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A classic corner problem just left of the descent route makes a good first lead - if you can get off the ground. © Rockfax

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jrclimber 13 May, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Loads of pro great first lead
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βeta: Loads of pro great first lead
eldre070 19 Feb, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: The bridging at the start is ace, especially when wet! Entire route can be fully stitched with ease. Perfect first lead.
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βeta: The bridging at the start is ace, especially when wet! Entire route can be fully stitched with ease. Perfect first lead.
TRJ 12 Sep, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Interesting first few moves up the corner, though there are various ways to overcome this obstacle. The polished rock makes this a 4b move, I reckon, but as it's straight off the ground there's no danger. I found heel and toeing to be the best option, by the way. The corner and sea cliff atmosphere provide a nice feeling of exposure for the grade. The top section is little more than scramble. Simple belay like most of Cattle Troughs, with abseil stakes and spikes aplenty.
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βeta: Interesting first few moves up the corner, though there are various ways to overcome this obstacle. The polished rock makes this a 4b move, I reckon, but as it's straight off the ground there's no danger. I found heel and toeing to be the best option, by the way. The corner and sea cliff atmosphere provide a nice feeling of exposure for the grade. The top section is little more than scramble. Simple belay like most of Cattle Troughs, with abseil stakes and spikes aplenty.
Fidget 30 Aug, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Oops, added this comment to the wrong route, should have been for The Chimney!
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βeta: Oops, added this comment to the wrong route, should have been for The Chimney!
Fidget 30 Aug, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Nice bit of back and footing to get established, especially since it's easier to get friction on the slippy rock with a heel (facing left) rather than a toe.
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βeta: Nice bit of back and footing to get established, especially since it's easier to get friction on the slippy rock with a heel (facing left) rather than a toe.
SC 13 Jun, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: An ok route. The start wasn't that difficult, you dont have to bridge, a layback from the crack in the corner was very easy.
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βeta: An ok route. The start wasn't that difficult, you dont have to bridge, a layback from the crack in the corner was very easy.

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Far from the Madding Crowd

Grade: VD ***
(Seacombe)