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Rockfax Description
A tremendous tour of the face. Start at a well-worn short belay crack located just above where the approach scramble reaches Ash Tree Ledge.
1) 17m. Move up to gain a blocky traverse rightwards to a big ledge. Move down right to a belay under a short curving crack.
2) 14m. Make a couple of awkward moves up the curving crack to a ledge, then traverse 7m left to below a wide open corner - the 'Forty Foot Corner' - belay here.
3) 14m. Climb the corner to ledges and belay.
4) 8m. Move left to below a groove and climb it to a good ledge and belay.
5) 4a, 14m. Move up easily leftwards to below a steep crack. Climb the crack (difficult to start) to the top. © Rockfax

Ticklists

Lakeland's Best Multi-pitch Routes up to HVS, Langdale 3* Severes, UK Holiday Plans, Nuts of Legends, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Climbs The Lake District, Mountain Rock, ROCKFAX Lake District: Top 50

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C Witter 29 Aug Show βeta
βeta: Not really a great route in the modern idiom. The first sections traverse around in a pedestrian manner. The 40ft corner is reasonable climbing, but the belay ledge is cramped for a novice. The top section is also the ab line, so it's often better to finish up C Route or similar. C Route and D route are much better overall, at the same grade.
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βeta: Not really a great route in the modern idiom. The first sections traverse around in a pedestrian manner. The 40ft corner is reasonable climbing, but the belay ledge is cramped for a novice. The top section is also the ab line, so it's often better to finish up C Route or similar. C Route and D route are much better overall, at the same grade.

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Oxford and Cambridge Direct Route

Grade: S 4a ***
(Grey Crag (Buttermere))
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