The Watchman

3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
 6b

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A brilliant, testing line that features some hard moves low down. Start just to the left of a corner in the low overhang. Execute a technical, but short-lived sequence to better holds on the wall above, then follow this to the mid-height break. The clean-cut corner and headwall above are the icing on the cake.
FA. Pete Oxley 31.12.1989

USER COMMENTS

Quite a hard start then steady at the grade but with some good moves high up
Al Evans - 14/May/01

start is well hard for the grade
alex - 29/May/02

My partner, who's vertically challenged, managed the big reach at the start by getting a knee jam under the roof.
The top has a delightful sting in the tail.
John Alcock - 19/Jul/04

A superb long route with plenty of interest throughout.
Ben Stokes - 19/Oct/04

Cool upper groove. Route would be 6a/6a+ if it were not for the start which is hard for 6b.
Richard Horn - 19/Sep/05

A great route although a little unbalanced as the start is much, much harder that the rest of the route. I think something may have fallen off the bottom recently as it was even harder than I remembered. You need fingers of steel to crimp your way to the second bolt if you're short!
Kate - 06/Sep/09

A landside has deposited a large amount of earth on this route and the routes to the right. Needs attention from keen gardener with some good tools to merit stars again.
La Mont - 23/May/10

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