425m, 13 pitches.

Rockfax Description
HS. At the top of the scree slope, locate a painted name on the rock 'Esp Central' - there are 2 painted names about 30m apart, the right-hand is the correct one to use. This painted name indicates the direct start.
1) 3+, 30m. From the right-hand painted name move up easily, to the left of a very smooth brown shield of rock, then belay beneath a long corner.
2) 4+, 30m. Climb up the corner, then move up and left onto the arete. Climb the arete (pegs) to a belay at a bolt and peg.
3) 3, 30m. Continue directly up grooves to a big ledge and trees on the left (this ledge is the point at which the Quick Start joins the route).
4) 3+, 40m. Move right a few metres from the big ledge and climb awkwardly up past a sapling at 3m. Continue up corners and cracks and move right to a belay.
5) 1, 12m. Walk/scramble right to belay on the ridge next to a small sapling sticking out horizontally from the rock.
6) 4, 20m. Climb the face of the arete to a ledge, and a peg belay just up and right of a large tree.
7) 4, 45m. Follow the cracks and arete to a good ledge.
8) 4+, 40m. Traverse left to the foot of a crack/groove. Take this with interest to easier ground and a large ledge and tree. A good spot for lunch.
9) 1, 8m. Move up and right a short distance to belay beneath the steep, crack-seamed wall © Rockfax

FA. J.Roig, C.Torregrosa, M.Gascon 1965

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Paul Evans 9 Apr, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Fantastic day out - we had brilliant weather. If you use 60m ropes you can run pitches together, we did it in 10 rather than 13. About half the route is fairly easy scrambling, the rest around vd-sev. The Mark Glaister writeup in the Apr (?) 2006 climber on this route is well worth getting - has some updates to the Rockfax desc. It also has a picture of the finish "red dot" you're aiming for at the top of pitch 13. From this, contour around about 20-30m to the right, at the same height, for the start of the cables. When you get to the end of the cables don't be tempted to descend, keep going across and down, following path, cairns and red dots. The descent would be "interesting" in cloud - and downright worrying at night...don't forget your headtorch!
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βeta: Fantastic day out - we had brilliant weather. If you use 60m ropes you can run pitches together, we did it in 10 rather than 13. About half the route is fairly easy scrambling, the rest around vd-sev. The Mark Glaister writeup in the Apr (?) 2006 climber on this route is well worth getting - has some updates to the Rockfax desc. It also has a picture of the finish "red dot" you're aiming for at the top of pitch 13. From this, contour around about 20-30m to the right, at the same height, for the start of the cables. When you get to the end of the cables don't be tempted to descend, keep going across and down, following path, cairns and red dots. The descent would be "interesting" in cloud - and downright worrying at night...don't forget your headtorch!
sheffieldchris 29 Jan, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: lots of new bolts at the higher belays, route finding lower down harder than higher pitches where you can follow the bulk of the worn rock. on the traverse pitch dont be tempted to follow the tat up before the move around the arete, the tat is where people have gone wrong and put something in to lower back onto route. follow the red dots and cables all the way to the scree
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βeta: lots of new bolts at the higher belays, route finding lower down harder than higher pitches where you can follow the bulk of the worn rock. on the traverse pitch dont be tempted to follow the tat up before the move around the arete, the tat is where people have gone wrong and put something in to lower back onto route. follow the red dots and cables all the way to the scree
sheffieldchris 29 Jan, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: big day out, sat in car waiting for just enough light to set off on walk, takes about an hour to get to bottom of the gully you use if you want to miss out the first 3 pitches. Did'nt have too much problems following the route, stuck to the most worn bits of rock though where it is easier thats all over. near the final sections a few what felt like harder moves for the grade on each pitch but soon past then and onto big jugs. went past some of the earlier belays but higher up a lot of new bolts have been put in on the belays. says there is a 2 foot red dot where you need to end climb and start traverse path?? never saw it but just to left of a big bush as you look up half way up final pitch there is a new 8 inch bright red dot, level with this is a big ledge follow it right all way round and you will come to a short corner decent protected by a wire cable. We had no trouble getting down as long as you keep going on the wire and red dots and cairnes all the way to where the scree of the path up meets the path down. car to car was 8 hours
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βeta: big day out, sat in car waiting for just enough light to set off on walk, takes about an hour to get to bottom of the gully you use if you want to miss out the first 3 pitches. Did'nt have too much problems following the route, stuck to the most worn bits of rock though where it is easier thats all over. near the final sections a few what felt like harder moves for the grade on each pitch but soon past then and onto big jugs. went past some of the earlier belays but higher up a lot of new bolts have been put in on the belays. says there is a 2 foot red dot where you need to end climb and start traverse path?? never saw it but just to left of a big bush as you look up half way up final pitch there is a new 8 inch bright red dot, level with this is a big ledge follow it right all way round and you will come to a short corner decent protected by a wire cable. We had no trouble getting down as long as you keep going on the wire and red dots and cairnes all the way to where the scree of the path up meets the path down. car to car was 8 hours
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anguskille 11 Apr Lead O/S Quality day out, amazing rock all the way
with Client
Quality day out, amazing rock all the way
with Client
Alison Page 11 Apr 2nd
with Jon, Angus
with Jon, Angus
Hidden 3 Apr AltLd
James Oakes 1 Apr Lead O/S Classy, hardest climbing is on the descent!
Classy, hardest climbing is on the descent!
Hidden 26 Mar AltLd O/S
Matt Magecha 26 Mar AltLd Found the correct decent this time!! Wahoo!!!
with Jaidigi
Found the correct decent this time!! Wahoo!!!
with Jaidigi
Hidden 25 Mar Lead O/S
Rory Shaw 25 Mar AltLd
with jkfb, jkfb
with jkfb, jkfb
Hidden 25 Mar AltLd
Hidden 25 Mar 2nd
BStar 10 Mar AltLd Climbed as a 3, about 12 hours car to car. Probably my favourite climb to date, nothing too hard although some pitches certainly make you think. Really pleasing middle pitches, I ran a couple of them together as I got onto the ridge. Super fun day out
with Rachael88, Will Dean
Climbed as a 3, about 12 hours car to car. Probably my favourite climb to date, nothing too hard although some pitches certainly make you think. Really pleasing middle pitches, I ran a couple of them together as I got onto the ridge. Super fun day out
with Rachael88, Will Dean
wjcdean 10 Mar AltLd O/S long but brilliant day, continually interesting. descent is fine if you have scrambling experience. nowhere near as exposed or dangerous as some people had us believe. it does take a while though.
long but brilliant day, continually interesting. descent is fine if you have scrambling experience. nowhere near as exposed or dangerous as some people had us believe. it does take a while though.
Rachael88 10 Mar AltLd Amazing route, fab location, great climbing
Amazing route, fab location, great climbing
Gear Lover 7 Mar Lead O/S Climbed as a 3. Did about half the pitches. Amazing day out, 12 hours car to car. Climbing never hard, though definitely some exposed positions.
Climbed as a 3. Did about half the pitches. Amazing day out, 12 hours car to car. Climbing never hard, though definitely some exposed positions.
Butel 4 Mar AltLd O/S
Russell Blackaller 4 Mar Lead O/S Moved together as a 3. 5 1/2 car to car. Such a brilliant day out!
Moved together as a 3. 5 1/2 car to car. Such a brilliant day out!
D.Russell 4 Mar AltLd O/S Moved together
Moved together
payney1973 4 Mar AltLd
John Bunney 4 Mar AltLd With Tom and Duncan. Finished off with the Edward finish.
with Butel
With Tom and Duncan. Finished off with the Edward finish.
with Butel
George_Surf 25 Feb AltLd Moving together, 1hr40. I took the first 200m, finishing just below the corner crack the leads to the terrace. Lyndon went from here to the top. Great climbing, positive holds, not polished. Would have been 4hrs car-car
with Lyndon
Moving together, 1hr40. I took the first 200m, finishing just below the corner crack the leads to the terrace. Lyndon went from here to the top. Great climbing, positive holds, not polished. Would have been 4hrs car-car
with Lyndon
Hidden 23 Feb AltLd O/S
gregorhogg 23 Feb AltLd O/S Top day out. Study the guidebook though! We ended up straightening the route from the top of p 4 meeting up with the main route at the lunch spot on p8. Scrambled along to the top via the notch.
Top day out. Study the guidebook though! We ended up straightening the route from the top of p 4 meeting up with the main route at the lunch spot on p8. Scrambled along to the top via the notch.
JimBee 14 Feb Lead rpt Cracking day out again! 13 hours car to car starting at 730am. Climbed as a three, I led all the pitches, in approach shoes. Felt like we were quick, both 2nds climbed at once, linked the 5th and 6th pitches together - to avoid a hanging belay - worked out ok but the rock was a bit fractured at the improvised stance. A fair amount of loose rock generally. 1 rock came down on Tom and Andy at top of P4 from the party above on P7. 12 x trad draws 4 x alpine draws 5 x 120cm slings & revolvers 2 x 240cm slings & screws Camalots 0.25-3 plus doubles 0.5 & 0.75 and green BD micro cam 3-8 Wallnuts 5-11 SL Offset Rocks 1-10 Rocks 2 x HMS biners, belay device and PAS Rescue kit (micro-traction, 2nd prusik, knife, whistle) Rack was more than sufficient but useful as a three. Could have left 8,9,10 rocks and some of the doubles and the microcam. Mainly placed mid-sized Rocks, large offsets and a few small nuts down to 3. Used cams a lot, esp 3, 0.75 and 0.5. Quickdraws were about right as 2 per runner in some places (cam & sling racking biners helped here) Would bring one more 240cm sling for trees and reducing rope drag on the wandering pitches, maybe one more alpine draw and 2 small screws for anchors. Used guide mode a lot. Revolvers were very helpful for hauling up rope, should have had my gloves on. The descent path (red dots and cairns) has a lot of cable to protect the down climbs, roped up alpine style until the gulley. Takes longer than I remembered, 3.5 hours from P13 to car. Turn right on a small path immediately after the worst of the scree is over to regain the area under the route and follow the same path back to the car. 3 layers (tech t, fleece and windproof shell) Headtorch Drank 2.5 litres of water Buff Belay or cycling gloves useful Sunnies Sunscreen Survival bag First aid kit
with Andy Kuszyk, Thomas Mulready
Cracking day out again! 13 hours car to car starting at 730am. Climbed as a three, I led all the pitches, in approach shoes. Felt like we were quick, both 2nds climbed at once, linked the 5th and 6th pitches together - to avoid a hanging belay - worked out ok but the rock was a bit fractured at the improvised stance. A fair amount of loose rock generally. 1 rock came down on Tom and Andy at top of P4 from the party above on P7. 12 x trad draws 4 x alpine draws 5 x 120cm slings & revolvers 2 x 240cm slings & screws Camalots 0.25-3 plus doubles 0.5 & 0.75 and green BD micro cam 3-8 Wallnuts 5-11 SL Offset Rocks 1-10 Rocks 2 x HMS biners, belay device and PAS Rescue kit (micro-traction, 2nd prusik, knife, whistle) Rack was more than sufficient but useful as a three. Could have left 8,9,10 rocks and some of the doubles and the microcam. Mainly placed mid-sized Rocks, large offsets and a few small nuts down to 3. Used cams a lot, esp 3, 0.75 and 0.5. Quickdraws were about right as 2 per runner in some places (cam & sling racking biners helped here) Would bring one more 240cm sling for trees and reducing rope drag on the wandering pitches, maybe one more alpine draw and 2 small screws for anchors. Used guide mode a lot. Revolvers were very helpful for hauling up rope, should have had my gloves on. The descent path (red dots and cairns) has a lot of cable to protect the down climbs, roped up alpine style until the gulley. Takes longer than I remembered, 3.5 hours from P13 to car. Turn right on a small path immediately after the worst of the scree is over to regain the area under the route and follow the same path back to the car. 3 layers (tech t, fleece and windproof shell) Headtorch Drank 2.5 litres of water Buff Belay or cycling gloves useful Sunnies Sunscreen Survival bag First aid kit
with Andy Kuszyk, Thomas Mulready
ClimbingAlex 10 Feb AltLd O/S Make sure you read the descent notes properly!
