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Consolation Prize

Natural pro required
First ascent
Danny Murphy, Craig Jefferies, Daniel Joll, 2011.
Located on
Topo ref

  • P1
  • Mixed M6
  • Trad

Start at a crack/corner system directly between Sumo and Ikon. You will see two cracks that lead up to the same chimney. Consolation prize started up the right hand crack then moved left into the chimney to exit onto the approach ramp of Ikon. Six full rope lengths of sustained climbing at grade M6, until the angle relents for the last 40m which go at M4. Carry a full rack of gear from small pitons through to #4 Camalot. The line is very straight and direct with only a slight deviating zig zag on the second to last pitch, which starts up right then cuts left around a rock pinnacle. The summer rock climb Breaking in Brett goes direct through this pinnacle. You could do this in winter but the climbing is run out and a fall from the top of the pinnacle would likely result in a ground fall to the ledge below.