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 E3 5b

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6b, S1. A rite-of-passage route with its crux at the top. From the starting ledge traverse the break left for 8m to a small ledge then climb the first big groove diagonally leftwards to its finishing bulge. Leaving the big jug may take some will power.
FA. Crispin Waddy (solo) 8.9.1986


I'm sure leaving the big jug is english 5c
Ben Stokes - 16/Mar/00

I agree with Ben
Damo - 22/Nov/01

ben stokes - 04/Sep/02

5b or 5c, I found it terrifying - much more 'out there' climbing on this wall than in Connors. It felt like soloing.
Tom Briggs - 05/Sep/02

Brilliant route, but make sure the finish is clean. We had to finish up For Whom the Swell Tolls L from the big jug due the amount of crud on the finish.
Seb - 01/Jul/03

This is a brilliant route, the style,the altitude and the little crux on the top make it. Not powerfull but nice!
Guido Maris (Belgium) - 01/Aug/04

Its an awsome plummet from the crux!!
Smelly Fox - 04/Feb/05

Waaay easier than the Conger. Jugs all the way until just before the top. Wonderful!
Jus - 22/Aug/05

As with many so-called "essential ticks" it has several prominent characteristics of which enjoyment is not the main one. Hugely committing although the well-described move is mild....for 5c.
Fiend - 11/Jul/06

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