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A tough start leads to the big corner.
1) 5c, 20m. Surmount the roof, then follow the corner. Traverse right to a pillar. Climb this to the fault-line and belay on the right.
2) 5a, 18m. Gain a ledge above a bulge. Traverse left around the exposed arete to a groove line which is followed to the top.
FA. Richard Crewe, P.Charman 2.9.1973
FFA. Arni Strapcans, Gordon Jenkin 12.8.1978
As described, a very tough start, but do-able and well protected. After that a straightforward VS /HVS first pitch to a good belay. Second pitch was exciting for 5a, all the more so when I snapped a hold off seconding and ended up hanging in space!! Scary top out! Great Value.
Adrian Paisey - 28/May/07
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