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Route clarification around the Slow Strain arete
© Dr Toph, Oct 2005
Route: Coniglio Morti (E2 5c)
Camera used: Olympus u20D,S400D,u400D
Date taken: 29th October 2005

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Lines of Coniglio Morti "CM"; TFC route#2 "TC2" (toproped only); the original trad Slow Strain "SS (Orig)" with E15b variation ; the new sport Slow Strain "SS (new)".
Dr Toph - 10/Sep/14
Is there actually any difference betwee the SS Original and E1 5b variation? As that's after the crux anyway. I guess it's all academic anyway these days. ""TFC Route 2" was a pile of nonsense, good effort for getting that wall done properly (before buz got in with the drill ;))
Fiend - 10/Sep/14
The E15b variation is infact level with and a true alternative to the crux of SS original. Original moves left into the thin tramline cracks until the ledge (UK6a), while the variation and bolted line stays on the arete and uses a fingers-hands crack on the right face (UK5b / bolted 6b).
Dr Toph - 08/Apr/15
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