On Saturday December 18, Dan Moore and Shauna Clarke made an early ascent of The Prophet (VI,7). This rarely climbed route was first climbed by Graham Little and Kev Howett in January 1991.
“It doesn’t look like it sees many ascents,” Dan told me, “but it has varied and interesting climbing. There are some very tenous moves on the second and fourth pitches with some sketchy gear! The third pitch has a strenous pull through a roof but has good protection. Having climbed Messiah yesterday [December 23] I would say the Prophet is a trickier and more serious proposition. Though not as sustained, it has technically harder moves. With the less than adequate gear in places wondered if the grade of VI,7 was a consensus? Messiah was safer and never too difficult – in current condition at least!”