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2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
 E2 5b

Adjacent Routes
<< The West Face < Xanadu  |  None > None >>


A prized pitch that is very sustained but can be adequately protected by a very large number of small wires. Take extra quickdraws. Start near the left edge of the Upper West Face where a shallow groove is capped by a small overhang.
40m. Enter the groove from the right and climb to a small overhang. At the small overhang move up and left around the arete. Climb past the right end of a huge roof and then move right with difficulty to join cracks which are followed all the way to the top. Move up steep grass to find a belay.
FA. Frank Cannings, Pat Littlejohn 14.9.1969

USER COMMENTS

Outstanding and steady climbing, reasonably protected with small cams etc but to a scary earth slope finish!
peter beaumont - 19/Jul/12

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