Last Rose of Summer

2 Stars

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Pleasant climbing punctuated by some fairly tough moves. Start below a semi-circular cut-out above the first break. Climb to below the upper wall. Sustained climbing gains a small ledge from where one last blind move reaches easier ground and the top wall.
FA. Pete Oxley 21.8.1988


The crux comes straight after a no-hands rest and is a stiff pull on a small hold, followed by a stretch for a jug. Post-crux, it's pretty sustained all the way to the top. Excellent.
Chris Shorter - 01/Oct/01

Can anyone short tell me how to climb this route? I got to the crux easily and then spent 30-40 goes failing to stretch an extra 2 inches to the jugs above. Route should have a reach symbol.
Also take a wire to hang on the old coach bolt. Good climbing as far as I got.
John Alcock - 27/May/03

... concentrate on your feet John, especially the left. I'm just a tad taller than you and I didn't find it reachy. You'll get it next time 'cos crimpy/balancy stuff is your forte.
Ed - 02/Jan/04

Trend left at half height, very easy to end up on the top half of 'Through the Barricades' to the right, as I did. Good route(s) though.
richardh - 23/Mar/04

first attempt at a 7a (more a trad fanatic really but kinda getting into the portland experience). got it onsight though i have read it is low in the grade. the crux certainly felt hard and actually was hard.

excellent climbing all the way. was quite pumped after the crux and so everything after that felt pretty tough too. great route.
paulr - 09/Oct/06

probably not really reachy as red pointed by my son who is 5'1''- took him a while to suss out the top move though.
mike mowbray - 10/Apr/07

good climbing! a bit go-ey in some places. three hard sections between three good rests! another contender for a good first 7a! but definitely 7a not 6c+
andy schof - 07/May/09

I think I seconded this on the fa. One of Pete's best imho...
jono - 10/Sep/12

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