A major classic, originally led with a single thread-runner. Climb the cracked slab to the overhang then swing around the arete. The famous rocking block was removed in late 2013 - the crux is now a bit harder. Pull up and make difficult moves to get back on the front face. The upper slab is delicate though gear is adequate nowadays with modern technology. © Rockfax
FA. Peter Biven 1955.
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