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33m.

Rockfax Description
The magnificent hanging groove in the front arete of the block gives a popular pitch. Start by climbing up on the left then pulling across to gain a short groove above the roof. Move right into the main groove and climb it.
Variation, E1 5a - The steep groove left of the main groove. © Rockfax

FA. D.Armstrong, P.Whillance, J.Lamb 31/Dec/1976.

Ticklists

Classic Rock Climbs of Great Britain by Bill Birkett, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, Ultimate HVS ticklist, Pembroke VDiff-HVS, Libby Peter's HVS Hit List

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derekm 4 Sep, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Second time round - I'm getting better at the start, despite a wet ledge to mantle on and being showered in spray from a high sea! Brilliant HVS, and quite strenuous unless you're canny with the bridging. What a position!
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βeta: Second time round - I'm getting better at the start, despite a wet ledge to mantle on and being showered in spray from a high sea! Brilliant HVS, and quite strenuous unless you're canny with the bridging. What a position!
John Alcock 25 Aug, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: HVS 5a if you come in from the left. E36a via direct start??? The left had variant is a pleasant E1, which would benefit from more traffic.
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βeta: HVS 5a if you come in from the left. E36a via direct start??? The left had variant is a pleasant E1, which would benefit from more traffic.
Furzy Sleight 7 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: nice route - horrendous start!
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βeta: nice route - horrendous start!

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High E1
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High 5b
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Heart of Darkness

Grade: HVS 4c ***
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