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16m. Start up the crack in the arete then head left to outflank the first overhang. Move up to a deep break then make an awkward traverse back to the right (fist jams) to access the ledge round the corner. Finish direct. Photo page 181.
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Budding leaders will probably find this hard for the grade.
I loved this...quite committing for the grade but all the holds appear when you need them.
Great route - 3Stars. Committing? Bold? Hard?. I think this is a perfect HS 4b...bold when easy, protectable when hard, technical when in balance.
Unless you've got enormous fists the traverse back right onto the front face is not easy,
this has got to be one of the best grit routes i've done. brilliant moves on positive holds
A bit of a frightener on the traverse back right to the arete if you dont like jamming.Brilliant varied route spoilt a bit by the far too easy finish.
The direct variant Manchester United HVS 5b is also well worth doing - much easier for the tall :)
Very nice route. I didn't use a jam on any of it and didn't think the traverse was too bad.
excelent route, traverse back is definately best done on fist jams, a doddle that way. Watched people trying to do it without and none made it look easy.
Great route altho harder than all the other classic HSs at Stanage Pop eg. april + christmas cracks or RHRHBD IMHO - not that Im saying it should be upgraded, its about right.
Thought it was pretty easy compared to some other HS's I've done before. The traverse right was great fun especially when you find the crimp near the back of the break! :) HS 4b is about right
I actually found the traverse fairly easy. The start was quite tough although I did miss a rather obvious layback option.
Don't hang around too long trying to place gear, just keep on the move.
This is a superb HS 4b. First time I led it was on a single rope meaning I had tremendous rope drag - second time was a pleasure.
Amazing route! Totally deserving of it's 3 stars and not a bit of polish anywhere (although maybe I've just jinxed it by saying that).
this is a brilliant route. well worth it's stars.
Much more daunting on a windy day!
I thought this was perfect at the grade. Interesting moves, and bomber gear all the way to the top.
Excellent route, but definitely use two ropes. Got massive rope drag from under the overhang, and only just made the resting ledge before a complete rope jam occurred.
Great route, but would agree with last comment. Massive rope drag with one rope.
Awkward at the top, just above the dragging rope...Anywho, good fun, and a nice perch at the top to sit and belay the second.
Should be a Top 50; but to echo previous comments make sure you are on double ropes to avoid it being spoilt.