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16m.

Rockfax Description
Start at a vertical crack that ends at 6m. Climb this then traverse left to the base of the continuation crack which is entered by harder moves. Follow it more easily to finish up a right-facing groove. The direct start is a boldish 5a problem. © Rockfax

FA. Herbert Hartley 1929.

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Andy Hobson 14 Oct, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: VS 4c - just. The move into the crack is tricky but well protected; the crux seemed to be the taverse. Not at all sustained really as footholds are invariably good and the angle is pretty laid back. An ideal first VS.
 
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βeta: VS 4c - just. The move into the crack is tricky but well protected; the crux seemed to be the taverse. Not at all sustained really as footholds are invariably good and the angle is pretty laid back. An ideal first VS.
Simon Caldwell 27 Apr, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Well I'm just pushing VS and it wasn't a 3 star route for me. Just one move of 4c, the rest was disappointingly easy.
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βeta: Well I'm just pushing VS and it wasn't a 3 star route for me. Just one move of 4c, the rest was disappointingly easy.
Monk 13 Sep, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: I didn't think this was worth 3 stars. It's good but not as good as many other routes nearby. he ledge and easy top spoil it a bit.
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βeta: I didn't think this was worth 3 stars. It's good but not as good as many other routes nearby. he ledge and easy top spoil it a bit.
gav p 15 Aug, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: A good route with nice moves, well worth doing. Found it quite strenuous placing gear in lower section, eases significantly after that.
 
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βeta: A good route with nice moves, well worth doing. Found it quite strenuous placing gear in lower section, eases significantly after that.

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Sand Buttress

Grade: VS 4c ***
(Black Rocks)