Nightride

2 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
 E1 5b

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Less popular than it deserves - the climbing is sustained and bold in places. Start to the left of Scavenger near the base of the arete.
1) 4c, 12m. From the arete, follow the line of least resistance up to the left-hand end of the long ledge, and move to its right-hand end and belay below the corner of Scavenger.
2) 5b, 20m. A stunning pitch. Move up the corner for 3m to a traverse line on the left wall, and follow this to the arete. Move round the arete to a flake, get stood on top of this before committing moves gain a sloping ledge back on the arete (gear down and right here). Make amazing moves up on pockets to a downwards-pointing fang of rock in a wide crack, and continue to a small ledge and spike belay on the left - all rather wild and exposed.
3) 4b, 30m. Climb the groove and then follow much easier but slightly more-friable ground to the large spike with a rope sling around it passed on the abseil approach.
4) 40m. Scramble up right to gain a ledge where Scavenger belays. Move easily left into a gully and make your way to the top taking care of the loose blocks.
FA. J.Brown, G.Rogan 26.2.1967

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