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VS 4c no 5a moves on it. A good, big route.
route finding a bit challenging and plenty of loose rock. we climbed pillars after pillars with big steps to find ourselves at dead end. the last pillar seems to be separated from the ridge so after sacrificing a carabiner and sling, I joined Nigel and found the final pitch. summit has great views, allow 1hr for the walk back.
Superb adventurous climb. not sure about the HVS though as it's no more than 4c, but is a big route in a remote area. The 4th pitch is only 20m to the vegetated ledge, so can be linked with the 5th pitch to get you to a ledge at the foot of the block, which then evens up the climbing for those swinging leads. The 'superb steep groove' is exactly what it says, not the easy way off a bit further right.
VS 4c nice mountaineering route. like many longer routes in area, not very sustained and variable pitch quality