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3 Stars
 VS 4c

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A superb route with exposed climbing at a reasonable grade. The most popular route in Wales, according to UKC Logbooks, which means it is often busy. Start at the base of Vector Buttress below a short steep groove with a large tree on a ledge on the left.
1) 4b, 25m. Climb blocks to a large tree. Traverse left for 5m behind the tree and move up ledges to the base of a short groove. Climb up this to a ledge and belay on a massive flake.
2) 4c, 30m. Step left around the corner (possible belay here if crowded). Climb up cracks to a memorable move up and right to a small ledge and spike above the roof. Climb up the slab via some small ledges until level with a crack/niche on the right. Move right into it and then climb up this, the crux being the final step onto the slab above, which leads up to another stance on the right below and left of the final flake pitch.
3) 15m. Move up to runners and traverse the unlikely looking flake hanging in space. Mantel on to the ledge, optional belay here. Move back left and scramble up a groove to belay on the top of the crag proper.
FA. C.Jones, R.Moseley 11.5.1958

USER COMMENTS

Not much to the route really, a scrappy first pitch, a good bit then the top. 1 star.
Matt1000 - 16/Mar/10

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