Sou’ Sou’ West Climb 77m HVS/E1 5b
10-Aug-2017, LEM Jones, SJH Reid, CJ Reid (alt)

A rather unbalanced route on good rock up grooves in the left wall of West Jordan Gully. The hard final pitch can be omitted by finishing at the Jordan Gap, reducing the standard to HVS 4c.

1 35m 4c. Rather artificial to start, then quite bold. Follow the short groove as for South-West Climb but move out right onto the arête and climb this to the bulge at the top of the slab and a junction with South-West Climb (place some runners!). Grasp the jug over the bulge, hand traverse right into a slim groove, and climb it (tricky at first). Keep moving up and rightwards following the broken groove system until a blocky groove leads up leftwards to the belay on South-West Climb.

2 20m 4a. Climb onto a higher ledge and follow the delightful corner crack, finishing on the left via a short chimney and capstone. Belay in the Jordan Gap.

3 22m 5b. Step off the chimney capstone and climb directly up into a large scoop. Follow the cracked wall in between Far West Jordan Climb and West Jordan Crack to a hard finish.

Pillar Rock: Sou’ Sou’ West Climb and other climbs around W Jordan Gully.
Pillar Rock: Final Pitch Sou’ Sou’ West Climb & other climbs around Jordan Gap
Pillar Rock: Sou’ Sou’ West Climb. First Ascent pitch 1. Climber Luke Jones
Pillar Rock: Sou’ Sou’ West Climb. First Ascent pitch 2. Climber Cal Reid
Sou’Sou’West Climb. First Ascent p3. Climber Cal Reid

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