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2 Stars
 S 4a

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14m. Another glossy classic. Climb the initial awkward polished groove then continue directly up the chimney. Back-and-foot technique is best, though squirming up the back also works.
FA. Eric Byne early 1930s


Getting off the ground's a nightmare if you're short!
Simon C - 09/May/02

Possibly the best route at the crag.
Mark Stevenson - 29/May/02

I'm 4' 11'' and i got off the ground ok I really enjoyed this route and I did a great beached whale top out much to the amusement of my climbing club!
Lynn - 21/Oct/02

A fine route! How many times can you change the direction you face during your ascent?
dc - 04/Nov/02

Im only 12, and found the start very difficult, but once i got inside the crack i found it very fun, very easy but a very nice last move...
Dominic Dwyer - 03/Sep/03

easy climb the last move is pretty 'orriable though but you can get a Hex in above you before you do it, also did the whale top out as I was leading it for my climbing club, no one saw but i got to laugh at my seccond do the same
fenclimb - 30/Jan/05

Seemed easy for severe, though a very nice route

I am a caver so I think that helps, whaling is all part of the fun
RM199 - 20/May/06

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  • Route Grade Votings

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