Sweatyman

2 Stars
 HVS 5a

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22m. A devious classic with a weird finish. Pull rightwards onto the wall from a recess then climb cracks to a small but good ledge below the upper face (belay recommended here). Pull up to the break then move left to the arete. Move up and left again then crawl through the horizontal slot to an exposed exit on the front face. Told you it was weird.
FA. Graham West 1957

USER COMMENTS

ace climb, easy worth 3 stars
hash - 07/Feb/08

Agreed. This route is a gritstone quarry classic. 3stars
hardon - 03/May/08

Why on earth would you crawl through the slot when you can just traverse onto the front face?
Very contrived.
MeMeMe - 14/Jun/10

Agreed but it's good fun. Probably felt a lot more secure on the FA back in the pre-cam day aswell! Really good climbing.
Dave Foster - 25/Jun/10

Great route, good rock, varied and very interesting. Great finish around the exposed arete. No need for a stomach crawl. Feet low as you can get (these are secure footholds) and hands on lower break, then reach up on the the arete (good holds).
iggy healey - 10/Jun/13

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