400m, 11 pitches. D- Slab climbing above an abyss at a reasonable grade. Abseil the route for descent.

4c,4b,4b,5b,4b,4b,4c,5b,4c,4a,4a & 4a

kermit_uk 17/Sep AltLd rpt

Led even numbered pitches, did this 15 years ago in a pair of shorts in blistering heat. This time got blistering sun, snow, hail and rain. Great day out.

drewyule 07/Sep AltLd
with Richard Hunter
Hidden 04/Sep AltLd O/S
wiibaker 02/Sep AltLd O/S

Lead the 7/12 pitches including the crux pitches. High winds part of the route, which made some of the delicate moves "interesting". Surprisingly difficult moves if you do not pull on stuff. Took bit over 4,5h for the route, 1,5h for the abseils and 8,5h car-to-car. The lower part abseils can be done in shorter parts as there anchors if you look around.

rowland penty ?/Sep -


BALD EAGLE 17/Aug 2nd
with Sophie Philbrick, Rich Ive
annep 12/Aug AltLd

Lead evens.

mzchambers 12/Aug AltLd O/S

Even pitchs

with Anne
tobyk 10/Aug Lead O/S
with Emma Akam
HimTiggins 09/Aug AltLd rpt
with George
Hidden 25/Jul -
spragglerocks 25/Jul AltLd O/S
with A Reid
jeb3496 14/Jul AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Jul AltLd O/S
pete1993 09/Jul AltLd rpt

moved together, quick one to get a good length climb in a rain affected day

with David
Juan S 19/Jun AltLd

Wei led odds, I led evens (inc the two 5bs). Lovely climbing. Wei combined the two last pitches (11 and 12). I stopped a bit too soon on the 10th pitch - there seemed to be several places to belay from there.

with Wei
joermann 07/Sep/16 AltLd
Fiona Hughes 01/Sep/16 2nd
with SP
Hidden 01/Sep/16 Lead
alastairbegley 01/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Nice route, sustained climbing at 4b-5a with a noticeably harder 5c crux slab

gingerbex 01/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2,3,5,6,9,11 and 12 (last two together). 3 hours to summit. Stuck behind slow team of three. Abseil took almost as long (ditto comment) but back in valley for 4 so all good. Great day out. Slab-tactic!

Hidden 25/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Keith Lambley 18/Jul/16 AltLd
with Kate R
Tim Ford 15/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Very nice multipitch with a really fun abseil at the end.

A Bandit 09/Jul/16 Lead
liamando 06/Jul/16 AltLd
with Paul Thomas
Tristan Sherlock ?/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/16 AltLd
Hidden 26/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
will_benfold 24/May/16 AltLd O/S

Led P2,4,6,8,10 and half of P11

samvick1991 12/May/16 AltLd dnf

Ran out of time

s1362083 02/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Alt leads with shubba, very efficient climbing. Mega epics on descent, everything that could go wrong abseiling did. Lost the ab line after first ab, forgot to take knots out TWICE (soloed up to get it once, complicated system to stop factor 2 fall other time), rope got trapped in crack, missed an anchor and had to prussik up, abbed off slightly dodgy tree/tat.

Hidden 26/Aug/15 -
Legs 18/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

12 pitches up the arĂȘte. All seem to blend into one in the end. The two 5c pitches held the most interest. Crowds was the main theme of the day as its the easest climb there. Beer and pizzas were called for once the numerous abseiled had been navigated.

with Sarah
Hamish777 18/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
with Andrea
andrea83 18/Aug/15 AltLd O/S


with Hamish
sheelba 17/Aug/15 AltLd

A decent climb but probably popular more because it's easy than because it's better than the other around. The abseiling is pretty standard for a multi-pitch sport route.

with Naomi
daxtari 13/Aug/15 2nd rpt
carlh 05/Aug/15 Lead O/S

An excellent route and one of the more relaxing climbed during the week. I climbed this with Tony Myers during a week of ticking the classic rock routes from the Brailsford guide book. One or two top quality pitches and a nice feel to the route as a whole. Most of it done in approach shoes, so very comfortable on the feet! We strayed off the abseil line a little on the descent and had to use some tat as an intemediate station to get back on line. The toppo can be a little confusing re. abseils.

