Sungold*** E2
6 pitches. P1 as per book, 55 m. The "vague ledge" belay could be any one of a set of ledges. P2 From the top R hand ledge of the set trend R up cracks/ramps to a surprisingly easy brown overhang. After this weave nearly straight up to a sloping rock ledge, 50 m. P3 From the ledge step R to a hand crack (not visible from ledge)then weave up the shelving wall to a vegetated groove on the L. Can split at a wedged spike in the groove). A few m above the spike move R and cross the white slab Rwards to the airy stance. P4 Head L and up towards the L arete of the slab and gain a big ledge below the huge photogenic orange corner. P5 Climb the corner to a big ledge. P6 Skirt a bulge to the R, head L to an obvious diagonal crack. After this step R and straight up to finish. (P4-6 as per guide,P6 can be shortened to leave more scrambling)
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This climb is in 4 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

Led p 2, 4, 6 but pitches did not match guide splits as 1 rope was only 50 m. By mistake did a direct version of guidebook p3/4 giong straight up the L side of the slab and missing out the "airy" stance (poorly protected, about E3 5c). My grading votes do not include this bit. A really good finish to the trip. Agree with previous comment about vagueness of guide after P1. You have to start from the R end of the belay ledges and climb diagonally R (not just a little R) to get to the easier-than-it-looks brown bulge (which is in sight up R from the p1 stance)
harold walmsley - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/14 with George Gilmore

Did 1st pitch correct then went off route as the book is unclear and ended up in some gully to the left
steve.warrington - AltLd dnf - 16/Apr/13 with Dave Simpson

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/13

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/13

Total votes cast 5
hard E30 of 3
E30 of 3
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hard E22 of 3
E21 of 3
easy E20 of 3
hard E10 of 3
E10 of 3
easy E10 of 3
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