72m, 3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Well-named, the line encompasses some of the best moves and rock on the Tor. While pitch 1 has a sense of urgency about it, pitch 2 probably has the hardest move.
1) 6a, 24m. From the left-hand side of The Pillar (page 356 ) move up (peg and bolt above) and traverse left to a semi-rest below flakes. A confident approach will see you up these and onward to a flake. Move across left to the Bastille stance.
2) 6a, 18m. Step down and left to join the slippy crux of Flaky Wall. Continue up the cracks of Supersonic then move left, past a rest, up a ramp to the arete (hidden peg). A hard move gains Original Route. Climb up this to the belay. Abseil or...
3) 5c, 30m. Traverse the upper break leftwards across Darius to join Robert Brown to finish. © Rockfax

FA. Arnis Strapcans, Gorden Jenkin 1980

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phatlad 19 Jul, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: E4, value for it like. But still E4 - definitely the best of the traverse lines (well I haven't done the girdle yet)
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βeta: E4, value for it like. But still E4 - definitely the best of the traverse lines (well I haven't done the girdle yet)
Graham Hoey 28 Feb, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: The starting moves are slightly exciting, a taste of things to come. The abseil chains from the Original Route ledge are removed from time to time!
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βeta: The starting moves are slightly exciting, a taste of things to come. The abseil chains from the Original Route ledge are removed from time to time!
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Adam Long 17 Sep, 2016 AltLd Led 2nd, felt hard in crap boots and sore feet.
with Char Williams
Led 2nd, felt hard in crap boots and sore feet.
with Char Williams
malx 20 Sep, 2015 AltLd Great way to finish one of the best days climbing for a good while
Great way to finish one of the best days climbing for a good while
markalmack 16 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S Lead p1. Tricky!
with little tom
Lead p1. Tricky!
with little tom
Mark Stevenson 25 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
dan gibson 25 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
with Mark Stevenson
with Mark Stevenson
rocksol ??, 2015 -
Adam Long 12 Jun, 2012 AltLd Led 1st
with Jason Pickles
Led 1st
with Jason Pickles
Ally Smith 10 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S 1st pitch only. Disconcerting start, and struggled to find good gear moving up to the flake and traverse. Painful, and then numb feet :-(
1st pitch only. Disconcerting start, and struggled to find good gear moving up to the flake and traverse. Painful, and then numb feet :-(
sadams 10 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S Pitch 1 and 3 me
with Eric Hildrew
Pitch 1 and 3 me
with Eric Hildrew
Hidden 10 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S
JulesV 23 Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S
with toby dunn
with toby dunn
miastacey 10 May, 2009 AltLd Bob lead pitch 1. Mia lead pitch 2 - one fall at start of pitch onto peg but then started again, did move and then remainder onsight.
with Bob Smith
Bob lead pitch 1. Mia lead pitch 2 - one fall at start of pitch onto peg but then started again, did move and then remainder onsight.
with Bob Smith
Brown 5 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Henry
with Henry
morganator 22 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Graham Cooper
with Graham Cooper
alaan 28 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S First and second pitch only - wouldn't have been popular at the crag if we had traversed the whole of the main face and we needed a drink, so finished direct up Yankee on the second pitch and abbed off.
with Grant
First and second pitch only - wouldn't have been popular at the crag if we had traversed the whole of the main face and we needed a drink, so finished direct up Yankee on the second pitch and abbed off.
with Grant
GrantB 28 Jun, 2008 2nd
with alaan
with alaan
Hidden 24 Jul, 2007 -
Hidden ??, 2007 -
Boy ??, 2006 -
Dave Bond 7 Sep, 2004 Lead O/S
with SiW
with SiW
jamiev 17 May, 2002 2nd β
with Adrian Berry
with Adrian Berry
Tom Briggs ??, 2002 -
tuftynick ??, 2001 -
tuftynick ??, 2001 Lead
Billg 17 Jul, 1999 Lead O/S
with Phil McAllistair
with Phil McAllistair
steveb2006 18 Jul, 1998 Lead Another of the great High Tor E4's. Didnt feel as bold as I was expecting (maybe going well) with great positions and climbing
with Rob Gambles
Another of the great High Tor E4's. Didnt feel as bold as I was expecting (maybe going well) with great positions and climbing
with Rob Gambles
Mike_d78 15 Jun, 1996 2nd
with ste_d
with ste_d
ste_d 15 Jun, 1996 Lead O/S
AlexRenshaw 18 Jun, 1995 Lead
with Ted Lister
with Ted Lister
Rich Kirby 22 May, 1995 AltLd O/S
Tom Briggs 22 May, 1995 AltLd
Stoney Boy 17 Oct, 1993 Lead O/S Pitch 2
with Bob Marks
Pitch 2
with Bob Marks
Hidden 5 Sep, 1992 Lead O/S
Neil McA 7 Aug, 1990 AltLd O/S led pitch one.
with Bongo
led pitch one.
with Bongo
ajtay ??, 1990 -
with Various
with Various
William Robertson ?Sep, 1988 Lead O/S
with Emily
with Emily
Hidden 14 May, 1988 2nd β
keefe ??, 1988 -
Hidden 6 May, 1987 Lead
UKB Shark 1 May, 1986 AltLd
with Seb Grieve
with Seb Grieve
andy gittins ??, 1985 -
Mike Owen 5 Apr, 1984 Lead O/S
with Joe Picalli
with Joe Picalli
Hidden ??, 1983 AltLd
mitch1960 ??, 1982 Lead
with Dave Fernig, Howard tingle
with Dave Fernig, Howard tingle
Hidden ??, 1980 AltLd
paul__in_sheffield ??, 1980 Lead
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