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3 Stars
 7a+

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A superb route which, despite being rebolted, is still a scary proposition. The lower crack is straightforward but the upper wall proves taxing for its whole length with a particularly testing fingery rock-over. Many will find the final run-out worthy of E5 (it used to be a bit longer, and above a hand-placed bolt).
FA. Gary Gibson 1985

USER COMMENTS

Awesome route!
Lucian - 17/Jul/00

I would say that in terms of the climbing its low in the grade though it does feel airy. Excellent route.
Ian Patterson - 13/Feb/02

Brilliant;technical and quite exciting.
jez portman - 27/Jun/03

Very soft for 7A+ and not at all scary. I thought it was well bolted.
craig devonshire - 04/Jul/08

brilliant technical headwall is low to mid in the grade. spoilt slightly by the lower half. 2 stars
luke - 24/May/09

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