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 E3 6a

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The counter line to Aviation is a much more difficult proposition. A steep first pitch is the preamble to the tenuous second.
1) 5c. Start right of the blank wall below the first pitch of Aviation. climb to the band of overhangs and use thin flakes to pull on to the wall and then leftwards to the hanging belay of Aviation.
2) 6a. Reverse the traverse of Aviation and take the flake at its end to the next bulge. Move right for 3m and make a very hard move up the wall on tiny crystals. Easy moves above. Not in current guidebook.
FA. P.Littlejohn 1971


The first pitch of Rhinoceros makes for a great direct start to Aviation at a higher grade, continuing up the second pitch of Aviation. This makes a great route 'Rhinoation'
Jay - 18/Oct/05

Ah but the second pitch shouldn't be missed. The Aviation traverse is surprisingly tricky in the opposite direction.
Chris Shorter - 05/Sep/07

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