25m. A superb and complex set of moves up a series of very shallow grooves in the nose of the pillar R of Grey Pride. Although the route navigates around a small patch of loose rock in its lower half, all the climbed rock is very solid. Key holds are small and hard to spot and some moves are devious. The suggested (on sight) grade allows for this. It feels much easier once the moves are known and might also feel easier if well-chalked. Start below a shallow groove just L of a borehole in the steep wall immediately R of Grey Pride. Gain the groove L and climb it to big flat holds. Avoid the groove directly above (which contains loose-looking blocks) by traversing into the scoop on the R, which is solid. Exit the scoop just L of the obvious brown niche and continue up a tiny pillar. Where this fades, move first diagonally L to a good handhold then horizontally L to a big foothold. Gain the shallow groove above and exit up its L wall with difficulty on small holds to a good hold below a continuation groove. Climb the R wall of this with further difficulty on smooth rock and exit L to the Grey Pride lower off.

Harold Walmsley 12/Aug/2010

Dave Turnbull 27/Oct/16 Lead β

Good climbing on smooth slopey holds. Clearly hadn't had many ascents this year. The holds were quite dusty/dirty, but gave them a clean lowering down from 'Thin on top' and it was a very good route.

with Jane Turnbull
dicky79 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Les
pauldrew 13/Aug/14 2nd
pete johnson 13/Aug/14 -
Glyn Davidson 18/Jul/13 Lead β

Saw Dan and Alex try and do it first

Hidden 18/Jul/13 Lead β
Dan77 18/Jul/13 Lead dog
harold walmsley 09/Jul/13 TR dog

Abbed, cleaned and brushed then shunted. Had to interrupt shunting for more brushing but eventually it climbed well. A more direct diagonal line up the "patch of loose rock" from 2nd bolt was heavily chalked but used some very dodgy looking blocks. Don't be fooled by this chalk. The original line hand traversed horizontally R below this (with some difficulty) to join Thin on Top and avoid the poor rock

partz 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Would say 6c for onsight. Many holds were blind and felt very balancy throughout. Good crux though!

with Josh Robinson
Jay-Ast 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Certainly felt 6c+ at least 3 tough sections, crux was certainly no pushover. bit dusty could do with a little more traffic. nice route.

with mick, Rosyk
Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead
Lee Proctor 01/May/11 Lead O/S

Honestly thought this route was about 6a+, possibly 6b given that the rock is still a little dusty. Quite good (1*) but not three star IMO.

with dafrob
harold walmsley 30/Apr/11 TR rpt

Abseiled, brushed clean and reclimbed on shunt to check (a little patina only). Lee are u sure u did the right line. It is much harder than any 6a+ I have done recently, you may have strayed onto "Thin on Top" (they have some common ground part way up). This is easier and not as good? My description hints it may be overgraded but not by as much as u indicate.

harold walmsley 12/Aug/10 Lead RP

First ascent

with Colin Struthers
High 7a
Mid 7a
Low 7a
High 6c+
Mid 6c+
Low 6c+
High 6c
Mid 6c
Low 6c
Votes cast 9
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Style of ascent
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Flashed (β)
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