The first E12?
For some reason this one managed to slip by the investigative reporting of the world's climbing media.
After climbing Rhapsody for a second time Mr Trotter was on the look out for something harder. The addition of a rather tricky sit-start coupled with the ultimate extension: - continuation from the finishing sloper of Rhapsody into a very airy 1-5-9 on the Hot Aches filming ladder.
Effectively this adds both a V8 start, and then a tough V11 finish to the route that already features french 8b leading into a V11 crux. The fall from the top of the ladder is at least 80ft and would certainly result in hitting the ledge below. 5.15a and E12? Surely.
But pictures don't lie. Sonnie can clearly be seen chickening out and grabbing rung number two on his way up. So maybe a route for future generations?