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

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jaderosanne 30 May AltLd Simul climbed most of it and I lead the two crux pitches. It was definitely worth studying the abseil. Keep left!
Simul climbed most of it and I lead the two crux pitches. It was definitely worth studying the abseil. Keep left!
richardt 14 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S Great climb! Interesting abseils, make sure to stick left of tree/bulge on second ab.
Great climb! Interesting abseils, make sure to stick left of tree/bulge on second ab.
Hidden 14 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S
MD 5 Sep, 2018 AltLd rpt The Briancon guide book picture makes it look like this route is on the left side of the crag but its at the point where the trail meets the crag marked by a cairn. Ailefroide guides gives one pitch 5c which is accurate if a short lived crux. Led p2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12. Took the 50m abseil route which was quite difficult to follow at times. Had a bit of an epic on one abseil, rope got stuck over the edge of a gully. Had to abseil down to free it then climb back out. Went well on the next abseil then the rope got stuck again on the abseil before the walk to the final abseil. Thankfully could do an easy scramble to free it.
The Briancon guide book picture makes it look like this route is on the left side of the crag but its at the point where the trail meets the crag marked by a cairn. Ailefroide guides gives one pitch 5c which is accurate if a short lived crux. Led p2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12. Took the 50m abseil route which was quite difficult to follow at times. Had a bit of an epic on one abseil, rope got stuck over the edge of a gully. Had to abseil down to free it then climb back out. Went well on the next abseil then the rope got stuck again on the abseil before the walk to the final abseil. Thankfully could do an easy scramble to free it.
Happy Wanderer 5 Sep, 2018 AltLd rpt Re-did p 1-3 and then did the rest. Led p1 and alternated all the way up. Second 5b felt more like 5c blank slab. Top 2 pitches much shorter and one further bolt line takes you to the 50m abseil line which is quite an adventure finding each next set of ab bolts. 3rd ab point hidden round arete to right. Beware the rope snagging gulley if you wander too close to it from a harsh hanging 4th ab point - head slightly left over the edge. 6th ab on right side of gulley facing rock, on rusty ledge. Short chossy trot across to another ab off a tree at top of a steep gulley (too steep to scramble despite fixed wires) then you can finally pack the rope up.
with MD
Re-did p 1-3 and then did the rest. Led p1 and alternated all the way up. Second 5b felt more like 5c blank slab. Top 2 pitches much shorter and one further bolt line takes you to the 50m abseil line which is quite an adventure finding each next set of ab bolts. 3rd ab point hidden round arete to right. Beware the rope snagging gulley if you wander too close to it from a harsh hanging 4th ab point - head slightly left over the edge. 6th ab on right side of gulley facing rock, on rusty ledge. Short chossy trot across to another ab off a tree at top of a steep gulley (too steep to scramble despite fixed wires) then you can finally pack the rope up.
with MD
Michael Aylen 4 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S Ben did a block of 5 then I a block of 5 then we swang leads to the top. Loved this route
with Ben Graham
Ben did a block of 5 then I a block of 5 then we swang leads to the top. Loved this route
with Ben Graham
Happy Wanderer 3 Sep, 2018 AltLd dnf Faffed around trying to find Sueur de bouc but the far left bolt line is Dadyle (trad) so abbed off after p1 had lunch and wandered up first 3 pitches of this one for consolation as too little time to do it all. We did return!
with MD
Faffed around trying to find Sueur de bouc but the far left bolt line is Dadyle (trad) so abbed off after p1 had lunch and wandered up first 3 pitches of this one for consolation as too little time to do it all. We did return!
with MD
MD 3 Sep, 2018 AltLd dnf A day of cockups. Had a close call with standing in deer poo on the walk in. Lord only knows what route we started on, possibly dadlye. Climbed a 35m groove with only 3 bolts, about 5b climbing which was pretty hair raising. In desperation made for a tree and belayed there. Couldn't see any more bolts so bailed on the abseil station on the tree. Walked back along the crag and found this route. Only had time to do three pitches by the time we started but this is a really good route so we'll come back to this.
