West Buttress Eliminate Top 50
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This superb climb takes the most direct line on this side of the West Buttress. Eliminate in name but certainly not eliminate in nature. Start below a red groove.
1) 5c, 35m. Climb the groove until you can move across the right wall and up to ledges. The groove above leads up with difficulty over a bulge to the base of the White Slab.
2) 5b, 40m. Climb the groove on the right-hand side of the slab. Belay on a flake.
3) 5b, 40m. Walsh's Groove. An amazing pitch requiring back-and-foot techniques. Very strenuous. Belay on White Slab.
4) 5a, 35m. Move left then up to a ledge (possible belay). Step left and climb the continuation of Longland's slab to the top.
FA. B.Ingle, P.Crewe 1962