Make sure you read the descent notes properly!
Matt Magecha 10 Feb AltLd Great route..... just got lost on the decent..... sketch!!!
Great route..... just got lost on the decent..... sketch!!!
Trickett 7 Feb AltLd O/S
with Colin Clayton
with Colin Clayton
rachelpearce01 14 Jan 2nd With mark and George as a 3. A great day out! Hot !
With mark and George as a 3. A great day out! Hot !
Mark Eddy 14 Jan 2nd Almost 3 years since my previous trip up this fine route, forgotten yet again how wonderful it is. So nice to be seconding and taking lots of photos. Climbing as a 3 worked really well and didn't add any time
with George Sanderson, rachelpearce01
Almost 3 years since my previous trip up this fine route, forgotten yet again how wonderful it is. So nice to be seconding and taking lots of photos. Climbing as a 3 worked really well and didn't add any time
with George Sanderson, rachelpearce01
George_Surf 14 Jan Lead O/S Block lead with Mark and Rach. Nice warm day. In about 12 pitches. Lunch on the luncheon ledge. Took the wall above direct at about e1 5a? Just under 8hrs car to car. 5hrs on the route, 45mins across the wires, 45 mins down the scree (keep left). Really good sustained climbing, bolted belays, excellent fun
Block lead with Mark and Rach. Nice warm day. In about 12 pitches. Lunch on the luncheon ledge. Took the wall above direct at about e1 5a? Just under 8hrs car to car. 5hrs on the route, 45mins across the wires, 45 mins down the scree (keep left). Really good sustained climbing, bolted belays, excellent fun
Jonny Crean 3 Jan AltLd Big day out, got lost on the way down in the dark and the fog. End up free soloing and abbing off threads. Before we re-found the path
with James
Big day out, got lost on the way down in the dark and the fog. End up free soloing and abbing off threads. Before we re-found the path
with James
DavidBarraclough 2 Jan Lead O/S
with MaxPB
with MaxPB
Smithy90 20 Dec, 2018 2nd
Hidden 20 Dec, 2018 2nd
dw.rob4 20 Dec, 2018 2nd
Roberttaylor 12 Dec, 2018 AltLd O/S Moved together, 40 mins Font de moli to base, 2 hours for route, 1h40 descent
Moved together, 40 mins Font de moli to base, 2 hours for route, 1h40 descent
Tom Blake 12 Dec, 2018 AltLd O/S Simul climbed with Rob in 2 hours. Under 5hrs car to car!
Simul climbed with Rob in 2 hours. Under 5hrs car to car!
Hidden 29 Nov, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29 Nov, 2018 2nd O/S
Ian Campbell 29 Nov, 2018 2nd O/S Seconded with Andy Hogarth leading awesome climbing 14 pitches!
Seconded with Andy Hogarth leading awesome climbing 14 pitches!
Andy Williams 28 Nov, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 24 Nov, 2018 2nd
Mick Riley 24 Nov, 2018 Lead rpt
with Jooblia
with Jooblia
Sempo 24 Nov, 2018 -
tim91 24 Nov, 2018 AltLd O/S Amazing. 12 hours car to car, started and finished in the dark. Made it half way to the screen slope before head torches were needed
Amazing. 12 hours car to car, started and finished in the dark. Made it half way to the screen slope before head torches were needed
Caris Mcknight 24 Nov, 2018 AltLd I started on pitch 1 and lead every other pitch. Great climb! 9 hours climbing - with the sound of explosions and gunfire in the background! Absolutely unreal day out
with tim91
I started on pitch 1 and lead every other pitch. Great climb! 9 hours climbing - with the sound of explosions and gunfire in the background! Absolutely unreal day out
with tim91
wjcdean 21 Nov, 2018 AltLd dnf More of a did not start than a did not finish. Did the walk in in the dark but it was too windy for us, waited an hour or so to see if it died down, watched the sun rise then sloped off home
with BStar
More of a did not start than a did not finish. Did the walk in in the dark but it was too windy for us, waited an hour or so to see if it died down, watched the sun rise then sloped off home
with BStar
BStar 21 Nov, 2018 AltLd dnf Got to the base but it was far too windy, gusting 40mph +
with Will Dean
Got to the base but it was far too windy, gusting 40mph +
with Will Dean
mountaingoatgirl 9 Nov, 2018 AltLd Superb day out!
Superb day out!
buxtoncoffeelover 9 Nov, 2018 AltLd Another fine day out on a great route. I led P1, 3, 5/6/7 (in one), 10 & 12. Gareth led the rest & we were followed up by Rosie & Bernard. Climbed in 6 1/2 hours with 2 hour descent - still a crazy walk-off
Another fine day out on a great route. I led P1, 3, 5/6/7 (in one), 10 & 12. Gareth led the rest & we were followed up by Rosie & Bernard. Climbed in 6 1/2 hours with 2 hour descent - still a crazy walk-off
Hidden 9 Nov, 2018 AltLd
neilmackie 8 Nov, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Alaina, Laudi, Jack
with Alaina, Laudi, Jack
Laudi 8 Nov, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 7 Nov, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 7 Nov, 2018 AltLd O/S
mattkemp70 ?Nov, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Uncle john
with Uncle john
JohnH1977 ?Nov, 2018 AltLd O/S
danhaydnfitz 26 Oct, 2018 AltLd Led pitches 2,4,6,8,10
Led pitches 2,4,6,8,10
Hidden 25 Oct, 2018 AltLd
jpc1 25 Oct, 2018 AltLd Dave and Paul Calton
Dave and Paul Calton
GStone ?Oct, 2018 AltLd
with Dan3266
with Dan3266
chmckay 18 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
Allterraindude 3 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Phil
with Phil
PanzerHanzler 17 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S
my 5 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S Mountain route! Left the car at 9.30am, on route by 10.45, nearly 9 hours to top, then back to car about 9.30pm! Great positions, sketchy as hell scramble off, horrid descent down scree gulley... All in all, awesome :) Longest route to date.
with Joseph
Mountain route! Left the car at 9.30am, on route by 10.45, nearly 9 hours to top, then back to car about 9.30pm! Great positions, sketchy as hell scramble off, horrid descent down scree gulley... All in all, awesome :) Longest route to date.
with Joseph
ReubenKouidri 29 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
jonathan_doyle 27 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S Simul climbed most of the way. Top quality adventure route.
Simul climbed most of the way. Top quality adventure route.
Matt Amos 27 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S Simul climbed the whole way
Simul climbed the whole way
alexkitts 27 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S Mostly simul-climbed - fantastic climbing up the ridge line
Mostly simul-climbed - fantastic climbing up the ridge line
robgixer 16 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S Good route, 3.45 for the climb and descent easy to follow
Good route, 3.45 for the climb and descent easy to follow
CharleyAnn 16 Mar, 2018 2nd
brianrunner 9 Mar, 2018 AltLd 4th time and 22 years since our first! Still a brilliant route and a warm sunny day. We were staying in Finestrat so this was our local crag. Managed to lose the route on pitch 4 by climbing straight up corners and cracks. Traversed back across the bottom of the bay onto the ridge again. Pitch 8 corner is getting a polished but good climbing. Descent route on red dots was fun as ever!
with martina
4th time and 22 years since our first! Still a brilliant route and a warm sunny day. We were staying in Finestrat so this was our local crag. Managed to lose the route on pitch 4 by climbing straight up corners and cracks. Traversed back across the bottom of the bay onto the ridge again. Pitch 8 corner is getting a polished but good climbing. Descent route on red dots was fun as ever!
with martina
KKilroy 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S Great day out. A mountain of jugs! If you like mountains and you like jugs then you'll be very happy climbing this route. Classic! The descent would be very unpleasant in the rain!
with claire
Great day out. A mountain of jugs! If you like mountains and you like jugs then you'll be very happy climbing this route. Classic! The descent would be very unpleasant in the rain!
with claire
HP9 19 Feb, 2018 AltLd Did the 3 pitch direct start , then Solo p4, 5,6,7,10 and 13 Led 8 and 11, seconded 12
with 5eamuz, Michael Samsel
Did the 3 pitch direct start , then Solo p4, 5,6,7,10 and 13 Led 8 and 11, seconded 12
with 5eamuz, Michael Samsel
5eamuz 19 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Michal Samsel, HP9
with Michal Samsel, HP9
2602steve 11 Feb, 2018 AltLd Fourth time. Love it. Just amazing settings. Nothing hard but committing nonetheless. This time did the Edwards Finish too. Bloody brilliant.
Fourth time. Love it. Just amazing settings. Nothing hard but committing nonetheless. This time did the Edwards Finish too. Bloody brilliant.
Jon Gordon ??, 2018 AltLd
slimmy03 27 Dec, 2017 AltLd O/S Carlos started the climb then we alternated. It was very very windy..... clinging on for life at points put is was an epic day! :)
with Carl Reeves
Carlos started the climb then we alternated. It was very very windy..... clinging on for life at points put is was an epic day! :)
with Carl Reeves
Octavian 24 Dec, 2017 AltLd
JimBee 13 Dec, 2017 Lead rpt Epic day out. Started from car at 7:45 returned at 20:45. Our team found a marked short cut down into the scree gulley. Andy’s team followed a different cairn path to the via ferrata. Met in the gulley. Decent by head torch!
with Jon Martin , Cara Hayward, Phil Muir, friendzone1234
Epic day out. Started from car at 7:45 returned at 20:45. Our team found a marked short cut down into the scree gulley. Andy’s team followed a different cairn path to the via ferrata. Met in the gulley. Decent by head torch!
with Jon Martin , Cara Hayward, Phil Muir, friendzone1234
Naomi Havercroft 13 Dec, 2017 AltLd
DJayB 6 Dec, 2017 AltLd O/S Early start which involved nearly running over a man bivving in the car park!! Simul climbed in 2hr20. Stopped to swap leads twice. Immaculate route and great fun on the way down. The scree gully is brilliant if you have any fell running legs on you. Warm up for Diedros Magicos and a truly awesome big day.
Early start which involved nearly running over a man bivving in the car park!! Simul climbed in 2hr20. Stopped to swap leads twice. Immaculate route and great fun on the way down. The scree gully is brilliant if you have any fell running legs on you. Warm up for Diedros Magicos and a truly awesome big day.
chris2451 6 Dec, 2017 AltLd Simul climbed
with DJayB
Simul climbed
with DJayB
ryan1410 30 Nov, 2017 AltLd O/S RCI - Ex Spanrock. I lead P2,4,6,8,10 &12. 7.5hrs of climbing. Cold start sunny afternoon. Excellent Climb! 95% trad, some bolted belays. 11hrs in total.
with tdoyle
RCI - Ex Spanrock. I lead P2,4,6,8,10 &12. 7.5hrs of climbing. Cold start sunny afternoon. Excellent Climb! 95% trad, some bolted belays. 11hrs in total.
with tdoyle
TheSingularity 30 Nov, 2017 AltLd O/S
Kenhard 30 Nov, 2017 AltLd O/S I led 1,3,5 and 6(linked),8 and 9(linked),11 and 13. Linked the shorter easier pitches for speed. Some of the grades seemed off... as usual! Long day. Allow 7 hours to climb, and an hour and a half to descend.
with Daz RCI
I led 1,3,5 and 6(linked),8 and 9(linked),11 and 13. Linked the shorter easier pitches for speed. Some of the grades seemed off... as usual! Long day. Allow 7 hours to climb, and an hour and a half to descend.
with Daz RCI
Mpaynter 27 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S
topsyturvy 20 Nov, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Pero
with Pero
Pero 20 Nov, 2017 AltLd Led even pitches, not counting the two short linking pitches. About 6 hours climbing and 9 hours in total.
