Old Salt

2 Stars
 HVS 5a

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Climb the front arete of the buttress using the curving crack to gain a small ledge (5b for shorties). Move leftwards to follow flakes out on to the face to a finish with some urgency.
FA. Paul Nunn 1963


Definitely HVS (as it is in the printed guide).
Nick Smith - 22/Aug/02

A direct finish is possible (Rimmington Place - E2 5c) from the good break above the ledge.
Nick Smith - 22/Aug/02

Three stars, no question. Why is it not HVS?
tom c - 10/Nov/03

Beautiful bit of rock, balancy then strenuous. Gear is good and this is a must at HVS 5a - Collossal! A Rock 1 or 2 most useful to protect the last moves...
john evans - 27/Nov/03

Do your best to avoid the barn-door as you swing into the main crack on the face from the right.
Alex Purser - 10/Aug/04

the gear on this is great, which is why i think it's given vs 5a. the route has got some great moves on very positive holds.
leon skeldon - 17/Jul/05

The reachy section up to the ledge below the overhang is a trifle bold, umless you place gear blind in the curving crack to the left. The landing is awful. So HVS. Nice route.
Tim Gledhill - 23/Jul/07

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  • Route Grade Votings

    Total votes cast 127
    hard E1 0 of 9
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    hard HVS 0 of 9
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    5a 44 of 63
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