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230m, 6 pitches. Start at the base of the Douglas Boulder under the large slab wall on the left.

1. 60m. Climb up to snow ledge and ascend rightwards to a V groove, up this continuing rightwards until under an overhang.
2. 30m. Climb rightwards under the overhang and up until a snow bay is reached and 2 obvious chimneys are spotted. Ascend leftwards the back right to a small wall, climb this.
3. 35m. Climb / thrutch up the chimney using chalkstones, continue upwards to climb a small slab on right, then continue up chimney for 5 metres, good wire belay up and left.
4. 50m. Back down into chimney and continue up. Delicate climbing and not much gear. Belay at block.
5-6. 60m. Small runnel on right leads to easy ground and top of Douglas Boulder.

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Ben Nevis Grade V's

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Robin Clothier 25 Aug, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Walking out of the door of the CIC. I alway believed that the obvious line on the Douglas Boulder was North West face route. But in fact climbed lefthand climbed route. This along many routes on the DB is another 3 star route. Climbed in icy conditions.
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βeta: Walking out of the door of the CIC. I alway believed that the obvious line on the Douglas Boulder was North West face route. But in fact climbed lefthand climbed route. This along many routes on the DB is another 3 star route. Climbed in icy conditions.

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Grade: V 6 ***
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