Led even pitches, not counting the two short linking pitches. About 6 hours climbing and 9 hours in total.
buxtoncoffeelover 10 Nov, 2017 AltLd Again!! So much fun I did it twice in 2 days! (with different partners). Did the pitches I didn't lead yesterday (Paul led P2, 4, 7, 8, 9/10 & 12; I led P1, 3, 5/6, 11 & 13)
Again!! So much fun I did it twice in 2 days! (with different partners). Did the pitches I didn't lead yesterday (Paul led P2, 4, 7, 8, 9/10 & 12; I led P1, 3, 5/6, 11 & 13)
Handsforfeet 10 Nov, 2017 AltLd Great day. Started at sunrise & walked off at dusk. Lead p2, p4, p7, p8, p9, p10 & p12
Great day. Started at sunrise & walked off at dusk. Lead p2, p4, p7, p8, p9, p10 & p12
buxtoncoffeelover 9 Nov, 2017 AltLd A wonderful November day out. Lovely climbing in a splendid setting. Dave led P1, 3, 5/6 (variation!) & 11. I led P2, 4, 7, 8, 9/10, 12 & 13. Very 'entertaining' (engaging) descent to a tedious scree gully. 11 hours round trip at a leisurely pace
A wonderful November day out. Lovely climbing in a splendid setting. Dave led P1, 3, 5/6 (variation!) & 11. I led P2, 4, 7, 8, 9/10, 12 & 13. Very 'entertaining' (engaging) descent to a tedious scree gully. 11 hours round trip at a leisurely pace
Davidchatterton 9 Nov, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 9 Nov, 2017 AltLd O/S
drgrange 9 Nov, 2017 AltLd Mega day out. Wouldn't want to try the descent in the dark!
Mega day out. Wouldn't want to try the descent in the dark!
Hidden 3 Nov, 2017 -
Yox89 2 Nov, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 2 Nov, 2017 AltLd O/S
rich H0001 17 Oct, 2017 AltLd
Juan Ruiz 7 Oct, 2017 AltLd Led 1st, 3rd, and 5th.
with Isa CMM, Pablo Rosagro
Led 1st, 3rd, and 5th.
with Isa CMM, Pablo Rosagro
Hidden 17 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 2 Jul, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 7 Jun, 2017 Lead
HP9 19 Apr, 2017 AltLd Led all pitches except 1 and 3. 70m single rope... 6.5hrs car to car.
with Mark Hayes
Led all pitches except 1 and 3. 70m single rope... 6.5hrs car to car.
with Mark Hayes
s_sheath 17 Apr, 2017 2nd
steve-grigg 17 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
mikecollins 14 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S Did the direct route on p10. 7hrs car to car
Did the direct route on p10. 7hrs car to car
Lauradavies23 14 Apr, 2017 2nd
alastairbegley 13 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S amazing looking line, amazing climbing, lots of good sustained climbing all the way to the top
amazing looking line, amazing climbing, lots of good sustained climbing all the way to the top
gingerbex 13 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S Long day. Very hot. Should've taken more water! Climbingvitself, 7 hpurs
Long day. Very hot. Should've taken more water! Climbingvitself, 7 hpurs
rinda_ree 12 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Scott "Limes disease" Brooks, arose, Miles Mcconville
with Scott "Limes disease" Brooks, arose, Miles Mcconville
arose 12 Apr, 2017 AltLd Climbed in approach shoes. Probably one of the best easy multi pitch routes I've done. 4hrs
with Linda, Miles Mconville, Scott Brooks
Climbed in approach shoes. Probably one of the best easy multi pitch routes I've done. 4hrs
with Linda, Miles Mconville, Scott Brooks
Strife 10 Apr, 2017 AltLd First proper mountain route, and perhaps the best day of the holiday. Went up with as a 3 man team, and we were soon glad that we started at the crack of dawn. The last few pitches were the highlight (and felt trickier than we were expecting). The exposure, and being frugal with gear in order to increase speed, made it feel more like a VS
First proper mountain route, and perhaps the best day of the holiday. Went up with as a 3 man team, and we were soon glad that we started at the crack of dawn. The last few pitches were the highlight (and felt trickier than we were expecting). The exposure, and being frugal with gear in order to increase speed, made it feel more like a VS
Jimbob64 10 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S
Luke90 3 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
mattmuller 29 Mar, 2017 2nd
jonnysims 29 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S Lead all but pitch 1 and 3
Lead all but pitch 1 and 3
GStone 21 Mar, 2017 AltLd
with Steve Senior, Dan3266
with Steve Senior, Dan3266
Dan3266 21 Mar, 2017 AltLd
with GStone
with GStone
ChrisBrooke 5 Mar, 2017 AltLd 4hrs 40 mins for the route, climbing as a three. Good weather and a great laugh. Chilled out on top then two hours down.
with John Inkpen, Nadir khan
4hrs 40 mins for the route, climbing as a three. Good weather and a great laugh. Chilled out on top then two hours down.
with John Inkpen, Nadir khan
katie93 1 Feb, 2017 AltLd O/S
with td72
with td72
td72 1 Feb, 2017 Lead O/S Great route in a great position, climbing took us around 4-5 hours some of which was eating lunch. Took a full rack but just used a single 60m rope which worked fine, just had to be frugal with placing gear and extend everthing. Could of carried a lighter rack, the hardest moves have bolts to protect and there is a jug where you want it everytime. Amazing climbing and not the ledge shuffling you usually get at HS
with katie93
Great route in a great position, climbing took us around 4-5 hours some of which was eating lunch. Took a full rack but just used a single 60m rope which worked fine, just had to be frugal with placing gear and extend everthing. Could of carried a lighter rack, the hardest moves have bolts to protect and there is a jug where you want it everytime. Amazing climbing and not the ledge shuffling you usually get at HS
with katie93
Mark Reeves ?Feb, 2017 -
Paul Hy 9 Jan, 2017 AltLd O/S What an amazing route. Left the villa at 6:30 got to bottom of crag as it was becoming light, after one little detour. Geared up with full set of nuts and 5 cams, biggest was red dragon and 60m halves. Nick lead the first pitch and the route itself is easy to find with no dramas. We stopped at top of pitch 8 for a bite to eat. Every pitch apart for the traverse pitches were great especially the top ones. The walk off takes a couple of hours and the scree slope is hard on the knees. We got back to the car as the sun went down. A long day but well worth it.
What an amazing route. Left the villa at 6:30 got to bottom of crag as it was becoming light, after one little detour. Geared up with full set of nuts and 5 cams, biggest was red dragon and 60m halves. Nick lead the first pitch and the route itself is easy to find with no dramas. We stopped at top of pitch 8 for a bite to eat. Every pitch apart for the traverse pitches were great especially the top ones. The walk off takes a couple of hours and the scree slope is hard on the knees. We got back to the car as the sun went down. A long day but well worth it.
Private Flounder 9 Jan, 2017 AltLd Led 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12. Stunning Climb that just keeps going. Good, easy climbing in fantastically exposed positions. Started at sun-up and back to the car before dark. Got a little lost in the dark trying to find the base of the crag and the start of the route but we'd factored in 'wriggle-room' so it didn't cost us anything in the long-run.
with Paul Hyland
Led 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12. Stunning Climb that just keeps going. Good, easy climbing in fantastically exposed positions. Started at sun-up and back to the car before dark. Got a little lost in the dark trying to find the base of the crag and the start of the route but we'd factored in 'wriggle-room' so it didn't cost us anything in the long-run.
with Paul Hyland
miguelporelmundo ??, 2017 -
with Gunner
with Gunner
alixfelly 21 Dec, 2016 AltLd dnf Bit of an epic, 23hrs out. rope stuck, ascended rope, bailed due to darkness. One to go back and do in daylight one day! Good news is that we survived and are still friends
with Christa Goode
Bit of an epic, 23hrs out. rope stuck, ascended rope, bailed due to darkness. One to go back and do in daylight one day! Good news is that we survived and are still friends
with Christa Goode
Christabel Goode 21 Dec, 2016 AltLd
suddy 21 Dec, 2016 2nd This one's going to be memorable!
with LukeWS
This one's going to be memorable!
with LukeWS
LukeWS 21 Dec, 2016 Lead O/S Awesome climb, with a memorable walk back down after topping out just as it got dark!
with suddy
Awesome climb, with a memorable walk back down after topping out just as it got dark!
with suddy
Carl 20 Dec, 2016 AltLd O/S Absolutely amazing climb! Started just after sunrise, got pretty lost on the descent and spent quite a lot of time exploring the summit, made it down for sunset!
Absolutely amazing climb! Started just after sunrise, got pretty lost on the descent and spent quite a lot of time exploring the summit, made it down for sunset!
Robs_Uren 20 Dec, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Carl Heinman
with Carl Heinman
Phil 15 Dec, 2016 AltLd O/S
thel33ter 15 Dec, 2016 AltLd O/S Awesome climb, definitely worth rocking. Top pitches are by far the best. We were slow and got back to the car at 1am.
with Phil
Awesome climb, definitely worth rocking. Top pitches are by far the best. We were slow and got back to the car at 1am.
with Phil
lukevf 15 Dec, 2016 Lead O/S
shaunhumphreys 14 Dec, 2016 Lead O/S Simul in 2hr 40 after attempting the onsight solo and getting psyched out! Amazing route, got stuck behind 2 Spanish guys briefly and managed to only stop twice to swap gear
Simul in 2hr 40 after attempting the onsight solo and getting psyched out! Amazing route, got stuck behind 2 Spanish guys briefly and managed to only stop twice to swap gear
Duncan 88 17 Nov, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17 Nov, 2016 AltLd O/S
largejason 13 Nov, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Al Bignell
with Al Bignell
Hidden 12 Nov, 2016 Lead O/S
tiga271 6 Nov, 2016 AltLd
with Dave
with Dave
BushwackerBritz ?Nov, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Thom Wright
with Thom Wright
Hidden 29 Oct, 2016 AltLd
featuresforfeet 29 Oct, 2016 AltLd
josefft 28 Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S Amazing day out! Started climbing around 9.30/10 and were back in the car by 11. Topped out at 8 in the last rays of light, followed by descent by head torch, where I got a bit lost. Managed to pull a massive flake of rock off on pitch 4, thankfully I was only seconding that pitch.
with Arjun Menon
Amazing day out! Started climbing around 9.30/10 and were back in the car by 11. Topped out at 8 in the last rays of light, followed by descent by head torch, where I got a bit lost. Managed to pull a massive flake of rock off on pitch 4, thankfully I was only seconding that pitch.
with Arjun Menon
hfotheri 28 Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S
with simon
with simon
Hidden 26 Oct, 2016 Lead
Juan S 11 Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S
Gary K Duke 27 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S What perfect climbing. I loved every minute. Doubled up pitches on a single 85m rope
What perfect climbing. I loved every minute. Doubled up pitches on a single 85m rope
Hidden 17 May, 2016 2nd
Mark Eddy 17 May, 2016 Lead Four years since we first climbed this. Forgotten how brilliant it is. Thoroughly enjoyed all of it. Will manage the Edwards finish next time, if we get started early enough!
Four years since we first climbed this. Forgotten how brilliant it is. Thoroughly enjoyed all of it. Will manage the Edwards finish next time, if we get started early enough!
monkeyru 1 May, 2016 2nd
danieleaston 1 May, 2016 Lead Fantastic, a few hard bits and an epic day out, mentally tiring but really good consistent climbing throughout.
