Howling Stone

2 Stars
 E4 6a

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A strength-sapper up the final leaning pillar. Climb a crack in the arete and move right around an overhang to a rest below a roof. Climb the roof and continue up the arete on good holds to the top.
FA. Pete Oxley 7.7.1985


Have done a new route/old project about 60m to the right of "The Incredible Hulk", on the other side of the pinnacle. It’s the expansion bolts that follow an “S” shape line climbing above the hanging arête. Start on the left and traverse upward and rightwards to the arête, from here move leftwards then upwards to the other arête to find the first staple bolt and easy ground. It is possible to escape at the end of the rightwards traverse into the big flake/roof crack line (7c+) but this is awkward, scary and not nearly as good. The actual line is an incredibly good power endurance route with great moves and rock; 3 stars. A little unsure of the grade. Would be repeaters should note that as someone has chopped the first couple of bolts, it may provide peace of mind to bring a clipstick for your first go, the first bolt is now 3.5 m up with slightly tricky climbing to get there.
"Fuel My Fire" 8a+ FA Bob Hickish 03/06/2009
bob - 05/Jun/09

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