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.
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