Billy Pigg

2 Stars
 E1 5b

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A great introduction into the art of roof thuggery with good gear.
1) 5b, 15m. Climb to the break in the roof and pull over it. Continue to the fault-line and step right to a belay ledge.
2) 4c, 18m. Follow a wall and groove to a roof. Go left then back right and climb a corner to the top.
FA. Richard Crewe, Kenny Winkworth 28.7.1968,FFA. George Hounsome 11.3.1978


The roof is very intimidating (even to second), commiting and strenuous although very safe.
There is no backing down once commited - it felt very solid 5b to my weedy arms! Good fun.
GrahamD - 12/Nov/01

bit of a fight over the lip of the roof but good holds once you're feet are up.
ian - 27/Apr/03

Great moves past the overhang with 2 in situ wires making it safe.
Kid - 07/May/03

them insitu wires do NOT make it safe. they're totally rotten, place your own!
toby - 11/Sep/03

The roof is the only hard bit on this route, and is well protected, so - as you might expect - these moves are hard for E1. If you haven't got into Swanage roofs then this is the definitive intro. Don't forget to roar like a lion as you cut loose! Rrroaaar!!!
matt perks - 21/Jul/05

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