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3 Stars
 E5 6a

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<< Yellow Pearls < Boss Hogg  |  Orange Robe Burning > Fulmar Pants >>

A strenuous and well-protected crack climb to the break, with a technical and slightly bold direct finish for dessert. Start below a groove and prominent crack, in the centre of the wall. Climb the groove to a flake on the left. Make a hard move into the crack above which gives sustained climbing to the big break. Pull over onto the upper wall, place some wires, and climb it to the top via some tricky and committing moves.
FA. Pat Littlejohn 30.4.80.FA. (Direct) Gary Gibson 16.3.86. It originally moved left along the big break to where Boss Hogg now finishes.This version is also worth E5.


Amazing climb. Pumpy to the break and a good shakeout. Top wall felt pretty committing and unobvious, probably mainly due to lack of chalk? Seems like most people still traverse off to the Boss Hog finish. Straight up seems much more logical, but definitely felt like the E5 bit of the route
Ged Desforges - 08/May/07

got compleatly spanked in the aug bankhols heat will have to try again this year in more resonable conditions
john nightingale - 09/Jan/11

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