UKC

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.


ClimberDateStyle
Sardien 21/Apr/15 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
tim newton 04/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
with gwen lancashire
Owain Llewelyn 19/May/11 AltLd
with Gareth E
Rory Shaw 19/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

good route, some excellent moves - hardest bit is the crus of erosion groove direct!

Seymore Butt ??/2011 AltLd
with Mick Hafner
Hidden 21/Jun/10 AltLd dog
pete johnson 17/Apr/10 -
with Dave Rumney
Dave Rumney 17/Apr/10 AltLd
with Pete Johnston
Hidden 22/Sep/96 2nd
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