UKC

30m.

Rockfax Description
A classic and no pushover. Start at the front of the pillar.
1) 4b, 13m. Climb up past a pocket and then head up a slight groove to the midway ledge and belay.
2) 4c, 14m. The clean corner crack leads to a capping overhang from where a short but strenuous hand-traverse right gains the finishing corner of Swallow's Nest. Finish up the corner. © Rockfax

Ticklists

Orange Spot Lower Wye , But what have you done on South-East Wales Sandstone/Limestone? , Wye's it a trad classic (up to HVS)? , UK Sandbags , CC Wye Valley and Forest of Dean trad stars, blue list (VS and HVS) , Norway Trip wishlist

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paul wood 8 Apr, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Take care with the rock immediately before the big ledge (or belay if doing it in 2 pitches) A good amount of it now vibrates and might collapse at some point.
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βeta: Take care with the rock immediately before the big ledge (or belay if doing it in 2 pitches) A good amount of it now vibrates and might collapse at some point.
Tom courtiour 22 Aug, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: I surmounted the block traverse to avoid the polish. It was well awkward ????
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βeta: I surmounted the block traverse to avoid the polish. It was well awkward ????

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The Angel's Girdle

Grade: VS 5a ***
(Wintour's Leap)

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