The Phrantic Phinish

 E4 5c

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20m. An alternative finish to Nightmare of Brown Donkeys or Laurin. From the Laurin stance, climb to the roof, thread, and undercut strenuously leftwards until below a black flake on the bulge above. Gain and follow the flake, spanning rightwards from its end for a good hold on the lip. Finish direct to join the final moves of Laurin. Not in current guidebook.
FA. Ian Parsons, Ian Robb 1987. The ascent was completed in the dark.

USER COMMENTS

Good finish to NOBD, only E3
simon cox - 12/Sep/04

Having eyeballed this line over the years when abbing from the debauchery tree, finally plucked up the courage to lead it - more gear than I had thought that can be placed befor eyou committ yourself and a reasonable foothold below the peg on NOBD to get a semi rest. Easy for grade and agree with previous comments - though pretty out there. Though only 20' or so of new climbing, it makes an excellent and exciting way up the face combined with Laurin Pitch 1 (which has had old tat replaced).
Steve Burns - 10/Oct/10

Likewise, I'd seen the triangular jug on many an ab but never got around to actually getting on it.

What a fantastic position! Tonnes of good gear on the way as well.
Paul Bennett - 22/May/11

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