Pinnacle Rib Route Top 50

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Another classic outing up the long ridge 40m right of South Gully. Often called Second Pinnacle Rib ("FPR" is scratched on the rock here too!).
1) 25m. Climb a groove just right of the rib that marks the right-hand side of the large grassy bay to belay on blocks.
2) 30m. Climb the steep rib above.
3) 30m. Climb rock steps to a large stance.
4) 12m. Continue up the rounded arete above, then traverse left to a stance above the Yellow Slab on the previous route.
5) 35m. Follow the curving rib to easier ground and a belay beneath the final wall.
6) 20m. Walk rightwards for 20m and belay,
7) 25m Either climb straight up Thompson's Chimney (S) a rite of passage for many traditional climbers, or head right and take an alternative route onto easier ground.
FA. J.Thompson, H.Hughes 1894

USER COMMENTS

Think this route description might be wrong? Pitch 4 is a 25m ish diagonal traverse and if anything, easier than the other pitches. The topo looks correct. Definitely not 12m of 4b !
Nick Smith - 25/May/10

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