Sphynx

2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
 VS 5a

Adjacent Routes
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1) 4b, 22m. Start up Lynx but where it starts to trend left move out right and climb a groove and rib to a stance and tree belay.

2) 5a, 18m. Climb the groove on the left then step left (ancient ring-peg and not much else) and make a short traverse and tricky mantelshelf to enter a wide crack. Finish more easily up this.
FA. Steve Read, Will Mcloughlin 1963

USER COMMENTS

On a damp Nov day, the second pitch felt hard for 4c. I attempted to continue up the crack but retreated and faced the slippery mantelshelf like a man. Almost chickened out again but eventually committed and hauled up. Tough in the damp.
DrGav - 08/Nov/04

May have been off line, but the "move out right and climb a groove" description should really mention the rose bushes you have to plow through...

Top pitch very scary, arguably worth HVS, especially in the dark...
Steven McDonald - 19/Jul/06

Completely overgrown in june 2013
ianb - 01/Jul/13

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