Face Value

2 Stars
 E5 6a

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Steady climbing with a bit of a run-out. It remains a good lead although it is often top-roped, hence the polish. Pull through the bulge just left of The Directissima past a small wire to a thread. Continue past a peg, then join The Directissima below the final groove. Follow the groove to finish.
FA. Martin Berzins, Ashley Cowell 1982


very scary to on-sight. straightforward after top rope practice.
geoff - 12/Sep/01

These folk voting for E4, have they led it 'on-sight' (not really possible if you've ever lowered off directissima). The bottom section is way too steep, and way too runout for E4. And there's a pokey final move to get to the ledge. solid E5 for the on-sight.
joe le sage - 09/Sep/02

great route to lead unfortunately not onsight but still great..
Paul B - 27/Aug/03

Why is "The Big C" not mentioned.
This is a quality route based around FV.
Solid E4 but only E4. Misses out the steep start to FV and wanders around between gear.
Excellent route.

Tree Beard - 22/Feb/04

didn't find the small wire mentioned, not convinced there is one that's worthwhile...? Best option seemed to be to just go for it to the first thread (which has been replaced in the last couple of weeks). Brilliant, rock, holds and moves throughout.
Steve Ramsden - 02/Aug/08

there is a good small wire, the placement is fairly obvious from the ground, and you can even get a couple in there if you like. Would be fully amazing if it weren't close to the directissima.
toby - 08/May/09

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  • Route Grade Votings

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