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How it used to be...!
© Sean Kelly, Sep 1973
Route: The Corner (HVS 5b)
Climbers: Sean Kelly
Camera used: Pentax S3
Date taken: September 1973

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Not a lot of gear to carry...!
Sean Kelly - 19/Jun/17Report
Are you not off route there.
webbo - 23/Jun/17Report
Not at all. This is the move L at 6m. I actually had to climb part of the R wall at 5b+, as the handjams wouldn't hold in the slimy crack a little higher up. It's as hard as Cenotaph as it is much more strenuous and sustained. HVS is the traditional grade , but E1 is probably more realistic. Read all the comments on the UKC log-page.
Sean Kelly - 24/Jun/17Report
It's 40 years since I did this but I remember just going up the corner and it being standard HVS. Cenotaph I did 5 or 6 years later and as I remember has much harder move past the peg.
webbo - 26/Jun/17Report
The move L is in the guides I have, so that's pretty conclusive I think. I did CC the weekend prior to this so had a very close comparison of the 2 routes. The general consensus on the UKC log pages would tend to agree with this.
Sean Kelly - 26/Jun/17Report
Shirley Cenotaph which has a 5c move past the old aid peg is harder. I pretty sure we didn't have a guide that's why we climbed CC direct. We did did West Buttress Eliminate afterwards and my mate did Walsh's blind variant? as he just went straight up the groove again due to a quick look in someone's guide before we set off.
webbo - 26/Jun/17Report
I love that pioneering spirit!
Sean Kelly - 29/Jun/17Report
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