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1 Stars
 E1 5b

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Start direct to the sapling, then climb the centre of the face (hard) to the edge of the cave. Step left and make steep moves to the block. Finish direct or exit rapidly right.
FA. Frank Horsman 2000


A highly dubious route that deserves neither star nor recommendation. The start and penultimate moves to the block are independent and vaguely pleasant, however the line in the middle is hopeless - it's either climbing the L arete without using the arete, or the easy terrain on the R without using the big holds.

The worst is yet to come however... Finishing past or over the rocking block at the top involves using the vice-like break beneath that block, and the very real prospect of having your fingers in the break when the block rocks onto them (!!) is a level of horrificness that few grit routes sink to.

Double black spot - avoid.
Fiend - 04/Apr/08

Have to disagree with just about all of the above. It's certainly not 'hopeless', even if it's very much an eliminate, and it's possible to go up the middle as described. The crux moves definitely felt hard though
Charles Moreton - 10/May/10

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