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17m.

Rockfax Description
A popular long pitch. Stick to the line of bolts at the start and continue past the first lower-off. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
As described it incorporates The Alternative Option (F7a+) and The Extra Option (F7a+) to give a sustained F7b.

FA. (Optional Extra) Martin Berzins and others 1985. Started slightly left as Alternative Option by Mark Radtke 2002. Extended as Extra Optional by Matt Triolett 2002..

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28 Decent Sport Routes

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stp 17 May Show βeta
βeta: The descriptions of these routes seem confused. There now appears to be two variants both of which start and finish in the same place. The most popular, the RH version, goes up past a PR and out R on jugs. This is described as The Alternative Optional Extra in 2004 Rockfax and given 7a. The direct version (presumably this, The Alternative Extra Option) moves L from the second move to get to the first bolt and goes up directly past the second bolt thus skipping the good rest on the jugs on the right. Sticking to the line of the bolts implies also skipping the upper rest on the R which is also harder.
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βeta: The descriptions of these routes seem confused. There now appears to be two variants both of which start and finish in the same place. The most popular, the RH version, goes up past a PR and out R on jugs. This is described as The Alternative Optional Extra in 2004 Rockfax and given 7a. The direct version (presumably this, The Alternative Extra Option) moves L from the second move to get to the first bolt and goes up directly past the second bolt thus skipping the good rest on the jugs on the right. Sticking to the line of the bolts implies also skipping the upper rest on the R which is also harder.
Ged Desforges 15 May, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: good route, pretty sustained and the finish feels pumpy. watch out for loose rock, dont belay directly underneath
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βeta: good route, pretty sustained and the finish feels pumpy. watch out for loose rock, dont belay directly underneath
Andy Farnell 3 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: No. She could have done with a bit of glue as it's a bit loose in places, but that should clear up with some traffic.
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βeta: No. She could have done with a bit of glue as it's a bit loose in places, but that should clear up with some traffic.
Grinning Donkey 2 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Did the fairy bring her wand???
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βeta: Did the fairy bring her wand???
Andy Farnell 2 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Probaby worth 7a+ for the fairy sustained nature of the climbing. 2 star climbing on 1 star rock (to quote a phrase).
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βeta: Probaby worth 7a+ for the fairy sustained nature of the climbing. 2 star climbing on 1 star rock (to quote a phrase).

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Springtime

Grade: 7a+ ***
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