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|Stayin' Alive|| E4 5c|
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|An old school gem, straight out of the 70s. The short technical arete right of the top section of Low Profile. Start from the abseil point above Who Me?, after an underlying pitch. A number of advanced belaying options are possible from here, perhaps belay using the rope as far below the metal thread as possible to reduce the fall factor (from two, if the RPs rip). Move up carefully to a questionable block just right of the arete and awquardly place around 6 RPs in a crack in its right. On your return, pretend you're Seb Grieve on Parthian Shot - but maybe don't fall off - and make a slightly blind reach left around the arete and stand up into one of the most exposed shake outs in the gorge. Gain the lip using a stuck on block on the left, find a good borehole above and top out.|
J Parrott, T Stedall (shunted first). 19/Oct/2007
This climb is in 6 logbooks, and on no wishlists.
Hard 5c per chance, but I stand by everything I said about it, it's bold, a cop out, a silly little pointless head game, and fecking excellent.
Paz - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/09 with WG
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/09
Very pleased with this find, but I wish I went for it earlier before I shunted it. I'd have thought it's still onsightable, despite the slightly blind move.
Paz - Lead RP - 19/Oct/07 with TS2
A fine birthday present working this out. Why has noone done this before 2007? The climbing's a bit unlikely (but only 5c) but the line's screamingly obvious.
Paz - TR RP - 03/Oct/07 with Mr Shunt.
"Still couldn't work out where the hell it goes. Feels like hard unclimbed ground... " In mistake for Big Bertha.
Paz - Lead dnf - 13/Aug/07 with AB
In mistake for Big Bertha.
Paz - Lead dnf - 18/Apr/07 with TE2