Black Chipper

3 Stars
 E2 5b

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12m. After a tough start (5c?) follow pockets and slopers up to the break where a small thread (possibly also chipped?) and small cams protect the awkward (chipped) finish. Avoiding using the chipped hold, lest you be struck down, is nearer 5c.
FA. Tony Barley 1966


small / micro friend useful in the middle.
Chris F - 12/Sep/07

The micro cam is just above the big halfway ledge, then you move up to the thread which protects the final awkward top out move. Description on line here makes it sound like the small cams protect the top out, which they would fail to do well enough to stop you hitting the half way ledge! Glad the thread was not as small as I had been told it was! Great route.
Jim Croft - 13/Mar/09

I've topped this out several times and never found the chip at the top. As long as you stay on route its a quality brimham topout.
Pete - 06/Oct/10

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