|Tears of a Clown||E6 6b|
|20m. The blank wall right of Zig Zag is a fine piece of wall climbing. Start below a large square-cut niche.|
20m. Move up into the niche and, from its left side, pull up onto the wall and then traverse out right to the blunt arete. Move up until a thin horizontal break leads back left to below thin cracks. Climb the cracks with difficulty to the final overhang and pull over it to finish. © ROCKFAX
From the left hand side of the cut out climb diagonally up and right using small finger holds, on reaching the arete make a couple of moves on slopers to gain the ledge. From here you have two options: E6 6b - make a few more moves up the arete to reach the break, traverse left to a thin vertical seam. E7 6b (original line) - Step immediately left from the ledge to gain downward facing overlaps with little for your feet. Make hard moves up to the break and thin vertical seam. Take a breather and the opportunity for gear then work out a way up the small holds the technical wall above has to offer, to a good break below the top overlap before your arms send you for some big airtime! Make final easy moves through the overhang to finish.
Mark Edwards 1986
Ticklists: West Country Climbs.
Photo: Tears of a Clown © Kaya