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Sweet Baby James** HVS 5a

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[Sweet Baby James, Craig Cywarch, 3 kb]43m. A delightful and substantial route, that unusually for Craig Cwarch, is clean and easy to approach and descend from. Spaced gear and interesting climbing. Start on the S-facing sidewall left of Will O'The Wisp. Climb a faint groove beneath a large roof, trending left to bypass some bulges, until beneath the main slab. Climb this past crucial cams to an overlap and step left to a ledge. Step up and traverse thoughtfully back right to the edge of the buttress. Finish directly up the clean crest to a convenient tree.

Photo: Sweet Baby James, Craig Cywarch © caradoc
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This climb is in 10 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Not sure there's a 5a move on this but there are places where falling off would be a bad idea. HVS 4c? Finished up the top pitch of Willow 'O The Wisp then scrambled down the gully.
MD - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Jo

Happy Wanderer - 2nd - 06/Sep/14 with Mike D

The main slab was quite clean with good holds, protection was good but spaced, it felt quite easy for the grade. View at....http://youtu.be/d2wJtTSVOFw
caradoc - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with john b

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 1997 with Dave Oldacres

alan moore - 1995

babymoac - Lead - 01/May/94 with Kathy & Carolyn

Pete Nugent - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/92

Mark Kemball - Lead - 12/May/85 with Roger Symonds

tapley - Lead - 29/May/82 with Alison Tapley

tapley - 2nd - 07/Jun/76 with John Sumner

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