Overcoat

Technical
 HVS 5c

Adjacent Routes
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12m. The left-hand pillar and parallel cracks splitting the roof.
FA. Chris Calow 1981

USER COMMENTS

Compared to other '5b' climbs in the area this route is a 'sandbag' as the final moves are very taxing and '5c' at least.
G Arnold - 29/Aug/02

Undercoat (S) is also well worth doing. Same start as Overcoast, up the pillar, then move left round the corner (double ropes handy) and go up the middle of the wall on suprising perfect holds.
Simon Caldwell - 15/Aug/04

I thought this route was hard, the start was a doddle but the final moves felt 5C for sure. I imagine it maybe easier for the tall!!
Glenn Jones - 08/Oct/04

I'm tall and it still felt 5c! Glad it's been upgraded although safe as houses.
Dave Foster - 25/Aug/08

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