UKC

4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A long, committing and challenging climb that incorporates plenty of varied climbing. High in the grade. Start next to a pinnacle at the base of the face.
1) 5a, 15m. Move up from the right side of the pinnacle to a white groove on the right. Follow this to a bulge and pull over to reach a stance and belay next to a holly tree.
2) 5b, 14m. Climb the corner and move left to another. Follow this boldly to a slab that is climbed to a belay under a clean-cut crack in the wall on the right.
3) 5a, 27m. Jam the crack to a ledge, then continue up the cracks and narrow chimney above to a stance and belay.
4) 5a, 25m. Head left and pull into the base of a corner/groove. Climb it and the short walls above to the top. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
An intricate line with sustained, delicate climbing in the first 2 pitches. Pitch 3 is of a different nature offering technical crack/chimney climbing.

Ticklists

Caff's Cool E1s List, Borrowdale FRCC Guide 'Top Fives', Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Climbs The Lake District

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Raindrop

Grade: E1 5b ***
(Black Crag (Borrowdale))
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