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3 Stars
 E4 5c

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The slabby left arete is sweetly delicate and remains effectively unprotected - a couple of dubious small cams are available but you wouldn't want to trust them! Despite being low in the grade, it was a superb effort for its day and still requires a cool head.
FA. Pete Crew 1963


Absolutely brilliant.
dave - 27/May/02

real good, easy for e4, but i assume the back breaking tree stump ups the danger a bit
tom - 13/May/03

An awesome line with a puzzling, then wild finish. Massively enjoyable throughout.
Garan - 02/Sep/03

I love this line. Feels more like E3 5b to me. Wonderful.....
Michael Birkby - 23/Sep/03

Bloody hell. What can one say. Never very hard technically, but very committing. An unforgetable combination of a seductive line and superbly balanced moves.
Fiend - 20/Feb/04

Got to be one of the best lines at the crag! The technical crux being at half height and barely protected and then a bold but easier run out to the top. Class!
John Camateras - 21/Feb/04

I don't really remember doing this route! I was at the edge on my own for som easy solo's and there was no one around. I thought I would go up and 'have a look'. The next thing I knew I was half way through the crux sequence! It's easily on 5b on a top rope and a soft touch E4, but the whole experience is worth a thousand good days out.
Greg - 20/Jul/04

Same experience as Greg, went up to 'have a look' and 2 mins later had topped out! Great route in impressive position, but very easy for E4!
north_country_boy - 31/May/05

i did this on sight solo same day as were only here for the smear and im back and was the first e4 onishg i had done.
technically easy just requires a cool head for a friction move high up.a classic route!
rich - 23/Mar/06

super route. E4 5c for me my first E4 onsite, stay confident and it'll be fine. beta ALERT i put a 00 cam in round to the left of the arete just below last move. I can't vouch for its quality as i was bricking it but it seemed ok.
luke - 20/Nov/08

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