Mortuary Steps

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Afternoon sun
Uphill
15 mins

The name is macabre, but the reality is less intimidating, especially the fine HVS up the centre of the buttress. The other routes are well-positioned, but see little traffic - so take care. Guidebook page 47.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Speed Kills
A decent problem. From the break, pull over from the left into a scoop (peg with tat usually in place). Climb direct to the...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E4 6a
2
The Morgue
From the break pull over the bulge to gain a short crack. Climb this, then transfer left to another crack. Scary climbing, but...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E3 5c
3
Mortuary Steps
The prominent groove gives a fine climb, though the approach has its fair share of dodgy rock. It may have a peg in it, but it...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Loose
HVS 5b
4
Hart Attack
Direct finish to Cardiac Arrest.
 E5 6b
5
Cardiac Arrest
From the break, move right and enter a short groove. Climb this, then exit rightwards with difficulty.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E4 6a
6
Beta Blocker
Start up Little Capucin, but climb the steep wall on the left to join Cardiac Arete. Very close to the next route in places.
 
Technical
Fluttery
E5 6b
7
Little Capucin
The lower wall is solid up to a slightly loose middle section below the break, which needs a little care. Overall good climbing...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVS 5a
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