Rockfax Description
This wonderful adventure spirals across some impressive terrain but it is not a good route for complete novices to second.
1) 34m. Some solo this pitch but it is better led if you are climbing at this grade. Scramble up over ledges - if you can't almost see yourself in the polish of the holds then you are off route! This leads to a grass terrace that heads leftwards up towards the base of Left Wall. Climb the slab leading up and belay below Left Wall. This gives you a good view of your mate doing the traverse.
2) 20m. From the base of the sloping ledge under Cenotaph Corner, climb polished flakes up and then leftwards until an airy step down (small threads to protect the second) reaches a ledge on the arete. From here move left and up to reach the ledge known as The Forest - usually a congested belay stance.
3) 22m. Move out left to below the final hanging corner of Dives/Better Things and go up left to the steep crack. Pull up this to a ledge and climb the easier slab on the left to a sloping belay.
4) 25m. The wide crack gives access to an easy slab. Walk along this and ascend a large groove on the right to finish. © Rockfax


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Professor_Professorson 26 Sep, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: P1 and P2 are pretty exposed. Wouldn't choose as a first VD lead
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βeta: P1 and P2 are pretty exposed. Wouldn't choose as a first VD lead
mrkebabdriver 8 Aug, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: Somewhat exposed. Perhaps a tad absolutely terrifying.
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βeta: Somewhat exposed. Perhaps a tad absolutely terrifying.

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Lockwood's Chimney

Grade: VD ***
(Clogwyn y Bustach)

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