Why Me?

2 Stars

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Extremely powerful climbing up the wall right of Darl with a thuggish crux. The initial wall is hard enough but at the bulge it really starts to pack a punch.
FA. Gary Gibson (1 point of aid) 1986


Should stay at 7c, but top end.
Allen Price - 20/Sep/03

The route leads you on through some delightfully thin wall moves, into a powerful move past the second bolt and then the awkward and committing crux - much better than its neighbour.
g2 - 10/Jul/04

Awesome Route with sustained technical then butch moves to pass bulge! Well worth two stars.... However, 16m? it seems much shorter!
north country boy - 06/Oct/05

Hard route to onsight
PS - 26/Apr/07

Just to correct the information surrounding the first ascent. Gary Gibson never used any form of aid on the first ascent neither in the form of a rest point or a direct pull on any of the pegs or bolt. Where this came from is unknown but a complete misnomer.
Themeninblack - 14/Aug/07

why are you referring to yourself in the third person gary?
Duncan b - 15/Aug/07

Because my signature name isn't Gary Gibson but another pseudonym. I cocked the Gary Gibson bit up a while ago when signing in and offered the two other alternatives I have. There was no other reason and what dose it matter anyway?
Themeninblack - 15/Aug/07

An excellent route, similar in difficulty and character to Chiseling the Dragon at Malham. Hard 7c.
andy farnell - 12/May/08

Yes I'd second that about it being a great route. Funny I found it significantly harder than Chiselling, that crux is well burly!
Ted Kingsnorth - 15/May/08

The loose foot hold for the move to the jug came off on 24/5/08. Not sure how this will effect the route?
nick reyner - 27/May/08

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