Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 30
28m. The right-hand side of the cave leads to the lip of the roof which is passed by powerful moves (stepping in from the ledge on the right is taboo at this grade) to access the upper slab. Pass the cave (seasonal Raven's nest) to the final crack which gives tenuous finger jamming to a grubby exit.
This route has been totally ruined by the bloody Peregrine, it would be health hazard if it is still possible. It wants a good cleaning session chucking out all the bloody junk the feathered monster has put in there.
Raven actually Al - I'l get Gerry to buy you a bird book for Christmas. It is OK to remove the nest once the birds have flown - this advice is from the BMC/Birders.
Ironically I have been brainwashed into joining the birders by Jack Street and I am making a propaganda film for them at the moment on the Ravens!
There is no longer a nest in the cave. Bottom fixed peg with tat is pretty poor.
Superb, sometimes strenuous, sometimes delicate. Both cruxes take a bit of working out, easy to run out of steam, but down climbing to rests is possible in both cases. The tied off peg is still there and probably worthless, but there's plenty of gear options.
Mega-classic, one of my favourite climbs ever. Serious, sustained, and totally absorbing from start to finish! Agree with Jon's comments too, although down climbing from the 2 cruxes will waste you.