Rockfax Description
The central section of the main wall at Dyer's Lookout is a truly amazing sheet of impenetrable-looking culm. Its ascent is the latest instalment in a long history of attempts on the line. Start in the centre of the wall.
Climb the initial overlaps to gain the base of the smooth hanging slab. Move up this via a series of very thin, powerful and precarious moves, to good holds and the first reasonable protection at 15m. Continue on spaced thin breaks for 10m until the first and only good gear at a wide slot (Friend 2), climb past the slot to join and follow a hairline crack to the top of the wall passing several more difficult sections of climbing. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
E12 7a!!!! Repeated and given E9 6c by Dave MacLeod. Take your pick!

James Pearson pulled the pegs of "Dyer Straits", the orignal line of Ian Vickers, and worked on the super hard direct start, "The Walk of Life". Pearson took 45 mins to ascend the route and succeeded on that attempt! The route starts at the bottom of the face, left of the right arete, and continues direct all the way to the top.

James Pearson 29/Sep/2008.


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High E10
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High 7a
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High 6c
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Grade: E9 6b ***

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