5 pitches. This is a very varied route, and much more technical than the HS grade would suggest. All of the pitches would benefit from a gentle brushing, as loose dried lichens were a common feature underfoot in April 2009. Otherwise a classic mountaineering expedition.
The Ash tree mentioned in the guidebook as the first belay is barely attached now. Its roots aren't even solid enough for a good stance.
Pitches: 1 = a few balancy moves to lack of Ash tree. (good nut belay in foot of pitch 2 preferred) 2 = short, awkward off-angle chimney, then good holds to ledge. 3 = a few off-balance moves in 30 metres of (lichenous) slabs (poor gear). 4 = a string of bold moves to gain further slabs, then short, airy traverse to corner. 5 (or merge into 4) = gently overhanging corner - pumpy for the grade - on good holds. Easy ground to distant belay.
Any one else think that this one deserves HVS (maybe VS after cleaning)?

Conan 25/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Great character building routes with really nice sections. The tree at the top of pitch one has fallen over and hanging there by a tree root. The vertical climb up heather on pitch 3 was interesting !!.

with KMC
Route Adjuster 26/Jul/14 AltLd

Very dirty, complex route finding and the 'scramble' in the upper section was a veritable jungle! Some nice climbing but too dirty to enjoy, needs some more traffic.

Hidden 26/Jul/14 AltLd
judith neaves 03/May/14 2nd
Shaw Brown 03/May/14 Lead

Very vegetated but a good mountaineering route.

Simon Caldwell 07/Aug/04 AltLd O/S

A good mountaineering route (ie with some walking in the middle). Better than the more popular stuff to the left!

with Carmen
Peter Metcalfe ??/2002 AltLd
with Steve Pollington, Rab Cunningham
Hidden ??/2000 -
mike fenwick ?/May/97 Solo

Back rope solo

Ian Archer 14/Sep/96 Lead O/S
with Tony Morris
Iain Thow 27/Jul/96 AltLd

Led 1,2,4&5

with Alex Doherty
beaumap ?/Feb/89 AltLd
with Tim Waddington
biggianthead 16/Jul/83 -
with M
Bob 18/Jul/82 Solo O/S
leland stamper ?/May/77 AltLd
Hidden 08/Jun/75 AltLd O/S
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