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30m.

Rockfax Description
A fine climb but very polished in places. Climb the front of the buttress, first right up a slippery groove then left up a short V-chimney. Traverse left past a sharp rib and round the arete to climb the steep slab formed by a huge block to good ledges at the base of a slabby arete, or go direct up a wide crack - awkward and HS 4b. Step onto the ridge then 'a cheval' or hand traverse this (poor protection) to the final easy walls and a finish up a short groove. © Rockfax

FA. Henry Bishop 1900.

Ticklists

Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Hard Grit history, Level 1 Peak Trad Routes

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Fraser kid 19 Oct, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: The slab could definitely do with some vigourous cleaning, along with the traverse on the second pitch, as it’s pretty much turned into a lawn.
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βeta: The slab could definitely do with some vigourous cleaning, along with the traverse on the second pitch, as it’s pretty much turned into a lawn.
cmsg 19 Sep, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: It may be impossible to fall "à cheval", but why on Earth would one climb it that way? The hand-traverse is simply spectacular, and lends the amazing feeling of being in true mountain terretory. Worth severe, certainly. Shame about the horrible polished ramp at the start.
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βeta: It may be impossible to fall "à cheval", but why on Earth would one climb it that way? The hand-traverse is simply spectacular, and lends the amazing feeling of being in true mountain terretory. Worth severe, certainly. Shame about the horrible polished ramp at the start.
london_huddy 16 Jun, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: IF you fight your way up the chimney then it's diff, up the face is nearer S...
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βeta: IF you fight your way up the chimney then it's diff, up the face is nearer S...
alan moore 31 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Yes, it is fairly difficult.
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βeta: Yes, it is fairly difficult.
EarlyBird 2 Apr, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: it IS diff!
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βeta: it IS diff!

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Grade: HVD 3c ***
(Gardom's Edge)
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