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3 Stars
 E2 5c

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Great climbing to a fine finish. 1) 5a, 10m. Climb upto a flake then rightwards past two trees to a good belay on a ledge. 2) 5c, 16m. Move up left then back right and upto a rock scar. Continue to good holds then move right. Step up to the ramp and follow this and the right wall to finish.
FA. Tony and Robin Barley (1pt) 16.7.1967. FFA. Pete Livesey 1970s


Incredibly, this was given ordinary VS in 1970. I remember thinking it was then about as hard as Vector at Tremadoc, i.e. E2 5C, much the same as the current perception!
John Stainforth - 22/Aug/03

much better done in one pitch
ged - 16/Jun/04

Enjoyable route that's obviously done in one pitch. Good rock and good continuous climbing, especially the finish. The crux is desperate for "5c" and harder than anything on Sundance Wall or Wombat.
Fiend - 14/Aug/07

Great route. No problems with E2 5c although it look like there are loads of ways to do the crux, maybe I got lucky.
Dave Foster - 14/May/11

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