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The most direct of the classic multi-pitch lines on this face. The hard start of the second pitch can be avoided.
1) 17m. As for pitch 1 of 'A' Route.
2) 4b, 22m. 3m left of 'A' Route's curving crack is a flake at head height. Make hard moves past this and up, to gain a large ledge (or gain the ledge using the curving crack of 'A' Route which is more in keeping with the rest of the route). Above the ledge is a groove. Enter the groove using a flake, climb it to a small ledge and belay below an overhang.
3) 17m. Climb up to the left of the overhang and continue up a groove to a flake. Move right and finish direct. © Rockfax


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Route of Interest

Direct from Lord's Rake to Hopkinson's Cairn

Grade: S 4a ***
(Scafell Crag)