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3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Excellent climbing that is sustained and pumpy but on generally good holds. Start under the long low overhang.
1) 4c, 35m. Traverse left to below a groove at the left end of the low overhang. Climb the wall left of the groove, then transfer across it to the right wall and follow it to a terrace.
2) 4a, 10m. Climb the wall above via a crack to a belay. Finish and descend as for Middlefell Buttress or abseil from the left end of the ledge (looking in). © Rockfax

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neuromancer 21 Apr, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: FRCC description is way off; the dark groove is to be ignored - go past until you reach a pinnacle then start climbing upwards before traversing back right.
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βeta: FRCC description is way off; the dark groove is to be ignored - go past until you reach a pinnacle then start climbing upwards before traversing back right.
Lakesben 20 Mar, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: Led P2
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βeta: Led P2
DavidR 15 Jul, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Please note that there's a large loose block at the very top of the 2nd pitch of Mendes. It's basically the block folk are likely to use as a belay as there are cracks around it, but the whole thing showed signs of movement earlier. Please take extra care.
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βeta: Please note that there's a large loose block at the very top of the 2nd pitch of Mendes. It's basically the block folk are likely to use as a belay as there are cracks around it, but the whole thing showed signs of movement earlier. Please take extra care.
Rog Wilko 4 Sep, 2010 Show βeta
βeta: Though I've done this route on several occasions it never fails to give me a buzz. Holds are so good it's not really harder than 4b. Ran pitches 1 & 2 together which saves using the very inconvenient stance and improves the route.
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βeta: Though I've done this route on several occasions it never fails to give me a buzz. Holds are so good it's not really harder than 4b. Ran pitches 1 & 2 together which saves using the very inconvenient stance and improves the route.

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The South-West by West Climb

Grade: VS 4b ***
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