Banat East Face
Geoff Hornby, Susie Sammut
i) 30m, V.Diff. Climb the awkward step and then the ledge to belay below a hand crack. ii) 20m, VS 4c, Traverse into the crack from the right, then climb it with difficulty to belay below and left of the obvious Pillar. iii) 30m, E2 5b. Place good friends in the top of the Pillar then step down and left onto the slab, follow the obvious shallow scoop to a handrail and then the overlap above (good friends). Move left to thin cracks and up to a difficult belay on the ledge above. iv) 30m, VS 4b. Move right and up steps to belay below the groove above. v) 40m, E1 5b. Follow the ramp left of the corner with spaced runners and some interest. Belay in the ramp above. vi) 25m, Moderate. Follow the rake leftwards to a good belay. vii) 35m, VS 4c. Climb up into the V groove and pull over the contraction on poor rock. Move left up and across the slab past a short wall to belay below the black vertical dike above. viii) 35m, HVS 5b. Climb the difficult 1st step on the dike then move easily above until a difficult move right allows access to a ledge and easy ground. ix) 40m, Easy. Drag the ropes up easy ground above. x) 50m, V.Diff. Easy steps lead diagnolly up rightwards. xi) 50m, VS 4b. Lots of steps and short corners lead to a big ledge. xii) 30m, VS 4c. Climb the square corner crack with difficulty. xiii) 45m, V.Diff. Climb the slab and overlap above.