Majolica

2 Stars
 E3 5c

Adjacent Routes
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Good fun and almost a sport route at about 6b if you clip gear on the previous route. Climb the groove past some threadable pockets and the remains of the old pint-pot handle hold, to blanker rock. Press on up this to join The Spider. Finish up this or lower off.
FA. Gary Gibson 1983

USER COMMENTS

It used to be virtually a clip up...
roger whetton - 16/Oct/03

You just need 6 quickdraws for this, the threads seem to have been recently replaced, but hard to get to the foot of the climb.
John Camateras - 24/Oct/03

Effectively a clip up, and a really good route. The pint pot handle IS still there! I don't know where they got the idea it had gone from?
Andi T - 23/May/04

Where's the French grade option? F6b+, I reckon - features some pretty steep and stiff pulls on the pockets, and fairly sustained for it's height. Worth 2 stars as everyone seems to think.
Fiend - 19/May/07

To make it 6b+ I suggest you would need to clip the thread to the left after the jug handle, which is actually on the E1.
Graham Hoey - 01/Oct/08

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