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135m, 4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The most 'classic' of the classics here and the second most popular route in Wales according to UKC Logbooks. Of course 'classic' often also means polished and, in this case, the polish makes the route a good bit harder in the wet.
1) 45m. A quartzy slab leads to ledges and an A-shaped niche in the overlap. Pull through this. More slab work then leads to a stance.
2) 25m. The glossy twin-cracks allow for skiddy progress (good runners) to a flake. Step left onto the slab and climb the featured rock to belay in the corner.
3) 20m. More neat climbing on nice crinkly holds leads to a stance in the groove.
4) 28m. Climb the groove and sidestep the bulge leftwards, to reach ledgy ground.
5) 42m. Continue up the groove until things rear up and climb the polished step to ledges and escape left to a belay ledge. © Rockfax

Emily Daniel (née Young) 1915.

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Trev199 28 Sep Show βeta
βeta: A brilliant route, my first trad multi-pitch
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βeta: A brilliant route, my first trad multi-pitch
Felix Ottey 12 Jul Show βeta
βeta: Just as good as expected.
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βeta: Just as good as expected.
Voiteck 14 Oct, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: a bit polished in places and awkward descent, but definitely worth to do :)
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βeta: a bit polished in places and awkward descent, but definitely worth to do :)
gosset 27 Jun, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Quite polished in some places.
 
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βeta: Quite polished in some places.
Madajo 26 May, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Seems like every piece of rock is horribly polished. Also the abseil block isn't particularly obvious and doesn't seem to be connected to the main face. If this is such a common descent would it be so bad to add bolts?
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βeta: Seems like every piece of rock is horribly polished. Also the abseil block isn't particularly obvious and doesn't seem to be connected to the main face. If this is such a common descent would it be so bad to add bolts?

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Outside Edge Route

Grade: VD ***
(Craig Yr Ogof (Cwm Silyn))