The Mercenary

2 Stars
 E3 5c

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A great route with two testing pitches and a magnificent 'pat-on-the-back' finishing arete.</br>1) 5c, 20m. Climb the corner, which is hard at first but eases above, to a small roof. Swing right to a wide crack which leads to the ledge.</br>2) 5c, 25m. Climb the left-hand of two blank corners to another ledge (small microwires useful). Swing like an ape up the steep crack in the left-hand side of the arete to the top.
FA. Jon de Montjoye 5.12.81


With 'cunning' the initial corner isn't all that blank, and a hybrid collection of gear protects. The initial corner on p2 can (as an alternative) be climbed up the left arete.
martin k - 19/Apr/06

A great first pitch which takes a bit of effort to protect but is safe. Second pitch is in a good position but eases off high up.
Alun - 10/Apr/07

The ledge at the top of the 'blank corner' of P2 is decaying and has been known to break off in large chunks...take care.
Simon Witcher - 01/Sep/07

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