Low in the grade but a bit bold. Follow the crack to a poor rest below the blank upper section. Build a safety net then balance left, high or low, to better holds. Either finish straight up or continue traversing to finish close to Embankment 3 - both options are about the same grade and equally scary. © Rockfax
UKC Logbook Description
The first ascent of this was done by me (Ken Wilkinson and Richard Thomas) in Nov 1974. The route name comes from the fact that I had to get back to Manchester for a not to be missed dinner.
The route I did started in the left hand crack and traversed to the right, which is given E2 now.
Quite why it is acceptable for the late self publicist Ed Ward Drummond to usurp the name and the line is beyond me.
FA. Ken Wilkinson, Richard Thomas 1974.
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