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25m.

Rockfax Description
A really good and mighty popular pitch that requires care in its lower reaches. Start below a short crack in a bulge and shallow scoop.
Climb boldly up the crack and scoop to a good hold and some gear above. Continue on well-spaced but positive holds to a steep finishing sequence. © Rockfax

FA. K. Marsden 27.7.93 27/Jul/1993.

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West Country Climbs, Ultimate E2 ticklist, Alex's Cornwall and Devon ticklist, CUC Climbing Club, Part 2: Hidden Gems, Adventures & Harder Offerings, World Class Britain & Ireland, The Devonman Cometh- Living in Exeter Top200.

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Master Chief 20 Sep Show βeta
βeta: Undercut flake right at the top came off in my hands today. Luckily no one was hurt! Has left a few loose bits! Doesn't effect grade!
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βeta: Undercut flake right at the top came off in my hands today. Luckily no one was hurt! Has left a few loose bits! Doesn't effect grade!
Misha 3 Aug Show βeta
βeta: Gear for the abseil above the route - one or two no 2 nuts, no 5 nut (I think - may have a 4 or a 6), no 7 nut, small silver cam, peg (good in July 2020). 40m would be fine including for rigging. Or trail from large blocks up the slope but then there’s risk of sending down choss and probably need 60m.
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βeta: Gear for the abseil above the route - one or two no 2 nuts, no 5 nut (I think - may have a 4 or a 6), no 7 nut, small silver cam, peg (good in July 2020). 40m would be fine including for rigging. Or trail from large blocks up the slope but then there’s risk of sending down choss and probably need 60m.
Fiend 12 Aug, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Does what it says on the tin. Standard for the grade if bold at the start, classic wall climbing.
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βeta: Does what it says on the tin. Standard for the grade if bold at the start, classic wall climbing.
chris j 15 Jun, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Fantastic route! Gear is good the whole way up, just a little spaced at the start (though not dangerously so, reasonable cam placements). Nice technical climbing, good rests all over the place, strenuous for the last 20 feet. Not sure about the deceptively loose holds, didn't find anything particularly worrying...
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βeta: Fantastic route! Gear is good the whole way up, just a little spaced at the start (though not dangerously so, reasonable cam placements). Nice technical climbing, good rests all over the place, strenuous for the last 20 feet. Not sure about the deceptively loose holds, didn't find anything particularly worrying...
NuclearNev 15 May, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Take car, this route has several deceptively loose holds waiting for some newby bolt jockey to rip out. I have done it twice in the last couple of weeks and you defeintely need to chose your gear and hand placements carefully (particularily at 2/3 height on the largish finger flake, which is very hollow sounding).
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βeta: Take car, this route has several deceptively loose holds waiting for some newby bolt jockey to rip out. I have done it twice in the last couple of weeks and you defeintely need to chose your gear and hand placements carefully (particularily at 2/3 height on the largish finger flake, which is very hollow sounding).
JasonG 15 Jul, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Superb route. Poor protection low down, don't waste energy, press on and good gear and excellent moves follow.
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βeta: Superb route. Poor protection low down, don't waste energy, press on and good gear and excellent moves follow.

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