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Bald Pate E1 5a

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Start as for Sinister Cracks but follow the break that bisects the slab away towards the right arete. © ROCKFAX
Start up Sinister Cracks (be sure to use long extenders if you place any gear), move right around the arete and traverse rightwards along the mid-height break stuffing in small cams where-ever you can (trust me, you'll be glad you did once you get higher) until about 2m from the right arete. Step up/mantle onto a ledge then smear your way straight up the usually green slab on gradually improving holds- aren't you glad you used all those cams!?
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Seymore Butt - 2013

naffan - Solo O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Joanna

Ballsed up the easy mantle and nearly came off with a top rope set-up for Sinister Rip/Blackball - that would have been a swing! After that, the hard moves were easy peasy. Might even lead it next time I'm there. :)
ebf - TR O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Paul Stephenson

Hidden - 2012

A real test of nerve aswell as smearing ability & flexability. Take a tooth brush to remove the moss, lichen & sand from the holds. Once you've left the ledge don't fall off!
pastep - Lead - 11/May/11 with Rich W

pastep - Lead - 11/Aug/10 with Gwen

The cams won't help. This is a stiff E1 although the tech grade is correct it feels very "out there".
ebf - TR O/S - 28/Apr/10 with Paul Stephenson

Needs a bit of traffic to keep the line clean. Ground fall run out.
pastep - TR - 28/Apr/10 with ebf

JSA - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/07

Karl Bromelow - 2006

Hidden - 2003

Andy Say - Solo - 21/Jun/96

Hidden - 1989

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 22/Aug/88

Hidden - Solo - 1980

GeoffG - Lead - 12/Oct/77 with tony bowker

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 04/Jul/76

Howard Dixon - Lead - 1971 with Martin Dixon

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