50m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A good eliminate on Erosion Groove offering two challenging pitches. Start as for Shadow Wall.
1) 5c, 30m. Follow Shadow Wall to a tree on the left, traverse below this and make a bold move up to the groove below the steep crack. Pull over the roof to a poor jam and then swing left before the crack closes, to a jug out left and a thread. Move back up and right and climb the hollow rib to a wall then traverse left to belay.
2) 5c, 22m. Follow Erosion Groove past its crux. Arrange high runners in the groove and step back down and traverse to the compelling hand-crack. Climb this to the top. Care needed with loose rock in places. It is possible to easily descend to the tree belay on Shadow Wall and abseil off. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Good punchy eliminate on Erosion Groove Direct. Not obvious swing L on 1st pitch and good tight crack on top pitch. Pro good on both pitches. Given E2 in Pass guide but top of that grade.

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
MikePycroft 29 May, 2018 AltLd rpt Led p1 missed the thread top half felt quite serious. Sec p2 top crack felt hard
with wynaptomos, Elfyn
Led p1 missed the thread top half felt quite serious. Sec p2 top crack felt hard
with wynaptomos, Elfyn
wynaptomos 29 May, 2018 2nd O/S
Sardien 21 Apr, 2015 2nd dog First time I heard Andy whimper on a route. Did it as one big pitch (bring lots of quickdraws - about 5 more than Andy did). Lots of sketchy rock but good moves inbetween. All happy climbing until nails handjam at the top - that knocked me off frustratingly!
with Andy Scott
First time I heard Andy whimper on a route. Did it as one big pitch (bring lots of quickdraws - about 5 more than Andy did). Lots of sketchy rock but good moves inbetween. All happy climbing until nails handjam at the top - that knocked me off frustratingly!
with Andy Scott
tim newton 4 Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S
with gwen lancashire
with gwen lancashire
Owain Llewelyn 19 May, 2011 AltLd
with Gareth E
with Gareth E
Rory Shaw 19 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S good route, some excellent moves - hardest bit is the crus of erosion groove direct!
good route, some excellent moves - hardest bit is the crus of erosion groove direct!
Seymore Butt ??, 2011 AltLd
with Mick Hafner
with Mick Hafner
MikePycroft 21 Jun, 2010 AltLd dog Led p1. Hard to lead struggled on the crux and reted twice before doing it. Poor form.
with Chris P
Led p1. Hard to lead struggled on the crux and reted twice before doing it. Poor form.
with Chris P
pete johnson 17 Apr, 2010 -
with Dave Rumney
with Dave Rumney
Dave Rumney 17 Apr, 2010 AltLd
with Pete Johnston
with Pete Johnston
Neil McA 6 Apr, 2003 AltLd O/S
with Simon Nadin
with Simon Nadin
Hidden 22 Sep, 1996 2nd
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