The Archtempter

2 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
Loose
 E3 5b

Adjacent Routes
<< The Verger < Loose Woman  |  Godspell > Rite of Spring >>


The soaring corner-line on the right side of the face is a serious climb that requires lots of large gear on its top pitch, plus nerve and skill to deal with the rock and vegetation on the first. Start at an awkward stance directly beneath the corner reached via a scramble up a grassy ramp and chimney..
1) 5b, 26m. Pass a low bulge, peg, and continue to another bulge at 12m. Move around the bulge and climb the corner above past a peg to two more pegs. Continue up the corner passing a useful large cam-notch to a stance and belay where the corner lies back. Old pegs, nut and large cams..
2) 5a, 22m. The corner now starts to overhang but is well protected with large cams and nuts. A recent rockfall has left some loose material just before the top.
FA. Pat Littlejohn, Graham Skerrat 30.3.1970

USER COMMENTS

No comments on this route. Login to your ROCKFAX account to add your comments - Search for comments.

  • Route Grade Votings

    Total votes cast 3
    hard E4 0 of 1
    E4 0 of 1
    easy E4 0 of 1
    hard E3 0 of 1
    E3 0 of 1
    easy E3 1 of 1
    hard E2 0 of 1
    E2 0 of 1
    easy E2 0 of 1
    hard 5c 0 of 1
    5c 0 of 1
    easy 5c 0 of 1
    hard 5b 0 of 1
    5b 1 of 1
    easy 5b 0 of 1
    hard 5a 0 of 1
    5a 0 of 1
    easy 5a 0 of 1
    3 Stars 1 of 1
    2 Stars 0 of 1
    1 Star 0 of 1
    0 Stars 0 of 1
    Bag of ..... 0 of 1

    Please Login to your Rockfax account to rate this climb.