59m, 2 pitches. A superb direct line up the middle of the Main Face to reach the middle of Virgo ledge, with an independent finish on the crag above. Start - 2m right of Lunar Wall at a small V-shaped recess.
1) 5c, 35m. Climb groove in back of recess to stance. Step up to flake at arete and climb shallow corner to gain square-cut ledge on the arete. Move up and right to good cracks (crux) leading up the wall to below a final small overhang. Climb directly up through this to reach the Virgo ledge.
2) 5a, 24m. From the right-hand end of the large overhang to the right of Virgo Pitch 4 make an ascending leftwards traverse back over the overhang to gain the nose which is followed to the top.

R.Greene, R. Cowan (Two aid points). /69. S. Billane (One aid point). 9/75. E. Cooper, T. Ryan (First free ascent). /83

Ticklists: 3 Star Mournes, MRes Ticklist, Ireland 3 Star E1-E2.

kylos8048 14/May/17 Lead

Led crux pitch clean before the heavens opened so finished up virgo blocks instead of the slick looking traverse. E2 5c is fair but crux takes a bit of psych to commit to it.

with eva
Hidden 27/Aug/16 Lead
Martin Bagshaw 27/May/16 AltLd O/S

Very hard for the grade, had to resort to some sport climber moves to recover at the top of the first pitch! Agree with the other guy; GBH on the prow is easier than this!

with Tom Hudson
jhill ??/2015 -
Hidden 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
KKilroy 25/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Absolute quality start to finish. Well protected steep climbing with sustained climbing throughout and a good testy crux.

with emma Thompson, caelan
RKernan 17/Jul/13 Lead dnf

The crux is hard as nails. Downclimbed to rest a few times, Could not figure it out. Eventually went for it and fell off exhausted. Otherwise solid E2 - the last few moves looked fine. Felt harder than GBH at Fair Head!

Sinéad 17/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/12 2nd dnf
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