Raven Wing

2 Stars
 VS 4b

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Airy climbing and an eye-catching line that takes on the leaning 'feathered' arete to the left of Raven Gully. Start in an overhung corner directly under the arete.
Pull up steeply into the corner using a hollow flake. Make a spectacular move left around the leaning arete, past a spike-runner, to easier-angled ground on the face. Pleasant climbing up the wall and breaks just left of the arete gains a large ledge. Move left from here and climb the slabby wall to the top.
FA. Frank Cannings, Pete Biven 18.3.1967


my first VS, quite easy at the grade I thought, not sure why it's not a HS really.
CurlyStevo - 30/Jun/05

How can you comment on the grade when its the only one you've done!!!
Grit is Great - 12/Jul/05

Maybe (and this is just a crazy theory), he's climbed other routes at a lower grade, and this didn't seem any/much harder than them?

I saw somebody make the move round onto the arete look very hard the other week.
victim of mathematics - 13/Jul/05

LOL I did this climb about 5 years ago !!!

It's a one move wonder with a sling on a good spike above your head.
CurlyStevo - 19/Jul/05

You're right, it is a one mover. I always find it very scary on a lead, but I have never tried placing a sling. When going around the arete make sure you commit and make a good reach leftwards to find a good hold which will help lots!
Jason - 09/Oct/05

Nice climb with a great move onto the arret. Good slab climbing above but with modern gear easily protected.
Richard Bishop - 13/Jun/09

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