Climbing in pairs, the six forced lines over many days, then jumared to high points to go for the summit. Airlie Anderson and Lucy Creamer were first: 15 pitch 'Venus Envy' (E4 6a), very sustained up continuous cracks and corners, climbed on-sight.
Dickinson and Tom Briggs did 'The Iron Lung' (E6 6b/A1), culminating in their hardest ever day's climbing: 10 pitches of E4 and above, an aid pitch high up on the face, and three very bold pitches.
Niall Grimes and Ian Hey climbed 'Multiple Buttocks' (E4 6a), steep cracks and chimneys with an Astroman 'Harding slot' pitch, and 'The Fur Trappers' (E4 6a/A1) up sinuous cracks, finishing up the last two pitches of The Iron Lung. Grants: BMC, MEF.
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