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A fine route tucked away over on the right-hand side of the main crag. Start at a long rib right of the descent gully.
1) 12m. Follow the rib until moves left gain a block belay.
2) 12m. Climb up to the slim overhang and traverse left to a ledge and belay.
3) 10m. Take a crack and wall to the rib on the right and climb it in a nice position to a stance and belay at its top.
4) 18m. From an unstable flake, climb slabs and short walls to easy ground. Walk off to the left (looking out). © Rockfax

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Esme Coleman 29 Aug, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: Quite big loose rock on pitches 1 and 4, so check what you pull on.
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βeta: Quite big loose rock on pitches 1 and 4, so check what you pull on.
PatrickBrown 23 Apr, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: Keep going up on Pitch 4 past a juggy mantle - big ledge that has easy sling anchors and a gentle walk off to the right next to East Raven Crag
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βeta: Keep going up on Pitch 4 past a juggy mantle - big ledge that has easy sling anchors and a gentle walk off to the right next to East Raven Crag
Mark Eddy 3 Oct, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: Really nice climb. Some lazy sod has added an abseil station at the top of pitch 3 which is a shame as pitch 4 is well worth doing and the walk off via East Raven is straightforward.
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βeta: Really nice climb. Some lazy sod has added an abseil station at the top of pitch 3 which is a shame as pitch 4 is well worth doing and the walk off via East Raven is straightforward.
Jeremy Wilson 27 Jul, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: Matthew's first day trad leading. Abbed off excellent sling and maillon before top pitch - 30m just!
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βeta: Matthew's first day trad leading. Abbed off excellent sling and maillon before top pitch - 30m just!
Oliver Johnson2000 15 Jul, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: The walk off the route after the final pitch was sketch as f**k. Steep, exposed and loose despite what the guide says to walk off left to the main abseil point. Best bet is to ab off after the 3rd pitch which is the most exciting. The 4th isn’t worth the hassle if you ask me. Good route though. Unique!
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βeta: The walk off the route after the final pitch was sketch as f**k. Steep, exposed and loose despite what the guide says to walk off left to the main abseil point. Best bet is to ab off after the 3rd pitch which is the most exciting. The 4th isn’t worth the hassle if you ask me. Good route though. Unique!
Rob Exile Ward 21 Jun, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: Description of start of P2 is misleading. The 'obvious' line straight up is hard and positively dangerous for S; climb round to the left then up the block, and there's good protection to see you on your way. Done this way it's a classic S pitch!
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βeta: Description of start of P2 is misleading. The 'obvious' line straight up is hard and positively dangerous for S; climb round to the left then up the block, and there's good protection to see you on your way. Done this way it's a classic S pitch!
LoneDeranger 9 May, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Good route this - interest in first 3 pitches. Climbed in 2 pitches. Abbed off tat on tree to left (looking out) down a mucky gully to escape well-timed rain
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βeta: Good route this - interest in first 3 pitches. Climbed in 2 pitches. Abbed off tat on tree to left (looking out) down a mucky gully to escape well-timed rain
meggies 20 Jul, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Take tat and ab off top of p3 - descent a right pain
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βeta: Take tat and ab off top of p3 - descent a right pain
MusicalMountaineer 27 Apr, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Great route, again. Spicier than I remember up the Arete on P3, found it easier on lead!
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βeta: Great route, again. Spicier than I remember up the Arete on P3, found it easier on lead!

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Route of Interest
Arête, Chimney and Crack (Summer)

Grade: S 3c ***
(Dow Crag)

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