Contrary Mary

1 Stars
 VS 4b

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16m. Climb through a notch in the overhang then continue up the heathery front of the buttress to a ledge. Above this the climbing is steeper, harder and bolder.
FA. late 1950s


Don't be put off by the horrid looking middle section. The top has a little sequence of nicely exposed moves.
D Berry - 12/May/03

Awkward start (if you're short), rubbish middle bit, scary top (2 stars) protected by a friend that probably ought to hold. Are you supposed to go up the centre of the wall or the right near the arete?
Simon Caldwell - 23/Oct/03

Supposed to move back left away from the arete to go up the final wall centrally. My first VS lead, seemed quite fun, really. The start isn't too difficult if you go for it, the middle section is a vague wander (nice if you like that sort of thing), and the top section was actually more calming than I expected. Didn't like the thought of landing on the big ledge though...
psd - 06/Sep/04

Worth a star for the finish, especially if you go up near the arete
Iain Thow - 19/Mar/07

Agree about the thought of landing on the ledge.
Thought is to be possibly a 4b move to reach the finish. Easy but not unpleasant start finished with a good bit of exposed finishing.
davek - 03/May/07

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