Master Bates

1 Stars
Pumpy
 6b+

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A fine sustained groove leads to a swing left at the mid-height crux shelf.
FA. Helen Heanes 1.8.1997

USER COMMENTS

Nasty move at the crumbly weetabix style break, saw me off.
richardh - 17/Feb/03

To climb it at 6b+, move up left then back right on the "weetabix" section. Direct up the groove felt like hard 6c.
steve taylor - 18/Feb/03

Thought the moves were fine, but the placing of two of the bolts was dire. I used a Frog for one of the clips.
John Alcock - 18/Oct/04

Route to right is Kite Marks 6c+
Gary - 17/Oct/05

The route to the right - Kite Marks - is nails for 6c+. The climbing is quite good but once you get going there is a fair bit of sustained, tiring, and technical climbing leading to a couple of properly hard moves (one of which is a bit of a reach the way I did it). I would suggest 7a and one star. It would benefit from a bit of traffic, like most newer routes on Portland
matt perks - 23/Jun/08

Reckon 7a harsh but fair for Kite Marks - got spat off at the reachy move then scared shitless at the reachy roof! Hmmm, must try harder.
Jane Weir - 11/Jul/08

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