18m.

Rockfax Description
The zig-zag cracks give a great little route. © Rockfax

FA. G.R.Fiddles, A.T.Braddock 1959.

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Rob M 19 Sep, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Be gentile with the bat's, they keep the midges down! ;) seriously though they're always there, in the horizontal usually. I keep off this route now (done it twice). So many other routes at this cliff are neglected & they're of no less quality than this one.
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βeta: Be gentile with the bat's, they keep the midges down! ;) seriously though they're always there, in the horizontal usually. I keep off this route now (done it twice). So many other routes at this cliff are neglected & they're of no less quality than this one.
greedo 13 Sep, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Look out for bats sleeping In the bigger crack!. Don't disturb them, remember how cranky you feel when woken up????
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βeta: Look out for bats sleeping In the bigger crack!. Don't disturb them, remember how cranky you feel when woken up????
Rob Davies 12 Sep, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: There are bolt anchors above the muddy ledge. Assuming they don't get chopped, it's best to use these a belay then abseil, as using a lower-off drags the ropes through loads of mud.
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βeta: There are bolt anchors above the muddy ledge. Assuming they don't get chopped, it's best to use these a belay then abseil, as using a lower-off drags the ropes through loads of mud.
Alan James - UKC and UKH 21 May, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Excellent. The Tree root in the belay is dead although it still feels solid enough but won’t be for much longer. Options at descent without it are not pleasant. Hack up the loose rocky grass to a big tree is maybe the best option.
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βeta: Excellent. The Tree root in the belay is dead although it still feels solid enough but won’t be for much longer. Options at descent without it are not pleasant. Hack up the loose rocky grass to a big tree is maybe the best option.
Fidget 14 Sep, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Bats still seemed to be there this week too! I enjoyed this although got pumped which I didn't expect. The top out was the scariest bit as the grass was so dry! Didn't find there to be much (any) polish at all after the first couple of moves, I even smeared quite happily (two things I normally avoid - polish and smearing).
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βeta: Bats still seemed to be there this week too! I enjoyed this although got pumped which I didn't expect. The top out was the scariest bit as the grass was so dry! Didn't find there to be much (any) polish at all after the first couple of moves, I even smeared quite happily (two things I normally avoid - polish and smearing).
Skyfall 4 Jun, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Thought this was a really nice route and towards upper end of VS, though mostly due to the polish. And judging by the smell and squeaking coming from the crack higher up, the bats are still in situ.
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βeta: Thought this was a really nice route and towards upper end of VS, though mostly due to the polish. And judging by the smell and squeaking coming from the crack higher up, the bats are still in situ.
Chris the Tall 2 Aug, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: The bats are deep in the upper crack and can easily be avoided. Plus they don't bite, unlike the ants at the top.
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βeta: The bats are deep in the upper crack and can easily be avoided. Plus they don't bite, unlike the ants at the top.

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The Delectable Variation

Grade: VS 4c ***
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