A day of cockups. Had a close call with standing in deer poo on the walk in. Lord only knows what route we started on, possibly dadlye. Climbed a 35m groove with only 3 bolts, about 5b climbing which was pretty hair raising. In desperation made for a tree and belayed there. Couldn't see any more bolts so bailed on the abseil station on the tree. Walked back along the crag and found this route. Only had time to do three pitches by the time we started but this is a really good route so we'll come back to this.
JMM 1 Sep, 2018 AltLd
with Flashy
with Flashy
Flashy 1 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S Led even pitches. 3.5 hrs. Excellent.
with JMM
Led even pitches. 3.5 hrs. Excellent.
with JMM
ewanjp 7 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S Led all 12 pitches. Great route, but you want to get on it early. We were climbing by 7:10am (in August) and we had a second party gearing up behind us as we left the ground – by the time we were at the top there were five or six parties on the route. Seems to get varying grades in the guide books (5c in the Ailefroide guide, 5b in the plasir and 5c in Briancon climbs) – personally I thought it was mainly about 5a most of the way up with a couple of harder bits. The crux is a bit of very thin slab climbing on pitch 8 (5c probably), but there are several bolts next to this bit. Pitch 4 was probably the most sustained and pitch 9 also had a cheeky thin bit. Most of the difficulty is persuading yourself you can smear on ripples on the granite with only ripples for your hands. Once you realise you can you’re all good. Couple of things to note – after the crux on pitch 8, it’s not entirely obvious where to go – the answer is go straight up through the tree to the double bolt belay (note not set up as an ab station). When abbing down, we went off the first of the ab stations at the top (the final belay point) – we then went diagonally left following a couple that had done the 6c that joins up in the final pitch. The abs we did were fine, but long (glad of our 60m doubles, would have puckered if on 50s) – probably went more left than I’d expected to based on the topo. We saw several groups go right of the tree at the top and judging by the swearing, I suspect this route sucked. Down in six abs and about 9 hours from leaving the campsite. A final point is to ignore the cables on the way down – we just abbed off the tree with all the tat at the start of the descent gully - two 60s (or 50s) will let you easily pass all the nastiness. No way do you want to use the actual cables – they’re rusty, frayed, and in some places broken! Enjoy!
with alicec
Led all 12 pitches. Great route, but you want to get on it early. We were climbing by 7:10am (in August) and we had a second party gearing up behind us as we left the ground – by the time we were at the top there were five or six parties on the route. Seems to get varying grades in the guide books (5c in the Ailefroide guide, 5b in the plasir and 5c in Briancon climbs) – personally I thought it was mainly about 5a most of the way up with a couple of harder bits. The crux is a bit of very thin slab climbing on pitch 8 (5c probably), but there are several bolts next to this bit. Pitch 4 was probably the most sustained and pitch 9 also had a cheeky thin bit. Most of the difficulty is persuading yourself you can smear on ripples on the granite with only ripples for your hands. Once you realise you can you’re all good. Couple of things to note – after the crux on pitch 8, it’s not entirely obvious where to go – the answer is go straight up through the tree to the double bolt belay (note not set up as an ab station). When abbing down, we went off the first of the ab stations at the top (the final belay point) – we then went diagonally left following a couple that had done the 6c that joins up in the final pitch. The abs we did were fine, but long (glad of our 60m doubles, would have puckered if on 50s) – probably went more left than I’d expected to based on the topo. We saw several groups go right of the tree at the top and judging by the swearing, I suspect this route sucked. Down in six abs and about 9 hours from leaving the campsite. A final point is to ignore the cables on the way down – we just abbed off the tree with all the tat at the start of the descent gully - two 60s (or 50s) will let you easily pass all the nastiness. No way do you want to use the actual cables – they’re rusty, frayed, and in some places broken! Enjoy!
with alicec
Fiona Reid 18 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Done in 12 pitches. Led odd pitches. 3 hours 30 for the climb then 1 hour 20 abseiling. About 1 hour 50 in total back to the base of the climb. The cable in the gully is in a shocking state so we abbed the hard bit rather than risking pulling the cable. Very pleasant day out. Climbing nice and chilled. Abseils all fine. Keep looking left and once you meet the other climbs pay attention to the bolts, belays etc.
