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27m. Explanatory note on route name: This popular climb was given a new name by the FA in summer 2020 at the request of contemporary website compilers & guidebook authors.

FA. S.Dawson, P.Butler Apr/1966. Route name changed (Offensive Reference).

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petecallaghan 15 Apr, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Near the top of this route is a 1m spike which has become less attached to the face. It is rotating horizontally outwards and shows signs of recent movements. On inspection on 14/4/2020 it resisted removal, but it is detached. Loose vegetation and earth around it shows that it is recently mobile. Do not pull on it. If it falls it will hit the main access path below.
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βeta: Near the top of this route is a 1m spike which has become less attached to the face. It is rotating horizontally outwards and shows signs of recent movements. On inspection on 14/4/2020 it resisted removal, but it is detached. Loose vegetation and earth around it shows that it is recently mobile. Do not pull on it. If it falls it will hit the main access path below.
Dale Turrell 7 Dec, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: To avoid confusion: this route was named "Tar Baby" by the first ascensionist and appears under that name in existing guide books. It was renamed by the first ascensionist in 2020. The name is almost certainly not racially inspired or offensive but it seems that some people have interpreted it as such. Tar Baby is a character from the Uncle Remus folktales which is a literal doll made of tar and turpentine used by Br'er Fox to entrap Br'er Rabbit (characters the two routes next to this are named after).
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βeta: To avoid confusion: this route was named "Tar Baby" by the first ascensionist and appears under that name in existing guide books. It was renamed by the first ascensionist in 2020. The name is almost certainly not racially inspired or offensive but it seems that some people have interpreted it as such. Tar Baby is a character from the Uncle Remus folktales which is a literal doll made of tar and turpentine used by Br'er Fox to entrap Br'er Rabbit (characters the two routes next to this are named after).

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Grade: S 4a ***
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