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Minor Melodic** VS 4b 4a

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[Minor Melodic (first ascent), 3 kb]25m, 2 pitches. Despite appearances this route has good small holds and can be reasonably well protected. Start at the little corner at the left side of Minor Slab. 1. (4b) 15m. Climb the corner for 1m and then straight up the slab right of a dirty crack line on small sharp holds to ledge on a blunt arête at half height. Step left towards a niche and finish up right leaning cracks. 2. (4a) 10m. Above the terrace lies a slab in the form of an inverted triangle. Climb direct on to the toe of the slab and climb to the top on good holds.
J Wharton F G Stangle 21/Jul/1933

Photo: Minor Melodic (first ascent) © Rog Wilko
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This climb is in 16 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

Followed a direct eliminate line direct up the blunt nose, ignoring cracks to L and R, at about 5b. Excellent climbing but blinkered and somewhat artificial.
Ken Taylor - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/14 with Steve Livingston

Nigel Coe - Lead - 01/Jul/14 with Dave Platt, Pete Kelly

TR 1st p
joe hallam - TR O/S - 21/Apr/14 with matt dudman

Both pitches. Worth VS for the long runout at the start. VS 4b
Conan - Lead - 09/Aug/11 with Clare A, Ian Bradley

Another nice route if not a bit cold and windy!
ceaddiso - 2nd - 09/Aug/11 with Ian Bradley, Conan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/11

Adam1973 - AltLd O/S - 02/May/11 with stewart murray

j_turner023 - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Wil

Hidden - 22/Aug/09

Midgy hell. Did first pitch only.
Tanya Savage - 2nd - 09/Jun/09 with Neil Pacey

Top pitch only. Used as continuation of Serendipity. Pleasant.
Simon2005 - Lead O/S - 12/May/09 with RonC

Peter Metcalfe - 2nd - 10/Jun/08 with Simon Blyth

1st pitch only.
Conan - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/08 with Chris Michalak

I led the short second pitch
Sue Underwood - AltLd - 10/Jun/08 with George North

Trobbo - 2nd - 11/Jul/03 with martin bennett

First ascent.
Rog Wilko - Lead - 13/Jun/03 with Dick Baker

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