8m.

Rockfax Description
The wall a couple of metres right of the arete has hard moves to get established in the midway break and then eases dramatically. © Rockfax

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Pythonist 21 May, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: PS - Anyone wanting to try Orpheus Wall, give this a go first. It's a slighly simpler version of something similar with the same gear.
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βeta: PS - Anyone wanting to try Orpheus Wall, give this a go first. It's a slighly simpler version of something similar with the same gear.
Pythonist 19 May, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Gear and climbing in the same vain as MGB and Orpheus Wall. Harder move than MGB, though, involving exactly what it looks like it should be from the ground - don't be tempted out left, as it'll make it harder!
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βeta: Gear and climbing in the same vain as MGB and Orpheus Wall. Harder move than MGB, though, involving exactly what it looks like it should be from the ground - don't be tempted out left, as it'll make it harder!
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Hidden 18 Aug Lead
jimbonfire 11 Aug Lead O/S
with Georgio
with Georgio
GeorgiePorgie1 11 Aug 2nd
with Jim Broomhead
with Jim Broomhead
Benweazle 30 May Lead O/S
Hidden 24 Apr Lead O/S
Andrew Barker 25 Mar Solo rpt
Ali Jones 25 Mar Solo O/S
Hidden 8 Jan Lead
Mike Roger ?? -
Rocknast ?? Lead O/S
derryclimbs 19 Oct, 2018 Lead dnf could not figure this out. stayed out of the holds from MGB but maybe thats the way to go???
could not figure this out. stayed out of the holds from MGB but maybe thats the way to go???
lucybradbury 12 Sep, 2018 Lead
Heather Osborne 9 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
with Andy Gale
with Andy Gale
AndyPandy55 9 Sep, 2018 2nd O/S
alanblyth 27 Aug, 2018 Lead rpt
with Wayne S
with Wayne S
Wayne S 27 Aug, 2018 2nd rpt
Marl 25 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with Glynis
with Glynis
Hidden 7 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
alanblyth 26 May, 2018 Lead dog Didn't read this one very well, very strenuous to mess around, so will be significantly easier on a second attempt.
with AliceG, GiuliaF
Didn't read this one very well, very strenuous to mess around, so will be significantly easier on a second attempt.
with AliceG, GiuliaF
JasonK 24 May, 2018 2nd
JasonK 24 May, 2018 2nd
jimmysdead 19 May, 2018 Lead dnf Messed it up.
Messed it up.
Hidden 5 May, 2018 Lead
Hidden 5 May, 2018 Lead
Hidden 5 May, 2018 Lead
Hidden 5 May, 2018 Lead
charlie broe 5 May, 2018 2nd
Gordon W 19 Apr, 2018 Solo O/S
Rob Gillespie 11 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
Oldmanofsalford 11 Mar, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 17 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
loonylovegood93 15 Jul, 2017 2nd dog
RM199 15 Jul, 2017 TR dog After fall and failed lead
After fall and failed lead
Theeni 25 Jun, 2017 2nd O/S
with John McEvoy
with John McEvoy
Hidden 27 May, 2017 2nd
matt1024 27 May, 2017 Lead G/U
goddamm7 30 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
Andy Fielding 30 Apr, 2017 TR
Tommy_shaw 23 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
Mr Wild 8 Mar, 2017 2nd O/S
with MNA123
with MNA123
adi bryant 29 Dec, 2016 Lead rpt
with Sam
with Sam
Dale Comley 14 Aug, 2016 Solo O/S
CarlaJG 13 Aug, 2016 2nd O/S
with Thea
with Thea
MikeyP 16 May, 2016 Lead
Mike505 14 May, 2016 Lead O/S
MatthewH 7 May, 2016 2nd O/S
with Alex Greeney
with Alex Greeney
Hidden 10 Apr, 2016 2nd
gaz3212 14 Mar, 2016 2nd O/S
Hidden ??, 2016 -
Flavio 18 Oct, 2015 Solo O/S
cragsman9000 6 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
with bob_cbr
with bob_cbr
Hidden 6 Aug, 2015 Lead
alex goodall 26 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
Angus Taylor 26 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
Monkey_Alan 21 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S Physical!
with Anne-Marie Shepherd
Physical!
with Anne-Marie Shepherd
dominic lee 6 Jun, 2015 Solo
The Norris 2 Jun, 2015 TR dog
with gembel
with gembel
SGD 30 May, 2015 Lead O/S Short but good.
with vholmes
Short but good.
with vholmes
Hidden 17 May, 2015 2nd
John Higgs 13 Dec, 2014 Solo dnf
Hidden 9 Nov, 2014 Lead
Hidden 15 Sep, 2014 TR dnf
Ben07 26 Jun, 2014 Solo O/S
batterj2 1 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
with Ricky Nos
with Ricky Nos
climbingrick 1 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
RFWilkie 1 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 3 Aug, 2013 2nd Right hand in thumb-up fist jam. Left handhold a good under-pocket.
