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70m, 4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
One of the UK's most popular multi-pitch climbs - a true classic - long, varied and with a much photographed top pitch. Start below a short right-facing corner/crack 5m right of the pinnacle.
1) 28m. Climb the short right-facing corner/crack then move right to a corner and ramp that leads to a grassy bay with trees. Scramble up right to a large tree belay.
2) 10m. Scramble up past trees to a belay below twin grooves.
3) 23m. Climb the left-hand groove and, at its end, gain the top of a block. Sidle right along it and get established in a slabby corner. Follow the arete to a stance and belays.
4) 11m. Head up the wall to a small pinnacle and, from its top, climb the short steep exposed wall to the top (or the crack right of the pinnacle). © Rockfax

Ticklists

Classic Rock, Top 23 UKC Climbed Climbs, Very good routes in the UK, UK's best Diffs and V.diffs, Heather's Multipitch Climbs, Shepherd's Crag - top 25, Must-do routes, Kendal Wall's Best 100 climbs in Britain, The BMC 70th Anniversary Ticklist, CUMC Ticklist, ULMC Classics, MUMC Ticklist, ICAS Climbing Club, Lakeland's Best Multi-pitch Routes up to HVS, The Great Gumclub Ticklist, Welcome to CUMC, Memorable Climbs, The Original 'Classic Rock' List, Borrowdale FRCC Guide 'Top Fives', "First Steps" Arc'teryx Lakeland Revival 2019 Ticklist, The best the lakes has to offer for mere mortals (because it's not always as wet as kez thinks), EUMC - Must do climbs, Nuts of Legends, York University Students path to greatness, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Climbs The Lake District, Lake District Classic Rock Challenge, Mountain Rock, ROCKFAX Lake District: Top 50, Bill Birkett (Classic Rock Climbs in the Lake District) Below E3, 2020 Trips, STAUMC Ticklist

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Patrick Milne 16 Mar Show βeta
βeta: Saddle belay block feels slightly loose.
 
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βeta: Saddle belay block feels slightly loose.
walkingdownhillslowly 8 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Nicely done in 3 pitches. The belay spot for pitch 2 is full of ants so be aware!
 
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βeta: Nicely done in 3 pitches. The belay spot for pitch 2 is full of ants so be aware!
Tristan Orchard 6 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: A nice route although often very busy, better taken in 3 pitches, good views from the top.
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βeta: A nice route although often very busy, better taken in 3 pitches, good views from the top.
The Coastal 30 Apr, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Great 3 star classic
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βeta: Great 3 star classic

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Tower Buttress

Grade: VD ***
(Black Crag (Gable & Pillar))