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3 Stars
 E4 6a

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One of the UK's milestone routes for any aspiring hard climber which traces a majestic line up this stunning wall with initially technical climbing giving way to easier, but bolder moves higher up. Start on a grassy terrace below the high groove of Daurigol and to the right of some thin cracks that lead up the left-hand side of the Great Wall.
1) 6a, 25m. Climb up to a small overlap below a line of cracks. Climb these up and rightwards with difficulty until a reach gains a crack. Pull up into a depression to belay.
2) 5c, 35m. Climb up the crack and then a corner above (becoming thin on gear) to a left-facing groove and overlap. A memorable long move to a good hold leads quickly to a long ledge. Traverse right along this and back left to easier ground.
FA. P.Crew 27.5.1962. FFA. J.Allen, C.Addy 28.6.1975


One of those routes you plan and dream of.Then it totally lives up to your expectations. Found the reach on the crux absolutely at my limit. Why was aid used in the groove is beyond me, has a punchy finish! Wonderful all the way.
Eagerandy - 15/Dec/11

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