Christmas Curry/Micah Eliminate Top 50
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One of the most popular routes in North Wales with fine open climbing (and usually lots of people). From the entrance into the wood, scramble up to a tree on the right below a short chimney.
1) 10m. Climb easily up the chimney to a tricky step and exit rightwards up a crack to a tree belay.
2) 25m. Re-enter the gully and climb out left to a ledge. Walk left 3m to a crack in a short steep wall and a junction with the Original. Climb the crack to a ledge. Step down to a small sloping ledge and foot-traverse left under a steepening to a groove/crack. Climb a crack on the right to a ledge and traverse right to belay at the base of the corner.
3) 4b, 15m. Climb the corner to a ledge and then take another groove to some perched blocks. Traverse left below, or above, the blocks to a belay below a steep thin crack.
4) 4b, 20m. Climb the thin crack and wall to the right to a line of weakness leading right to the arete. Move right to the arete along this (wobbly jug). Follow the arete in an outstanding position to the top.
FA. (Micah Eliminate) M.Harris 1954
My first trad lead! Have seconded a few times since and the top pitch is wonderfully exposed.
Owen Wynne-Griffith - 11/Mar/10
The top pitch is excellent
Matt1000 - 16/Mar/10
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