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3 Stars
 VS 4b

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A line and a half! The overhang-strewn corner requires a wide range of manoeuvres and, although polished to a high sheen, it is still a classic outing. Start at the base of the corner.
1) 4b, 9m. Squirm up the awkward wide crack to a cave belay.
2) 4b, 13m. Back-and-footing and bridging gains the start of a short traverse left on a hanging slab. Move left along the slab and up through a small overhang above it to a stance.
3) 9m. The narrowing-corner above ends at a stout tree belay.
FA. Tom Patey 1960


Not really pumpy or strenuous, just involving lots of comedy wedging. I really enjoyed this route. Those of you averse to having a good laugh on a climb may not...
victim of mathematics - 08/Jul/05

Very entertaining! If you face the wrong way you can make life quite hard for yourself...
chris j - 08/Jul/05

A great route in the wet. An variation on the second pitch goes right at the overhang, up and back left again to the stated belay. Very funny and stays dry in all but the hardest sideways rain.
richard ray - 04/Sep/05

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