Ghost Train

3 Stars
 E6 6b

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This route looks okay until you abseil down it. It is only then that you realise how steep the wall is. Has been described as a F7a+ with one long and serious run-out. Start at a crunchy flake to the right of Mysteries. Climb the initial wall past flakes (very low thread) to the large break and huge thread runners. Take a deep breath and attack the wall above, moving right to a thin flakeline. Climb this in a position of increasing seriousness to hopefully gain another thread. Follow the easier flake to a break then step right and climb direct to the top.
FA. Mike Owen 18.4.90


8 threads and a spicey runout. F7a+ climbing. E5?
Tom B - 29/Sep/05

This route should not be underestimated. Gets E7 in the CC guide. If you don't make the thread above the hard climbing then your looking at a ground fall from a long way up. Still worth E7 if done ground up and ON SIGHT !
Frank Thompson - 14/Apr/09

After three of us did this yesterday, and lengthy debate, we reckoned E6 6a is about right. The climbing is steady, about 7a on positive holds. Way easier than a lot of E5's round here (yellow pearls, grey english). The run out is pretty huge, but you're very unlikely to come off the last couple of moves to it, as the holds are huge at that point. The top section is steep but the holds get bigger and bigger. Definitely nowhere near E7.

An absolutely stunning climb, one of the best I've done. The threads were all replaced yesterday (9th may 2010), AND it's well chalked, great time to get on it!
Ged Desforges - 10/May/10

E6 you dudes are well hard and maybe should have wondered off and done Muy Caliente if you are so brave. But I guess u top rope things to death if you did it staying anonymous and all
joe squire - 02/Oct/14

Well done Frank and Geg you are among the few this is a big lead hat off I should buy anyone that did this a beer
joe squire - 02/Oct/14

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