Flying Finish

1 Stars
 E2 5b

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A varied route starting under the left end of a long roof at 10m.
1) 5b, 15m. Ascend to the roof then take a crack on the left to the fault-line. Hanging belay.
2) 5b, 20m. Follow a groove to a high roof. Swing right and over it leftwards finishing via a crack to the top.
FA. Arni Strapcans, Gordon Jenkin 31.3.1979,FA. (Pitch 2 ) Crispin Waddy, John Vlasto 28.3.1985


Glad this is now E2 as it felt hard at E1, then it was a cold feb day and my fingers were frozen so can't comment on quality.
Geoff Odds - 13/Oct/05

steady 5b all the way with decent gear. i guess it gets e2 because it's quite steep all the way up. some very suspect rock on roof of 2nd pitch.
ian bryant - 30/Jul/07

Would agree steady 5b, nothing desperate move- wise, but gear needs diligence to set correctly & some of the upper section (+ block just under roof) does need a bit of care. Great climbing & positions though..
Sue Hazel - 14/Apr/08

Two hard bits, one on each pitch, both well-protected but steep and strenuous, so I agree 5b but without much chance to hang about and contemplate options. Definitely E2 for me. A good route. I know what you mean about the block by the upper roof although it seems solid at the moment.
matt perks - 20/Apr/11

Did this again on Saturday in the hope of sneaking a peak at Joe 90. Couldn't really see any more than the first half of Joe 90 from this route (which you can see from the ground anyway) but I might have just been too focused on the very unnerving rock on this route!
ianb - 09/May/16

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