120m, 4 pitches. Excellent climbing, a mixture of sport and trad. The highlight is the superb flake of pitch 2. P1 is much harder than the rest of the route, and can be avoided by climbing the first 3 pitches of Wide Sierra, then scrambling Rightwards to reach the ledge below P2.

Follows the obvious line of the huge flake starting at a large pinnacle.
1) 30m F6a+ Climb an easy groove and left along a ledge. Make very thin moves past 2 bolts and continue more easily but with no further protection for 20m to a belay.
2) 30m VS 4c Step left and follow the undercut flake rightwards to belay at a block.
3) 45m VS 4a Climb the slab to regain the flake, protected by a single bolt, and follow it until a step left over the overlap gains a second bolt. Up left to belay on a ledge, ignoring the two bolts which are on the abseil "piste".
4) 15m F5 Climb the summit block with 2 bolts to protect.
The initial abseil bolts will be found a little higher. If you choose to walk off take shoes - it's further than you might think.

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βeta: Fantastic Red Rock style route. The first move is the hardest.
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Felix Ottey 10 Nov AltLd O/S Great climb if a little run out in places!
Great climb if a little run out in places!
Hidden 9 Nov AltLd O/S
WilliamRupp 9 Nov AltLd O/S What is this route?? Very shit, and half of it is just steep walking. The top pitch looks cool, but doesn't even go over the roof with the big hole in and instead peeters of to the side. Not worth it, very disjointed. Dunno how this is VS.... probably without the use of any fingers
What is this route?? Very shit, and half of it is just steep walking. The top pitch looks cool, but doesn't even go over the roof with the big hole in and instead peeters of to the side. Not worth it, very disjointed. Dunno how this is VS.... probably without the use of any fingers
barbora 16 Apr AltLd O/S I led 2nd pitch; good climb
with Emmie Hine, Max Scherer
I led 2nd pitch; good climb
with Emmie Hine, Max Scherer
paul horabin 9 Apr -
V1c 19 Mar AltLd
GermanAlex 19 Mar AltLd O/S Viktoria tried P1 first but backed off, once I got to the same place it was easy to see why. Pretty necky and delicate climbing despite the bolt, you'd definitely hit the ledge from what is easily the crux (UK tech 5b?). Viktoria then got the amazing rising traverse as a lead, which I was pretty jealous of. I led P3, Viktoria a very windy P4. Cracking route!
with V1c
Viktoria tried P1 first but backed off, once I got to the same place it was easy to see why. Pretty necky and delicate climbing despite the bolt, you'd definitely hit the ledge from what is easily the crux (UK tech 5b?). Viktoria then got the amazing rising traverse as a lead, which I was pretty jealous of. I led P3, Viktoria a very windy P4. Cracking route!
with V1c
James Worthington 11 Mar Lead Pitch two looked intimidating but not too bad in the end, really good climb.
with Emma
Pitch two looked intimidating but not too bad in the end, really good climb.
with Emma
Hidden 28 Dec, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 28 Dec, 2018 AltLd
pftom 28 Dec, 2018 AltLd O/S Led P1 & P3
with Baz Whale
Led P1 & P3
with Baz Whale
Hidden 21 Nov, 2018 Lead
Hidden 15 Nov, 2018 Lead O/S
Julian Prieto 10 Nov, 2018 AltLd O/S Led P2,4
with Michael Cartwright
Led P2,4
with Michael Cartwright
MarcinK 1 Nov, 2018 AltLd O/S 1st pitch by Mark, super dificult start about 6b. Lead peach 3. Unusual shapes and climbing.
with spenser, Mark Anstiss
1st pitch by Mark, super dificult start about 6b. Lead peach 3. Unusual shapes and climbing.
with spenser, Mark Anstiss
Flashy 23 Jan, 2018 AltLd Led p1+3. Had to pull on a bolt to get started on p1, reduced it to F5+ probably. Would be more in keeping with the route to scramble in from the left to the base of p2 but p1 is a fun direct start.
with JMM
Led p1+3. Had to pull on a bolt to get started on p1, reduced it to F5+ probably. Would be more in keeping with the route to scramble in from the left to the base of p2 but p1 is a fun direct start.
with JMM
JMM 23 Jan, 2018 AltLd
with Flashy
with Flashy
Hidden ??, 2018 -
judith neaves 18 Dec, 2017 AltLd
Shaw Brown 18 Dec, 2017 AltLd
George Budd 11 Nov, 2017 2nd O/S other than a minor hiccup involving slings, rope anchors and a few swear words, this route was great. an interesting mic of underclings and very bare slabs, leading to a triumphant finish
other than a minor hiccup involving slings, rope anchors and a few swear words, this route was great. an interesting mic of underclings and very bare slabs, leading to a triumphant finish
Lizard Ollie 11 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S Bold in places, even though you’re above bolts! P2 most enjoyable with summit pitch a bit contrived but good nonetheless. Back down the gully for some tea in Mohammed’s garden
Bold in places, even though you’re above bolts! P2 most enjoyable with summit pitch a bit contrived but good nonetheless. Back down the gully for some tea in Mohammed’s garden
Martin Bennett 1 Apr, 2017 - The guide book grade for the crux matched the date of our ascent! If it MUST be graded as if in USA it's at least 5.9 (sport). Very thin.
with AlanB
The guide book grade for the crux matched the date of our ascent! If it MUST be graded as if in USA it's at least 5.9 (sport). Very thin.
with AlanB
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