UKC

Rockfax Description
The Borrowdale rite of passage still holds a few surprises even for the initiated. Climb the leaning thin crack. A good shake-out in the middle is bracketed by some tough sequences. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A superb line following the obvious crack over two bulges. Committing moves are needed for the crux moves (easier for the tall). Where the crack stops, mantle onto a ledge for a welcome arm rest before finishing up the pleasantly easing upper slab.

Ticklists

Classic safe Lake District E2/E3, Ultimate E2 ticklist, Caffs 100 Lakeland Extremes, ROCKFAX Lake District: Top 50, A Lakeland E2 Odyssey, Sean the sheep challenge, 3* Extreme Northern Trad

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tristanorchard 6 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: A great gym problem, very strong moves but always over bomber gear. A large deadpoint at the start gains a small nut, from which a powerful rockover must be done. After reaching up the crack a very good rest is reached. After this a few steep moves bring you to a ledge and the climb is all but over. A high large tree can be used for the belay
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βeta: A great gym problem, very strong moves but always over bomber gear. A large deadpoint at the start gains a small nut, from which a powerful rockover must be done. After reaching up the crack a very good rest is reached. After this a few steep moves bring you to a ledge and the climb is all but over. A high large tree can be used for the belay

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Style of Ascent
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Route of Interest

Central Pillar

Grade: E2 5b ***
(Esk Buttress (Dow Crag))
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