Cocteau Phenomena

3 Stars

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An impressive line up the steep wall to the left of the dominating arete. Start just to the right of the wide crack. Climb up and rightwards into the centre of the wall, then climb this to a hard finish. Finishing on the right is 7b. The lower-off is situated on the ledge above the route.
FA. Pete Oxley 11.5.1989


7b up to the crux which is a reachy 6c move. Overall should be 7b+. Harder than The Launch at 7b+.
Richard White - 24/Apr/01

This is a great route, but with a mean finish. Most folk climb the left groove at the top and I'm told the right arete has been done. The centre of the wall doesn't work out at this grade.
Ed - 21/May/03

Great route but a bouldery and reachy finish.More like 7b+.
mark hetherington - 13/Apr/04

the right arete at the top gives
grit like moves to finish, whilst looking
fondly back at the receding last bolt.
nealh - 29/Sep/04

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