Peppermint*** 6a
[La Pelle(right) and Peppermint Buttresses at Le Quie de Sinsat, 2 kb]280m, 7 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The most popular of the routes on the high cliffs, with lots of good climbing on great rock. Queues are not unheard of in the spring season, though they are fairly unusual. With a few pulls on gear the grade is 5+. The climb follows the continuous cracks up the right-hand side of the buttress and is fully equipped.
1) 5, 30m. Start at the name, up an open groove with bolts.
2) 5+, 45m. Fantastic steep laybacking to begin with but turning a bit scrappy towards the finish.
3) 6a, 42m. A big lead - sustained, varied and on good rock.
4) 5, 30m. 15m of climbing leads to easy scrambling. Slings for the trees encountered might be found useful.
5) 6a, 30m. Sustained thin crack-climbing that manages to look easier than it actually is.
6) 5+, 42m. A pleasant open groove has a semi-Alpine feel.
7) 5+, 48m. The final pitch has a hard and painful finger-crack to start and then things ease.
Descend by abseil, back down the route, or more usually and better, down Lisa. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Fully equipped mountain route.

Photo: La Pelle(right) and Peppermint Buttresses at Le Quie de Sinsat © Shaw Brown
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This climb is in 20 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Great climb with lots of different styles of climbing. Led 2, 4, 5 and 7. Threatened to rain on pitch 2 which was a bit disconcerting but the forecast was correct and it came to nothing. Took a set of nuts and was very glad of them on pitch 5. Abseiled off.
Fiona Reid - AltLd O/S - 05/Oct/15 with Mike

Led 1,3 (not 6a, 5+ at a push),6 to let Fiona have a 6a pitch too. Surprisingly found pitch 7 the hardest! Abbed back down Lisa.
Mike-W-99 - AltLd O/S - 05/Oct/15 with Fiona

Glad Ross led the crux pitch! Great climbing all the way, some nuts useful. Abseiled down Lucy and the harder route
JimboWizbo - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/15 with Ross

Did 5 pitches, Led 4th
OutdoorGirl - 2nd dnf - 11/Sep/15 with Graham Lynch

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Aug/14

Led pitches, 1,3 & 6
pftom - AltLd - 15/Mar/14 with Rosie Hawker

stephen ashworth - AltLd - 01/Oct/13 with john frost

Frostie - AltLd - 01/Oct/13 with Steve Ashworth

An incredible climb. Led the odd number pitches, including the two 6a pitches. Pitch 5 was definately the crux, which was close to my climbing limit and felt very bold due to the positioning/spacing of the bolts. Falling off was not an option! Some trad gear would definately have helped.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/13 with Pero Kalugerovich

Pero - AltLd - 24/Jun/13

Found it a bit disappointing compared to other comments. Good on p3 and a couple of other half pitches but otherwise quite a lot of mediocre rock and climbing. Good day out nevertheless (Lisa looked excellent on the ab).
harold walmsley - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Rob Davies

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/13

Calder - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/12 with Mark

get on it
Diggler - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/12 with Calder

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/11

Tez29 - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/09 with Ian

ian storey - AltLd O/S - Nov/09 with tez29

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 09/Apr/07 with simon blythe

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
The Ivanator, Andy Edgar, josh94110
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