I started with Stile Wall HVS 4c, then High and Mighty E2 5c*. Both nice route routes, but a little dirty. The guide suggested that it's worth brushing the harder lines, and after experiencing the others, I was not going to argue. A gave the bold line of Come Walk With Me E5 6a** a quick brush, then went for the flash. Some of the footholds could have done with a brush and I pulled a pebble off which made the crux section feel exciting. That said, it was a good route. As this was the hardest route I planned to do, I videoed it. Time was on the short side to video all I wanted to do though.
|Entering the crux section|
|In the bag|
I moved on to the next buttress and did Ram's Head Slab E3 5c, followed by Arrhythmia E4 6a. Again these were real quality and worthy of stars. Pulse Racer E6 6c** is the hardest route here at the moment, and I hadn't planned to do it today as it has a runner. As I had a bit of time left, I thought I'd have a quick look. Belaying myself as I climbed, cruised all but one move. I fluffed a foot swap at 2/3 height, but soon had that sorted and climbed it clean whilst belaying myself, so it was game on. This went smoothly, so I thought I'd ticked all the E graded routes and went home satisfied. Unfortunately, I missed one, so will have to try and grab it next visit.
An amazing afternoon though.
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