|Stayin' Alive||E4 5c|
|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
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