125m, 4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
HS. A long route with a spectacular finish. Start to the right of some large bushes growing 10m up the face.
1) 4, 45m. Climb cracks and grooves to the right of the tree then continue direct up a thin crack. Follow this, and the broken rocks, to a belay on the left.
2) 2, 20m. Climb the short wall onto the vegetated slab and head left to the base of the slabs on the left.
3) 4, 30m. Climb the slab and then the slanting corner to a recess. Go rightwards up the diagonal arete then a short wall. Move left and right, past a bush, to a good belay ledge.
4) 4+, 30m. Climb the crack to the head-wall and traverse left to the base of the steeper section. Climb the fault-line and move right to a good flake. Pull over the roof and climb the slab to a belay. The easier finish of The Wasp is just to the left if needed! © Rockfax

FA. R.Edwards 1998

LuapRagas 21/Dec/17 AltLd RP

Final day of Orange House trad course. I led pitches 2 and 3, Diana led 1 and then finished up the final pitch of Wasp. Great final day multipitching, using double ropes and everything. Proper trad climber now, me!

LuapRagas 20/Dec/17 Lead dnf

First pitch only. Full trad lead! Did as part of Day 4 of Orange House trad course.

Will AKA Dave 27/Nov/17 Lead

Only first pitch, trad

Hidden 27/Nov/17 Lead O/S
TheSingularity 24/Nov/17 AltLd O/S
Kenhard 24/Nov/17 AltLd

Me 1 and 3, Daz 2 and 4. First was tricky. Second was bold. Third was a weak and chossy to shit stance. Fourth was epic! Daz backed half way up p4. Made an anchor at a bolt. I lead through, topped! Rock over!!!

with Skelton RCI INSTRUCTOR, Daz RCI
Eddietheed 22/Feb/17 Lead O/S
SamSkulls 22/Feb/17 2nd β
powelli 17/Oct/16 AltLd rpt

Me: P1, P3. Jo P2, P4. Second attempt and topped out. May have fallen into the same trap again, as the climb we did appeared to follow the topo but doesn't match the logbook descriptions here and still feels very stiff for a 4+, especially the first pitch, but claiming it anyway. Which is bolted... no mention of that here. Probably finished up the Wasp on P4. Very tough climb, especially on a hot October day. Walked/scrambled off towards Echo 1.5 rather than ab. Used slings, small cams (Dragon 0-3), nuts & 1 micro.

with Jo O
Hidden 08/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Dec/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Nov/15 Lead
louisnewman 23/Nov/15 Lead
swmackey 22/Nov/15 AltLd O/S
Luke Jones 05/Nov/15 AltLd O/S

Led P1, 3, 4.

Juan S ?/Nov/15 Lead
with Wei
powelli 23/Oct/15 AltLd dnf

First pitch felt hard for a 4. Had to bail at the crux and send Jo up to complete the wall and the (sketchy) traverse at the top. Fairly certain we were on the right route (to the right of the first tree up the face), but getting onto pitch 2 involved climbing *through* the second tree onto the first belay stance for Wasp then climbing the slab. The slab is primarily loose flakes, large and solid enough to haul on but careful of getting gear stuck. Abseiled down from staple at top of slab to Wasp 1st stance then down to ground from there - fine on a doubled up 60m rope.

with Jo O
Tomp580 13/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Trev speariett 26/Nov/14 AltLd

first and last pitch

Hidden 24/Nov/14 AltLd O/S
dmetcalfe 21/Nov/14 AltLd

Lead pitches 3 and 4

Hidden 21/Nov/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hotcake ?/Nov/14 AltLd

MP. Fully trad climb which shares elements with Wasp. Very difficult top moves.

Hidden 09/Apr/14 AltLd
Hidden 29/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/13 AltLd
adamsandy1 28/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

Multi Pitch

JonesJ 19/Nov/13 Lead
Jonny Harrison 14/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Andrew Lester 03/Nov/13 Lead
ChrisH.19 17/Oct/13 2nd
Malpractise 10/May/13 Lead

With Paddy and Kev. Hard for a 4+. Take extra tat for abseils -First ab - bolt and tat, second ab- tat only

with Student
ashsleight 11/Apr/13 2nd O/S

The last pitch was stiff for 4+.

with Student
herman0055 10/Apr/13 2nd
with student
Ian JL 26/Mar/13 Lead O/S
mikestr555 24/Feb/13 AltLd

Lead 1st pitch

Mark Eddy ??/2013 -
Martin Bennett 09/Dec/12 -
with Ali
tiga271 ?/Nov/12 Lead

Did 2 and last pitch

with Dave
Hidden 30/Apr/12 -
Hidden 05/Apr/12 AltLd
Mark Eddy 07/Jan/12 AltLd
Sam_Marsland 07/Jan/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 16/Nov/11 2nd dog
stevens744 09/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with span Rock
antonymcphillips ?/Nov/11 Lead
AmandaJG 21/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
skiswan 18/Oct/11 2nd
Sianny 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Al
matjam 18/Mar/11 Lead

first pitch only (HS)

Nexonen 28/Feb/11 2nd O/S

Jake lead P1. Ab off from P1 belay.

with Jake
Graeme James Cook 18/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

used alternative finish hand traversing under block overhang, gave it 5a.

with John Mawer
Andrew Lester 29/Dec/10 Lead
Hidden 28/Oct/10 Lead
Shelley_Watson 28/Oct/10 2nd
Celia Watson 28/Oct/10 2nd
Cat Hendrie ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
KevB 14/Apr/10 Lead O/S

2x ab off

with Student x2
Rich Clague ?/Nov/09 Lead
GScot38 ?/Nov/09 Lead
auld al ?/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
Ken lindsay ??/2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/08 AltLd
Sutty22 14/Nov/08 AltLd dnf

Me p1&3, Jo p2. Missed top pitch.

with Greg and Jo (RCL)
Hidden 14/Oct/08 2nd O/S
tomcoomber 14/Oct/08 AltLd O/S

Lead all but first pitch

PeteLoveless ?/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/08 -
Tarquin ??/2008 -
cas smerdon 28/Dec/07 AltLd

John retreated a few metres from top (sting is in the tail!)

with john wheeler
wheelo 28/Dec/07 Lead

Cas lead first pitch, we found two nuts! Failed at crux with more gear left in 5m from top.

with cas
snowy white ?/Nov/07 -
with Army Expedition Climbing
Hidden 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S
mikelaing ?/Apr/07 Lead

A stunning last pitch with solid holds and gear. Just grab the cemented block and go ape!

with Rob Worsey
NCorbett 06/Jan/07 AltLd O/S

2nd first 3 pitches, lead last pitch - difficult move at end before final belay.

with Adrian Allsopp
Hidden 25/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Zoomer 20/Nov/06 2nd
with A Student
Sylvi 12/Nov/06 AltLd
with Andy L
Captain Solo 29/Apr/06 Lead
with Karen
Rich A-Wilkes 21/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

I followed carol then it rained on my pitch, so we abseiled off after an extreme picnic.

with Carol Urmova
Sime64 25/Mar/05 AltLd O/S

TRAD - Lead P1 & 4. Backed off final steep moves on final pitch and finished on final section of The Wasp next door.

with Hils
Hidden 10/Oct/04 AltLd
Hidden 05/Dec/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/02 AltLd
Hidden 28/Aug/02 AltLd
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