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59m, 4 pitches.

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Beautiful climbing and positions mark out this route as one of West Penwith's most sought-after VSs. The route can be climbed at high tide during calm seas by making a straightforward abseil approach down East Gully and belaying on high ledges at the start of the first pitch. Start on a good ledge at a crack on the left wall of East Gully, around 10m up from the bottom of the crag.
1) 4a, 14m. Climb the crack to a belay ledge on the left. The ledge is just below where the crack thins.
2) 4c, 20m. Climb up the thin crack-system with difficulty, which soon eases, and continue up the crack to a large mushroom shaped blob. Use the blob to move right into a short corner and follow it to a stance on a good ledge.
3) 4c, 12m. Take the steep crack above, passing the last bulging section with difficulty. Move left to a stance and belay on a long ledge.
4) 4a, 13m. Move right and up behind a large perched block and follow cracks up a wall to the top of the buttress. © Rockfax

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alex505c 6 Oct Show βeta
βeta: The final belay on top of the pinnacle seemed a bit thin on gear — a sling slung tight around a shallow flake groove, backed up with a couple of suboptimal micro-cams. In retrospect it may have been better to set up after/below the pinnacle and deal with some rope drag. Also, we stayed roped up for the descent, as a fall could break some bones and there were a couple of somewhat technical sections. I saw another pair go down a chimney but we traversed landward a bit more, where protection seemed more abundant, especially for the climber who goes first on the downclimb.
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βeta: The final belay on top of the pinnacle seemed a bit thin on gear — a sling slung tight around a shallow flake groove, backed up with a couple of suboptimal micro-cams. In retrospect it may have been better to set up after/below the pinnacle and deal with some rope drag. Also, we stayed roped up for the descent, as a fall could break some bones and there were a couple of somewhat technical sections. I saw another pair go down a chimney but we traversed landward a bit more, where protection seemed more abundant, especially for the climber who goes first on the downclimb.
jfms 23 Jul Show βeta
βeta: Descent requires some down-climbing, which shouldn't be a problem for a VS leader but may be uncomfortable for a novice VS seconder.
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βeta: Descent requires some down-climbing, which shouldn't be a problem for a VS leader but may be uncomfortable for a novice VS seconder.

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Little Brown Jug

Grade: VS 5a ***
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