7 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The original line here was put up in 1984 and then re-equipped in 1995. The harder sections are well protected, but bolting is spaced out on the easier parts, including a grade 3 pitch (P6 ), which has just a belay point at the top. The route is often done with a quick pull on a couple of bolts on the polished crux on pitch 5, reducing the over-all grade to a sustained 5+.
1) 5. Easy-angled slabs setting off from the memorial plaque.
2) 5. A short pitch heading to the right with a sneaky foot-traverse to reach the stance.
3) 5+. Another short one though pretty tough for the grade.
4) 5. A fine and varied pitch that finishes at the higher of the two belay points.
5) 5. Some fine slab-climbing.
6) 6a+. The roof at the start of the pitch is the crux of the route, which is somewhat polished and can be tackled free at 6a+, or with two points of aid at a more amenable 5+/A0.
7) An easy scramble, but it has some dubious rock and no fixed gear except the belay point at the top. Walk 20m to find the start of the final pitch.
8) 5+. Loop through the roof from left to right the finish easily taking care with some loose rock. © Rockfax

drewish 11/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

Was alittle disappointed with this, crag classic?

Hidden 11/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Dizz 17/Sep/14 AltLd

Did an accidental variant at about 6b/c, climbed cleanly...rejoined for shiny 6a+ move ... nasty fall potential and super polished so aid it was :)

with megan
Hidden 13/Sep/14 Lead dnf
JimboWizbo 08/Sep/14 AltLd

Pitches 2 3 4 5. P5 is tough! Didn't aid it but did have a rest. Warning - Rockfax seems to have a spurious pitch described before the crux.

with Beth
Hidden 08/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Matt Cooke 29/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

P1 - La Zipette P2 - Avis à la copulation Joined Pilier at end of P3

with Nick Jones
adamjeffs 28/May/14 AltLd O/S
with dad
Hidden 10/Apr/14 2nd dnf
Hidden 01/Nov/13 AltLd
Hidden 01/Nov/13 AltLd
Hidden 30/Sep/13 AltLd
Simon Caldwell 15/Oct/12 AltLd

A few spaced bolts, small selection of nuts useful. I led pitches 1 and 2 (5a+ and 5b) in one long pitch; swung on the final bolt to reach the belay and I couldn't find any holds - the way to do it is apparently to go high and foot traverse with the bolt below your feet. C led the 5c pitch, which was nails for the grade, but I somehow managed to follow without cheating. I led the 5a pitch, very distant 1st bolt. Carmen then led the aid pitch (would be far harder than the advertised 6a to lead free), and I discovered that it's quite hard to aid a pitch when there's 35m of rope stretch above you. The 30m 3a pitch turned out to be 15m and a walk. C led the final pitch with one hard move. A good route with some fine climbing, but rather unbalanced and let down a bit by the need for aid.

with Carmen
Hidden 15/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/12 Lead O/S
paul horabin ??/2012 AltLd
abbeywall 08/Oct/11 AltLd

led 1, 3 and 5

with K
Mike-W-99 06/Oct/11 AltLd

Lead 1,4,7.

with Ewan, Fiona
Fiona Reid 06/Oct/11 AltLd

Led pitch 2 and 5. Good route, pitches 2 and 3 very interesting! Aided the 5c/A0 crux on pitch 5 as landing on my back didn't seem too appealing. If you're tall enough to reach the "big jug" then it's perfectly feasible, if you're 5ft 2" then it's pretty tricky.

with Mike, Ewan
rd20 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with Patrick
mattgrange 01/Apr/11 AltLd

Superb route, wandered onto Arabesque but soon got back on route again. Free-climbed the aid move on Pitch 5.

Ollie Rattue ??/2011 -
Hidden 09/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
ian storey ?/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with sam
Hidden 01/Sep/10 AltLd
Hidden ?/Feb/08 AltLd
Shaw Brown 11/Apr/07 AltLd

The alternative start is very good

with simon blythe
Hidden 21/Oct/03 AltLd
Hidden ?/May/99 -
High 6b
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