Done in 12 pitches. Led odd pitches. 3 hours 30 for the climb then 1 hour 20 abseiling. About 1 hour 50 in total back to the base of the climb. The cable in the gully is in a shocking state so we abbed the hard bit rather than risking pulling the cable. Very pleasant day out. Climbing nice and chilled. Abseils all fine. Keep looking left and once you meet the other climbs pay attention to the bolts, belays etc.
Hidden 18 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17 Jul, 2018 AltLd
Wayne S 17 Jul, 2018 AltLd
Maarten2 12 Jul, 2018 AltLd rpt We can still do it, 12 yrs later.... Still a great route. The abseil (NOT along the same route - description is wrong) is spectacular over the face - all a bit iffy lower down. Crux is 5b/c IMO, awkward but well bolted, rest is indeed 5a-ish or easier.
with Kitti
We can still do it, 12 yrs later.... Still a great route. The abseil (NOT along the same route - description is wrong) is spectacular over the face - all a bit iffy lower down. Crux is 5b/c IMO, awkward but well bolted, rest is indeed 5a-ish or easier.
with Kitti
benny_m 10 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
mattgrange 9 Jul, 2018 AltLd Done with Richard Haszko in about 4 hours, very enjoyable and mostly very easy
Done with Richard Haszko in about 4 hours, very enjoyable and mostly very easy
Butler! 8 Jul, 2018 AltLd
Robertgiddy 8 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with Butler!
with Butler!
Sarahkrischer ?Jul, 2018 AltLd
Jules Lane ?Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Great day out. More or less had route to ourselves on a lovely day. Actual climbing easy enough with spectacular views over the abyss to the right most of the time. The crux is of course the 6 abseil descent - pretty exciting ! But no epics for us.
with Mynydd Nikki
Great day out. More or less had route to ourselves on a lovely day. Actual climbing easy enough with spectacular views over the abyss to the right most of the time. The crux is of course the 6 abseil descent - pretty exciting ! But no epics for us.
with Mynydd Nikki
acer2012 27 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Amazing experience!
Amazing experience!
c9smith8 27 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Pretty damn awesome!! Despite the massive foot pain and abseil faff!
with acer2012, BUMC
Pretty damn awesome!! Despite the massive foot pain and abseil faff!
with acer2012, BUMC
James Leetch 22 Jun, 2018 AltLd
joelitchy 22 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
Roberttaylor 15 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
fweatherall1 14 Jun, 2018 AltLd memorable abseil ....
memorable abseil ....
buffclimbymatthew ??, 2018 Lead
kermit_uk 17 Sep, 2017 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.
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 7 Sep, 2017 AltLd
with Richard Hunter
with Richard Hunter
Hidden 4 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
wiibaker 2 Sep, 2017 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.
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.
Hidden 1 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
rowland penty ?Sep, 2017 - simul'd
simul'd
BALD EAGLE 17 Aug, 2017 2nd
with Sophie Philbrick, Rich Ive
with Sophie Philbrick, Rich Ive
annep 12 Aug, 2017 AltLd Lead evens.
