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3 Stars
 E1 5a

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18m. The seam left of the arete gives excellent climbing though the gear (small wires) is a little spaced, one for a steady leader.
FA. Ray Evans 1964


E0 would seem fair for the boldness - oh and the name is traditionally "Cameo".

Superb route though, really nice wall climbing.
Fiend - 19/Sep/02

having not lead many routes over the past 2 years and concentrating more on my head for heights had gone to pot.
lead it yesterday, after really struggling on vs's on stanage...great to have got another e1(lancs guide) under my belt, tho' not technically challenging, the use of small wires did give me a fright!
ste li - 26/Sep/02

An excellent route...a little sustained, but not hard at the grade...a must!
martin k - 25/Oct/02

Led this last august, and cant believe their putting it as HVS! I mean i dont climb loads of E1's, but ive climbed E2's that felt less exposed than this one. A top route, not much gear but small crappy wires, but technically pretty easy. This is bold for the gade.
Danger Mouse - 12/Apr/03

A nice E1, good moves all the way.
Iggy_B - 22/Feb/05

Deffo E1. Not hard technically, but bold, run -out on small wires requiring a cool head.
andy farnell - 02/Apr/05

Did it yesterday and I thought the gear was bomber personally, was always comfortable placing it and it felt a bit soft touch for E1? :S
Richard Hession - 14/Jul/05

Gear is thin wires and well spaced. I'd say low end e1.
Matt_b - 12/Aug/05

this really is E1. Why it has been downgraded is beyond me. There are starred E2s in the lancs quarries which feel as difficult. Although technically quite easy, the gear is not brilliant, lots of it, but the good stuff is well spaced. Requires a cool head for the entire length.
JR - 15/Aug/05

I thought the gear was bomber, tricky bits always separated by rest ledges, and didn't feel run-out - standard grit HVS? Great climbing though.
Just Another Dave - 11/Jun/11

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