7c+/8a given by first ascentionist. Direct version of Leather Whip Mick. Start up Empire Direct and through the crux of Empire of the Sun but instead of moving left at the big hole just after the crux move slightly right and finish direct as for Leather Whip Mick. Extend the traverse bolt of Avenged with a 120cm sling to give a clip between Empire and Avenged Direct (yellow camalot c3 or duct tape to hold it into rock).

Tom Newberry Aug/2011

Ticklists: South West 8's, UK 8a and up.

Ged Desforges 19/Oct/17 -

Thought I'd done this before but think I started up empire last time, so done properly today. No need for any cams or gear, easy to reach left and clip the next empire bolt. Worth extending it to avoid drag. Great climbing, really good moves.

lewisrichardson 04/Aug/15 Lead RP

First 8a in a session!

with Ellis
Justin T 09/May/15 Lead RP

Grey camalot (next size up from yellow c3) for me, linked to 120cm sling of Avenged bolt. One hard move out of the Empire pocket, the rest is relatively amenable.

Cailean Harker 01/Nov/14 Lead β
with brice
C coldwell-storry 28/Sep/14 Lead RP
with Ellis
Ellis Butler-Barker 29/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with Matt Donnelly
Ramon Marin 24/Aug/14 Lead RP

Sent on 3rd go. The last bit of rock I haven't climbed on this wall. Great link-up. What made it special is that I had use a fair of trad gear to protect the blank section. The ling sling with the cam didnt work for me, out of reach and the cam uses a good handhold. Instead i use an equalized red C3 and a gold offset in a small horitzontal seam, and also a small blue cam a few inches up. You can also choose to run it out, but it didnt fancy the massive whopper.

with viki harvey
pezzerrr 10/Sep/13 Lead RP
Luke Dawson 22/Aug/13 Lead RP

soft 2nd try

Ellis Butler-Barker 09/Jul/13 Lead RP

Great route, defiantly the hardest route on the wall, much harder than Leather Whip in my opinion. Took a massive runout in the middle, so was a bit scary too. The crux is so hard for me and so stretched! Big fight but went on my first redpoint attempt. Likely second ascent too, psyched

with Ed
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