24m. A major classic up the tallest buttress here and one of the very best routes on Western Grit. Climb a tricky crack, a bulge then steeper cracks to a long move on a pocket to reach a huge flake (long tape runner). Reach the slab and ledges then step left and finish up the fine jamming crack to an awkward bulging exit. © Rockfax
FA. Don Whillans late 1950s.
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