An elegant pitch requiring commitment on the traverse. Climb thin cracks to where they fade, place a high runner, then tiptoe round the bulge and traverse right until a stiff pull is needed to reach the continuation crack. A runner on the tree to the right can be used to shorten the pendulum if you muff the traverse.
Up the Swanee, E4 5c. As for The Swan but make the traverse with your feet in the higher break instead of your hands. Twice as gripping as The Swan and especially so for the toppling tall. © Rockfax
FA. John Gosling (why didn't he call it The Goose?) one peg 1969 FFA. Ron Fawcett 1977.
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