180m, 7 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A classic route combining face, crack and corner climbing. Unfortunately suffering a little from its popularity, the rock is polished in places. Most parties exit right after the fifth pitch to join the Schober/Kleisl (Rossi) route, but there is now a direct finish which follows the short upper arete.
Start on the right of the left pillar, just below and right of a large corner.
1) VI-, 40m. Ascend the grey rocks at the base then move left on a ledge below the large corner. Follow this, which narrows to form a tight chimney (rucksack wearers beware!). Trend slightly left to reach a stance below a yellow corner-crack.
2) IV-, 20m. Move left of the yellow crack to a black crack running parallel, and climb this. At half height, ignore pegs above and traverse back right into the yellow crack and follow this to a stance below a gully.
3) V+, 20m. Step left and climb a corner-crack, then follow a yellow flake left to avoid a bulge. Climb direct to a stance on a detached block.
4) III, 30m. Climb the vegetated rock above direct (alternatively move right and climb a corner - harder at IV+) then follow a technical crack to reach a ledge. Follow this right.
5) V+, 40m. Climb direct to a niche and move right from this. Follow moves up the pocketed face up and left to reach a black crack (possible belay in case of rope drag). Climb the crack direct, pull through a bulge and continue to reach easy-angled rock leading right.
Exit right and follow a ledge, with an intermediate stance shared with Icterus, to join the final pitch of the Schober/Kleisl (Rossi) route, or alternatively continue as below:
Direct Finish
6) VI, 40m. Follow pitch 5 to the ledge then traverse left and climb a steep face direct. Move left to reach an arete, and climb this trending right on ever easier ground to exit onto the ledge below the summit. © Rockfax

Tissi 1936

Hidden 26/Aug Lead
Hidden 02/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Maddie 02/Aug/14 2nd dog

Good to get another long route in. Chimney was fun though I couldn't get a foot to stick on the polish and so had to pull through on the tat. P2 is awesome laybacking, looks scary but jugs everywhere. Same on either 3 or 4. Fell again when we went off route as holds were soaked and committed to the wrong one.

with remus
Hidden 13/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Kirill 31/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Led P1, P3, P5, P7. Superb climbing on all pitches. Got a bit lost on the descent, which made it slightly more exciting than we expected.

with Stevo
Hidden 17/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
CurlyStevo ?/Aug/13 AltLd

lead even pitches, first VI-. A Good route and fairly well protected. The polish on pitch 1 does make it a bit less secure but not a huge amount so if you get in the crack at the first opportunity. Pitch 2 the polish is less of a problem but still an issue. After that its fine. Pitch 5 is very very good.

Lenny ?/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Phil .N
Hidden 01/Aug/12 -
Hidden 01/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
John Nuttall 14/Jul/12 AltLd

Varied and sustained.

with Andy H
whistler 08/Jul/12 AltLd O/S


with Mark Littlewood
drysori 05/Jul/12 AltLd

Horrible chimneys, not a great route, but worthwhile.

Hidden 22/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
roberts1234567890 12/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Josh Legg
Hidden 21/Jun/11 AltLd
Em66 ?/Jun/11 AltLd
Hidden ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
markfairbank 01/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Seconded the even pitches which were hard work with a bulky sack. Great route though with an easy ab back down.

with SteveyM
SteveMyatt 01/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Mark Fairbank
Ginger McGrath 04/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

really nice top section but the bottom is rank and polished

with henward
tatz45 ?/Aug/08 AltLd
paul79 ?/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
Nicos 21/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
cem 05/Sep/05 AltLd O/S

Led odd numbered pitches. 3 hours

with Dave Amos
chris wyatt ??/2005 -
with Mike Barclay
Hidden ?/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/03 AltLd O/S
John HW ?/May/02 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Mackenzie
NickJH ?/Jul/00 AltLd O/S
with JThomas
Andy Say 12/Jul/96 Lead O/S

Pitch 1 bloody desperate!

with jamie smith, andy oxley
tjekel ??/1993 -
Hidden ?/Aug/91 AltLd
Mark Kemball 26/Jun/79 AltLd
with Wawa
High VI
Mid VI
Low VI
High VI-
Mid VI-
Low VI-
High V+
Mid V+
Low V+
Votes cast 3
Votes cast 3
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
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