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3 Stars
 E1 5b

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10m. The centre of the buttress leads over an overhang to another that caps the wall, and is cleaved by an excellent flake. Finish up this with gusto. A classic E1 experience.
FA. John Allen 1975


Mm...what a route. Best done on a hot sunny day with your shirt off, so all the crowds of top-ropers and ramblers can marvel at your athleticism and skill.
RobS - 14/Jul/02

And preferably not seconded by someone who has never been climbing outside properly before yes Rob?!!! It took me a while longer than it would do today.
Withey - 20/May/03

A route with something for everyone! A strong, bouldery start, a balancy slabby middle section and a layback crack to finish.
Nick Smith - 12/Jun/03

The undercut under the roof was a lot better than I expected. Good route, but not on a par with Commander Energy for example.
Jus - 24/Jan/05

fun route - the start is very thuggy if tackled direct (5c?) with the upper slab and crack offering a pleasantly balancy contrast (possibly a bit soft for the grade?).
thebigfriendlymoose - 16/May/05

the start is hard (felt top end 5b to me). i found moving from the undercut to the top straightforward but (surprisingly)strenuous. tip the middle gear break is far bigger than it looks from the bottom.
leon - 25/Sep/05

every move is 5b. definitive E1 i thought. got to the break a used a size 2 cam in conjunction with a hand placed rock. left rock insitu for others. absolutely great route 4*
alex mason - 19/Apr/06

A deserved classic with sustained 5b moves interspersed with good rests and gear.
SteveM - 18/Sep/06

This Route has every thing! A Campus start, rock over dominated centre, and a sloper smear finish, with the physical crux at the start, and a psycological crux near the top. Just trust the sloper at the top (and maybe a toe hook for the win!). Gets better every time.
Steve Banham - 11/Oct/06

What a great route: thuggy start, balancy middle, scarey top! 5b all the way. Lovely.
John Parker - 27/Jul/09

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