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 onto the face and 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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    easy E1 0 of 9
    hard HVS 0 of 9
    HVS 8 of 9
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    5a 44 of 63
    easy 5a 4 of 63
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