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HS. A worthwhile and popular outing up the right arete of the crag. Start below the arete.
1) 4, 25m. Climb across the short steep slab by a left slanting crack then move across right onto a slab. Up this and then climb short grooves to a small stance and thread belays.
2) 4+, 15m. Climb the wall and move right into grooves which lead to a good ledge. Swing right and climb the short wall onto a good ledge with thread belays.
3) 4+, 40m. Climb left of the belay then head up and right to a crack. Go up this then move right onto the arete. Climb direct then move left onto a good ledge and thread belays. Possible abseil descent from here.
4) 3, 20m. Climb the wall behind the belays and go direct to the top. A short scramble leads to the summit.
FA. R.Edwards, E Edwards 1995

USER COMMENTS

Did this route a week ago, and had great expectations.
I found the route sometimes hard to follow,partly dangerously loose and bushy. It has 2 stars in the new guide,and ... I have done some other for multipitch climbs on this grade an length in the area, but i wouldn`t recomend this route, sorry !
The descent was good thow.
Geir Ellingsen - 19/Mar/05

Also did this route this w/e.
Found route could easily be done in 2 pitchs. not really that exciting.
Nice intro to multi tho
Al Bo - 06/Apr/05

Pleasant enough - certainly not loose or overly bushy
Simon Needham - 31/Oct/05

Did this last week and was also a bit dissapointed by it thought from the pictures it would be a lot more challenging. went to do big routes but had this as a half day but would have rather spent the time of the drive going to toix for better shortish multi pitches.
chris elfleet - 29/Jan/06

several of our party climbed this and we all found it solid clean and very enjoyable
alan - 29/Apr/07

Thought this route was ok with the difficulties right at the start but with pleasent clean climbing above. Good route to get back the trad legs before something bigger.
jon - 04/Apr/10

The start is the hardest bit and seemed hard 4+. Rather scrappy above
ian stirrups - 07/Nov/13

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