26m. Start as for Solstice and just after halfway from the curved flake line a thin groove leads directly to the top.

A George, T Taylor 23/Jun/1985

Ticklists: AMC Uni Ticklist, 30 E-grades for my 30th birthday.

Eka 19/Oct/17 TR
eb202 15/Sep/17 2nd O/S
with Michael
Mike505 15/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Poor gear on the crux made me regret the optional run-out on the lower route, two poor micro wires (rp1&2), a shallow yellow alien and an offset nut that probably wouldn't have held protected the move. After that it eased up but wasn't over and a flake I trusted higher up won't be there forever.

RM199 05/Aug/17 2nd O/S
Derek Ryden 15/Jul/17 2nd O/S
geoff b 15/Jul/17 Lead

A nice line with some good climbing. Thought the HVS part was tricky for HVS & the top wasn't exactly well protected: a couple of micros & a small cam before you launch up the last section.

Hidden 09/Jun/17 -
MNC 01/May/17 Lead O/S

not the most confidence inspiring gear below the crux, but moves not to hard once you've got you feet sorted

with Sarah
mountainremedy 01/May/17 2nd
with Will
SarahConnor 01/May/17 2nd
with MNC
williap 01/May/17 Lead O/S
with Pam
BC 21/Apr/17 Lead O/S
DeaNomNom 21/Apr/17 Lead O/S

No guidebook, felt like E1

Hidden 05/Apr/17 TR O/S
Tadams 05/Apr/17 TR O/S
Phil_Brock 14/Oct/16 TR β

On Plas Y Brenin "Rock Improver" course. Crux move on direct finish difficult & strenuous, imagine it would be horrendous on lead as it's way above the nearest pro!

Hidden 08/Oct/16 TR O/S
Jacob Goodenough 24/Sep/16 TR O/S
with Ryan lock
suds_01 11/Sep/16 2nd O/S
dobby 200 10/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Ewan Russell 21/Aug/16 2nd O/S

might be better with a bolt

with laurence furst
Whitmoreaa 13/Aug/16 Lead rpt
helnewilliamson 13/Jul/16 TR
JendeHoxar 05/Jul/16 Lead O/S
dinodinosaur 18/Jun/16 Lead rpt
with JonesE
JonesE 18/Jun/16 2nd rpt
jacob shieldhouse hadley 11/Jun/16 Lead O/S

E2 5a..

with justin
kez1 23/May/16 2nd rpt
with dino
JonesE 22/May/16 Lead rpt

Lovely climb that had to be lead having done it on top-rope previously.

dinodinosaur 22/May/16 2nd rpt
with JonesE
Whitmoreaa 13/May/16 TR O/S
useful 09/May/16 2nd

Actually found the lower HVS finger crack harder than the direct finish - but then, I was on top-rope!

with Rob G MLT
dinodinosaur 30/Mar/16 TR O/S

Will come back to lead this cheeky beauty

JonesE 28/Mar/16 TR O/S

Seconded partner up Solstice, down climbed to the direct finish after taking out last piece of gear and finished up the direct. One committing rock over move and then an easy finish on big holds. Will lead this next time.

Alison Cairns 03/Mar/16 2nd β

Sandbagged Paul on this as sent him up it thinking it was the HVS version - quite thin and not the best gear!

with Paul Scott
lpruul 30/Jan/16 Lead O/S
with Holly Addis
BenRyle 06/Jan/16 TR rpt
Whitey9 14/Oct/15 -
DavidR 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S
james.slater 31/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Good climbing, got two micros and a micro cam for the top section, between them they may have held a fall, but certainly wouldnt want to test it!

Dale ?/Jul/15 Lead O/S

If solstice original gets two stars this should get two stars. The direct makes the route better and straightens out the line. Feels scary on the lead it is hard to commit to the crux which is a slippery smear and is 5c. The gear at the crux is a joke its just there to slow you down the only good gear is on solstice original. It would be a nasty fall if you blow the crux bouncing off the ledge.

with john
brader-brader 16/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 14/May/15 2nd rpt
admackie 14/May/15 Lead O/S

polish stops as soon as you step off the hvs

with andy
damob123 18/Mar/15 TR O/S
kez1 ??/2015 TR
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 2nd O/S
joedean ??/2015 -
Tim Sparrow ??/2015 -
Papa J Love 30/Dec/14 2nd O/S

Thought I was climbing a HVS until just before the crux Doug tells us it's actually the E2 variation. Still, great climb!

