The Left Unconquerable Top 50

3 Stars
 E1 5b

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The leaning crack is jammed to a poor rest at the break. Build a bomb-shelter then make the crucial precarious layback moves up and left to reach a ladder of jugs. A great contender for your first grit E1, as this one won't be down-graded.
FA. Tom Probert 1949


easier and far less strenuous than its right hand counterpart
ian bryant - 02/Jan/03

found it harder then the right,and certainly E1.
ant carney - 08/Jul/03

left has a more awkward crux, although right has more for the feet if you look for it? right has that sketchy font-style mantel. so what am I saying? both are great routes, each with it's own challenge.
Jack - 24/Nov/03

Harder than Right U, more sustained and knackering than Right U. Perfect gear all the way. A mega classic
Eric - 23/Jun/04

Loved this so much I did it again, but not wishing to be contrary I thought this was easier than the other one. Sorry
Matt - 18/May/05

Perfect gear, and even for those of us that avoided jamming anything, it's a good 'n. Right is far better, though.

E1 5b sounds exactly right.
Pythonist - 06/Oct/05

About the same as the right hand one, wich means beautifull. Both routes HVS, Left 5b (one move) / Right 5a (strenous). Not sustained at all, jams and rests everywhere. NICE!
harald swen - 16/Jun/08

did this after 2 hours of bouldering so felt pumpy and got more tired from placing gear. crux wasn't difficult jus exposing to an easy sprint on massive jugs
sean hughes - 07/Sep/10

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