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Time after Time topo v2.jpg

Start View the topo on the photograph. The route starts below a very obvious off-width crack about 30m right of Divine Time.

  • Pitch 1 : (19+) 45m

Climb straight up to the off-width and climb it. A large cam is not really necessary. Continue up the shallow recess tending up left to a ledge. Crank straight up into the obvious recess directly above and continue into a shallow left facing corner. Climb this to a large ledge. There is some lichen that is tricky when wet.

  • Pitch 2 : (19-) 35m.

Walk about 4m left past the bush and climb up to the overhang below the left right facing corner. Traverse left and continue on the gorgeous red and yellow rock below the overhang till it pinches. Move up and then head back right past a lovely gold camelot placement to a ledge level with the overhang on the right.

  • Pitch 3 (19-) 30m

Traverse left 3 or 4 metres until a jug forest rises above below a shallow right facing recess. Climb up into the recess and step left. Continue straight up till easier ground allows you step across the gulley onto a ledge on the Tea Time Buttress.

  • Pitch 4 : (21) 30m

Climb on the face and cracks just to the left of the grotty crack on small holds till it eases. Stance on a nice sized ledge.

  • Pitch 5 (21) 35m

Climb the Arête to a ledge level with the overhang on the left. Move left past flakes and continue up into a right facing corner. Go for the top.

FA avoiding pitch 4 by staying left of the gulley: C Edelstein, Robert Breyer 16 April 2014.

FA of pitch 4: C Edelstein, Tony Dick and Adam Roff 30 November 2014

(See Topo on photograph)

Descent is an elegant and relatively safe 4 abseils. 50m or 60m ropes are recommended.

Walk horizontally 30m right along the ledge round the corner and look for a thread below you.

  • 1. Abseil about 40m past a large grassy ledge to a thread point on a ledge.
  • 2. Abseil from this thread 40m to a green rope point over a rock horn a bit to the left.
  • 4. Abseil about 35m to an obvious ledge system and look to the left past a bush for a threaded rap point with a leaver biner .
  • 5. Abseil about 45m to the ground.