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May Day

E6

First ascensionists' grade:

VII, 5.10+

Max estimated grade:

6c+

Length:

Pitches:

First Ascent:

7

Daniel Peikes, Danny Wolfstein

Year of FA:

1989

# of bolts en route:

trad

Approach

Walk up the road leading to the monastery, about 500m, past the gate, to the junction in the road. From there go straight up head to the obvious slab. Start on the left side of the slab, some 20m right of a chimney.

Route description

Pitch1: Go up a water groove (5.7) and then up and left in a corner (50m).

Pitch2: Continue up and left over broken terrain (5.8) to bottom of obvious corner (50m).

Pitch3: Up the corner (5.9)(50m).

Pitch4: Go to end of the crack and thru the roof (5.10+), to end of crack, hard to protect (small tricams), slab move (5.10) to pvo. 50m.

Pitch5: Walk up and right to right side of next slab (4) 50m.

Pitch6: Up corner (5.9+) and traverse right 15m (5.6) to big corner. 50m.

Pitch7: Out right (5.9) onto slab and up slab to top. 40m.

Descent

Descend right to main gully and down to bottom.

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