Acid Drop

2 Stars
 E4 5c

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16m. Delicate dancing, then a butch and bold finale. Trend rightwards up the slab following an undercut flake. Pull over this then tackle the centre of the overhang. Poorly protected and reachy.
FA. Jonny Woodward 1987


This route is not very good really.
Tom - 20/Feb/02

Sorry, can't agree. Soloing this late one night in 1979 with nobody on the escarpment with me thinking it to be first ascent got the imagination running. I had top-roped it a few days earlier but that didn't change the matter. Maybe a sniff today but at the grade it's a classic.
Gary Gibson - 14/Mar/02

climbing not too hard but not i didn't get any gear in i would be genuinely happy to lower-off, nevermind fall on. Quite reachy so i don't think many people below Gary Gibson's height will be soloing it!!!!
daveP - 15/Apr/02

if you are under 5'10 then it feels 6a
mark - 22/Sep/02

on soloing this the other day,i couldnt couldnt quite reach the hold (Im 5 8) so i spent an hour unearthing a beautiful 6a sequence along the overlap to gain the hold,there seems to be a small cam to protect the final roof, depending on what gear you find lower down if you are short and onsighting prepare for E5/6 6a
jules - 02/Oct/03

An instantly attractive and interesting, if slightly strange route. Just about safe with a good belayer. I could *just* reach the hold via some increasingly subtle foot positions, and it felt right at the grade - however the cool top roof was the highlight of the route.

If you're tall enough to reach the hold easily, it would be E3 5b and a better, more balanced route. If you're too short to reach it at all it would be....grossly unfair.
Fiend - 20/Nov/06

i thought this route was great. the gear made the crux moves super-absorbing but steady. i love the rock at this end of the roaches!
Evan Holdsworth - 10/May/10

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