20m. My perception is that many climbers are solely interested in climbing and are quite blinkered and oblivious to the natural environment in which they climb. To climb at Hope's Nose is a privilege, not a right, and in doing so, you enter the habitat of fantastic species such as oyster catchers, kestrels, rock pipits and, indeed, stonechats. The Stonechat Test is thus: if you don't know what a stonechat is, then f*ck off and climb somewhere else.
As for the problem, it's either the best boulder traverse in the country, or it's 50 scratty moves on sharp, snappy holds. Basically, it's a sweeping, sustained R to L traverse of the crag, full of varied, technical sequences and excellent moves. Climb Vikhr-4, reverse the start of Esperanza (entertaining in its own right), have a bit of a shake-out then creep leftwards on poor holds until things get a bit easier around Roots Manouevre. Keep going L through Cider Press - still pumpy - until big holds and easy ground show up.

Alexis Perry 28/Mar/2019

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pezzerrr 28 Mar Sent x Okay, it's a stamina plod, but at least it's a bloody excellent stamina plod. I am absolutely the wrong person to try and grade this - what the hell do I know about 50 move problems? It might be sport 8a+(ish), but I haven't done a route for years...
Okay, it's a stamina plod, but at least it's a bloody excellent stamina plod. I am absolutely the wrong person to try and grade this - what the hell do I know about 50 move problems? It might be sport 8a+(ish), but I haven't done a route for years...
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