The Eye of Faith Top 50

3 Stars
 E1 5c

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A fine route which is usually climbed by its original direct start, the easier (HVS 5b ) left-hand version from the gully is equally worthwhile. Climb the groove to the roof, then traverse left to the finger-crack splitting the nose. Layback up to reach the crest of the buttress above. Finish up this, trending slightly right in a great position.
FA. Peter Biven 1956


There's nothing wrong with the "cop-out moves", it's still a fine route. Having done both starts, you still get 10 m of very sustained and wobbly 5b with some quite worrying moves so three-stars whichever way. The Direct Start is a stunner though.
Duncan Irving - 02/Sep/04

Hard, climbed it on a top rope, which i'm glad about, cause i wouldn't be writting this if i hadn't. Pumpy, i found the found the start the hardest bit, as i'm short and it's quite reachy, but theres a hard move up near the top as well.
Adam Moroz - 28/Feb/05

Hard climbing (poor on footholds) lead to the meat of route. Good route which ever start you take.
Ropeboy - 07/Nov/06

Presumably the E1 5c grade is for coming in from the RHS roof crack on undercuts / small crimps? A tad eliminate but more than made up for by the lovely barndoor move to gain the jugs around the corner.
moose - 08/May/07

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