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21m.

Rockfax Description
A thin, steep crack-climb up the headwall. Start left of the arete.
Climb a left-leaning groove to the base of the crack. The thin crack proves to be a well-protected challenge, right until the very end. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The former aid route Rainy Day (A1) provides a superb energy sapping test piece with positive holds and good protection. Belay at a detached block beneath the arete which bounds the right side of the crag. Gain the sharp arete via a groove to its left and layback up it's left side. Purists will avoid holds on Hermeda and plough on direct to meet cracks leading to the diagonal break and good gear. A stiff pull on wilting arms should gain an awkward top out, or not …

Chris Nicholson, Mark Courtier 28/Apr/1984.

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acking 19 Jun Show βeta
βeta: Intimidating to look at. But when you get on it - it’s fine and very good. Moderately pumpy -depending on how much gear you put in. The moves themselves are 5b/c. Best route here.
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βeta: Intimidating to look at. But when you get on it - it’s fine and very good. Moderately pumpy -depending on how much gear you put in. The moves themselves are 5b/c. Best route here.

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Black Death

Grade: E4 6a ***
(Chudleigh Rocks - South Face)