UKC

6 pitches. The crackline in the centre of the north face.

Hamilton, Whillance and Paul Braithwaite Aug/1984


ClimberDateStyle
Bouchard943 16/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Interesting climb. Route could definitely use an increase in traffic to clean it up. Led all pitches as per the old guidebook. Good gear most of the way. Very comfortable anchors.

duncan 21/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Great climbing. Rock improves with height but becomes more licheous. Pitch lengths in the Latter guide are inaccurate. Pitch 1: 30m 4c. Pitch 2: 25m 5b/c to first cave. Pitch 3: 15m 5b to bigger cave. (Guidebook Pitch 2 more like 40m). Pitch 4: 30m 5b. Exit cave left. Pitch 5: 30m 5c. I led the odd numbered pitches. Great experience, very misty and top pitch wet. A few Fulmars but no vomit.

Wil Treasure 21/Aug/16 AltLd

Great route, climbed in the mist. Top pitch is the crux, fulmars said hello but weren't a problem.

with Duncan c
Tom Livingstone 19/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
CharlieMack 24/Aug/15 2nd O/S

An awesome route. Ended up just having to second due to being ill and leg in a lot of pain. Got all of it clean except having a hold snap on me at the third belay. Great fun adventure. Last pitch was very licheny!

with Angus
anguskille 24/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Awesome stuff! Glad we went for this route, never thought I'd enjoy climbing lichen-y crumbly sandstone so much, felt like a real adventure. Lead all pitches, well psyched. Must come back for more

Hidden 13/Aug/15 AltLd
salix 15/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Led after ascent of original route. Fantastic exposure and a brilliant experience, quite birdy, though mostly possible to avoid/scare away. Thought pitch lengths in guide didn't quite match up. As follows Pitch 1: 30-40m 4c - chimney full of birds and death blocks climbed buttress on left instead to belay. Pitch 2: easy 5c - split into 2 as there's a long low cave at ~27m before the 'big cave' at more like 40m. Sandy and thuggy. Bigger gear would've helped. Exposure starts to kick in. Pitch 3: 5b - Great and unexpectedly easy to exit cave, wandering mantles through ledges above. mixed rock quality. Pitch 4: easy 5c - stupendous pitch, huge exposure on the head wall, lovely climbing, rock lichenous but mostly sound and clean. Top out with care and birds.

with Amy
AmyG 15/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Simon Allcock ??/2014 AltLd O/S

led pitch 1. lost on pitch 3 (ended up on West face); pitch 4 covered in lichen and felt harder than pitch 2. v pumpy. full range of birds encountered.

with Wilki
Adam Long 26/May/13 AltLd

Not too birdy, rock improves with height, sustained a the grade. Top pitch fairly conventional E3 on good rock, but very lichened.

with Ben Bransby
Just Another Dave ?/Apr/03 AltLd O/S

So much better than East Face Original: consistent standard throughout, fantastic line and exposure. Got several facefulls of fulmar spew from point-blank range though. Stunk for days.

with Jo Bertalot
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