Black Swan Rising Top 50

3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
 6b

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A fine climb up the clean face and left-trending finger-flake. Climb the lower wall on superb rock to an overlap. Reach left to a thin flake-crack which leads strenuously to the top and a good finishing hold.
FA. Andy Watts, Nigel Baker, Dave Musgrove 29.5.1996

USER COMMENTS

CRUX IS REACHING SECOND BOLT BUT A CUNNING WIRE CAN BE PLACED IN A THIN FLAKE TO THE LEFT. NEEDS A FEW MORE BOLTS.
ANDREW MACKINTOSH - 24/Nov/01

Good climbing that is adequately bolted.
Bob Wightman - 29/Jan/02

You're a whimp MacIntosh!
nigel baker - 10/Oct/02

Took a nice swing from 2nd to last bolt which wasnt clipped....
Very good route... quite sustained...
matt - 09/May/04

Best route here by miles. That, and the right hand finish.
richardh - 19/May/04

how many bolts do you want one every inch?
kevin fort - 31/May/04

Sustained at the top. Nice route.
chris s - 02/Aug/04

A fine route, with interesting climbing on generally good holds. Did the left hand finish which was solid and good, up the fingery layback.
Fiend - 09/Aug/04

A nice climb shaded by big trees behind. Me being 16 a bit of a reach to the therd bold but adds to the fun.
Rob Lay - 23/Sep/04

Quite a gap between the 2nd & 3rd bolts - if your limit was 6a+ it would be scary
Neil Binns - 04/Jul/05

It gets 6b in the new definitive guide - and I added an extra bolt low down because of previous comments. This is the real world, we try our best but sometimes the bolts aren't always exactly where we'd like them to be. No one says a sport route shouldn't get your adrenaline flowing a little bit!
Dave Musgrove - 04/Jul/05

This is a superb route which is spoiled by some poor bolting. Sorry Dave but I'm all for some adrenaline, but not deck out potential while clipping the third bolt.
Jamesthacker - 29/Jun/08

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