A fantastic rest day drip up the Tassila gorge above the pencil waterfall, with a slightly troubling background chanting sound to keep you company all the way, and a shallow water solo exit.

Park by the waterfall, check volume is low and the skies as cloudless as usual, pause to consider whether it rained yesterday (of course not!), then walk up terraces to the L of the waterfall passing a house, and contour R to gain the gorge.

The best place to start is at a wide pebble beach, passing a small pool fed from the gorge on the left. Pick a route through the gorge, variously walking or climbing at 4C-5A on either wall, or sometimes bridging, until a final unprotected 5b section gains daylight.

The route could be a good solo, but works well with a single rope and small rack. The exit probably makes it E2, but it would be easy to preplace a rope and so make it HVS max.

Tim Monks & Emma Postlethwate 03/Jan/2013.


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Grade: E2 5b ***
(Greek Buttress (Crag NC))

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