|15m. This climb is better than it looks. However, as of July 2014, it needs cleaning and checking, the presence of a lower-off is unlikely (note: John Boulton is happy for it to be cleaned up and would cut the tree branch back). Back in about 2008, two closely spaced but independent left-hand and right-hand lines could be followed on a top-rope. A set of staples defined the best line to lead, which moved between the left and right lines, description as follows: Start from a small ramp of soil, just before the end of the climbable rock. Climb an awkward, slippery groove to a small bulge, which is passed by a delicate move to the left. Climb up on bigger holds and then move rightwards over ledges to reach the base of a shallow, leftwards trending groove. Climb the groove to reach easier ground and a lower-off on the wall to the right. |
Steve Dawson 10/Oct/1965
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