6 pitches.

Rockfax Description
165m. A popular line which gets plenty of traffic at the weekends but can be pleasantly quiet during the week. Approach past a slabby rib with a large red mark and carry on to the next rib. The first belay is not fixed but there are plenty of blocks to stick a sling around.
All the pitches have some bolts but a set of cams is required to protect several sections, particularly pitch 4.
Approach - From the top of the Index chairlift, head directly up towards the route following a path on a moraine ridge.
1) 4a, 25m. Climb the slabby rib and then move right to belay.
2) 4c, 35m. Follow the slab straight up and then head left and follow another slab to a grassy belay ledge.
3) 5a, 25m. Step left and climb the steep groove and wall above.
4) 5b, 30m. Scramble easily up to the foot of a steep wall and climb this, trending leftwards at the top, to a large ledge. There are only two bolts on this pitch so take a few mid-sized cams.
5) 3c, 20m. Follow the ridge easily to the foot of the final tower and belay on the right.
6) 5b, 30m. Traverse up and left onto the arête of the tower and make a committing step left onto a slab. Follow this and the right-leaning groove above to a spacious belay.
Descent - Scramble up from the final belays on the routes to reach the summit of the buttress. From here walk/scramble down a path to reach the gully which separates this buttress from the Index, and descend this easily to a 28m abseil. At the foot of the abseil (which can be downclimbed at 3c) walk directly back to the chairlift. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A 6 pitch equipped route on the Tour de Crochues, just left of Nez Rouge.


ClimberDateStyle
rfleal 03/Sep AltLd O/S
Rob Royle 03/Sep Lead

Climbed in big boots leading Ruth. Excellent route close to the index lift.

with Ruth B
Merlin 26/Aug AltLd O/S

Exceptional quality and surprisingly unpolished. Juggy all the way. Moved together on P1&2, then pulled on my rock shoes to swing the leads to the top. Bolted throughout (if you read the Rockfax guide).

with Dave Tait
08nbrierley 23/Aug -
Christine 23/Aug AltLd O/S
with Maximilian Meyer
Hidden 12/Aug AltLd
08nbrierley 12/Aug AltLd
with tony
Tony Myers 12/Aug AltLd O/S
with Nicky
Adamski1986 12/Aug AltLd
gooberman-hill 09/Aug Lead
EVECLIMB 02/Aug 2nd

Bottom to top in 2 1/2 hours.

with Dad
Hidden ?/Aug AltLd
Sam Hunt 23/Jul AltLd O/S
EllieWoods 23/Jul AltLd O/S
petecallaghan 23/Jul AltLd O/S
John1458 23/Jul AltLd O/S

Ed led P1,4,5 Sam P2 and P6, I led P3. Fantastic final pitch!

Robbie Blease 18/Jul AltLd
with Steve
steve_gibbs 18/Jul AltLd O/S
A Jackson 12/Jul -
themattyshep 28/Jun AltLd rpt
with Theo
James.houghton 27/Jun AltLd rpt

Gave Matt the good pitches as climbed the route a few days before. Led 1,3,5.

mattdennies 27/Jun AltLd O/S

Led 2,4,6. Lovely climbing on excellent rock, 5b pitches were brilliant, especially the 4th, was nice to place some trad gear for a bit. Climbed in 1.30.

cmars89 24/Jun AltLd O/S
with Ryan Weber
adawson 22/Jun AltLd O/S

Led the 1st, 3rd and 6th pitches

Ashley King 22/Jun AltLd

Really enjoyably. Lead pitched 2 and 4. 5b pitches were really fun. Final pitch was the highlight.

with adawson
James.houghton 20/Jun AltLd O/S

Led 2,4,6. The 4th pitch has 4/5 bolts now, but still about 10m between the first and second bolt, but really easy to protect. Top pitch is brilliant.

bethr_1997 20/Jun AltLd
DaveThexton 19/Jun AltLd O/S
with Tim
nathanjmasters 17/Jun AltLd

A great climb and a good way of getting back into some multi pitch sport. The last pitch was brilliant and felt nicely exposed.

rosso 17/Jun AltLd O/S
with Nathan
Hidden 27/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
murray ?/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
with Will
Nath93 21/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Good route, well equipped with new bolts but still worthwhile having a few medium cams for the 4th pitch.

