Saul

1 Stars
Crimpy
 VS 5b

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10m. The steep quarried slab has a pleasing technical start trending right to a ledge and a mantelshelf. Step back left to an easier but slightly exposed finish.
FA. Dave Gregory 1964

USER COMMENTS

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!!

CHECK THE TOPOUT
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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