35m. The second pitch has a serious feel to it.
1) 5a. Start at the top of the sloping platform, by a short wall. From the corner, climb up, and right, onto the wall. A hard pull, rightwards, leads onto the top of the slab. Move round the corner, on the obvious line, to a small vertical crack.
Follow this crack to the slab above. Peg and Rock belays.
2) 4c. Climb cracks, in the back wall, to reach the rounded arĂȘte. Boldly climb this arĂȘte, to reach a sloping slab, and then the top.

Hidden 22/Jun/16 2nd O/S
nickdonohue 22/Jun/16 Lead

I'd done the hybrid Silken Thread / Imperialist before (which takes Imperalist's 2nd pitch). Doing it in it's entirety is really worthwhile with some good moves and neat climbing on the 1st pitch (and the 2nd pitch of course!).

Skinnybloke 03/Jun/16 AltLd
clubmanpete 11/May/16 Lead rpt

Lead the whole route for Alan to get a feel for it... a brilliant route... interesting all the way... defo my favourite hvs at dewerstone so far...

clubmanpete 03/May/16 AltLd

lead most of pitch one (ON ROUTE THIS TIME) Spent to long thinking I should be going left which looks like the right way. After putting maximum effort I had to come down where Geoff had a go and those fresh arms took him right ( The book dose say right on left wall "doh") and so it was completed. so fifty fifty lead in that id say. defo would like to do again soon as great training on steep stuff!

Skinnybloke 09/Sep/15 AltLd dnf

Took a big fall on second pitch, I will be back!

clubmanpete 09/Sep/15 AltLd dnf

I lead first pitch with some great balancing moves . Awsome first pitch... my buddie took a whipper of the top of the arete of the second pitch so had to retreat from belay point we will return....!!!!

gidmord 13/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with dbrooks
waydan 14/Jun/14 AltLd
Hidden ??/2014 -
SteveoS 23/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Doug Miller
Philippa Arding 02/Oct/11 2nd
with nick arding
JonHarvey 09/Jun/11 Lead rpt

From Tarantula. Good link up.

Hidden 09/Jun/11 2nd rpt
nick99 26/Apr/11 AltLd
with Dave
Dave Ing 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

P1. First HVS lead

with Nick W
Homes 28/Jun/10 AltLd
with Shaun M
JulesClimbs 27/May/10 2nd
with Paul
berry 27/May/10 2nd
solenostomus 23/Jan/10 2nd
with Thom W
twright180 23/Jan/10 Lead O/S
jcook1980 ??/2010 -
Hidden 15/Sep/09 2nd rpt
DanLear 25/Aug/09 AltLd
with Al McPhierson
Hidden 25/May/08 2nd
RobSteere 04/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with John Axeworthy
Hidden 11/Nov/07 2nd O/S
JonHarvey ?/Aug/06 AltLd O/S

Exposed 2nd pitch, lead 1st (2nd HVS 5a lead)

Hidden ?/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
leadmat ??/2006 Lead
leadmat ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2005 AltLd
Hidden 06/Apr/03 Lead
Rob Pitt ??/2003 Lead O/S
clark alston ?/Feb/02 Lead O/S
with Steve Thorpe
Frostie ??/2002 Lead
with various
Hidden ?/Mar/00 Lead
andy_pemberton ?/Sep/99 Lead
with Rik Meek
climbingrichard 24/Jul/96 Lead O/S

Bold moves out of the corner on the fist pitch too hot Lee

colin milton 28/Jul/94 Lead
with eric milton
timreynolds 16/Sep/92 2nd
Nigel Coe ??/1991 -
with Norman Wright
Hidden 29/Jul/90 Lead O/S
sdht ??/1990 -
Mike C 03/Jul/82 2nd

Failed to lead

with Walter Phipps
Hidden 07/Jun/82 2nd O/S
Steve Bell ??/1979 -
Simon cook ??/1978 -
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