Sublime positions with climbing to match; the main pitch weaves its way up the soaring wall right of The Great Flake. Start at a ramp 10m left of the base of Moss Gill and just before the rock step in Rake's Progress.
1) 5b, 35m. Climb the ramp for 8m and then traverse out right across the wall and up to below a short corner left of a roof (junction with Central Buttress). Climb the corner and then head up slightly right to a ledge and belay in a short corner.
2) 5c, 38m. Move up to the top of the small corner and traverse left for 2m. Now head up the wall until a right-trending line can be taken to meet the edge of the wall at a small ledge (junction with Moss Gill Grooves). Traverse left back across the wall to the base of a crack. Follow the crack with difficulty to a groove that leads to the V-ledge and an awkward belay.
3) 5b, 37m. Take the wide corner-crack above to a ledge on the right. Pull up left to a smaller corner and climb this and the walls above to the top. © Rockfax
UKC Logbook Description
Climbs the wall and hanging crack R. of the Great Flake of Central Buttress. Start immediately L. of Moss Gill.
1)5a. Climb the corner and rib to the triangular overhang. Traverse L. for 6m then climb the wall to slabs and grassy ledges. Belay up R. below a short corner.
2)5c. Climb the short corner and move L. to step up onto the wall. Climb this trending R. to a ledge on the arete (gear). Traverse back L. until below the crack and climb up into it. Follow it and the groove above to a ledge and belay.
3)5b. Climb the awkward mossy corner crack behind the ledge to slabs. Follow a second corner crack and pull out R. at the top to ledges. Step up onto the final wall and move L. to the arete. Climb this to the top.
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