Pierrepoint

3 Stars
Reachy
Strong
Pumpy
 7c+

Adjacent Routes
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A mind-blowing single pitch taking in the full height of the wall right of the Cave Routes. Climb the overhanging wide crack and narrowing groove with difficultly to a ledge and lower-off. Climb up the wall above to a small niche and move right and up before trending left to a lower-off. Move up to the large overhang and take the right-hand line of bolts to some wildly-positioned moves before the lower-off. Lower off in two stages if you don't have an 80m rope. It is also worth 7c+ if started up Last Dog.
FA. Martin Atkinson 1984

USER COMMENTS

Run both pitches together for a superb 40m tick
Steve Crowe - 26/May/02

Even with the 'Last Dog', rather than the original start, it still felt like 7C to the first lower off. Way harder than the likes of 50 for 5 or Obsession.
Paul - 02/Jun/04

Following from Paul's comment, it felt like more than a '+' grade difference between Last Dog and finishing beneath the roof.

Has the top pitch been climbed this year? How stable is it?
Guy Maddox - 04/Jun/04

"Rope drag can be a problem" - if you were to climb it as two (or even three) pitches, what grade would the top pitch be in it's own right?
Guy Maddox - 04/Jun/04

First pitch (with Last Dog start) is just about 7c. If only 7b+, then Last Dog is 7a.
carl dawson - 22/Jun/04

Last Dog must be 7a then.
Boy - 17/May/05

7b+ to the roof, and a recently discovered jug right at the top brings the full pitch down to 7b+/7c. 7c+ if you wear blinkers and fight up the crack (as originally done). A 70m rope reaches the ground.
Serpico - 24/Jul/06

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