80m, 5 pitches. This route has seen some attention in the last 3 years or so (new pegs at the end P1 belay, loose rock removal etc.). Knarly trad. territory - suitable for adventurous types and competent/experienced parties only. Waiting for dry conditions is strongly recommended.
The 2018 S. Devon guide book desc. is current, except for the P3 'hand traverse' text; the big break doesn't seem to succumb to either a hand traverse or a chest level arm bar type approach (?). It is possible to pass it by dropping back down the chimney, stepping across to a big block (committing) and then climbing back up again to reach the end of the traverse (scary! - some in-situ gear may be added to this bit...).
This route seems likely to get an upgrade to E1, if consensus dictates... (which would make the 1960s climbers even bigger heroes............)

E Grindley & others 25/Oct/1969


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Col Price 7 Oct, 2018 Lead Very dirty, lots of loose rock , care required. But good fun!
Very dirty, lots of loose rock , care required. But good fun!
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