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The compelling arête right of Octo provides a stimulating lead. Many micro wires protect. From the belay of Octo, move up to the base of the corner. Step out right to a good hold left of the arete. Then climb the left side of the arete for several metres to a delicate move around it which leads to better holds and a rest. Climb directly up the arete, past a further difficult move, to easier ground and gear in the break beneath the roof. Overcome the roof and climb the easy wall above.
FA. J.Redhead 24.9.1986