Ester's Chimney*** S 4a
[top pitch, 3 kb]90m, 4 pitches. A really fun route with a very unusual finish. 1. 30m IV- Ascend left to the broad arête and climb this until just below the top (loose blocks) move right and climb to the top. 2. 20m 3 climb and walk right across the bay then up into the cave. Bolt belay. 3. 20m 3 Climb the tower below the hole in the roof and then make a long step to get onto the steep wall leading into the tunnel going up through the face. Climb up this to reach a good ledge and bolt belay. 4 20m IV Climb out of the window (cave opening) onto the slab on the left and continue up this to the top. Bolt belays.
Rowland Edwards

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This climb is in 4 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Great route, lead on trad gear. Staff training for Spanrock 14.
Zoomer - 2nd O/S - 18/Nov/14 with A Student

stouffer - AltLd - 01/Jun/14

Led 1st pitch and seconded the rest with student for RCL prep. The gear on the 1st pitch isn't inspiring and the last pitch is a bold Severe. Nice climbing inside the chimney tho.
ashsleight - AltLd O/S - 30/Oct/13 with Student

auld al - 2nd O/S - 21/Jan/12

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