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|Black Wall|| E2 5c|
<< A Whiter Shade of Pale
|64m, 4 pitches. A great route, best left for dry conditions.
1) 4c, 30m. Start at the base of the huge crack that makes the right-hand side of the enormous pinnacle. Traverse left to the arete as soon as possible, and climb it for 14m (possible belay). Climb the steep wall on the left to a scoop and head up and left to a small stance.
2) 5c, 35m. Climb the steep crack above until it reaches an overhang. Turn this with difficulty on the left side and continue straight up for 5m before a step right gains a thin crack. Strenuously climb this then follow a groove on the left to an overhang. Keep trending left across slabs (often wet) to a possible belay. Climb straight up from here for 10m to reach the top of the crag. © ROCKFAX|
This climb is in 7 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.
Luke Brooks - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/12 with John Orr
cried - wet, steep and loose.
Rachael Barlow - 2nd - 02/Jul/06 with Pete Robins
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/95
Ched - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/95 with Mark Hamilton
Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/90
The glorious summer of '77. Great friction on the rough black rock.
Ian Jones - AltLd O/S - Jul/77 with Chris Newton
Bolt Phobia - 2nd - 27/May/75 with Dave Williams
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