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76m, 3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
One of Langdale's finest VSs that features two testing crack pitches and an airy top pitch. Start at the base of the long rib.
1) 4b, 17m. Move up easily to a wide crack (large cam for protection) and move up past it to a ledge and belays.
2) 4c, 20m. Take the thin crack and bulge above to a rib that leads to a ledge and block belay.
3) 4b, 30m. Move 6m right along the ledge until at a thin crack. Move up the crack (tricky to start) then left, passing under a block/pinnacle to its left side. Traverse left for 8m on positive holds to a corner and cross it to easier ground. © Rockfax

Ticklists

Great VS Climbs in the Lake District, 100 More Classic British VS Climbs, Preston Mountaineering Club First Ascents, Select VS Climbs in the Lake District, Lakeland's Best Multi-pitch Routes up to HVS, Langdale 3 star VS round - Climb them all in a single day (2013 Guide), "A Graded List of a Few Welsh Climbs" Aka ROGER'S LIST, UK Holiday Plans, Pre-MIA Wishlist, ROCKFAX Lake District: Top 50, A Lakeland Apprenticeship, Lakeland VS Walking Tour, Langdale *** VS Challenge (1999 guide)

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BenKent 5 Jul Show βeta
βeta: Great route if you enjoy climbing on marble worktops
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βeta: Great route if you enjoy climbing on marble worktops
thetradlad 16 Oct, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Led pitch 1a, 2 and 3b!
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βeta: Led pitch 1a, 2 and 3b!
olddirtydoggy 22 May, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: P2 is killer but the rest is ok.
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βeta: P2 is killer but the rest is ok.

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Grade: VS 4c ***
(Buckstone How)
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