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87m.

Rockfax Description
A superb ridge climb leading to a fine finish high up on the wall. Start at the base of the prominent jagged ridge running down the eastern side of the crag.
1) 20m. Head up the middle of the buttress to belay by a block on a large ledge.
2) 20m. Continue up to the large pinnacles at the top of the main ridge, belaying on the right-hand side of the last spike before the col.
3) 5m. Drop down into the col and belay (skip this belay if you are a confident leader but watch your rope work for the runners placed in the col section).
4) 15m. Climb a grassy crack to gain a leftwards-trending line leading to a superb belay on the arete.
5) 15m. Climb up the lovely slab then trend rightwards to a large sloping ledge below the final chimney.
6) 15m. Entering the chimney via the crack is something of a crux not made easier by the polish of thousands of passing climbers. The awkward section is thankfully short-lived!
Descend the main gully to the right. © Rockfax

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Fraser kid 20 May, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: After the superb belay stance around the arete P4, there is a massive jug that is loose. Only noticed it when I arrange pro there and noticed it move outwards, very scary. It can be ignored by moving left slightly.
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βeta: After the superb belay stance around the arete P4, there is a massive jug that is loose. Only noticed it when I arrange pro there and noticed it move outwards, very scary. It can be ignored by moving left slightly.

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Amphitheatre Buttress

Grade: VD ***
(Craig Yr Ysfa)