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3 Stars
 VS 4c

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One of the original free routes on the cliff, polished and with some spaced gear, but still well worthwhile.</br>1) 4b, 18m. Climb the corner below the left-hand end of the big Castellan roof, taking care with suspect rock. This is also the approach pitch to the cave.</br>2) 4c, 24m. Climb the crack above then move right and up to gain the chimney. Finish up this. Be aware of loose blocks on this pitch, a result of some severe winters.
FA. Joe Brown 1957. Climbed during a time when free climbing on limestone was rare.

USER COMMENTS

absolutely brilliant, what VS's should be; loads of gear, big holds, big moves & good felling of exposure
jim - 13/May/02

Bloody scary if you ask me! Felt harder and less protected than any other VS 4c I've climbed.
David Martin - 27/Sep/04

Not huge amounts of gear at all on either pitch, although partly compensated by not too much loose rock either. Some exposed & run-out laybacking. Certainly made my heart go boom! Exciting route...
DrGav - 27/Sep/04

good route, value for VS. Crack at mid height is pretty polished which reduces it to 2 stars for me.
PaulW - 05/Jun/05

Felt VS without the polish-HVS with. Hard work getting through those 2 moves-rest of it was excellent. Gear not great but enough to keep your head together at the vital times. Not 3 stars though
mat_galvin - 25/Jun/05

Bloody scary polished VS 4c if u ask me........
DeeMon - 29/Aug/05

great vs,ideal for newcomers to limestone,easy enough start, great handhold 3/4 way up polished crack (inside crack),have to fish for it,but its there. right out up to chimney for a breather and admire the view then finish off easy to top..
steve jolly - 24/Oct/05

A good route although newcomers to limestone could find more gentle introductions especially if VS is their limit.
Swig - 25/Oct/05

did this route the day after my mates birthday, we both nearly passed out (tad wobbbly on the lead..) due to intoxification the night before, but it was no way 3 stars, was in a great position tho.
stu maci - 23/Nov/05

Stunning route, just about worth 3 stars due to the exposure. Plenty of gear when you need it, but top end of the grade.
The rose hip at the bottom could do with a prune
chris_moor - 12/Sep/07

Had me sweating: not to be underestimated
C.E. Moreton - 20/Apr/09

There's a very loose rocking block in the base of the chimney just after the in-situ thread.
Paul Bennett - 03/Jun/11

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