Perverted Staircase

 VS 5a

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12m. Climb the fearsome crack through the left-hand side of the roof by gymnastic manoeuvres to reach easier ground.
FA. Geoff Sutton 1958

USER COMMENTS

Well named route. A nice ledge to sit yourself in before committing to the last moves which are more pleasant than they appear from the comfort of the ledge!
Iggy_B - 22/Feb/05

I dont know about the nice ledge. I found the overhang moves great (big jugs), but then could'nt manage to rest on the 'nice' ledge which Iggy describes. I ran out of steam trying to rest and place gear, got myself in a right pickle and finally managed to get enough gear in to lower off, which I've never done before, and dont wish to make a habit of! I am a Severe/occasional VS climber though. Ben
Ben Burfoot - 15/Aug/05

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