15m. From the belay tree at the top of Back Off, scramble up left and carefully cross a rubble strewn ledge. Climb the center of the slab above. The start of this pitch isn't very appealing, and is particularly insecure and unpleasant if at all damp.

J Rose, T Dixon 06/May/2007

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Loose and not worth it
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with Matt Walker
Jimkato ?Jun, 2016 -
budchawla 15 May, 2016 Lead O/S
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with riddle
riddle 15 May, 2016 Solo rpt Solo again, whilst Bud cleared the ropes.
Solo again, whilst Bud cleared the ropes.
Mayaculpa 14 May, 2016 TR
with Mike Rotraxion
with Mike Rotraxion
Mayaculpa 8 May, 2016 TR
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with rickstaylor, Mike Rotraxion
Hidden 7 May, 2016 Lead O/S
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Lukemeehan 13 Apr, 2016 Solo O/S
Lukemeehan 13 Apr, 2016 Solo O/S
Jessicacrump 6 Jun, 2015 2nd
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Mayaculpa 1 May, 2015 TR
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Hidden 4 Sep, 2014 2nd rpt
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Hidden 29 Jun, 2014 2nd
Snorfalorpagus 29 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S Terrible.
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Terrible.
with Aileen Robertson
Hidden ?May, 2014 Lead O/S
riddle 4 Aug, 2013 Solo O/S
mikeydee135 11 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S A Terrible route, the first half of it was a mix between choss (blocks one foot across) held in loose earth, which come loose and the shape of the crag and location of the start means these hurtle at your belayer if you even breath in their general direction. if you survive that the upper part is nice enough, nothing special, and then you top out to open grass and absolutely zero to anchor to other than a sitting belay, which you don't want as you want to be able to see your very vulnerable second. I used a single line 30 meters back from the edge to the nearest tree, not an ideal belay by any stretch (stretch being operative) and then you need to work out how to get down again.... not a route that's worth doing give the almost infinite better options at this crag.
A Terrible route, the first half of it was a mix between choss (blocks one foot across) held in loose earth, which come loose and the shape of the crag and location of the start means these hurtle at your belayer if you even breath in their general direction. if you survive that the upper part is nice enough, nothing special, and then you top out to open grass and absolutely zero to anchor to other than a sitting belay, which you don't want as you want to be able to see your very vulnerable second. I used a single line 30 meters back from the edge to the nearest tree, not an ideal belay by any stretch (stretch being operative) and then you need to work out how to get down again.... not a route that's worth doing give the almost infinite better options at this crag.
deepstar 20 Jun, 2012 2nd
with warmauri
with warmauri
Warner 20 Jun, 2012 Lead
bpmclimb 2 May, 2012 TR rpt
with Shunt
with Shunt
Vanswad 21 Apr, 2012 - I have recently cleaned this route, there are some good cracks for gear higher up and a lot of the loose rock has gone.the next thing to do is to clean a walk way through the mud above Backing Up so that the two routes can be combined. (if you should wish to do so!)
I have recently cleaned this route, there are some good cracks for gear higher up and a lot of the loose rock has gone.the next thing to do is to clean a walk way through the mud above Backing Up so that the two routes can be combined. (if you should wish to do so!)
Huntlyfiddler 3 Mar, 2011 2nd
bpmclimb 3 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S Lots of loose rock. Not recommended. Once on the slab, follows the line of a long, shallow borehole on improving rock. Best descent: abseil down Balch's Slide.
Lots of loose rock. Not recommended. Once on the slab, follows the line of a long, shallow borehole on improving rock. Best descent: abseil down Balch's Slide.
halfwaythere 4 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
nick hawkins 4 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
with peter
with peter
thomasadixon 6 May, 2007 2nd O/S
freelancer_85 6 May, 2007 Lead O/S First Ascent. Mainly cleaned on fa, but still some loose stuff around.
First Ascent. Mainly cleaned on fa, but still some loose stuff around.
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