91m, 3 pitches. Blockbuster *** 91m E2 (5c, 4c, 5b)
A good route with an impressive final crack. The headwall on the left of the high prow is split by a leftward-trending crack. The route takes the crack and a series of grooves below. Below the crack at 30m height there is a rightward-facing corner with an inviting wide crack under it. Start at the first crack to the right of the wide crack.
1) 23m (5c). Climb the hand crack with some tricky moves at half height.
2) 33m (4c). Climb the corner above to an overlap at the start of the leftward-facing grooves. Climb this for about 10m and step left onto the ledge.
3) 35m (5b). Step back right into the groove. Climb this until it steepens and when about 5m below the overhang use small holds to swing steeply around the corner to the right, and a good spike. Several steep moves lead to the base of the slanting crack which is followed to the top.

R Lawson, T. Snaith. 30/May/1983.


Ireland 3 Star E1-E2, Ireland 3 Star Multipitches, Proper Cracks UK


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The Tharcher

Grade: E2 5b ***
(Fair Head)
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