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2 Stars
 E3 5c

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Another great pitch taking a direct line up the wall passing the break of The Smile. Start 4m right of the boulder at the start of Diamond Smiles.</br>Move up the wall to a good nut-placement in a pocket at 4m and continue to the wide break of The Smile. Move left and follow a faint line of weakness rightwards up the vertical wall to another diagonal break. Move left along the break to a brown stained widening of the break and take the left leading crack above it to the top.
FA. Mick Hardwick, Pat Littlejohn 15.5.1986


Again, not a bold start - a good small/medium nut about 12 ft up. Surely no 6a moves out there and plenty of gear to keep you safe. Good but I think Diamond Smiles is better.
Jon Wilson - 06/Sep/06

Very good climbing, but How is this given E4? barely 5c climbing and plenty of gear. More like e2/e3. Agree that diamond smile is better.
Ged Desforges - 31/Jul/07

Typical Sharpnose top quality with typical Sharpnose grades i.e. feels pretty easy. Committing start but it's the "25 feet of very sustained climbing" above the break that's the highlight, simply brilliant. Top goes on a bit too!
Fiend - 10/Sep/07

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