Pocket Symphony

2 Stars
 E1 5b

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From the ledge, head left to a diagonal break/crack then climb direct up the excellent pocketed wall (threadable surprises aplenty) to pass right of the ivy and escape into the Ivy Gash.
FA. Dave Jones R.Cope 1978


E0 and truly delightful, would be 3 star climbing if it wasn't for the stupidly crap first pitch.
Fiend - 24/Oct/03

Very pleasant, take plenty of threads for enjoyably fiddly gear.
John Camateras - 24/Oct/03

Good fun, good gear.
John Alcock - 31/May/05

I thought the gear was utterly shit for the most part. Most of the threads are too thin and nowhere near strong enough to hold a fall - I ripped one through (about 1cm across) just with friction and a small static force at the belay the orute before I did this and so refused to trust them. Sideways nuts are also very dodgy because the rock is a bit friable and wears away around them. Great climbing though.
Si - 13/Oct/06

Placing the threads is the hardest part, closely followed by trusting them.
chris_moor - 05/Nov/06

Good climbing and I thought the threads were okay, note the tip in the guide about coat hangers and cord - very useful.
Mark Westerman - 04/Feb/07

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