Gypsy Moth*** HVS 5b
[Gypsy Moth - Embsay Classic., 2 kb]Absolutely classic line up the narrow south side of the most prominent buttress overlooking the reservoir. Follow the crackline jamming or laybacking past a couple of breaks to the large break below the bulging overhang. Swing left in a fine position and around the arete to the small ledge. Finish directly above the ledge passing a horizontal slot to rounded flutings and the top. Very photogenic on a summer evening!

Karl Bromelow, Mandy Robertson 11/May/2005

Photo: Gypsy Moth - Embsay Classic. © Dave Musgrove
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This climb is in 7 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Hidden - Solo - 02/Jul/14

Magic. Soft HVS or hard VS, you decide. Cracks full of sharp "teeth"!
ebf - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Andy Howarth, Anneka

Nigel lead it first.
Dave Musgrove - Lead β - 01/Jun/14 with Bob Larkin, Spuzz, Nigel Baker

Hidden - TR dog - 02/Mar/13

Very very good 3* for sure but no-where near the HVS mark proposed VS 4c at most. but very nice climbing worth a trip for.
Mattyk - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/09 with Jamie Moss

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/08

First ascent, originally given HVS 5b, downgraded to VS4c after comments on here but now reinstated at the original grade because grandad brought me the new gritstone guide to Australia yesterday and they must be right, eh?
Karl Bromelow - Lead O/S - 11/May/05 with Mandy Robertson

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