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 VS 5b

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The steep quarried slab has a neat tiptoe start trending right to a ledge and a mantelshelf. Step back left to an easier but slightly exposed finish.
FA. Dave Gregory 1964


VS? The only runners are after the crux. This gives 5b moves above 10 feet facing a ground fall.
VS 5b sounds like a safe route!
Tom - 25/May/03

The 5b moves are about 5 foot off the ground. Basically a boulder problem with a bit more on top. This sort of grading is very common on grit. You can tell by looking where the hard moves are.
dave F - 19/Jun/03

Feels stiff at 5b and getting onto that ledge is quite scary, straightforward afterwards, unless of course you are soloing it.
Iggy_B - 10/May/05

Agreed that getting onto the ledge is a pleasantly thought provoking moment, although I must give a word of warning that the final part didn't seem all that simple in my case: Rocking over onto a fairly polished and greasy foothold felt quite precarious and a fall would have resulted in a big swing very close to the ground!
Admittedly, being in the sweaty heat of midsummer didn't help things but neither did finding all the top-out holds covered in half inch of loose soil - not good for the grip and not good for the eyes either!!

kristian birchall - 22/Jul/06

Scared myself soloing this: although the final moves aren't hard, it felt committing when going for the dodgy-looking topout.
C.E. Moreton - 31/Jul/06

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