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Ramshaw is home to some of the hardest routes in Britain and most of them are graded HVS - a Yosemite style tape job is the only access requirement! There are no access problems at the main crag. However, do not try and climb at Lady Rock (the buttresses on the far right above the farm house), these are not on access land, the owner lives very close and has been confrontational.


Rockfax Description
12m. Climb a crack on the right (Four Purists, VS 5a) to the shelf (possible belay). From a lying-down position, attack the awesome roof crack which widens from hands to useless in a very short distance; holds out left help bridge the gap. Western roll into the final section and hoot for glory at having tamed the man-eater. A giant cam slammed into the crack makes it more like E3. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1964 (one sling). FFA. Gabe Regan 1977.


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Tom Randall - Lattice Training 9 Sep, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Keep voting E4 - it'll be a disgrace if this creeps into the E5 bracket.
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βeta: Keep voting E4 - it'll be a disgrace if this creeps into the E5 bracket.

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Grade: E4 6a ***
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