Eskimo Nell

2 Stars
 E1 5b

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An excellent pitch. Climb onto a huge block just right of Pearly Gate, then head up and follow a groove just left of the half-height overhang.
FA. H.Evans, P.Deketeleare 16.2.1969


Nice route up the obvious grove. Gear felt a little spaced at times, but solid which was nice!!
Well worth doing!
Adrian Paisey - 15/Oct/01

Very enjoyable route. I think I developed tunnel vision because I found very little gear at and after the crux.
Bob Noades 03/08/03 - 04/Aug/03

Very nice route, my first E1, it felt a bit of a soft touch for the grade. I did top-rope it first though...!
toby - 23/Nov/03

My first E1 lead. Have to confess I was expecting something a little bit harder - maybe I went the wrong way, the line seems to disappear a bit when you reach the top of the groove - I headed more or less straight up over the blocks to finish. Despite above comments a very worthwhile and quite technical route, probably the best I have done at Cattle Troughs.
Richard Horn - 14/Jun/04

Felt a bit tricky and exposed since this weekend was my first time outside since October! Think I may have missed some of the gear/holds referred to above... I went slightly right of the groove to more accommodating territory.
drcorbasisgod - 10/Apr/06

Looked benign from below but was glad I was on the second when I got on it. Climbing was fine and not strenuous but the gear looked hard won. Slight bulge near the top is a bit steeper than it looks from the start.
Dave Foster - 22/Aug/08

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