42m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Battle up the slippery and strenuous groove to where the angle eases, then move up right to the hanging chimney of The Claw. Climb up this awkwardly to a ledge on the left - possible stance and escape route to the left, or take the rather scruffy ramp rightwards to easy ground (4c). © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The prominent smooth groove.
1) 5b, 22m. Follow the groove until the angle eases and then move right into the chimney. Climb this to a stance on the left.
2) 4c, 20m. Follow the diagonal fault rightwards to the ridge.

J.Street 1966

Ticklists: BMC On-Peak Rock: Esoterica.

islandlynx 29/Aug 2nd

First 5 meters are hard and then the crux of 'the claw' is still to come.

TomRiddelsdell 29/Aug Lead dog

This is the toughest HVS I've attempted. Not sure if I'm particularly bad at this style of route or if this is just very tough grading, but even after resting on my gear due to crazy pump I still couldn't cleanly make it through the crux.

with Alex Horton
Alex@home 05/Jun AltLd O/S

I did p2. First pitch was very good. 2nd pitch was pleasant enough apart from the disintegrating, poorly protected finish. At least the climbing was easy there

with The Doctor
Graeme Hammond 21/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

led main pitch which was hard work, is worth doing the upper groove 2nd pitch.

with Trevor Wilson
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
porridgefan 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Niall Francis
Hidden 27/Jun/09 2nd β
nickcanute ??/2000 Lead O/S
with tim parkinson
jcw ?/May/91 -
with Martin Harris
Tony Kartawick ??/1979 -
with Kevin Marsden
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