Downhill Racer

3 Stars
Crimpy
Fluttery
 E4 6a

Adjacent Routes
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16m. Climb the slab left of the shallow groove then step left and make a fierce, finger-mantel to better holds and an uphill finger traverse to ledges. One more scary move remains.
FA. Pete Livesey 1977

USER COMMENTS

Downhill Racer is a great route! The top move is escapeable - nevermind. Still (***)!!
Michael Birkby - 04/Sep/03

Frightened myself senseless - never again. Superb route though
J Rushby - 13/Feb/04

How do most people finish this route? Do you traverse into LJ's at the top or do you do the direct finish as described in the old Froggatt guide?
John Camateras - 27/Mar/04

Easy E4, one trickyish move at 15ft, and then a path to the top.

Pex 5b, maybe 5c tops ;)
andy farnell - 28/Mar/04

'E'and tech grade are spot on. Just done it again after 20 years, and its still a fantastic route.
Ian Grosset - 26/May/04

Dont forget ... Dawes did this one handed
FredMead - 12/Oct/05

and in trainers!
Dave - 24/Oct/09

Quality, pretty on/off move low down and then not too much trouble above that. Just keep your head in gear, thnk it's worth E5 though - Similar to Artless and Heartless.
Paul Phillips - Rockfax - 19/May/13

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