Shaftesbury Avenue

1 Stars
 HVS 5b

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The off-width crack at the right-hand side of the wall leads to a small overhang - big cams and big hams help. The wall above the overhang is much easier and the exit is loose.
FAA. Peter Biven, Trevor Peck 1956. FFA. Jim Campbell 1967


We didn't climb this one as there seems to be some birds nesting in it at the moment. They didn't seem best pleased at us climbing the Whore either.
Iggy_B - 11/May/05

We didn't climb this one either! ;)

Anyone else not climbed this one?
Steve Marsden - 24/Jun/05

huge fists and lots of thuggery needed for the start. toke 3 of us in shifts to work out the start just to get to the small hollow. then when i redpointed past to the (much easier after the overhand) section had a mare not a lot of gear and some hard necky moves and yes very loose at top, was one relieved chap at top
chris elfleet - 30/Oct/05

Exactly the same experience as Chris. Totally nasty start (Friend 4 only just big enough), shaky middle section, filthy top out. An anti-classic!
Goi Ashmore - 18/Sep/06

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