Fantastic, a few hard bits and an epic day out, mentally tiring but really good consistent climbing throughout.
Nigel Bond 1 May, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Colin Hutton
with Colin Hutton
carlh 25 Apr, 2016 AltLd rpt
with scott44
with scott44
Hidden 25 Apr, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 20 Apr, 2016 2nd
Hotcake 20 Apr, 2016 Lead MP. Lead 2 students.
MP. Lead 2 students.
afterthesend 16 Apr, 2016 Solo O/S 1hr45 on the wall. What a day. Fully irradiated by the sun.
1hr45 on the wall. What a day. Fully irradiated by the sun.
samparsons 16 Apr, 2016 Solo O/S 1 hour 45 minute solo, great fun apart from lots of loose rocks.
1 hour 45 minute solo, great fun apart from lots of loose rocks.
pymn nice but dim 16 Apr, 2016 Solo O/S
Legs 30 Mar, 2016 AltLd Camped at the road and left at 0745. Soloed pitches 1-3 as the sun rose over Benidorm. Beautiful views. Then alternative leads to the usual top (12:30pm). Didn't take enough water and stupidly did The Edward finish to the very top (3/4 extra pitches with the guidebook description unclear). It felt rarely done! Took ages to get off the top and find the 50m abseil. But amazing views from the very top. Long decent down. Back at car hungry and sun burnt for 1600 finish! Greatvday out.
Camped at the road and left at 0745. Soloed pitches 1-3 as the sun rose over Benidorm. Beautiful views. Then alternative leads to the usual top (12:30pm). Didn't take enough water and stupidly did The Edward finish to the very top (3/4 extra pitches with the guidebook description unclear). It felt rarely done! Took ages to get off the top and find the 50m abseil. But amazing views from the very top. Long decent down. Back at car hungry and sun burnt for 1600 finish! Greatvday out.
Mike W 30 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
oddis 14 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S Started with the Direct version. Arnfred did 1-3, 6-7,11,13 Oa 4-5,8-9,10,12. Completed the climbing with a version of Edwards Finish. Walked to the base of the pinnacle, traversed right and climbed the route marked EF on the rock. Beware of loose rock. Walked off to the right and ended up in the notch after a while. Rapell, from shiny new bolts, quite easy to find. Walked to the top of Puig afterwards. 10 hours car-to-car.
with Pierre Vidal, Arnfred Iversen
Started with the Direct version. Arnfred did 1-3, 6-7,11,13 Oa 4-5,8-9,10,12. Completed the climbing with a version of Edwards Finish. Walked to the base of the pinnacle, traversed right and climbed the route marked EF on the rock. Beware of loose rock. Walked off to the right and ended up in the notch after a while. Rapell, from shiny new bolts, quite easy to find. Walked to the top of Puig afterwards. 10 hours car-to-car.
with Pierre Vidal, Arnfred Iversen
Hidden 12 Mar, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 12 Mar, 2016 AltLd
benclimbing 26 Feb, 2016 Lead O/S
with Cat Dick
with Cat Dick
John Nuttall 14 Jan, 2016 Lead
with Sharon
with Sharon
KeithAlexander 2 Jan, 2016 AltLd O/S 6hr ascent. Led in blocks of 4, then 2. Very very windy. Fantastic route.
with Sarah
6hr ascent. Led in blocks of 4, then 2. Very very windy. Fantastic route.
with Sarah
Sarah Greenwood 2 Jan, 2016 AltLd O/S Excellent route, led in blocks.
Excellent route, led in blocks.
PAJames ??, 2016 -
bryan p 23 Dec, 2015 -
with Kay Dee, James
with Kay Dee, James
Hidden 23 Dec, 2015 2nd
onlyfoddington 17 Dec, 2015 AltLd O/S A wonderful day out in the mountains. Climbed entirely moving together, I just lead the last couple of pitches. Afterwards scrambled to the top until the deep gully stopped our progress and then braved the scree marbles. Halved guidebook time.
A wonderful day out in the mountains. Climbed entirely moving together, I just lead the last couple of pitches. Afterwards scrambled to the top until the deep gully stopped our progress and then braved the scree marbles. Halved guidebook time.
pearson9596 17 Dec, 2015 AltLd O/S Simul climbed. 3h from car to top of route.
Simul climbed. 3h from car to top of route.
Hidden 6 Dec, 2015 AltLd β
Hidden 24 Nov, 2015 AltLd O/S
Dorte Bjerre Steensgaard 11 Nov, 2015 2nd Did first 3 pitches. We decided to retreat down the "direct" since the route was not quite what we expected. Possibly nicer once you get higher up??
Did first 3 pitches. We decided to retreat down the "direct" since the route was not quite what we expected. Possibly nicer once you get higher up??
Hidden 8 Nov, 2015 Lead O/S
duzinga 8 Nov, 2015 Lead O/S Did in 8 pitches.
Did in 8 pitches.
martintv 8 Nov, 2015 2nd O/S Did in 8 pitches. Spent 6.5 hours of climbing. 2 hours of breaks. 2 hour walk to car from the top. Finding the way down was easy in daylight. Lots of via ferratas and red dots all over. Downclibing a bit scary a few times. But not too bad. An amazing climb.
with duzinga
Did in 8 pitches. Spent 6.5 hours of climbing. 2 hours of breaks. 2 hour walk to car from the top. Finding the way down was easy in daylight. Lots of via ferratas and red dots all over. Downclibing a bit scary a few times. But not too bad. An amazing climb.
with duzinga
Hidden 7 Nov, 2015 -
G Weatherley ?Nov, 2015 AltLd
with Ed Walker
with Ed Walker
swmackey 31 Oct, 2015 AltLd
with hannyt1
with hannyt1
Hidden 31 Oct, 2015 AltLd
scottyskier82 22 Oct, 2015 AltLd O/S A great day out. Quite busy with a really exciting descent
with Ben Brierley
A great day out. Quite busy with a really exciting descent
with Ben Brierley
Hidden 22 Oct, 2015 AltLd O/S
cols1982 22 Oct, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 15 Oct, 2015 AltLd
leathers 12 Oct, 2015 AltLd
with Rich Cole
with Rich Cole
tallginge 1 May, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Isaac
with Isaac
sambeaumont 20 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S
CreepingExcellence. 13 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13 Apr, 2015 2nd
Stanners 13 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S
with the Orange house legends, CreepingExcellence.
with the Orange house legends, CreepingExcellence.
mjeffery 10 Mar, 2015 Lead rpt
cissacarvalho 18 Feb, 2015 AltLd
jburrows99 14 Feb, 2015 AltLd dog
Hidden 14 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
plain kitten 11 Feb, 2015 Lead TGA Melissa. Superb climbing. Worth doing the lot + stringing some pitches together.
TGA Melissa. Superb climbing. Worth doing the lot + stringing some pitches together.
Ellislee 5 Feb, 2015 2nd
jamie ward 5 Feb, 2015 Lead O/S Lead all pitches, direct (5) on pitch 9
with Ellis Blower
Lead all pitches, direct (5) on pitch 9
with Ellis Blower
Lawrie Brand 29 Jan, 2015 Lead O/S About HS/VS 4b overall. Long route! Entertaining descent but not too bad if you follow the cairns and red spots. No sign of the big red cirle mentioned in the rockfax guide
with Sarah Laing
About HS/VS 4b overall. Long route! Entertaining descent but not too bad if you follow the cairns and red spots. No sign of the big red cirle mentioned in the rockfax guide
with Sarah Laing
Hidden 29 Jan, 2015 2nd
winston22 23 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31 Dec, 2014 Lead
islandlynx 17 Dec, 2014 AltLd O/S Led p2,4,6,8,10,12. Great route: quality rock, great exposure and spectacular belays. 11.5 hrs car to car, 8 hours climbing. Probably HS overall. Descent would be nasty in the dark, fortunately we made it down just before sunset.
with AmyAmy
Led p2,4,6,8,10,12. Great route: quality rock, great exposure and spectacular belays. 11.5 hrs car to car, 8 hours climbing. Probably HS overall. Descent would be nasty in the dark, fortunately we made it down just before sunset.
with AmyAmy
AmyAmy 17 Dec, 2014 AltLd O/S really enjoyable days climbing, definitely worth getting up at 5:30 for, takes a great line up the puig, satisfying looking back up at the route on the decent.
really enjoyable days climbing, definitely worth getting up at 5:30 for, takes a great line up the puig, satisfying looking back up at the route on the decent.
Steve Woollard 5 Dec, 2014 AltLd
steveprice.exmouth 4 Dec, 2014 AltLd Just brilliant!
Just brilliant!
Chris Manasseh 26 Nov, 2014 AltLd Led 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13
with John Armstrong
Led 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13
with John Armstrong
jvarmstrong 26 Nov, 2014 AltLd
with Chris
with Chris
andyevans 10 Oct, 2014 AltLd O/S Solo'd p1, then alt leads taking the odd pitches. Brilliant day out - walked in witg head torches to miss the main heat of the day - this is doable but dont turn off left from the path to the face early as we did.as youll end up having to scramble a steep wall before the start (not shown in guide topo). Car to car was 9.5hours, climbing 6.5 and descent 1hr40 with two of us. There's about 4 bolts on the whole thing outside of the belays so you do need gear. Epic.
with cdpuk
Solo'd p1, then alt leads taking the odd pitches. Brilliant day out - walked in witg head torches to miss the main heat of the day - this is doable but dont turn off left from the path to the face early as we did.as youll end up having to scramble a steep wall before the start (not shown in guide topo). Car to car was 9.5hours, climbing 6.5 and descent 1hr40 with two of us. There's about 4 bolts on the whole thing outside of the belays so you do need gear. Epic.
with cdpuk
cdpuk 10 Oct, 2014 AltLd O/S 9.5h car to car. Approached in darkness which caused us to miss the start as we couldn't see the oval shaped recess. Found it as the sun came up. Set of wires, 1-3 dragons and 8 QDs fine for a competent team. Stunning views. Unpleasant descent but be sure to go to the left of the scree to find a slightly more solid path. Solo P1 then alt leads excluding grade 1's.
9.5h car to car. Approached in darkness which caused us to miss the start as we couldn't see the oval shaped recess. Found it as the sun came up. Set of wires, 1-3 dragons and 8 QDs fine for a competent team. Stunning views. Unpleasant descent but be sure to go to the left of the scree to find a slightly more solid path. Solo P1 then alt leads excluding grade 1's.
gdjcoleman ?Oct, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Simon
with Simon
Hidden 4 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
Skullfire 15 May, 2014 Lead O/S
with Jun Minohara
with Jun Minohara
Loubylou 14 May, 2014 -
with Mark Edwards
with Mark Edwards
JoeWakefield 4 May, 2014 2nd
robblowen 4 May, 2014 Lead O/S
PilarMartinez 25 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S Lovely Climb, It took us 12 hours car to car as we took little breaks, nice long lunch and enjoying all the climb without rushing it.
with StweRat Walker
Lovely Climb, It took us 12 hours car to car as we took little breaks, nice long lunch and enjoying all the climb without rushing it.
with StweRat Walker
bigrob 4 Apr, 2014 Lead
with em whitehouse
with em whitehouse
SPK06 ?Apr, 2014 AltLd
with tony
with tony
Stuart Macfarlane 25 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Jeanie
with Jeanie
Luke Jones 6 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S Lead all pitches except scrambles
with Jim
Lead all pitches except scrambles
with Jim
Hidden 28 Feb, 2014 Solo O/S
Wildstyle 27 Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S
madguernseyboy 27 Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S Climbed with intention to finish in 6 hours. It took us 8 hours. We lost time between pitch 6-9. Got off route I believe on pitch 11. When's too far left as it looked easier at first. Completed the down climb to the scree in the daylight. Arrived at the scree as it turned dark. If we had been 10 min shower we would have had an epic trying to descend. The decent path is easy in daylight as piles of rocks and red markings make it e asy to find your way. Once in becomes dark you cannot see far enough with a a head torch to find the route down. Allow 2 hours for the decent. You can escape from any pitch to the bottom with a pair of ropes however we didn't climb with a pair. Only the last 4 pitches had proper bolt belays. The odd bolt and peg was ween on the way which wears not always very helpful as it can pull you off the correct path. Personal recommendation for rack. - full send of nuts cams and a bunch of slings, nothing special required. All in all a Fantastic climb and highly recommended.
