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

DavidEvans 04/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Led 1, 3, 5. Brilliant route. Bloody freezing - Jules lit a fire at the bottom to keep warm. Note, doesn't get the sun at all in October until the top pitches. Fantastic top pitches - great position and views.

with Jules Vulliamy
maria85 30/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Not as amazing as I'd thought it would be, but still fun. Microwires definitely help at the crux, which is much harder than the previous few pitches, despite being the same grade!

with Casey
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

Hidden ?/Jun/11 AltLd dog
tuukka 28/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Maija
The Jazz Butcher ?/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with Bern
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
liz-264 22/Oct/09 AltLd
HIGHTOWER 22/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

Great route. The chimneys were hard.

with Liz
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
Darron ??/2002 -

5.8 my arse! Led every pitch.

Hidden ??/2002 AltLd
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 -
Hidden ?/May/94 -
Eugetj ?/Sep/81 AltLd
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