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Rockfax Description
The second pitch is a stunner combining an improbable line and tremendous rock. Protection is reasonable with small wires. Start at a right-leading ramp.
1) 4c, 15m. Follow the ramp to an overhang and pass it on the right to gain a ledge. Take the steep wall above to a large ledge.
2) 5a, 22m. Move up the slabby wall to a very slim left-facing corner. Climb the corner until it steepens and fades, from where moves out to the rib on the right allow progression to a ledge.
3) 4a, 16m. Traverse to the left arete and climb it to ledges. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Takes the pillar of perfect rock in a fine position above Jack's Rake. The main pitch is one of the finest of its standard in the Lakes and is better protected than you might think with small wires. Low in the grade.


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The Sad Apple

Grade: HVS 5b ***
(The Diamond Crag)