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3 Stars
 VS 4b

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The huge multi-roof capped corner provides the line for this tremendous outing. Polished to a high sheen which makes things unpleasant in hot or humid conditions. Start at the base of the corner.
1) 4b. Up the awkward wide crack to a cave belay.
2) 4b. Technical body wedging and bridging! leads to a traverse left on a hanging slab. Move up through another small overhang to a stance.
3) 3c. The corner above to a stout tree belay.
FA. T.Patey 1960


Not really pumpy or strenuous, just involving lots of comedy wedging. I really enjoyed this route. Those of you averse to having a good laugh on a climb may not...
victim of mathematics - 08/Jul/05

Very entertaining! If you face the wrong way you can make life quite hard for yourself...
chris j - 08/Jul/05

A great route in the wet. An variation on the second pitch goes right at the overhang, up and back left again to the stated belay. Very funny and stays dry in all but the hardest sideways rain.
richard ray - 04/Sep/05

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