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

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Logged Ascents

UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
KristianBirchall 28 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S K 1 3 5 7 C 2 4 6
with Claire Chadderton
K 1 3 5 7 C 2 4 6
with Claire Chadderton
mtempest 6 Aug, 2016 AltLd First 5 pitches. I lead P2 & 4
with Duncan
First 5 pitches. I lead P2 & 4
with Duncan
Hidden 5 Oct, 2015 AltLd O/S
Fiona Reid 5 Oct, 2015 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.
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.
JimboWizbo 13 Sep, 2015 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
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, 2015 2nd dnf Did 5 pitches, Led 4th
Did 5 pitches, Led 4th
Hidden 10 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Aug, 2014 2nd
pftom 15 Mar, 2014 AltLd Led pitches, 1,3 & 6
Led pitches, 1,3 & 6
Frostie 1 Oct, 2013 AltLd
with Steve Ashworth
with Steve Ashworth
stephen ashworth 1 Oct, 2013 AltLd
with john frost
with john frost
Pero 24 Jun, 2013 AltLd
Big Lee 24 Jun, 2013 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.
with Pero
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.
with Pero
harold walmsley 26 May, 2013 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
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, 2013 2nd Good climb, but not fantastic. Impressed by Harold's efficient organisation of the abseils.
Good climb, but not fantastic. Impressed by Harold's efficient organisation of the abseils.
Hidden 18 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
Diggler 16 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S get on it
with Calder
get on it
with Calder
Calder 16 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Diggler
with Diggler
Hidden 6 Oct, 2011 AltLd O/S
Tez29 6 Nov, 2009 AltLd O/S
ian storey ?Nov, 2009 AltLd O/S
with tez29
with tez29
Martin Bennett 18 Oct, 2009 - Rope of 4 worked well! best climb I've done down here.
with RA, AlanB, Ali
Rope of 4 worked well! best climb I've done down here.
with RA, AlanB, Ali
Shaw Brown 9 Apr, 2007 AltLd
with simon blythe
with simon blythe
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