Lead evens.
mzchambers 12 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S Even pitchs
with annep
Even pitchs
with annep
tobyk 10 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
with Emma Akam
with Emma Akam
HimTiggins 9 Aug, 2017 AltLd rpt
with George
with George
A Reid 25 Jul, 2017 -
spragglerocks 25 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
with A Reid
with A Reid
ftocher 19 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S D- 5a
with Ted Thwaites
D- 5a
with Ted Thwaites
jeb3496 14 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12 Jul, 2017 AltLd
Rob84 12 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Nice enough. Not sure it's quite as mega classic as the hype though as each pitch, whilst pleasant is fairly forgettable.
with mel_1
Nice enough. Not sure it's quite as mega classic as the hype though as each pitch, whilst pleasant is fairly forgettable.
with mel_1
pete1993 9 Jul, 2017 AltLd rpt moved together, quick one to get a good length climb in a rain affected day
with drobin
moved together, quick one to get a good length climb in a rain affected day
with drobin
Adam Patterson 24 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
Juan S 19 Jun, 2017 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
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
Hidden ?Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S
joermann 7 Sep, 2016 AltLd
Fiona Hughes 1 Sep, 2016 2nd
with SP
with SP
Hidden 1 Sep, 2016 Lead
alastairbegley 1 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S Nice route, sustained climbing at 4b-5a with a noticeably harder 5c crux slab
Nice route, sustained climbing at 4b-5a with a noticeably harder 5c crux slab
gingerbex 1 Aug, 2016 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!
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, 2016 Lead rpt
Keith Lambley 18 Jul, 2016 AltLd
with Kate R
with Kate R
Tim Ford 15 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S Very nice multipitch with a really fun abseil at the end.
Very nice multipitch with a really fun abseil at the end.
Hidden 15 Jul, 2016 AltLd
A Bandit 9 Jul, 2016 Lead
Hidden 6 Jul, 2016 AltLd
Tristan Sherlock ?Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26 Jun, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 26 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
will_benfold 24 May, 2016 AltLd O/S Led P2,4,6,8,10 and half of P11
with mcondon
Led P2,4,6,8,10 and half of P11
with mcondon
samvick1991 12 May, 2016 AltLd dnf Ran out of time
Ran out of time
Hidden ??, 2016 AltLd O/S
s1362083 2 Sep, 2015 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.
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, 2015 -
Legs 18 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S 12 pitches up the arête. 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 Titch
12 pitches up the arête. 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 Titch
Hamish777 18 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
andrea83 18 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S Excellent.
Excellent.
sheelba 17 Aug, 2015 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
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, 2015 2nd rpt
carlh 5 Aug, 2015 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.
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, 2015 AltLd O/S
kivell ?Aug, 2015 Lead
with steve kivell
with steve kivell
Tony Myers ?Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S I lead pitches 3-4b,5-4b,7-4c,10-4a & 12-4a
with carlh
I lead pitches 3-4b,5-4b,7-4c,10-4a & 12-4a
with carlh
Ellis20 16 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S
with James91
with James91
JohnMetcalfe 8 Jul, 2015 AltLd lovely long route in a fantastic situation but lots of scary abseils down the main face for the descent
with Andy Wilson
lovely long route in a fantastic situation but lots of scary abseils down the main face for the descent
with Andy Wilson
Slarti B 2 Jul, 2015 AltLd Odd pitches
with Jamie
Odd pitches
with Jamie
Hidden ?Jul, 2015 AltLd
Gentleman Joe 26 Jun, 2015 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
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, 2015 AltLd O/S
Library Claire 26 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29 May, 2015 AltLd
Tomish ??, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Helen Longford
with Helen Longford
chumleywarner 3 Sep, 2014 2nd
with charley
with charley
charley 3 Sep, 2014 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.
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 3 Sep, 2014 2nd
with charley
with charley
Robb Bert 18 Aug, 2014 AltLd
james rafferty ?Aug, 2014 AltLd epic abseil - rope caught... enough said to remember the rest FOREVER haha
epic abseil - rope caught... enough said to remember the rest FOREVER haha
Kinge 25 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S Lead the even pitches. 6 abs in row was exciting...
with xav, Will Barber
Lead the even pitches. 6 abs in row was exciting...
with xav, Will Barber
amy 22 Jul, 2014 - Emily lead all cruxes. Abseils not obvious.
