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Once an enjoyable and popular classic but it has suffered from rockfalls over the years. The route has now stabilised but is still a bit dirty and is also a popular nesting zone. Start beneath the corner and climb the right-hand groove and some cracks above it, to a ledge. Follow the corner above to its top. © Rockfax

FA. C.Mortlock, C.Litton 20/Aug/1969.

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Kev Little 6 May, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Climbed straight up the corner, would say about E1 5a, looks chossy in the top half but actually more pleasant than it looks
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βeta: Climbed straight up the corner, would say about E1 5a, looks chossy in the top half but actually more pleasant than it looks
Mark Morris 23 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Seconded this on Sat 21st May 2005. Split it into 2 pitches at the ledges. 1st Pitch good, as are the moves out right to continue on the 2nd, after that it has become a pile of muddy, loose rubbish! Wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Serious possibility of large rockfall from 3/4 of way up. Mark
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βeta: Seconded this on Sat 21st May 2005. Split it into 2 pitches at the ledges. 1st Pitch good, as are the moves out right to continue on the 2nd, after that it has become a pile of muddy, loose rubbish! Wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Serious possibility of large rockfall from 3/4 of way up. Mark
PontiusPirate 7 Apr, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Climbed it August 2004. Although the grade remains (roughly) the same, the upper section of the route is still loose, dirty and serious. We had to exit rightwards from the top of the groove via muddy cracks as the left-hand exit consisted of stacked loose blocks.
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βeta: Climbed it August 2004. Although the grade remains (roughly) the same, the upper section of the route is still loose, dirty and serious. We had to exit rightwards from the top of the groove via muddy cracks as the left-hand exit consisted of stacked loose blocks.
O. C. Curmudgeon 16 Mar, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: The flake fell down a number of years ago. It was not there in May 2001.
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βeta: The flake fell down a number of years ago. It was not there in May 2001.

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Bird on a Wire

Grade: VS 4b ***
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