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3 Stars
 E3 6a

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A superb route featuring two contrasting pitches; the first is technical, and the second steep. Start beneath the slim, smooth corner/groove.
1) 6a,13m. Climb the immaculate, smooth groove past two bolts and swing left at its top to a bolt belay on a sloping ledge.
2) 5b, 15m. Move up left from the ledge, then traverse steeply rightwards to find and use a borehole on a sloping shelf to access the base of a short steep corner. Climb this to the vegetated slope above. Bolt belay in an outcrop over to the right. Abseil off.
FFA. Pat Littlejohn, Dave Garner 31.5.1976


Those who have no wish to topout for the full historic tick might like to know that the lower off for pitch 2 of this and More Steam Bigger Women is in the wrong place on the photo topo (i.e. it's in the orangey stuff right by you, there isn't one above in the white stuff).
Paz - 08/Jun/06

This is a really good route, with a very technical groove on the first pitch. The topout is very exciting and you will be fighting up loose rock and vegetation to an old bolt belay.
Richard White - 29/Jun/06

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