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10m.

Rockfax Description
10m. A great route though with a bold start. Pull onto the arete and climb its bulging left-hand side throughout. Thought by some to be the best route on the cliff. © Rockfax

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ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Every Climb at Windgather, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS, Windgather Rocks, Adele & Dave, Peak District Grit Graded List, Windgather Solo Challenge

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LakesWinter 22 Apr, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: This is the best route on the cliff!
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βeta: This is the best route on the cliff!
Iain Thow 19 Mar, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: The runner in the bottom pocket just gets in the way & is too low to protect the hard bit, just apply a bit of oomph, the jugs do turn up after the reach, honest
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βeta: The runner in the bottom pocket just gets in the way & is too low to protect the hard bit, just apply a bit of oomph, the jugs do turn up after the reach, honest
Col Allott 22 Jul, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: A wicked solo, Pretty scary but easily escapable if you have a look. Actually found it harder to lead cos I was hanging around for too long looking for gear placements. Best climb at Windgather.
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βeta: A wicked solo, Pretty scary but easily escapable if you have a look. Actually found it harder to lead cos I was hanging around for too long looking for gear placements. Best climb at Windgather.
Simon Caldwell 12 Jul, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Worryingly poorly protected at the start, I didn't trust the cam in the pocket, but a step right allows a runner to be placed on the right of the arete. Once I'd summoned up the courage to go for it, I found the whole thing much easier than expected, while I'd love it if this were HVS I think it's no more than VS 4c.
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βeta: Worryingly poorly protected at the start, I didn't trust the cam in the pocket, but a step right allows a runner to be placed on the right of the arete. Once I'd summoned up the courage to go for it, I found the whole thing much easier than expected, while I'd love it if this were HVS I think it's no more than VS 4c.
Reds 7 Jun, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Found it ok if you stick to the arete - although didn't find much protection. The dotted line in the guidebook seems to suggest you start left of the arete which I found terrifying for a VS!
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βeta: Found it ok if you stick to the arete - although didn't find much protection. The dotted line in the guidebook seems to suggest you start left of the arete which I found terrifying for a VS!
Nick Smith - Climbers 2 Aug, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Probably the hardest of the VS routes at Windgather, with sustained and poorly protected climbing in its lower half. Perhaps even a soft HVS?
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βeta: Probably the hardest of the VS routes at Windgather, with sustained and poorly protected climbing in its lower half. Perhaps even a soft HVS?

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