400m, 11 pitches. D- Slab climbing above an abyss at a reasonable grade. Abseil the route for descent.

4c,4b,4b,5b,4b,4b,4c,5b,4c,4a,4a & 4a

s1362083 02/Sep AltLd O/S

Alt leads with shubba, very efficient climbing. Mega epics on descent, everything that could go wrong abseiling did. Lost the ab line after first ab, forgot to take knots out TWICE (soloed up to get it once, complicated system to stop factor 2 fall other time), rope got trapped in crack, missed an anchor and had to prussik up, abbed off slightly dodgy tree/tat.

Hidden 26/Aug -
Legs 18/Aug AltLd O/S

12 pitches up the arÍte. All seem to blend into one in the end. The two 5c pitches held the most interest. Crowds was the main theme of the day as its the easest climb there. Beer and pizzas were called for once the numerous abseiled had been navigated.

with Sarah
andrea83 18/Aug AltLd O/S


with Hamish
Hamish777 18/Aug AltLd O/S
with Andrea
sheelba 17/Aug AltLd

A decent climb but probably popular more because it's easy than because it's better than the other around. The abseiling is pretty standard for a multi-pitch sport route.

with Naomi
daxtari 13/Aug 2nd rpt
carlh 05/Aug Lead O/S

An excellent route and one of the more relaxing climbed during the week. I climbed this with Tony Myers during a week of ticking the classic rock routes from the Brailsford guide book. One or two top quality pitches and a nice feel to the route as a whole. Most of it done in approach shoes, so very comfortable on the feet! We strayed off the abseil line a little on the descent and had to use some tat as an intemediate station to get back on line. The toppo can be a little confusing re. abseils.

Tony Myers ?/Aug AltLd O/S

I lead pitches 3-4b,5-4b,7-4c,10-4a & 12-4a

with Carl Haliday
kivell ?/Aug Lead
with steve kivell
Ellis20 16/Jul AltLd O/S
with James91
JohnMetcalfe 08/Jul AltLd

lovely long route in a fantastic situation but lots of scary abseils down the main face for the descent

with Andy Wilson
Hidden 02/Jul AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul AltLd
Library Claire 26/Jun AltLd O/S
Gentleman Joe 26/Jun AltLd O/S

Made it to the top. Lead pitches 1,4,7-11 if I remember correctly. Abseil descent is fairly exposed and scary

Hidden 26/Jun AltLd O/S
charley 03/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Started in the afternoon, got the first 6 pitches done but then decided to abb off and head to the bar before it go dark. Straight-forward climbing but great position. Will be back again to finish it.

chumleywarner 03/Sep/14 2nd
chumleywarner 03/Sep/14 2nd
Robb Bert 18/Aug/14 AltLd
Mike.Kinge 25/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Lead the even pitches. 6 abs in row was exciting...

with xav, will
amy 22/Jul/14 -

Emily lead all cruxes. Abseils not obvious.

kateberry118 05/Jul/14 AltLd

with Mark Brims, Libby Southgate
libby.southgate 05/Jul/14 AltLd
myreal nayme ?/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Zoe Cockburn ?/Jul/14 AltLd
Will Barber ?/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

lead odd no. pitches

with Mike Kinge, Xav
Elaine Budden ?/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Tristan Sherlock
bvilsue 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Escaped route after pitch 9 because of rain. Climbed behind Tomek and Seb on a first rope then Peter, John and Alex on a second rope.

with Rob
alexspurling 22/Jun/14 -

Climbed six pitches and then bailed back down due to lack of time. The 5b pitch 4 is nice.

Hidden 15/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Retro Rowan 11/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Great climb in under 3hrs, descent was horrid and took over 7hrs after getting lost in the gully

alexcollins123 09/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
HaleAlex ?/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/13 Lead O/S
d_meacher 09/Sep/13 AltLd rpt

Moved together over most of it.

with Gill Byrne
andrzej kierzek 19/Aug/13 AltLd rpt
with Tara
cas smerdon 15/Aug/13 AltLd
with Mark S
daxtari 14/Aug/13 2nd rpt
AndrewP 28/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1 2 4 6 8 10 and 12. Felix lead the rest. Epic 6 pitch abseil - went too far right on one and ended up in the gully and climbing out on prussicks to get the ab point I'd missed.

