Rockfax Description
Superb and very sustained wall climbing. Start at pockets in the wall just left of a small overhang, 4m right of the start of Arms Race. Climb up the pockets to meet the base of a short right trending crack. Climb the crack to a peg and step right to a thinner crack. Climb this past another peg to a move right and a shakeout on the blunt arete. Move up to a peg and then climb the steepening wall past a peg on the left to the top. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Takes a disjointed crackline. Grade depends on finish used. The LH finish is best and hardest at E5. The original finish traverses R 20' below the top to the arete and is E4.

C Gore, L M McGinley (A Hall, P Long, finishing up Us 10/5/1980) (left hand finish M Corbett, G A Jenkin, M Donnan 26/4/1982), direct finish 10/5/1980 10/May/1980.


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High E6
Mid E6
Low E6
High E5
Mid E5
Low E5
High E4
Mid E4
Low E4
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High 6c
Mid 6c
Low 6c
High 6b
Mid 6b
Low 6b
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
Votes cast 25
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Style of Ascent
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Ground Up
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Route of Interest
Shock & Awe

Grade: E5 6b ***
(Backhill Point)

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