Nocturne** VS 4b
[Outflanking the overlap on first pitch of Nocturne, 3 kb]3 pitches. Pitch 1: (4c) Traverse out left below overhangs with some difficulty (but good pro) to the left edge of the slab. Climb spectacularly through what is now an overlap into a somewhat mossy groove which leads to a niche. Easily up rightwards to a good ledge with small nut belay and loose flakes.
Pitch 2. (4b) Climb the slabs above, quite boldly, easily at first, but steepening. Pass a small overhang on its right and continue with interest to the right end of a large vegetated ledge. Either continue up the steep crack for a few feet before traversing left to an overhung niche (rather artificial and 4c) or walk along the ledge before scrambling up to the niche.
Pitch 3: (4c) Climb up leftwards to ledge on the arête. Take the mossy cracks above (right one, then left one) to the top. (This last sentence is my interpretation of the route I couldn't see the mossy corner on the right referred to in the guide).

Ticklists: A day out with Dolphin, The Complete Dolphin Collection, Rog Wilko's Neglected Gems in The Lakes, Lakeland's Best Multi-pitch Routes up to HVS.

Photo: Outflanking the overlap on first pitch of Nocturne © Rog Wilko
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This climb is in 3 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Seymore Butt - 2009

Last pitch was not obvious. We climbed mossy cracks after the ledge on the arete. Good route.
Rog Wilko - Lead - Jun/05 with Debbie Wilkinson

Hidden - AltLd - 1972

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