The Whaler** E2 5b
70m, 3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
An ancient classic; an excellent yet daunting prospect. A rockfall at the start makes the first pitch's grade a little uncertain.
1) 4c, 25m. Climb up the groove to the chimney above, and continue to an overhang, move left to belay in a slot cave (possible belay to reduce drag). Climb out and traverse leftwards, to gain the base of a small chimney. Move up to belay.
3) 5b, 20m. Move up to the big roof above, then traverse strenously leftwards until beneath a flared crack. Battle your way up this feature to reach a scoop; trend rightwards to finish. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 10 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Epic route. Exposed and strenuous. I was found wanting leading the second pitch and nearly had to resort to aid. First pitch 5b following the rockfall.
Tubs - AltLd dog - 13/Sep/14 with Dave M

like a furnace, COOKIN
valecoastclimber - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd β - 01/Oct/11

Hidden - AltLd β - 01/Oct/11

Great fun. First pitch very easy, second strenuous...
Adam Long - AltLd - 11/Oct/10 with Neil 'Nige' Kershaw

Hidden - Lead dnf - 13/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 13/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Aug/03

PaulTanton - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/99 with Dave Taylor

keefe - 26/Oct/85

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