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One not to be missed. Two contrasting pitches wend their way up Chudleigh's biggest chunk of limestone. Start just left of a low zigzag-crack at a small corner that leads to a ledge at 3m.
1) 5a, 20m. Climb onto the ledge and take the diagonal crack left to another ledge. Arrange gear and move left and up onto a good hold in the middle of the slab. Some bold moves gain the belay ledge up on the left. Peg and nut belays.
2) 5b, 24m. From the right side of the belay ledge move up to another smaller ledge and take the white wall above to the overhang. Climb steeply around its left side on good holds to a small ledge above. Climb direct above the ledge to a small whitish groove that allows access to the thin crack on the grey headwall, good wires. Work rightwards on thin ground to a tree stump and finish up the easier wall and cracks above. © Rockfax

FA. F.Cannings 1964 15/Jun/1964.

Ticklists

Littlejohn South West Climbs, West Country Climbs, Rockfax West Country top 50, Ultimate E1 ticklist, 100 Best South West Mid Grade Routes, Moving to Devon, South West Climbs - Pat Littlejohn (1st Ed.), The Devonman Cometh- Living in Exeter Top200.

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richardr 31 Aug, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Was it really THAT bold beofre the peg, good micro placement and another funny nut to give more courage. Still good moves though having not climbed it before the peg maybe I shouldn't comment. Excellent route though. No hard move, just a bit pumpy towards the top.
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βeta: Was it really THAT bold beofre the peg, good micro placement and another funny nut to give more courage. Still good moves though having not climbed it before the peg maybe I shouldn't comment. Excellent route though. No hard move, just a bit pumpy towards the top.
feilx 13 Nov, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Excellent route, especially liked the second pitch. First pitch didn't feel bold at all with the new peg, in my humble opinion probably would have been better without.
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βeta: Excellent route, especially liked the second pitch. First pitch didn't feel bold at all with the new peg, in my humble opinion probably would have been better without.
Macca_7 14 Jul, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Not sure about the peg on the first pitch does take away a little of the spice of the first pitch. The second pitch however is what its all about fantastic crux moves above the bulge.
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βeta: Not sure about the peg on the first pitch does take away a little of the spice of the first pitch. The second pitch however is what its all about fantastic crux moves above the bulge.
Jon W 23 Jun, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: It was all balanced E1 before the peg: a bold easier bit and then harder, well protected. Why do some people think they are doing us all a so called service without actually thinking it through? The first pitch now will be far less memorable.
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βeta: It was all balanced E1 before the peg: a bold easier bit and then harder, well protected. Why do some people think they are doing us all a so called service without actually thinking it through? The first pitch now will be far less memorable.
chris j 11 Jun, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: There was a reasonable RP placement where the peg is... Having the peg there makes the first pitch feel a bit tame.
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βeta: There was a reasonable RP placement where the peg is... Having the peg there makes the first pitch feel a bit tame.
Mark Glaister - Assistant Editor 24 May, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: There is now a good blade peg just above the ledge on the first pitch which makes sense as a slip from the final moves would these days have ended up in the tree below. (30 years ago there were no trees beneath this route).
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βeta: There is now a good blade peg just above the ledge on the first pitch which makes sense as a slip from the final moves would these days have ended up in the tree below. (30 years ago there were no trees beneath this route).

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Grade: E1 5a ***
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