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Rockfax Description
A magnificent climb - the best in the valley. From the toe of the buttress, trend up leftwards on good finger-holds and a line of threads. Swing down and left to a steep groove and sprint up this (old peg at its top). Swing left and, before gravity takes over, layback up into the welcome shade of the capping yew tree. © Rockfax

FA. Jack Street, Geoff Birtles (one rest) 1969.

Ticklists

Extreme Rock, Great Wall Climbs of the UK, Extreme Rock "Wall" Routes, Rockfax Peak Limestone (2012) Top 50, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, World Graded List, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain, Peak Rock/10/White Life, Ultimate E3 ticklist, Definitive *** Peak Lime, On Peak Rock

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steveb2006 10 May, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Done a few times in past, last being in 2002 but had a look last weekend (4/5/06) and noticed the 'crucial' thread / tat in the middle of the traverse is missing. The rock has actually broken so someone could have had quite a swing if came off on the traverse. I used to rely on just clipping the tat - did get a rock 2 in and a micro - these are lower than the tat was, but doesnt alter grade (though I did fail on rest of route this time - too pumped). Would be interested to know when the thread tat/thread was broken and if anyone had a surprising plummet. Note there are still a couple of threads on bit shared with Nancy Whiskey i.e. before traverse.
 
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βeta: Done a few times in past, last being in 2002 but had a look last weekend (4/5/06) and noticed the 'crucial' thread / tat in the middle of the traverse is missing. The rock has actually broken so someone could have had quite a swing if came off on the traverse. I used to rely on just clipping the tat - did get a rock 2 in and a micro - these are lower than the tat was, but doesnt alter grade (though I did fail on rest of route this time - too pumped). Would be interested to know when the thread tat/thread was broken and if anyone had a surprising plummet. Note there are still a couple of threads on bit shared with Nancy Whiskey i.e. before traverse.
Davros the Psyched 11 Jul, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Flippin brilliant route. Beautiful and complex moves thankfully broken into bite-size chunks by good rests and bomber gear. As of July '05 the threads were in a faded but pretty solid state.
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βeta: Flippin brilliant route. Beautiful and complex moves thankfully broken into bite-size chunks by good rests and bomber gear. As of July '05 the threads were in a faded but pretty solid state.
Katya 19 Jan, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: A contender for the best E3 in the Peak.
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βeta: A contender for the best E3 in the Peak.

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Grade: E3 6a ***
(High Tor)