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4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A relatively popular excursion with a lot of absorbing climbing and a decisive final pitch. Start at a block.
1) 5a, 18m. A bold pitch. Stride left from the block across a rib to a groove and climb it to a small ledge. Move left across the steep wall and then up into a niche. Exit the niche rightwards and climb to a stance and belay under an open groove.
2) 5a, 20m. Take the groove to where it bulges and move up right to a slabby easing. Continue up the short corner and vertical wall to a good ledge and belay. This is the top of pitch 1 of Communist Convert.
3) 4c, 25m. Pitch 2 of Communist Convert.
4) 5c, 18m. Head back left and then up to a corner under the large roof. Make thin moves up the slab and corner to gain the right end of the roof. Pull out right to reach an excellent crack and finish up it. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A four pitch beauty. A contender for best E1 in England with four contrasting pitches.
1. 5a. Better than it looks with good rough rock.
2. 5b. A superb delicate groove.
3. 4c. An exposed rightward traverse is not easy to lead or follow.
4. 5c. From the fine stance climb past the peg with difficulty.

Ticklists

Hard Rock, MIA logbook must haves!, Kendal Wall's Best 100 climbs in Britain, Ultimate E1 ticklist, Caff's Cool E1s List, Chris H's 100 Mega Classic Trad, Hard Rock 2020, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Climbs The Lake District, ROCKFAX Lake District: Top 50, Hard Rock 2020, Lakes Classic and Hard Rock Selection, 2020/21 Goals, Lakeland E1 Classics

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CharleyAnn 28 Jun Show βeta
βeta: Ticks and midges aplenty.
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βeta: Ticks and midges aplenty.
Graeme Hammond 21 Jun Show βeta
βeta: Currently abseil station at the top where it is possible to abseil to an oak tree half way down (end of p2 of Anarchist) and re abseil (no tat). this was fine with 50s. Don't think would reach in one even with 60s.
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βeta: Currently abseil station at the top where it is possible to abseil to an oak tree half way down (end of p2 of Anarchist) and re abseil (no tat). this was fine with 50s. Don't think would reach in one even with 60s.
spidey 16 Aug, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: half way ab point could do with new cord replacement.
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βeta: half way ab point could do with new cord replacement.
gjd 15 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Beware! The abseil tat at the top of pitch 3 has worn through the sheath.
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βeta: Beware! The abseil tat at the top of pitch 3 has worn through the sheath.

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Route of Interest

Praying Mantis

Grade: E1 5b ***
(Goat Crag, Borrowdale)
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