The Baldrick Extension
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1) 40m. As for I Have a Cunning Plan to the tree belay.
2) 15m. Straight through the bulges then trend to the right to a small ledge and good peg and thread belay. Not well protected!
3) 30m. Head straight up the slabby wall to a good ledge and peg. Nut and thread belay below a left-slanting groove.
4) 20m. Steeply up left (peg) into the groove (a bit loose) then up this to good thread belays below the scree. Either abseil down to IHACP (two 55m ropes required), and then abseil from the tree belay to the bottom; or slog up and descend via the col. Not in current guidebook.
FA. Al Evans, Catherine Rolfe 2004
A serious but excellent route, probably really worth hard E1 in retrospect, and certainly worth a star. Maybe the biggest undertaking on the crag so far.
Al Evans - 08/Jul/06
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