2 Stars
 E3 5c

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A super little route which is quite tricky for the short. The climbing is delicate and exposed but never quite as serious as it feels. Climb to the flake and lace it, and the break, with wires. Make a tricky step up to stand on the holds on the flake, commit to some slopers and reach the upper groove. Finish more easily to a single-bolt lower-off.
FA. Chris Jackson, Dave Sant, Rod Haslam 1976. Given HVS originally because Chris didn't think he was good enough to lead extreme. The grade stuck for 13 years.


Firstly a very good route with plenty of variety, a mad crux and continual interest. Secondly I would say E2 because although the crux is hard it's right by the gear, the "bold" wall above is 5b tops and then it's a romp. But no less satisfying for that.
Fiend - 22/Aug/03

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