The Ring* VS 4c

Rockfax Description
A steep and sometimes technical route that weaves its way up the cliff via lines of weakness and chimneys. The route starts halfway between The Gambit Climb and Fallen Block Crack at a steep groove 3m right of some vague chimney lines.
1) 4a, 15m. Climb the groove past its undercut base and then move left round a corner. Head up 10m to gain some large perched blocks and continue up to a stance 5m above.
2) 12m. Move up and wander left to a grass-filled corner system. Follow this, passing 3 large steps, to reach a belay in the next corner system above.
3) 4b, 15m. Climb the corner, stepping left onto a ledge at 5m. Climb the technical wall above, then traverse right to belay by a small slab.
4) 4c, 15m. Gain a small, crimpy hold on the left, which unlocks the secret of the slab, allowing access to its far edge. Follow a chimney, then a crack to belay at a perched block.
5) 20m. Move left and follow a cracked corner to gain the right-hand end of a ledge. Move left a few metres to gain a short wall then a slab, which leads to a ledge below a corner.
6) 4b, 40m. Climb the left-hand of the two corner-cracks to a ledge at 5m. Follow the corner on the right via steep jamming. Continue up easy ground above. © ROCKFAX

Submit a new photo of this climb.

This climb is in 7 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Didn't finish due to wet and very greasy rock. Leave this a good few days after any rain...
jezb1 - AltLd - 08/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Sep/08

mikej - Lead - 12/Jun/78 with Tony Waite

Mark Kemball - Lead - 1978

On YHA Climbing course
Brian Wilderspin - 2nd - Aug/73

John Stenhouse - 2nd - Sep/72 with John Offord

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
hard HVS0 of 0
HVS0 of 0
easy HVS0 of 0
hard VS0 of 0
VS0 of 0
easy VS0 of 0
hard HS0 of 0
HS0 of 0
easy HS0 of 0
hard 5a0 of 0
5a0 of 0
easy 5a0 of 0
hard 4c0 of 0
4c0 of 0
easy 4c0 of 0
hard 4b0 of 0
4b0 of 0
easy 4b0 of 0
3 Stars0 of 0
2 Stars0 of 0
1 Star0 of 0
0 Stars0 of 0
Bag of .....0 of 0
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.