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Rockfax Description
An excellent route with two contrasting pitches - one steep and burly, the other more balancy and delicate. Start from the square-cut ledge that is usually a good distance above the swell.
1) 4c, 35m. Move down and left and up - try and not place any gear until level with the belay. Gain a steep but juggy flake/crack-line. Storm up this on ample holds to reach a small stance on rotten pegs and small wires.
2) 4c, 20m. Step up and right and pull over a bulge to reach a ledge. Follow the good footholds around to the right to finish up an easy groove. © Rockfax

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SteveSBlake 1 Jun, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: This is a fantastic route with a fun approach and great climbing. The belay pegs however are significantly past their sell-by date. The equalised small nuts are not that inspiring. You really can't afford to fall off the 'foot traverse'! My son considered it 'The most intense bit of walking I've ever done'. One solid new peg would make a huge difference.
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βeta: This is a fantastic route with a fun approach and great climbing. The belay pegs however are significantly past their sell-by date. The equalised small nuts are not that inspiring. You really can't afford to fall off the 'foot traverse'! My son considered it 'The most intense bit of walking I've ever done'. One solid new peg would make a huge difference.
Alan Blakeman 5 Aug, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Later start in the day should ensure the bottom section dries out completely? Hardest move was onto the ledge at the start of the second pitch?
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βeta: Later start in the day should ensure the bottom section dries out completely? Hardest move was onto the ledge at the start of the second pitch?
Alan Blakeman 3 Aug, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Double ropes mean you can leave the second in effect a top rope for the initial traverse. Top of pitch one I belayed hanging comfortably on the left of the ledge round a lowish flake (backed up with the 2 pegs, an old wire & another nut. 2nd belayed on the flake on the R making it easy for me to lead thro'. That 1st move onto the obvious flat ledge was quite awkward.
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βeta: Double ropes mean you can leave the second in effect a top rope for the initial traverse. Top of pitch one I belayed hanging comfortably on the left of the ledge round a lowish flake (backed up with the 2 pegs, an old wire & another nut. 2nd belayed on the flake on the R making it easy for me to lead thro'. That 1st move onto the obvious flat ledge was quite awkward.

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Route of Interest
Scavenger

Grade: HVS 5a ***
(Gogarth North Stack and Main Cliff)

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