Wraith

2 Stars
 E3 5c

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35m. A great climb but perhaps not as great as it once was, and it should be considered as high in the grade. Start below a small niche at the base of the arete. Climb into this then step left onto the wall which is followed easily to some large ledges. Climb the left-hand side of the arete above.
FA. Jim Perrin 9.72. When first climbed this was a fine jamming crack at HVS. A huge rockfall removed the right-hand side of the crack to turn it into the harder arete climb that it is today.

USER COMMENTS

Not E2, I thought it fairly hard and pretty sustained - although I climbed the top arete on the left all the way. It took some time and my belayer got wet! I was quite suprised to find no crack in the top wall unaware that the right side had 'dropped off'!
turkey - 06/Jun/05

According to the Climbers Club update this is though to be more like E3 5c/6a since the Crithmum rockfall.
huwtj - 25/Jul/05

I reckon either E2 5c (hard) or E3 5c (soft) if you use the ledges. Without the ledges maybe E3 6a.
Jon Leighton - 06/Aug/07

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