UKC

137m, 5 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A great alternative if you are up to it though, as the grade suggests, it is delicate and bold with virtually no gear. Climb the scoop until it steepens then balance out right to gain and climb the slab. Finish up the original or solo right to Ordinary Route. © Rockfax

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Tall Oak 10 Aug, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Very cool. VERY COOL. What a cracking day alt-leading all the way up the slab. Weather held!
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βeta: Very cool. VERY COOL. What a cracking day alt-leading all the way up the slab. Weather held!
Paul Sagar 25 Mar, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: quick reply to the 'Badger Jockey' character in the comments. If the crux is at 20m, and the first good gear is at 25m, how can 'two small nuts' below the 10m mark constitute good protection? Weapon.
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βeta: quick reply to the 'Badger Jockey' character in the comments. If the crux is at 20m, and the first good gear is at 25m, how can 'two small nuts' below the 10m mark constitute good protection? Weapon.
ChrisPRoberts 30 Sep, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Don’t follow the polish on the arête of pitch 1 feels like E1!
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βeta: Don’t follow the polish on the arête of pitch 1 feels like E1!
Sean Kelly 13 May, 2015 Show βeta
βeta: The direct start was very damp and greasy, but I did find some average gear. A brilliant nut slot on edge of main slab at about 20/25 feet but you might still hit the deck on this one!
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βeta: The direct start was very damp and greasy, but I did find some average gear. A brilliant nut slot on edge of main slab at about 20/25 feet but you might still hit the deck on this one!

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High E1
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High HVS
Mid HVS
Low HVS
High VS
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High 4c
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Style of Ascent
Lead
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Followed
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Toproped
Not Set
Onsighted
Repeated
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DNF
Ground Up
Dogged
Not Set
Route of Interest
The Fang

Grade: HVS 5a ***
(Craig Bwlch y Moch (Tremadog))

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