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Rockfax Description
Mega-classic. A short slippery crack leads to the base of the pod. Back and foot up this to a difficult exit. Arguments abound about the best way to face, we suggest left! The awkward upper crack leads to an easy chimney finish. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1951.

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dycotiles 28 Sep, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Brilliant. When I exited the pod, was so tyred that spent about 10min panting on the 'ledge'. What a route! Did it facing left, next time I'll go back and I'll do it facing right, so the issue can be settled!
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βeta: Brilliant. When I exited the pod, was so tyred that spent about 10min panting on the 'ledge'. What a route! Did it facing left, next time I'll go back and I'll do it facing right, so the issue can be settled!
Al Evans 27 Aug, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Definitely face left, you only have to look at the angle ot the Pod walls, Go up the back and place the runners as high as possible, cos you cant when you are climbing,you should be right on the outside facing left. And dont try to pull out of the back and foot too soon. Probably a rare roiute easier for the short.
 
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βeta: Definitely face left, you only have to look at the angle ot the Pod walls, Go up the back and place the runners as high as possible, cos you cant when you are climbing,you should be right on the outside facing left. And dont try to pull out of the back and foot too soon. Probably a rare roiute easier for the short.
MNA123 17 Jan, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Don't try this route unless its perfectly clean,top of the pod was lovely and green so i just kept slipping back down.Managed to retrieve most of my gear but there are two nicely stuck nuts bout halfway up which are bomber,ah well makes it nice and safe anyway.
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βeta: Don't try this route unless its perfectly clean,top of the pod was lovely and green so i just kept slipping back down.Managed to retrieve most of my gear but there are two nicely stuck nuts bout halfway up which are bomber,ah well makes it nice and safe anyway.
Dave Walker 1 Sep, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Seconded but couldn`t get past the ledge @ the top due to the ballaching exit & sudden rain. Needs a bus stop & rest area on that, oh so beckoning, ledge! Only for the bison legged?
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βeta: Seconded but couldn`t get past the ledge @ the top due to the ballaching exit & sudden rain. Needs a bus stop & rest area on that, oh so beckoning, ledge! Only for the bison legged?
Duz Walker 18 Aug, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Tough. Faced left all the way, but regret being beta'ed into not experimenting with some of the ways in the photos. Done this way tough on the ankles (esp left) for a bit then brief army pull and push gets you out, enjoy!
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βeta: Tough. Faced left all the way, but regret being beta'ed into not experimenting with some of the ways in the photos. Done this way tough on the ankles (esp left) for a bit then brief army pull and push gets you out, enjoy!
UKB Shark 27 Jan, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Wouldnt complain if it was given E2
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βeta: Wouldnt complain if it was given E2
Neil Morbey 18 Sep, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Bloody harder with long legs! But an awsome classic! Well worthwhile and safe(friends.)
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βeta: Bloody harder with long legs! But an awsome classic! Well worthwhile and safe(friends.)
Mark Davies PK 23 May, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Wot a mad route (safe though) thought the crux was all the back and footing!
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βeta: Wot a mad route (safe though) thought the crux was all the back and footing!
Frank the Husky 22 May, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Face out, fools!
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βeta: Face out, fools!

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Queersville

Grade: HVS 5a ***
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