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"no Tessa you can't climb it" e1 5b?? let me now what you think
© chris1984, Sep 2009
Route: "no Tessa you can't climb it" (E1 5a)
Camera used: Samsung KENOX S630 / Samsung S630

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Large gorse bush on the left arete at 2/3rds height is not there anymore (assuming this is the one mentioned in the description where you can sling a protruding bolt on the left). There is a rather loose band of crumbly choss here now.
I had to make an unpleasant mantle on the left arete to get standing, then some easy but delicate moves across the band to more solid holds on the right arete.
Good effort for getting such an obvious feature climbed; the initial slab is quite pleasant, shame the top half is pretty grim!
Some reasonable (!) skyhook placements at the start, then some nuts behind a highly questionable block, then the big bolt around the left arete - you could maybe hammer a warthog into the choss (chalk-style) but who knows, maybe the top would just collapse on you!
XS 4c maybe a reasonable grade...
jayjackson - 05/Sep/13
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