The Irrepressible Urge

1 Stars
 E1 5b

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8m. The scary front face of the square buttress, trending right.
FA. Colin Banton 1978


A touch bold, and tricky at the top if you dont find what your looking for....
Chris - 01/Feb/02

Pretty much typical gritstone grading bollox - committing moves with certain groundfall potential so it gets the same grade as a well protected route. Makes perfect sense. Actually it's not so bad, the tricky moves are mild for 5b, so bold E1 is not too unfeasible. Regardless a very nice little number, good that this gets the star instead of S.A.M.
Fiend - 05/Nov/03

Bizarrely great route. All easy 5a/5b moves, but it feels really bold as soon as you leave the ground! Definitely better than Small Arctic Mammal.

Good slab climbing technique needed, and no real strenuous bits, but given Sundowner at Frogatt is E2 5a, this might just sneak into the E2 catagory, even without the real death-fall height.
Pythonist - 15/Mar/07

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