Amber Gambler

3 Stars
 E4 6a

Adjacent Routes
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The best climb on the Left Wing, with magnificent moves and few rests. From the right-hand end of the ledge, move up rightwards to a big flake (as for Yellow BR). Climb the right-hand side of the flake (peg) using a thin crack to gain a hole in the break. Climb up and right from the hole and follow a line leftwards past a flake to finish slightly more easily, eventually reaching grassy ground.
FA. John Codling, Steve Allen, Nigel Riddington 1982


The A6 finishing section above the break is now grassed over up to a pointless bolt lower-off. As regards Ambler Gambler, the last section of this is also very grassy. It appears that people now move right from the top thread of Ambler Gambler to join the single bolt lower-off which has two mailons on it. It is possible, and still good climbing, to finish above this bolt, a good move (6a) and steady (not loose) climbing to the top. Belay using tree on right and an obvious one to the left!
Graham Hoey - 03/Jul/03

A6 now cleaned, maillon to be removed as well. Lowering off here misses out some good climbing.
Graham Hoey - 13/Jul/04

Maillon removed. Finish of Ambler Gambler and A6 now climable.
Graham Hoey - 29/Dec/05

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