The Sole

3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
 HVS 5b

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10m. Climb the crack in the arete by a hard layback sequence (it would be 5c if it was 20m up) then follow the easier cracks across the side wall.
FA. Allan Austin 1956

USER COMMENTS

It <i>is</i> 5c! Either that or I was doing I all wrong....
Glen Harding - 16/Mar/07

It was VS 5a in the 1982 guide!
Dave Musgrove - 17/Mar/07

In reply to Dave Musgrove - ... and who wrote that!

Chris ;-)
Chris Craggs - 17/Mar/07

Not me Chris! I think Dennis Gray wrote the Crookrise section in that one! By 'eck we were tough up north in them days!!
Dave Musgrove - 17/Mar/07

There are ways of doing the first crack at 5a/b - but that doesn't help you much in terms of an onsight grade, and the direct assault most people try first is definitely much tougher.
Martin Hutchinson - 16/Jun/10

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