Climbed with intention to finish in 6 hours. It took us 8 hours. We lost time between pitch 6-9. Got off route I believe on pitch 11. When's too far left as it looked easier at first. Completed the down climb to the scree in the daylight. Arrived at the scree as it turned dark. If we had been 10 min shower we would have had an epic trying to descend. The decent path is easy in daylight as piles of rocks and red markings make it e asy to find your way. Once in becomes dark you cannot see far enough with a a head torch to find the route down. Allow 2 hours for the decent. You can escape from any pitch to the bottom with a pair of ropes however we didn't climb with a pair. Only the last 4 pitches had proper bolt belays. The odd bolt and peg was ween on the way which wears not always very helpful as it can pull you off the correct path. Personal recommendation for rack. - full send of nuts cams and a bunch of slings, nothing special required. All in all a Fantastic climb and highly recommended.
mrteale 20 Feb, 2014 Solo rpt
Michael Haywood 14 Feb, 2014 AltLd Totally wicked climb
with Tim Chamberlain
Totally wicked climb
with Tim Chamberlain
derryclimbs 26 Jan, 2014 Lead O/S + Direct Start and Edwards finish = 13 hour round trip (mainly from spending a lot of time at the summit). Beautiful route which exceeded expectations. We got to the base of the direct start for an amazing sunrise and thank god we did as we were chased up the route by a czech couple and a pair of valenthians. Simul climbed so thankfully were moving much faster than them and didn't get stuck at belay ledges (as the czech couple were). Blessed with a good weather window as it blew an absolute gale the next night. Highly recommended!
+ Direct Start and Edwards finish = 13 hour round trip (mainly from spending a lot of time at the summit). Beautiful route which exceeded expectations. We got to the base of the direct start for an amazing sunrise and thank god we did as we were chased up the route by a czech couple and a pair of valenthians. Simul climbed so thankfully were moving much faster than them and didn't get stuck at belay ledges (as the czech couple were). Blessed with a good weather window as it blew an absolute gale the next night. Highly recommended!
atapper21 21 Jan, 2014 Solo O/S
mark20 5 Jan, 2014 Solo O/S
Hidden 3 Jan, 2014 AltLd O/S
DavidR 3 Jan, 2014 AltLd O/S 4 hours 32 minutes. Me - pitches 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13. Hol - pithes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12. Great route. Done with Kev Bowser and Dave Clark behind us.
4 hours 32 minutes. Me - pitches 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13. Hol - pithes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12. Great route. Done with Kev Bowser and Dave Clark behind us.
red_rhodesha 3 Jan, 2014 2nd Awesome route with Ollie moving together as an alternative to pitching - 45 mins walk in, 3 hours climbing, 1hur 45min descent.
Awesome route with Ollie moving together as an alternative to pitching - 45 mins walk in, 3 hours climbing, 1hur 45min descent.
davidreeves ?Jan, 2014 2nd O/S Lead by guide - Mark Edwards
Lead by guide - Mark Edwards
Rich ??, 2014 -
bob johnson 30 Dec, 2013 -
with Bram
with Bram
saaruli 29 Dec, 2013 AltLd
with erik..
with erik..
Hidden 29 Dec, 2013 AltLd O/S
mrteale 19 Dec, 2013 AltLd O/S Amazing day! Pissed it down 3 pitches from the top and got to climb some pretty exposed sections on sopping rock and then descent the scree slope inside a cloud. Great climbing.
Amazing day! Pissed it down 3 pitches from the top and got to climb some pretty exposed sections on sopping rock and then descent the scree slope inside a cloud. Great climbing.
alooker 19 Dec, 2013 AltLd O/S Great route, did a variation after the second big ledge at about VS 4c
with Alex, mrteale
Great route, did a variation after the second big ledge at about VS 4c
with Alex, mrteale
alexbooker87 19 Dec, 2013 AltLd O/S
with mrteale, Adam Looker
with mrteale, Adam Looker
scott mayled 18 Nov, 2013 Lead O/S
with A student
with A student
JonesJ 18 Nov, 2013 AltLd
five 15 Nov, 2013 Lead O/S Awesome. Climbing fast and staying well ahead of Norwegians until they shortcut pitches 5 and 6 together. Grrr:) Doesn't go to the summit, but amazing views of Benidorm and descent is almost as exposed as the climb and fun in itself. Snowing at the end for full mountain experience.
with ALA
Awesome. Climbing fast and staying well ahead of Norwegians until they shortcut pitches 5 and 6 together. Grrr:) Doesn't go to the summit, but amazing views of Benidorm and descent is almost as exposed as the climb and fun in itself. Snowing at the end for full mountain experience.
with ALA
Jonny Harrison 15 Nov, 2013 2nd O/S One pitch towards the top either pitch 10 or 11 we turned it into a higher grade 5 or 5+ going off the route. 8 hrs spent walking and climbing. Got a bit lost in the dark on the walk off walking the wrong way up the road towards the car.
One pitch towards the top either pitch 10 or 11 we turned it into a higher grade 5 or 5+ going off the route. 8 hrs spent walking and climbing. Got a bit lost in the dark on the walk off walking the wrong way up the road towards the car.
Caroline 2010 8 Nov, 2013 AltLd dnf Only managed first three pitches due to time. A long walk in and off. Need trad gear. A good climb (first three pitches) NEXT YEAR!!!
Only managed first three pitches due to time. A long walk in and off. Need trad gear. A good climb (first three pitches) NEXT YEAR!!!
Hidden 8 Nov, 2013 AltLd O/S
Wildstyle 8 Nov, 2013 AltLd dnf Only managed first three pitches due to time. A long walk in and off. Need trad gear. A good climb (first three pitches) NEXT YEAR!!!
Only managed first three pitches due to time. A long walk in and off. Need trad gear. A good climb (first three pitches) NEXT YEAR!!!
Freshprintce 6 Nov, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 1 Nov, 2013 Lead
cathymiller 25 Oct, 2013 AltLd O/S Awesome route! (although not HS) Led P2,4,7,10,12. Fraser a bit off route on P11, made for a VS/HVS pitch... rest of the route only VDiff/S though.
Awesome route! (although not HS) Led P2,4,7,10,12. Fraser a bit off route on P11, made for a VS/HVS pitch... rest of the route only VDiff/S though.
Louvet 16 Oct, 2013 2nd
with Tarquin
with Tarquin
Tarquin 16 Oct, 2013 Lead
with Louvet
with Louvet
BenedictIEP 9 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S Possibly the most intense day of my life. Approaching Puig Campana in the dark for Sams second ever multi-pitch (1st on trad.), 11 pitches of awesome trad, all led. excellent banter with some Spanish climbers. An exciting via ferrata exit. The weather closing in just as we descended, with ace scree surfing. Then hearing shouts of help through the cloud, Mountain rescue promptly called. Back to the orange house for a much needed beer.
Possibly the most intense day of my life. Approaching Puig Campana in the dark for Sams second ever multi-pitch (1st on trad.), 11 pitches of awesome trad, all led. excellent banter with some Spanish climbers. An exciting via ferrata exit. The weather closing in just as we descended, with ace scree surfing. Then hearing shouts of help through the cloud, Mountain rescue promptly called. Back to the orange house for a much needed beer.
vix 9 Oct, 2013 AltLd O/S Most epic climbing adventure day yet... Quick start, just after dawn, dodging falling rocks. Lead pitches 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 12. With clouds moving in a quick decent on the via ferrata (which does not protect much, scary). Then a very long scree slope in the rain... heard calls for help on the mountain as walked out called mountain rescue... hope they were ok. Big day out... Awesome route :-)
Most epic climbing adventure day yet... Quick start, just after dawn, dodging falling rocks. Lead pitches 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 12. With clouds moving in a quick decent on the via ferrata (which does not protect much, scary). Then a very long scree slope in the rain... heard calls for help on the mountain as walked out called mountain rescue... hope they were ok. Big day out... Awesome route :-)
Bristoldave 1 Oct, 2013 AltLd O/S With direct start and Edwards finish. 9 1/2 hours car to car.
with Caroline
With direct start and Edwards finish. 9 1/2 hours car to car.
with Caroline
Jim-Roberts-1987 19 Sep, 2013 2nd O/S Instructing
with Reece Venn, Peter Briggs
Instructing
with Reece Venn, Peter Briggs
Hidden 19 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
HP9 ?Sep, 2013 2nd
with Mark Hayes
with Mark Hayes
GOS 23 May, 2013 AltLd O/S EOC:P6, 11 (part), 13 GOS: P4, 7, 8, 10, 11 (part), 12
with Eamonn O'Connor
EOC:P6, 11 (part), 13 GOS: P4, 7, 8, 10, 11 (part), 12
with Eamonn O'Connor
wishicud climbHVS 18 May, 2013 Lead O/S Fantastic mountain day. Took 9 hours to climb but we were in 2 groups and let others climb through. 2 hours down. Route finding ok. I moved onto arête at pitch 5, big mistake, belay tiny, exposed and V. Windy, might as well just climbed gully left of arête. Pitch 11 tricky. I went far left groove onto a very polished flake and horrid tat. Only scary part of mountain. Well worth a climb. Mega.
Fantastic mountain day. Took 9 hours to climb but we were in 2 groups and let others climb through. 2 hours down. Route finding ok. I moved onto arête at pitch 5, big mistake, belay tiny, exposed and V. Windy, might as well just climbed gully left of arête. Pitch 11 tricky. I went far left groove onto a very polished flake and horrid tat. Only scary part of mountain. Well worth a climb. Mega.
Hidden 18 May, 2013 Lead O/S
smartie 18 May, 2013 2nd O/S First trad climb, very good route. very exposed. Very windy.
First trad climb, very good route. very exposed. Very windy.
Napesneedle1 18 May, 2013 Lead O/S Steady Ascent up a good path then scree to start of climb, the climbing was clean and beautifully exposed in places. The grading is top end of HS in places and could cause a novice leader a few problems. The decent is hairy however it is helped by the wires across the traverse. The huge scree gully is steep. The wind was very strong and relentless throughout the climb warm clothing is a must despite the hot Spanish Sun. An excellent day, fantastic route and entertaining company!
with Kate
Steady Ascent up a good path then scree to start of climb, the climbing was clean and beautifully exposed in places. The grading is top end of HS in places and could cause a novice leader a few problems. The decent is hairy however it is helped by the wires across the traverse. The huge scree gully is steep. The wind was very strong and relentless throughout the climb warm clothing is a must despite the hot Spanish Sun. An excellent day, fantastic route and entertaining company!
with Kate
Hidden 23 Apr, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 21 Apr, 2013 2nd
herman0055 12 Apr, 2013 -
with student
with student
Theeni 4 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S 7:50 car to car, 5:30 on route. With direct start, which I assumed was the norm, led in blocks. I led 1-3, 5, 8-11.
with Kitty Court
7:50 car to car, 5:30 on route. With direct start, which I assumed was the norm, led in blocks. I led 1-3, 5, 8-11.
with Kitty Court
Hidden 3 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S
crustypunkuk 3 Apr, 2013 Solo O/S
Hidden 2 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hotcake 2 Apr, 2013 AltLd 14 Pitch MP - fully trad (HS). Excellent day out! Very windy.
