UKC

5 pitches.

Rockfax Description
1) 6a+, 2) 6a+, 3) 6a+, 4) 6a+, 5) 6a+. Approach from the base of Fenrir along fixed ropes to a line of new golden bolts that start from a tree. This is a great trip through some impressive scenery at an amenable grade. There are several lines on the upper wall - all harder than the correct one! © Rockfax


ClimberDateStyle
john lynch 17/Nov/17 AltLd O/S

Found the pitches improved with hight. The top being the best. Great position. Exciting when a military fighter jet blasted through the gorge below us!

with Bethan D
tsyrett 13/Nov/17 Lead O/S

Led odd pitches. A fun little adventure from the very start with some especially interesting route finding on the second pitch. Highlight of our trip!

Hidden ?/Oct/17 Lead
kermit_uk 25/Sep/17 AltLd dog

What a route! A spectacular abseil (I don't like abseiling) a little via ferrata esque traverse and then 5 quality pitches. I lead all 5. First two clean onsight then tiredness started to get the better of me. Tricky to read sections and moves were tiring me out so judicious resting at bolt tactics were employed. Each pitch in isolation is proabably 6a+ or at the harder end, tho every pitch was harder than any 6b I've done in the peak. Ha ha. For a grit lad 5 x 40ish meter pitches took its toll. I would consider 6a+/b my warm up on peak lime but this is a different game. Great route in a great setting and true commitment as it is the easiest way out. No other options around. Beer in the tent has never tasted so good.

Martin Haworth 12/Sep/17 Lead G/U

Brilliant route, so sustained and quite hard for the grade. Made a mess of leading the first section of pitch 4, so G/U ascent.

Brannock 12/Sep/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/17 Lead dnf
Hidden 09/Sep/17 2nd dnf
m.powell02 09/Sep/17 Lead O/S

A breathtaking morning in the Gorge and an enjoyable abseil whizzing down clean grey rock past overhangs into open space. The route itself is a bit of a sandbag, sustained and with some hard to read sequences. Nonetheless, the climbing is great if your operating comfortably at least a couple of grades harder. But with difficulties on every pitch we were moving much slower than anticipated, and as I topped pitch 4 rain began to fall. In an attempt to finish up quickly, I jumped on different line of bolts confusing them for a 4b route in the guidebook - it was in fact 6C+ (Maybe Corbeautage?). I took my first Verdon whipper and escaped into a chossy gully halfway up, slightly panicked and sliding about on the wet rock. Reaching the top I tied off my line for the rest of the team to ascend and crouched under a bush in the pissing rain waiting for them to appear. A long while later Fraser was last to top out, almost 10 hours after we'd abseiled into the route. A character building experience.. But I suppose I can only recommend this route is tried in the dry!

Adam Coles 19/May/17 Lead O/S
with Clare
Hidden 06/May/17 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/17 AltLd
Julesthe1st 30/Apr/17 AltLd O/S

First route of the week. A perfect choice. Challenging!

with Robin
ASchwirtz 12/Apr/17 Lead O/S

lead all pitches - just keeps on going!

with Shona D'arcy
Hidden ?/Apr/17 AltLd
etrillaud 22/Oct/16 AltLd dog

Nice sustained route on good rock. Very well bolted (read lots of bolts). My partner went straight up on the last pitch, which is worth 6c/6c+ (in my humble opinion)

Hidden ?/Sep/16 Lead
Lamb 06/May/16 2nd

10m falls off route for Sean....tales to tell. Hah.

with Sean Henderson
seanhendo123 06/May/16 Lead O/S

Great varied sustained climbing, 4th pitch was ground up as took a fall......on final pitch I climbed straight up not realising was a 6b+, took a wipper then realised my mistake and got back on route, great day

with Lamb
Paula Ryan ?/May/16 2nd
Hidden ?/May/16 Lead
ian d f 10/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
stevorobs3 10/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/15 2nd dog
monsteratt 10/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Most enjoyable route of the trip. Second rout of the day after Arete de Bellevadere. Felt pretty intense for 6a+, but this is Verdon. Steep climbing on good rock.

with Dan Fairbank
Peter Reynolds ?/May/15 -
RonnydeWeerd ?/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Erik Voortman
Ken Applegate 10/Aug/14 AltLd

Brilliant route, with quality climbing on every pitch. Led P2,4 & 5.

with Steve
edek_w 11/Jul/14 -
with Blazej
ferdia 11/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Andy Moles 11/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Ferdia
jon_gill1 11/Apr/14 Lead

jumared and cleaned pitch 3 and 4 and jumared haul line for pitch 5 which was a wild exposed swing out to the right! climbed in big wall style for practice.

with ross garfoot, chris Lyness
jon_gill1 10/Apr/14 Lead dnf

Led pitch 1 and 2 to set up porta ledge for big wall practice and slept the night in the gorge.great fun with some hard work!

with ross garfoot, chris Lyness
stuart34 14/Oct/13 AltLd dog

Fucked up the last pitch, tried to go straight up. O well

with Kim Ladiges
Hidden ?/Oct/13 Lead O/S
james.slater ?/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Had an epic getting to it but all pitches were fantastic, good rock, loads of different styles! Last pitch has the best moves

Adam Potter ?/Sep/13 AltLd

Climbed this as we were unable to get up riviere d'argent, the episode ended with me doing a crazy swing and then the most tangled rope ever, took at least and hour to sort out whilst hanging on chains. Deux doigts was good fun, memorable part for me was my lead traversing right and then back left. I hate traverses.

with Ross Black
alpinist63 ?/May/12 -
Laurence Cowton 26/Mar/12 2nd dog

Spicy start stepping out from the tree. Great climbing, 2nd pitch traverse especially so. Quite tricky, with a few rests on the rope for me. Drew got lost on the last pitch (many lines of bolts, one belay) and ended up on a 6c+. Too tired by this point so resorted to climbing the rope...

with Drew
metal arms 27/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Very hungover after celebrating Pillier Des Ecruils which we did the day before. Scrabbling around the ledge looking for the start was fun!

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