Drytooling D9+
start as for Doorstep, at the roof Traverse Left to good pockets in the roof, Fig 4 your way out to the lip and accend the crack to good holds and easy finish.

Rob (orange J) Apr/2007

Misha 01/Oct Lead rpt

As last time but had a look at the poor slot on the way down and no idea how it held! Better to do an even longer reach into the better slot above - reckon I can reach dynamically. 9+ for sure.

with Eszter
Misha 29/Oct/16 Lead rpt

With the big reach to the 'poor but ok' slot on the lip - 9 into that, then the better slot just above. Above that felt ok and didn't need to invert. Worth M9+ now.

with Will
Misha 29/Dec/15 Lead dnf

The tiny stein that I used last time broke as I leaned out on it and couldn't get it to stick again. Eventually figured out I could reach a poor slot just over the lip, below the good one. Couldn't control the swing out onto it though. Reckon a tenuous 9 might do it. This was only meant to be a warm up so gave up for now, one to come back to.

with Andy W
Andrew Wilson 29/Dec/15 Lead dog

1 rest

with Misha
Hidden 14/Nov/15 Lead RP
Misha 24/Jan/15 Lead RP

Using the mini stein pull. It creaked but held. No heavyweights or fig 4s allowed on it! Same grade. Crux is still getting over the lip.

with Ian W
Andrew Wilson 17/Jan/15 Lead dog
with Misha
Misha 17/Jan/15 Lead dog

Found a new way of doing it - small outward facing stein pull between the first rood placement and the blown one. Lean back off one arm with feet on the wall to reach the placement on the lip. Sat on the rope looking for options, then when I found it did it clean to the top. Fig 4 on the lip was easy and no spinning - practice makes perfect! Same grade as before I reckon but need to do it in one go.

with Andy W
Misha 22/Nov/14 Lead dnf

Got to the rest fine, put the second stein pull in, it seemed to hold but as soon as I went into a fig 4 it blew, leaving me suspended on my right arm off the first stein pull. Second go, same thing. Hung on the rope and spent a while fiddling the axe into both slots but couldn't get anything to hold a fig 4. Simon had the same problem earlier. The placement must have blown in the last two weeks... Probably needs drilling.

with Eszter
Misha 09/Nov/14 Lead dog

Single attempt. Got to the lip, stopped the swing off the fig 4 with the free front point in the crack under the roof, clipped (added a crab to end of the rope - easier to clip), got the axe up but couldn't invert so had a rest on the rope. Tried again but just couldn't get the leg up. Third or fourth go managed it ok - not sure how, may be by bringing up the knee first. No real heel hook but somehow I could then get the next slot, in the thin crack. Still tricky to get from there to the arete slot, then it's in the bag.

Greg Boswell 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Misha 08/Nov/14 Lead dog

First session on this. On the first go got to the good rest under the roof fine (had done it before as part of another route but couldn't really remember anything), then asked Dave A for the beta download (Fig 4, fig 9, fig 4 on the lip, clip, stretch for a hook, release the fig 4, match hands on the axe with feet dangling, invert, stretch for a hook in a thin crack, get the good hook on the arĂȘte, easy!). Got to the lip, clipped and had to have a rest there. Had to have a few goes at getting established above the roof, got the good hook eventually but accidentally dislodged the other axe so ended up being stranded with one axe in a pumpy position! Eventually managed to get enough back to get the clip just above. Lowered from there but it was almost the top and easy anyway. Second go got to the lip but kept spinning when trying to clip so eventually pumped out and fell out of the fig 4 - not a great idea as ended up going upside down. A new project!

with Masa
masa-alpin 08/Nov/14 Lead dog

Could not get the crucial hook under the roof well in my first tries. After falling off a few times, I managed to top out in the end.

with Misha
Dave Almond 01/Nov/14 Lead RP

Love this sequence

Dave Almond 08/Dec/13 Lead RP
Ramon Marin 24/Nov/12 Lead RP
with viki harvey
mux 15/Jan/12 Lead rpt
with frost
frost 15/Jan/12 Lead RP

finally it all clicked into place!

with D Garry
mux 30/Nov/11 Lead rpt

forgotten how tough this was.

Tom Livingstone 16/Nov/11 TR


frost 16/Nov/11 Lead dog
with D Almond
frost 11/Nov/10 TR dog

tried to flash it but failed at the lip, so worked the moves for next time.

with D Almond
Ramon Marin 20/Jun/09 Lead dog
with Rob Gibson
mux ??/2009 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead RP
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