Roger the Cabin Boy I

1 Stars
 VS 4c

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A bolder feeling finish to Sail Buttress up the groove and slab.
FA. Paul Hornbrook 1997. The first of two routes with this name to be claimed on Birchen.

USER COMMENTS

Hard for 4c we thought. Good gear though for the tough move though.
Iain Bisset - 24/Feb/07

The crux move is desperate, definatly felt like 5a to me, and tough for vs as there isn't much gear.
robert bridges - 19/May/07

Addendum to previous comment.(From Roberts Dad):- Rob went direct over the bulge (ratline) by mistake instead of up the groove!no wonder it was hard!
robert bridges - 20/May/07

I could be convinced that it's 5a, but gear's good enough that you would only take a small swing above an overhang is you screwed up the crux. Even solo it felt reasonably safe - a very nice few bridging moves.
Pythonist - 21/May/07

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