VS 5a

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8m. Climb leftwards to the arete from a block on the right (opposite the path to the cliff). A steep little number with good but rather fiddly protection.


Struggled with this- based on the VS grade given in Western Grit.
I think if you're tall you can probably get some nice pro in, but for me, all I had was a brilliant nut, in a poor position.
Kevster, at 6'1" however, managed to get in a more useful offset friend higher, and further left, so much more confidence giving. A struggle to pull.
Certainly harder than all the other VS's I've done at this crag, so perhaps the HVS is warranted.
Ander - 18/Aug/03

Just managed to fall off when soloing this and somehow not break anything --- the landing is awful! It certainly felt quite a bit harder than the other circa-VS routes at the crag.
Andy Buckley - 06/Mar/05

Errrr? in my BMC Kinder guide its HVS 5a, theres is no such thing as a VS 5a is there?

Jeff C
astrecks - 13/Mar/05

There are lots.
Swig - 13/Jun/05

Ain't gonna solo this one again. Terrible landing, not sure what the gear's like, but wouldn't want to be hanging around tryin to place it. Proper VS 5a!
CJ - 22/Jul/05

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