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

Hamilton, Whillance and Paul Braithwaite Aug/1984

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.

drysori 21/Aug/16 AltLd

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

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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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