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 E5 6b

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<< Brompton's Cocktail < Robert Brown  |  Darius > Debauchery >>

An eliminate with some good climbing; hard sections are broken by easier climbing and good rests. Sufficiently independent. Follow Robert Brown to the bulge (thread) and power through to an ancient peg. Climb the flake above (peg on Robert Brown) then trend rightwards up the slabby wall to the right of the long bulge. Go over this on the right then move back left to a good flake handhold. Move directly over the bulge and continue up the pocketed wall (thread and good cams) until level with the alarming wafer thin flake on the left. For the full tick move across to the flake when level with its ear. From the top of the flake, either go right as for Darius, or left and finish as for Robert Brown. Can just be led on 50m ropes although there is a possible stance on Debauchery.
FA. Simon Lee 1987


thanks to whoever cleaned it - though I recall it required virtually no cleaning in the first place
Simon Lee - 16/May/02

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