The final classic and the best. The first pitch is nicely intricate and the second is a stupendous jug-haul in a situation normally reserved for routes around three grades harder. The grade is deceptive. Those with long arms may find it easier than 5a, and those who tire quickly may find it harder than VS!
1) 4b, 20m. Climb the slim groove to its top, then pull slightly right onto the steep wall which leads to a large grassy ledge.
2) 5a, 23m. Pull up left on good spike holds then make a long move to good holds. Get some gear in, or move quickly up and right if you are tired, where the gear is easier to place. Climb up and left on magnificent holds to finish up a corner. © Rockfax
UKC Logbook Description
A steep and imposing 2 pitch route straight from the start. Thrilling and exciting. Not for the faint hearted or new to leading VS grades. Good gear all the way. Belay on blocks at the top and possible abseil off.
2 distinct top pitches.The 4b goes up a short wall and then leftwards up a ramp passing flakes to treach base of a shallow chimney. The alternative 5a top pitch works left behind the large flakes before moving back right to join at base of the chimney.
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