200m, 7 pitches. A long and interesting traverse starting at Kestrel Crack and ending at The End!
1) 20m. Follow Kestrel Crack until just below the huge flake. Traverse right to the angular flake on Twisted Rib.
2) 20m. Continue horizontally right to the cracked blocks on The Groove.
3) 30m. 4c Descend diagonally right to join Wriggle and climb up this to gain slabs at the top.
4) 40m. Continue by a long easy traverse descending slightly over sloping slabs to a belay on a ledge on Cuticle Crack.
5) 40m. Continue across Hairy Gully and the upper slabs of Springboard, before descending to a tree belay in the recess of Chute.
6) 30m. Traverse easily to the grassy bay on the second pitch of Terminal Buttress.
7) 20m. 4c Traverse the slab on the right beneath the overhang and finish through the break as for The End.

R.N. Campbell 1960.


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The Groove

Grade: VS 5a ***
(Polney Crag (Craig a Barns))

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