Rockfax Description
A route that takes the best two pitches from these routes and combines them into one stunning E1. The first pitch is technical and balancy and the final pitch is totally out there. Start down and right of Tensor, at a rib that is the toe of the central slab.
1) 5b, 30m. Climb the rib to a good ledge and arrange gear in the overhang. A technical sequence over this leads to delicate climbing up the slab above. Trend right to gain the airy arete. Belay on the ledge as for Tensor. An easier alternative is to follow Tensor P1 which is VS.
2) 5b, 30m. A stunning pitch. Climb up and right from the belay to a groove. Ascend this, and the rib, until level with the wall on the left. Step left to clip a peg - wires back this up - before making a committing pull out left to gain a jug on the arete. Move up the arete briefly, then make a delicate and airy traverse left to a ledge and belay.
3) 4b, 10m. As for P3 of Tensor. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Combination that goes up the cliff at E1 (or HVS if that's what you think the hardest bit is worth)


ClimberDateStyle
alexm198 01/Jul AltLd O/S

Bold slab work on P1 followed by steeper climbing in an outrageous position on P2. I thought the slab was quite soft for 5b, though you would probably be looking at a ground-fall for much of it. Led P1.

JackM92 30/Jun AltLd O/S

Quality moves on both 5b pitches. First is pretty bold, not one to fluff.

MarkRoe 20/May AltLd O/S

Led second

suds_01 19/May AltLd O/S

Led p1

with Mark Roe
HimTiggins 24/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with Bart
fweatherall1 22/Oct/16 AltLd
jsmcfarland ?/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Led P1. Super sketchy slab, though the moves aren't too awful there is basically just 1 wiggly nut to protect a giant ground-fall. Robert led P2 though climbed on a lower line of holds on the traverse which seemed much harder to me. There are good crimps above the line of holds where the piton is. Great route

with Robert
Hidden 30/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
joedean 30/Jul/16 AltLd
James-m-h 30/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with joedean
Denoir 22/Apr/16 AltLd
nickdunn 22/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
Lenny 25/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2

with Ralfy
Hidden 25/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
Mike_Hayes 27/Feb/16 AltLd
Hidden ??/2016 -
evhall 13/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

p2 - very nice move across wall - 'normal' E1 type of climb

with Tim Bray
shaunhumphreys 21/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

P1 didnt get any gear worth having where it mattered so went into solo mode!

benkelsey 21/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Denry 21/Mar/15 AltLd dog

Great climb. I only led the last pitch (4b) Karen did two great pitches. Balancy and lovely. I pulled on the piton on the second pitch so cant say I did it, but lovely climbing never the less!

with Karen AI
Hidden 19/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
foostu4 19/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Apparently in some guide books this is HVS, what a sandbag that would be! Quite bold in places but enjoyable climbing.

Andy Clarke 19/Mar/15 AltLd

A first-rate combination, giving dramatic, airy situations on both main pitches. Still felt going direct over crux bulge on P1 was a stiff move, but don't think I found most technical sequence. Good gear here but run out above. P2 traverse feels excitingly bold, even though the gear's above your head. Led 5b pitches. (Did Tarantula a decade ago, but fell off at bulge.)

with Johnny
lanky ??/2015 AltLd
with Searle
jon22 09/Aug/14 AltLd
with Dave Garry
tcn_2002 11/Nov/12 AltLd
andy gittins ??/1990 Lead
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