Ninth Life

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 E7 6c

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The slanting groove is one of the few really hard trad routes on Peak Limestone. Rarely climbed, it remains an important tick for the aspiring. The hard lower wall (the 6c bit) is protected by wires in the break and the bolt on Boring. Above this, only tenacity and a will to survive will get you to the top. There is a wire to aim for, and a good skyhook, but there is a ground-fall to worry about before you reach it.
FA. Jonny Woodward 1982. Named for Jerry Moffatt who used one of his lives when not quite making the first ascent by falling from the last moves.


Wonder if Woodward clipped the bolt on Boring when he did it in 1982. I wouldn't have thought so cos it wasn't bolted until 1990! Doesn't matter to me though, I still clipped it
PS - 26/Apr/07

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