Cummerbund

2 Stars
Loose
 VS 4b

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A fine climb up a strong line that sees few ascents nowadays. The 1st pitch is thoroughly unpleasant and there is some loose rock on the rest of the climb, but despite this it is well-worth seeking out. Be aware of any bird/access restrictions.</br>1) 4a, 24m. From the fence climb grassy rock into a shallow groove and over a bulge to a stance just below the break.</br>2) 4b, 22m. Traverse round the arete and follow the break as it rises across the face with the occasional moves on the slab below to avoid the steep bits. There is a stance just short of some flakes.</br>3) 4b, 20m. Traverse right below the flakes to a niche then climb up and right to regain the break. Continue to a stance and thread and/or tree belays in an open niche.</br>4) 10m. Easy grassy scrambling leads to the ridge.
FA. D.Burgess, J.Allen 1965

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