Andromeda** 7a+
183m, 6 pitches.

Rockfax Description
E4. A direct route, from which retreat would be difficult after pitch 3. Start in the middle of the face, just right of a ruined wall and below an overhanging crack.
1) 7a+, 35m. Climb into the crack from the right and follow this. Climb right onto the overhanging wall and up this trending rightwards to a hidden pocket on the right. Climb direct to a hole then move left to reach a steep, wide groove. Climb this to reach a belay on the right.
2) 6a, 25m. Climb the groove on the left and continue left to a slab. Climb this to a traverse line going left. Follow this to some small caves and climb through these to another larger cave.
3) 7a, 38m. Climb over the roof on the left and then straight up to a bolted flake. Climb straight up to the roof above (threads) over this and onto the ramp which is followed for a short way. Climb the wall direct to a small ledge and belay.
4) 6a, 35m. Climb left and then straight up the steep slab to a good ledge and belay.
5) 6a, 40m. Climb rightwards into a depression then left into a short groove. Go right to another groove and follow this finishing up a slab at the top. © ROCKFAX

FA. R.Edwards, M.Edwards 1999
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Hidden - AltLd β - 06/Jan/10

One of the worst days climbing ever, but somehow fun in retrospect! First pitch is never 6a, solid E3 jamming crack (6b+), second pitch 7a was hard work and worth E5 due to rock quality and hard earned gear. I managed to fall off third (nice 6a) when a hold snapped. Seconded crux pitch clean but it's more like 7a+ than 7c and then top two pitches are grotty - on loose, snappy rock. Overall not recommended! Needs more bolts and abseil descent after crux...
Chad123 - AltLd dog - 22/Oct/09 with Paul T

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