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Good climbing on a strong line up the intimidating left-hand side of the crag. The second pitch is very exposed. Start in an alcove left of a large oak tree.
1) 4b, 23m. Climb up to a sapling on a ledge, then take a groove to below an overhang. Traverse right to another groove and follow this to a belay at a holly tree on the left.
2) 4c, 18m. Manoeuvre past the holly tree to a groove above it. Climb the groove then head leftwards up a ramp that leads to a corner the top. © Rockfax

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Lakeland's Best Multi-pitch Routes up to HVS, Bill Birkett (Classic Rock Climbs in the Lake District) Below E3, A Lakeland Apprenticeship

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Tristan Orchard 4 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Hard approach up the skree, once close to the wall follow a path left under a tree and over a boulder. The climb starts with a slightly hard first few moves to good gear left and a nice belay stance up and right. Second pitch has a crucial move using the Holly tree before reaching a thinner belay, then the last pitch is a scramble from there. Lovely scenic route.
 
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βeta: Hard approach up the skree, once close to the wall follow a path left under a tree and over a boulder. The climb starts with a slightly hard first few moves to good gear left and a nice belay stance up and right. Second pitch has a crucial move using the Holly tree before reaching a thinner belay, then the last pitch is a scramble from there. Lovely scenic route.
1-2-3-40 28 Jun, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Falcons no longer there
 
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βeta: Falcons no longer there
Dave Heaton 21 Jun, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Nesting Peregrine Falcons on first pitch. Avoid climbing this route until they have gone.
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βeta: Nesting Peregrine Falcons on first pitch. Avoid climbing this route until they have gone.
mikeyjbs 27 May, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Clean rock, very enjoyable route
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βeta: Clean rock, very enjoyable route

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Bracket and Slab Climb

Grade: VS 4b ***
(Gimmer Crag)
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