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An awesome roof-crack; a desperate struggle for most. Climb an awkward groove to a poor rest and then undercut out left. The struggle to finger-jam past the lip is memorable and will leave its mark one way or another. Once past the lip easy jamming remains, if you have any steam left. E2? I don't think so. © Rockfax

FA. Don Whillans 1959.

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UKB Shark 22 Mar, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Re Sutty's comments on UKC; Whillans led (after prior top-roping) with a rope carrying a peg but ended up not placing any pro - so effectively a solo. I understood that JC removed the chockstone (on lead) that Birtle's placed.
 
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βeta: Re Sutty's comments on UKC; Whillans led (after prior top-roping) with a rope carrying a peg but ended up not placing any pro - so effectively a solo. I understood that JC removed the chockstone (on lead) that Birtle's placed.
John Kirk 17 Mar, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Don Whillans told me he soloed the first ascent ie no gear !. Jim Campbell did the second ascent and had salt and vinegar put on his hands in the cafe afterwards. Geoff Birtles did an early ascent after dropping a big limestone chockstone in the crack.
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βeta: Don Whillans told me he soloed the first ascent ie no gear !. Jim Campbell did the second ascent and had salt and vinegar put on his hands in the cafe afterwards. Geoff Birtles did an early ascent after dropping a big limestone chockstone in the crack.

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Style of Ascent
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Route of Interest

Right Eliminate

Grade: E3 5c ***
(Curbar Edge)