Living at the Speed

1 Stars
 E1 5b

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Trivial but popular. Climb the central chimney then traverse the break leftwards into the middle of the slab. Make a tricky mantelshelf move and continue delicately.
FA. Gary Gibson 1979


considerably harder for shorties after the break - 5c?
toby - 21/Jul/03

I'd agree - at 5'10" I could reach the good pocket, but if you are much shorter you have to do a considerably harder move!
Nick Smith - 21/Jul/03

Its lonely up there with your feet in the break.
delightful climbing
Jon Greengrass - 04/Sep/03

I'd agree with the reach thing. I couldn't reach the pocket and it's a very hard pull, worth at least 5c. I got Satin 2nd go but couldn't do the 5b move!?
John Camateras - 26/Apr/04

It is 5c if you're short. But then lots of things are, and you can just escape off right after the crux if you can't reach. Seems a bit trivial and artificial for a star, to be honest.
Dave Garnett - 26/May/04

A very enjoyable route. Copious protection before the move up, followed by a bit of a run out.
lowersharpnose - 22/May/07

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