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2 Stars
 E6 6b

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Thin smearing up the steepening slab. Runners in the crack become less useful as the sketchy two-move-wonder crux approaches. A popular first E6, though is it really E6 if you top-rope it first? Answers on a postcard to the Editor please.
FA. John Dunne 1988


Thin, but only two sketchy moves (rockover and slap) I think it may be harder for the tall (I'm short).
iain whitehouse - 30/Aug/02

A fall from the crux is not deckable - I checked it with a rucksac... Only just though! 2 hard moves at the top, slowly losing the pebbles it once had.
Tom - 16/Sep/04

Soft Touch for E6 6b, technically not very hard, but very commiting and wouldn't ahve liked to have taken a fall from crux....
north_country_boy - 13/Apr/05

i soloed this route after bottleing it with a rope!!!its only realistically 6a but the crux move is the last one reaching the top and most of the time your going to be lucky not to deck with rope stretch unless you have linford as a belayer.think e5 6a more realistic
rich - 23/Mar/06

I took the fall from the crux, and was completely fine! I wasn't very close to the floor, but was reasonably close to the ledges on the right. I had a friend 4 high and left which lots of people might not consider placing, and a very fast belayer.
Kieran - 21/Jun/08

First E6! so cant really comment on the grade, great line, not the best conditions slab was very green!
Morgan Preece - 10/Oct/09

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