Death, Night and Blood

1 Stars
 E1 5b

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Start as for the last route, but step right and access the arete from the ramp. The final precarious section is reachy and harrowing, especially for the short. Wires in the creaky flake really shouldn't be relied upon.
FA. Gary Gibson 1978


Don't put friends in the flake 'cos it's a bit hollow!
Dave - 12/Aug/02

fantastic, my first extreme
andy - 05/Dec/02

Very pleasant, the crux is easy if you're tall, but the gear is a bit dubious
Chris Moor - 27/May/03

An enjoyable route if a one move wonder. Reasonably protected but a bold crux....which is about Vs 4c for the tall =).
Fiend - 14/Nov/03

Lovely route, as Fiend says, bit of a one move wonder, and if your anything over 1.8m you won't find the crux. Gear is solid throughout most of the route, (but a bit away from the crux).

Didn't think the jamming crack at the bottom (which is excellent if you like that sort of masochistic style of climbing) warranted the 5c grade it gets in the (old) BMC guide though, t'was a stroll.
Neil - 20/Jun/05

was having a ball going up this in style gear in the hollow stand on the small edges above hands on little edges leaning in so could take a balency rest. dont think of myself as short so at 1.78m was about 2 inch short of the next hold, oh dear gear bellow feet not good ground waiting climbing on sight had to make a small dino to hold which is ok if you get your right hand up fast to the undercut above, mate at 6 foot 3 found it a walk in the park on a second E2 fir the none monkeys HVS for gibbons
chris elfleet - 30/Oct/05

Name now updated to the correct version after the 1970s Strangler's album.
Alan James - 18/Jan/07

Worth 2 stars at least i thought!

What a nice route. The gear in the flake is good although i p[laced the rock2 i need for the top of the flake lower on the climb and therefore my gear was 2 feet lower than i wanted which made the top feel even more fluttery but still utterly enjoyable only led a couple of E1s but felt strangely calm on this when i actually made the moves. Follwed this by climbing goliaths groove, 2 more contrasting pitches within 10 feet of each other you will struggle to find.

Either way both routes are awesome!
Cameron Anderson - 20/Jun/07

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