UKC

20m.

Rockfax Description
Climb the slabby lower wall trending right - bold - to the base of a groove (possible belay). Enter and climb the groove to a choice of finishes, direct is harder, stepping left onto the arete is more exposed - both are excellent. © Rockfax

FA. Slim Sorrell late 1940s.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans, Chatsworth to Bamford, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS), The Gritlist, Peak District Grit Graded List

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Iain Thow 17 Mar, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: One of the Best VSs anywhere, especially if you finish on the arete, much better than cowering inthe groove
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βeta: One of the Best VSs anywhere, especially if you finish on the arete, much better than cowering inthe groove
LakesWinter 5 Jun, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Need to control the mind ray on the initial slab, there are runners right at the start but the flake is hollow and they won't help you on the crux shuffle round the bulge anyway. The top is superb and about severe
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βeta: Need to control the mind ray on the initial slab, there are runners right at the start but the flake is hollow and they won't help you on the crux shuffle round the bulge anyway. The top is superb and about severe
shaun walby 24 Apr, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: I climbed it in a single pitch taking the fine arete to finish... Tricky unprotected traverse to start then up and across onto a mighty fine arete in a great positon. Three stars from me when done as above.
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βeta: I climbed it in a single pitch taking the fine arete to finish... Tricky unprotected traverse to start then up and across onto a mighty fine arete in a great positon. Three stars from me when done as above.
RobSimmo 7 May, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: There is pro on the traverse, two small wires in a double sided flake, I fell off it and the gear held. I had to keep my legs up though and my backside was only inches from the ground!
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βeta: There is pro on the traverse, two small wires in a double sided flake, I fell off it and the gear held. I had to keep my legs up though and my backside was only inches from the ground!
Horse 23 Aug, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Excellent route if a bit "off piste". Intial slab, quite bold but technically easy. Really the description should encourage the use of the arete as the preferred alternative. The groove is a lesser option and very out of character with the lower part of the route. Do it that way and it is a fine excursion.
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βeta: Excellent route if a bit "off piste". Intial slab, quite bold but technically easy. Really the description should encourage the use of the arete as the preferred alternative. The groove is a lesser option and very out of character with the lower part of the route. Do it that way and it is a fine excursion.
gooose 1 Jun, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Slab traverse is excellent, not at all hard but no gear. The arete at the top makes the route worth every star.
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βeta: Slab traverse is excellent, not at all hard but no gear. The arete at the top makes the route worth every star.

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