41m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A pleasant route, but bold in places. Best enjoyed as one long pitch, or take the optional belay and move into Eagle Finish at the top.
1) 5a, 44m. Start below the centre of the white slab and climb up through a small overlap on good incut holds to reach the quartz-covered slab. Head up aiming for the groove at half-height (optional belay in Asahel on the right). Move up the groove and continue up the slab until forced right into Asahel, follow this back left and up to the ledge.
2) 7m. As for Africa Rib. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
From the top of the first pitch of Ashael, follow the same line until you reach steep overhung V in the rock. Climb strenuouslyfor a few moves, over good wire placement. Pull to the side of roof (left) to gain sloping mantleshelf. Follow directly up to meet the finish of Africa Rib.

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
Katsmiff 26 May Lead O/S Pleasant face climbing to begin with lots of tiny footholds, which were starting to kill my feet as I was wearing new shoes. Only a small section with limited gear, the rest was fine. Overall nice route.
Pleasant face climbing to begin with lots of tiny footholds, which were starting to kill my feet as I was wearing new shoes. Only a small section with limited gear, the rest was fine. Overall nice route.
Rob Laird 26 May 2nd O/S
Katsmiff 26 May Lead O/S Pleasant face climbing to begin with lots of tiny footholds, which were starting to kill my feet as I was wearing new shoes. Only a small section with limited gear, the rest was fine. Overall nice route.
Pleasant face climbing to begin with lots of tiny footholds, which were starting to kill my feet as I was wearing new shoes. Only a small section with limited gear, the rest was fine. Overall nice route.
hainesck100 19 May 2nd O/S
with Oread
with Oread
Hidden 19 May Lead O/S
ianstevens 28 Apr AltLd O/S
with Joe Taylor
with Joe Taylor
Matt Harmon 28 Apr Lead O/S
Guy Arnold 18 Nov, 2018 AltLd O/S
with David Barlow
with David Barlow
Rob Gillespie 5 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
steven 5 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Rob Gillespie
with Rob Gillespie
janegallwey 14 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 Jun, 2018 2nd
Wizzy 25 Jul, 2017 Solo O/S Very nice Slab climbing. Worth 2 or even 3 stars
Very nice Slab climbing. Worth 2 or even 3 stars
MarkFoster 13 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Led up slab to junction with Asahel then scurried off left as in Rockfax topo line. Quite bold as you pull onto bottom overlap as gear is low, ok after that if you hunt around.
with Bex, Chris3
Led up slab to junction with Asahel then scurried off left as in Rockfax topo line. Quite bold as you pull onto bottom overlap as gear is low, ok after that if you hunt around.
with Bex, Chris3
MarkRoe 17 May, 2017 AltLd O/S Led up to the junction with Africa Rib
with Tom Horton
Led up to the junction with Africa Rib
with Tom Horton
Kris ?May, 2017 Lead O/S
adamre12 2 Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S A good route. A but bold but not that hard. Done as a link up with the Eagle finish, which is superb!
with JamesA
A good route. A but bold but not that hard. Done as a link up with the Eagle finish, which is superb!
with JamesA
foostu4 18 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S
Rob Davies 23 Aug, 2016 Lead dnf In mistake for P1 of Usher's Dilemma! Good slab climbing on quite spaced gear, some wet pockets. Used Eagle Finish for P2, not the 5a groove through the bulge on Brys.
with Phil A
In mistake for P1 of Usher's Dilemma! Good slab climbing on quite spaced gear, some wet pockets. Used Eagle Finish for P2, not the 5a groove through the bulge on Brys.
with Phil A
Pinguville 16 Aug, 2016 2nd good easy climbing up until the roof move thats pretty committing , good holds but very steep and pretty exciting , worth a star just for that ukc description deffo not what the book states
good easy climbing up until the roof move thats pretty committing , good holds but very steep and pretty exciting , worth a star just for that ukc description deffo not what the book states
George_Surf 16 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S First pitch has spaced gear but its steady climbing. p2 up the slab and then into the groove in the overhang, good high gear but a very steep pull to reach the left arete, hard moves up and over this (ukc description is wrong, if you do the eagle finish its only a VS).
First pitch has spaced gear but its steady climbing. p2 up the slab and then into the groove in the overhang, good high gear but a very steep pull to reach the left arete, hard moves up and over this (ukc description is wrong, if you do the eagle finish its only a VS).
mattgrange 30 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S Superb, sustained and gear can be a bit thin, but you arrive at Asahel just as toes and nerves are starting to tire. How worrying you find this depends on how you feel about the frictional properties of quartz!