FelixPeterken 28/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/13 AltLd
ChrisBrooke 23/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Great fun. Keep looking left (facing in) on the abs.

with John Inkpen
Helen Gibson 17/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

climbed in 2 1/2 hours...in beautiful weather. Joined 2 middle pitches together (took 60m ropes) keep looking left for ab points.. and care with loose rock on scramble down.

with Chris Vernon
snakes77 17/Jun/13 AltLd rpt

epic day on palavar.. led p1,3,5,6 & 10 great long route although the top x3 4a's aren't that interesting... great ab off.. even if we did get the rope snagged....

with Monkey1
amy91 17/Jun/13 AltLd

Interesting climbing, when abseiling we ended up going by the tree and then had to go left for the abseil. The cable at the bottom of the abseils is a little tricky.

with Aaron Vincent
Mick Riley 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Abseil took as long as the climb!

with Dominic
Hidden 04/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
OwenF ?/Jun/13 AltLd
with David, Calum
oliverk 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Climbing mostly easy apart from one pitch with some tricky slab moves, possibly around UK 5a. Abseil descent scary but found all the ab stations easily with the Plaisir select topo.

Pero 07/Sep/12 AltLd
Hidden 31/Aug/12 Lead O/S
sandro 31/Aug/12 AltLd
andrzej kierzek 29/Aug/12 AltLd

Climbed with the guide Murray Hamilton. We started up J'irai Percer Sur Vos Tombes where I lead first two pitches of 5c and 6a. I seconded 6b+ and 6a+ pitches, but decided to switch to Palavar-les-flots, where the two routes met, so I could lead more within my grade. We finished up Palavar-les-flots.

daxtari 14/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Chrismoore94 11/Aug/12 AltLd
Barry D 03/Aug/12 AltLd

Be careful with that first ab. Keep left (looking at the crag), don't go straight down or you will land on the wrong side of the 'glued on' tree. See guidebook.Alternatively, there is a rap point on the route about one pitch from the top.

with Chris M
Hidden ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
BelayBunney 12/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Very atmospheric clinb overlooking the valley and the camping. Nothing too difficult - basically on big long multipitch slab! One slightly more technical short slab in the middle which is delicate but very satisfying (about 5b I think). Be careful on the abseils - they are easy to miss and some friends of ours ended up abbing from some dodgy tatt in a tree! I recommend taking double 60s for this route!

Hidden 11/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
jonnie3430 02/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Charlotte
Pat-H ?/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with steven
Hidden 23/Jun/12 AltLd
samwillo 22/Jun/12 AltLd
with Hamish Creber
alexcollins123 ?/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Nick_Merriman ?/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Bring comfortable shoes for the descent... I didnt and had to abseil and walk out in climbing shoes which were agony from the 3rd to last pitch!... Oh and also bring plenty of water!

joemallia 20/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
John HW 16/Aug/11 AltLd

Climbed in blocks. Cath 1-4, Rhys 5-7, John 8-12. Up and back down in 5 1/2 hours. Rhys learned to use a guide plate on route!

with Rhys HW, Cath
tlmarjot 12/Aug/11 AltLd rpt
with Ben Lea
Hidden 11/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Ian JL 11/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/11 2nd
frost 08/Aug/11 AltLd
with Clare
Hidden 26/Jul/11 AltLd
Shaw Brown 26/Jul/11 AltLd
m.alexander 24/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 12/Jul/11 AltLd
Pete Nugent 12/Jul/11 AltLd

Started at 14:00, witha forecast of deteriorating weather. We got to the end of the difficulties(p.8) as few spots of rain began to fall so we abbed off as planned from mid-way up p.9. The abs are tricky to find and the 48m ab is exciting with 50m ropes. J.M Cambons guide Escalades Autour D'Ailefroide gives the best description of the descent.

with Paul Hampson
snakes77 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S

great route and some! the party wont be forgeting this one in a rush!! a must for all..

with Monkey1
monkey1 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Awesome long route - you don't find routes like this in the UK, with a 20min walk in! Amongst some great pitches, the sheer length did get a bit tiresome by the end, still great day though. Abbed down line of route rather than main face as darkness was threatening, 11hours round trip.

with Snakes77
Hidden 04/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
shaun walby ?/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Excellent low grade 400m route, perfect conditions fantastic location,did all 11 pitches,helping a guide retrieve his stuck ropes on ab down, (Alpine grade D-)

with Ian Holtby
KittyKat ?/Jun/11 AltLd
with Edd Hofman
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Hidden 12/Sep/10 AltLd
seeroo 03/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Did the climb in 3 hours but made a mess of the abseil. Plus the via ferrata cable on the descent not fun.

with Scone
MikeDowsett ?/Sep/10 AltLd

Abseiled down the vertical face right of the climb. Exciting. Had to downclimb the buttress to the left of the cable in the dark. What we could see of the cable was not good.

TonyF ?/Sep/10 AltLd
pawelx 14/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead
Shuttsie ?/Aug/10 2nd
jshields 31/Jul/10 AltLd
with Ian Hicks
Sankey 30/Jul/10 AltLd

Superb long route. Abbing the steep face from the top in 5 abs is prefereable to descending the ridge.

with Ed, Andy E
Hidden 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Lev 29/Jul/10 2nd O/S
hang_about 25/Jul/10 AltLd

Alternate leads - scary ab (having missed the correct descent route)

with big al
langar27 11/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
JonHarvey 11/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Wanted to do this for 8 years , nice route .

