More than a Match
| E3 5c|
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One of the best pitches on the Culm Coast. A hard start through the guarding overhangs contrasts with a series of thin cracks up the centre of the face above. Start just right of two left-slanting gashes in the overhangs at the base of the face. Opposite.
Climb steeply up leftwards and make a powerful move past a small square-cut notch in the lip to a rest above. Take the thin crack above to where it divides and follow the technical right-hand branch to an easing at a shallow shattered pocket. Follow the crack above to a vegetated final few metres.
FA. Martin Crocker 27.4.1996 (roped solo)
Worth doing from the ledge just above the high tide line (and crux!)at E1 5b. Probably better than Matchless when done in this way.
Graham Hoey - 21/Aug/10
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