Disobedience Contest

2 Stars

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One for the old school who revel in jamming. Climb the crack, and at its top, swing out left and finish up the wall and horizontal breaks.
FA. Mike Robertson 17.11.1995


This is for tradsters. Easy climbing up to the crack leads to painful jamming, then bridging to pull over the top on crimps, then one nice move leads to a long reach to buckets.
Ben - 18/Mar/00

if you don't like jamming then this isn't the route for you
simon - 18/Apr/01

Very disjointed and fairly unpleasant route, no stars
Wilkco - 17/Nov/03

Unpleasant? Disjointed? Its a good route! Finger jam up the crack to the roof and then a very satisfying sequence of moves out from the roof. A big reach is handy though I'm not exactly tall (5'10").
Max_01 - 13/Jun/05

Bolted crack to the left is Perihelion a cruxy 6b.
Mark Glaister - 21/Jan/06

Is Perihelion a fairly new route? It isn't in my rockfax. Found it really enjoyable but the layback for the bolt at the bottom of the crack got my heart racing a bit!
Ben Mason - 02/May/06

Perihelion is a very old route from the trad era...
JIMBO - 03/May/06

Right again, up the deep corner, is The Potting Shed - a newly retrobolted F6a (I think). Watch out for some slightly creepy ivy roots in the congolmerate at the top of the corner - they are very, very dusty.
steve taylor - 16/Oct/06

The Potting Shed is very dirty and crumbley. Being a bit heavy I was not too comfortable on the dried mud. Bolt in the groove is very low and over the ledge - just below the dirty crux where you might fall off and smack your knees in before the rope comes tight!
JIMBO - 31/Oct/06

Nice route. Especially liked the sequence to get out of the crack.
Th current edition of the guide shows this is the line of Disobedience Contest, but the previous edition shows the line up a crack just right of the arete (Perihelion-?)
Ewan - 02/Jul/07

For a minute I almost thought i was in the Peaks...
AlanM - 12/Nov/07

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