The Wasp* 4c
125m, 4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
VS. Some pleasant climbing with a spectacular finish, and quite popular. Start below a steep slab at the left edge of the wall.
1) 4, 45m. Climb to and up a steep groove, step into the groove on the right, and up to large block (belay possible). Climb the wall trending right then direct to a ledge, chain belay.
2) 3, 15m. Traverse easily leftwards along ledges to reach a large bay at the foot of an arete.
3) 4, 45m. Climb the arete into a slanting groove. Go up this and move right at its top to a ledge (belay possible). Move left and climb the slab rightwards stepping left at the top onto a good ledge and trees.
4) 4+, 20m. From the left end of the ledge climb direct to the steep wall above. Follow the exposed leftwards-slanting fault-line which leads to the top.
Descent - Abseil back down the line. © ROCKFAX

FA. R.Edwards 1998
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lead pitches 1,3
mikestr555 - AltLd - 28/Apr/15

jon59 - Lead - 31/Mar/15

Led p 1 & 3.
cem - AltLd O/S - 24/Dec/14 with Pero Kalugerovich

dmetcalfe - AltLd - 26/Nov/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Nov/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Nov/14

Trev speariett - AltLd - 21/Nov/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Nov/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/14

daveclarke5 - AltLd - 14/Apr/14 with Stephen

1poundSOCKS - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/14

JonesJ - AltLd - 19/Nov/13

Jonny Harrison - 2nd O/S - 18/Nov/13 with Tom Hanlon

ChrisB.19 - 2nd - 17/Oct/13 with Allan FW

Did top pitch
herman0055 - AltLd - 11/Apr/13 with student

Did top pitch
herman0055 - AltLd - 11/Apr/13 with student

herman0055 - 2nd - 10/Apr/13 with student

MP - Fully trad less a few stances. Vegetated and shares a lot of the route with Scorpion but a couple of nice pitches. Crux at the top of the route is v difficult to protect and very exposed (dangerous)! Joe abseiled into a tree.
Hotcake - Lead - 26/Mar/13

Ian JL - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/13

led the first pitch previous day: very nice groove. led 2nd and 4th pitch today, the 4th pitch is the best of the route.
saraguti - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/13 with jade

A Mountain Journey - 2013

Teaching trad. Great last pitch.
Zoomer - Lead - 24/May/12 with A Student

daveyji - Lead - 30/Mar/12 with Linda Williamson

martinp - 13/Mar/12

led pitch 1
Mick Riley - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/12 with Martin Palmer

Hidden - Lead - 04/Mar/12

Very Good climb
stevens744 - Lead O/S - 14/Nov/11 with Andy Span rock

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Nov/11

AmandaJG - AltLd O/S - 21/Oct/11

Jeanie led pitches 1 & 3, I led pitches 2 & 4. Great climbing on 1st & 4th pitches.
Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/11 with Jeanie

first pitch (VS)
matjam - 2nd - 18/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Nov/10

MazElden - AltLd - 07/Nov/10 with Graeme

Abb'd off after three pitches due to lack of time
John Roe - Lead - 12/Nov/09 with Justin (Ratty) Burgoyne, Paul (Chips) Rafferty

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Nov/09

GScot38 - Lead - Nov/09

auld al - AltLd O/S - Jan/09

Hidden - AltLd - Dec/08

Me p1&2, Smudge p3&4
Sutty22 - AltLd O/S - 16/Nov/08 with Smudge (RCL)

Brilliant last pitch
Mr Tickle - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/08 with Martyn Eales

Hidden - 12/Apr/08

Rob Hirst - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/08

Worth it for the final pitch, but first pitch is pretty nice as well. Shame about the scrappy mid-section.
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 23/Jan/08 with Annette

net - AltLd - 23/Jan/08 with Pete M

A bit scrappy, but easy & safe climbing, only exposed on the very last moves.
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/08 with Ian Bentley

snowy white - Nov/07 with Army Expedition Climbing

1st Pitch only - Clean. Twin 50m ropes
NCorbett - Lead dnf - 06/Jan/07 with Steve Taylor

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Nov/06

Again, it rained when we got to the belay stance this shares with Scorpion.
richw2k2 - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/06 with Carol Urmova

mikelaing - 2006

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Oct/05

JWB - AltLd O/S - Oct/05 with Mike Allen

carriegold - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/05 with Steve C

Hidden - 2003

Hidden - AltLd - Oct/02

Howard J - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/02 with Dave Hannah

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