West Wall Climb

2 Stars
 VS 4c

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A wandering outing up the left flank of the cliff with a bit of a bushwhack early on, although it manages to raise its head with some nice climbing in the upper reaches. Done in dry conditions, it provides a surprisingly worthwhile trip - despite appearances to the contrary. Start by a tree on the approach path.
1) 4a, 22m. Follow the cleaned line between the vegetation to the second tree on the wall.
2) 4b, 15m. Trend right across the wall to a niche. Step right out of this, then climb the wall past a bulge to a good, sheltered stance at the break.
3) 4c, 15m. Step left and climb the awkward crack, then slabby rock leftwards to easy ground.
FA. D.Burgess 1966


Excellent. Very few routes in the Peak provide this sort of position/exposure at this grade,(applies especially to the middle pitch).

Nick Learmont
NickAL - 21/Jul/05

Excellent route. Too much vegetation and earth for 3 stars but maybe just about deserves 2.
Simon Caldwell - 03/Oct/11

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