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© lyons, Apr 2007
Nice photo. the guidebook describes this climb as being well protected so why is it E1 5a?
thomas m - 19/Jul/09
hmmm difficult one. Some folk think its just HVS (if they are very fit) but the lower half is steep and sustained. If you are very flexible you can fashion a rest. The upper half is fine but steepens up again so its best to run it out and top out. I would recomend it as a first E1 though with it having a half height ledge to retreat to.
lyons - 20/Jul/09
thanks, will give this a go when i've done a few more HVSs i think
thomas m - 06/Aug/09
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Not fookin' HVS that's for sure. Solid E1, sustained and more like 5b direct in the lower half. Great route tho.
Fiend - 23/May/10