Against All Odds
<< James < Detritus | 'E' > Ocean of Emotion >>
A massively committing route which leaves most of the area's other girdle traverses looking like distinctly small beer! Start at the main abseil point.
1) 5a, 45m. Traverse right past all the gear and fixed ropes, to a stance at the top of Ocean of Emotion. This pitch can be split.
2) 5c 10m. Cross the wall rightwards (peg) and continue to easy ground and a ledge. Belay at the far side (thread low down).
3) 4c, 40m. Climb across the rib and gain the traverse line again. Follow this past an arete (bolt) towards easy ground.
4) 70m. Scramble easily rightwards up to The Allotment. Escape via route 4 in The Allotment.
FA. D.Lyon, N.Clacher 5.9.86