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3 Stars

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1) 14m. Climb the pocketed wall left then right into the long groove to the right of the big roof and follow this to a leftward exit to a big ledge and thread belays. Quite imposing but very mild.<br/>2) 8m. Move left and squirm through the boulder-choked chimney to reach the top.
FA. Fred Pigott 1931


A very good climb but soft for a VD.
Steve C - 10/Apr/02

A very good climb but would be soft for a Diff, never mind VD.
Simon C - 09/May/02

I found a rightwards move low down to be the crux. Worth 2 stars for the caving-style exit.
Mike Green - 10/Dec/02

nice and easy, which was lucky as i had to down climb and remove some gear, as i got too much friction due to the winding nature of the route.
ceri stewart - 24/Nov/03

This is a hard diff when wet and freezing, but fun. Two Pitches reduces the rope drag thing. Also gives many laughs when trying to bridge the comical chimney above, soz beks.
Simon Ager - 26/Jan/04

good climb i missed the thread on the left as you sit on the ledge i used the large block. i didnt bother with a rope on the second pitch as i dont think it is posoble to fall out of the cave.
dan lane - 19/Nov/07

easy and enjoyable, a good climb in the wet
Big Steve - 01/Aug/09

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    2 Stars 7 of 19
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