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Wraith** E2 5b

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[Al launching into the final section up the exposed arete, 3 kb]A great climb but perhaps not as great as it once was, and it should be considered as high in the grade. Start below a small niche at the base of the arete. Climb into this then step left onto the wall which is followed easily to some large ledges. Climb the left-hand side of the arete above. © ROCKFAX
FA. J.Perrin 9.72 Sep/1972

Photo: Al launching into the final section up the exposed arete © msoldn
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This climb is in 68 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

skippington - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/14

Nice face climbing with occasional use of the arete. Had to climb up to belay from some higher ledges to escape the incoming tide whilst belaying at one point - it comes in fast!
shed_hed - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/14 with Dougie Swanson-Low

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/14 with Darren McMaster

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd β - 12/Jul/13

brices - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Sash

Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 01/May/13 with pep

jcw - 2013

A great route, maybe my favourite at Moter Carey's so far. Just a great position with some really nice climbing!
al99 - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Martina Zandonella

martinazando - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Al Benson

Getting off the ground seemed to be he crux. Steady and pleasant after that.
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/12 with AlexD

AlexD - 2nd - 19/Sep/12 with Ed

khawk - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/12 with DT

lots of good gear, nowhere bold but still E3.
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/12 with Adam Bevan

Owain Llewelyn - 2nd - 08/Mar/12 with Gareth E

Felt like i was bailing or going off route by using the big ledges. It's a weird line that can't decide if it's an arete climb or a crack climb, i didn't like it but i was in a grump that day. i reckon there is some 5c moves.
catblack - 2nd dog - 21/Aug/11 with Andy Barker

Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Cat Black

pipof747 - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11

markalmack - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/11 with james marjot

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Brown - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/10 with James T

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/10

felt like solid E3 to me. One barn doorish move a little higher above the gear than you would like. Lower section is amazing sustained 5a, with the crux near the top. A full grade harder than Brazen Buttress and Strait gate which I think are both benchmark Pembroke E2
david morse - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/10 with chris todd

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/10

Mr Powly - 2nd - 07/Apr/10 with Malcolm

great position - betterto stay on the left all the way.
Billg - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Megan Beaumont

Shauna - 2nd dog - 28/Jun/09 with Jules

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/08

HughM - Lead O/S - Aug/08 with Ben Bamford

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/08

Hidden - Lead - 04/Aug/07

cem - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Graham Dolman

datoon - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/06 with MJ

feilx - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/06 with Sue Hazel

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/06

dan gibson - 2006

Bern - 2006

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Steve Crowe - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/04 with KM

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/00

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

John Southworth - Lead O/S - May/99 with Stone Elworthy

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/99

dickypips - 2nd - 1999 with Steve James

nickdonohue - Lead - 1998 with Jon Aylward

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/93

neilh - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/93 with sara hyde

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990

ChrisJD - Lead - 01/Oct/89

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/89

Nick Biven - Lead - 30/May/89

Nigel Coe - Lead - 1989 with Tim Dunsby

Hidden - 1989

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1988 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

andy gittins - 1987

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jul/85

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 01/May/84 with Nick MacFarlane

steve L - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/84 with Clive Curle

Mike Owen - 23/Oct/82 with Tom Herley

Hidden - Lead - 09/Apr/82

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 17/Apr/81 with Kim Greenald

Hidden - 1981

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jan/77

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Voting
Total votes cast 62
hard E30 of 22
E30 of 22
easy E39 of 22
hard E29 of 22
E23 of 22
easy E20 of 22
hard E11 of 22
E10 of 22
easy E10 of 22
hard 5c0 of 21
5c0 of 21
easy 5c14 of 21
hard 5b3 of 21
5b4 of 21
easy 5b0 of 21
hard 5a0 of 21
5a0 of 21
easy 5a0 of 21
3 Stars17 of 19
2 Stars2 of 19
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Style of ascent

Lead40 of 68 (58.8%)
Followed17 of 68 (25.0%)
Alt Leads1 of 68 (1.5%)
Unknown10 of 68 (14.7%)

'Climbed'25 of 68 (36.8%)
clean O/S40 of 68 (58.8%)
clean β1 of 68 (1.5%)
dogged2 of 68 (2.9%)