Western Slabs

2 Stars
Technical
 VS 4c

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A good route that gets the evening sun in the height of summer. Start just left of the dry-stone wall by a stile.
1) 4b, 16m. Move up onto the quartz block and go up a short distance into a small groove. Follow the groove slightly rightwards to a ledge. Move up to another smaller ledge with awkward belays.
2) 4b, 23m. Move up the slab to the lower of two overlaps. Pass both overlaps on their right to reach a groove which is followed to another large ledge.
3) 4c, 17m. Move left along the ledge then diagonally left across a slab to another ledge below a wall with a crack up its centre - this is The Chain. Climb the groove on the right-hand side of the tombstone to a block then make hard moves to the top.
FA. J.M.Edwards, A.Edge, A.D'Aeth 6.8.1931

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