Flavio 30/Dec/14 Lead O/S

First E2 as a surprise warmup

Hidden 23/Nov/14 Lead O/S
tomwright1509 23/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Terrifying and character building! Very worth while to get back on top with head game!

morganator 28/Sep/14 2nd
with John Roberts
andy75 26/Aug/14 TR O/S
with bethan
kyaizawa 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
SarahA 24/Aug/14 2nd
lcullum7 24/Aug/14 2nd O/S
adamre12 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Run out at the top

Matadoors 06/Jul/14 2nd
Shane Willis 01/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 28/May/14 Lead
richy85 28/May/14 Lead O/S

Hardest Trad Lead to date. Better than Solstice. Bomber gear untill the run out top bit. Ran out the Direct finish. excellent route

with Paul
the power 28/May/14 2nd O/S
with Andy
darcan 25/May/14 TR O/S
JamesWilliams 02/May/14 Lead rpt

Seconded with dan some time last year was good to lead. the starts probably the hardest bit to be honest

ad111 09/Mar/14 2nd
ianstevens 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Lovely climbing, nice and harrowing (character building) in the upper section with some delightful 'slow me down' gear. Probably hard 5b/soft 5c, and far more fun than Solstice.

JamesLloyd 03/Mar/14 Lead O/S
waynekinrade ??/2014 Lead O/S
Barrez 08/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Rob
Mario Grabinski 26/Aug/13 TR
with Tom Williams
a_m154 28/Jul/13 TR O/S
with Noah Granger , James Ormrod
Dan724 01/Jul/13 Lead RP

Seconded Ben on this a while ago. Decided to lead it today, great finishing moves but not hard-a few snappy/ hollow gear placements which you wouldn't want to test perhaps justify the E2 grade.

ItsHuwHaribo ?/Jul/13 2nd O/S
air 07/Jun/13 2nd
with Lloyd
Lloyders 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Nice finish

with Air
Andy Peak 1 10/Apr/13 Lead

In no way is this 5c not even hard 5b!

with Will
Zoomer 12/Feb/13 TR dog

Freezing cold, literatly. Hot aches in toes and hands. Slipped at the bottom before the 5c bit.

with A Student
BenRyle 27/Jan/13 Lead O/S
with Dan
Samuel Wainwright 27/Jan/13 2nd O/S
ad111 27/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 Lead O/S
dswansonlow 16/Oct/12 Lead rpt
shed_hed 16/Oct/12 2nd O/S
richiebongo 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Worrying gear

with Gwen Thomson, Jon Didymus
Marti999 09/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Debbie
SamuelHarris 07/Jul/12 Lead O/S
dswansonlow 07/Jul/12 2nd β
with Sam Harris
Hidden 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
HodgePL ??/2012 TR
with Dan Mcgonigle
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
SimonMarcYoung 25/Nov/11 TR dog
Hidden 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden 03/Jul/11 -
dan ely 18/May/11 Lead O/S
Keendan 22/Apr/11 TR O/S

Toproped on a rock leader training course

Yong_Welsh 06/Apr/11 Lead RP

Good... only 3 moves

Hidden 04/Mar/11 TR
Ally Smith 30/Sep/10 2nd
with Californian James
Hidden 14/Sep/10 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 24/May/09 TR O/S
with Erica
AndyGodber75 10/May/09 Lead O/S
with Iwan
Hidden 04/Mar/09 Lead O/S
ritchierich 04/Mar/09 2nd O/S

Gear poor on top section of this from good ledge.

roo22 ??/2009 -
tumbling wizard ?/Jun/08 -
wbo 11/Jun/92 Lead
PaulHermes ??/1991 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
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