14 Pitch MP - fully trad (HS). Excellent day out! Very windy.
Hidden ?Apr, 2013 AltLd
mikesuth ?Apr, 2013 Lead
with Jenny Colam
with Jenny Colam
Hidden 21 Mar, 2013 2nd
mtempest 15 Feb, 2013 AltLd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 15 Feb, 2013 AltLd Conscious of the epics that others have had we scrambed to avoid the first 3 pitches and strung together many of the other pitches (we had 2 x 60 metre half ropes). We also had Rich Mayfield snapping on our heels early on until his client slowed up when the climbing became a bit more technical. Left the car at 07:45, Back at car by 14:30. Next time we'll do the direct start and the time after that perhaps the original continuation at the top. The descent was quite long but clear to see and easy to follow in daylight and with no time pressure. It reminded us of a bigger version of some scrambly descents from Lakeland crags.
Conscious of the epics that others have had we scrambed to avoid the first 3 pitches and strung together many of the other pitches (we had 2 x 60 metre half ropes). We also had Rich Mayfield snapping on our heels early on until his client slowed up when the climbing became a bit more technical. Left the car at 07:45, Back at car by 14:30. Next time we'll do the direct start and the time after that perhaps the original continuation at the top. The descent was quite long but clear to see and easy to follow in daylight and with no time pressure. It reminded us of a bigger version of some scrambly descents from Lakeland crags.
antmorgan1991 ?Feb, 2013 Lead
with lou reynolds, Johnny Heyes
with lou reynolds, Johnny Heyes
Hidden ?Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
Adventure Bennie ??, 2013 2nd O/S Very long, very hollow (piggy sounding rock) great weather though very windy from pitch 9. Long walk in and a savage decent.. Sketchy exposed and relatively unprotected traverses and down climbs and a god aweful scree slope to the bottom. In summary, very tiring but very rewarding.
with Billy mackintosh, Alan leckey
Very long, very hollow (piggy sounding rock) great weather though very windy from pitch 9. Long walk in and a savage decent.. Sketchy exposed and relatively unprotected traverses and down climbs and a god aweful scree slope to the bottom. In summary, very tiring but very rewarding.
with Billy mackintosh, Alan leckey
rustaldo 31 Dec, 2012 Lead O/S led pretty much all of it. badly off route on pitch 4 or something. slow ascent. very slow descent. 13hrs car to car. climbing is straightforward. confident pairs could move together for the majority. direct start.
led pretty much all of it. badly off route on pitch 4 or something. slow ascent. very slow descent. 13hrs car to car. climbing is straightforward. confident pairs could move together for the majority. direct start.
Hidden 31 Dec, 2012 AltLd O/S
craig naylor 27 Dec, 2012 Lead O/S moved together for most pitches and lead some of the others
with alicia
moved together for most pitches and lead some of the others
with alicia
RKirke 21 Dec, 2012 AltLd O/S
mikespooner 20 Dec, 2012 AltLd O/S
with RKirke
with RKirke
Aaronsim 4 Dec, 2012 2nd O/S Direct start
Direct start
Hidden ?Dec, 2012 AltLd
Hidden ?Dec, 2012 2nd
Tarquin 30 Nov, 2012 Lead
akhutton88 30 Nov, 2012 2nd
with SPANROCK
with SPANROCK
Hidden 24 Nov, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 23 Nov, 2012 -
ollienwood1 2 Nov, 2012 -
debbie roberts 2 Nov, 2012 2nd
Marti999 2 Nov, 2012 Lead O/S
tiga271 ?Nov, 2012 -
Theantoff 7 Oct, 2012 AltLd O/S Wonderful day out - don't underestimate the difficulty of the descent, however,
Wonderful day out - don't underestimate the difficulty of the descent, however,
irishguyinlondon 3 Oct, 2012 AltLd O/S Forgot climbing shoes so used Tennies approach shoes, 11hrs car to car, worst scree descent I've had to endure to date.
with RooFin
Forgot climbing shoes so used Tennies approach shoes, 11hrs car to car, worst scree descent I've had to endure to date.
with RooFin
Hidden 3 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
charlesmfrench 24 May, 2012 AltLd O/S Fantastic climb. Cant understand why it took me so long to get round to doing it.
with Anette
Fantastic climb. Cant understand why it took me so long to get round to doing it.
with Anette
charlesmfrench 24 May, 2012 AltLd O/S Fantastic route! Cant understand why I waited so long to do it just because its so easy.
with Anette
Fantastic route! Cant understand why I waited so long to do it just because its so easy.
with Anette
michael83 13 May, 2012 Lead O/S What a route! 10hours car to car. Found the marked descent, but even that is some undertaking!
with Mel, Laura
What a route! 10hours car to car. Found the marked descent, but even that is some undertaking!
with Mel, Laura
Joepenfold 27 Apr, 2012 AltLd O/S
mdg skidmore 26 Apr, 2012 AltLd O/S
with joe penfold, clive dean
with joe penfold, clive dean
SeánM 21 Apr, 2012 AltLd O/S stunning route
stunning route
Warren Earle 7 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S First trad climb for Iain and he was a star, Scrambled and soloed short easy pitch - grade 3 back to the ledge at P3 where we had left some water and gear,followed the RF guides for pitches with well equipped stations on the main arete, the top of P12 is a great place to be, what its all for. Forget the time a long day even if you keep going.
with Iain Powell
First trad climb for Iain and he was a star, Scrambled and soloed short easy pitch - grade 3 back to the ledge at P3 where we had left some water and gear,followed the RF guides for pitches with well equipped stations on the main arete, the top of P12 is a great place to be, what its all for. Forget the time a long day even if you keep going.
with Iain Powell
Hidden 6 Apr, 2012 AltLd O/S
Stickle Tarn ?Apr, 2012 AltLd O/S
Alex Wade 31 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S
Henry Brown 31 Mar, 2012 AltLd
Matthew Edwards 31 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S Led direct, p1+2 together, Henry led lats pitch, all the alternates rest, I think...
Led direct, p1+2 together, Henry led lats pitch, all the alternates rest, I think...
partz 31 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S Fantastic climbing, great day out. Descent IS as varied as described although for the competent it is safe. Slightly disappointed that this doesnt top out at the top of the peak but it was still great fun. Wothwhile
Fantastic climbing, great day out. Descent IS as varied as described although for the competent it is safe. Slightly disappointed that this doesnt top out at the top of the peak but it was still great fun. Wothwhile
Jonathan Emett 31 Mar, 2012 Solo rpt 3h10 car-car. 1h30 on climb (direct start)
3h10 car-car. 1h30 on climb (direct start)
daveyji 27 Mar, 2012 AltLd Very long day. 10 hours climbing. Rockfax guide a bit wrong in places. Pitches get better higher you go. Long long walk back to car.
with Linda Williamson
Very long day. 10 hours climbing. Rockfax guide a bit wrong in places. Pitches get better higher you go. Long long walk back to car.
with Linda Williamson
mark4344 24 Mar, 2012 AltLd rpt repeat ascent and v. straight forward. did route car to car in 6 hours, a pleasant change from double that last time.
with Dale Knox
repeat ascent and v. straight forward. did route car to car in 6 hours, a pleasant change from double that last time.
with Dale Knox
Hidden 24 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S
cheeky 24 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S
beckybray1 18 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S
rgd1977 18 Mar, 2012 Lead
Mick Riley 12 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S Alt lead starting from pitch 2,4,6,8,10,12
with Ken prandy
Alt lead starting from pitch 2,4,6,8,10,12
with Ken prandy
99bolivar 12 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S broken ribs
with Tim Josephy, JohnHutch
broken ribs
with Tim Josephy, JohnHutch
Hidden 12 Mar, 2012 Lead
Sut 11 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S
tim newton 6 Feb, 2012 Solo O/S
Jonathan Emett 6 Feb, 2012 Solo O/S 5h45 from parking, incl direct start and edward´s finish. 2h for main route. very good route, hateful descent!
5h45 from parking, incl direct start and edward´s finish. 2h for main route. very good route, hateful descent!
JohnH1977 ?Feb, 2012 Lead rpt
Hidden ?Feb, 2012 2nd
Mark Eddy ?Feb, 2012 Lead A fantastic day out. Varied climbing with some wild exposure, loads of loose rock, super rough & sharp limestone, magnificent views. As we climbed pretty quick and finished early afternoon we enjoyed a daytime descent which although exposed, was pretty straightforward, just follow the big red dots. If misty (as seems to be the case quite often), or dark, this descent could be quite an epic. Personally i'd rather kip up there and wait for daylight.
A fantastic day out. Varied climbing with some wild exposure, loads of loose rock, super rough & sharp limestone, magnificent views. As we climbed pretty quick and finished early afternoon we enjoyed a daytime descent which although exposed, was pretty straightforward, just follow the big red dots. If misty (as seems to be the case quite often), or dark, this descent could be quite an epic. Personally i'd rather kip up there and wait for daylight.
JohnH1977 ?Feb, 2012 Lead rpt
Henry Brown ??, 2012 -
dan ely 25 Dec, 2011 Solo rpt
Martin Bennett 12 Dec, 2011 -
with Ali
with Ali
1918hasti 13 Nov, 2011 AltLd
Ash_Johnson ?Nov, 2011 Lead O/S
Ash_Johnson ?Nov, 2011 Lead O/S 13 pitches, 450 meters.
13 pitches, 450 meters.
antonymcphillips ?Nov, 2011 AltLd
Tenko 15 Oct, 2011 AltLd
with Guy Williams
with Guy Williams
AndyFunnell 11 Oct, 2011 AltLd
with Mark Beecher
with Mark Beecher
Marq 11 Oct, 2011 AltLd O/S 7.26 start, finish at 15:15 back at the car. Andrew ran first 3 piches together then led 4th. Alternate after that. Climbed in 8 pitches - 5A, 3M
7.26 start, finish at 15:15 back at the car. Andrew ran first 3 piches together then led 4th. Alternate after that. Climbed in 8 pitches - 5A, 3M
Hidden 22 Sep, 2011 2nd
Tarquin 22 Sep, 2011 -
with Sarah, Liz
with Sarah, Liz
dkd 28 Apr, 2011 -
with Karl
with Karl
Sianny 26 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S Brilliant mountain climb!
with Al
Brilliant mountain climb!
with Al
stouffer 13 Apr, 2011 AltLd Via direct start
Via direct start
Hidden 12 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S
Liam Ingram 6 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S Awesome and epic! Made a drunken decision to do this. No regrets! HS is more correct than 4+ as there are practically no bolts on any of the pitches. Great holds in a great position.
