The Louisiana Rib

2 Stars
 VS 4c

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Devious and worthwhile. Climb the crack on the left then traverse to the right arete. Up this awkwardly on its left-hand side then move left into the centre of the face to finish.
FA. Dick Brown 1950


Moving up the right hand arete is tricky and a long reach!
Martin - 22/Mar/03

Would have liked better protection (ie not below my feet) for the hard move up the arete! Would be a 3 star route if it weren't for the ease of escape into Mississippi Chimney.
Simon Caldwell - 14/Jul/03

Excellent route, definitely worthy of its grade and stars. Really enjoyed the cunning little smeary 4c move up the arete. However, as Simon Caldwell has pointed out, you cannot protect that move, but it is only one move of 4c before you're in easy reach of a bomber ledge.
James McN - 04/Oct/03

You can protect that move! You are moving up from a big fat break that takes friends.
DaveF - 26/Jul/04

Easy start up the crack and traverse out right,rig up some bomber gear (two cams stitched together)and take the crux.I didnt find it reachy just a tad bold as you have to trust a slightly delicate smear above you gear. If your footworks good its a breeze.
Shaun Walby - 14/Aug/04

A lovely route. Delicate moves, with quite a bold feel about it, although the gear is actually very good.
nigel P - 06/Sep/04

you can protect the move but it gets a bit run out (gear a bit below feet?) on the bit they've been talking about. positive holds the whole, a great route.
leon - 06/Aug/05

This is hard but twin chimneys buttress is easy.
alan moore - 12/Oct/06

Felt really easy for the grade, gear is good when needed. Run out after crux but easy climbing. Nice route!
Adam Moroz - 24/May/07

Nice route, crux up the arete is a little run out, but have faith in the friction and enjoy it!! Bomber placements all the way! Good footwork helps, and don't be too tempted to use the chimney next door as a get-out!
Sam Dixon - 17/Feb/08

Escapable, but great moves. Crux has bomber cams at foot-level. Very nice
mark20 - 27/Aug/08

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