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3 Stars
 E4 6a

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12m. Climb a crack on the right then, from a lying-down position on the shelf, attack the awesome roof crack which widens from hands to useless in a very short distance. Holds out left help bridge the gap. Western roll into the final section and hoot for glory at having tamed the man-eater. A giant Friend slammed into the middle of the crux makes it more like E3.
FA. Joe Brown 1964 (one sling). FFA. Gabe Regan 1977


Hard as nails. It can be found in an old on the edge article about 'the hardest 6a's in the country, somewhere between E1 and E10 depending on how you approach it' Big friends reduce the grade.
Andi Turner - 12/Feb/02

E5?! Well this was E3 when I did it and I had no complaints at the grade. There is a cunning way to avoid any off-widthing. No clues please! Classic.
duncan critchley - 08/Apr/03

I found it desperate! I couldn't get past the big friend without using it in someway or other! ended up top roping it to do the moves clean, wonderful, solid E4 for effort I reckon, impossible to give a technical grade but 6a will do for me.
Mike Raine - 15/Sep/03

Keep voting E4 - it'll be a disgrace if this creeps into the E5 bracket.
Tom - 09/Sep/07

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