Vianney ?/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
kivell ?/Aug/15 Lead
with steve kivell
Tony Myers ?/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

I lead pitches 3-4b,5-4b,7-4c,10-4a & 12-4a

Ellis20 16/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
with James91
JohnMetcalfe 08/Jul/15 AltLd

lovely long route in a fantastic situation but lots of scary abseils down the main face for the descent

with Andy Wilson
Slarti B 02/Jul/15 AltLd

Odd pitches

with Jamie
Hidden ?/Jul/15 AltLd
Gentleman Joe 26/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Made it to the top. Lead pitches 1,4,7-11 if I remember correctly. Abseil descent is fairly exposed and scary

Hidden 26/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Library Claire 26/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/May/15 AltLd
Tomish ??/2015 AltLd O/S
with Helen Longford
chumleywarner 03/Sep/14 2nd
charley 03/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Started in the afternoon, got the first 6 pitches done but then decided to abb off and head to the bar before it go dark. Straight-forward climbing but great position. Will be back again to finish it.

chumleywarner 03/Sep/14 2nd
Robb Bert 18/Aug/14 AltLd
james rafferty ?/Aug/14 AltLd

epic abseil - rope caught... enough said to remember the rest FOREVER haha

Kinge 25/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Lead the even pitches. 6 abs in row was exciting...

with xav, will
amy 22/Jul/14 -

Emily lead all cruxes. Abseils not obvious.

kateberry118 05/Jul/14 AltLd

with Mark Brims, Libby Southgate
libby.southgate 05/Jul/14 AltLd
Will Barber ?/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

lead odd no. pitches

with Mike Kinge, Xav
myreal nayme ?/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Elaine Budden ?/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Tristan Sherlock
Zoe Cockburn ?/Jul/14 AltLd
alexspurling 22/Jun/14 -

Climbed six pitches and then bailed back down due to lack of time. The 5b pitch 4 is nice.

bvilsue 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Escaped route after pitch 9 because of rain. Climbed behind Tomek and Seb on a first rope then Peter, John and Alex on a second rope.

with Rob
RebeccaPickles 15/Jun/14 AltLd
Hidden 15/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Retro Rowan 11/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Great climb in under 3hrs, descent was horrid and took over 7hrs after getting lost in the gully

alexcollins123 09/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
HaleAlex ?/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/13 Lead O/S
d_meacher 09/Sep/13 AltLd rpt

Moved together over most of it.

with Gill Byrne
andrzej kierzek 19/Aug/13 AltLd rpt
with Tara
cas smerdon 15/Aug/13 AltLd
with Mark S
daxtari 14/Aug/13 2nd rpt
FelixPeterken 28/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with AndrewP
AndrewP 28/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1 2 4 6 8 10 and 12. Felix lead the rest. Epic 6 pitch abseil - went too far right on one and ended up in the gully and climbing out on prussicks to get the ab point I'd missed.

Hidden 05/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/13 AltLd
ChrisBrooke 23/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Great fun. Keep looking left (facing in) on the abs.

with John Inkpen
Helen Gibson 17/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

climbed in 2 1/2 hours...in beautiful weather. Joined 2 middle pitches together (took 60m ropes) keep looking left for ab points.. and care with loose rock on scramble down.

with Chris Vernon
snakes77 17/Jun/13 AltLd rpt

epic day on palavar.. led p1,3,5,6 & 10 great long route although the top x3 4a's aren't that interesting... great ab off.. even if we did get the rope snagged....

with Monkey1
amy91 17/Jun/13 AltLd

Interesting climbing, when abseiling we ended up going by the tree and then had to go left for the abseil. The cable at the bottom of the abseils is a little tricky.

with Aaron Vincent
Mick Riley 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Abseil took as long as the climb!

with Dominic
Hidden 04/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
OwenF ?/Jun/13 AltLd
with David, Calum
oliverk 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Climbing mostly easy apart from one pitch with some tricky slab moves, possibly around UK 5a. Abseil descent scary but found all the ab stations easily with the Plaisir select topo.

Pero 07/Sep/12 AltLd
Hidden 31/Aug/12 Lead O/S
sandro 31/Aug/12 AltLd
andrzej kierzek 29/Aug/12 AltLd

Climbed with the guide Murray Hamilton. We started up J'irai Percer Sur Vos Tombes where I lead first two pitches of 5c and 6a. I seconded 6b+ and 6a+ pitches, but decided to switch to Palavar-les-flots, where the two routes met, so I could lead more within my grade. We finished up Palavar-les-flots.

daxtari 14/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
CMoore 11/Aug/12 AltLd
Barry D 03/Aug/12 AltLd

Be careful with that first ab. Keep left (looking at the crag), don't go straight down or you will land on the wrong side of the 'glued on' tree. See guidebook.Alternatively, there is a rap point on the route about one pitch from the top.

with Chris M
Hidden ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
BelayBunney 12/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Very atmospheric clinb overlooking the valley and the camping. Nothing too difficult - basically on big long multipitch slab! One slightly more technical short slab in the middle which is delicate but very satisfying (about 5b I think). Be careful on the abseils - they are easy to miss and some friends of ours ended up abbing from some dodgy tatt in a tree! I recommend taking double 60s for this route!

