Death Wish

3 Stars
 E6 6b

Adjacent Routes
<< Central Wall < Barracuda  |  Stairway to Heaven > Blue Angel >>

27m. A tremendous pitch which requires careful rope work. It is E7 if the good peg on Stairway to Heaven is not clipped. Follow Barracuda to the bush in the main-break (peg above). Traverse 2m right and make one move up before continuing the traverse to a small corner (good half-size Friend in a flake and good peg on Stairway to Heaven to right). Crux moves up rightwards end at a break and a move right into another small corner. Take the wall on right to finish. Lower-off.
FA. Pete Gomersall, Duncan Drake 1980. Pete Gomersall puts up one of the UKÕs first E7s, rejecting the use of bolts and in-keeping with the tradition of the approach to free climbing on this wall.


Possibly the most popular E7 on Yorkshire Trad Limstone in 2000?
steve crowe - 28/Jun/01

maybe cos its more like E5?
Tom - 10/Jun/02

Worth noting that the half size friend is very poor.
Steve - 02/Aug/04

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