Thin Lizzy

2 Stars
 E1 5b

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A tricky lower crack leads to the break (threads). Then make a hard move to get established over the roof. There may be a bolt at the top of the route, if not, do battle with the horrid exit then abseil off.
FA. Bob Conway, Chris Jackson, Giles Barker 1979


there is no peg on the head wall above the roof (as it claims there is in my guide) making the last 30 feet almost totally unprotectable (last decent gear i got was the thread)...quite bold.
andrew gaines - 05/Oct/00

No Peg over roof i think makes this route closer to E1 - good route though, much better than it looks
mark s davies - 27/Jul/03

As per the previous two comments, still no peg (of course). There is some gear for the last few moves but the run out above the break makes this definitely E1.
Martin Hore - 20/Jun/04

There is the potential for hitting the ground due to the lack of protection on the upper half of the route. I was completely gripped on it.
gritstone7 - 14/Sep/06

Yes this is a total GRIPPER for "HVS" not that hard when over the bulge but very scary, and the vegetation is very hard to get through cos not that much traffic and will only get worse. Maybe a bolt lower off would be a good idea cos the tree battle belay spoilt it for me....
CrAbStiX - 30/Jul/07

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