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A hidden classic that weaves its way up the alternating slabs and overhangs of the front face. Start by scrambling around the base of the buttress to a tree on the right.
1) 5a, 17m. Move up to the right end of the overhangs and climb a short corner (not the square-cut longer corner to the right). Pull out left after 3m and move across the slab to a peg and nut belay.
2) 5a, 16m. Climb up behind the belay and make a thin move rightwards onto another slab before moving up to the next overhang. Restricted moves left gain the arete and much easier climbing leading to the summit.
FA. Tom Patey, Barry Page, P.Henry 5.1959
Beautifully varied & airy. Care needed with rope work. Although it meanders all over the place the line seems logical once you're on it.
Iain Thow - 20/Dec/08
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