Little Pillar

 VS 4b

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<< Pitoned Crack < Pilgrim's Progress  |  Ledgeway > No Name >>

12m. A tough start up twin cracks and an wide awkward finish.


Hard start, nice middle and a well protected but baffling finish.
Paul J - 12/Sep/02

Hard start and finish, much easier middle (about diff)...not perplexing if you layback it with the last runner way down, it felt more 'do or die' than a puzzle
Steve C - 07/Oct/02

Oh god the end is a horrible offwidth. If you try and start this using only the right hand crack the moves about 5b. (and offwidthy as well)
alex g - 09/May/05

Starting with just the right hand crack is never 5b, I thought it looked much easier than the left hand one. Just layback off the jugs. Layback the finish too to make it really easy.
StonedDeranger - 16/May/05

The BMC guide says use the right crack only and gives the route HS 4b. Rockfax says use both and gives it VS 4b. I found it hard enough using both and would go for HS 4c!
The middle is nice but easy, the top is deceptively hard but well protected and short.
The route is described in my old guidebook as starting up the crack to the right (Ledgeway), then up the flake, and finishing round the corner up the final groove of Pilgrim's Progress - this would make a more consistent (if wandering) route.
Simon Caldwell - 10/Aug/09

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