2 Stars
 E3 6a

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Climb past the left edge of the overlap to a break, swing right and stretch past pockets to another break. A hard pull gains a flake on the left and easier ground. Probably 5c for the tall.
FA. Steve Bancroft 1980


Well protected but still manages to feel intimidating. What appears to be the obvious way to gain the top break is tricky 6a but an easier alternative is available for the cunning.
Nige M - 29/Sep/03

I don't get the point about difficulty placing the gear. It's about 5b to the big break, then stand there and place gear. After that there isn't any more as I recall.
John Gillott - 06/Aug/06

Doesn't seem that well protected, especially as the marginal cams in the top break are likely to be of a size placed by your feet.
ellis - 25/Jun/08

Did Mr Gillott do the right route or is he 6ft10?
You can't see in to the gear placements at the top break, hence the fear factor .... and as Ellis says, you've probably just used up the cams you want in the first break. Great route though!
tetleybrew - 29/Jun/08

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