200m, 6 pitches. Tough for the grade, especially for those new to wide cracks. The route starts in an open corner 2/3 of the way up Spire Gully and to the left of a deep dark chasm.
The opening pitch gives the route its name, but also includes bridging, chimneys and cracks. Its got it all!

Jim Bridwell, Chris Fredericks, Brian Berry, Joe Faint 1966

Hidden 31/May/15 2nd O/S
Simon Davis 16/Sep/13 -
with Tim P
Hidden 16/Sep/13 AltLd
Andy Fielding 19/May/13 AltLd

Jim lead 1, 3 & 5. I lead 2, 4 & 6.

with Claire Poppett, Jim Gaffney
Hidden ?/Mar/13 AltLd rpt
Simonfarfaraway ??/2013 AltLd

Wow top route, much harder than grade suggests if you aren't used to wide cracks (think elder crack in granite 150m)

with Steve Hastings
tommytuffa 13/May/12 Lead O/S

Led all pitches, good route

with Adriane
stuart34 16/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

P 1, 3, 5

Rob84 ?/Jun/11 AltLd dog

3 pitches of grim chimneying and 3 pitches of fun face and crack climbing

tuukka 28/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Maija
Hidden ?/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Geraldine Roso 17/Aug/10 AltLd
duncan 31/May/10 AltLd O/S

NE Buttress was busy

with Melissa Michelitsch
duncan 30/May/10 AltLd dnf


with Melissa Michelitsch
HIGHTOWER 22/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

Great route. The chimneys were hard.

with Liz
liz-264 22/Oct/09 AltLd
Julesthe1st 06/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
with Andy Steiner
al99 21/May/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/May/09 AltLd O/S
Dr Toph ?/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Giovanni
Toby Dunn ?/Sep/07 AltLd
with Anna
Hidden 25/Sep/04 AltLd
Ben1983 ?/Sep/04 AltLd O/S
awhitta1 ?/May/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2002 AltLd
Darron ??/2002 -

5.8 my arse! Led every pitch.

andybirtwistle 08/May/01 AltLd
with John Mountain
agtoni ?/Aug/99 2nd
with Steve S
dan gibson ?/Sep/98 AltLd O/S
with helen gibson
WB ?/Jul/97 AltLd O/S


with Nicola
migs493 12/Sep/96 AltLd O/S
with Martin Kitson
CMacD ??/1995 -
Eugetj ?/Sep/81 AltLd
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