79m, 4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The long offset groove-line that defines the right-hand side of the wall is an impeccable line with sustained and exposed climbing. Start below the long groove that is reached by scrambling up the right side of Moss Gill, or by climbing the first two pitches of Moss Gill.
1) 18m. Climb the groove, past some grass and an overhang, to a small stance and belay just above it in the corner.
2) 4c, 23m. Move a short way up the corner until thin moves lead up leftwards to a small ledge on the arete. Move up the arete and narrowing corner to where an easy short traverse right leads to an exposed ledge and belay - 'The Lookout'.
3) 4a, 20m. Climb the slab above, past a square-cut overlap, to a good ledge and belay next to a gully.
4) 25m. Climb the left wall of the gully, moving left to a big ledge. Finish up the wall above (tricky to start). © Rockfax

H.M.Kelly, B.Eden-Smith, J.B.Kilshaw Jul/1926.


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User Date Notes
Callum Blejean 15 Sep, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Bailed at first anchor because it was soaking wet, feel free to get a nice hex and a looped 3m sling.
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βeta: Bailed at first anchor because it was soaking wet, feel free to get a nice hex and a looped 3m sling.
x12dan34 16 May, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Spoiled for choice with gear
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βeta: Spoiled for choice with gear

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Rake End Wall

Grade: VS 4c ***
(Pavey Ark)

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