Belladonna

1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
 E1 5c

Adjacent Routes
<< The Ugly Bloke < Primadonna  |  Green Crack > Morocc'n Roll >>


12m. Devious though with some good moves and a certain logic to the line. Follow Primadonna up the right-hand side of the arete until forced out right below an overlap. Pull over this to reach a second overlap then trend back left (beware of a loose hold) to the upper arete and an exposed finish.
FA. Al Evans 1977

USER COMMENTS

I failed on this route. The move up after the traverse back left looked too hard and I was too scared. Might be an idea to take micowires to protect the traverse right as otherwise it would feel quite bold and the move is quite hard.
tom - 19/Oct/03

A good, interesting route which might be 3 stars except for the very dubious flake (and thus gear) below the final crux.
Neil Ireson - 03/Jun/04

bold from the start,one step and your'e 10 feet up: ok then to the first crux, this is e1,go right, a wire in the angled crack and go for the right hand corner which is dead safe, put some gear in though; 2 friends in the loose projection left, swing out on the corner and grunt up; nice rest before the finish. Excellent route, 2 stars.
steve the tree - 07/Jul/04

Found the step up and right to be the technical crux as I couldn't quite reach the good handhold from where the footholds peter out.
The mental crux is going left again and commiting to going up the arete. Have some faith, the difficulties are short lived!
MeMeMe - 14/Aug/06

The arete surprisingly has fantastic jugs
Al Evans - 05/Jun/07

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