Howling Gale

2 Stars
 E3 6a

Adjacent Routes
<< Rear Wind < Whispering Wind  |  None > None >>


24m. The superb face to the right is taken pretty much in its centre. Although it has some old fixed gear, this can all be backed up although it may be worth E4 when the peg eventually goes. Climb the wall to a break and a thread, then climb up and slightly right (two old pegs) to reach easier ground. Continue leftwards, to the loose finish of Whispering Wind.
FA. Alun Richardson 5.86

USER COMMENTS

The crucial tat was replaced in 2007. The pegs are the original ones so it's unlikely they'd hold much of a fall.
John Alcock - 16/Apr/07

Even if the pegs pulled, I don't think you would come to any harm with the bomber thread and other good gear a foot below your feet when you embark on the very short crux sequence.
Duncan b - 16/Apr/07

A real gem of a route; worth at least 1 more star and very suitable of technical but unfit people ;)
Neville Contractor - 01/Aug/07

Found the crux on this harder than Tangerine Dream; I guess I belong to the 'non-technical but very fit' class of people!
Chris Parson - 01/Sep/11

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