Special K

1 Stars
 E4 6a

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Another scary route suffering from a chronic lack of attention. The initial wall and bulge has poor gear. Above that it is around E2 5c. Cross Armageddon and climb direct until forced into Windhover by the ivy.
FA. Tom Proctor, A.Dawson 1971. An impressive ascent for the time.

USER COMMENTS

There is good 1/2 friend placement on the crux - Tested by weighting but not fallen on. I thought the current grade was E4
Steve Burns - 21/Aug/00

The description suggests you follow Armageddon to finish - Special K actually finishes (with interest) pretty much straight up the wall above the point it meets the diagonal line of Armageddon.
Ian Milward - 02/Mar/09

A poor route. A few poorly protected pulls then a so so E2 5c to finish. The best climbing is the (direct) finish up the headwall as Ian correctly mentions.
Graham Hoey - 27/Jun/11

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