Megalithic Man

2 Stars

Adjacent Routes
<< Private Prosecution < Litany Against Fear  |  Megalithic Man Direct > Poisonality >>

Excellent climbing. At the groove, stretch left around the bulge to a hidden jug, then move back right.
FA. Ian French, Chris Wright, Steve France 1985. Ian French originally laybacked up the fluting at E5 6b and finished right to the top of An Ancient Rhythm. Give it a go.


Once around the bulge, clip the bolt out left then make the step up. Then unclip it and clip the bolt above you to avoid hideous rope-drag.
Alan James, ROCKFAX - 21/Jul/03

Surprisingly good route, better than it looks and interesting all the way right up to an exposed finish for which you do need to zig left and zag right quite a bit. Runout middle is easy so don't worry. The climbing in more committing than actually hard.
Fiend - 15/Sep/04

Couldn't really suss out 6b+ finish so choose the direct option which gives fingery technical climbing and a nice end to the route.
DarrenH - 15/Dec/04

For both this and Litany: most of the route is great fun, with occasional polish, but the finale is just confusing. The holds disappear and bolts are placed awkwardly (I thought).
Chris Parson - 15/May/11

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