|275m, 9 pitches. Starts on a pinkish slab high up to the left of the main cliff. A fine clean route with good situations. |
1. 33m Climb the slab near its left edge to a stance just below the final steepening.
2. 33m VD Move around an awkward corner to the right and climb straight up the nose on small holds to easier ground.
3. 24m The ridge is easy for 12m then steepens and a traverse is made to a grass ledge with flake belay.
4. 30m The ridge steepens towards the First Step but holds become more plentiful. Climb over some flakes bearing right and up a shallow scoop to a stance.
5. 15m Traverse below the wall into the recess on the nose and climb the chimney in the corner to a ledge. 5a. 15m Zyta Variation - Climb the slanting crack on the left wall of the recess.
6. 15m Move left along the ledge and up a chimney to easy ground.
7. 90m Scramble along the level part of the ridge to a small col, then go up easy slabs to the foot of the second step.
8. 18m Traverse left until the wall is low enough to be climbed and go right up to the foot of a shallow groove.
9. 18m Climb the groove to the top of the Second Step.Above this about 100m of easy scrambling up the Third Step leads to the top of the crag.
See also 'Classic Routes' http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=1977
Alberry and Crofton, (CUMC), 1933. Zyta variation; Andre Kopczinski, 18.3.1951