Budweisser Effect

 HVS 4c

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In the upper part of the cliff is a large deep groove left of a prominent pillar; start directly below this.
1) 4c, 22m. Climb a small rib and groove passing the overhang at its left end. Continue up the wall above to a stance at the base of the crystal-filled groove.
2) 4c, 18m. Climb the crack and groove, moving right at the top up easier but looser ground to finish.
FA. Gary Gibson (solo) 1979


My first HVS and definitely felt the runout on pitch 1 despite good rough holds in the groove. Pumpy laybacking above pro. Not the easiest belay stance to set up either! Pitch 2 felt more like VS in comparison.
DrGav - 11/Oct/04

Better and not as loose as you might imagine from the Rockfax and CC guide descriptions. Probably VS and * in reality.
GrahamD - 31/Jan/05

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