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63m, 3 pitches. Note - Pitch 3 has a really dodgy large loose block which has been reported by several log entries. If it were to come out it could do serious damage on the Greta / Zelda stance or below. It is easily avoidable if you are aware.

Note - first pitch flake for runner has come off so no protection until sapling ledge. 23.03.22 Grade updated to VS 4b (from HS 4b) to reflect the missing holds and serious feel that this climb offers as per recent comments

DT Dove Mar/1965.

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Wintours Leap easy multipitch , Wintours Sub 4c Half km challenge , CC Wye Valley and Forest of Dean trad stars, green list (HS and below) , Bristol Area Easy Trad Ticklist

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Mattress 8 Aug Show βeta
βeta: Some loose block trundled from P3 and pegs replaced, but this is still a route to be cautious on. Much of P1 is essentially unprotected traversing across crumbling soil ledges.
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βeta: Some loose block trundled from P3 and pegs replaced, but this is still a route to be cautious on. Much of P1 is essentially unprotected traversing across crumbling soil ledges.
ClimbingNut 8 May Show βeta
βeta: Last pitch is nothing special and has some awful loose blocks. I think last pitch of zelda would be a better and safer option
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βeta: Last pitch is nothing special and has some awful loose blocks. I think last pitch of zelda would be a better and safer option
BStar 21 Mar Show βeta
βeta: Holds missing on first pitch, now serious and bold for both leader and second. Suffers from seapage in places (TBF it is march). Felt more like VS 4b/4c. Lots of useful logbook entries, wish I'd read them! For comparison, Joes route feels more straight forward and safer, Butterfly certainly more safe/straightforward, Simplex - similar feel, granted Bottle buttress direct feels harder, Freedom feels safer but harder moves.
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βeta: Holds missing on first pitch, now serious and bold for both leader and second. Suffers from seapage in places (TBF it is march). Felt more like VS 4b/4c. Lots of useful logbook entries, wish I'd read them! For comparison, Joes route feels more straight forward and safer, Butterfly certainly more safe/straightforward, Simplex - similar feel, granted Bottle buttress direct feels harder, Freedom feels safer but harder moves.
badgerjockey 18 Apr, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Midway up P3 and out of the left there is a new bolt and ring for abbing if you prefer. To find the start of the whole route, find the big obvious right-facing corner of Zelda, then hop down and left from the foot of that corner into a 'pit' and step left 1 or 2m. The vague ramps and hidden flake type holds on a 3m high slab mark the start - you'll want to trend, and then walk, leftwards over some saplings at 3m above the pit to the corner to continue the climb to the P1 belay.
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βeta: Midway up P3 and out of the left there is a new bolt and ring for abbing if you prefer. To find the start of the whole route, find the big obvious right-facing corner of Zelda, then hop down and left from the foot of that corner into a 'pit' and step left 1 or 2m. The vague ramps and hidden flake type holds on a 3m high slab mark the start - you'll want to trend, and then walk, leftwards over some saplings at 3m above the pit to the corner to continue the climb to the P1 belay.
oygrande 14 Apr, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Big block on the first travers is loose. Don’t place any gear on it. Better to get gear in high in the corner and start the travers (easy moves left).
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βeta: Big block on the first travers is loose. Don’t place any gear on it. Better to get gear in high in the corner and start the travers (easy moves left).
cwildblood 22 May, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Start is quite diagonal leftwards and as above flake for runner before saplings doesn't exist
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βeta: Start is quite diagonal leftwards and as above flake for runner before saplings doesn't exist

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Grade: VS 5a ***
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