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A superb but tough Grochan HVS. Start just to the right of the ramp-line of Kaisergebirge Wall, below an intermittent crack. Move up to the thin crack and climb the crack and wall on the left to a break. A final strenuous move up and right gains an easier groove which is followed to the belay. Abseil off. © Rockfax

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North Wales Rock Graded List , Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist , Michelle's crack ticklist , George's Ultimate Easy to Mid-Grade North Wales Trad Ticklist , North Wales To Do List

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John Cuthbert 27 May, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: Yep, really quite a superb, well protected steep wall climbing offering. Unusually featured rock for the Grochan (it's more like gneiss or rhyolite), technical as well as steep, and it will swallow as many wires as you're able to feed into it. Pumpy. Sadly the quality rock gives way too soon to an undesirable grassy scramble, but at least this concludes with a huge and well rigged lower off. If not for the unseemly scramble, it would probably lean more E1 than HVS...
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βeta: Yep, really quite a superb, well protected steep wall climbing offering. Unusually featured rock for the Grochan (it's more like gneiss or rhyolite), technical as well as steep, and it will swallow as many wires as you're able to feed into it. Pumpy. Sadly the quality rock gives way too soon to an undesirable grassy scramble, but at least this concludes with a huge and well rigged lower off. If not for the unseemly scramble, it would probably lean more E1 than HVS...
Katsmiff 13 Jun, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Top out is on grassy ledge with prickly bushes.
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βeta: Top out is on grassy ledge with prickly bushes.

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Grade: HVS 5a ***
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