Walking the Whippet

1 Stars
 E3 5c

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The delicate right side of the right-hand arete of the valley face is scary. Protection is poor but it is worth taking a rope along!
FA. John Allen 1984


Beautiful final stretch but easily escapable - and protectable!
Michael Birkby - 23/Sep/03

Technical bold lower section followed by easier safer top section. Worth roping up for, the top out is no pushover.
Ropeboy - 06/Mar/05

Erm, no. 3 5a moves, a 5b move, some gear and a couple of 4c moves. It's a nice route but it isn't E3!
Iggy_B - 21/May/05

somebody is doing something wrong somwhere because that is not E3. Compare it to wall end slabs!
Si - 23/May/05

I was told WTW went up the front face and that way it feels VERY E3!

On the right hand side feels like HVS 5a, I'm sure you would get good gear in the break to protect the top.
sloper - 24/May/05

I voted for easy E3 for this route... but don't let that encourage you too much. I reckon the hard move is top end 5b/easy 5c and when you're doing it you definitely get the feeling that if you fluff it you're in for quite an uncontrolled fall onto quite a nasty landing . Moves are definitely harder than Great Slab for example. Good route though.
Edwardthatcher - 01/Oct/09

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