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Rockfax Description
The original way of accessing the twin cracks. Start up the crack to the right of Doctor's Chimney then hand-traverse the lowest break to reach the cracks a short distance below the jammed block. Finish steeply up the left-hand crack. Good hard work. © Rockfax

FA. F.Pigott, Morley Wood 1929.

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ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS)

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Neil Ireson 24 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Definitely worth doing, though probably not as your first VS. Can't really say I noticed much difference in grade between the direct and this version. The move at the end of the traverse has to be at least 5a.
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βeta: Definitely worth doing, though probably not as your first VS. Can't really say I noticed much difference in grade between the direct and this version. The move at the end of the traverse has to be at least 5a.
Reds 25 Apr, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Failed miserably after knackering myself on the Direct. The new BMS g
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βeta: Failed miserably after knackering myself on the Direct. The new BMS g
Chris Craggs 25 Apr, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: The 1989 guide says "an easier start is possible by traversing in from DC" it doesn't say at what height. And btw - it was graded VDiff when it was 1st put up!!! Chris
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βeta: The 1989 guide says "an easier start is possible by traversing in from DC" it doesn't say at what height. And btw - it was graded VDiff when it was 1st put up!!! Chris
jackie 19 Jul, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Really well worth doing. Even at 5'4" you can hand traverse it with your feet on good holds. Although you should be more careful than I was, in case your left foot pops on the transition move and you plummet rapidly toward the ground. Gear's good though.
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βeta: Really well worth doing. Even at 5'4" you can hand traverse it with your feet on good holds. Although you should be more careful than I was, in case your left foot pops on the transition move and you plummet rapidly toward the ground. Gear's good though.
Jon Greengrass 6 Jul, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: 32 votes and no comments? A powerful route certainly and high in the grade. If you're tall 6 foot plus you can hand traverse the break with your feet on good holds, or you could climb higher and traverse on jams or like me you could be lowered off and let your stronger partner lead the route instead.
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βeta: 32 votes and no comments? A powerful route certainly and high in the grade. If you're tall 6 foot plus you can hand traverse the break with your feet on good holds, or you could climb higher and traverse on jams or like me you could be lowered off and let your stronger partner lead the route instead.

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Birch Tree Wall - Variation Finish

Grade: HVS 5b ***
(Black Rocks)