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The Rock Bottom Line*** 7b+

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135m, 5 pitches. Once the longest fully bolted sport route in the UK now the 2nd longest to 'The Desolation of Smaug' still a great adventure from the very bottom of Twll Mawr to the Top of the Quarryman wall. Pitch 1 (30m)F6b Climbs the Slab in the corner with some bridging. Clip the high 9th bolt and carefully traverse right avoiding the scree ledge to a double bolt belay. Pitch 2 (30m)F7a Takes the obvious crack and flake line, easy to start, with a hard move over a bulge near the top to a ledge and double bolt belay where Opening Gambit used to cross. Pitch 3 (30m)F6b The slab / wall to a ledge at the foot of a short groove and possible belay ledge (2 bolts) continue up the arete past 3 bolts taking you to the 'Matilda Ledge' double bolt belay. Pitch 4 (25m)F7b+ The immaculate green groove above beckons. A beginners Quarryman groove. 2 bolt belay below Wonderful World of Walt Disney. Pitch 5 (20m)F7b Belay a few feet further right. Take the flake / crack system up the attractive bulging slab / wall. The thin crack doesn't take fingers very well. Crux is either a high step up right or left take your pick.
Ian Lloyd-Jones and Sion McGuinness 03/Oct/2011

Ticklists: Classic UK F7s, Twll Mawr Sporting Challenge, Dinorwic Slate - Multi Pitch Sport Climbs.

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This climb is in 5 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

A great route. Figured out groove pitch but stumped by reachy start on pitch 5.
soph - AltLd - 31/Aug/13 with Steve Long

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Oct/11

First Ascent in the wind rain and cloud! .....Very memorable.
ian Ll-J - Lead - 03/Oct/11

Awesome stuff!
McGuinness - 2nd - Oct/11 with Ian ll-j

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