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3 Stars
 HVS 5a

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One of the Culm Coast's greatest lines - both intimidating and sustained. A good number of cams is needed. Start below the steepening corner on the left of the face. Photo opposite.
42m. Follow the corner past an awkward initial section to below the smooth-walled upper corner. Climb the sustained corner-crack to the small upper overhang, pull over this to reach the top just above. Not in current guidebook.
FA. Keith Darbyshire, Pat Littlejohn 30.4.1971


A stunning line that offers committing climbing up a parallel-sided corener crach that leads to an exposed but well-protected finale. When I did the route the best protection solution proved to be alternating two large-sized friends (3.5 to 4). The final moves are 'out there' - a bit like the traverse on the first pitch of Erocia at Pentire Point - just great! A route that's best done with tide just about to wash your second away..
Andrew Sheehy - 07/Aug/05

superb very long pitch - sw answer to "Great north road"
pylonking - 02/Jun/06

Brilliant and amenable climbing. My second had to do it without her left hand as she'd broken a finger the day before. Ignore the CC guide comments about it being run out early on.
Jon Leighton - 28/Jun/07

A massive and wonderfull pitch. Make sure you take extra extenders and large gear.
Neville Contractor - 29/Apr/08

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