Bend Sinister

2 Stars
Technical
 7a+

Adjacent Routes
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A really good pitch that features a stout start and a technical sequence to surmount the flowstone.
FA. Pete Oxley 7.11.1990

USER COMMENTS

Really sustained and intense.
stone - 10/Mar/01

currently the bain of my life! very short and intense as the previous comment states and a much needed third clip to prevent a 'ground sweeper' but unfortunately right in the middle of the crux moves! its a very balancy clip and very on/off i certainly struggle with this alot! i think possibly a contender for 7b?
andy schof - 12/Feb/09

A hold has come off on this on the top section. What was once a tricky hop onto the shelf is now a bit of a slap.
Rob Kennard - 13/Feb/09

i have since redpointed this route! haha finally! although i stated it as the bain of my life it is actually very good for such a short intense route! isnt that always the way! :D i wouldnt go out of my way to go to the new cuttings unless you are forced as there is so much variety and much more inspiring crags! but if you are passing and fancy a real good challenge get on it! after redpointing a few more 7b's i definitely would upgrade this route without a doubt! harder than both spanner eyes and imbolc at north which get 7b and 7b+! but thats the way it goes! :D
andy schof - 06/May/09

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