The route tackles the famous arete to the side of Elder Crack and was first climbed by Steve McClure back in 2004, and repeated not long after by Steve Dunning. The grade HXS is due to the route being relatively safe (unless the arete cuts your rope!), but very very hard, therefore difficult to assign an E Grade to.
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Following on from his incredibly productive weekend of climbing a few weeks ago, Ali Kennedy put another weekend to good use by... Read more
Polish climber and Scottish resident Marek Raganowicz has established two new aid routes in rope solo style on the East and North... Read more
British expat James Pearson has established an impressive new E10 crack line at Annot, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France, which he... Read more
Alasdair 'Ali' Kennedy has made the third ascent of Charlie Woodburn's Something's Burning E9 7a at Stennis Ford, Pembroke. In... Read more
Our Friday Night Video this week is a trip to the Japanese Island of Kinkasan with James Pearson, Caroline Ciavaldini and Toru... Read more