Awesome and epic! Made a drunken decision to do this. No regrets! HS is more correct than 4+ as there are practically no bolts on any of the pitches. Great holds in a great position.
jon clayton ?Apr, 2011 AltLd
with luke dudill
with luke dudill
jmasson91 26 Mar, 2011 2nd O/S
knicos 21 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
with James Chesmer
with James Chesmer
design crisis 19 Mar, 2011 Lead dog
with Tom W
with Tom W
Hidden ?Mar, 2011 AltLd
Hidden ?Mar, 2011 AltLd
Purple Roni 22 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Feb, 2011 -
RKernan 30 Jan, 2011 AltLd O/S
with C Mann
with C Mann
dan ely 14 Jan, 2011 AltLd rpt moved together and did the direct start. Did in 1h 50m (stoped at the 1st decent path)
with paul (orange house)
moved together and did the direct start. Did in 1h 50m (stoped at the 1st decent path)
with paul (orange house)
JenDurden 5 Jan, 2011 2nd β
jon clayton 5 Jan, 2011 Lead A long but worthwhile day!!!! An easy walk in, generally easy climbing BUT and this is a big BUT!!!!! a horific and confusing descent in the dark due to the fact it is easy to climb to far on the top pitches and end up on the edwards finish Soloing !!WHERE Is ALL THIS CABLED PROTECTION THE GUIDE MENTIONS? We only found 1 section protected!!! Despite this it is a really enjoyable day out and worth doing :) Also met some great people from the southhampton climbing club who were very helpful on the descent and in return i returned there Stuck? gear.
with jason williams
A long but worthwhile day!!!! An easy walk in, generally easy climbing BUT and this is a big BUT!!!!! a horific and confusing descent in the dark due to the fact it is easy to climb to far on the top pitches and end up on the edwards finish Soloing !!WHERE Is ALL THIS CABLED PROTECTION THE GUIDE MENTIONS? We only found 1 section protected!!! Despite this it is a really enjoyable day out and worth doing :) Also met some great people from the southhampton climbing club who were very helpful on the descent and in return i returned there Stuck? gear.
with jason williams
Hidden 5 Jan, 2011 AltLd O/S
Jo Davison 5 Jan, 2011 AltLd O/S
Robin Head 5 Jan, 2011 Lead O/S amazing climbing, but worst decent ever! why? it is hard to find the right point to stop the route, involves some scary abseils to get to the red dotted route if you missed the right turn, it's easy to mistake the first scree slope as the decent (really dangerous as it ends in a massive drop!!) and one usually does that in the dark. The actual decent traverse a long way and has a few hairy downclimbs.
with Jo Davison, Jen, joepremier
amazing climbing, but worst decent ever! why? it is hard to find the right point to stop the route, involves some scary abseils to get to the red dotted route if you missed the right turn, it's easy to mistake the first scree slope as the decent (really dangerous as it ends in a massive drop!!) and one usually does that in the dark. The actual decent traverse a long way and has a few hairy downclimbs.
with Jo Davison, Jen, joepremier
JonBrown 1 Jan, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Sarp
with Sarp
jcj ??, 2011 -
with jon paul clayton
with jon paul clayton
31770 ??, 2011 -
Ken lindsay ??, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Brian
with Brian
Hidden 4 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Dec, 2010 Lead
Hidden 29 Nov, 2010 AltLd O/S
timcedwards 15 Nov, 2010 2nd Splendid day out. Did direct start &, accidentally, harder variant on p12 (5+? with 2 bolts & 2 threads in situ).Descent into gully tricky in dark. Start early!
with Andrew Edwards
Splendid day out. Did direct start &, accidentally, harder variant on p12 (5+? with 2 bolts & 2 threads in situ).Descent into gully tricky in dark. Start early!
with Andrew Edwards
dan ely 6 Nov, 2010 AltLd O/S amazing line, bad top out and loose rock
with max and dread girl
amazing line, bad top out and loose rock
with max and dread girl
climbhannahclimb ?Nov, 2010 2nd O/S
with Max Fitzgerald, Dan...
with Max Fitzgerald, Dan...
JimBee ?Nov, 2010 AltLd O/S P4 J. P5,6,7 M. P8,9 J. P10 M. P11 J. P12,13 M. Easy to join together pitches with a 60m rope. Route finding ok, take a photocopy of the guidebook to be sure.
with Matt Ellis
P4 J. P5,6,7 M. P8,9 J. P10 M. P11 J. P12,13 M. Easy to join together pitches with a 60m rope. Route finding ok, take a photocopy of the guidebook to be sure.
with Matt Ellis
Hidden ?Nov, 2010 AltLd O/S
carlh 29 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S A fantastic day out. I led all 13/14? pitches with Michael Whitley seconding me. We left the car in the dark and finished in the dark, even though we were moving well. Had no problems with route finding and agree with guide book (HS) as grade. A top notch mountain route!
A fantastic day out. I led all 13/14? pitches with Michael Whitley seconding me. We left the car in the dark and finished in the dark, even though we were moving well. Had no problems with route finding and agree with guide book (HS) as grade. A top notch mountain route!
heathergotrumbled 24 Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S
with JH
with JH
Jake Howard 24 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S Long day out even with no problems (c.12 hours) Alternate leads
with Heather Rumble
Long day out even with no problems (c.12 hours) Alternate leads
with Heather Rumble
riff156 ?May, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Bob Hotchkis
with Bob Hotchkis
marvin1987 ?May, 2010 AltLd O/S Absolutely amazing! Best ascent ive ever done to date. Went as two pairs, alternate leading. 11 hours car to car.
with Thomas Grainger
Absolutely amazing! Best ascent ive ever done to date. Went as two pairs, alternate leading. 11 hours car to car.
with Thomas Grainger
Shaw Brown 12 Apr, 2010 AltLd Brilliant day out.
with Earl Gray Larty
Brilliant day out.
with Earl Gray Larty
Hidden 3 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 31 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
saz_b 30 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S what a day, dugs broke leg on way down :(
with steve
what a day, dugs broke leg on way down :(
with steve
sweenyt 25 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S Superb. Quality day out, with some wild exposure.
with UBMC
Superb. Quality day out, with some wild exposure.
with UBMC
martinp 17 Mar, 2010 AltLd Three climbers. Simultaneous climbing for the seconds.
with Dave S and Alan C
Three climbers. Simultaneous climbing for the seconds.
with Dave S and Alan C
Andrewbirkett 15 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Stephane
with Stephane
Richard Gilbert 4 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S Via Direct Start. Lovely fine climbing in an amazing setting.
with Paul Padman
Via Direct Start. Lovely fine climbing in an amazing setting.
with Paul Padman
ldadams ?Mar, 2010 AltLd
with Mark Chaplin
with Mark Chaplin
Hidden 20 Feb, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 5 Dec, 2009 AltLd O/S
chris m fisher 5 Dec, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Dan M
with Dan M
Hidden 15 Nov, 2009 AltLd O/S
howhard 15 Nov, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14 Nov, 2009 AltLd O/S
Liam FLeming 3 Nov, 2009 Lead
with karen dalzell
with karen dalzell
Si ?Nov, 2009 AltLd
with Sal O
with Sal O
GScot38 ?Nov, 2009 Lead O/S
Rich Clague ?Nov, 2009 AltLd
Jeremy Wilton 9 Oct, 2009 AltLd O/S Super expedition - we did the direct start - three parties of more experienced dudes went past (politely) so we were a little slow - started at 7.30am finished at 4.00pm - take off an hour for delays - hmmmm. Went wrong on pitch 8/9 and went left onto the side of the arete - this wasn't 4+ The descent shouldn't be attempted in the dark. My feet ached like hell by the time we got back to the car. Two grande ice cold San Miguels made up for all that - Brilliant - well done Ash!
with Ashley Stevens
Super expedition - we did the direct start - three parties of more experienced dudes went past (politely) so we were a little slow - started at 7.30am finished at 4.00pm - take off an hour for delays - hmmmm. Went wrong on pitch 8/9 and went left onto the side of the arete - this wasn't 4+ The descent shouldn't be attempted in the dark. My feet ached like hell by the time we got back to the car. Two grande ice cold San Miguels made up for all that - Brilliant - well done Ash!
with Ashley Stevens
innesmac ?Oct, 2009 - Great must do climb
Great must do climb
steveadkinson 5 May, 2009 Lead O/S Led the final 2 pitches. Ascent in 4 hrs. Car to bar in less than 7 hrs.
with Tim & Ryan
Led the final 2 pitches. Ascent in 4 hrs. Car to bar in less than 7 hrs.
with Tim & Ryan
Hidden 5 May, 2009 2nd O/S
Mark Fairhurst 1 May, 2009 AltLd
jacoob81 ?May, 2009 2nd
dickie01 25 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S Awesome day out
with Nick Briggs
Awesome day out
with Nick Briggs
Hidden 14 Apr, 2009 2nd
Hidden 14 Apr, 2009 Lead rpt
Small and weak ?Apr, 2009 AltLd
with Rich johnson
with Rich johnson
Hidden 26 Mar, 2009 Lead
Hidden 25 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S
sims 14 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S Had a bit of an epic-too slow on route got benighted just as we were finishing last pitch.Epic descent in the dark- very scary!
with Jonno
Had a bit of an epic-too slow on route got benighted just as we were finishing last pitch.Epic descent in the dark- very scary!
with Jonno
dknibb 9 Mar, 2009 AltLd
with gav
with gav
gav 9 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S Scrambled to avoid first 3 pitches, lead pitches 4-8 inclusive, dave lead 9-13. Descended in dark; powerful headtorch came in /very/ useful
with Tim, dknibb
Scrambled to avoid first 3 pitches, lead pitches 4-8 inclusive, dave lead 9-13. Descended in dark; powerful headtorch came in /very/ useful
with Tim, dknibb
Lunar25 ?Mar, 2009 Lead O/S Lead every pitch, nakered!
with Phil Marsh
Lead every pitch, nakered!
with Phil Marsh
Paul ablitt 18 Feb, 2009 Lead O/S lead all
with Rushy
lead all
with Rushy
Hidden 18 Feb, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Feb, 2009 Lead
barrington1978 ?Feb, 2009 -
Hidden ??, 2009 Lead
Hidden 8 Dec, 2008 -
John HW 28 Nov, 2008 AltLd
with Cath
with Cath
ebastock 11 Nov, 2008 2nd Fantastic route. Scrambled the first couple of pitches. Only took 3.5hours to climb but with an hour walk in and a couple of hours descent, it makes a full day out. Fixed cables pretty much on all the tricky bits of the descent so well protected compared to the walk off on some routes in the UK. Not as daunting as the guide book makes it sound.
with John Beddard
Fantastic route. Scrambled the first couple of pitches. Only took 3.5hours to climb but with an hour walk in and a couple of hours descent, it makes a full day out. Fixed cables pretty much on all the tricky bits of the descent so well protected compared to the walk off on some routes in the UK. Not as daunting as the guide book makes it sound.
with John Beddard
Hidden 9 Nov, 2008 2nd O/S
Hidden 9 Nov, 2008 2nd O/S
Hidden ?Nov, 2008 Lead
Bruveris ?Nov, 2008 Lead Very nice climb. It's not a hard climb, but the sight is good.
Very nice climb. It's not a hard climb, but the sight is good.
gordon henderson 21 Oct, 2008 AltLd O/S
crisaitken 21 Oct, 2008 AltLd in the thunder
in the thunder
thomasholyoak ?Sep, 2008 Lead O/S Descent from end p13, go right, starts with a via ferrata cable, look for large red splodge, and has red marks and occaisional big red cirular splodges to follow. No abseils, mostly a series of via ferrata cables descending quite moderately. I´d say roping up and moving together is advisable on this descent. This descent path/via ferrata ends near the top of a big scree slope to descend to finish.
