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3 Stars
Graunchy
 HS 4b

Adjacent Routes
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16m. The rift in the centre of the face is a classic two pitch battle. The lower squeeze can be avoided by starting up Overhanging Groove - a cop-out - and helmets jam in the final narrow section.
FA. W.Parsons c.1900. Oddly the climb wasn't named because the contortions required are enough to make a parson swear.

USER COMMENTS

No way is this route a VS, unless you also upgrade all the Almscliff VSs to HVS!
Simon Caldwell - 16/Apr/07

Agreed this is a crazy upgrade.
Chris - 11/Sep/07

Agreed definately HS 4b, 3 stars. Benchmark classic. Stick to the direct start.
Jim Croft - 14/Sep/07

Unless this has got harder in the last few years, this is overgraded at VS 4c. HS 4b seems quite alright.
Michael Hood - 09/Oct/07

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