Perched Block Arete

2 Stars

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16m. Climb the right arete of the buttress on its right-hand side, passing over the perched block to the final wall where spooky moves left into the chimney become imperative. A Direct Finish is VS 4b and a bold Right-hand Finish, via a flake, is HVS 4c.


Nice route, lovely holds up the first few blocks, then watch the ground disappear as you bridge from the 'patio' to get into the chimney.
squeek - 24/Mar/03

Don't be tempted by the direct finishes, the move left into the chimney is the best bit.
Simon Caldwell - 20/Oct/03

Reaching the chimney is exciting for the grade, but safe as houses - but the rope drag can end up being a pain. We ended up splitting it into two pitches due to the drag, which turned it into a mini adventure.
psd - 10/Oct/04

Super and varied route. Slab, face, crack and chimney climbing, all in a short route. Brief fear stepping over to chimney, before the good holds were found. Place gear carefully and with long runners, to avoid rope drag.
Peter Chase - 16/Jul/05

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