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One of Borrowdale's best single-pitch HVSs that combines diverse climbing with an exciting finale. Start 4m left of the gearing-up ledge below a wide corner. Move easily up to the base of the corner. Traverse out left across its left wall and move up to a ledge. Climb a crack to below a narrow overhang and traverse right to another crack that leads to an overlap. Pull past the overlap and finish up the exposed cracks. © Rockfax

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Best 25 BORROWDALE VS/HVS's , Kendal Wall's Best 100 climbs in Britain , Lakeland's Best Multi-pitch Routes up to HVS , Ultimate HVS ticklist , Borrowdale FRCC Guide 'Top Fives' , Lakes HVS , ROCKFAX Lake District: Top 50 , A Lakeland Apprenticeship , Turbo-Punter's Tradification , ROCKFAX TOP 50s upto e3 , Cumbria for the Recreational User

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Stanley 10 Sep, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: One of my favourite ever routes. Spectacular positions and good gear. I’ll definitely be back for a repeat ascent.
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βeta: One of my favourite ever routes. Spectacular positions and good gear. I’ll definitely be back for a repeat ascent.
Tigger 21 Jun, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Very, very loose block at the end of the 2nd pitch traverse, directly above the belay for the VS, careful.
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βeta: Very, very loose block at the end of the 2nd pitch traverse, directly above the belay for the VS, careful.
Rowan Page 16 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Excellent climbing with better protection on the 2nd pitch.
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βeta: Excellent climbing with better protection on the 2nd pitch.

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Route of Interest
Troutdale Pinnacle Superdirect

Grade: HVS 5a ***
(Black Crag (Borrowdale))

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