Superb, sustained and gear can be a bit thin, but you arrive at Asahel just as toes and nerves are starting to tire. How worrying you find this depends on how you feel about the frictional properties of quartz!
dobby 200 30 May, 2016 Lead O/S One long pitch, into the eagle finish which was an amazing way to finish this route
One long pitch, into the eagle finish which was an amazing way to finish this route
jopayne1988 30 May, 2016 2nd
caradoc 14 May, 2016 2nd Interesting glassy slab climbing. I went through the overhang above the slab at maybe 5a.
with Matt H.
Interesting glassy slab climbing. I went through the overhang above the slab at maybe 5a.
with Matt H.
MikeyP 14 May, 2016 2nd
AndrewP 28 Aug, 2015 2nd O/S First section of P1 only, then into the Eagle Finish.
First section of P1 only, then into the Eagle Finish.
Gareth T 28 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
with AndrewP
with AndrewP
Hidden 18 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S
08nbrierley 7 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S did both pitches together
did both pitches together
Jamie Skelton 7 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
Hidden 23 May, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 May, 2015 2nd rpt
John sealey 28 Jun, 2014 Lead
with Nicole Almond
with Nicole Almond
Pete Randall 5 May, 2014 Lead O/S
with cdpuk
with cdpuk
cdpuk 5 May, 2014 2nd O/S Pete led P1. Soloed P2. Lovely quartz holds. Potential deck out after initial pieces of gear.
Pete led P1. Soloed P2. Lovely quartz holds. Potential deck out after initial pieces of gear.
NeilGriffiths 3 May, 2014 -
with Adam
with Adam
Rob Pitt 3 May, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Owen Davies
with Owen Davies
oddtoast 20 Jul, 2013 2nd Did p1 as part of mongrel route up wall, then p2 of asahel going onto eagle finish.
with gavina
Did p1 as part of mongrel route up wall, then p2 of asahel going onto eagle finish.
with gavina
Elliot King LC&CC 13 Jul, 2013 Lead RP Hard pull through roof felt more like E15b to me!!
with Adrian
Hard pull through roof felt more like E15b to me!!
with Adrian
SGD 6 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S climbed p1 as a variation on Asahel. excellent climbing up the middle of the slab. then did p2 of Asahel
with vholmes
climbed p1 as a variation on Asahel. excellent climbing up the middle of the slab. then did p2 of Asahel
with vholmes
SamP88 29 Jun, 2013 2nd
Hidden 29 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 1 Jun, 2013 2nd
Mark Reeves 1 Jun, 2013 Lead
with SAF
with SAF
Dale ?Mar, 2011 Lead O/S Why does this route not get 3 stars. Awsome, scary going threw the roof though only gear at the start of the roof, if you fall on the lip splat long way down thats why it should get E1 5a. At the top of the route all my beer nearly came back up but lots of wooping to good cutting loose on overhang lip
with johny
Why does this route not get 3 stars. Awsome, scary going threw the roof though only gear at the start of the roof, if you fall on the lip splat long way down thats why it should get E1 5a. At the top of the route all my beer nearly came back up but lots of wooping to good cutting loose on overhang lip
with johny
Rich A-Wilkes 20 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S Tried to climb as one pitch but belayed under the overhang. Tried the roof on the lead and p***ed to find i was 2 inches from a bomber hold!
with Piotr
Tried to climb as one pitch but belayed under the overhang. Tried the roof on the lead and p***ed to find i was 2 inches from a bomber hold!
with Piotr
Rog Wilko 11 Feb, 2008 AltLd
with Matt Gordon
with Matt Gordon
MikeT ?Apr, 2007 AltLd O/S
with MO
with MO
nrg8125 9 Mar, 2003 AltLd
Nigel Coe ??, 1999 Lead The only clue to the date that I'd written in my guidebook was '20th century'!
The only clue to the date that I'd written in my guidebook was '20th century'!
Hidden 17 Jul, 1994 Lead
Hidden 15 Apr, 1994 2nd
Hidden 20 Sep, 1992 Lead
Hidden 27 May, 1991 2nd
Billg ?Aug, 1990 AltLd O/S DG led P1
with Dave Gregory
DG led P1
with Dave Gregory
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