Rockfax Description
A long and demanding climb with a bold second pitch that can be bypassed with no loss in quality. Start at a block in the path 14m left of the base of Bounding Buttress.
1) 4b, 20m. Climb up past a blunt spike at 2m and carry on up an easy-angled broad rib to a belay below a slab.
2) 5a, 25m. Beginning midway between the belay and large corner on the right, head confidently up to where a rightward-leading line gains easier ground. Move left to a stance on a grassy ledge under a prominent corner. An easier variation follows pitch 2 of Goodbye to All That to meet up with the left-trending line that gains the stance - VS 4c.
3) 5a, 35m. Move up right to a ramp that leads back left to a crack. Climb the crack and then head up rightwards for 12m to a belay in a short corner.
4) 4c, 20m. Climb straight up a groove to a belay below a daunting crack - 'Downlen's Chimney'.
5) 4c, 23m. The crack, that does possess some good holds, to the top. © Rockfax


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High E2
Mid E2
Low E2
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
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High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
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Style of Ascent
Alt Leads
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Route of Interest
Waste Not, Want Knot

Grade: E1 5b ***
(White Ghyll)

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