Terrific Time 23 *****

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Pitch 1: 25m 21. Climb up the easy ramp. Crank onto the grey face and then head up the seam on the orange-red face to a thin rail below the overhang. Crank through toa juggy rail then crank strenuously out right on grey jugs to attain a balancy face. Move up and left to a ledge. Alternative Pitch 1: 25m 16 or 18. Climb the left facing corner on the left of the standard start. Make it more interesting by moving right after into the steep left facing corner after 7 or 8m.

Pitch 2: 45m 16. Continue up the faces and flakes heading onto the arête on perfect rock to a ledge below the large overhangs. (Stance shared with “Lekker Time”.

Pitch 3: 20m 19. Head up past the fixed cam to the roof rail with lay-backs and or hand jambs Rail right to the lip and continue up the face to the left of Fun Time’s crack to belay on top of the large gendarme on the left. (Small cairn).

Alternative Pitch 3: 20m 17. Climb up the gulley on the left to the large obvious rail on the right wall. Traverse out to the arete and then climb airily up it to a stance. (This pitch can be combined with pitch 4.

Pitch 4: 40m 16. Step across the gap and move left and follow corners and cracks upwards to belay on a ledge below and slightly down from a distinctive square orange rock scar.

Pitch 5: 25m 16. Climb past the rock scar 2-3m to the right and continue diagonally left on excellent rock and good holds to stance on a large ledge shared with Lekker Time.

Pitch 6: 50m 20. Climb carefully up the mottled black recess on dodgy looking flakes but excellent pro just left of Lekker Time. Once the angle eases step left 3m and climb the grey panels of rock parallel to Lekker Time.

Pitch 7: 20m 19. Pull up onto the slab and head towards a slot in the overlap, just to the left of Lekker Time’s crux. Pull up into the slot and then up to the next slot. Then head up to the roof to the semi hanging stance under the overhang where shade on a hot day may be welcome.

Pitch 8:15m. 23. Crank strenuously through the overhang on good pro and then easily up to the stance. (You can also easily escape to the right if the crack through the roof seems a little daunting.

Descent: Walk along the ledge system in a south-westerly direction for about 100m to the Timerity Abseil.

FA: Charles Edelstein and Brent Russell September 2017 excl. pitch 8. FFA: Pitch 8. C Edelstein 16 November 2017 with Robert Breyer

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