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Rockfax Description
A brilliant single-pitch route that is well-protected with small wires on its hardest sections. Climb the series of grooves left of vegetation until a pull up and left gains a position at the start of a thin crack in the smooth wall. Follow the thin crack up the wall via some fingery pulls to the top. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A lovely route - Dry Grasp for the E1 leader! Start below the obvious groove in the slabby wall.

5b, 30m. Climb the groove on good but sometimes dubious holds to where it runs out. Take the thin diagonal crack running rightwards up the wall past a delicate section (well protected with small wires) to better holds. Continue in the same line to the top.

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C Witter 30 Oct Show βeta
βeta: I placed a 0.5 BD cam (purple) and a no.5 nut: those were my biggest bits of gear. Everything else was no.3 nut down, with plenty of micronuts (e.g. IMP 2- 4). But, the gear felt pretty solid, despite being small. A brilliantly intense pitch. The crux is a few moves after you've pulled out of the groove onto the slab; toward the top the moves ease, with bigger holds. Would make a good first E1 only in the sense of "Well done if that was your first E1!" It's not a sandbag, but it's not a pushover. Go do Slit Wall at Hare for an easier first E1.
 
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βeta: I placed a 0.5 BD cam (purple) and a no.5 nut: those were my biggest bits of gear. Everything else was no.3 nut down, with plenty of micronuts (e.g. IMP 2- 4). But, the gear felt pretty solid, despite being small. A brilliantly intense pitch. The crux is a few moves after you've pulled out of the groove onto the slab; toward the top the moves ease, with bigger holds. Would make a good first E1 only in the sense of "Well done if that was your first E1!" It's not a sandbag, but it's not a pushover. Go do Slit Wall at Hare for an easier first E1.

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Route of Interest

Poker Face

Grade: E1 5b ***
(Pavey Ark)