Hidden 11/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
jonnie3430 02/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Charlotte
Pat-H ?/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with steven
Slarti B 23/Jun/12 AltLd

Feeling a bit dopy after 2 hours sleep the night before. Good start to the trip!

with Richard
samwillo 22/Jun/12 AltLd
with Hamish Creber
alexcollins123 ?/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Nick_Merriman ?/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Bring comfortable shoes for the descent... I didnt and had to abseil and walk out in climbing shoes which were agony from the 3rd to last pitch!... Oh and also bring plenty of water!

Fraser hill-casey ?/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden ??/2012 AltLd
joemallia 20/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
John HW 16/Aug/11 AltLd

Climbed in blocks. Cath 1-4, Rhys 5-7, John 8-12. Up and back down in 5 1/2 hours. Rhys learned to use a guide plate on route!

with Rhys HW, Cath
Hidden 16/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
tlmarjot 12/Aug/11 AltLd rpt
with Ben Lea
Hidden 11/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Ian JL 11/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/11 2nd
frost 08/Aug/11 AltLd
with Clare
judith neaves 26/Jul/11 AltLd
Shaw Brown 26/Jul/11 AltLd
m.alexander 24/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 12/Jul/11 AltLd
Pete Nugent 12/Jul/11 AltLd

Started at 14:00, witha forecast of deteriorating weather. We got to the end of the difficulties(p.8) as few spots of rain began to fall so we abbed off as planned from mid-way up p.9. The abs are tricky to find and the 48m ab is exciting with 50m ropes. J.M Cambons guide Escalades Autour D'Ailefroide gives the best description of the descent.

with Paul Hampson
monkey1 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Awesome long route - you don't find routes like this in the UK, with a 20min walk in! Amongst some great pitches, the sheer length did get a bit tiresome by the end, still great day though. Abbed down line of route rather than main face as darkness was threatening, 11hours round trip.

with Snakes77
snakes77 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S

great route and some! the party wont be forgeting this one in a rush!! a must for all..

with Monkey1
Hidden 04/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
KittyKat ?/Jun/11 AltLd
with Edd Hofman
shaun walby ?/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Excellent low grade 400m route, perfect conditions fantastic location,did all 11 pitches,helping a guide retrieve his stuck ropes on ab down, (Alpine grade D-)

with Ian Holtby
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
PHILD 12/Sep/10 AltLd

Great route, nice and easy! Some unusual belay placements. Great fun on the abseiling. Very sunny and hot.

seeroo 03/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Did the climb in 3 hours but made a mess of the abseil. Plus the via ferrata cable on the descent not fun.

with Scone
TonyF ?/Sep/10 AltLd
MikeDowsett ?/Sep/10 AltLd

Abseiled down the vertical face right of the climb. Exciting. Had to downclimb the buttress to the left of the cable in the dark. What we could see of the cable was not good.

pawelx 14/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead
Shuttsie ?/Aug/10 2nd
jshields 31/Jul/10 AltLd
with Ian Hicks
Sankey 30/Jul/10 AltLd

Superb long route. Abbing the steep face from the top in 5 abs is prefereable to descending the ridge.

with Ed, Andy E
Lev 29/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S
hang_about 25/Jul/10 AltLd

Alternate leads - scary ab (having missed the correct descent route)

with big al
langar27 11/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
JonHarvey 11/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Wanted to do this for 8 years , nice route .

natalio 30/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Odd pitches.

with Stephen
Slarti B 30/Jun/10 -

Even pitches

with Natalio
mattparratt 09/Sep/09 AltLd

Led even numbered pitches, inlcuding the 5b's - fab! nice straightforward climbing. Abseils were 'interesting'.

