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Rockfax Description
A fun pitch that requires a number of interesting manoeuvres not found in the average rock climbing manual. Start at a large tree close to the back of the ledge, next to two acute overhangs.
Climb up the tree and fix a runner in the branches before stepping onto the slab above the overhangs. Without the aid of a large rock anchor bolt climb the slab to a peg at the base of a right-leaning flake. Climb the flake, peg, to its end and a useful iron spike runner. Pull up the steep wall above the flake and finish steeply leftwards on good holds, passing another iron spike runner midway. © Rockfax

Ticklists

Tree Climbing Routes, Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes, West Country Climbs, Avon VSes, Unusual and Interesting Routes You Must Do VS- E2, Avon gorge road to ruins HVS, Avon VS challenge, CC GUIDE (2016): Avon Gorge - 1-3 Star Classic & Hard Rock, Evening Wall Complete Collection, Best of Avon Gorge VD - HVS, Avon Gorge easier classics

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APang 24 Sep Show βeta
βeta: some loose rock at the top so check your gear isn't going to dislodge some of the larger bits!
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βeta: some loose rock at the top so check your gear isn't going to dislodge some of the larger bits!
Mattia 26 Jun Show βeta
βeta: Great airy climb high up in the gorge
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βeta: Great airy climb high up in the gorge
Foz Forster 25 Aug, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Fantastic route with some bold exposed moves along the flake. fair play to Ander for seconding in hob nailed boots ????
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βeta: Fantastic route with some bold exposed moves along the flake. fair play to Ander for seconding in hob nailed boots ????

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Grade: VS 4c ***
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