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1 Stars
 E1 5a

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14m. The crack splitting the centre of the north facing side wall is sustained and delicate. Not in current guidebook.
FA. Arthur Hassall 1974

USER COMMENTS

Often sandy.
JR - 16/Mar/03

Always sandy!
Iggy_B - 20/Jul/03

Still sandy 1 year on. Not sure I'd give it E1 though - I've done harder Vs's
Jamie - 03/Jun/04

Will always be sandy as the rain washes it down from above. I'd agree more like HVS due to unprotected crux move possible ground fall if you muff it.
Dan-gerMouse - 21/May/05

A real mess now! Looks like top ropers/abseilers have loosened the top. Needs drastic remedial action. Would be a good route.
Pekkie - 08/Jul/05

you will not ground fall off this, there is lots of gear. Probably HVS and quite easy at that.
JR - 02/Sep/05

I give in. You climb on choss and I'll climb on clean rock.
Pekkie - 03/Sep/05

I only found a bit of loose rock and there's enough gear to make it safe. I never felt in much danger there are HVS's at Anglezarke that are more committing.
donkarlo - 03/Sep/05

Clean enough at present, despite some damp due to overnight rain. Very well protected.
Rob Davies - 05/May/09

Cleaned up early 2010. In its present state HVS 5a (sustained). A good route.
Pekkie - 03/May/10

My intrepid leader pulled several very large chunks of the mid-height flake off this today. What is left seems a bit more stable. It's probably a little harder than it was, stiff-HVS or soft-E1.
Coel Hellier - 11/Aug/13

Nowhere near E1 and only just about HVS.
Charles Moreton - 14/Oct/13

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