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A Wallsend classic that sees plenty of ascents. A lovely pitch on great rock. Start at the left-hand end of a high ledge below a shallow corner. Climb the rib just left of the corner to gain the wall proper and easier climbing. Follow the wall to a thin crack. Climb the thin crack to a final leaning headwall.
FA. Pete Oxley 7.11.1992


On Sunday 18th February 2001 I was laybacking up the flake to the right of the first bolt when a huge bit broke off with me attached. The block hit the crack in the ledge below and broke in half and wedged. Luckily it missed my second and I swung on the bolt, but it was close! Anyway, I am reporting it because the route has changed. I don't think its any harder - just different - still a great route.
Peter Debbage - 26/Feb/01

So what happened to the immaculate rock?
Al Evans - 10/May/01

I left this one 'til late in my Portland experience, doing it not long after Peter (above) destroyed it(!).
Still, excellent route in my book, although in general I'm not a fan of long routes. This HAS to be done if you visit the isle - there are just so many different styles along its length.
Ben - 07/Apr/02

Always a relief to reach the 2nd bolt, particularly as you can't see it from below.
Big stretch for the short to gain the first holds
Great route though.
John Alcock - 19/Jul/04

Overrated in my humble opinion and not as good as either of the two climbs to the left.
Ben Stokes - 19/Oct/04

Lots of variety - fantastic route.
Hard to pick a favourite between this, Jewel, and Stalkers.
Gav McGrath - 27/Nov/04

Excellent route. No particularly hard moves just sustained. Quite a few good resting places though.
DaveA - 28/Jun/05

not as hard as i expect. trick first part but good rest points throughout. enjoyable climb.
nugget - 13/Mar/06

Not as hard as you expected? i think its perfectly graded at 6b.
Dan - 14/Mar/06

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