Survival of the Fastest

3 Stars
 E5 6a

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An awesome pitch tackling the thin crack and flake-line bounding the left side of the Nemesis Wall. Extremely sustained and varied climbing throughout. One of the original protection pegs is no longer in place and the pitch is now more strenuous because it's difficult to arrange alternative nut protection. Pull up to the base of the line and follow the crack steeply to where it curves and fades. A thin traverse left past a bolt eventually gains easier ground. The right-slanting crack above is still tricky.
FA. Stuart Cathcart 10.5.1978


E5? That's nice (though unlikely!)
Tyler - 09/May/05

Confused by Tyler's comment as I led this on Saturday and E5 6a felt spot on. Thin traverse moves come after some very pumpy climbing - too hard for E4, though bottom end 6a. Very good route - surprised not to see more comments.
Eric Hildrew - 24/Aug/09

There used to be a peg runner that protected the crux and with this in place the route was E4. In it's current state E5 is more appropriate.
Lee Proctor - 26/Aug/09

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