Labour Pains 5.11+ (3 pitches)
1 X 70m rope
If your looking for a quick multipitch after work or you’ve made the trek up for Tall Storey, only to find it occupied don’t fret. Three long beautiful pitches await you! You won’t be disappointed cruising through black chert bands, or laybacking up perfect corners or getting lost in a sea of “holdless” grey perfection. In fact you’ll probably be wishing you could keep going. In which case after pitch three follow the ledge left to it's end and continue up Tall Storey.
Make three long rappels straight down. From the top of pitch two rap straight down to a hanging rap station and not the top of pitch one. Tie a knot it your ropes as they are rope stretchers and may use up every inch of your rope.
Walking off is possible but not all that pleasant. Follow the ledge down to the scree slope below The Notch.
If your not sure your rope is long enough and no one is on Tall Storey you can make four raps to the ground using Tall Storey’s rap route.
Pitch 1 5.11d
11 bolts (30m)
Multiple cruxes will have you working hard on pitch one. Pull past a small roof right off the ground directly into strenuous climbing with hard to locate grips, followed by a sequential roof encounter in the middle and finish with an airy couple of moves left into beautiful chert knobs. Belay on the good ledge.
Pitch 2 5.11
11 bolts (34m)
A Stunner! Powerful climbing right off the belay leads to lay-backing up a small corner. At it’s top traverse right on a handrail before finishing up the big left facing corner. Belay on the ledge at the top of the corner.
Pitch 3 5.11+
12 bolts (34m)
From the belay climb to the right and on top of a large ledge. From the ledge climb left into a sea of perfect grey stone weaving back and forth on whatever holds you can scrounge up. Anchors located just over the top of the wall.