120m, 4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
This excellent variation follows the steeper rib to the left of Albahida. The main three pitches are well bolted, but a few wires are needed for the first pitch unless you are happy soloing it.
1) 3a. As for Albahida.
2) 5b. Climb direct above the stance to a belay ledge.
3) 5b. Move left and follow the line up a rib.
4) 5b. One more pitch leads to an abseil point. Abseil off, or continue up into Albahida. © Rockfax

Byronius Maximus 23/Nov/17 AltLd O/S

A fun route, too couple of pitches were longer than anticipated. Walked over the summit and back down gulley to bags.

with Darren McMaster, Andy Winter
shed_hed 23/Nov/17 AltLd O/S

Great climbing in a cool position. Slightly tricky route finding high up. Finished up Albahida to get the full summit tick.

Bradbury 23/Nov/17 AltLd O/S

Called Quan es fa fosc in the 2011 rockfax guide. Joined Albahida and topped out. Roughly 3 hours as a 3 to the summit. Back down to bags past Cara Oeste

Ian Stirrups 03/Nov/17 AltLd O/S

Led the 5b pitches. Continued on to the summit

with Sue
Hidden 13/Oct/17 AltLd O/S
Roberttaylor 12/Oct/17 AltLd O/S

Done to escape crowding

smudge 08/Oct/17 Lead O/S
with Wes Southall
derryclimbs 09/May/17 Lead O/S

2nd pitch only as a more direct line of albahida.

Hidden 17/Apr/17 Lead
fabianriedesel 28/Feb/17 -
Claireybloomers 10/Oct/16 AltLd
with Andy
andy dunn 10/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
with Claire
Hidden ?/Sep/16 Lead
DomiKl 09/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Benno
Lauradavies23 02/Apr/16 2nd
mikecollins 02/Apr/16 Lead O/S
MikePeck88 19/Mar/16 -
chitty 19/Mar/16 Lead
Hidden 08/Mar/16 Lead O/S
pdamann 17/Feb/16 AltLd O/S

Led P2, 4, 6 and 8. 2 and 4 were the best pitches.

Hidden 08/May/15 Lead O/S
EllieWoods 09/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
with Paul
Amy Horton 16/Feb/15 AltLd
Hidden 09/Oct/14 Lead
Hidden ?/May/14 AltLd
Hidden ?/Oct/13 AltLd
Hidden ?/Nov/12 Lead
will9911 11/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Sarah little, Emma Woods
Hidden 11/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/12 Lead
simo540 09/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
sophiecb 20/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

Led first two pitches. Good climbing with great views. Faf of an abseil due to ropes getting into a fantangle

with Rik, Sam
sgl 20/Oct/11 AltLd
with sophie, Rik
Hidden 17/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 06/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Brilliant route, nice and sustained at the grade, but never too hard to be enjoyable. I led pitches 1 and 3. Finished up Albahida - had intended to ab off but only had a 70m single rope and the last 2 pitches were closer to 40m. So didn't have a change of footwear and had to descend in rock shoes! Took the 'descent 2' option down the slope beneath Cara Oeste, which was hideous and took well over an hour, rather than the guidebook 35 minutes - avoid at all costs!

with Carmen
tunaficiency ?/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

with kate six pack surry, amazing took us 12 hours all told, did it in 8 big pitches to the top easily 6a in britain

Hidden 25/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Robin Head 10/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

did not ab down, followed Albahida beautiful climbing all the way long

NorthernRock 22/May/10 AltLd

didnt ab off, continued up Albahida, as well as it appears completing a pitch of Spits and Giggles 6a (not in logbook)

with Phil, Jem
Lumbering Oaf 01/May/10 Lead O/S

Led 2nd pitch - great route, with some great climbing - really nice. Ab-ed off from the third pitch though - shame as top pitch looked great. Mate wanted off.

Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Hidden 16/Apr/09 Lead O/S
tdudley 05/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Wondered between this and Albahida. I rested on the 5th pitch but apart from that was clean. Lead first pitch and odd ones thereafter, had to belay midway up the penultimate pitch because the line of bolts ran out. Took about 7 hours.

BicepAndrews 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S

wondered between this route and albahida. also wondered off onto a boltless line with no trad gear - not a good idea as i completely shat myself. then some time later a soloer went past us! did 8 pitches in total. the hardest move i would put at 6a. really hard for a 5 in my opinion. scramble to the summit after climbing is awesome, such a nice feeling once you finally get there.

with Ruben Fransen
green_bhind_da_ears ?/Apr/09 -
with tdudley
CMorris 12/Mar/09 AltLd
gordon henderson 12/Mar/09 AltLd
with Matt Smith
chrisjones199 07/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with Melanie Johns
Andy White 02/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

Lead Pitches 1 & 3

with Alys Rook
Hidden ?/Oct/08 Lead O/S
karly54 02/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/08 2nd
Hidden 17/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Creinu 01/Jul/07 AltLd
Elsier ?/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with Stuart
Dane 09/Nov/06 AltLd O/S
with Hedgecock
csalvage 20/Sep/04 AltLd O/S
with Bryan
Hidden ??/2004 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/02 AltLd
tapley 12/Apr/01 Lead
with Alison Tapley
whispering nic ?/Apr/01 -
tjekel ??/2001 -
EllieWoods 18/Dec/99 AltLd O/S
with Lucy
lithos ??/1999 -

left my camera on top :-(

with pete crosby, john byrne
Chris Ellis 19/Feb/98 AltLd
with Louise Pellett
uphillnow 13/Apr/97 Lead
with John Hubbard
lithos ?/Apr/96 -

Complete with swam of bees! Very scary

with Pete Wright
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