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Pettifer's Wall** E4 6a

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[Who said Ratho wasn't a lovely spot?, 3 kb]An excellent slab climb up a delightful and subtle line. The climbing is continuously good but the route can get sand washed down from above and may need a brush. Worth 3 stars if perfectly clean. Climb the lower groove to tricky moves right to a good rest, then the thin flake above past another crux to a useful lower-off. Take small nuts and large cams! (Was temporarily retro-bolted and ascents between May and August 2013 refer to that state.)

Photo: Who said Ratho wasn't a lovely spot? © Fraser
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This climb is in 16 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Foot slipped just below roof, fell onto gear and sliced my finger on the flake. Update: Inspected the top half from Kamikaze...the whole flake is coated in a thick layer of dirt, gear looks suspect.
Brian Pollock - Lead dnf - 05/Oct/13

Hidden - Sep/13

Bolt free ;)
lukehunt - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/13

redjerry - TR O/S - 20/Aug/13

Adam Lincoln - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/13 with Dave Redpath

excellent climb at 6c
radioshed - 2nd - 17/Jul/13

First go, draws in, thought it was a warm up...it was NOT the French 6a, F6c seems about fair.
ANC - Lead β - 16/Jul/13 with Stu Green

Got a bit confused with what was what and thought this was a f6a warm up. Nice technical climbing but a shame it was filthy from start to finish. Destined to become esoterica without bolts I think.
stugreen75 - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13 with ANC

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/13

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/13 with Mike

Now fully bolted (thanks Buzz!) 6c ish. Good climbing, but needs more traffic still very dirty at top.
kevg - Lead β - 30/May/13 with Fraser

buzby78 - Lead - 25/May/13

Hidden - TR RP - 22/May/12

Hidden - TR dog - 15/May/12

Hidden - TR dog - 01/May/12

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 19/Aug/89 with Grahame Nicoll

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

Total votes cast 16
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