Emily lead all cruxes. Abseils not obvious.
kateberry118 5 Jul, 2014 AltLd
with Mark Brims, libby.southgate
with Mark Brims, libby.southgate
libby.southgate 5 Jul, 2014 AltLd
Will Barber ?Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S lead odd no. pitches
with Mike Kinge, Xav
lead odd no. pitches
with Mike Kinge, Xav
myreal nayme ?Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
Elaine Bunn ?Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Tristan Sherlock
with Tristan Sherlock
Zoe Cockburn ?Jul, 2014 AltLd
alexspurling 22 Jun, 2014 - Climbed six pitches and then bailed back down due to lack of time. The 5b pitch 4 is nice.
Climbed six pitches and then bailed back down due to lack of time. The 5b pitch 4 is nice.
bvilsue 22 Jun, 2014 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
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, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 15 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
Retro Rowan 11 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S Great climb in under 3hrs, descent was horrid and took over 7hrs after getting lost in the gully
Great climb in under 3hrs, descent was horrid and took over 7hrs after getting lost in the gully
alexcollins123 9 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
HaleAlex ?Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
d_meacher 9 Sep, 2013 AltLd rpt Moved together over most of it.
with Gill Byrne
Moved together over most of it.
with Gill Byrne
andrzej kierzek 19 Aug, 2013 AltLd rpt
cas smerdon 15 Aug, 2013 AltLd
daxtari 14 Aug, 2013 2nd rpt
FelixPeterken 28 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
with AndrewP
with AndrewP
AndrewP 28 Jul, 2013 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.
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 5 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 2013 AltLd
ChrisBrooke 23 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S Great fun. Keep looking left (facing in) on the abs.
with John Inkpen
Great fun. Keep looking left (facing in) on the abs.
with John Inkpen
Helen Gibson 17 Jun, 2013 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
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, 2013 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
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, 2013 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
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 8 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S Abseil took as long as the climb!
with Dominic
Abseil took as long as the climb!
with Dominic
Hidden 4 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
OwenF ?Jun, 2013 AltLd
with David Barratt, Calum
with David Barratt, Calum
oliverk 8 Sep, 2012 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.
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 7 Sep, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 31 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 31 Aug, 2012 AltLd
andrzej kierzek 29 Aug, 2012 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.
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, 2012 AltLd O/S
CMoore 11 Aug, 2012 AltLd
Barry D 3 Aug, 2012 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
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, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 24 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
BelayBunney 12 Jul, 2012 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!
with KittyG
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!
with KittyG
Hidden 11 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 6 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
jonnie3430 2 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
with Charlotte
with Charlotte
Pat-H ?Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
with steven
with steven
Slarti B 23 Jun, 2012 AltLd Feeling a bit dopy after 2 hours sleep the night before. Good start to the trip!
with Richard
Feeling a bit dopy after 2 hours sleep the night before. Good start to the trip!
with Richard
samwillo 22 Jun, 2012 AltLd
with Hamish Creber
with Hamish Creber
alexcollins123 ?Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S
Nick_Merriman ?Jun, 2012 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!
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, 2012 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2012 AltLd
joemallia 20 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Sink41
with Sink41
John HW 16 Aug, 2011 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
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, 2011 AltLd O/S
tlmarjot 12 Aug, 2011 AltLd rpt
with ben_lea
with ben_lea
Hidden 11 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S
Ian JL 11 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 11 Aug, 2011 2nd
frost 8 Aug, 2011 AltLd
with Clare
with Clare
judith neaves 26 Jul, 2011 AltLd
Shaw Brown 26 Jul, 2011 AltLd
m.alexander 24 Jul, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 12 Jul, 2011 AltLd
Pete Nugent 12 Jul, 2011 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
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, 2011 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
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, 2011 2nd O/S great route and some! the party wont be forgeting this one in a rush!! a must for all..
with Monkey1
great route and some! the party wont be forgeting this one in a rush!! a must for all..
with Monkey1
Hidden 4 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
KittyKat ?Jun, 2011 AltLd
with Edd Hofman
with Edd Hofman
shaun walby ?Jun, 2011 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
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, 2010 AltLd Great route, nice and easy! Some unusual belay placements. Great fun on the abseiling. Very sunny and hot.
