Summer Solstice* VS 4c
[Awesome cleaning effort, 3 kb]35m. This line follows the right side of the newly cleaned broken buttress left of Taurus. The FA was climbed in two pitches avoiding rope drag and giving that old school feel of Mournes multi-pitch climbing. A great intro for multi-pitch skills with many good belay stances and a solid thread abseil point.
Start on the right side of the buttress up and round the corner at a huge crevice that can be peered right through to the other side. Climb the cracks and holds above to gain a good stance at the large spike on the stepped spur (belay taken).
Move above the spike and make a delicate (bold) move onto the clean slab. Continue directly up the cleaned granite using cracks and classic Mourne flutings to the top. On up heathery slope to block belay, abseil point (Always Check).
P Swail, C Hiller Alt Leads 20/Jun/2012

Photo: Awesome cleaning effort © auld al
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KKilroy - Lead rpt - 30/Jul/15 with Gillian

Gills - 2nd - 30/Jul/15 with Kevin Kilroy

bit dirty but climbing still good; nice mountain feel
GOS - 2nd rpt - 11/Jun/15 with Vicky Cleary

5eamuz - 2nd rpt - 14/Sep/13 with Gerard O'Sullivan, Brita Terpe

did as 1 pitch
GOS - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Seamus McErlean, Brita Terpe

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/13

5eamuz - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Mike Gibson

Excellent route. Thanks for the cleaning effort
auld al - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13

stuart90 - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13 with lisa Davison

ldavison440 - 2nd - 25/Jun/13 with Stuart Abraham

Plinton - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Mike

kenneM - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Phil

Wet, nice!
RKernan - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/12 with Sinéad Oakes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/12

Sinéad - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/12 with Ronan Kernan

KKilroy - AltLd O/S - 2012 with Owen

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