Right hand in thumb-up fist jam. Left handhold a good under-pocket.
mtempest 2 Aug, 2013 Lead dog
cjd91 ?Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
claregardiner 20 Jul, 2013 Lead
Mario Grabinski 17 Jul, 2013 2nd
with Connor Dickinson
with Connor Dickinson
Mario Grabinski 17 Jul, 2013 Lead rpt
with Connor Dickinson
with Connor Dickinson
Hidden 25 Jun, 2013 TR
Zoomer 4 Jun, 2013 TR O/S A lot stiffer than MGB next door.
with A Student
A lot stiffer than MGB next door.
with A Student
Hidden 4 Jun, 2013 Lead
scott mayled 4 Jun, 2013 TR O/S
with Zoomer
with Zoomer
AlanPedrick ??, 2013 -
ashtond6 7 Oct, 2012 2nd
deacondeacon 1 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
cameron_hall 9 Sep, 2012 Lead dnf Tried keeping to the right (didn't want to stray onto the line of Monument Gully Buttress) but couldn't find a way up.
with Aeron Buchanan
Tried keeping to the right (didn't want to stray onto the line of Monument Gully Buttress) but couldn't find a way up.
with Aeron Buchanan
cameron_hall 9 Sep, 2012 TR β Having decided to try going left on top-rope, I got this first go. Tried some more on top-rope afterwards, looking for a way up to the right, but didn't manage to find a way.
with Aeron Buchanan
Having decided to try going left on top-rope, I got this first go. Tried some more on top-rope afterwards, looking for a way up to the right, but didn't manage to find a way.
with Aeron Buchanan
Oceanic 19 Aug, 2012 -
SecretSquirrel 19 Aug, 2012 2nd
with Oceanic
with Oceanic
dannyboy83 12 Aug, 2012 Solo O/S
Wayne S 20 Jul, 2012 Lead
robblowen 17 Jul, 2012 2nd β
with Wayne S
with Wayne S
Hidden 11 Jun, 2012 -
shaun walby 11 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
with Nick Whelan
with Nick Whelan
Hidden 25 May, 2012 TR O/S
Nick F Smith 13 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S
ChrisBrooke 18 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
with Duncan Bell
with Duncan Bell
charley 17 Sep, 2011 Lead dnf Got as far as a left foot in the break but didn't have enough energy or confidence to commit. Tried it three times loosing energy each attempt, slipped & fell while down climbing the third go and landed on Steve. Will have to try it again next time with fresh arms...
Got as far as a left foot in the break but didn't have enough energy or confidence to commit. Tried it three times loosing energy each attempt, slipped & fell while down climbing the third go and landed on Steve. Will have to try it again next time with fresh arms...
Gazleah 17 Sep, 2011 Solo O/S
with serge
with serge
chumleywarner 17 Sep, 2011 2nd dnf
with charley
with charley
adam carless 18 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S VoM led the VS to the left on 2 ropes, I followed on the right rope up this route. Had a proper faff getting past the break.
VoM led the VS to the left on 2 ropes, I followed on the right rope up this route. Had a proper faff getting past the break.
Guy Wilson 7 Apr, 2011 Lead
with Rick Cotgreave & Gavin Moy
with Rick Cotgreave & Gavin Moy
freemanTom 12 Mar, 2011 Lead dog Numerous returns to ground from gear. Felt easy when finally did it as is usually the way.
with Normal Steve
Numerous returns to ground from gear. Felt easy when finally did it as is usually the way.
with Normal Steve
Hidden 12 Mar, 2011 2nd O/S
lozowen 4 Feb, 2011 Solo
Plungeman 19 Sep, 2010 2nd dnf Belayed Silje for about 90 minutes until she finally got over the ledge, then failed to get past it in 20 minutes of trying - back to the Severes!
with Silje
Belayed Silje for about 90 minutes until she finally got over the ledge, then failed to get past it in 20 minutes of trying - back to the Severes!
with Silje
Hidden 18 Sep, 2010 Lead
Hidden 18 Sep, 2010 2nd dog
Richard Gilbert 22 Aug, 2010 Lead dnf Committed to the break but heel hook was inappropriate and hand holds disappeared, fell and gear popped - no drama really. Haydn stepped up and rocked over a high foot, much better. I should have led this - cross with myself.
with Haydn Gaukroger
Committed to the break but heel hook was inappropriate and hand holds disappeared, fell and gear popped - no drama really. Haydn stepped up and rocked over a high foot, much better. I should have led this - cross with myself.
with Haydn Gaukroger
haydng 22 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
AlistairB 22 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
with LisaA
with LisaA
bigdrew 22 Aug, 2010 Lead rpt
with Lizzie
with Lizzie
LisaA 17 Aug, 2010 Lead dog
Hidden 15 Aug, 2010 Lead rpt
Jim Slater 12 Aug, 2010 2nd O/S
bigdrew 8 Aug, 2010 Lead dog
Matt Fry 8 Aug, 2010 2nd O/S
with bigdrew
with bigdrew
Hidden 31 Jul, 2010 Lead dnf
Hidden 22 May, 2010 Lead O/S
stefie c 5 May, 2010 2nd
with JohnFJP
with JohnFJP
JohnFJP 5 May, 2010 Lead
Oliver Houston 5 May, 2010 Lead
mark20 3 May, 2010 Lead rpt Greasy/wet, 1 fall, lowered, then did clean
Greasy/wet, 1 fall, lowered, then did clean
bennevis 19 Apr, 2010 TR
with Jon
with Jon
James_D 7 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S Great moves over the roof, took some figuring out!
