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2 Stars
Technical
Rounded
 E3 6a

Adjacent Routes
<< Swan Bank < The Mincer  |  Pincer > Kicking Bird >>


12m. Approach via the roofed in hanging groove to join The Mincer. Follow this through the bulge then from a large chockstone runner (or use it as a belay) sketch right across the slight weakness in the slab, to reach the finger crack and a short sprint to safety. Modern boot rubber is a big help, though it was five years before it was first used on this one!
FA. Gabe Regan 1977

USER COMMENTS

Getting round the lip of the Mincer is the hardest but!
Goi Ashmore - 15/Mar/02

At the limit of sticky rubber friction, but more like E2 than E3.
Chris
Chris Craggs - 16/Mar/02

A real soft touch at E3.
Dave Pritchard - 10/Mar/03

someone thinks this is 6b?
mark s - 10/Mar/03

Never E3 - soft & safe 6a.
Pete - 01/May/03

Shat bricks on this. Hadn't warmed up though. Excellent. Easy but not E2. Thats quite a swing. Agree that the bulge of the mincer was the hardest bit!!
Dave Evans - 16/May/04

Since when did this involve smearing? It's covered in holds!
Aly - 13/Feb/06

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