String of Pearls** E1 5b
[On the initial pitch of String of Pearls, the Bosigran girdle traverse., 3 kb]The finest version goes like this...
P1 5b From the start of Beaker Route climb up the crack and hand traverse right over the bulge (crux) and on to belay below the steep corner of Raven Wall.
P2 5b Traverse easily around the rib to join a rising diagonal crack. Quit right across the slab with difficulty to gain a large spike. Belay in the groove beside an overhang.
P3 4b Climb the groove to it's top and break right across the slab until you can descend a rake to belay in a small bay (Autumn Flakes)
P4 4c From the right side of the bay descend and then trend down right to downclimb the narrow black slab of Paradise. Break right to gain a belay on the large triangular ledge of Beowulf. (rope drag will prevent further progress)
P5 4c Climb up the corner and hand traverse right to belay on top of the Pedestal.
P6 5a Perfect rock and exposed positions make this one of Bosigran's finest pitches. Climb up the coalface to the capping roofs and traverse right at this height for 7m until you can descend vertically past old peg stubs into the Sentry Box. Hand traverse right across the overhanging wall to the arête where you can belay in the twin cracks of Doorpost.
P7 4a Climb up past a horizontal break to an easy scramble right over blocks to belay on Little Brown Jug (LBJ)
P8 5a Pitch 3 of LBJ

Photo: On the initial pitch of String of Pearls, the Bosigran girdle traverse. © Mark Glaister
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This climb is in 8 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Nov/13

Brian H - AltLd - 24/Nov/13 with Kafoozalem

Marti999 - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/08 with Mark Glaister

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jun/07

wojt - Lead - 2006

Mass assent as part of Steve Hill's stag do
andy_pemberton - AltLd - 1998

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 25/Jun/83 with Dave Abbey

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 15/May/75 with Gerry Dunford, Roger Wilson

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