Surgeon's Saunter

3 Stars
 HVS 5b

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A great route with a hard, but safe start and excellent jamming above. The dubious looking jammed tooth at half-height has resisted many years of efforts to wrench it from its socket. Finish up the right-hand crack for the full effect.
FA. Peter Biven 1953


What a nightmare I had on this route. My ego took a right pasting, as did my knuckles.
Jon Hobbs - 20/Jul/04

I too got a bit of a spanking by this route's awkward and often powerful moves.
Gnarled hards, beached whale impression at the top, rope burns...
Not as good as I was hoping for. An under-rewarded struggle.
Alex Purser - 10/Aug/04

Awkward, powerful, painful... another classic gritstone HVS 5b, I love 'em.
Neil Ireson - 24/May/05

I don't see what everyone's problem is with this route its great although hard nice thought provoking start to think about before you set off and some great jam's to top out, three stars all the way
fenclimb - 08/Sep/05

Slippy start quickly rewarded with a sit down rest. You could rid yourself of an entire racksworth of gear at any point onwards. Way up high hang of a right hand jam and survey the scenery before the final moves. Beached whale not compulsory. FRCS (Ed.)
DuzWalker - 24/May/07

Probably the most fun I've had on a route so far this year. It's just a shame there's so much boggy s**t at the bottom of it! Having said that, The Wobbler currently has 2 dead sheep occupying the first move, so it could be worse I s'pose.
Chris Parson - 11/Apr/10

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