Rockfax Description
Fine climbing following the long quartz vein with a move to baffle the short. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Follows the obvious quartz vein to a balancy toput

Ticklists: Ariege Trip Targets.

Hidden ?/Oct/16 Lead
Pixie-Andy 22/Aug/16 Lead dnf

Final section is really bold and more like 6a+ moves. Or maybe the heat had got me. Its easy to move over to easier routes on the left.

with Andy Railton, Zoe Pickering
Hidden 14/Apr/15 Lead O/S
riff156 20/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Jo Smith
Hidden 02/Nov/13 Lead O/S
bjornbuckwalter 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Topped out using thin holds to the left – quite hard. My partner and I are pretty sure that the intended way to go is with the diagonal crack to the right (as we also discussed with Big Lee; see his comment).

with Dan Kinnaird
Big Lee 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Great route. Followed the crack leading right at the very top. Unsure whether the route should follow the quartz vein for its entirity to the lower-off. Some of the people in my B&B also tried this route and the concensus seems to be that the direct finish up the quartz vein is possible but not at 5+.

whiteexplorer 07/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Dilwat, SurferStan
Dilwat 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Quite a bold hard finish unless you get the moves right. Chris S, Tom S

SurferStan 07/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Mark Bull 24/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Very good: needs some lateral thinking at the top to avoid a blank bit.

with Gillian
Simon Caldwell 17/Oct/12 Lead O/S

A fantastic route - good line, interesting climbing throughout, with a tricky and committing section to reach the last bolt. Graded 5b (ie F5) in the guide but felt 5+.

with Carmen
Hidden 17/Oct/12 -
Hidden 17/Oct/12 TR O/S
3kidsandanorton 30/Aug/12 Lead
with Zoe
Hidden 23/Jun/12 Lead
Fiona Reid 06/Oct/11 Lead dog

One pure evil move for the short which is made a looooooog way above the last bolt - those over 5ft 4" will not need to do this! Made the clip then went the wrong direction and promptly fell off. Then went the right way and finished the climb.

with Mike
Mike-W-99 06/Oct/11 Lead

Straightforward once you know the topout sequence.

with Fiona
Martin Bennett 30/Sep/07 -
with RA
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