Ordinary Route

2 Stars

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30m. An 'ordinary route' but an extraordinary outing that spirals its way up the cliff. The old-timers used to do it in five separate pitches and used peg belays at several of the stances. It covers some interesting ground and includes a dreaded stomach-traverse. Above the stomach-traverse climb past the ‘Bull's Horns' and exit rightwards from the highest (4th) ledge.
FA. Herbert Hartley 1929


I'd strongly suggest pitching this route before the stomach traverse as otherwise the rope drag reaches stupid levels. The stomach-traverse is great fun. Personally I'd suggest the 'Bulls Horns' move is probably 4a and the route as a whole worthy of Severe.
dpmUK - 07/Jul/08

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