Finale Groove

1 Stars
 VS 5a

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The oddly-named first crack in the face. The crux requires some beefy pinch-gripping then things ease. Large cams help.
FA. David Penlington 1951


Very enjoyable and a little strenuous.
Paul Winder - 03/Jul/04

Agree with the description. Got to keep moving cos the grips keep getting worse until you get to place a prized piece of gear a metre or 2 over decking out height.
Phil Lyon - 16/May/05

Forgot the guide, thought, yeh give that a go, looks diff/v diff ish. Isn't.
DuzWalker - 28/Apr/06

I don't agree with Phil Lyon, there is loads of bomber gear placements! First piece in the horiz break is a bit higher than I'm used to but above that you can get loads in. Good climbing all the way up. Solid VS
mark20 - 21/Mar/09

After doing Apple Arête this was a shock to the system. The crux feels well insecure and some big friends are advised for your physical and mental well-being. Hairy and scary and no stars from wimpy me.
Brian Mattock - 14/Apr/15

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