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Rockfax Description
A hard-won but rewarding climb on a strong line. Start by scrambling easily up a grassy ramp to a small tree and big boulder below the groove.
1) 5b, 20m. Make difficult moves up the slab to enter the groove. Bridge up the groove to a stance below a wide crack.
2) 5b, 22m. Climb the wide crack and, at a jammed flake, transfer left onto a slab/groove. Follow the groove to a grass ledge and belay.
3) 10m. Move up easily to a belay under the capping overhangs.
4) 5a, 22m. Head right to a weakness in the overhangs and follow the groove to the top. © Rockfax

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UK Lonely Leads, Nuts of Legends, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Climbs The Lake District, More Neglected Lakeland Gems, Lakeland E1 Classics

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Tony Marr 1 Jan, 1970 Show βeta
βeta: This was my first Lakes Extreme [Actually, in 1965 it was still graded VS]. This was also the first time Johnny Adams and I climbed together. It marked the beginning of a long and productive friendship that still endures today.
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βeta: This was my first Lakes Extreme [Actually, in 1965 it was still graded VS]. This was also the first time Johnny Adams and I climbed together. It marked the beginning of a long and productive friendship that still endures today.

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Gormenghast

Grade: E1 5b ***
(Heron Crag, Eskdale)
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