with Tim
Great moves over the roof, took some figuring out!
with Tim
Graeme Hammond 10 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S
with Lauren Foster/Keeler
with Lauren Foster/Keeler
tallsop 25 Aug, 2009 2nd
with Dave Saxby
with Dave Saxby
cpoad 2 Aug, 2009 Lead dog Wasn't quite sure where to go over the bulge
Wasn't quite sure where to go over the bulge
paulerussell 2 Aug, 2009 2nd O/S
with cpoad
with cpoad
cpoad 12 Jul, 2009 TR O/S Tried leading it but found I was attempted the E2 to the right
with Richard W
Tried leading it but found I was attempted the E2 to the right
with Richard W
max_chan 23 Apr, 2009 2nd O/S
with Trevor Wilson
with Trevor Wilson
Phil1967 31 Mar, 2009 TR
with SPA Assess
with SPA Assess
eeonz ?Feb, 2009 TR
Hidden ??, 2009 -
Wil Treasure ??, 2009 Lead
keith leonard ??, 2009 2nd
btc 5 Apr, 2008 2nd
with floris b
with floris b
daveagriff ??, 2008 Lead
OffshoreAndy 17 Oct, 2007 Lead O/S
with NCC Nic
with NCC Nic
Somerset swede basher 15 Sep, 2007 Solo O/S
with Sarah and Abi
with Sarah and Abi
jchenoweth 9 Jun, 2007 Lead dog
Hidden 9 Jun, 2007 Lead β
derico 26 May, 2007 Lead
with George W
with George W
Pythonist 18 May, 2007 Lead O/S
with Chris Jennions
with Chris Jennions
Hidden 29 Apr, 2007 2nd O/S
Hidden ??, 2007 -
Hannah Moulton ??, 2007 TR
MNA123 ??, 2007 Lead
naughtybadboy 8 Oct, 2006 Lead
Rampikino 8 Oct, 2006 Lead
with MMC Various
with MMC Various
AJ007 11 Jul, 2006 Solo
Hidden ?Jun, 2006 Lead O/S
John Lisle ??, 2006 -
Hidden 26 Sep, 2005 TR
Lev 2 May, 2005 Lead O/S
with James Byrne
with James Byrne
Phil West 30 Apr, 2005 Lead O/S
with Chris Tan
with Chris Tan
Hidden ?Apr, 2005 2nd
Hidden 15 Aug, 2004 Lead O/S
Hidden 4 Apr, 2004 2nd O/S
SteveM 11 Oct, 2003 Lead dnf Backed off
Backed off
LankyPaddy 19 Sep, 2003 Solo O/S
Dave Mason ?Aug, 2003 Lead O/S
with Trev Tatler
with Trev Tatler
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 13 Jul, 2003 Solo O/S
Mark Stevenson 24 May, 2003 Solo O/S
duncan 18 Oct, 2002 Solo O/S
cem 10 Jun, 2001 2nd
with Neil Northrop
with Neil Northrop
fellgazelle ??, 2000 Lead O/S
with Martin Senior
with Martin Senior
marcoleptic ??, 2000 Lead dnf
with Ben
with Ben
Hidden ?Jun, 1999 Lead
Strong Steve 3 May, 1999 Lead G/U
buxtoncoffeelover ?Apr, 1999 2nd
ajoliver 2 May, 1998 2nd O/S
with Jonathan Russell
with Jonathan Russell
CrashMat Rob 8 Jun, 1997 Lead O/S
with Kelly's Ian
with Kelly's Ian
Roget 31 Mar, 1997 Solo O/S
roncaves 28 Nov, 1992 Lead
with Sue Leyland
with Sue Leyland
adam carless ??, 1992 TR O/S
adi bryant 13 Oct, 1990 2nd
malc 12 Nov, 1989 TR
tapley 25 Aug, 1989 Lead
with Alison Tapley
with Alison Tapley
Dave Musgrove 19 Mar, 1989 -
with Rupert Wyard, Pete Finklaire, Kim Greenald, Dave Musgrove Jnr
with Rupert Wyard, Pete Finklaire, Kim Greenald, Dave Musgrove Jnr
goi.ashmore 30 Apr, 1988 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 1988 2nd O/S
steveb2006 23 Jul, 1983 Solo
steveb2006 21 Apr, 1983 TR
with Mark ?
with Mark ?
mark-abz 27 Apr, 1982 TR
Andy Say ??, 1971 Lead
mikej 30 Aug, 1965 TR A bit stiff for Severe
with Paul Richardson
A bit stiff for Severe
with Paul Richardson
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