UKC

55m, 3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The attractive stepped groove up the centre of the left-hand buttress. There is usually a lot of moss on the route which makes it significantly harder and more precarious in damp or wet conditions - feels more like HVS.
1) 4b, 10m. Climb ledges up and slightly right to reach a break. The climbing is easy to here but there is no reliable gear. Pull up and step right to a small stance.
2) 4c, 35m. Traverse left and up to gain the groove. Climb this, mostly on the left wall, to a short groove. Pull back right onto slabby (and mossy) rock and move up to a big grass ledge. Abseil descent possible from here.
3) 4a, 12m. Climb the cracked wall behind the stance to the top. © Rockfax

R B Evans, I F Howell Aug/1960.

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charliesdad 27 Jun Show βeta
βeta: The abseil tat at the top of P2 was rotten, and we removed it. There is a new abseil point at the top of P3 which is much easier to use, and reaches the bottom with 50m ropes. We climbed in dry conditions, but still found the abundance of moss made it a nervy lead. Take a good brush!
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βeta: The abseil tat at the top of P2 was rotten, and we removed it. There is a new abseil point at the top of P3 which is much easier to use, and reaches the bottom with 50m ropes. We climbed in dry conditions, but still found the abundance of moss made it a nervy lead. Take a good brush!
D.botts87 8 Jun Show βeta
βeta: Checked RAD and bird restrictions were lifted early this year.
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βeta: Checked RAD and bird restrictions were lifted early this year.
Alan James - UKC and UKH 9 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: The first pitch has no gear until the break at around 8m. Climbing is easy but the rock is moss-covered so it could be very scary in damp conditions. About VDiff/S in dry conditions. Second pitch is quite good and you can abseil off from the tree although the top pitch looks quite good.
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βeta: The first pitch has no gear until the break at around 8m. Climbing is easy but the rock is moss-covered so it could be very scary in damp conditions. About VDiff/S in dry conditions. Second pitch is quite good and you can abseil off from the tree although the top pitch looks quite good.

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Witch

Grade: VS 4c ***
(Buckbarrow, Wasdale)
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