|66m, 4 pitches. Pleasant but polished climbing up the left arete of the Tophet Wall area. A good, all weather route. Start at the bottom of a broken arete around to the left of the steep Tophet face.
1.) 20m, easily up the arete to a grass ledge, then climb the steep corner on the right to a rocky platform. It is possible to avoid the corner by the steep wall on the right, followed by easier ground to the rocky platform.
2.) 17m, climb the slab above for 8m to a ledge, then step left round the corner and up the arete to a stance.
3.) 12m, step right and climb straight up to the bottom of a groove at 7m. The groove above leads direct to the top or can be avoided by the easier crack on the left. From the belay scramble up steep grass to the obvious feature of the Sharks Fin high on the left.
4.) 17m, starting from the right climb the edge of the rib to the foot of a crack, which is climbed on its left wall, exiting left at its top. |
HM Kelly, EH Pryor, AR Thomson, Mrs Kelly, GC Crawford Jun/1919
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