Chameleon

3 Stars
Reachy
Technical
 E4 6a

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16m. An intimidating route up the jutting prow. Climb the lower wall to jams below the overhang. Climb this with difficulty (good RP up and left) to reach the ramp, then hand traverse rightwards up this to gain the arete and a juggy finale.
FA. Ed Drummond 1975

USER COMMENTS

A really cool route with really cool moves past the roof. A rock 3 up and left protects the roof, (guide book says an rp, which is also possible), but is stupidly pumpy to place on the lead, better to preplace, (maybe E3 with preplaced wire).
Alex - 09/Apr/02

Not worth placing the wire, just pull up and race for the top. Hard for the grade.
JR - 21/Oct/03

I went sans wire and lobbed - no problem.
andy reeve - 11/Oct/04

Why wouldn't you put the bomber 3 rock in? classic e3/4, enjoy...

Simon Cox
lose7lbs - 29/Oct/04

Why wouldn't I put the wire in? Because its pumpy enough as it is!
andy reeve - 06/Mar/05

no way E4. E3, just pumpy but safe. no need for the mystery wire, just leg it
Ged Desforges - 03/Apr/05

Pretty steady for E4, but very pumpy! can get a good rest with leg on ledge before roof and a toe hook/jam! Then pull over lip (forget the Rp in flake!) and just keep cranking!
north_country_boy - 14/May/05

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