2 Stars
 HVS 5b

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Hard work but oddly appealing and popular too. Thrash up the slanting chimney-groove to reach a trough and possible stance. Hand-traverse out left below the overhang until a steep pull (good gear) gains the thin finishing crack - phew!
FA. Bob Brayshaw 1959


A most entertaining route, in a sort of traditional fashion. Pumpy, but the difficulties are short-lived. Hard to get jams that stick in the traverse, which is best sprinted. It's all over once you have your hands in the vertical crack.
Stefan Kruger - 07/Oct/02

Fantastic route. Very awkward at first, but the traverse is worth every bead of sweat and every drop of blood!
James Ellson - 07/Aug/03

Absolutely superb route, well worth three stars. Overhang pull, easy slab, traverse, and crack climbing all in 22m or so.

Spoiler, but the hard bit is the start (no hints on where the holds are though ;-). The traverse and head-wall afterwards look intimidating, but really you should just get up there and enjoy it.
nshephard - 21/May/08

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  • Route Grade Votings

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