|Start of second pitch|
|Maybe the crux|
We decided to climb Basilisk Direct which is a great looking route up a steep wall and then through a roof following a large crack. I led the first pitch up to the level of a roof on the right. I decided to scramble across to a ledge on frog for an easier belay. Once Lee had seconded the pitch I stepped back onto Basilisk and up the sidewall of the overhang. Further up there is sort of a thin double crack which I think is the most challenging part of the climb. It is protected by an old bolt but will take a bit more pro if you need it. I belayed from a small ledge just below the large overhang.
|The roof squeeze|
Lee cleared the second pitch and after a brief period of musical chairs on the ledge I began the final pitch. At fist it was a bit daunting but once I actually got my head up into the crack I realised it was wide enough to squeeze through. This meant that I could climb through the roof without having to hang beneath it too much. Larger people wouldn't be so lucky. I squeezed through the gap until it constricted too tightly for the pro on my harness. I then grabbed a good hold ad dropped my hips out the bottom of the crack so that my legs were dangling in space. It was then easy to get a leg up and chimney up and out of the crack.
Lee seconded with a record amount of climbing noises. I think this was a combination of the awkward squeeze, my awkward pro and his hangover. He eventually popped out the hole at the top to finish the route. We enjoyed the view for a bit before scrambling and rapping back down. Basilisk is a pretty good climb with a mixture of exposure, excitement and fairly easy climbing.