Start under a shallow corner on the side of a slab that leads to a prominent notch in the ridge between the first and second towers.
1) 4a, 15m. Climb the shallow corner (peg) until a line of protruding flints marks a traverse left. Follow this via the line of least resistance to a position just below the notch. Step up (good thread) and pop over the ridge to a large sloping ledge on the north side. A selection of poor pegs mark the belay (a good medium cam down low will back it up). © Rockfax
UKC Logbook Description
The route is forever changing, but essentially wade out (at low tide) to the cliff below the col between the first and second pinnacles of the ridge line. Gain this somehow and follow the ridge for approx 6 pitches to the headland. Then have 10 pints. In reality you need to be leading a good deal harder than HVS, and that goes for all members of the party, in fact it may well be XS 5a now. This route does not require the use of ice axes and crampons however a few pegs or a couple of warthogs may be helpful but ascents have been made without. Some very long (16') slings may be a good idea. Previous ascents have used one or two ice screws on the first pitch, the holes of which may or may not still be usable.
FA. M.Fowler, L.Smyth 11/Nov/1984.
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