Great route, nice and easy! Some unusual belay placements. Great fun on the abseiling. Very sunny and hot.
seeroo 3 Sep, 2010 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
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, 2010 AltLd
MikeDowsett ?Sep, 2010 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.
with TonyF
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.
with TonyF
pawelx 14 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2010 Lead
Hidden ?Aug, 2010 2nd
jshields 31 Jul, 2010 AltLd
with Ian Hicks
with Ian Hicks
Sankey 30 Jul, 2010 AltLd Superb long route. Abbing the steep face from the top in 5 abs is prefereable to descending the ridge.
with Ed, Andy E
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, 2010 2nd O/S
with Emma
with Emma
Hidden 29 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
hang_about 25 Jul, 2010 AltLd Alternate leads - scary ab (having missed the correct descent route)
with big al
Alternate leads - scary ab (having missed the correct descent route)
with big al
langar27 11 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
JonHarvey 11 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S Wanted to do this for 8 years , nice route .
Wanted to do this for 8 years , nice route .
natalio 30 Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S Odd pitches.
Odd pitches.
Slarti B 30 Jun, 2010 - Even pitches
with natalio
Even pitches
with natalio
beardy mike ??, 2010 -
mattparratt 9 Sep, 2009 AltLd Led even numbered pitches, inlcuding the 5b's - fab! nice straightforward climbing. Abseils were 'interesting'.
Led even numbered pitches, inlcuding the 5b's - fab! nice straightforward climbing. Abseils were 'interesting'.
Hidden ?Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S
Si ?Aug, 2009 AltLd
with Sal O
with Sal O
Diggler 6 Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Andy Clow
with Andy Clow
Calder 6 Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Le Chef
with Le Chef
auld al ?Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S
Slarti B 24 Jun, 2009 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
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, 2009 AltLd
Lou Kennedy 6 Jun, 2009 AltLd
Hidden ?Jun, 2009 -
Hidden ?Jun, 2009 AltLd
Hidden ?Jun, 2009 AltLd
Hidden 27 May, 2009 AltLd
chrissloan84 ??, 2009 AltLd
with paul
with paul
Wayne S ??, 2009 -
Hidden 10 Sep, 2008 AltLd O/S
net 18 Aug, 2008 AltLd Led the 4c & 5b pitches. Nice route, with the whole of Europe on it.
with Raph B
Led the 4c & 5b pitches. Nice route, with the whole of Europe on it.
with Raph B
Hidden 18 Aug, 2008 AltLd
mulletcocktail2000 1 Aug, 2008 AltLd O/S easy but fun.
with joe
easy but fun.
with joe
Simon Allcock ?Aug, 2008 AltLd
with nick
with nick
Trisha Murphy 27 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
d_meacher 27 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
JLS 17 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Jacqui
with Jacqui
Hidden 16 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
Fat Tim 16 Jul, 2008 AltLd
with Miss SB
with Miss SB
Hidden 14 Jul, 2008 2nd
Hidden 28 Jun, 2008 Lead
Hidden 26 Jun, 2008 AltLd O/S
lemon ?Jun, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Rich Stevens
with Rich Stevens
wigwamheed ?Jun, 2008 -
with paulo
with paulo
rlrs ?Sep, 2007 AltLd
with GSI, Antony Mariani
with GSI, Antony Mariani
Antony Mariani ?Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S
with rlrs
with rlrs
Hidden 20 Aug, 2007 AltLd
Matt Schwarz 17 Jul, 2007 AltLd O/S
TimPerkin 2 Jul, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Chris Griffiths, Colin Beechey
with Chris Griffiths, Colin Beechey
robertporter ?Jul, 2007 AltLd
Hidden ?Jul, 2007 AltLd O/S
JGW ?Jul, 2007 AltLd
with Matt Tilley
with Matt Tilley
thecurlyone ?Jul, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Andras Scholler
with Andras Scholler
tlmarjot ?Jul, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Anna Wilding
with Anna Wilding
tom.e ?Jul, 2007 AltLd O/S
Mr Powly ?Jul, 2007 -
with tom.e
with tom.e
jimjimmyjimjim 8 Jun, 2007 AltLd O/S
ebunick ?Jun, 2007 AltLd O/S
bvilsue ?Jun, 2007 AltLd First multi-pitch climb. Oscar lead most of the pitches.
