Rockfax Description
The dominating square-cut corner gives deceptively awkward climbing on an ambiguous line. Start as for Great Eastern Route.
1) 4c, 17m. Move up to the slabby ramp, then climb rightwards to a short wall. Move up the wall to a slab and belay.
2) 6b, 35m. Climb the corner to just above a tiny ledge then break out left to gain the arete. Make steep moves up and then head back right to regain the corner. Continue to join the ramp of Great Eastern Route and move right to belay below a thin crack. The corner direct above the tiny ledge is E5 6b.
3) 5c, 25m. Climb the crack-line in the leaning wall to easier ground which leads to the top. © Rockfax


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High E5
Mid E5
Low E5
High E4
Mid E4
Low E4
High E3
Mid E3
Low E3
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High 6c
Mid 6c
Low 6c
High 6b
Mid 6b
Low 6b
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
Votes cast 10
Votes cast 10
Style of Ascent
Alt Leads
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Ground Up
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Route of Interest

Grade: E4 6a ***
(Dow Crag)

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