A fine route, tracing the easiest line up the shield. Immaculate rock, good protection and some brilliant technical sequences. Start lower than Original Route to help with rope drag. Move up left and follow the crack as for Tales... until the curving overlap on the right can be gained. Pull out right from this to a rest, then climb direct up a peg-scarred crack (polished) to a good hold. Wander more easily rightwards up the dinner-plate flake and finish direct from its end. © Rockfax
FA. Doug Scott, Clive Davies 1961. The upper flake was much more friable making their ascent terrifying. The route was jokingly renamed every time someone removed one of the aid points. Hook-Crook Wall (4 pts) and Bulldog Wall (1 rest) are both previous n.
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