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Via Dolorosa Variations** S 4a

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2 pitches. Starts on the higher ledge to the right and finishes up the dark and slippery Rave Rock Gully. Best split into 2 pitches otherwise rope drag my be a problem.

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This climb is in 20 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

I struggled with the crack and had to treverse right to go up the larger crack. Other than that no probs! Great climb and a very tight squeeze at the end! The rope drag was horrendous. Do it in two pitches!
magicmartin - 2nd dog - 30/Sep/13 with Zane Butcher

excellent route, but use huge runners or do in two pitches! will grow the balls to do the direct route next time!
Zane_18 - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/13 with magicmartin

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jan/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jan/12

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Apr/11

I did it in one pitch, and had so much rope drag that I had to untie one of my doubles and leave it attached to some gear for my second to find. I just could not move forward at one stage!
tasmat - Lead - 14/Apr/11 with Steph

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/11

Meant to climb Via Dolorosa but got caught out by the rain on the last (crux) pitch so finished in the cave/chimney/rat-hole!
manik - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/10 with Harri777

Definitely an adventure!
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Julian O'Neill

Garron - 2nd - 15/May/10

I led 1st pitch with use of tree to get round corner. Finished up a chimney & a tight 'ferret' hole.
Neil Metcalfe101 - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Phil 'the Duke'

Hidden - Apr/10

Hidden - 2010

philw - 2010

We Split this to stop rope drag. It still makes me laugh!!!
krikoman - AltLd rpt - 23/Aug/09 with Neil Peeley

I lead first pitch Mark finished.
Peeley.b - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/09 with Mark Readman

Great fun, some sketchy moves and a dark and tight finish.
krikoman - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with Greg Childs, Jack Whiting, Kev Gibbs

Hidden - 2003

andy tetsill - Lead - Sep/80 with Rob Kevan

mikej - Solo - 08/Jul/70 with Stewart Grant

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
ruthonbike, Hidden, tommylongfellow, Hidden, steveth, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden

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