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38m. Start up the grey groove to the right of the iron rungs and tackle the steep bulge via a tufa. © Rockfax

HansDampff 31/Dec/17 Lead RP
James Oswald 24/Nov/17 Lead O/S

Committment problems on the crux and so had a rest. Hard crux, then a fun upper wall, then a great thuggy top section.

with Ben Conway
keefe 24/Nov/17 Lead O/S
mishabruml 04/May/17 Lead β

Was not expecting first 7b flash! Watched a South African guy cruise it and got some beta off him. Top is weird, seemed like the the most logical/chalked line was up from the good sidepull in the hole to the jug on the handrail, traverse the handrail left with feet on the shelf to the good hold in the crack and then up and back right to the chains. A mega long pitch with 3 difficult parts but nothing too hard

GraMc 04/May/17 Lead dog

just missed out on the onsight

afrosam 07/Feb/17 Lead β
with RB1
James Smith ?/Feb/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jan/17 Lead dog
Steve Crowe 05/Nov/16 Lead O/S
with KM
sev 30/Oct/16 Lead O/S
climbhannahclimb 10/Oct/16 2nd dog
with Hendrik
Ri 03/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Ram MkiV 19/Dec/15 Lead O/S

Great techy crux at top provided you go direct!

Hidden 02/Dec/15 Lead β
Dan724 02/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Simon, Jess Cadwell
Hidden 23/Apr/15 Lead RP
Mike Owen 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
dprctr 30/Mar/15 Lead RP

5th attempt overall. Slipped on the crux first go off the day

with Vicky, Hendrick
dprctr 15/Mar/15 Lead dog

Fantastic route. Managed to figure out the top crux direct on second go. Very balancey despite the steepness. Some grim looking bolts on this. Thankfully the tufa isn't too hard.

shed_hed 12/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Some nice moves with varied climbing. No really hard moves with good rests in between except for the very last move which is a technical sting in the tail off taken direct, but you can cop out and climb around. It felt like the hard moves were mainly reach dependant (I was at full stretch for a lot of them). I've done harder 7as here. Somehow managed to leave a quickdraw in the tufa when cleaning it which got pointed out later in the day, so climbed up to the tufa and lowered off to get it back.

with Kelly (Olive Branch)
Mike_Hayes 06/Mar/15 Lead
KKilroy 15/Jan/15 Lead O/S

Cool route!

with jono
elyben 24/Oct/14 Lead RP
elyben 23/Oct/14 Lead dog
MischaHY 18/Oct/14 Lead O/S

First 7b onsight! What an awesome route.

funsized 22/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Youpee! Wasn't expecting the top sting. Went for the direct finish, and just about scrapped my way though it! Exciting bolt protecting the tufa could do with replacing, especially as its 4 meters from its closest neighbour

with Fi
justin c 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Awesome long 7b! Very fall offable near the crux at the top mantling the ledge ... Lower tufa roof is easy prob about 7a until the top section. Top end 7b for the onsight

with steph crowley
Hidden 18/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/14 Lead O/S
hervenuttall ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Matt W & The Olive Branch Crew
Dibdawg 08/Feb/14 Lead dog

Spanked again..! Finishing true to the line is absolutely nails and completely different climbing to the rest of the route.

with Unknown
Dibdawg 26/Jan/14 Lead dog
with Phil Mitchel
soph 07/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Tony Stone
Ricky Rocks 22/Dec/13 Lead O/S

What a route, last route of the trip and was looking for something easier as very tired, but it looked so good and it was...

TaylorMade Climbing 13/Sep/13 Lead RP
mr_nsglover 10/Sep/13 Lead β

Virtually a flash. Played around on the lower tufa crux on top rope 2 years ago and couldn't remember any moves. Top crux is very techy if you don't have an albatross wing span, low percentage moves. Very happy to get this one.

Yamada Wataru 07/Sep/13 Lead O/S
3 Names 28/Dec/12 Lead dog
tom.ireson ?/Nov/12 Lead RP
switch 17/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Tom B
Toby Dunn ?/Jan/12 Lead
tom106 17/Dec/11 Lead β
with dan
dannyboy83 17/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Good route but 3 different variations at the top

tom106 ??/2011 Lead β
with dan
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
jacobjlloyd 09/Jul/10 Lead dog

Two cruxes. Fell at both. Too long to get back on in a hurry. Especially in this heat!

with Hendrik Winter, Dougie
dswansonlow 09/Jul/10 Lead dog
Alex Mason 04/Apr/10 Lead β

retro-flash. remembered top being easy just unfortunate but top felt like crux this time. cruised the tufa roof.

with julia
goi.ashmore 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
tomhull 01/Mar/10 Lead dnf
Alex Mason 15/May/09 Lead dog

SOOOO close, foot slipped on top traverse, judas indeed.

Russell Birkett 20/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Mike Reed
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
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