A surprising classic up the obvious black streaks (may be dry even if they look wet), with a lot of "easier than it looks" climbing. Climb up the lower flakey section with a bold move to the bulge, continuing more easily to pink rock below a thin flake. Layback this positively past the drooping spike to the roof and cams, pull over this with delicacy to the next roof. Step right into a sheer groove which is also easier than it looks, swinging right onto good holds then a final balance move to a spike and new bolt before stepping down to the abseil point.

R Harrison, A Strapcans (A C Willmott (2 pts aid) Oct/1971) 13/May/1976

Pippa 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Richard
Alex Winter 17/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Brilliant pitch. Sustained and intricate climbing, with a tricky step right at the top. Couldn't see how to get over to the Depravity belay (I'd gone too high) and ended up belaying in a corner on the right. Then pitched it back over when Ben had explained where to go. Wouldn't be Main Wall without some sort of faff I suppose.

with Ben Darby
Cheese Monkey 17/Jul/15 2nd rpt
with Alex W
Cheese Monkey 25/Sep/13 2nd O/S

Very nice!

with James S
James Smith 25/Sep/13 Lead O/S

My first e3 on-sight! Really nice climbing with mostly good gear, steep flake lay-backing was immense! Also led a pitch above it to top out which followed the right trending ramp and then a short steep wall of excellent rock to top out. Looking in the guidebook we think this was probably around the last pitch of Depravity.

with ben darby
Hidden 12/Sep/13 Lead β
AJM 12/Sep/13 Lead β

Technically a flash - had belayed but not seconded Tom almost exactly a year ago! No useful beta remained though :) Excellent sustained climbing, deserves more attention.

AlexRenshaw 22/Sep/12 Lead
with Thomas Renshaw, Ted Lister
thomasadixon 14/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Brilliant climb, sustained all the way.

with andy
HappyTrundler 11/Sep/12 Lead dog
with Chas
Aaron Lines 17/Jul/11 Lead O/S
simon kimber ?/Oct/10 2nd
Chubbard 17/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Great route.

with Ray
Bristoldave 03/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Really good route

with pete
billb ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Mike S
just one more 10/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with tim b
Hidden 10/Mar/09 2nd dog
Hidden 10/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
KRB 19/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Really enjoyed this

with Martin Bridges
Paz 31/Jul/06 Lead O/S

Sort of jammed my foot on a smear behind the first spike (but didn't grab it). Start wasn't too bad but was bold enough to ensure I was both gripped and pumped throughout. Doh.

with AB2
Hidden ??/2006 -
Tim Steward 07/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Nick Lambert
Kev Little ??/2005 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Mark Davies PK ?/Jun/04 2nd O/S


with Jack G
Hidden ?/Jun/00 Lead RP
Billg 24/Mar/00 -
with Roy Ruddle
John Southworth 12/Mar/00 Lead O/S
Roget 13/Feb/00 Lead O/S
with jon
Ally Smith ??/2000 -
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Sep/89 Lead
Hidden ??/1989 Lead
keefe 20/Aug/88 -
DDDD ??/1988 -
Hidden 28/Aug/87 2nd O/S
Pete Nugent 10/Jul/87 2nd

E2, 5c* at the time (S.Monks 1980 guide)

with Jump Off Jeff, Dave Streader, George Sharpe
JamieAyres ?/Sep/85 2nd dnf
with Phil Windall
William Robertson ??/1984 Lead O/S
with Emily
stp 26/Mar/83 Lead

No falls. Possibly followed previously.

andy gittins ??/1983 -
duncan ??/1981 Lead O/S
Steve Bell ??/1981 -
Paul Clarke ??/1981 -
mitch1960 ??/1980 AltLd
with Mark Nicholson
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