Rockfax Description
A classic Borrowdale extreme that weaves up the lower buttress and finishes on the bald headwall. Start at the arete right of the large corner of The Shroud.
1) 4c, 11m. Climb the arete to a ledge and belay.
2) 5b, 14m. Move right to twin blocks. Climb the corner and, at an overhang, pull right and ascend the wall to a ledge and belay.
3) 6a, 30m. Climb up right and make a tricky move onto a ledge. An intricate and commiting traverse right leads between the overhangs. At the end move up onto the headwall to small ledges (good wires). Climb up left to some tiny undercuts, step right and make some pressing moves up the final wall to easier ground. Tree belay. Abseil off. © Rockfax


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High E5
Mid E5
Low E5
High E4
Mid E4
Low E4
High E3
Mid E3
Low E3
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High 6b
Mid 6b
Low 6b
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
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Style of Ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Ground Up
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Route of Interest
Sacrificial Crack

Grade: E4 6a ***
(The Napes)

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