<< Second Shadow < Iron Maiden | Swordfish > Hammerhead >>
A massive trip across some wild rock formations which is guaranteed to get the blood pumping and the heart racing. Allow plenty of time and make sure you are a competent well-balanced team since escape after the tide has come in is tricky. The line is also visible on other topos.</br>1) 5b, 15m. Climb Swordfish and belay at the base of its groove.</br>2) 5c, 25m. Climb up to the break then follow it leftwards to a ledge just right of Heaven's Door.</br>3) 5a, 20m. Step down then pull around the arete. Follow the break to the ledge of Neptune.</br>4) 5b, 25m. Reverse down the groove of Neptune to gain the juggy band, then traverse left to the slot stance on The Whaler.</br>5) 5b, 30m. Follow The Whaler but continue left along the upper break to a hanging belay on the arete.</br>6) 5b, 15m. Traverse the slab using a horizontal crack, then pull up into a groove which leads to the top.
FA. Pat Littlejohn, Steve Lewis 13.1.80,FA. (P5 and 6) Pat Littlejohn, Chris Pound 24.9.80