Rattler

1 Stars
Pumpy
Loose
 E1 5b

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A dominating groove line in a strenuous old style.
1) 5b, 18m. Climb the groove past a big flake, then climb through a break in the bulge above to a good ledge at the fault-line.
2) 5a, 18m. Follow the groove past a huge, dubious block and continue to the top. The block is the size of a Mini, and has no visible means of attachment, but is still there - feeling lucky?
FA. Mick Nunn, Richard Crewe 17.7.1968 (2 pts aid)
FFA. Brian Snell, W.Lyons

USER COMMENTS

Fairly low in the grade but atmospheric. Pitch 1 would probably only get HVS 5a in the peak
as a jamming exercise. The 'dubious block' on pitch 2 is the size of a mini with NO visible
means of attachment. Laybacking the edge of this block appears unavoidable and is very unnerving.
GrahamD - 12/Nov/01

the dubious block is surprisingly solid though!
ap - 15/Jun/04

As regards the "block" we spent some while trying to avoid touching it but in the end as Graham D says using it is inevitable. Good route though.
Geoff Odds - 13/Oct/05

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