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15m.

Rockfax Description
18m. Perhaps Almscliff's most famous classic. The steep corner leads to the roof and a large spike, traverse left into an exposed position and pull into a short crack with difficulty (hidden holds?). From a rest on the uncomfortable pedestal, finish up a short crack or, MUCH better, head right up the jamming crack on Western Front - the icing on the cake. Be aware of rope drag problems. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Climb the corner below the overhang till it is possible to take the horizontal break on the left. Follow this till it is possible to climb up into the niche at the end (cramped rest). Then decide either to climb up the original awkward crack above and slightly left or much better climb 'The Five Star Finish', which takes the steep crack up and out right in a magnificent position

Ticklists

Top 20 Gritstone UKC Wishlist Climbs, The Complete Dolphin Collection, ARD Yorkshire Grit, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, World Graded List, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain, Ultimate HVS ticklist, Rockfax Northern England Top 50, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), The All New 3 Star Way to Yorkshire Gritstone Heaven., 2018 Goals, 2019 Targets, Rockfax Top 50 - Northern England, Rocksport Top Ten Grit Routes, No Sleep 'til Ilkley - Dolphin routes, York University Students path to greatness, 2020 Target Routes, 2020/21 Trips

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jamiemoss 21 Feb, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: The 5 star finish is the only way to finish this route - needs adding to the description!
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βeta: The 5 star finish is the only way to finish this route - needs adding to the description!
Fiend 21 Feb, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: One star, or two stars when done with the 5 star finish, which is the only good bit of climbing on the route.
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βeta: One star, or two stars when done with the 5 star finish, which is the only good bit of climbing on the route.

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Mellow Yellow

Grade: HVS 5b ***
(Attermire Scar)
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