Down to Earth

2 Stars
Technical
 f6A+

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The elegant arete is tricky though the landing is fairly soft and there are runners if you need them (E3 6a ).
FA. Al Rouse 1985

USER COMMENTS

Wicked shaped arete - never E4 but worth at least a star of anyones money. Good small friends at half height.
daveP - 08/Apr/02

Brilliant micro route, E3 5c. (on a top rope its very obvious it's not 6a but a bit scary to lead.)
stp and dave - 17/May/02

you toproped a boulder prob?brill little route
mark - 13/Oct/02

Good freinds 0 & 1/2 protect the middle and upper section.

A brilliant micro route...
Paddles - 24/Mar/03

Yes a fun little problem. Maybe V3 with a bit of flutter!?
Birkby - 13/Oct/03

Very short, very shapely, very cool. Hard start especially for the short, the finish is elegant and exsquisite. Well worth leading, would be a dangerous solo, despite Birkby's usual cavalier nonsense.
Fiend - 19/Dec/06

agree with fiend, i fell off the top move solo - you head right onto a not so good landing and it doesn't feel too great!
brynmarsh - 05/Nov/07

Good first E3 (if it counts). You can see what you have to do from the ground, good gear at mid height, positive top out. Did feel a bit waaayyy just near the top though.
DuzWalker - 28/Feb/08

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