Descent from end p13, go right, starts with a via ferrata cable, look for large red splodge, and has red marks and occaisional big red cirular splodges to follow. No abseils, mostly a series of via ferrata cables descending quite moderately. I´d say roping up and moving together is advisable on this descent. This descent path/via ferrata ends near the top of a big scree slope to descend to finish.
jamie ward ?Aug, 2008 -
Hidden ?Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 6 May, 2008 -
with Simno
with Simno
prycey ?May, 2008 AltLd
Conan 23 Apr, 2008 AltLd Excellent route
with Chris Michalak
Excellent route
with Chris Michalak
Ken Taylor 23 Apr, 2008 AltLd
with Andy Chadwick
with Andy Chadwick
JonT 5 Apr, 2008 AltLd dnf Didn't have full rack, so decided best to only climb the first 3 pitches and come back another time with a full rack for a full ascent.
with Helen Edwards
Didn't have full rack, so decided best to only climb the first 3 pitches and come back another time with a full rack for a full ascent.
with Helen Edwards
ChrisBrooke 4 Apr, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Shona D'Arcy
with Shona D'Arcy
Hidden ?Apr, 2008 AltLd
Hidden 30 Mar, 2008 Lead
Hidden 23 Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S
Glyn 17 Mar, 2008 Lead O/S
Peter Metcalfe 15 Mar, 2008 AltLd Soloed first 7 pitches
with Mike Downing
Soloed first 7 pitches
with Mike Downing
Andrew Sloan 14 Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Steve Grove
with Steve Grove
mark4344 14 Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S
with dave tourell
with dave tourell
will9911 ?Mar, 2008 - Moved together up it all, easy climbing, but a great day
with greg
Moved together up it all, easy climbing, but a great day
with greg
red-poppy ?Feb, 2008 2nd O/S
net 21 Jan, 2008 AltLd
Peter Metcalfe 21 Jan, 2008 AltLd A grand day out!
with net
A grand day out!
with net
NCorbett 5 Jan, 2008 AltLd O/S Brilliant day out. Richard from the orange house acted as a guide and was well worth the money. The rock is beautiful - lots of holds and amazingly grippy. Heard a few stories of polished bits and tricky sections - but none that we discovered. There are potentially lots of different lines up and it would be easy to follow the wrong one and end up on a hiher graded section. Overall a brilliant day out and my longest multipitch route yet! Led first pitch and alternated each one after that, although we may have split one of the pitches in two. There are so many that they become a bit of a blur!
Brilliant day out. Richard from the orange house acted as a guide and was well worth the money. The rock is beautiful - lots of holds and amazingly grippy. Heard a few stories of polished bits and tricky sections - but none that we discovered. There are potentially lots of different lines up and it would be easy to follow the wrong one and end up on a hiher graded section. Overall a brilliant day out and my longest multipitch route yet! Led first pitch and alternated each one after that, although we may have split one of the pitches in two. There are so many that they become a bit of a blur!
auld al ?Jan, 2008 AltLd O/S
Phil PBC ??, 2008 -
Hidden 25 Dec, 2007 -
Zoomer 21 Nov, 2007 AltLd One student dropped out which speeded up things. Easy climbing at V Diff but a bit exposed in places. Walk off more dodgy than the climb. Bus to bus in 8 hours with climbing time of 5 1/2 hours. Direct start will put on half an hour tops. Don't be put off by it's size, good day out.
with Sally F, A Student
One student dropped out which speeded up things. Easy climbing at V Diff but a bit exposed in places. Walk off more dodgy than the climb. Bus to bus in 8 hours with climbing time of 5 1/2 hours. Direct start will put on half an hour tops. Don't be put off by it's size, good day out.
with Sally F, A Student
crisaitken ?Nov, 2007 AltLd
gordon henderson ?Nov, 2007 AltLd
jcurley 30 Oct, 2007 Lead O/S lead entire route
with Horace
lead entire route
with Horace
The Bad Cough 8 Oct, 2007 AltLd O/S
with John Nesbitt
with John Nesbitt
Hidden ?Oct, 2007 AltLd O/S
DanT 15 Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S Amazing Route, Amazing day, combined with the Edwards Finish a 16 hour Epic
with diem
Amazing Route, Amazing day, combined with the Edwards Finish a 16 hour Epic
with diem
Hidden 15 Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S
TonyP 23 Aug, 2007 AltLd Did Edwards Finish . Great day out
with Simon
Did Edwards Finish . Great day out
with Simon
Hidden 18 Apr, 2007 AltLd O/S
JonHarvey 18 Apr, 2007 AltLd O/S Amazing route! Did direct start, 5hrs enjoyable climbing to top. Didnt bother with Edwards finish. 1.5 hrs to base of mountain. :)
Amazing route! Did direct start, 5hrs enjoyable climbing to top. Didnt bother with Edwards finish. 1.5 hrs to base of mountain. :)
tskelhon ?Apr, 2007 AltLd O/S
with John Warner
with John Warner
hamish2016 ?Apr, 2007 Lead dnf Made an early start and got to the base of the route in good time. Decided to take the easy shortcut mentioned in the Rockfax guide for the first 3 pitches. The description was very poor (a photo would be useful) and we got about 2/3 of the way up the mountain via an overgrown gully before deciding to retreat. Back at Orange House by 1pm.
with Ross Overhead
Made an early start and got to the base of the route in good time. Decided to take the easy shortcut mentioned in the Rockfax guide for the first 3 pitches. The description was very poor (a photo would be useful) and we got about 2/3 of the way up the mountain via an overgrown gully before deciding to retreat. Back at Orange House by 1pm.
with Ross Overhead
roverhead ?Apr, 2007 2nd dnf
Jon_Warner 31 Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S A brilliant adventure, as expected the start is a bit pants, soloed first 2 pitches in skate shoes.. but after that it becomes brilliant. Ledges all the way up make for comfortable belays, while the faces inbetween still look daunting. The climbing is easy but wich a rucksack and a long day so far its no walk in the park. Route finding was relatively ok apart from once where i managed to nearly climb off the edge of the arete. DESCENT IS PROBABALLY MOST DANGEROUS PART advise keeping the rope out until you hit the scree for anyone nervous!
with Tom
A brilliant adventure, as expected the start is a bit pants, soloed first 2 pitches in skate shoes.. but after that it becomes brilliant. Ledges all the way up make for comfortable belays, while the faces inbetween still look daunting. The climbing is easy but wich a rucksack and a long day so far its no walk in the park. Route finding was relatively ok apart from once where i managed to nearly climb off the edge of the arete. DESCENT IS PROBABALLY MOST DANGEROUS PART advise keeping the rope out until you hit the scree for anyone nervous!
with Tom
Matt Shepherd 6 Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S
mjeffery ?Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Ray
with Ray
Hidden ?Mar, 2007 Lead
Tom Phillips 22 Jan, 2007 AltLd O/S direct start
with Bru
direct start
with Bru
Hidden ?Jan, 2007 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2007 AltLd
John HW ?Dec, 2006 Lead O/S Instructing Tarquin's Exped 2 x students
with 2 x Students
Instructing Tarquin's Exped 2 x students
with 2 x Students
Sylvi 14 Nov, 2006 2nd
JWB ?Oct, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Lucy Adams & Mark Anstey
with Lucy Adams & Mark Anstey
Simon Allcock ?Oct, 2006 -
mr bounce ?Sep, 2006 Lead O/S
with Shona
with Shona
andy mcc ?Sep, 2006 AltLd Amazing day out, great climbing in spectacular situations but very, very hot. Descent is the worst part of it
with Jason King
Amazing day out, great climbing in spectacular situations but very, very hot. Descent is the worst part of it
with Jason King
Hidden 20 Apr, 2006 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 Apr, 2006 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Apr, 2006 Lead O/S
Sankey 23 Mar, 2006 AltLd O/S A perfect day out.
A perfect day out.
thebigfriendlymoose ?Mar, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Sankey
with Sankey
Hidden 22 Feb, 2006 AltLd O/S
dfbpdave ??, 2006 2nd
BALD EAGLE 31 Dec, 2005 Lead
with Karl Rust
with Karl Rust
Lil'Lou 25 Dec, 2005 2nd dog Christmas day extravaganza. Mega first outdoor climbing experince, and legendary post descent longest piss of my life.
with Stuart Greenall, Clare Forster
Christmas day extravaganza. Mega first outdoor climbing experince, and legendary post descent longest piss of my life.
with Stuart Greenall, Clare Forster
steve mee 9 Dec, 2005 AltLd
with Mark Glaister
with Mark Glaister
will_benfold ?Dec, 2005 AltLd O/S Moving together.
with Ben D
Moving together.
with Ben D
Hidden ??, 2005 AltLd
HansStuttgart ?Dec, 2004 - about 5h from foot to summit
about 5h from foot to summit
Hidden 17 Nov, 2004 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Nov, 2004 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12 Oct, 2004 AltLd
Phil West 17 Sep, 2004 AltLd O/S
with Shaun Walby
with Shaun Walby
shaun walby 17 Mar, 2004 2nd O/S
with Mark Edwards
with Mark Edwards
Hidden 28 Feb, 2004 -
SR1970 ?Apr, 2003 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28 Mar, 2003 AltLd
Hidden 19 Mar, 2003 2nd
Katex 12 Mar, 2003 AltLd dnf Due to rockfall on second pitch had to be rescued off. Had a black arm for a month but thankfully no broken bones!
with Simon Edwards
Due to rockfall on second pitch had to be rescued off. Had a black arm for a month but thankfully no broken bones!
with Simon Edwards
Hidden ??, 2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2003 2nd O/S
dan gibson ?Nov, 2002 Solo O/S
Hidden 27 Aug, 2002 2nd
John Brayshaw 18 Mar, 2002 AltLd O/S
lithos ?Mar, 2002 AltLd twic3, peet e, nd peteb & julie 200?
twic3, peet e, nd peteb & julie 200?
Hidden ?Oct, 2001 -
Tarquin ??, 2001 -
Hidden ??, 2001 AltLd
Mick r ?Oct, 2000 Lead rpt
with Jim Kirkwood, Steve and Pat
with Jim Kirkwood, Steve and Pat
Simon Caldwell 29 Mar, 2000 AltLd O/S
with Ian A
with Ian A
Nigel R Lewis 9 Mar, 2000 AltLd
with Pete Bennett
with Pete Bennett
Howard J 28 Feb, 2000 AltLd rpt
with John Hopkins
with John Hopkins
steveb2006 25 Feb, 2000 Solo Beautiful morning - start climbing at 8am. Continue up Edwards Finish and on to the summit of Puig Campana (tricky crossing the summit niche). On S summit at 12 noon.
Beautiful morning - start climbing at 8am. Continue up Edwards Finish and on to the summit of Puig Campana (tricky crossing the summit niche). On S summit at 12 noon.
rockjedi12345 ??, 2000 Lead route guided on whilst working for rowland edwards
route guided on whilst working for rowland edwards
EllieWoods 17 Dec, 1999 AltLd O/S
with Laura
with Laura
Bob M 7 Apr, 1999 - Left the car at about 7.45, started climbing about 9.15, top of route at 1.30. Wonderful high mountain route. Scrambled up some way towards the Edwards finish, but gave up as it seemed much further than the guidebook suggested.
with Jill Stevens
Left the car at about 7.45, started climbing about 9.15, top of route at 1.30. Wonderful high mountain route. Scrambled up some way towards the Edwards finish, but gave up as it seemed much further than the guidebook suggested.
with Jill Stevens
Howard J 22 Feb, 1999 AltLd O/S
with Paul Barker
with Paul Barker
cpoad 18 Feb, 1999 AltLd
with Will Locke
with Will Locke
smudge 15 Oct, 1998 Lead O/S
dickypips ?Feb, 1998 Lead O/S
with john richards
with john richards
csalvage ??, 1998 2nd Led one pitch
with Jack
Led one pitch
with Jack
apollo18 ??, 1998 AltLd O/S
with The Youth
with The Youth
Hidden 28 Mar, 1997 AltLd O/S
PeteCheung ?Apr, 1996 -
with Ian and Kevin
with Ian and Kevin
steve prior ?Nov, 1995 Lead
with Roz C
with Roz C
EddieA ?Nov, 1995 AltLd O/S We decided to start early and move quickly - un roped for the first six pitches or so, and roped for the rest. Good practice for alpine climbing and a fine route in its own right
with Simon W
We decided to start early and move quickly - un roped for the first six pitches or so, and roped for the rest. Good practice for alpine climbing and a fine route in its own right
with Simon W
Mick r ?Mar, 1995 AltLd O/S
with Jim Kirkwood
with Jim Kirkwood
Hidden 6 Dec, 1994 AltLd
Hidden 3 Dec, 1993 AltLd O/S
sdht ?Apr, 1992 Lead
Hidden 3 Dec, 1990 Lead O/S
andyfeds ??, 1990 AltLd
Darron ??, 1980 -
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