Borstal Breakout

3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
 E4 6b

Adjacent Routes
<< The Long and Short < Anaconda  |  Central Climb Direct > B4, XS >>


A better route than Anaconda but it can suffer from being dirty. Pitch 1 is an excellent E4 6a. 1) 6a, 20m. A short crack leads to a ledge (possible belay). Continue up the crack to its termination then head right up another thinner crack. Hard moves above gain a pocket and then the ledge - a brilliant pitch. 2) 6b, 10m. Climb straight up as for Anaconda but move right up a crack to easier ground.
FA. (Pitch 1) Jim Moran, (Pitch 2) Dave Jones (1 nut) 1978

USER COMMENTS

A brilliant middle of the road E4 6a for first pitch. Bit like Moon Walk turned into a face climb. Less dirty than it looks.
Jon Read - 30/Oct/02

Great first pitch with ace run out on predictable moves above excellent pro. Upper pitch is hard and completely different, I climbed the thin crack direct and it felt 6c, doesn't look like many people do this pitch! Wicked.
andi turner - 28/Sep/05

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