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VF (1-2 hours) - The first section is steep straight away, giving you a good haul up onto easier ground. This is probably the most strenuous section. Then take an easy line up the gully moving right onto the side-wall. This goes up more steeply and trends left to eventually reach a ledge from where the zipwire sends you back across the wide gully. Once on the other side, an easy rib leads up and round to the V-bridge section. A climb up on the other side of this takes you to a great position on the top of a pinnacle by a notch. Drop down the other side to reach the double wire bridge. This is the most exposed crossing which takes you to the summit on the other side.
Descent (1 hour) - Follow the cables down the back of the pinnacle into an open gully. This leads back rightwards across the hillside to eventually reach a steep section. More staples here lead down to easier ground and an end of the cables. Follow the path to a water trough. From here, drop down across the ravine to the other side and follow a path across the hillside under some caves (do not try and go straight down the ravine to the railway bridge). Loop round to some wooden steps which take you back to the lower main road. There is a path by the chapel on this section which will take you back up to the Albercones parking if you have left your car there © Rockfax

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lottiehw 25 Jan Show βeta
βeta: Fantastic good fun - even though we did it in the rain!!
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βeta: Fantastic good fun - even though we did it in the rain!!
chelle 27 Dec, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Take a pulley for the zip line and plenty of water - @4hrs but we climbed as a group of 5 and took the longer route back x
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βeta: Take a pulley for the zip line and plenty of water - @4hrs but we climbed as a group of 5 and took the longer route back x
gavkellyuk 2 Dec, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: FAILED BOLT / BLOCK - A block containing the main bolt on one of the cables at the start of the postman’s walk near the top has failed today. It is still passable with care. Currently the bolt and block it is attached to is hanging against another cable.
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βeta: FAILED BOLT / BLOCK - A block containing the main bolt on one of the cables at the start of the postman’s walk near the top has failed today. It is still passable with care. Currently the bolt and block it is attached to is hanging against another cable.
climbhannahclimb 18 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Start has been fixed, all back to normal! Great fun.
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βeta: Start has been fixed, all back to normal! Great fun.
Edlambeth 8 May, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Start section cut off, but passable with some gear, (slings or small rope advised) It is currently closed due to a large rockfall and some areas within the first 50 metres are without rungs, but it can still be climbed with some knowledge. A great experience! Take loads of water and go in in the morning when it is not too sunny, the VF is in shade early.
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βeta: Start section cut off, but passable with some gear, (slings or small rope advised) It is currently closed due to a large rockfall and some areas within the first 50 metres are without rungs, but it can still be climbed with some knowledge. A great experience! Take loads of water and go in in the morning when it is not too sunny, the VF is in shade early.

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High VF3B
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Low VF3A
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Route of Interest

Via faratta

Grade: VF3A ***
(Benaojan)