Wizzy 12/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Vincej 12/Aug/16 2nd
with Fred Drouet
BlackheathDiggs 06/Aug/16 AltLd
spragglerocks 29/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with John
Hidden 29/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
Iain_L_32 25/Jul/16 -
scottywakefield 25/Jul/16 AltLd

Lead pitches 3,4. 4 was my fave. Still plenty of snow in the area, didn't take axe or crampons, axe would have been a good idea. Witnessed large rockfall in coulior to the right.

with Iain Leslie, Aline
Hidden 20/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
wchan 18/Jul/16 2nd
themattyshep 23/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Finnished up the last three pitches from Nez Rouge

Rob_Morris1996 23/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

After climbing the first three pitches of Nez Rouge, we finished up Mani Puliti, then abseiled down the route.

Debbie Lee 03/Sep/15 AltLd

Fun route with a very hassle free approach! Some extra gear useful.

MrRiley 03/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Really fun, especially the 5b pitches, bring a handful of medium-small cams. Shame it's not a bit more sustained

Hidden 31/Aug/15 Lead O/S
alexm198 13/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
aljones91 13/Aug/15 AltLd

Good route for half days outing climbing pretty easy and 5min walk in from the lift!

with Ben hester
Hidden 13/Aug/15 AltLd
Richard Alderton 06/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Nice enough. Gets better higher up. A couple of nuts/ friends may be useful on P4.

with Pickles
sgl 31/Jul/15 AltLd
with Susie
David Maddison 27/Jul/15 AltLd
Hidden 21/Jul/15 Lead
Dino Dave 25/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Kat Ostrich
KatOstrich 25/Jun/15 AltLd
with Dave
Hidden 11/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/14 -
Hidden 02/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Gibbo 24/Jun/14 AltLd
with Joe Innes, Sash Coombes
KatOstrich 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Laurence
Hidden 21/Jun/14 AltLd
Roger Cruse 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Kris and Nolan
Hidden 18/Mar/14 AltLd
chapmand 18/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
with Rory Brown
jcw ??/2014 -
Happy Haggis 15/Aug/13 -
Hidden 06/Aug/13 Solo
planetmarshall 19/Jul/13 Lead
KatOstrich 25/Jun/13 2nd

In heavy snow

Droyd 15/Sep/12 -
with Chris Marsden
Hidden 07/Sep/12 -
jezb1 07/Sep/12 AltLd

Enjoyable, got better as we climbed higher.

Ashley Hold ?/Sep/12 AltLd
Hidden ?/Sep/12 AltLd
cmarsden5 ?/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/12 AltLd
davebrox 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/12 Lead
QuentinSu ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Paula Ryan ?/Aug/12 AltLd
with Robin Brooke
maria85 27/Jul/12 AltLd
with Jules
Martin Bennett 18/Jul/12 -
with Ali
Hidden 10/Jul/12 AltLd
Kirill 06/Jul/12 AltLd
cem 06/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Certainly not shite & a pleasant enough way of occupying an iffy afternoon weather-wise (low cloud & a mixture of rain, drizzle, hail & the odd burst of sunshine)

mattfarr 05/Jul/12 2nd
with Al BMG
Hidden ?/Jul/12 2nd
Claire Molloy ?/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Andy Perkins, Noelle
Keith Lambley 30/Jun/12 AltLd
with Kate R
Hidden 30/Jun/12 AltLd dog
danfitz 23/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Georgie Smith
Hidden ??/2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/11 AltLd
Lawrie Brand 24/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Sarah Laing
Hidden 24/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/10 -
Hidden ?/Aug/10 2nd
Chris Sansum 31/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Climbed as a consolation after aborting an attempt to get to the Pouce due to fresh snow on the approach. Good fun.

with Colin Gunning
Roch 28/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Liz Featherstone
Hidden 20/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
cliffy 20/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Julian Prieto 20/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/10 -
knicos ?/Jul/10 AltLd
martin one 07/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

only first 2 Pitches done to weather

with dave knight
Hidden 05/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
Tom Stoddart 05/Sep/08 Lead
with Tom Slade
Hidden 05/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/08 2nd
KeithW 08/Sep/06 AltLd O/S

Done with no guidebook! Great climbing on bolted granite.

with Nick Ferguson
Hidden 06/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/05 AltLd
Wayne S ??/2005 -
Ed Saint ?/Jul/04 -
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