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Rockfax Description
This was once one of the great E4 pitches of the area but the surface of the rock is exfoliating in places and ascents in recent times have been plagued by holds snapping, however many still find this a worthwhile pitch. Take a few small wires, although the bulk of the hard climbing is bolt protected. Start on blocks below a thin left-slanting seam. Follow the thin, left-slanting seam (wires) until just before a big flake crack that comes in from the left. Now follow the line of bolts rightwards up a shallow depression to a steep finish. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Best climb on the crag, a real gem.
The diagonal line, starting on the left wall to the slab.
First clip is high and a hard move just below it, so either stickclip or use a small wire near the start.
Worth doing at this grade.

Ticklists

Best slab climbs of the UK , Littlejohn South West Climbs , West Country Climbs , Ultimate E4 ticklist , 2022 , South West in Extremis

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Tall Oak 19 Jun, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Quote of the day "get me off this rock!" I was owned on the crux coming out of the bowl mid way up. So f;ing hard and no feet (none!)!
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βeta: Quote of the day "get me off this rock!" I was owned on the crux coming out of the bowl mid way up. So f;ing hard and no feet (none!)!

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Route of Interest
Amanita Muscarina

Grade: E4 6a ***
(Avon Gorge (Sea Walls Area))

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