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 E4 5c

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Step right out of Charas and leave the runners to balance up the sketchy wall. A Direct Start is a bolder E4 5c.
FA. Gary Gibson, Derek Beetlestone, S.Fraser (1 bolt runner) 1981,FA. (Direct Start) Bill Birch, Rick Gibbon 1990s


The direct start was soloed in 1985 by myself. This was when the route was done without the bolt and side runner.
Gary Gibson - 01/Sep/04

I liked this direct route up the face, although you really need to ab down to check/clean holds which can get filled up with dross from the tree above. The way I did it was the direct start, then lean left from the ledge to fit side-runners in Charas (quite awkward and scary); this is probably the most fun and ethical way of doing it (other than solo, of course).
profonrock - 20/Jul/07

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