Crown of Thorns

1 Stars
 E4 6a

Adjacent Routes
<< God < Sun Chariot  |  Lime Street Direct > Lone Tree Edge >>

Make a detour into Lime Street Direct for a few moves from Sun Chariot, then come back left.
FA. Martin Roome, D.Bolger 1986


This is not a defunct route! It was originally climbed with the super direct (thin crack) start to Lime Street, stepping out onto the left rib as soon as possible and still does at E4. Keeping on the right hand side of the rib gives some good hard moves protected by small wires and 2 pegs at 6b.
Ian Milward - 22/Sep/09

The pegs have been removed, but there is excellent if slightly spaced gear on the upper wall anyway. Maybe E5...
I added a direct start, the same as in the current guide which follows the old sport route, in trad style. Graded soft E7 hard 6b.
Matt - 22/Sep/09

This is definitely not a defunct route. Whenever I have done it I have started up the curving groove to the left of Limestreet’s direct start, then moved into Limestreet for a few metres before moving back left and climbing the upper wall. The gear is bomber; small wires. Not E5, pretty soft for E4 I thought.
robin richmond - 11/Jul/11

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