A stunning and historically significant hard route which has seen very few onsight ascents in its 30+ year life span. Get to the spike belay below the top headwall on Cream. Start as for Cream, then make a hard move to gain the crack on the left. Follow this, pumpy, until is peters out, make hard and difficult to read moves up left to easier climbing near the top. © Rockfax
UKC Logbook Description
A route that has stood the test of time and still sees very few on-sights. Sustained with a crux at the bottom and another at the top. The original Fawcett line (first graded E5 7a) was once considered the hardest route in the country. The second ascent was made by an unknown youth at the time called Jerry Moffatt. The climbing of the original line is french 7b but hard to place protection, means the route is worth E6. Basher's variation definitely deserves E7/5.13 or F7c+.
Ron Fawcett/Basher Atkinson 1980.
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