten - Lead - 11/Feb/15
gdjcoleman - AltLd O/S - Oct/14 with Simon
Hidden - Lead - 04/Apr/14
Can someone help me out here?? Does this route take you to the summit of the mountain? The description of pitch 4 says to "the top of the mountain". Yet some comments seem to say that to get to the summit you have to drop into the scree gulley and hike up.
We did this last year and the route seemed to finish where the arÍte of EC peters out in front of a massive headwall well below the summit which looks unclimbable. There were a couple of red dots. We minced around following cairns and eventually found some tat where we ab'd down to paths, certainly there was no sign of an actual abseil station.
Theres lots of talk of the "notch" but I can't work out if this is the little notch at the top of the EC arÍte (ie between the arÍte and this headwall) or the massive notch at the summit that you can see from miles away.
If we did do the whole of the Edwards Finish then we found no climbing harder than a short 5m 4a wall to the left of some 5m high tall blocks (one with chockstone) that blocked what was otherwise walking/scrambling up the arÍte.
If anyone can shed some light I'd be really grateful for an email!
2602steve - 11/Feb/14
AMAZING. why would you not do this? OK, maybe for those without alpine experience it is a bit intimidating and we kept second guessing which way we should be going but wow, going over the pinnacles was excellent fun. Didn't find the climbing any harder than on Espolon. Descent certainly proved the interesting bit as we came down from the notch and took a fair bit of time to find the abseil station. But after that it was easy route finding back to the car.
derryclimbs - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/14
atapper21 - Solo O/S - 21/Jan/14
mark20 - Solo O/S - 05/Jan/14
Hidden - Lead - 16/Oct/13
Hidden - 2nd - 16/Oct/13
crustypunkuk - Solo O/S - 03/Apr/13
colin.morrison - AltLd O/S - Feb/13 with Ross Bingham
RKirke - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/12
mikespooner - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/12 with Roger Kirke
Hidden - Lead - 30/Nov/12
Hidden - AltLd - 24/Nov/12
Easy to get lost on here but I think we managed it. I can't see any easier way. At the top, DON'T follow the tracks as we did. Look for the red dots and follow these. The tracks go nowhere and are made by goats, who dont know where they are going. It looks improbable to follow the dots, but have faith.
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 24/May/12 with Anette
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/12
Jonathan Emett - Solo O/S - 06/Feb/12 with tim
tim newton - Solo O/S - 06/Feb/12 with jonathan emett
Tenko - AltLd - 15/Oct/11 with Guy Williams
Glyn - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Tom Skelhon
Total time car to car was 9:20, 50 min to start, 4:30 to top of ECD, 7:00 to summit
Chris the Tall - AltLd - 05/Feb/11 with Dave Coley
Some scary exposed unprotected traversing left of the pinnacles - should have gone over them.
RKernan - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Colleen Mann
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/11
Jo Davison - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/11 with Joe Premier
JonBrown - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/11 with Sarp
P1 J. P2 M. P3,4 J. A worthy continuation and gets you to the top with the gap/notch. 10hrs 15 mins car to car: ECD, EC, TEF, scree run down
JimBee - AltLd O/S - Nov/10 with Matt Ellis
MDowson - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/10 with josh wyatt
Hidden - AltLd - 14/Apr/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Dec/09
Liam FLeming - Lead - 03/Nov/09 with karen dalzell
Hidden - Lead - 26/Mar/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/09
barni - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/08 with Paul James
Hidden - Mar/08
lead 2nd pitch.
NCorbett - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/08
Phil PBC - 2008
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Dec/07
Initial route finding was difficult but once we got going not too bad at all. Glad we went all the way to the top
DanT - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Ian Silvester
Hidden - Lead - Mar/07
alan.onslow - 2nd - Mar/07 with Will, James
Instructing Tarquin's Exped 2 x students
John HW - Lead O/S - Dec/06 with 2 x Students
will_benfold - AltLd O/S - Dec/05 with Ben D
Phil West - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/04 with Shaun Walby
shaun walby - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/04 with Phil West
dan gibson - Solo O/S - Nov/02
Hidden - 2001
To finish the Espolon Central to the summit
steveb2006 - Solo - 25/Feb/00
stugreen75 - AltLd O/S - 1998 with The Youth