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 E3 5c

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18m. Climb the leaning groove to the break , continue up and right then scale the crucial final wall, two peg runners.
FA. Chris Hardy 1988


Often very sandy at the top (favoured by abseilers)
Oh, also whilst here, the summit belays generally at Hobby are some sort of bolt in generally thinly-bedded rock... I wouuldn't belay on one alone, but there are plenty of big stakes.
carl dawson - 08/Feb/02

Good honest work, this. very well protected, but it never lets up.
martin k - 05/Dec/02

The line doesn't make any sense on this:

The lower groove is obvious to the wide break. The Rockfax diagram shows it continuing up the obvious blocky groove and moving right beneath the heather. There are no pegs on this bit and it's maybe stiff E1 5b overall?

There is a single (not two!) peg out right of the break, indicating it would be possible to climb the steep wall to the right of the groove. This would probably be more like E3 5c but it would be bold rather than hard work, and isn't the line shown.
Fiend - 23/Apr/07

Agree with Fiend. This is not the only line that differs with the description either.
Jon Leighton - 30/Apr/07

the upper peg has snapped now
jamface - 20/Oct/10

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