96m, 4 pitches. The plum pitches on this route are pitches 2, 3 and 4. Absorbing and exciting with plenty of exposure. There is much traversing and some downclimbing, so it suits a team where both are competent at the grade.
If contemplating the continuation pitches 5 to 7, see the descriptions for Grip Type Thynne, Jaywalk, The Odyssey and Ulysses P2 and make an early start!
Grades - this climb was originally graded VS. Although the P4 crux is undeniably very tough for HVS (see the voting panel), a little reluctance remains to double-upgrade it...

P Littlejohn, P Biven, E Grindley 1969

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South West Climbs - Pat Littlejohn (1st Ed.)

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hidden 5 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 30 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
petecallaghan 19 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S Adventurous. Combined P1 and P2 of Coup De Grace with P3 and P4 of Safari. Cleaned a lot of loose rock en route. Beware flakes - there remain quite a few suspect features. Don't place cams behind any flakes as the rock is pretty brittle. Lowered off on the lovely pair of staples at the end of P4.
Adventurous. Combined P1 and P2 of Coup De Grace with P3 and P4 of Safari. Cleaned a lot of loose rock en route. Beware flakes - there remain quite a few suspect features. Don't place cams behind any flakes as the rock is pretty brittle. Lowered off on the lovely pair of staples at the end of P4.
Dominic Acland 19 Mar, 2017 AltLd A wandering journey across rarely-travelled terrain! Good fun.
A wandering journey across rarely-travelled terrain! Good fun.
Marti999 7 May, 2015 AltLd O/S Ab off after pitch 4,as the last couple look far to over grown and loose. nice climbing, bold with some loose bits, relays on pegs with out much to back them up.
Ab off after pitch 4,as the last couple look far to over grown and loose. nice climbing, bold with some loose bits, relays on pegs with out much to back them up.
El Swiftos! 7 May, 2015 AltLd Good climbing on poor pro!
Good climbing on poor pro!
minexplorer 11 Aug, 2011 AltLd dnf jordan 1st pitch me 2nd & 3rd,both a crack at 4th.digging around on the 2nd pitch revealed some good nut placements.after removing dodgy rock managed a good zero cam & 1.5 cam (equalised) placement for 3rd pitch runout.what a great climb until the 4th pitch.no way is that pitch hvs 5a more like E1 5b.tried alternative approach moving lower but with 2nds understandable reluctance and time getting on decided to leave to another day.i will be back.awesome route.a pat littlejohn/peter biven i believe.
with jordan
jordan 1st pitch me 2nd & 3rd,both a crack at 4th.digging around on the 2nd pitch revealed some good nut placements.after removing dodgy rock managed a good zero cam & 1.5 cam (equalised) placement for 3rd pitch runout.what a great climb until the 4th pitch.no way is that pitch hvs 5a more like E1 5b.tried alternative approach moving lower but with 2nds understandable reluctance and time getting on decided to leave to another day.i will be back.awesome route.a pat littlejohn/peter biven i believe.
with jordan
minexplorer 4 Jun, 2011 AltLd dnf retreated off halfway along 3rd pitch due to mental twitcher raving at us.didnt say it was closed season in sth devon dartmoor guide.was looking pretty adventerous/bold up til then.will be back after 30 june
with jordan
retreated off halfway along 3rd pitch due to mental twitcher raving at us.didnt say it was closed season in sth devon dartmoor guide.was looking pretty adventerous/bold up til then.will be back after 30 june
with jordan
Jordon Fleming 4 Jun, 2011 AltLd dnf was goin well untill we got to the 3rd pitch and relised that there was birds nesting at the moment because of a mad man shouting an screaming at us. everyone forgets to check sometimes but no need for that guy to threaten us like he did. but well worth a trip back
was goin well untill we got to the 3rd pitch and relised that there was birds nesting at the moment because of a mad man shouting an screaming at us. everyone forgets to check sometimes but no need for that guy to threaten us like he did. but well worth a trip back
ecowaller ??, 2000 Lead O/S
with bunny, Paula, Wendy Sampson, Andy Reid
with bunny, Paula, Wendy Sampson, Andy Reid
Hidden 17 Apr, 1995 AltLd
colin milton 23 Jul, 1994 AltLd lead p2,4&6 which required the rapid excavation of holds some of which were rejected by throwing them over my shoulder.
with eric milton
lead p2,4&6 which required the rapid excavation of holds some of which were rejected by throwing them over my shoulder.
with eric milton
Budge ?Apr, 1992 AltLd O/S
with Richard Teed
with Richard Teed
eroica64 11 Oct, 1986 AltLd Felt like E1. 5.5 hours. Grassy, loose in places, steep and delicate.
with Denis Crampton
Felt like E1. 5.5 hours. Grassy, loose in places, steep and delicate.
with Denis Crampton
Simon cook ?Jun, 1981 -
ecowaller ??, 1980 Lead
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