87m, 4 pitches. This classic route climbs the steep groove in the centre of GO Wall.

5a Climb the groove and right rib to a nut and peg belay at the foot of the big groove.

6a Climb the groove to its top then launch up the steep and off balance crack to a rest at its top (good gear all the way). Traverse left and slightly down to a footledge under the bulge by a thread and old peg. Pull through the bulge rightwards on good pockets to the foot of a groove. From here traverse right 3m and climb the wall on good holds to belay on a ledge.

5c Climb the groove above the belay to the break, step left and go up to a ledge. The next section climbs the shallow groove and then a muddy bank to tree belays. It is tricky to start (5c) but soon eases.

There is a top 5a pitch but it is also possible to walk 25m left to tree belays at the top of King kong and ab to the 2 bolts left of KK's 1st belay , then ab again.


Affected by rockfall on this part of the wall, suggested upgrade to E5 for new guide.

P R Littlejohn, P Boardman 25/Nov/1977

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kenneM 17 Jul, 2017 AltLd Absolutely fantastic lead from Chris on P2. I only lead P1 which was ok but much much easier than the rest of the route.
with Chris
Absolutely fantastic lead from Chris on P2. I only lead P1 which was ok but much much easier than the rest of the route.
with Chris
Hidden 11 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
Nick Russell 23 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S Big route! Another E5 in the bag :) Suited me pretty well: sustained but nothing too desperate and straightforward gear. It was pretty dark by the time we topped out.
Big route! Another E5 in the bag :) Suited me pretty well: sustained but nothing too desperate and straightforward gear. It was pretty dark by the time we topped out.
alastairbegley 23 Aug, 2016 2nd Lead the first pitch. Ended up in free space falling off at the overhang on P2, had to prussik up to get back on the route.
Lead the first pitch. Ended up in free space falling off at the overhang on P2, had to prussik up to get back on the route.
Pippa 11 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S First E5 lead on-sight! Lot's of encouragement and singing from the belay. Fantastic climb
with Rob
First E5 lead on-sight! Lot's of encouragement and singing from the belay. Fantastic climb
with Rob
Ollie B 3 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S P2. Absolutely mega route. Wanted to do for 10 years. Finally got the balls and arms. Worth the wait.
with A.Rosier
P2. Absolutely mega route. Wanted to do for 10 years. Finally got the balls and arms. Worth the wait.
with A.Rosier
Hidden 3 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
grp 26 Apr, 2016 Lead dnf Dam it. Managed the groove then fell at the roof which is done clean seconding hyena cage last year. Cool climb though. Had to ab off the second belay as the au was disappearing.
Dam it. Managed the groove then fell at the roof which is done clean seconding hyena cage last year. Cool climb though. Had to ab off the second belay as the au was disappearing.
tim newton 8 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
Rachel Slater 8 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S P1 and P3. Found the initial half of P2 pumpy but not desperate and the crux roof felt surprisingly ok.
P1 and P3. Found the initial half of P2 pumpy but not desperate and the crux roof felt surprisingly ok.
RichyBOYY 12 May, 2015 AltLd O/S Such a rad route - crux pitch is amazing climbing and the rest if pretty damn good too!
Such a rad route - crux pitch is amazing climbing and the rest if pretty damn good too!
i_a_coops 12 May, 2015 AltLd O/S Led p2 and p3. GO big or GO home, right?
Led p2 and p3. GO big or GO home, right?
ian bryant ??, 2015 -
Hidden 16 Nov, 2013 Lead dnf
Mr-Cowdrey 3 Nov, 2013 TR dnf Dave led the first pitch, ma andchris followed. Then we all had a go at the second pitch but retreated as it got dark. I climbed up to the top of the groove and lowered down to retrieve the gear.
with David Frost, chris ridgers
Dave led the first pitch, ma andchris followed. Then we all had a go at the second pitch but retreated as it got dark. I climbed up to the top of the groove and lowered down to retrieve the gear.
with David Frost, chris ridgers
Alice Thompson 6 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S
dan gibson 6 Jun, 2013 AltLd Fell off at the roof when a large block gave way under my foot, reclimbed the roof, no change to the grade, but less to choose for footholds. There's more loose stuff still there. Great route despite that section.
with alice thompson
Fell off at the roof when a large block gave way under my foot, reclimbed the roof, no change to the grade, but less to choose for footholds. There's more loose stuff still there. Great route despite that section.
with alice thompson
Granitemuncher 26 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S interesting sequence t overcome the roof. pitch 2 was my favourite
with Chris Adams
interesting sequence t overcome the roof. pitch 2 was my favourite
with Chris Adams
Aaron Lines 15 Jul, 2012 AltLd led p1 and 3. frank led crux pitch
led p1 and 3. frank led crux pitch
quiffhanger 9 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S Really good moves on the 1st half of P2 - reckon it's better than Dog Eat Dog.
Really good moves on the 1st half of P2 - reckon it's better than Dog Eat Dog.
jacobjlloyd 9 Jun, 2012 2nd β Lovely climbing! Shame such a chunk of it is not definitely attached.
Lovely climbing! Shame such a chunk of it is not definitely attached.
John Mcshea ?Oct, 2011 AltLd
3 Names 28 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S Sumee led pitch1, I led pitch 2,3 and 4. Awsome route
Sumee led pitch1, I led pitch 2,3 and 4. Awsome route
Justin T 29 Aug, 2011 AltLd dog Fell off and aided moves up to roof on 2nd, led p1&3
Fell off and aided moves up to roof on 2nd, led p1&3
John Mcshea 29 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S
pezzerrr 10 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10 Aug, 2011 AltLd
Cailean Harker 13 May, 2011 Lead O/S Climbed on the same day as Feline and Dog eat dog
Climbed on the same day as Feline and Dog eat dog
Hanski 2 May, 2011 2nd
simon kimber 2 May, 2011 Lead Backed off this about 8 years ago, and climbed the roof section and last pitch as part of another route more recently. Really pleased to put it all together at last!
with Hanski
Backed off this about 8 years ago, and climbed the roof section and last pitch as part of another route more recently. Really pleased to put it all together at last!
with Hanski
Ricky Rocks 19 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S Big feel and great climbing. Nearly landed on steve at the start of crux pitch, but managed to hold on..
Big feel and great climbing. Nearly landed on steve at the start of crux pitch, but managed to hold on..
Billg 23 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S Superb pumpy route with good gear all the way
Superb pumpy route with good gear all the way
Kev Little ??, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2006 -
cornishben ??, 2004 2nd O/S
with Max Dutson
with Max Dutson
Hidden ??, 2003 Lead RP
DavidBarraclough ?Aug, 2000 AltLd RP
Tim M ??, 1998 Lead O/S
AlexRenshaw 28 May, 1989 Lead
with Dor? Green
with Dor? Green
frank ramsay ??, 1989 Lead
with geoff bennett
with geoff bennett
craig h ?Oct, 1988 AltLd O/S
with Luke Steer
with Luke Steer
DDDD ??, 1988 Lead O/S Scary E4 with poxy pitons
Scary E4 with poxy pitons
Steve Walker ??, 1988 AltLd
with Bill
with Bill
Hidden 27 Aug, 1987 AltLd O/S
Steve Lewis 25 Apr, 1982 AltLd O/S
with Lyndsey
with Lyndsey
Hidden ??, 1981 Lead
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