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Rockfax Description
The enduring classic of the western end of Chair Ladder provides a long and diverse expedition. Start at a corner-crack in the centre of the bulging wall left of a deep seawater filled trench.
1) 4b, 32m. Climb the wide crack to its end and continue to an overhang above it. Pull over the overhang at a crack (easier on the right) and ascend a short, easy wall to a large ledge and belay.
2) 4a, 20m. Pull up onto a bubbly slab on the right and climb it to the base of a corner. Climb the corner and the enticing right curving continuation to a stance at its end.
3) 4b, 18m. Move back left and make a hard move up onto a ledge. Traverse left to gain another ledge and then step right and finish up a short slabby groove and wide crack. © Rockfax


Connoisseur's Classic Rock, West Country Climbs, Best Multi-pitch Severe and Hard Severe, South West VDiff-HVS, CUC Climbing Club, Part 1: The Classics, Paul's pre-Kendal Kernow ticklist, Ultimate HS ticklist, South West Climbs - Pat Littlejohn (1st Ed.)


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Peter271263 23 Jun, 2019 Show βeta
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GuyC 23 Jul, 2016 Show βeta
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Box of Delights

Grade: HS 4b ***
(Vicarage Cliff)