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Rockfax Description
The groove in the striking left-arete of the Main Face gives a stout and eye-catching route of great quality. Start at a wide crack in huge blocks below the arete.
Climb to a ledge on top of the blocks beneath the groove in the arete. Follow the groove to a move right at its top and a final pull on slopers. Abseil off. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Superb crack and corner climbing, up the side of the arĂȘte. A poorer second pitch. Start from the top of the large block.
1) 4c. Climb the corner, moving right near the top, to reach a spacious ledge.1) 4c. Climb the corner, moving right near the top, to reach a spacious ledge.
A variation is: Instead of the move right, continue up direct. HVS 5a. (1969)
Most abseil off the tree (A bolt abseil point would save wear and tear on the
poor tree; would anyone really object?), but you can go on to:
2) 4a. Climb rightwards, and up, through vegetation until above the corner of Central Groove (Pg 13). Continue right, across a ramp, until below a slabby corner. Finish up this corner.

FA. T.Patey 1957.

Ticklists

Kernow, 100 More Classic British VS Climbs, West Country Climbs, UK Classic Corners, CUMC Ticklist, South West VDiff-HVS, 100 Best South West Mid Grade Routes, South West Classic VS's, The Devonman Cometh- Living in Exeter Top200.

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Albie 4 Jul, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: A 'must do' climb for any VS climber. Quality.
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βeta: A 'must do' climb for any VS climber. Quality.
victim of mathematics 8 Jul, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Really, really, really good. I like bridging a lot.
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βeta: Really, really, really good. I like bridging a lot.
tom r 5 Jul, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: good well protected route
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βeta: good well protected route

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Shamrock

Grade: VS 4c ***
(Lundy)