The Drain* VS 4b
25m. An adventurous pitch, which is quite intimidating for the grade. Start 5 metres right of Strappados, at a peg and nut belay. Step right from the belay and climb a crack back leftwards and up past a tree stump (runner) to a break under an impressive chimney. Enter the chimney using a crack and jugs on the right (giant crusty thread deep in chimney). Pull over a bulge, and climb a crack, thread, until a difficult move must be made to exit to ledges. Giant thread belay with cable strop. Abseil off.
G Mason, I Adams 1968

Ticklists: Avon sub-VSes.

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This climb is in 11 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

WillAndrew - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/15 with Matt

worthwhile route with plenty of solid gear
Jim Brooke - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/15 with Rich

Seconded M's lead. Adventurous path from the top to gain access which adds to the experience. Nice route in the shade with only a little road noise. *
KeirVonMarlon - 2nd - 27/Jun/15 with minty1984

What a route! Steep, technical and bomb proof gear all the way. Plus a kamikaze pigeon!!
minty1984 - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Keir Davidson

A good addition to the Avon VS's. Sadly the chimney does not require anything too devious
sheelba - 2nd - 07/May/15 with Kevin

DanHB - Lead O/S - 04/May/15 with Mike Hutchinson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/May/15

grp - 2nd - 27/Mar/15

A VS that I haven't climbed at avon?! Brilliant climbing with an adventurous feel. That chimney is cool. Well worth a star.
Stanners - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/15 with Andy G

CreepingExcellence. - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/15 with Rob Stanfield

schwenk - TR - Apr/08

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