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3 Stars

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A classic polished Peak landmark which is still a tough route to onsight. There are a few ways of doing the lower crux and the upper wall is not to be underestimated either, with a tricky move or two moving right near the top.
FA. Ron Fawcett 1981. This ascent signified the change of Raven Tor from an aid climbing crag to a free climbing crag. FA. Jeff Morgan, Bob Toogood 1969. It was extremely loose when first pegged.


You can't give a route that polished three stars. Hard to onsight but not too bad to flash!
Chris D - 18/Feb/02

Plenty of 7b's in France that are much harder. Not that hard to onsight as it has good shakeouts.
Steve - 21/Feb/02

Much easier than Tin Of - grades should be swapped in my opinion.
Lucy E - 16/Mar/02

Totally ruined by polish!
Much of which is caused by people who have on intention of leading it working it to death on toprope!!!
shefandy - 26/Apr/09

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