Hidden 30/Jun/10 -
natalio 30/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Odd pitches.

with Stephen
mattparratt 09/Sep/09 AltLd

Led even numbered pitches, inlcuding the 5b's - fab! nice straightforward climbing. Abseils were 'interesting'.

Hidden ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Calder 06/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Le Chef
Diggler 06/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Andy Clow
auld al ?/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/09 AltLd
Lou Kennedy 06/Jun/09 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/09 -
Hidden ?/Jun/09 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/09 AltLd
Hidden 27/May/09 AltLd
chrissloan84 ??/2009 AltLd
with paul
Wayne S ??/2009 -
Hidden 10/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
net 18/Aug/08 AltLd

Led the 4c & 5b pitches. Nice route, with the whole of Europe on it.

with Raph B
Hidden 18/Aug/08 AltLd
mulletcocktail2000 01/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

easy but fun.

with joe
Simon Allcock ?/Aug/08 AltLd
with nick
d_meacher 27/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
Trisha Murphy 27/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
JLS 17/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Jacqui
Fat Tim 16/Jul/08 AltLd
Hidden 16/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/08 2nd
Hidden 28/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 26/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
wigwamheed ?/Jun/08 -
with paulo
lemon ?/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Rich Stevens
rlrs ?/Sep/07 AltLd
Hidden 20/Aug/07 AltLd
Matt Schwarz 17/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
TimPerkin 02/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
with Chris Griffiths, Colin Beechey
Hidden ?/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
tom.e ?/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
Mr Powly ?/Jul/07 -
robertporter ?/Jul/07 AltLd
JGW ?/Jul/07 AltLd
with Matt Tilley
tlmarjot ?/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
with Anna Wilding
thecurlyone ?/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
with Andras Scholler
jimjimmyjimjim 08/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
maybe_si ?/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with charlie
ebunick ?/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Jim
bvilsue ?/Jun/07 AltLd

First multi-pitch climb. Oscar lead most of the pitches.

with Oscar Canadien
Simon Caldwell 01/Sep/06 AltLd O/S

Carmen led the odd numbered pitches, I led the even. Fourth pitch was hardest (fairly sustained 5), the 8th pitch has a step of 5+ but it's literally only one step, and protect by a waist high bolt. The rest was sustained 4/4+ and superb. The abseil descent was mildly stressful (6 abs), especially when I abbed past both the 2nd and 3rd chains and had to climb back up.

with Carmen
Morgan Woods 22/Aug/06 AltLd O/S

bit of a path

with Dhanraj
glenngordon 18/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with simon tait
jimdanson 02/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Dan Robinson, Dan Middleton
danm ?/Aug/06 AltLd
with Jim Danson, Dan Robinson
James W ?/Aug/06 -

felt easy for grade

with john sanday
Chris Plewa ?/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with adam reid, simon gall
Hidden ?/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/06 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
Chris L Hill ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Simon Pearce
Hidden ?/Jul/06 AltLd
upontop ?/Jun/06 Lead dnf

Sudden tremendous downpour with thunder and lightning forced us down from about half way

with Chris
al99 ?/Jun/06 AltLd O/S

A speed ascent in 1 hour 12 mins as part of a 6 hour enchainment with cascade blues and snoopy

with Luke Thomas
Stuart Macfarlane 04/Aug/05 AltLd
with Dave C
IanMcC 04/Aug/05 AltLd
with dave simpson
al99 ?/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
with Luke Thomas
Dave Latimer 28/Aug/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/04 Lead
samwelli 05/Aug/04 AltLd O/S

Brilliant Route

with Gregor Smith
Adam Potter 22/Jul/04 AltLd O/S

Climb very easy but turned into a bit of an adventure - loosing the abseil points on the way down in the dark, got back on the floor at about 5:30 in the morning.

with Jo Yule, Andy Yule
Nigel R Lewis ?/Aug/03 AltLd
with Andy Rees
Callum Anderson ??/2003 AltLd
dan gibson ?/Sep/01 AltLd
with anthony prior
Hidden 21/Aug/01 AltLd O/S
Dave Toseland 17/Aug/01 AltLd O/S
with Bill
barrington1978 ?/Jun/01 -
Tim Bateman 08/Aug/96 AltLd
with Graham Salmon
Phil Ingle ??/1996 AltLd O/S

Day off in the valley. Was there with Gilly and Chatty

with Phil Canning
iskra2000 20/Aug/95 AltLd

Arethusa trip. Lost contact lens on last pitch.

with Dave Stafford
Simon cook ?/Aug/94 AltLd O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet ?/Jul/93 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/92 AltLd O/S
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