Promenade Direct

1 Stars
 HVD 4a

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Follow the balancy centre of the slab - unprotected and polished, to easy rock above. Finish right up the short bold arete.


A rarity at Birchen; a bit of a sandbag. Fall-offable at the start and at 3/4 height on the initial slab at the grade, with no protection till the difficulties are over. A thought provoking route, but if VD is the top of your game, good luck.
D Berry - 16/Nov/03

Got half way on this one and realised I was wasting my time carrying the gear up, but the time you can get some in, you dont need any! fun tho.
J2 - 19/Aug/04

So if Trafalgar Wall is S4b (which is about right IMO) why is this VD!!!
jbb1003 - 30/Aug/05

I backed off this and downclimbed with one more move to the break, lookd like I was going to have ot smear and I didnt fancy it. Is it really vdiff? Have I really got that bad? :)
Si dH - 12/Sep/07

It's just getting off the ground (due to the polish) that's the problem. Easy after that. VD 4b ?
Phil Whitehurst - 29/Jun/09

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