The Mandrake

1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
 E5 6a

Adjacent Routes
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10m. Climb the wall leftwards past an overhang to the arete and a bold finish. A side-runner in Victory protects the start but not the upper section. May never have had a 2nd ascent.
FA. Jonny Woodward 1979

USER COMMENTS

Has anyone done this? According to Grimer the photo in the old Vertical Brain Calendar was not an ascent and he has some doubt about the route?
Graham Hoey - 11/Dec/02

I led this at the weekend. The route actually pulls out left from Victory crack, and doesn't climb the wall below, at this grade. Dirty slopy break near the top, and poor gear. Oddly, reministent of Strapadictomy.
Jon Read - 07/Jul/03

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