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Rockfax Description
The line follows a series of corners, cracks and overhangs up the right side of the buttress, with a tough move to gain the headwall on the final pitch. Start at the gearing-up ledge below a short left-facing corner.
1) 4c, 18m. Climb the short difficult corner to a ledge. Continue up the corner/groove and slab until a move right gains a crack. Follow this to a ledge and belay.
2) 4c, 10m. Pull up leftwards over an overhang to a crack and take this until a stance on the right can be reached.
3) 5a, 12m. Traverse left below an overhang to a peg and make hard moves to get established on the headwall. Finish up the wall in a superb position. © Rockfax

Ticklists

Best 25 BORROWDALE VS/HVS's, Lakeland's Best Multi-pitch Routes up to HVS, Borrowdale FRCC Guide 'Top Fives', A Lakeland Apprenticeship, 60 At 60

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FirthGritstone 6 Sep Show βeta
βeta: If done as multipitch, first is grubby and harder than you think but 2nd and 3rd are quality
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βeta: If done as multipitch, first is grubby and harder than you think but 2nd and 3rd are quality
jimsim55 10 Aug, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: It's a single pitch route. The bottom few metres are filthy but it gets better and better as you go up.
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βeta: It's a single pitch route. The bottom few metres are filthy but it gets better and better as you go up.
Rowan Page 16 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Bit of a 1 move wonder but worth doing for the move. Tricky start too though.
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βeta: Bit of a 1 move wonder but worth doing for the move. Tricky start too though.
Ratfeeder 7 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Very loose block in crack on 1st pitch, to be avoided.
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βeta: Very loose block in crack on 1st pitch, to be avoided.

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Route of Interest

Overhanging Bastion

Grade: HVS 5a ***
(Castle Rock of Triermain)
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