Joe's Direct Start

1 Stars
Technical
 V2 5c

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4m. A classic boulder problem mantelshelf is worthy of a minute of your time. Variations are countless, with the technical mantelshelf of the left arete being the best - V3 (6a).
FA. Joe Brown 1950s

USER COMMENTS

Nice little boulder problem
RobS - 24/Aug/02

Interesting. Pretty tricky, but once you know how to do it, it's pretty easy.
Andy Withey - 25/Apr/03

Tricky problem thats tougher if your tall like me and near damn impossible when you've got a huge flapper on your hand! :( Next time...
Andy Townsend - 25/Apr/03

Tricky problem thats tougher if your tall like me and near damn impossible when you've got a huge flapper on your hand! :( Next time...
Andy Townsend - 25/Apr/03

been trying this every time i've been to froggatt for the past 2 years and had just about given up but finally cracked it yesterday. Its a great little problem
rich - 27/Apr/03

Fantastic problem of it's style which can be done approx 117 different ways. The left arete is equally good but goes best with a specific technique.
Fiend - 29/Jan/04

couldnt get near the left arete but the wall was very nice, harder moves at the bottom but harder to suss out at the top.
Si - 25/Aug/04

The left arete is supurb, one of the best V3s in the Peak. This problem is quite a bit easier but very good. The thin slab to the right without using the crack of slab recess is also worth doing, about V5 with a sexy dyno to finish with.
MattG - 08/Nov/04

This took me about 15 very frustating minutes to figure out but its preety simple really when you get it. The arete was a completely different story, proper bastard of a problem but i got it after about 45 mins.
Adam Moroz - 03/May/05

Why only 1 star great problem and Historic, solid 5c.
Michael - 17/Feb/07

In the sixties, when raining, it was fun to stand on the first small ledges, put an old penny coin in the horizontal slot over to the left (now very worn), stand on the coin and go for the scoop. Coins were considered "bad form" in the dry!
Roger Skews - 13/Jan/08

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  • Route Grade Votings

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