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2 Stars
Technical
Rounded
 E3 6a

Adjacent Routes
<< Swan Bank < The Mincer  |  Pincer > Kicking Bird >>


12m. Approach via the hanging groove (actually Mincer Direct) then from a chockstone runner - or belay - sketch right across the slight weakness in the slab, to reach the finger crack and a short sprint to safety. Sticky rubber is a big help on this one!
FA. Gabe Regan 1977

USER COMMENTS

Getting round the lip of the Mincer is the hardest but!
Goi Ashmore - 15/Mar/02

At the limit of sticky rubber friction, but more like E2 than E3.
Chris
Chris Craggs - 16/Mar/02

A real soft touch at E3.
Dave Pritchard - 10/Mar/03

someone thinks this is 6b?
mark s - 10/Mar/03

Never E3 - soft & safe 6a.
Pete - 01/May/03

Shat bricks on this. Hadn't warmed up though. Excellent. Easy but not E2. Thats quite a swing. Agree that the bulge of the mincer was the hardest bit!!
Dave Evans - 16/May/04

Since when did this involve smearing? It's covered in holds!
Aly - 13/Feb/06

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