Outside the Gate

3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
 7b

Adjacent Routes
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The routes's difficulties are split by the left-leaning, open corner in the middle of the bulging section of the upper wall. Start below the blank wall directly below the corner. Climb the fingery wall and flake to below the midway corner. Inch up to easier ground in the corner and climb this to more tricky climbing at its end, where the overhang and headwall provide a spectacular finale.
FA. Pete Oxley 5.7.1989

USER COMMENTS

Wide crabs can get fangled up in the eye of the peg at the crux.
stone - 08/May/01

Two points:
1. Crabs shouldnt be that high
2. If they are too wide, then they should lose some weight.
Seriously though,
Peg could do with being backed up from bolt a bit higher, not in the best condition and that cliff sees some big waves in winter.
Richard - 11/May/01

If the peg is replaced, please don't put the bolt higher. 5'6' midgets like me would have trouble reaching!
Stone - 21/May/01

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