Overhanging Wall

2 Stars
 HVS 5a

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Climb a tricky thin crack to a rest at a flake below the roof. Traverse away right and finish up the side-wall.
FA. Joe Brown early 1950s


A Joe Brown route for those who don't normally like them. Watch the rope drag.
Paz - 30/Sep/02

A lovely route, over too quickly, perfectly protectable. The 'awkward thin crack' the guidebook refers to isn't awkward at all - if you sort your feet out, it produces a lovely move.
Eric - 06/Jul/03

The crack isn't awkward and the rest isn't poor. Bit reachy though isn't it? I was ok but my poor second wasn't. Also, when leading take a moment to protect your second on the traverse by sticking a piece of gear in the middle. Quality route, spoilt only by an easy finish.
David Jones - 11/Jul/03

Reach the *excellent* rest under the flake via the not-awkward thin crack, then make beautiful reachy bridging moves rightwards across the wall to reach the midpoint of the traverse.
s. - 20/Oct/03

the rest is good and rock fax's description well confused me!!! the moves out are reachy (apparently -i was ok but my second couldn't make the move). a quality route that ends very fast.
leon skeldon - 15/May/04

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