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Strongarm** E3 6a

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[Through the crux traverse, and onward in good style., 3 kb]The opposing flake cracks to the right of "Sheer Fear". Climb to good holds beneath the right one, and step up to place high runners (in the corner, the loose flake was removed 05/10/13). Step down and make a hard and committing transfer to the left crack, follow this to the top.

Photo: Through the crux traverse, and onward in good style. © Dr Toph
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This climb is in 27 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Hidden - TR - Aug/13

Nice climb. The layback is strenuous.
stugreen75 - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/12 with dominic jeff

Hidden - TR dnf - 12/Jun/12

GOod solid lead by Will. Direct finish
Dr Toph - 2nd rpt - 15/Mar/12 with Will

Hidden - TR dnf - 06/Mar/12

naffan - Lead dnf - 29/Feb/12 with Joanna

Hidden - TR dnf - 14/Oct/11

Hidden - TR dnf - 11/Oct/11

andyinglis - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Neil Adams

Barn doored and blew my onsight! Lowered off and tried again. Got it second time with my nuggin engaged, what a cool move :)
sebrider - Lead RP - 25/Jul/11 with R. Rider

Hidden - TR dnf - 17/May/11

Hidden - TR dnf - 10/May/11

jameshiggins - 2nd O/S - 07/May/11 with Neil Adams

Neil Adams - Lead rpt - 07/May/11 with Jim Higgins

Hidden - Lead - 14/Apr/11

Peter Rhodes - 2nd rpt - 13/Apr/11 with Gemma Gwynne-Stevenson

Sam the Butcher - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10 with andy latta

New (?) direct finish - once you reach the top of the second crack, reach right to a side-pull and high step. Go straight up this line to reach the borehole, and lunge for the top. Recommended! Keeps the climbing going with a bit more 6a rather than exiting the easy way. Maybe E46a.
Dr Toph - Lead rpt - 24/May/10 with Davide

Nice wee move left to the other crack, very pleasing.
Dr Toph - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/10 with Davide

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with mal_meech

Hidden - 2nd β - 29/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/May/09

Nice route not as tough as cyked it up to be, got to stop doing that. Fell of the crux, a hard move requiring a hell of a lot of body tension, got it all-right second go. Tough crux but all right climbing before and after. Ground up.
andymoin - Lead - 15/Sep/08 with Warren

great wee route, some nice moves into the ramp and onwards.good lead by Ali the Flashman C.
SeanB - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/08 with ali

akhughes - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/08 with Greg B

mgeek - Lead O/S - 2005 with Tony Stone

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 01/May/93 with Norman Armstrong

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
JamieSparkes, Hidden, Ian Jones

Total votes cast 33
hard E40 of 12
E40 of 12
easy E40 of 12
hard E30 of 12
E38 of 12
easy E32 of 12
hard E22 of 12
E20 of 12
easy E20 of 12
hard 6b0 of 11
6b0 of 11
easy 6b0 of 11
hard 6a3 of 11
6a6 of 11
easy 6a2 of 11
hard 5c0 of 11
5c0 of 11
easy 5c0 of 11
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Style of ascent

Lead14 of 27 (51.9%)
Followed6 of 27 (22.2%)
Toproped7 of 27 (25.9%)

'Climbed'4 of 27 (14.8%)
clean O/S10 of 27 (37.0%)
clean β1 of 27 (3.7%)
clean rpt4 of 27 (14.8%)
clean RP1 of 27 (3.7%)
dnf7 of 27 (25.9%)