UKC

36m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A dominating groove line in a strenuous old style.
1) 5b, 18m. Climb the groove past a big flake, then climb through a break in the bulge above to a good ledge at the fault-line.
2) 5a, 18m. Follow the groove past a huge, dubious block and continue to the top. The block is the size of a Mini, and has no visible means of attachment, but is still there - feeling lucky? © Rockfax

FA. Mick Nunn, Richard Crewe 17.7.1968. FFA. Brian Snell, W.Lyons.

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geoffgo21 13 Oct, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: As regards the "block" we spent some while trying to avoid touching it but in the end as Graham D says using it is inevitable. Good route though.
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βeta: As regards the "block" we spent some while trying to avoid touching it but in the end as Graham D says using it is inevitable. Good route though.
ap 15 Jun, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: the dubious block is surprisingly solid though!
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βeta: the dubious block is surprisingly solid though!
GrahamD 12 Nov, 2001 Show βeta
βeta: Fairly low in the grade but atmospheric. Pitch 1 would probably only get HVS 5a in the peak as a jamming exercise. The 'dubious block' on pitch 2 is the size of a mini with NO visible means of attachment. Laybacking the edge of this block appears unavoidable and is very unnerving.
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βeta: Fairly low in the grade but atmospheric. Pitch 1 would probably only get HVS 5a in the peak as a jamming exercise. The 'dubious block' on pitch 2 is the size of a mini with NO visible means of attachment. Laybacking the edge of this block appears unavoidable and is very unnerving.

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Thunderball

Grade: E1 5b ***
(Boulder Ruckle)
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