280m, 7 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The most popular of the routes on the high cliffs, with lots of good climbing on great rock. Queues are not unheard of in the spring season, though they are fairly unusual. With a few pulls on gear the grade is 5+. The climb follows the continuous cracks up the right-hand side of the buttress and is fully equipped.
1) 5, 30m. Start at the name, up an open groove with bolts.
2) 5+, 45m. Fantastic steep laybacking to begin with but turning a bit scrappy towards the finish.
3) 6a, 42m. A big lead - sustained, varied and on good rock.
4) 5, 30m. 15m of climbing leads to easy scrambling. Slings for the trees encountered might be found useful.
5) 6a, 30m. Sustained thin crack-climbing that manages to look easier than it actually is.
6) 5+, 42m. A pleasant open groove has a semi-Alpine feel.
7) 5+, 48m. The final pitch has a hard and painful finger-crack to start and then things ease.
Descend by abseil, back down the route, or more usually and better, down Lisa. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Fully equipped mountain route.

Ticklists: Ariege Trip Targets, Ariege easy multipitch, The Big Easys.

mtempest 06/Aug/16 AltLd

First 5 pitches. I lead P2 & 4

with Duncan
Mike-W-99 05/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Led 1,3 (not 6a, 5+ at a push),6 to let Fiona have a 6a pitch too. Surprisingly found pitch 7 the hardest! Abbed back down Lisa.

with Fiona
Fiona Reid 05/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Great climb with lots of different styles of climbing. Led 2, 4, 5 and 7. Threatened to rain on pitch 2 which was a bit disconcerting but the forecast was correct and it came to nothing. Took a set of nuts and was very glad of them on pitch 5. Abseiled off.

with Mike
JimboWizbo 13/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Glad Ross led the crux pitch! Great climbing all the way, some nuts useful. Abseiled down Lucy and the harder route

with Ross
OutdoorGirl 11/Sep/15 2nd dnf

Did 5 pitches, Led 4th

Hidden 10/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/14 2nd
pftom 15/Mar/14 AltLd

Led pitches, 1,3 & 6

Frostie 01/Oct/13 AltLd
with Steve Ashworth
stephen ashworth 01/Oct/13 AltLd
with john frost
Pero 24/Jun/13 AltLd
Big Lee 24/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

An incredible climb. Led the odd number pitches, including the two 6a pitches. Pitch 5 was definately the crux, which was close to my climbing limit and felt very bold due to the positioning/spacing of the bolts. Falling off was not an option! Some trad gear would definately have helped.

harold walmsley 26/May/13 Lead O/S

Found it a bit disappointing compared to other comments. Good on p3 and a couple of other half pitches but otherwise quite a lot of mediocre rock and climbing. Good day out nevertheless (Lisa looked excellent on the ab).

with Rob Davies
Rob Davies 26/May/13 2nd

Good climb, but not fantastic. Impressed by Harold's efficient organisation of the abseils.

Hidden 18/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Diggler 16/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

get on it

with Calder
Calder 16/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with Mark
Hidden 06/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
Tez29 06/Nov/09 AltLd O/S
with Ian
ian storey ?/Nov/09 AltLd O/S
with tez29
Martin Bennett 18/Oct/09 -

Rope of 4 worked well! best climb I've done down here.

with RA, AlanB, Ali
Shaw Brown 09/Apr/07 AltLd
with simon blythe
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