The Happy Wanderer

2 Stars
 HVS 5a

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A steep arete but at an amenable grade and with good protection - the crux is easiest on the left. Excellent and elegant climbing up a rather unlikely looking line for the grade.
FA. Geoff Morgan 1967


Found the upper section of the arete hard and committing at 5a.
G Arnold - 19/Jul/02

Crux has gotta be more like 5B?
mark s davies - 04/Oct/03

There is a long reach at about 3/4 height which will be more like 5b for short climbers.
Steve C - 12/Oct/03

What a great route. Don't forget your micro nuts for the left below the crux. Top class top-out.
Mike Bryan - 01/Mar/04

Look out for the essentail pebble to complete the crux move at 3/4 height
mike - 07/Jun/04

Look out for the essential pebbleto complete the crux move at 3/4 height.
mike salmon - 07/Jun/04

I didn't find it a long reach (I'm 6 foot 1) but I still thought the move closer to 5b be.
fenclimb - 27/Aug/05

Better than High Neb Buttress!?
Paul Winder - 22/Mar/06

Opps should be Neb Buttress, ya know, the one near by.
Paul Winder - 22/Mar/06

Steep enough, great position, bomber nuts and a tricky commiting crux move. No pebble was found useful but the very tips of my fingers certainly were. HVS 5b I reckon.
DuzWalker - 01/Oct/07

Had a second at this to warm up and had to have a cheeky rest after spending ages getting some bomber horizontal placements out. Great route but Neb Buttress does it for me anyday.
Dave Foster - 14/Oct/08

Top move to the break hard if you are short (5b) not if you are tall, like me! Excellent route
Geoffrey Odds - 05/May/09

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