52m, 3 pitches. Pitch 1: 20m grade 21
Follow an overlap up 8m step left across a slab and then follow a slightly steep crack/seam up the arete above to a bolted belay above flax bushes. Large offset nuts useful.
Pitch 2: 18m grade 15
Step left to gain a splitter crack, cruise up this to a comfy ledge with a bolted belay, (it's best to build a trad belay at the left hand end of the ledge for the next pitch). The first ascent was protected with three baked bean cans and a sling.
Pitch 3: 12m Grade 18
Climb 3m up off the (very exposed!) left end of the ledge, then follow a thin crack up and right 5m to a juggy ledge, mantle this and head straight up through beautifully sculpted rock to the top! Easier and more protectable than it looks from below.

Dan Head (pitch 1) Gerard Tarr (Pitch 2 and 3) 2012.


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