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74m, 3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The long rising diagonal is the highest of the three girdles, and one of the major lines on the cliff, offering a superb outing with some astounding positions. Harder for the tall and potentially a bit of a gripper to second.
1) 4b, 35m. Start by the tree on the path, 10m right of a small cave and follow the cleaned path of West Wall Climb (p.380 ) for two pitches to the sheltered stance at the start of the break.
2) 5a, 22m. Traverse down and right across the wall following the line of good holds (don't forget the second) to reach the groove of The Thorn, then climb this to the holly tree belay.
3) 5a, 25m. Climb back down rightwards again and get past the horrible spiky bush. Cross the fingery wall to regain the break. Follow this (threads) in a wild position, to a grassy rake (thread belays up and left) and an easy escape to the ridge. © Rockfax

FA. G Smith, T Burnell 1966.

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Ghost 29 Oct, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Difficult to find the start of. Look for a slight clearing in the bushes / trees above you! Despite the vegetated start, the top pitches are fantastic!
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βeta: Difficult to find the start of. Look for a slight clearing in the bushes / trees above you! Despite the vegetated start, the top pitches are fantastic!
The Grist 5 Aug, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: This is pretty tough for the grade and easy to get slightly off route making it significantly harder. Good fun and worth doing though.
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βeta: This is pretty tough for the grade and easy to get slightly off route making it significantly harder. Good fun and worth doing though.

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The Mincer

Grade: HVS 5b ***
(Roaches Lower Tier)