Hidden ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Si ?/Aug/09 AltLd
with Sal O
Diggler 06/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Andy Clow
Calder 06/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Le Chef
auld al ?/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Slarti B 24/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Great climb, Started midday and had a clean run, no congestion. I led odd pitches, conveniently missing the two 5bs. Abseil descent a bit scary.

with Alex
Hidden 20/Jun/09 AltLd
Lou Kennedy 06/Jun/09 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/09 -
Hidden ?/Jun/09 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/09 AltLd
Hidden 27/May/09 AltLd
chrissloan84 ??/2009 AltLd
with paul
Wayne S ??/2009 -
Hidden 10/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
net 18/Aug/08 AltLd

Led the 4c & 5b pitches. Nice route, with the whole of Europe on it.

with Raph B
Hidden 18/Aug/08 AltLd
mulletcocktail2000 01/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

easy but fun.

with joe
Simon Allcock ?/Aug/08 AltLd
with nick
Trisha Murphy 27/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
d_meacher 27/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
JLS 17/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Jacqui
Hidden 16/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
Fat Tim 16/Jul/08 AltLd
Hidden 14/Jul/08 2nd
Hidden 28/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 26/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
lemon ?/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Rich Stevens
wigwamheed ?/Jun/08 -
with paulo
rlrs ?/Sep/07 AltLd
with GSI, Antony Mariani
Antony Mariani ?/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
with rlrs
Hidden 20/Aug/07 AltLd
Matt Schwarz 17/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
TimPerkin 02/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
with Chris Griffiths, Colin Beechey
robertporter ?/Jul/07 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
JGW ?/Jul/07 AltLd
with Matt Tilley
thecurlyone ?/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
with Andras Scholler
tlmarjot ?/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
with Anna Wilding
tom.e ?/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
Mr Powly ?/Jul/07 -
jimjimmyjimjim 08/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
ebunick ?/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Jim
bvilsue ?/Jun/07 AltLd

First multi-pitch climb. Oscar lead most of the pitches.

with Oscar Canadien
maybe_si ?/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with charlie
Simon Caldwell 01/Sep/06 AltLd O/S

Carmen led the odd numbered pitches, I led the even. Fourth pitch was hardest (fairly sustained 5), the 8th pitch has a step of 5+ but it's literally only one step, and protect by a waist high bolt. The rest was sustained 4/4+ and superb. The abseil descent was mildly stressful (6 abs), especially when I abbed past both the 2nd and 3rd chains and had to climb back up.

with Carmen
Morgan Woods 22/Aug/06 AltLd O/S

bit of a path

with Dhanraj
glenngordon 18/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with simon tait
jimdanson 02/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Dan Robinson, Dan Middleton
James W ?/Aug/06 -

felt easy for grade

with john sanday
Hidden ?/Aug/06 AltLd
dan_o_b ?/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
Chris Plewa ?/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with adam reid, simon gall
Hidden 06/Jul/06 AltLd
Chris L Hill ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Simon Pearce
Maarten2 ?/Jul/06 AltLd

Nice climb, friends were baby-sitting....

with Kitti
Hidden ?/Jul/06 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
al99 ?/Jun/06 AltLd O/S

A speed ascent in 1 hour 12 mins as part of a 6 hour enchainment with cascade blues and snoopy

with Luke Thomas
upontop ?/Jun/06 Lead dnf

Sudden tremendous downpour with thunder and lightning forced us down from about half way

with Chris
Stuart Macfarlane 04/Aug/05 AltLd
with Dave C
IanMcC 04/Aug/05 AltLd
with dave simpson
al99 ?/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
with Luke Thomas
Dave Latimer 28/Aug/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/04 Lead
samwelli 05/Aug/04 AltLd O/S

Brilliant Route

with Gregor Smith
Adam Potter 22/Jul/04 AltLd O/S

Climb very easy but turned into a bit of an adventure - loosing the abseil points on the way down in the dark, got back on the floor at about 5:30 in the morning.

with Jo Yule, Andy Yule
Nigel R Lewis ?/Aug/03 AltLd
with Andy Rees
Callum Anderson ??/2003 AltLd
dan gibson ?/Sep/01 AltLd
with anthony prior
Hidden 21/Aug/01 AltLd O/S
Dave Toseland 17/Aug/01 AltLd O/S
with Bill
barrington1978 ?/Jun/01 -
Tim Bateman 08/Aug/96 AltLd
with Graham Salmon
Hidden ??/1996 AltLd O/S
iskra2000 20/Aug/95 AltLd

Arethusa trip. Lost contact lens on last pitch.

with Dave Stafford
Simon cook ?/Aug/94 AltLd O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet ?/Jul/93 Lead
mike fenwick ?/Aug/92 AltLd
with Steve Bryce
Hidden ?/Jul/92 AltLd O/S
pauldemiller ??/ AltLd O/S
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