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An excellent way to access the final pitches of the original route. Start at a slab in front of a large fallen tree.
1) 4c, 25m. Move up to the top of the slab and transfer to a steep corner-crack on the right. Climb the corner and move right at its top to a grassy ledge. Walk along the ledge then move up a couple of metres to a belay at a block.
2) 4c, 20m. Head leftwards up the wall to a shallow depression, then move left again and up to a belay under a small overhang.
3) 4a, 16m. Move up right of the overhang and continue to join up with the original route that is followed to its fourth belay.
4) 13m. Pitch 5 of Troutdale Pinnacle.
5) 15m. Pitch 6 of Troutdale Pinnacle. © Rockfax

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Stanley 10 Sep, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: Brilliant route, ended up leading every pitch. The gear was good but not as obvious as I was excepting on P2. Ended up stood on the nose of the pinnacle before heading up the last pitch. Brilliant morning out.
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βeta: Brilliant route, ended up leading every pitch. The gear was good but not as obvious as I was excepting on P2. Ended up stood on the nose of the pinnacle before heading up the last pitch. Brilliant morning out.

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Style of Ascent
Alt Leads
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Followed
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Flashed (β)
DNF
Redpoint
Ground Up
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Route of Interest
Botterill's Slab

Grade: VS 4c ***
(Scafell Crag)

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