with Oscar Canadien
First multi-pitch climb. Oscar lead most of the pitches.
with Oscar Canadien
maybe_si ?Jun, 2007 AltLd O/S
with charlie
with charlie
Simon Caldwell 1 Sep, 2006 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 Lemming
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 Lemming
Morgan Woods 22 Aug, 2006 AltLd O/S bit of a path
with Dhanraj
bit of a path
with Dhanraj
glenngordon 18 Aug, 2006 AltLd O/S
with simon tait
with simon tait
jimdanson 2 Aug, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Dan Robinson, Dan Middleton
with Dan Robinson, Dan Middleton
James W ?Aug, 2006 - felt easy for grade
with john sanday
felt easy for grade
with john sanday
Hidden ?Aug, 2006 AltLd
dan_o_b ?Aug, 2006 AltLd O/S
Chris Plewa ?Aug, 2006 AltLd O/S
with adam reid, simon gall
with adam reid, simon gall
Hidden 6 Jul, 2006 AltLd
Chris L Hill ?Jul, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Simon Pearce
with Simon Pearce
Maarten2 ?Jul, 2006 AltLd Nice climb, friends were baby-sitting....
with Kitti
Nice climb, friends were baby-sitting....
with Kitti
davepc ?Jul, 2006 AltLd Some abseil!!
with vicki
Some abseil!!
with vicki
Hidden ?Jul, 2006 AltLd O/S
al99 ?Jun, 2006 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
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, 2006 Lead dnf Sudden tremendous downpour with thunder and lightning forced us down from about half way
with Chris
Sudden tremendous downpour with thunder and lightning forced us down from about half way
with Chris
Stuart Macfarlane 4 Aug, 2005 AltLd
with Dave C
with Dave C
IanMcC 4 Aug, 2005 AltLd
with dave simpson
with dave simpson
al99 ?Jun, 2005 AltLd O/S
with Luke Thomas
with Luke Thomas
Hidden 28 Aug, 2004 AltLd O/S
Hidden 9 Aug, 2004 Lead
samwelli 5 Aug, 2004 AltLd O/S Brilliant Route
with Gregor Smith
Brilliant Route
with Gregor Smith
Adam Potter 22 Jul, 2004 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
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, 2003 AltLd
with Andy Rees
with Andy Rees
Callum Anderson ??, 2003 AltLd
dan gibson ?Sep, 2001 AltLd
with anthony prior
with anthony prior
Hidden 21 Aug, 2001 AltLd O/S
Dave Toseland 17 Aug, 2001 AltLd O/S
with Bill
with Bill
barrington1978 ?Jun, 2001 -
SimonN 16 Aug, 1997 AltLd O/S Lots of abseils
Lots of abseils
Tim Bateman 8 Aug, 1996 AltLd
with Graham Salmon
with Graham Salmon
Hidden ??, 1996 AltLd O/S
iskra2000 20 Aug, 1995 AltLd Arethusa trip. Lost contact lens on last pitch.
with Dave Stafford
Arethusa trip. Lost contact lens on last pitch.
with Dave Stafford
Simon cook ?Aug, 1994 AltLd O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet ?Jul, 1993 Lead
Small and weak ?Aug, 1992 AltLd
with Steve Bryce
with Steve Bryce
Hidden ?Jul, 1992 AltLd O/S
Rog Wilko ??, 1992 AltLd
with Debbie Wilkinson
with Debbie Wilkinson
pauldemiller ??, AltLd O/S
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