The Sword/Route 2** VS 4c

Rockfax Description
A fine, open route leading to Great Terrace, from where a choice of finishes is available. After a hard first pitch, the rest is only VDiff. Start by heading up to the base of the crag and scrambling right along a quartz break to a short groove to the right of a rib.
1) 4c, 55m. Climb the corner to an overlap, then move leftwards to a ledge. Climb the rib above directly, past 'the Quartz Babe' to belay 5m after the Babe's tip.
2) 20m. Continue easily to a bollard belay.
3) 14m. Climb up and right from the top of the tallest block to some big holds, then move easily back left to belay on a ledge beneath a groove.
4) 40m. Follow the groove, passing a possible belay at 12m, before moving right into another groove that leads, eventually, to a small ledge.
5) 30m. Easy climbing leads to the Great Terrace. From here, pick a finish up Terminal Arete, or Avalanche/Red Wall. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 10 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Ray Sparks - AltLd - 21/Jun/14 with Pete_Frost

lead the first pitch (Crux) moved together for the rest. good day out with the kiwi's!
JamesWilliams - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/14 with Dan Hale

What a fantastic day! Got there with a massive hangover from partying with team New Zealand. went quite off route on pitch 1 (too far left) and ended up several meters above shit gear on numerous occasions! The rest of it went ok. Moved together on most of it.
Dan724 - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/14 with Martin Kiwi, Callum Kiwi, James Williams

tumbling wizard - Lead - Aug/12

Quite bold 1st pitch, then steady climbing. Quite grassy big mountain route, route finding bit tricky at times.
Danjones - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Peris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12

roberts1234567890 - AltLd - 25/Mar/12 with James Hoar, Simon Van Dam

SimonvanDam - AltLd - 25/Mar/12 with Matt Roberts

Hidden - 12/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/10

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