Rockfax Description
Excellent wall climbing with limited protection and some testing run-outs. Climb up to a peg in a very faint left-trending seam. Technical climbing past another peg, and not much other gear, gains a slim overlap. Easier climbing in the same style finishes this monster pitch. Variation - moving right and finishing up the wall between the finishes of Black Wall and Black Bastard is a trickier option than the original but direct finish. © Rockfax

FA. Ian Dunn, Nick Dixon 1986 15/Jun/1986

anguskille 09/Sep Lead O/S

Down climbed from the crux of this when I was about 16 so psyched to come back for the send. Sort of tricky crux sequence. I actually lead it twice today, didn't realise the first time I had gone off-route and finished up Black Wall. Actually worth considering this finish as the chossy upper wall doesn't really add much to the quality of the route as a whole (it was raining mud and choss on Paul belaying)

with Paul Francis
Ed Booth 19/Nov/14 Lead rpt

Freezing fingers. Harder than I remembered. Reasonable gear when it's there but runnout between it. At the top I finished up the gap in the guide between the finish of Black B*stard and Black Wall original. Quite a hard finish like this. Probs makes it hard E4 overall.

with Anna Pugh
kingholmesy ??/2011 2nd O/S
with Andy S
Ed Booth 01/Jul/06 Lead O/S


with Roel Driesen
Mark Riley ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Roget 05/Oct/96 Lead O/S
with jon
Nick Biven 12/Feb/93 Lead O/S

Very good

with Ray Jenkins
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