Finale

Technical
 f5

Adjacent Routes
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The right-hand arete is gained with difficulty. It is also possible to get at it from the right and continue for a HVS 5b.

USER COMMENTS

If you move off the undercuts to reach the base of the arete before moving up this is at least a grade harder than Suzanne [both technical and adjectival].

If Suzzane is E1 6a then this is E2 6b!
Tom O - 31/Oct/02

Is this the blunt right arete of the buttress and not the hanging arete just to its left!
Chris Craggs - 01/Dec/03

Yep, the blunt arete on the right of the buttress feels exactly right at this grade. Hard moves to start up and right-wards, back left to the arete, and then cruise upwards. 6a for the starting moves, but I backed off the top out. Wouldn't have done so with gear in, but just felt a little gripped on solo. Suzanne's first few moves are a harder 6a, but not greatly so...
Pythonist - 13/Jul/05

Finale 'proper' goes out under the roof to the hanging arete then up this before tackingling the easy upper section.

The consensus is that the start is worth Font 7a.
sloper - 21/Oct/05

I am pretty sure Final is not the hanging nose but the blunt rib to the right of it.
Original description (1964) "Climb the right-hand front corner of the overhanging crag to mid height then step onto the fron face" And it was VS!

CC
Chris Craggs - 21/Oct/05

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