Feathered Friends

1 Stars
 VS 4b

Adjacent Routes
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Start at a blunt rib just left of Kelly's Crack and trend left to climb the slab passing a loose perched flake at half-height. Micro cams can help reduce the grip on the upper section.
FA. Terry Bolger 1979


Did I go off route? Straight up from the left end of the flake - sustained 4c with no protection after the flake?
Simon C - 28/Jul/03

No you didn't go off route, that's definitely a 4b and you can get a cam in the break.
jackie - 19/Jul/04

Well that's what I did - got a 0 cam and a peanut in about head height whilst standing on the flake - there is protection opportunity at the last brake before the top, but doesn't seem worth it.
RobRock - 07/Mar/05

Quite a nice climb, grade seemed about right, not too hard but not a lot of gear.
jules - 20/Oct/06

Stack the flake with gear. There's a hardish move off the flake if you're short, but after that it's easy. Certainly not "sustained 4c".
Mutl3y - 25/Oct/07

If your not too keen on mantel finishes, ignore RobRock and gear up the top break.
Paul Johnson - 09/Jun/08

Found the flake near the bottom of the buttress. So now climb to dirty sloping gear less ledge and udge up to continue. possibly harder now but I hadn't done it with the flake in place. Certainly doesn't feel 4b but I did climb it with a broken ankle.
ste - 10/Jun/18

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