170m, 7 pitches. The plum pitches on this route are pitches 2, 3 and 4. Absorbing and exciting with plenty of exposure. The gear is sparse in places; take plenty of small wires (incl. micros) and a full set of cams from v. small to 3.0. There is much traversing and some downclimbing, so it suits a team where both are competent at the grade.
April 2015 comments - A peg and (old) bolt lower-off at the end of pitch 4 now gives the option of just doing Ps 1 to 4, which makes an excellent 4 hrs. approx. outing at HVS/E1 5a/b (vote for what grade you think...). There is some suspect rock in places; this situation will resolve itself with only a small amount more traffic (ie. carefully remove any that you find). The presence or otherwise of pegs has changed a little since the 1995 guide, but the route currently goes ok at the grade with what is in place. Enjoy!
(Note: If contemplating the continuation pitches 5 to 7, see the descriptions for Grip Type Thynne, Jaywalk, The Odyssey and Ulysses P2 and make an early start!).

Pat Littlejohn, Peter Biven, Ed. Grindley 1969

El Swiftos! 07/May AltLd

Good climbing on poor pro!

Marti999 07/May AltLd O/S

Ab off after pitch 4,as the last couple look far to over grown and loose. nice climbing, bold with some loose bits, relays on pegs with out much to back them up.

with swifty
minexplorer 11/Aug/11 AltLd dnf

jordan 1st pitch me 2nd & 3rd,both a crack at 4th.digging around on the 2nd pitch revealed some good nut placements.after removing dodgy rock managed a good zero cam & 1.5 cam (equalised) placement for 3rd pitch runout.what a great climb until the 4th pitch.no way is that pitch hvs 5a more like E1 5b.tried alternative approach moving lower but with 2nds understandable reluctance and time getting on decided to leave to another day.i will be back.awesome route.a pat littlejohn/peter biven i believe.

with jordan
minexplorer 04/Jun/11 AltLd dnf

retreated off halfway along 3rd pitch due to mental twitcher raving at us.didnt say it was closed season in sth devon dartmoor guide.was looking pretty adventerous/bold up til then.will be back after 30 june

with jordan
Jordon Fleming 04/Jun/11 AltLd dnf

was goin well untill we got to the 3rd pitch and relised that there was birds nesting at the moment because of a mad man shouting an screaming at us. everyone forgets to check sometimes but no need for that guy to threaten us like he did. but well worth a trip back

ecowaller ??/2000 Lead O/S
with bunny, Paula, Wendy Sampson, Andy Reid
Hidden 17/Apr/95 AltLd
colin milton 23/Jul/94 AltLd

lead p2,4&6 which required the rapid excavation of holds some of which were rejected by throwing them over my shoulder.

with eric milton
Budge ?/Apr/92 AltLd O/S
with Richard Teed
eroica64 11/Oct/86 AltLd

Felt like E1. 5.5 hours. Grassy, loose in places, steep and delicate.

with Denis Crampton
Simon cook ?/Jun/81 -
ecowaller ??/1980 Lead
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