|The Breath of Life||E3 6a|
|105m, 3 pitches. P1, 40m, 6a. From the belay at the end of the abseil, climb the right arete to the first break. Swing around into the groove right of the arete, as for Prophecy of Drowning, and climb this to a band of soft grey pillows. Step right here and climb the thin crack and continuation groove to the right of Prophecy, before tackling twin parallel cracks to arrive at the Prophecy stance from directly below. |
P2, 45m, 5c. Climb the crack left of the Prophesy slab, past a triangular overlap, until it curves right towards Prophesy. Ignore this and continue directly up the thin crack, which eases with the angle. Follow the obvious line up and slightly left, passing a short solid corner, before a shattered looking bulge gives access to a fine stance at the base of the arete between the top pitches of Prophesy and The Priest.
P3, 20m, 5b. Pull awkwardly into the narrow groove in the arete and where it fades, move left to finish via The Priest.
Neil Foster, Clare Reading (on sight) 29/May/2010
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