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2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A worthy counter line to Mandrake featuring interesting and sustained climbing. Start 4m left of the gearing-up ledge below a wide corner (as for Mandrake).
1) 4c, 18m. Head up to the base of the corner and climb it to below a wide crack. Climb the wide crack to a ledge and belay in an alcove.
2) 4c, 18m. Move left with difficulty onto a shallow rib then traverse leftwards across the wall to below a wide corner-crack/chimney. Climb this to a tree then follow easier ground to the top. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
There are two fallen trees with a possible rock behind one of them which affect the top pitch. This should be avoided for the time being (April 2012)

Now sound and clean. (August 2013)

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Si Withington 2 Sep Show βeta
βeta: Wasps nest just before the top out is still there. Run it out and get clear!
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βeta: Wasps nest just before the top out is still there. Run it out and get clear!
orangesmartie61 24 Aug Show βeta
βeta: We climbed past a wasps nest near the top of the 2nd pitch but they weren't agressive, thankfully.
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βeta: We climbed past a wasps nest near the top of the 2nd pitch but they weren't agressive, thankfully.
Colin Dyer 29 Sep, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: There are a couple of different interpretations to the "step left" at the beginning of pitch 2. The lower options is a stiff and committing 5a move. The higher option is a bit grubbier but on the grade.
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βeta: There are a couple of different interpretations to the "step left" at the beginning of pitch 2. The lower options is a stiff and committing 5a move. The higher option is a bit grubbier but on the grade.

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The Gordian Knot

Grade: VS 4c ***
(White Ghyll)
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