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1 Stars
 E2 5b

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10m. The centre of the delicate slab on small but improved holds. The exit is very rounded and avoiding the crack to the left requires will-power especially near the top. A (sensible?) side runner in Yong lowers the grade a couple of notches.
FA. Gary Gibson 1978


The horrible slopey top out requires great will power not to stick your left hand in the perfect jamming crack! Very eliminate but nice moves.
Simon Wilson - 11/Mar/02

This one was HVS when i did this too. No stars, shame about the chipped holds
andy symonds - 10/May/03

A lovely climb which is very delicate with a tricky last move to top out. Leave your rack below as you won't be needing it on this one! A worthwhile climb deserving the star.
Mark C - 08/Aug/05

My first E2, almost browned myself at the top, but felt good to have avoided the left hand crack. worth doing, once
ToffeeSockScissorBitch - 29/Nov/05

Nice intro to slabs, try before moving onto chalkstorm. Yong provides a good warm up first.
Andrew Bramall - 06/Sep/06

Never E2, probably not even E1. One balancy move, maybe hardish 4c, with the ever-present option of bottling out into Yong. Try the R arete of the slab, that's more like 5b. No gear, but you could probably jump for the ledge down to the R. Soloed 9.5.93, definitely not the first, as someone did it just before me - probably not the first either.
Iain Thow - 19/Mar/07

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