How the Hell?

1 Stars
 VS 4c

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The left-hand crack gives a good sustained pitch with a mixture of loose and polished holds. Finish either rightwards, leftwards or direct over the bulge.
FA. Joe Brown 1950


A good route, but go right at the top, NOT over the bulge or leftwards where it's horribly chossy and vegetated. Having looked at the bulge option, I decided to go leftwards: a big mistake as the top out is horrendous. I came peeling off backwards, along with various bits of vegetation and several loose blocks. Luckily neither I, my belayer, nor any passers by were hurt.
C.E. Moreton - 28/Feb/06

Gets my vote over What the Hell. Despite appearances, the start climbs better. The main crack has more variety and the finish out right is nicely exposed.
Paul Johnson - 30/Mar/07

Suggest you start right of the corner to avoid the sand/wasps nest! Good route if steep polished limestone offwidths are your thing. The obvious finish is right at the top; no idea why anyone would go straight up or left.
Simon King - 24/Sep/12

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