Last winter I climbed Minus 1 and 2 Gully in a day and I was really keen to climb the rock in the middle in the summer. So I headed up with Graham and climb the mighty Minus 1 Direct (E1 5b). Unfortunately we were beat to the base of the route but it was a very sociable day. The rock was dry and the situations were great. After topping out we went down North East Buttress and abseiled down Slingsby's Chimney.