330m, 9 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Start on a small ledge with a piton a few metres from the ground on a leaning pillar. There is a deep yellow chimney on the right, and the route is just right of, and 30m below, two rock windows.
1) IV-, 35m. Climb a ramp left then take a right-trending corner to a good belay left of a flake.
2) IV, 30m. Climb up and left to reach a small ledge, then climb a crack on the right before moving back left to belay on a ledge.
3) III+, 30m. Climb the slabs above with superb climbing for the grade then continue in a corner-crack. Move left around a small roof to the belay.
4) IV, 25m. Follow a crack above the belay (well-pegged) then move left onto slabs to avoid a bulge. Move back into the crack to reach a ledge and a good stance.
5) IV, 40m. Move up and right to avoid a yellow overhang above the belay then climb back left to re-enter the crack. Follow this past a small ledge on the right and continue to a stance on larger vegetated ledge. Here variants Alta and Bassa meet.
6) III+, 30m. Climb direct up the slabs above to a thread belay to the left and below the yellow face. This pitch is shared with Bassa.
7) I, 20m. Traverse easily rightwards under the yellow face.
8) V+, 20m. Climb direct then follow an enjoyable corner.
9) III+, 25m. Climb the continuation chimney past various chockstones and belay below a corner on the right.
10) V+, 35m. Climb the corner-crack rightwards with more difficult moves early on to a small ledge on the left just before the corner's end.
11) III, 25m. Don't continue up the corner; instead follow a crack diagonally right to top out by a prominent boulder surrounded by barbed wire. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Via del Buco until big ledge then continue up often wet chimneys to finish

benrhyd 03/Aug AltLd dnf

Got to the top of pitch 4 when the storms started coming in, forcing us to ab off

with Adam Haynes
TimKnight 08/Jul AltLd O/S
Joemanglerocks 08/Jul AltLd
Hog Dog 25/Aug/16 AltLd dnf

Caused us some trouble... We started in the right place but quickly ended up too far right climbing some steep overhangs. Back on track for pitch 4 (belay is a ledge higher than on the 2014 Rockfax topo) and decided we'd bail and finish up the Bassa Variant. Took the wrong gully (the big chossy one - should be the smaller one behind it) and ended up leading a nasty pitch up loose overhanging rubbish to an arete beneath a small tunnel opening - very scary. Rapped off and continued up the gully to the left including a sketchy traverse. All told, a difficult day!

with Andy Howell
PilarMartinez 19/Jul/16 AltLd
with juliano
Julesthe1st 19/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with Pilar
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Kw2015 31/Aug/15 2nd
Batt 25/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Great route. Easy route finding and nice easy stroll off. Top two pitches were a bit out of keeping with the rest if it and the top hard pitch was wet so Dave got that one!! Slightly dodgy weather but we stayed dry!

with Dave C, James Hoyes
Hoyes 25/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
chrisallan 18/Aug/14 AltLd
cameron_hall 18/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Difficult to describe what we actually climbed, intending to do Alta variant. Went too far left along the ramp, ending up somewhere between Bassa and Alta variants for P1 (making it a traditionally protected and reasonably steep VS crack, my lead), went too far right of the Alta variant on P2 (Chris' lead), then continued up to join the Alta variant on a third pitch (roughly corresponding to P4 of Alta, my lead), climbed pitches 5 (Chris), 6 (me) of Alta, then found that the final pitches of Alta were wet (as they often are, apparently), went off-route up a gully for a pitch and a half looking for the final pitches of Bassa (Chris' lead, then my lead, followed by down climbing and abseiling) and then finished with pitches 6,7,8 9 of Bassa (done in two pitches - my lead for 6,7; Chris' for 8,9). The best pitch was probably P1, where we were off route (!) but much of the rest was also very pleasant.

Elsier 19/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Started up Magic Plaque, converged with Via del Buco at midway ledge and finished up origional finish, last pitch damp. But two really good pitches of climbing, which were only slightly spoiled by the wet start to the second pitch.

Alasdair Fulton 19/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Actually started up magic plaque.

with elsie
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd O/S
GraMc 02/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

very hungover!! complete with body jam

Hidden 02/Jul/10 AltLd
Marq 30/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

AMAMAMAM direct finish and 4hrs on the route. UIAA V+

Martin Bennett 25/Jul/06 -
with John Stockton, AlanB
Hidden ?/Sep/05 -
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High VI-
Mid VI-
Low VI-
High V+
Mid V+
Low V+
High V
Mid V
Low V
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