Rockfax Description
The first wacky traverse that doesn't really go anywhere, but is so exposed that you can't fail to enjoy it. Start on the high belay ledge as for Pigs on the Wing. Follow Galactic Co-ordinator to the arete and continue traversing along a break, under a small roof. Follow this to the crack of Deep Throat and finish up this. © Rockfax

FA. S.Lewis 20.10.79 20/Oct/1979

Ticklists

UK Lonely Leads, UK Holiday Plans

Feedback

UserDateNotes
ste 29 Sep, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: just do it, its a feeling you'll get on few other climbs anywhere.
βeta?
Show beta
βeta: just do it, its a feeling you'll get on few other climbs anywhere.
Login as Existing User to add your feedback

Logged Ascents

UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
PaulTanton 27 Aug, 2018 2nd
Hidden 9 Aug, 2018 Lead
Chris Murray 4 Aug, 2018 AltLd
with DMC
with DMC
DMC 4 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Had to belay at the arete due to rope drag.
Had to belay at the arete due to rope drag.
TGHB 26 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S Snagged/draggy rope leading to a second with one rope and half of the gear. Quite pumpy but a fun exposed route
Snagged/draggy rope leading to a second with one rope and half of the gear. Quite pumpy but a fun exposed route
Wendy Watthews 26 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Great view all the way to the sea below, very adventurous. Huge amounts of rope drag after rounding the final arete lead to not so fun rope games but well worth it for the route and position.
with TGHB
Great view all the way to the sea below, very adventurous. Huge amounts of rope drag after rounding the final arete lead to not so fun rope games but well worth it for the route and position.
with TGHB
Hidden 29 Aug, 2016 2nd O/S
DubyaJamesDubya 11 Oct, 2015 2nd O/S Excellent route. Well worth three stars.
with Joe Harris
Excellent route. Well worth three stars.
with Joe Harris
Rachel Slater 25 May, 2015 Lead O/S Classic, exposed HVS experience.
with Misha
Classic, exposed HVS experience.
with Misha
Misha 25 May, 2015 2nd Fun! Pretty wild and exposed for HVS.
Fun! Pretty wild and exposed for HVS.
The Grist 24 May, 2015 Lead O/S
PaulTanton 24 May, 2015 2nd O/S
gurumed 28 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
with gjd
with gjd
gjd 28 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S
with gurumed
with gurumed
Graeme Hammond 26 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S most of the traverse crack was soaking but that didn't affect the excellent climbing. Easy jamming. Also 2nded to get gear out
most of the traverse crack was soaking but that didn't affect the excellent climbing. Easy jamming. Also 2nded to get gear out
stevelismore 26 Aug, 2014 2nd
Calder 22 Sep, 2013 2nd Insanely wild - exposed like nothing else, with only inches of rock below your feet, then just the sea miles below you! Brilliant (and really pumpy when greasy/wet).
with Mike B
Insanely wild - exposed like nothing else, with only inches of rock below your feet, then just the sea miles below you! Brilliant (and really pumpy when greasy/wet).
with Mike B
jcw ??, 2013 -
msoldn 13 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S didn't read guide book very well and totally messed up, exiting main line of climb at first crack about half way along traverse. This incidentally makes for an excellent variation since the moves across the overhang are very wild in great position on positive handholds.
with Edwin
didn't read guide book very well and totally messed up, exiting main line of climb at first crack about half way along traverse. This incidentally makes for an excellent variation since the moves across the overhang are very wild in great position on positive handholds.
with Edwin
alasdair19 ?May, 2012 -
Hidden 27 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 27 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S Hard, scary and committing for the grade. Was glad to have a few grades in hard to second this - not one for the aspiring HVS leader!!
with Pagan
Hard, scary and committing for the grade. Was glad to have a few grades in hard to second this - not one for the aspiring HVS leader!!
with Pagan
Dave89 10 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S Amazing, terrifying, exposed, brilliant! Felt pretty sustained and good value HVS, but could of just been the position making it feel harder.
with windle
Amazing, terrifying, exposed, brilliant! Felt pretty sustained and good value HVS, but could of just been the position making it feel harder.
with windle
Hidden 9 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 30 Aug, 2010 2nd
Hidden 30 Aug, 2010 2nd
Kirill 29 Aug, 2010 2nd O/S
with Jane, Dan
with Jane, Dan
just one more 20 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S
with tim b
with tim b
Hidden 25 Aug, 2008 2nd O/S
david morse 25 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
with jon denniss
with jon denniss
morganator 23 Aug, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Neil McAdie
with Neil McAdie
Neil McA 23 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
gforce 3 Aug, 2008 AltLd
Sarahcrowsley ?Aug, 2007 Lead
Hidden ?Aug, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 1996 -
Hidden 5 May, 1991 Lead
Hidden ??, 1982 Lead O/S
Steve Lewis 20 Oct, 1979 Lead O/S First Accent
with Charlie
First Accent
with Charlie
20 users have this on their wishlist
Voting
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
Mid HVS
Low HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
Votes cast 14
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
Votes cast 14
Votes cast 15
Style of ascent
Lead
Followed
Alt Leads
Not Set
Onsighted
Not Set