Rockfax Description
The front of the pillar is fully-bolted and provides a long expedition. The descent is by abseil back down the line.
1) 6b+, 27m. A worthwhile pitch on its own.
2) 6a, 25m. This pitch can be tagged on to the first.
3) 6c, 20m. Move up the right-facing depression.
4) 4, 10m. Head easily left.
5) 6b+, 20m. Up to below the final wall.
6) 7a+, 20m. The final wall to the summit. © Rockfax

derekb 18/Jan Lead dnf

Led 1st pitch - one fall, one submission. 2nd pitch is 5plus. Third is 6c and badly bolted - felt like climbing in the Verdon. 4th is short easy pitch. Impressed with pitch 5 - good lead Ferguson. Be confident at the grade because the 2nd clip is go-ey. Bailed before top pitch. At this point I usually add 'I shall return' but not with this one. Poor bolting and suspect rock in places - not feeling the vibe.

Hidden 18/Jan AltLd dnf
smartydh9 01/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Ed Babs 25/Feb/17 AltLd O/S

P1&2, 4 & 6. Slipped seconding P3. Epic ab faff. Tried to ab from summit to top of P3. 2m short on 70m rope. Starting climbing death block corner back up. Louis thought I was done and started abseiling. We then both had to simultaneously swing round corner to the end of P4 belay. Doh.

with Louis
ruairidhwad ?/Jan/17 AltLd dog

Need a 70m rope for the decent, rockfax pitch lengths are wrong

with Tom Appleby
Teappleby 31/Dec/16 AltLd O/S

Pretty good route and a nice way to finish of 2016. Final pitch was a test of nerves with the bolting that is up there! Led the 3rd pitch and the final pitch. Only issue being some interesting abbing/rigging/downclimbing on the descent with our 60m rope due to the usual inability on rockfax to even have the vaguest idea of some of the routes they are displaying.

Ricky Rocks 06/Dec/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
Dan724 03/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

Lauren led the first 2 pitches (in 1 long pitch) and pitch 4. I led everything else linking the last 2 pitches. Great climbing all the way.

with Lauren Holliman
tonevert 03/Mar/16 AltLd dnf
with Dave
AlexD 27/Jan/16 AltLd RP

Fell on crux of last pitch, easily climbed around by going out right and skipping a bolt. Did the proper pitch on second after Alice lowered me, very precarious move if you can't make the reach!

with Alice
Hidden 04/Apr/15 AltLd
funsized ?/Feb/15 AltLd

We have to back off 2 pitches before the end due to cold little pinkies.

with Fi
KKilroy ??/2015 Lead O/S

Rockfax cowboys at it again.

Dizz 22/Nov/14 AltLd O/S
with David B
Bron H 03/Nov/14 AltLd dog
Luuuuuke 29/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

Didn't bother with top pitch, somehow managed to go a bit off route on the first making it a bit harder. Third pitch is 35m which is different to the rockfax description..

with Si
soph 31/Dec/12 AltLd

reccommend running pitches 1&2 together to avoid an uncomfortable stance (and pitch 2 is 15m of 5+). Our 67m rope got us down pitch 3 ok. Top pitch only 6c if hard section is avoided.

with Helena Robinson
John Kettle 06/Dec/12 Lead O/S

first 3 pitches

BorisVBlade 31/Mar/10 AltLd dnf

Left out the last pitch as it is badly bolted and hard! Preceding pitches are absolutely beautiful though. P1 6b+ Lead (1 rest), P2 6a Second O/S, P3 6c Lead O/S, P4 4 Second O/S, P5 6b+ Lead O/S

with Daniel Wong
Will Hunt 30/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Great climbing. Missed out the last pitch due to claims of “bad bolting” though the bolts looked new and shiny on the last pitch. Led the 35m 6c pitch (not 20m as Rockfax claimed). A 70m rope is required for abbing from this route between lower offs. The 6c pitch is the longest and there is no intermediate lower off.

markalmack 24/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

1st pitch is the crux pitch. pitch 3 is 35m. Rockfax's accuracy is dredfull and quite frankly dangerous when it comes to pitch lengths! take a 70m rope if you dont want to rap off 1 bolt.

Hidden 24/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
dswansonlow 17/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
with Ivan
DrGav 08/Feb/09 AltLd dog

Made the mistake of going up whilst windy. We got blown to hell! and backed off just before the final face. Stunning exposure!

with Dave
goi.ashmore 08/Jan/01 Lead O/S

All pitches

with Iain Fisher
Hidden 21/Dec/99 Lead
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