Watling Street

1 Stars
 E3 5b

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16m. Start from the big ledge and climb the arete left of the central section of Great North Road. Delicate and unprotected.
FA. Len Millsom early 1960s


Did this a while ago, but thought it might be worth commenting on as I think few people climb it?? Affix a running belay with one or two more-than-adequate wired chocks at the edge of the ledge, and have one's brave and fearless second belay from a reclined postion upon the ground floor. The difficulties will feel more like E2 and the position and technicality may thus be savoured.
Fiend - 19/Oct/03

Sustained 5b climbing with epic fall potential makes this stiff E3 (or soft E3 if you put side runners in Regent Street once you get that high).
Coel Hellier - 05/Jun/08

Err, I meant side runners in Great North Road, not Regent Street, of course.
Coel Hellier - 05/Jun/08

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