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90m, 6 pitches.

Rockfax Description
One of the finest climbs at this grade in the Pass. The final pitch has a tough and exposed 4c mantel, though it can be easily avoided if required.
1) 4a, 30m. Pull steeply onto the well-worn ledge and follow the groove leftwards to ledges. Stride left and climb diagonally leftwards up a thin corner to a short crack. Climb this to belay below an overhang. A sparsely-protected pitch.
2) 4a, 10m. Traverse right under the overhang to a chimney and climb this to a ledge.
3) 4b, 15m. Climb the thin crack in the slab on the left. Pass a ledge, step up onto another ledge and walk right to belay beside a large pinnacle.
4) 4a, 18m. Climb the pinnacle, move right onto a ledge. Climb the crack in the left wall of the corner above to another ledge.
5) 4c, 15m. Head up and right to a ledge which ends at a well-protected, but extremely exposed and slippery mantel onto a rounded ledge. Move left and climb the wonderful arete to the rock summit. © Rockfax

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Evak 16 Sep Show βeta
βeta: Found it very greasy
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βeta: Found it very greasy
Fraser kid 12 Aug Show βeta
βeta: Simply superb. Some water at start at second pitch but didn’t detract. Seems like everyone else climbs the twin cracks on pt 3 and not what was described in the book.
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βeta: Simply superb. Some water at start at second pitch but didn’t detract. Seems like everyone else climbs the twin cracks on pt 3 and not what was described in the book.
OCDan1 12 Oct, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Very greasy rock due to rainfall previous day. Seconded the first pitch then we decided to abseil down.
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βeta: Very greasy rock due to rainfall previous day. Seconded the first pitch then we decided to abseil down.
tsmilton 1 Sep, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Can ab down the eastern fully with a 30 metre rope if done stacked
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βeta: Can ab down the eastern fully with a 30 metre rope if done stacked
Pete_Frost 8 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: The mantleshelf move is almost impossible for the shorter climber, especially now the footholds are so polished. It can be overcome by using the crack and a polished foothold to the left to reach a brilliant pocket near the top of the wall, also to the left of the crack. That's a powerful move requiring good balance plus precise footwork and is probably harder than VS. If you use a medium nut in the obvious, polished placement in the crack, you'll block the finger hold required for this move, so carefully seat a small nut in the crack above that placement, and back it up with other gear below.
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βeta: The mantleshelf move is almost impossible for the shorter climber, especially now the footholds are so polished. It can be overcome by using the crack and a polished foothold to the left to reach a brilliant pocket near the top of the wall, also to the left of the crack. That's a powerful move requiring good balance plus precise footwork and is probably harder than VS. If you use a medium nut in the obvious, polished placement in the crack, you'll block the finger hold required for this move, so carefully seat a small nut in the crack above that placement, and back it up with other gear below.
PastyBoy84 11 May, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Well worth the effort. A "cracking" climb. The in-situ gear (slings and cord/rope) is mostly good and /or backed up with newer looking stuff. A large nut is currently jammed in the crack on the belay ledge of pitch 2-3. The scramble/abseil descent is definitely best done as a stacked abseil. 60m ropes will see you to the bottom. 50m ropes leave you on a generous ledge still 5m off the floor with an often wet and steep down climb, or a quick ab down off a small rounded spike (obvious groove worn around it). The down climb of the gulley is a horrifying prospect. Perhaps someone could take a new bit of tat to back up the descent abseil anchor soon?
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βeta: Well worth the effort. A "cracking" climb. The in-situ gear (slings and cord/rope) is mostly good and /or backed up with newer looking stuff. A large nut is currently jammed in the crack on the belay ledge of pitch 2-3. The scramble/abseil descent is definitely best done as a stacked abseil. 60m ropes will see you to the bottom. 50m ropes leave you on a generous ledge still 5m off the floor with an often wet and steep down climb, or a quick ab down off a small rounded spike (obvious groove worn around it). The down climb of the gulley is a horrifying prospect. Perhaps someone could take a new bit of tat to back up the descent abseil anchor soon?

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Grade: HS 4b ***
(Cyrn Las (Gyrn Las))