4 pitches. Start as for The Leaf where a large flake leans against the west end of the crag.
1. 4a 12m Climb the first 3-4 metres of The Leaf then traverse right around the blunt arete to below in the recess (shared belay with Western Wall.
2. 4c 25m An exciting and sustained pitch. Climb to the second of two small ledges on the edge of the right-leading ramp and traverse round to cross Malediction. Continue in the same line in a fine position, moving up slightly to reach a descending hand traverse (exposed and strenuous) to reach the foot of the chimney of The Plumb. Place some gear in the chimney, take a deep breath and set off across the steep wall right under the overlap (gear if you look) to belay at the perched block on Bryanston.
3. 4b 15m Despite the lowish grade this is a serious and rather unnerving pitch, especially for the second. Good gear till just over halfway. Move round the perched block and traverse on the lumpy slab below the steep wall. Continue just below the overlap which guards the entry to the mossy slab above. Halfway along either climb on to the mossy slab or continue below it to reach the security of the block belay on Thomas.
4. 4a 10m Climb the well-worn pitch above the block, as for conclusion of Thomas.

Ticklists: Rog Wilko's Neglected Gems in The Lakes, Lakeland's Best Multi-pitch Routes up to HVS.

Hidden 13/May/16 AltLd O/S
Stewart_DarkSide 13/May/16 AltLd dog

Led P2 & P4. Disappointingly took a fall on P2. P3 was very delicate by comparison. All in all an excellent route, which I will have try to complete properly in the future.

with Dave
beds74 12/Oct/14 AltLd

I got 2nd pitch. Thought it was tricky for grade, maybe went a little too high from recess on 1st pitch. Good line.

with Colin Dyer
Colin Dyer 12/Oct/14 AltLd
Steve Lenartowicz 18/May/14 Lead
with Clare
Peter Metcalfe 13/Oct/13 AltLd

A very underrated outing. Need to go back and do the second pitch properly. Third pitch looks revolting due to the moss but turns out to be excellent, not at all slippery (even after a rain shower!) and much better protected than expected.

Rog Wilko 23/Sep/12 AltLd

F&R guide gives this MVS but it's a bit too exciting for that. Worth noting that communication is very difficult on both first two pitches. The mossy slab on pitch 3 is very uninviting at present (perhaps always) but you can remain below the overlap on cleaner rock all the way to the stance on Thomas. But the leader has to leave their gear a fair way back and the second is unprotected for the last 20ft. Quite an adventure all round.

with Adrian Perkin
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Trobbo 17/Jun/11 AltLd

My first girdle! A really good route, especially the 2nd pitch. Well worth it's 2 stars.

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Martin Bennett 03/Jun/11 -
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Steve Lenartowicz ?/Apr/11 -
with Clare
crossdressingrodney 03/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
victim of mathematics 03/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

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