220m, 9 pitches.

Rockfax Description
1) 5+, 2) 6a+, 3) 3, 4) 5, 5) 4, 6) 5+, 7) 4+, 8) 5+, 9) 5. The classic of the buttress and the most popular route here. It is possible to miss out the first two pitches by following a vague track (exposed) out to a belay by the arête about 70m above the base of the cliff. © Rockfax

The Norris 20/Jun AltLd

First 2 pitches were a bit of an unpleasant grovel to be honest, but then some lovely exposed juggy climbing up the rib followed. Gem got a spot of heat exhaustion half way up and felt like she was going to feint! Not ideal. A fantastic sense of achievement for us. We'll chuffed. Oh and the 'humping the spine of a whale' move... Very fitting description!

with Gem
Hidden 17/Jun AltLd O/S
seanhendo123 04/May AltLd O/S

Lead crux off width, E1ish, rest was a vs romp up through great scenery

with Lamb
Lamb 03/May AltLd O/S

Sean took offwidth crux which felt about HVS/E1 5b, the rest is a VS romp. Smashing route though in nice positions.

with Sean Henderson
Hidden ?/May AltLd
Paula Ryan ?/May AltLd
ChristyCole 07/Apr AltLd
with Dan
Hidden ?/Apr AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Mar AltLd
Hidden 29/Mar AltLd O/S
danm 29/Sep/15 AltLd
with James Oswald
NickyC 21/Sep/15 AltLd
with Zain Karim
Hidden 10/Aug/15 AltLd
monsteratt 10/Aug/15 AltLd
Hidden 13/May/15 AltLd
Peter Reynolds ?/May/15 -
Hidden 30/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Chris Sansum 23/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

I got the 6a+ pitch! Great fun.

with Robert Harris
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden 27/Sep/14 AltLd dog
robbo99 27/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

All 9 pitches. Lots of traffic, should have started earlier. Make a good choice not to do the descent in flip-flops. Look for the red dots on the way down to avoid a rappel. Bit of rope access work after starting up what I think was the 6c route that crosses this one. Awesome day out

jrobbings ?/Sep/14 -
Ken Applegate 09/Aug/14 AltLd

Nice introduction to climbing in the Verdon.

with Steve
Dino Dave 27/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Fin
Hidden 08/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/14 AltLd
jcw ??/2014 -
arose 19/Sep/13 AltLd
Tightsgirl 19/Sep/13 AltLd
Adam Potter ?/Sep/13 AltLd

We did the full route.

with Ross Black
Patrick Hill 08/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
oliver.ghill91 30/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Ri 29/Jun/13 AltLd
David Kay 25/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Moritz L 25/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

lead P3,4,5 (3c,5b,4c) P4 was great climbing, exposed + great moves. P5 steep and very juggy

with David Kirsfelds, pete
dohart 07/May/13 2nd

longest route i've ever done. just goes on and on. pretty scary situations !

with alan carne
MorganPreece 27/Aug/12 -
with Matt Smith, George Filming for HDrock films, Andy Cummings
Hidden 27/Aug/12 -
conorjclarke 14/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

nice climb

with Neal Gupta
Hidden ?/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/May/12 2nd
Laurence Cowton 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Really nice route. Long but can be climbed quickly.

with Vince
vix 20/Mar/12 -

Only 5+ tick as misssed first two pitches. Lead 4+ pitch and top two pitches (5 and 5+) linked as couldnt find belay (for the second time this climb)

with Alex, chris
Alex Thompson 20/Mar/12 -
with Vix
Paula Ryan ??/2012 2nd
jon_gill1 12/Oct/11 Lead dog

great route, but had to much on my back to get the 6a+ bit clean,rest was quite easy and we did it in 7 pitches!

Hidden 12/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
andybenham 30/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Enjoyable, varied climb. Interesting approach. One hard pitch of polished off-width

Gareth 30/Sep/11 AltLd

Great and varied climbing. Pitch 2 the crux (had to second).

with Andrew
montymoo 30/Sep/11 AltLd

started 3rd pitch up.

with christian
georgeous 06/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

accessed from pitch 3 (5+)

Hidden 20/Jul/11 Lead
colkurtz 20/Jul/11 2nd
with Robb
uphillnow 26/Jun/11 -
martinazando 30/May/11 AltLd O/S

the descent is maybe more exciting than the climb! Only one pitch of 6a+

al99 30/May/11 AltLd
Hidden 20/May/11 AltLd O/S
Danjones 16/May/11 AltLd O/S

Pulled on bolt at crux on second pitch - much harder than rest of route which was all fairly straight forward, fairly well bolted, but think we may have had trad gear too!

with Simon Cash
stuart34 07/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

P 5 - 9

Saurus ?/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Another spanking adventure - two hours to find the start of the route, the crux pitch (pitch 2) felt like I was humping the spine of a whale, then two thirds of the way up and an almight storm breaks with lightning immediately overhead - an overall awesome day!!

Anthony Allsopp 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Awesome climb and a nice way to end the week in Verdon. Shame about the rain. pitches 1~4 no problem, after that it was a struggle to find the bolts sometimes and also found that a couple of belay stations were missing / had only one bolt left. Bold in places but pretty cool. Excellent view.

with Sandy Holford
Sandy Simpson 26/Sep/08 AltLd


Wanderer100 ?/Sep/08 2nd rpt

Bolted route, lovely clean limestone. Climbed with local guide.

with Chas
Hidden 25/Oct/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 06/May/03 -
dan gibson ?/Sep/97 Lead O/S
timreynolds 15/Aug/95 AltLd
with Claire Donegan
Duncan I ?/Jun/91 AltLd

Last half

with Mike Long
Hidden ?/Apr/90 AltLd
Martin Bennett 07/Aug/85 -
with MT
Nigel Coe ?/Apr/82 AltLd
with John Walmsley
mark-abz 14/Jul/80 AltLd
with ?
The Reaper 25/Jun/80 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1980 AltLd
Hidden ?/May/79 AltLd
Hidden ?/Apr/79 AltLd O/S
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