Darl - Pitch 1

3 Stars
Technical
 7a

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A classic route from the '70s which gives a great companion to Countdown. The bouldery wall leads to a hanging groove where a poor rest is possible. Move back left and up to the lower-off. A wire might help. Pitch 2 is described with the Upper Tier.
FA. Gabriel Reagan, Al Evans 1976. Both pitches were climbed but a point of aid was used on P2. P1 was harder than most things around at the time.

USER COMMENTS

A characteristically brilliant contribution by Gabe, if the peg is demised I think it should be replaced with a staple
Al Evans - 26/Apr/01

Regeared by someone, with 5 bolts and a rusty stuck wire in the groove. Now does make a good 7a with a bouldery start and hard travese at the top. Worth a couple of stars.
Ian Patterson - 23/Jul/02

A great effort for its day. The re-gearing of this route (and Countdown) is well justified as both
were originally climbed in a semi-clip-up style and both had been neglected in recent years
due to the poor state of the in-situ gear. Good value at F7a. Given the current apathy
surrounding Peak Limestone I shouldn't imagine that anyone's too fussed about staples
replacing manky or missing pegs and tat.
Nige M - 30/Aug/02

Great route, not worth the heart flutter symbol if you put a wire in between the 2nd & 3rd bolt. Impressive for '76!
Goi Ashmore - 18/May/08

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