Scoop de Grace

3 Stars
 E5 7a

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12m. A stunningly technical wall leads into the precarious scoop which is followed rightwards to easy ground. The tall may find the start 'only' 6c and the short might consider it impossible although the block to the left may be a help. Scooptastic!
FA. Dougie Hall 1987


How??? Have stood looking at the start for some years now but one word still keeps popping up "HOW"...Dougie Hall way ahead of his day, fanbloody tastic!
Phil Davies - 10/Feb/05

Get yourself training hard on the resin and have a crack at it when you're back in July?
Impressive line, contender for one of the 1st Peak 7a's? Have never managed to get of the ground the holds are tiny.
craig h - 10/Feb/05

Got upto the last "decent" hold below the scoup, that was after three hours of effort. There ain't no way in this life time that this lard ass is getting up that. Amazing route, would love to see it climbed..
Phil Davies - 23/Jan/06

Tall people would avoid many of the moves that Dougie had to do as he came in slightly from the left.

There's still a 6b move once you stand up in the scoop.

Fortunately I was there to witness the FA - has it ever been repeated? I ain't climbed for 10 years so I'm outa touch.
Chris Hardy - 04/Feb/07

i think ian vickers/gareth parry may have made an ascent/s
ste_d - 10/Apr/07

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