Rockfax Description
Another excellent climb up the rounded right-hand edge of the pillar. There is a slightly harder direct version towards the top of the pitch - the easier version uses the crack on the right. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The flaky crack on the right leads to the glaciated rib and a high crux, with thin moves out left. This can be avoided by the easy crack to the right, no gear, reducing the grade to an easier 6a, but this isn't really the route!

Ticklists: Ariege Trip Targets.

Hidden 25/Jun/17 Lead O/S
PanzerHanzler 18/Jun/17 Lead O/S
nathanshaw 23/May/17 Lead
with Jo
Hidden 08/May/17 TR O/S
Chris Craggs 05/Oct/16 2nd

Really excellent - the best of these. Felt steady today - just 6a+ maybe?

with Graham Parkes
Flashy 03/Oct/16 Lead dnf

Couldn't do final move. Took a few falls, gave up. Rest very good

with JMM
topsyturvy 01/Sep/16 Lead O/S


with Mike P
clarendon 01/Sep/16 2nd
with Tris
Euan S 25/Aug/16 -
with Heather
Heather Milne 25/Aug/16 -
with Euan
TimKnight 17/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Dave Marshall
The Norris 19/May/16 -
with Gem
The Ivanator 04/Apr/16 Lead G/U

Cruxy, thin slab section.

with Toby
jon_gill1 12/Oct/15 Lead O/S
LeeWood 16/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Sam McCarthy 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
pftom 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/15 Lead
riff156 21/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Hannahc
Fragmod 19/Sep/14 Lead
James Oakes 17/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Dizz 16/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with megan
tsjx 21/Aug/14 Lead
with John Mc
jade Edwards Leaney 16/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Marti999 ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Debbie
Chris Craggs 18/May/14 2nd

Colin smoked up it - without his chalkbag - the crux is a thin move - approaching 6b

with Colin Binks
AJM 04/May/14 Lead O/S
jon 15/Apr/14 Lead
with H
Hidden 13/Apr/14 2nd O/S
pete johnson ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Lun
Hidden 28/Oct/13 Lead O/S
nickstephens 03/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Noname Clark
snook 03/Oct/13 Lead β

Such a good line on amazing granite. Lead with Jack Southward

martin clarke 03/Oct/13 Lead dnf
with Nick Stevens
Frostie 03/Oct/13 Lead
with Steve Ashworth
Hidden 03/Oct/13 Lead O/S
stephen ashworth 03/Oct/13 Lead
with john frost
kleinej 26/Sep/13 Lead dnf
with Sonya
kleinej 23/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Hok
georgenvk 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Andy Hardy 15/Aug/13 -
Big Lee 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
whiteexplorer 15/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Dilwat, SurferStan
Dilwat 15/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Chris L, Tom S

SurferStan 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S
quickdrawmcraw 21/May/13 Lead
Rob Davies 18/May/13 Lead

Easier than Bassine

harold walmsley 18/May/13 Lead O/S

Disappointing. Photogenic but easy apart from one smeary move

with Rob Davies
Chris Craggs 18/Apr/13 Lead

Probably near 6a+ for the proper finish - magnificent!

with Sherri Davy
sgl 07/Apr/13 Lead
with Clare, Susie
Chad123 04/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Fun climb, though crux (direct finish) is much harder than rest and more like 6a+.

with Zoe, Emily
Bob M 03/Apr/13 Lead
Mark Bull 24/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Tricky thin crux. The rest is easy if you take the RH option at the top (keeping L is F6a+).

with Gillian
Smelly Fox 22/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Better is you avoid the gully at the top.

Simon Caldwell 17/Oct/12 TR dog

Couldn't do the first slabby bit so used the rope. Higher up do you follow the obvious groove well to the right of the bolts? Or move left and follow the slab to the left? The former is more logical but a long way from the bolts so it's probably the latter. In which case it's extremely height dependent (can you reach the crack) and a bit of a non-line.

with Carmen
Hidden 17/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 18/May/12 2nd O/S
abbeywall 05/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Mike-W-99 05/Oct/11 Lead

Lovely route

with Fiona
Fiona Reid 05/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Very nice climbing.

with Mike
jonny taylor 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S

6a+ variation towards the top felt like the natural line - a thought-provoking friction move.

with Andy B
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/11 TR dnf
Hidden 05/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 05/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Different Steve 07/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Graham Iles 14/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Oct/09 Lead O/S
bigbobbyking 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
JonS ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
riddle 02/Jun/09 Lead

Superb climb, committing moves for sure.

with Yasmina
goi.ashmore 12/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
adrianj 18/Sep/07 2nd
Hidden 18/Sep/07 Lead O/S
clipskipper 26/Jun/07 Lead O/S

6a and fair - nice line with some thin moves

with armchair climbing
Shaw Brown 08/Apr/07 Lead
with simon blythe
Laramadness 30/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with JH,PH
Hidden 14/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Tez29 21/Jun/06 Lead
High 6a+
Mid 6a+
Low 6a+
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
Votes cast 19
Votes cast 21
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Ground Up
Not Set