Brilliant climb. Dan's first big mountain route (my 14 y/o son). The climbing and route finding are easy on this obvious and compelling line, but some of the pitches (2) are a bit run out. Steady enough, but not the sort of place you'd want to have a wobbler. Did the whole route roped because of Dan's inexperience. It took us 5 hours and 12 pitches. "Descended" via Bencollaghduff and Maumina pass for a fantastic mountain experience. Total time from car was 11hours. [EDIT: interesting to read that a party did the route the day before. Thought that someone had been there recently as we found a fresh lettuce leaf(!) at the base of the climb :) yummy!Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - 05/Aug/13 with Dan Chadfield
DanChad - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/13 with Chris Murray
Great day - began in cloud, ended in glorious sunshine with fabulous views; led the bold second, well protected 4th and the 'magnificent' 6th pitch. Descended via the scree slope, which is not too bad - not worth walking all the way round to maumima pass IMO. Still took us almost 10 hours round trip from the road.
Conor1 - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/13 with Karl Connolly
karlc - AltLd - 04/Aug/13 with Conor1
Hidden - Solo - 01/Jun/13
NMM - Solo O/S - 2013
sweeney - 24/Jun/12
99bolivar - 2nd - 06/May/12 with David Hick, Tim Josephy
goatee - Lead - 2012 with sheila o conner
Wet, done with mountain boots.
Ronan O Keeffe - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Liam Fahy
goatee - 12/Aug/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/10
mcrtchly - Lead O/S - May/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/10
idmadden - Lead - 2010
darcan - AltLd - 2010
rob87n - AltLd - 22/Aug/09
liamo333 - AltLd O/S - 2009
snowy owl - AltLd - 31/May/08 with Brian Quinn
ill_bill - AltLd - Jun/01
In walking boots.
pigeonjim - Solo O/S - 2001
Loved one local's description -"it's graded Diff, the crux is about Mild Severe, but it's a scramble really". When I got there I knew exactly what he meant. Great fun.
Iain Thow - Solo - 17/Nov/90
Gordon Stainforth - Solo - 04/Jul/76