Soyuz

2 Stars
Rounded
 E2 5c

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10m. The cracks in the north-facing side wall lead to a sloping shelf. Before you pump out, stretch awkwardly right and reach for the top, or go direct. Low in the grade and a good first E2.
FA. John Allen 1972. Top-roped by Joe Brown in 1950.

USER COMMENTS

worthwhile as a 1st E2. Shame it's so short really.
matt - 14/Jun/05

Surely this route is better if finished direct via long stretch to the top from undercuts. This is how 'on peak rock' describes it and then suggests resorting to slinking off right if you can't reach. I've only done it the long stretch method so can't compare. Easy for E2 either way though I guess - not that pumpy.
Steve Ramsden - 24/Feb/06

Sure, going straight up is probably more natural. However, the climbing going rightwards is quite nice and in that sense makes for a better route. It was also the way it was originally done.
John Gillott - 09/Jun/06

Very good moves , even though its short. The dog leg move is better and just about E2 5b/c. Straight up is slightly harder and more like E1 5c, but misses a good section.
Sishaw - 21/Jun/06

E1 5c. More in keeping with the Curbar grading system.
mark20 - 04/Jul/11

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