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A great route but it does get dirty quickly. Climb the corner to a ledge on its right and groove above. Move out onto the left wall and climb to the horizontal break and good hand-holds. The narrow corner-groove that splits the upper wall is followed strenuously to the top. © Rockfax

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Kendal Wall's Best 100 climbs in Britain, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain, Preston Mountaineering Club First Ascents, 100 or so good E6s - aye Caff

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
C coldwell-storry 19 May, 2019 Lead RP Blew the OS 8-9 years ago in the groove. Community service today. Spent ages cleaning, it was absolutely grim! Now’s the time!! A lakes classic for sure.
with Jake Rogers
Blew the OS 8-9 years ago in the groove. Community service today. Spent ages cleaning, it was absolutely grim! Now’s the time!! A lakes classic for sure.
with Jake Rogers
nathanlee 8 Aug, 2013 2nd
dominic lee 8 Aug, 2013 Lead 2nd go...
2nd go...
Dave Parton 7 Jun, 2013 Lead Ulverston dads night out! 4 ascents in one evening. Big thanks to Nath & Sara for getting up there during the day to clean it up. A brilliant route.
with Mat, Adam Ellwood, Nath
Ulverston dads night out! 4 ascents in one evening. Big thanks to Nath & Sara for getting up there during the day to clean it up. A brilliant route.
with Mat, Adam Ellwood, Nath
Adam Ellwood 7 Jun, 2013 Lead β Nath kindly put the gear in and gave it a clean
Nath kindly put the gear in and gave it a clean
piken 6 Jun, 2013 Lead Spent all day abing and cleaning - it was like eclips had grown hair. Then the Ulverston fathers for sleep climbing team turned up after work and Sixpence got 4 ascents in one evening.
Spent all day abing and cleaning - it was like eclips had grown hair. Then the Ulverston fathers for sleep climbing team turned up after work and Sixpence got 4 ascents in one evening.
Ed Booth 2 Jun, 2012 Lead dnf Stepped up, stepped off. Got pumped trying to shake out at the bottom of the final groove and commited to moves. but couldnt pull. Hard little section. Lowered off Chris's wire and was going to finsih up Eclipse but bailed up Astra.
Stepped up, stepped off. Got pumped trying to shake out at the bottom of the final groove and commited to moves. but couldnt pull. Hard little section. Lowered off Chris's wire and was going to finsih up Eclipse but bailed up Astra.
chris m fisher 2 Jun, 2012 Lead dnf Tried to onsight but it wasn't to be, fell from the top groove.
with Will
Tried to onsight but it wasn't to be, fell from the top groove.
with Will
Ged Desforges 27 Jun, 2010 Lead Nails top groove! Fell off. Very dirty, smewaring in the groove prooved difficult. Not been climbed for a long time by the look of it. The start (up eclipse) is pretty scary. Had to pull on a loose hold, where a fall would have hurt. Well protected after that
Nails top groove! Fell off. Very dirty, smewaring in the groove prooved difficult. Not been climbed for a long time by the look of it. The start (up eclipse) is pretty scary. Had to pull on a loose hold, where a fall would have hurt. Well protected after that
Dave Musgrove Jnr u 3 Jul, 1998 2nd hard!
with Ian Vickers
hard!
with Ian Vickers
Glenn Sutcliffe ??, 1992 Lead O/S Found start scary, expected peg in break, was non. Groove filthy, climbed with nut key in teeth cleaning as I went. Took a lot of persuading to get upgraded to E6 in next guide.
with John Fletcher
Found start scary, expected peg in break, was non. Groove filthy, climbed with nut key in teeth cleaning as I went. Took a lot of persuading to get upgraded to E6 in next guide.
with John Fletcher
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Grade: E6 6b ***
(Black Wars)