This climb is in 15 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.
P1 only the absailed off. Even then it felt more like E2. Good moves but really bold. For a long way you either have not a lot of gear or are comletely reliant on one very old peg. Took some gardening and Sarah pulled off a decent sized lump. I won't be doing it again!
andy_pemberton - Lead - 18/Aug/13 with Dave Marshall, Sarah Massey
having climbed this in 2007 and gone off route and had an epic, this time we stayed on route and it was possibly more epic , p2 and 3 are scary and loose and run out, no belay for p2 so string them together, take a helmet . 1 star just for the adventure climbing .nuff said
misterb - AltLd - 13/Jun/11 with dave
twas a laugh. the last pitch was like climbing a drystone wall. think its the best multipitch E1 ive ever done. ;-)
Dave Searle - AltLd - 13/Jun/11 with madbaza
JonHarvey - AltLd O/S - 31/May/11 with Jay Jackson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/11
Hidden - AltLd - 20/May/08
Def best to do this in 3 pitches.
1st pitch 5b. Thin, bold climbing above dubious gear and a long run out over a peg. But the climbing is brilliant, a 3 star pitch really. Rock is fairly solid, but pulled one or 2 bits off.
2nd Pitch (Tom) 5a. Dubious rock leading to a vegitated ledge. Take care not to throw stuff at your belayer as this was a very real possibility. The climbing once again was good, but loose rock often detracts from this.
3rd Pitch. A vegitated start leads to a steep headwall, dispite the rock looking (very) loose from below it is actually quite solid. Assuming the last pitch hasn't sh@t you up too much it is highly enjoyable!! Last few moves a bit loose.
All in all what a route. A proper adventure.
Jon_Warner - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/08 with Tom
The first pitch is very good and probably worth two stars (take some tat to abb off a bolt and two peg) but after that pretty hairy! Sporadic rain, darkness and muddy, loose ledges culminated in our escape from the third(ish) belay.
alaan - AltLd dnf - 17/Aug/07 with Rich
Couldn't figure the move up into the scoop - very thin - interesting downclimb from there though!
Justin T - Lead dnf - 04/Aug/07 with Crispin
The route description should include words like, exciting, suspect, botanical, earthen, cornice and perhaps even memorable! As Alans comments below, resonable climbing in the first half then deteriorates. The last pitch looked alright but couldn't get to it. When you end up climbing by headtorch you know somethings gone wrong!
richardr - AltLd dnf - Aug/07
Did the whole route in 3 pitches, a little harrowing in places, Paula pulled a huge block out of the 4c pitch. The route in fact the whole wall) would benefit from a clean up and it would be a three star route.....come on get down there.
ecowaller - Lead - 22/Jul/07 with Paula
misterb - AltLd O/S - Jun/07 with sim
climber sim - 2007
ecowaller - Lead O/S - 2000 with bunny, Paula, Wendy Sampson, Andy Reid
Falko - AltLd O/S - 31/Dec/74 with Howard Lancashire
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Motown, Dr Caterpillar