The reason you went outside instead of staying in the Ratho wall? The beautiful twin flake cracks, a great route. Judicious use of both cracks makes it less brutal than appearances suggest.

Willie Jeffrey, Chris Craggs 1975.

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PappaDaq 2 Nov, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Awesome climb, 2nd time 2nd-ing an E2 (yes, a lot of 2s there), don't be afraid of the layback, it's surprisingly very good
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βeta: Awesome climb, 2nd time 2nd-ing an E2 (yes, a lot of 2s there), don't be afraid of the layback, it's surprisingly very good
peterjph 20 Apr, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Second ever E2. Tried to lead last summer but backed off. Top roped twice this year, and the lead was strangely uneventful. Knowing what gear goes where saves so much energy. Keep doing the laybacks and don't step left, IMHO
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βeta: Second ever E2. Tried to lead last summer but backed off. Top roped twice this year, and the lead was strangely uneventful. Knowing what gear goes where saves so much energy. Keep doing the laybacks and don't step left, IMHO
Osiris 1 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Clean route and awesome! The gorse bush anchor (tat) at the top may seem at first unorthodox, but coupled with the metal pole suffices. Very well protected, but your forearms will pay the price for dithering.
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βeta: Clean route and awesome! The gorse bush anchor (tat) at the top may seem at first unorthodox, but coupled with the metal pole suffices. Very well protected, but your forearms will pay the price for dithering.

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Grade: E2 5c ***
(Ratho Quarry)

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