West Wall Climb

2 Stars
 VS 4c

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A wandering outing up the left flank of the cliff with a bit of a bushwhack early on, although it manages to raise its head with some nice climbing in the upper reaches. Done in dry conditions, it provides a surprisingly worthwhile trip - despite appearances to the contrary. Start by a tree on the approach path.</br>1) 4a, 22m. Follow the cleaned line between the vegetation to the second tree on the wall.</br>2) 4b, 15m. Trend right across the wall to a niche. Step right out of this, then climb the wall past a bulge to a good, sheltered stance at the break.</br>3) 4c, 15m. Step left and climb the awkward crack, then slabby rock leftwards to easy ground.
FA. D.Burgess 1966


Excellent. Very few routes in the Peak provide this sort of position/exposure at this grade,(applies especially to the middle pitch).

Nick Learmont
NickAL - 21/Jul/05

Excellent route. Too much vegetation and earth for 3 stars but maybe just about deserves 2.
Simon Caldwell - 03/Oct/11

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