Whirlwind

1 Stars
Technical
 E1 5c

Adjacent Routes
<< Narrow Carriage < Tempest  |  Brazen Buttress > Herod >>


30m. This hybrid starts and finishes on other routes but there is some good independent climbing, and it should be of interest to those looking for something new on this wall. Start up Brazen Buttress then traverse up and left across the wall to the right-hand side of the pedestal. Climb direct up a crack above to join Tempest at its crux and finish up this. It originally finished left of Tempest but this is very artificial. The original start up the arch is worth about E3 5c and combining this with the direct finish to Brazen makes a decent and balanced E3 5c combination.
FA. Paul Donnithorne 30.8.91. Via the direct start through the arch. The version here was done while checking for the guide.

USER COMMENTS

Seconded but felt as tough or tougher than other E2's I'd been leading all day. Move across the top of the arch was quite a span (I'm 5'11") and tricky. Eases off to pleasant 5a/b climbing afterwards.
stu - 12/Jun/09

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